A Virginia Farmstead

How a Virginia couple blended modern and antebellum to create the ultimate weekend escape

In the Garden

Rare Breeds

In a tucked-away Virginia greenhouse, two longtime enthusiasts cultivate a passion for heirloom orchids


Family Secrets

A story of murder, passion, and the perils of brotherly love

Made in the South

Art Underfoot

From Monticello to modern houses, the floorcloth rugs by Virginia artisans Ginny and Joe Lascara bring Southern history home


Rappahannock River Retreat

Appreciation for history and conservation runs deep on a family farm in Virginia’s Rappahannock River valley

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A Rappahannock River Retreat

Inside Wheatland, a family’s Greek Revival plantation in Virginia

Food & Drink

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Celebrate the season with this summertime side dish

Food & Drink

Myths of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s culinary legacy is riddled with half-truths. Let’s set the presidential record straight


Road Trip: High Country Highway

A father and daughter take on hills and navigate history in the Allegheny Mountains

In the Garden

Estate Planting

A Virginia garden carries on a horticultural legacy


Small-Town Escapes: Middleburg, VA

A well-heeled haven for horse lovers in the Northern Virginia hills


Virginia Visionary: Matthew E. White

With his sophomore release and full-fledged recording studio, Matthew E. White has brought the spirit of Stax to Richmond


The Chesapeake’s Lost Flavors

Local chefs are rediscovering homegrown ingredients

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Inside Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Farm Estate

Take a look inside the private estate of the late horticulturist and philanthropist in Upperville, Virginia.

In the Garden

Thomas Jefferson’s Birdhouse

The Founding Father’s plans for a dovecote finally take off


First Listen: Sons of Bill’s ‘Love and Logic’

Stream the new album from the soulful Charlottesville band

Food & Drink

Green Tomato Pie

Chef Travis Milton shares a recipe for an old-fashioned dessert


Top Notch Southern Belts

Marcus Wiley’s equestrian-inspired belts put a stylish spin on bridle leather

Anatomy of a Classic

Do-It-Yourself Moon Pies

A homemade take on Mardi Gras’s marshmallow treat

Our Kind of Place

George Washington (and I) Slept Here

A peek behind the walls into the enduring relevance of Mt. Vernon