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TABLE OF CONTENTS SPOTLIGHT..............................................................12

COMPUTERS ONE ON ONE: No Longer Child’s Play.........................................38

Publishers Rachayle Deutsch Suzi Bollag

Sales Representatives Shani Schwebel Miriam Goldbrenner Barbara Gold Pearl Silber

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ometimes the holidays “fall early” and sometimes, like this year, they “fall late.” Some years we have to prepare for a three day run. Other times, again, like this year, it’s shorter but with more frequent sessions. No matter how it comes out it is a month of endless shopping, cooking, serving and straightening.  If it seems like every other day we are back in the kitchen it’s because we are. And if you are also hosting or entertaining guests the tasks multiply. Don’t get me wrong.  I love the start of the new year. It is a solemn and meaningful time for us yet with great promise and beautiful  festivities.  However, if you are someone who is in school or works outside the house it is a month where many responsibilities must be put on hold or at the very least, juggled masterfully.  The holiday season is also a time when our houses often take on a weather-beaten look.  Some would describe their abodes at this time of year as having been hit by a hurricane or touched by a tornado.  One of my friend always says, when her kids move in for the celebratory days, "my house is a storm." The stuff that gathers in your home during the holiday

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season depends a lot on whether your kids, parents, siblings, guests etc., live nearby or a car drive or plane flight away. If they are sleep-over as opposed to walk-over company and children are involved, the house becomes a mini   day care center featuring strollers, playpens, high chairs, bouncers, exer-saucers. and more.  On the other side of the coin you may find your house suddenly embellished with walkers, canes, wheelchairs and commodes.  We were blessed – and I mean this 100% sincerely and am so grateful – with both styles of decor. At times like this, when my house, which is an adequate size, seems to be bursting at the seams with not an inch of free space, I have learned to turn a blind eye. Eye not eyes. One eye needs to be open – at least partially – to avoid tripping on the equipment and accessories that adorn each room. I have learned not to pick up every little thing that falls because it will just fall again. I don’t try too hard to straighten up because I know within minutes whatever I’ve just put back

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Continued from page 12 will be brought right back out again. While I do close open cabinets, and wipe up spills (real hazards), I usually am pretty chilled and know there will be plenty of time to clean up when everyone has gone home and my house is suddenly empty and lonely and quiet again. One thing I have yet to get a handle on, though, is the toys. As I’ve  mentioned previously – perhaps even multiple times – my house is the home depot of my family, especially when it comes to toys. Every over-sized, dangerous, not ageappropriate, duplicate and multi pieced game eventually parks itself in my den or basement. I get it. My older daughter moved to Israel with bare essentials. Clearly toys and games didn’t

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make the cut. My younger daughter lives in a small apartment in Queens and while she hopes to move to a house soon, right now, facing the daunting task of moving, the last thing she wants is a bunch of clumsy, beeping, many-part toys around to have to pack up as well. So the really big items clutter my basement and the medium to small stuff is stacked all over in my den. As opposed to the messes that build up when company is around, this stuff does not leave with its owners. Nor do I have a place to store it all even when things quiet down and I can straighten up again. But you know what? This too I have come to accept, if not ignore. Or maybe I’ve come to ignore if not accept.  Whatever. But still I have a dilemma.

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Continued from page 14 In several weeks we will be celebrating the festival of lights – Chanukah. Likely most children’s favorite holiday. While Chanukah gelt is a fine gift – an appropriate gift – kids like stuff and we like to make our kids happy. And let’s get real. The stuff they are looking for is not a new winter hat with matching gloves. What to get that is not too flashy, bulky, trendy, complicated, heavy and yet, fun? My mom used to say that kids – okay, little kids – often prefer the boxes things come in to the things themselves, that they enjoy tinkering with typical kitchen items over fancy games. Along those lines, last week when my Queens grandchildren were here for the weekend, I could not get the adorable one year old

