Celebrating Earth Day in Hampton Roads

Celebrating Earth Day in Hampton Roads

One thing we can say about Hampton Roads is that every Earth Day there is much to do locally! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do, check out the full blog post. We hope this makes your Earth Day a breeze!

LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT HELP THE EARTH

“After 50+ years of celebrating Earth Day, it’s more important than ever to be green. If you’re looking for simple changes you can make at home in honor of the holiday, these easy, eco-friendly lifestyle changes on our list will help guide you: little yet important things like reusing the items you already have, purchasing environmentally-friendly products that don’t come in excess packaging, and reducing your daily water and energy consumption. After all, even a tiny bit goes a long way when it comes to saving the earth!”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL IN HAMPTON ROADS

Wow, did we find a list of Earth Day Events for you all! From an Earth Day Market hosted by Bloom Beauty Bar VA and Farmer John’s Market to Earth Fest at Tradition Brewing Company – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

KID-FRIENDLY CRAFTS

“Every year on April 22, people around the world gather to celebrate and appreciate our planet for Earth Day! The movement started in 1970, as many became aware of the growing environmental issues, including air and water pollution. The day typically includes fun and engaging Earth-conscious activities to help you and your little ones learn how to make a positive environmental impact. While there are some easy things you can do to make a difference — think changing the light bulbs in your home to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and using eco-friendly products — partaking in our Earth Day crafts for kids can keep the change going for generations to come.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. –Mahatma Gandhi

 

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Hoppy Easter Hampton Roads

Hoppy Easter Hampton Roads

It’s Easter Weekend here in Hampton Roads! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do in Hampton Roads, check out the full blog post. We hope it makes your life a little easier… and eggstra festive!

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Hampton Roads is a very family-centric region, where many small businesses and venues host events that are totally kid-friendly. If you are looking to take the family out for some festivities, here is a list of events from myactivechild.com. Enjoy, be safe, and enjoy Easter with the little ones!

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL

We also pulled some additional events around Hampton Roads that are not just for the kids, but you adults too! Here is a list of brunches and other events local to you. From Blue Pete’s Restaurant to Varia – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

FOOD & DRINK INSPIRATION

“To help you plan this year’s Easter menu, we’ve found the best Easter dinner ideas that celebrate all things spring. From apricot glazed ham and lemon-herb chicken to roasted asparagus and lemon bundt cake, these family-ready dishes will impress everyone at your table. Not to mention, most of them are so simple and easy that even a bunny could make them (so hop to it!).”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

We hope you enjoy this beautiful Easter weekend. Spring is here and so are the warm temperatures we have missed very much. “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb

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Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day in Hampton Roads

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day in Hampton Roads

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do in Hampton Roads this weekend, check out the full blog post. We hope it makes your life a little easier… and more festive!

 

THE HISTORY

“March 17 commemorates the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (who, interestingly, wasn’t Irish). It also honors Irish culture by encouraging folks to wear Ireland’s colors (green, white and orange), listen to Irish music and feast on traditional Irish meals. It’s also a day filled with parades and special events, usually with friends and family, where lots of photos are being taken.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Hampton Roads is a very family-centric region, where many small businesses and venues host events that are totally kid-friendly. If you are looking to take the family out for some festivities, here is a list of events from myactivechild.com. Enjoy, be safe, and honor Irish culture with your little ones!

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

We didn’t forget about you adults! The 757 is home to many festivities for almost any holiday you could imagine, including St. Patrick’s Day. We pulled the list of bar crawls and other events local to you. From the Shack to Blue Pete’s Restaurant, to Waterside District – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

FOOD & DRINK INSPIRATION

“St. Patrick’s Day is finally here — which means it’s time to cook up a delicious Irish feast! Sure, any green food can pass as festive on March 17, but how could a St. Paddy’s celebration be complete without some tasty Irish-inspired meals? Luckily, if you’re craving a taste of the Emerald Isle, these St. Patrick’s Day food ideas are as satisfying as they are festive — and best of all, they might just bring you the luck of the Irish.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

Ella Higginson once said, “If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow.” Go out and find your four-leaf clovers this weekend! And if you’re feeling extra lucky, maybe it’s time to tackle today’s market with our help.

 

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Celebrating National Vinyl Record Day in Hampton Roads

Celebrating National Vinyl Record Day in Hampton Roads

National Vinyl Record Day falls on Thursday, August 12th this year. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Friday’s Eve… just put a record on and enjoy some sweet music. If you don’t have any on hand already or don’t know where to start – we have rounded up some of the best places to buy vinyl records here in Hampton Roads! Happy hunting!

