FASHION & BEAUTY

Herve Leger New at Nitsa’s in Charlotte

Herve Leger New at Nitsa’s in Charlotte

Nitsa’s Apparel at Phillips Place is now carrying Hervé Léger by Max Azria, and is the only boutique in Charlotte to carry the sophisticated line. Founded in 1985, the classic brand has stood the test of time since being relaunched by Max Azria in 2007 . The signature bandage dresses sculpt the female form perfectly, creating […]

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Bare it All With Off-the-Shoulder, Strapless and Halter Tops

Bare it All With Off-the-Shoulder, Strapless and Halter Tops

Bare your shoulders to show off your Summer glow and beat the heat because we know temperatures aren’t getting cooler any time soon. Off-the-shoulder, strapless and halter tops and dresses are in for the season and we can’t get enough. Pick something with lace, fringe or colorful patterns and pair with your favorite accessories and […]

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What’s new and what’s on sale in the stores this week? 7/22

What’s new and what’s on sale in the stores this week? 7/22

WHAT’S ON SALE The Vintage Charlotte summer market is back this Saturday at 2205 North Tryon Street with over 80 handmade and local vintage vendors. Admission is free from 11am until 6pm and YELP Charlotte will have gift bags for the first 400 shoppers. Also enjoy a beer garden from Sycamore Brewing, coffee from The Daily […]

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More on What to Wear to Weddings and Cocktails – the Mid Summer Edition.

More on What to Wear to Weddings and Cocktails – the Mid Summer Edition.

It’s Summer which means wedding and cocktail party dressing can be a challenge. Yes, it’s steamy, but you still need to look cute. Whether you’re shopping for a casual outdoor wedding or a dressy cocktail event, our Charlotte boutiques have what you need to show off your Summer glow and look fantastic. Florals, saturated color […]

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THINGS TO DO

LOTS & LOTS of Where to go and what to do this weekend-8/1

LOTS & LOTS of Where to go and what to do this weekend-8/1

If your heart skips a beat when you turn the calendar onto August because you think the summer’s almost over, we’ve got some relief for you. This year we’re lucky enough to have five (yes FIVE!) full weekends of warm AUGUST weather to soak up. Up first is this weekend full of Charlotte must-do’s, so […]

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Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 7/26

Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 7/26

It’s looking like another great week of summer fun in the Queen City. Hard to believe that August will be here on Sunday…how is it already “back to school” month? This week boasts car races, dinosaurs, rock & roll, soccer, animals and more (including ice cream). Get out there and have some family fun!! Here […]

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Drink Up Ladies. Where to find Charlotte’s Best Cocktails.

Drink Up Ladies. Where to find Charlotte’s Best Cocktails.

Beer isn’t the only thing being “crafted” around the QC these days.  Check out Charlotte’s full-blown craft cocktail scene with our picks for places to grab a sip. Since this summer’s been a scorcher, there’s a section just for those who would prefer their spirits with a Big Chill (think alcoholic slushies and frozen margaritas). […]

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Where to go and what to do this weekend – 7/23 Edition

Where to go and what to do this weekend – 7/23 Edition

What are weekends for if they’re not filled with shopping, good eats, glasses of wine and plain old relaxing? Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the best place to spend your weekend, leaving you more time to enjoy. Here’s this week’s round up on what to do this weekend:   Summer Share CLT Shop now […]

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HOME & GARDEN

How to help your trees survive this Charlotte summer heat.

How to help your trees survive this Charlotte summer heat.

If you think you’re suffering in the outdoors in this summer’s heat, just imagine how the trees, shrubs and plants in your yard and neighborhood are being affected. We got an email this week from our Myers Park Homeowner’s Association expressing concern & suggestions to help protect our tree-lined streets from the toll of drought […]

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Dorm Room Decorating Ideas and Items from the Charlotte Stores – Part I.

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas and Items from the Charlotte Stores – Part I.

It’s time to create “a room of ones’s own”. A tiny piece of real estate to study, rest and grapple with becoming a grown up. A dorm room provides glorious independence within the confines of academia. A layover on the way to adulthood. Create a home away from home with these DORM ROOM DECORATING IDEAS, […]

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New Arrivals This Week at the Home Stores

New Arrivals This Week at the Home Stores

Just off the delivery truck —NEW ARRIVALS. The summer heat hasn’t stopped the Charlotte Home & Garden stores from updating inventory….the months of July and August can typically be slow around here, so it’s a great time for the shops to receive new goods and playfully arrange them. Working hard to stock the store with […]

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July House of the Month on Harvard Place In Myers Park.

July House of the Month on Harvard Place In Myers Park.

824 HARVARD PLACE CHARLOTTE, NC 28207 Scoop’s July House of the Month from Cottingham Chalk Hayes is this amazing traditional stucco home located in the historic Myers Park neighborhood. Tree lined streets, great schools,  and desirable location make this neighborhood one of the most sought after addresses in all of Charlotte. Just look at this stunning 3,695 […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

What Do Charlotte’s Fitness Buffs Listen to When They Workout?