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to stay in the den despite the fact that there were dozens and dozens of entertaining toys in the room. She kept crawling and cruising into the kitchen while I was chopping a salad. From the kitchen there are two dangerous staircases she loves to climb. One can be gated, the other, due it its odd placement and thin banister, cannot. Every few minutes I had to put the knife down and catch her before she got to the first step. Why wasn’t she absorbed with the myriad of activities in the den? I suddenly remembered the stories my mom told me and opened my kitchen cabinet to pull out a few Tupperware containers and lids. Then from a drawer in front of me I took out  a ring of plastic measuring spoons, a couple of honey

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he New Yiddish Kitchen (Page Street Publishing Co.), is a fresh and healthful take on Jewish food traditions by two leaders in gluten-free and paleo cooking, Simone Miller and Jennifer buy. Robins.  Those two auSmall, family-run Jewish thors have taken those bakeries that once lay beloved at the recipes - matzo balls, latkes, yes, even bagels - and adapted heartkugels, of close-knit urban them for anyone living food allergies. All of neighborhoods all with over the over 100 recipes in the book are grain, gluten, America have fallen victim dairy and refined sugar-free, as well as kosher. to Simone the demise of the oldand Jennifer believe that food restricschool bakers, tions shouldn’t preventshifting you from sharing in those demographics and around economic realities. But precious times spent the table, especially Stanley Ginsberg and Norman Berg they seekbeto on a holiday like Chanukah.  But when gan for grain-free recipes they keeptheir thesearch memories of theseJewish Jewish bakeries came pretty short-handed. usingthe savvy subalive up with their new book, So Inside Jewish stitutes the authors created this much needed Bakery: Recipes and Memories from colthe lection of recipes. See below for some Chanukah Golden Ages of Jewish Baking (Camino examples:

Books). More than a collection of recipes, Inside the Jewish Bakery chronicles the Sweet Potato Latkes history and traditions—as well as the If nightshades are problematic, these sweet potadistinctive baked goods—of Ashkenazi Jewry to latkes are the perfect substitution. This naturaily in Eastern and its to sweet starch is Europe delicious paired withimmigration garlic and onion America. vasta white arraypotato of sources, the and fries upUtilizing beautifullya for stand-in. authors have10crafted engaging “edible Prep Time: minutes an Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes: 4 servings history.” • Avocado oil, schmaltz or preferred cooking fat for frying KAMISHBROYT • Medium sweet potato, sliced with spiral slicer and (Jewish Biscotti) diced (or grated) Makes to three dozen slices • 1 medium sweet potato,two cooked and mashed • 1/2 onion, minced 3/4 cups pastry or all-purpose flour • 22eggs • 1/2 cup less (60 g)1 tapioca starch 1 cup Tbs. granulated sugar • 11/8 teaspoon onionsalt powder tsp. table • 13/4 teaspoon garlic powder tsp. baking powder • 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2/3 cupenough beatenoil egg Preheat to cover the bottom of a large, 1/2skillet cup unsalted butter, melted deep over medium-high heat. Combine all tsp. vanilla extract in a bowl and mix thorthe1remaining ingredients oughly until all ingredients are incorporated.

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Once the oil is glistening (hot enough for frying), drop large spoonsful into the oil and slightly flatten them with the back of a spoon. Using a thin, flexible spatula, flip each latke over once the underneath side is nicely browned, about 4 minutes. Watch to make sure the oil isn’t too hot or they can burn quickly. Likewise, oil that is not hot enough will leave the latkes greasy. by hand well Once both sides whisk are browned, removeuntil the latkes blended, 2 atopaper 3 minutes. Add from the oil and place them on towel-lined plate. Repeat as necessary, frying in small chopped nuts and batches. continue Note: If you are using grated sweet potato, make mixing for another minute. sure to use a towel and really press out as much 3. Add the eggs, melted moisture as you can from the sweet potato shreds. butter and vanilla extract, They will not fry well if this step is omitted.

