“Be the best, make the best, and the rest will follow.” Before Paul and Paul, our two co-founders, set off to start Ledbury, this was the advice that we received from their mentor, London shirtmaker Robert Emmett. He taught them nearly everything that they needed to know about shirtmaking and his words on the fundamentals […]

In the spring of 2012, we collaborated with our friend and Virginia artisan Joe Rhames on creating a pair of sterling silver cufflinks. Our goal was to make cufflinks that were classic but stood out at the same time. The Monroe Cufflink was the result. As both craftsmen are based just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, […]

The Ledbury Launch Fund introduced us to some extraordinary people. One of those folks was Jordan Childs of Shine Craft Vessel Co. His commitment to craftsmanship and the passion behind his brand earned him a place as one of three finalists. It’s been a while since we caught up with Jordan. I headed over to […]

We’re just going to come out and say it: Saison is a great restaurant and a special place. When our friends and family come to town, we take them there. From craft cocktails to rotating seasonal menus, it is one of the most impactful recent additions to the Richmond culinary community. Building off their success […]

As a startup and growing business, we recognize that entrepreneurial efforts need a strong sense of community and support to grow. This recognition was a big reason that we based ourselves in Richmond, where the sense of community is strong and healthy. During our pop-up shop experiences last year, we had the pleasure of visiting […]

With Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations taking place last week, it’s a great time to reflect on the remarkable complexity of the natural world. Friend and local architect, Patrick Farley, met with us over coffee to discuss building new infrastructure, biophilic design, and environmental sustainability. We first met Patrick through his position on the advisory […]

Henry Miller is considered one of the greatest writers of the early 20th-Century, and justifiably so. Miller was far from the first to document his personal experience, philosophical beliefs and fiction; however, he was the innovator of combining them all into a singular form. His writing style is characteristically straightforward, but flows in a way […]

With their unique perspective on Southern culture, the team at Bearings has been highlighting the best in Southern culture since the launch of their guide in 2008. Bearings was an early supporter of our company since the very beginning, and through their guide, we’ve been introduced to many intriguing aspects of Southern culture and life. […]