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Missy Fournier, Marketing Coordinator

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with a double major in Journalism and Communications Missy joined the Fitch Creations team as Marketing Coordinator. She loves blogging and all things social media.

How Did They Do It?

One of our favorite new projects this holiday season was making a multitude of handmade ornaments with which to decorate the tree for the birds standing at the center of the Village. This year's tree has gotten so much attention that we thought we would share the "how-to's" of creating its distinctive dried-orange swag with our readers! The first step consists of slicing and drying the oranges for 2-3 hours in a low (200-degree) oven. Once they are cooled, the slices can be threaded with... Full Post >

Ultimate Bar Basket

Whether you're dressing your bar for the holidays or brainstorming for the perfect gift for your bar aficionado, Fearrington's shops can help! With the help of our wine, decor and book experts from throughout the Village Center, we have everything you need for the ultimate bar basket! From The Goat's wine guru Xavyer "If you need wine for the holidays, I can guide you in selecting the right bottles for the job! Contact me via email, by phone at 919.545.5717, or stop by The Goat to... Full Post >

Giving Back with Gingerbread

For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis. So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread? First measure and make a plan. Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors,... Full Post >

Native and Local!

Back in September, when the weather was milder and garden tasks somewhat less pressing, the Fearrington gardeners, accompanied by Mr. Greg Fitch, took a morning to visit our friends and neighbors at Cure Nursery in Pittsboro. Longtime growers and wholesale plant sellers Bill and Jen Cure have recently begun to offer their lovingly grown and carefully cultivated native plants to the retail public. With the launch of our hugely popular Wildflower Meadow in Camden Park, along with our renewed... Full Post >

Yule Log Tradition

Yule Logs are back again this year at The Goat! Chef Colin Bedford and Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff thought up some especially delicious flavors to tempt your taste buds this season. Don't forget the wine. Selections and notes below by Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast. These decadent desserts are $35 each and can be ordered by stopping by or calling The Goat at 919.545.5717. The final day to place a yule log orders is Friday, December 19th. All orders will be... Full Post >

Fearrington Decorates

Sunny weather and blue skies still feel like the holidays as Fearrington begins to decorate for the season. Over the next few days, the Fearrington garden staff and florists will set up, light and decorate more than a dozen trees throughout the Village Center. One of the first (and largest!) to go up is the Center Island tree, which will be covered with our handmade decorations to feed the birds. Specially decorated trees will be placed throughout the Village shops and restaurants, along... Full Post >

Best Book Bets for Kids and Young Adults

McIntyre's resident children's book extraordinaire Katherine Pinard picked her favorite books for kids and young adults. Check out the list below and give the best gift of all this holiday season: adventure that can only found in the pages of a good book! Absolutely Almost, Lisa Graff An absolutely sweet & charming look at the life of 5th grader. Ages 8-12 Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson tells her moving story of growing up in the... Full Post >

Final Farmer’s Market of the Year

Join us today for the final Farmer's Market of 2014! Pick up fresh, local items and serve them up for Thanksgiving. What's at the market now? Vegetables/fruit/herbs: arugula, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, bok choy, carrots, cauliflower, chiles, Chinese cabbage, collards, dill, eggplant (bell-shaped and oriental), garlic, green onions, kale, lettuce, peppers (sweet and hot), radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tatsoi, tomatoes,... Full Post >

Must Reads That Make Must Haves

McIntyre's Books staff put together a list of books that will not disappoint. These top ten must reads make fantastic gifts! 1. The Peripheral by William Gibson The cyber-punk of early Gibson (Neuromancer) ages well in this novel of the near future and the consequences of progress. 2. Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman A superb novel of a young woman and her search for the secrets that haunted her grandfather after WWII. 3. The Goldfinch by Donna... Full Post >

Team Building with Fearrington Flowers

We are excited to announce a new corporate team building opportunity at Fearrington -- floral design! Fearrington's Floral Designer Mary Stevens will walk your small group (5 individuals or less) through a 90 minute floral design class. You will start with morning pastries and coffee and end with your own personal arrangement to take home! Participating groups find that each flower arrangement is unique to the creator even though all were given the same tools to construct their final... Full Post >