Caite Hamilton

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).

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Natural fit: Clifton Inn’s chef mixes health and food

You’ll find Yannick Fayolle, Clifton Inn’s executive chef since October 2015, on Instagram @superman_chef. It’s a moniker that speaks to his kitchen chops, of course, but also hints at his other passion: natural body-building. He’s currently preparing for his second competition. “It keeps me close to a healthy lifestyle where I can think clearly,” he […]

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March ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside. And, below, find a digital copy of the magazine. Waterstreet Studio’s Bill Mauzy on the intersection of photography and architecture. A fully loaded octagonal house. A Q&A with designer Wendi Smith. The latest in home security technology. This month’s featured house: […]

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Finishing touches: At home with Wendi Smith

Wendi Smith has been in the design business for more than 20 years, beginning with commercial design work in New York City—from the Chase Bank trading floor to a standardizing two floors for Citibank in the MetLife Building on Park Avenue. “I have done everything from a brand new, 17,000-square-foot space to just helping first-time […]

Brian Wimer says he and his wife, Ivana Kadija, “just dared each other to do it,” and moved to Portugal in December 2014.

Spring 2016 C-VILLE Kids: On stands now!

The latest issue of C-VILLE Kids is out! From entrepreneurial teens to life-saving medical tests, here’s what you can find inside (and below, a digital copy of the magazine). A 16-year-old making balloons his business. Teaching responsibility: Lessons from a local mom. How to learn piano online. UVA’s Child Development labs. An AHS student teaching […]

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Life lessons: Art’s cool

Mosaics, pastels, pottery, pencil drawing. Those are just a few of the classes Kamryn Buckwalter, 10, has taken in the six years since she became interested in art. Currently, she’s enrolled in an oil painting class—her preferred medium—at McGuffey Art Center with Renee Balfour. “Renee is a really great artist, and she gives me a […]

Marc Boston will present his book, The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff, at the Virginia Festival of the Book. He's on the schedule for March 17, 19 and 20. Photo: Jen Fariello

Material girl: Local book struts its stuff

As the father of three girls, local author Marc Boston has plenty of fodder for stories. In fact, it was his middle daughter, Delaney, who provided inspiration for his new book, The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff. Delaney, 7, would gather up as many of her possessions as she could when the family would […]

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February ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Roots Natural Kitchen‘s clean remodel. Wood-look flooring to consider. A peek at Candace DeLoach’s inn loft. Jeff Dreyfus answers a few of our questions. An Ivy mansion wherein looks deceive. This month’s featured home: Brand new tradition As Robin and Craig Ellis […]

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Big and bigger: A sprawling home in a spacious Ivy landscape

What’s the difference between grand and grandiose? Anyone trying to make the distinction would do well to take Clouds Hill Farm as an example. Impressive in size, it’s nonetheless laid-back, not caring too much what we think of it—which is, somehow, a key to its appeal. Here are the facts: On 35 acres in Ivy […]

Woman Making Heart Shape with Hands

First round’s on us: C-VILLE’s Singles Mingle!

Let’s grab a drink! On Thursday, February 11, from 6:30-8:30pm, C-VILLE Weekly is celebrating its Love Issue (on stands February 10) at Champion Brewing Co. and we’re inviting you—and your single friends!—to grab a beer with us. We’ll buy the first round; all you have to do is bring your winning smile and your no-fail […]

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Winter 2016 C-VILLE Weddings: On stands now!

The latest issue of C-VILLE Weddings is on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside. Upside-down flowers. A new music trend. A low-stress timeline. Five brides’ dress-shopping stories. From fitted suits to textured dresses: Bridal party attire. An Indian tradition. Floral necklaces, tiny cake toppers, purple macarons: Five ideas we love. This issue’s feature: Pretty […]

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At long last: A free wedding win gives one couple a day to remember

Laura Kupke and Alex Field hadn’t gotten too far into the wedding planning process before they heard about A Wedding Collective, a collaborative wedding giveaway from Katelyn James Photography and Lexington venue Big Spring Farm. They beat out nine other couples by calling on friends, family, local companies and organizations to gather up votes. “People […]

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Look up! Blooms aren’t just for tables anymore

Here’s a trend we’re flipping for: hanging arrangements. Whether suspended above the altar, the sweetheart table or even a cocktail hour vignette, this new take on a floral display is fresh and inviting. Nature Composed’s Jenn Pineau agrees. “They create so much mood and atmosphere when well-executed,” she says. In a venue with high ceilings or […]

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The in-crowd: How to dress a bridal party that stands out

Clothing for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is no place to cut corners or scrimp on style. Here are six ways local couples got it right. For the bridesmaids Printed (above) When one bride expressed an interest in floral patterns, her matron of honor suggested a dress she’d already purchased as an option. “Once she showed me the […]

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Take it from them: Five 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. Living jewelry (above) After bookmarking a few photos online showcasing flower garlands on animals, bride Karen Ryder discovered that one of the garlands in the images […]