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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 (5227 W. Broad Street). See Blow-dry bar to […]

Going Back for Seconds: Folk Feast Adds More Chefs to the Kitchen

gather along Historic Upper Tredegar for one delicious night of fundraising for the region’s best-loved music event. The Richmond Folk Festival, which draws thousands to the downtown Riverfront each year, relies heavily on community support to keep the festival free to the public. “We continue to be amazed by the talent in this city,” Venture […]

Slow Down and Smell the Basil: Dinner in the Field

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. Chef Paige Healy, inspired by […]

Richmond Folk Festival: Intern at VANCE

The Richmond Folk Festival. It is a HUGE undertaking to bring performers and craft makers from all over the world to play a free, 3-day festival. And this year marks the Richmond Folk Festival’s 10th anniversary, so we’ve got to make it count. I’m going to need some help to pull this off. If you’re […]

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

Gini Dietrich[/caption] 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. We invited Gini Dietrich, PR pro and author of ‘Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in […]

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

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 their show, pausing to take […]

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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