Scout is Out Soiree

It’s official! Our beautiful book is here and we’ve launched our arrival in true “TSG Hunt Country style” (with a lot of help from some very talented friends).

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The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant transformed their dinning area into a spectacular great room. The space was charming, intimate, elegant (just as you would expect from the Goodstone). Every detail exceptionally executed. The evening was absolutely PERFECT! Special thanks to Jenna Ware, Chef John Leonard and the Goodstone staff for an extraordinary effort and an evening that exceeded expectations.

2014-09-10 18.40.43 TSG friend and floral design-extrodinaire, Holly Heider Chapple filled this perfect setting with an abundance of texture and gorgeous color. The flowers were absolutely magical – quintessential “Holly-ish.”

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Of course the best part of the evening was the reunion of our TSG HC family. It was wonderful to have so many of you attend and special thanks to those who let me grab a quick pic to share: Philip Miller - Highcliffe Clothier, Peggy Duvall - Duvall Design Gallery,  Donna Clark, Tully Rector, Karen Jackson - Tully Rector , Jake Dunning - Throwleigh Fireplace Fenders, Will & Rachelle Eicher - J.D. Eicher Builders and Jim Timberlake, The Paint Shop.

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2014-09-10 18.46.49 A heart-felt thanks to two very special TSG partners for giving our guest favors a little Hunt Country flavor! All who attended where treated to a bottle of the Locke Store’s “soon-to-be famous” Wizzie’s Ice Tea and sample of this local’s biggest weakness - Shenandoah Chocolates!!

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Looking forward to sharing our beautiful book with the world. It was another fabulous year in the making and we are grateful for all who made it possible! Grab your copy NOW at any of our TSG participating businesses (listing below)…and we will be LIVE soon at

Aurora Services

Belle Grey Farm

Beverly Equestrian

Duchessa of Middleburg

Richard Allen Clothing

Duvall Designs Gallery

Highcliffe Clothiers

J.D. Eicher Builder

Jane Covington Restoration

Locke Store

Lucy Brown Armstrong Photographer

McKinsey Development

Melmore, Inc.

Metropolitan Aviation

Middleburg Events Studio

Middleburg Spring Races

National Sporting Library

The Outpost

Salamander Resort & Spa

Salon Emage

Shenandoah Fine Chocolates

Sheridan MacMahon

Skyline Tent Company

The Other Elizabeth

The Paint Shop

The Whole Ox

Throwleigh Fireplace Fenders


Tully Rector

Wakefield School

Washington Fine Properties

Windy Hill Foundation

Wiseman & Associates








1. Apple Time:  Nothing says fall has arrived like a family day trip to a local orchard for apple picking fun. Stribling Orchard in Markham, VA is this locals favorite picking spot. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-5pm and start serving fresh cider in September. 540. 354.3040.

2. Trail Rides: With the onset of Fall foliage, our Virginia countryside becomes magical. And there is no better way to take in the fairytale setting than a trail ride. Salamander Resort’s Equestrian program offers Trail rides, carriage rides, lessons and more on its 340-acre resort of pure Hunt Country splendor. 800.651.0751.

3. Latte. Cool weather brings latte cravings. Look no further than Middleburg Common Grounds. 540.687.7065.

4. Cashmere: Soft, cozy perfection! Find your favorite best friend for Fall at Tully Rector in Middleburg.

5. The Bootie: Retire the flops and slip into a great Fall Bootie. Tully Rector. 540.687.5858.

6. Home Project: Wake up your inner-DIY. The kids are back at school and we can finally take on that dresser we know can go from drab to fab with just a little love and great coat of paint. Find all the inspiration and quality paints you need at The Paint Shop in Warrenton. 540.347.4484.

7. Girl’s Getaway: Nothing refreshes the soul like a little quality time with friends. Add a full spa, award-winning farm-to-table cuisine and luxurious accommodations nestled in the gorgeous, quite serenity of Virginia countryside and you have girl-time in paradise. Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, VA. 540.687.3333.

Of course our favorite part of September is the release of our most recent TSG Hunt Country! Our Volume #3 will be arriving soon and in your favorite local businesses and destinations. WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE!!! Stay tuned & September LOCAL!!

