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It’s no surprise that Richmond is a very creative town, and as the temperature continues to climb this summer, it’s the perfect time to chill out while checking out some cool art – in a climate-controlled gallery.


July 11 / Local Experience

A transom bursting with greenery above the doorway sets the scene for what’s inside Carytown’s newest shop, Mamie’s Apothecary. The latest project by Lisa McSherry, the retailer behind Lex’s of Carytown, Mamie’s Apothecary officially opened its doors the first day of July showcasing an array of natural products for the body, and for the home.


July 01 / Local Experience

From fireworks to citizenship, baseball to volleyball, Richmond is preparing All-American celebrations all across the city in honor of Independence Day. Below are our top six ways to celebrate this 4th of July.


June 27 / Local Experience

Inspired by traditional Mediterranean cafes which brought the community together around small tables filled with the fresh flavors and ingredients found in the region, Tazikis Mediterranean Café, which recently celebrated its sixth anniversary, strives to recreate that same experience throughout it’s three Richmond area locations.

June 27 / Local Experience

This Father’s Day celebrate your spider killing, stuff schlepping, punny-joke telling guy with a uniquely local Richmond twist. From locally crafted gifts to supporting the hometown team, we’ve rounded up our top five ways to celebrate Dad, while also celebrating local.


June 12 / Local Experience

Tucked away off of Broad Street, Skrimp Shack’s newest location (it’s fourth in the Richmond area) sits like a secret seafood mecca, serving up the flavor of a southern summer fish fry, without the hassle.


June 04 / Local Experience

Someday, it will be discovered that food and drinks truly do taste better on a patio. When that day comes, Richmond will be in luck because the river city is packed with opportunities for enjoying the sunshine with your meal. Here are a few of our favorite places to enjoy a serving of fresh air with your beverage of choice.

May 30 / Local Experience

If any food deserves its own holiday it’s the hamburger. From Michelin starred restaurants, to greasy spoon, hole-in-the-wall diners, few foods are more beloved by Americans as the essential hamburger, as evidenced by the more than 50 billion hamburgers eaten by Americans each year.

May 28 / Local Experience

Few stores have enjoyed the legendary status afforded the upscale retail stalwart, Miller & Rhoads. The iconic department store that once stretched an entire street block left an indelible mark on not only the retail landscape of the city, but also on Richmond residents. The former site of Miller & Rhoads now houses the Hilton Richmond Downtown and the Miller & Rhoads Apartments and as of this month, visitors will be greeted by a new reminder of the retail history that particular city block holds in the form of a new Virginia Historical Marker, unveiled on May 1, 2019.


May 16 / Local Experience

Richmond’s Next Big Thing got a little bit bigger this week. At a press conference held Tuesday at The Diamond, a parade of representatives from across the city took turns at the podium explaining all of the highlights of the Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth.


May 15 / Local Experience

In the beginning, Brooke Fulwider, owner of Mechanicsville’s For Posh Sake, just wanted to create special gifts for her husband Billy, a real estate agent, to give his clients as closing gifts.


May 10 / Local Experience

Since 2003, Mango Salon has been delivering an exceptional hair salon experience to the Richmond area. What started as a small concept salon on Libbie Avenue has now grown to more than 100 team members spread across four locations in the Greater Richmond region. This month, Mango celebrated the grand opening of their new Mango Westhampton location, located just around the corner from their previous location, in the brand new Westhampton on Grove building.

May 01 / Local Experience

The newest eatery by Richmond’s EAT Restaurant Partners is smokin’ hot – literally. Fatty Smokes: A Barbecue Joint opened this past week on Broad Street, one block over from sister restaurant, Wong Gonzalez on Grace Street.


May 01 / Local Experience

They say, put your money where your mouth is and, in 2014, that’s just what The Good Feet Store’s Jonathan Cotten did. He believed in the product so much, that he bought the store and this past weekend, The Good Feet Store moved into a brand new, and much larger, location – with more on the way!

April 18 / Local Experience

Celebrate Easter in Richmond with these family-friendly activities for all ages this weekend.


April 18 / Local Experience

The flowers are starting to bloom, people are starting to crawl out of hibernation, and the city is starting to buzz with life once again. This April is packed with distinctly spring things to do out and about in this beautiful city and we’ve rounded up our top five below:

April 03 / Local Experience

You heard right -  Evolution Hearing is now open. The independently owned, private audiology practice has opened its second location in Central Virginia, just off of Broad near Willow Lawn.


March 28 / Local Experience

Two distinctly different tenants of the newly completed Westhampton on Grove building joined forces last week to celebrate their grand openings together with the help of Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney.

March 22 / Local Experience

The intoxicating scent of fresh-baked bread dances out the doors of Montana Gold Bread Co., wafting through the parking lot and into the street, just as it’s done for the past 25 years. Perched at the very top of Carytown, Montana Gold, founded by Rich and Sher Lahvic, celebrated its 25th anniversary this past weekend – on St. Patrick’s Day to be precise.

March 21 / Local Experience

Spring has sprung… well technically, at least. While we’re confident that warmer weather is just around the corner, this week marked the beginning of spring and for many, that means it’s time to get dirty, literally – the garden season is finally here! To help, We’ve asked Strange’s Florists Greenhouses & Garden Centers for a few of their top tips for creating that picturesque garden, perfect for a season of outdoor entertaining.

March 21 / Local Experience

Embracing the nationwide trend towards more natural health products, Regency’s newest tenant offers customers natural pain solutions in a variety of forms. Promising “health without the high,” Your CBD Store opened March 17 on Regency’s second level and features an assortment of CBD products for both adults and animals.


March 20 / Local Experience

For one day, we’re all a little bit Irish. We pile on the green clothing, perhaps a red beard or a few layers of green and gold beads, and we head off in search of a day full of revelry, and perhaps a pint or two. Check out a few of the ways you can add a little green to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with local businesses.


March 07 / Local Experience

As soon as the shop bells chime, Ruth McMahon, owner of Kiss & Make-Up, warmly greets customers, popping her head out from behind the corner counter or one of the many garment racks. With a skill finely tuned after more than three decades in business, she sets about welcoming and getting to know her customers, instantly washing away feelings of self-consciousness, and setting them at ease in a store which, to some, might otherwise prove anxiety provoking.

February 13 / Local Experience

Check out what local Richmond businesses have going on for Valentine's Day. #RVAbemine


February 07 / Local Experience