FASHION & BEAUTY

What to Wear Thanksgiving Weekend

What to Wear Thanksgiving Weekend

Approximately a week from today, we will be stuffing our faces (and turkeys) with delicious morsels designed to put us into sleep-induced comas and expand our waistlines.  The best way to handle Thanksgiving in style is to  wear something comfortable, cozy, and forgiving – just in case your family and friends are not so much.  Take a […]

Continue Reading

New Sweaters in stores, just in the nick of time!

New Sweaters in stores, just in the nick of time!

Ready or not, the Queen City is about to get a blast of cold weather which means sweater season has arrived. Lucky for us, the local stores are full of cozy sweaters to keep warm without looking frumpy. Grab a hot mug of coffee or tea, and snuggle up with one of these sweaters we […]

Continue Reading

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding 2014

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding 2014

Nobody wants to be inappropriately dressed for a wedding – but at least it’s easier in the fall & winter to stick to the “NO WHITE” “NOT TOO BARE” and “NOT TOO SHORT” rules. However, finding the right degree of covered-up but still dressy is tough, as is finding a wrap, shrug or evening jacket […]

Continue Reading

Mother / Daughter Beauty Bonding Ideas for the season.  It’s all about the hair.

Mother / Daughter Beauty Bonding Ideas for the season. It’s all about the hair.

With the most wonderful insanity of this time of year, even though you’re doing all the Christmas letters, shopping, party-throwing and photo sessions for your kids, it can sometimes seem like they get left out in all the busy-ness. There’s never a better time for going out of your way to make sure baby girl feels loved. Jo Cowan, the benefactress responsible […]

Continue Reading

HOUSE & GARDEN

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

The details on the store sales offers are rolling in for the SOUTHEND FURNITURE CRAWL (info here) that’s happening the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 11/29.  Most stores will be opening at regular time, 10 am, and the ShopMicroLocal pop-up at Triple C will open at 9 am.  You can take the light rail to the New Bern Station […]

Continue Reading

It’s time for Perfect Holiday Decor at Elizabeth Bruns.

It’s time for Perfect Holiday Decor at Elizabeth Bruns.

Holiday decorating goes into high gear in houses all over town this coming weekend, as the turkey motifs and autumn colors are packed away to make room for the red, the green, the blue, the white, the silvers and the golds. This is the time for taking boxes down from the attic, unwrapping stored treasures […]

Continue Reading

Put a Wreath On It.  Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Target Wreaths.

Put a Wreath On It. Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Target Wreaths.

You know by now that I care at least as much about the trimmings as I do the food for any holiday celebration. And by trimmings I mean What To Wear and Decorating the House. For Thanksgiving, it’s all about the table, and maybe the buffet or sideboard. We posted some pinspirational photos on table […]

Continue Reading

Get to Know the stores in scoopcharlotte’s SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29.

Get to Know the stores in scoopcharlotte’s SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29.

This year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, savvy shoppers in Charlotte will avoid the big box retailers and chain stores = that’s what Cyber Monday is for and the online deals are predicted to be epic this year. Instead, they’ll hit the local boutiques and shops, around town and in Southend in particular, where the […]

Continue Reading

FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Roadtrip Slash Kitchen Playlist compiled by YOU the scoop readers.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Roadtrip Slash Kitchen Playlist compiled by YOU the scoop readers.

Ladies and, um, ladies, I am very proud to present the craziest yet awesomely listenable playlist I have ever heard. Thank y’all for giving such eclectic, fantastic song reco’s in response to our recent post contest asking for your recommendations on what to play on the long trip / long days in prep for Turkey day. You may […]

Continue Reading

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

The details on the store sales offers are rolling in for the SOUTHEND FURNITURE CRAWL (info here) that’s happening the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 11/29.  Most stores will be opening at regular time, 10 am, and the ShopMicroLocal pop-up at Triple C will open at 9 am.  You can take the light rail to the New Bern Station […]

Continue Reading

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Myers Park Mile Wine Tasting – this year there’s a RuRu’s After Party!

