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Pretty in the Panhandle

Pretty in the Panhandle (PIP) is a regional lifestlye blog founded in April 2010 by local freelance writer, Richele Cole. From Fashion & Beauty to Home & Garden to local event coverage--PIP is your guide to all things pretty in the 4-state area.

Richele Cole - Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Richele was born and raised in Falling Waters, WV. She is a 2000 graduate of Hedgesville High School and  a 2004 graduate of Washington & Lee University, where she obtained a B.S. in Business Administration. Post college, Richele moved to Washington, DC, but in January of 2009 she purchased her grandparents' house "Spring Maples" and moved backed to WV for good. While living in DC, Richele served as the Washington Correspondent for Powderhouse Production's Shoetube and as the DC Bargain Hunting Examiner for Examiner.com. Richele has appeared on Channel 8's Let's Talk Live and has covered numerous social events in DC including Fashion for Paws, Ball on the Mall, and the Sneaker Ball. In her free time, Richele enjoys music photography, cooking, gardening, home renovations, shopping, and spending time with her menagerie: Dan the horse, Gatsby the Bernese Mountain Dog, Iggy the Pit Bull/Great Dane/Kangraoo mix, Tiger the cat, and a rogue raccoon or two. You can read about Richele's domestic adventures on her personal blog: http://workplaygardencook.blogspot.com/ and check out her photography at www.richelecole.com