then mix with a large spoon or your hands until the dough Carrot Parsnip Latkes is smooth and flexible. Everyone loves latkes! These savory, 4. On a parchment-lined sheet pan, vegetable form the pancakes are a nice switch from the traditional white dough into a loaf about 4 in. wide and 2 in. potato variety. By adding in parsnips and carrots, Bakefind for a40 to 45 flavor minutes, untilfrom the potatoes. dough is you’ll different element set you’ll and light Yet, love brown. serving them up with Horseradish Reduce heat the to 300° F. Remove Sour5.Cream, justthe as oven you would original recipe! Cook Time: 30 minutes thePrep loafTime: from 10 theminutes oven and immediately slice it Makes: About 20 latkes to desired thickness. • 3 6. large parsnips, 1 pound g) Arrange theabout slices on the(450 parchment and • 4 medium carrots, about 1/2 pound (230 g) • return 3 eggs to the oven until browned and dry, about 40(30minutes. Remove • 1/4 cup g) tapioca starch to a rack and let When the ends into melted • cool. 1/4 cup (12 g)cooled, minced dip chives • chocolate, 1 teaspoon ifsalt desired. Great with coffee or tea.

• Oil for frying, about 1 cup (240 ml) Either with a box grater or the grater attachment KICHELACH of your food processor, grate the parsnips and carrots. In a large bowl, mix them with the eggs, tapioKichelachsalt. are a food minimalist’s delight— ca, chives and light, airy morsels of crunch that were Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.eaten Add like cookies salty snacks. Wherever Eastern about a third oforthe oil and heat until it shimmers. Drop the Jews pancake mixture into the pan, abouta European settled, kichelach became 1/4 cup (60nosh—the ml) each,perfect and flatten into pancake mainstay accompaniment to shape. Allow latkes or to cook for 2—3 minutes, or a piece of the herring a glass of sweet wine, until deep golden brown. Flip and cook an additionschnapps, tea or coffee—a delightful change al 2—3 minutes, until cooked through. Adjust your from the ordinary. they’re almost heat between medium andToday, medium-high as needed. impossible to find, but their memory lives on. Remove cooked pancakes to several layers of paper towels. Repeat with the remaining mixture, adding more oil as needed in between batches.

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Chocolate Crunch Gelt When Chanukah rolls around, having homemade gelt, or chocolate “money,” makes the memories that much more fun! And this way you can avoid the refined sugar, dairy and other unnecessary additives. You’ll need a gelt mold for this! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes: 4 servings • 1 cup (180 g) chocolate chips • 1 tablespoon(15 ml) coconut oil • 1/2 teaspoon 100%  vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon (or more) coconut palm sugar In a double boiler, over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Alternatively, you may melt in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between heating sessions until melted. Next, stir in the vanilla and coconut palm sugar and spoon the mixture into the gelt molds. Place the filled mold into the freezer for about 10-15 minutes or until the coins have solidified and set. Remove the tray from the freezer and pop out the chocolate coins. Refill the tray with any remaining melted chocolate mixture. Repeat the steps above.

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e live in turbulent times and children are exposed to experiences we wish we could protect them from. When young children struggle with their feelings about these issues they may present with behavior problems or simply behaviors that are not typical for their age. Like adults, children have to work through their struggles and unlike adults, they have fewer tools to work with. Young children also have difficulty expressing themselves therefore they cannot always say what it is that’s bothering them, if they even know what it is. There are many different types of therapy for children. One type of therapy is called “Play Therapy.”  Most people have an idea of what play therapy looks like but rarely understand its significance. In this type of treatment all that needs to happen is for the child to enter the therapist’s office and stay for forty-five minutes. What occurs in the therapist’s office, to the uninformed eye, does not look like much. What is actually happening there is that the therapist, through play is engaging the child, is trying to understand the child’s inner workings and help the child work through his feelings. One can learn about a child’s inner world by interacting in the shared environment of the consulting room. The same setting can elicit many different reactions from children. Every therapist sets up his or her space differently. There is usually a myriad of toys, games, arts and crafts projects and sand. How a space is set up is imperative to getting that struggling child to want to be there. Once they are there is when the work begins. The aim of play therapy is to decrease those behavioral and emotional difficulties that interfere significantly with the child’s functioning. A goal of this therapy is to improve communication between child and parents. Less obvious goals are improved verbal expression, ability for self observation, improved impulse control, more adaptive ways of coping with anxiety and frustration and improved capacity to trust and to relate to others. How does play therapy work? Initially the clinician will meet with the parents to get an understanding of the presenting problem. Background information about the parents’ and child’s home life is collected as this provides the clinician with a larger context in which to understand the child. How long it takes to get a complete history depends on the parents but it is usually 1-2 sessions. Then appointments are set up. The structure and day of

