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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Three years ago, Lauren Williams launched an online women’s clothing boutique called The Gemma Shop. In addition to running her clothing boutique online, she held pop up shops in empty retail spaces around central Ohio. She built a faithful following, and after a year of customer requests for a brick and mortar retail space, Williams […]

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Around Ohio: Glamping along the Kokosing River

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Glamping along the Kokosing River

The trend of “glamping” —glamourous camping — is quickly spreading. The term refers to the idea of melding nature and luxury so that one can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with the convenience of the indoors. It can range from a high-end tent to a modern resort in the woods and everything in between. […]

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Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Cornersmiths, a local mercantile and emporium, is owned by mother-daughter duo Carm Smith and Kendra Ryan. The shop is located in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District at 1 S. High St. Women’s clothing, jewelry, local candles, fine china, antique wooden furniture, and household accessories are among some of the items that can […]

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Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Leander Boutique, located at 9 S. High St., is in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District. Owned by Amanda Lea Kitchen, the shop carries women’s fashion for all ages. Kitchen graduated from Kent State with a degree in fashion. She worked in retail for eight years and she said she loved helping women […]

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Old Worthington Welcomes New Dry Salt Therapy Spa

Randi Walle Randi Walle Old Worthington Welcomes New Dry Salt Therapy Spa

Long-time Worthington residents and childhood friends Natalie White Scott and Stephanie Merrick Gillespie recently opened The Salt House of Worthington at 891 High St., providing a self-care amenity in Columbus. Dry salt therapy, or “salting,” has been popular in Europe for centuries, but only recently caught in the U.S. in the past couple of decades. […]

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Shop Talk: Westerville Shop Offers Handmade Apparel, Jewelry, Stationery

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Westerville Shop Offers Handmade Apparel, Jewelry, Stationery

Local Artist Megan Owdom-Weitz opened Megan Lee Designs in Westerville three years ago. Today, the uptown studio-retail space offers her own screen-printed apparel alongside other artisan goods. The shop is located at 20-22 E. College Ave. and is open Wednesday through Saturday. Owdom-Weitz studied design at Kent State, and moved to Chicago to work in […]

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Shop Talk: Custom Paint Services, Apparel and Home Decor at Edwin Loy Home

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Custom Paint Services, Apparel and Home Decor at Edwin Loy Home

Located in the heart of Uptown Westerville, Edwin Loy Home occupies retail space at 34 N. State St. The shop carries unique home goods, custom paint services, stationary, and everyday gifts. Additionally, the shop has a line of clothing, Stone & Sparrow Apparel, which stocks well-known and imported brands. Life-long Westerville resident Amy Winters-Cabilovski worked […]

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