Q&A with Designer Lorain Croft

We were thrilled to talk with Lorain Croft, the designer for Lorain Croft. She will be here for a trunk show at Dovecote this weekend, Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th. Here's what she told us about her personal style and this incredible collection. What has been your inspiration this season? Luxurious fabrics, rich in color and texture - I need to connect with how the design will feel on the body, how it will affect the mood of the wearer.  What is your favorite piece... Full Post >

Falling for Autumn Flowers

Fearrington's incredibly talented floral designer Mary Stevens shared a few ideas about how to incorporate seasonal flowers into a beautiful fall wedding! "I think that fall weddings can be lush and romantic – without having to be kitschy or overly themed. Brides are not limited to pumpkins filled with orange and red flowers. Softer, more romantic, antique tones work beautifully for autumn events. Think of sunset hues. Seasonal foliage, softer greens, blush, peach, butter yellow, gold -... Full Post >

Q&A with Cee & Ana from ANARKH Designs

We were happy to have the chance to talk to Cee & Ana, the lovely designers with ANARKH Designs, about their inspiration and style tips for the fall collection. This amazing trunk show is here for five full days at Dovecote beginning Wednesday, October 1st, through Sunday, October 5th. What has been your inspiration this season? The Fall-Winter 2014 collections were inspired by the short stories and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and the surrealistic etchings of Gustav Dore. What is your... Full Post >

Q&A with Emanuel Fresko of Crea Concept

We sat down with Emanuel Fresko, who will be representing Crea Concept at their trunk show at Dovecote this Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th, to tell us a little about Aisha Gunel, the Turkish designer for this fabulous collection. What has been the inspiration this season? While Italy gave her [Aisha] inspiration on the elegant classics, France aided her in creativity and playfulness , if you mix those two influences to the middle eastern one in which she lives and... Full Post >

Diane & Dina

Diane and Dina tied the knot on April 19, 2014. They said their, "I dos" under the Willow Oaks and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn! How did you and Dina meet? We met starting new jobs on December 31, 1988 in Winston-Salem at Wachovia Bank. We were being processed in HR and Dina asked Diane if she was nervous starting a new job. We were both new to Winston-Salem and did not know anyone in town. After multiple attempts, Dina was finally able to persuade Diane to come over... Full Post >

Beer Pairings at The Granary!

The leaves are changing colors and the air is finally cooling down at Fearrington Village. Enjoy some of The Granary's most popular dinner dishes with beer pairings by Fearrington's Wine Director, Maximilian Kast. It's going to be hard to pick a favorite! If you love the Grilled Asparagus with Poached Egg, you'll want to try it with Otter Creek Pilsener from Vermont. The delicious Twice Baked Goat Cheese Soufflé is the perfect match to the Konig-Ludwig Hefe-Weissen, from Bayern,... Full Post >

Q&A with Kimberly Abell from Equestrian Designs

We're very excited to host two trunk shows this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 19th - 21st, with Equestrian Designs and Magaschoni! We were happy to hear from Kimberly Abell, who has over 30 years experience in the fashion industry, from Equestrian Designs. Read below to learn more about this fabulous line! What is your favorite piece from your collection and why? I have two favorites from the Fall Collection. Although Equestrian is primarily a pant line, they produce... Full Post >

Q&A with Alicia from SKIF and Tracy Mallon

We're very excited to host two trunk shows this Wednesday & Thursday, September 10th & 11th with SKIF and Tracy Mallon! We were lucky to hear from Alicia, who will be representing SKIF this week (and has 15 years of experience with the brand), and Tracy Mallon herself, who makes beautiful and classic jewelry. Read below to learn more about these amazing designer lines! Here's what Alicia told us about her work with SKIF. What has been your inspiration this season? Life -... Full Post >

Q&A with Edda Jockisch of Elemente Clemente

We were so excited to chat with Edda Jockish, a designer for the German line, Elemente Clemente, who is coming to Fearrington Village for a trunk show at Dovecote this weekend. Here's what we learned about Edda and this fabulous clothing line! What can you tell us about your clothes from Elemente Clemente? Our clothes fit a variety of bodies, with both fitted & relaxed styles. We choose great fabrics (often from Italy and Germany) with fabulous detailing and workmanship. The entire... Full Post >

Last Chance to Enjoy Summerfare

If you haven't tried the Summertime Fare Menu at The Fearrington Granary, this is your last chance to experience these fantastic summer flavors! There are amazing meals for summer days, including Warm Chicken Fritters with Honey Mustard, and Beer Batter Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom & Field Pea Ragout. Don't forget to leave room for those delectable desserts too! Remember, the seasonal fare menu changes about every three weeks! So, as the end of summer approaches, keep an... Full Post >