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COLOR EXPERT: Marsala in your Home

You’ve probably heard that Marsala was named the Pantone Color of the Year, 2015. We asked our SCOUTED Color Expert, Stephanie Snyder, Owner of PALETTE PAINT - as seen in THE SCOUT GUIDE CHARLOTTESVILLE & RICHMOND - for her tips on incorporating Marsala in your home:

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Color palette combos with Marsala that keep it fresh! Pales blues & grays; mint greens & teals; aqua blues; peaches & creams.

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Front Door – paired with fresh garden colors – paired with lavender.

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Marsala as an accent color with gray walls.

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Rich, saturated all over color on walls and trim.  Add pale blues and grays on this backdrop of deep, muddy red. Gorgeous.

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Mixing cool and warm colors – the fresh lacquered walls in blue with the warm Marsala accents add interest and balance. Designer Steven Gambrel.

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Painted furniture; unexpected color. Use Amy Howard chalk paints, available at PALETTE, to create Marsala.

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Thank you for your expertise, Stephanie. Picking paint color can be nerve wracking! Go see Stephanie and her knowledgeable staff; trust the experts.

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Palette Paint & Home carries our SCOUTED paint picks: Farrow & Ball, Fine Paints of Europe, TSG Richmond’s Bridget Beari Colors, Amy Howard, and more. Also, gorgeous and unique home accessories, art, and furnishings.

325 West Main Street | Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.328.2906

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The TASTEMAKERS at STEDMAN HOUSE also weigh in on Marsala on their blog. Read more here… 




We just love when this happens… Two of our favorite LOCAL TASTEMAKERS have joined forces to bring stunning jewelry to your favorite midtown boutique.

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^Audrey & Ana^ 

Our local jewelry darling ANA CAVALHIERO‘s designs can now be found LOCALLY at Audrey’s ELOISE. You no longer have to shop online or visit her showroom to find Ana’s one-0f-a-kind, handmade, locally created pieces. Yes, still visit her studio for custom orders, but shop these stunners at eloise!

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Baubles on display at eloise.

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All-Star Collaboration


Love Love Love this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Hint hint…

505 west main street | 434-295-3905 | info@shopeloise.com




A Year of Saturdays

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Need something to look forward to? Enter these dates into your iCal and you are set for many a Saturday (and Sunday, in some cases!) of divine wine and other local fun. May we present AFTON MOUNTAIN VINEYARD‘s upcoming events:

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President’s Day Weekend 2/14 – 2/15: RELEASE OF THE GEWURZ!  Our delicious dry Gewürztraminer finally returns to the tasting list after months of being sold out. Gewürztraminer: As the German word for “spice” suggests, our Gewurz is an aromatic and versatile food-pairing wine. Always a customer favorite, this wine is dry with just a hint of lime and sweetness. This will be the first release of our 25th vintage wines.

Saturday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day with the Candyman!  C-ville Candy’s David Shalloway will be hosting a pop-up candy shop in our sunroom.

Sunday, February 15th: President’s Day Sunday with Flora Artisanal Cheese.  Join cheesemonger Nadjeeb Chouaf in our sunroom from 12-4pm for a pop-up cheese shop.

Sunday, March 8th: Wine Club Event & shipment release.  Details to follow…

May 23-25: Memorial Day Weekend. We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Afton Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room!

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Saturday, May 23rd: Kickoff of Afton After Hours with music by Eli Cook from 6-8:30pm. Food available from Spiked Food Truck. $5 cover charge. Rain or shine.

Saturday, June 27th: Afton After Hours with Dallas Wesley from 6-8:30pm. Food available from Blue Ridge Pizza Co. $5 cover charge. Rain or shine.

Saturday, July 11th: Wine Club After Hours and shipment release (private event).

Saturday, July 25th: Afton After Hours with Sally Rose from 6-8:30pm. Food available from Blue Ridge Pizza Co. $5 cover charge. Rain or shine.

Saturday, August 22nd: Afton After Hours with Jimmy O from 6-8:30pm. Food available from Blue Ridge Pizza Co. $5 cover charge. Rain or shine.


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234 Vineyard Lane | Afton, Virginia
(540) 456-8667



New Year, New Look

With a fresh pink sitting room – Kicking Coral by Sherwin-Williams, to be exact – new accessories and furniture, things are looking different yet still exquisite at STEDMAN HOUSE. Stop in!

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Loving the brass lamps. Brass is one of our top home trends for 2015. Look out for a TSG National blog on BRASS, coming soon…

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Pillows galore. Update your room with new throws.

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Clean, white accessories look perfect with colored walls and white trim.

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Botanical prints.

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This cut-out circle is a nice twist on the classic mirror-over-mantle.

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New accessories…


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The finest bedroom necessities.

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New fabrics for spring 2015.

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What you see here can be a part of your home. Speak with the SCOUTED team of designers if you need help selecting items, or bring someone on to recreate a room or more in your home for the new year.

