An Afternoon at Fearrington Village

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Here's what I have been up to:

On Saturday morning I taught two Pure Barre classes and then took advantage of my free Saturday afternoon by enjoying a mother/daughter day! My mom came up to visit and we decided to check out Fearrington Village. Have you ever been over there?

Not a bad view :)

Fearrington Village was created in 1960 and is technically located in Pittsboro, but is really close to Chapel Hill. The creators of the Village (Fitch Creations, Inc.) made it with the intention of emulating a farm like community. I had heard a lot about this place as a wedding venue as well as an enjoyable place to walk around. I found out for myself that this place is really something special!

To begin, there are a couple of restaurants and cafes mom and I found including "The Goat". We had just eaten lunch so we didn't try anything. But it looked delicious and fresh!

The Goat has a cafe feel, with fresh prepared chopped salads, soups, coffee, and sandwiches.  There is a second floor with a great view, and wifi too!

Of course we had to check out the two stores in Fearrington Village. Dovecote is a lovely women's clothing and gift boutique. It is GORGEOUS on the inside.

A view from the second story of Dovecote

The clothes were not really for me (I still live in Lululemon) and I'm not really on the market for coffee table books. However, something DID catch my full attention in Dovecote. While walking around I kept hearing this distinct noise, like a "coo".  I couldn't quite put my finger on the noise until I found them... Duh Hannah

They have REAL doves!

This picture shows why I wanted to buy a nice camera. Thanks for my birthday present Mom and Dad!

Mom and I then explored McIntyre's Bookstore. Anyone who knows me, knows I am such a sucker for bookstores. I got really excited about checking this one out. It definitely didn't disappoint.

  Wall to wall books! An author was in the bookstore, narrating his novel. I could hear him reading and I knew it was happening in the small room behind the curtain. I checked it out myself, but I didn't think flash photography would be a good idea.

Wall to wall books! An author was in the bookstore, narrating his novel. I could hear him reading and I knew it was happening in the small room behind the curtain. I checked it out myself, but I didn't think flash photography would be a good idea.

Another room in McIntyre's Bookstore. I can definitely see myself cuddling up in one of those chairs in front of the fireplace.

After leaving the bookstore mom and I met the most adorable and photogenic dog ever. His name is Earl and I wish I could have taken him home with me! He just cuddled right up to me. His owner Sarah let me take a couple of pictures to share with you guys.

He was so happy

Fearrington Village is a really picturesque place and I can see why so many people have weddings and wedding receptions here!

So why do they have a "farm" feel and not just a "village" feel? Well... They have Belted Cows for one. They are called "Belted Cows" because they have a stripe down their middle like they are wearing a belt!

And Belted Goats!

This one didn't get the "Belted" memo.

We walked about three miles around the property, just exploring, catching up and interacting with all of the animals. I love this place and would definitely recommend you all checking it out!

  Sending love from Fearrington Village!

Sending love from Fearrington Village!

Have you guys ever been? I would love to see some wedding pictures from this place!