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FASHION & BEAUTY

Because I’m Happy.   The J Crew Sophia Webster collab is online Wednesday.

Because I’m Happy. The J Crew Sophia Webster collab is online Wednesday.

Feminine, playful, sophisticated, happy. The hot-off-the-presses collab shoe collection by London designer Sophia Webster for J Crew is online today, and if you are looking for a high end stunner to take your summer looks from everyday to smashing, these shoes are for you. Basically available only online (and in very ltd JCrew stores but […]

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Charlotte Plastic Surgery does a cutting edge “airbrushing” technique that you definitely need to know about.

Charlotte Plastic Surgery does a cutting edge “airbrushing” technique that you definitely need to know about.

Recently I heard about a new injectables procedure that I had to share with you ~ it’s a new, cutting edge filler technique that’s being pioneered right here in the QC, at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. Many of us would love to erase the fine lines around the eyes and lips that start in your 40s […]

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For Earth Day, we celebrate everything blooming in the boutiques right now.

For Earth Day, we celebrate everything blooming in the boutiques right now.

Florals are bigger than ever this spring & summer. Bigger prints, flower-ier blooms are bursting off the pages of magazines and online stores. Here are some blossoming frocks and tops you can buy locally at the neighborhood boutiques right now:  

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These Diamonds are a 40 year-old Girl’s Best Friend.

These Diamonds are a 40 year-old Girl’s Best Friend.

Maybe you have a big day coming up.  Or maybe you just deserve something special for being the most important person in the world to someone ~ even if that someone is yourself!   Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday, a big occasion  (Mother’s Day? Anniversary? Push Present?), OR you just like the eye […]

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Hair Envy:  How to have that perfect long hair as you age.

Hair Envy: How to have that perfect long hair as you age.

The last few years have seen the confident breakage of many strict “rules” for style… pretty much, think of every style “rule” you’ve ever heard, and I can show you a fashionista who has broken it glamorously in the last 24 months. People started wearing white jeans in December, white shoes before Easter, fringe bangs […]

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What to Wear to the Queens Cup Steeplechase next weekend (Saturday, 4/26)

What to Wear to the Queens Cup Steeplechase next weekend (Saturday, 4/26)

If it’s springtime in the south, we must be at a horse race.  Or a golf tournament.  There’s just no better place to break out the cute spring clothes than Charlotte’s very own Queen’s Cup Steeplechase and Wells Fargo Championship.  Like Hard Scuffle, The Gold Cup and the Kentucky Derby, steeplechase and thoroughbred racing are […]

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FITNESS & HEALTH

Better form at the Barre. A Video Tutorial from Carolina Barre & Core.

Better form at the Barre. A Video Tutorial from Carolina Barre & Core.

Here’s #2 series of videos we’re doing with  CAROLINA BARRE & CORE ~ as Amity & Karen demonstrate common errors people make “at the barre”. We’re offering brief HOW TO clips of specific barre positions that seem to give the most people trouble as they try to get the exercise right. It’s important to the […]

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Our Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Get Annual Mammograms

Our Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Get Annual Mammograms

Charlotte Radiology Says 40 is the new Pink. So Here Is Our Top 10 List of Why You Should Get An Annual Mammogram, starting NOW. 10. It doesn’t take much time and is easy to do. Most appointments take less than 30 minutes from check-in to completion……The line at Starbucks can sometimes take longer.   At […]

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Carolina Barre & Core Video:  Better form at the Barre.

Carolina Barre & Core Video: Better form at the Barre.

Here’s the first in a new series of videos we’re doing with our client CAROLINA BARRE & CORE ~ as Amity & Karen  demonstrate common errors people make “at the barre”.  We’re offering brief HOW TO clips of specific barre positions that seem to give the most people trouble as they try to get the […]

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FREE Classes at Hilliard Studio Method this week

FREE Classes at Hilliard Studio Method this week

Been wondering what this Charlotte cult barre studio has to offer?  Why this workout is different than other barre and sculpt classes?  Find out for yourself for FREE this week when they offer two free lunchtime classes ~ Thursday at noon and Saturday at 12:15. Your bathing suit is not going to miraculously decide to […]

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How about winning a YEAR of Hilliard Studio Method unlimited classes?

How about winning a YEAR of Hilliard Studio Method unlimited classes?