What Do Charlotte’s Fitness Buffs Listen to When They Workout?

  For most of us, the music is half the fun. Or at the very least, the music gets you through it when you need that extra kick to keep going. Some prefer to workout to the same songs all the time; others love to mix it up and find the groove with a new playlist […]

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The scoop on Hip Replacement: Is it in your future?

The scoop on Hip Replacement: Is it in your future?

We only have to worry about hip replacement when we fall and break our hip in our eighties, right?  Not true ladies. In fact, the age for hip-replacements has dropped steadily. Dr. J. Bohannon Mason at OrthoCarolina explained that there are numerous reasons we could need a hip replacement at some point.  The good news is, if we […]

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What’s New at Xtend Barre in the Metropolitan?

What’s New at Xtend Barre in the Metropolitan?

Xtend Barre is Introducing Xtend Xpress = a shorter, 45 minute class with all the elements of a regular Xtend Barre class, so you still get a great full body workout. Xtend Xpress will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Noon, so you can “take lunch”, get your sweat session in and still make that business […]

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Take back the bod.  Join the Flywheel Two Week Tune Up Challenge this month.

Take back the bod. Join the Flywheel Two Week Tune Up Challenge this month.

Don’t let the Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Beer, Umbrella Drinks, S’Mores, Chips, Dips, Fries and Cupcakes get you down. Or your weight up. From July 13th- 26th, Flywheel is offering TWO WEEK Tune-Up Challenges, with options for FlyBarre only, Flywheel only and FlyPlus Tune-Up (wheel and barre). NEW for this challenge is a partnership with […]

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GOOD EATS

20 Healthy ways to grill out this summer

20 Healthy ways to grill out this summer

My husband has a collection of grills in our backyard- one uses propane, one needs pellets, and another is for charcoal.  Thankfully, it is easy to make healthy meals with them, and my figure hasn’t suffered at all. If he decides to start collecting deep fryers, that might be a whole different story. When it […]

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Drink Up Ladies. Where to find Charlotte’s Best Cocktails.

Drink Up Ladies. Where to find Charlotte’s Best Cocktails.

Beer isn’t the only thing being “crafted” around the QC these days.  Check out Charlotte’s full-blown craft cocktail scene with our picks for places to grab a sip. Since this summer’s been a scorcher, there’s a section just for those who would prefer their spirits with a Big Chill (think alcoholic slushies and frozen margaritas). […]

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Where Can Kids Eat Free in Charlotte – Summer 2015 edition

Where Can Kids Eat Free in Charlotte – Summer 2015 edition

It’s summer, it’s hot…the last thing you need to do is turn on your oven in the afternoon or slave over a hot stove. I’m convinced it was some genius mom (with a marketing background) that came up with the idea of “Kids Eat Free”. I mean you really can’t beat it. You don’t cook, […]

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How to make the best mason jar salads and our 15 favorite recipes

How to make the best mason jar salads and our 15 favorite recipes

Mason jars have become pretty trendy over the past few years.  From Pinterest to magazines to gift shops and your favorite restaurants, you’ll find mason jars all over the place. I personally like making “mason jar salads“.  They’re quick, easy, and ideal for working women or busy moms on-the-go. Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar Simple […]

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WHAT TO WEAR

How to Wear Your NC & SC School Colors in Style

How to Wear Your NC & SC School Colors in Style

Summer is coming to an end which means college football season is right around the corner. Cheer on your favorite North and South Carolina schools in style with one of these outfits perfect for game day tailgating and after-parties. Your favorite Charlotte boutiques have just what you need to show school spirit and look great. […]

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More on What to Wear to Weddings and Cocktails – the Mid Summer Edition.

More on What to Wear to Weddings and Cocktails – the Mid Summer Edition.

It’s Summer which means wedding and cocktail party dressing can be a challenge. Yes, it’s steamy, but you still need to look cute. Whether you’re shopping for a casual outdoor wedding or a dressy cocktail event, our Charlotte boutiques have what you need to show off your Summer glow and look fantastic. Florals, saturated color […]

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Best Clothes for Travel this Summer.

Best Clothes for Travel this Summer.

Whether you’re hopping on a plane or traveling by car to your Summer vacation spot, being cool, cute and comfortable are all a must. Slip on a colorful patterned dress or a flowy top and pants for an effortlessly chic look. Accessorize with a necklace and your favorite sandals.  Here are the perfect traveling outfits picked […]

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50 Ideas on What to Wear this 4th of July Weekend.

50 Ideas on What to Wear this 4th of July Weekend.

Celebrate Independence Day in style this year. Whether you are attending a casual back-yard barbecue, heading out to watch the fireworks, hosting a neighborhood block party, or doing something a little dressier at the club, the QC boutiques have the clothes and accessories you need to put a stylish RED WHITE & BLUE you together. Here […]

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