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FINGER LAKES TRAVEL: Spotlight on Sydney Mary, conversation with local MMA fighter Paige Shutter, and exploring a brewery

This weeks artist spotlight is Sydney Mary. Sydney is a swimsuit designer who calls Finger Lakes home. She designs and creates every swimsuit herself. Every piece is a perfect display of the time and energy put into them. This week she brought us behind the scenes and showed us the process!

@fingerlakes1 Very excited to announce our second local artist spotlight! Meet Sydney Mary! Instagram @shopsydneymary #localartist #art #fashiontiktok #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound –

You can find Sydney’s hand crafted bikinis using the following links.

When thinking of local artists Sydney was among the first to come to mind. Watching her create these pieces with so much attention to detail is truly inspiring. Not only that, they’re all really cute. With spring around the corner it was the right time to give Sydney the spotlight she deserved.

If you know a working artist- whether they are in music, clothing, personal care, or anything else- send an email to

We also took time to sit down with Paige Shutter. Paige is a practicing MMA fighter based in the Finger Lakes. She has recently returned to fighting and recently won her first fight. Earlier this week we were able to ask Paige a few questions.

@fingerlakes1 A conversation with @Paige Shutter #mma #fingerlakes #fingerlakesny #CorollaCrossStep #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound –

For update about Paige’s up coming fights you can find more information on her social media

During our travels we were able to find one our new favorite lunch spots, Bagels and Cakes in Geneva.

This restaurant was so cute and had such a warm and welcoming vibe, we will definitely be stopping in again!

@fingerlakes1 Some lunch from Bagels and Cakes #geneva #newyork #fingerlakes #food #lunch #travel #fypシ #fyp #CorollaCrossStep #treatyourself #workfromhome #eat ♬ Ghibli-style nostalgic waltz – MaSssuguMusic

After that lunch we headed out and did some local shopping at none other than Marilla’s Mindful Supplies. Marilla was very kind and walked us through the entire store. If you’re looking for a local plastic-free shop, this is definably the one to go to.

@fingerlakes1 A morning @Marilla’s Mindful Supplies! #wastefree #plasticfree #refillshop #organic #treatyourself #fyp #fypシ #workfromhome #fingerlakes #geneva ♬ Up – Movie Theme – Giampaolo Pasquile

When you live in a region so well known for its wine, craft beer and cider there is no better way to end the week than at a local brewery. This week we tried out War Horse Brewery. This one came with an incredible view, too!

@fingerlakes1 A trip to War Horse Brewery! #beer #brewery #cider #stout #ale #cider #drinks #fingerlakes #fyp #fypシ #travel #newyork #fingerlakesnewyork ♬ original sound –