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Top Places to Get Engaged in the Lehigh Valley

Artfully Elegant is proud to be located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Bethlehem. We’ve seen our fair share of proposals along the cobblestone streets, many after we’ve helped them select their perfect ring. And while Main Street in Bethlehem may be the closest to…

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Artfully Elegant is proud to be located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Bethlehem. We’ve seen our fair share of proposals along the cobblestone streets, many after we’ve helped them select their perfect ring.

And while Main Street in Bethlehem may be the closest to our shop, there are many places throughout the Lehigh Valley to propose to your significant other.

1. Any one of the Lehigh Valley’s Covered Bridges
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Lehigh County is home to numerous covered bridges, many of which have their original materials. There aren’t many more beautiful places to pop the question than in front of one of these rustic structures during the fall months. Photo courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley.

 

2. Along The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

The Lehigh Valley is home to nine wineries along The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail and each of them have their own charms. From Franklin Hill to Galen Glen (featured in our top photo), getting down on one knee during wine tasting not only takes the edge off, but may increase your chances of a “yes”!*

 

3. Coca-Cola Park and The PPL Center, Allentown

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These two spots may be more suitable for those who know that their significant others will definitely say yes. Coca-Cola Park is the home to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and The PPL Center hosts the Lehigh Valley Phantoms ice hockey team. Profess your love in front of a crowd of thousands!

 

4. The Lafayette Inn, Easton

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Take your love on a weekend getaway at one of the Lehigh Valley’s most wondrous inns. The Lafayette Inn has 18 individually decorated guest rooms in a stunning 1895 Georgian Mansion.

 

5. Hawk Mountain

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For those who are a bit more of the outdoorsy type, take your loved up on possibly the best vantage point in the Lehigh Valley.

 

6. The Hoover Mason Trestle, Bethlehem

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We’re not sure if anyone has gotten engaged on the Lehigh Valley’s newest attraction, but judging from some of the incredible pictures taken there, and our own experience walking on it, the Hoover Mason Trestle would be a fantastic spot.

Do you have any other locations you think would be perfect? Where did you get engaged?

Always remember, Artfully Elegant is here to help you when you’re making your decision on which handmade engagement ring to buy. Be original.

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Artist Spotlight : Dotti Potts Studio

Ceramic artist Sandra Silberman's whimsical jewelry design have been the heart of Dotti Potts Studio since its inception in 1993. However, it would be a travesty to simplify Dotti Potts jewelry into only the "fun" category. Many of the designs are also inspirational and personal to…

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Ceramic artist Sandra Silberman’s whimsical jewelry design have been the heart of Dotti Potts Studio since its inception in 1993.

However, it would be a travesty to simplify Dotti Potts jewelry into only the “fun” category. Many of the designs are also inspirational and personal to those who wear them or buy them as a gift for loved ones.

Silberman has developed an international reputation for quality and classic design. Her ‘Dotti Potts Studio’ combines modern simplicity with whimsy, producing a range of wonderful necklaces available in Artfully Elegant’s online shop.

Silberman’s material of choice is durable chip-resistant porcelain clay. Dotti Potts are irresistibly tactile, and are meant to be seen and used daily, to create an ongoing experience of delight.

Raised in South Africa, Sandra has called Canada her home since 1994. Her work is available at juried shows such as the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and at her studio in Barrie, Ontario.

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Visit Artfully Elegant at the LGBT Business Council 2015 Wedding Expo on Sept. 20

Artfully Elegant is proud to be participating in the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's LGBT Business Council 2015 Wedding Expo at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Sept. 20. Please visit us during the fun event to find that perfect homemade jewelry piece for that special…

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Artfully Elegant is proud to be participating in the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Council 2015 Wedding Expo at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Sept. 20.

Please visit us during the fun event to find that perfect homemade jewelry piece for that special someone.

The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

Wedding Expo from 1 pm till 5 pm – We will be able to host 45-60 vendors from various segments of wedding planning. Register today at lehighvalleychamber.org

The first 100 register guests will receive a full stuffed swag bag.

