vol. 57 / tiki
vol. 57 / tiki 🍍

VOL. 57  /  TIKI

Real talk: this newsletter is coming in under the wire. But in the end, we're proud of the little mix you'll find below. May it provide some inspiration for you and connect you further to our home.




We bet you could easily name some Richmond famous characters. Question is, as local famous as they may be, how well do you know their stories?

That's why Nicole Lang and Laura Sant created their new podcast, Richmond Famous. The duo interview some of the most fascinating chefs, experts and makers from our city's brilliant culinary scene and dig deep on their stories. New episodes drop every other Monday. In their most recent episode, they sit down with four Richmond winos to talk everything vino.

Why are you still reading this? Click through already and start listening!




Goth Tiki


Full disclosure: we're writing this at midnight the night before this newsletter drops. We came across this happening at the last minute (clearly), and we don't have all the details. We're going to tell you what we know, while being respectful of the family involved. This seems like an opportunity where our little community Here can do some good.

On Monday, the USBG RVA will host Hot Tropic, a goth tiki Halloween fundraiser, at Heritage. All proceeds from the night will benefit a local family whose little girl is sick. You know Heritage makes some tasty cocktails, and that theme is inspired. Will be a good night for good.

Can't go? Buy some raffle tickets online and support from afar.


Monday, October 29 / 8pm-12am facebook.com/events/274583489838309

Futures: Aziz


We loved catching Tiffany Haddish's stand-up at the Carpenter Center earlier this year, so when we heard Aziz Ansari was also coming to Richmond, we knew we had to share.

Known for his Netflix original comedy series Master of None and his role in Parks & Recreation, Ansari is a master in stand-up with his own flair for relevant, light-hearted comedy. Tickets will fly on this one, we wanted to give you plenty of time to snap yours up.


Sunday, November 18 / 7pm

Elisabeth Edelmango, give, see
vol. 56 / nascent
vol. 56 / nascent 🦋


Earlier this year, two nascent Instagram accounts caught our eye. This week, we finally get to dish on these two new, women-owned businesses.

Plus, have you made your Halloween plans yet? We’ll offer you some wicked celebration choices.

Happy Thursday!



This Saturday, Anther will launch with a private party - and we’ve got your invite.

Anther is the new jewelry brand specializing in statement pieces that are sustainable and ethically sourced from Ghana, Peru, Mallorca and other far-flung locations. Their bold debut collection features novel shapes and an inventive use of materials, all immensely wearable and available at reasonable prices.

PERK / To join Saturday’s launch party, email info@anther.shop (click this!) to request an invite. This will be your chance to shop the collection before their website launches. Plus, you can count on discounts, drinks and hors d'oeuvres!



Saturday, October 20 / 2-8pm

Dreaming of


We’re always dreaming of someday having the perfect home or the perfect kitchen…

Someday is today. Now open, Someday is the new shop that brings those dreams to reality with everything from antique graters to French market baskets. Shopowner Audie MacDougall has a decade of retail experience, and this store of treasures is the most exciting expression of her effortless entertaining and decorating. That's all to say, hurry up and go shop at this wonder of a place, buy a few items for your home, your neighbors and your loved ones.

Located at 1st and Broad (you can't miss their sprawling sign), the shop represents the latest chapter in the ongoing renaissance of downtown Broad St. More on that soon...




Halloween x 2

Confession: We take Halloween seriously, so we’re giving you not one, but two must-attend parties. That’s double the costumes and double the trouble…

First up, ICA is smartly combining Halloween festivities with their inaugural fundraiser. On Saturday, October 27, find your wild side at UNTAMED, while supporting the stunning new museum’s mission to offer free admission and free programming to all visitors. Go full costume, or relax a bit with creative black tie.
Saturday, October 27 / 7-10pm

And of course you’ll need proper Halloween plans. For the 31st, follow the Quirk Hotel down the rabbit hole for its second annual Halloween Bash. We intended to cover this last year, but tickets were gone in a blink. Dress in your best Alice in Wonderland costume for a night of dancing, $5 mini-dishes from the Maple & Pine chefs, and a customizable gin & tonic bar. Plus, a costume contest...
Wednesday, October 31 / 7pm-12am

Now, what to wear...?


vol. 55 / kiddos
vol. 55 / kiddos 🍭

VOL. 55   /  KIDDOS

In our survey a couple weeks back, many of you expressed interest in more kid-friendly ideas. Little did you know we had a kid-themed issue already lined up!

To those readers who may not have children, don't check out just yet. Who knows when you'll next need to entertain family or friends with little ones? Consider this ammo for that moment.

Without further ado, meet this week's guest editor: Steve Krieger. His credentials? He's a father of four, all under the age of seven, making him an expert on entertaining kids in Richmond. Hailing from Midlothian, he never imagined that he’d end up living here, but it was time abroad that gave him new appreciation for our fair city. Now he works at a Richmond-based consulting company and uses weekends to break out of the house with the whole fam to explore the city. Take it away, Steve!

Hi there! When it comes to young kids, everyone knows about Belle Isle, Maymont, Brown's Island, etc. I wanted to recommend a few other kid-friendly spots that are supremely enjoyable for all.



A vineyard may not be the first thing that comes to mind when dreaming of family outings, but newly-minted Upper Shirley Vineyards packs quite a punch: less than 30 minutes from RVA, open fields for picnics/ball throwing/frisbee/general kid chasing, panoramic views of the tidal James River, and of course, delicious vino.
Bonus: Engender Instagram envy from all of your friends and get your cardio fix by biking there via the Virginia Capital Trail.






No, not the newly-renovated underground museum, though, that's great too. The Capitol Square is the 12-acre public park surrounding the historic capitol, within the perimeter of Broad, Bank, 9th and Governor Streets. This is our go-to “we’re done eating dinner, but it’s not bedtime yet” spot.  
The brick-lined walkways are shaded by large magnolia trees and feature statues as well as fountains celebrating historical Virginians. It’s a fun place to meander on a steamy RVA night. The capitol is perched on the top of Shockoe Hill, and the view from the stairs is killer – any self-respecting D.C. monument wishes it could gaze out on such a view.
Tip: If you go after 5pm or on a weekend, parking is pretty easy to come by.





A somewhat hidden gem of the James River Park System, Huguenot Flatwater is directly underneath the Huguenot Bridge and encompasses the water just downstream of the bridge and all the way upstream to Bosher's Dam (beneath Chippenham).
Centrally located, it's a prime spot for a weekday pre-work paddle. When it's warm, you're guaranteed to see Osprey and you've got a great chance of spotting bald eagles and otters, as well. When the river water level is not too high, the paddle is about 35 minutes from the put-in to the mist from Bosher’s dam - the perfect distance for a light workout before hopping back in your car and heading to work. 



Made in RIC

Celebrating our babes and their origins.

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