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Scouted Event: Isabelle Abbot Exhibit

It’s no secret that we LOVE local artist Isabelle Abbot so we wanted to let you know about her exhibit opening at Bridgewater College on Monday September 22nd. She will give an artists talk from 4:00 to 5:00 with a reception following from 5:00 to 7:00. The title of the show is “Knowing a Place”.  The exhibit will be at the Cleo Miller Art Gallery, second floor of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library, Bridgewater College, 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA. The image below is from the collection that will be hanging. You don’t want to miss this!

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Sep
19
2014

Autumn Al Fresco

Eye-candy and entertaining inspiration from ultimate TSG Tastemaker Shawn Cosette of Beehive Events:
Sumptuous Al Fresco Autumn Soiree

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What better way to celebrate fall than an elegant dinner party set amidst the fiery leaves and crisp autumn air?
With a hickory tree’s yellow branches offering an intimate backdrop, this table positively glows with the lush, sensual colors of the season bathed in an abundance of candlelight.

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The show-stopping floral centerpiece, spilling over the sides of its woven seagrass compote, is composed from peonies, roses, agonis, scabiosa, and honeysuckle. The arrangement’s blossoms just barely brush the tall, sand-colored pillar candles set in bark-rimmed wooden coasters; gold filigree votives provide additional candlelight on the table surface.

 

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The round farm table, stained a dark walnut and set with Tuscan cross-back chairs, has been set in anticipation of an elegant, seasonal meal with pheasant-motif china, three-face etched stemware, and the designer’s own heirloom silver and linen napkins.

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Photography: Meg Runion

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Sep
17
2014

PASSING OF THE TOURT[ERELLE]

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We are honored and delighted to share the exciting news that Lucia Evans-Morse and Gregory Britt have purchased Tourterelle Floral Design!

Please join the former owner of Tourterelle Floral Design and dear friend, Sally Carroll,  for a congratulatory cocktail party at Tourterelle to toast Lucia and Gregory and wish them continued success. 

Thursday September 18th at 5:30 pm. 

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Since its inception in early 2013, Tourterelle Floral Design has become the leading florist for Charlottesville brides and event planners. Owners, Lucia Evans-Morse and Gregory Britt collectively have 60 years of experience in the wedding and event industries. Together they have formed a partnership that enables them to create enchanting floral artistry and unforgettable celebrations. This partnership brings together two incredible designers, each bringing their unique talents to your table.

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Lucia Evans-Morse joined Tourterelle in July 2013. Lucia had recent spent 8 years at Caspari, where she was responsible for the interior design and table-scapes for the company as well as the merchandising and interior of the flagship store in Charlottesville, VA.

In Northern Virginia, her Family business was the notable and award winning Evans Farm Inn. Lucia grew up in this prominent Washington, D.C. restaurant where she developed at an early age expertise in working in the wedding and entertainment industry.

Lucia has her degree in design from The Maine College of Art. She has worked internationally in Paris, London and Venice as well as throughout the United States. Lucia is proud to have been born in Charlottesville and still maintains her family horse farm, Keelona, in Albemarle County.

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With a knack for gardening beginning at age 10, Gregory Britt brings his creativity and attention to detail to Tourterelle as The Creative Director. Britt’s childhood consisted of days spent in the southern Indiana countryside collecting and growing unusual plants. His passion for nature as well as art led him to The Art Academy of Cincinnati, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida gaining degrees in painting and art history.

After graduating in 1991 Britt headed to Manhattan to pursue his painting dreams. He began sharing an art studio with an event designer, Dan Dahl, who introduced him to the event design business. After working with Mr. Dahl, he began freelancing with Preston Bailey, Robert Isabelle, Avi Adler and Dejuan Stroud. After managing Mr. Stroud’s TriBeCa design studio for two years, and gaining a depth of knowledge about the business side of the industry, he opened Gregory Britt Design. Working with many high profile clients he traveled the eastern seaboard from Maine, the Hamptons, Atlanta, Savannah and Palm Beach, designing parties along the way. Internationally, he was fortunate enough to work in England, France, Spain and Morocco.

In 2003, tired of the city, the travel and hectic lifestyle, Gregory realized he missed the countryside and his gardens. Friends introduced him to beautiful rural Virginia, where he was encouraged to meet renowned chef, Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington. In 2003, Britt joined The Inn at Little Washington team as head Floral Designer.

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The Scout Guide would love to thank Sally Carroll for her contribution of beauty and taste to the Charlottesville community and wish Lucia Evans-Morse and Gregory Britt the greatest success. We are truly fortunate to have such talented local artisans – the ultimate luxury.

The earth laughs in flowers.                                                - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sep
15
2014

Local Love: Tara Montgomery Jewelry

We love local jewelry designer Tara Montgomery’s aesthetic… Chunky wooden beads are just enough over a white blouse, and dainty yet colorful earrings are perfect to dress up or down (or give to bridesmaids!) Here are our SCOUT PICKS from Tara Montgomery Fall 2014:

 

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Photos: Marcy May Photography

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Find Tara Montgomery Jewelry locally at ELOISE! 

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Sep
12
2014

PICKERS PARADISE

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You don’t want to miss this!

THE MARKET AT GRELEN
15091 Yager Road | Somerset, Va 22972

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Sep
10
2014

GET TO KNOW: Maya Wood

Creative Intelligent Construction + Renovation
LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS | MINOR HOME RENOVATIONS | REPAIR WORK

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I have enjoyed working with my hands since I was a young child. My father was a gifted mechanic and metalworker. His twin brother was a master carpenter. Both of these men taught me to do what you love, and to do it well.
I approach each of my client’s projects with this philosophy at heart. Large or small, I make a commitment to creating perfection for my client.
Creating a lasting relationship through my work with each of my clients is my daily goal. Every client’s desires are unique, and I work hard to ensure those desires are met every day.
As the demand for my services has grown, I have surrounded myself with craftsmen that embrace my philosophy of honesty and hard work. The collective core values of these men makes our company unique and a pleasure to do business with. I look forward to discovering if we can help you with your unique project.
Best, Maya

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Some of our favorite, SCOUTED projects:

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ADDITION WITH KITCHEN

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BARN IN AFTON

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BATH

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CREATIVE STORAGE & DETAILS

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BANQUETTE

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FIREPIT

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STONE GATE HOUSE

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Photographs by TSG’s Jen Fariello.

MAYA WOOD AND COMPANY
434.960.2836 | mayawoodworks@gmail.com

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Sep
8
2014