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Winter C Magazine: Let's hear it for Beatrix Ost

Winter C Magazine: Let's hear it for Beatrix Ost

(Photo by Cramer Photo) Age: 71 We recognize her for… Her professional accomplishments. Already a celebrated artist, the German native turned her attention to writing in 2004 when she published My Father’s House, a memoir about growing up in wartime Germany, which she says is her greatest achievement. Her poise. A single phrase accompanies each e-mailed […]

Winter C Magazine: Urban planner Ebony Walden inspires through poetry

Winter C Magazine: Urban planner Ebony Walden inspires through poetry

Finding beauty in brokenness. Rebuilding the ruins. Giving voice to the voiceless. These phrases are more than talking points for 31-year-old Ebony Walden. They are the juxtapositions that have shaped her life. (Photo by Cramer Photo) Now a planner with the city’s Neighborhood Development Services, Walden has long been passionate about redeveloping urban areas. “Particularly,” […]

NEW! Fall 2011: Ready, boots? Start walkin'

NEW! Fall 2011: Ready, boots? Start walkin'

Fall for flats (clockwise from top left): The 1920s fan detail adds whimsy. Libby Edelman flats ($24.99, T.J. Maxx, 974-7410) Bright red patent leather adds a little sass. Adrienne Vittadini flats ($39.99, T.J. Maxx, 974-7410) Dainty bows make a practical flat lovely. Delman pointy toe flats ($250, Scarpa, 296-0040) We love that these look like thumbprints. TOMS […]

NEW! Fall 2011: Last Look

NEW! Fall 2011: Last Look

When you fall back November 6, keep things running smoothly—and fashionably!—with these five tickers from around town.       From left: Alfex stainless steel watch from Angelo ($495, 220 E. Main St., 971-9256); Anne Klein from T.J. Maxx ($39.99, Rio Hill Shopping Center, 974-7410); Philip Stein rose gold-plated watch from Keller & George ($450, 1149 […]

NEW! Fall 2011: PICKS

NEW! Fall 2011: PICKS

Love schtick Leaves falling from the trees, snuggly sweaters and cool, crisp autumn air—it’s the perfect recipe for romance, no? This fall, cozy up to your special someone and keep these tips, from Angelo owners Pam and Lee Marraccini, in mind. More than 35 years of marriage and they own, of all things, a jewelry […]

Summer 2011: PICKS

Summer 2011: PICKS

On the money Anyone will tell you saving is a chore–it’s easier to “invest” in shoes than stocks, but the dividends are questionable. We spoke with financial advisor Margie Swanson of M.H. Swanson & Associates to get the 411 on easy investing. First thing’s first: Eradicate debt. Carrying credit card debt or a loan will […]

Summer 2011: Red's hot!

Summer 2011: Red's hot!

    (clockwise from left): Anokhi scarf from Spring Street ($24); Eric Silva necklace with ruby briolettes from Angelo ($175; 220 E. Main St., 971-9256); Miguel Ases hoop earrings from Spring Street ($156); Rhinestone hair clip from Spring Street ($32); Elise M. Fergie belt from Lola ($62). (Clockwise from top left): Ocean Inspired Beadery sponge coral and sterling silver […]

Summer 2011: Let's Hear It For

Summer 2011: Let's Hear It For

In showbiz, entertainers who display talent in more than one arena are called “triple threats.” In the arts, our local Barbra Streisand is Rosamond Casey, a three-time McGuffey Art Center president (and current resident artist) who specializes in painting, book art, calligraphy and—quadruple threat!—narrative installation. Speaking with Casey, who talks with her hands and shifts her […]

Spring 2011: Let's Hear It For

Spring 2011: Let's Hear It For

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to overwhelm Leslie Greene Bowman. No, really. You have to get up early. That’s because the President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, known to the rest of us as Monticello, rises with the sun and puts one of her six horses through its paces before she […]

Spring 2011: Accessories

Spring 2011: Accessories

      Erin McDermott green stone earrings from Eloise ($52, 219 W. Water St., 295-3905); Shawl Smith London earrings from Spring Street ($159, 107 W. Main St., 975-1200); gold swirl earrings from Bittersweet ($24, 106 E. Main St., 977-5977); Aqua glass teardrop earrings from Bittersweet ($24)               Sonya Renee […]

Spring 2011: Let's get a physical

Spring 2011: Let's get a physical

 We don’t need to tell you how important it is to be healthy; we tout the virtues of healthy living in nearly every issue of C. But, according to the most recent health care report card from the National Women’s Law Center, some Virginia ladies just aren’t getting it. Among the 11 categories where we’re […]

