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Everyone has their reasons they love fall – cozy layers, pumpkin everything, cozy campfires. At Signature Medical Spa, they have their own reason why you should love fall: It is prime time to rejuvenate your body! Here’s a list of our favorite treatments and why fall is the perfect time to schedule your appointment!

1. You’re out of the sun!  |  Advanced Peels

Signature Medical Spa provides advanced chemical peels to provide benefits from reducing brown spots to brightening the skin, to treating mild acne scars and reducing the appearance of fine lines. With six different treatments to choose from, your skin will get exactly what it needs!

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2. Fall fashion effortlessly covers up post procedure! |  Vein Therapy

Treatment includes sclerotherapy(the injections of a concentrated salt solution into the small veins to seal them) and/or the use of lasers to seal the blood vessels. For optimal results, clients wear compression stockings after the treatment. Under your favorite pair of jeans – no one will know the difference!

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3. Some treatments take 3 months for optimum results, so start preparing for spring!  |  Body Conturing

Signature Medical Spa offers the latest body contouring technology and expertise to reshape your silhouette and help you fit effortlessly into your skinny jeans! Areas they treat: abdomen, sides, upper and mid back, outer and inner thighs, back and front of thighs, and arms. Too soon to be thinking of next spring? We don’t think so!

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You’re invited to Signature Medical Spa‘s Sip & Slim Party for women interested in Body Contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting, Liposonix and Thermage. If you want to learn more about fat reduction & body contouring, or already know about it and want to take advantage of a discounted price by placing a small deposit that night, join us in the Spa’s Boutique for a cocktail hour, Wednesday, November 5th from 4:30-6:30.

To attend Sip & Slim and enjoy complimentary skinny cosmos & light refreshments, free Body Contouring consultations and discounts on Body packages with $100 deposits that night, please RSVP by this Sunday, November 2nd. | 434.923.4646



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I simply adore this woman… SHAWN COSETTE of Beehive Events. She is lovely, kind, and effortlessly talented in a way unlike anyone else around. Her event and decor company, BEEHIVE EVENTS, took my wildest wedding dreams and made them reality with her deep collection of decor items, furniture, fabric, florals, vessels, objects… She saw into my thoughts and just made them come alive even more beautifully than I thought. And she’s much more than weddings. Think BEEHIVE EVENTS for any soiree, large or small…

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1. A favorite indulgence: Going to the nursery and filling up the back of my van with lots of plants. The ride home is so joyous thinking about the possibilities.

2. An unmissable element of a perfect day:  Sunshine and a good laugh.

3. A memorable food experience:  As a child on a summer road trip with my family, driving through Texas before we had a car with AC. Wow that state was flat and man was it hot!!! Even sticking our heads out the window didn’t help. Finally we saw a sign WATERMELON, without  much pleading on our part, my dad pulled over to the side of the road and there we sat on the car’s bumper eating the biggest, sweetest, juiciest slices of watermelon EVER.  YUM – it never tasted so good!!!

4. The greatest surprise of your life:  OK I can’t think of anything, dang?

5. The best gift you’ve ever received:  I guess I would have to say the gift of my husband’s continued love, acceptance and support. Geeze – is he ever patient, it can’t always be easy. His love is my home.

6. The best advice you’ve ever received: Figure out what your bottom line is and make a deal with yourself to never cross it. The rest is all negotiable.

7. Biggest annoyance: Walking into a public establishment and not be greeted

8. Your daily uniform: White T-shirt and jeans

9. A goal outstanding:  Learn to take awesome images of my work – One of these days I want to learn how to really use a camera.

10. A splurge that is well worth it:  When on Vacation, I like to splurge and get the nicest hotel room or vacation rental I can afford. I love waking up in beauty especially when on vacation and trying to recharge my creative energy

11. The Alps or The Maldives:  Maldives, especially if there is a gentle breeze

12. A must-have travel item: iPad, its light and takes the place of travel guides, reading books, computer…. You can even make the font large so that you can leave your reading glasses behind.

