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).

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 […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

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 […]

Photo: Lincoln Barbour

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 […]

Photo: Cramer Photo

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 […]

Photo: Katelyn James Photography

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 […]

Photo: Sera Petras

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 […]

Photo: Tom Daly

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 […]

Photo: The Pinwheel Collective

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 […]

Photo: Scott Smith

January ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Interior architect Jennifer Greenhalgh‘s definition of design. The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center goes the nautical mile. Why having stairs doesn’t mean treading lightly on style. Stedman House’s Nicole Fagerli on color, texture and Gone with the Wind. A ’70s rancher takes a […]

An outdoor space provides ample space to relax and entertain. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Full scale: Jennifer Greenhalgh works from big to small

As an interior architect, Jennifer Greenhalgh of local design firm Jackson + Park oversees multiple aspects of a home renovation project—from its structural design to its décor. Accordingly, the word “design” takes on a few different meanings as she approaches a new client; she and partner Kelly Carwile may be reinvisioning a room’s entire layout […]

Designer Nicole Fagerli says that, in general, her favorite room in a home is the kitchen, but in her own house, the living room takes top prize. "I have used my favorite colors, and it contains some of my most-treasured possessions," she says." Photo: Amy Jackson

On style: Nicole Fagerli’s favorite things

We asked Stedman House interior designer Nicole Fagerli to tell us about her design influences, her favorite room and growing up in the furniture business. Antique or modern? Antique for sure. I love the patina that antiques add to a room. City or country? Country. I just love the city life, but I am a […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

December ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Patricia Kluge’s former Albemarle estate opens to overnighters. STOA’s Justin Heiser shares his influences. A check-in with designer (and shop owner) Laurie Holladay. Why your fireplace doesn’t have to be so plain. The oldest home in Albemarle (it’s not exactly livable). PLUS:  This […]

Photo: Amy Jackson

Checking in with: Designer Laurie Holladay

Having grown up in the family business—a furniture and lamp store founded by her father in Nassau, New Jersey, 70 years ago—Laurie Holladay comes by her talents naturally. She started Gordonsville-based Laurie Holladay Interiors in 2007 and sees it as a continuation of what her family built. “Beautiful lamps and lampshades have always been a […]

Business owner LaTrina Candia involves her 6-year-old son, Cyrus, in certain aspects of the businesses. "Cyrus loves inventing," she says. Photo: Amy Jackson

Winter 2015 C-VILLE Kids: On stands now!

This season’s issue of C-VILLE Kids is packed with great advice for parents on everything from when your kid should be going to bed to how to encourage a love of reading to keeping them entertained during holiday parties. Here’s what you’ll find inside. And, below, flip through a digital copy of the magazine! One […]