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The Nardos Imam Cocktail Collection

Couture designer, Nardos Imam, consistently amazes us with her custom wedding gowns and bridal collections. Imam’s latest endeavor, The Nardos Imam Cocktail Collection, is nothing short of fabulous. After countless request from clients, Imam put her artistry to work and created a stunning collection of classy, elegant and made-to-measure garments.

IMG_0429 (2) (1024x768) The luxurious collection is constructed of all natural fibers. Each gown undergoes a unique and special process, which results in an immaculately constructed piece that allows Imam’s clients to feel beautiful. Imam distinguishes herself from other designers by her ability to capture women’s femininity in a way that is both timeless and classic.

“The client should not fit the dress, the dress should fit the client,” Imam said.

Imam was kind enough to style us for our Scout is Out Soiree. Here is a behind the scenes look at our one-on-one styling session!

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Stylist, DeLayna Navarro, helps Martha put the finishing touches on her elegant cocktail dress.

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Brittany models a sleek black pencil skirt paired with a delicate Chantilly lace top. The Chantilly lace top can be worn to a cocktail party or even paired with a crisp white blouse for the office or a luncheon. The two pieces are extremely versatile and a must have in any wardrobe.

Martha and Brittany Nardo The final product! Brittany and Martha stun at the Scout is Out Soiree in their flawless Nardos Imam designs.

Nardos Team Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall, DeLayna Navarro and Nardos Imam celebrate with Martha and Brittany at the Scout is Out Soiree.

Be sure to stop by Nardos Imam to check out her latest cocktail dress line and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!


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Blue Print Art Show: Meet Their Local Artists

At The Scout Guide Dallas we love LOCAL and we love beautiful ART! What better way to spend an evening,  than at Blue Print meeting four of their favorite Dallas-Fort Worth artists.  Spoiler Alert: Fort Worth artist Joey Lancaster will make her Scout Guide debut  next week when The Scout Guide Fort Worth launches.


Art Show

See  what inspires each artist, snapshots of their studios or a sampling of their creative genius on the Blue Print blog: Meet Some Our Local Artists.

Stop by Blue Print on November 13th from 5 pm to 7 pm and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!




Sleek Seasonal Slipcovers

Looking for a stunning and simple way to spice up your home during the holiday season? Appliqued pillow slipcovers by Mary Anne Smiley of Mary Anne Smiley Interiors are the perfect way to transform any room to reflect the essence of the season.

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“Accent pillows are one of the best ways to bring color, pattern, texture and panache into the interior design of a room,” Smiley said.

Smiley’s festive slipcovers, which are easily stored, can be slipped over existing pillows to create a striking statement during any holiday.


Visit Mary Anne Smiley Interiors new online store to browse her first collection of seasonal pillow slipcovers and cozy complementary throws and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!


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Trick or Treat with Healthy Eats

When planning a Halloween party for young children, remember not to get too spooky with your decorations! Incorporating decorative elements like mini pumpkins with googly eyes, scattering mice and colored balloons will give the haunting holiday a kid-friendly touch….Here are some healthy Halloween treats and festive entertaining inspiration from TSG’s premier children’s party planner Shana Rosenheck of POMP:

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What better way to mix up a children’s Halloween bash than with creative healthy snack alternatives? Shana shares a few simple and quick ideas to add some healthy options to your upcoming Halloween celebration.


Clementine Pumpkins


You Only Need Two Simple Ingredients: Clementines and Celery

Directions: Simply peel the clementine and pull out the center rind. Cut your celery into skinny strips. Poke the celery into the top of the clementine to create the pumpkin stem. These clementine pumpkins are a sweet and delicious alternative to sugary snacks.


Witches Brooms


You’ll Need: Mini-Pretzel Sticks, Cheese Sticks, Chives and Scissors

Directions: First cut each cheese stick in half. Next, carefully push the pretzel stick so it is a ½ inch deep in the uncut side of the cheese stick. To create the bristles cut thin slices that are about 1 inch long. Carefully tie the chive around the top part of the string cheese and snip off the ends. Tada, you have brewed up a healthy alternative for your Halloween party!


