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      A very informative story on a beautiful subject: reblooming irises

      11/22/14

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      Behind-the-scenes of our Huss & Dalton video shoot. Beautiful guitars! Great people!

      11/21/14

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      rich-josephfacun:

      "My strongest statement, I think, is a question, not an answer."

      - Sam Abell

      Thanks for the post!

      11/21/14

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      beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

      This Skinny Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping only takes 10 minutes of prep! It’s delicious, low carb, healthy and vegan!…RECIPE

      11/21/14

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      Behind-the-scenes during our Rugged Comfort men’s fashion shoot near one of the shoot locations. Wendy Umanoff of @umanoffdesign with @modelogic model Tim McCarthy.

      11/21/14

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      Cool share frm @benevolent_design_co taking a look at our latest magazine. In stores now and available in our free app on iTunes Newsstand, Google Play and Amazon for tablets and smartphones!

      11/21/14

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      Our publisher @johndistinction is it @oconnorbrewing tonight! We love @oconnorbrewing ‘s delicious craft beer and how they have created jobs in Hampton Roads.

      11/21/14

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      There is nothing like fresh farm eggs, the taste is so much better. #hrva #eggs #farm #fresheggs #yum #food #foodies #crepes #virginia #virginiabeach #madeinva #picoftheday #instagramhub #photooftheday

      11/21/14

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      Exposing Virginia to Distinction at the VA1 Conference in Reston.

      11/19/14

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      Met this little lady today. Out shooting for the February issue.

      11/19/14


    • Check out “Rugged Comfort” a Behind The Scenes look at our latest fashion shoot. Location is at Rassawek Vineyards in Columbia, VA.


      11/18/14

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      He’s edited literary heavyweights and heads a major publishing group. And it was in Norfolk that Michael Pietsch became smitten with great writers.

      Written by Michael Pietsch
      http://distinctionhr.com/2014/11/michael-pietsch/

      11/17/14

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      A behind-the-scenes share from our stylist @harmankpradhan of our photoshoot of the Gift Guide in our latest issue! Check it out in our FREE tablet/smartphone app, in the magazine and online at Distinctionhr.com

      11/17/14

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      Team Distinction is up in Reston, VA for the VA-1 Virginia Tourism Summit. Very glad to be a part of this!

      11/17/14

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      @graham_agram shared with us his favorite article of the new issue.Thanks for the share Graham! #hrva #loveva #foodies #food #distinctionhr #757

      11/16/14

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      Don’t forget to send us photos of you and your Distinction magazine. You can message us the photo on Facebook, tag us here on instagram, tweet it to us or post it directly on our page. We love to see how you are enjoying the magazine and read your feedback! Distinction will be available on Wednesday at all our fine retailers throughout the region.
      But don’t forget we also have our smartphone and tablet app available right now for FREE through iTunes newsstand, Amazon and Google Play.

      11/16/14

    • Rugged Comfort - Distinction Magazine - Behind The Scenes

      11/16/14

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      Take a look at our new Men’s 2014 Winter Fashion spread entitled - RUGGED COMFORT.

      Nothing pretty here.
      Just all-American good looks to work in, play in, relax in. Easy.
      http://distinctionhr.com/2014/11/mens-rugged-fashion/

      11/16/14

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      Welcome to our last issue of 2014 – and our biggest ever. This edition is especially dear to me because it celebrates writing. See, I’m a reader. I love words – the way they tumble off the tongue and fingertips out into the world; the way they interconnect us and make up the currency in which we trade each day. I’m grateful and amazed to find myself working with the talented writers you read in every issue of this magazine.

      And I’m excited that in this edition we feature some gifted, passionate writers in and from Tidewater: Janine Latus, New York Times best-selling author (and frequent Distinction contributor); distinguished poets Luisa Igloria and Tim Seibles; Nathan McCall, whose book fired up conversations about race; and Lydia Netzer, a critically acclaimed novelist (who consults Melville and Joyce finger puppets for inspiration). Completing our package on wordmasters is publishing executive Michael Pietsch (pronounced like the stone fruit), who writes a love letter to his hometown of Norfolk and to the institutions here that made him the reader he is today. He also writes about some of the works he’s edited, including David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch and Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.

      Elsewhere in the issue we take you to a cabin in tiny Columbia, Virginia, for a look at men’s fashion this season, which favors the rugged. And we offer a beautiful guide to gifts for hostesses in this season of parties.
      We take you back through the long history of Edwards Hams in Surry, on ground where smoked meats in the United States originated. And we
      explore one of the most important – and at times fussy – partners in any kitchen: the oven. And if you’re looking to engage yours, we offer a recipe for a whole grain bread loaf, made from starter.

      From Staunton we sing the ballad of Huss and Dalton, where guitars are made by hand; from Richmond we buzz about with Mike Lockatell and his reblooming irises. And there’s so much more.

      As we close out 2014, we want to thank you for your support during this year of amazing growth for us. That couldn’t happen without you. Thanks for bringing us into your home. We’ll see you in 2015.

      - Judy Le, Editor
      - John Fall, Publisher
      Check out all our stories online, www.distinctionhr.com , or on your smartphone and tablet for free through our app found on iTunes newsstand, Amazon and Goggle Play.

      11/16/14

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      At Stinson Winery near #Crozet #virginia great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

      11/15/14

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      Trying out the new Silverback Distillery on 151 in Nelson County VA

      11/15/14

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      @elusher shooting for a story coming out tomorrow on reblooming irises! Very interesting article with beautiful photos. Don’t forget to check it out in print and in our FREE tablet and smartphone app! Available through #itunes newsstand, #amazon and #googleplay

      11/15/14

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      Already working on our February issue, out in the woods and cold with @facun and his pancho.

      11/14/14

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      The beginnings of a Huss and Dalton guitar, made right here in Virginia. Look for their story and video coming out on Sunday! @hussanddalton

      11/14/14

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      freepeople:

      Spiced Apple Cranberry Kombucha Sangria Recipe

      Kombucha recipe for the holidays!

      11/14/14