Laura Pytlik

Christmas Can Wait

Judging from the store displays, you would assume Halloween rolls right into Christmas, with nothing special in between. But one of our most humble and beloved ...

Why We Shop Local

As we dig out the Christmas lights and gear up for the holiday season, the “Big 3” shopping days are right around the corner -- Black Friday, Small Business Sat...

Peyton & Peppy

In the competitive world of women’s retail, boutiques open and close on a regular basis and success can be elusive. But one local boutique, Peyton & Peppy Boutique, has just celebrated its first year of success, and plans to be around for years t...

Project Beauty

In this age of filters and Photoshop, we’ve grown accustomed to images of perfect beauty. Many young women wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without mascara, ...

Out of the Ashes

Nearly twenty years ago, a job change uprooted my little family from our country farmhouse and deposited us in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Not willing to give up the rural privacy we’d been enjoying, we avoided the city neighborhoods and scoured the surroun...

Sugar Maple Boutique

There’s a buzz of excitement in downtown Marietta, as a new business prepares to open its doors at 248 Front Street. Many of us have enjoyed watching the transi...

Shop Local Superstar

If you spend any time downtown, you’ve probably seen her—a cheerful petite redhead with a quick smile and brisk step.  And if you participate in any of the down...

Embracing Imperfection this Christmas

Fa la la la la, it’s that time again. And let me preface my “bah humbug” by saying I really do love Christmas. The sentimental memories, the cheer, the celebration of God’s greatest gift to man…all reasons to feel gratitude and joy. But on the other ...
Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

Contributing Copy Editor & Author

Laura left her job at Marietta College to follow her dream of owning a retail boutique. When she's not tending shop at Wit & Whimzy, she's watching wildlife from her windows.

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