FASHION & BEAUTY

What to Wear to an Autumn Wedding

What to Wear to an Autumn Wedding

While spring is typically wedding season, many ladies in the South choose to have their weddings in the fall thanks to the beautiful foliage and cooler temperatures. Unlike spring weddings when the weather is warm and a simple sleeveless dress will do the trick, fall weddings leave us wondering what to wear. Will the weather […]

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Our November Find of the Month ~ Threading at Idolize Brows and Beauty

Our November Find of the Month ~ Threading at Idolize Brows and Beauty

Voted a winner in the”Best of The Best Awards” in 2012, and bringing the popular technique of Threading to several convenient salon locations in Charlotte,  IDOLIZE BROWS AND BEAUTY, is our “November Find of The Month”. To get to know Idolize, first you need to know more about their specialty, Threading. Threading has become the fastest […]

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The Towne & Reese and Boutique Blowout Sale plus our Giveaway of 10 “Early Access” passes

The Towne & Reese and Boutique Blowout Sale plus our Giveaway of 10 “Early Access” passes

The Boutique Blowout sale is back again this year with the two-day warehouse sale at Park Road Shopping Center. This year’s sale features some of your favorite local shops, like Towne & Reese, LUNA, The Cheeky Bean, fab’rik and Bella Tunno. Doors open at 1 pm Thursday, so grab your favorite coworkers or your girlfriends […]

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Winter Coats at the Charlotte boutiques right now

Winter Coats at the Charlotte boutiques right now

With these chilly fall mornings and evenings and predictions for an unusually cold winter, we’ve been craving some extra layers. A winter coat is a necessity, even in the South, but that doesn’t mean it has to be basic. The F/W ’14 runways were flooded with an array of outerwear options, from leather jackets, to […]

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HOUSE & GARDEN

Make the Best of Daylight Savings with New Lamps from the Charlotte shops.

Make the Best of Daylight Savings with New Lamps from the Charlotte shops.

This Sunday, the first Sunday in November, we will all be adjusting our schedule and our clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings.  That ONE hour sure does make a difference; the sun sets…. the lamps come on. A symbolic march to the holidays, we all file inside to warm, cozy and well-lit rooms.  Scoop […]

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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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FUN STUFF & THINGS TO DO

What to do and Where to go this Weekend ~ 10/29

What to do and Where to go this Weekend ~ 10/29

Thursday, October 31, 7 p.m. Ladies with Game Tailgate  with Lindsay Gladden.  This is one tailgate you don’t want to miss this season. Get your head in the game with cocktails, good vibes, a nail bar, blow out bar and all things glam at a POPSUGAR party dedicated to ladies who’ve got game. RSVP here.  Friday, October 31, […]

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One Hope.  A world without Type 1 Diabetes.  The 2014 JDRF Hope Gala.

One Hope. A world without Type 1 Diabetes. The 2014 JDRF Hope Gala.

This Saturday, November 1st is T1Day at JDRF, kicking off November as National Diabetes Awareness month. In Charlotte, JDRF volunteers, sponsors, donors, supporters, patients, and families will celebrate and fundraise on Saturday, November 15 at the annual HOPE GALA.   All proceeds from the evening, which features Cocktails, Dinner and both  Silent & Live Auctions, […]

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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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HEALTH & FITNESS

One Hope.  A world without Type 1 Diabetes.  The 2014 JDRF Hope Gala.

One Hope. A world without Type 1 Diabetes. The 2014 JDRF Hope Gala.

This Saturday, November 1st is T1Day at JDRF, kicking off November as National Diabetes Awareness month. In Charlotte, JDRF volunteers, sponsors, donors, supporters, patients, and families will celebrate and fundraise on Saturday, November 15 at the annual HOPE GALA.   All proceeds from the evening, which features Cocktails, Dinner and both  Silent & Live Auctions, […]

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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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GOOD EATS

Healthy, creative, & spooky Halloween snacks for children

Healthy, creative, & spooky Halloween snacks for children

On Halloween, children have one thing and one thing only on their minds. Candy. While it might seem pointless to feed your child anything on Halloween that isn’t completely made of sugar, your kids will love these fun snacks and won’t even question the fact that they are on the healthier side. I recommend allowing […]

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What’s For Dinner?  Butternut Squash & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Sage Pesto.

What’s For Dinner? Butternut Squash & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Sage Pesto.

The QC has a small group of independent boutique-style food businesses which help me survive the dinner grind on a weekly basis. I’ve asked them to help inspire us for dinner, and I’ll be sharing their ideas and recipes on scoop.  You can read the last recipe we posted for WHAT’S FOR DINNER here.  Tonight, […]

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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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TRAVEL

Alaska ~ Our Next Bucket List Destination

Alaska ~ Our Next Bucket List Destination

Alaska, The Last Frontier and The Land of the Midnight Sun, is so much more than eskimos and igloos. From the glaciers in Juneau to the whale sightings in Ketchikan, it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss. Alaska is a destination to add to your bucket list if you haven’t done so already. This […]

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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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