Interested?  Well all you have to do is donate $20 to support The Mint Museum to be entered to Win 1 year of HILLIARD STUDIO METHOD Unlimited Classes. Liz & Clary have made this generous donation to The Room to Bloom Symposium Raffle to benefit the Mint Museum Auxiliary, and you do not need to […]

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Orthocarolina explains female soccer Injuries and causes in kids & older athletes

Orthocarolina explains female soccer Injuries and causes in kids & older athletes

With warmer weather upon us, soccer season is in full swing. Help keep your kids and teens on the field and out of the doctor’s office with this insight on female soccer injuries from former professional soccer player and PA-C Andy Hylton of OrthoCarolina. Scoop: It’s a known fact that female athletes are more prone […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

Scoop Picks:  Where to Go and What to Do this Weekend.

Scoop Picks: Where to Go and What to Do this Weekend.

Here’s your weekly update on our picks for What to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte, NC. Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27  TUCKFEST at the USNWC. The 2nd annual Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music at the U.S. […]

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Get Ready for the Big South Park Consignment Sale by Green Jeans May 2 – 4

Get Ready for the Big South Park Consignment Sale by Green Jeans May 2 – 4

Charlotte’s biggest, best and top-rated consignment sale for women is coming up fast.  The Green Jeans Consignment Sale is the weekend of May 2nd through 4th, and there are plenty of opportunities to get in on it.  Their #’s are huge, so whether you are buying or selling, this is one not to miss…..500 consignors, […]

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BLACKLION Dilworth hosts at Girls’ Night Out this Thursday.

BLACKLION Dilworth hosts at Girls’ Night Out this Thursday.

One of Charlotte’s favorite gift, hostess and seasonal decor stores, BLACKLION Dilworth is celebrating spring with a Girls Night Out this Thursday April 24th.  Don’t miss out on the fun ~ check out some of the finds at Blacklion Dilworth right now.

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Time to T-D-C girls.   Clear clutter and make some money this spring.

Time to T-D-C girls. Clear clutter and make some money this spring.

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s time to clear the clutter, organize and toss that wicked winter we had out the door. What would you say if we can guide you through the process and make you some cash at the same time? That’s right, CASH for that summer vacay and/or a shopping spree to update […]

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Where to go for Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Charlotte

Where to go for Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Charlotte

Wherever you decide to dine, make sure you call ahead ASAP to reserve a spot. Restaurants are filling up quickly for Easter reservations. SouthPark: City Tavern Easter Brunch Buffet (10 a.m. -3 p.m.) Enjoy a buffet brunch or choose options from a special limited menu. Either way, you’ll leave with a full stomach.  The Palm Restaurant […]

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Scoop’s Weekend Guide: What to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte

Scoop’s Weekend Guide: What to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte

Wednesday, April 16, 6- 9:30 p.m. Taste of the Nation Charlotte The ultimate foodie event featuring tastings from local chefs, restaurants and culinary schools. While you sample, enjoy beer, wine and premium spirits and concoct your own cocktail at the mixologist bar. Proceeds from the evening will go to end childhood hunger. Tickets available at the […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

Time to T-D-C girls.   Clear clutter and make some money this spring.

Time to T-D-C girls. Clear clutter and make some money this spring.

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s time to clear the clutter, organize and toss that wicked winter we had out the door. What would you say if we can guide you through the process and make you some cash at the same time? That’s right, CASH for that summer vacay and/or a shopping spree to update […]

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What is “Swell” this week? Flower Containers and Displays

What is “Swell” this week? Flower Containers and Displays

The interior designers at SWELL DECOR DESIGN are “scoop-ing” some of their favorite House & Garden Tips & Finds from around Charlotte. Angie & Merrin spend so much time out & about, looking for the perfect items for their clients’ homes ~ we asked them to snap a few pics and keep us in the […]

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The scoop on the South End Furniture and Design District

The scoop on the South End Furniture and Design District

Located just south of uptown, intersected by the light rail, bursting with new condos and trendy restaurants is Historic South End. Once home to a thriving textile industry until that trade moved off shore and left crumbling abandoned warehouses. A revitalization began when businesses started moving back to the uptown area causing the energy (and wealth) […]

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What is Swell this week?  Highpoint Furniture Market.

What is Swell this week? Highpoint Furniture Market.

The interior designers at SWELL DECOR DESIGN are “scoop-ing” us some of their favorite House & Garden Tips & Finds from around Charlotte.  Angie & Merrin spend so much time out & about, looking for the perfect items for their clients’ homes ~ we asked them to snap a few pics and keep us in […]

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We shop for what’s new for your home at Acquisitions in South End.

We shop for what’s new for your home at Acquisitions in South End.

Known for their  ”sophisticated casual” style that blends easily with any decor, ACQUISITIONS is a favorite shopping spot for local interior designers. New shipments arrive weekly at their showroom/warehouse location in Southend. Explore au courant furniture, antiques, lighting and accessories all in one place just like the professionals.  Gorgeous pillows, light weight throws, fun dinning accessories, […]

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Don’t miss the Winghaven Garden Sale starting April 9th.

