Guys, Ledbury’s on Tumblr! Welcome, across-the-James neighbors!
With a simple philosophy of, “make clothes we love and surround ourselves with people we enjoy,” Ledbury has created a tailored menswear movement in Richmond. Within their meticulous showroom, you’ll find clothing that appeals to everyone from your boss to your little brother.
Follow their blog for photo updates from their blogger-in-residence, our good friend, Brian McDaniel (of Dirty Richmond) that’ll inspire you to tighten up your look.
Welcome Ledbury! And to add to the day’s trend of new Richmond companies on Tumblr, I’ve got to mention Inchoate, a line of t-shirts and such run by some friends of mine. You know I don’t wear t-shirts, but if I did, I’d probably wear these. Follow them for watersports-inspired goodness.
Free “Liberty or Death” Reenactments this summer at St. John’s Church!
Starting Memorial Day weekend and running until Labor Day weekend in September, free reenactments of Patrick Henry’s famous speech will be shown every Sunday at 2:00pm. The event itself is free, but donations are encouraged. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and reservations may be made for groups of ten or more.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
In case you needed more reasons to love Church Hill. We’ve got the whole founding fathers thing on lockdown as well.
Seriously though, if you haven’t seen the reenactment, go. You’re just sitting in the church and these guys in stellar period garb come in and sit amongst you (I think Thomas Nelson was in my row last time I went). It’s not just the Patrick Henry speech, but a whole portion of the Virginia Convention (the meeting at which the speech was delivered). Provides a lot of context that we don’t usually think about when we hear those famous lines and take them for granted.
CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring) has entered this video in a contest from TechSoup to win funds for video production equipment. If you have two seconds, please vote for them. They do huge things in our neighborhood with limited resources.
Also, cameo from the little girl I tutor at 0:50 (in the blue shirt)! I love her but full disclosure: that grin is 100% mischievous.
I noticed (and immediately loved) these row houses one night while walking around Capitol Square. Neat to see them written up on Architecture Richmond and also interesting to see that the architect was the same guy who designed the “birdcage” (James Monroe’s tomb) at Hollywood Cemetery.