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Setting Your Table for Fall

At Dovecote, we strive for style in all areas. From apparel to dog accessories and everything in between, a stylish life is a happy life.

Labor Day is behind us and with that, it’s time to put away the rosé and dive into a spiced red wine sangria. Bright lemons and limes and fuchsias are turning to charcoals and burgundies and soft doeskin color palettes. Goodbye to linen, hello to cashmere.

And hello to fun fall parties! We love to decorate with fall in mind. We have several tabletop accessories that work well; a sweet squirrel bowl for snacks, an elegant Hemingway linked set of dishes, porcelain cheese markers for cow’s milk, sheep’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses (they’re in the shape of cow, sheep and goat!), pitchers for batch cocktails, and books that help perfect the art of hosting, whatever the season.

Bring on the fall! We are ready for anything the season may have in store!

– Emma, Dovecote Stylist

Dreaming of Rustic Weddings

If you're imagining an authentic rustic wedding, then Fearrington is the perfect venue! The Fearrington Barn, originally the Fearrington farm's dairy barn, is the embodiment of rustic elegance with twig chandeliers and rich lighting. Begin a reception with a cocktail hour on the cobblestone courtyard before entering this breathtaking space. For special rustic touches, our planners recommend linens with texture, particularly burlap. Farm tables create a pastoral atmosphere without... Full Post >

New By the Glass Wines!

With the changing of the seasons, our wine team looks forward to offering new and exciting wines to be available by the glass at our different outlets. We have some really fun and delicious wines for you to try this fall, and we hope you enjoy the new selections! Wines by the glass at Roost: Leese Fitch Chardonnay A bright, medium, bodied chardonnay from California offering fresh apple and pineapple along with a creamy texture. Rickshaw Pinot Noir The grapes for this wine are grown... Full Post >

Fearrington-Fullsteam Fall Collaboration

The Fearrington-Fullsteam Fall beer is our take on an English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). To give the beer a Southern twist, we add over 100 pounds of cider apple pomace (pressed apple pulp) from Silver Creek and Seamans Orchards in Virginia. These fruity apple tones complement the ESB's natural nutty and sweet aromas, resulting in flavors of caramel, toasted malts, and a lingering apple sweetness. On the label, we call this seasonal offering "the true taste of autumn in the South,"... Full Post >

Crafting a Cozy Reception

Even weddings with lots of guests can feel cozy! Read for some tips from our wedding planners on how to make a large reception feel intimate. Take advantage of throw pillows and cushions in lounge areas - these are great spaces for guests to relax and feel comfortable. Using rugs and piping or draping to create screened off spaces also shape an intimate vibe. Don't forget about music, candle light and greenery to make rooms less harsh and more inviting. Add a comfort-cocktail and guests... Full Post >

Wine Spotlight: Ca’ del Sarto

For this week's spotlight we are travelling to Italy, where there is always plenty of delicious wines to indulge in! At The Goat, we love to focus on wines that are not only delicious, but also a great value. Ca' del Sarto's wines fit this description perfectly and are a great addition to any dinner table. Ca' del Sarto is a unique collaboration between Enotec Imports and local vintners that started in 1998. Since then, they have produced wines all over Italy, focusing the quality of... Full Post >