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Best Places to Propose in Charlottesville

Are you thinking about proposing to that special someone in your life? A proposal is an important life event that can determine the future of a relationship. Have you and your partner discussed marriage and taking the next step, or are you popping the question with an element of surprise? Either way, finding the perfect location is key to a …

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in Charlottesville

Mardi Gras is a festival that begins on Epiphany, a Christian Holiday on January 6. This season, typically referred to as Carnival in Brazil and several other countries, lasts until midnight on Ash Wednesday.  Also known as “Fat Tuesday” in French, Mardi Gras is mainly celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday as a prelude to the fasting season of Lent. …

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Places to Play Tennis in Charlottesville

Even if you aren’t the next Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal, playing tennis is a fun way to get more active and offers many health benefits. Tennis Day is just around the corner on February 23, so if you’ve never had the opportunity to try out the sport, then now is the perfect chance! Although tennis is a popular sport, …

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Dog Friendly Places in Charlottesville

If you have a dog, chances are you love taking your furry friend with you wherever we go! There are plenty of dog-friendly places in Charlottesville, so you don’t have to leave your fur baby behind if you go out to dinner or want to grab a drink with friends. Plus, it’s a great way to socialize your dog and …

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Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Charlottesville

Congratulations, New England Patriots fans! Tom Brady will be playing his ninth Super Bowl game, which is more than any other NFL football player in sports history. However, Brady needs to win Super Bowl 53 for the Patriots in order to set the record for the player with the most Super Bowl Wins. Even if you aren’t particularly fond of …

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Practice Your Handwriting with Calligraphy Classes in Charlottesville

Calligraphy is known as the art of writing beautifully. The word itself is from the Greek words kallos meaning “beauty” and graphẽ meaning “writing.” We’re not talking about beautiful poems and novels, but the visual penmanship itself. Usually a cursive or script font, calligraphy is an ancient art form with roots in many cultures including Indian, East Asian, and Persian. …

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Sip Wine By the Mountains at Mount Ida Reserve

Spread across 5,000 beautiful acres, Mount Ida Reserve offers a great tasting menu with an even better view. As soon as you walk into the winery, a large window displays the nearly 180-degree mountain view found outside. The inside is just as notable, with high ceilings, wood accents, and a stone-covered bar. Drink by the Fire Sip wine on the …

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Weekend Getaways Near Charlottesville

Although there’s certainly a lot to love about Charlottesville, it’s still fun to explore new places with a weekend getaway. The great thing about just going away for the weekend rather than an entire week is that if you work a typical Monday through Friday job, you won’t have to take any vacation days. You can head out after work …

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Uncommon Facts About Charlottesville

There’s a lot to love about Charlottesville like the small-town charm, the fantastic local restaurant scene, and the abundance of wineries. But there’s a lot more to the city than meets the eye. For instance, did you know comedian and actress Tina Fey was a graduate of the University of Virginia? Other notable grads include NFL player Chris Long, television …

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Shop Smart: Affordable Home Decor in Charlottesville

If you’ve just moved into your new apartment at Beacon on 5th, then congratulations! You’ve just moved into one of the best apartment complexes in Charlottesville. Now all you need is some home decor! Whether you just moved in or have been settled into your home for a while, there are tons of places to find affordable home decor in …