(Photo by Meredith Montague) As you head to the beach (or the backyard) this summer, camera in tow, arm yourself with these tips from local photog Jen Fariello, whom we asked to share a few shooting secrets. Keep your background simple. Choose a pretty spot with open space and then let your kids play. If [...]
(File Photo) People say the darndest things—especially once you have kids. We asked three local bloggers to give us their list of the quips they hate to hear. May you never utter these words. The pregnant lady: 5. “You’re so small/big/low/high for that many weeks!” I’m not telling you how large you are for your [...]
Earlier this year, C-VILLE conducted a highly scientific survey that asked upcoming graduates to weigh in on how they were (or were not) prepared for what life would bring them post-grad. And while most of them said boiling an egg, hanging something heavy, and hemming their pants were challenges they’d face with no problem, when [...]
Kids may say the darndest things, but you could learn a lesson or two from your tot. When it comes to eating, exercising, and even beauty, they’ve got the right idea. Quick! Get a pen! Make your pointe Mark our words: Ballet will be the next big thing in fitness. Its health benefits—the same [...]
It’s true what they say: Those who play together stay together. A recent report from The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia reveals that couples who carve out time for each other (no kids allowed!) at least once a week are less likely to experience disappointment with their relationship. This is especially true [...]
We’ve loosened our belts this year with more eatery openings than closings.
JUMP TO: • Your greenie neighbors • Your art student sister • Your boyfriend’s fashionable younger sister • Your gay best friend • Your supportive mother • Your tech-geek brother • Your conservative stepdad Mae West once said, “I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.” We share that sentiment, which is why [...]
A Charlottesvillian born and raised, 39-year-old Andrea Copeland is the Community Resource Coordinator for National College, the founder of local production company Positive Channels and the chairperson for Quadruplicity, an annual conference for professional women balancing career, life, money and health. Needless to say, she’s busy. Here, we take a peek in her purse.—Caite White [...]
It all began with a party. Two summers ago, two of PK Ross’ roommates were celebrating August birthdays and one enlisted her help to decorate for the party. They hung strings of lights under the eaves, then draped window shears overhead to create a relaxing canopy. Since then, they’ve added a few side tables, flowering [...]
If it’s true that every person has a story, then it stands to reason that the objects a person acquires in her lifetime must also have stories. And 25-year-old Jess Lee’s got stories. Sporting a degree in fashion design from Virginia Commonwealth University, Lee works from the bedroom of a charming Woolen Mills rental that [...]
If it’s true that good things come in small packages, then it’s no surprise that, at 30, 5′ tall jewelry designer Laurel Smith is already a national success. But, ask the Charlottesville native what it feels like to have her Laurel Denise line in more than 150 stores across the U.S.—including Anthropologie’s flagship store in [...]
The phrase “perpetual motion” comes to mind when the name Hyam Hosny pops up. The Clay Fitness owner, nutrition counselor and personal trainer rises at 4:45am, gets to her studio an hour later and doesn’t stop moving until 3pm—only occasionally does she break for lunch. (Don’t worry; she keeps up her energy by munching on [...]
Walking from closet to closet in Sherrie Hannah’s sewing studio, you might feel a bit like you’re touring the prop room at HGTV headquarters. Boxes of fabric line the shelves, spools of thread sit in the windowsill, five pairs of spring-loaded scissors lay scattered on tables and desks. In fact, Hannah, a sewing instructor at [...]
“Go step into that corner. That’s my favorite corner,” says Downtown homeowner Hank Wells. A favorite corner? “It sounds crazy, but you really can tell a difference between standing here [in the kitchen] and standing here [in the living room].” It’s not surprising Wells has such an opinion about the 1,000-square-foot condo he shares [...]
Paraguay-born Gloria Rockhold lives in 12-year cycles. Five years into the current one, the Latino liaison for Albemarle County Schools says she feels “perfectly placed.” With a focus on education, she fills her days coordinating programs for underprivileged minorities, like the photography project she arranges with The Bridge/PAI or the after-school program she oversees at [...]
"No nonsense with the best of intentions.” That’s how Sugarleaf Vineyards owner Lauren Maillian Bias says most people would describe her. And, she adds, they’d be right. It’s those intentions that have earned her so many points of pride. Bias, in her late 20s, is already the youngest female minority self-made winery owner (whew!) in [...]
Ernest Hemingway once said, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you.” This is especially true for Toan Nguyen. A French citizen until he was 18, the C’ville Coffee owner feels a special connection to [...]
If you feel that signing up for one of the six local CSAs is a bit like playing a game of musical chairs, one Albemarle farm is doing its part to make sure everyone finds a seat at the Community Supported Agriculture table. Says Bellair Farm CSA Manager Jamie Barrett, “Our goal is to connect [...]
Charlottesville’s a community that, on some levels, takes great care of itself.
When Gillian and Will Grimm set out to buy a house last spring, they didn’t have to look far: The one they wanted was across the street. A simple Cape Cod with white siding and blue shutters, the North Downtown house wasn’t much to write home about, but the couple saw its hidden potential. In [...]
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
The elusive chef will only be training staff at new Barracks Road restaurant.
John Casey can be a lot of things.
What’s public and what’s private?
On a rainy Tuesday morning, a group of five students—one man and four women, all of varying ages—stand on pieces of paper littered across the floor of Speak! Language Center’s main classroom. The papers signify different locales, like la discoteca, la stazione and il bar, and the students are meant to hop from one to [...]
If you ask Sasha Farmer, organization equals success. The Montague, Miller & Co. realtor—best in town according to C-VILLE’s 2010 readers’ poll—has had her most successful year ever. How’d she do it? Streamlining. “I basically eliminated paper,” she says. We took a peek in her gadget-heavy purse for ideas.—Caite White The bag: Farmer says she [...]