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Stephanie Fishwick, Calligrapher

Her work has been called “natural and imperfect,“ or “perfect imperfection“, but whatever it’s called, nationally recognized Charlottesville, Virginia artist, Stephanie Fishwick’s art is truly original when it comes to calligraphy and illustration. “I try to get inspiration from weirder places, so that reads in my work,” she says with a laugh. “It doesn’t look like something that you could recreate on a computer in a perfect way, and that’s what I think people like about. It doesn’t have to be perfect.” (more…)

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Father’s Day 2014

OK,  dad’s big day is nearly here and maybe we have all finally gotten the message that neckties are no longer “one size fits all” when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. But don’t count on it; this year, 41 percent of all Father’s Day gift-givers will be presenting their dads with clothing items. It’s a sure bet a lot of those items of clothing will be – you guessed it – neckties. (more…)

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Featured designer: Karen Klein

Re-launching her candle line after a six year hiatus, (child raising) Karen Klein is delighted to be back at it!

Karen Klein had always had a passion for Italy; from fashion to wine, the food…. the Italian culture was alluring. It is out of that passion for Italy …and for candles, that her elegant and decorative candle line was born. (more…)