When Albert Doumar is done with cone making, a task he calls his daily exercise, he carefully takes off his black apron, dusted in flour, and adjusts his signature suspenders before he takes a seat at a booth. http://www.distinctionhr.com/2013/05/ice-cream-man/
Our friend Grace Bonney at Design*Sponge posted a great guide to cities in the West. http://www.designsponge.com/2013/05/best-of-the-west-city-guides.html
Virginia Beer Fest in Town Point Park in Norfolk. #hrva #757 #norfolk
Stock let Gardens Art Fest in full swing #ghent #norfolk #stockley #757 #hrva #picoftheday
A Ram at Hearthside Farm in Pungo, behind the scenes during our photo shoot. #distinctionhr #ram #farmlife #picoftheday #instagramhub #vabeach #757 #hrva
Behind the scenes at Hearthside Farley from our latest issue. Kevin Anderson cutting out bars of Tasha’s own soap. #soap #farm #holistic #hrva #757 #pungo #vabeach #picoftheday #instagramhub #distinctionhr
I am so excited to introduce this issue because it epitomizes what we love so much about our region, and what we seek to bring you: passion. People who are passionate about creating, passionate about the way they live, passionate about doing what they love. We take a little peek into the worlds of several of the region’s artists. These are people who intricately and intimately create their vision of the world and share it with the rest of us. And we take a look at an art community flourishing in an old bakery in Norfolk. Our region has spawned so much talent –
artists of national and international renown – and we can bring you only a glimpse of it in one issue. Keep an eye out for more.
Many of us also have a great passion for food. It has to sustain not just our bodies, but also our curiosity. It’s our culture and comfort. Around these parts, barbecue inspires such fervor. So we sent out a North Carolina native in search of some pork that made him feel at home. And he found a lot of it. Of course, we couldn’t possibly include all the wonderful barbecue in our region, so check out his favorites and find your own. I did. In the picture above, you can see John and me
about to stuff ourselves (I’m a sucker for that Soo-ey Sweet sauce) at the Belmont House of Smoke in Norfolk. However you like it, there’s plenty here for you to discover. And speaking of food, check out luscious recipes for all those tomatoes that will soon be gracing your backyard and local farmers markets, as well as a conversation with Fabio Rinaldi, of Norfolk’s Sirena restaurant.
Also in these pages, we take you into the heart-pounding world of big-game hunting on the water – sight casting. These anglers stalk their prey, laying eyes upon the fish before the heated pursuit. And we join a family farm, where they make their living straight off the land.
And of course, what would Distinction be without a bit of fun? Come on a road trip back in time in our summer fashion preview.
As always, thank you for reading.
- Judy Le, Distinction editor
At the Master Gardener’s Plant Sale at The Virginia Beach Farmers Market #hrva #gardening #plants #spring #picoftheday
Meet Henry, Hearthside Farm’s live in lamb. You’ll see Henry in an exclusive video at distinctionhr.com starting Sunday. Look for our “Life Milked Daily” article. #757 #hrva #lamb #farm #cute #picoftheday #pungo #virgina
Went to Wholefoods in Hilltop, very cool especially their bar. Get growlers filled, coffee drinks and great food. #instagramhub #hrva #distinctionhr #wholefoods #theporch
We’re excited about the new issue of Distinction, which comes out Sunday. From artists to artisanal farmers to a (phenomenal) automobile collection, you’ll see yet more of what makes Hampton Roads terrific. Our summer fashion spread, photographed by Todd Wright, is especially noteworthy. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put together a fashion feature:
At the American Theater in Phoebus, please remove your shoes. #virginia #hrva #distinctionhr #ballet #dancing #instagramhub #picoftheday
We won Best In Show at The Virginia Press Awards!
The Old Beach Farmer’s Market has become a staple in Virginia Beach for area producers and artisans who want to share their goods with the public. If you’re anywhere in the region it’s something to check out.
We love the Old Beach Farmer’s Market. We need to head out there this weekend.
At Six in Phoebus enjoying the seared sea scallops with hoisin glaze and wilted watercress. #instagramhub #hrva #phoebus #food #tapas
A look back to 1931 with the Cavalier Hotel! Cool vintage advertisement.
Anthony Bourdain is coming to Hampton Roads Wednesday night, April 24, 2013. Internationally renowned chef, author, and television host of the Emmy award-winning No Reservations and The Layover, Anthony Bourdain will embark on his Guts & Glory tour this Spring and share new material and stories!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house (1941), Alexandria, Virginia
Interesting photo from space.
Home Sweet Home: View of Hampton Roads from the International Space Station. Photo taken by Cmdr. Chris Hadfield on 22 February. Please click image for an enlarged view.
The new Bentley For Men fragrance range will be available in the U.S. in May, exclusively through Neiman Marcus. Take a moment to revisit our Bentley story here:http://www.distinctionhr.com/2013/02/bent-on-speed/
Some of the best Spring 2013 looks from Fashion Week 15/20: DVF
When in Phoebus, VA eat at SIX, great tapas and people. Had salmon with a oyster mushroom sauce, herbed meatloaf, crab mac and cheese and a wonderful caprese salad.. All washed down with some delicious dark and stormys. Yum! #hrva #phoebus #six #tapas
This is the reason we love dogs.
There is nothing like fresh eggs #eggs #homespun #hrva #delicious #farm #distinctionhr #instagramhub #picoftheday
The cherry blossoms are in full bloom at Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Beach is sister cities with Miyazaki, Japan. I thought I had missed the blossoms, but it turns out I was just early!
Beautiful cherry blossom pictures. We love spring at Distinction!