Ruth Pataine Creates Earth-Inspired, Wearable Art

Each piece of jewelry in Michelle Becker's studio is a creative work of art. Some pieces are hammered or textured by hand while others contain opal or turquoise stones she carefully sourced from faraway lands. 

Vickie Lynn’s Boutique Caters to Cypress’ Fashion Needs

 Article Aaron West | Photography Randy Depilar  If a customer were to walk into Vickie Lynn’s Boutique and think “fashion warehouse,” who could blame them? That’s where Vickie, who has owned her handbag, clothing and jewelry boutique for more than a decade, gets all her goods, after all.  “It’s all about the warehouse,” Vickie says during a phone interview with…