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Planning For Fall

Our chefs are busy in the gardens harvesting the last of the summer produce and prepping the ground for the bounty of fall! Tomatoes, eggplant, summer beans and squash (and more!) have had an excellent growing season and will be rotated out with fall produce in several weeks. In the meantime, the gardens will be weeded, and fertilized to make sure they’re ready!

Make sure to sample the flavors of summer at The Fearrington House Restaurant before we welcome fall!

Exfoliation at Home

Pick up the best ingredients for a DIY exfoliation at home at Haven Spa Boutique! Elemis' Lime & Ginger Collection is infused with jasmine flower petals, lime peel, ginger and sea salt - the exotic fragrance is combined with plant extracts to create a skin friendly formula that cleanses deeply. Lime & Ginger Salt Glow ($62) is a luxurious exfoliation product, the salt glow suspends lime, ginger and salt in a unique blend of bergamot, coconut and sweet almond oils to stimulate, tone... Full Post >

Celebrate National Relaxation Day at The Spa

What better way to relax than with a spa treatment! The Spa at Fearrington is celebrating National Relaxation Day on August 15th through the whole month of August. See our list of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering below. Our Hot Stone Massage helps to melt away your tension through massage with heated basalt stones. This is offered in either 60 or 90 minutes. The Elemis Musclease Aroma Body Wrap is designed for complete muscle relaxation provided through a seaweed wrap and followed... Full Post >

Fearrington’s Growing Season

With summer in full swing, our gardens are full of vegetables, herbs and produce ready to use in the dishes at The Fearrington House Restaurant! We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac about what's next for our gardens. How long is the growing season for the vegetables growing in the gardens? There is a long answer to this question, but the short answer is North Carolina is a great location to grow summer vegetables. We have the hot sunny days with ample rains with gives summer plants amazing... Full Post >

Meet Mathew’s Men

This book is an inspiring read about the U.S. Merchant Marine sacrifice in World War II during the U-boat war against Germany in the Atlantic. Mathews County, Virginia has a long and strong marine tradition and reading of their wartime efforts to support the Allies in the face of the horrors of modern war is an inspiring take on what is our greatest generation. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Mathews Men - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Matt, Bookseller Full Post >

Toast Time!

At Dovecote, if we're not discussing fashion then we are definitely discussing food. Staying atop the latest trends is important in both couture and cuisine, and we are very on board the toast trend. Avocado toast, gluten free toast, sinful French toast, you name it, we are fans. Which is why we love our new toast cookbooks! A toast cookbook sounds silly until you read one and your eyes are opened to the magical world of toast. Toppings we would have never dreamed of, innovative cooking... Full Post >