Shop Local: Ways to Support Small Businesses in Charlottesville

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As Black Friday and holiday shopping are around the corner, why not forgo the big department stores and corporations in favor of supporting your local community? November 24th is Small Business Saturday, which is always the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Whether you are planning on purchasing some necessities for yourself or need to do some gift shopping for others, there are … Read More

Small Business Saturday: Local Businesses to Support in Charlottesville

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Saturday, November 28th, is Small Business Saturday! While this holiday season looks a little different, we can still support local businesses. In fact, now more than ever, they need the help of their customers. Oftentimes, we don’t realize how impactful the coffee or baked goods we purchase from local shops are. For this reason, this holiday season, do what you … Read More

National Coffee Day: Best Coffee Shops in Charlottesville

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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For all you coffee lovers out there, mark your calendars for September 29th — National Coffee Day! Whether you enjoy a classic hot coffee, a creamy, flavorful iced latte, or a pumpkin spice latte (THE fall favorite), there are plenty of coffee shops in Charlottesville that will whip up whatever it is you’re looking for. Stop by and grab a … Read More

Ways to Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

Arden PlaceLifestyle

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Within the past couple of months, to no one’s surprise, life has not been the same. We can’t go to the mall, we can’t dine at our favorite restaurants, and some people can’t even see their own family members. Because of this, small, local businesses do not have as many customers entering through their doors and therefore, could be experiencing … Read More

Explore the Charlottesville Art Community on the Monticello Artisan Trail

Arden PlaceCommunity, Things to Do in Charlottesville

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The Monticello Artisan Trail is a network of local artisan studios throughout the Charlottesville area. The self-guided trail links local hotspots such as restaurants, galleries, studios, lodging, and agri-artisan farms. Partnered with the Artisans Center of Virginia, local business owners, officials, and citizens developed the Monticello Artisan Trail. The trail helps to enhance the region’s artisan industry and tourism activity. … Read More

Best Places to Find Unique Gifts in Charlottesville

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Giving is the best part of the holiday season! Although receiving presents is part of the fun, the true joy of the holiday season is giving gifts to your friends, family, or charities. Even though giving is the reason for the season, it can sometimes be difficult to pick out the perfect gift. In order to help you shop with … Read More

Visit the Charlottesville Downtown Mall

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Charlottesville is known as a beautiful town filled with history. With roots dating back to the 1900’s, the historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall is one of the city’s most popular places to visit. If you’re a resident at the luxury apartment community Arden Place and haven’t visited the Downtown Mall yet, what are you waiting for? While most cities have downtown … Read More

Fall Date Ideas Around Charlottesville, VA

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It’s no secret that fall is full of fun activities — the pumpkin patch, apple picking, and more. Not to mention, these fall festivities also make for perfect dates! Whether you and your special someone have been dating for years or you’re a new couple, going out on dates will always be important. With this in mind, check out some … Read More

Skip Starbucks: Try These Homemade Coffee Syrups!

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There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious iced coffee or warm latte. While it is very tempting to grab yourself a specialty coffee from the local coffee shop or Starbucks, it can become very costly! Why not try making your own at home? With these homemade coffee syrups, you can enjoy a fancy coffee in … Read More