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Letter from the Publisher

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Vol. 6 No. 1

Cathleen Murray Black Publisher Michael Reidy Art Director Juliana Vogel Editorial Assitant


orth Jersey Woman Magazine continues to celebrate the influential and inspiring women of our community. I invite you to read about one such woman— Melody Kettle—the founder of the ever successful Montclair Food and Wine Festival. Also in this edition our panel of Expert Advisors offer solutions, advice and update trends in their field.

Julie Weinberg Graphic Designer Daniel Epstein Staff Photographer Louise Hafesh Jessica Maarek Katrina Musto Jean Bercik O’Toole Deborah Shapiro Judi Rothenberg Susan Wilinski Contributors

I am so excited to be hosting the fourth North Jersey Woman Expo on May 8th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event is full of great delights—massage sessions, beauty demonstrations, fantastic shopping opportunities—clothes, jewelry, bath soaps, essential oils, food samplings, heath screenings and more. This year will include a Spirituality Room where guests can have tarot card, angel card, Reiki, numerology and palm readings, as well as mini relaxation sessions through hypnosis. Don’t miss the Exhibitor Preview starting on page 27 so you can plan your must see exhibits! Do you know any inspiring women in our community? We want to know! Feel free to email me at with your comments and article suggestions. Looking forward to meeting you at the Expo! Warmly, ,

Cathy Murray Black, Publisher

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Educating and advising women of solutions and trends in their areas of expertise. Valerie Ablaza, MD Dr. Valerie Ablaza, M.D. is Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group in Montclair, NJ where she works with her partner, Dr. Allan Rosen. Dr. Ablaza is board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed her residency in plastic surgery at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and finished her training with a fellowship in breast and aesthetic surgery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Karolina Dehnhard Ms. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs, including “The Law Matters,” tv broadcasts and published articles, including co-authoring an article on estate planning and divorce and coauthored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding SameSex Marriage. She has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events in both New Jersey and New York on the topic of Women Protecting their Assets, stressing the importance of financial awareness of women entrepreneurs. Most recently, Ms. Dehnhard joined seven other women entrepreneurs on a U.S. delegation to Ireland to develop international business relations amongst women in business. Ms. Dehnhard is fluent in Polish and continues to maintain community and leadership positions, serving as a commissioner on the Mongil Housing Corporation in Union County, the Corporate Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Union County, the Board of Directors of the Jersey Battered Women Service, the Advisory Board of Peapack Gladstone Bank, the Zoning Board for the Township of Cranford, and the Leadership Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis foundation “Women On the Move.” Ms. Dehnhard is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School.


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Dr. Linda Stone Dr. Linda Stone has been on TV and featured in several periodicals including Garden State Woman magazine, Doctors of Dentistry magazine, New Jersey Monthly magazine and The Beacon, the journal for medical professionals of UMDNJ. She is a certified member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association, International Team for Implantology and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Stone is a true entrepreneur and was at the forefront of women in dentistry when she began her career in 1982. She was quick to see the need for a new kind of dentist, a doctor empathetic and compassionate enough to work with patients who experience significant stress and anxiety when visiting the dentist. Her office provides stateof-the-art techniques and changes patients’ lives one smile at a time. She loves giving patients “the smile of their dreams.”

Ariella Cianni Ariella Cianni, one of the talented stylists at Shag86 of Little Falls, recalls that even from the very first day of work in May of 2004 as an assistant at the salon—the first at which she had ever worked—she was eager to be “the best of everything.” Today, she clearly has achieved that goal, honing her skills over the years side-by-side with the best stylists in the field in cutting, color, styling and more. During her career, she has trained with professionals at industry leaders such as Goldwell, Wella, Arrojo, Redken, Paul Mitchell and many others. “I still continue my education to this day,” she says, “and look forward to learning new things every time I go for training.” Once, when asked what she would be if she had the opportunity to change her career, she quickly responded, “I would never take that opportunity, because I love what I do so much, it would sadden me if I didn’t have this work in my life anymore.” Summing up, she says, “it’s the best feeling, knowing that my talent can change the way clients feel about themselves and having them feel their very best when they leave my chair.”

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#Hashtag Tips...Trends...Obsessions

10 Mansion in May to Support Center for Nursing Innovation and Research 11 The Bar Method of Madison Raises the Bar 12 Calendar of Events 21 Melody Kettle: Toast of the Town 27 North Jersey Woman Expo Exhibitor Preview

46 38 Ask the Expert With Ariella Cianni of Shag86

39 Beauty in Balance Dr. Valerie J. Ablaza answers questions about liposuction procedures

40 Dr. Linda Stone How to have a great experience at your next dentist appointment

41 Karolian Dehnhard, Esq. Answers questions on what cohabitation means and how it affects alimony

46 Spring Board for Beauty Perk-up your complexion with these skincare breakthroughs

48 Getaways Escape to the Berkshires

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Tips…Trends… OBSESSIONS By Judi Rothenberg

Reel Fun Now in its 43rd year, the NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival empowers students to share their artistic vision and story telling with the public. Talented young people from all over the state, submit films in many genres. The festival fittingly takes place at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, home of the Black Maria Film Studio on June 10.

Wear Good, Do Good Bombas makes it easy to put your best foot forward AND do a good deed. For every sock sold, Bombas donates a pair of socks to the needy. And these are not your run-of-the-mill socks; these socks are impeccably designed. They’re made from extra-long staple cotton, have a reinforced footbed, a tab to prevent heel blisters and a honeycomb support system.

Up, Up and Away Over 100 different, beautiful, and unique hot-air balloons will be launched at the 35th Annual Quikchek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. For three days at the end of July, the festival will offer rides, music and the opportunity to view a multitude of balloons taking flight en masse. New this year is a pig-shaped balloon that is 11 stories high, the world’s largest flag, a cake-shaped balloon that weighs in at 807 pounds, and a family of bumblebees.


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Coconut Lime Shrimp with Zoodles Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

1/4 cup Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk (regular or lite) 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Ginger 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Pure Lime Extract 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 small zucchini, cut into thin noodles with spiralizer 1 medium yellow squash, cut into thin noodles with spiralizer 1 medium carrot, cut into thin noodles with spiralizer 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Black Pepper

Oodles of Zoodles A time-saving recipe with easy cleanup; what more could you ask for? If you don’t have a spiralizer or you’re really short on time, buy four cups of spiralized vegetables in the grocery store.

Heat oven to 375 F. In large, re-sealable plastic bag, mix together coconut milk, ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and lime extract. Add shrimp; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15-30 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. In center of large, shallow, foil-lined baking pan, arrange shrimp in single layer. In large bowl, toss vegetable noodles and oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat well. Spread noodles around shrimp in pan. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through and noodles are tender. Serve shrimp over vegetable noodles.

