It's here! Many thanks to my graphic designer Jake Van Ness from Graphic Precision for making our first digital only magazine so fun to read! Every page is full of links designed to expand the experience beyond just this issue. Check out the full Winter Wonderland guide with links to all your outdoor family friendly local sports and activities, local gift guides, fun features and more. This issue has a focus on moms I love, from Markey Hutchinson from The Beaufort Bonnet Company to the incredibly talented Jennifer Maher of Your Toy Portrait, it also has gift guides from four of my favorite local moms featuring products from our local shops. One of my favorite parts is the cover, created by the amazing people at TC Paris Bakery (home of the unbelievably good macarons). When the idea of a Santa's Cottage Gingerbread House popped into my head, I reached out to them to see if they could do it and they enthusiastically jumped on board and somehow did it in record time. The Saratoga Downtown Business Association was so kind in finding me photos asap to help the whole thing come together, and you can find it on display at TC Paris and in Santa's (actual) Cottage on Broadway during the Victorian Streetwalk!
Most of all, I hope that you all have a fantastic holiday season. I love doing Mamatoga because I love highlighting the people and businesses that make our area so special for families to live in. The local businesses that advertise in Mamatoga make it possible for me to bring you these Holiday Guides and info so we can all take part in our shared traditions like the Victorian Streetwalk and First Night, so many thanks to them for supporting me in this endeavor. Click through at the end of the Mamatoga Issue to check out the brand new Saratoga Social Magazine as well! Robin and I had so much fun putting it together and we are so excited to share it with you! xoxo