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Good design can be seen and acknowledged.
Great design, however, can be felt with the heart -it can be experienced, it can inspire you.


Motivated by the beautiful designs and craftsmanship he had seen while on a job stint in Haiti,  Andy Thornton, Founder and Co-Owner of LaDiff, decided this was something that needed to be introduced to back home. 


September 07 / Loyal to Local

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than to support local! Here are some ways local businesses are celebrating.  



August 31 / Local Experience

Because eclipses are cool and Richmond is too, here are some things local businesses are doing to celebrate.  




August 18 / Local Experience

Back in 1928, James River Transportation began with the Story family and their mission to being Virginia’s single transportation solution. With a single bus, they were able to help bridge gaps in the community by providing transit for commuters from rural Virginia into downtown Richmond. This opened up new opportunities for employment and connected shoppers with the bustling city shops.


August 03 / Loyal to Local

Escape the heat and become a tourist in your own city by visiting these local museums and landmarks… may we also suggest a nice pairing of a local brewery afterward?

July 12 / Why Local

Local businesses are celebrating the Fourth! Check out these patriotic deals and happenings from around RVA.


June 29 / Why Local

If you're like us, you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift that will wow your dad, and that will be relatively painless to get. Check out these local gifts you can quickly pick up today or this weekend. #LoyaltoLocal

June 13 / Local Stories

Richmond is awesome. Because you support local businesses, they’re able to give back to the community in big ways!

Here are a few that are making waves right now.


June 01 / Local Stories

What do you do when you can’t find a spot that fits just right- if you’re Chuck McCabe, you create your own!


May 03 / Loyal to Local

RVA businesses are welcoming this beautiful weather by celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 22!
Here are some ways to join in, make a difference, enjoy the day, and drink some beer.

April 19 / Local Experience

The rain has finally blown over and made way for those May flowers, making it the perfect time to get out there and explore your city. We've pulled together some local things to do and upcoming events that will have you out enjoying Spring.

April 05 / Local Experience

We sure do love our pups! So many local RVA businesses support non-profits that help our furry friends and make an effort to be pup friendly. Here are just a few:


March 22 / Community Support

Who isn’t looking for that perfect place to call their home away from home? Well, you’re in luck! Such a place exists at Capital Ale House


February 20 / Loyal to Local

What’s there to love about Richmond? Well, it's a million little things that, when added all up, mean we’re supposed to be together...

Here are a few of those million little things that feel like home in Richmond.

February 08 / Why Local

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Now that the sun is finally shinning, and you’ve binged all the latest shows on Netflix, grab some friends and checkout these events near you.

January 25 / Local Experience

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Forget the bread, milk, and eggs - prepare for the snow by grabbing the essentials at these great local RVA places.

January 05 / Local Stories

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After all the gifts have been opened, all the eggnog has been drunk, and all the parties partied at, it’s time to recover. Here are a few local places where you can relax and recoup before New Years.

December 26 / Local Gifts

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As fun as a good holiday party can be… here are a few great excuses for skipping out on those dreaded holiday parties.

December 20 / Local Gifts

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Here are a few of our fav local places where you’re sure to get holiday party ready.

December 16 / Local Gifts

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Richmond is full of great places to show off your fanciest pants. Here are a few of our picks for places to wear those superior trousers.

December 13 / Local Gifts

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Don’t know about you, but about this time, a drink is exactly what the doctor ordered.

December 11 / Local Gifts

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Tis’ the season to bring treats everywhere you go. Bring more to the table by buying and supporting local.

December 05 / Local Gifts

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QUICK. Don’t panic. We’ve got a list of great local restaurants where you’ll still look like a hero.

November 27 / Local Gifts

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Here are some shops, sure to produce some nostalgia, and help you find the perfect gifts for the kiddos.

November 27 / Local Gifts