Frame Someone You Love Get those pictures off your phone and onto the wall quickly and easily. The Framebridge app allows you to upload your images from both your photo library and Instagram feed. Pick from a wide variety of frames and mats and preview how it will look. Best of all, your framed art piece will be on the way in three days and shipped for free.

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Mansion in May to Support Center for Nursing Innovation and Research By Jean Bercik O’Toole


hether strolling through the tea garden or walking through the grand rooms of Alnwick Hall-The Abbey, visitors of this year’s Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens, open May 1-May 31, will be enchanted. Selected by the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center for its 18th Mansion fundraiser, The Abbey, located in Morris Township, NJ, is modeled


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after fifteenth and sixteenth century English prototypes. Over 55 interior and landscape designers will transform this historic castle into a modern showhouse. Visitors can tour The Abbey through individual or guided tours. The new Interactive Tour also allows guests to follow the site tour simultaneously on their mobile devices.

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Funds for this year’s event will benefit the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center. The new Center will complement the hospital’s goal of providing excellent community healthcare. For complete information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Bar Method of Madison

Raises the Bar By Katrina Musto, photo courtesy of Bar Method


that clients are greeted by name and are connected to others within their growing community through lectures, workshops and fitness challenges.

Owner, Gina Striffler, left her corporate job to become an entrepreneur and is now two-time winner of Madison’s “Extra Mile Award” for exemplary customer service for a small business. “Take one of our classes and you’ll find a knowledgeable, passionate teacher with a keen ability to instruct and inspire.” Striffler noted

The studio’s “Friendzy” challenge drew over 200 clients closer to one another, with an outpouring of support for over 25 local and national charities as well as new partnerships with local businesses. Clients formed teams of eight to accomplish several goals over a nine-week period. A “Player’s Choice” goal expanded the teams bond beyond the studio where they took up collections, organized shopping and outings, taught classes and made donations to many charities that support: soldiers; veterans; animals; the underprivileged; area children battling diseases—and more,” she said.

he Bar Method of Madison is more than a fitness studio. Each barre class delivers a challenging exercise regime intended to strengthen and lengthen the entire body. For many of their clients, who range from 15-80 years old, the welcoming studio transforms into their home away from home. With results like sculpted arms, firmer thighs, a lifted seat and flatter abs, it is easy to see why this workout is a growing trend.

Jennifer Graf, Kelly Orwig and Suji Donnelly with their team’s treasure chest donations for Goryeb Children’s Cancer Hospital

“The teams far exceeded what I ever believed possible. Striffler is consistently moved by the selflessness of her clients and believe they personify the Bar Method’s vision: to change lives from the outside in. “It is much more than exercise.” Striffler is grateful to have made such a positive career change. “I’ve never looked back. Not one day,” she says. Bar Method of Madison 122 Main St., 2nd Floor, Madison 973.410.0550 |

A Full Service Medi-Spa at the Parker Center The Parker Center Medi-Spa has everything you need to look and feel your very best, combining state-of-the-art skin treatments with advanced medical principles and technology. The VISIA Complexion Analysis system helps us locate trouble areas, make personalized product recommendations, and track improvements for a comprehensive skincare experience. We love working closely with patients to design a unique treatment plan that leaves the skin healthy, pampered, and radiant—and the mind, body and spirit rejuvenated.

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North Jersey Woman Calendar of Events SATURDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day Celebration Open House Meet the therapists, enjoy complimentary chair massages, learn about their services, discover what Image Skincare is all about, see all of the treasures their gift shop has to offer. Discount throughout the spa and store. Refreshments will be served. 4-8pm. A Touch of Wellbeing, 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. For more information call 973-2284289 or visit

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 2017 Annual Statewide Spring Luncheon Conference And Expo Network with women business owners from around the state, meet the NJAWBO Sponsors and Exhibitors, learn the 3Rs of business, and be enlightened and inspired by our panel of successful women business owners. 10:30am to 2:30pm. Crowne Plaza, 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison. Register at

Disney’s High School Musical We’re all in this together for Disney’s smash hit musical! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must handle first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular endeavors. Presented by Class Act Performing Arts Studio. 5:30pm. April 29, 1:30 & 5pm, April 30, 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


Stop by to see what’s new for Spring and Summer during the Power Beads by Jen Trunk Show. Gorgeous handmade beaded bracelets with unique new and vintage metals and charms. Custom designs available—be sure to bring your keepsake charms to transform them into wearable wonder jewelry. 12noon-3pm. Smith & Company, Caldwell. For more information call 973-228-1167


16th Annual Spring Open Studio Lisa Palombo is a nationally recognized Contemporary American Impressionist who opens her studio to the public twice a year. Palombo produces magical florals, waterscapes, still lifes and equine art in a unique style that is unmistakable in her expressive brushwork and fearless use of color. Also May 7, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell.973-364-0280. MONDAY, MAY 1

Monday Morning Yoga

May in Montclair Opening Ceremonies

Begin your week with mindful Vinyasa yoga in the living room of the Van Vleck House overlooking the courtyard garden. Flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. 9:30-10:45am thru June 19. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Enjoy the Maypole Dance by students from Edgemont School and music performances by pupils from Northeast and Watchung Schools. The Reverend Dave Shaw will do the invocation. Free. Sponsored by the May in Montclair Committee. Noon. Rain date May 3. Watchung Plaza Park, Montclair. 973-5094166.

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TUESDAY, MAY 2 FAMILYConnections’ “A Taste of NJ’s Best” Fundraiser This year promises a truly exceptional array of NJ’s finest awardwinning restaurants and caterers. In addition to fine wines and beer, this year’s Gala will also feature specialty vodka cocktails from Tree City Artisan Vodka in Kenilworth. FAMILYConnections serves Essex and surrounding counties with 35 behavioral health programs for all ages, helping people overcome major challenges including domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, trauma and poverty. 6:30pm. Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant, Livingston. 973-323-3412. or

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 Shen Yun Performance



The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company performs an all-new show for 2017. It’s a captivating and inspiring experience of authentic Chinese culture that cannot be seen in China today. Runs thru May7. Call for dates and times. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Stress Reduction Learn healthy coping skills and strategies that can help you to better tolerate the discomfort of stressful situations. 7-8:30pm. Registration required. 908-273-4300.

International Buffet Nights A different cuisine of the world will be highlighted each month on recognition of the 60th anniversary year and the unique talents, traditions and diversity of the Manor Family. May features Latin specialties. Reservations available starting at 6pm. Also May 10,4 & 11. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2630.

Julianne and Derek Hough: Move – Beyond Featuring fresh, high impact choreography that only the Houghs can deliver, the show will bring fans on a journey of dance and music, taking inspiration directly from the four elements, earth, wind, fire, and water, as an exploration of the human relationship with nature. 4 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.