13. A Charlottesville hidden gem:  Monticello Trail – Its not that hidden I know but I just love walking that trail and appreciate the care that goes into maintaining it. I never tire of looking at the trees and so appreciate the name tags. I also am blown away by the workmanship that went into building the wooden bridges. I saw a scarlet Tangier not so long ago.  I also love how so many people from the community use it.

14. If you didn’t have to work today, you would: I would bike the Piney River Trail in Nelson County. I have had it written down on a yellow post it note attached to the bottom of my computer – there it has been for 2 years, the ink fading and almost every day I say “I gotta do that”

15. Apart from the obvious, an essential work tool:  “Patience Under Pressure”

16. The work experience you are most proud of:  On the occasions when my work moves someone to tears of joy and/or nostalgia. The first time it happened I was in my early 20s. I had brought an arrangement of gorgeous lilacs to my friend who was in the hospital after just giving birth to her second son. The nurse walked into the room and immediately responded to the dreamy lilac perfume, it transported her back to her childhood in the Midwest and to her mom’s beautiful lilac bushes. She gently wept and shared her story. It was the first time that I saw how the beauty of flowers and nature can move people to tears and that somehow I was part of it and proud.

17. An important source of inspiration: Nature and Good Architecture

18. Success is: Waking up in the morning and having love in your heart, feeling content and safe.

19. A song that instantly puts you in a good mood:  John Hyatt, I think its called Drive South. I love the line “Come on baby drive south with the one you love…….” Many years ago when David and I were courting and living in California, we use to love to sing this song together as loud as we could, for some reason it made us giggle and happy. This was long before we even thought of moving to Virginia

20. How did you make your first dollar? In 1977 in Santa Monica California, frozen yogurt just arrived on the scene and was it was all the rage.  I would ride my bike to a frozen yogurt warehouse and purchase at wholesale as many Styrofoam cups that I could fill with peach and strawberry frozen yogurts that that would fit into my cooler with a bit of dry ice. I strapped the cooler onto the back of my bike and off I went to Santa Monica Beach. I walked the beach selling the yogurt to the sun loving happy beach goers – “frozen yogurt 75 cents” On a nice day it would take but a few hours to sell out and then I would have the rest of the day to spend having fun.

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SCOUTED Artists Kelly Coffin & Helen Hilliard, along with 10 others, will be painting plain air (open air) at the Montpelier Hunt Races, Nov 1 – our favorite fall equine event! ART AT THE RACES will benefit the Montpelier Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

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The Artists will be all around the grounds and at the paddock until the first race. During the races, all are welcome to visit the TRF ‘Gallery Tent.’ Here is where the artists’ brushwork on canvas from their week at Montpelier, and the ‘wet painting’ they will be working on at the races, will be available for sale to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier. ArtattheRaces.com


SCOUTED Artists Kelly Coffin & Helen Hilliard


Saturday, November 1st
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Va 22957

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Gates Open 9 AM
Terrier Races 10:30 AM
First Post 12:30 PM
Last Post Time 4:30 PM


Tickets Click HERE
Call 540-672-0014 if you have planning questions.

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Between the gorgeous weather, alumni reunions, and UVA’s homecoming, Charlottesville has a lot to celebrate this weekend. Featuring a traditional match up known as the South’s oldest rivalry, Hoos host UNC for the homecoming football game. As we look forward to a weekend full of tailgating, seeing old friends, and falling in love with hooville all over again, we rounded up some essentials to prepare for the festivities! You may have a diploma, but weekends like these remind us that our soul never graduates. Here’s our starting line up:

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Tailgating Essentials

Keep the celebratory libations cold with this Yeti Cooler from Great Outdoor Provisions.

