Color Story: Peach

Peach, a pretty pastel, we are loving this season.  She is Coral’s soft spoken younger sister and Blush’s alter ego.  A color close to every Southern girl’s heart and a delight to outsiders.  This hue is subtle with white and gets some old Hollywood Glamour when paired with black.  Mix with gold for a luxe look.  If you are feeling “peachy keen” then try this color with mint for a little sweet sophistication!  Check out some of our favorite peach pieces from our Scout members below, we think you will find them to be just the right amount of sweetness you crave.


Pretty as a Peach



Moonstone & rose gold necklace from Barton-Clay

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Proenza Schouler handbags from Etc.

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Button back blouse from M. Lavender


Zig Zag fold over crossbody from Laura Kathryn

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Vintage style double strand necklace from Full Circle


Clair & John’s wedding – Mariee Ami


 Bridal headpiece from Ivory & White

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Tulip vase from Suite Dreams


Antique Turkish Oushak rug (c. 1910) from Paige Albright Orientals

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Flower romper from Swaddle

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to shop LOCAL and tell them SCOUT sent you!





Barton-Clay: Behind the Scenes

The third time is the charm or at least that is the way we felt about our recent photo shoot with Barton-Clay for Vol. 3 of The Scout Guide.  Along with choosing some of the most gorgeous jewelry and watches for the spread we were able to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the custom design work they produce.  We hope you enjoy this peek into the Barton-Clay‘s artists’ workshop as much as we did.


The Vision:


It all starts with an idea of what could be; an heirloom ring or a dazzling set of earrings.  The craftsmen at Barton-Clay are experts at understanding the vision each client has and how to make it a reality.


The Artist’s Table:

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In order to create beautiful pieces of art, a master must have the perfect workspace; the right lighting, tools at an arm’s reach and it should never look too neat because a tidy table is devoid of creativity.


The Tools:

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An artist is nothing without his tools and we were  mesmerized by all of the curiosities we found when we took a closer look.


The Inspiration: 

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Inspiration can be found everywhere you look.  We loved this concept of natural stones reflecting the beauty found in the wild.


The Process:

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Once the sketches are drawn and the materials are in place, it is time to begin putting the pieces together.  It starts with creating a mold for the metal in the desired shape then placing the stones to make sure everything is perfect before it goes to the casting phase.


The Masters:

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Once the metal is cast the stones are set carefully by the detailed eyes of the craftsman.  All links and remaining components are secured with great precision.  This is not heart surgery but the care and quality that goes into each piece will make for a happy heart when the finished product is revealed.


The Big Finish:  


WOW, is all we could say when we say these stunning earrings.  The lucky lady who wears these will never tire of these Azure beauties.


Stop by Barton-Clay where you wishes can come true.  Dream big and tell them SCOUT sent you!




April Loves

April Loves Blog

Here’s a little peek into what we are loving right now…. Happy Spring!
Remember to shop LOCAL and don’t forget to tell them SCOUT sent you!


Rain Delay

It is a rainy day in Birmingham today but that doesn’t mean you can’t step out in style.  Slip on your favorite rain boots, a sleek trench and find a little joy between the raindrops!



(Image via Gabba Gabba Gorgeous)


Have a great weekend and tell them SCOUT sent you!






Stay Local

If you were not able to escape this week like your friends, here are some ideas for how to make your Birmingham Staycation much more enjoyable.

 Take a drive 


Now is a great time to look at buying a vehicle, stop by RMR 4×4 to see their selection of vehicles that will add a little adventure to your life.

 Make a night of it



Book a reservation at Highlands Bar & Grill for a one of a kind dining experience.  Highland’s has been nominated again for the prestigious James Beard Award for the country’s most outstanding restaurant; our apologies if you are not able to acquire a table this week!

Picture this


Spring and Summer are great times to have a family picture taken, give Beth Hontzas a call to schedule a time to capture these one of a kind moments.

 Relax Outside


Actually, before you do head over to Blackjack Gardens to see the great selection of furniture they have to get your patio ready for outdoor entertaining.

 Pamper yourself


Book a relaxing spa service at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.

 Plan ahead


Easter and Mother’s Day are just around the corner so now is a great time to call Sybil Slyvester at Wildflower Designs for a unique bouquet.

 It’s Time


 Stop by Barton-Clay, the watch experts, to get your timepiece working again with their in house repair shop. While you wait peruse through their gorgeous jewelry and watch collections.

 Go House Hunting

WatkinsLn With less traffic on the road this week why not browse some new homes on the market; contact Ray & Poynor for a behind the scenes tour.

 Take a walk


The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the perfect location for releasing stress.  You can’t leave without feeling happier and lighter as you witness the new life of Spring at its best and besides its FREE (donations are gladly accepted)!

 Do something great


Donate to Jones Valley Teaching Farm to help them provide Good School Food.

We hope you have a great week in Birmingham and don’t forget to tell them SCOUT sent you!




Spring Break Essentials

Now that the days have gotten a little longer and we are experiencing  more warm days than cold days we are starting to get excited about Spring!  The biggest question on our minds right now is “Where are you going for Spring Break?”  Although we may be staying close to home this year, just about everyone we talk to is headed to the beach.  With a warmer destination in mind we pulled together a packing list of essentials for the perfect beach trip from our Spring Break authorized SCOUT members.

In The Shade

If your idea of a vacation is falling asleep under an umbrella be sure to pack these easy pieces.


1 – Turkish Towel from Full Circle

2 – Breezy top & shorts from M. Lavender

3 – Studded sandals from Laura Kathryn

4 – Beach bag & hat from Full Circle

5 – Treasures from Etc.

6 – Tablet case from Full Circle

7 – Sunscreen, water shoes & swimwear from Swaddle

Here Comes the Sun

Sun & sand make you feel alive, so soak up some Vitamin D and feel the heat in these happy must haves.


1 – Tank & shorts from Laura Kathryn

2 – Embroidered tunic from M. Lavender

3 – Beach bag from Etc.

4 – Neon clutches from Etc.

5- Bright accessories from Etc.

6 – Swimsuit, sunnies & lip balm from Swaddle

We hope a little break will cure your Spring Fever but before you leave town, shop LOCAL & tell them SCOUT sent you!