FASHION & BEAUTY

The spring Green Jeans South Park sale is in 2 weeks. Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Promo and SAVE.

The spring Green Jeans South Park sale is in 2 weeks. Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Promo and SAVE.

Are you Ready? The GREEN JEANS CONSIGNMENT SALE opens in South Park on Wednesday morning 5/13.  It opens even earlier for those of you smart enough to volunteer with the GJ’s or join their Charity Pre-Sale TUESDAY 5/12 7p-10p. Our favorite new twist to this year’s SP sale? The Green Jeans Mothers Day Gift Card Special. Must be […]

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The eyes have it.  Learn about one of the most popular procedures in the US at this Youthful Eyes Happy Hour.

The eyes have it. Learn about one of the most popular procedures in the US at this Youthful Eyes Happy Hour.

Learn about the popular eyelid procedure called Blepharoplasty and other methods that will eliminate the appearance of sagging skin on your eyelids and give you more a youthful look.  Eyelid surgery, or the “bleph” as it is commonly known, ranked #3* out of all plastic surgeries done in the US in 2014, with over 160,000 […]

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Mother’s Day SHOP UPTOWN Pop-Up at Bank of America Plaza

Mother’s Day SHOP UPTOWN Pop-Up at Bank of America Plaza

  The Uptown shops are teaming up for another SHOP UPTOWN Pop Up event to make your Mother’s Day shopping just a little easier. Encouraging folks to SHOP UPTOWN and timed just right for all of the last-minute-men, this pop-up features perfect gifting vendors like Potts Chocolate artisan chocolates, Mallory’s Candles with their handmade soy candles and Canvas, a […]

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For the Guys: What to Wear to the 5/2 YAM’s Derby Days

For the Guys: What to Wear to the 5/2 YAM’s Derby Days

This Saturday, 5/2, marks the 25th Annual Derby Days with the Young Affiliates of the Mint. Right now the weather looks perfect for an afternoon full of live music, lawn games and a large-screen airing the Derby live from Louisville all while enjoying free beverages and food from top Charlotte restaurants. Pick the winning horse […]

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Over 50 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day from your local boutiques

Over 50 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day from your local boutiques

Mother’s Day is fast approaching ~ one week from Sunday on May 10th ~ and it’s always a difficult holiday to shop for. Honestly, how can you ever give a gift that does justice to the person who gave you life and loves you unconditionally? This Mother’s Day, give your mom something that will last […]

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Elizabeth Bruns hosts a major jewelry designer Trunk Show on Tuesday, May 5

Elizabeth Bruns hosts a major jewelry designer Trunk Show on Tuesday, May 5

On Tuesday, 5/5, ELIZABETH BRUNS is hosting a one-day trunk show event featuring the coveted work of 4 renowned jewelry designers from New York City. From 11am-7pm at Elizabeth Bruns in the Specialty Shops on Morrison {that’s the one with BrickTops and Williams Sonoma across from the mall} you can enjoy a perfect pre-Mother’s Day […]

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THINGS TO DO

Cinco de mayo around Charlotte

Cinco de mayo around Charlotte

Just in case you needed an excuse to order a round of chips, salsa and a fresh squeezed margarita, Cinco de Mayo is coming up this Tuesday and is the perfect excuse for a mid-week fiesta.  We’ve got the scoop on what’s going on at Charlotte’s go-to Mexican restaurants and fun Cinco de Mayo events you […]

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Mother’s Day SHOP UPTOWN Pop-Up at Bank of America Plaza

Mother’s Day SHOP UPTOWN Pop-Up at Bank of America Plaza

  The Uptown shops are teaming up for another SHOP UPTOWN Pop Up event to make your Mother’s Day shopping just a little easier. Encouraging folks to SHOP UPTOWN and timed just right for all of the last-minute-men, this pop-up features perfect gifting vendors like Potts Chocolate artisan chocolates, Mallory’s Candles with their handmade soy candles and Canvas, a […]

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Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 5/4

Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 5/4

Spring is definitely here in the Charlotte area, and with that comes A LOT of family-friendly events. This week we celebrate Star Wars on Monday, teachers all week and MOM on Sunday. Fingers crossed for the nice, not-too-hot weather to continue, and we hope that if you’re a MOM, you get to kick your feet […]

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Where to have Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Where to have Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Make your reservations today for a special Sunday brunch to thank your mom & treat the family this Mother’s Day. We all know that Charlotteans love their brunch, so while there’s no shortage of QC eateries for your celebration, you will want to claim your table asap.  Here are our top picks – check back […]

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Sunset Music at the Metropolitan Starts 5/7

Sunset Music at the Metropolitan Starts 5/7

Nothing adds to the ambiance of dining outdoors like great eats, cold drinks, a skyline view and FREE live music. Metropolitan is the spot to enjoy all three this May with their Sunset at Metropolitan music series. Sunset at Metropolitan starts Thursday, May 7th and continues each Thursday in May through 5/28 with a variety […]

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We’ve outdone ourselves.  Here’s Where to Go and What to Do this Weekend.

We’ve outdone ourselves. Here’s Where to Go and What to Do this Weekend.

