Havana Connections is Virginia's number one tobacconist. With FIVE locations, we offer the areas largest assortment of premium cigars. Whether you are looking for an old favorite or the latest release, our knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding the ideal cigar. With brands such as Davidoff, Arturo Fuente, Padron Ann
The environmentally affable attire emporium bestows mod maidens and dapper dudes with luxurious apparel stitched from natural fibers. Employing vegetable fibers, such as cotton and sisal, and animal fibers, such as silk and sheep's wool, the outfitter plucks ingredients straight from Mother Nature's loom. Gallant gents looking to spruce up their wardrobes can snag a graphic T-shirt ($35), and necks in need of bedecking can accent themselves with a tiger-eye silk scarf ($19.99). The denim java jacket infuses cool into unconfident elbows ($69), and the light-yellow summer weave shirt interlaces breezy material with actual rays from a July morning sun ($79.99).
Edible Arrangements offers up more than 50 fresh, artful fruit baskets that combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy edibility of fruit. The sweetery's designers stud the Delicious Daisy, a bouquet of sliced honeydew, pineapple, and cantaloupe, with strawberries and strings of grapes ($35) that double as a 25th-anniversary gift for a Smucker's jam heiress. Decadent, gluten-free layers of white and semisweet chocolate coat fruit in a 12-piece box of hand-dipped strawberries and bananas ($25). Customers can also put today's Groupon toward a larger centerpiece, such as the Melon Delight, a decorative spray of watermelon wedges, pineapple daisies, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and double-dipped bananas sprouting from a watering can ($76). The preservative-free treats are all handcrafted at the apex of freshness, readying hand-dipped dainties to be hand-shoved into eagerly awaiting mouths.
Along the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg, the resounding hammer strikes of blacksmiths and strident piping of fifes transport visitors to Revolutionary-era America. Nearby, a restored manor house on the grounds of Diamond Resorts International's Historic Powhatan Resort harks back to an even earlier time. Built around 1735, the brick structure—a former plantation building listed on the National Register of Historic Places—sits amid formal gardens, its unique T-shaped chimneys rising in stately fashion over bursts of floral color. Adding to the sense of nature and history converging, fountains burble among neoclassical columns at the outdoor pool, and an octagonal gazebo perches at the end of a lakefront dock, quietly humming Otis Redding oldies to itself.Inside the resort's two-bedroom Deluxe ground-floor condos, the décor's copper and crimson hues complement the promise of fires crackling in the tile-framed hearth. A king-size bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the second bedroom stand ready to cradle up to four weary travelers or one barbershop quartet. A fully equipped kitchen stocked with dishes and cutlery lets visitors prepare their own meals while on holiday, or, alternatively, they can sample casual fare at the Powhatan Grille. A seasonally rotating menu at The Kitchen at Powhatan incorporates herbs and vegetables grown in the garden.In between visits to the area's historic sites and theme parks, youngsters burn off excess vacation exuberance on the resort's playground and mini-golf course. Tennis and racquetball courts keep athletes dipping, dodging, and diving, and a calendar packed with lessons, games, and parties enlivens any remaining spare moments.The capital of the Virginia colony from 1699 to 1780 and a hotbed of political dissent leading up to the American Revolution, Williamsburg was restored as a living history lesson in the 20th century. The 301-acre historical district of Colonial Williamsburg encompasses 88 restored 18th-century structures, including the capitol—site of the first unanimous vote for independence from the British—as well as hundreds of rebuilt homes, taverns, and stores bustling with live-action historical interpreters. Sparks fly at blacksmiths' workshops; wigmakers craft powdered confections; and printers churn out incendiary ideas about liberty, unjust tea levies, and the abolition of tricorns. Nearby sits the Georgian-style brick campus of the College of William and Mary, the nation’s second-oldest university, where historians and other academics act as ongoing caretakers of the Founding Fathers' legacy.
Car, truck, and SUV owners seek out American Pride Automotive's array of award-winning services to pamper and polish their machines' inner workings. Prices vary depending on make and model—smaller repairs such as wear-and-tear-preventing tire rotations start at $29.99, and oil changes, which ensure car motors are carefree, lubed, and ready to tamp down overgrown lawns, begin at $31.95. This Groupon's value can also be applied toward larger automotive ameliorations, such as fixing achy-breaky brakes ($145+), recharging worn air conditioners ($169.95+), or fine-tuning wheel alignments ($69.95+) to curb headlights from chasing their own trunks in circles.