Caite White

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 10 years, she's held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, Caite oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, Village, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Best of C-VILLE and 434).

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 […]

Nina Crawford says her favorite room in her own home is the sunroom. "It's a large room for seating and dining with views of the mountains," she says. Photo: Amy Jackson

Got it covered: At home with Nina Crawford

When it comes to designing a room, often the advice is to start with something you love (a rug, a piece of art—anything) and work from there, layering pattern and texture to achieve a dynamic space. But every project is different, says Nina Crawford, and no two clients are the same. “My favorite customer is […]

Desperately seeking singles for the 2017 Love Issue!

Desperately seeking singles for the 2017 Love Issue!

Last year, out of more than 70 nominations, C-VILLE presented readers with 14 of the area’s most eligible. This year, we won’t be quite as discriminating: Anyone who wants in gets in. To nominate a great catch (or yourself—we’ll never tell)*: E-mail the nominee’s name and e-mail address by Wednesday, December 28, to From there, we’ll send him […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

November Abode: On stands now!

A renovated barn outside of Charlottesville, a city brewery opens up (literally), a Woolen Mills condo breaks the mold and more, in this month’s issue of Abode. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Architect Jeff Sties‘ solar powers. Preston Avenue’s newest brew space. Your backyard’s best autumn addition. An industrial space in Woolen Mills defies condo […]

Jeff Sties' local projects include a LEED-certified house at Bundoran Farm. Photo: John Foraste

Architect Jeff Sties actively pursues a passive approach

Every house is a passive solar house, by the simple fact that every home that is built sits in the sun. But architect Jeff Sties argues that that isn’t enough. “We live on a finite planet with a finite amount of affordable resources,” Sties says. “The alternative is to incorporate the free, abundant natural energy […]

Photo: Kip Dawkins

October Abode: On stands now!

This month’s Abode features a city home with a cool, uncomplicated palette; a sleek white kitchen in Farmington Heights; tips from Rebecca Schoenthal on choosing art for your home and more! Here’s everything you’ll find inside: Architect Cathy Purple Cherry makes good. The Fralin Museum curator schools us on buying art. 21st century gadgetry. Designer […]

Alexandra Bracey says her favorite room in her own home is the living room. “While we spend the most time in the kitchen or the den (which is my office and the TV room), I love the comfort of the living room,” she says. “From our antique Serapi rug to the custom blue velvet Milo Baughman chairs, this room contains some of my favorite pieces.” Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

City style: At home with Alexandra Bracey

Until moving back to Charlottesville two years ago, designer Alexandra Bracey spent most of her life—professional and otherwise—in larger cities, having attended the New York School of Interior Design and working there as a senior designer for Alan Tanksley. No wonder, then, why the Washington, D.C., native says she’s more “city” than “country.” “While I […]

Photo: Amy Jackson

Tucker Yoder steps back into the kitchen

“I take good stuff and try not to screw it up.” That’s chef Tucker Yoder in 2013, the year C-VILLE Weekly named him as a rising star chef. It was a humble response for a man overseeing the Clifton Inn’s Relais & Chateaux kitchen, but it was as clear then as it is now: Rather […]

Photo: Ryan Wheeler

Apple pie for president!

How do we like them apples? In cobblestoned layers beneath a tender, flaky crust, that’s how. Which is why, this fall, we’re voting for a slice from The Pie Chest, which owner Rachel Pennington packs with Granny Smith apples first marinated in a cinnamon and sugar mixture, then sautéed in a caramel made with Southern Comfort and baked in a […]

September Abode: The eyes have it (special issue!)

September Abode: The eyes have it (special issue!)

This month’s issue of Abode is on stands now—with a peek inside not one but three local houses, a look at a western Albemarle landscape designed in phases, a chat with designer Alana Woerpel and more. Here’s what you’ll find: Landscape architect Mary Wolf‘s recent work. Warming up to the idea of new insulation. Designer Alana […]

In Stanardsville, a 700-acre organic beef farm and horse pasture required expansion into organic orcharding and a master plan for the barn complex and living quarters. Photo: Wolf | Josey

For Mary Wolf, landscape architecture affords variety

Just as a home has a history, so, too, does a landscape. Only, a landscape’s story, as Mary Wolf attests, is multilayered. Take, for instance, her grandmother’s property, a Civil War battlefield site where she spent her weekends growing up. The appeal of that spot of land—that it connected our national, geological and human history […]

Alana Woerpel says her favorite room in her own home is the sunroom. "You can be inside and outside all at once, sitting on cushy upholstered furniture yet surrounded by woods, rhododendrons and a mossy courtyard with a fountain," she says. "The real treat is when it snows. It's like being in the middle of one of those glass globes with the white flakes swirling around you. Magic." Photo: Amy Jackson

Natural instincts: At home with designer Alana Woerpel

Designer Alana Woerpel says she’ll tackle anything. When asked what she’s afraid to DIY, she says there isn’t anything she won’t do. “On my most recent whole-house installation I found myself re-installing ill-fitting toilet seats for the client,” she says. The can-do attitude (not to mention good taste) pays off—her work has been featured in […]

Photo: Caleb Davis and Abe Granger

C-VILLE Family, er, Village is on stands now!

Naming your kid is a pretty big deal. If, as they grow up, you look at them and think, “Well, you’re not a D’Artagnan at all,” it’s fairly difficult to about-face. Publishing, on the other hand, isn’t like that. So when, as we were putting together this issue, we stumbled upon a moniker that communicated […]

Photo: Jackson Smith

Rock on! A local drummer delivers the hits

Penny Shuster started playing the drums in fifth grade, with the snare in her school band. But she made the switch to a drum set last year, when she started at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, because it afforded her more opportunities to play different kinds of music. “Plus,” Shuster says, “it’s cooler.” She takes lessons at […]