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Speaking of College ~ What to Pack.

Speaking of College ~ What to Pack.

If you or someone you adore is heading off the school in August, we’re hoping you’re shopping the summer sales together for a few things before she goes. Not too much though, cuz there’s nothing worse than arriving at campus with a trunk full of clothes you realize are all wrong. Everyone has that same […]

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A Summer Makeup Palette

A Summer Makeup Palette

One of my favorite ways to prepare for vacation is to buy something new. Whether that’s an outfit, an accessory, a pair of shoes I’d been wanting, or some fresh new makeup colors, this is the best excuse for checking something off my wish list and adding to the full experience of a truly memorable trip. […]

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Beat the heat with these cool summer fashions from the local shops

Beat the heat with these cool summer fashions from the local shops

The boutiques have picked out their favorite summer pieces to help you beat the heat this week ~ breathable fabrics, flowy dresses, short shorts, and breezy rompers. Don’t be afraid to show some skin, and it’s easier to stay cool with loose fitting pieces in cotton and naturals.  I know some days the temps ruin the […]

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Christmas in July and Summer Specials at Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Christmas in July and Summer Specials at Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Maybe it’s a coincidence that the great summer specials at CHARLOTTE PLASTIC SURGERY have the same name as the person I see there for my “facial aesthetics.” Mischell Christmas, yes I swear that’s her name, is one of the QC’s finest when it comes to injectables and laser work.  She gets it, you don’t want […]

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FITNESS & HEALTH

Avoiding Common Foot Injuries in Exercise

Avoiding Common Foot Injuries in Exercise

When that pair of 4 inch heels calls to you from across the department store, do you take a moment to consider your feet before pulling out the credit card? Let’s be honest, we all probably own many pairs of shoes more eye-catching than comfortable. We count on our feet to get us everywhere, so they […]

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Scenes from a Marriage.  A local therapist looks at relationships for scoop.

Scenes from a Marriage. A local therapist looks at relationships for scoop.

EDITORS NOTE:  We’re introducing a new blogger with this feature.  Whether you are in or out of a couple ~ married, single, looking, sworn off entirely ~ the relationships you have with others are no doubt a major part of every day of your life.  Deryle Hunter is a licensed therapist whose practice focuses on adults […]

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The OrthoCarolina Classic 10K is August 23rd.

The OrthoCarolina Classic 10K is August 23rd.

The OrthoCarolina Classic, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is one of Charlotte’s premier 10K running events, and will be held this year on August 23.  The OrthoCarolina Classic will also feature a challenging 5K run/walk as well as a 50 yrd KIDS DASH for fun. The day’s events are designed to promote and encourage active families and […]

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Finally a reason to be nice to people.  Flywheel bring us Friends with Benefits.

Finally a reason to be nice to people. Flywheel bring us Friends with Benefits.

Refer a Friend & Get $50 in Flywheel Credit. And in July: Be Eligible to win a Free One-Month Membership Now at Flywheel, for every new friend you refer who signs up and spends at least $50 on Flywheel or FlyBarre classes, you’ll receive $50 in Flywheel cash that can be used towards credits, memberships […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 7/30

Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 7/30

July 30- August 2- American Quilter’s Association Presents: QUILT WEEK Peruse gorgeous quilt exhibitions like “Stitch like an Egyptian” and “Quilted in Honor Celebrity Quilts” while stocking up on goodies like fabrics, books and patterns. Whether you’re new to the craft or a quilting veteran, you won’t want to miss this internationally-renowned event featuring quilters […]

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The Best Charlotte Consignment Sales for You, Your Kids and Your Home.

The Best Charlotte Consignment Sales for You, Your Kids and Your Home.

If you are anything like me, your closet is overflowing and you feel like your kids’ toys are multiplying like bunnies!  Clutter can be overwhelming and quite frankly, put you in a bad mood.  This is why I am a consignment freak!  Yes, I sell everything my family no longer uses.  There is no need […]

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This Summer’s Best Patios in Charlotte for drinks and apps

This Summer’s Best Patios in Charlotte for drinks and apps

Join me as I peruse local patios in Charlotte to find your favorite places to sit outside, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Whiskey Warehouse (1221 A The Plaza) Boasting one of the best patio views of the city, Friday and Saturday nights are busy on their rooftop, but you can find dwellers most nights […]

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Where to go and What to do this Weekend in Charlotte – 7/23

Where to go and What to do this Weekend in Charlotte – 7/23

Wednesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m. YAM Marks the Spot- Party in the Park Join the Young Affiliates of the Mint for a weekday party at Romare Bearden Park. Enjoy live beach music at 6 p.m. and nosh on food and beverages offered for purchase. Feel free to bring lawn chairs as well as your own […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

What’s Swell this week? Gustavian Style from Sweden to Charlotte.

What’s Swell this week? Gustavian Style from Sweden to Charlotte.

