National Chocolate Soufflé Day

February is the month for all things lovely, from your significant other to indulgent delights. You don’t have to be a lush to appreciate delectable chocolate desserts and digestifs, and if you need an excuse, two national holidays this month have been devoted to the enjoyment of such delicacies. The 18th of February is devoted to drinking wine and, likewise, the 28th devoted to...



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The Cutting Garden

The Cutting Garden is located next to Jenny's Garden, along the road behind The Fearrington House Inn. This garden is affectionately known as Jenny’s stick garden. Jenny planted this cutting garden, and it was well used, hence the common name. If there was a flower, and Jenny had a need, only a stick remained. With the early start to spring, the beds are filled to bursting with daffodils and...



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Saint James

New arrival alert! Here at Dovecote, we've just received our first shipment of Saint James, an authentic French knitwear brand that we just LOVE. First, a history lesson: The village of Saint James was established in 1160(!) by William the Conqueror(!!), near the island of Mont St. Michel. If you're familiar with the island, you're familiar with its population of sheep, so a knitwear company...



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Beltie Mystery Prize – Gold Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Gattis and his novel Safe, the winner of the inaugural Beltie Mystery Prize for Crime Fiction. After much internal back and forth due to the quality of the titles in the running I finally selected Safe because of my initial gut reaction which was “Whoa, this is something else!” I remember coming into the store the next morning gushing about this...



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Spring has sprung at Dovecote!

Though the weather may be intermittently cooperative, here at Dovecote, WE are ready for Spring! Shirtwaist dresses in 100% cotton (and whimsical Liberty print!), soft denim, effortless linen, and new colors abound in the shop. We love the newest collection of English Weather scarves, Kinross cashmere in sumptuous shades of blush and aqua with pops of hot pink, printed pants from Lisette,...



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What’s Cooking: 15 Minute Vegan

After a few too many culinary excesses over the holidays, I snagged a copy of Katy Beskow’s slim, approachable 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking. The promise: 100 new recipes that can be made “in mere moments.” I am in. I’ve been a vegetarian since my senior year of high school, and have been on the hunt for meatless recipes for a few decades now. My grain-and-two-veg...



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Jenny’s Garden

Located behind The Fearrington House Inn, Jenny's Garden is one of Fearrington's more iconic spots. On weekends you may even see chairs set for an intimate wedding in the center of the gardens. The white arbor and marble fountain of Jenny's Garden is a memorable sight to behold, and was built by a local craftsman (Frank Childress) to Jenny’s specifications. The artistic fountain in the...



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Andrea & Stuart

Andrea & Stuart tied the knot on September 16, 2017. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under the Pecan Trees and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Stu and I met in college, sophomore year at a UNC-Chapel Hill Halloween dorm party through a mutual friend, Dana. We were dating other people at the time, so we didn't think twice about getting to know...



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Route de Bonheur: Go North

Relais & Châteaux’s The Fearrington House Inn is located less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with easy drives to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond. Fearrington is the perfect location to begin a luxurious road trip, with exquisite cuisine from Five-Star, Five-Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant, indulgent spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington and...



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Route de Bonheur: Go West

Relais & Châteaux’s The Fearrington House Inn is located less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with easy drives to nearby Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Fearrington is the perfect place to begin a luxurious road trip, with exquisite cuisine from Five-Star, Five-Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant, indulgent spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington and...



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