Happy Meals: Lunch

Today we’re featuring some tips, recipes, and products to make the mornings spent preparing lunch-time meals a little less hectic. Dress up your On The Go Meals with great, fresh food and color centric utensils, linens and take out containers. We suggest making your mealtime fashionable, delicious, and nutritious! socut
Our “Honey I’m Comb” Nooner is great for any busy bee on the go who wants to look fashion forward as carrying their lunch box to work or school.
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This healthy and easy smoothie recipe is great for a lunch on the go and can be pre-made the night before and put in the freeze until lunch time the next day.

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This tupperware set and adorable silverware set are the perfect staples for any kid’s (or adult’s) lunch box!

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Napkins are a must for any lunch box, so why not have cute re-usable stripe napkins like these above?

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These veggie chips are the perfect alternative to potato chips and they fit perfectly in our Nooner.

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Gazpacho is such an easy and satisfying lunch. We love this recipe.

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How cute are these plastic food containers? We absolutely love the mix-and-match color palette. And we can’t forget a thirst quenching drink like this crisp apple water.

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We must admit, salads are our go-to lunch. Try this kale and hummus recipe.

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We suggest our Daytripper to carry not only your Nooner lunch box but also everything you need for your busy day.

SCOUT’s Birthday Recap

Last Thursday was SCOUT’s 11th Birthday; almost a teenager! For those of you who don’t know the SCOUT story, we will give you a short summary. In the early 2000s, co-founder and creative director, Deb Johns was traveling in Milan when a plaid carryall bag caught her eye. It didn’t take long for Deb to formulate the idea for SCOUT, which was to create fun, functional, and affordable tote bags for women and families. The brand is named after Ben and Deb’s beloved dachshund who lives up to his now iconic name. SCOUT has since grown to include an array of bags, accessories, and even rugs.

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The iconic man himself.

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We couldn’t resist. Isn’t he the cutest?

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Such a great motto to live by in our opinion.
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We couldn’t celebrate without cake and wine.

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This cake was to die for; we had to go in for a second slice. If you want to try out our recipe see below. We highly suggest it!

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Not a baker? That’s okay! This cake requires minimal baking skills and ingredients so it’s great for cooks of all stages.
We had so much fun celebrating SCOUT! But we like to think of everyday as a party here at the SCOUT HQ in Georgetown so we would like to believe this soirée was nothing out of the ordinary. Have some party tips? We would love to here from you!

Lake House Inspired Style

As we wind down, realize August is near (really??), and start to get back into our “normal” routines, we want to make sure not to overlook these last few weeks of summer. Yes, organization is key to having a successful upcoming school year, but we don’t want to think about summer coming to an end just yet.

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Spend a day on the lake, relaxing on the boat.
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Wind down your day with an amazing view and friends + family.
Lake house inspired vacations are a great way to have a mini escape for the weekend. We know the days are going by quickly and soon everyone will be heading back to school…but we want to have just a few more tastes of summer.

Back to School: Intern Edition featuring Gussie Johns

Our last back to school post featuring our SCOUT interns. Today, we’re featuring Gussie Johns who is a rising sophomore at the University of Southern California studying Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Business. She plays lacrosse at USC and loves to explore downtown LA and the nearby beaches. Gussie’s style is timeless, tomboy with an edge…blending her athletic life with her love for denim and SHOES! She has a life on two coasts and her wardrobe reflects a bi-coastal flexibility. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and keen sense of personal style.

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How cool is this leather jacket? It’s perfect for your fall wardrobe.

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Gussie’s cocktail dress of choice is a classic LDB that can be dressed up or down.

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Here are  a few of Gussie’s wardrobe essentials.
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These classic slippers go with everything!

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Gussie’s favorite stripe shirt is such a classic.

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We love a fun pop of color via this Toy Watch. Duffy
Gussie’s favorite SCOUT bags come from the canvas collection. The Duffy is the perfect travel companion and can double as a gym bag.

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The Scoutrigger is great because it’s so versitile and can be used for a day trip, weekend trip, or just a trip around town.

