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Shagbark Brings Local to Life

Shagbark Brings Local to Life

With three children and our busy lives, it’s rare my husband and I are able to enjoy a ‘date night’ out for dinner. But when we do, we love to explore some of RVA’s local restaurants. Being on the ‘four diamond list’ and named Taste50 Best […]

Wedding & Floral Design with Amanda Day Rose

Wedding & Floral Design with Amanda Day Rose

It started as a hobby that became a passion that grew into an incredible wedding design and floral business! Let me first say that I am so proud of my ‘little sister’, Amanda Day Rose, who has turned her incredible love of nature and creativity […]

Welcome The Daily to Short Pump

Welcome The Daily to Short Pump

The Daily Kitchen & Bar has two locations in Richmond, VA — Carytown and Short Pump. It is owned by the Richmond Restaurant Group which also owns The Hard Shell Downtown, The Hard Shell Bellgrade, The Hill Cafe, East Coast Provisions, Pearl Raw Bar  & The […]

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

As soon as I pull up to the Clifton’s West End home, I’m mesmerized by the garland, dripping with colorful, hand-blown ornaments, framing those beautiful double doors. Amy and Steve Clifton, and their three children, love Christmas decorating and have so many wonderful collections, each […]

Our Christmas Home

Our Christmas Home

I love Christmas. I love decorating and baking and singing Christmas carols. And I love Christmas traditions. We have a lot of them and try our best to stick with them but we’re far from perfect. And I love adopting new traditions with our kids […]

A Goochland Getaway

A Goochland Getaway

Welcome to this beautiful Richmond home in Randolph Square, one of my favorite neighborhoods. A few weeks go, on an unseasonably warm day, I had the opportunity to visit Denise and Patrick, the lucky homeowners. This gorgeous remodel is a nice balance of her casual, […]

Turn Over a Good Leaf

Turn Over a Good Leaf

  One of my favorite spots to grab a salad is at The Good Leaf in Carytown. I know that no matter what I order, it’s going to be fresh and full of flavor. The Good Leaf works with local growers and producers and is […]

Proper Pie

Proper Pie

I love sweets but I’m not a big pie lover…but maybe it’s just because I haven’t had one that I actually love. One of my dear friends loves pie. That’s her choice of dessert, which seems so crazy to me. For her birthday, I gave […]

River Run Dental for Relaxing Dental Care

River Run Dental for Relaxing Dental Care

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like going to the dentist. It’s not even like I’ve ever had dental problems. I just don’t like going. And I’m sure I’m not alone. I would guess that most people don’t like going to the […]

Greenbrier Getaway

Greenbrier Getaway

We were looking for a fun spot, within close proximity to RVA for a quick weekend getaway. A friend suggested The Greenbrier, a national historic landmark and world class resort that’s been welcoming guests since 1778. We’ve been wanting to try it out for quite […]

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

I was so excited to meet Elizabeth Gow, the face and fashion behind The Northern Southern and take a peek into her beautiful Hallsley home. From the minute I walked into that beautiful front door (don’t you love that color?!), I fell in love. Her […]

Spreading JOY through celebration!

Spreading JOY through celebration!

I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Julia Warren, the founder of Celebrate! RVA and this girl is the real deal! This is an amazing organization – I was so excited to learn more. Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a […]


SPOTLIGHT

Shagbark Brings Local to Life

Shagbark Brings Local to Life

With three children and our busy lives, it’s rare my husband and I are able to enjoy a ‘date night’ out for dinner. But when we do, we love to explore some of RVA’s local restaurants. Being on the ‘four diamond list’ and named Taste50 Best in Southern Food made us curious about Shagbark. Our recent visit to this local restaurant did not disappoint!

According to their website, Shagbark is a stage for local farmers, fisherman, and artisans – so that was one more reason to try it. We love all food local!

The name comes from a Shagbark hickory tree that grew along the James River. I just love the Shagbark accents integrated throughout the restaurant design. The decor is unique and so creative – I really like this shagbark wall.

Not only do they have an incredible restaurant for an elegant dining experience, but they also have a beautiful bar lounge and patio. The chandelier was a real eye-catcher and even the flowers on the tables were amazing.

They haven’t missed a thing with their beautiful decor. Even the bathrooms are beautiful and this chandelier is truly unique!

We knew the food would be great since it’s local. But we had no idea how delicious and artful it would be!

The menu offers a huge variety of local selections and of course, some great wines for pairing. They offer Virginia draft beers and cider and some fun seasonal offerings as well.

Richmond food lovers and visitors are in for a real treat at Shagbark.  It’s not too far from Scott’s Addition and the Museum district so it’s easy to make it a great night out on the town. We might just see you there soon!

 


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Shagbark Brings Local to Life

Shagbark Brings Local to Life

With three children and our busy lives, it’s rare my husband and I are able to enjoy a ‘date night’ out for dinner. But when we do, we love to explore some of RVA’s local restaurants. Being on the ‘four diamond list’ and named Taste50 Best […]

Wedding & Floral Design with Amanda Day Rose

Wedding & Floral Design with Amanda Day Rose

It started as a hobby that became a passion that grew into an incredible wedding design and floral business! Let me first say that I am so proud of my ‘little sister’, Amanda Day Rose, who has turned her incredible love of nature and creativity […]

Greenbrier Getaway

Greenbrier Getaway

We were looking for a fun spot, within close proximity to RVA for a quick weekend getaway. A friend suggested The Greenbrier, a national historic landmark and world class resort that’s been welcoming guests since 1778. We’ve been wanting to try it out for quite […]

A Blooming Business

A Blooming Business

Carrie Walters is Paper Rose. You may have seen her beautiful flowers at the Brunch Market this past spring, or in various places around RVA. Her flowers are truly amazing. I loved getting to know the creative artist behind these beautiful works of art. What […]

Crazy for Stir Crazy

Crazy for Stir Crazy

One of my favorite things we’ve been doing as a family, is visiting local coffee shops. I love coffee and my kids love tea and hot chocolate, which we can usually find at these fun, local shops. One Sunday, we ventured to a whole new […]