GIFTING IN CHARLOTTE

Gifts for the Guy in your life.

Gifts for the Guy in your life.

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of you who don’t already do the full-time shopping for the man {men?} in your life, the holiday season is the best opportunity to take the reins and drop hints on how you’d like them to dress.  And of course, to show how much you appreciate them.  From comfy cashmere to high end watches to […]

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Gifts for the Foodies & Wino’s in your Life.

Gifts for the Foodies & Wino’s in your Life.

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tick Tock my friends.  Finding those perfect gifts is about to cause FULL ON PANIC MODE.  One of my favorite sources for last minute gifts for family, co-workers and friends is DEAN & DELUCA in Phillips Place ~ I never leave there empty-handed and I’m often inspired to greatness in my gift picks…if I do […]

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Best Stocking Stuffers.

Best Stocking Stuffers.

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s just a matter of time before the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.  Instead of filling them with just candy this year, mix it up with unique choices; small candles, gift certificates, perfumes, jewelry and thoughtful tidbits.  Traditionally stocking stuffers have to be smaller, but they don’t have to come secondary to gifts […]

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Best Gifts for the Girls in your Life

Best Gifts for the Girls in your Life

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re a woman shopping for another woman, it’s probably the easiest part of your Christmas list – just buy something you think you’d like that you don’t normally buy for yourself.  Options are abundant –  from pretty trinkets and necklaces to wallets, bags, scented candles and soaps (personal favorite), and even artwork.  Shopping for your […]

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A Chic New Look for Cottage Chic

A Chic New Look for Cottage Chic

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There is something so refreshing about a makeover! That definitely holds true for one of our favorite shops on East Boulevard, COTTAGE CHIC. Long time owner Shelley Thompson recently bought out her local partners and has reopened the Cottage door with a fresh new look to go with the same exceptional quality we all know […]

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The 20 Hottest Cookbooks for Foodies on Your Gift List

The 20 Hottest Cookbooks for Foodies on Your Gift List

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate family, faith and friends during the holidays – food is the centerpiece of the season. And thanks to this year’s hottest cookbooks, we can still get creative in the kitchen long after Christmas. A cookbook makes a perfect gift for foodies on your list, (and to sneak under the tree for you), […]

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What’s New for the Holidays at Southpark Mall

What’s New for the Holidays at Southpark Mall

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I braved Southpark Mall this past rainy Saturday ~ in the prime of the holiday season ~ in hopes of making your (and our) gift shopping just a little easier. You’re welcome. I shopped the new LUSH store for fun beauty gifts, Anthro for office mates, Lilly, Lulu and H&M for the hard to buy for […]

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Hot Scoop! Just in time for the Holidays, SWOOZIE’S opens in Sharon Corners with a scoop-exclusive Giveaway.

Hot Scoop! Just in time for the Holidays, SWOOZIE’S opens in Sharon Corners with a scoop-exclusive Giveaway.

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s give a big, warm WELCOME BACK to specialty gift retailer, Swoozie’s, which opened a location at Sharon Corners last week.  SWOOZIE’S is an upscale chain of specialty gift stores with nine locations in seven states [plus a great website for online ordering] and is one of the most prominent names in the gift and […]

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Holiday Fitness Update – Gifts, Specials & more to check out this week.

Holiday Fitness Update – Gifts, Specials & more to check out this week.

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Flywheel’s holiday gift cards are the gift that keeps on giving ~ each one comes in a keepsake holiday pouch that doubles as a workout wallet [due to arrive in CLT studio soon]. Plus, when you buy your FlyGiftCard,  you’ll receive a little gift for you too*: – Purchase a 5-pack, receive 1 class credit […]

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Kara Ross Trunk Show at Elizabeth Bruns on 12/10.

Kara Ross Trunk Show at Elizabeth Bruns on 12/10.

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a glorious gift-to-you for the holiday season [and after all, who isn’t] or somewhere to send your man for a gorgeous piece of jewelry to put under the tree, look no further. New York jewelry designer Kara Ross is bringing her spectacular fine jewelry, handbags and LOBSTERS! to a trunk […]

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The new Onward Reserve Men’s store has a Holiday Party on Dec. 4th with 20% off.

The new Onward Reserve Men’s store has a Holiday Party on Dec. 4th with 20% off.

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

It happens every single Christmas Eve. I find myself wandering aimlessly around the already crowded mall searching frantically for something special for my husband, dad and brother only to walk out frustrated and with a handful of gift cards and socks. Why are men some of the hardest to shop for during the holidays? Instead […]

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Lettered in the Christmas Spirit – now’s the time to order your monogram gifts.

Lettered in the Christmas Spirit – now’s the time to order your monogram gifts.

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s no news that we at scoop are fans of Le Monogram. We take seriously our reputation of representing classy, foolproof style with a twist, and the monogram is key to maintaining an authentically Southern feel, is it not? Monogramming something for yourself, ok, may at times feel like the equivalent of framing a selfie. However, monogramming a […]

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Hostess Gifts Ideas from the Charlotte shops.

Hostess Gifts Ideas from the Charlotte shops.

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you have ever given a holiday party you know how much cooking, cleaning and planning can go into even the smallest get together. That being said, it is with great fervor that we salute the host & hostess this season. Scoop has complied a show-stopping list of gifts for those that open their homes, […]

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Save 20% at Diamonds Direct Annual Designer Showcase this week

Save 20% at Diamonds Direct Annual Designer Showcase this week

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

DIAMONDS DIRECT is hosting their 11th Annual Designer Showcase this week, from 11/21 through 11/23. In addition to saving on Diamonds Direct huge selection of diamond & precious jewelry, there will be new items and pieces flown in from designers such C. Gonshor, Christopher Designs, Christian Bauer, David Rovinsky, Henri Daussi, Kirk Kara & more. You […]

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Get to Know 32 Flavors Boutique on East Blvd.

Get to Know 32 Flavors Boutique on East Blvd.

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

32 FLAVORS 32 Flavors Boutique, located on East Boulevard, immediately & warmly welcomes you in with its unique offerings.  Owned by an artist who revels in supporting other local artists, the store is fully stocked with art, jewelry, homemade soaps and candles, comfy knitted scarves and socks, and a mix of holiday decor.  If you’re looking […]

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The Candles of Charlotte:  2014 Edition

The Candles of Charlotte: 2014 Edition

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The scented candle has come a long way. Evolving into an evenly burning, beautifully presented aromatic accessory. That’s right, think of scent as an accessory too. Your rooms’ perfume. The warm glow, the aromatherapy, the dazzling decanter all collide to create the perfect gift. As we tip off the gift buying season let’s check out […]

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