Kennedy & Mark

Kennedy and Mark tied the knot on February 15, 2014. They held their ceremony at Fearrington's Garden Terrace and celebrated their "I dos" in The Fearrington Barn! How did y'all meet? Mark and I met in college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Though we hung out in the same large group of friends, it wasn’t until late our second year that we could both put names to faces. Mark left to study abroad in Hong Kong the following summer and then I left for Chile, South... Full Post >

From the Inside Looking Out

When planning a meeting or retreat, there are many components to take into account.  In the past few years, having natural light and plenty of windows within the meeting space has become one of the key factors companies look for when selecting a venue.  Fearrington is quite fortunate that there is no bad view in sight.  Whether it is looking out onto the gardens, our Belted Galloway cows in the pasture or Village Center, the landscape immediately gives you a sense of calm and... Full Post >

Elise & David

Elise and David tied the knot on March 14, 2014. They held their ceremony at Fearrington's Willow Oaks and celebrated their "I dos" in The Fearrington Barn! How did y'all meet? During the fall of my freshman year I noticed a cute boy at Carmichael Gym on North Carolina State University's campus. I finally realized I was planning workouts around making eye contact with him! My roommate, Jamie Roberts, told one of David's friends I mentioned him and over Christmas Break, David asked to be... Full Post >

Ladies & Gentlemen: Please Find Your Way to Your Seats!

Help your guests find their way to their seats with a unique escort card and display! Sure, you can go the simple route and print guests' names on a folded paper escort card and line them up on a table. But, why not have a little fun? Escort cards and how they are displayed present a great opportunity to show off your wedding style and share something special with your guests. Whether you personalize each card with a  memory or turn it into a sweet note as a keepsake, there are plenty of... Full Post >

History With A Twist

I’m looking so forward to our event on Friday, June 27th at 2pm with Earl Swift and his book Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. Why am I so excited, you may be asking, well, it’s because this is in my opinion this is the perfect storm of good narrative non-fiction. It’s a perfect slice of Americana as seen through the life of one car and its 12 owners, most notably its last, a large, profane, self-educated entrepreneur... Full Post >

Summer of Riesling and the Taste Makers

Starting on June 21st you will notice that, all of a sudden, a number of restaurants around the country have been transformed into temples of Riesling worship.  Perhaps, you will look at their wines by the glass and you will find it odd that they are offering three or four, or maybe ONLY Riesling for their white wine selections.  Some of you will say, 'I hate Riesling, it's so sweet,' others will say 'Riesling is not a serious wine,' or 'Why do you have so much Riesling by the glass?,' and... Full Post >

Traditional White with Touches of Green

This past weekend we hosted a very sweet intimate wedding dinner at The Fearrington Granary in Galloway's private dining room. Jennifer and Tom celebrated their special day with 25 of their closest friends and family. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Gallery area. Cocktail hour was followed by a splendid three course dinner in Galloway's. The room looked beautiful with traditional white and green arrangements with fun touches of ferns from our gardens. A beautiful... Full Post >

Next Up Chris Pavone

As I was chatting with Zach Wagman, the editor for both of Chris Pavone's books The Expats and The Accident, over an event dinner we got on the topic of Chris Pavone and he wanted to know which I liked better. He leaned towards The Expats while I preferred The Accident. While I enjoyed The Expats I found the story a bit convoluted with a couple of holes that left me with questions which were cleared up in The Accident. Now I want to re-read... Full Post >

The Best Book Bets for Dad!

Looking for a surefire gift that Dad will love? Drop by McIntyre's Books and pick up one of these must-reads for Dad! He will surely chuckle, read and thank you for it later. Listed in no particular order... How to Traumatize Your Children: 7 Proven Methods to Help You Screw Up your Kids Deliberately and with Skill Ahhh, thanks Dad for the memories... King for the Day Crown Dad is more than king for a day, but unlike a book-- he can wear this sucker... Full Post >

The “Other” Hydrangea

One of our favorite plants here in the Gardens at Fearrington is the beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Unlike it's better-known cousins, the mopheads and lacecaps, this large, somewhat coarse textured shrub sets it's blooms on new growth, and thus avoided the damage wrought by last winter's Polar Vortex. True four season interest plants, Oakleaf Hydrangeas have lovely exfoliating bark, large, rough leaves, which turn a fabulous russet before dropping in the fall, and creamy... Full Post >