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So today is Mother’s Day (not really but pretend your on Oprah or Dave Letterman or something where they film a day early because they won’t be around on the actual holiday) and as we have already discussed at length, moms love flowers.  That is probably why the Museum District Association holds their annual Home and Garden Tour every year (hence the “annual”) on Mother’s Day weekend. 

There are many beautiful homes on the tour this year, each with their own story:

  • 6 North Boulevard – Designed in 1921 by Marcellus Wright, a Virginia architect who also designed Richmond’s Landmark Theater.  
  • 16 South Boulevard Unit #3 – Condo featuring beautiful antiques in a building built in 1918. 
  • 3120 Floyd Avenue – A home built in 1915 that still has its original stair rail, wood paneling, moldings, fireplaces, doors and more.
  • 3124 Floyd Avenue – Arts and Crafts home  built in 1915 with original details
  • 3124 Patterson Avenue –  Home built in 1921.  Each room features work by a Virginia artist.
  • 3126 Patterson Avenue – Home built in 1921 featuring art and photography by local artists
  • 3317 Stuart Avenue – A home built in 1925 with historic details mixed with modern conveniences
  • 3400 Park Avenue – Classic American Foursquare  originally built on the corner of the W.S. Forbes estate. 

The tour runs from 1-5pm.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour at Albert Hill Middle School (where the tour begins).  Advance tickets are available at several places around Richmond including Ellwood Thompsons, Strawberry Street Vineyard (for those of you going to the Strawberry Street festival today), Cocoanut Jewelry (Willow Lawn and Short Pump), and  Williams & Sherrill.  Don’t forget this is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes.  Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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The 3rd Annual Downtown Loft Tour is Saturday, March 27 from 10-5pm.  Anyone that has lived in Richmond for some time knows that Real Estate is like a national past time here.  It starts every year around April with the “spring market.”  We spend Sundays at open houses and Home & Garden Tours are like our all-star games (ok, I’m a baseball fan too).  So . . . consider this opening day for the real estate season.  A sort of exhibition game of what is to come.  Ok, I’ll stop. 

The Downtown Loft Tour gives you a snapshot of what living downtown in some of the most chic locations would be like.  It is a ticket into some of the most exclusive and unique private residences in the city.  The tour features a mix of price points and styles ranging from Soho-styled lofts to two-story penthouses with sweeping views of the river and the Richmond skyline. The tour is unique because you’ll get to meet the owners and residents, see their space and hear their stories about living downtown. And really, who doesn’t like touring other people’s homes?  Be honest now!   The tour not only showcases 14 different lofts, but gives you a great taste for urban living across many different areas of Richmond including Jackson Ward, City Center, Shockoe Bottom, Manchester, Rocketts Landing, and along the Riverfront/Canal Walk.  You can see the exact locations included on the tour here.  A shuttle bus is provided or, if you prefer, you can do the tour on a Segway.  Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased here

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Did you know there is a Richmond, Kentucky, Richmond, Michigan, Richmond, California, Richmond, Illinois, Richmond, Rhode Island, and probably more.  Now, I may be biased, but I think Richmond, Virginia is the best.  We are the only “Richmond” that is a state capital, but there is so much more!  We are only a day trip away from the mountains, the beaches, and even Washington, D.C.  We are a city where you can go anywhere and see someone who you know.  We are a city of transplants and lifers all co-existing.  We are a city where our surrounding counties can vote Republican and the City of Richmond can vote Democrat.  We have some of the best school districts in the country and one of the healthiest housing markets.  We have received accolades including 1)A most liveable community; 2)A top shopping attraction in the South; 3)Top 100 Places to Live; 4)Top 10 Cities for Bargain House Hunters; 5)3rd Ranked City for Cleanest Air; 6) 12th ranked Healthiest Real Estate Market.  We are also a great city to raise a family, get an education, launch a political career.  I intend to use this blog to document all the exciting culture that Richmond has to offer by posting one activity to do in or around Richmond every day for the next 365 days.  I can’t take credit for the idea, I just hope I can live up to the standards already set!  Please feel free to post comments and/or suggestions and stay tuned!

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