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).

Ice cream dreams: Nine of the coldest scoops in town

Ice cream dreams: Nine of the coldest scoops in town

Ice cream dreams Nothing spells out s-u-m-m-e-r quite like a melty, drippy scoop of ice cream. Here are nine local options we’re digging right now (and always). Top row: Half Baked: Ben & Jerry’s (Barracks Road Shopping Center, 244-7438) Coconut: Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream (Albemarle Square Shopping Center, 202-0306) Peach almond: The Market at Grelen (15091 Yager Rd. […]

Photo: Daniel Afzal

June Abode: On stands now!

Open concept, urban lots, a 5,000-square-foot weekend home and more, all in this month’s issue of Abode. On stands now! Keith Scott‘s design influences. Agnor-Hurt’s multi-age learning space. The open concept tide is still high. Kathy Heiner‘s favorite things. How to buy land in the city. Thank heaven for hell strips. This month’s featured home:  […]

Kathy Heiner, pictured here in a client's home with her French bulldogs, Otis and Willy, says her favorite room in her house is her bedroom. "I have dear friends who call it 'getting lost at sea,' when you and your children and your dogs are all piled on the big bed with laptops watching a movie or reading together," she says. Photo: Kip Dawkins

An interesting mix: At home with Kathy Heiner

Décor-wise, designer Kathy Heiner says homeowners should never scrimp on art. As she puts it, “Paintings, pottery and sculpture can transform a space, create interest and provide a topic for conversation.” And she practices what she preaches in her own home, where each wall is a veritable gallery of framed pieces—from prints and line drawings […]

Photo: Amy Jackson

C-VILLE Family: On stands now!

Welcome to C-VILLE Family (formerly C-VILLE Kids). Things might look a little different around here (we’ve made a few visual changes), but we’re still doing what we do best: introducing you to the coolest, most industrious kids in the area, keeping you up-to-date on health and wellness news and showering you with ideas for kid- […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

May Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s issue of Abode: a cleverly renovated home in Staunton’s Newtown district, an update on UVA’s Rotunda redo, D.I.R.T. Studio’s Julie Bargmann on landscape architecture and more. D.I.R.T.’s Julie Bargmann finds beauty in the breakdown. The Rotunda renovation is nearly complete. A peek at this year’s SHE Design House. Farmhouse chic with decorator […]

Lesli DeVito says her favorite room in her home is the living room, where she can truly relax. “It is where my day usually begins and ends,” she says. Photo: Amy Jackson

DIY diva: At home with decorator Lesli DeVito

We first encountered interior decorator Lesli DeVito through her blog, myoldcountryhouse.com, where she showcases her work as a custom pet portrait artist and the artist of a much bigger canvas—her house. An 1880s farmhouse in Greenwood, the home has been lovingly updated with modern amenities and a bright, cheerful interior aesthetic. And DeVito did the […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

April Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s issue of Abode: A 1938 Ivy home and landscape, an heirloom kitchen, WillowTree Apps’ offices and more. Click through here and, below, find a digital copy of the magazine. Grounded LLC’s Anna Boeschenstein on why architecture. A bright, hip renovation for WillowTree Apps. A huge home library. What to look for in […]

Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Collector’s addition: Wish you were here

While cleaning the office of Madison House, where he was associate director from 1997-2001, former mayor Dave Norris found an old postcard of Madison Hall in the discard pile. “I thought [it] was a cool old knick-knack and saved it,” he says. Over time, he accumulated more postcards of UVA and, later, Charlottesville. The collection […]

Photo: Philip Beaurline

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: […]

Photo: Brianna LaRocco

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 […]