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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, who perform the music of the great jazz composers as well as original works that foster an appreciation for this American music genre. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Roger McGuinn Performs As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable music industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Your family is our family SATURDAY, MAY 6 Happily Ever After Production

Get ready to laugh out loud at our hilarious renditions of some of the best stories from the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works. In this (notso-grim) adventure, our engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Ages 4-10. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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SUNDAY, MAY 7 New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella The girl who loses a dancing shoe and finds true love is warming her pumpkin coach for a tour of New Jersey this spring. The classic fairy tale comes to life, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. 1 & 4pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.

John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

North Fullerton Arts & Crafts Fair Enjoy this community outdoor event with 50 arts and craft vendors. There will be hands-on crafts, live artists, live music, family friendly activities, food trucks, face painting and much more. Sponsored by Montclair Center BID. Free.10am. First United Methodist Church of Montclair, 24 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-273-4ART.

Based on John Steptoe’s book, this thrilling musical adaptation by Dallas Children’s Theater is the tale of two sisters whose courage and kindness are put to the test in a mystical African jungle. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722. (continued on page 16)

Discovery Wellness Center is one of the few dedicated centers for treatment of families and children in the state which accepts most insurance plans. We work with children of all ages as well as adults, couples and families. Along with our sister center, Discovery Psychotherapy Center, we have trained and licensed therapists with a variety of specializations. Some of our areas of expertise are: • Parenting Skills • ADHD & Neuropsychological Assessments • IEP Planning & Advisement as well as In-School Observations • Art & Play Therapy • Pet Therapy with miniature horses • LGBTQ issues • Trauma with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Trauma) • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) • Substance Abuse Therapy • DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) • Sex Addiction Therapy • Women's Empowerment Group

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The Little Prince Production Inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent set design bring to life Antoine de St. Exupery’s heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss and laughter that awakens the child tucked away inside us all. Ages 4-10 4:30 performance is sensoryfriendly. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

Women’s Services Inc., a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. 4-8pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-2767688.

FRIDAY, MAY 12 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017

Annual Herb Sale Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and much more. Offering a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to herbs. Runs thru May 13. Thu 9am-8pm; Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-3pm. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

SATURDAY, MAY 13 Glen Ridge Arts Festival Arts festival run by local non-profit arts organization to raise money for college art student scholarships. Fine arts and crafts are the main focus of the event with some local music performances. 10am-4:30pm. Along 200 Ridgewood and Bloomfield Aves., Glen Ridge.

MONDAY, MAY 8 North Jersey Women EXPO 2017

Make and Take Mom’s Breakfast in Bed

This expansive, one-day, event is for women of all ages and lifestyles. There will be a host of vendors offering products and services tailored to the unique needs of women such as jewelry, clothing, accessories, skincare products and food sampling! At the same time you will be supporting Jersey Battered


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Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece. 8pm, May 13, 8pm, May 14, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in making Mom breakfast on her special day. Menu includes: individual quiche, turkey sausage patties, #1 heart mom potatoes, mini muffins, berry jam, herbal iced tea, sliders and cookies for working participants. 1:303:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. (continued on page 18)

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Ladies Night Out-Wine, Dine & Design

Anderson Cooper Speaks

Indulge in an evening of food, friends, fun and a fantastic art experience. 7:30-9:30pm. The Messy Artist, 356 Route 10 West, East Hanover. National Council of Jewish Women, 70 South Orange Ave.,Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

Anderson Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Cooper will make a speech followed by moderated questions about his take on the world, politics and more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.



Trace Adkins Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. Opening Act: Ben Gallaher. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoartc. org


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Family Garden Party Enjoy entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations such as the Essex County Environmental Center and Master Gardeners, and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will be on display and the Bloom Room will be open for shopping. Free. 11am-3pm. Presby Iris Garden, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-4337469. www.presbyirisgardens org

New Jersey Ballet: Giselle This story of unrequited love, betrayal, madness, revenge and forgiveness is the most famous, revered and enduring of all the Romantic ballets. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

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Fine Art & Craft at Verona Park

The park boasts a boathouse with rental boats and canoes, a lovely lake and many flower gardens. The 32nd annual Fine Art and Crafts Show features 140 fine artists and fine crafters. Also May 21 11am-5pm. Verona Park, Bloomfield & Lakeside Aves., Verona.

SUNDAY, MAY 21 Barcelona Nights Cooking Class Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking assorted pinchos, toasted tomato garlic montaditos topped with grilled chorizo, crusty seafood paella and crema catalana. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Ave., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

Maplewood Street Fair & Craft Show



Becoming Your Best Self

Gaelic Storm Performs

The Maplewood Street Fair & Craft Show is an annual event with over 200 artists, crafters and vendors. Downtown Maplewood, Maplewood. 908-654-1400.

Using the philosophy of positive psychology, Laura Ostheimer, a certified Wellness Coach with an MA in counseling, will discuss strategies for changing self-defeating behaviors into life-generating ones. She will explore ways to identify obstacles and present ways to enable you to incorporate positive choices and healthy alternatives into your daily life. 7:15-9pm. National Council of Jewish Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120., Livingston. 973-740-0588.

After nearly two decades, Gaelic Storm is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wideranging as the band’s own audience. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

New Jersey Ballet: Beauty and the Beast/Peter and the Wolf

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 Mary Poppins Musical Goodness and love turn an ugly beast into a handsome prince in Beauty and the Beast, set to the music of Ravel. A plucky boy saves his animal friends from a wicked wolf in the Russian folk tale Peter and the Wolf, featuring the witty Prokofiev score. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Be pampered

Mary Poppins takes us on a magical and memorable adventure. It’s an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic. Runs through June 25. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Art on the Avenue Free-to-the-public show. Fine art, sculpture, photography, en plein air artists, and fine art crafts. Browse and purchase your favorite-works-of art. 10am-5pm. Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. article/art-avenue

Glen Burtnik: Summer of Love Concert A concert experience that has audiences reliving the memories and celebrating the songs of the Woodstock generation. Arrangements are played live and note-fornote by the highest caliber of musicians. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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TOAST OF THE TOWN By Louise B. Hafesh, photos by Dan Epstein

“I always had an affinity for food and was very comfortable in the kitchen,” says Montclair resident, Melody Kettle, founder and executive director of the hugely successful non-profit Montclair Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) and Realtor-Associate at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group in Montclair. “Since I was two years old, I was raised by my grandparents because my parents had drug problems and were out of the picture. Grandma was always in the kitchen and I always at her side. It became sacred space that we shared; a heart and home connection as she taught me how to cook, to love cooking and all things food.” continued on 22

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That love would be a mainstay throughout Kettle’s life. Never more so than after her marriage to John Kettle (her lawschool professor), when with career on hold while raising their two young children, the indefatigable Kettle channeled it into a celebration of culinary delights and hometown pride.