Wedding Wednesday

Here at SCOUT we’re talking weddings today!
Show us your SCOUT at your wedding to be featured in our Facebook album and make an appearance on the blog!
 
How beautiful is this bride and her bridal party? Our own Whole Sales Assistant & Account Manager, Abby Mickelson’s good friend, Megan McFarland’s wedding featuring personalized Crown Jewels 

Okay, this is just too cute! Featuring our Tiny Package

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Laura Ellen’s photo of her best friend, Collete Marie’s wedding featuring ! She was one of our gallery contest winners and got a brand new SCOUT bag.

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Our VP, Birch’s sister’s wedding featuring these adorably wrapped Crown Jewels.

The Kate Wristlet makes the perfect bridesmaid gifts! Showing our Wholesale Account Manager & Wholesale Systems Manager, Sally Wiebe’s sister’s wedding.
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Still not sure what to get your bridesmaids and other important women in your wedding? We think we’ve got the answer: our Packin’ Heat!

Back to School: Intern Edition featuring Katherine Seder

We’re featuring our 3rd of 4 summer interns at SCOUT. Today we’re focusing on Katherine’s style, a rising senior at Georgetown University who is studying business. We love that Katherine lives right around the corner from our headquarters! Her style is classic with a twist…she loves fashion but appreciates looks that last mixed with fun, on trend pieces that keep her look refreshed! Katherine hopes to pursue a career in fashion/retail and enjoys wearing easy pieces that are both feminine and fun.

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This Vineyard Vines dress is super cute and comfy enough to wear everyday.

Alice and Olivia cocktail dress

We are obsessed with this Alice and Olivia cocktail dress! And it goes perfectly with the small heeled sandals below.
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Halogen Sandals 

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Katherine would wear cute and easy sundresses like this Kate Spade dress everyday if she could!

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We’re officially obsessed with Katherine’s jacket choice. This Kate Spade peacoat is classic and perfect for the cold winters in DC.

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When it comes to accessorizing, Katherine likes to keep it clean and classic. These pieces are versatile, chic, and never go out of style.
Scarf | J.Crew Bracelet | Dolce Vita Bootie

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Katherine’s SCOUT bags of choice
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Back to School: Intern Edition featuring Natalie Bruno

Today, we will be giving you a little insight into the fashion and lifestyle of another SCOUT intern, Natalie Bruno.
Natalie is a native of Richmond, VA and will be a rising junior at the University of Virginia this fall studying Spanish and Business. Easy and natural with a Boho twist is the style of Natalie. She loves accessories to personalize her look and loads up on rings everyday! She loves making jewelry and has an artistic bent. She also hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from UVA!

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Classic yet edgy, this leather jacket from Zara is one of Natalie’s wardrobe staples.

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These Free People boots are so great for fall and we love that they can be paired with jeans or dresses.

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We love Natalie’s choice cocktail dress by Alice and Olivia. It’s chic and modern but still shows just enough of her  boho style.

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This Free People mini dress is the perfect transition piece for your wardrobe as we move into fall (can you believe it’s almost August??)

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Get Natalie’s “go to” look:
Tory Burch Embroidered Top | Tory Burch Ballet Flats | Ted Baker Rings | Zara Jeans

Natalie's go to bags

Natalie’s favorite SCOUT bags that can double as the perfect school bags on the days when she doesn’t feel like carrying her Big Draw backpack.
Daytripper | Club Upper 

Week of Monograms

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Gift giving can be hard but we’re here to help! Personalized gifts speak to the heart and can be
given to your closest friends and family. We’ve compiled some of our favorite custom gifts or
purchases for yourself (shh we won’t tell) below.
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Monogrammed Umbrella via Bespoke Gifts
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Monogrammed Jewelry Box | Monogrammed Beach Towel | Monogrammed S’well Water Bottle 
all via the Monogram Shop
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Armor Lux Striped Long Sleeve Shirt via Mark and Graham

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Stubbs & Wootton Bespoke Collection via Stubbs & Wootton

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Any SCOUT bag can be personalized and made one-of-a-kind via our website.
We especially love this Weekender!
We want to hear your ideas. Have you given or received amazing personalized gifts? Please share them with us! We’re always open to new ideas here at SCOUT and want to hear what about you!

