FASHION & BEAUTY

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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A Flywheel Blue Manicure.

A Flywheel Blue Manicure.

I was in a meeting with Logan Stewart the other day, and noticed her cute FLYWHEEL Blue manicure, below. Of course I asked the polish name; of course she had no recollection at all. (please don’t tell her I posted this photo, as she will no doubt worry about the mani chips.) This prompted me […]

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FITNESS & HEALTH

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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When To Change Your Running Shoes ~ tips from the professionals (plus a coupon for new ones).

When To Change Your Running Shoes ~ tips from the professionals (plus a coupon for new ones).

As we all well know, running shoes aren’t cheap.  Even if you don’t go for the latest, hottest brand, technology, and color, running shoes are still one of the larger expenses in the sport. Unfortunately, as you log in the miles, your shoes will lose their cushioning, stability, and shock absorption.    Running in old […]

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Ride or Barre Free with scoopcharlotte’s LUNCH BUNCH at Flywheel this summer.

Ride or Barre Free with scoopcharlotte’s LUNCH BUNCH at Flywheel this summer.

Starting Monday, June 9, scoopcharlotte is sponsoring a great way for you to introduce a friend, or two or ten or twenty, to the wonderful workouts that are FLYWHEEL and FLYBARRE Charlotte. It’s called The Lunch Bunch, and here’s the deal: Bring a first-timer with you to one of Flywheel’s “lunchtime” cycle or barre classes, and […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

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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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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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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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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HOUSE & GARDEN

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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The July House of the Month

The July House of the Month

The month’s pick for House of the Month from Cottingham Chalk Hayes is in one of our favorite ‘hoods in town, Dilworth.  1837 Lombardy Circle is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath bungalow on a popular street where you can walk to Freedom Park, the Greenway, and all the shopping and dining East Blvd and Dilworth […]

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Summer Style with Alexander Scott and Acquistions

Summer Style with Alexander Scott and Acquistions

Evening parties under the stars, lunching with the ladies in an air conditioned refuge, relaxing by the pool, impromptu BBQ’s—that’s summer. It has a style and feel all its own. Easy breezy, laid back and relaxed. We shopped ALEXANDER SCOTT and ACQUISITIONS for summer decor and all the accoutrements for entertaining.  ALEXANDER SCOTT     […]

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GOOD EATS

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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Charlotte’s Summer Craft Cocktails Scene

Charlotte’s Summer Craft Cocktails Scene

Here’s a story worth suffering through writing and reading….our blogger Katie Ellis visits her favorite watering holes in the QC to share with you her favorite summer cocktails at each. Soul Gastrolounge Soul is always packed and for good reason – handcrafted cocktails served with tapas and delicious and innovative sushi.  I’ve always had great […]

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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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