“Bottom line: I want to turn people onto Montclair’s own unique brand of food, art, architecture, music, parks, you name it, we’ve got it all here!” --MelodyKettle

“I was a full-time Mommy,” she recalls how MFWF came into being. “Able to be home with my kids, I had a lot of free time, went for long walks through Montclair pushing my double red stroller, drank many lattes, and baked lots of bread.” She also found time to write letters to the editor of the Montclair Times—nothing too heavy—just suggestions for improving her favorite community. To her surprise, they began showing up in the newspaper.

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Encouraged, Kettle began blogging for an online community (Baristanet) focusing on a subject near and dear to her heart—food. That segued into her own monetizable blog, with the added benefit of connecting her to business associates who would prove helpful in her ambitious mission.

Melody with children Alexandra & Sean

It was 2011; Kettle had just covered the Summit Food & Wine Festival, and couldn’t understand why her town didn’t have one. A foodie lover’s paradise, with over ninety culturally diverse eateries, Montclair was an ideal location for launching a food and wine festival, so thought Kettle. “By now I had the contacts in wine, food and media, and legal counsel in my husband. So, I figured, giddy ‘up!” Raring to go, albeit big on belief, but little on start up capital, Kettle admits, “We had zero dollars, so it was a generous $750 donation by my husband, that enabled us to incorporate. I guess he thought my crazy idea had some merit!” He wasn’t the only one. Kettle’s undertaking attracted grassroots support, volunteers, local chefs, restaurateurs and industry professionals who all worked together to design that first sellout event. “To this day, even our board members play functional roles that make the wheels turn,” she says with pride. “Over time we’ve learned what worked, who worked and what didn’t.”

Without question, what surely works are the serious contributions MFWF makes to various charities: $54,000 for Intensive Therapeutics, $8,000 for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, among others. It hasn’t all been a cakewalk, though. In fact, that first year, a heat wave almost did them in. “It was 104 degrees in the un-air-conditioned Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. Following that, how we ever sold another ticket, I don’t’ know,” laughs Kettle. Location moves to the Montclair Art Museum and eventually Wellmont Theater solved that issue, and as for selling tickets, every ensuing festival has sold out. Today, preparing for their 14th event, Kettle dishes up some specifics: “Bottom line: I want to turn people onto Montclair’s own unique brand of food, art, architecture, music, parks, you name it, we’ve got it all here!” To that end, MFWF’s July 15 indoor/outdoor Bourbon and Biergarten will showcase an iconic venue, food from over 30 vendors, bourbons and specialty cocktails, beers, wine, and a roving street bass band… That’s a recipe for success by any measure!

Melody & John Kettle Info: Louise B. Hafesh is an award–winning writer and contemporary realist artist. The president of AdVantage Publication Services, Inc., an editorial syndicate for regional and national and international publications, she can be reached at,

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Admit U Consulting

Beloved Bath

3 Royal Ave., Livingston 973-731-1947


Admit U Consulting, LLC is a college planning firm that provides individualized and comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. In addition to college counseling, they offer academic tutoring and test prep.

AT THE EXPO: Speak to educational consultants and learn tips on how to navigate the college admissions process. Pick up information packets to read all about their tutoring and counseling services.

Beloved Bath is a luxury soap and bath product company with a unique social mission- they have vocational training and eventual employment for individuals with autism. Enjoy their soaps and bath products designed to delight the body and mind.

AT THE EXPO: Get a look at and smell of Beloved Bath’s delightful products, including beloved soaps, bath bombs, and bath salts.

Blooming Oven

Adult Care Advisors 510 Route 9 North, Suite 2, Manalapan 732-792-6407

Adult Care Advisors helps families navigate the senior spectrum and educates so they will make the best possible decisions for themselves or for their loved ones.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for giveaways of pens and other fun items, and learn how Adult Care Advisors can help you make the best senior care choices for your family.

AFC Urgent Care

The founders create healthy alternatives to the world’s favorite foods by sourcing the finest ingredients, utilizing the best talent and manufacturing with the highest standards of quality. The focus on great tasting products that are suitable for those with dietary challenges, food sensitivities, and for those just looking to live a cleaner lifestyle.

AT THE EXPO: Samples will be offered of their Cauli-Crust Cauliflower Pizza which is a gluten free, paleo pizza crust made with cauliflower, chia seeds and other all natural ingredients.

Brandywine Living

464 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite C, West Orange 973-669-5900

369 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-251-0600

Urgent Care provides high-quality compassionate care and serves as a cost effective alternative to the local emergency room for most episodic illnesses and injuries. They are open 7 days a week: M-F 8am-8pm and Sat./Sun. 8am-5pm.

AT THE EXPO: How can AFU Urgent Care help you? Bring all of your healthcare questions to their expo booth, where you can find answers and exciting giveaway items.

Brandywine Living at Livingston is a new Senior Living Community opening May of 2017. At Brandywine they offer residents a full array of exciting activities that will keep them engaged. Their commitment to quality, training, staffing, personal care, and regulatory standards is apparent in all they do.

AlternaCare Wellness Center

AT THE EXPO: Talk with a professional about becoming a part of the supportive community or get information for a loved one and schedule and appointment for a visit. Don’t forget to enter to win a gift basket at their booth!

Dr. Daniel Houshmand 96 Millburn Ave., Millburn 973-378-2003

Budd Larner, PC

Dr. Daniel Houshmand is a jack of all trades, making AlternaCare Wellness Center the place to go for chiropractic services, physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation, and more. Dr. Houshmand integrates different types of alternative therapy, including acupuncture, to best help patients.

AT THE EXPO: Dr. Houshmand will bring his practice to the expo. Measure your bone loss with a bone density machine and get a non-invasive look at what’s happening in your body with his portable ultrasound. Learn all about the practices they offer.


Dr. Segal and Dr. Heidt are trained in the latest dental techniques and processes and have a naturally artistic eye for beautiful cosmetic work to create the smile of your dreams. Their priority is to provide an affordable, high quality, painless dental experience.

AT THE EXPO: The Art of the Smile is back at the Expo this year and they will be returning in rare form with their fun, carnival style giveaway games. Spin the Wheel or Roll the Dice to win!


Founded in 1934, Budd Larner, P.C. is a law firm of approximately 75 attorneys with offices in Short Hills, Cherry Hill, NYC and Philadelphia. The firm provides a full range of legal services to a diverse group of domestic and foreign clients. Karolina Dehnhard is a matrimonial law attorney with Budd Larner in the Short Hills office.

AT THE EXPO: Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. will address the Top 10 things every woman needs to know to protect their “ass”ets!

