Please find your way to your seats!

There are so many ways to display place cards at weddings. A recent favorite of mine was wrapping foam boards in a pretty floral print fabric and pinning hand sketched and writen place acrds to the boards.

- Cheryl

Q&A with Carol Pratt

We were excited to catch up with Carol Pratt, for SHOSH NY, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd. Here is what she shared with us about her favorite pieces this season! What three words best describe your line? Cultivated comfiness, informal elegance, feminine braided with androgyny What has been your inspiration this season (colors/images/places)? The relief from winter: tones that flush faces. We can finally let go of the confines of... Full Post >

Cutest Baby Shower Cake EVER!

Our very talented pastry chefs at the Fearrington House obviously had a great time welcoming Baby Jones into the world.  They even named the animals – Milton the Monkey, Jerry the Giraffe, Roger the Lion and Douglas the Zebra (what else would you call a zebra?!).  Too much fun! - Gilda Full Post >

5 Quick Tips to Prep Your Garden

1. Clean and sharpen all your garden tools. Check that battery and gas powered items are ready to go, and that ample amounts of potting soil, fertilizers, etc have been purchased and set aside. 2. If you are growing annuals or vegetables from seed, mid-March is the time to begin sowing these indoors for planting out after last frost. 3. On days when you just can't stay inside, begin by raking and cleaning garden beds. Where bulb foliage is emerging, top-dress with a bit of slow-release... Full Post >

Gelato Galore!

This Friday, March 20th marks the arrival of a much awaited Spring! While others are preparing for Spring cleaning, The Goat at Fearrington and Executive Chef Colin Bedford have been perfecting gelato -- lots and lots of gelato! Why gelato at The Goat rather than ice cream? "It's a wonderful vehicle for showcasing local fruit and dairy," said Chef Colin Bedford. "The idea started when we were experimenting with our housemade tea blends. The flavors and aroma of hot tea sparked an idea, that... Full Post >

California Dreaming

A few weeks ago, when the low here in North Carolina was 6° and the high was 21°, Paige, Brian, Greg and I were all fortunate enough to be visiting sunny California. Now in California, the low was 60° and the daily high 75° -- not too shabby! Luckily, now we are in the 70s or else you would have stopped reading this immediately. So why were we across the country? We were on a fact finding mission of sorts, seeing homes and gathering information about some of the latest building trends.... Full Post >