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  • Top Five Local Father’s Day Celebrations

    Top Five Local Father’s Day Celebrations

    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.


  • Skrimp Shack Serves Up Summer Fish Fry Flavors

    Skrimp Shack Serves Up Summer Fish Fry Flavors

    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.


  • It’s a Patio Life: Seven Patios to Enjoy this Season

    It’s a Patio Life: Seven Patios to Enjoy this Season

    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.

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Local Stories

Whitley's Peanut Factory has been producing the finest gourmet Virginia peanuts and confections for over 32 years. Their third retail location opened up in Richmond this year and is filled with holiday treats for everyone this gift-giving season. Stop by and find gifts for everyone on your list all while sampling their tasty products.


November 16 / Local Gifts

When you think of LaDIFF, you probably think of furniture - three floors of modern & contemporary designs to be exact. LaDIFF is more than a furniture store! All year round, but especially right now, you'll find a selection of gifts, jewelry, books, and home accessories as eclectic and interesting as the rest of the items at LaDIFF. LaDIFF's elves are pretty darn good at making suggestions (and keeping holiday secrets!), and they'll gift wrap your special purchase, too.


November 07 / Local Gifts

Crossroads Art Center has a wide selection of art for the naughty and nice on your list. We are the perfect place to find that one of a kind Secret Santa or Hostess Gift. Come in and let us make shopping fun for the Holidays.


October 30 / Local Gifts

Celebrate the holidays with the sweetest gifts in town! The Spelt Gourmet Cookie Company offers many cookie gift ideas from small to large. Give a beautiful clear tube of cookies, or a gift tin with up to 4 flavors, or a small or large gift basket of luxuriously delicious gourmet cookies. Cookies like the "Spicy Mexican Turtle," full of caramel, roasted pecans, Ceylon cinnamon and a hint of heat. If you are a coffee lover try our Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Espresso! There is a flavor for everyone and you can have delicious gourmet cookies with wonderful healthful ingredients - a terrific benefit.


October 29 / Local Gifts

One chocolate bar, eight distinct squares, each holding a unique delight, because why choose, dahling? Have it all! 

October 11 / Local Gifts

Richmond is filled with spook-tacular events for all ages this Halloween. From trick-or-treating alternatives for the tiniest of ghosts to 21+ festivities stretching through the witching hour, be sure to check out how your favorite locations are celebrating this year. 


October 18 / Local Experience

It's National Taco Day, that's something to taco 'bout!

Be sure to celebrate such a fantastic day at one of the many unique and locally-owned restaurants in town. Check out some of our favorites below.

October 04 / Local Stories

Our favorite hello and the saddest goodbye - coffee we really do love you.

Here are some coffee posts from local Richmond businesses. Also, don't forget that September 29th is National Coffee Day!


September 20 / Local Stories

Can you believe fall is already here! September 22nd is officially the first day of fall. Local businesses are celebrating with some great merchandise, deals, and more!


September 20 / Local Stories

At twelve-years-old, Jimmy Keith started working shoulder to shoulder with his father at KeithFabry. Back then, KeithFabry was a blueprint firm, and it was during those summers, working alongside his father, that Jimmy learned the ins and outs of the printing industry and how to care for customers. 



September 05 / Loyal to Local

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


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.



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