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What to Buy Right Now: A Perfect Cover Up

Whether you live in the sizzling South or summer in the Hamptons, soaring temps and sunny days will surely require a cover up or two. At Dovecote, we offer a few fresh ideas for smart summer dressing that go perfectly with your best warm weather accessory—sunscreen!

Sun and Sea

Protect yourself from too much sun by popping a BoHo chic tunic from Roberta Roller Rabbit over that bathing suit. Long sleeves and sheer fabric make for a cool and comfortable way to avoid over exposure. Add a wide-brimmed straw hat and oversized sunnies and you’re sure to keep yourself protected and fashionable!

Chill Factor

Air conditioned indoor environments at the office, in a board meeting or out shopping can put a real damper on the season. Discover the warmth that a lightweight cashmere cocoon from Magaschoni can provide. In brights or neutrals, this classic cover up will become a wardrobe staple and is sure to keep you from getting the cold shoulder!

Bottom Line

For the fashion forward, 2016 introduces the culotte—a new silhouette with wider leg and ¾ length that falls gracefully at mid-calf. Our silk culottes by European Culture and GoSilk will make you a convert to the cool style with great drape and a sophisticated cut that will have you weathering the heat with effortless chic.

Ready for a little help planning your perfect cover up? Call for an appointment with a Dovecote Stylist for personal assistance or drop by during our regular hours. See you soon!

– Carolyn, Dovecote Stylist

Sale into Summer

Here at Dovecote, it's a rare occasion indeed to have a sale. But the time has come. We are offering 30-50% off great pieces that you can wear this season and use to transition into the next! From timeless summer linens by CP Shades to featherweight cashmere by Kinross and Magaschoni, we are offering great savings on all your favorites. Silk tees from Bruno Manetti? Check. Tailored trousers from QL2? Gotcha covered. Sheath dresses, structured blazers, colorful clutches? The gang's all... Full Post >

Best of Chapel Hill 2016

We're honored to have been voted Best of Chapel Hill in 10 categories by readers of Chapel Hill Magazine this year! Thank you to all of our guests for supporting us by voting for and visiting our businesses, and a big congratulations to our hardworking Fearrington staff. Best of Chapel Hill 2016 Best Upscale Restaurant The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Overall Service The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef... Full Post >

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The perfect way to spend the day is with a good book, right? This spot in front of McIntyre's is convenient for people watching in the Village Center or getting lost in a new summer read. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Village Center, people watch at The Barn and listen to the Belties "moo," all in front of the quirky window displays of McIntyre's. Residents, guests and visitors alike take the time to stop and appreciate the connections throughout the village. Do you have a favorite... Full Post >

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The Goat is home to Fearrington's beloved coffee roaster, Melina! Melina was built in 1972 in a small village outside of Athens, Greece by Theodore Sakantaris. He named the roaster Melina Mecour in honor of her Greek heritage. Melina's voyage to America began when a shop owner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, commissioned Mr. Sakantaris to build a coffee roaster. Sakantaris shipped Melina by boat to Wilmington, N.C., and then on to Winston Salem. Melina was likely the first coffee roaster... Full Post >