Tree Decorating for the Birds

Wreaths are being hung, doors and windows swagged, trees lit and decorated, and the Fearrington gardeners have arrived at our favorite part of the Holiday Season: decorating the large tree in the center of the Village for the birds! Festooned from top to bottom with our handmade, edible ornaments, it is not only lovely to look at, but will provide our wild creatures with fruit, nuts, and nutrition during the next few cold weeks. This year, we’ll be hanging peanut wreaths, raisin “icicles,” mini-donuts (yes, donuts!), and a dried orange swag. Be sure to take a closer look on your next visit–it won’t last long!

Beer for the Holidays

We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner. Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight: "Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >

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.... Full Post >

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 >