LOCAL STORIES
  • Gifts that Keep Giving: Feed More

    Gifts that Keep Giving: Feed More

    Honor your friends, family, co-workers and/or loved ones than with a gift to help feed more! During the months of November and December, Feed More offers a unique way to share in the holiday spirit with Holiday Cards. Every Holiday Card purchased helps provide nutritious food to the nearly 200,000 Central Virginians who face hunger.
     
     
  • Holiday Gifts at Regency

    Holiday Gifts at Regency

    Regency is centrally located in the heart of Richmond’s West End. The mall is anchored by the market’s flagship JCPenney and XXI Forever. Regency features a comprehensive mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers including Sephora, Charlotte Russe, Foot Locker, and Zales. Regency also features an extensive selection of local retailers, so be sure to think, shop, and buy local!

     
  • Gifts from Strange's Florist

    Gifts from Strange's Florist

    Strange's Florist is Richmond Virginia's largest family-run florist, started by Mr. G. A. Strange in 1935. They have been growing for well over 70 years to provide the best green products for the Richmond community. Check out these gift holiday decoring ideas for the those with and without green thumbs.

     

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Local Stories

How is it already August? Before the sun sets on summer enjoy Richmond the local way by hitting up these awesome spots for a good time.

You can’t end the summer without heading over to Gelati Celesti to pick up a pint. 

August 09 / Local Experience

Whether you are meeting up with friends, unwinding after work, or just looking to try something new these local places offer a seat at the bar and lots to enjoy.

August 09 / Local Experience

A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of FUN – Painting with a Twist

When Shauna and her husband Michael moved to Richmond in 2016, they immediately fell in love with the city. The rich history and welcoming atmosphere that the city had to offer were just what they had been searching for. After deciding to make this their permanent home, it was time to put down roots and contribute back to the community with which they had fallen in love.

 

July 25 / Local Stories

July 15 is National Giveaway Day! Check out these top-notch contests and giveaways from local RVA businesses. 

Click on the posts below and follow the instructions for your chance to win big at a small business! 

See more on Instagram and on Facebook.

July 11 / Local Experience

August 26 is National Dog Day and we couldn't be more excited!

Check out these cute pups and posts from local RVA businesses.  

See more on Instagram and on Facebook.

July 11 / Local Experience

Happy Fourth of July! Local businesses are celebrating all over RVA - join in and see what's cooking! 

June 26 / Local Stories

“When you’re dressed properly, and when it fits properly - you feel like you can conquer anything that comes your way.” - Kevin Reardon, Owner, Franco’s Fine Clothier

 

June 14 / Loyal to Local

Dad, a small title for someone who's got some big shoes to fill!

Local businesses have lots of ideas for gifts to give, things to see, places to go, foods to eat, and other great ways to celebrate dad (including dog dads).

See more on Instagram with #RVAfathersday.

June 13 / Local Stories

Mom's, the unsung heroes.

Local businesses have lots of ideas for gifts to give, things to see, places to go, foods to eat, and other great ways to celebrate the best person ever - mom.

See more on Instagram with #RVAmothersday.

May 03 / Local Stories

Coming to Crossroads Art Center

OPEN HOUSE + ARTIST RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 18 • 6–9 pm

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established local artists as well as,  promotes the awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts to fine arts. With more than 225 artists represented, Crossroads Art Center is a cultural resource and an active participant in Richmond’s thriving art community.

 

FEATURED ARTIST: DAVID TANNER

At this month’s Open House, Crossroads Art Center is helping celebrate award-winning local artist, David Tanner.

May 01 / Local Stories

Always a stunning 72 and sunny, Strange’s Florist & Garden Center is one of Virginia’s largest greenhouse growers and is one of the largest retail garden centers in the United States.

 

April 19 / Loyal to Local

April 22 is Earth Day, Richmond! 

Time to reduce, reuse, and recycle! Help celebrate Earth Day and make a difference where we live.

Since 1970, people have been commemorating Earth Day on April 22, to help protect the planet from the harms of pollution and as a way to promote the difference that healthy habits of sustainability can make. Here's more info on the history of Earth Day.

Local RVA businesses are all about making sure their community is taken care of!
Check out how they're celebrating with #RVAearthday.

 

April 19 / Local Stories

You know, making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. It sure would help a lot to take a break from all your worries.

Maybe go somewhere everybody knows your name? Where everyone's glad you came and maybe see that all our troubles are the same?

 

April 06 / Local Experience

Don't you just love this beautiful Spring weather? Typical Richmond.

Check out what local businesses have going on around town and how they're celebrating Spring coming to town.

March 21 / Why Local

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so break out your green & check out some of the awesome local festivities happening around town!!

#RVAStPatricksDay

 

March 09 / Local Stories

Victory is sweet and so are these treats… Here are some authentically Richmond shops that just can’t be beat!

February 22 / Local Stories

Leading global travel authority Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2018 and Richmond is on the list, coming in at number seven. According to Lonely Planet, “River City has flipped from humdrum to happening, but the ‘hey y’all’ hospitality remains.”

February 07 / Loyal to Local

Why love Richmond? Oh, let me count the ways! There are a million little things that, when added all up, are just supposed to be together...

Here are a few of those many little things in RVA that we just can’t quit.

 

February 07 / Loyal to Local

We love local businesses and local businesses love you. Check out gift ideas, discounts, and more using #RVAvalentinesday.

 

February 07 / Loyal to Local

Does all this warm weather have anyone else itching to get out and about?

With the snow melted, it's time to break out of hibernation. So get out there, fellow Richmonders, and enjoy all this great city has to offer!

 

January 24 / Local Stories

The 804 connection...
You know that feeling you have when you forget your phone at home, or worse, you have it with you and it dies? There’s nothing worse than that dreaded feeling of disconnect and not being able to communicate. 

December 26 / Local Stories

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.

December 26 / Local Stories

The Gift They’ll Remember...

Looking for that one-of-a-kind gift that’s sure to bring a smile to their face? LaDiff is your solution. It’s quirky, it’s functional, and it’s sure to steal the spotlight this holiday season! (And between you and me - it’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give! Not only are their items affordable, but they’ll even gift wrap it for you!)

 

November 30 / Loyal to Local

When you decide to support local and shop small, you cast a vote for a better community. You support the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs, you invest in the growth of the community, you help tell a bigger story.

We're in love with how local artist, Ed Trask, shares the story... 

P.S. Keep scrolling for deals and happenings from truly local businesses...

 

 

November 22 / Local Stories