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Coastal Virginia Magazine “Best Of” 2015 Party

Billy and Nisa Cochran | @kitchenability

I was invited by Coastal Virginia Magazine to attend their “Best of Coastal Virginia” party, which was held on July 23, 2015.

This is an annual extravaganza that’s filled with food and fun — highlighting all of the amazing local businesses in the Tidewater area. They highlighted all of the “best of” winners for 2015 and put on an amazing event. I was honored to be a part of it!

My husband and I decided to get dolled up a bit of the event.

When we walked in, we were greeted by Lisa Davenport, who directed us toward the festivities, thanked us for coming and told us what to expect for the evening. We headed to the photo booth and took our “honorary” Coastal Virginia Magazine photo, which turned out so cute that people actually thought we were on the cover of the magazine when I posted the photo on Instagram!

Nisa Cochran, Coastal Virginia Magazine cover | @kitchenability

After our photo, we ordered a couple of delicious cocktails and made our way into the party.

It was filled with tons of people displaying their awards and medals, and table after table was filled with local cuisine and tons of food to taste.

I looked at my husband and said, “Babe, it’s go time!”

We visited each table, indulging ourselves, and enjoying such treats as homemade s’mores, Duck Donuts, and Pierce’s amazing bbq sliders (they’re out of Williamsburg, VA).

Duck Donuts & Pierce's Pitt BBQ | @kitchenability

We also sipped on tea chillers from Green Leaf & Pebble Tea Spa, which is located in Virginia Beach, VA. The tea chillers were one of my favorite things at the party. I had never had anything quite like it, and it was truly the most refreshing drink I have ever had. The texture was like a slushy! I liked it so much that a few days after the party, I actually went by the spa and bought myself one! I plan on getting a spa treatment there as well.

Green Leaf & Pebble Tea Spa | @kitchenability

After making our way to each table and sampling every delicious sample, our bellies were full of local Virginia cuisine and I was one happy foodie.

Nisa Burns Cochran | Coastal Virginia Magazine Party | @kitchenability

My amazing Hampton Roads Show family was there as well! We connected, had a few laughs, and chatted with Chris Reckling and his new co-host Luana Munoz, who are both just wonderful people. I am so grateful they have allowed me to be on their fabulous show so many times!

Hampton Roads Show | @kitchenability

Coastal Virginia Magazine put on an amazing event for this year’s “best of” party. There was so much to eat, great live music, and the venue was spectacular. The winners for this year’s “best of” really were fantastic, and very well deserved.

Congratulations to all of the winners of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of” 2015!


Photos: Nisa Burns Cochran
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One thought on “Coastal Virginia Magazine “Best Of” 2015 Party

  1. WOW, how great is that. On the cover of Coastal Virginia, “Best Of”. I’m very proud of you, Nisa.


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