Corry Blanc can’t remember the first thing he ever made. “Making ‘things’ is all I’ve ever known,” he said. A native of Georgia (he grew up in the Appalachian foothills in the northern part of the state), the blacksmith began welding after high school when he took a job at his uncle’s welding and fabrication […]
It might be too costly to plan an entire week’s vacation for your family over spring break, but might we suggest fitting in a few day trips? At less than four hours of round-trip travel time, you can make your way there and back and still be home in time for dinner. Which is a […]
Whether it’s a crystal-covered shoulder, a silk-jacquard print, or a romantic bolero, it’s that little something extra that makes your dress—and your day—even more magical. Just ask Kate Middleton (lace sleeves, anyone?). Pretty in petals ERIN HOFFMAN (above) Date of her wedding: May 29, 2011 Groom’s name: Paul Gray Where she got her dress: Priscilla […]
They say good artists borrow, and great artists steal. Go ahead and be a great artist on your wedding day—draw inspiration from (or just flat out copy) these ideas. (Don’t worry, we cleared it with the brides.) A pair of pretty tights: What a special touch to the day’s elevated attire. This bride bought her […]
What’s love got to do with it? For these 10 couples, everything. Most of them say they knew right away that they’d found “the one,” but it’s what comes after—the day to day experience of being with someone who bites his nails, leaves dirty clothes outside the hamper, and never turns off any lights in […]
Fact: The holiday season is the best time to gather with family, reminisce about the good times, and share a hearty meal in the company of those you love. Another fact: The holidays are about loot. Getting it, giving it, wrapping it up until your fingers bleed from giftwrap paper cuts. Unraveling a brown paper […]
It was peer pressure, ultimately, that led me to Charlottesville. In May of 2007, I had just graduated from James Madison University, and was entering my 22nd year in Harrisonburg, Virginia (which, by any account, is about four years too many). My two best friends whom I’d known since middle school were packing up and […]
As the saying goes, there’s no place like home. Consider then, on your special day, having your Charlottesville wedding at home. It adds a personal touch to your nuptials and leaves you with the first in a long line of memories you’ll make as husband and wife. Just don’t get stuck with cleanup! YOURS, MINE, […]
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then we’d like to flatter the heck out of these couples, whose special wedding-day touches provide bushels of inspiration this season. A fearless photo. This groom’s basket toss makes for a fun memory and captures the day’s excitement in a fresh way. A pretty, practical gift. Lovely […]
At the start of your planning process, you’re no doubt embarking on a long journey filled with questions. We asked four local vendors—a photographer, caterer, stylist, and florist—to give us the top five questions brides ask before they commit. Jack Looney of Jack Looney Photography (249-6266) 1. How do I go about gaining control of […]
A rich, vibrant palette spells one thing to guests: fun. We’re not talking every color in the crayon box, but why choose just two or three colors, especially if you love them all? Instead, put Roy G. Biv (that acronym for the sequence of hues in the rainbow) on the guest list for your big […]
When the cold calls You can’t cure the flu with “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” Done just right, the seasonal sickness will knock you off your feet for days. We asked a few local ladies (including one doc) for time-worn advice on beating a cold in record time.—Caite White (File […]
Our favorite things Super sparkly earrings. Leopard: the ultimate neutral. Red’s delicious. SHOP THE SHOOT Dotted tights from Gap ($14.50, 973-5026); Tibi silk strapless dress from Levy’s ($341, 295-4270); Via Spiga belt from Posh Style ($68, 245-0115); Miguel Ases earrings from Scarpa ($295, 296-0040). All photography by Nick Strocchia. Hair and makeup by […]
(Photo by Cramer Photo) Once a therapist for foster kids, 36-year-old Kelly Cox has been practicing yoga since grad school to alleviate the stress of her busy schedule. These days, yoga is her busy schedule. The co-owner of Downtown yoga studio Bend spends her time instructing children, teens and expectant mothers, and serving on […]
It’s 2pm on Sunday afternoon and Jackie Bright is in her Seventh Street office. This isn’t unusual. In fact, for her, it’s downright normal to be working in the off-hours. Effectiveness, she says, doesn’t always happen 9 to 5. “I really do try to work when I feel inspired. If I can’t focus, then […]
When Cate West Zahl first laid eyes on the Rugby-area rental she and her family (husband Dave and 10-month-old Charlie) would inhabit after their move from New York, she was taken aback by the living room’s canary yellow walls and crimson accents. “It was like…a Monticello yellow. I get it,” she says, “but I don’t […]
Just five years ago, Darryl Smith couldn’t picture himself as a homeowner. A renter since college, he’d enjoyed being able to pick up and move when he got tired of the place. Cut to last Christmas, when he and roommate Alex Wear, a carpenter at Builder Beast and Alloy Workshop, began renovating his Monticello Avenue […]
Pretty party (left to right): Julia Thomas wears a Molly B. blue and yellow polka dot bikini from Spring Street ($115; ), a Velvet blue maxi dress from E.G. ($142), Bernardo Maverick sandals from Duo ($108), an Elise M. double skinny belt from Lola ($40), bangles from Bittersweet ($3 each), and gold-filled lapis earrings from […]
When Colleen Beights decided to renovate the kitchen of her 19th-century farmhouse on Old Trail golf course—literally, the course was built around the centuries-old structure—everyone thought she was crazy. But, for the freelance interior designer, it was hard to imagine dreaming up anything in the space, be it a family meal or a creative thought. […]
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HOW TO: Host a girls’ night in GUEST WORK Consider who of your friends would really love the theme of the party or who deserves a nice night in. Has a pal been working 60-hour weeks? Did you recently meet someone whom you’d like to get to know better? These questions inform the evening’s guest list. […]
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Warming trend Lille Smallwood wears a Bantu one-piece bathing suit ($120) and Sonja R. rings ($48 each) from Derriere de Soie (105 E. Main St., 977-7455). Suit yourself Meredith Heiderman wears an Aloha Navy Paisley bikini from Duo ($38, 101 Elliewood Ave., 979-1212). Splash of color Broocks Willich wears a Mouillé fuschia bikini […]
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Still no public recognition for Brick Watch, but that’s OK. Friday wasn’t about us – it was about our beautiful Mall.