Heather Irvine, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Homemade Oasis

Homemade Oasis

Coffee shop manager winds down with her own bath salts, teas, and candles. And she wants you to do the same. During the day, you’ll find Courtney Dech, 28, managing The Joint Coffee Co. in Bethlehem. She may even serve you a soda or latte with fresh sage from her garden. But after hours, in her grandmother’s second kitchen in Easton, Dech makes magic happen with candles, b... »

Moontree Letterpress

Moontree Letterpress

This Bucks County artist combines nature and traditional printing to create everyday masterpieces. Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Letterpress uses a printing press from the 1950s to do all her work.  “They don’t even make [the Heidelberg Windmill] anymore,” says Kutys, whose studio is located in the Bucks County town of Durham.  Nearly 15 years ago, Kutys, who was living in New... »

Emmaus

Emmaus

40°32’13’N  75°29’45”W The New York Post frequently refers to this borough as “sleepy Emmaus,” in its reporting of all things Rodale, Inc., which had been headquartered here for decades. But local historians point out that’s just not true. “Emmaus is not a sleepy town,” says Richard Farmer, president of the Friends of the 1803 House, Inc., a historic farmhouse with ties to... »

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

This Emmaus jeweler creates affordable, quality pieces That are perfect for gifts. You may have missed the storefront if you weren’t looking for it. House of Metalworks is tucked away on the lower level of a Main Street building in Emmaus. But walk down a couple steps and you’re greeted with a sign on the door: Come in, we’re awesome. “It’s from Canada,” says creator Jill ... »

Fresh Ink

Fresh Ink

This local tattoo artist is making her mark in the Lehigh Valley. The self-taught henna and tattoo artist sits on her couch with her left leg elevated. On her forehead is a mining headlamp. She has a beer to one side of her, her boyfriend to the other. She’s streaming The Office on her TV. With delicate precision, Priya Rattan, 25, lowers a set of three needles just above ... »

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