Sunday, February 26, 2012


 It is well known that Carlin is talented and creative; pair that with amazing clothes by Cari Borja and gorgeous, artistic photos are the result.  Just look at these pictures by Carlin, snapped on the fly!

Colors, fabrics, layers....these are a few of our favorite things!

About Cari:  'Against the broader backdrop of much travel and the ever-changing places and circumstances of her life, her creative energy has been the constant that gives her momentum and balance.'

Cari says:  'I believe clothes should have inherent drama, like a sculptural collar or an exuberant ruffle, but these details should always be used to showcase the wearer, not the other way around.'


Sold exclusively on the east coast through

Downtown Charlottesville

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Going Somewhere?

You know we LOVE traveling here at C & A Camp, so we are very pleased to introduce the 
Stephanie Johnson travel collection.  
"You may be a UN Ambassador or just spend weekends at your boyfriend’s, but either way, the Stephanie Johnson collection will speak to the organizer and style siren you aspire to be."

Something to talk about:  Stephanie Johnson 'Catherine Clutch' featured on the TV show Gossip Girl!

Come in today to see the collection; exclusively in Charlottesville:
C & A Camp
Downtown Charlottesville

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it.
-Diana Vreeland

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Linen for Life

Not only is linen beautiful to look at, it is good for you!  Healthy in all the right ways.
True story -- when Carlin was momma-to-be with her first baby, she went to NY to get linen crib sheets.  Better for the baby?  More healthy than cotton?  Who knew?  Carlin just thought they were pretty! Through the years, having another baby and living with linen herself, Carlin discovered first hand how fabulous linen can be.  Her favorite (after trying several brands) is LIBECO.  That is why -- the number one reason why -- she sells it in her shop.  It's the best.  Pure and simple.  Real and true.

The Benefits of Pure Linen Sheets:

1 - Has a light massaging effect because of the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric

2 - Suppresses live pathenogenic bacteria, microflora, and fungi and is not known to cause allergies

3 - Stimulates blood flow and promotes relaxation

4 - Warm in the winter - insulating and cool in the summer - a breathable fabric (think of those sweaty summer nights when you wake up wrapped in damp cotton/polyester sheets)

5 - Absorbent - has excellent abilities to absorb superfluous moisture (see #4)

6 - Stronger than Cotton

7 - Can last up to 20 years (an investment)

8 - Environmentally friendly - all the flax used to make linen is used in other ways - the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil which is used in floor coverings, such as linoleum, and paint. Linen is a renewable resource and it needs no irrigation. Linen is also fully biodegradable.   --quote found

We aren't the only ones in love with LIBECO.  Check out the latest 'What's Hot' from Elle Decor (March 2012):


 Get your Libeco Linens at 

C&A Camp

Downtown Charlottesville


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Larry!

Larry is special, special, special to Carlin and her family.  Hell, Larry *is* family!

Carlin's words:
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY* to THE Man who puts the *S* in Superfly! ~L.A.R.R.Y.~!!!!!!!!!!
Definition:  Larry ~KEEPER of my Sanity~ 
Keeper of my children, our pets (who are CRAZY over Larry too) and our homes.
Shoulder to lean on and
THE Man to laugh/cry with !


Soft spoken dispenser of cracking wisdom.
He calls me Miss Carlin, I call him Sir.
Larry is my 3rd brother and my "husband" (his lovely wife shares). 
His Mom Ada shares too (Ada has taken care of Camps for decades. Foxy lady.)
I tease him, "Black man loving country music!"  Larry tells me I have SOUL!
Best hugger EVER!
Makes Muhammad Ali (no diss) look like a smurf compared to Larry ...giggle...
*********** WE LOVE our LARRY*******
~Happy Birthday HANDSOME~