Working on music and editing a video for our May 12 issue. Can’t wait to share!

Working on music and editing a video for our May 12 issue. Can’t wait to share!

Looking to get Distinction for your tablet? Our ebook is up on our store now! http://Click here to seeClibit.ly/1geucMi  #hrva #ebook

Looking to get Distinction for your tablet? Our ebook is up on our store now!

We want to thank everyone who entered our Get Hooked Up Fly Fishing contest! We had more than 4400 entries. Check back here at 5:30 to find out the winner! #flyfishing #hrva

We want to thank everyone who entered our Get Hooked Up Fly Fishing contest! We had more than 4400 entries. Check back here at 5:30 to find out the winner! #flyfishing #hrva

Here is a preview of our new cover! The next issue of Distinction Magazine drops this Sunday, Feb. 16. 

Here is a preview of our new cover! The next issue of Distinction Magazine drops this Sunday, Feb. 16. 

Happy Holidays from the staff at Distinction Magazine. Thanks for following. Look for more great stories in 2014!

Happy Holidays from the staff at Distinction Magazine. Thanks for following. Look for more great stories in 2014!

Bob Harman, aka Bob The Weaver, is a truly interesting man with a great story. Read about him running moonshine and weaving the old way in our latest issue. See it here online: www.Distinctionhr.com

Bob Harman, aka Bob The Weaver, is a truly interesting man with a great story. Read about him running moonshine and weaving the old way in our latest issue. See it here online: www.Distinctionhr.com

We are busy bees!  The Distinction Booth at the VA-1 Conference. Come say hello!

We are busy bees!  The Distinction Booth at the VA-1 Conference. Come say hello!

The Fall Fashion spread in our new issue was shot at The Wells Theatre in Norfolk. Check out “BEHIND THE SCENES.” Because not every star needs a stage. And because the best style might even be a bit … unexpected. http://bit.ly/1gYIGFK
Plus check out the behind-the-scenes video at the end of the article!

The Fall Fashion spread in our new issue was shot at The Wells Theatre in Norfolk. Check out “BEHIND THE SCENES.” Because not every star needs a stage. And because the best style might even be a bit … unexpected. http://bit.ly/1gYIGFK

Plus check out the behind-the-scenes video at the end of the article!

Hello, friends!
Welcome to our last issue of 2013 – and the year’s biggest. The weather is starting to chill, driving us indoors a bit, slowing us down. That’s the season’s own gift to us, isn’t it? A natural pause, a chance to reflect on the year, on our loved ones, on our homes. We take this deep breath before the new year, with its promise and excitement,  carries us along once again.
In this issue, we celebrate the home in myriad ways. We offer a beautiful guide to gifts for the kitchen, a natural center of the home. There are simple and gorgeous items for novices and experts alike. We also bring several holiday baking recipes, from gingerbread houses to sweet potato pie.
And along with our guide to giving, we give a nod to receiving with an essay about thank-you notes. Their protocol has changed over the years, even though our need to express gratitude hasn’t. 
This issue is bursting with other features. For our take on winter fashion, we take you to the Wells Theatre, which is celebrating its centennial this year. The theater provides the lush backdrop for beautiful gowns – and it’s where John and I find ourselves at left. Also, be sure to go online to find a behind-the-scenes video of the fashion shoot. 
The Wells and fashion mix tradition and trends in sometimes surprising ways. Tradition gets an even closer look elsewhere in this issue. We take you duck hunting with a fourth-generation guide off Knotts Island, and introduce you to a sixth-generation weaver in western Virginia who is finding a new lifeline making the fabric for high-end scarves. We take you behind the Virginia tradition of distilleries, and to a company in Mechanicsville that is making Old World salumi here in the New World. (And it is really good.)
And we always like to have a little fun in Distinction. So you’ll find a story about Martha Glasser, whose ’69 Ferrari was once owned by Nancy Sinatra. And you’ll find a little letter from Poseidon, who wonders what the big deal is about that guy Neptune.

There’s so much more in this issue, and so many more stories we look forward to telling in 2014 and beyond. As always, thanks for joining us.

Hello, friends!

Welcome to our last issue of 2013 – and the year’s biggest. The weather is starting to chill, driving us indoors a bit, slowing us down. That’s the season’s own gift to us, isn’t it? A natural pause, a chance to reflect on the year, on our loved ones, on our homes. We take this deep breath before the new year, with its promise and excitement,
carries us along once again.

In this issue, we celebrate the home in myriad ways. We offer a beautiful guide to gifts for the kitchen, a natural center of the home. There are simple and gorgeous items for novices and experts alike. We also bring several holiday baking recipes, from gingerbread houses to sweet potato pie.

And along with our guide to giving, we give a nod to receiving with an essay about thank-you notes. Their protocol has changed over the years, even though our need to express gratitude hasn’t.

This issue is bursting with other features. For our take on winter fashion, we take you to the Wells Theatre, which is celebrating its centennial this year. The theater provides the lush backdrop for beautiful gowns – and it’s where John and I find ourselves at left. Also, be sure to go online to find a behind-the-scenes video of the fashion shoot.

The Wells and fashion mix tradition and trends in sometimes surprising ways. Tradition gets an even closer look elsewhere in this issue. We take you duck hunting with a fourth-generation guide off Knotts Island, and introduce you to a sixth-generation weaver in western Virginia who is finding a new lifeline making the fabric for high-end scarves. We take you behind the Virginia tradition of distilleries, and to a company in Mechanicsville that is making Old World salumi here in the New World. (And it is really good.)

