About Peggy Sijswerda

Peggy Sijswerda lives in Virginia Beach and edits and publishes two regional magazines: Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family. She freelances on the side, combining her passion for travel, her love of writing, and her insatiable curiosity about everything from architecture to zydeco. Currently she’s planning a trip to Andalusia, where she will follow the brandy route and try not to get lost. Her Dutch husband, Peter, and their three sons sometimes accompany Peggy on her adventures, but she also loves traveling solo. She recently completed a memoir, Still Life with Sierra, which follows Peggy and her family as they lose themselves in Europe for six months, trying to find home.

Classic Norfolk Diners and Retro Theatres

  There’s something about vintage Americana that’s undeniably cool. From the architecture of 1950s drive-throughs to retro diners, there’s a classy and classic elegance that mixes kitsch with chic. Norfolk has a few great buldings that seem to have been frozen in the mid-20th Century … Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Norfolk

  Welcome to Norfolk, a 400-year-old port city in the heart of the mid-Atlantic. Bordering one of the world’s largest natural harbours, this historic city is home to a young, hip population who love Norfolk’s walkable downtown area, waterfront parks, and enticing array of restaurants, … Continue reading