FASHION & BEAUTY

Let’s Hit the Pool – the cutest swim stuff in stores now.

Let’s Hit the Pool – the cutest swim stuff in stores now.

Here’s hoping you’re either on vacation this week or prepping for vacation. If you’re anything like us, you are counting the minutes and seconds for some time by the water. Cute bikinis, flip-flops and cover-ups are a must. Even if your summer season is spent parked on a lounge chair by the neighborhood pool, we […]

Continue Reading

NITSAs Wedding Gown Sample Sale Saturday 5/30

NITSAs Wedding Gown Sample Sale Saturday 5/30

ATTENTION all brides-to-be, we’ve got the scoop for you this week. NITSA’S APPAREL at Phillips Place is having a wedding gown sample sale THIS Saturday, May 30. We’re talking highly sought-after gown designers like Vera Wang, Anna Maier, Reem Acra Amsale and Pronovias at amazing prices. With only about 35 gowns available, you’ll want to […]

Continue Reading

40 Summer Sandals Worth Getting a Pedi for.

40 Summer Sandals Worth Getting a Pedi for.

Sandals are to summer what boots are to fall, except you definitely can’t cover up those neglected toes with socks any longer. Unless you’re into that whole socks with sandals trend of course. There’s a whole new crop of toe-baring sandals in the stores, just begging for you to take advantage of a pedicure with […]

Continue Reading

Who’s In?  The 2015 East Blvd Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 6th.

Who’s In? The 2015 East Blvd Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 6th.

The 5th Annual East Blvd Sidewalk Sale is happening on Saturday, June 6. More than a dozen boutiques will join COTTAGE CHIC to host a major sale to kick off summer, with clearance items, deep discounts of past season’s merch, tents, rolling racks and general shopping mayhem and fun for all. Cottage Chic has been hosting […]

Continue Reading

THINGS TO DO

Where to go and what to do this weekend-5/30

Where to go and what to do this weekend-5/30

Think the parties and events will slow down after the holiday weekend? Not a chance. Here’s the lowdown on what should be filling your calendar this week: Sunset at Metropolitan Thursdays in May – This is the last one! The Metropolitan For their last sunset gig of the season, Metropolitan is bringing in Lake Norman’s Silver […]

Continue Reading

Our day by day guide to Half Price Wine Nights in Charlotte

Our day by day guide to Half Price Wine Nights in Charlotte

With all of the brewery / brewpub / #beerup talk about town, you might think Charlotte girls don’t enjoy a glass of wine anymore.  Not so!  This list of QC hotspots proves that scoop girls and Charlotte wino’s still love their glass of grape {for health reasons of course}. Get out your calendars and mark down which […]

Continue Reading

Taste of the NFL is at Bonterra on June 1. And scoop has two tickets to give away.

Taste of the NFL is at Bonterra on June 1. And scoop has two tickets to give away.

A lot is going on at the Dilworth Dining and Wine Room Bonterra this month.  There’s the May 27 James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour and then there’s this: On Monday, June 1st, Bonterra is partnering with the Taste of the NFL and some of the Charlotte Panthers to Party with a Purpose to kick hunger in Charlotte. This […]

Continue Reading

Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 5/26

Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 5/26

Summer is HERE! Memorial Day has passed, the little ones have finished preschool (sigh), and afternoons at the pool are becoming a regular occurrence around here. Even though the general pace of life slows in the summer, the family fun in the Queen City isn’t slowing down one bit. Lots to see and do every […]

Continue Reading

HOME & GARDEN

A new location and a new focus for ACQUISITIONS in SouthEnd.

A new location and a new focus for ACQUISITIONS in SouthEnd.

ACQUISITIONS has moved….just across the parking lot from their old location; their new address is 2212 Hawkins Street in SouthEnd. The showroom is cozier with a focus on custom pieces. Since most customers want to choose their own fabric, finishes and style, Acquisitions scaled back their inventory on hand. One of each style is represented […]

Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Rodney Hines Give Us the Scoop on The High Point Furniture Market

EXCLUSIVE: Rodney Hines Give Us the Scoop on The High Point Furniture Market

Rodney Hines knows Home Decor. He has three stores: HIGH COTTON HOME, THE FURNITURE CONNECTOR and SOUTHEND TRADING COMPANY. Each store has a different ambiance but all are held together by the excellent eye, charismatic personality and unwavering dedication of Rodney Hines. Merging quality furniture, lighting, and accessories with a knowledgeable staff of design consultants […]

Continue Reading

What’s New In the Home & Garden Boutiques This Week?

What’s New In the Home & Garden Boutiques This Week?

