Q&A with Priscilla Taylor

We were thrilled to chat with designer Priscilla Taylor, for P.Taylor Clothing, before her trunk show at Dovecote this Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. Here is what she shared with us about her favorite pieces this season! What has been your inspiration this season? We were inspired by pastel colors with a shock of pink and turquoise. One of the images that inspired us the most is the vision of a sunset in Palm Springs - all of the fantastic colors that shine at the end... Full Post >

Karri & Eric

Karri and Eric tied the knot on July 5, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" in the Crabapple Gardens and danced the night away at the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? After years of living 10 blocks apart from each other in New York City, it only took one day to meet through Match.com. Eric was encouraged by his sister to sign up after she met her husband through Match.com, and I was encouraged by my dad who was concerned about the quality of men lingering in... Full Post >

Marci & Weston

Weston and Marci tied the knot on August 30, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" under the Pecan Trees, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? We met in middle school down in Southern Pines, N.C. but never spoke until we had both graduated from college, despite even running on the same track and cross country teams! Weston attended Tulane University and I attended University of San Diego. Tell us about the engagement? Weston had... Full Post >

The Perfect Final Touch

We asked Fearrington's Wine Director Maxmilian Kast if there was one wine he thought encompassed the holidays, and he had so many favorites he said it might take him until next Christmas to choose! He did decide on Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge Cuvée Classic. "A wine that encompasses the holidays would be Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge Cuvée Classic. It was one of the first wines I bought for Christmas in my early years as a Sommelier, and the scents and flavors of that wine from my... Full Post >

Stocking Stuffer Central

The staff at McIntyre's Books have compiled a list of their favorite stocking stuffers this holiday season. Check out some of their picks for the kids or to add some holiday cheer to your home! For Holiday Cheer Big Candy Canes: These sizable sweets are corn syrup free, available in Pomegranate or Cinnamon. Archivist candles in Holiday Scents: These hand poured soy candles are adorable adorned with festive red lids. 60 Fortune Cookies book Beltie Note cards... Full Post >

Beer for the Holidays

We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner. Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight: "Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >

Sugar Cookies: The Perfect Holiday Treat!

The Fearrington House's cake designer and chocolatière, Emma Isakoff, shared a classic sugar cookie recipe that sounds just scrumptious. These cookies are perfect for decorating and sharing with friends and family over the holidays! Enjoy! You'll need: Soft butter 1 & 1/2 cup Sugar 2 cups Eggs 4 Vanilla 1 teaspoon All purpose flour 5 cups Baking powder 2 teaspoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Instructions: Sift flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl of a mixer... Full Post >

Pete’s Top 10 Books of 2014

Pete Mock, book buyer and mystery guru for McIntyre's Books, has compiled a list of his favorite books this year. There are books on romance, war and of course, mystery, so there's sure to be something for everyone. These are perfect for the book lovers on your gift list. In no particular order, here are Pete’s 10 favorite books of the year! 1) Jerry Lee Lewis; His Own Story by Rick Bragg Gave me chills envisioning the battles he had musically and personally. Rick Bragg is... Full Post >

Megan & Michael

Megan and Michael tied the knot on June 21, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" at the Garden Terrace, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? We grew up together. His mom has worked for my dad for almost 20 years, and one summer Michael and I were both working for him as well. He was in the IT department, so when my phone broke one afternoon, he was the one who came to fix it. We started talking a lot more and I would purposely break... Full Post >

Caroline & Dan

Caroline and Dan tied the knot on September 20, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" under the Crab Apples, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? Caroline and I met each other during our sophomore year at UNC-Chapel Hill. Although we both lived in the same residence hall, we first met each other at a meeting for our study abroad program - we both studied abroad in Germany during our Spring semester. After seeing Caroline a few times, I... Full Post >