 

Skinnies Records | Norfolk, VA

Here at Skinnies Records, you can buy, sell, or trade Vinyl Records. They also have a wide assortment of tee-shirts, patches, & stickers, D’addrio Guitar Strings & Accessories including Pro Mark Drum Sticks also stocked. VISIT SKINNIES RECORDS

 

Vinyl Daze Records | Virginia Beach, VA

“We sell new and used vinyl records and accessories including turntables, cleaners, etc. We also purchase clean used vinyl. With a listening station, two HDTVs, Wi-Fi access and art, Vinyl Daze is more than a record store, its a music experience. Vinyl Daze Records, where music has come full circle.” VISIT VINYL DAZE RECORDS 

 

Electric Audio Vintage Audio & Record Shop | Virginia Beach, VA

“Our mission is to bring back audio the way we think it should be heard. We feel there is nothing better than hearing music with beautiful warm sound.” VISIT ELECTRIC AUDIO HERE

 

Freshtopia VA | Norfolk, VA

“Fresh Radio is an online radio station that plays Classic & Progressive, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, House, & Reggae as well as classic radio mixshows 24/7 from real DJs/Turntabilist.” VISIT FRESHTOPIA VA

 

Half Moon | Virginia Beach, Virginia

“A retail store specializing in Grateful Dead and Tour style clothing and gear. We have a large selection of Vinyl Records and carry local art.” VISIT HALF MOON

 

Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.

– Jack White (the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes)

 

Father’s Day in Hampton Roads

Father’s Day in Hampton Roads

Did you know Father’s Day is coming up this weekend? Don’t panic. We’ve got you for all things Father’s Day! From local events and deals to online sales – take a look at what’s going on this weekend.

 

BRUNCH RECIPES

“Most dads agree: The ideal Father’s Day calls for quality time with loved ones, time to kick back and relax, and a hearty meal made with love. Start his day off right with these Father’s Day brunch recipes, which include breakfast favorites like eggs, quiche and piles of bacon.” – Good Housekeeping

 

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

Enjoy one complimentary guest for all members for June 20th! The VLM says, “THANKS DAD!” *Must show membership at the front desk. – Virginia Is For Lovers

 

HUNT CLUB FARM

Honor your dad by bringing him to the farm! Admission is FREE for all dads and granddads on this special day! We are also offering 10% off all market items at our incredible Farm Market!
Check out our jams and jellies, dips and spreads, and incredible sauces and spice mixes for grilling!  We know he’ll want to try these farm-made finds, like Red Pepper Jelly, Moonshine BBQ Sauce, and Hot Dilly Beans! – Hunt Club Farm

 

FATHER’S DAY CRUISE

Relax with dad as you sail the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor while enjoying music from our ship’s musician. Enjoy a complimentary Three Sheets to the Wind Ale while under sail! It’s an unforgettable way to celebrate Father’s Day. – American Rover

 

THINGS TO DO IN GENERAL

There are so many different ways to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day. Picking out the perfect Father’s Day gift and writing a sweet message in his card may be a given, but it’s also important to make sure that your dad’s special day is full of activities that’ll bring him even closer to the people he loves most: his kids. Really, if you were to ask him, quality time is the best gift you can give your dad, which is exactly why we’ve rounded up tons of fun things to do for Father’s Day this year. – Good Housekeeping

 

ONLINE SALES

Father’s Day is right around the corner—Sunday, June 20, to be specific, which leaves you less than a week to find the perfect gift. No idea where to start? Thankfully, a wide array of retailers are holding Father’s Day sales this weekend, so you can pick up something for Dad at a discount.” – Forbes

 

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6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

One of the perks to living on the East Coast is gorgeous sunrises. As the weather gets warmer, you have the opportunity to go watch the sunrise (without freezing). But, where can you catch some of the best sunrises in Virginia Beach? We have our top 6 ready to inspire you on this lovely Monday Morning.

 

SPOT ONE | Little Island Park

“Little Island Park is a 122-acre beach park in Sandbridge, just north of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park.” overall source

 

SPOT TWO | Neptune’s Park

“He stands 26 feet tall, sun reflecting off his frame, wave-inspired curls cast in bronze. He is the son of Saturn, Lord of the Sea. He is King Neptune, and with a majestic presence only he can muster, he presides over Virginia Beach’s newest oceanfront park. Located at 31st and Atlantic, Neptune’s Park is the third venue of its kind along the resort strip.” overall source

 

SPOT THREE | Rock Jetty at Rudee Inlet

“At the south end of the Oceanfront, the Rudee Inlet is the go-to hub for fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing and waterside dining.” info + photo source Brian Knight

 

SPOT FOUR | Mount Trashmore Park

“Mount Trashmore Park, also known simply as Mount Trashmore, is a city park located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which opened in 1974, Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park.” photo source

 

STOP FIVE | False Cape State Park

“Featuring over six miles of unspoiled beaches in an ocean-to-freshwater bay habitat and 15.3 miles of trails, False Cape State Park is one of our favorite spots to explore for a unique glimpse into our seaside environment. With dunes, woodlands, farm fields, salt marshes and more, this coastal landscape is unmatched.” info sourcephoto source

 

SPOT SIX | Red Wing Park

“Red Wing Park, a 97-acre park located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for its beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Red Wing Park property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the “Old City Poor Farm.” It was developed into a park by the City in 1966 and is now home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.” Just picture those cherry blossoms at sunrise in the Spring… there are not many photos in existence of this spot at sunrise, you could be one of the first. overall source

 

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4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day
Adrienne Cook once said, “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” This St. Patrick’s Day is different for sure, but there are still some ways to celebrate. If you need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Step One | Brunch

Nothing says good morning (or afternoon) quite like brunch, but did you know there is a plethora of recipes to make it a true St. Patrick’s Day feast? Get cooking, Rachael Ray has a whole lineup for you here!

