FASHION & BEAUTY

No Tricks, Just Treats: The Boo-Tox Bash at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

No Tricks, Just Treats: The Boo-Tox Bash at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

We may never outgrow our love of spooky ghosts and goblins, but no SCOOP girl wants a fright when looking in the mirror. If your laugh lines are starting to seem a little less funny, you may be in search of a little cosmetic refreshment before the holidays. Lucky for us, there’s a bevy of […]

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Cool Renewal Spa – Charlotte’s newest way to get rid of stubborn fat

Cool Renewal Spa – Charlotte’s newest way to get rid of stubborn fat

Do you maintain a healthy active lifestyle with regular diet and exercise? Do you still have that one area (or maybe two) that just won’t go away no matter how many burpees and crunches you do, or how much kale and quinoa you eat? It doesn’t matter how trim and fit you are, we all […]

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Is there life after Lululemon?

Is there life after Lululemon?

With the recent opening of Athleta at Southpark giving popular brand Lululemon a run for their money, we got to wondering what other fitness apparel options were available to help us mix up our yoga/spin/barre/run gear. We talked to some local fitness experts at HILLIARD STUDIO METHOD, FLYWHEEL CHARLOTTE and CAROLINA BARRE & CORE to […]

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13 Days of Halloween Promotions with Varji & Varji

13 Days of Halloween Promotions with Varji & Varji

As it turns out the number 13 can be lucky, especially at Varji & Varji Salon and Spa through the end of October. Each day from now until October 31, Varji & Varji is offering a different treat, from $25 blow drys to facials, massages and pedicures on sale. Choose your promotion and head back […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

Acquisitions in South End Gives Us Pumpkin Colors

Acquisitions in South End Gives Us Pumpkin Colors

I don’t particularly like pumpkins.  There, I said it. My jack-o-lanterns never look like the ones on Pinterest.  Carving them is an exhausting and disgusting process.  I’m left with a back ache, a huge mess and all those darn seeds.  I tried roasting the seeds once – Martha Stewart style- which left me with yet another mess […]

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas to Celebrate in Spooky Style

Last Minute Halloween Ideas to Celebrate in Spooky Style

When it comes to holidays that inspire elaborate decor – Halloween has left Easter in the dust and is closing in on Christmas. From giant inflatables to downright scary scenes – Charlotteans seem to step it up a little more each year in their artful arrangements of pumpkins, skeletons, cats, witches and more. There’s still […]

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Get the look with Modern Lighting Design.

Get the look with Modern Lighting Design.

Here’s a perfect example of what we mean when we say MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN has a chic fixture for every decor, whether your style is classic, contemporary, traditional or modern.  Take a look at how this gorgeous ceiling fixture literally lights up this room and creates a focal point to be referenced in the mirror, […]

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What is SWELL this week? Design without Decoration

What is SWELL this week? Design without Decoration

Every design project is unique in its own way and always takes on a life of its own once underway. The most elegant, inviting spaces, whether formal or casual,  are the ones that are not overdone and not predictable. They should be visually appealing, with functionality in mind and reflecting aspects of the client’s personality. […]

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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

The Mint Goes POP! with the YAM’s Second Annual Fall Ball

The Mint Goes POP! with the YAM’s Second Annual Fall Ball

Join the Young Affiliates of the Mint [YAMs] as they kick off Charlotte’s giving season in retro style with sixties inspired fare, fashion and cocktails at their Second Annual Fall Ball. The pop art extravaganza will be held at the Mint Museum Uptown on Friday, November 7 to celebrate and benefit the upcoming  Halston and Warhol: Silver […]

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What to do and Where to go this Weekend~ 10/22

What to do and Where to go this Weekend~ 10/22

Wednesday October 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Sketching in the Galleries Let your artistic abilities flourish at the Mint Museum as museum educator Joel Smeltzer offers methods and strategies for sketching. No experience is required and all materials are included with admission. This particular program is geared towards high school students and adults. For more information and to […]

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Fun for the Fam:  Morrison Spooktacular is this Thursday, 10/23.

Fun for the Fam: Morrison Spooktacular is this Thursday, 10/23.