The Art of the Smile 17 Hanover Road Florham Park 973-828-0932

Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq. 150 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills 973-315-4515

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Caldwell University 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-618-3000

Caldwell University serves 2,300 students and offers over 50 bachelor and graduate programs. The campus is located in Caldwell, 20 miles west of NYC. The University is a Catholic, co-educational, four-year liberal arts institution, founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Caldwell University’s booth to discover why students are choosing Caldwell to further their education. Get an inside look at the wide variety of career enhancing degrees and certifications they offer.


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Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc.

College of St. Elizabeth

460 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-228-1050

2 Convent Road, Morristown 973-290-4000

AT THE EXPO: Talk to Sales Associates Patrick Smith, Maryann Pisciotta & Carolyn Maloney, who will be sharing their knowledge and insights of not only buying and selling properties, but also career information on becoming a Licensed Realtor. Enter to win a gift basket filled with wine and chocolates.

AT THE EXPO: College of St. Elizabeth offers so many options for continued education. Drop by their booth to learn all about their various Continued Studies and Graduate program.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty is a company of awardwinning real estate professionals, committed to making people’s dreams come true. Whether buying, selling, renting, or investing, they help clients & customers find the house, condo or townhouse of their dreams, manage the process of selling residential or commercial properties, or lease the perfect commercial space.

The College of St. Elizabeth offers a variety of programs for undergraduate, continuing studies, and graduate programs. Their Continued Studies and Graduate programs offer flexibility meeting the needs of adult learners. With Ed. Choice, you can choose how to learn and earn your degree and switch weekly from online or on campus.

Crystal Clear Energies 1425 Broad Street, Clifton 201-615-0960

Claremont Distillery 25 Commerce Road, Fairfield 973-227-7027

Their world class spirits are proudly made from Jersey produce—potatoes for their Vodka, corn for their moonshine, blueberries and peaches for their flavored products

Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, Space Clearing Consultant, and Master Healer Roxanne D’Angelo helps clients achieve harmony and balance in their personal and professional spaces, as well as of their body, mind and spirit. This process helps clients to manifest abundant health, wealth and happiness.

AT THE EXPO: Sample Claremont Vodka– blueberry, peach flavored and regular and NJD Whiskey– unaged corn, apple pie and flaming SINamon.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a complimentary Reiki reading from Master Healer Roxanne D’Angelo to help discern your health of body, mind, and spirit. Located in the Spirituality Room.



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Change Your Life (CYACYL)

doTERRA International

Joan Herrmann, Host

Erin Pignatiello

CYACYL is a lifestyle brand that provides the tools needed for personal growth and self- empowerment. The approach is holistic incorporating mind, body, soul and spirit. As philosopher Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.”

AT THE EXPO: Meet WOR 710 AM on-air radio host, motivational speaker, author and publisher, Joan Herrmann, who will share strategies for helping you manage transition, find your passion and purpose, and live a more fulfilled, joyful life.

doTERRA was founded in 2008 with a mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. Become empowered, take charge of your health and experience for yourself what doTERRA essential oils can do for you.

AT THE EXPO: Watch Wellness Advocate Erin Pignatiello give demonstrations of oil products that can be used for food preparations, beauty treatments, and health practices. Enter a raffle to win oils of your own!

Dr. Shari Sperling Katz

David Lerner Associates

222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park 973-800-1948

Atrium at Glenpointe, 400 Frank W. Burr Blvd, Teaneck 201-836-8700

Dr. Sperling is a board certified dermatologist who treats both adults and children. She specializes in cosmetic and laser services as well as CoolSculpting.

David Lerner Associates is a privately-held securities broker/dealer, with clients’ assets under management of nearly $6 billion. From the beginning, the firm has been committed to educating the public about investing opportunities available to them. To that end, the company regularly holds free investment seminars.

AT THE EXPO: Visit Dr. Sperling Katz’s table for free samples, information about skin cancer and cosmetic procedures, and the chance to win a raffle for specialized cosmetic treatment.

AT THE EXPO: Start working towards achieving your financial goals by visiting the David Lerner team. Find information on investing opportunities, seminars, and more, and plan for your future by scheduling a consultation.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Design Consign 1221 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield 973-287-6246

Design Consign is northern New Jersey’s premiere consignment shop, featuring high-end furniture, elegant home accessories, and beautiful designer pieces – all from the finest homes in the tri-state area.

Founded as the Executive Women’s Glof Association, EWGA helps women get involved in golf for business reasons, for friendships, and for fun. Members learn the game, improve golf skills, and belong to a supportive network from coast to coast.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about this organization’s golf network and be sure to line up the club and take part in the putting contest.

AT THE EXPO: Purchase a fabulous piece of jewelry, handbag or piece of clothing—all monies donated to The Gloria Foundation.

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Diamond Cuts Salon and Spa

Sandy Nussbaum 877-393-4739

492 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-5000

Diamond Cuts Salon & Spa is a competitively priced Full Service Unisex Hair Salon with a Boutique that also offers imported jewelry, clothing, and products. They specialize in color, cuts, and waxing. Their mission in participating in the Women’s Expo is to support and bring awareness to JBWS’ organization.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Diamond Cuts’ booth for demonstrations on the trendiest hairstyles of today, from cuts to colors. With giveaways and a raffles, you’ll walk away loving your hair.

Discovery Wellness Center 26 Madison Avenue, Morristown 973-796-3760

Discovery Wellness Center is a family friendly mental health practice which takes most insurance. Their therapists are experts in dealing with children, teens and families in all areas ranging from marriage counseling, parenting skills, ADHD and anxiety to trauma, addictions, and LGBTQ concerns.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the great services Discovery Wellness Center offers for children and families, and enter for a chance to win a gift basket in their raffle.


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A Disney exclusive travel agency with a no fee concierge planning. They will make your vacation EZ with dining, excursions, fast-pass planning, checking for discounts and so much more.

AT THE EXPO: Visit their booth for everything related to Disney travel: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland and Aulani!

Family Focused Divorce 159 Millburn Avenue, Millburn 973-921-0009

Family Focused Divorce is an interdisciplinary team offering the support and the resources necessary to address the emotional, financial, and legal aspects of divorce. They understand that divorce does not end family. A family focus and the collaborative process are core to their mission – enabling the entire family to focus on the future - one in which everyone can move forward with certainty and a positive attitude. Only by reducing the emotional trauma for your family can we work towards the least negative impact on your children and the transition from a relationship bonded by marriage to a relationship bonded by health co-parenting.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for an introduction on the Family Focused Divorce alternative. What is it? How does it work? Why choose a Family Focused Divorce?


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Fish Eye Design

Health on Main


155 East Main Street Little Falls 973-832- 6722

Fish.Eye Design is a collaboration between private chef, Natalie Lewis and professional photographer, Annie Herrmann. Annie and Natalie are a creative team who have brought their worlds together to offer an extensive service of food photography & styling, and recipe development.

