Our capsule collection of garment-dyed, washed cotton-linen shirts was created with summer in mind. With hand-selected colors reminiscent of the seaside the Washed Nowlens will put you in a warm-weather mindset in no time.   The Washed Nowlens are constructed of an Italian-woven cotton-linen blend from Albini that’s 66% linen and 34% cotton. They have a little bit […]


With all of the madness going down this month, we thought it only necessary to share our own take on the ELITE 8 with a best dressed college basketball coach edition. We polled our staff and the results are in. In no particular order, here are our picks for best dressed. (Don’t sleep on cueing up “WHOOMP! […]


Linen and lightweight, loosely-woven cotton are known for their casual qualities, but we’re flipping the script this season. One of the easiest ways to get that extra mileage out of your casual linen and summer-weight cotton shirts is to dress them up. “But how am I supposed to wear a linen shirt with a sport coat,” you […]


James and Isabel Eckrosh of The Dog & Pig Show share holiday traditions with a dash of nostalgia. The holidays are as much about tradition as they are spreading good cheer. We like to think that at the end of the day, a good meal is more about who you have sitting around the table rather than […]

Wild Card

Virginia’s Piedmont region, stretching along the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is as much a state of mind as it is a place in a state. It runs from the Washington, D.C., exurbs southwest toward the vibrant college town of Charlottesville and beyond. It encompasses charming and noteworthy communities such as Leesburg, Middleburg, […]

Photography by Kate Thompson, Betty Clicker Photography

There’s nothing more refreshing than a crisp cocktail during the heat of the summer. Luckily for us, the buzz around Richmond’s cocktail scene lives up to its name, 100%. Find yourself in any of the local neighborhoods and you’re sure to find at least one, if not several, well-acclaimed craft cocktail bars worth ducking into […]


Tucked away in D.C.’s Northeast quadrant, the U.S. National Arboretum occupies over 400 luscious acres of land. A little over 3 miles away from the National Mall, the National Arboretum hosts around 500,000 visitors a year, compared to the Mall’s nearly 8.5 million. Featuring free admission and year-round visiting, except for Christmas Day, it’s low-profile […]

Photo cred: Rey Lopez, courtesy of Maketto

For many outsiders, D.C. seems like the city equivalent of a shiny, mylar Fourth of July pinwheel; emblazoned nationalism and corporate sprawl in place of culture and dynamic communities.  Unfavorable reputations of the area spread far and wide, though the city seems more harshly criticized by residents of neighboring states and cities, like Richmond and […]

Photo by Adam Ewing.

Life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina revolves around salt water. From simple economics to recreation and relaxation, the Atlantic Ocean is alpha and omega. Local legend and retired pro surfer, Jesse Hines knows that better than most. We had the chance to sit down with him at Surfin’ Spoon, his frozen yogurt shop, […]

Photo taken by Kate Thompson of Betty Clicker Photography

We’ve been working with Kate Thompson for quite a while now. You may recognize her as Betty Clicker, a childhood nickname that’s become her photography alias, and in the words of Kate, her figurative superwoman cape. Kate’s work carries distinct characteristics of deliberate composition, attention to atmosphere and wonderful, honest simplicity. Long story short — […]