vol. 64 / here & there
vol. 64 / here & there 🚀


VOL. 64  /  LYNCHBURG

Buckle up; we're going on a road trip! Over the last couple years, we've visited Lynchburg to catch various concerts. Forget what you knew  — the city is full of new entities you have to visit.

We're sending you just two hours southwest: Lynchburg is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We've broken down where to stay, what to do and, most importantly, where to eat.

Your adventure awaits…

Where To

Stay


Settle in for your weekend retreat at The Virginian, optimally located downtown at Eighth and Grace streets. Built in 1913 and then closed in 1972, this historic hotel just completed a massive luxury renovation and is now back open and ready for action.

Walking in the front door, you'd never know the hotel had past lives as apartments and dorms. Now you're welcomed with a warm, modern lobby. If you like to explore, see if you can take a peek in the ballroom, and of the 115 rooms, consider requesting the Moore & Giles suite, outfitted and decorated by the Lynchburg-native leather company. You'll see their handiwork throughout the hotel, from the sexy Chesterfield in the lobby to the on-premises restaurant.

 

Vitals:

curiocollection3.hilton.com/the-virginian-lynchburg

What To

Do


Before you go, check the schedule at the historic Academy Center of the Arts, just a half-mile down the road from The Virginian. The historic theater just completed a stunning restoration.

Opened earlier this month, the century-old building boasts a reputation for perfect acoustics and attracts nationally acclaimed performing artists. Enjoy its galleries featuring a variety of paintings from renowned artists or one of its multiple events in the 340-seat Warehouse Theater. Hmm...looks like NO BS! Brass is playing for New Year's Eve!

For other activities, take some time to stroll along Blackwater Creek Trail or visit the Saturday community market open year-round!
 

Vitals:

academyfinearts.com

Where To 

Eat


No trip is complete without scoping out the best local eats!

First up, obviously you need a caffeine fix. Beeline to the hip yet friendly Golf Park Coffee, serving none other than Richmond's own Blanchard’s Coffee. This coffee shop is the cool local hangout and is the best way to kick start your morning. We are working on coaxing the owner to open a Richmond location...

Next, we need brunch, stat. New to the Lynchburg foodie scene, Grey’s opened last spring and has quickly made its mark, offering a rotating seasonal menu based on local ingredients, which is easier to show than tell. We want to order this or, hello, this. Check their Instagram for weekly updates!

And for dinner, visit the crew at Rivermont Pizza, a local staple. Their wood-fired pizzas are all over the map, in a good way. We’ve got our eyes on The Ricky. Pro tip: try the roasted vegetables as an appetizer (soaked in a super delicious sauce).

Still hungry? Consider Urbavore, Crisp, and The Water Dog.

Richmond Love Letter

Don't worry, we're still obsessed with Richmond. Our talented photog Kate Magee's images are a love letter to our city - and now you can bring them home.

Shop our brand new prints online, and pick them up at our office on either Friday, December 14 or Friday, December 21.
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vol. 63 / wheels
vol. 63 / wheels ⚙️



VOL. 63   /  WHEELS

Thanks so much to the overwhelmingly awesome and massive crowd that attended Good Tidings Market on Saturday. It was such a fun day!! If you didn't make it, there's still time to shop Someday, Loose Ends Embroidery, Anther and Strawberry Fields before year-end.

We'll be selling at The Broad Bazaar tonight from 6-9pm. Come shop our tees, onesies, and our much-demanded collaboration prints with photographer Kate Magee!!

See you there...

Rider

Woodworks


From shopping at Dear Neighbor and Someday, we've learned that we have an obsession with cutting boards. Who knew?

This weekend during Good Tidings Market, we came upon Rider Woodworks, a line of locally made cutting boards, prep stations, butcher blocks and charcuterie boards. Owner Ethan Rider adds flair to his boards with stripes of different woods and end-grain pieces. These would be stunning gifts for the guys or the gals in your life.

And we dig this super chill video of Ethan quality control testing a recent piece.