AT THE EXPO: Experience both worlds of Fish Eye Design– try samples of one of their delicious recipes and have a look at their photography. Even take home a recipe card to become a master chef at home.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. With 33 sites across the United States and United Kingdom, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 7,700 small business owners.

AT THE EXPO: Speak with representatives from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in partnership with the Tory Burch Foundation to find out how you can take part in their business accelerator program to scale your business, reduce your business challenges, and allow you to spend more time with friends and family.

The Guac Spot 973-200-0089

The Guac Spot creates and serves fresh guacamole and artistically-crafted avocado inspired eats for private & corporate catering, events, and festivals. Their food truck (opening this spring) will serve Northern Jersey and select areas of NY.

AT THE EXPO: Holy guacamole! Have a taste of the very best of the Guac Spot’s avocado samping dishes, and learn about their catering services that will add plenty of flavor to your parties.

Green Hill, Inc. 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-2300

Green Hill is a unique senior care residence that provides person-directed care in a warm, home-like environment where elders, their loved ones, and committed staff thrive together as family.

AT THE EXPO: Meet with Green Hill team members for information on senior care and the lifestyle their community creates. Try your luck at winning a raffle at their table.

Hand & Stone Massage 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-533-6100

Hand and Stone offers professional Massage, Facial and Hair Removal tailored to individual needs. They are open seven days a week with extended hours so you can look and feel your best, affordably.

AT THE EXPO: Allow yourself to relax with Hand & Stone Massage, who will be giving 10 minute chair massages. Have a spin of their wheel to win complimentary upgrades to your massages.

Health on Main offers many different holistic services at one center—Chiropractic, Acupressure Therapy, Reflexology and Personal Training Wellness.

AT THE EXPO: Visit their booth and meet the trio of Health on Main—Dr. Epechino has a different approach to chiropractic services; Renea of A Tranquil Journey will offer holistic items and education on reflexology; Gina Maffettone explains how to obtain strength, flexibility and overall wellness with Embracing Fitness.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield 3 Penn Central Railroad, Newark 1-800-355-BLUE (2583)

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey offers a medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Look for their Blue to You van as they travel the state educating consumers and members on health care.

AT THE EXPO: There’s a lot to do at Horizon’s booth! Speak with a representative and learn about Horizon products and services, have your photo taken at their photo booth and receive a free gift, and even have a makeup artist give you a makeover.

Innovative Divorce Services, LLC 277 Fairfield Road, Suite 212, Fairfield 973-227-2200

Innovative Divorce Services offers the best of financial planning with the intricacies of divorce mediation to help you structure a settlement solution that allows you to keep more of your own money. They look at tax optimization, accurate valuation of all assets, and the long-term impacts of any settlement you consider.

AT THE EXPO: Visit Diana Longo to talk about how Innovative Divorce Services can help you through the difficulties of divorce mediation, and pick up some candy to add to your swag bag.

JAG Physical Therapy 622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-669-0078

JAG Physical Therapy is a privately owned, comprehensive outpatient orthopedic physical therapy company with 15 locations throughout New Jersey and New York. Their unique, care-first model of physical therapy has been viewed as the “Gold Standard”, delivering the best possible outcome for their patients.

AT THE EXPO: Learn how JAG Physical Therapy can make your life more comfortable. Take part in exciting giveaways of pens, t-shirts, and more! Enter to win a basket of great prizes in their raffle.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS) 24-Hour Helpline 973-267-4763

A full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.

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Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors

Magid Dental Care

Carol Maslin 50 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange 973-879-1911

33 Clinton Road, Suite 106, West Caldwell 973-227-9211

All Realtors are not the same! Whether you are buying or selling your home, let Carol Maslin show you how she can provide you with an outstanding Real Estate experience.

AT THE EXPO: Talk to realtor Carol Maslin about the ins and outs of buying or selling your home. Take home giveaways of pens and chocolates, and enter a raffle to win a fantastic prize.

Magid Dental Care is a full service general dentist office for the whole family providing a wide array of treatment from dental cleanings to implants to Invisalign and more. Your comfort is their top priority and they take the time to listen and answer all of your questions and concerns.

AT THE EXPO: Dr. Magid will talk to all attendees about their array of services and will have exciting giveaways and raffles, so stop by their table to learn more!

La Divinata 40 Gifford Avenue, #4E, Jersey City 201-985-1702

MakeUp Eraser

Ranked “#1 Psychic in New York City” by GigMasters, La Divinata has been sharing insights at hundreds of events for 20 years. Through tarot cards, palm reading, handwriting analysis, numerology and tea leaf readings, Vera seeks to provide useful insight--not fluff.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for a free reading by Vera, with a choice of tarot cards (have a situation or question in mind), palm reading (overview of the whole life), or handwriting analysis (letters can speak louder than words!).

Heidi Lerner 973-879-3645

Makeup Eraser is a unique product that removes all makeup with just water. Ecofriendly and machine washable, the reusable pink cloth lasts 1000 washes. Heidi is a makeup expert and offers a solution for everyday beauty problems.

AT THE EXPO: This unbelievable makeup tool is too good to be true! Watch Heidi Lerner demonstrate the magic of the Makeup Eraser, and enter to win a raffle that any makeup lover will desire.

Mark and Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Leaf Saltzman 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-9500

476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-6011

AT THE EXPO: Be sure to visit them for giveaways, and to enter a raffle to win a gift basket.

AT THE EXPO: Ice cream lovers will want to visit Mark and Julie for samples of their wonderful, handmade flavors of ice cream, straight out of West Orange!

They believe in the value of relationships and are committed to providing close, personal attention to their clients. To support their commitment to excellence, they continually invest time and resources through continuing education programs and state-of-the-art technology.

LuLaRoe with Kristin & Sabrina

If you love ice cream you’re really in for a treat. Mark and Julie’s has all kinds of frozen treats; from the real thing to low fat, no fat, sugar free, etc. Home of the best coffee ice cream! Tofutti, too!

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Kristin and Sabrina Wellins Clifton

LuLaRoe with Kristin and Sabrina seeks to provide stylish and extremely comfortable clothing to men, women and children. They carry dresses, skirts, shirts, kimonos, and, of course… leggings, which have a print and style to fit everyone’s taste!

AT THE EXPO: Have a look at the comfortable and incredibly stylish clothing that Kristin and Sabrina sell as part of LuLaRoe, and enter to win a piece of your very own in their raffle.

Lure Lash

Linda Schulz 201-303-0148

Women everywhere want products that deliver results. At Mary Kay, Inc., an expert team of scientists uses the most advanced skin care technology available to ensure that consumers get what they want: innovative products they can believe in at a price they can afford..

