Is Democracy Inevitable? Advice from my father, Warren Bennis

Is Democracy Inevitable? Advice from my father, Warren Bennis   “We underrate the strength of democracy because democracy creates a […]

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David Margulies, Girlhood Crush

He showed up in a jean jacket, sandals, jaunty scarf, and a blissful smile. It was the summer of 1978 […]

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Black and White Portraits on Film

Shot in film by Cat Thrasher Photography. Cat Thrasher dusted off her Hasselblad, loaded the scroll of black and white film […]

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Spa World! Korean Spa, Korean Food, Korean TV and Men's Smoking Room

Yes.  This is Spa World.  Just one exit shy of Dulles Airport off of 66.  Open 24 hours a day, […]

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Locally Grown Baby Clothes from oliver.handmade to Kath Eats via Redbud

We gave our neighbors, Kath and Matt, a little “Locally Made” onesie from oliver.handmade by Erin Moore.  Kath is 29 […]

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Journey Leaves Necklaces - Found and Kept

Samantha Pagni just moved to Charlottesville.  She is a teacher.  A mother.  A chic chick.  An Artist. Her design company, […]

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Colors of Spring in Charlottesville

From Redbud writer, Jane Belisle. What is it about the eye-popping colors of Spring here in Charlottesville that just make […]

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas: What do women really want?

Sleep.  Foreplay.  Time.  In my opinion. Also, tickets to the Dar Williams concert at the Jefferson on Mother’s Day would […]

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Jewelry Too Precious to Wear

Earrings by Thierry Drapanas Jewelry My Grandmother had jewelry she felt was too precious to wear. She hid it away, […]

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The Dogwood Festival and The Goldfish

I love the Dogwood Festival.  I do.  I love it.  I love the Carnies and the exquisite light on the […]

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Private Chef Makes Your Home a 4 Star Restaurant!

Yesterday I met with Chef Ingrid Berger to shoot some new photos for Redbud.  Ingrid arrived with a bag of […]

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Cheap Chair Re-Upholstering by an Un-Handy Kate

I am not handy or crafty, do not knit, crochet, or quilt, and if I sew my clothes, you can […]

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Redbuds Blooming in Charlottesville

My friend, Phoebe, reminded me that Springtime in Virginia is the ultimate in “product placement” for Redbud.  So, we came […]

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How an Infestation of Oat Moths Brought Greener Living

After throwing away every grain, cereal, pasta and spice for the second time in 6 months, we went green.  Now […]

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Loopy Dolls, Yoga Blocks , Sculpture, and Other Beautiful Objects

Miriam Tobias and her husband, Jason Roberson, live in a family compound surrounded by chickens, a fish pond and large […]

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Celebrate Your Love with Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary, and Couple's Photography

Weddings, Babies, Gardens, Love, Life, Bliss.  See Cat Thrasher’s Redbud Gifts exclusive package for your Couple’s Photography. – Kate

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Mobiles, Cards, and Art Prints by Magnolia Moonlight...as poetic as it sounds

  Graphic and product designer Christina Flowers lives and works in a sweet farmhouse south of town.   Her house is […]

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Wonderful Holiday Gifts!

  So many of our extraordinary Vendors are part of this local artisan collective and market – Christina Flowers of […]

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Redbud Gifts on the News!

Amy Eastlack of Suzy Said Charlottesville, found our site, interviewed me, and did a wonderful job of communicating just what […]

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DeeDee Stewart in her One-Woman Show, Dirty Barbie

  Live Arts November 30-December 3, 2011 – Kate  

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Halloween Costume Portraits and Cupcakes!

The mood at Cat Thrasher Studio and Sweethaus on October 31 was festive yet scary as a steady stream of monsters, animals and princesses […]

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Redbud Gifts Has Launched! In Style!

  Last night marked the grand opening of Redbud Gifts, a gift registry and online store for all things gorgeous […]

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Fresh Organic Donuts - Carpe Donut!

Most of us have seen the bright red Carpe Donut cart at local festivals  and the Pavilion, but Carpe Donut […]

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