And they’re off! Celebrate the derby, outdoor concerts, art festivals and a one of a kind networking event all without leaving the QC.  Here’s the round up of happenings this week:   Sunset at Metropolitan Thursdays in May, starts next Thursday MAY 7th. The Metropolitan The warm weather is finally here and the Metropolitan is celebrating […]

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HOME & GARDEN

First things First. A Beautiful Master Bedroom for the new Bride & Groom.

First things First. A Beautiful Master Bedroom for the new Bride & Groom.

Brides ~ The master bedroom is a refuge and should be treated as such. A place for relaxation, rejuvenation and re-connection. Creating this refuge is a matter of layering: linens, furniture and lighting. Keep the color pallet serene and gender neutral. Sounds easy enough yet the execution of this can be a bit overwhelming.We consulted […]

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Let’s Eat Outside – new options from the local shops.

Let’s Eat Outside – new options from the local shops.

Dining Al Fresco is more than just a picnic or barbecue. It’s about moving the elegance outside, feeling the fresh air, seeing the linens, plates and furniture in a different light. The popularity of outdoor dinning has forced many restaurants to create outdoor spaces. There is no reason you can’t do the same. A temporary set […]

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Spring & Summer 2015 Southern Antique & Flea markets

Spring & Summer 2015 Southern Antique & Flea markets

After your Spring cleaning did you realize you have room for a few more statement pieces?  Or what about getting to that guest bedroom you’ve been swearing to turn into something that would rival any Charlotte hotel?  Whether you’re looking to decorate a room or for a single piece to complete your collection of antiques, […]

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HOME DECOR TRENDS 2015 PART TWO

HOME DECOR TRENDS 2015 PART TWO

Welcome to PART TWO of Home Decor Trends 2015. Scoop complied a list of the Top 6 TRENDS FOR 2015.  We gathered so many beautiful images from local stores, we felt it best to split the feature. If you missed PART ONE: let’s review the first 3 trends covered in this post: 1. Gold, Brass […]

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Into the Garden – Charlotte Garden Tours and Events

Into the Garden – Charlotte Garden Tours and Events

Everywhere you look, Charlotte seems to be in bloom.  And what better way to experience Spring in the QC than to pay a visit to one of the area’s beautiful gardens?  Take a stroll and be inspired by beautiful landscapes, and pick your favorites to grow at home.  We’ve got the list of garden tours and […]

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Our House of the Month for April is an Eastover Georgian mansion.

Our House of the Month for April is an Eastover Georgian mansion.

237 COLVILLE ROAD CHARLOTTE, NC 28207 This breathtaking and stately Georgian home located in the Eastover neighborhood is Scoop’s House of the Month for April. And what a house it is – click here to take a Virtual Tour. The historic Eastover neighborhood was established in 1927. Gorgeous traditional homes on large plots of land are […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Shedding for the Wedding.  Flybride offers barre class package to get ready for the big day.

Shedding for the Wedding. Flybride offers barre class package to get ready for the big day.

FlyBride is a 6-month FlyBarre program designed specifically for brides to help you look and, most importantly, feel your best on one of the most important days of your life. The FlyBride package includes a 6-month unlimited membership to FlyBarre for $145 per month.  This is a special price just for brides* and is reduced […]

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We learn about the latest treatment for Uterine Fibroids.

We learn about the latest treatment for Uterine Fibroids.

Along with girls’ nights out and romantic getaways, Scoop girls know our annual visit to the gynecologist is a must-have on our calendars. We may not joyfully anticipate a date with the stirrups, but prioritizing our health is essential to stay fabulous for decades to come. If you’ve heard your doctor say the words, “Uterine […]

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Wanna run? Here’s the where-to, how-to guide for Summer 2015!

Wanna run? Here’s the where-to, how-to guide for Summer 2015!

Summer is almost here Charlotte.  Are you ready?  Are you set?  Just go!  Run that is. Okay, slow down you say.  Maybe you aren’t quite ready to hit the pavement. No problem. OrthoCarolina has compiled THE must-go-read with everything you need to know to get started including information on: Starting with a run-walk approach  Focusing […]

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A Scoop newbie and Scoop oldie hit the reformers at IM=X Pilates in Arboretum area.

A Scoop newbie and Scoop oldie hit the reformers at IM=X Pilates in Arboretum area.

When Laura Fuller, owner of IM=X Pilates Charlotte offered scoop a couple of sessions to try out, Michelle and Susu jumped at the chance.  {and we do mean jumps, our new favorite way to get some cardio in on the reformer}. Scoop has a special TWO CLASS FREE trial offer for you at IM=X through May 15,2015, […]

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Local Openings Scoop: Hilliard Brings The Megaformer to Charlotte

Local Openings Scoop: Hilliard Brings The Megaformer to Charlotte

Charlotte NC, meet the Megaformer.  Hilliard Studio Method is going “back to to the future,” from the pilates reformer of their roots to opening a new studio featuring the Megaformer—a smokin’ hot new exercise machine that effectively combines strength, endurance, cardiovascular, balance, flexibility and core training in every move. It fits that Liz Hilliard and […]

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Are you Up for the Latest Fly Challenge? Best of all, this one has scoop group free classes.

