Celebrating 50 Summers of Love

If you're a longtime Virginia resident, you may measure time by how many cars you've owned with "Virginia is for Lovers" bumper stickers. The iconic ad campaign dates to 1969 when Richmond's Martin and Woltz Inc. agency created it for what is now Virginia Tourism Corp. The campaign is recognized as one of the most successful in the last half-century.

Summer of Love. Love your Summer!

Summer is here, and in my humble opinion, it is the best of the seasons. Long, humid days that seemingly go on forever produce brilliant sunsets and awaken the wildlife around us. The smell of cut grass brings back childhood and the fond memories of beach trips with my family, spending weeks at camp or just playing in … Continued

Grist for History

Few of Loudoun’s glorious old mills survived the Civil War, but those that did have stories to tell. The Union Capital was just over the Potomac River, but Loudoun was in the heart of Confederate Virginia. Most joined the Confederate Army, but another group joined the Union Army, and Loudoun soon became a battleground, frequently dividing families.

Dinner on the Rooftop Raises Money for Mobile Hope

Dinner on the Rooftop transformed Leesburg's Town Hall parking garage into a dining room for 250. Led by The Wine Kitchen GM Charles Schech and aided by Osborne Events, Cocina on Market, Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, King St. Oyster Bar, Catoctin Creek Distillery Co. and Walsh Family Winery, it raised awareness for homeless youth.

Hats, Hats and More Hats Adorn VA Gold Cup Crowd

There's nothing like a great hat to add to the annual festivities in Great Meadow!

The National’s Dustin Spenser Crowned #LoveLoudoun Ambassador

Giant cowbells rang out at Visit Loudoun’s annual tourism awards to celebrate this year’s winners which included #LoveLoudoun Ambassador of the Year Dustin Spencer, the manager of Black Olive Bar & Grill at The National Conference Center and "Shocktober," Arc of Loudoun's haunted house. See our Facebook page for a live video of "Coming Home," the … Continued

Gardening by Design

A block from West Market and a short walk from Leesburg’s downtown lies a more than 200-foot-long lushly green backyard and patio with sumptuous, seasonally blooming plants and shade trees.

Mobile Hope

Donna Fortier has a fondness for turtles. To the CEO and founder of Mobile Hope, a non-profit focused on helping 18-to-24-year-old homeless kids build productive lives, they are a symbol of how it must feel to be entirely without resources and on your own.

On the Road to Romance

 "It's in the little things."  Ever met the "perfect couple?" We know a couple that not only lights up the room with the way they so obviously care for each other but whose job it is to make planning your travel as delightful as your trip.  Ziza Stojanovic believes, "At the end of the day, it's all about the little things that make you…

Just Another Day Above the Office

When attorney Jim Magner has a court date in Richmond, he heads down, not I-95, but rather down Sycolin to Runway 17 at Leesburg Executive Airport, the second busiest general aviation airport on the East Coast. There, he can board a plane and be in court in just under an hour.