The Scouted Calendar / May 2016

The Scouted Calendar / April 2016 May is an undeniably lovely month, with lush spring landscapes, lengthening daylight hours, and lots to celebrate (side note: it’s time to start shopping for Mother’s Day and graduation parties!). In our Scouted cities, the month brings a slate of wonderful events, including music festivals, golf tournaments, design shows, and more—as well as a number of opportunities to support great causes. Here are a few we look forward to attending:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mid City’s spring art showcase, Hot Art, Cool Night, takes place on May 6, bringing thousands of people to the area to view work by local artists and enjoy live music (including a set by Baton Rouge Music Studios’s Young Band Nation in the parking lot of Bistro Byronz). And while football season is still months away, but Tiger Stadium will be packed with fans (of the country music variety) and energy at the end of May for Bayou Country Superfest. The three-day event, which kicks off on Saturday, May 28, brings Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, and more stars to Baton Rouge. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Baton Rouge here.}

Chicago, Illinois

May 28 – 29, Chicago’s Randolph Street Market (which has been referred to as “the SoHo of the Midwest”), is home to the Chicago Antique Market, which Travel & Leisure ranks in the top 3 urban antique markets. With more than 250 vendors offering vintage furnishings and quirky finds—plus live music and entertainment—it’s sure to be a delightful shopping experience. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Chicago here.}

Greenwich, Connecticut

On Saturday, May 28, Greenwich residents are encouraged to come together at the annual Greenwich Town Party. Daryl Hall and John Oates, John Fogerty, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at the event, which was created as a way for the community to come together in the spirit of friendship and support. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greenwich and Fairchester here.}

Louisville, Kentucky

Combining two of our favorite things—horses and statement hats—the Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 7. Those planning on attending can check out TSG Equestrian editor Molly Knott’s TSG Tip on being a stylish spectator, and for recommendations on what to do and see around Louisville when you’re not awaiting (or experiencing) the fastest two minutes in sports, browse The Scout Guide Louisville.

Memphis, Tennessee

The Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, a new non-profit that has launched therapeutic riding and barn lesson programs to support individuals with disabilities in southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northeast Arkansas, will host Jockeys & Juleps, a Derby day fundraising event on Saturday, May 7. The event offers live music, a bourbon bar, a hat contest, and delicious southern fare. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Memphis here.}

Miami, Florida

High design descends on Miami May 10 – 16, when Maision & Objet Americas returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Talks by top designers and architects at the Lifestyle Summit and hundreds of brands exhibiting make this event a must-attend for fans of the show’s Parisian counterpart. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Richmond, Virginia

May 14, World Pediatric Project invites guests to eat, drink, and dance to hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s while raising funds for life-saving pediatric care at the 7th annual “Rock ’n’ Heal” event. In addition to entertainment by cover band Special Sauce, guests can peruse (and bid on) a variety of enticing silent auction items. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Richmond here.}  

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Kingsmill Championship takes place May 16-22 at Kingsmill Resort, bringing some of the world’s best female golfers to Williamsburg. The Women’s Day “Perfect Pairings” event on Tuesday, May 17 is not to be missed, and includes a morning of great food and guests speakers including Crystal Cameron discussing wine, and professional golfer Natalie Gublis. The Championship rounds kick off on Thursday, May 19. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Williamsburg and The Chesapeake Bay here.}

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Apr
16
2016

Scouted: Patina Long Leaf Earrings

Scouted: Patina Long Leaf Earrings Stunning and wonderfully substantial in appearance (though actually quite lightweight), these vermeil leaf earrings with a patina finish are utterly perfect for spring. Measuring approximately 2.5″ long, they would look lovely with a black dress or all-white outfit, adding color, warmth, and interest to any look. Call and order a pair today.

