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Verdigris Gift Guides


December 22, 2015 | Ivy Publications

We’re completing our set of Christmas shopping gift guides with some more CHO•ho style from Verdigris Clothier! Find gifts and ideas for that special guy or lovely lady in your life this holiday season!Green and Leather Group

  1. Leather Studded Cuff
  2. Coin Purses by JP & Mattie Bridges
  3. Cognac Cowboy Bag
  4. Felt Green iCases by Graf & Lantz
  5. Red Fox Faux Fur Neck Warmer by Pandemonium

Metallic Group

  1. Liquid Metal Bracelet by Sergio Gutierrez
  2. Studs by Marcia Moran
  3. Liquid Metal Bracelet by Sergio Gutierrez
  4. Liquid Metal Bracelet by Sergio Gutierrez
  5. Liquid Metal Necklace by Sergio Gutierrez

Leather Plant Group

  1. Brave Leather Izel Tote
  2. NDE Collection Gold Bangle Bracelet
  3. Round Terrarium
  4. Stacked Leather Necklace by Hagar Satat
  5. Bulbosa Airplants

Merry Shopping & Happy Holidays!

Products all from Verdigris Clothier

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Gifts for Her & Him from Verdigris


December 18, 2015 | Ivy Publications

With all the great stores in Charlottesville, it’s easy to shop local this holiday season. Get a little CHO•ho style with Verdigris Clothier on the Downtown Mall and our gift guides, just for you. Whether you need a present for that trendy sister or some new duds for your dapper hubby, give them something unique and support local! This week, we’ve made it easy with Gifts for Her and Him!

Gifts for Her

  1. Back-Zipper Lace Sweater by Elan
  2. Tied & True Mini Bow Necklace in Sterling Silver by Dogeared
  3. Earring Cuffs with Staggered Pearls by Marcia Moran
  4. Black Bag by Tosca
  5. Faux Fur Fingerless Gloves in Desert Sand and Charcoal by Pandemonium Millinery
  6. Cuffed Brown Faux Chinchilla Fur Pillbox Hat by Pandemonium Millinery
  7. Round Stud Earrings by Hadas Shaham

Gifts for Him

  1. Diamond Textured Navy Shirt by Stone Rose
  2. Checkered Orange and Navy Shirt by Stone Rose
  3. Quilted Twill Grey Shirt by Stone Rose
  4. Diamond Textured Black Shirt by Stone Rose
  5. Wallet by Alfred Statler
  6. Dryden Belt by Brave
  7. Men’s Gift Set by Stone Rose

Join us for a Pop-Up at Verdigris Clothier’s Friends and Family Sale on Saturday, December 19 from noon-4pm. Some of our staff will be there for a meet and greet from 2-4pm. From now until Christmas, our inaugural publication is Buy One Gift One Free! Swing by to pick up your copies and shop our gift guide in person!

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Parties Garnished with Gold


December 11, 2015 | Ivy Publications

Couple Romance

Whether it’s your first holiday party or an annual event, adding touches of gold to your get-together brings a fashionable romance to your decor.

Table and Cake Romance

To create a shimmering rustic charm, use gilded plates and party favors interspersed with natural elements, such as nuts, berries and natural greens.

Drinks Romance

In order to enhance the motif, add surprise hints throughout to give it a multi-dimensional tone. Sprigs of seasonal herbs in drinks, matching gold gift wrap and thematic jewelry will enchant all of your guests.

Chair Romance

Using loose verdant bundles will complement glittering golden pieces and leave all feeling part of a magical winter wonderland. For more intricate details on ways to enhance your holiday get together, see our new Charlottesville Wine & Country Living magazine, expressing the elegant country lifestyle of Jefferson’s Virginia within a modern aesthetic.

 

Creative Direction & Styling: Lolly Lux for Suz Somersall

Co-creative & Florist: Katarzyna Borek

Jewelry: Suz Somersall

Venue Coordinator: Milicent Lynch of Murcielago Farms

Venue: The Farms at Turkey Run

Hair & Makeup: Tinsley Onuegbu

Stationery & Calligraphy: If So Inklined

Hostess: Natalie Barkley

Champagne Sequin Gown: Aidan Mattox

Floral Brocade Strapless Gown: Carmen Marc Valvo

Host: Stefan Bozik

Suit: J. Crew

Argentinian Belt Accessories: La Matera

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Behind the Harvest with King Family Vineyard


| Ivy Publications

During the 2015 harvesting season, vineyards across the state were working long days as they picked grapes from the vines for local favorites—Viognier, Merlot, Pinot Grio, Petit Verdot, Cardonnay and many others—prior to sorting into the press and then the barrels for fermentation.

