Category - Stay Local, Play Local

Virginia is home to many great vacation destinations from Williamsburg to Washington, from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park. One of her greatest gems is Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beloved home of Thomas Jefferson. I've lived only three hours
Typically, our Saturdays are pretty booked up during the summer. If we aren't out on vacation or visiting grandparents, we are trying to catch up on housework and yardwork that we didn't get to while we were on vacation or visiting the grandparents. With three little ones, there's always something

Cville Niche Goes on a Wine Tour

August 19, 2014 1:16 PM by Cville Niche

On a bright Sunday morning, a duo of Cville Niche staff - Linnea White and myself - set out on a wine tour hosted by Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. to see what the buzz is all about. We tasted some wonderful wine, enjoyed a beautiful day, and, perhaps best of all, networked with new local-lovin'
A mom's work is never done! The minute we think we're caught up, one of the kids throws up on their clean clothes. We cook a scrumptious dinner then tackle the stacks of dishes in the kitchen. Throw in car-pooling, doctors' visits and homework and it's a wonder we survive a week - much less 18
A summer day filled with nothing but fun ? In Charlottesville and the surrounding area? Oh, my... the possibilities... where to begin? Well, since I currently live in southern Albemarle County, I figure I'm going to start there. The southern part of this beautiful county is chock-full of fun,

Monticello by Dana Cloud

August 7, 2014 1:27 PM by Dana Cloud

Monticello...it sounds like it could be a flavor of gelato or an Italian city. Well, not quite. Monticello is the home of our country's third President, Thomas Jefferson. The land on which this lovely estate is situated is found on a mountain top just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. This was
The dog days of summer have finally arrived in central Virginia. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay for at least a few more weeks. Of course that means there's no shortage of heat, humidity, and the inevitable sky-high electric bills. Besides the heat, there's something else that is quite
Almost every Saturday we wake up, grab our tote bag and head down to the city market to fill up on produce for the week! Spending our Saturday mornings at the market has turned into one of my favorite Charlottesville traditions. It is always full of interesting sights, smells and great local goods.
A local's guide to Charlottesville's best things to do this summer for every day of the week. Looking for the best things to do in Charlottesville this summer? As a local, it is easy to fall into the trap of monotony: doing the same thing every weekend. But with this 7-day guide, you can experience