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99th Anniversary of Prohibition

January 16th, 1919 marks the ratification of the 18th Amendment, ushering in the beginning of Prohibition. This year marks the 99th anniversary of the commencement. Prohibition was being aided by the Temperance Movement: an assembly of suffragists, religious communities, political reformers and upper-class business owners. They had high hopes for a dry society because they believed alcohol...



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Whirlikids Book Festival

Where can you find spies, robots, groundhogs, hamster princesses and other magical creatures? At Fearrington! This weekend!! Visit our first annual Whirlikids Bookfest at McIntyre’s Books and The Fearrington Barn on Saturday February 3rd. We’ll be there from 10am to 4pm with authors and illustrators from North Carolina and from across the country for book readings, signings and...



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Meet Phyllis & Richard

Phyllis & Richard have been Fearrington residents since 2013. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What persuaded you to move to Fearrington? We were attracted by the combination of natural beauty of the landscape and lovely residential clusters. Also, the variety of activities that exist and the proximity to Duke...



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Meet Catherine & Steve

Catherine Garland and Steve Bravy have been Fearrington residents since 2014. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What persuaded you to move to Fearrington? The location in the Triangle (universities, health care, arts, restaurants) and the beautiful local setting; the chance to make new friends through the many...



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Meet Stewart & Forrest

Stewart & Forrest have been Fearrington residents since 2013. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What persuaded you to move to Fearrington? Stew and I both went to UNC and love UNC and the Chapel Hill Area. I saw Fearrington some 25 years ago and thought the quaintness of the village was endearing so when we...



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The Courtyard Garden

Anyone who has stayed at The Fearrington House Inn has likely enjoyed the serene calmness of the Courtyard Gardens. Located between the Garden House and The Sun Terrace, this fountain and garden scene is a guest favorite. During R.B. and Jenny’s travels, an old hitching post was found in an antique shop, and Jenny had it made into a fountain focal point for the Courtyard Garden. This garden...



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Post Wedding Brunch

The morning after your wedding is the perfect way to end an unforgettable few days. Create the perfect send-off brunch with the tips below from Fearrington Wedding Director, Gilda. "Have a lovely, casual garden brunch outside in the sunshine, with simple buffet of delicious, cozy brunch food and lots of Bloody Marys," said Gilda. "Keep the schedule loose - definitely not too early - the...



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And Then There Were Three

The Beltie Mystery Award is one step closer to it’s fateful conclusion today with the announcement of the prize’s shortlist. And it’s definitely a list to die for! Our mystery guru in residence, Pete Mock, devours an approximate 100 mystery books a year, and he has painfully winnowed his top picks of 2017 down to just three. As a reminder, the long list of nominees were: James...



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KAS Scarves

If you've been into Dovecote . . . well, ever, you know we have some of the softest, silkiest, yummiest apparel and accessories. From Kinross cashmere to super-luxurious leather and velvet, it's certainly a joy to work here amidst all these beautiful things! However, until we felt the hand-loomed, hand-dyed KAS cashmere from Nepal, we had no idea how soft softness could be! These are, by far,...



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Coffee Cocktails

You’ve survived another year of trials and tribulations; allow me to be among those to tell you congratulations, and that you deserve a little break. And coffee, for those who enjoy the pep, is a great accompaniment to any break. When a little liquor is included, things get interesting and, arguably, much more delicious. When done right, spirit and coffee marry into something far greater than...



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