AT THE EXPO: Learn how to brighten your look in ten seconds or less, pick up samples, and enter to win a giftcard with a makeover.

Metro Hypnosis Center

416 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 973-783-5274

Lure Lash specializes in eyelash extensions as well as wax and tinting, using quality products to enhance a client’s natural beauty.

AT THE EXPO: Have you ever wondered how you would look with a beautiful, full set of lashes? Meet with a Lure Lash stylist to see how an eyelash extension can change your look.

550 Kinderkamack Road #127, Oradell 201-477-0265

Mary Battaglia is a Certified Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner and the founder of Metro Hypnosis Center in Oradell NJ. She has 500 hours of hypnosis training. She is also a sound practitioner and blends tibetan bowls and sound instruments into her practice.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Metro Hypnosis’s table in the Spirituality Room to experience hypnosis yourself. Mary’s mini relaxation sessions will teach you to relax, clear your mind, and live in the moment.


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MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE The Montessori Children’s Academy 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills 973-258-1400

The Montessori Children’s Academy is “Educating Today’s Child for Tomorrow’s World.” Using traditional Montessori methods, they provide a learning environment that engages children’s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

AT THE EXPO: Find out how to educate your children organically and amazingly! They will be educating attendees about their services for children ages 18 months through 8th grade, as well as for Adult Learners interested in becoming Montessori-certified teachers through the Montessori Center for Teacher Development.

New York Life Rachel Vegari 908-217-3990

New York Life specializes in helping individuals and business owners provide their families with life insurance protection. They also assist their clients in planning to help them meet their financial goals, such as college funding and retirement planning.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the importance of life insurance and savings for women from the amazing ladies of New York Life and get on the road to protection and security! Also, enter a raffle to win some fabulous giveaways!


NCJW- Essex Center for Women 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-740-0588

The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit community service that has been at the forefront of social change supporting the needs of women, children, and families in a safe and nurturing environment. The Center offers career services, computer classes, workshops and self-empowerment programs for women, plus support groups for children.

AT THE EXPO: Learn more about the wide variety of program offerings in 2017! Talk to professionals about how the Center can help you reach your goals with career services, self-empowerment workshops, computer classes, and legal consultations.

NJAWBO 549 Pompton Ave., Suite 7, Cedar Grove 609-308-2530

Established in 1978 , this organization encourages and supports business ownership by women, offering myriad opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership, professional development, and mentoring. Monthly networking events are held in each of its 6 regions across the state, along with 3 annual statewide conferences/expos.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the benefits of becoming a NJAWBO member. Enter your name in the raffle to win a gift basket.

Now What? Coaching New Jersey Urology 225 Millburn Avenue, Millburn 973-218-9400

Dr. Stuart Shoengold focuses on female and male sexual dysfunction. Treatment options include: O-Shot, Orgasm Disorders, Low Desire Arousal Disorders, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Therapy, Sex Therapy and Painful Sex Issues.

AT THE EXPO: Say hello to this dynamic team at New Jersey Urology! They will distribute pamphlets, flyers, show video presentation of female sexual issues, educate and answer issues regarding female sexual dysfunction.

NJ Spine and Joint 870 Pompton Ave., Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889

A state-of-the-art wellness center, NJ Spine & Joint provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare services such as cold laser therapy, physical therapy, nutritional/weight loss counseling, and customized plans.

AT THE EXPO: Enjoy a therapeutic chair massage and get your posture screened by a professional. Learn tips to help take the strain off your back and improve the quality of your life.

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Laura Berman Fortgang Montclair 973-857-8180

Now What?® Coaching by Laura Berman Fortgang is a full service coaching company focusing on career clarity and direction. Clients range from homemakers and small business owners to Sr. level executives. Based on the book Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction, coaching is provided one-on-one, in groups or in an online home study course.

AT THE EXPO: Are you lacking insight and clarity in your life? Stop by Laura Berman Fortgang’s table and find out how to take your whole life up a notch from stress to success. Enter a raffle while you’re there for a fun gift basket.

Olive That and More 246 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-233-2222

Family owned and operated, Olive That and More is a gourmet specialty store that offers quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, and unique gifts. Designed as a tasting store, you are invited to sample flavors from around the world.

AT THE EXPO: Delight your taste buds with seasonal oils and vinegars from all over the world, with flavors ranging from sweet and savory to spicy and citrus flavor profiles. Purchase a gift or discover a new vinegar or oil to use in your cooking.

275 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 2, Caldwell

Jewelry designer Jeannine Daccardi of Nini Felini creates unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Her current lines include pieces made from shards of glass or plated in gold. She also sells other items including candles, handbags, and antiques.

AT THE EXPO: Jeannine’s jewelry collections and other products will be on display and for sale. Pick up jewelry pieces for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

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Organic Vintages Steve Frenkel Organic Vintages are purveyors of exceptional organic wines from around the world. They are proud to offer fine wines made from 100% organically grown grapes with no or low sulfites added—without the pesticides, sulfites and other chemicals. AT THE EXPO: Treat yourself by sampling many varieties of Organic Vintages’ best organic wines

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave. Montclair 973-233-1933

The Plastic Surgery Group in Montclair, NJ offers a variety of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures including Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, BOTOX and Cool Sculpting.

AT THE EXPO: Talk to beauty and skin care professionals about steps to take for healthier skin.

Rand, Feuer, & Klein, LLC

122 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus 201-260-3420

For over 20 years, the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has been trusted by patients who desire natural-looking cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts. The Parker Center has its own on-site accredited surgery center, Surgiplex,to protect your privacy and safety. The Parker Center Medi-Spa offers a full range of medical spa services to help patients look and feel their best.

AT THE EXPO: Be sure to stop by the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery booth and enjoy a complimentary chair massage.

Pastoralist Child Foundation

165 Passaic Avenue, Suite 308, Fairfield 973-582-6200

Rand Feuer & Klein LLC was designed with extraordinary ambitions. After more than 25 years in the insurance industry, managing one of New Jersey’s leading agencies, Dennis F. Klein, CPCU, ARM, wanted to offer clients something more—solid coverage, affordable prices and expert advice from an actual person.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the many insurance opportunities they offer while picking up fantastic giveaways. Be sure to pick up a sample of homemade crumb cake.

Rare, The Steakhouse Pastoralist Child Foundation works to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage in Kenya. The organization also raises awareness about the risks of FGM in the United States. Pastoralist Child Foundation provides scholarships for girls to attend secondary boarding schools in Kenya.

440 Main St. Little Falls 973-256-6699

AT THE EXPO: Talk to Sayydah Garrett, founder of Pastoralist Child Foundation, to learn about these issues affecting girls in Kenya, the foundation’s important work and mission, and how you can help.