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Myers Park Mile Wine Tasting – this year there’s a RuRu’s After Party!

On Wednesday evening December 3rd, the shops along the Myers Park Mile on & near Providence Rd will host their 3rd annual Holiday Shopping and Wine Tasting event.  Each of the 12 participating businesses will offer different wines to taste as you meander from shop to shop along the Mile.  The more businesses that you […]

Continue Reading

What to do and Where to go this Weekend- 11/19

What to do and Where to go this Weekend- 11/19

Thursday, November 20, 6-9 p.m. 21st Beaujolais Festival & Wine Tasting Hosted annually by the French Alliance of Charlotte, this festival celebrates the first harvest of the year. Bring in the season with a tasting of six different wines from the Beaujolais region of France as well French fare, live jazz, raffle prizes and a silent auction. […]

Continue Reading

HEALTH & FITNESS

Check out how a broken foot created local ULTRA athlete Meredith Dolhare.

Check out how a broken foot created local ULTRA athlete Meredith Dolhare.

When I saw this video on the news & video page on the ORTHOCAROLINA website, I knew I had to share it with you scoop readers.  Next time you are struggling to make it thru that last push-up, burpee, mile, song… think of this local female super-athlete and ultra-thoner for a little inspiration. The video […]

Continue Reading

Workout Wear Update:  New Reflective from Lululemon and Crazy Cute Mary Katrantzou for Adidas, plus Anti-Stink.

Workout Wear Update: New Reflective from Lululemon and Crazy Cute Mary Katrantzou for Adidas, plus Anti-Stink.

Safety first. Now that it’s dark outside so early, you might want to consider something reflective to run in – and nobody does it better than Lulu. Just an ordinary grey in daylight, the reflective fabric turns bright white at night. I can attest to how well this stuff works – my son has a […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Barre Blast at Carolina Barre & Core

Holiday Barre Blast at Carolina Barre & Core

The holiday season brings eat, drink and be merry to a whole new level and before you know it, you’re kicking off the new year with an extra five to ten pounds that aren’t so merry. Between the leftover Halloween candy and pumpkin pie combined with the colder temperatures, the motivation to combat holiday weight […]

Continue Reading

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina was in her final semester of  pre-med bachelor’s degree when she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine. A self-confessed nerd, she would watch surgeries in her free time. At Post-Op appointments she observed the surgery patients say they were STILL experiencing pain. There has to be something else we can do, she […]

Continue Reading

GOOD EATS

The best oysters in town for Thanksgiving are at Clean Catch Fish Market.

The best oysters in town for Thanksgiving are at Clean Catch Fish Market.

In case you missed how much I love the seafood from Bill at CLEAN CATCH, you can read that post here.   The hot scoop for this week?  I just heard from Clean Catch that they are getting overnight shipments delivery Tuesday and Wednesday of the freshest oysters possible for those of us who insist […]

Continue Reading

Wines under $25 for your Thanksgiving Feast.

Wines under $25 for your Thanksgiving Feast.

Other than the turkey, what’s the other essential item on every year’s Thanksgiving menu?  Wine of course!  We teamed up with WINESTORE of Morrison Shops to bring you the best wines under $25 (2 white and 2 red) to pair with this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. Ian Coyne, Certified Sommelier and Vice President of Winestore, recommends fun, […]

Continue Reading

The pleasure of dining at Vivace with a new seasonal menu and a new chef.

The pleasure of dining at Vivace with a new seasonal menu and a new chef.

Last weekend the 3 Bears headed to VIVACE restaurant at the Metropolitan to see what new executive chef, Mike Suppa, has created for their fall seasonal menu.  Chef Suppa, whose previous experience includes serving in New York as executive chef at The Plaza Hotel Food Hall by Todd English and as executive sous chef at Todd […]

Continue Reading

Where to eat out on Thanksgiving in Charlotte if you don’t want to cook.