 

Vitals:

riderwoodworks.com

Adventure's

New Home


Right off the bat, we're entranced with this new shop's picture windows. The Wes-Anderson-goes-on-a-bike-ride vibes make us want to go inside!

This Saturday, you can. Journeyman's Adventure Co. is the new Shockoe Bottom destination shop offering bike gear for all scenarios, terrain and ages. As they put it, they're not just a bike store, but an adventure company! We want to learn more, so this Saturday we'll be heading to their launch party to see what's going on!
 

Vitals:

Saturday, December 8 / 12-4pm
facebook.com/events

Tacky Light

Run


After visiting Journeyman's on Saturday, we're heading on another adventure, one of the holiday variety.

The CarMax Tacky Light Run combines a casual, untimed 6K with an overload of holiday festivity. The course winds through Midlothian's Walton Park neighborhood, known for its intense and amazing tacky lights. The family-friendly event is quite the scene. Be sure to dress up in your holiday tackiest, and enjoy rainbow cookies and hot cocoa.

It's going to be positively frigid, so skip parking conundrums by taking Lyft to and fro, using code TACKYLIGHTS for 25% off two rides.

Our question is: How long does it take these houses to rig their tacky lights? That's some commitment...


Vitals:

Saturday, December 8 / 4-9pm
sportsbackers.org/tacky-light-run

vol. 62 / gifted
vol. 62 / gifted 💫


VOL. 6  /  GIFTED

Literally everyone is hosting a holiday market this weekend. To save you time, we narrowed the options down to the essential.

The good news is, with all these markets, there is no excuse to be giving amazing, personal gifts this year.

Shop on!

Good

Tidings


First up, ta-da - we've curated our very own market!

This Saturday only, Here is bringing together a fresh line-up of women-owned brands for Good Tidings Market. One. Stop. Shopping. For all the women in your life. And obviously you'll need a little something too.

You'll find us at the brand new shop, Someday, at First and Broad where our host offers a variety of treasured homeware and artisan gifts. Anther has statement jewelry covered, and Strawberry Fields Flower & Finds can help you adorn your home with their gorgeous wreaths, stems and succulents.

You may recognize these names from previous features in our newsletter. We've been saving the final addition to the line-up for a special moment - and this is it. Read on below to learn more about Loose Ends Embroidery.

Come say hi to us, pick up a RIC t-shirt or onesie on sale, and browse our new selection of Kate Magee for Here prints. (Ooo what?!) Belle Isle Moonshine is making custom cocktails too!

 

Vitals:

Saturday, December 1 / 12-6pm
facebook.com/events/701800740201907

Loose

Ends


We’ve been obsessed with Ft. Lonesome, a chain stitch company based out of Austin, TX, for a hot second. So you can imagine how absolutely crazy PUMPED we were when we discovered Loose Ends Embroidery in our very own city.

Trust us, chain stitching isn’t the same as grandma’s embroidery hoop. We’re talking the chicest vintage lettering and tattoo-like illustrations come to life with thread. And really so much more.

Loose Ends is made up of talented embroidery duo Allison Terres and Amber Sykes. You can either buy their designs on patches or work with them to create something entirely custom, be it a patch or a design stitched directly onto your clothing.

At Good Tidings Market, Loose Ends will have patches and will be doing embroidery live in the shop. They are a must-follow. Start digging through your closet now and bring in key pieces to be personalized!
 

Vitals:

instagram.com/looseendsemb

Northern

Grade


Our Good Tidings Market has everything you need for the ladies. So we also found you a holiday market for the gents!

Northern Grade is back for its 2018 Winter Marketplace at Main Street Station. Known as a champion of American-made brands, Northern Grade has deep roots in Richmond’s scene of local makers.

Shop a wide selection of vendors offering fine leathers, luxury men’s clothing and accessories. Sip on local brews, caffeinated and alcoholic, and finish your holiday shopping strong.
 

Vitals:

November 30 - December 2
northerngrade.com/pages/richmond-virginia-market

One More Time

No, seriously, Good Tidings Market is kind of a big deal for us. Are you joining us?!
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