Sponsored Post: Riviera Spas available for purchase at JoPa Company

Maryland-based Riviera Spas have been available exclusively at JoPa Company for the past ten years. Spas, or hot tubs as many call them, have vastly changed as technology has improved in the past twenty years. No more do you have the bulky, ugly eyesore hot tubs of the 1980s. Today an outdoor spa can be […]

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Sponsored Post: JoPa is Richmond’s Exclusive Firetainment Vendor

JoPa Company in Richmond, Virginia, is introducing a fun, new and creative group activity to the Holiday Season. Firetainment is a luxury fire table company based out of Orlando, Florida, and JoPa is the exclusive vendor for their “Firetaining” centers. These beautiful pieces have already made such a strong impression on regular clients shopping at […]

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Sponsored post: Luxury furniture brand Gloster at JoPa Company

Gloster Furniture is having a banner year, celebrating 50 years in business! What started in 1960 as a West African furniture-making operation, gradually diversified and expanded into a global brand headquartered in England. The U.S. branch of Gloster Furniture, Inc., is actually based out of South Boston, Virginia, making the company readily available to JoPa […]

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A little office cheer

I hope everyone is continuing to have a happy new year, as January comes to a close. January has always been a favorite month of mine, as it has always been fun and pretty productive if I look back on it. First college acceptances in January 2003, first January term at R-MC in 2004 (best.short.semester.ever), […]

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Orchid plant care

Are you an indoor plant lover? One of my favorite indoor plants is the orchid. I know all of my Deep South and West Coast friends are thinking, orchids inside? Say whaaa? But in all honesty Virginia has bipolar weather and keeping them inside 80% of the year helps them last! I like having orchids […]

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Recycling in new forms

Recycling comes in many different forms, here is the story about one man who took a massive pile of lemons and turned them into lemonade! (Source, $49.95) David Bird of Maine, a commercial rope-maker, had quite a shakeup when in 2008 a National Marine Fisheries Service regulation was passed which recalled a specific rope used […]

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Christmas decor

Do you love the holidays? I am a big fan, and I treasure pulling out the things that I have inherited from family, as well as new things that M and I have acquired together. Above is a beautiful bird from Caspari, which M gave me as an early gift this year – the tag […]

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An Auction, not Bonfire, of Vanities

I promised my readers last week that I would tell y’all the tragic tale of the former ‘Queen of Albemarle’ wineries. Ms. Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of the late philanthropist John Kluge (died Sept 2010 at age 95 and most famous for founding Metromedia), has been in financial hot water for the past year+ (at least […]

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