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Kelly Vance

Going Back for Seconds: Folk Feast adds more Chefs to the Kitchen

Folk Feast was so good the first time, organizers are cooking up an even more spectacular event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Richmond Folk Festival.

Slow Down and Smell the Basil: Dinner in the Field

Known best for breathtaking waterside backdrops and cityscape views, The Boathouse Group has teamed up with Victory Farms to host Dinner in the Field. Every Friday and Saturday this summer (with few exceptions), guests are invited to slow down, enjoy a glass of wine and discover the delicious simplicity of traditional Italian cooking–alfresco in the gardens of Victory Farms.

Hear ye! Beer me! @ Ardent Craft Ales

It’s hardly been a slow news week. Considering Tuesday’s political shake-up and recent announcements about the Roosevelt/Heritage New Southside Collaboration, RVA comedic triple threat at The Broadberry and of course, Cher’s latest farewell tour, I’m looking forward to reflecting on the week’s events with an ice-cold beer in hand.

The Blowdry Bar Trend Hits RVA: Shine Dazzles in the West End

Glamorous curls, beachy, bohemian waves and sleek updos are no longer reserved just for celebrities on the red carpet- or limited to your next scheduled visit to the hairdresser. Shine Blowdry Bar, Richmond’s first salon devoted exclusively to hairstyling and makeup services, opened this April near Willow Lawn.

Trevor Dickerson is Running Down a Dream

Boulevard Creative. For those of you who know the former Mayor of Short Pump, this is hardly surprising. He has built sites for a number of local brands, including Richmondmom.com and RichmondBizSense.com. Trevor also designed promotional materials for an array of small businesses. What Trevor is most famous for is creating what would become one of […]

Spin Sucks Author Talks Shop with RVA Content Strategy

Not even a severe hailstorm (seriously, check out this video Trevor took outside our office–it was no joke) or the threat of tornadoes could keep the crowd away for the May edition of the RVA Content Strategy meetup.

Hilliard House: Housing Families First

What would it take for you to find yourself homeless? This is the question Ross Altenbaugh, director at Hilliard House, posed to me at our first meeting. It’s hard to think about — but try to imagine it. Considering the number of Americans who received pink slips this year, we all know someone whose position […]

Rocketts Red Glare Launches Fireworks…and Summer

Let’s face it–Memorial Day is pretty much the unofficial start to summer, and Rocketts Landing is launching it with a bang. The third annual Rocketts Red Glare event is taking place this Sunday, May 21. The family friendly celebration promises plenty of local food, craft beer and fireworks–the only professional display in town this weekend, in […]

‘Everybody Talks’ About Carena’s…Even Rockstars

Pop and alternative rock sensation Neon Trees made a stop at The National Tuesday night in support of their new album, “Pop Psychology.” Just before fans got a taste of their latest release, band members Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley got a taste of a Richmond favorite. Carena’s Jamaican Grille catered dinner for the band before […]

Richmond's Canal Walk: A Staple of its History and Future

Cinco de Mayo at Casa Del Barco[/caption] If you haven’t been down to Richmond’s Canal Walk lately, there’s a lot going on. This unique part of Richmond is chock full of history and has come alive now that we’re into the spring months. This past weekend, the Que Pasa Festival, a celebration of the food, music, and […]
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