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the sessions is maintained in a consistent manner in order to create stability and safety for the child (and parent). The process of play therapy is divided into 3 phases: 1.Initial phase: the evaluation and explaining to the child and the parent about the process of therapy. 2.Middle phase: the period in which the child becomes comfortable with the treatment process and the clinician. During this phase the therapist is continuing to evaluate the child and develop a means of communicating with him. 3.Final phase: the process of ending treatment and saying good bye.  The middle phase is where most of the work gets done. Important in this phase is that the child understand he can play with anything or say anything.  He is also informed that anything said will not be repeated unless there is a possibility of harm to him or anyone else. Children communicate their feelings and thoughts through play. The clinician sees therapy a little like a dream. It offers a portal into the child’s mind. Like dreams, children’s play is infinitely complex.  Deciphering the many layers of a child’s dream is challenging, which is why consistency with sessions is a must.  How is play therapeutic to the child? It is in the therapist office that the child has undivided attention and is able to “play out” their feelings. The goal is that the child, after “playing out” their feelings, no longer presents with them. This is a process and can take some time.  Sometimes this does not happen and therapy does not alleviate the symptoms. That usually occurs if the child is resistant or the child’s ways of coping are so rigid that it’s not possible at this time for them to learn new adaptive ones. There is always the possibility that medication may be suggested in conjunction with the ongoing sessions. Another part of therapy is the relationship that develops between parents and therapist. A meeting between the two should happen regularly in order to get an update on the child as well as give suggestions to parents about how to help their child. Children are complex creatures. Anyone who has raised a child can attest to that. What they also know is that sometimes a behavior is temporary and passes on its own. When that does not happen parents are hopefully open to bringing their children to some type of therapy. All of us hope our children become the best they can be and that they grow up to be good, happy and adaptive adults. In a perfect world raising our children should be enough to achieve that goal. In this world sometimes children and parents need help some help. And it is there.

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GRIN AND BARE IT If you could go back to being a child for a day what period

We allchildhood come would to our marriages with flaws. of your you choose to revisit? What’s one flaw of yours you would not I have fond memories of going shopping with my Mom as a change? preteen/early teen (believe it or not). How I would love to spend another day like that in A&S Department Store in Downtown IBrooklyn! felt the best person to ask was my husband.C.J.In

his opinion, I shouldn’t change my unrelenting The day(s) spent climbing the rocks and perfection playing in Frankdesire for Iconstant unwavering in lin Park in Boston. No fears, supple enough to run, climb and be those I love. D.R. free. E.W.

Seminary. myI’m time in seminarylol. often and one wish I don’t haveI think any about flaws. perfect, The I could go back for even a day. I miss the lack of responsibiliflaw won’t change is being early andworrying never ties andIthe freedom to find myself and learn without beingmylate - having my clocks fifteen minutes about future. O.J. ahead of real time. C.B. The year my family spent in Israel when I was in 5th grade. I loved it!! T.B.

Starting a sentence and not finishing; keeps Summers spent going to Tanzmans’ with my people engaged, waiting for theBungalows end of one of cousin. B.D. my countless stories. B.D. Going to summer camp with Bnei Akiva.

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I loved going around the block millions of times on my roller skates with my best friend, Marlene, and making up all sorts of Expecting everyone to be on time. D.H. stories with her.

all,Ofbut I still like running tightbutship, being course, I could skate now as ana adult those carefree hours were priceless... S.F. responsible, having high standards, and getting it all donetoquickly! Walking the park with my grandfather.

