The Best of Both Worlds!

Every year Forbes Magazine puts out a list based on the 200 largest metro areas in the US determining which are ‘The Best Places for Business and Careers.’  These cities are rated on a dozen job related factors such as the cost of business and living, income growth and the quality of life and education within the labor force.  Not surprisingly, the city right in our very own backyard, Raleigh was ranked #1 for 2014!  With so many top schools such as NC State, Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as the ever growing RTP area, it is no wonder Raleigh moved up 2013′s #3 spot to #1.

To all those great local businesses in the area, we invite you to consider hosting your next meeting retreat or event here at Fearrington!  Not only will you enjoy our distinctive meeting rooms, but you can also plan a fun team building event such as a cooking challenge, a wine or beer class or even a floral class for your group!  If you’re looking for a unique space to host a reception or dinner we have multiple venues including a Garden Terrace (shown to the right), a rustic but elegant Barn or even a private room within one of our restaurants overlooking gardens or farm pastures. Need a space to host clients?  Why not enjoy beverages at Roost – our seasonal beer garden while listening to live music or pamper them with a trip to the Spa at Fearrington!

With so much to do and see on property, we guarantee you’ll enjoy mixing a little business with pleasure!

Winter Skin Tips

The number one cause of wrinkles is dehydration of the skin, which happens more frequently in the winter months. The cold air slows down the body’s ability to hydrate the face and other body parts by pulling what little moisture your skin has away from the face. Dehydration of the face also makes our faces itchy. Scratching and rubbing can tear or irritate blood capillaries causing unwanted redness. So, how can you protect your skin during the winter months? S.O.S. Emergency Cream (for... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Wine

Shower your sweetheart with housemade chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and wine? Can you think of anything sweeter? The Goat at Fearrington has three choices for a perfect (and delicious) Valentine's Day gift! Call 919.545.5717 or stop by The Goat to place your order. Sweets for your Sweetheart Variety Chocolate Bon Bons $35 15 housemade chocolates in various flavors Housemade Chocolates & Chocolate-Covered Strawberries $30 9 housemade chocolates in various flavors... Full Post >

Make It Your Own Tips!

A few tips from our stylists on how to make any outfit truly yours! Stylist: Emma Fit Notice we said fit, not size. In order to feel most yourself, you must feel comfortable. That means trying everything on and finding what feels right. Remember sizes are ambiguous numbers that change by brand, fabric and style. It may take a bit longer to find your fit, but just think of it as dress-up. We're never too old for that. Stylist: Marta Layering Start with the basics -- a high quality... Full Post >

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 >

Make It Your Own Monday

Welcome back to Dovecote Style's new blog series: Make It Your Own Monday! Item of the Month: P. Taylor Shirts The P. Taylor brand based in New York, provides classic button up shirts that provide style, function and fit in equal measure. Each handmade shirt is a blend of cotton and polyester or cotton and nylon for superb wearability.  The fabrics feel heavenly, travel perfectly and wash easily (machine-washable in cold water, hang to dry). With a rainbow of colors and styles to... Full Post >