Available from Imperio JP// Featured in The Scout Guide Miami // 305.754.8866

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Apr
14
2016

Just For Kicks

tsg-erika-hanks-instagram-sneakers-1 We’ve been taking stock of our spring footwear for a couple of weeks now and seeking out possible new additions, and here’s the conclusion we’ve drawn: this season’s sneaker game is strong. As Charlotte-based stylist Erica Hanks proved last month on Instagram (that’s her above, looking casually chic; we highly recommend following her for endless outfit inspiration), a great pair of kicks can complete any outfit, lending a cool, carefree vibe without sacrificing any style points.

tsg-roan-cakewalk-shoehive-sneakers-2 A must in every woman’s closet is a great pair of white sneakers. Whether worn with jeans or anchoring a dressier look, consider them the fashionable workhorse of your spring wardrobe. A few of our favorites, which would look just as good with jeans or your favorite summery dress, include the white, silver, and green Golden Goose Super Stars available from Richmond’s Roan (left), a high-top Superga with zipper detail from Cakewalk in Houston (top, right), and, for the embellishment-averse (yet always on-trend) lady, a classic white slip-on Superga from The Shoe Hive in Alexandria, Virginia (bottom, right).

tsg-emmasshoes-cakewalk-shoehive-shoesonking-sneakers-1 Just as versatile are versions that introduce a slight amount of flair. Some neutral yet not-at-all boring takes that we love include (clockwise from top left): Frye woven Gemma slip ons from Charlottesville’s The Yellow Button; Rag & Bone ‘Dylan’ trainers from Emma’s Shoes in New Orleans; the aptly named AGL “Eyelash” sneaker from Alexandria’s The Shoe Hive; and espadrille sneakers by Soludos from Shoes on King. A little bit of added texture or tone make each both functional and fashionable.

 

tsg-blackandwhite-sneakers-2 Just because they’re comfortable doesn’t mean your kicks can’t have a little edge. Loeffler Randall’s Roxie knit raffia sneaker available from Charleston’s Hampden (top, left); Loeffler Randall’s Alfie espadrille sneaker available from Augusta Twenty in Greenville, South Carolina (top, right); Golden Goose’s reflective mid star sneaker available from Hampden; and Loeffler Randall’s Rio perforated sneaker, also available from Hampden, are by turns preppy, sporty, and a little punk—excellent options for anyone who appreciates a statement shoe.

Just for Kicks Of course a fabulous black sneaker can be a closet game-changer as well. Paired with cropped or flared pants, a little black dress, or your favorite spring skirt, they’ll stylishly anchor an outfit as you run around all day pain-free. A few of our favorites are (clockwise from top left): Joie Kidmore sneakers available from Monkee’s of Wilmington; Derek Lam Luca bootie available from Shoes on King; Golden Goose’s super star sneaker in black suede available from Roan; Pedro Garcia’s Perry sneaker available from Scarpa in Charlottesville, Virginia; and Vince’s Blair sneaker available from The Shoe Hive.

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Apr
13
2016

Scouted: Among the Lush Green Foliage by Wayne Pate

Scouted: Among the Lush Green Foliage by Wayne Pate Perfect for refreshing a room for spring, this painting by Brooklyn-based artist Wayne Pate titled “Among the Lush Green Foliage” is like a breath of fresh air. Available from Charleston, South Carolina-based Lola & Bess, a destination for beautiful antiques, art, furnishings, and home accessories curated by Bess Lee and Martha Halstead, the work, which measures 22″ x 30″ (26″ x 34″ framed), is an expressive piece that will enliven any space.

Available from Lola + Bess  // Featured in The Scout Guide Charleston  // 336.601.2601

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Apr
12
2016

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Apr
11
2016

Scouted: Floral Embroidered Dress

Scouted: Floral Embroidered Dress  3.1 PHILLIP LIM from Marissa Collections Shirt dresses have been in fashion for multiple seasons, and this floral embroidered iteration by 3.1 Phillip Lim available from Naples’s Marissa Collections demonstrates why. The silhouette and length is quite flattering, and it’s beautifully enhanced by chic details—in this case, large cuffs on the three-quarter length sleeves, a high-low hemline, a back belt, and a silk trim. Perfect for a luncheon or a summer evening out, this piece would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

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Available from Marissa Collections  //  Featured in The Scout Guide Naples  //  239.263.4333

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Apr
7
2016