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).

Photo: Brianna LaRocco

Kid’s best friend: All smiles

It sounds crazy, but when Eula, 9, and Lilah Tobias, 7, (pictured) get home from school each day, their dog, Mabel, actually smiles. “The girls are careful to time their entering of the house so that they can both see it,” says their mom, Lisa. The family got the beagle/basset hound mix (and their cat, […]

Recycled lath boards from the previous house show up in every room—from under the center kitchen counter to a wall in the living room. Photo: Isaac Miller

November ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The November issue of Abode is on stands now… Here’s what you’ll find inside this month. A Charlottesville native, Anne Gibson Mark took over her father’s business in 1985 and never left. Why colored cabinets still aren’t Charlottesville homeowners’ top pick. Violet Crown Cinema‘s layered look. This month’s featured designer, Kathy Donovan, shares her favorite things. […]

Photo: Brianna LaRocco

At home with…Designer Katherine Donovan

When Katherine Donovan returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, in her early 20s after a stint living on a ranch in Wyoming, she was searching for her next move. A friend suggested she contact Charleston-based designer Amelia Handegan to see about an assistant position, which led to working on the original River Course Clubhouse at […]

Photo: Katherine Kane

October ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The October issue of Abode is on stands now… Here’s what you’ll find inside this month. Architect Bob Moje’s design philosophy. A case for tiny houses in Charlottesville. Need an appliance upgrade? Consider this. A new beer garden drinks in the view. This month’s featured house: The low-key farmhouse Wanting to preserve the look of a […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Fall/winter 2015 Knife & Fork: On stands now!

The latest issue of Knife & Fork is on stands now and here’s what you’ll find inside. (Below, click through a digital copy of the magazine!) Mona Lisa Pasta’s guide to making pasta at home and seven perfect restaurant dishes. Caterer Gay Beery serves up ideas on sweet and savory dips. Hunter Smith’s fave VA […]

See you ladle! Nine soups we’ll be slurping all season

See you ladle! Nine soups we’ll be slurping all season

One of the best things about saying hello to cooler weather? It finally makes sense to eat soup again. Here are nine of our favorites. (above, left to right) Petit Pois Tender onions and broth-soaked bread await beneath a canopy of melted cheese in this sinful French onion. Blue Ridge Country Store A no-frills chicken […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

The last bite: How apeeling!

We’ve picked this poached pear dish from Red Pump Kitchen for two reasons: First, it’s pretty enough to appear on a holiday postcard. But mostly because, with Marsala wine, saffron, cocoa and hazelnut, it’s the perfect punctuation to a winter meal.

Ready, set, shoot! A group of scouts practice their archery skills at Sugar Hollow Girl Scout Day Camp in Crozet. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Fall 2015 C-VILLE Kids: On stands now!

The fall issue of C-VILLE Kids is on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside. (Below, find a digital copy of the magazine!) A little girl with big Broadway dreams. A 9-year-old baseball standout who’s playing with the boys. What to do when things go “bump!” in the night. A teenager’s dream bedroom makeover. The […]

Photo: Lesli DeVito

Dream room: An easy, breezy bedroom fit for a teen

When Phoebe DeVito turned 13, her mom, Lesli, decided it was time for a makeover—for her bedroom. The room grew up—navy, hot pink, bright yellow and bold patterns—and eventually won the Washington Post Kids Room Contest in 2012, and was featured in Susannah Salk’s 2014 book, Decorate Fearlessly. But the pair have loved decorating (and […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Kid’s best friend: Little Rascal

Rascal the Bengal cat is a very good sport. The loyal sidekick to nearly 4-year-old Hannah Harris, he doesn’t mind being carried from room to room as Hannah plays around. Says Hannah’s mom, Aarika, the 10-year-old cat can jump in your arms on command and enjoys being worn around the neck. And Rascal doesn’t mind when […]

Photo: Katie Stoops

Summer 2015 C-VILLE Weddings: On stands now!

The summer issue of C-VILLE Weddings is on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Five ideas we love. What’s trending in cakes. A local org to babysit during your wedding. Tips for buying the groom’s ring. Why rain on your big day isn’t necessarily a dealbreaker. What married couples still use from the registry, […]

Photo: Christian Agha

Tag, you’re it: Get creative with your wedding hashtags

Brangelina, Bennifer, Kimye. Celebrity gossip magazines were making Instagram-appropriate hashtags before hashtags were even a thing. Now it’s one of the most fun ways to inject personality into your big day (and wrangle your guests’ photos while you’re at it!). Here are a few we like from the last year. #illbeback (the future Mrs.’ last […]