Meet Jennifer and Jon
The Player Family; image by Amber Byrd Photography
Hawthorne & Wood; image by Lissa Gotwals Photography
For date night, they love the food and cocktails at Hawthorne and Wood and enjoy dining on the outdoor patio. Jennifer’s favorite dish is the Beef Tenderloin with Potato Cakes and says it’s definitely worth the splurge! Hawthorne and Wood also donates a portion of the proceeds to fight racial inequality and social justice causes in the community and beyond. Hawthorne & Wood's Chef-Owner, Brandon Sharp, earned seven consecutive Michelin stars as Executive Chef of Solbar in Napa Valley from the years 2010-2016.
As a family, they like to sit on the patio at Brixx Pizza with their dog, Wallace.
Jennifer’s favorite local women’s boutique shop is hands down, Whilden. It is her go-to when she needs a gift for a friend or some retail therapy. The boutique boasts a mix of classic and eclectic clothing while featuring local and regional jewelry artists who have designed statement pieces to complete any outfit.
For a small community, Jennifer and Jon believe Orange County has so much to offer. Jon visits the Chapel Hill Farmers Market every Saturday morning (and sometimes also on Tuesdays!). All of the farmers and artisans live within 60 miles of Chapel Hill, NC and bring fresh quality produce, value-added farm products, and crafts to market year-round. Their favorite produce comes from Transplanting Traditions, a non-profit which supports many Habitat homeowners who are refugees from Myanmar.
The family also loves spending time outdoors, picking fruit from local farms, enjoying the wonderful hiking trails, and occasionally popping over to Maple View Farm for an ice cream treat!