Tell them SCOUT sent you.


Labor Day Weekend Planner: Epic Experience


No need to travel far this Labor Day weekend. Beachcombers, river rats, stay landbound this holiday, it’s time for Epicurience Virginia!  An EPIC experience of fine, Virginia-made wines and delectable, farm-to-table cuisine.

Saturday, August 30, 12-6pm – Grand Tasting, Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia

The Grand Tasting is EPIC-candy for all your senses. Live music, a breathtaking setting and an Epicurience tent filled with wine makers, pie bakers, celebrity chefs and tastemakers. It is a must-attend for who appreciate artisans of the edible!

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Sunday, August 31, 10:30am-3:30pm – Epicurience Brunch Spectacular, Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, Virginia

Treat yourself to a Brunch Spectacular  at one of our area’s most saught-after destinations. The Salamander Resort & Spa is nestled in 340-acres of gorgeous Virginia countryside. It offers spectacular views, luxurious surroundings, family-fun activities, a full service spa and award-winning cuisine – it is an epic experience all on its own. Couple all that with with a bountiful breakfast, bottomless mimosas and a chance to taste some of our area’s finest wines …you’ve got a Brunch Spectacular.


Bonus: Salamander Resort & Spa is celebrating its ONE-year anniversary this weekend. Click through to get all the Birthday Bash details (from cooking classes to tree-top zip tours, this will be a birthday to remember)!!

Sunday, August 31, 11am – Picnic in a Vineyard, Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, Middleburg, Virginia

One of our favorite places to slow down and savor a great wine is the next stop on the Epicurience tour.  There truly is no better way to spend an afternoon in Hunt Country.

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Sunday, August 31, 1-3pm – Tour Fresh, Tour Local at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, Virginia

It’s a farm-to-table tour of this amazing 265-acre estate lead by Farm Manager, Chris Hines. Tour goers will learn responsible, earth-friendly farming practices and then be treated to a gourmet picnic prepared by Goodstone, award-winning chef, Jonathan Leonard. (added bonus: leave with your very own complimentary, Goodstone-grown veggies and eggs).

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Happy Labor Day everyone!

May it be relaxing, fun-filled and utterly EPIC!

Tell them SCOUT sent you!



August Loves

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August brings our final days of summer. Here’s to making the most of every one of them – LOCALLY! Bask is summer’s sun in great style (and a fabulous hat) Tully Rector and Duchessa of Middleburg have everything you need to make statement any time of the year. If you can’t make it to the shore, hit the Shenandoah this weekend and tap into your adventurous side with a little help from Shenandoah River Outfitters. After a perfect day outdoors, get your grill on! How about a skirt steak from our favorite artisan butcher - The Whole Ox and batch of Sangria (for best results, get ALL your ingredients locally). We’re hoping you’re able to take advantage of these final days to sleep in. Hit snooze and relish the quiet. And, if your student is not yet set for their 1st day of school, head to TriCounty in Marshall, VA. They have the latest from Patagonia…TOMS & more (all your student needs to hit the books in style).  Warning: you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something you have to have too.

Enjoy August everyone & keep it LOCAL!


August at Duvall Designs Gallery

Hunt Country is rich in local artisans and we can always count on Duvall Designs Gallery to showcase our area’s finest. This August the gallery is featuring the work of several favorites, including Kathy Dansie, and Louise W. King.

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For 20 years, I’ve constructed horses…Something imagined, something dreamt, something remembered, something seen out of the corner of the mind’s eye.                                                                               Louise W. King 

Learn more about these and other fascinating Duvall Designs’ featured artists at the August Artists Reception – Saturday, August 9, 6pm-8pm.

SCOUTED SAVINGS: also this month only, enjoy GREAT savings on the Gallery’s own, Jay Duvall’s hand-crafted wood furniture.


Take home your own Jay Duvall original at 20% off (just in time for the new Fall collection). The Galley is open Friday through Sunday, 12 – 5 pm and weekdays by appointment. See you there & if we miss you, be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you!

Duvall Design Gallery

2053 Millwood Road

Millwood, VA







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Check out details about the event and tickets here