Reactivate Your Life: Eat Fresh!

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Featured SCOUT Bags: 1. Bagette, Stripe Tease 9. Pocket Rocket, Montauk Mint

2. Ojai Cook Lemonaise 3. The Lemonade Cookbook 4. Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5. Lemon Olive Oil 6. Chez Panisse Café Cookbook 7. Brad’s Raw Kale Chips 8. Lime Shaker 10. Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend 

Thanksgiving Inspired Looks, Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie

 

Featured SCOUT Bag: Oh Buck It, Chai T

1. Narciso Rodriguez, Two-Tone Collarless Coat 2. Gucci, Striped Knit Cotton Sweater 3. Gucci, Python-collar Silk Dress 4.Ralph Lauren Collection, Paola Block-Heel Leather Sandals 5. Zara, Double Layer Combined Top 6. Giuseppe Zanotti, Croc-Print Leather High-Top Sneakers 7. Canada Goose, Camp Puffer Jacket 8. Zara, Patent Ballet Flat

Recipe Continued…

  1. Brush edges of pie shells with a damp pastry brush; arrange leaves around edges, pressing to adhere. Whisk 1 egg and cream in a small bowl. Brush leaves with egg wash. Cut 2 large circles of parchment; fit into pie shells, extending above edges. Fill with pie weights or dried beans.
  2. Bake pie shells 15 minutes. Remove weights and parchment; bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. If using fresh pumpkin, discard seeds. Scoop out flesh, using a large spoon, into a food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure out 3 cups, and transfer pumpkin to a large bowl (reserve any remaining for another use; if using canned pumpkin, add that to the bowl instead). Add brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, remaining 6 eggs, and evaporated milk; whisk until combined.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Place pie shells on rimmed baking sheets. Divide pumpkin mixture evenly between shells. Bake until all but centers are set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let pies cool completely on wire racks. Cut into wedges, and serve with whipped cream.

Thanksgiving Inspired Looks, Mashed Potatoes

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Featured SCOUT Bag: Original Deano, Midas Well

1. Carven, Oversized Curly Coat 2. Nina Ricci, Ruffled Lace Skirt 3. Helmut Lang, Fur-Collar Felt Coat 4. Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Fringed Dress 5. Jil Sander, Fluted Duster Jacket 6. Thom Brown, White & Gold Metallic Longwing Brogues 7. Dolce & Gabbana, Nude Crystal Accent Patent Flats 8. Chloe, Goergette Tiered Ruffled Skirt 

Thanksgiving Inspired Looks, Green Bean Casserole

greenbean-Recovered

 

Featured SCOUT Bag: Two Plate Special, Off the Chain 

1. Katie Ermilio, Bow-detail Satin Dress 2.ERDEM, Brenton embellished wool-crepe and jersey dress 3. Givenchy, Sequin Silk-crepe Dress 4. Dolce & Gabbana, Crystal-embellishe Wool Coat 5. Joseph, Commando Cargo Pants 6. No.21, Brunilde Sequin Pants 7. Prada, Fringe-Trim T-Pumps 8. Valentino, Rockstud Ballerina Flat 

Thanksgiving Inspired Looks, Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce

Featured SCOUT Bag: Pocket Rocket, Downtown Abbey

1. Isabel Marant, Chiffon Mini Skirt 2.GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, Honeycomb-embroidered floral appliqué dress 3. Moncler, Quilted Down Gilet 4. Maison Martin Margiela, Tailored Trouser 5. Moncler Grenoble, Standing Collar Jacket 6. Saint Laurent, Classic Biker Jacket 7. Aquazzura, Bianca Suede Pumps

Summer in the City

Washington D.C.

After traveling around to different cities over the week, it’s time to make our way home to Washington D.C.  SCOUT’s HQ is located in the historic D.C. neighborhood, Georgetown! To give you the best of D.C. we asked some of our Washington native employees what their favorite things are to do in the summer.

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1. Caroline Herrera dress  2. Stella McCartney sunglasses  3. Dolce & Gabbana pumps  4. SCOUT Miss Manors in Blackout Scout

Visit the Omni Shoreham Hotel pool or make a splash in the Georgetown Waterfront fountain to cool off in the humid summer days. Grab a picnic dinner and some lawn chairs for Screen on the Green on the National Mall. Lemonade from Founding Farmers is a favorite way to stay hydrated, and Kafe Leopold or Blue Duck Tavern are the perfect outdoor lunch spots.  Two of our SCOUT girls, Caroline and Megan, are seen enjoying some of their favorite summer spots!

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5. Dolce & Gabbana 3-piece  6. SCOUT BJ bag in Coral Dilemma  7. Marc by Marc Jacobs watch  8. Gianvito Rossi pumps

Make sure to stick to florals and bright colors to match the D.C. summer flair!