Are you Up for the Latest Fly Challenge? Best of all, this one has scoop group free classes.

Countdown to Summer. That’s the theme of the new, expanded, better than ever Fly Challenges. Thanks Flywheel, cuz I wasn’t already counting down the 47 days, 22 hours and 45 minutes til I have to hit the beach/pool on that first fateful Saturday of Summer, that of Memorial Weekend. This time, their pre-summer-season fat-busting challenge […]

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GOOD EATS

Local Openings Scoop: There’s a Juice Bar opening by Flywheel.

Local Openings Scoop: There’s a Juice Bar opening by Flywheel.

Sheah! Finally. I LOVE JUICE BAR is opening two locations in Charlotte, the first is opening soon in the same shopping center on Prov Rd as Flywheel and the 2nd in a location TBA on Park Rd. Not just juices either.  Smoothies, power shots of wheat grass, ginger and essential oil concoctions, even a couple […]

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Cinco de mayo around Charlotte

Cinco de mayo around Charlotte

Just in case you needed an excuse to order a round of chips, salsa and a fresh squeezed margarita, Cinco de Mayo is coming up this Tuesday and is the perfect excuse for a mid-week fiesta.  We’ve got the scoop on what’s going on at Charlotte’s go-to Mexican restaurants and fun Cinco de Mayo events you […]

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Where to have Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Where to have Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Make your reservations today for a special Sunday brunch to thank your mom & treat the family this Mother’s Day. We all know that Charlotteans love their brunch, so while there’s no shortage of QC eateries for your celebration, you will want to claim your table asap.  Here are our top picks – check back […]

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The Best Brunch in Town this Sunday is the South End Front Porch Brunch.

The Best Brunch in Town this Sunday is the South End Front Porch Brunch.

If you thought it was impossible for the South End to get any better this weekend, you stand corrected. Hot on the heels of Saturday’s ART & SOUL FESTIVAL comes Sunday’s SOUTH END FRONT PORCH BRUNCH. A convivial gathering of many of the QC’s best chefs this Sunday, May 3rd to serve up brunch from […]

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Now Open – Tastebuds Popcorn in Metropolitan Midtown.

Now Open – Tastebuds Popcorn in Metropolitan Midtown.

Snacking will never again be the same in Charlotte, now that TASTEBUDS POPCORN has opened in Metropolitan (the Trader Joes/Best Buy center in midtown). It’s a gourmet popcorn that comes in over 151 flavors, serving up too many crazy & delish options to count.  Better to see for yourself, at the shop or HERE, where you […]

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Pick-your-own produce farms near Charlotte

Pick-your-own produce farms near Charlotte

Get ready for strawberry season!  Fill your baskets to the brim and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor as early as the first week of May.  Use our 2015 guide to plan your family’s outing to these pick-your-own fruit & produce destinations near Charlotte:   Hall Family Farm 10713 Providence Road West Charlotte, NC  28277 […]

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WHAT TO WEAR

What to Wear to Queen’s Cup & Derby Days

What to Wear to Queen’s Cup & Derby Days

One of my favorite events in my college days involved getting all dolled up in hats and dresses to go to the spring horse race with my sorority. Luckily you don’t have to be of college age to enjoy heading to the races, and it just so happens the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase is this weekend. […]

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What to Wear this Weekend

What to Wear this Weekend

Spring weekends in Charlotte are truly my favorite. It’s finally warm enough to break into the tanks, dresses and shorts, not to mention it’s also warm enough to start dining outdoors. What’s there not to love? Except the pollen and cankerworms of course (#CLTprobs). Spring is also well underway in the stores and summer items […]

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What to Wear this Easter Weekend.

What to Wear this Easter Weekend.

It’s hard to believe Easter weekend is already upon us. Hopefully that also means spring will decide to stay around for awhile and we can don our Easter wear long after the holiday is over. Bring on the pastels, sleeveless dresses and floral prints! And don’t wait until Memorial Day to sport your spring whites, […]

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What to Wear to Spring Weddings

What to Wear to Spring Weddings

My first few years out of college I swear my calendar was booked with a wedding every.single.weekend in the spring and summer.  And if I wasn’t donning the bridesmaids dress du jour, then I was faced with the complicated challenge of what in the world to wear. We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding your […]

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New Fashions You Need for Spring Break and Easter Vacations

New Fashions You Need for Spring Break and Easter Vacations

Still counting down the days until your spring or Easter vacation? No matter if you’re jetting off to a tropical locale for a week or enjoying a weekend getaway, we shopped the stores for the latest arrivals perfect for any trip. Having a staycation instead? Spruce up your home with some bright Easter decor. And […]

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Prom Dresses in the Charlotte Boutiques Now.

Prom Dresses in the Charlotte Boutiques Now.

I have such fond memories of my prom; a great date and a delicious dinner followed by dancing with my friends, but my prom dress is a different story. That blush, beaded satin number was better suited for a bridesmaid than a high-schooler,  cost my parents a fortune, and still haunts my prom memories. Thank […]

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