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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.

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 […]

It's All About The Endorphasm

Erica D. Porter, founder of Endorphasm[/caption] Okay, let’s go ahead and get the name out of the way–Endorphasm. I know what you’re thinking. The name does have to do with pleasure. More specifically, that feeling you get from endorphins after a great workout. Personal trainer Erica Porter, a fitness studio owner in Midlothian, is no […]

But First…Let Me Buy A Shelfie!

Shelfie, “the bathroom tray for safer play.”[/caption] By now, you’ve no doubt seen and heard the viral #SELFIE music video, a song that pokes fun at an entire generation’s selfie-taking obsession. Local ‘momtrepreneur’ Joy Jones, decided–perhaps quite serendipitously–to launch her new product, the Shelfie, around the same time the video came out. Shelfie is what Jones […]

Second Screens & Sochi: NBC Olympics Producer Caroline Engle

Organizer Andrea Goulet Ford watches as attendee Dorsey McFadden asks Caroline Engle a question at the RVA Content Strategy Meetup.[/caption] TV as we know it is evolving. DVRs allow us to watch shows on our own schedules, social media is driving our conversations about programming and smartphones and tablets are practically an extension of our […]
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