scout guide

Christy Ford, who owns Taigan-favorite And George with her mother Jan Roden, strikes again, this time using her creative talents to venture into the publishing world. In 2010, Christy teamed up with her friend Susie Matheson to create The Scout Guide, a city guide that highlights the best of local business in their beloved Charlottesville, Virginia. Christy was an accomplished photographer in New York before relocating to Charlottesville, where she and Jan opened And George. Susie was a successful blogger with a large following, highlighting the best of local flavor in Charlottesville since 2009.



Here, Christy and Susie shop Taigan for their favorite picks for mom.


Isabel Marant Etoile Dress, Haven


Pink and Grey Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins, Julia B.


Custom Notecard with Calligraphy, Lettered Olive


Wooden Dangle Earrings, Marion Cage


The Big Book of Chic, REVIVAL


Nola Chocolate Collection + Macaroons, Sucré


Large Hoof Pick Belt, Wiley Brothers


Alexandre Birman Python Ballet Flats, Bob Ellis


19th Century Scandinavian Side Tables, Found


Robert Sorrell Turquoise Earrings, House of Lavande


The Jewel Shirt Dress, Claridge & King


Bird Claw Placecard Holder Set, and George


Enamel Cookware, Golden Rabbit


The Lilly Coat, Jules Reid


Luxury Fox Faux Fur Throw, Luxury8


Custom Letterpress Correspondence Cards, Iris & Co.


Italian Paper Tent, Hollyhock


Chanel Needlepoint iPad Case, Stitch


White Fox Pillow, Digs


About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

9 Comments to “The Scout Guide Shops Taigan”

  1. heather says:

    I LOVE The Scout Guide. It is wonderful to see their talented founders picks featured on Taigan. Hope to see a lot more from Christy & Susie.

  2. Parker says:

    I love The Scout Guide! I heard they’re coming to Atlanta and Chicago soon and can’t wait to see the books. The Wiley Brothers belts are fantastic – my fiance received one from his parents for Christmas and it’s just the right amount of rugged and refined.

  3. Whitney says:

    Loving all The Scout Guide founders’ picks!! Especially those from Houston faves, FOUND and Claridge + King! I received The Big Book of Chic as a gift, and I flip through it every day for inspiration…

  4. Taylor says:

    Great picks! I am wearing my ring from Marion Cage today!

  5. Michele says:

    Nothing better than a beautiful Scout Guide to weave my way through some pretty amazing places across the country! Kudos Scout!

  6. Anne says:

    GREAT selection! Love Jules Reid from Virginia Beach. That coat is a perfect transitional piece from winter to spring!

  7. Leo Mascotte says:

    Rarely does one find the coincidence ease and taste online. With my thanks and congrats.

  8. Julia B. says:

    Thank you Christy and Susie for including the hand – monogrammed Julia B. cocktail napkins in pink and grey in your picks! With appreciation, Julia B.

  9. Kim says:

    Love The Scout Guide! Every City needs one. Excited to see Middleburg’s Stitch made the fav list! Thanks Christy & Susie – look forward to many more great Scout finds!

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