For the past year and a half I have been copy editing THE SCOUT GUIDE‘s 60-some city publications. I love editing their issues, because it’s so much fun to see what is happening in my favorite cities — from my hometown of Naples, Fla., to my beloved Colorado mountain towns.
Recently I started writing lifestyle stories for The Scout Guide’s website. Here are a few fun pieces I’ve had the opportunity to work on.
When planning a weekend in Washington, D.C., there are few people better to turn to for tips than The Scout Guide’s very own D.C. editor, Shelby Samperton. A third-generation Washingtonian, Shelby was born and raised, and even attended college, in the Capitol.
“I love D.C., and its always changing—especially now. There’s a resurgence in the city with new neighborhoods popping up,” she says. “There’s a new vibe, and I feel like even though I’ve lived here forever, there is always something new happening—I can barely keep up!”
From historic monuments to contemporary art galleries, fashion-forward boutiques to hot new restaurants, here are Shelby’s recommendations for where to go and what to do in D.C. now. READ MORE
After moving to Philadelphia six years ago, THE SCOUT GUIDE PHILADELPHIA & THE MAIN LINE editor Angie J. Perry spent her time exploring the city while pushing her youngest child around town in a stroller.
“We shopped, we ate, we visited museums, we went to the farmers’ market,” she says, reminiscing on her first few months in her new home. “My family and I moved here in the fall, so for me the sounds of the leaves falling, the smells, the chill in the air—all remind me of my first adventures here. It’s my most favorite time of year!”
From the energizing hustle and bustle of downtown to the high-end shopping and dining in the suburbs along The Main Line, Philly makes for a lovely fall getaway. To send us on a weekend journey exploring the best restaurants, shops, and sights in the area, Angie put us in touch with mother-and-daughter duo Jackie Stephans and Avery McMahon, co-owners of THE VELVET SHOESTRING, a home furnishings consignment boutique in Wayne, Pennsylvania. READ MORE
With her creative, inspiring touch, PAM HEAVNER has the power to bring spaces to life. Whether she’s restoring a historic home, designing a custom fabric, or fashioning a lush TERRARIUM out of an antique candy dish, Heavner has the power to make a space alive and exciting. READ MORE
Photos from The Scout Guide. Painting of Capitol available from Swatchroom via The Scout Guide Washington, D.C.