A Celebratory Arrangement How-To


sugar peony
A Bloomful of Sugar

Confectionery artists Maggie Austin, Ron Ben-Israel, and Sylvia Weinstock, transform sugar and water into realistic flowers that decorate wedding cakes in a most delightful way



Flower How-To’s


The ornate lobby of The Jefferson hotel in Richmond, Virginia, is decorated for the holiday season with a soaring traditional Christmas tree
Richmond with Amanda Nisbet

Interior designer Amanda Nisbet escorts us around her adopted city during the holiday season when Richmond, Virginia, is at its festive best and shares her picks for living well all year long

Best Restaurants in Richmond, Virginia: an elegant scallop dish at Heritage
Where to Sip and Savor in Richmond

It’s always best to ask a local. Designer Amanda Nisbet’s list of eight best restaurants in Richmond, Virginia—including one coffee shop and one cocktail bar—covers all the essentials

Store scene from Bridget Beari in Richmond, Virginia, includes light blue wing chair, bookcase with the shelves arranged in a geometric pattern, and other unique decor
Best Shopping in Richmond

Amanda Nisbet, interior designer and local-in-the-know, shares her picks for the best shopping in Richmond, Virginia, from home decor to fresh flowers and locally made goods and gifts