201 East High Street




Brrrr… Woof… Cluck

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Whether you have a strong and sturdy stud dog or sissy footed pup, we asked Dr. Hillary Cook of ANIMAL WELLNESS CENTER, our SCOUTED Veterinarian, for her HEALTHY WINTER PET TIPS. Her tips fit in perfectly with items you can find LOCALLY at SCOUTED pet shop ANIMAL CONNECTION.

TIPS to keep your pet happy & healthy in the winter months:

-Dressing your pet in a sweater or coat will help to retain body heat and prevent skin from getting dry.


-Massaging petroleum jelly into paw pads before going outside helps to protect from salt and chemical agents. Also, moisturizing after wiping off paws helps to heal chapped paw pads.

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-Bring a towel on long walks to clean off irritated paws. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s paws to remove ice, salt, and chemicals

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-Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm during cold weather, which can sometimes cause dehydration. Making sure they have plenty of water to drink will help keep them well-hydrated, and their skin less dry.

-Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet! Pets should remain indoors as much as possible during the winter and never be left alone in vehicles.

Products pictured can all be found LOCALLY at ANIMAL CONNECTION, 1701-E Allied St. at McIntire Road | 434.296.7048.


I have CHICKENS, so I asked Dr. Cook how to best care for our chickens in WINTER…

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Caring for your Chicken During Winter Months

Chilly temperatures are just around the bend. Readying your backyard coop for freezing temperatures can help keep your ladies healthy and comfortable during the winter months. Chickens are pretty adaptable to cold weather and are minimally affected at temperatures above freezing. Here are some tips that can help reduce cold injury, keep your flock healthy and reduce unnecessary risk once the mercury dips below freezing.

Our feathered friends have about 8,500 feathers which trap warm air near their bodies to help regulate temperature just like wearing a nice warm down jacket. Providing supplemental heat in your coop isn’t typically necessary in our region as long as your birds are well feathered. Heaters and heat lamps can cause a fire hazard since coops are filled with flammable dry bedding.

Maintaining good ventilation without draftiness is important to let moisture escape the coop as well as provide fresh air since our avian friends have sensitive respiratory systems. High moisture levels increases risk of frost bite and cold injury, and also harbor bacteria and chemicals such as ammonia. Wattles and combs are particularly susceptible to cold injury during freezing temperatures. Carefully applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to their wattle and comb can help mitigate the risk of frost bite to those sensitive areas.

It is very important to make sure you can safely provide clean and frost free drinking water to your flock during those upcoming winter months. There are a few commercially available water heating systems as well as some DIY ideas online to help keep your water frost free.

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Animal Wellness Center’s staff provides a compassionate and empathetic healthcare environment that utilizes the best of conventional veterinary medicine and surgery while integrating a holistic, natural approach and use of acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapies, therapeutic laser treatment and chiropractic care for your canine, feline, avian or exotic pets.

This environmentally conscientious center is equipped with the latest advancements in innovative technologies for veterinary medicine including ultrasound technology; in-house laboratory and pharmacy; digital dental and radiology; advanced dental equipment; and state of the art anesthetic monitoring.

1100 Crozet Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932 | (434) 823-8883




Resolve to Look Your Best

WE TRUST SIGNATURE MEDICAL SPA. They are our SCOUTED experts and advisors for our body & skincare. Here’s what they have for you in the new year to help you look your best…


Save 15% on Fraxel® treatments at Signature Medical Spa now through January 23, 2015.

If your resolutions include better looking skin, Signature Medical Spa is your source. They are offering a 15% savings on all Fraxel treatments now through January 23.

These treatments can provide skin resurfacing, brown spots reduction, skin tightening and lifting and scar improvement. (Fraxel Consultation required; $75 fee will be applied to cost.)

Fraxel® treatments include:

•  Fraxel re:pair

•  Fraxel DUAL

•  Laser Eye Lift

•  Laser Neck Lift

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BEFORE & AFTER: Signature Medical Spa + Fraxel


Slim Down in 2015
Kick start your new year’s resolution with body contouring treatments.

Looking to shed stubborn fat? YES! Start your resolution today at Signature Medical Spa. Reduce pockets of fat, smooth lumps and transform your figure with our FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring treatments. These solutions include Coolsculpting®, Liposonix®, Thermage®, and VelaShape®. They address problems areas such as the stomach, or provide a fuller transformation that reduces abdomen, flanks, hips, back, and thighs.

Schedule your free consultation today… just in time to show off your new figure in the spring.

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What’s New in the Signature Boutique?
elizabethW indulgences from San Francisco

Signature Medical Spa is pleased to introduce elizabethW, an exquisite collection of gifts chosen for their superb ingredients and innovative design.  All products are Made in the USA! 

Shop the boutique for hand poured soy candles and other bath, body, and home indulgences.

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Signature Medical Spa Solution Guide

Visit signaturemedspa.com and browse the Solution Guide for a customized treatment plan. Select your area of concern from the list of options, including acne, aging, discoloration, dry skin, stubborn fat, rosacea, and more. Receive expert advice on which treatments are best suited to you.

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3350 Berkmar Drive