Shop Local For Hostess Gifts

Throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season, it’s helpful to know where to go for thoughtful hostess gifts. While a nice bottle of wine will always be in style, Lynchburg area shops feature unique and charming gifts which…

Happiness, Scandinavian Style

Last winter, I began hearing a lot about the Danish concept of “hygge.” It has no exact English translation, but roughly correlates to creating a cozy feeling, and recognizing the joy of a simple moment. More recently, the Swedish philosophy…

Around Town

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra’s Family Holiday Extravaganza. This year’s LSO holiday concert will be performed on December 17, at 3 p.m., at E. C. Glass High School Civic Auditorium. The concert continues this season’s movie theme by showcasing music from…

Historic Homes On Tour

The Lynchburg Historical Foundation invites you to enjoy an afternoon touring four homes on Woodland Avenue on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Lynchburg Visitor Center, lynchburgtickets.com and at the…

Tour For A Cause | Charity Home Tour

Now in its 27th year, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight spectacular lakeside homes in Franklin and Bedford counties—and it’s all for a great cause. The three-day tour, October 6-8, is a true collaborative community effort to…

Recipes From The Orchard

Apples are a great go-to when looking for a delicious and sometimes unexpected ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Whether making dessert, dinner, or in need of a simple snack, apples offer thousands of varieties, each with its own…

Refreshing Desserts for Hot Summer Days

When the seasons change, my taste buds crave new, exciting flavors and textures. Cooler seasons call for rich, decadent desserts like dark chocolate tortes smothered in warm sauces and rich creams. Summertime, however, signals an entirely new set of desserts…