In the December issue of Virginia Living, we offer eight recipes for warm and cozy holiday meals featuring game meats, set with the backdrop of Dover Hall, an English-style Tudor castle in Manakin-Sabot. We learn about the history of the Old Dominion Barn Dance, a popular country radio program that originated in Richmond in the 1940s. We meet Suze Eblen and Amy Whyte, owners of the vintage hip Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, and we take a look at VCU’s new Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond that is pushing artistic boundaries with its thought-provoking exhibits. In our cover story, we visit the Valentine’s family retreat in Bath County, featuring contemporary design with natural accents. Plus, meet the 22 winners of our Made in Virginia Awards and check out our Top Hospital Awards in our annual Hospitals & Health Care supplement, recognizing over 40 hospitals for excellence in patient care.