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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.

Jams, Jellies & Sauces Oh My!

The Fearrington House kitchen has been whipping up delicious treats of all types, including some you can take home or give as gifts! Whether you enjoy the Valrhona chocolate sauce poured on the Chocolate Soufflé served at The Fearrington House Restaurant, out-of-the-ordinary jams like Apple Pie and Carrot Cake, or have a more traditional palate for strawberry jelly, options are readily available for purchase at Dovecote. Yes, these items come in varying sizes, including a "travel pack" of... Full Post >

Chef Bedford on The Today Show

The Fearrington House Restaurant's own Executive Chef Colin Bedford made his national television debut today on the TODAY show! Check out the segment below if you missed it or watch it full-screen here. Beware: The chocolate souffle will make you hungry! Full Post >

A Colorful Village

We had an amazing weekend filled with whimsical folk art, food and wine. If you weren't able to come out and experience The Fearrington Barn filled with Southern art and personalities, do not despair! The Village Center has a few lively surprises waiting for you to discover. It may be a tree covered in books outside of McIntyre’s or a waitress waiting to take your order on The Fearrington Granary’s patio – don’t forget to look on the ground too, for knitted mushrooms that will make you... Full Post >

The Newest Home Building Trends

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – not this time! This year’s International Home Builder's Show was combined with the Industry’s Kitchen and Bath show and the combination made for an exciting and educational experience. It was great to see what styles will be hot this year -- think gray! We saw all the new appliances, faucets, counter tops, and the list goes on and on. The wood-look porcelain tile was one of the best new products we saw. Often a big design dilemma for folks... Full Post >

Sweets for Your Sweetheart!

Valentine's Day is here! What are you getting your special someone? Here at Fearrington, our restaurants and inn will be busy with couples retreating for the weekend. If you're simply looking for something simple to be the "icing on the cake" for your Valentine, The Goat has everything you need! From a special Valentine's Day wine chosen by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer to pastries galore! The pastry chefs from The Fearrington House have been pouring their hearts into lovely treats, like red... Full Post >

Here’s Your Room Key

When you venture out to The Fearrington House Inn for an unforgettable overnight stay, your experience starts with a brass key. Our General Manager Theresa Chiettini hand-selected these traditional, weighty brass keys to provide guests with a feeling of home. She discovered them at the Jefferson Brass Company. Our guests love the feel of a real key and often request to purchase them as a keepsake. Do you prefer a "real" key or a key card? Full Post >

Experience The Fearrington House Inn

What better way to experience The Fearrington House Inn from afar than a video tour! Get a glimpse into our inn rooms and the village that surrounds the inn to make it an ideal retreat. Full Post >

Chef Bedford’s Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you're already in the midst of finalizing your at-home Thanksgiving menu, then you'll love this easy recipe that Chef Bedford insists is the perfect side dish for turkey day: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Horseradish & Parmesan Crumble. Ingredients and directions below. Ingredients 8 oz Brussel sprouts (blanched and halved) 1/2 cup bacon cooked 4 tbsp shallots chopped 1 cup toasted panko breadcrumb 1/2 cup parmesan grated 2 tbsp chives chopped 2 tbsp parsley chopped 2... Full Post >

And the winner is…

Cassandra Johnson (Beet & Baguette)! A huge thank you to everyone who voted. We had hundreds of votes through email, Twitter and Facebook for all of the delightful pictures Fearrington-lovers submitted. Who knows there could be a special surprise or two coming out of these lovely beltie photos... Also, make sure to check back to our blog often for more photo contests -- another one could pop up at any time! Full Post >

The Mobile Fearrington

We were thrilled to launch our new and improved website two months ago! It allows for easier navigation and beautiful pictures, but the work didn't stop there! Fearrington was determined to have a site that represented all of the charm encapsulated in this Village on all type of devices. Our website is configured to seven different sizes to provide the best viewing experience whether on desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. We have continued to improve our mobile version with big buttons and... Full Post >