Winter 2010: Deborah Eisenberg

Winter 2010: Deborah Eisenberg

In 1997, the New York Times called Deborah Eisenberg’s short stories “spirited and masterly road maps through sad and forbidding and desolate terrain.” Thirteen years later, the same newspaper cast her among the modern age’s greatest writers: “Eisenberg conveys [her characters’] interiority in such a fine grain that one thinks of Virginia Woolf, if only […]

Winter 2010: Accessories

Winter 2010: Accessories

From left: 19th century Victorian pendant in gold vermeil over silver from The Jeweler’s Eye ($450, 201 E. Main St. #C, 979-5919); lapis pendant necklace by Marraccini Designs from Angelo ($1,200, 220 E. Main St., 971-9256); personalized monogram necklace from The Engraving Shop ($145, 209 Second St. SW, 295-6108); Midas necklace by Dori Csengeri ($285) […]

Winter 2010: Far afield

Winter 2010: Far afield

Julia Thomas wears a yellow and black plaid coat from Glad Rags ($56, 1923 Commonwealth Dr., 979-1816); a Rag + Bone Somerset dress from Elsie Garden ($408, 109 S. First St., 979-2888); black tights from Gap ($12.50, Fashion Square Mall, 973-5026); black rhinestone earrings from Bittersweet ($24, 106 E. Main St., 977-5977) and Pink Studio […]

Winter 2010: Picks

Winter 2010: Picks

Feed a fever Don’t get stuck sneezing through flu season. Stock up on nutritional (and yummy!) ingredients that will stave off sickness. The Toliver House’s Donna Sharer, who handles the menu at the women-run Gordonsville restaurant, provided these recipes:   To make these recipes vegetarian, simply replace the chicken broth with veggie and eliminate the […]

Fall 2010: Second nature

Fall 2010: Second nature

CLICK TO ENLARGE  Relax into Fall Julia Thomas wears an Ella Moss Georgia dress from Eloise ($184, 219 W. Water St., 295-2905), a Lara Miller bamboo cardigan ($616) and Alchem1st leather belt from Sustain ($78, 406 W. Main St., 244-0028) and a chunky diamond knit beret from Urban Outfitters ($24).           […]

Fall 2010: Mad for plaid

Fall 2010: Mad for plaid

Checkerboard earrings from Glad Rags ($18, 1923 Commonwealth Dr., 979-1816)   Tulle corduroy skirt from Finch ($48, 1501 University Ave., 244-0050)   Harvé Benard coat from Glad Rags ($48)   Scarves from Spring Street ($39 each, 107 W. Main St., 975-1200)   France Luxe hairclip from Finch ($20)   BB Dakota jacket from Bittersweet ($98, […]

Fall 2010: Feel good

Fall 2010: Feel good

  Laine Welch, 29 Originally from Hampton Roads, VA Occupation: Fundraising and Alumni Relations for UVA “I love living in Charlottesville. There are so many smart, talented people here!”           Vaughan Keeney, 29 Originally from Franklin, VA Occupation: Employee of Rhett Associates “I like that I am really friendly and give […]

Fall 2010: Check her bag!

Fall 2010: Check her bag!

  Scout Charlottesville publisher Susie Matheson believes one thing: “If the local stores disappear, every town becomes the same.” Accordingly, she spends a lot of time promoting all things Charlottesville, whether through her blog (scoutcharlottesville.com), her free iPhone app (search “SCOUT-cville”) or The Scout Guide, soon to be released in its second edition. Knowing she’d […]

Fall 2010: Picks

Fall 2010: Picks

Come clean Goodbye, skirts and flip-flops: Changing seasons means it’s time to put away your summer wardrobe in favor of cozier attire like tights, boots and turtlenecks. Lifestyle management pro Sue Battani offers some tips on keeping things in order when it comes to your switched-over closet. Filtering: Out with the old, tired and seldom […]

Fall 2010: Bebe Heiner

Fall 2010: Bebe Heiner

Among the many things passed along through Bebe Heiner’s Louisiana family line are great bone structure and a strong taste for philanthropy.  Heiner made an early mark as an arts supporter, collector and active patron—think Virginia Center for Creative Artists and UVA Art Museum. But in time, the licensed professional counselor, who gave time and […]

May 2010: Accessories

May 2010: Accessories

 Carry on!*     Lands’ End canvas tote from Sears ($25, Fashion Square Mall, 974-8240)     First row: Merona Printed Canvas Tote from Target ($12.99, 3290 Seminole Trail, 964-0231); Reduce Reuse Recycle tote from O’Suzannah ($32, 114 Fourth St. NE, 979-7467) Second row: Sea Bags Anchor Tote from Sustain ($220, 406 W. Main St., 244-0028); Metallic […]