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Entertain This Holiday Season

Looking to check off your holiday gift list? Give the gift of entertaining with Relais & Châteaux’s, “The Art of Entertaining,” the association’s first book full of tips, tricks and expertise from 85 member properties on how to host sophisticated events from a Halloween Costume Party to a Southern-Style Brunch.

The Fearrington House Inn‘s section on Southern-Style Brunch features recipes for Corn Bread Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, Raspberry Tartlets, plus two cocktails and tips on creating the perfect harvest centerpiece with Principle Floral Designer, Mary Stevens. From place settings and centerpieces to drinks and dessert, you’ll be ready to host the perfect Southern affair. Check out the video below for more details.

“The Art of Entertaining” retails for $45 – pick up a copy from McIntyre’s Books today!

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McIntyre’s Top 5 Fiction & Mystery Picks

It's the most wonderful time of year - Pete's Top 5 Fiction and Mystery picks for the holiday season. Check out his suggestions below and shop his picks at McIntyre's Books! Don't forget to stop by the bookstore if you're looking for personalized recommendations (perfect gifts for all the readers on your list). The Sellout, Paul Beatty A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases... Full Post >

Giving Tuesday at McIntyre’s Books

This Giving Tuesday, consider a gift to Reindeer Readers! McIntyre's Books is offering a great community gift for which they are looking for sponsors. For a $40 donation, you can send an entire classroom of Chatham County 1st graders home with a beginning reader book for the holidays. If you're interested in gift wrapping the books for this project, Sunday, December 4th through Tuesday, December 6th, the bookstore will be looking for volunteers! Wrapping paper, tape and ribbon will be... Full Post >

Dish of the Day: Sea Bass

The Fearrington House Restaurant's fall menu is underway and pairs perfectly with the arrival of fall weather. Executive Chef Colin Bedford is continuously incorporating more farm-to-fork items with each menu - this season features turnips, carrots, herbs and more from Fearrington's gardens, as well as local meats and produce. The Sea Bass in this dish are sourced from the North Carolina coast, and the pasta is made at Fearrington! The Black Burgundy Truffles used in this dish have a very... Full Post >

McIntyre’s Top 5 Kids’ Stocking Stuffers

If you're looking for those last few goodies for the stockings hung with care - stop by McIntyre's Books! The children's reading section is full of books for the littlest readers at all levels, plus great gifts for their stocking, from card games to jigsaw puzzles and more. Check out Children's Book Buyer, Sarah's, suggestions below! A holiday Jellycat stuffed Polar Bar or Penguin is the perfect snugly companion for the holiday season. There's options for those who prefer warm weather... Full Post >

Celebrate Yule Log Tradition

It may be chilly outside, but the holiday celebrations are just getting warmed up! While you keep an eye out for beautiful holiday decor throughout the Village, don't forget about scrumptious yule logs crafted by The Fearrington House! This year, The Fearrington House team and Pastry Sous Chef Paola are offering four yule logs to ring in the holiday season: Gingerbread & Cream Cheese White Chocolate Peppermint Orange, Dulce & Cranberry Black Forest All Yule Logs... Full Post >