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I’d love to revisit the sense ofunjust healthy Ifreedom When I read something write Iaenjoyed letter livto ing in sunny California. My bike was like my third arm. I used the editor. When I see something can beit daily and even from a young age, it enabled me to feel free and improved, write a letter company. mobile. ThereIwas a strong  sensetoofthe innocence, hope When and the something is beyond inappropriate will write belief that anything was possible. Truly the good Iold days! E.M.

a comment or review. My husband would rather That’s a tough one. Chanukah was always a happy time. I’d I did nothing andallkept He but says “your like to say that it wasn’t about quiet. the presents really about letter won’t change a thing”. which isn’t true. I family, the smell of fried latkes, the glow of the candles and feeling safe had and embraced. But that’s 20/20 with hindsight. It might have marvelous results some of have my been just about “letters”, the presents. “comments”, etc. I simply D.R. “reviews”, cannot quiet when in thechildren face of S.W. It’s so be refreshing are stupidity. so innocent… but not sure that would work when you get older…

My persistence!

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I have very fond memories of spending part of the summer at Bradley Beach, N.J. I must have been around 12 or younger. I’msureoverly organized detail oriented and I’m that explains why I loveand the beach so much now… R .D.

my husband is certainly not. I shudder to think Last our year inlives high school when I wentlike to Israel had no what would look if and I didn’t fear of hitchhiking all over Israel. D.H. organize everything for the two of us! It would be when my grandparents were still alive. I T.B. loved visiting them in their apartment. My grandmother always had a fresh plattentort ready to be shared and enjoyed. L.E.

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DIRECTORY OF ADVERTISERS ALTERATIONS/DRESSMAKER Simply Gorgeous................................... 69 BRIDAL NEEDS Bridal Couture........................................ 85 Bridal Direct........................................... 77 Bridal Dresser........................................ 67 Bridal Elegance..................................... 59 Bridal Glamour....................................... 32 Chanie Greenzweig Headpieces........... 22 Cinderbella............................................ 68 Custom Bridal........................................ 43 Emerly's Bridal....................................... 64 Expressions........................................... 90 Exquisite Gowns.................................... 31 Finds & Co............................................... 7 Great Expectations................................ 79 Julie's Quality Couture........................... 26 Kleinfeld................................................. 55 Lew Imports........................................... 19 Mini Belle............................................... 82 Pessy Blum's Bridal Salon..................... 82 Pessy Miller........................................... 24 Sarelli....................................................... 6 Simply Gorgeous................................... 69 Teal Couture.......................................... 58 Tip Top ................................................. 27 Tznius Princess..................................... 14 CHILDREN'S AND PRE-TEEN CLOTHING The Boys Club....................................... 65 Elegant Child......................................... 48 Judy's Nook .......................................... 71 Layette 4 Less....................................... 61 Le Bambini............................................. 60 Little Women.......................................... 32 Mon Petit............................................... 84 Peanuts Baby+Child.............................. 28 Star Spangled Carousel........................ 50 Sweet Things......................................... 56 Teen Boutique....................................... 62 That's My Boy........................................ 89 Tip Toes................................................. 78 Tuesday's Child..................................... 12 CRAFTS M & M Yarns.......................................... 62 DRY CLEANERS Midwood French Dry Cleaners.............. 32 EDIBLES Ave J Fish.............................................. 50 EDUCATION Machon L'Parnasa........ Inside Back Cover The New Seminary................................ 39 EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Better Health.......................................... 78

