In Country Calendar: April 13, 2022 Issue

April 13, 2022

Spring has officially sprung in our In Country section! Here are some events in the Virginia countryside this month. Saturday April 16 Easter Bunny Experience at Salamander Resort & Spa […]

In Country: Featured Properties

February 21, 2022

Since it’s our winter real estate issue, we have not one but four featured properties this February. We grouped them from high to low based on price points. The properties […]

Have You Tried ‘Steeling’ Away to Pittsburgh for the Weekend?

October 13, 2021

When talking to a group, Texas has “y’all,” the Midwest has “you guys” and us Pittsburghers have the unique “yinz.” I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and most of my family […]

Montecito Hangs Tough to Protect Harry & Meghan 

August 19, 2021

 It’s been 13 months since Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle with son Archie moved to Montecito – my home of 30 years next to Santa Barbara, California.  Their arrival caused a near […]

Georgetown’s Connections to Harry & Meghan’s Montecito

September 16, 2020

Montecito, California, is a great place for the famous and their families to live because, for the most part, they are traditionally, almost rigidly, ignored. They simply become part of village life.

Virginia’s Second-Home Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot … and Transformed

August 13, 2020

Instead of recreational purposes like horseback riding, hunting and gardening, what buyers now seek is refuge, a space to spread out and distance from their neighbors.

2020 Garden Tour Is Shelved

April 22, 2020

They are gorgeous. Intimate. Grand. Colorful. Hidden. And they will remain so until next May. They are the gardens of the Georgetown Garden Tour, an annual springtime event that lets […]

Buy Fresh Buy Local


In the middle of a global pandemic, food is more important than ever. The Buy Fresh Buy Local Program is a nationwide effort that works to connect local farmers and […]

A Winter Escape to the Greenbrier

February 26, 2020

A Swedish massage at the famed resort is only a train ride away. The multiple restaurants, casino and massive parlor fireplace will keep you warm and entertained.

Traditional Christmas Fun in Middleburg

November 22, 2017

One of the things for which the quaint yet sophisticated village of Middleburg, Virginia, is best known happens on the first Saturday of December. Since 1979, most of the town (pop. 800) and some […]