A sample of Soft Surroundings' fall collection

Courtesy Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings Opens in Short Pump

Soft Surroundings, the new boutique blending a selection of comfortable clothing, stylish jewelry, home décor and beauty products, opens Friday (Aug. 29) with a party at Short Pump Town Center. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Shop Talk

The Answer Brewpub Gets Ready

The Answer is Mekong “chief beer officer” An Bui’s new spot for serving his own creations, 36 taps from other breweries, and a menu of Vietnamese snacks and sandwiches. It officially opens on Tuesday. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Richmag Food

Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 24-29

What a week, everybody. Richmond has been busy making itself known on heavy-hitter lists, making award-winning beer and making us cry and swell with pride. Maybe a culinary training camp would have been a better city investment. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Richmag Food

Richmonders to Cook at Chefs for Equality

Chefs for Equality, the annual Human Rights Campaign fundraiser in D.C., will spotlight Virginia chefs, food and drink. Jason Alley (Comfort/Pasture), Peter Chang (Peter Chang China Café) and Mike Isabella (Graffiato) are among the participants. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Richmag Food

Perk up your Bathroom with Pink

Perk up your bathroom with pink accessories by Kasssatex. more »

Aug 27, 2014 R•Home Blog

Robert Wernick in Montparnasse, Paris. June 4, 2011.

Photo by Amie Oliver

Appreciation: Robert Wernick

The Hat reminisces about meeting Robert Wernick, a career journalist, after first getting to know him through his writing for Time-Life publications, as well as Life, Vanity Fair, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated and The New Republic. more »

Aug 26, 2014 The Hat

Run for the Hill

When you hear that the folks who’ve been manifesting beautifully crafted monthly “Sunday suppers”— four-course meals with drink pairings and vibrant, seasonal décor — are opening a restaurant, you make plans to be first in line. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Richmag Food

What's Hot!

Whether you’re building, renovating or accessorizing, kitchen products abound to deliver function and flair. No matter your style — colorful, urban or farmhouse — we’ve uncovered goods that will kick up any kitchen’s style. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Home Improvement & Decor

Photos by Harry Kollatz Jr.

Dido Goes Sailing

The morning after Verlon Vrana and his friends brought "Dido" out from his living room on the Boulevard, where he’d built the boat, he sought to demonstrate that even “an old man” could bring her out, rig the mast and set sail. more »

Aug 22, 2014 The Hat

Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 22, 2014

The best-selling beer is ... Snow? Best Dish debuts; and Tom Hanks and Spike Lee eat Ed's food — plus edible insects and more newsy nibbles. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Richmag Food

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