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Fearrington House Garden Renovation

The gardens which serve as the foreground to the historic Fearrington House Restaurant, flanking the brick entryway, are slated for a spring renewal. This important space has greeted visitors to the Fearrington family homestead since the 1920s, has welcomed guests to our fine dining restaurant since the 1980s and has served as a timeless setting for generations of wedding portraits. Fresh from...



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Fearrington Farmer’s Market History

Growing up in Chapel Hill, R.B. visited the Carborro Farmer’s Market with his Mother weekly. “I remember there was an old white church near the fire station where ladies would make and sell baked goods,” says R.B. R.B. decided that a farmers' market would make a good addition to Fearrington. In 1991, he and Jenny partnered with Fearrington Village residents and contacted the Seeds of...



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Natalie Goldberg Lives Twice

Prolific author and writing teacher Natalie Goldberg dropped by the bookstore on March 9th to read from her latest memoir, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and the Zigzag of Life. This fourteenth book was written while she had cancer, "in case she didn’t come out the other side." We are so glad she did! One of Goldberg’s paintings illustrates the cover of her book; she says that...



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Mother’s Day Wines

Whether your Mom is a wine lover or you're looking for a bubbly just to celebrate all of her hard work - check out these wines available at The Goat for Mother's Day!  Ramey Chardonnay $26 Straight out of California with ripe yellow apples, juicy peaches, bruleed bananas and pineapples, with a buttery, creamy texture and restrained oaky tones. If mom’s in the mood for something rich and...



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Healthy Skin for Spring

As the days get longer and temperatures begin to climb, off go the sweaters and boots, and on go the shorts and sandals. But while your spirit may be singing the praises of spring, it's also likely your skin is still crying out with the winter blues - dry, scaly, rough, spots on heels, knees, and elbows as well as stressed out, overheated, undernourished skin on your face and body. When our...



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Step Into Spring

At Dovecote, we are always on the hunt for the best of the best and our newest spring shoe collection is no exception! From the softest leather flat to the most comfortable peep toe you’ll ever slip on, we have found four exceptional shoe lines to bring straight to you! Each shoe company has been selected based on their hand-crafted production, highest quality materials, and comfort features...



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April Showers

We love it when the rain falls in spring! From soft mists to the steady drumbeat of droplets hitting the ground, April’s showers are refreshing and nourishing to newly unfurled leaves and blossoming buds. When dashing between drops, we’ve stocked the most gorgeous umbrellas in bright florals and subtle leaf or feather patterns to keep you dry. Their “push to open” and “push to...



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Earth Day

Fast approaching its 50th anniversary, Earth Day, observed on April 22, has become an international holiday, set aside to celebrate and raise awareness of the beauty, diversity and fragility of life on our one and only Planet Earth. While there are countless ways to mark this important day, perhaps the most enduring tradition is to go out and plant a tree - preferably with the help of the...



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Cathy & David

Cathy and David tied the knot on October 8, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under in the Garden Terrace and dance the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? David and I met in college while we were both in the pep band! We stayed friends following college and ended up dating a year or so after graduation. After six years together, we decided to make it...



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Why We Plant Natives

Our gardens are like ourselves - over time, they (hopefully!) become wiser, deeper, and make an impact upon those who know them. Here in the gardens at Fearrington, our gardeners have worked over the years to create gardens that give pleasure to our guests - with beauty, certainly, but also by feeding and providing shelter for the numerous birds and butterflies they attract. As our...



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