Scouted: Short Ribs

SCOUTED-TheOrganicButcherOfMcLean-ShortRibs Always a crowd pleaser, short ribs are an excellent option when entertaining groups large or small. When braised slowly at a low temperature, The Organic Butcher of McLean’s grass-fed beef short ribs, each of which is approximately 3-4 inches long and .75 pounds, will be delightfully rich in flavor and falling off the bone. Call now and order them for your first fall gathering or game-watching party.

The Organic Butcher of McLean  //  Northern Virginia  //   703.790.8300

So Long, Summer

10013274_676003235799971_636048016_n Here in TSG HQ’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, the weather has been unbelievably lovely for the past week, demanding that we spend as much time as possible outside appreciating summer in all its splendor and having a last hurrah. This weekend, we’ll be taking a cue from TSG co-founder Susie Matheson’s husband, Murdoch, shown above, and engage in a little outdoor revelry as we give summer a proper sendoff. But before we bid summer farewell, we’re taking a moment to celebrate all the fun we’ve had throughout the season.

10576156_746569305407276_1614296609_n TSG co-founder Christy Ford’s family saddled up for some summer fun in Vail.

hop What’s more summery than spending the day at the ballpark? TSG Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill editor Hopie Avery cheered on the Durham Bulls with her family.

aspen TSG Dallas co-editor Brittany Gaskill (right) spent time in Aspen with the ideal tour guide: TSG Aspen editor Brooke Casillas (left).

10624060_1499434510296643_1620783183_n TSG New Orleans editor Taylor Morgan spent time in Aspen as well, where she put the pedal to the metal scouting the best of local.

10454018_699053750148215_426779133_n Mini Scouts: The Ford and Matheson kids caught up with a feathered friend.

tsg_so_long_summer_final TSG Charlottesville editor Heather Sieg welcomed a son and started teaching him how much fun entertaining outdoors can be.


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Guest Curator: Erica Hanks Shares 7 Favorite Fall Trends

tsg-ericahanks-fall-fashion While we’ll miss our summer attire, we’re looking forward to transitioning our wardrobes for fall and investing in new pieces that will have us looking stylish throughout the coming months. To help us round out our fall closets, we checked in with TSG: Charlotte stylist Erica Hanks to find out which fashion trends she’s excited about for the upcoming season. Here are her chic selections, along with our tips for how to get the look from within the TSG network:

1. Super chunky, textured knits are back. Boiled wool has made a comeback with this trend, and the Acne “dames” sweater is the perfect blend of texture, volume and warmth. TSG: Get the look with this Smythe poncho from Eloise in Charlottesville, VA.

2. Fur this season will be found in so many different places than the usual jacket. Raccoon fur and goose feathers never looked better, and the bling make this Marni clutch a conversation starter as well as your statement piece. TSG: Get the look with a Milly feather trim sweater available from Treehouse Boutique in Jackson, MS.

3. Blanket coats are quite possibly the best part about fall this year. I love the indigo and black print from the Vionnet blanket coat. Dress it with a pair of leather skinnies or a pencil skirt to keep the blanket from overpowering the look. TSG: Get the look with this Mina & Olya vintage boucle duster from the San Francisco-based line.

4. Charcoal is coming strong as the go-to neutral this season, and it can be put with pastels and other neutral shades, or other variations of grey for a tonal feeling of depth. Rick Owens LILIES dress in charcoal is a stunner as a stand-alone piece, or layered with other grey pieces. TSG: Get the look with this Brunello Cucinelli dress from Marissa Collections in Naples, FL.

5. Sleeveless, elongated coats are an unexpected way to have a sophisticated fall look. Show off your guns in a sleeveless dress, or layer an eye-catching long-sleeve sweater underneath for more interest. I love Roksanda Ilincic’s pale turquoise version, which can make a fall outfit of blacks, greys and chocolates pop. TSG: Chicago-based Neapolitan carries the line; call to enquire about the fabulous coat: 847.441.7784.

6. Booties have become the season-less shoe. The Vince Brigham peep toe bootie is perfect for a warmer fall, and really looks amazing on everyone. TSG: Get the look with black booties from Beanie + Cecil in Wilmington, NC.

7. It wouldn’t be fall without plaid! The trick is to find modern takes on a classic trend. The Band of Outsiders mixed plaid trousers are a fresh take with the mixed plaid detail and slim fit. TSG: If plaid pants are not quite your thing, get the look with a Current/Elliott plaid shirt available from Tully Rector in Hunt Country, VA.

tsg-EricaHanks Erica Hanks is a wardrobe stylist whose work extends beyond her group of professionals, athletes, and well-known men and women across the country to commercial and editorial wardrobe styling for corporate companies, national campaigns, catalogs, TV segments and magazines. Her personal clients have been featured in national and international media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Vogue TV, Marie Claire, and the UK’s Daily Mail. Erica, who was recently featured in Southern Living, lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and children.






Scouted: Yves Klein Blue Sunglasses

SCOUTED-YvesKleinBlueSunglasses These cool, blue-lensed Etnia Barcelona glasses are the ideal eyewear for the summer-to-fall transition and beyond. With light wooden frames and an effortlessly chic vibe, we’re already envisioning what the world looks like through cobalt-colored glasses. Call The View on Elm, which carries the contemporary eyewear collection, and inquire about this stylish pair today.

The View on Elm  //  Greensboro, NC  //  336.274.1278


Friday Favorites: 6 Fabulous Fixtures


No matter how small, no matter how large, a room can be transformed by incorporating just the right light. Knowing this, we rounded up six fabulous fixtures that are sure to inspire and illuminate and any space. Here are our glowing recommendations:

1. Three tiers of perfectly balanced crystals and light, the Biarritz Chandelier is available from Neirmann Weeks. It measures: 43″ diameter x 28.5″ H;  2. Made from hand-blown glass the Glass Sputnik chandelier, from Coup D’etat, exudes character and style. It measures: 46” in diameter and is 72” H;  3. The Le Pentagon Chandelier from De Sousa Hughes has a clean, bold, classic modern vibe. It measures 7′ in diameter and is 16″ H (with a customizable drop);  4. Don’t let the simple shape fool you, this white plaster and silver leaf Jean Michel Cone Light is available from Neirmann Weeks and is perfectly portioned. It measures: 15″ in diameter and is 22.5″ H;  5. Let your wild child shine (in all the right places) with the Articolato chandelier, from Coup D’Etat. It measures 35.5” in diameter, is 43” H, and consists of eight brass articulating arms capped with lacquered black shades;  6. From the french black finish on the outside, to the gold leaf finish on the inside, the Brussels Pendant from Revival is sure to add a warm cozy glow to any space. It measures: 17″ H x 36″ W x 36″ D