Welcome to our blog! A quick introduction: We are Laura Smetak and Bethany Hway, design partners, friends, and now fellow bloggers. Our shared passions and goals brought us together to establish Emmy Lu, a custom stationery design company. Today we are happy to introduce the newest “branch” of Emmy Lu, Pretty in the City, Lovely in the Country, a design and inspiration blog written by an Urban Loft Dweller (Laura) and Country Cottage Chick (Bethany). We hope that you will enjoy a daily visit to our little corner of cyberspace, where you will find us writing about our homes, work, lives, travels, and perspectives. Take a moment out of your day to breathe deep, collect inspiration, ponder simplicity, appreciate tradition, and delight in design.