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SCOUTED: Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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STEDMAN HOUSE

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HEATHER

Feb
13
2015

My Little Valentine

We turned to the experts – Jessie at WHIMSIES & Kai at SHENANIGANS – for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the children we love!

CATS

WHIMSIES: One of only two stores in US to have these darling kitty cat & gem necklaces from the UK!

SHOESBOOK

WHIMSIES: Red heart sandals | Ten Things I Love About You

cupcakes

WHIMSIES: These sweet treats are made LOCALLY by Inedible Jewelry.

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SHENANIGANS: All decked out for Valentines

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SHENANIGANS: Douglas Piggie & Jellycat Tie-Dye Bunny

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SHENANIGANS:  Beautiful Buck car by PlaySam

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WHIMSIES
2142 Barracks Road
977-8767

SHENANIGANS
601 W Main Street
295-4797

XOXO HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY XOXO

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HEATHER

Feb
11
2015

ROMANCE, LOCAL

Don’t order flowers online… You have no idea where they are coming from, what condition they will show up in… Trust the LOCAL EXPERTS. If you are ordering for a relative or loved one in another city, use The Scout Guide in their town to find the best florist there. In Charlottesville, call Tourterelle. Order NOW.

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.
-Gertrude S. Wister

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Nothing says romance more beautifully than gorgeous flowers. From traditionally arranged red roses to custom designed bouquets of springtime flowers. Tourterelle will create the perfect Saint Valentine’s Day composition for you and the one that you love. – TOURTERELLE FLORAL DESIGN

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Options to consider are what color roses you would like and style: Compact, Low and Lush or Tall and Full.

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Please call TOURTERELLE FLORAL DESIGN to schedule your special delivery. 434.973.1211

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HEATHER

Feb
10
2015

Sweets for Your Sweet

Pick up a bunch or make them yourself! Chocolate Peppermint Meringues from SCOUTED HOTCAKES:

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HOTCAKES Chocolate Peppermint Meringues (36)

Preheat oven to 175

  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • optional:  few drops red food coloring
  • 12 smallish candy canes or a similar quantity of peppermint candies, crushed (can use food processor to grind to a fine powder)
  • ½ tsp  peppermint extract

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of an electric mixer; start on medium-low speed until soft peaks form.  Gradually add the sugar—1 tablespoon at a time.
Beat in a little red food coloring, one drop at a time, until meringue is a desired shade of pink.

Beat at high speed until meringue is very stiff and shiny.

Have ready 2 baking sheets lined w/ parchment pape72 meringue rosettes about 1” diameter (alternatively use a teaspoon to form little kisses)

Bake at 200 for 1-1/2 hours, then turn off the oven, crack the door, and leave the meringues to cool for at least 4 hours (or overnight). They should be dry and crisp the whole way through.

When cool, pipe or spread a small amount of dark chocolate filling on one kiss and press another onto it.  Store meringues at cool room temperature in an airtight container.  Chocolate meringues will keep for 1-3 days.  Do not refrigerate.

Filling – dark chocolate ganache

5 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

½ cup whipping cream

Heat cream in a small saucepan or in the microwave.  Stir in chopped chocolate.  Heat a bit longer if necessary to get all the chocolate to melt completely.  Cool the ganache completely before assembling the cookies.

Meringue making tips:  moisture and grease are the enemies of a successful meringue.  Make sure that no egg yolk is mixed in with the egg whites.  Mixer bowl and whisk or beaters should be perfectly clean and dry.  Incorporate the sugar slowly to dissolve it in the meringue.  Oven should be set to the lowest temperature to bake completely without browning the meringues.  It can be difficult to bake meringues on a very humid day.

Thank you, Lisa McEwan!

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Remember, HotCakes is a fantastic cafe and lunch spot, but they also have an incredibly delicious gourmet catering operation. Call HotCakes for your next event!

HotCakes
Barracks Road Shopping Center | 1137 Emmet Street North
434-295-6037

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HEATHER

Feb
9
2015

SCOUTED at STONEFIELD

PARALLEL 38

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O(h so good)ctopus

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Ask for the back round booth when with a fun group like this – including TSG‘s Lily West and fiancé, The Clifton Inn‘s Ben Phinsgraff.

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Home-made Hot Toddy is the only way to finish off a feast at P38.

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THE YELLOW BUTTON STORE

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My favorite brand at TYBS: Maison Scotch / Scotch and Soda

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dresses

bootscarf yellowjewels ylaydown ymiranda

The Yellow Button Store Owner, Miranda, brings comfortable, youthful style to Charlottesville.

whitetote yrack yshirts

coats

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SUZ SOMERSALL 

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Create a collection… Stack bands to remind you of special occasions like births, anniversaries, etc. I love this simple and classic twisted yellow-gold band.

sblue

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searrings

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$100 and get $25 off any of our Valentine’s Gift Collection: http://www.suzsomersall.com/collections/valentines-day

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Shop LOCAL to support our sweet friends at the CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE SPCA.

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THE SHOPS AT STONEFIELD

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TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HEATHER

Feb
4
2015

VALENTINE LOVES

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1 | What could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day than rose gold… Delicate yet awe inspiring, I covet this diamond and rose gold band by local Suz Sommersal. The Ivy Band’s classic rope setting holds rows of pave diamonds. Find her boutique at Stonefield. 

2 | Maker her feel sexy with this elizabeth and james new claire dress in peach at eloise.

3 | Bracelet-favorite, Chan Luu, makes the most delicately soft cashmere scarves. This merlot one is can be found at The Yellow Button Store.

4 | ”On Valentine’s Day, the first 12 customers will receive a box of Gearharts Chocolates.  Share them with that special someone or feel free to enjoy them in your car in the parking lot.” ~Scarpa

5 | For your sweetest little Valentine, Heart Lockets by Atsuyo Et Akiko can be found locally at Petit Bebe.

6 | Guys, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous new pair of sexy shoes! I love this just-in Rag & Bone Wyatt open-toe leather slingback. Made in Italy; found locally at eg.

7 | Brand new S. Carter Designs necklaces just in at Scarpa. S. Carter displays the designers’ passion for all things wild and exotic in nature.

SUZ SOMERSALL
Shops at Stonefield | 2020 Bond Street

eloise
505 W Main Street

THE YELLOW BUTTON STORE
Shops at Stonefield | 2035 Bond Street

PETIT BEBE
115 South First Street

EG
109 South First Street

SCARPA
2114a Barracks Road

GEARHARTS FINE CHOCOLATES
Main Street Market

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
HEATHER 

Feb
2
2015