Elemis 12 Days of Beauty

On the first day of Christmas Elemis gifted me, a travel size of the most luxurious spa products you could ever lay your hands on with the 12 Days of Beauty kit!

You even get a sneak peak of a new item not available yet for retail, the Cleansing Babassu Facial Wipes, made with rich Amazonian Babassu oil to replenish the much needed hydration for the windy winter days.

All item are listed on the box, and each day you get a complete and wondrous surprise as to which product you’ll get. This is a luxurious and “all grown up” advent calendar!

All together these cleansers, moisturizers, face masks, shower creams, and even some products to pamper those fingers and toes, have won 72 beauty awards!

This kit, used as a gift for yourself or for a loved one, can either be used for the 12 days before Christmas or as the gift that keeps giving after Christmas and into the New Year!

Call The Spa at Fearrington at 919.542.2121 to reserve your 12 Days of Beauty kit now or stop in to check off your holiday list.

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 >

Sugar Cookies: The Perfect Holiday Treat!

The Fearrington House's cake designer and chocolatière, Emma Isakoff, shared a classic sugar cookie recipe that sounds just scrumptious. These cookies are perfect for decorating and sharing with friends and family over the holidays! Enjoy! You'll need: Soft butter 1 & 1/2 cup Sugar 2 cups Eggs 4 Vanilla 1 teaspoon All purpose flour 5 cups Baking powder 2 teaspoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Instructions: Sift flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl of a mixer... Full Post >

Gift Guide – The Hostess

What to do when you are searching high and low for the perfect hostess gift? Cross it off your to do list and check out the amazing candles offered by LAFCO’s House and Home candle collection at Dovecote Style. Deliriously good scents waft through the room when these soy candles burn, each one with an estimated 90 hour burn time. Beautifully packaged, each box contains an oversized, gorgeous handblown art glass container to be used again when the candle is gone! Full Post >

Pete’s Top 10 Books of 2014

Pete Mock, book buyer and mystery guru for McIntyre's Books, has compiled a list of his favorite books this year. There are books on romance, war and of course, mystery, so there's sure to be something for everyone. These are perfect for the book lovers on your gift list. In no particular order, here are Pete’s 10 favorite books of the year! 1) Jerry Lee Lewis; His Own Story by Rick Bragg Gave me chills envisioning the battles he had musically and personally. Rick Bragg is... 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 >