Influencer: Jackie Ignall

From Barrington via Brooklyn: the lifestyle blogger dishes on which state has the best coffee and more


The name of your brand is Wander & Lash. Where did it come from?

I started my editorial career as a travel writer and got to experience some amazing places, hence “Wander”. I then shifted gears and became a beauty editor, hence “Lash”.


How do you keep your travel and beauty interests fed locally?

I like to get coffee or a meal at local spots and check out the shops to see what they carry on their shelves. I also love to walk around and look at the homes and buildings.


Which locations top your list of must-experience destinations near and far?

I may be biased, but I do think New York City should be top on the list: the energy on the streets is like no other and you are guaranteed amazing food, hospitality, and great shopping. I love living so close to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Also Yosemite National Park and Northern California: the landscapes are unbelievable in that part of the country and seeing the natural beauty of Yosemite blew me away. Thailand for its great food, scenery, history, amazing beaches, and top-notch hotels!


What are your favorite spots around Little Rhody and why?

I spend a lot of time in Warren. I love the restaurants, the waterfront, and how it has this quirky charm but also a Brooklyn vibe, which reminds me of back home. I love the clam shacks in the summertime, Bywater, and Square Peg. Spending time in Providence gives me that city fix when I need it and Newport is always a great spot – it has the perfect coastal vibe with a little-city feel.


What are some of your favorite locally made beauty products?

I love The Peyton Company, and some of the local candle brands such as Aster Candle and 62+Lex – both are hand-poured here in the Ocean State and make my home smell amazing.


Does RI have any coffee or pizza comparable to NYC? If yes, do tell!

Yes, Rhode Island does, and I do think the coffee is better here!  I love all the unique coffee shops we have, especially Kaffeology in Portsmouth, The Nitro Bar in both Providence and Newport, Ceremony on Thayer Street, and The Shop on Wickenden Street. Nothing beats NY pizza, but there are a few standouts here such as Jeff’s Pizza in East Providence, Al Forno for their grilled pizzas, Providence Coal Fired, and Federal Hill pizza. Learn more about Jackie Ignall at


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