With the Spring Furniture Market behind us, we can now anticipate new arrivals hitting the boutique floors at a rapid pace. Scoop wants to help you keep au courant with trends and goods hitting the stores this week. HIGH COTTON HOME A new shipment of amazing lighting from Currey and Company has arrived at High […]

Continue Reading

Our House of the Month for May is an Award Winning Custom Home

Our House of the Month for May is an Award Winning Custom Home

8926 Summer Club Rd  Scoop’s May House of the Month is located in the Highgrove neighborhood near South Charlotte’s Ballantyne Community. This impressive home took over 2 years to build, but it was worth it, as upon completion it was awarded “Best Custom Home in the Country”.  In move-in condition, with authentic architecture, incredible mill […]

Continue Reading

HEALTH & FITNESS

Join the Summer Sizzle Challenge at Hilliard Studio Method and enter to win free classes.

Join the Summer Sizzle Challenge at Hilliard Studio Method and enter to win free classes.

  This is what summer looks like for devoted fans & followers of HILLIARD STUDIO METHOD.  And it’s what it looks like for me in my dreams. Yes. Time to get the summer sizzle on. Starting June 1, HSM kicks off their Summer Sizzle Challenge, where you’ll have two separate chances to win 3 free […]

Continue Reading

10 Myths We Bust About Varicose Veins.

10 Myths We Bust About Varicose Veins.

With all there is to love about summertime, the one drawback is that there’s no hiding behind long pants and boots once the heat hits.  We welcome June’s shorts & mini’s, but I don’t love seeing those spider & varicose veins out from under cover again. While pondering whether aggressive spray tanning will effectively mask […]

Continue Reading

What do Charlotte’s Fitness Buffs Have for Breakfast?

What do Charlotte’s Fitness Buffs Have for Breakfast?

Well, it sure isn’t Captain Crunch. We polled our favorite studio instructors for what they start out the day with, and not surprisingly, there are definite themes running through their Power Breakfasts: Protein, protein, more protein Smoothies Almond Milk & Almond Butter Fruit Flaxseed Greens Here’s hoping these tips, tricks & recipes will inspire you […]

Continue Reading

For the Love of Running – advice and tips on Long-Distance training.

For the Love of Running – advice and tips on Long-Distance training.

Running offers the ultimate work-out.  Building cardiovascular health, strengthening and toning muscles, adding to your emotional health, burning fat & calories and even the social aspects drive those of us who carve out time for running.  It’s got to be the easiest exercise to work into your schedule – just put on a pair of […]

Continue Reading

GOOD EATS

Our day by day guide to Half Price Wine Nights in Charlotte

Our day by day guide to Half Price Wine Nights in Charlotte

With all of the brewery / brewpub / #beerup talk about town, you might think Charlotte girls don’t enjoy a glass of wine anymore.  Not so!  This list of QC hotspots proves that scoop girls and Charlotte wino’s still love their glass of grape {for health reasons of course}. Get out your calendars and mark down which […]

Continue Reading

Why you should start the day with lemon water.

Why you should start the day with lemon water.

For most of us, brewing a pot of fresh coffee is a morning ritual.  It gets us going each day, and we cannot imagine diving into work, caring for our children, or tackling our to-do lists without that jolt of caffeine. Well, I am going to suggest a new morning ritual- a tall glass of lemon water. […]

Continue Reading

Taste of the NFL is at Bonterra on June 1. And scoop has two tickets to give away.

Taste of the NFL is at Bonterra on June 1. And scoop has two tickets to give away.

A lot is going on at the Dilworth Dining and Wine Room Bonterra this month.  There’s the May 27 James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour and then there’s this: On Monday, June 1st, Bonterra is partnering with the Taste of the NFL and some of the Charlotte Panthers to Party with a Purpose to kick hunger in Charlotte. This […]

Continue Reading

winestore in Morrison has a Memorial Weekend Sale on Perfect Summertime Wines

winestore in Morrison has a Memorial Weekend Sale on Perfect Summertime Wines

winestore in the Morrison shops at Colony and Sharon is one of our favorite places to buy wines – and not just cuz they have wine “on tap” to try before you buy.  Although that certainly doesn’t hurt; many the evening has started out with a few sips on some new-to-us wine tastings before we […]

Continue Reading

WHAT TO WEAR

What to Wear this Memorial Day Weekend

What to Wear this Memorial Day Weekend

As if you weren’t already counting the days, the long Memorial Day weekend is upon us – here’s hoping you are headed to the beach, the lake or the pool, or just generally enjoying the unofficial kickoff of summer.  Regardless of what your weekend plans include, we have taken the guesswork out of what to […]

Continue Reading

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

The task of what to wear to a summer wedding is a tricky one. You want to look good, but you are also dressing for the hot weather while keeping your style “event appropriate” — it’s a wedding, after all, not a nightclub.   Many in the ‘mom’ and older generations adhere to the no-white-except-the-bride […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Envision & Empower Image 2