They’re baaaaaaack. Spooktacular at Morrison is this Thursday from 5-7:30 pm.  There’ll be free dinner at EarthFare to start followed by some spooky fun & everyone’s favorite train rides around the center.   Here’s the Schedule of Events: 4:00pm-8:00pm Kids Eat Free at Earthfare (up to 6 kids with adult purchase) 5:00pm-6:00pm Pumpkin Decorating, Trick-or-Treating […]

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Shop for the Cure this Thursday at the JLC WearHouse with 20% off

Shop for the Cure this Thursday at the JLC WearHouse with 20% off

The JLC WearHouse presents Shop for the Cure, an evening of breast cancer awareness, this Thursday, October 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  You can enjoy 20% off all Fall/Winter thrift merchandise, catered treats provided by Neet’s Sweets, and get some valuable information from sponsor Charlotte Radiology to counter breast cancer in our community.   Shop […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina was in her final semester of  pre-med bachelor’s degree when she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine. A self-confessed nerd, she would watch surgeries in her free time. At Post-Op appointments she observed the surgery patients say they were STILL experiencing pain. There has to be something else we can do, she […]

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No Tricks, Just Treats: The Boo-Tox Bash at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

No Tricks, Just Treats: The Boo-Tox Bash at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

We may never outgrow our love of spooky ghosts and goblins, but no SCOOP girl wants a fright when looking in the mirror. If your laugh lines are starting to seem a little less funny, you may be in search of a little cosmetic refreshment before the holidays. Lucky for us, there’s a bevy of […]

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Cool Renewal Spa – Charlotte’s newest way to get rid of stubborn fat

Cool Renewal Spa – Charlotte’s newest way to get rid of stubborn fat

Do you maintain a healthy active lifestyle with regular diet and exercise? Do you still have that one area (or maybe two) that just won’t go away no matter how many burpees and crunches you do, or how much kale and quinoa you eat? It doesn’t matter how trim and fit you are, we all […]

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Is there life after Lululemon?

Is there life after Lululemon?

With the recent opening of Athleta at Southpark giving popular brand Lululemon a run for their money, we got to wondering what other fitness apparel options were available to help us mix up our yoga/spin/barre/run gear. We talked to some local fitness experts at HILLIARD STUDIO METHOD, FLYWHEEL CHARLOTTE and CAROLINA BARRE & CORE to […]

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GOOD EATS

Nutritious, festive, & fun Halloween dinners

Nutritious, festive, & fun Halloween dinners

Halloween is that day of the year when nearly everyone… trick-or-treaters, costume party goers, scary movie watchers…. suffers from a massive case of sugar overload. The last thing that anyone needs on Halloween is an unhealthy dinner to go along with all of that candy. This collection of nutritious recipes is just perfect for the […]

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Michelle & Susu taste test the new fall menu at Nan & Byron’s.

Michelle & Susu taste test the new fall menu at Nan & Byron’s.

When 5Church and Nan & Byron’s partner Alejandro Torio asked scoopcharlotte to stop by for a tasting of the new menu items at N&B’s, Michelle and I jumped at the chance.  Always love a meal at Nan’s, especially when the temps are mild and you can enjoy a seat in the covered, open air side-section.  I […]

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So, what’s the deal with Rock Salt restaurant in Park Rd Shopping Center?

So, what’s the deal with Rock Salt restaurant in Park Rd Shopping Center?

Where my dry cleaners used to be?  I’m ok with having to go to the Quick Cleaner’s new location but only if the restaurant replacing them is going to be on the plus side.  Right now, this is what we see when we “cut thru” which is certainly intriguing: A quick google of ROCKSALT turned […]

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Tailgate?   Supper Club?   Neighborhood Halloween Party?   If you have to bring a dish, make life easy with Dean & Deluca.

Tailgate? Supper Club? Neighborhood Halloween Party? If you have to bring a dish, make life easy with Dean & Deluca.

Tis the season. Well, it’s really just starting, but the evites, invites and emails are starting to arrive and the calendar is booking up with post-season sports celebrations, fall coffees, neighborhood Halloween gatherings, Book Clubs & Supper Clubs back on track after summer. Not to mention the office festivities, meetings, and sessions if you’re on […]

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TRAVEL

Scoop Road Trip: Where to Go and What to Do in Greenville, SC

Scoop Road Trip: Where to Go and What to Do in Greenville, SC

Pack your bags, weekend trippers!  We’re going on a road trip to the South Carolina Upstate.  Known for its perfect blend of natural beauty and local art, Greenville serves up a rich dose of rich Carolina culture in an outdoor paradise just in time for the beautiful fall weather.  There’s more than enough to fill […]

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Signature Experiences : A Luxury Travel Expo on Sunday, 10/19

Signature Experiences : A Luxury Travel Expo on Sunday, 10/19

Calling all our travel aficionados. We know who you are. You love exotic destinations, fine dining, five star accommodations, storybook scenery and adventure. You’ve seen a lot, but desire to see more. You are already planning your next big trip as soon as your current one ends. Are we right? Does this sound like you? […]

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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.

Before you can say Pumpkin Spice Latte three times quickly, you’re facing 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 all begins ~ the madness, the gifts, the house guests.   It’s a love/hate relationship since […]

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