Fredericksburg, Virginia travel story in Southern Living’s July Issue

southern living july 2015 coverGrab a copy of the July issue of Southern Living to read my little travel piece on where to shop and eat in Fredericksburg, Virginia. xo, marissa

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Charred cocktail stories in Plate Magazine

Plate_Burnt_CoverI wrote two stories about charred cocktails in Plate magazine‘s May/June issue. The stories feature Richmond’s The Roosevelt, Washington D.C.’s Del Campo, and Toronto’s Salt Wine Bar.

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Recent Richmond restaurant reviews

photos by Dean Hoffmeyer + Mark Gormus

A line-up of Richmond restaurant reviews from the past two months:

Brew American Gastropub — 2 stars — Midlothian

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant — 1.5 stars — Short Pump

Tarrant’s West — 3 stars — Henrico/West End

Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar — 2.5 stars — Short Pump

Coriander — 3 stars — Carytown

Isabella’s Bistro & Salumeria — 3 stars — Midlothian

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Virginia Press Awards

Nothing makes me miss R•Home Magazine like this Virginia Press Award. While I was managing editor at R•Home, I was blessed to work with V. Lee Hawkins the magazine’s creative director on some fabulous issues.

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Charlottesville story in Southern Living’s May Issue

In the May issue of Southern Living, I wrote “A Perfect Day In Charlottesville.” The little travel piece features four C’villians who tell you where to go and what to do when visiting the area. Be sure to grab a copy of the magazine off newsstands. cheers, marissa

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Lalo’s, Mbargo, Southerly and Southbound reviews

Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill — 3 stars — The Fan

Mbargo — 3 stars — Rocketts Landing

The Southerly — 2 stars — Henrico

Southbound — 3.5 stars — Bon Air

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2015 RVA restaurant reviews thus far

A roundup of restaurant reviews for the beginning of 2015:

Commercial Taphouse & Grill — 3 stars — The Fan

Coda Urban Bistro — 2.5 stars — Downtown

Nora Taste of Lebanon — 3 stars — Henrico

The Betty On Davis — 3 stars — The Fan

Perry’s Restaurant & Delicatessen — 3.5 stars — Downtown

Urban Tavern — 3 stars — Henrico

More Richmond restaurant reviews here.

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Williamsburg, Virginia travel story in Southern Living

southern living december 2014 overGrab a copy of the December issue of Southern Living to read my travel story on where to shop and grab a bite to eat in Williamsburg, Virginia. cheers and happy holidays, marissa

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Morgantown, West Virginia travel story in Southern Living

I wrote a travel story on “where to shop now” in Morgantown, West Virginia, for Southern Living’s November issue. It also is posted online here. Read up! And, if you are feeling adventuresome, it’s worth a trip to Morgantown. Not mentioned in my story: the college town has great local beer and pepperoni rolls! cheers, marissa

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Richmond, Virginia travel story in Southern Living


I wrote a travel story on Richmond, Virginia, which was featured in the September issue of Southern Living. The story tells visitors how to experience the River City on a high and low budget, whether you are tubing on the James or shopping at a high-end boutique. Grab a copy on newsstands now! cheers, marissa

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