Also in this Issue:


Great Setting for a Fresh Start

Matt Pond: Musician

A Secret City in the Country

The Kindness of Strangers

Mary Stuart Masterson: Entrepreneur & Actress


Bianca Hildenbrand and Shanekia McIntosh: Artists/Video Curators

Adaption: Kingston Welcomes Smorgasburg

Flow Chart: Start Your Daytrip Right

Map: Eat Your Way Through a Hudson Valley Summer

Flowing Both Ways

Map: Eat Your Way Through a Hudson Valley Summer

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About Jessica McGuirl

My name is Jessica McGuirl and I'm the artist behind First Pancake Studio! I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. I’m most inspired by what I’m reading, food I’m cooking, vintage patterns and Japanese culture. I lived in Japan for six months and it had a huge impact on me and my work. I met amazing people, ate delicious food and saw beautiful things. Currently, I spend my days in my Providence, RI studio creating art that is cute, funky and fresh with a sense of humor. I love biking with my husband and going on long walks with our new pup, trying out new recipes and sewing.

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