I, like other people, am so much the dupe of the fondness for the natale solum as to believe seriously there is no quarter of the globe so desireable as America, no state in America so desireable as Virginia.

– Thomas Jefferson

Celebrating Laura's bachelorette weekend with a Virginia winery weekend! | Teaspoon of Nose

My first year out of college, I lived in Charlottesville. It’s a magical town at the foothills of the Shenandoah mountains, and it’s made me love Virginia.

Looking for some great Charlottesville restaurants? I've got a bunch to recommend for any budget!

Charlottesville Restaurants

Some of the best things about Charlottesville lie right outside! Here are my favorite hiking and winery spots in the area!

Things to do Outside Charlottesville

Virginia Wineries

The Richmond Botanical Gardens makes the perfect kid-friendly summer day that's fun for the grown ups too! | Teaspoon of Nose

Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond

Smith Mountain Lake makes for the perfect summer weekend getaway in Virginia! | Teaspoon of Nose

Smith Mountain Lake


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