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Destination Weddings

If you're interested in planning a destination wedding, but aren't sure about the logistics, check out Fearrington Wedding Director, Gilda's, suggestion! "Go just far enough from your usual stomping grounds to feel exotic, but not so far that it is an inconvenience and great expense for guests to get there and a hassle to plan," said Gilda. "Fearrington is the perfect, convenient, getaway...



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What’s Cooking: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Samin Nosrat’s unconventional cookbook is an instinctual companion to kitchen experimentation, asserting that all good food is a balance of four essential ingredients, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Nosrat notoriously taught Michael Pollen how to cook for his book and eponymous Netflix series Cooked, and now she’s making serious culinary waves of her own. Pollan’s forward sets the tone, " . . ....



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Whiskeys: The Good, The Bold & The Lofty

The array of whiskeys available at The Fearrington House Restaurant is an ever expanding point of pride. The spirits that find their way to our bar shelves differ widely in rarity, character and age. The House bar holds some treasures that are hard to find, and in addition to looking good and having excellent bartenders, it is open to any curious person that’s of age and willing to pay a...



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Brinkley & Kyle

Brinkley and Kyle tied the knot on November 11, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s in the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Kyle and I were introduced by friends in May 2014. We kept in touch after our initial meeting and bonded over a mutual love of dogs, bourbon, history, and all things nerdy. It wasn’t long before we decided we...



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Ruinart Challenge Champagne Trip

I haven’t been back home more than 48 hours from France, and all I can think about is the feeling of amazement from high up in a hot air balloon 1,000 meters looking down at the patchwork vineyards of Montagne de Reims. Everything’s calm, with the occasional boom of the flames that kept the balloon inflated. We could all see the villages of Trepail, Villers-Marmery, Bouzy, and Ambonnay with...



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Nail Tips for Summer

It's summer time and time to show off those toes and hands. The heat can cause some damage to your manicures and pedicures. Here are seven tips to help you make your nail treatments last longer. Chlorine and air conditioning can cause your nails to become weak. The pool or the ocean can cause your cuticles to dry out. Try using a moisture rich balm on your cuticles and nail bed before you...



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Daneen’s Notes

I have always felt that a great white shirt is one of the hallmarks of a perfect capsule wardrobe which is why you will always find a plethora of beautiful white shirt options in the shop at any given time. This one essential can take you from day to evening to the boardroom or the pool depending on how you style it. In addition to our knowledgeable stylists who can help you find your perfect...



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Classic & Contemporary: Ward 8

There's no denying that bourbon has made a huge comeback. Bourbon lovers know the classics - the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour, the Mint Julep (OK, that one is for the derby lovers, but they’re not wrong). While the cocktails transform over time, these staples will always remain in the bartender’s repertoire. They remain not only because they are delicious, but also because...



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Franciscan Winery Chardonnay

Franciscan Winery was established in 1972 and the first Napa Valley estate to craft a Chardonnay by the old world techniques of France -- using native yeasts. This practice has only just begun to become popular in new world wine-making. Essentially, there are indigenous yeasts living on the grapes once they are brought in from the harvest. Franciscan Winery lets each one of these individual...



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4 Ways to Elevate Your Escort Table

If you're interested in taking your escort table to the next level, check out these four tips from Fearrington Wedding Director, Gilda, below! 1. Elegant, long escort card tables with cards on either side offer a wonderful focal point for the middle of the table. Dramatic floral or greenery displays, candles and lanterns, or family wedding photos are all beautifully highlighted by the grace...



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