Mamatoga Loves: Next Summer

This past Saturday we took shelter from the rain inside one of my favorite downtown shops, Next Summer. I popped in to check out their new Saratoga Springs items and they are now ALL on my Wish List. First up they have turned their sell out Saratoga Springs map earrings into a beautiful pendant. This intricate yet understated piece is unique to our Spa City with a detailed miniature map encompassing the racetrack, downtown and more.

Next were two absolutely fantastic custom items from Smathers & Branson. First, the ultimate Saratoga Springs hostess gift, or just as a gift for anyone that loves our city or horse racing, these coasters are preppy chic itself. You get one of each coaster in a set of four and I don't know which one is my favorite, I love them all...

I've been a longtime fan of prep staple Smather's & Branson, especially their needlepoint belts and I'm so excited that Next Summer has commissioned them to make a special Saratoga Springs needlepoint belt just for us. I've been waiting for MONTHS to see how this belt was going to turn out and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Featuring Spit & Spat, the Hall of Springs and more, I know this belt is going to be a long treasured item in Sean's closet. Here are just two of the little Saratoga Scenes featured on the belt...

Next Summer also had special puzzles created just for Saratoga Springs from a company called Liberty Puzzles based in Denver, CO. The puzzles are hand-crafted from wood, so they're thicker than a normal puzzle. The coolest feature is the pieces in the puzzles, they are related to the scene represented on the puzzle itself. So in our Saratoga Springs puzzle (which was custom made for Next Summer from a vintage postcard of Saratoga) there are shapes of people dressed in period garb, a horse and buggy, a poodle, and other cool details. This puzzle is definitely something you need to see in person, and is really a beautiful product and keepsake, a one of a kind item you'll only find at Next Summer.

Stay tuned for more pics from Next Summer on Mamatoga, if you haven't been in yet I strongly urge you to stop in and check out what they have. Located right on Broadway, it's a shop that you're going to want to spend a little time in to explore everything. The items in the shop are thoughtful and hand picked, featuring fabulous stuff for you, your home, stuff for the kids and much more.