In the August issue of Virginia Living, get in the kitchen with juicy heirloom tomatoes and ignore appearances: It’s what’s inside that counts. Drink your way along Nelson County’s Route 151, and enter one of Richmond’s most well-reharged restaurants L’Opossum, where the eclectic décor and whimsical menu descriptions, far from being at odds with the Southern-style French food, add to the effect of being transported to chef David Shannon’s culinary wonderland. Then meet Michael Shaps, the man behind many of Virginia’s wineries, and join us on a long journey across the globe, where we spent five days in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In our feature story, learn about Virginia Saddlebreds, perhaps less well-known than other breeds but who are doing remarkably well in world competitions. Plus, we break down the latest in dental health and highlight the state’s top female lawyers in our annual special sections.