FASHION & BEAUTY

Black Jumpsuits are the get for this fall.

Black Jumpsuits are the get for this fall.

Forget about the little black dress; the classic choice (with a twist) for this season is the black jumpsuit.  A powerful yet feminine & sexy take on a pantsuit, the jumpsuit has been spotted on runways and celebs and is a unique alternative to the ordinary cocktail dress for your next social event. The holidays will be […]

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How to Make Your Blowout Last Longer

How to Make Your Blowout Last Longer

Swapping a manicure for a blowout was a no-brainer for me. I have never had any tolerance with the whole blowdry-til-your-arm-loses-circulation deal.  It is much easier for me to paint my own nails and rub lotion on my hands, than it is for me to get that glamorous look to my hair. The whole sensory experience […]

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Love these T-Shirts ~  Order now with scoop’s 20% off at luciana.com

Love these T-Shirts ~ Order now with scoop’s 20% off at luciana.com

I saw this tee on Instagram and immediately ordered it. When I instagrammed it myself, friends wanted to order it.   So, here we go.  Meet luciana.com, super soft, comfy t-shirts, tanks, sweaters that speak for you.  WORD.     Most of the “sayings” are available in short ($39) , tank ($39) and long sleeve […]

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The Best Jewelry for Fall in boutiques right now.

The Best Jewelry for Fall in boutiques right now.

This season’s bling brings us an organic and modern blend of feminine and masculine, delicate and earthy, all combined together with a sharp and ornate contrast of metal and stone.  Fringed bracelets, stacked bangles, leather adornments, statement necklaces and cuffs, chokers, tassels and tribal necklaces with metallic accents can all be spotted on the runway this season: […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

Personal Assistants from Metro’s Other Woman Give You The Extra Help & Hands You Need

Personal Assistants from Metro’s Other Woman Give You The Extra Help & Hands You Need

Life is busy. Don’t we all wish we could clone ourselves so we can just get it all done? We need one of us at the soccer field, another at work, one at the grocery store, another helping with homework, someone to handle the volunteering, another cooking dinner and you get it… the list is […]

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Scoop EXCLUSIVE 10% Off Discount on Lantern & Scroll Lighting

Scoop EXCLUSIVE 10% Off Discount on Lantern & Scroll Lighting

LANTERN & SCROLL, the Scoop Find of the Month for September, is offering a 10% discount EXCLUSIVELY to Scoop readers. That’s right….you. Fall is an ideal time to update interior and exterior lighting, and LANTERN & SCROLL has some of the best selection at the lowest prices you will find. The 10% discount is good […]

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What is Swell this week? Time for Cozy Interiors.

What is Swell this week? Time for Cozy Interiors.

Hello cool snap!  The crisp, colorful days of Autumn are upon us.   While switching around the closets to welcome and prepare for the cooler weather, I am motivated to do the same in my home.  The warm, textured fabrics of my wardrobe are the perfect inspiration to capture and create the tone for the […]

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Get The Look Straight out of the H&G Magazines at Modern Lighting Design

Get The Look Straight out of the H&G Magazines at Modern Lighting Design

Lighting sets the mood, creates ambiance and is an essential part of the overall design of a home. Locally owned and operated Modern Lighting Design in Dilworth features a large selection of modern, contemporary and transitional lighting. With over 35 vendors on display in their retail store and 14 years of  lighting design experience, they are […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

Three Can’t Miss Events for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Three Can’t Miss Events for Breast Cancer Awareness month

We’re always aware of the cancers that women must fear and face ~ it’s likely that not a day goes by that you do not think of a friend or family member fighting with courage breast, ovarian, colon or other vicious cancer.  Every year, October brings the opportunity to publicly rally around and with our […]

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A Scoop Girl’s Guide To Charlotte Brew Pubs

A Scoop Girl’s Guide To Charlotte Brew Pubs

Contributed by guest blogger & general girl-around-town Jenna Gribble. Check her blog at HelloImJenna.com: Craft beer and brew pubs seem to be everywhere I look.   Everyone is making their own beers these days.  So when the scoopcharlotte Editor asked me to find out about Charlotte’s Best Brew Pubs, I figured fine.  Then, I thought, […]

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What to do and Where to go this Weekend ~ 9/24

What to do and Where to go this Weekend ~ 9/24

Thursday, September 25, 7- 10 p.m. River Jam at USNWC Enjoy food, craft beer and live music at one of the last installments of the summer River Jam series at USNWC. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and good company! Thursday, September 25, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Sunset at Metropolitan Enjoy live music from local band, Simplified, while indulging […]

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Where to pick your own apples and pumpkins this fall near Charlotte NC