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Cavalier paraphernalia to adorn your tailgate, available at Folly Screen-Shot-2014-08-13-at-3.12.38-PM

Hoos fans have never been ones to paint their body orange & blue. Trade in the body paint for your favorite orange and navy outfit. Here are of our favorite pieces -

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A classic look from Scarpa.

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 A flirty ensemble, Eloise.

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 e.g has plenty of spirited apparel and in honor of homecoming- orange and blue pieces 50% off and orange merchandise 25% off!


Weekend Musts

Football games only last so long. Here’s our favorite places to round out your lovely weekend.

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Afton Mountain Vineyards


Adventure Farm‘s Fright Night from Friday night 6-9pm, including a corn maze, wine, food trucks & live music.

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Monticello. Take the historical tour and admire Jefferson’s genius. We’re lucky to have something so renowned in our backyard.

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Pick your own apples and explore The Market at Grelen.



Enjoy your weekend & Go Hoos.

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Whether one room, a barn, or entire house…

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H. Adams Sutphin is a SCOUTED best-of ARCHITECT. Not only is he utterly delightful, but he is terribly talented as well. I particularly love his historically respectful restoration work and equestrian projects.

Whether your project is small (one room) or grand (barn or entire house), Adams leaves no detail unperfected. He works with you to make your vision your residential reality.

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“Let’s create what you imagine…”

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Scouted Recipe: Caramelized Onion Soup with Cheddar Biscuit

This recipe is from local chefs, restaurant owners and cookbook authors Luther and Brooke Fedora. They are the founders of Horse and Hound Gastropub in Charlottesville, VA and have recently published The Foodie’s Beer Book. This book can be purchased from The Happy Cook! The Happy Cook hosts cooking classes throughout the year in their retail store in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.



Ring in the brisk weather with this warm and filling twist on a classic comfort food. Chefs Luke and Brook Fedora of The Horse and Hound pair their recipe with an Indian Brown Ale because the dark caramelized flavors in the beer and the bitter finish really compliment the sweet caramelized flavors in this soup.


Caramelized Onion Soup

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 pounds sweet yellow onions, peeled and thing sliced

2 pounds red onions, peeled and thinly sliced

2 bar leaves

2 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

3 cups beef broth

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/2 cup beer


In a large heavy bottom pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the thinly sliced onions to the pan in a thin, even layer. Add the bay leaves and thyme. Stir the onions and herbs to coat with the butter Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 15 minutes, remove the cover and continue cooking over medium-low heat sitting occasionally ffor about 45 minutes or until the onions are a dark caramelized color.

Stir the salt and flour to coat the onions. Add the beef broth and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. Finish the soup by adding 1/2 cup  of her and cook for 10 more minutes. Serve with a cheddar biscuit.


Cheddar Biscuit

These biscuits are perfect on their own. They are soft, fluffily and moist. Serve them warm with this onion soup.

Makes 12  2 1/2 inch biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking  soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

4 teaspoons fresh chives, small dice

1/2 cup butter, cut in small slices and frozen

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup beer

2 cups cheddar cheese, grated


Pre heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper and chives in a medium sized bowl.

Cut the frozen butter pieces into the dry ingredients, mix until the butter is pea sized and dough looks like course sand. Combine 1/2 cup buttermilk and the beer.

Add the buttermilk mix into the flour butter mix. Mix to just combine the ingredients and pour out of the bowl onto a floured surface. Knead the dough until it comes together, about 3 minutes of kneading. Be sure not to over do it, the butter should still be about pea size.

Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a cookie cutter to desired size and shape and place on greased baking sheet. At this point you can chose to bake the biscuits without the cheese or if you are adding cheese refrigerate the cut out biscuits for 1 hour to firm the dough up. When the biscuits are firm, cut the biscuits in half horizontally and insert 1 tablespoon of grated cheddar cheese and seal the cheese in the middle of the 2 halves of the biscuit.

Brush the left over buttermilk on the top of the biscuits, sprinkle with salt and pepper and split the remaining cheese between the biscuits and coat the tops. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.



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