King Family Panoramic

Our editor, Sarah, spent a Saturday at King Family Vineyards this year with Winemaker Matthieu Finot among many others, learning first-hand the farm-to-table process behind local winemaking.

Picking Winemaking

As we helped hand-pick Chardonnay grapes from the vines and sort into the press, other grapes were already fermenting or undergoing green harvesting.

Working on the Grapes Winemaking

As a way to protect the grapes and vines from insect and sun damage, they were sprayed with an organic product made of light-colored clay. The spray served dual purpose, as it also acted as a reflector of the sunlight, enhancing the grapes’ flavor.

Enjoying the fruits

It was hard work but enjoying the good company and the fruits of our labor was well worth the effort. We look forward to partaking in next year’s harvest and in sharing some new local techniques!

Location: King Family Vineyards

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Investment Advice from Sean Miller


December 10, 2015 | Ivy Publications

sean

“I have worked for both a very large global investment management firm (Sanford Bernstein) and a very small local firm. The single most important item for both the investment firm and the investment professional is to be transparent. Transparency truly spans several important areas, including fees and products.

When it comes to fee transparency, the client should know 100% of the fees they are being charged. On a quarterly basis, the manager should disclose the fees in a dollar amount that the client paid to the manager, as opposed to a percentage. This should be done in a separate document from the client’s statement to enable the client to see exactly how much they are paying. When the client has fees automatically deducted out of their investment assets, it is harder to keep track of the true cost. Trust me when I tell you that many, many banks and brokerages actively thwart fee transparency in the name of pushing their products with hidden and excessive fees. I welcome fee transparency as I have no products, and my fees are likely 50% lower.

With product transparency, many banks and investment managers invest their clients in products that are simply not suitable for the client because they are not individually tailored. Conscientious investment management should provide a tailored, individual security solution portfolio for each client, and not a bunch of mutual funds or proprietary products that benefit the institution at the expense of the client. Think of it along the same lines of a doctor taking the Hippocratic Oath to “First, do no harm” to their patients. Investment managers should abide by a similar mantra, by not investing their clients in inappropriate, proprietary products.

Many years in the investment business have illustrated to me that transparency is the best path. Clients should know 100% of what they are being charged and 100% of how their assets are invested. If you are 100% knowledgeable about the fees you are charged and your investment manager has helped you understand your investments, then you have found the right firm and person to help you with your wealth. If not, I would love to be that person for you!”

Sean Miller, Miller Asset Solutions LLC

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

 

Find the Latest Magazine at These Locations…


December 1, 2015 | Ivy Publications
  • Albemarle House (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Annette La Velle Antiques (Gordonsville, VA)
  • Annie Gould Gallery (Gordonsville, VA)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Barboursville Vineyards (Barboursville, VA)
  • Black Horse Inn (Warrenton, VA)
  • Castle Hill Cider (Keswick, VA)
  • Caspari (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Cavallo Gallery (Gordonsville, VA)
  • Chrysalis Vineyards (Middleburg, VA)
  • Creme de la Creme (Richmond, VA)
  • Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub (Roseland, VA)
  • Early Mountain Vineyards (Madison, VA)
  • Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA)
  • Greenhill Winery & Vineyards (Middleburg, VA)
  • Helen Storey Antiques (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Highcliffe Clothiers (Middleburg, VA)
  • Horton Vineyards (Gordonsville, VA)
  • The Inn at Willow Grove (Orange, VA)
  • J.McLaughlin (Middleburg, VA)
  • King Family Vineyards (Crozet, VA)
  • The Laurie Holladay Shop (Gordonsville, VA)
  • MarieBette Café & Bakery (Charlottesville, VA)
  • The Nathaniel Inn (Gordonsville, VA)
  • The Red Fox Inn & Tavern (Middleburg, VA)
  • The Salamander Inn (Middleburg, VA)
  • Schwarzschild Keller & George Jewelers (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Stone Tower Winery (Leesburg, VA)
  • Talini (Gordonsville, VA)
  • U-Fab (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Whole Foods
  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery (Afton, VA)
  • The Virginia Shop (Charlottesville, VA)

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.