Business Spotlights

Business Spotlight: Sugar & Grace Co.

A delightful candle-making boutique flickers from inside Selden Market in Downtown Norfolk. The space ignites your senses with calming and comforting aromatic products including candles, room sprays and wax melts. Each candle is handmade and emits an original scent, transporting you to Cuddle Weather, Between the Sheets or This is My Self Care. Erica Parham… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Benevolent Design Co.

Walking into the shop, your senses take over with the smell of freshly sanded lumber, the sound of woodworking and the sight of customized craftsmanship waiting to be taken home. Benevolent Design Co. builds handmade reclaimed wood furniture meant to last a lifetime. As unique as the tree it was salvaged from, no one creation… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Long Board Charcuterie

A cheese-lover with a creative heart set her sights on an idea to bring custom-curated charcuterie boards to the shores of Virginia Beach. Owner and Chief of Grazing Katie Eckhardt started Long Board Charcuterie around the notion of gathering and celebrating with family and friends. “There is always an excuse to have a charcuterie board,… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Aloha Snacks

Good vibrations radiate from a snackin’ shop at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in the heart of the Artery District. Located in a former pharmacy building, Aloha Snacks has stolen appetites as the go-to spot for fresh Hawaiian-style bites. Owner Jesse Wykle has nearly two decades of experience in the kitchen — most notably known in… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Jollity & Co.

Balloons, birthday banners and party hats splash rainbow colors from wall to wall in the boutique. An inspirational party palace, Jollity & Co. brings you the decor and space to celebrate life’s special moments with loved ones. Owner, Kristin Lindsey, opened the shop to help the Norfolk community bring fun, creativity and style to their… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Sweethaven Lavender

A tranquil and enchanting rural landscape lined with rows of fragrant lavender leads up to a white Victorian-style barn. Trailing down a gravel road, you have arrived at Sweethaven Lavender, a family-owned lavender farm welcoming guests to relax in the fields while picking lavender flowers or savoring a picnic. The Messer family has created an… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Mod & Soul

Editor’s Note (Nov. 2020): Mod & Soul has closed their Norfolk location in Selden Market in response to COVID-19, and the article below features imagery and commentary from said location. You can still support them by shopping online and at their Richmond store! Stroll into the Selden Market, located in Downtown Norfolk, to find a… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Smooth

A skin and waxing boutique in Downtown Norfolk was built on the desire to connect with people one-on-one and help them feel more comfortable in their own skin. With nearly 20 years of experience as an esthetician, Nickie Janes opened Smooth to bring an elevated skincare and waxing experience to Coastal Virginia. Smooth has expanded… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The Stockpot

A local favorite, The Stockpot is known for serving healthy, made-from-scratch comfort food in Downtown Norfolk at the Selden Market and in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach. The ever-changing menu has an international flair and introduces guests to different and unexpected flavors and styles of cooking in an approachable way. Patrick Edwards and… Read more »

Business Spotlight: GLOW Apothecary

Beauty begins from within. That is the whole-hearted mantra of a wellness and beauty boutique located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Sarah Creech opened GLOW Apothecary in the fall of 2018 to create a place for the community to see, feel, touch and taste wellness, beauty and skincare products, including tea, makeup, moisturizers, supplements and… Read more »