Every summer I feel so fortunate as I cross the Atlantic headed to my husband’s homeland, Sweden. Anders was born and raised in Sweden which I think is the “land of the divine”.   All year, I long for the green landscapes, smell of the fresh air, delectable strawberries, long summer nights, smoked salmon from […]

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Dorm Decorating Ideas and Inspiration

Dorm Decorating Ideas and Inspiration

Maybe it’s the October style weather, but here at Scoop we are definitely gearing up for school starting back up. Its coming fast. And if your baby is college-bound, you don’t have the luxury of waiting til last minute to get her your stuff together. But no stress. We did pretty much all your work for you. […]

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Huge Summer Sale at BEDSIDE MANOR starts this Thursday.  Up to 75% off gifts, tabletop, furniture and more.

Huge Summer Sale at BEDSIDE MANOR starts this Thursday. Up to 75% off gifts, tabletop, furniture and more.

You know those girls who always have the perfect thing…they set the perfect table, they bring the perfect gift, they wear the perfect clothes, their house has the cutest things.   You can’t figure out… a) how they do it….b) where the get it….and c) how they can afford it? Well, those girls know how […]

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The American Quilter’s Society presents AQS QuiltWeek® here,  starting July 30th.

The American Quilter’s Society presents AQS QuiltWeek® here, starting July 30th.

Our mission at scoop is to bring you the best things in Charlotte each week, and to source things that aren’t necessarily on your radar.  Here’s a great find coming up in a week and a half  that we know you haven’t thought of ~ QuiltWeek® is coming to Charlotte.   New this year in […]

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GOOD EATS

5 healthy reasons to try coconut flour

5 healthy reasons to try coconut flour

Products such as coconut water, coconut milk, and coconut oil seem to be everywhere lately, and chances are, you’ve tried them before. But how about coconut flour? If you’ve never tried coconut flour, you’re really missing out.  Coconut flour is a versatile alternative to traditional wheat flour, and it adds a light tropical flavor to baked […]

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Best Meal Deal in Charlotte next week when BRAVO! & BRIO have Half-Priced Lasagna 

Best Meal Deal in Charlotte next week when BRAVO! & BRIO have Half-Priced Lasagna 

Sometimes, you just need to celebrate good food and load up on a delicious meal at a truly great price.  National Lasagna Day on NEXT Tuesday July 29th is def one such day. Wait, you haven’t heard of National Lasagna Day?  Oh it’s real alright.  It joins National Ice Cream Day, National Cheesecake day and […]

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How to make the most of summer produce when you hit the local Farmers Markets.

How to make the most of summer produce when you hit the local Farmers Markets.

I love Charlotte for many reasons- the shopping, the weather, the restaurants, the entertainment… Perhaps my favorite part about living in the Queen City during the summer months is all of the local farmers markets and farm stands.  Aside from all of the local produce, you can also find things like organic eggs, cheese, nuts, […]

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Our Top 10 Menu Picks for QUEENS FEAST Charlotte Restaurant Week.

Our Top 10 Menu Picks for QUEENS FEAST Charlotte Restaurant Week.

Here are our favorite Charlotte Restaurant Week picks from the 100+ options this year – basically we like our restaurants grown up and on the expensive side.   And there’s no better to time to enjoy a meal at those establishments than this week, when you get a menu of options for $30.  Click the […]

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TRAVEL

Scoop Road Trips : Pinehurst

Scoop Road Trips : Pinehurst

We love living in the Queen City, but sometimes a girl’s gotta get out of town for the weekend to relax and recharge. And in just a few hours drive, you could be sipping drinks by the ocean at Isle of Palms, S.C. or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But if you avoid the […]

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Best Romantic Getaways for Two right now.

Best Romantic Getaways for Two right now.

When it comes to romantic vacations, I always think of the incredible destinations that ABC-TV sends The Bachelors and Bachelorettes to find love. Take our very own ex-Bachelorette, Emily Maynard. She got a 5 star visit to London, Croatia, Prague and Curacao all while being wined and dined with sunset and moonlit backdrops right out […]

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Great Deal on the Best Trip Ever.  Take a Luxe Mediterranean cruise to Spain, France, Italy this summer at 2 for 1 fare.

Great Deal on the Best Trip Ever. Take a Luxe Mediterranean cruise to Spain, France, Italy this summer at 2 for 1 fare.

Saint Tropez Mann Travels  has been helping their clients make their travel dreams come true for 35 years. How are they going to celebrate this milestone?  With the most amazing trip ever, of course! Since they don’t want to go alone, they want to take YOU with them on the ultra luxurious, Condé Nast rated […]

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Best 40th Birthday Girls’ Trips.

Best 40th Birthday Girls’ Trips.

You’re looking at the calendar and you know the BIG 4-0 is lurking around the corner. Maybe for you, your sister, your besties.   What are you going to do? Hide and pretend it’s not happening, or embrace and celebrate this next decade of your lives? We vote for that latter. Be 40! Be fabulous! […]

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