Holiday Lights! TSG’s best candle picks

Keep your home bright and pleasant this holiday with these TSG candle picks!

Or better yet, give these as a gift to hostesses or the friend who has everything!

Links below to know where to shop…

1. And Company (Greenwich, CT)

Mathias Paris Figue

2.Vieuxtemps (Charleston, SC)

Conservatory candle

3. Forty Five Ten (Dallas, TX)

Tree Candle

4. And George (Charlottesville, VA)

George candle

5. BD Jeffries (Charlotte, NC)

Cinnamon Tabac Candle

6. Early to Bed (Omaha, NE)

Niven Morgan Gold Candle

7. Mary Evelyn (Birmingham, AL)

Mary Evelyn Candle

Tell them SCOUT sent you!

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Check Out Our Gift Guide!

It’s time to start thinking about shopping… As we all get in the giving spirit, check out our gift guide to see TSG’s picks from each of our cities.

Within these pages you will find links to each of these items. For more information, contact the merchant listed!

Happy Shopping!


Get to Know Our Editors: Hopie Avery


Meet our editor in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, a.k.a. “The Triangle,” Hopie Avery! Check out her book here and subscribe to her blog here!

1. What were you up to before you found The Scout Guide?

I was a stay at home mom with our two young children. Before that I worked in design in New York and San Francisco. In a nutshell, I designed flip flops for Old Navy and key chains at Tiffany & Co.


2. What do you love about your current city?

I love the amazing restaurants we have. I love how convenient, small and accessible Durham is and the proximity to “big city” Raleigh and sweet and sophisticated Chapel Hill! I love the mix of people, native North Carolinians along with New Yorkers and West Coasters.  I like to tell people it’s like a southern fried Brooklyn!


3. What book have you been reading recently?

How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis.  Kristyn is a local author and friend of mine. I am still so amazed that my friend wrote such a great read!


4. Have you seen any good movies lately?

Yes!  Well, lately for me… my husband and I saw The Master at The Carolina Theatre.  It was unsettling and very, very visually rich! I loved it.


5. What is your favorite product for fall?  Fall is such a great fashion season, so I will have to say clothes…I have a clothes-crush on a Paul & Joe Sister metallic jacquard top with a Peter Pan collar from Fleur that you could wear “up” with a party skirt and vintage heels or “down” with denim and flatties.


6. What is the local event you won’t be missing this season?

The Chapel Hill Christmas Parade is always a favorite along with The Santa Train at The Museum of Life and Science in Durham. I hope my sister in-law will host The Griswolds’ Christmas party in Raleigh again this year!


7. What is your dream vacation?  I am pretty simple- it involves salt water, sand and sunshine along with great food and ample entertainment for the kids.  The Outer Banks just after labor day are pretty incredible.

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Shop Small This Saturday, November 24

Small businesses invigorate neighborhoods across the country. That’s why The Scout Guide is proud to support Small Business Saturday, and we encourage all of our Scout Guide readers to take part this November 24th.

Scout Guide cities around the country are participating in the fun. Check out some of our favorite buys from around the country, then go and find these things in store on Small Business Saturday! Remember to register your Amex card with American Express to receive a $25 rebate on your statement after shopping small!

The Scout Guide Naples 

Lapin Pedestals from Judith Liegeois Designs and Gallery.

Check out The Scout Guide Naples’ Blog Post on Small Business Saturday here.

The Scout Guide Charlotte’s favorite picks for the day:

Top, ISABELLA: Stephanie Johnson Makeup Bags (or Evening Clutch!), BD JEFFRIES: Acquiesse Cinnamon Tabac Candle, DECADE: Budvase

Middle: ARZBERGER: Personalized Stationary, ABODE: Michael Aram Pomegranate Salt and Pepper Shakers

Bottom: CAPITOL: Sophie Anderson Mochilla Inspired Bags, ARZBERGER: Personalized Stationary, Green bezel set quartz and gold earrings from Meredith Jackson, MINT MUSEUM: Crown Ornament (we are the Queen City!), DECADE: Budvase

Check out The Scout Guide Charlotte!

The Scout Guide Birmingham

Gorgeous earrings from ETC in Mountain Brook.

Check out The Scout Guide Birmingham’s Blog here!

The Scout Guide Northern Virginia

A new pair of shoes from Bishop Boutique in Alexandria. Check out The Scout Guide Northern Virginia’s blog here!

The Scout Guide Greenwich

Simon Teakle Gucci Bracelet. Check out The Scout Guide Greenwich’s Blog here!

The Scout Guide Charleston

Check out The Scout Guide Charleston’s blog post here!

The Scout Guide Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

Jewelry from Traditions by Anna in Raleigh. See The Scout Guide Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill’s blog post about Small Business Saturday here.

The Scout Guide Hunt Country is giving away a $50 gift card in support of Small Business Saturday. Subscribe to the blog to have chance to win. To find out more, click here and read on.

The Scout Guide San Francisco

Check out the blog post from The Scout Guide San Francisco

See blog posts from The Scout Guide Charlottesville, The Scout Guide Richmond and The Scout Guide Aspen to read more about what our cities are doing for Small Business Saturday!


Check out our other cities on our library page to see the best of Washington D.C., Omaha, Nashville, Denver and Dallas!

Happy Shopping on Small Business Saturday!

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The Nashville Scout Guide has just launched and it is fab!  My mom and I ran down there for the day and had a blast.  We visited many of the shops in the guide and were blown away with their sophistication…great eye candy all around!  Here are a couple pics from our day.  Above is one of our editor extraordinaires, Becky, and Megan (also from Digs).  –Christy Ford ( co-founder).

Love my new earrings from Cindi Earl!  Could have bought everything in there!

Sophie and Freddie hold down the fort at The Iron Gate in Franklin, TN

Digs is decked out in holiday glitter!


Lots of amazing sparkle at Haven in Franklin.

The Party at Virago!


My mom, Jan Roden, and the amazing Kathleen McDonald, who helped bring The Scout Guide to Nashville!

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Shaia’s In Birmingham… For The Men and the Doctors in Your Life

We feature some of the best botuiques and shops around the country… How exciting today to show off a store for men!

But don’t worry ladies, this amazing Birmingham, AL store carries a line of medical coats that are of the highest quality and are also available for women.

Shaia’s never ceases to amaze in the way they give back to the community.This 90 year old family business is doing amazing things again for Birmingham. A few weeks ago they hosted an event to thank all the donors that participated in the new $57 million dollar Baptist Princeton Hospital expansion which opened to the public this week.

The event enabled the doctors to experience the quality and function that is Shaia Heritage Medical Apparel. These coats are simply put the highest quality coat that you can ask for. This is a great gift idea for the doctors in your life and right now Shaia’s is offering a 20% discount on Heritage medical coat purchases. You must tell them that SCOUT sent you! You must tell them that SCOUT sent you!

Visit their website: Shaia’s

Shaia’s Medical 

Visit the store:
2818 18th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35209    |    Phone: 205-871-1312


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