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Artist Spotlight: Ore Originals

Ore Originals are famous for putting a smile on your face and a skip in your step. Their unique, quirky, and fun designs began when Lisa Lowe founded Ore Originals in her Southern California garage in 1989. Lisa has a love for design and a passion for…

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Ore Originals are famous for putting a smile on your face and a skip in your step.

Their unique, quirky, and fun designs began when Lisa Lowe founded Ore Originals in her Southern California garage in 1989. Lisa has a love for design and a passion for color, print, pattern and creating useful things, which is evident in Ore designs.

Some of our favorite Ore pieces include City Cuppa This mug, Chalk-A-Doodle Coasters, and Retro Camera Cuppa This Mug.

Artfully Elegant’s Ore Originals selection features mugs for every personality one can imagine, and make great gifts for those who you may think already have everything.

Ore Originals, creating a legacy of Happy Products for Good People and Pets™!

 

 

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Artfully Elegant Featured in Resident Tourist – Bethlehem, PA

Artfully Elegant was recently featured in a beautiful blog post by Resident Tourist - Bethlehem, PA. We were visited by Resident Tourist creator, Vanessa Palumbo, last week. She took wonderful photos of the store and we highly recommend taking a look at not only our…

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Artfully Elegant was recently featured in a beautiful blog post by Resident Tourist – Bethlehem, PA.

We were visited by Resident Tourist creator, Vanessa Palumbo, last week. She took wonderful photos of the store and we highly recommend taking a look at not only our featured blog, but other blogs she has written about the area.

Thank you again, Resident Tourist – Bethlehem, PA!

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Artist Spotlight: Hilary Hachey

  Baltimore-based metalsmith Hilary Hachey prefers the simple over the complex and the solidly built over the mass marketed. This ideal comes across in every piece Hachey produces. The result is a geometric masterpiece that, while grounded in the simplistic, plays off some pretty complex…

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Baltimore-based metalsmith Hilary Hachey prefers the simple over the complex and the solidly built over the mass marketed.

This ideal comes across in every piece Hachey produces.

The result is a geometric masterpiece that, while grounded in the simplistic, plays off some pretty complex ideas.

“I adopted the Bauhaus name for my jewelry because the Bauhaus aesthetic utilizes economy of method and severe geometry of form,” said Hachey, who studied metalsmithing at The Maryland Institute College of Art. “My metalwork, hand-fabricated in sterling silver and 18k gold, achieves this through experimentation with the figure/ground relationship.”

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While Hachey’s pieces are heavily grounded in the geometry she loves to bring to life, the hints of personality and nature are undeniable and, dare we say it, sometimes almost whimsical.

Visit Hilary Hachey’s page at Artfully Elegant.

 

 

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Artist Spotlight: Todd Reed

Todd Reed knows a thing or two about the art of love. His engagement rings have been on the ring fingers of spouses-to-be for decades. That long-lasting success is a testament to Reed's commitment to authentic design. Reed proudly stands behind his product and his…

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Todd Reed knows a thing or two about the art of love. His engagement rings have been on the ring fingers of spouses-to-be for decades. That long-lasting success is a testament to Reed’s commitment to authentic design.

Reed proudly stands behind his product and his values and continues to offer a lifetime guarantee on the craftsmanship of every piece.

The winner of numerous awards and distinctions over the years, Reed is celebrated as an icon in the raw diamond jewelry designer community.

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“I started to get interested in jewelry when I was 10, primarily watching and being interested in the craft of putting things together,” Reed said. “By the age of 19 I had a studio and was teaching myself jewelry making and starting to realize what it took to turn idea into a well constructed finished piece.”

Reed has an affinity for raw diamonds, which make every single one of his pieces absolutely unique.

“My work uses raw diamond cubes and other natural diamond shapes. It started as a way to question society about the idea of perceived value,” Reed said. “In particular how value and perceived value relate to ideas of beauty or perfection that have become norms of society. Raw diamonds offer a unique character every time; the unique surfaces and textures are individual and deeply inspiring.”

