Tessa Duquette

Tessa Duquette

Tessa Duquette is our favorite "preppy hippie," and pioneer of FamilyApp's VB Basics channel. If she's not working on a new project at her business "O-Boy Social ," she's spending time with her family.

VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

VB Basics: The Shamrock Marathon and Race Weekend

Virginia Beach's Shamrock Marathon and Race Weekend offers great races for the whole family! Find out about this great race and the runners who love it.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Holidays06 November 2020 (updated)

VB Basics Guide to Holiday Activities

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Here are some great Virginia Beach holiday activities that will enchant you and your family!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
FamilyApp
|Activities & Travel,Holidays15 October 2020 (updated)

Simple Halloween: Back-to-Basics for a Great Night

Halloween doesn't have to be an over-the-top event! Check out our tips for a simple Halloween!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel,Fall17 October 2020 (updated)

Explore the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival features fun for the entire family. Read more about planning your weekend!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Holidays17 October 2020 (updated)

Last-Minute Father’s Day Activity Guide

Still looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? We've got you covered! This "Last Minute Father’s Day Activity Guide” has great ideas for Dad.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style30 September 2020 (updated)

Molded For Greatness In The New Year

Tessa Duquette's "Molded for Greatness" journey continues! Read on for her home renovation story and helpful home improvement tips.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style30 September 2020 (updated)

Molded for Greatness: Part Deux

Ever feel like you're being molded for greatness? VB Basics Editor Tessa Duquette does! Read on for more of her house updates!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Mom on the Street
|02 October 2020 (updated)

Slow Fashion Mom on the Street: Heather Holiday

Meet our Slow Fashion Mom on the Street Heather Holiday, and read on to learn all about her effortlessly cool approach to style.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel19 October 2020 (updated)

VB Basics Guide to Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a wonderful way to score some amazing local finds! Check out these great shopping tips for Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style15 October 2020 (updated)

Mold: How We Found It And How We're Killing It

Mold can infiltrate even the best houses, especially if you live in a coastal community. Read about VB Basics Editor Tessa Duquette's experience and how she stopped it.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Editor's Pick,Fall17 October 2020 (updated)

Favorite Fall Festivals in Virginia Beach

Looking for the perfect family activity during October and November? Let's talk about our favorite fall festivals in Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Mom on the Street
|26 October 2020 (updated)

Preppy Hippie Mom on the Street: Tessa Duquette

Pioneer and CEO of FamilyApp's VB Basics Channel, Tessa Duquette has an eclectic taste when it comes to style best described as "preppy hippie."

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Destinations
|Activities & Travel29 September 2020 (updated)

5 Ways To Explore Life In The ViBe Creative District

The ViBe Creative District is a jewel for culture in Virginia Beach. Check our favorite places to eat, shop, and explore.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel17 October 2020 (updated)

Experience ViBe First Friday: Art, Food, Shops, and Culture

With its colorful murals and fabulous offerings, the ViBe Creative District is the place to be in Virginia Beach. What's the best way to experience it? The ViBe First Friday! 

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Gardening
|Home & Style,Must Read28 October 2020 (updated)

Gardening 101: Great Tips for a Gorgeous Garden

Starting a garden is easier than you'd think! Ready to start? Check out these tips from Tessa Duquette to make a gorgeous garden all year long.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Safety
|Home & Style19 October 2020 (updated)

12 Hurricane Survival Tips for You and Your Family

Check out our comprehensive guide with twelve tips for hurricane survival to stay calm this season of hurricanes and tropical storms!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Home & Style17 October 2020 (updated)

True Confessions From A Beach Mom

I’m happiest sitting on my beach chair, under the umbrella, throwing a side-eye at all that sand. but that's only a snippet of beach mom life.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Family Stories,Summer17 October 2020 (updated)

Summer Fun: 9 Virginia Beach Summer Activities For Families

I will look back at this Virginia Beach summer very fondly. We had the right amount of travel, structure, fun, and relaxation for a truly amazing summer.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Shopping
|Home & Style14 October 2020 (updated)

Trader Joe's: 5 Great Reasons to Love It

Why do we love Trader Joe's so much? So many reasons! Learn why we love Trader Joe's and how to make the most of your shopping trip!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel17 October 2020 (updated)

Kid-Friendly Takeout: Great Meals for Families on the Go

What's for dinner? If you're not feeling like cooking or doing extra dishes, here are four great kid-friendly takeout options in Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Education
|Children & Parents,School Choices30 September 2020 (updated)

Before the First Day of School: Seven Ways to Get Ready

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start the first day of school countdown! Check out these seven tips to gear up for the big first day of school!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Grandparenting
|Activities & Travel19 August 2018

Tips for a Grandparent Vacation with Grandkids

A children’s vacation with grandparents? Why not! It can be an exciting learning experience for the whole family – and it will definitely bring you closer together!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel17 October 2020 (updated)

The Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Virginia Beach

What's for dinner? Need some ideas? Check out our four favorite Virginia Beach family-friendly restaurants you can all enjoy tonight!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel17 October 2020 (updated)

Virginia Beach Travel: Explore the City by Air, Rail, Road or Sea

Looking for Virginia Beach trip ideas? Learn here how to make the most of your Virginia Beach travel and find inspiration!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

Watersports: Seven Activities to Try in Virginia Beach

Catch a wave and enjoy some of the best watersports in Virginia Beach from surfing and swimming to paddleboarding and boating.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

Top 9 Rainy Day Activities in Virginia Beach

When planning your vacation to the beach, it's a good idea to have a bunch of rainy day activities in your back pocket as you cannot control the weather!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

Explore the Cape Henry Lighthouse - Virginia Beach's Hidden Gem

Make sure to read these tips before making a trip to Cape Henry Lighthouse while visiting Virginia Beach!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

Tips To Explore First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

Check out First Landing State Park and its hidden secrets for an unforgettable family hike.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel16 October 2020 (updated)

Guide To Explore The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

From viewing harbor seals to ziplining through trees, Virginia Aquarium is an ideal destination for animal lovers! Swing through Adventure Park or spot sandbar sharks at this impressive marine center.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette