Caite White

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the next six years, she held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, she oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, C-VILLE Kids, Knife & Fork and C-VILLE Weddings).

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April Abode: On stands now!

This month’s Abode is historic—peek inside a 19th-century farmhouse, explore an updated 1850s James River estate, find out the best way to preserve wood detailing in your home and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Lewis Mountain home evolves in phases. When to restore or replace. A new Bundoran show home. A 300-acre James […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

April Abode: An alternate design house event takes shape at Bundoran Farm

Every year since 2009, the Shelter for Help in Emergency has hosted its Design House event, taking a local home that’s on the market and transforming it with the assistance of some of Charlottesville’s best interior designers, landscape designers and local vendors. Proceeds from tours of the home benefit the nonprofit, which provides safe environments […]

Photo: John Robinson

K&F: Grit’s new dessert bar is a sweet menu addition

The only thing better than one dessert? A whole assortment of desserts. Grit recently added cakes, brûlées and tarts to the coffee shop’s menu of small plates. Currently only available at the Stonefield location (and only on weekends), the bite-sized selection will pair with the restaurant’s heavily curated beer, wine and cocktail program. “We’re focused on […]

Photo: John Robinson

K&F: This time, Melissa Close-Hart’s kitchen is all her own

Melissa Close-Hart rarely eats breakfast—who has the time? The Junction chef is often in her Belmont restaurant kitchen by 8am and sometimes doesn’t leave until 12:30 in the morning. Such is the price of running the kitchen at one of Charlottesville’s most anticipated restaurants. In the works since 2014, its doors officially opened in January, […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

March Abode: On stands now!

The latest issue of Abode features a Shenandoah Valley home with everything to hide, a minimalist kitchen in Albemarle, the best performance fabrics and more. Here’s what’s inside: Belmont’s newest eatery. An addition at Western Albemarle High School. Recycled countertops and—what?—wooden tiles. Performance fabrics inside the home. How to give your boxwoods the best chance […]

Photo Virginia Hamrick

February Abode: On stands now!

The February issue of Abode features a historic home overlooking the James River (it once belonged to a relative of Thomas Jefferson—yes, that Thomas Jefferson!), a mix-and-match kitchen in Ivy, a primer for wallpaper and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: A house on Riverside Avenue breaks the mold. Why wallpaper is your new best friend. […]

Photos: Virginia Hamrick (left) and Stephen Barling

Paper perfect: Why wallpaper is your new best friend

Love it or hate it, there’s an undeniable appeal to a papered wall. Unlike paint, wallpaper adds detail and dimension that a solid painted wall can’t achieve. And, says Kenny Ball Antiques designer Chloe Ball, it gets an unnecessarily bad rap. “If walls are primed properly, it’s not harmful and easily removed,” she says. (She […]

Photo: Mike Kropf

Winter C-VILLE Weddings: On stands now!

This issue of C-VILLE Weddings is overflowing with love: seven beautiful weddings, a memorable rehearsal dinner, big-day gift ideas and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Friday weddings: Yay or nay? Candy Girl answers: Should I invite a friend I just met? Bold invites with a graphic kick. Cakes, baby—it’s what outside that counts. A local […]

Photo: Lindsey Zovko

Lean on me: Seven Charlottesville weddings we love

Each of the next seven weddings have one thing in common: love. Now you’re probably thinking, Isn’t that what all weddings have in common? And the answer is, of course, yes. But in the case of these weddings, the love was pouring in from all sides—friends, family, guests—and throughout the whole planning process. One bride’s […]

Old Met appealed to the couple for a few reasons, including the downstairs bar and dance floor and what Caroline calls its “simple elegance.” “We knew the chandeliers, circular windows and curtains would be the perfect backdrop for our reception,” she says. Photo: Kate Thompson

Hip hip hooray: A stylish day redefines DIY

Caroline Moyer and Samantha Kardos  |  May 29, 2016 What’s the best way to ensure your big day feels special and personal? Enlist many helping hands, as Caroline and Samantha did for their spring nuptials. “A lot of our wedding felt DIY’d because we had so many amazing friends and family members who volunteered their talents […]

The bride and groom wrote their own ceremony (vows included) and had their friends officiate and perform readings. Photo: Meg Runion

Warm wishes: An autumn wedding overflows with love

Jenny and Brendan | October 29, 2016 As they started the task of planning their wedding, Jenny and Brendan began with a basic question: big wedding or small? Ultimately, they opted for the former, realizing that the bigger the big day, the more love they’d get to share with friends and family. And the decision paid […]

Photos (from left) Jillian Michelle, Paris Levinovitz and Meredith Sledge

How sweet it is: Five cakes we love

Among the many details you’ll have to decide on when it comes to your wedding day, there’s one important one that should never be overlooked: cake! From bold color to deceptively simple, here are a few local choices we’re digging (into). Go big (above, left) This eight-tier from Maliha Creations featured vanilla butter cake with a […]

Photo: Jen Fariello

In and out: A local planner forecasts Virginia’s next big-day thing

There’s a joke in Charlottesville that, whatever trend is popular elsewhere, it’ll be popular here in a year or so. We decided to put that to the test, asking Charlottesville-based wedding planner Adam Donovan-Groves, who keeps satellite offices in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood and New York City, to tell us what’s hot, what’s not and […]

Photo: Amy Graham Stigler for Smock

Glamour and glitter: Get graphic with geometric invites

If you’re planning a wedding, there’s no better way to give guests a hint of the tone of your big day than with the invitations (and the save the dates). Rock Paper Scissors’ owners Dani Antol and Heather McNulty Haynie say that when they meet with clients, they take into account every detail: flowers, table […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

January Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s Abode, we talk with homebuilder Noah Bradley about his 40-year career, learn why a homeowner shouldn’t be bound by their lot size, take a look inside an Ivy cottage and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside this issue: Scarpa‘s smart reno for continued success. The new Timberwood Tap House stays warm. Noah […]

Chris Coggins, pictured here in his living room, says his favorite spot in his own home is the downstairs bath. “With the marble shower and large rain showerhead, [it’s] the perfect way to relax after a long day of design.” Photo: Amy Jackson

High style: At home with designer Chris Coggins

While attending the New York School of Interior Design, designer Chris Coggins embarked on an independent project: review 40 famous houses in 40 days. “I visited significant homes all along the East Coast,” says Coggins, “so I experienced a full range of styles.” But it was Biltmore, the Gilded Age estate in Asheville, North Carolina, […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

December Abode: On stands now!

This month’s Abode takes a peek inside a Lewis and Clark Building condo, a closer look at Montpelier’s Claude Moore Hall, a critical eye toward public spaces and more. Here’s what you’ll find: Architect Bob Anderson‘s etched inspiration. Montpelier’s Claude Moore Hall makes a modern statement. The upsides of heated flooring. Do public spaces affect […]