Take a look at Artfully Elegant’s Todd Reed Collection to find the unique piece that fits you and yours.

 

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ReVetro – Made from Beer & Wine Bottles

We can’t wait to show you what’s new at Artfully Elegant this month! If you’re living an eco-friendly life and love giving back to the environment, we now have the perfect neck candy for you! We love these new items by ReVetro, mostly because of…

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We can’t wait to show you what’s new at Artfully Elegant this month! If you’re living an eco-friendly life and love giving back to the environment, we now have the perfect neck candy for you! We love these new items by ReVetro, mostly because of how dynamic the product is! Each pendant has been made from bottles of craft beer, coca cola, bourbon whiskey, wine, or Bombay Sapphire gin. No… we are not making this up! So to all of our lovely wine-os and our fellow bar hoppers- don’t think your bottles are going to waste anymore. These necklaces come in various colors including: amber, green, clear, black, and blue making it easy to match with anything!

One of our favorite things about them is that they’re unisex too! If your guy is huge bourbon fan, then he’d love the bourbon ball chain necklace. Wine more your thing? Check out the amber wine leather necklace. Our friends at ReVetro are showing us how chic and fun repurposed, recycled, and reused glass can really be! Is there anything better than that? Make sure to show us your ReVetro look by tagging us on Instagram and be sure to hashtag #ArtfullyElegant. Happy shopping, from our jewelry box to yours!

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New Artfully Elegant Website!

As you can already probably tell, we have completely overhauled and updated Artfully Elegant's website. We've spent the last few months hard at work on the new site and we're very excited about all of the updates and new features we're able to offer to our…

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As you can already probably tell, we have completely overhauled and updated Artfully Elegant’s website. We’ve spent the last few months hard at work on the new site and we’re very excited about all of the updates and new features we’re able to offer to our wonderful clients.

Some highlights of the new site are:

  • Complete redesign of the site to make it easier to browse, shop, and buy
  • Zoom feature on photos. Simply hover over the photo and it will automatically magnify.
  • Expanded details on product pages. Click the shipping tab for a better idea of when the item will ship. On certain pages, like rings, you can click sizing details for more information about the options and availability.
  • Shareable wishlists! You can now easily create and share a wishlist with family and friends. If the list is public, you can search for it by creator’s name in our new and improved search function.
  • Easily share favorite products or pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Overhaul of our cart page, making it easier to complete your purchase. We also have clearer, easy to read order confirmation emails.
  • Many more features are still to come!

This is still a work in progress, so you may notice certain features will be tweaked in the coming weeks. We thank you in advance for your patience!

We also can’t forget to thank the wonderful team at Peer Pressure Creative. Their hard work on the site shows in the design and features – we couldn’t have done this without them!

Happy Shopping!

Erin & Ranjeet

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Introducing Chewbeads

Artfully Elegant is proud to be adding to our vast children’s collection, yet again! This time, it is the mothers’ turn to be treated with…Chewbeads! A veteran in the fashion industry, Lisa Greenwald was faced with a new challenge: motherhood. With a young toddler who…

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Artfully Elegant is proud to be adding to our vast children’s collection, yet again! This time, it is the mothers’ turn to be treated with…Chewbeads! A veteran in the fashion industry, Lisa Greenwald was faced with a new challenge: motherhood. With a young toddler who loved to chew on her necklaces, Lisa set out to create a soft, non-toxic jewelry that was vibrant, stylish, and most importantly SAFE. Thus, Chewbeads was founded. Stop by Artfully Elegant or visit us online and see this new collection of 100% silicone products. No BPA, Phthalates, lead, or metal is used in the making of these products. They are dishwasher safe and soft on babies teeth. These necklaces and bracelets are worn by chic mothers everywhere, so make sure to get your hands on these new trendy items for fall! They truly are mommy chic and baby safe! As a special thanks, we’d like to offer free ground shipping to any order placed on Chewbeads. Enter code CHEWBEADS in the coupon code box at checkout and all Chewbeads will ship free of charge. Valid through October 31st.

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