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 Before the rise of the Supermarket, came the original Farmers Market that brought all the townsfolk together. One of these markets, was Richmond’s 17th Farmers Market, a historical site today. With Virginia being primarily farmland in the colonial days, farmers markets were the center of shopping and a source to purchase/exchange fresh produce. With the James River being the hub for trade, Richmond served as a growing city and a center for farmers to bring their trade. The first Market House/Farmers Market was created in the city of Richmond shortly after these trading posts began to find popularity. You can visit the 17th Farmer’s Market today, attending their farmers market or others in the area below.

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! As the heat wave continues, National Ice Cream day could not have come at a better time. This holiday was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 kicking it off with an ice cream party on Capitol Hill. 

 Ice Cream is such a popular treat that 26 liters of ice cream are consumed by the average American each year with a total spend of $20 billion on ice cream purchases from American consumers. We also are the top producers of ice cream in the world, producing over 898 million gallons per year. 

Check out these places to enjoy the refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day.

  • CoCo+Hazel - 411 North Ridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

https://www.facebook.com/CocoandHazelRichmond/

  • La Michoacana - 7808
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I had a client tell me recently that their decorator had some specific rules with regard to the furniture in their home. Particularly that all the wood grains in a room should match. I found it interesting, particularly because I think style and décor are really very personal to the individual.

Although I can agree that there are some decorating options that are not “on trend”, I truly believe that there needs to be a balance between function, current trends and enjoyment of your surroundings that make up the décor or home style you choose.

I have clients asking me what buyers are looking for, with an eye on resale they are looking for a crystal ball into what will attract the next group of buyers down the line. This is a moving target, as

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The purpose of staging is  to make a home feel inviting, while not being too personal and thus appealing to the most buyers possible. It also helps give potential buyers a feel for how to best lay out the space. Many buyers have a hard time visualiziing how their furniture will work in a space. Staging helps with this. It also helps with visualizing scale and proportions. Contrary to what many people think, an empty room can actually feel smaller than it is and may turn off buyers unless they see that it can hold more or larger furniture than they thought. A good stager will try to accomplish several things:

1. Bring in furniture that compliments the style of home that is being sold. If a house is a traditional  little cottage, the furniture and

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Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the diversity of the area. Many different types of festivals are celebrated each month with activities for all ages. As we move into the summer months, Richmond continues to host a variety of events.

  • Flowers After 5 - Lewis Botanical Gardens - Thursdays June  through September

Thursday evenings enjoy the blossoming gardens with live music, beer/wine, dining and shopping. On every 2nd and 4th Thursday, the Lewis Botanical Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA to allow leashed furry friends into the gardens.

https://www.lewisginter.org/visit/events/flowers-after-5/

  • Richmond Greek Festival - Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 5/30 through 6/2

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The yummy pretzel originates from stories throughout Europe - one of the most popular legends of the pretzels' origination stems from Italy where a Monk in 610 AD folded dough to resemble a person crossing their arms in prayer. He used this baked good to reward the children in his place of worship for learning their prayers. The legend calls these early Pretzels "Pretiola", which translates to "Little Rewards". The first sign of historical evidence of a pretzel was found in Germany in 1111. As pretzels gained popularity throughout the years, they became a sign of good luck and spiritual wholeness as the three holes in the pretzel represented the holy trinity from the Catholic religion. Pretzels would be found in many holiday events, from ornaments on

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What an event! Our Client Appreciation Night Out went spectacularly thanks to coordinated efforts of our team!

We had an absolute blast hanging out with our Clients this past weekend at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for our Client Appreciation Event! The turnout we had was more than any of us could have ever imagined - it was honestly unreal!

 I know both my team and I were extremely thankful, overjoyed and honored to have so many folks come out to see us! A serious and heartfelt THANK YOU is owed to all of our Clients, Friends, Families & Associates. Without you, we would not be the successful team we are today!

A big thanks goes out to all of our team members - without you, this wouldn't have been possible! 

 

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As April 12th celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day, you might be craving such a treat. Whether it is making one in your kitchen or finding your favorite grilled cheese spot in Richmond, here are some places you might want to try:

  • Cheezilla Restaurant & Food Truck - W. Broad St - Glen Allen

Voted into the Top 5 best Food Trucks in the Richmond-area by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this gourmet Grilled Cheese is sure to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day right! If you don’t catch the Food Truck, they also have a brick & mortar store located on West Broad. Check out their menu here: https://menupages.com/cheezilla/1400-n-parham-rd-ste-113-henrico

  • Home Sweet Home - Carytown

Featuring specialty grilled

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 Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the diversity of the area. Many different types of festivals are celebrated each month with activities for all ages. As we move into April, Richmond continues to host a variety of events.

  • A Million Blooms - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - 4/1 - 6/1

Voted one of the best botanical gardens in the nation, come and see the blooming spring gardens!

  • Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Games- The Diamond - 4/4-30

Enjoy Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball home games throughout the month of April!

  • The Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market- Richmond Raceway Complex - 4/5-7

A shopping experience for all your needs for Spring! From furniture to clothes, there are all sorts of

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Happy Pi Day! As we celebrate the day that honors both the mathematical constant pi and eating delicious pie, our team is also enjoying the holiday in their own unique ways below. This day comemerates the oldest mathematical constant in the world, an irrational number, and the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Take today to challenge yourself to see how many digits of pi you can memorize and regurgitate or just enjoy a good slice of pie. 

 

  • Rick:Why couldn’t the angle get a loan? His parents wouldn’t Cosine.

  • Brett: Why do teenagers always hang out in 3’s? Because they “can’t even”

  • Eleni: You have to be ODD to be Number One

  • Tunde: Why Shouldn’t you let advanced math intimidate you? It’s

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