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Style Defined: CHIC

This look was styled by Sharon. There is no better time to wear glittery pants than the holiday season. We love this cigarette-style pair from Day Birger et Mikkelsen, especially paired with a reversible architectural top from TY-LR. A pair of extra sparkly earrings, hand beaded by Miguel Ases and a paprika-colored leather Opera clutch from Joanna Maxham complete the look and it’s all...



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Holiday Greenery

While there may not be any snow - or even freezing temperatures - this holiday season, the gardens at Fearrington are lush with beautiful greenery and berried branches to inspire our Garden Team. We've been growing and cutting many of our favorites for years, and thought we would share some of the best with you to add to your own cutting gardens. Here in the Carolina Piedmont, we are...



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Stocking Stuffers

What's more fun than stockings during the holidays? So many little gifts . . . all the better to prolong the holidays! Here at Dovecote, we've got just the thing. Or things, rather. Pretty ring dishes for the ladies, whimsical socks for the gents, artisan salts for the foodie and fun bottle openers for the bar aficionado. We have pens and stationery from Kate Spade, jewelry from Robin Haley and...



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Hostess with the Mostest

As the holiday season starts to rear its festive head, the topic of hostess gifts becomes more and more important. Something that we don't normally think of in our day-to-day lives - unless we're a jet-setting socialite - is now a real concern. What to bring? Here at Dovecote, we've got you covered. Stemless champagne flutes say "celebrate!" while being just unique enough to set you apart...



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Sour Sips You’ll Love

Classic cocktails are renowned for a reason, whether you prefer an Old Fashioned or a Dark & Stormy. But, the talented Wine Team at The Fearrington House, took on the challenge to create a few delicious varieties that embody classic cocktails with North Carolina flair and flavors of the season. Scuppernong Sour This classic sour is made with egg whites and adds...



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Gingerbread to Taste & Create!

Whether you're looking for the perfect gingerbread cookie, or you dream of constructing confectionery masterpieces, Fearrington's own Chocolatiere and Cake Designer, Emma Isakoff, has just the recipes for you. The structural recipe below is the same recipe she uses to build the gingerbread house in the 13th Annual Triangle Family Services Gingerbread Benefit at The Umstead Hotel in Cary,...



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Style Defined: CHIC

This look was styled by Emma. Nothing says chic quite like this new line from Australia, TY-LR. Every item we have in the shop is jaw-droppingly beautiful and perfectly tailored. Take this dress, for example: winter white, made from heavy viscose, and clearly exquisite. We love it layered under a structured coat from Ronen Chen and paired with Robin Haley's simple pearl earrings and, sticking...



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Holiday Sparkle

Here at Dovecote, we sure do love us a little (or a lot!) of sparkle, especially during the holidays. Who doesn't?! It's fun, it's festive, it's flattering. That being said, we've got a lot to choose from here at the shop and we definitely have our favorites. The Bella necklaces from Fairchild-Baldwin immediately spring to mind. These pack a big punch without weighing you down or being...



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Edible Adornments

It's hardly a secret that we're passionate about preserving and expanding our bird habitats here in the gardens at Fearrington. Within the past few years we have added greatly to our collection of native plants to sustain our feathered residents, created wildflower meadows and even won coveted certification as a Bird Friendly Habitat from the New Hope Audubon Society! So it's no surprise that the...



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Festive Attire

We love the familial love and attention that comes with the holiday season -- big dinners, trimming the tree, opening presents,holiday shopping, baking cookies and decorating the house. However, we also love the fact that holiday season equals party season. Glam dresses with sparkly clutches and fabulous new shoes, paired with bubbly cocktails, tasty hors d'oeuvres and festive...



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