Our 10 Best Moments of 2014
As we look back on 2014, we can’t help but feel inspired. We’ve met amazing people, visited such beautiful and vibrant places, and celebrated what we love most about Upstate’s rolling hills and incredible community. When we launched And North in May, it was our vision to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting the lively streets of NYC with the picturesque regions that lie north. Now, seven months later, we couldn’t have imagined that this vision would have taken us so far – from hosting an end of summer party at a new Catskill retreat; to visiting a prop stylist’s 18th century manor home; to hiking to the top of Mount Marcy’s arresting peak in the Adirondacks or kayaking through the mudflats of the Hudson River.
Thank you for making this year so joyous. Wherever 2015 takes us, we can’t wait to share it with you.
Featured photo by Taylor Antisdel
“When we started And North, we did so with the idea that there would always be something new to explore Upstate. The more time we spend exploring, the larger our network grows. It’s clear now that we haven’t even scratched the surface.”
Photos by Emma Tuccillo
“Our launch party at the beautiful Church des Artistes in Kingston was quite possibly the best day ever spent. We were blown away by the excitement and encouragement from our supporters. Hope to see you at our next garden party!”
Photos by Julie Holder, Kale Kaposholin and Katie Lobel
“We love to sponsor exciting events Upstate. Field and Supply, created by designer Brad Ford, was one of our favorites this year. In line with our personal mission, it connected the city to the country by featuring the most talented makers from both locations.”
“Upstate NY is filled with creative makers who use their surroundings as inspiration. Our feature on Adelia Sugarman’s one-woman venture, Owlkill Studio, showcases the amazing talent and creative drive found north of the city.”
Photos by Heidi’s Bridge
“We’ve met so many kind and creative people this year who have graciously allowed us to peek inside their homes and lives. Stepping into the Manor, home to designer Kenyan Lewis, was like peering inside of his creative mind. We were incredibly lucky to have met him and form a friendship. He will be dearly missed.”
Photo by Emma Tuccillo