Where to eat out on Thanksgiving in Charlotte if you don’t want to cook.

Don’t have a plan yet for the traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings?  Forget the cooking, you have more important things on your mind like accommodating your family and friends, or shopping online, or whatever this day of feasting brings you.   These Charlotte restaurants have you covered for the meal, just call now for your […]

Continue Reading

TRAVEL

Alaska ~ Our Next Bucket List Destination

Alaska ~ Our Next Bucket List Destination

Alaska, The Last Frontier and The Land of the Midnight Sun, is so much more than eskimos and igloos. From the glaciers in Juneau to the whale sightings in Ketchikan, it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss. Alaska is a destination to add to your bucket list if you haven’t done so already. This […]

Continue Reading

Scoop Road Trip: Where to Go and What to Do in Greenville, SC

Scoop Road Trip: Where to Go and What to Do in Greenville, SC

Pack your bags, weekend trippers!  We’re going on a road trip to the South Carolina Upstate.  Known for its perfect blend of natural beauty and local art, Greenville serves up a rich dose of rich Carolina culture in an outdoor paradise just in time for the beautiful fall weather.  There’s more than enough to fill […]

Continue Reading

Scoop Road Trip:  Where to go and What to do on St. Simons Island

Scoop Road Trip: Where to go and What to do on St. Simons Island

Before you stash away your bathing suit for the season, consider soaking up the last days of beach weather on the Georgia coast. Many of us stay in the Carolinas for our fix of sun and sand, but you can road trip to ST. SIMONS ISLAND in about five hours. Tourists flock to St. Simons […]

Continue Reading

Consider a Cruise for Christmas this year.

Consider a Cruise for Christmas this year.

Before you can say Pumpkin Spice Latte three times quickly, you’re facing Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and New Years. One minute you’re happily pulling on your Tory Burch / Frye / Hunter boots, and then…in a snap, BOOM, it all begins ~ the madness, the gifts, the house guests.   It’s a love/hate relationship since […]

Continue Reading

GIFTING ETC

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Roadtrip Slash Kitchen Playlist compiled by YOU the scoop readers.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Roadtrip Slash Kitchen Playlist compiled by YOU the scoop readers.

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ladies and, um, ladies, I am very proud to present the craziest yet awesomely listenable playlist I have ever heard. Thank y’all for giving such eclectic, fantastic song reco’s in response to our recent post contest asking for your recommendations on what to play on the long trip / long days in prep for Turkey day. You may […]

Continue Reading

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

Update on the SouthEnd Furniture Crawl on 11/29 – sale scoop, favorite buys so far.

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The details on the store sales offers are rolling in for the SOUTHEND FURNITURE CRAWL (info here) that’s happening the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 11/29.  Most stores will be opening at regular time, 10 am, and the ShopMicroLocal pop-up at Triple C will open at 9 am.  You can take the light rail to the New Bern Station […]

Continue Reading

The best oysters in town for Thanksgiving are at Clean Catch Fish Market.

The best oysters in town for Thanksgiving are at Clean Catch Fish Market.

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In case you missed how much I love the seafood from Bill at CLEAN CATCH, you can read that post here.   The hot scoop for this week?  I just heard from Clean Catch that they are getting overnight shipments delivery Tuesday and Wednesday of the freshest oysters possible for those of us who insist […]

Continue Reading

It’s time for Perfect Holiday Decor at Elizabeth Bruns.

It’s time for Perfect Holiday Decor at Elizabeth Bruns.

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Holiday decorating goes into high gear in houses all over town this coming weekend, as the turkey motifs and autumn colors are packed away to make room for the red, the green, the blue, the white, the silvers and the golds. This is the time for taking boxes down from the attic, unwrapping stored treasures […]

Continue Reading

YAM_Scoop_banner