Where to pick your own apples and pumpkins this fall near Charlotte NC

Don’t just watch the leaves change from inside this year…get out there!  Experience what Southern Living considers “the South’s best Season” with these pick your own pumpkin and apple spots near Charlotte.  Whether you’re looking for a place to explore with the kids or a fun day date, here are our best “picks”:     […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Dr. Rebecca Usadi of Carolinas HealthCare System Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Answers Our Infertility Questions

Dr. Rebecca Usadi of Carolinas HealthCare System Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Answers Our Infertility Questions

This is a complex and emotional topic. Every woman I know walks the path of motherhood in some fashion. We are preventing pregnancy, planning for pregnancy and praying that when we are ready, our body will cooperate. The American Society For Reproductive Medicine states that “11% of women in the US  (about 6.7 million)” struggle […]

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Dealing with the emotional toll of infertility.

Dealing with the emotional toll of infertility.

EDITORS NOTE: Help on dealing with infertility from our guest blogger Deryle Hunter, a licensed therapist whose practice focuses on adults with anxiety, depression, loss, family conflict, life transitions and infertility. An area of particular interest and advanced training for Deryle is couples therapy. Since scoop is all about achieving the best in local lifestyle, […]

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Three Can’t Miss Events for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Three Can’t Miss Events for Breast Cancer Awareness month

We’re always aware of the cancers that women must fear and face ~ it’s likely that not a day goes by that you do not think of a friend or family member fighting with courage breast, ovarian, colon or other vicious cancer.  Every year, October brings the opportunity to publicly rally around and with our […]

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Barre Party with Scoop and Carolina Barre & Core

Barre Party with Scoop and Carolina Barre & Core

Switch up your girl’s night and trade in the vino for some calorie burning at Carolina Barre & Core. Whether you’re in charge of planning the next book club, bachelorette party, fundraiser or just want to enjoy an evening with your best gals, Carolina Barre has reserved Thursday evenings at 6:45pm specifically for you. You […]

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GOOD EATS

12 delicious smoothies for fall

12 delicious smoothies for fall

Over the summer, I got into the habit of drinking an icy cold smoothie for breakfast every morning.  They were not only refreshing, but the smoothies also made me feel energized, healthy, and well-nourished. Well, it might be cooling off outside, but I have no plans of packing up my blender any time soon. Even […]

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A Scoop Girl’s Guide To Charlotte Brew Pubs

A Scoop Girl’s Guide To Charlotte Brew Pubs

Contributed by guest blogger & general girl-around-town Jenna Gribble. Check her blog at HelloImJenna.com: Craft beer and brew pubs seem to be everywhere I look.   Everyone is making their own beers these days.  So when the scoopcharlotte Editor asked me to find out about Charlotte’s Best Brew Pubs, I figured fine.  Then, I thought, […]

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Healthy postpartum snacks, including a special cookie for nursing mothers.

Healthy postpartum snacks, including a special cookie for nursing mothers.

Sticking to a healthy diet postpartum is definitely a great way to fit back into your skinny jeans, but more importantly, eating highly nutritious foods gives the body loads of energy. Energy is something that any new mother can use, right? While coffee can certainly help you power through the day,  moms cannot survive on […]

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Where to pick your own apples and pumpkins this fall near Charlotte NC

Where to pick your own apples and pumpkins this fall near Charlotte NC

Don’t just watch the leaves change from inside this year…get out there!  Experience what Southern Living considers “the South’s best Season” with these pick your own pumpkin and apple spots near Charlotte.  Whether you’re looking for a place to explore with the kids or a fun day date, here are our best “picks”:     […]

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TRAVEL

Scoop Road Trip:  Where to go and What to do on St. Simons Island

Scoop Road Trip: Where to go and What to do on St. Simons Island

Before you stash away your bathing suit for the season, consider soaking up the last days of beach weather on the Georgia coast. Many of us stay in the Carolinas for our fix of sun and sand, but you can road trip to ST. SIMONS ISLAND in about five hours. Tourists flock to St. Simons […]

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Consider a Cruise for Christmas this year.

Consider a Cruise for Christmas this year.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to pilates.  Before you can say Pumpkin Spice Latte three times quickly, you’re going to be facing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and New Years. One minute you’re happily pulling on your Tory Burch / Frye / Hunter boots, and then…in a snap, BOOM, it […]

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A Trip on the NC Wine Trail

A Trip on the NC Wine Trail

Yes, the kids are back in school and summer vacays are finished,  but if you think that road trips are done for the year, that’s where we’ll prove you wrong. We’ve crafted a full day of wine-tasting and touring that’s perfect for a girl’s day, a weekend date, a special celebration, or just taking in […]

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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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