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Six Charlottesville gift ideas for romantic occasions

For most, gift-giving is an intimidating concept. Lucky for us, Charlottesville offers up a slew of retail stores and artisans that make it easy to find something for everyone on your list.

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Romantic Italian restaurants in Charlottesville

Is there anything more romantic than eating Italian food by candlelight? These are five of our favorite  Charlottesville Italian restaurants to help to set the mood, from a classic Belmont spot to pasta-at-home. That’s amore!

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Sweets for your sweetie: Four shops to get chocolate in Charlottesville

It’s the perfect gift. It melts in your mouth, it comes in multiple flavors, and it’s an aphrodisiac to boot! Here are four places to get chocolate in Charlottesville.

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Charlottesville Valentine’s Day Guide

Valentine’s Day is a day to show your love but it can also bring pressure. After all, you want a gift that’s perfectly personal. Here are some romantic gift ideas from Charlottesville businesses to get you started so you don’t...

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Bloomin’ beautiful romantic gestures from Charlottesville florists

Whether you’re showing up to your beloved’s parents’ home or trying to make an impression on a first date, say it with flowers from these Charlottesville florists.

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Fantastic Florists for Charlottesville Weddings

From simple bouquets of roses and baby’s breath to ornate centerpieces featuring exotic flowers like orchids, these Charlottesville wedding florists create one-of-a-kind arrangements that represent the beauty of your love and commitment.

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Charlottesville Caterers for Dream Weddings

These Charlottesville caterers will ensure a culinary experience you and your wedding guests will remember for a lifetime!

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Gorgeous Wedding Cakes in Charlottesville

From traditional tiered cakes to more contemporary designs with personal flair, your wedding cake is the artistic centerpiece for your reception. Charlottesville wedding cake makers are up to the task of creating a masterpiece that will leave your guests awestruck.

Charlottesville Wedding Guide

With breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and rich history tracing back to the founding fathers, Charlottesville has become one of America’s top wedding destinations. Our wedding guide gives you an insider’s view of Charlottesville’s best wedding venues, photographers,...

Gorgeous Charlottesville Wedding Venues

Holding a wedding in Charlottesville means choosing among magical venues that will charm your guests and make memories of a lifetime.

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Amazing Charlottesville Wedding Photographers

When planning a Charlottesville wedding, every detail is important but none moreso than the photographer you choose. It’s through their eyes and their lens that each moment and precious detail of your big day will be documented and preserved. Luckily,...

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Jewelry Designers to Bring Your Engagement Ring Vision to Life

It’s cuffing season, and Charlottesville’s community of makers includes some of the finest goldsmiths, artisans, and jewelry designers in the biz. Here are local faves to tap for a unique engagement ring when you’re ready to pop the question. Gabriel Ofiesh:Expect...

Gourmet Groceries to Stock Your Pantry

Even if the weather outside is frightful, there’s something so romantic about stopping by your corner store to pick up dinner (and maybe a hot chocolate?) to go. These gourmet groceries make the prospect easy, with everything from robust sandwiches...

Amazing Cocktails for Winter Nights

Cocktails on cold nights will warm you from the inside out, and who doesn’t enjoy that! Charlottesville restaurants are known for their amazing drinks from simple classics like gin martinis to craft cocktails with creative names. Whether you’re stepping out...

Great Take-Out for Romantic Date Nights at Home

You don’t have to eat out to have a romantic dinner for two, and that doesn’t mean you have to cook either! Take-out from some of Charlottesville’s top restaurants brings the delicious dishes right to your home.

Winter Survival Guide

Amazing Cocktails for Winter NightsCocktails on cold nights will warm you from the inside out, and who doesn’t enjoy that! Charlottesville restaurants are known for their amazing drinks from simple classics like gin martinis to craft cocktails with creative names...

How to Live and Work Remotely

Working from home has its perks, for sure. Throwing a load of laundry in while you’re on a conference call? Check. Wearing PJ pants all day? Sure. But you don’t have to be at your own home to do all...

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Fun ways to stay active all winter

Even in the best of times, winter can be a long and unforgiving season. Shorter days and wind chill can make you feel like hibernating ’til it’s over, but it doesn’t have to be unbearable. In fact, our insiders have...

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Top Ten Things To Do in Charlottesville

Walk the Mall.

Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall is a round mile brick walk full of local shops, restaurants with plenty of outdoor seating, and vibrant buskers. A perfect place to browse and take in the city on a sunny day.

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Restaurants in and Around Charlottesville

Whether you’re a foodie or just plain hungry, Charlottesville area restaurants have something for everyone. From down home country cooking to authentic French cuisine, C’ville’s got it all, and we’ve compiled a list by area below to help you in...

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Where to Brunch in Charlottesville

Charlottesville has a serious food scene, and the town’s brunch offerings don’t disappoint- though they can get a little crowded. Read on for some local picks that are guaranteed to fuel you up for a day out– or an afternoon in.

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Local Streaming Fitness

Support Charlottesville local fitness studios by taking a live streaming or online class during COVID-19

Local Live Stream

Live Streaming event in Charlottesville, VA during COVID-19 To submit your streaming event, please visit SceneThink and enter your event details. When asked for the event location, choose Online, Charlottesville, VA.   To submit your streaming event, please visit SceneThink...

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Where To Shop for Gifts in Charlottesville

Our local shops offer the best gifts for every occasion.

Top Ten Places to Drink Downtown

It’s no secret that Charlottesville likes to drink. Between TJ’s wine-loving ways and the boozy tomfoolery of the University, a Cville weekend without a craft cocktail and a glass of local wine is just… incomplete.

Where to Shop for Women’s Clothing

If you want to express your own personal style and not follow the masses in what you wear, then shopping in Charlottesville is for you.

Best Area Outdoor Activities

Did you know Country Roads isn’t actually about West Virginia, it’s about Western Virginia? And honestly, it could have been written about Western Albemarle- “Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River…

Delivery and Take Out During Covid-19

Looking for a great option for delivery or takeout during the pandemic of 2020. Look no further.

Fall Festivals 2019

Join us for these amazing festivals this fall in and around Charlottesville.