This year's Spring + Summer issue includes interviews with an incredibly talented bartender from a favorite Minneapolis diner and periodical shop owners from Indianapolis, recipes from a farm dinner hosted in the middle of one of Chicago's industrial neighborhoods, and the story behind Missouri's Queen City. You can pre-order Issue 7 for $12 through Friday, May 12th!

CONTRIBUTORS

Jim Adame is a Michigander, barista, and business owner. He opened the Loch Coffee Company at the age of 19 with the intent to introduce craft coffee to the small, growing community of Midland, Michigan. He spends the majority of his free time playing music, longboarding, and raising his pup, Björn.
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Dakota Arkin is an avid traveler and dedicated adventurer. She fell in love with the Midwest through her Minnesota-born husband. She holds a MA from the American University of Paris and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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Benjamin + Janneane Blevins have accumulated a depth and breadth of skills related to print publications, editing and art direction during the last decade. They opened PRINTtEXT in 2013 as a shop, studio and project space, dedicated to periodicals and the conversations & communities those publications support. You can say hi to them, along with shop dogs Huckleberry and Katy, at their Indianapolis shop.
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Kelly Connolly is the curator and owner of Nimble Well, a rental company in Chicago that focuses on unique tabletop event decor. Kelly lives in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband Dave and son Emerson. The city is home, but nature always calls, especially Upper Mississippi, Northern Michigan, and the Boundary Waters.
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Heidi Moorman Coudal is the is owner and Culinary Director of Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm, the country’s first catering company to become a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant. Despite spending her childhood moving around in a military family, she always considered Chicago her home base and made it her home after graduating from college. Her true passion is traveling and exploring the world with her husband and three teenagers.
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Sarah Crowley is a Montreal-born digital marketing manager at BDP with a legendary sense of humor. If you're not sure she's joking, safe to assume it was by design. She also is an enormous fan of submarine sandwiches and photographing literally anything that grows out of the earth.
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Isabel Fajardo can usually be found hiding conspicuously behind her 35mm Canon AE-1. She enjoys exploring the Minneapolis music and art scene, bakery-hopping, and going on walks with loved ones.
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Janelle Gonyea is a stylist and designer specializing in creating unique concepts for petite events, photo shoots, interiors and products. Over the years, she has developed a trained eye for curating collections, anticipating design trends, and creating branded vignettes. By working together to create an overall concept with her clients, she is able to design and style their project to establish a vision for telling their story and engaging their audience.
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Tytia Habing lives and works in Watson, Illinois near where she grew up on a working farm. Having spent most of her adult life living in the Cayman Islands, she moved back to her roots a few short years ago. She holds degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture and is a self taught photographer.
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Adam Henderson is an artist and illustrator currently living in Chicago, Illinois. His work is inspired by the people and places around him, and his goal is to create paintings which feel as alive and complex as the subjects themselves.
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Pat Hogan is a designer, photographer, and storyteller who was born in New Orleans, grew up in Ohio, and is currently living in San Francisco. He appreciates new experiences, good conversation, and old school hip-hop. He enjoys shooting lifestyle, documentary, action sports, and fashion. He looks forward to letting his experiences guide is photographic work.
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Kyle John is an internationally recognized fine art photographer specializing in editorial, lifestyle and wedding photography all around the world. With his at ease approach, each image is carefully composed to display the raw beauty and emotion in each moment. His distinctive style draws inspiration from all things natural, organic and genuine, while preserving the authenticity in telling each story.
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Eliesa Johnson is a photographer based in Minneapolis and the owner of Eliesa Johnson, The Restaurant Project, Photogen Inc., Rivets and Roses and ELIESA Consults. It is her goal to create visual stories and find the connection between the subject and the viewer. She likes to show the moments that are unseen and share them with the world.
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Taylor Killough is a nomad at heart, but happy to be back in the Midwest - or right next to it, anyway - while living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. She's happiest when reading, writing, helping things grow, and exploring the outdoors, and especially when she can do all those things at once.
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Molly Kobelt is co-owner of Field & Florist, a Chicago-based flower farm and florist. Field & Florist offers floral arrangement and styling for weddings and special events, as well as cut flowers flowers for the floral industry and general public via our market and shop in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
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Jessica Leng and Zac Sturgeon are a creative couple calling the Great Lakes State their home. When they're not exploring what Michigan has to offer, they can be found warming up in coffee shops regaining the feeling in their toes.
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Michele Popadich was born and raised in Chicago and is happy to be beginning her career in her hometown. She is busy working as a project manager at a tech company and using every spare moment to write.
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Simeon Priest was born and raised in South Minneapolis and is the beverage director at the Hi-Lo Diner. When he’s not busy keeping the diner relevant in the cocktail world, he can be found enjoying time with his wife, family and friends, or on the back deck of a boat anchored somewhere sunny.

Jaclyn Simpson grew up in the Midwest. She moved to Colorado for a stint before finding her way back to Chicago where she started her career as a photographer. She is mildly obsessed with beautifully designed spaces and finding the world’s best tacos.
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Colby Wegter is Iowa farm raised, New York educated, and Minnesota shaped. From growing up near a town without a stop light to working in New York City’s Chinatown to finally landing in St. Paul, Colby looks to converse, learn, and attempt to tell. He feels more at home in Minnesota than anywhere else and enjoys her beauty daily.
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