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November 18, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Winter 2021 Photoshoot at the Conestoga House & Gardens
This winter season marks 16 amazing years of spreading the love-local message through Fig. When our team dreamed up this issue, we wanted it to capture the happiness that can be found all around us. We hope the winter issue of Fig will make you smile—here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of our cover and our annual Gift Guide!
For our annual Gift Guide, we wanted to pick a place that symbolized the joy of everyday beauty to showcase the unique goods our local retailers have this holiday season. So on an ideal fall day in October, we were overjoyed to capture 19 of them and our cover at the stunning Conestoga House and Gardens—an early 1800s gem on the fringe of the city and home to gorgeously-manicured gardens.
A special shoutout to all the businesses who took part of this year’s Gift Guide photoshoots at the Conestoga House:
Take a look behind more of the magic!
Each and every one of our local retailers play a role in making Lancaster the wonderful place that it is, and we are ever-thankful for their partnership with Fig. Some of our very favorite days are ones like this one—when our amazing team of designers, writers, art directors, and photographers work together to capture Lancaster small businesses and their products at their best.
Another special shoutout to the Fig Team and Creative Partners who made this day spectacular:
Connor Redcay of Red-K Media — Videographer
Deb Brandt, Emily Schlotter, Jason James, Kaylee Masullo, and Will Teodori — Art Directors
Cara Walker — Social Media
Lisa Farina-Lopez — Logistics & Snacks Extraordinaire
Matt Brandt — Dog & Rabbit Chauffer
As we gather with friends and family this holiday season, we hope you’ll make a choice to shop and give locally to the unique retail businesses and impactful non-profits in our community.
It’s time to celebrate, Lancaster—boldly, hopefully, joyfully—the place we get to call home!
Love, the Fig Team