Any list of tastemakers in Charlottesville needs Christy Ford’s name on it. The owner of And George, an antique and home store she started with her mom, designer Jan Roden, in 2001, Ford is also a co-founder of The Scout Guide, a high-end advertising publication that spotlights area businesses. What’s more, her own home (and shop) has been featured in magazines like Lonny and Southern Living. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to lately.
What are you currently reading?
Not reading anything currently…don’t have the mental head space. The last book I read I adored: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? [by Maria Semple].
What are you listening to?
Taylor Swift and Adele over and over. My girls are obsessed and they kind of man the iPod.
What are you watching on TV?
Not a huge TV watcher. My family is obsessed with “Adventure Time.” I am looking forward to “Mad Men” starting up.
What are you eating/drinking lately?
In the winter, we do a lot more pot roasts and one-dish meals. We have an AGA [cooker], so we often empty the fridge into a Le Creuset and let it cook all day in the lower oven. It feels very gratifying to come home to a hot meal. As far as what we are drinking, the whole family is obsessed with Fairweather Farm herbal teas from the farmer’s market. We all have a cup of “sleepy tea” after dinner.
What are you working on?
Lots! We continue to work on our house. We are currently transforming our master sitting room into a dressing room with built-in closets. My husband is opening an abattoir in Lynchburg early this summer. A big redesign of our Scout Guide website and, of course, And George. Not to mention running around with our three children.