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New Year, New Trends

At Dovecote, we love a good trend – and what better time than a brand new year to try something new with your wardrobe as well? As long as it’s flattering and feels true to your personality, we say embrace it!

Do you live for comfort? Sneakers are still trending into 2017, as well as wide leg pants. Cinched waists are also in; we love a belt or a “garbage bag waisted” pant with a slim fitting top. When comfort meets style, everyone wins!

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

Shoulders are still big, with cutouts, slits, and details adorning sleeves. Volume will play a big role as well and off the shoulder styles are less severe and more casual (think Flashdance). So pretty!

Neutrals will continue through from fall, with pops of bubblegum pink, rose, and coral. Pantone declared a grassy green the color of the year, but it is really all about pink. Considering this is a very flattering color for most skin tones, this is great news!

As far as prints or patterns go, stripes are it. The bolder, the better.

Bare shoulders, pops of pink, graphic stripes, and flattering silhouettes. Looks like it’s going to be one fun spring!

– Emma, Dovecote Stylist

Married in a Winter Wonderland

While spring and summer weddings are popular for many reasons, there's nothing quite like a winter wedding. From the twinkling grapevine lights, to the roaring fireplaces, Fearrington has an abundance of winter elegance. Our wedding planners share their tips to create the ultimate winter wedding, from food to fashion. The Garden Terrace is the perfect ceremony venue for the winter months with a roaring fireplace and central heating. “A ceremony by the roaring fire, spectacular flowers on... Full Post >

New Year’s Resolution Regiment

If you’re like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don’t want to wade through hundreds of chemical laden products to get results. That’s where antioxidants can help! Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet and skin care routine can have a positive effect on your skin. Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells and induce signs of aging. From calming inflamed... Full Post >

2016 Staff Favorites

There were so many great books to choose from in 2016, but I put everyone’s feet to the literary fire until they coughed up just one pick. Keebe went with Lee Smith’s Dimestore: “wonderful snippets from the life of one of my favorite authors.” After a long awkward pause during which Pete struggled with some deep-level Sophie’s Choices, he finally picked The Sellout by Paul Beatty: “after twenty years, people are finally noticing how talented this guy is.” Mouse called The... Full Post >

BRIDES Magazine 2017 Top Venues in U.S.

After a survey of more than 1,600 recent brides across America, BRIDES Magazine shared their list of The 2017 Best Venues in America. The 50 winners were chosen based on each venue's spectacular setting, creative cuisine and above-and-beyond service. The Fearrington Barn is honored to be selected as one of the best venues in the South, and the only venue selected from North Carolina! Fearrington’s team, from wedding planners Gilda and Erin, to principal floral designer Mary, to our chefs... Full Post >

The Art of Making the Perfect Cocktail

Ice is a bar ingredient that many people often overlook. In simple terms, it’s frozen water. It is frozen water that is shaken or stirred with spirits to chill or dilute a cocktail. Take a look at the ice that you have in your freezer – it is cloudy because of the natural impurities and gases in the frozen water. Now imagine ice that you can see through. There are two things that I like to observe when I am at a bar – if my bartender automatically pours me water, and the quality of the... Full Post >