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 Managing Editor of C-VILLE, she oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, C-VILLE Kids, C-VILLE Weddings, and Bites & Sights).

Photo: Christian Hommel

The new custom: Carpenter Jeff Saine solves problems in wood

Jeff Saine has worked with wood for as long as he can remember. In high school, he spent most of his time in the wood shop and even helped his English teacher build a Japanese-style house on Lopez Island in his native Washington his senior year. After graduating from college with a degree in anthropology […]

Renaissance man: Blacksmith Corry Blanc creates everything from gate hardware to kitchen utensils to custom furniture. Photo: Christian Hommel

Iron man: Spotlight on blacksmith Corry Blanc

Corry Blanc can’t remember the first thing he ever made. “Making ‘things’ is all I’ve ever known,” he said. A native of Georgia (he grew up in the Appalachian foothills in the northern part of the state), the blacksmith began welding after high school when he took a job at his uncle’s welding and fabrication […]

Photo: Katie Stoops Photography

Princess brides: Seven sparkling gowns befitting a royal wedding

Whether it’s a crystal-covered shoulder, a silk-jacquard print, or a romantic bolero, it’s that little something extra that makes your dress—and your day—even more magical. Just ask Kate Middleton (lace sleeves, anyone?). Pretty in petals ERIN HOFFMAN (above) Date of her wedding: May 29, 2011 Groom’s name: Paul Gray Where she got her dress: Priscilla […]

Photo: John Robinson

Feel the love: 10 couples we can’t get enough of

What’s love got to do with it? For these 10 couples, everything. Most of them say they knew right away that they’d found “the one,” but it’s what comes after—the day to day experience of being with someone who bites his nails, leaves dirty clothes outside the hamper, and never turns off any lights in […]

Illustration: Thomas James

We love this town: A friend indeed

It was peer pressure, ultimately, that led me to Charlottesville. In May of 2007, I had just graduated from James Madison University, and was entering my 22nd year in Harrisonburg, Virginia (which, by any account, is about four years too many). My two best friends whom I’d known since middle school were packing up and […]

Photo by Cramer Photo.

Where the heart is: Have your Charlottesville wedding at home

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home. Consider then, on your special day, having your Charlottesville wedding at home. It adds a personal touch to your nuptials and leaves you with the first in a long line of memories you’ll make as husband and wife. Just don’t get stuck with cleanup! YOURS, MINE, […]

Photo by Cramer Photo.

Charlottesville wedding ideas we love

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then we’d like to flatter the heck out of these couples, whose special wedding-day touches provide bushels of inspiration this season. A fearless photo. This groom’s basket toss makes for a fun memory and captures the day’s excitement in a fresh way. A pretty, practical gift. Lovely […]

Photo by Aaron Watson Photography

Questions brides ask before committing to vendors

At the start of your planning process, you’re no doubt embarking on a long journey filled with questions. We asked four local vendors—a photographer, caterer, stylist, and florist—to give us the top five questions brides ask before they commit. Jack Looney of Jack Looney Photography (249-6266) 1. How do I go about gaining control of […]

Photo by Cramer Photo.

Bright and beautiful: Colorful Charlottesville weddings

A rich, vibrant palette spells one thing to guests: fun. We’re not talking every color in the crayon box, but why choose just two or three colors, especially if you love them all? Instead, put Roy G. Biv (that acronym for the sequence of hues in the rainbow) on the guest list for your big […]

Winter C Magazine: What's in Kelly Cox's purse?

Winter C Magazine: What's in Kelly Cox's purse?

  (Photo by Cramer Photo) Once a therapist for foster kids, 36-year-old Kelly Cox has been practicing yoga since grad school to alleviate the stress of her busy schedule. These days, yoga is her busy schedule. The co-owner of Downtown yoga studio Bend spends her time instructing children, teens and expectant mothers, and serving on […]

Winter C Magazine: A few of our favorite things

Winter C Magazine: A few of our favorite things

Our favorite things Super sparkly earrings. Leopard: the ultimate neutral. Red’s delicious.   SHOP THE SHOOT Dotted tights from Gap ($14.50, 973-5026); Tibi silk strapless dress from Levy’s ($341, 295-4270); Via Spiga belt from Posh Style ($68, 245-0115); Miguel Ases earrings from Scarpa ($295, 296-0040).   All photography by Nick Strocchia. Hair and makeup by […]

NEW! Fall 2011: Bright’s ideas

NEW! Fall 2011: Bright’s ideas

It’s 2pm on Sunday afternoon and Jackie Bright is in her Seventh Street office. This isn’t unusual. In fact, for her, it’s downright normal to be working in the off-hours. Effectiveness, she says, doesn’t always happen 9 to 5.   “I really do try to work when I feel inspired. If I can’t focus, then […]

Photo by Nick Strocchia.

August 2011: Timeworn traditional

When Cate West Zahl first laid eyes on the Rugby-area rental she and her family (husband Dave and 10-month-old Charlie) would inhabit after their move from New York, she was taken aback by the living room’s canary yellow walls and crimson accents. “It was like…a Monticello yellow. I get it,” she says, “but I don’t […]

July 2011: Another man’s treasure

July 2011: Another man’s treasure

Just five years ago, Darryl Smith couldn’t picture himself as a homeowner. A renter since college, he’d enjoyed being able to pick up and move when he got tired of the place. Cut to last Christmas, when he and roommate Alex Wear, a carpenter at Builder Beast and Alloy Workshop, began renovating his Monticello Avenue […]

Summer 2011: Some like it hot

Summer 2011: Some like it hot

  Pretty party (left to right): Julia Thomas wears a Molly B. blue and yellow polka dot bikini from Spring Street ($115; ), a Velvet blue maxi dress from E.G. ($142), Bernardo Maverick sandals from Duo ($108), an Elise M. double skinny belt from Lola ($40), bangles from Bittersweet ($3 each), and gold-filled lapis earrings from […]

March 2011: Concrete ideas

March 2011: Concrete ideas

When Colleen Beights decided to renovate the kitchen of her 19th-century farmhouse on Old Trail golf course—literally, the course was built around the centuries-old structure—everyone thought she was crazy. But, for the freelance interior designer, it was hard to imagine dreaming up anything in the space, be it a family meal or a creative thought. […]

Spring 2011: Well-suited

Spring 2011: Well-suited

HOW TO: Host a girls’ night in GUEST WORK Consider who of your friends would really love the theme of the party or who deserves a nice night in. Has a pal been working 60-hour weeks? Did you recently meet someone whom you’d like to get to know better? These questions inform the evening’s guest list. […]

May 2010: Fashion

May 2010: Fashion

Warming trend Lille Smallwood wears a Bantu one-piece bathing suit ($120) and Sonja R. rings ($48 each) from Derriere de Soie (105 E. Main St., 977-7455).   Suit yourself Meredith Heiderman wears an Aloha Navy Paisley bikini from Duo ($38, 101 Elliewood Ave., 979-1212).   Splash of color Broocks Willich wears a Mouillé fuschia bikini […]