Sokel MakeUp Classes

Posted by  | February 26, 2012  at 10:41 PM  

Every morning I wake up and have the same make-up routine. Come to find out there are other things that can be done to jazz up any woman's typical routine! Sokel MakeUp & Skin Care in Charles Town, WV, is offering classes on select dates for those women who are stuck in that same old routine and wish to make things exciting!

Things that will be covered:
Basic skin care
What is foundation primer and why and when should I use it.
Foundations: Different types, how to match your skin and what is right for you.
Eye brows: How to measure and shape your brows and just how important they really are.
Eye liner: Different types and how to apply them and a trick to make it really easy to apply liner.
Eye shadow: 101, basic how to apply up to three colors and ways to go from day to evening.
Cheeks: Different types and how and where on your face to apply.
Lips: Trick to make that upper lip appear larger.
Brushes: What brushes are used for what, how and when to clean your brushes.
Additionally, the class will feature a chat on how long to keep your makeup--most items do have an expiration date!

Sokel Makeup Classes

February 27
March 12
March 16
Pre-Prom makeup class for teens April 23

Class begins at 6:30 and lasts 2-3 hours

123 N. Charles Street, Charles Town, WV 25414

$$ 25
Bring any make up you have! Along with all of your brushes and sponges. However, if you are running low there will be supplies at the classes.

Wine Down Fridays at Clear Spring's Knob Hill Winery

Posted by  | February 22, 2012  at 2:13 PM  

After a long week, what better way to unwind, than with a little live music and some tasty beverages. No one knows this better than the people at Knob Hall Winery of Clear Spring, MD-- every Friday from 7PM to 9PM, the winery offers a fun, family-friendly event known as"Wine Down Friday!"

Admission to the event is $6 and includes your first beverage, be it wine or something of the non-boozy variety. Local bands provide some tunes, while you sip your beverage and wine down for the weekend. Tasty treats are available for purchase as well, including a variety of local artisan cheeses.

This Friday's band is Frederick rock trio Lucy:  for the full lineup for upcoming Wine Down Fridays can be found at

Wine Down Friday

7PM to 9PM

Knob Hall Winery
14108 St. Paul Road
Clear Spring, MD 21722
(plus spending money)

Winter Getaway

Posted by  | February 16, 2012  at 10:47 PM  

With the weather finally finding its way back to an appropriate temperature this winter it is finally time to get the snow gear out! Whether you are looking to hit the slopes or plan a spa getaway now is the time to do it! Spring is just around the corner. It would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of winter while it lasts! Listed below are places with wonderful facilities to take advantage of.


Air boarding, Snowshoeing, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding
$$ 30+

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing
$$ 50+


Ice Skating, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Snowboarding, NASCAR Racing, Snowshoeing
$$ 30+


Snow Tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding
$$ 49+

Snow Tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding
$$ 46+


Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating
$$ 34+

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing
$$ 46+

Who is Now the Proud Owner of The Plum Necklace?

Posted by  | February 14, 2012  at 2:57 PM  

Congratulations to Kat Turnbull for winning the lovely red crystal necklace from Plum!

In case you're curious, her Dream Valentine is Clark Gable (who is definitely a Pretty-approved choice).

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this giveaway--I absolutely LOVED the responses to the Dream Valentine question.

Hope y'all are having a Fabulous V-Day!!!


Dine with the Stars at The Yellow Brick Bank to Benefit United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

Posted by  | February 7, 2012  at 4:50 PM  

Join The Yellow Brick Bank of Shepherdstown, WV, Wednesday and Thursday for a special dining event to benefit the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. Guests will be served by a bevy of local celebrities including the very lovely Miss West Virginia USA, Andrea Rogers.

The full dinner menu will be available as will the cocktail menu (mixed up by an extra special bartender). Server tips plus 15% of the revenue for each night will go directly to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. All you've got to do is eat, drink, and be served; all while supporting a great cause!

Reservations are not required, but are strongly encouraged: 304.876.2208

Dining with the Stars
Celebrity Server Dinner

5PM - 9PM
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9

The Yellow Brick Bank
201 East German Street
Shepherdstown, WV  25443

Win Something Sparkly from Plum's S/S 2012 Collection--Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Posted by  | February 2, 2012  at 11:40 AM  

I am super excited to announce that Pretty in the Panhandle is pairing up with Plum for a fabulous February giveaway!
Plum proprietor (and talented jewelry designer), Cari Rosen, has recently launched a new line of baubles as part of her Spring/Summer 2012 line. There are lots of gorgeous little things in her new collection including this lovely red crystal bar necklace that will be going to one very lucky Pretty in the Panhandle reader.
Entering is easy, and you can qualify for bonus entries as well. All you need to do is...
Tell us the truth: who is your dream Valentine?
 (alive or dead, real or fictional)
For bonus entries you can do the following:
+1 Like Plum and Pretty in the Panhandle on Facebook
+1 Follow Plum (@plumwv) and Pretty in the Panhandle (@richelecole) on Twitter
Leave a comment below with you name, email address, dream Valentine, and what you did for additional entries.

Richele Cole
- My dream Valentine is Bond, James Bond
- Liked both on FB
- Followed both on Twitter
-Signed up for Plum's Newsletter
Contest ends at 11:59PM, Friday, February 10
Good Luck!!!