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What Is A Trunk Show, Anyway?

You’ve probably gotten our emails announcing one. You may have picked up a schedule of them in Dovecote. But you may still be wondering what a trunk show really is! Part of the benefit of shopping at boutiques like ours is our strong relationships with unique designers who offer gorgeous clothing and accessories from around the world. And, while we would love to have their entire lines here...



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Muun Straw Bags

It's not spring until the straw bags come out to play! We just received our newest shipment of Muun bags from France and they are more clever and beautiful than ever! Fusing African, Japanese and French influences, these are unlike any other straw bags you've seen. Each is hand-woven and hand-dyed, then hand-finished in Paris. We love each of the different sizes and shapes, from large totes...



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Ready Readers!

This April let's sow the seeds of reading! Did you know that reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success? Please help support student literacy in Chatham County by participating in McIntyre's Books Ready Readers program. This spring we are focusing on making sure all rising 3rd graders at Chatham County Schools receive a...



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Cecile Richards, Paula McLain and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Just in case you are looking for something fun and different to do to benefit your community, on Thursday, April 12th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Whitaker & Atlantic in Raleigh, you could buy a ticket for the Les Dames NC fundraiser to benefit The Interfaith Food Shuttle and the NC Junior Chef Competition. Tickets are $70 and Include delicious food prepared by our Dames...



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Kinross Trunk Show

Here at Dovecote, our most anticipated trunk show each season is, without a doubt, Kinross Cashmere. Wait, wait, wait...cashmere? For spring? You must think I'm crazy! Kinross is more than just cashmere. They make linens, chunky cottons, fine gauge cottons, featherweight and worsted cashmeres, plus they even have a collection of spandex/rayon tees! Plus, a pop of color with an easy Kinross...



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Alli & Matthew

Alli & Matthew tied the knot on September 1, 2017. These newlyweds said their "I do"s at the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Matthew and I first met when we were both assigned a top-secret CIA mission in Thailand. Mr. and Mrs. Smith actually happens to be a documentary about us. Matthew and I first met on the summer league swim...



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A River of Spring Cheer

Last fall Fearrington gardener Ryan Cadwalader planted 1,250 muscari bulbs (or grape hyacinth) in a river pattern in front of the Fearrington House Restaurant, the blue flowers representing water. This clever installation is now in full bloom and will cheer up your most overcast day!



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A River of Spring Cheer

Last fall Fearrington gardener Ryan Cadwalader planted 1,250 muscari bulbs (or grape hyacinth) in a river pattern in front of the Fearrington House Restaurant, the blue flowers representing water. This clever installation is now in full bloom and will cheer up your most overcast day! Click here for more about our gardens.



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Early Readers

Watching little ones as they crack the code and become readers is an amazing thing. Finding books to match their still developing skills, while maintaining enthusiasm can be a challenge! When shopping for books for the newest readers in your house, look for these characteristics: Illustrations or photos that closely match the words – Children should be able to identify most unknown words...



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Bailey & Tyler

Bailey & Tyler ended the year in style with a cozy ceremony on the Garden Terrace and a sparkling reception in The Barn.  How did you and your partner meet? Two North Carolinians in Dallas for a summer internship, we met on our first day at the company. We quickly realized we were in the same department and both couldn't wait to get to know each other better. Just friends during our time...



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