May 2014

May 2014 Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, Phew… we made it! We survived one of the snowiest, iciest and coldest winters on record. We shoveled, shivered and watched in disbelief as nearly 15 snowstorms – one after the other – battered the Lehigh Valley. We put our shovels, snow blowers and stamina to the test. And, we can proudly say, “We did it!” Well, I don’t know about you, but I am glad it’s over... »

For Mom | Haute Handbags

For Mom | Haute Handbags

HOT TICKET INDEX AMY’S SWEETS & TREATS 1727 West Liberty St. Allentown 610.216.2254 amyssweets.com BOUTIQUETOGO 522 N. 19th St. Allentown 610.437.1663 boutiquetogo.com FRANCESCA’S 2960 Center Valley Pkwy. Suite 733 Center Valley 610.798.9901 francescas.com JEMS at Phoebe Floral 2102 West Hamilton St. Allentown 610.434.9587 phoebefloral.com PA WINE & SPIRITS S... »

Maxim’s 22  Bistro & Brasserie

Maxim’s 22 Bistro & Brasserie

By Cathy Kiley Maxim’s 22 opened in October 2012 to the delight of local gastronomes long awaiting a French eatery in our area. Drawing from worldwide travel and culinary experiences, Chef/Owner Josh Palmer, along with parents Terry and Bud Palmer, envisioned a French Bistro and Brasserie in downtown Easton that would fill the need for those of us hungering for French food... »

Friendly Tree Service

Friendly Tree Service

By Nancy Moffett Photo by Sabotta Imagery Photography Advice from a Tree Stand tall and proud. Go out on a limb. Remember your roots. Drink plenty of water. Be content with your natural beauty. Enjoy the view. This poem, posted on the Friendly Tree Service’s Facebook page, expresses the respect owner Tighe Nostrand has for the trees his company cares for. “Every tree is un... »

The Great Thaw and the Law:  5 Legal Issues to Watch Out for this Spring

The Great Thaw and the Law: 5 Legal Issues to Watch Out for this Spring

By Gretchen L. Geisser The winter of 2013 to 2014 reared its ugly head with talk of snow, ice and, of course, the polar vortex. While most of us can say we emerged from winter relatively unscathed, I fear the same cannot be said for our roadways, now potholed and cracked through and through. The snow and ice have finally disappeared, the ground has officially thawed, and w... »

Small Space Solutions

Small Space Solutions

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Some people have an eye for design while others may not know where to start. And then, there are the professionals who can turn any living space into a masterpiece, working with colors, textures, patterns and styles to create sensorial perfection in every room. If design is not your forte, these experts make it easy to convert an average room into s... »

From Accountant  to Artist: Jacqueline Meyerson

From Accountant to Artist: Jacqueline Meyerson

By Carole Gorney Jacqueline Meyerson freely admits to having gone through a mid-life crisis, but unlike some others in the same predicament, her crisis led to a career-changing decision. It turned a bored accountant into a prolific, award-winning artist. Since 2011, she has won five juried awards, and has been featured in nearly a dozen art exhibitions, including the Paste... »

Camelot for Children

Camelot for Children

By Liz Reph It’s a place where kids can momentarily forget about the endless routines of hospitals, doctors and medication… a place where parents can connect with one another over their shared fears and difficulties… a place where all of them can come together and realize that they are not alone in their struggles. This place is Camelot for Children – a non-profit organiza... »

Shopping Gem of the Golden Era

Shopping Gem of the Golden Era

From the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley, to Bethlehem’s historic Main Street shopping district, the Lehigh Valley is home to a host of diverse shopping opportunities. But for many longtime residents, there is one destination that still brings back memories of a “golden era” of retail… a time when a fully enclosed, air-conditioned mall was an exciting, new idea… and when ... »

Shoot Like a Pro

Shoot Like a Pro

By Frederick Jerant George Harrison was right: It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. But spring has finally sprung, bringing with it brilliant blue skies, the emergence of gaily colored blooms, and an almost uncontrollable urge to soak up some fresh air and sunshine. That heady mixture often means we’ll be taking lots and lots of pictures – proms, informal portraits, kids... »

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