Don’t miss the Winghaven Garden Sale starting April 9th.

The Winghaven Garden Sale has an incredible selection of plants—unusual shrubs, antique roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, groundcovers, bulbs, and more, with volunteers can give you plenty of advice on how to make them flourish. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven, a Charlotte treasure since 1927. Open to the public: Wednesday – Saturday, April 9-12, 9am- […]

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TRAVEL

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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Where to stay, shop and indulge in Asheville, NC

Where to stay, shop and indulge in Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC is one of those magical towns that you’ll hate to leave and, somehow, always find your way back to. With quirky shops, eclectic eateries and unique watering holes lining its charming streets, there’s always something new to see and taste. Though it’s a doable day trip, there’s at least a weekend’s worth of […]

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Thinking of a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth? Help with your trip to Walt Disney World from Mann Travels

Thinking of a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth? Help with your trip to Walt Disney World from Mann Travels

Have you planned your spring or your summer vacay yet? Sometimes it’s hard to decide where to take a family, especially if different ages are involved, but one trip that’s always on everyone’s list is WALT DISNEY WORLD. Spanning 40 square miles ~ the same size as San Francisco ~ with 4 theme parks, 2 […]

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Our #1 Dream Vacation.  A guided trip through South Africa.

Our #1 Dream Vacation. A guided trip through South Africa.

It’s a safe guess that a trip to Africa tops many Bucket Lists.   Visions of amazing sunsets across the desert, taking in breathtaking waterfalls, once in a lifetime sightings of  big cats, rhinos, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and exotic wildlife.   The options and opportunities about where to go in the world’s 2nd largest and 2nd most […]

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Mann Travels Announces the Ultimate Freesome with Norwegian Cruise Lines

Mann Travels Announces the Ultimate Freesome with Norwegian Cruise Lines

From today, Feb 27th through March 10, MANN TRAVELS is offering a freebie package with cruises booked with Norwegian Cruise Lines on their two newest ships, The Breakaway and The Getaway. These tropical cruise ships depart from Miami or NYC and offer 7-day and 14-day cruises to spots like Bermuda, Bahama and the BVI, St. Maarten, […]

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Scoop’s Picks for Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Retreats

Scoop’s Picks for Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Retreats

Whether you want to shack up cabin fever-style in the mountains or stroll down the charming streets of Charleston with your love, we’ve got a few ideas for romantic retreats to make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet. Asheville: Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all drum circles and granola crunching in Asheville. The quirky little […]

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GOOD EATS

Healthy and light weeknight dinner ideas.

Healthy and light weeknight dinner ideas.

One of the biggest ways to sabotage your commitment to a healthier lifestyle is by eating out or getting takeout too often.  Even seemingly lower calorie options on the menu are often loaded with oil, butter, salt, and who knows what else. While going out to eat can be convenient and fun, the best way […]

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How to make healthier versions of takeout at home

How to make healthier versions of takeout at home

Sometimes there’s nothing quite like sitting back with a carton of greasy Chinese takeout after a hard day of work.  In fact, one of my first orders of business when I move to a new place is usually finding out which local restaurants deliver. What’s easier than placing an order, reading off your credit card […]

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Where to go for Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Charlotte

Where to go for Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Charlotte

Wherever you decide to dine, make sure you call ahead ASAP to reserve a spot. Restaurants are filling up quickly for Easter reservations. SouthPark: City Tavern Easter Brunch Buffet (10 a.m. -3 p.m.) Enjoy a buffet brunch or choose options from a special limited menu. Either way, you’ll leave with a full stomach.  The Palm Restaurant […]

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Charlotte Foodie Finds: Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen.

Charlotte Foodie Finds: Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen.

You’re known to cook with wine; whether it actually goes in the food, that’s another story. If you need some pointers or new inspiration, shed your everyday cooking woes and pick up some culinary expertise with the help of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, a new cooking ‘school’ in Atherton Mill and an exclusive discount for scoopcharlotte readers. […]

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11 recipes to help you go meatless

11 recipes to help you go meatless

There has been a lot of compelling research showing that following a vegetarian diet can improve your overall health.  I’ve personally tried to go the vegetarian route in the past, but I just cannot seem to give up salmon or burgers (especially while I’m pregnant).  The good news for me (and all of my fellow […]

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Charlotte Indie Foods:  Your Mom’s Donuts

Charlotte Indie Foods: Your Mom’s Donuts

So begins our series on the Indie Food scene in Charlotte.  We’ll be chatting up not just the un-chain spots, but the local food biz and places you may not have even heard about.  We’re starting at breakfast, most important meal of the day, with a new local gourmet donut company which delivers every weekend, […]

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