 

Step Two | Drink Green Beer

Fun and festive, this is always a good way to get your day started. Need to figure our how to obtain green beer? Try this recipe! It is super simple. (thank goodness)

 

Step Three | Head Out For Festivities (or stay in)

There are a few things you can do safely around the Hampton Roads. There are some pop up markets, virtual comedy shows, and even virtual concerts. Take a look at all your options thanks to The Virginian-Pilot.

 

Step Four | Bake Some Goodies

We cannot forget about the last step. One of the perks of any holiday, is baked goods. From festive cookies, to cupcakes, to dessert pizzas – yes, dessert pizzas – there are almost too many options. Sort through all the recipes and suggestions from Good Housekeeping. Thank us later!

 

We hope everyone has a magical St. Patrick’s Day, no matter how you choose to celebrate.

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Rain Rain Go Away, Or Maybe It’s Cool If You Stay A Day

Rain Rain Go Away, Or Maybe It’s Cool If You Stay A Day

We know the saying is “April showers bring May flowers,” but those showers have started early here in the Hampton Roads. Yes, it might be a little rainy for now, but guess what… there is greener grass and warmer weather waiting for us on the other side. In the meantime, here are some rainy day activities!

 

HAVE A SPA DAY

Self-care really does start at home. Take some time to yourself – fill up the tub with some warm water and bubbles, pour a drink of choice, and relax. What’s next? Maybe you could do a face mask or at-home pedicure. Do what you need to do to unwind and take advantage of your rainy day.

 

ORGANIZE / CLEAN YOUR LIFE

Marie Kondo has nothing on a rainy day. Start in one room and go one by one… you have ALL DAY to get your space spick and span. This option is mighty productive by nature, but also proactive because on the next sunny day you can enjoy the outdoors and sunshine fully without worrying about chores.

 

MOVIE MARATHON

Pick your fighter! Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, 80s favorites… No matter what you pick, just make sure you have popcorn and snacks on deck. Grab your favorite fuzzy blanket, grab the kiddos, and have your very own at-home movie theatre experience.

 

WINE-AND-PAINT NIGHT

Maybe your girlfriends want to come over for some Bob Ross and Grenache. Pick an image and paint away! It is always fun to see who is closest to matching the original, but it’s even more fun to see who is the furthest. Also, pajamas are fair game in this situation, just saying.

 

HOST A VIDEO GAME / BOARD GAME TOURNAMENT

No matter how old you are, this option is golden. Dust off all those consoles! Whether you set up a Mario Kart tournament, get out a physical game, or even decide on charades – grey skies and rain move over, there is nothing but competition in the air.

 

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So maybe now is the day you decide to search for your dream home in the Hampton Roads. New listings hit the market every day, so now is definitely the time. Let us help you with your home search. Contact one of our expert REALTORS® today or browse at your own pace at www.atlanticsothebysrealty.com. Good news, you don’t even have to leave your house.

Coastal Collection | Cherrie Point

Coastal Collection | Cherrie Point

Breathtaking water & nature views of Cherrie Point from every room in this grand all brick transitional home on the Severn River. Privately tucked away yet conveniently located to amenities. This home has an elegant appeal as soon as you pull up and open the front door into the exquisite foyer with lots of natural light, stunning views immediately.

 

The elegantly designed staircase, library/study, formal dining with butler’s pantry. Your gourmet kitchen has built-in seating with stunning views of the water and nature, custom cabinets, granite countertops, pantry with wine cooler, custom tile backsplash, polished wood floors and much more. Your dining room commands elegance with its exquisite built-in hutches, crystal chandelier, crown molding.

 

Romantic primary bedroom and molded onyx bath on first floor with fireplace. Stunning sunroom, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower. Too many features to list see attached sheet or request a copy of feature sheet.

 

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Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

Have you ever dreamt of owning your own Bed & Breakfast… or maybe your own Wedding Venue? Look no further. This versatile business opportunity, the Historic Boxwood Inn, is currently operating as a Bed & Breakfast and Wedding & Events venue. Turn your dream into reality with this gorgeous and historic property.

 

The history of the Historic Boxwood Inn dates back to the late 1890s when Samuel Curtis owned and operated this building as a general store, post office, and tax assessor for Warwick county. Preservation and modern business make this a totally unique estate. This property still has original millwork and tables from general store still in use… the hardwood floors, covered porches, verandas add to the charm.

 

This property also has a commercial kitchen, full size owners kitchen, and 5 beautiful areas on first floor. The interior decor and furnishings are included. Upgrades in past 5 years include: slate roof, commercial exhaust, HVAC.

 

The opportunities are waiting for you. This property is turnkey. Corporate events, restaurant, Air B&B… this Historic Estate is located in the business corridor of I-64 and Rt. 60. If you have ever imagined turning a bride’s dream venue into reality or hosting guests in your very own Bed & Breakfast – this is it. 

 

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