Caite Hamilton

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 11 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, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Unbound, C-BIZ, and Best of C-VILLE).

Real Charlottesville wedding: Ruth & Dan

Real Charlottesville wedding: Ruth & Dan

Ruth Martin & Dan McDonald September 18, 2016, at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Photography by Jen Fariello With the views from Pippin Hill as the backdrop, Ruth and Dan knew they wanted to keep the rest of the wedding simple and romantic. That meant lush greenery, white hydrangeas and tons of candles. The bridesmaids […]

Photo: Tom Daly

Real Charlottesville wedding: Chris & Michael

Christopher Matvey & Michael O’Connor July 30, 2016, at Veritas Vineyard & Winery Photography by Tom Daly Classic, elegant and timeless: That was the goal of the wedding. So Christopher and Michael chose a white and gold color scheme with black accents. Inspired by The Great Gatsby movie, the couple asked Blue Ridge Floral Design for […]

Photo: Jen Fariello

Real Charlottesville wedding: Katie & Halston

Katie Brazeal & Halston Kirkpatrick July 2, 2016, at Blue Ridge Farm Photography by Jen Fariello Once they decided on a location and date, they fully embraced the “summer” theme: “Blue was a defining color,” Katie says. “We created an atmosphere that was more on the informal side, while still being very wedding-appropriate. And we […]

Photo: Tom McGovern

The last bite: Split decision

It may not look like anything fancy, but the old-school banana split at Chandler’s Ice Cream (that throwback soft-serve stand by the Tractor Supply store on River Road) is a summertime must-have. Served in a styrofoam container, it’s two bananas, split down the middle and piled high with ice cream, whipped cream, walnuts, pineapple and […]

A central core flanked by two identical wings, V House reflects the homeowner's longtime interest in classical architecture. Photo: Gordon Beall

May Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s Abode, learn about Charlottesville kit homes’ past, present and future; see why lighting is better in threes; explore an Ivy landscape that matured over 30 years and—we saved the best for last—peek inside V House, a palatial Albemarle estate designed in Jeffersonian tradition. And then some! Here’s what’s inside: A dank downtown home […]

What’s next? Four of UVA’s architecture school grads tell us where they’re headed

What’s next? Four of UVA’s architecture school grads tell us where they’re headed

Now that they’ve made it through the program, we asked a few of UVA’s architecture graduate students to tell us where they’re headed come May 21. Jennifer Hsiaw Undergraduate school/degree: U.C. Berkeley, BA Architecture; MIT, MEng Structural Engineering Graduate degree/concentration: Master of Architecture Summary of your thesis: My thesis is looking at high-tech corporate campuses […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

April Abode: On stands now!

This month’s Abode is historic—peek inside a 19th-century farmhouse, explore an updated 1850s James River estate, find out the best way to preserve wood detailing in your home and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Lewis Mountain home evolves in phases. When to restore or replace. A new Bundoran show home. A 300-acre James […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

March Abode: On stands now!

The latest issue of Abode features a Shenandoah Valley home with everything to hide, a minimalist kitchen in Albemarle, the best performance fabrics and more. Here’s what’s inside: Belmont’s newest eatery. An addition at Western Albemarle High School. Recycled countertops and—what?—wooden tiles. Performance fabrics inside the home. How to give your boxwoods the best chance […]

In Flordon, a family with three small children and a Lab required tough textiles throughout their home. The Folly owners upholstered a banquette in the kitchen and a sofa and loveseat in the den with performance fabric. “Seating is where we feel it’s most important to use these special fabrics,” Pouncey says. Photo: Virginia Hamrick

Got it covered: Performance fabric helps furniture survive life’s wear and tear

It’s no secret that outdoor fabrics often make their way inside, too—they’re a great way to protect against spills, stains and smells and the patterns and textures are often indistinguishable from regular fabric. But, says Folly co-owner Victoria Pouncey, occasionally the right textile for the space just isn’t available. Enter performance fabrics. “[They] are essentially […]

Photo Virginia Hamrick

February Abode: On stands now!

The February issue of Abode features a historic home overlooking the James River (it once belonged to a relative of Thomas Jefferson—yes, that Thomas Jefferson!), a mix-and-match kitchen in Ivy, a primer for wallpaper and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: A house on Riverside Avenue breaks the mold. Why wallpaper is your new best friend. […]

Photo: Mike Kropf

Winter C-VILLE Weddings: On stands now!

This issue of C-VILLE Weddings is overflowing with love: seven beautiful weddings, a memorable rehearsal dinner, big-day gift ideas and more. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Friday weddings: Yay or nay? Candy Girl answers: Should I invite a friend I just met? Bold invites with a graphic kick. Cakes, baby—it’s what outside that counts. A local […]