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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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 […]

Jeannette’s favorite room is her bedroom. “It’s visually relaxing for me with everything being mainly black and white (my favorite),” she said. “I have a wall covered with photos of family and favorite people, all things that make me smile when I first wake up. My favorite thing to do is curl up on the bed under the giant mosquito net and read. It’s the more grown-up version of my sheet tent from childhood.” Photo: Amanda Maglione

At home with… Jeannette Andamasaris

Local designer Jeannette Andamasaris wasn’t always into design. In fact, when she graduated from Ohio University, she had a degree in Marine Biology. But traveling around the world as a dancer honed her interest in architecture and other cultures and, while working as a performance artist, she had the opportunity to get involved with the […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

At home with… Kelly Witt

A graduate of UVA’s School of Architecture, interior designer Kelly Witt got her start at Elena’s, in the same building where her design studio—a stylish mecca of fabric samples and inspiration—is currently located. From there, she lends a tailored and traditional eye to homes in Charlottesville and, currently, as far flung as Florida. We caught […]

The folks behind Blue Mountain bought South Street Brewery and reopened it in November with a new look and menu. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Come and gone: The year in food in rhyme

Food is love. Food is happiness. And, once a year, food inspires us to conjure our inner poet and present to you a list of the year’s openings and closings—entirely in rhyme. It wasn’t a great year for restaurants downtown: Five Guys, El Puerto and Song Song’s, all down. Plus, we said bye to Peking […]

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The new old: Roderick Coles puts it all together

Mix it up. That seems to be the unofficial motto of Roderick Coles, the owner of local antiques shop The Curious Orange Store. He told us The Royal Tenenbaums has certainly influenced his taste when it comes to interior design. And it’s true—you can find anything from faux fox fur-covered benches to an 18th century […]

Among Peter LaBau’s projects is a new home office. Photo: Courtesy Peter LaBau

Return to meaning: Architect Peter LaBau stays focused on design

Nine years ago, after working for 25 years at the Boston-based architecture firm he founded, Peter LaBau noticed he was no longer doing the same kind of work he’d set out to do. Rather than interfacing directly with clients and creating homes, he’d inadvertently shifted his focus to running the business. Although it taught him […]

Photo: Elli Williams

This way to winter: 7 Charlottesville sledding spots

The best way to take in a winter wonderland? By barreling down a snow-covered hill so fast you feel like you’re flying. Grab your sled (or, go old school—a trashcan lid’ll do!) and hit these mini-slopes around Charlottesville. O Hill See if you can get a student to swipe you a cafeteria tray before taking […]

A concrete studio space with low ceilings and little natural light posed significant design challenges, but the project became a testing ground for material experiments, sustainable technologies, and spatial flexibility. Photo: Courtesy Kate Snider Tabony

Two for one: Architect Kate Snider Tabony on merging arts and science

“For me, architecture is like a state of active meditation—like yoga for the brain.” That’s Alloy Workshop architect Kate Snider Tabony on practicing her craft—one that’s taken her, since attending UVA’s architecture school, to California’s East Bay, Santa Fe, Princeton, New York City, and finally, Charlottesville, where she works with her brother, Zach Snider, at […]

A ring design that merges the past and present often has a deeper meaning for its wearer. "It actually tells their own story," said Charlottesville metalsmith Martha Keith. Photo: Natalie Bell Photography

This old ring: How to decide between vintage and custom

When it comes to your wedding band, when you know, you know. Unless you’re still stuck at the first step: deciding on a “look.” Assuming you’re searching for bands with a bit more personality than you might find at a chain retailer, there are, essentially, two options: vintage or custom. We asked local metalsmith Martha […]

Patricia "Treekie" Kavanagh averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a Golden Doodle (pictured here). Photo: Robert Radifera

Puppy love

Patricia “Treekie” Kavanagh has always been an animal lover. But until she gets pets of her own, she’s been making do with those around the neighborhood. “Everyone gets plenty of exercise with Treekie at the helm,” said her mom, Jill. The 7-year-old averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a […]

Victoria Pouncey and Beth Ann Kallen own Folly, a home goods store and design studio. Photo: Christian Hommel

It takes two: Folly owners balance each other out

We asked Victoria Pouncey and Beth Ann Kallen, who own West Main Street home furnishings shop and interior design studio, Folly, to tell us a few things about themselves and their design philosophies. Here’s what they had to say. Antique or modern?  Beth Ann: Antique with modern mixed in, to keep things interesting. City or […]

Architect David Day stands in front of Broom Hollow outside of Charlottesville. Photo: Christian Hommel

A line to design: David Day stresses attention to setting

We asked the Charlottesville-based architect about his influences while at NC State College of Design, how his childhood informed his career, and what he’s working on now. Why architecture? For as much as I love visual arts and music, this profession can have that subjective, artistic life, but at its heart is shelter, a necessity. I […]

Bright dresses: Go bold or go home! Photo: Dominique Attaway

It’s in the details: 10 wedding ideas we love

Take a cue from these brides to inject even more personality into your big day. Ring passing ceremony: One couple passed their rings around to each guest and asked for a blessing. What a lovely sentiment. Personalized present: One bride had custom handkerchiefs made for her parents. Sheet music flowers: We love that they’ll last […]