Downtown Susie Brown

Gift Ideas: April 2009 Archives

pink-paddock-giveaway-sp-09.jpgWith all this 90+ degree weather it certainly feels like August.  The only thing missing?  Horses, pool parties, and the beach...  We may never have the ocean here in Saratoga Springs but before you know it there will be plenty of ponies and galas galore!  Thanks to the Pink Paddock on Broadway we never feel like the beach is that far away.  This week's giveaway will get you craving for more citrus Palm Beach prints...  A Lilly tee {winner to choose size} in her signiture pink along with Lilly Pulitzer file folders {a girl like you must keep all those invites organized stylishly} is a good start.  Make a comment on this post and I will enter your name into a drawing.  Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday!


 Need more reasons to stop by the Pink Paddock?  How about Mother's Day?  Treat yourself or that special mom in your life to a Lilly dress or spend $200 or more on current season Lilly merchandise and you will receive a Lilly "brag book" to fill with cute shots of the kids or grand kiddies {or current hottie}.  Another option... purchase this beautiful Mother's Day bracelet designed by Elizabeth Kissek Design {a former Saratogian mom now living in Cohassett, Mass} and receive a complimentary pink suede EK design logo pouch. 

{Mention that you read this on DTSB to receive these promotions} 

Don't forget to RSVP for Shopping with DTSB on May 13th.

And they're off....

Good Luck!


  dogeared canvas bag.jpg Need I say more?  Sassy totes at Speck Boutique on Broadway.


Calling all Green Recessionista's!!!  You're going to love this book {and $10 price tag}.  Discounts at many of our local shops, restaurants, spas and farms.  Shop local, support area farms and save money.  Sounds like a good way to spend Earth Day to me!  Found in many of the local stores in town or check out their web site}



There is no better accessory than a free cone from the very socially and environmentally conscious ice cream company - Ben and Jerry's!!  We are sooo lucky to have one in town!  Enjoy!!


PS:  Don't forget about Giveaway Wednesday tomorrow and to RSVP for my May 13th Shopping Event!!!

  vera wang thank you orange.jpg  

{Vera Wang Stationery found at PaperDolls of Saratoga.  Love this orange print - crisp and clean yet a mod update to classic stationery}

These are high on my to-do list this week.  I have many people to thank for their out pouring of  love and friendship during these last couple of weeks.  Community means more to me now than it ever did.  I wanted to be sure I thanked my on-line or cyber community as well.  I have been deeply moved by your notes of support, sympathy and friendship.  You may not recieve a hand written note, because many of you I only can reach here.  I truly appreciate your loyalty and encouragement during this difficult time.  We are so blessed in the 21st century.   We can be in contact with our local community, our past communities, and our cyber communities with the touch of a few buttons.  I embrace it and thank you for becoming a part of my cyber community. 

Have a great week on and off line!


Horse season will be here before you know it.  Derby Day, the unofficial kick off to the racing season is in 17 days {but who's counting?}.  These stemless wineglasses from Impressions of Saratoga {$40 value} are a great way to jump start the season!   Can't you just picture you and your girlfriend in the back yard during the witching hour sipping some Sauvignon Blanc from these while the little ones run around?  Happily discussing what Derby Day outfit you'll be wearing to Siro's this year or what great hat you'll get for opening day... Ahhhh.... here's to Spring, warm weather, and Saratoga.........

{To enter to win these unique wine glasses simply make a comment to this post.  Only one entry per person, please.  I will announce the winner on Friday}.  

More giveaways to come... Every Wednesday until my shopping event on May 13th.  

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Stay-at-home mom who left her job in the fashion industry in NYC to raise 3 wonderful girls, but never lost the passion for fashion. My husband and I were lucky enough to move to a small town that has an amazing downtown that offers a big city lifestyle. I will highlight here where to find the latest trends, great gift ideas, and delicious food and drink! All the THINGS I LOVE about downtown Saratoga Springs. Enjoy!


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