And we always like to have a little fun in Distinction. So you’ll find a story about Martha Glasser, whose ’69 Ferrari was once owned by Nancy Sinatra. And you’ll find a little letter from Poseidon, who wonders what the big deal is about that guy Neptune.

There’s so much more in this issue, and so many more stories we look forward to telling in 2014 and beyond. As always, thanks for joining us.

Keep a lookout on our Facebook page for your chance to win prizes.  Starting Monday! Http://www.facebook.com/distinctionmagazine

Keep a lookout on our Facebook page for your chance to win prizes. Starting Monday! Http://www.facebook.com/distinctionmagazine

A different take on decorating a pumpkin from Country Living Magazine. They used a decoupage technique that creates a distinctive and refreshing look to help decorate your home this season.

A different take on decorating a pumpkin from Country Living Magazine. They used a decoupage technique that creates a distinctive and refreshing look to help decorate your home this season.

Inspired by traditional British hunting jackets, the Norfolk Jacket from the Beams Plus collection from Autumn/Winter 2013 is constructed in classic ‘Donegal’ tweed, sourced from the Molloy & Sons mill in Ireland. - See more at: http://definitivetouch.com/outerwear/beams-plus-norfolk-hunting-jacket/#sthash.mOiBN11Y.dpuf

BEAMS PLUS NORFOLK HUNTING JACKET

Photographer Eric Lusher going to great heights to capture the perfect angle while shooting the Bill Deal, the Architect, story in our latest issue.  Check out the photos and story here: http://bit.ly/14zhTVf

Photographer Eric Lusher going to great heights to capture the perfect angle while shooting the Bill Deal, the Architect, story in our latest issue.  Check out the photos and story here: http://bit.ly/14zhTVf

Hello, friends!
Welcome to August, when there’s something a little bit sweet to the stickiness in the air. Before we turn our thoughts to fall, let’s honor what summer brings us: Growth. Was it sproutlings in the backyard, or the notches that march slowly up the inside of the doorway, marking your kids’ noggins? Here at Distinction, we’re also celebrating growth. We continue to expand our story reach, understanding that great stories come from all over. At left, John and I are testing the wares at Shockoe Denim in Richmond, where the crew hand-sew and customize jeans. You’ll see the story on Page 64.
But as always, we love to feature those who are bound by tradition – and starting new ones. In our cover story, we take a tour through Virginia’s wine country, which seems to be growing exponentially. We bring you the story behind La Tienda, the premier online purveyor of traditional Spanish foods, based right in Williamsburg. And we take you inside a Trappist monastery in Crozet, where from the nuns’ life of austerity comes rich gouda cheese.
We’re also extremely excited about our digital growth. To learn more about Shockoe Denim, catch the video at DistinctionHR.com. We take you behind the scenes at the shop. See, too, our video with the photo essay on barber shops, those living pieces of Americana. It captures the everyday moments at Davenport’s Barber Shop that make it – and places like it – so enduring. Check out past videos there, too.  
In addition to our own website, you’ll be seeing our stories in EP, The Virginian-Pilot’s tablet application. In August, DistinctionHR.com and EP will be sharing one of our stories exclusively: our piece on radio control pilots and their labor of love. Don’t call them toys.
In the magazine, you’ll find all kinds of talented and passionate people. Bill Schlaht, who has always had a knack for restoring things, turns his eye to the Portsmouth business district that holds his shop. Sister and brother Marissa DiGirolamo and Thom White are a force to be reckoned with in downtown Norfolk. And architect Bill Deal uses his creativity to shape the most important place of all: the home.

There’s so much that I’m excited to bring to you. As always, thank you for reading and giving us the opportunity to tell you these stories.
Judy Le - EditorJohn Fall - Publisher
http://www.distinctionhr.com

Hello, friends!

Welcome to August, when there’s something a little bit sweet to the stickiness in the air. Before we turn our thoughts to fall, let’s honor what summer brings us: Growth. Was it sproutlings in the backyard, or the notches that march slowly up the inside of the doorway, marking your kids’ noggins? Here at Distinction, we’re also celebrating growth. We continue to expand our story reach, understanding that great stories come from all over. At left, John and I are testing the wares at Shockoe Denim in Richmond, where the crew hand-sew and customize jeans. You’ll see the story on Page 64.

But as always, we love to feature those who are bound by tradition – and starting new ones. In our cover story, we take a tour through Virginia’s wine country, which seems to be growing exponentially. We bring you the story behind La Tienda, the premier online purveyor of traditional Spanish foods, based right in Williamsburg. And we take you inside a Trappist monastery in Crozet, where from the nuns’ life of austerity comes rich gouda cheese.

We’re also extremely excited about our digital growth. To learn more about Shockoe Denim, catch the video at DistinctionHR.com. We take you behind the scenes at the shop. See, too, our video with the photo essay on barber shops, those living pieces of Americana. It captures the everyday moments at Davenport’s Barber Shop that make it – and places like it – so enduring. Check out past videos there, too. 

In addition to our own website, you’ll be seeing our stories in EP, The Virginian-Pilot’s tablet application. In August, DistinctionHR.com and EP will be sharing one of our stories exclusively: our piece on radio control pilots and their labor of love. Don’t call them toys.

In the magazine, you’ll find all kinds of talented and passionate people. Bill Schlaht, who has always had a knack for restoring things, turns his eye to the Portsmouth business district that holds his shop. Sister and brother Marissa DiGirolamo and Thom White are a force to be reckoned with in downtown Norfolk. And architect Bill Deal uses his creativity to shape the most important place of all: the home.

There’s so much that I’m excited to bring to you. As always, thank you for reading and giving us the opportunity to tell you these stories.

Judy Le - Editor
John Fall - Publisher

http://www.distinctionhr.com