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FASHION & BEAUTY

Get It While It’s Good.  Flash Tattoos.

Get It While It’s Good. Flash Tattoos.

Remember those temporary tattoos you used to put on with water as a kid? Well, they got a shiny upgrade this summer with a new brand called Flash Tattoos. For those of us who wouldn’t dare get permanently inked, these are a great way to add a little sparkle to your skin. And now that […]

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Charlotte Fashion & Runway Events This Fall

Charlotte Fashion & Runway Events This Fall

Unlike most cities that have ONE dedicated fashion week, it seems fall fashion events in the Queen City get more plentiful and more confusing every year. Luckily we’ve done the digging for you and narrowed down the list to four events to consider for your social calendar this fall: STYLE NIGHT OUT  celebrates its 5th […]

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Back To School for Fall ~ Now at The Pink Hanger

Back To School for Fall ~ Now at The Pink Hanger

We stopped by THE PINK HANGER this week to check out what’s new for fall, and ran into two of our fave TPH girls getting ready for school.  Check out Theresa Caveney and Whitney’s little girl as they model for us wearing the latest from The Pink Hanger and RED ENGINE, JOIE, SPLENDID and more. […]

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What to Buy Now and Wear Later

What to Buy Now and Wear Later

So it may not be fall yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t shop for it. Why else would the stores be putting summer clothes on clearance and filling their racks with jackets, jeans, and all things fall? Shopping ahead of season is great way to get excited for change. I bought a fur coat on […]

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FITNESS & HEALTH

Free Class next Wednesday at Hilliard Studio Method.  With mats reserved just for scoop readers.

Free Class next Wednesday at Hilliard Studio Method. With mats reserved just for scoop readers.

Next Wednesday, September 3 at a new time slot of 5 pm, the HSM class will be FREE so can you try out the new time in your schedule.  Or maybe even try the Hilliard workout for the first time if you haven’t yet been.  HILLIARD STUDIO METHOD offers a rigorous, super-effective barre workout ~ core-centric […]

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Top Questions on Having a Baby Answered by an OB Who Has Been There.

Top Questions on Having a Baby Answered by an OB Who Has Been There.

I can tell you without reservation that my pregnancies (especially the first one) were the most significant events in my life. I was overwhelmed, excited, a tiny bit fearful (OK-I was scared to death) and completely in awe of the task my body was about to perform. Time screeches to a halt and everything you […]

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Lots of News from Hilliard Studio Method

Lots of News from Hilliard Studio Method

The ladies of HSM have been busy this summer while the rest of us were lounging, indulging and jetsetting (all the better to hit the mats at Hilliard a.s.a.p.)  As you can see, they clearly were not vacationing from their workouts all summer!   They’ve just released their newest video in a series available to rent […]

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How Gaining (or Losing) Even 10 – 20 Pounds Affects Our Health

How Gaining (or Losing) Even 10 – 20 Pounds Affects Our Health

If (when!!) our weight sneaks up over the ideal range, fitting into skinny jeans can feel as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. And it’s not just style challenges that come with a heavier frame, as gaining even 10 to 20 pounds can have an impact on our health.  Most of us have heard that heart disease […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 8/27

Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 8/27

Monday, September 1, 12 a.m.- 12 p.m. Yard Art Day 2014 Get creative this Labor Day and decorate your yard with some form of art in honor of Yard Art Day. Wrap a tree with fabric, hang photos from tree branches, create a totem, or think of your own creative way to bring art to […]

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Meet Rita Hazan and Get in a Girl’s Night Out at The Southern Women’s Show on 9/12.  Plus a big ticket giveaway.

Meet Rita Hazan and Get in a Girl’s Night Out at The Southern Women’s Show on 9/12. Plus a big ticket giveaway.

What are you doing on Friday, September 12th? We know what we’re doing. We are heading out to THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW at the Charlotte Convention Center where we are going to meet sought after hair colorist, RITA HAZAN, at 1:00. Then we’re going to make a day of it by  staying for the Concord […]

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Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 8/20

Where to go and What to do this Weekend ~ 8/20

Wednesday, August 20 Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series at Bonterra Join Bonterra restaurant as Chef David Feimster of Fahrenheit takes on Chef David Quintana of Southminster in the ultimate cook-off also known as Fire in the City. The event will feature a cash bar with NC wines and beer as well as mixed drinks. To make a […]

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How to Shop Consignment Sales and a list of the Area’s Best from a local expert.

How to Shop Consignment Sales and a list of the Area’s Best from a local expert.

  Have you heard it? Seen it?  The giddiness that comes with an unbeatable shopping deal or stellar find… it’s just beginning.  Women from Weddington to Mooresville are smiling ear to ear as they save big on designer & brand name wear – sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?  Yes, consignment sale season has arrived for the […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

Hot New Furniture Consignment Pop Up Sale called Bohemian Bungalow Bazaar

Hot New Furniture Consignment Pop Up Sale called Bohemian Bungalow Bazaar

Designer Wendy Fennell is hosting a brand new furniture consignment POP UP sale starting Thursday, Sept 4 in the Greylyn Business Park out Monroe Rd beside Charlotte Swim Academy. Called the BOHEMIAN BUNGALOW BAZAAR, this 4 day sale will feature furniture, home accessories, art and more consigned from local dealers, designers, retailers and consignors.  This is […]

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What is SWELL this week? Scandinavian Modern Design.

What is SWELL this week? Scandinavian Modern Design.

A little history on what is a popular design element in contemporary and eclectic interiors.    After World War II,  Scandinavian furniture took on a new look.   Scandinavian designers capitalized on “Modern” in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s and embraced the characteristics of clean lines, simplicity and functionality.   When prosperity returned in the mid-1950’s, […]

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Our Charlotte House of the Month of August

Our Charlotte House of the Month of August

We are so excited to show you the next home in our series with COTTINGHAM CHALK HAYES REALTORS  ~ our August pick  is a wonderful brick ranch in the quiet little neighborhood of Ashbrook.  While this house does make a perfect starter home, it’s also a great choice if you want a close in, affordable […]

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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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GOOD EATS

End of summer salsa recipes

End of summer salsa recipes

I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but before we know it, there will be no more weekends spent by the pool, far less cookouts in the backyard, and we’ll have to pack away those cute sundresses until next year. I say, let’s take advantage of all that the summertime has to offer […]

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Scoop’s Indie Food Finds – Some Unique Farmer’s Markets in Charlotte

Scoop’s Indie Food Finds – Some Unique Farmer’s Markets in Charlotte

Nothing says summer like the sights and sounds of a vibrant farmer’s market.  Fruits, vegetables, local art; I can’t get enough. And luckily for us, there are plenty of Charlotte markets where we can soak up the last few days and foods of summer.  It’s not all Kings Drive and Yorktown either.  Check out some […]

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BBQ Sundaes!! The perfect party food.

BBQ Sundaes!! The perfect party food.

Nothing says summer to me like eating BBQ with all the fixins, but it’s always so messy to serve at grown up parties and tailgating, and it’s no fun trying to balance a plate, a beer and eat a sandwich all while standing in heels on grass swatting mosquitos. This one-dish wonder solves the balancing […]

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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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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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