local love

There is a lot to love in the Shenandoah Valley / Charlottesville region. That’s why we live here! We highlight some hidden gems and info you might not know about our culturally rich, gorgeous foodie haven. Have a place you’d like to see featured, or know more about? Drop us a line!

Need a Mood Boost?

treat y’ self Staunton’s local businesses have all the things to make quarantine comfortable – don’t forget about you! treat y’self! firkin pie Nothing says […]

Western State Hospital

Even today, nearly 50 years after the ivory columns and terraced gardens of Western State Hospital had long cracked and overgrown, a certain gravity hangs […]

Swannanoa: a Secret Treasure

Hidden among undulating Appalachian peaks stands an intricate marble mansion named Swannanoa. A wooded drive away off of I-64 exit 99, it remains open to […]

An Architect’s Paradise

Warm summer weather draws with it dozens of visitors to Staunton’s bustling heart, it’s downtown. From locally-brewed coffee to cuisine for any appetite, wine-tasting to […]

Local Profile: the Incredible Susan Weeks

about Susan Weeks Owner: The Bard’s NestProprietor: Bonfire Begonia JewelryFront of the House: The ShackFormerly of Pretty Pretty and Rock, Paper, Scissors a staunton fixture […]