On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for volume six of The Scout Guide Charlottesville. The Scout Guide turns traditional advertising upside down and features a collection of local businesses in creative and beautiful ways. Rather than lists of addresses and phone numbers, The Scout Guide introduces people to a city through photographs that showcase the “passion, originality and character of the region’s small businesses, local artisans, and entrepreneurs, as well as the community at large.”
While those included pay for their spot in the guide, The Scout Guide is distributed for free. It’s part magazine part guide book to a city.
While it was founded in Cville in 2010, the annual publication is now printed in more than 50 cities across the country – check here to see if your city has one! There’s also a great website and blog with all kinds of beautiful posts on tips, style and more.
I joined my friends Sarah and Jessie for drinks and appetizers to celebrate the release. Jessie is the owner of Whimsies Kids and a friend from the gym!
The food spreads were delectable –
Mini ham biscuits
Tomato, basil, mozzarella skewers
The most delicious apple, manchego, arugula and prosciutto wraps
Pork bites that were of unknown ingredients but delicious and beef jerky that was surprisingly tasty from The Organic Butcher!
And for dessert – almond cake and lemon olive oil cake with whipped cream and fresh berries –
Sadly I didn’t taste those because I decided to sink my teeth into one of these!! A-mazing!
It was a lovely evening and I’m glad I could help spread the word on The Scout Guide!
This post isn’t sponsored – just wanted to share as a thank you to TSG for inviting me and love on Cville!