Apple Monster Mouth


You’ll Need: Mini-Marshmallows, Red Apples, Caramel and Toothpicks (optional)

Directions: First, wash the apple and cut it into eight sections. Remove the core and lay flat. Next, place the caramel in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 20 to 30 seconds.  You just want the caramel to soften. (You can also use peanut butter if none of your guests have nut allergies!) Using a knife, smear the caramel or peanut butter over one side of each apple slice. Press the mini marshmallows into the caramel slice. You may want to place one mini marshmallow behind the row of “teeth” to help stabilize the top lip. You may also want to use a toothpick to keep the top lip from sliding off of the marshmallows until the caramel hardens and sets.

These neat tips and tricks are sure to make your next Halloween party a howling hit. Happy planning!

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck


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Scouted: Color Block Clutches

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Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 11.16.10 PM With fall right around the corner, there is no better time than now to add that perfect conversation piece to your wardrobe.  Merry Vose, owner of fashion boutique, Canary, has collaborated with statement purse designer Michelle Lockhart of Charlotte Max to bring you an exclusive line of chic lucite clutches. The stylish color block purses were designed by Vose to complement Canary’s new fall collection. Each bag beautifully combines complimentary color combinations to bring you a statement piece that is sure to be noticed. As an extra bonus each creation is handmade in the USA and cruelty free.

Visit Canary at 4609 West Lovers Lane  and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!


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TSG Dallas Celebrates Volume 3

The Scout Guide Dallas recently celebrated the release of  TSG Volume 3 with a fabulous Scout is Out Soiree at Laura Lee Clark Interior Design in the Dallas Design District. The evening was a fantastic way for us to celebrate our beautiful new book with Scouted members and guests. Those who attended the invitation only event, spent the night mingling throughout the stunning showroom while dining on amazing food by Experimental Table. In addition, Dean’s Wine List selected the wines that paired perfectly with the spectacular menu. Dean’s Wine List also entertained our guests with a tasting from their vast collection of specialty wines.   A special thank you to Nardos Imam for dressing us for the evening in two designs from her new Cocktail Collection.

Here is a look back on a great night. See all the photos on The Scout Guide Dallas Facebook page.  Scout is Out Sign (744x1024)

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TSG Dallas Co-Editors Brittany Gaskill and Martha Griffin, Laura Lee Clark Falconer and John Falconer of Laura Lee Clark

Missing Q Press Coasters and Invitations

Missing Q Press designed the  letterpress coasters given as  favors and Scout is Out Soiree invitation.

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Blake Hortenstine of Hortenstine Ranch Co., Josh Madans of Todd Events, Brittany Gaskill and Cash McWhorter of Hortenstine Ranch Co

Dean's Wine List Dean’s Wine List selected the party wine and entertained guests with a wine tasting.

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Travis McElroy and Curtis Stone of The Old State

Experimental Table

The farm to table food by Experimental Table was delicious and one of the main attractions of the evening.

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Ben Coats of Coats Homes, Brittany Gaskill, Michelle Wood of Michelle Wood Real Estate and Peery Wood

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Volume 3 photographer Stephen Karlisch, Nelson Huff and Andy Weil of Pockets Menswear

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Darin Kunz and Kim Burgan of Nine-Eighteen               Christina Gray, Kara Adam of Kara Adam Interiors

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Dean McSherry of Deans Wine List, Alicia Wood, Scott Wood of True North Advisors

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Brittany Gaskill, George Brown of Experimental Table, Martha Griffin

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Mary Beth Riddle of Lambert’s, Terry Griggs, Judson Griggs of Lambert’s, Laura Lee Clark Falconer

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Samantha Smith, Leslie Elliott, Ashleigh Cloud of Swingle Collins, Martha Griffin, Emily Stone of Swingle Collins

The Scout Guide Dallas Volume 3

Cheers to Volume 3!