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Checking in with the Locals: Sharon Shapiro

March 31, 2015 by


Sharon Shapiro A local artist with a true passion for depicting women in paintings and drawings with beautiful versatility. When she’s not painting you can find her instructing at our local Pure Barre (and at short pump!). A strong lady who’s affecting our community through art and movement! What more could we look for in our […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Holiday Sparkle

December 5, 2014 by


December’s here, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Charlottesville. From the snowflakes and wreaths and red bows donning the lamp posts downtown, to the night time sparkle and twinkling lights from The Lawn to the mall. This city is sparkling. Why not you, too? This season, from Christmas to NYE, think […]

Checking in with the Locals: Cary Oliva

October 7, 2014 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Cary Oliva Describe what you do in town. I am a Virginia native, having lived in Charlottesville several […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Fall Layers

September 19, 2014 by


Feel that? Fall is in the air. Nights are crisp, days are warm, and it’s time for fall layers. Good thing BitterSweet is packed with fall essentials, including a collection of Frye boots. From cozy sweaters to throw-on jackets, BitterSweet is your one-stop-shop for a new fall wardrobe. To showcase some of the fall pieces available […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Little Black Dress

August 8, 2014 by


As the fashion saying goes, every lady needs a little black dress in her closet. But does every lady have a little black dress with a little edge? When I found this vegan leather detail dress at BitterSweet, I knew it would be perfect for a night out (or #ootn) look. And when I remembered […]

Checking in with the Locals: Shannon Gillen

July 8, 2014 by


It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Sweet Summertime

June 20, 2014 by


Summer in Cville is, let’s face it, hot and humid. So for this edition of Dressing Up with BitterSweet, we took a note from the lady Olivia Newton-John herself and went retro for some summer lovin’ (and ice cream cone eating) at Chaps. And we had a blast. This graphic, checkered, colorful frock with cut-outs by […]

Local Artist Check-in: Elaine Butcher

May 14, 2014 by


Usher in spring with some unique, local, wearable art! This May, we are featuring two of Cville’s favorite artists who use their creativity and talents to create beautiful pieces that you can admire as well as wear: Elaine Butcher and Jessica Lee. You may have seen Elaine’s pieces while wandering through the magical Barn Swallow or […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Chambray Days

April 25, 2014 by


Oh, those warm, sunny evenings on the Downtown Mall. Here at last! What to wear, what to wear? Easy, breezy chambray is a go-to this season, and BitterSweet has tons of options to choose from, such as this soft chambray shirtdress. From Fridays After Five to a bite at Cinema Taco, chambray is versatile enough […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Flower Power AND a Giveaway

April 11, 2014 by


For this installment of Dressing Up with Bittersweet, the power of a bold, floral number took center stage. Dressing it up with bright accents and a pair of shades completed this Spring-ready dress. Bursting with flower power, we made our way to the Freedom of Speech Wall for some peace, love, and happiness. Now… do […]