DC 39. SCOUT Original Deano in Raspberry Fizz  10. Roland Mouret dres  11. Ralph Lauren colored skinnies  12. Kaufman Franco blazer
13. Superga neon sneakers

19 Great Eateries and 3 Openings

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PICTURED

1. Graffiato by Mike Isabella

2. for the ‘see and be seen’ scene, Café Milano in Georgetown

3. a classic, Ted’s Bulletin

4. Union Market in NE is a new must-visit

5. We the Pizza and Good Stuff – Georgetown Good Stuff location to arrive this winter

union market

MORE DELICIOUS SPOTS

1. Bandolero by Mike Isabella

2. Aqua al 2

3. Birch and Barley

4. Estadio

cafe milano

5. Bar Pilar

6. Matchbox

7. Oyamel by Jose Andres

8. Rasika

teds bulletin

9. off the beaten path, visit Kafe Leopold

10. Pie Sisters of Georgetown

11. for a tea break visit Teaism

12. for coffee, stop into Peregrine’s new location

13. for cupcakes Baked & Wired is our favorite

14. off the beaten path but a must-eat is Stachowski’s at 28th and P in Georgetown (neighborhood)

graffiatio

OPENINGS TO COME (TALK AMONGST THE FOODIES)

1. potential for Stephen Starr’s Le Diplomate to open down on 14th Street

2. Mike Isabella might be opening Kapnos

3. Good Stuff  in Georgetown

Buy Ahead for Summer Snacks

SALE… Just hearing the word from a consumer-happy friend or reading it in a promo email is enough to make the heart skip a beat… and then sprint off to wherever the sale is! This week we’re featuring some of our own SCOUT products on sale now, as well as other useful items from bedding to beachwear. Here we encourage you to stock up on the good stuff of 2011 before it leaves the ‘SALE’ pages of your favorite web sites!

STANDING OUTSIDE THE FIRE:

Top row, from left to right: National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983, starring Chevy Chase); Cheaper by the Dozen (2003, starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt); Campfire Roasters Marshmallows, available in assorted sizes and flavors; Stonewall Kitchen Sugar Grahams.

Bottom, clockwise from lower right: An assortment of Mast Brothers Chocolate, available online at French Broad Chocolates; SCOUT 4Boys Bag in Croc-O-Gator Black & White, on sale now; Jonathan Adler Devil Match Strike; Table Grill by Eva Solo; Rolla Roasters Roasting Forks, available online at REI.

Buy Ahead in the Nation’s Capital

SALE… Just hearing the word from a consumer-happy friend or reading it in a promo email is enough to make the heart skip a beat… and then sprint off to wherever the sale is! This week we’re featuring some of our own SCOUT products on sale now, as well as other useful items from bedding to beachwear. Here we encourage you to stock up on the good stuff of 2011 before it leaves the ‘SALE’ pages of your favorite web sites!

CROSS PARTY LINES FOR FOOD, FUN AND FASHION:

Clockwise from top right: Prep for DC with a viewing of All the President’s Men (1976, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, pictured); enjoy the famed Georgetown/DC classic Wedding Crashers (2005, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, pictured); two guys who’ve settled their business in DC, the design duo of Smathers & Branson (pictured), make well-priced, great looking needlepoint belts… Sherman Pickey in Upper Georgetown has a wide selection and does special orders; also in Upper Georgetown, visit new store Dalton Pratt (pictured) to pick up a frame to capture your fave DC snapshot or find yourself a cool piece of jewelry; for an avant garde take on DC style, stop into Relish (pictured) in Cady’s Alley, just down from Georgetown’s M Street; Hu’s Shoes & Hu’s Wear are further down on M Street with a fantastic selection of shoes & RTW, respectively, and then directly next to the Four Seasons, M29 has an amazing variety of unique and chic gifts; when you venture downtown, on 14th Street Muleh is a must-see for contemporary and classic furniture and fashion; grab artisanal cheeses from a West coast company that also has a strong following on the East coast, conveniently right here in DC, Cowgirl Creamery (pictured); buy the Hippie Crack from Baked & Wired (pictured) to munch on in between meals; tote party- and partisan-themed favors in SCOUT‘s all-inclusive DC tote (pictured), the Mini Deano in Capitol Fun.

Home for the Holidays: Holiday Movie Day

HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is a Holiday-themed movie viewing day… In addition to the films featured below, we also recommend The Holiday; The Family Stone; Nothing Like the Holidays; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; A Christmas Story; How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original and the Jim Carrey version); Elf; Miracle on 34th Street; The Santa Clause; Nightmare Before Christmas; Holiday Inn; It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Holiday movies to inspire, from left to right,

(SCOUT Weekender Travel Tote in Angelina Ballerina Paisley to tote DVDs); Love Actually; White Christmas; A Charlie Brown Christmas; Home Alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks to be had, from left to right,

Dale & Thomas Gift Tin of Popcorn; Boylan Ginger Ale 4-Pack; Garrett 6.5-Gal Tin of Popcorn; Stewart’s Cherries n’ Cream Soda 4-Pack; 479Popcorn The Comfort Collection (popcorn in canisters); Jones Soda Holiday 4-Pack.