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Music

Written by Leslie Grace Meandering along winding roads through Southwest Virginia, one can almost hear the plaintive tones of Mother Maebelle Carter and Dr. Ralph Stanley echoing faintly. Jump in your car and start anywhere along The Crooked Road, Virginia Heritage Music Trail, for a musical journey. This 333-mile journey along the roads of Southwest […]

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Food/Drink

Photos by Andrew Thomas Lee In a newly renovated, decades-old gas station tucked in the bucolic Blue Ridge Mountains, Chef Patrick O’Cain is serving up food you would be more apt to find on a street corner in Chiang Mai, nevermind in a sleepy Southern mountain town. Gan Shan Station is just two miles from […]

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Style

One doesn’t usually associate obscure Japanese denim brands with Southern mountain cities, but that’s just the kind of place Asheville is. We were excited to discover Old North at our recent visit there, and the thoughtfully curated collection of men’s clothes and gear are just the kind of things you want to reach for during […]

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Style

This year marks the 4th we’ve partnered with Charlottesville-based leather craftsman Marcus Wiley of Wiley Brothers. Wiley has a similar origin story as us: His life began in finance as a stockbroker before he headed back to the Virginia horse country where he grew up. Inspired by his equestrian roots, he launched Wiley Brothers in […]

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Craftsmen

The iconic, boxy silhouette. Their impeccable safety record. There’s a lot to love about a Volvo, and their power to inspire intense nostalgia is pretty magical. We’ve been fans of the Swedish-made automaker at Ledbury HQ for quite some time. Our CMO has owned a record six Volvo’s in his lifetime and wouldn’t consider buying […]

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Art/Design

One benefit of being located in Richmond, Virginia is the proximity to the #1 ranked public arts school in the country and the pool of talent that emerges from one of its many-lauded programs. Virginia Commonwealth University (or VCU) is ranked top in the country for its sculpture, fiber arts, and 2nd overall in (public) […]