Meet Antje Lemoine
Born in Germany, Antje was a frequent visitor of Charlottesville even as a small child, trekking back with her mother to visit her alma mater, the University of Virginia. She fell in love with Charlottesville when she followed in her mother’s footsteps and attended UVa. After graduating with a degree in finance and marketing from the McIntire School of Commerce, Antje moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she started her career with a large consumer packaged goods company. It was in Ohio where she met her husband Randall, and subsequently, where her twin daughters were born. Their careers took them to live abroad in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland, but she often dreamed about moving back to Charlottesville with her family.
Antje first discovered The Scout Guide, Volume 1 while attending a friend’s wedding in Charlottesville and has loved it ever since. When she moved back to Charlottesville twenty years after graduating from UVa, she once again relied on The Scout Guide to reintroduce her to the best of Charlottesville. She felt it was fate to have the opportunity to step into the role of editor for The Scout Guide Charlottesville and to work for the publication that she has loved for so long! Antje is passionate about her community and the connections she has built with the fabulous small business owners in her community. She loves discovering the new and wonderful things Charlottesville has to offer. Antje believes that small businesses really give a city its soul and feels so lucky to be able to introduce these businesses to her readers in a meaningful way. Antje and her family are so happy to call Charlottesville home!
Antje's Favorite Reasons to Visit
The Small Town Charm with Great Culture. There is truly something special about Charlottesville. It has a small town feel with a rich cultural scene, stunning surroundings, fantastic food & really interesting people. There is a reason why so many UVA Alumni find a way to return & call Charlottesville home. Try to check out some of the things locals love: The University of Virginia (catch a UVA sporting event), enjoy the great outdoors (go for a hike in Shenandoah National Park), and the Arts (festivals galore, great local music, galleries and theater).
Shopping Local. I love that Charlottesville is not a cookie-cutter town. You will find fabulous local shops with so much personality. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Scout Guide to help you find the best places to go as our shopping is spread out all across Charlottesville and you don’t want to miss any of the hidden treasures.
The Food & Wine Scene. For a small city, Charlottesville has a BIG food scene. Be sure to check out our Charlottesville Dining Guide to learn about the long time ‘institutions’ & newer farm to table eateries that make eating in Charlottesville so wonderful. Be sure to spend an afternoon visiting the many fabulous wineries, breweries and distilleries in and around Charlottesville.