Put your stamp on it Kind of like a buffet table on Thanksgiving, we here at Instant Decorator like to give you options. This month’s project does just that: Use this fabric-stamping technique on hankies (they make a nice stocking stuffer), shower curtains, window coverings, table cloths…even bed skirts! Since the holidays are coming up, […]
With elections less than a week away, this week’s cover story is on gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds,
Closet organizer With her business, Simply Organized, professional organizer Peggy Woodall will help you unpack after a move, manage your closet or even create a home filing system. For her own closet, she used the existing space and created compartment-like sections for clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Whatever the task, Woodall offers this advice: “Live within […]
Aprons are meant to be functional, sure, but picture one tied across your waist atop an A-line skirt with a pair of flats. Form, function, perfection. (From top) Polka dot retro apron with pom-poms (price upon request) from Les Fabriques, 1940s pink polished cotton apron with Rickrack trim ($20) from June & Ruby, “To Heck […]
Tavia Brown Age: 33 Occupation: Owner, designer and creator of taviametal Even though Tavia Brown only has two children, she often jokes that she has four. “My husband owns a business too, so with the kids and the two businesses, it’s like having four kids,” she says. Accordingly, Tavia has honed a very simple, family-oriented […]
Worth the wait Kisha Young sits outside Bluegrass Grill & Bakery, your pick for Best Place for Brunch. She wears a Michael Kors top ($89.50) and sterling ring ($98) from Posh; Elizabeth & James black pants ($264) from Eloise, your pick for Best Boutique; Paige tall riding boots by Frye ($348) from Bittersweet; and Brooksilver […]
Dan Epstein, whose restaurant, Eppie’s, has been runner-up for "Best meal under $10" for the past three years, wants you to vote for the Downtown Mall restaurant next year. Here, his PSA. Pen Park is a perennial winner in the "Best park for kids" category. So we […]
On December 10, four days before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was scheduled to arrive at the John Paul Jones Arena, a lone tiger stood, confidently, at Central Place on the Downtown Mall. Slowly, she tread toward the pen. The moist air hugged her spotted coat. She took a few more steps […]
Daniel Strickland hears you talking about him—“You could put a saddle on him,” “He’s as big as a horse,” “You could ride him!”—and, quite frankly, he’s tired of the dog jokes. “My friends say it’s like being a celebrity bodyguard,” says Strickland of owning Tyrone, his 2-year-old Great Dane. Tyrone gets the attention and Strickland, […]
Shape shade Remember when you were little and you’d make shadow puppets on the wall with your hands?…This project isn’t really like that. But, we’re betting that if the light were bright enough, the silhouettes you create would be like a new piece of art every time you turned on the light. In that way, […]
Your name here This clay pot project might look simple (and it is!), but it’s so much more than that. Think kitschy organizational tool (Crayons? Fruit? Pens?). Think thoughtful gift made more special with a personalized note written directly on it. In fact, think about it a little longer, and you can probably come […]
From the top: Green leather belt from Mazi’s ($29.99), red skinny belt from Eloise ($125), Jenna Rose belt from O’Suzannah ($38), secondhand Abercrombie & Fitch brown leather belt from Jean Theory ($14.50), Ivan & Mary Milly belt from Novel ($44), Barrons-Hunter leather belt from Caspari ($44), Linea Pelle gold/brown belt from Eloise ($186). Where […]
Disappointingly, there were no “oohs” or “aahs” at the May 4 City Council meeting when Jim Tolbert made a final slideshow presentation on the rebricking project, but its unofficial slogan—“on time and under budget”—was uttered at least twice. “When all the bills are paid,” Tolbert, director of Neighborhood Development Services, said, “we should be 10 […]
We’ve been instantly decorating together for a while now. And while some of you may be right on target in terms of your crafting skills, others of you might still be completely confused. This month’s project is the one for you. You can invent your own process as you go (we did!), and the worse […]
The project is coming to a close and, thus, Brick Watch must say goodbye.
Can it be that it was all so simple then? Or has time rewritten every bricked line?
Now we’re gonna do a dance. A happy dance, if you will. …And yes, you will.
C-VILLE staff sifted through a long list of names, ranked the top five local power players in the realms of food, development, UVA, government and the arts.
It was blue skies at the annual shareholders meeting of Media General, the publishing company that owns the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Daily Progress. Still, shares are trading at a fraction of the company’s 52-week high, opening this morning at $2.35.
The thumbnail you see next to this text has little to do with Shakespeare, but isn’t it funny? BW loves cropping! Read on for relevance.
BW is finding ourselves a little under the weather (ha! Get it? Because we’re on the Mall and the weather is…).
While strolling the Mall this morning for inspiration (brickspiration?), BW noticed a few accidental hilarities that we would like to share with you.