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Hot Stuff! Bikram Yoga is hot, both literally and figuratively. See our slideshow of the 26 challenging Bikram Yoga asana (poses) and links to Bikram Yoga studios in the state.

Virginia Viticulture Do you know what an AVA is? Virginia has six. Read our guide to Virginia wineries to find the answer, plus the best winery events of the season.

Halloween Highway Don’t be a scaredy-cat! We have assembled a frighteningly good guide to offbeat October occasions in Virginia.

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Are you keeping up with The Beat? If not, you’ve missed Kathleen Toler’s lotus flower life cycle slideshow, Keswick Hall Chef Dean Maupin’s recipe for Ultimate Peaches and Cream and one very useful guide to Virginia place name pronunciation. All that and more awaits you at!

Event planner Jill F. Reynolds worked as a speech-language pathologist for 15 years before moving into the hospitality industry in 2006 as director of special events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2010 she founded Boutique Affair, a full service event company in Richmond, and has been blogging about event planning for since April 2011. Petersburg native Matt Shipman got his first culinary experience as a pantry cook in Colonial Williamsburg. A month later he was dating his future wife. With that kind of encouragement, it’s no wonder he spends so much time in the kitchen. Shipman now works as a science writer and public relations professional in Raleigh, North Carolina, and blogs about amateur cooking and beer for

The Best Recipes from Virginia Living Our big, delicious digital cookbook featuring all the Virginia Living dishes you know and love, plus instant classics like healthy but hearty Veggie Napoleon and simple yet inventive Brick Chicken. Do your kitchen a favor and visit today!

Do you love Virginia Living’s photography? Check out additional images from our feature stories in these slideshows:

Photo Contest coming to in September!

Mother Daughter

Coal in Virginia


Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

webcomments In Praise of Greasy Spoons (June 2011)

There are several places [in Matthews County] to add to your list: the old Richardson’s Drugstore and the great sandwiches and seafood at Linda’s Diner just off Rt. 198. Both are great stopping off places to grab a quick bite for lunch. Nancy Prince Jackson I love the Exmore Diner in Exmore. It has great seafood at great prices! Mary Jane Burn Grandpa Joe’s in South Norfolk, Chesapeake needs to be added

to this list! A true neighborhood spot and always lively comments and conversation! Tina Temple

Chesapeake Watermen (June 2011)

Like teaching, fishing is a noble job. The former educate, the latter fill you up.

Let’s Shag! (June 2011)

If you went to college in Virginia, you shagged. Period. Debbie Wolfe Shea

Look Alike Photo Contest

Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue Richmond Prize package includes a day of pampering from La Prairie, lunch for two and a special gift. Courtesy of Saks.

Enter your photos and vote for your favorites!

Absolutely! Best kind of dancing! Mimi DeOlloqui

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Pronunciation Guide (The Beat)

Norfolk should be on this list! I hear that pronounced incorrectly on the news and TV shows all the time! J. Harris



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Virginia Living - October 2011  

The October 2011 issue of Virginia Living is the tastiest yet, featuring our favorite pairings of cheese and wine, with every crumb and drop...

Virginia Living - October 2011  

The October 2011 issue of Virginia Living is the tastiest yet, featuring our favorite pairings of cheese and wine, with every crumb and drop...