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, and C-VILLE Weddings).

Rachel Bishop. Photo: Adam Mohr

Inspired design: 20 questions with interior designer Rachel Bishop

Resides in: Charlottesville Best known for: Trawling local antique malls, refinishing furniture, and obsessing over design 24/7. 1. Antique or modern? 25 percent antique, 75 percent modern. 2. City or country? Country. 3. Which colors do you use most? Gray, white, and blue. 4. Which materials or textures do you frequently use? Bold patterned fabrics, […]

Cover me: When it comes to reupholstery, where do you begin?

Cover me: When it comes to reupholstery, where do you begin?

When C-VILLE’s Art Director found a 1940s-era chair in storage at his parents’ house, he wondered if its good bones and solid structure didn’t warrant a recovering. So he went to local designer Kelly Witt, who helped focus the project (nail head or braided trim? Stripes or solids?) and place an order for the fabric. […]

Photo: Ian Nichols

Erika Proctor: To the animal rescue

In the 13 years since she’s been an animal behavior specialist, Erika Proctor has fostered 387 animals—and she’s only kept three for herself. The founder of nonprofit organization Green Dogs Unleashed, Proctor realized how little is known about therapy dogs, so in 2007 she began establishing the Troy-based business to rescue special needs animals, rehabilitate […]

Photo: Ian Nichols

Stephen Pollock: The guitar guy

The Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is to blame for Stephen Pollock’s love of music. “I was nearly 14 and had no idea what I wanted to do with myself until February 9, 1964,” Pollock said. “That was the evening of the first Beatles “Ed Sullivan” appearance. I, like a million other boys […]

Photo: Christian Hommel

A counter point: Wes Carter wants to top off your kitchen

After years of working with toxic chemicals in his bath tub repair and refinishing business, Wes Carter decided he wanted “a cleaner, less harmful occupation,” so he focused his attention on stone. “It could provide me not only with those options, but also a rewarding finished product,” he said. He opened Albemarle Countertop Company in […]

Before and after: This rusty fan got a new lease on life after Winston Yancey rescued it from a building and refurbished it. Photo: Courtesy Winston Yancey

Mr. Fix It: Spotlight on Winston Yancey

An old, rusty fan sat in a building for 30 years before, thanks to Winston Yancey Jr., it got a second chance. The fan, which once belonged to Yancey’s grandfather, had withstood winter’s cold and summer’s heat before Yancey rescued it and brought it back to life with 10 hours of elbow grease, no tools, […]

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: 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 […]