Nowadays, the end of summer is determined not so much by the leaves on the trees as the clothes on the racks. Don’t believe me? Go to your local retailer. Even as we swelter in the summer heat, the stores are already anticipating the arrival of fall clothing. With that in mind, we are pleased to help you navigate the maze of new fall fashions with the debut of our first issue on fashion and beauty.
Working on this issue was especially exciting for me. Not only was I able to venture into downtown Saratoga quite a bit, but I was also able to experience different aspects of the magazine business, including the delicate art of the photo shoot. In that regard, I would like to mention a few people who helped make this issue a success: photographers Jeff Foley, Marty Kerins, Brittani Nass and Mark Anderson; Allison Meyers and Nancy Hart, who were nice enough to grace our cover; Natalie Sillery from Saratoga Trunk for dressing the women; and, of course, Violet’s Of Saratoga, Deanna’s Country Shoppe in West Sand Lake and Abby Rose Boutique in Albany for providing the fall fashions. I would also like to acknowledge our beauty writer, Genn Shaughnessy.
Speaking of Saratoga, if you find yourself in the Spa City this month, be sure to check out the Beekman Street Art District, three blocks from Broadway. While you’re enjoying your walk, you’ll notice that the equine sculptures are back along Broadway, so be sure to take advantage of that unique photo opportunity.
Whatever your pleasure, be sure to get out and enjoy the rest of your summer. It won’t be long before the fashions aren’t the only things that are changing, as we find ourselves longing once more for the good ol’ dog days of summer.
Mary Beth DeCecco