Week of Monograms

Monogrammed Bag Guide by SCOUTToday, everyone wants one-of-a-kind products that are personal and can be cherished.
Luckily, many retailers cater towards this need and want of consumers.
Monogramming luxury and designer handbags is a great way to add a small personal touch.
Check out our guide below.
1. Louis Vuitton Hot Stampable 
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Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton, Desk Agenda Cover with Hot Stamp
What: up to 3 letters on any luggage tag & small leather goods
Color: any color with or without dots
Where: in stores or online
Time: only takes a few minutes in stores
Price: free with purchase of product
2. Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram
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Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton, Neverfull GM with Mon Monogram 
What: up to 3 hand-painted initials on handbags, luggage, & small leather goods
Color: solid, multicolored, or striped
Where: in stores or online
Time: about 8 weeks
Price: anywhere from $160-1,100 depending on product
3. Goyard Hand Painted Initials
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Photo Credit: Gwyneth Paltrow’s blue Goyard Tote via Summer in Newport 
What: up to 3 hand painted letters on handbags, luggage, and small leather goods
Color: striped or multicolored
Where: in Goyard stores or stores that sell Goyard
Time: anywhere from 2-8 weeks
Price: $150+
4. Anya Hindmarch Bespoke

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Photo Credit: Anya Hindmarch: Bespoke Walton and Bespoke Passport Case 
What: initials or a personal note on bags, accessories, storage, and more
Color: any
Where: only by contacting or visiting the Pont Street, London store (will be online soon)
Time: must contact London store
Price: additional charge, must contact London store for exact pricing
5. Kate Spade The Monogram Shop 

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Photo Credit: Kate Spade Cedar Street Medium Harmony, Cedar Street Lacey, Cedar Street Monday
What: 3 initials on select bags and wallets
Color: gold
Where: Kate Spade Monogram Shop online
Time: 4 business days + shipping time
Price: $5 + price of the bag
6. Rebecca Minkoff Monogram Shop 

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Photo Credit: Pre-Initialed Rebecca Minkoff Bag via Purse Blog 
What: up to 2 letters on select handbags or pre-initialed single-letter handbags
Color: matched to the hardware of the bag
Where: online for custom initials or any retail store that sells Rebecca Minkoff
Time: about 6 weeks for custom initials
Price: anywhere from $35-60 + price of the bag
7. Longchamp Personalized
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What: up to 3 letters on Le Pliage Cuir or Le Pliage Nylon
Color: any
Where: online through the personalization shop
Time: varies based on size and style
Price: can be found on Longchamp website, but varies based on size and style
8. SCOUT Personalize 
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Photo Credit: Citrus and Style sporting SCOUT’s Scoutrigger in Navy Canvas
What: add up to 3 initials on bags, accessories, and coolers
Color: your choice
Where: SCOUT website
Time: an additional 48-72 hours + shipping
Price: $12 + price of SCOUT bag
Checkout Purse Blog’s “A Comprehensive Guide to Personalized Designer Handbags
for a little bit longer of a read if you want more monogrammed handbag ideas.

Week of Monograms

our favorite monogram shops
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Photo Credit: Nantucket Monogram | Monograms off Madison
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Check out SFGATE’s “Monogrammed Gifts Spell Thoughtfulness”  (we totally agree!)
Cleary we think monogramming is the way to go. With personal designs you can give gifts that
have meaning. Know of monogram spots we missed? Let us know your favorite shops, websites,
and designs. Here at SCOUT we love knowing what you think! And of course, don’t forget to order
a SCOUT bag with your initials if you don’t already have one.
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Featuring The Scoutrigger made personal
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Our very own Kate Kegan, VP of Sales and Creative Engagement, rocking her Oh Buck It