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).

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

July ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The July issue of Abode is on stands now! Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Q&A with architect Julie Dixon, whose firm Rosney Co. designed this year’s Southern Living Idea House at Bundoran Farm. The 250 interchange (better known as Meadow Creek Parkway) was not without opposition, but the finished project is a success thanks […]

Southern Living Idea House kitchen. Photo: Southern Living

Back to her roots: Designer Bunny Williams returns for a local project

Born and raised in Charlottesville, renowned interior designer Bunny Williams didn’t start her career with a formal education, but rather with a job at prestigious Manhattan design firm Parish-Hadley—a job that lasted 22 years and helped build the foundation for Bunny Williams, Inc. Since starting the company in 1988, she’s built a bit of an […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

June ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The June issue of ABODE is on stands now! Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Q&A with local architect Christopher Hays, whose global travels inspire his work in Charlottesville and beyond. An historic downtown property, the former Martha Jefferson Hospital goes residential—with 43 new places to live. The latest trend in countertops? Color! But not […]

Elfi says her favorite room in her home is the library. “I love the high ceiling, the proportion of the room, the tall windows, the light, the colors, the furniture. It is the room where we have our books and music,” she says. “It is full of wonderful friends.” Photo: Amanda Maglione

At home with… Elfi Frankfurt

A true renaissance woman. That’s the best way to describe Elfi Frankfurt, because, while she has been practicing interior design in Keswick for more than 25 years (and in London before that), she’s also designed in arenas from fashion and jewelry to fabrics and carpets—all over the world, including Austria, France and Switzerland. In fact, she […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Kid’s best friend: Squawk this way

Technically, 2-year-old Peanut belongs to Adam Hensley’s mom, Keri, but it’s Adam who has a special bond with the bird. Since the family found the sun conure on Craigslist last summer, the 15-year-old has taken it upon himself to help care for him. They get along so well that, “Whenever Adam comes home from school, […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Water, water everywhere: Charlottesville’s best swim spots

The best thing about summer? A quick (or not so quick) dip in the pool to cool off. Here are a few of the area’s best offerings, where the water’s cold and the splashes come free. Pools Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center 1000-A Cherry Ave., 970-3072 The biggest and baddest of public pools in the area, 27,000-square-foot Smith […]

Photo: Jackson Smith

Play place: A yurt for all ages

A few years ago, Dave Berzonsky and Estela Knott, who run Blue Ridge Music Together, added a yurt to their backyard with dreams of opening a preschool. And they did—for a couple years while their girls, Luna and Mareana, were little, they used it as a homeschool cooperative. These days, the yurt has morphed into […]

John, Eliza, Emily and Anne Marie Morrison can often be found having a jam session on the front porch of their Belmont house. Photo: Meredith Coe

In the groove: From the front porch, the Morrisons are making noise

You may have never seen the Morrison family before, but if you live in Belmont, you’ve likely heard them. The quartet—John, Emily and their two daughters, 12-year-old Eliza and 10-year-old Anne Marie—often sets up their family band on their front porch across from Belmont Park, which, as it turns out, is a great advertisement for […]

Winifred says her favorite room is “Any room where the sun is shining in. I will migrate to the sunniest spot in the house to work or read whenever possible. Taking out the sun factor, I would have to choose the dining room, as I love table linens and an excuse to set a pretty table with French linens.” Photo: Emily Sacco

At home with… Winifred Wegmann

After working at Crème de la Crème for the past nine years, store manager Winifred Wegmann noticed something: “I came to realize how much pleasure I take from helping people find something new for their home that brings them joy.” In March, she set out on her own, opening pour la maison in Townside Shopping […]

Leslie’s favorite room in her home is the kitchen, which she renovated on her own. “It is a perfect blend
of old and new, sustainable and reused products,” she said. “I chose the Corian countertop as it contains 30 percent recycled material, and designed the color scheme of the kitchen around that product. I peeled the asbestos tiles off of the floor to reveal the heartwood pine sleeping many layers below, and after thoroughly sanding it, sealed it with Monocoat—a German product made from flaxseed oil. I set the brick wall free
of its many skins of paint and wallpaper, exposing its ruddy texture. I painted the rest of the kitchen walls in low-VOC paint, restored the old baseboard and reused some of the beadboard in a new laundry alcove
and freestanding cabinet. Photo: Amanda Maglione

At home with…Leslie Burns

Two of interior designer Leslie Burns’ passions put a personal stamp on her work: fine art and travel. Having visited more than 20 different countries and worked as a fine artist, Leslie’s designs often focus on bringing more color and texture to a room. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to […]

Stop at South Fork (er, wait until it stops for you), where Hannah Lilley will greet you at the window. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Mobile friendly: Three Charlottesville food trucks that satisfy

We’ve been following one trend faithfully for a few years—like, literally following it—from the City Market and Fridays After Five to Hydraulic Road and the Ix Art Park. Whether it’s Australian hand pies or smoked pork barbecue, fresh donuts or cupcakes, Charlottesville’s food truck scene brings everything to eat, drink and satisfy your sweet tooth. […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Stocked and loaded: Three robust picnic sandwiches

Whether you’re slicing up a fresh tomato to anoint your BLT or asking for extra arugula at the lunch counter, it’s definitely sammy season. We recommend taking yours to go and enjoying it in the sunshine. Here are three of our picks that achieve picnic perfection. IvP Banh Mi (pictured) For meat lovers: roasted pork, pâté and […]

Photo: Cramer Photo

What’s the scoop?: Splendora’s celebrates a birthday

In the five years since she’s owned the shop, PK Ross has made quite a few changes to Splendora’s—most notably by adding a whole host of flavors to the repertoire. We caught up with her ahead of Splendy’s fifth birthday (June 24!) to chat about some of the biggest gaffes, greatest successes and what’s up […]

Summer staple: a filled-to-the-brim (and beyond!) cone from Kirt's. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Cold comforts: Four real ice cream spots

What’s a dessert lover gotta do to get some straight up, full-fat ice cream* when fro-yo is as ubiquitous as Starbucks? Head to one of these local spots for homemade creamy goodness, that’s what. Chap’s 223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-4139 Take your pick from more than 20 flavors (recommended: classic butter pecan), then […]

Photo: Christy Ford

At home with…Christy Ford

Any list of tastemakers in Charlottesville needs Christy Ford’s name on it. The owner of And George, an antique and home store she started with her mom, designer Jan Roden, in 2001, Ford is also a co-founder of The Scout Guide, a high-end advertising publication that spotlights area businesses. What’s more, her own home (and […]