PARTY PHOTOS & Thank you's!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out last night to Northshire for our release party!! The full photo gallery from Megan Mumford is below but you'll have to forgive me because first I need to thank a few awesome people and businesses! For starters... thank you NORTHSHIRE Bookstore for offering to host this event for us and once again demonstrating your support for all things local. We are so lucky to have you in Saratoga not just as a retailer, but as an incredible literary resource and supporter of the community.

Second, if you're looking for music for your next party, look no further than Kristen Renehan and Jim Mastrianni. The combination of exquisitely played guitar, beautiful vocals and spot on song selection set the mood for the whole evening. So good in fact, that groupies were spotted. Seriously.

Matt Dalton with Nick Cook & Ashley Freeman

Matt Dalton with Nick Cook & Ashley Freeman

And WOW, apparently we all came very hungry and very thirsty last night so a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Nick and Ashley with Airstream Catering and Melissa and Lisa from Saratoga Wine and Spirits who took very, very good care of all of us. Nick and Ashley took a bit of a left turn from their signature vintage americana fare and completely wowed everyone with their take on classic holiday appetizers. I saw several people try one of their crostinis topped with warm brie, rosemary, cranberries and balsamic vinegar who then proceeded to park themselves next to the hors d'oeuvres table and not move. If you have an event coming up, are throwing a holiday party or celebrating a special occasion give Airstream Catering a call. Nick is one of our most exciting local culinary talents with years of working in some of the area's best restaurants and Ashley has literally mastered the front of the house, after almost a decade in restaurant management; together they are a phenomenal team.

Melissa and Lisa hard at work last night!

Melissa and Lisa hard at work last night!

It wouldn't be a celebration without something to toast with and Melissa and Lisa with Saratoga Wine & Spirits popped so many bottles of champagne last night, they had to call in a resupply about an hour into the party. They not only showed up ready to fill many, many glasses but also spent the evening chatting with all of us, answering wine and champagne questions and giving recommendations in Melissa's trademark down to earth, friendly and relatable fashion. 

Megan giving an impromptu photographer lesson to two very eager little guys...

Megan giving an impromptu photographer lesson to two very eager little guys...

Last but never, ever, least, the photo gallery below was all shot by the magnificent Megan Mumford! Megan's pictures are the backbone of this whole operation and time after time she produces exquisite pictures, capturing both the warmth of people's personalities and the spirit of the event. She doesn't blink an eye walking into a room full of sometimes hundreds of people and works her way through the crowd snapping pictures with professionalism and ease. I've seen her shoot everything from my three VERY energetic toddlers, to weddings, portraits, a gazillion events and about everything in between and every time the result is just stunning. Check out her website right here for more of her incredible work. Thank you Megan!!

OK, promise I am done now! Enjoy the photos from last night's release party below!

Posted on November 12, 2015 .