FURNITURE /ANTIQUES Eisenberger's Furniture......................... 16 Katz Furniture........................................ 83 Kingdom Furniture................................. 30 Loeffler................................................... 15 Regal Furniture...................................... 73 Renaissance Custom Interiors............... 45 S & S Furniture Outlet........................... 35 Sofas 'N More........................................ 25 Stern's Furniture...................................... 5 Unique Elegant Seating......................... 81 FURNITURE REPAIR/REFINISHING Expert Furniture Repair......................... 61 HOME ACCESSORIES/GIFTS Continental Tablesetting........................ 69 Eastside China...................................... 41 Impressions........................................... 47 Parci Parla....................Inside Front Cover The Peppermill...................................... 57 Royalty Tableware................................. 30 Surrey Lane........................................... 51 The Yellow Door.................................... 10 Vintage Gifts.......................................... 37 Zelda's Art World................................... 34 HOME DECOR/WALLCOVERINGS Decorating Dreams................................ 50 Elegant Walls . ...................................... 72 Exclusive Doors..................................... 72 Friedman Decorators............................. 85 Home & Stone....................................... 34 United Shade Co................................... 72 INVITATIONS/CALLIGRAPHY Ad Art..................................................... 64 JEWELRY All That Glitters...................................... 58 Allegra Fine Jewelry.............................. 68 Aqua Jewels.......................................... 18 Chanie Greenzweig............................... 22 Exclusive Creations................................. 4 Golden Treasures.................................. 60 Kaufman's Jewelry................................ 67 Molly's.................................................... 42 Onyx...................................................... 71 The Yellow Door.................................... 10 Ultimatime.............................................. 81 JUDAICA Artscroll Publications............................. 46 Shaimos L'Gnizah................................. 61 LIGHTING Rainbow Lighting................................... 74 Renaissance Custom Interiors............... 45

EYEGLASSES Optique Elegance.................................. 87

LINEN/TOWELS Elegant Linen......................................... 11 Feathers and Lace................................. 56

FAMILY SERVICES Robin Daar, LCSW, RN......................... 71

LUGGAGE Luxury Luggage..................................... 76

FLOORING/TILE Boro Rug............................................... 75 Shop At Home Flooring......................... 78

MAKEUP/HAIR REMOVAL/SKIN CARE Reflections . .......................................... 63 Tip Top ................................................. 27

FLORISTS Flower Expressions............................... 80

MASSAGE THERAPY Mona Flaks............................................ 79

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MATERNITY CLOTHING Future Mom........................................... 58 Hindy's Maternity................................... 84 Maternichic Maternity............................ 56 Mylo Dweck........................................... 44 MEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES Shirts Plus............................................. 63 STERLING SILVER E. B. Estate Sterling.............................. 68 Eastern Silver Company........................ 17 Elite Sterling.......................................... 29 Empire Sterling...................................... 13 PJ Sterling............................................... 3 TABLECLOTHS Gitta Steinmetz...................................... 63 TILE Home & Stone....................................... 34 WEIGHT CONTROL/EXERCISE Be A Loser--Rochelle............................ 22 Chaya Stern--Nutrition Spot.................. 42 FITT Over 40......................................... 79 WIGS Dini Wigs............................................... 53 Estee Hair Collection............................. 40 Joseph & Co............................................ 7 Pery Wigs.............................................. 49 Yaffa...................................................... 21 WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES/HOSIERY Bersel.................................................... 67 Head to Toe........................................... 30 Onyx...................................................... 71 The Shell Station................................... 18 Surgical Sock Shop............................... 66 TipToes.................................................. 78 Vintage Gifts.......................................... 37 WOMEN'S APPAREL Celuette................................................. 82 Chic de Paris......................................... 23 Couture off the Rack.............................. 54 Elegance................................................ 48 Expressions........................................... 90 Exquisite .............................................. 33 Fashion Island....................................... 24 Finds & Co............................................... 7 Furlin...................................................... 39 Furs by Kurt........................................... 86 Gerry Weber Boutique............................. 9 It's You/Lynda's...................................... 43 Julie's Quality Couture........................... 26 K Squared.............................................. 20 Lew Imports........................................... 19 Pink Label by Rachel Kairy......Back Cover Sea Secret Swimwear........................... 38 The Shell Station................................... 18 Teen Boutique....................................... 62 Ultra Chic............................................... 36 Unique Boutique.................................... 44 Walowitz Furs........................................ 69


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