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Q&A with Susan Kim

We were excited to chat with Susan Kim, from Corinne Collection, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st. Here is what she shared with us about her collection! What three words best describe your line? Minimal, timeless, cozy. What has been your inspiration this season? Corinne is known for it’s color palette every season and the...



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An Autumn Getaway

Fearrington is an ideal autumn retreat - crisp, cool temperatures, beautiful fall foliage, an abundance of local produce and thriving gardens. The Village is alive with events, including weekly author events at McIntyre's, trunk shows at Dovecote, a weekly farmers' market and more! Plus, The Fearrington House Inn was just named a 2017 Top Hotel in the South by Condé Nast Traveler readers....



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Meet Ann & Chris

Ann & Chris have been Fearrington residents since 2017. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What surprised you most about the building process at Fitch Creations, Inc.? The Fitch building process used tight construction management and budget review that allowed us to do the project from California. Laura, Paige...



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Parisian Chic

At Dovecote, we take inspiration from many cultures, countries, and international icons (you've maybe noticed our affinity for Audrey, surely), but when all is said and done, it is la Parisienne who will always have our fashionable heart. Enter Parisian Chic Look Book, my new Bible, from Ines de la Fressange. In it, she answers the question "What should I wear today?" even when the...



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Afternoon Tea

Have you heard? The Fearrington House Restaurant is now offering Afternoon Tea by reservation from 2-4pm Wednesday through Sunday! You don't have to be a guest at The Fearrington House Inn to enjoy tea, simply call 919.542.2121 to make a reservation.  Executive Pastry Chef Paola and her team have been hard at work crafting a scrumptious menu to accompany your afternoon tea selections. This...



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The Magnolia Grove

As you leave The Fearrington House Restaurant and head toward the barn, you’ll note on your left, a grove of magnolias grandiflora ‘Glenn St. Mary’. Jenny Fitch planted these classic Southern garden icons in 1980; choosing this cultivar for their smaller and tight leaf habit. Before our grove, and even before the Fearrington’s time, it has been suggested, a road to Raleigh ran...



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The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You

Bibliotherapy

I first read about the concept of Bibliotherapy a few years ago from an excellent New Yorker article, Can Reading Make You Happier? Short answer: yes. Long answer: heck yes - and even more efficiently with targeted readings. Enter Bibliotherapy, which uses literature, poetry, and philosophy as mental health therapy. A witty DIY approach can be had in paperback by avid readers Ella Berthoud...



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Janice & Soon

Janice and Soon tied the knot on May 5, 2017. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under in the Willow Oaks and danced the night away in The Garden Terrace! How did you and your partner meet? We met through my love for ice cream— at the Dairy Queen in Cary. Back in high school I made frequent trips to that DQ to visit my friends (free ice cream) who had after-school jobs there, and Soon...



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Waiter Serving Red Wine in a glass

Beyond Bordeaux

In love with wines from Bordeaux, but not a fan of the prices attached to them? Fearrington Village's Beverage Director, Paula de Pano, will be hosting a wine class on October 19th at The Fearrington Granary focusing on the red wines of this region showcasing lesser known appellations as well as second and third labels from Grand Cru Chateaux including Chateau Latour (Premier Cru), Leoville Las...



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Q&A with Ann Lightfoot

We were excited to chat with Ann Lightfoot before her trunk show at Dovecote on Friday, October 13th & Saturday, October 14th. Here is what she shared with us about her collection! What three words best describe your line? Elemental, individual, handmade (in our little Connecticut studio). What has been your inspiration this season? I have always been inclined toward fiber,...



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