Laura Pytlik

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 B...

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, lip color or even a full makeup session. The thought of showing their “naked” face in publ...

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 r...

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 downtown events such as First Fridays or Cash Mobs, then you’ve undoubtedly crossed paths.  Th...

Adult Park

As I get older, the thought of exercise makes me cringe and I’m ashamed to admit I don’t make it a daily routine. Okay, okay … sometimes not even weekly. I know the importance of staying active to help me live longer and better - and if I forget, the...

Harmar Days

If you want to experience the quintessence of summer time in a small town, be sure to mark your calendar for Harmar Days next year. This two-day festival, held ...
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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