Greek Wines for June

Part of our inspiration for the Village's monthly wine themes is to bring attention to wines that don't get the attention they deserve.  With each month we provide information, fun anecdotes, and lots of opportunities to taste great wines from all over the world, and in June, we are very excited to feature the wines of one of the oldest European winemaking cultures, the wines of Greece. Wine has been produced in Greece for over 4,000 years, and was such an integral part of ancient Greek... Full Post >

Palermo Booties

We were so excited about these fabulous handmade Fall Palermo booties that we asked if we could have them ahead of schedule to pair with some of our linens. I just received word from the company owner that she brought our order back from Argentina with her in her suitcase! Keep an eye on "OUT OF THE BOX" for their arrival in Dovecote! There are a special few in this shipment so the earliest birds will get their size. Full Post >

Oh, I’ve been reading…

It's been awhile, but while I haven't been writing I have been reading and reading and reading some more. Some good, lots bad but that's the nature of the beast when you read as much as I do. I'm learning to distrust international bestsellers that are finally making it here (especially from France it seems like). I'm also becoming increasingly leery of 600 page opuses (except for one called I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes coming out at the end of May which you will be hearing much more... Full Post >

An Amaya Pop-Up Shop

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5th to Sunday, June 8th! We have a special pop-up shop featuring the perfect summer tunic. Inspired by the vibrant and intricate designs of saris and shawls noted while attending traditional Indian weddings, founder Pam Schaecher created AMAYA to present this extraordinary artistry in fashion to North America and Europe. Pair with white jeans for a relaxed Bohemian look, or with Audrey cigarette pants for elegant chic. View our calendar for more details! Full Post >

Our Knot Garden

Whether you've admired The Fearrington House knot garden up close or from afar, you've never seen it like this!   Full Post >

Its Starting To Look Like a Neighborhood

The progress at Rutherford Close has been amazing - the first four homes have been completed and families are moving in within weeks. Here's a fun picture showing homes with landscaping nicely in place. Full Post >

A Meadow of Wild Flowers

Walkers in Camden Park yesterday morning may have seen the Fearrington Gardeners out planting our latest garden -- a meadow of flowers and ornamental grasses which will provide nectar for pollinators as well as beauty for viewers! Full Post >

One Happy Rhododendron

The rhododendron on the west side of The Fearrington House -- looking about as pretty as we've ever seen it. Loves these cooler temperatures lately! Full Post >

Meet Gilda McDaniel

This is my dear friend Gilda McDaniel. Today is her 25th anniversary here at Fearrington. That’s a long time, especially in the hospitality business. I shall now proceed to thoroughly embarrass her (she really doesn't like it when we brag on her - sorry Gilda). She is a true mensch - someone that we can all count on as a friend; someone who is always there to help when you are in a pickle. She is the coworker who jumps in and helps you move 200 ceremony chairs just as the rainstorm starts.... Full Post >

Garden Travels

After a second stop at Brent and Becky's -- one of our favorite bulb suppliers -- we headed  last Tuesday morning, umbrellas in hand, to Richmond's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Acres of stunning plantings kept us mesmerized and inspired us with new ideas for our own gardens at Fearrington! Full Post >