Rare, The Steakhouse is all about steak. Select cuts of prime beef, cooked to your specifications, are presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. The restaurant also offers a Raw Bar and a generously sized bar to help you unwind after a long day.

AT THE EXPO: Be sure to stop by for samples of Rare’s delicious comfort foods.

Perfect Life Nutrition West Orange

ReneeAvril Chocolatiers

Perfect Life Nutrition, LLC was created in 2015 following the dream of Dr. Juan Salinas of developing snacks that were not only healthy but nutritious for active kids and adults. Dr. Juan Salinas put twenty years of experience in food science into developing this perfect snack that is as healthy and nutritious as it is delicious. :

AT THE EXPO: Stop and sample P-Nuff Crunch, an all-natural, vegan, high-protein snack made from peanuts, navy beans and brown rice. P-Nuff Crunch delivers 5 grams of complete protein in a satisfying crunch.

The Peace Within Spa

AT THE EXPO: Pick up a chocolaty gift for yourself or a loved one, as ReneeAvril will be selling their delicious boxed assortments. Have a taste of their handmade creations while samples last.

Nancy Barrett of Peace Within Spa is a holistic manual lymphatic therapist that specializes in medical massage, MLD Therapy, and oncology massage. She is a Reiki master, Reconnection practioner, and Certified Angel Card Reader. She helps others find peace, spiritual health, and happiness through meditation and self-reliance classes.

AT THE EXPO: Meet with Nancy in the Spirituality Room for an Angel Card reading.

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RenéeAvril chocolates are beautiful gifts for those you love and treasure. All natural, handmade and hand decorated in the French tradition, blending imported chocolate with fresh ingredients. Irresistible Dark and Milk Truffles, Bark, Meltaways, and more.

Richard Perro

63 Beaverbrook Rd Suite 105 Lincoln Park 973-872-6600



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Richard Perro is a transformational life coach whose fields of expertise are Neuro Design Engineering, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and N.L.P. He is also proficient in the various esoteric sciences.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a quick and fun numerology reading from Richard Perro to learn about how numbers can have an impact on your life.


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Rubino OBGYN Group

SeneGence- LipSense

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 101 West Orange 973-736-1100

Aletha Kruse

The Rubino OB/GYN Group offers the most sophisticated, non-invasive solutions to women’s health care in a welcoming and patient-centered environment.

Cosmetics company SeneGence makes long lasting beauty possible. Their newest product LipSense is waterproof, smudge proof, and lasts up to 18 hours. The product is GMO, gluten, lead, and wax free.

AT THE EXPO: Visit theThe Rubino OBGYN Group to pick up giveaway items and enter the raffle for a chance to win a Fermilift Rejuvination procedure—for a better feminine life.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by their booth to try out the hottest cosmetic in the market– a lipstick that stays on! Test it out and buy it to add to your cosmetic collection.

RWJBarnabas Health

Shaklee Corp.

95 Old Short Hills Road West Orange 888-724-7123

RWJBarnabas is New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. RWJBarnabas health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical and patient safety.


For over 60 Years, Shaklee has been a leader in nutrition, beauty and more – innovating through science and looking to nature for answers to healthier living. Whether that’s helping a neighbor get healthier, contributing to your family finances or leaving a legacy – that’s the Shaklee Effect!

AT THE EXPO: As the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S., Shaklee has been making people healthier for over 50 years. Visit their booth to learn about their products.

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Sister Weekend

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

Helene Markovits 973-997-6447

34 South Valley Road West Orange 973-736-7899

It’s the perfect shirt! Sister Weekend’s shirts wick sweat, provide sun protection, and no iron. The fabric is soft, weightless, absorbs moisture, dries quickly, no wrinkle. The material provides UPF 50+ sun protection. The flattering and versatile shirt is great for travel, gardening, and as a bathing suit cover-up. It can be worn anytime you want to be cool and comfortable.

AT THE EXPO: Ladies, it’s time to get and stay dry! Sister Weekend will be selling their amazing dry wick shirts, so stop by their table and learn how this comfortable and versatile shirt can be a life changer.

Skëdagø Becky Peterson

Skëdagø adds delicious flavor and electrolytes to your water in a portable, compostable straw. Keep your body buzzing along, feeling good, and looking good with very few calories and no artificial anything. Their recipe is simple, with all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairyfree, soy-free, plant-based, and vegan ingredients. Just a bit of organic cane sugar adds a hint of sweetness. After usage, put the straw in your compost to return valuable nutrients to the soil. Skëdagø - the all-natural, waste-free water enhancer.

AT THE EXPO: This revolutionary idea was created by owner and founder, Becky Peterson. Try Skëdagø for the first time at the Expo, the all-natural, waste-free water enhancer!

A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment most nights and special activities throughout the week. SuzyQue’s focuses on friendly, casual service that delivers mouth-watering BBQ to friends, neighbors, and family. The BBQ brings together Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, and Carolina flavors with hints of the south and creole.

AT THE EXPO: Sample delicious BBQ dishes and sides and chat about upcoming events at SuzyQue’s!

Tritec Office Equipment 973-428-0505 323 New Road Parsippany

In business since 1988, they specialize in innovative document workflow solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. They offer the very best in equipment, service, and pricing, and are committed to making every project a success.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the Tritec/Ricoh booth and enter to win a state of the art Color Laser Printer SP C252DN. Simply drop your business card off and see if you win. They will also have promotional items for you to enjoy.

Victoria Mews Assisted Living 51 North Main Street Boonton Township 973-263-3000

Squirrel & The Bee 515 Millburn Ave. Short Hills 973-376-4888

Squirrel & The Bee features grainless (gluten-free), refined-sugar-free, and no or low dairy products. They serve muffins, granola, cookies, and frozen desserts (i.e., low or no lactose ice cream in a variety of flavors), along with more savory items like soups and salads.

AT THE EXPO: Have a taste of Squirrel & the Bee’s speciality grain free baked goods when they hand out samples at their booth.

SRK Travel Sheila Robinson-Kiss 1-917-702-9399

Have you booked your yearly retreat? Restoration awaits you with an SRK transformational women’s retreat package.

Susie Fishbein Livingston

Susie Fishbein is a world-famous cook and author. Her acclaimed Kosher by Design series has sold nearly 500,000 copies worldwide and has led to hundreds of personal appearances from coast to coast and abroad. She has been the featured celebrity guest on cruise ships as well as at culinary adventures in France, Italy, Israel, and Mexico.

AT THE EXPO: Buy your very own signed Kosher by Design cookbook from Susie Fishbein’s acclaimed series to get ideas for delicious kosher recipes.

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AT THE EXPO: Victoria Mews Assisted Living has amazing information to impart about aging relatives, so stop by and say hello, grab some candy and a magnet too! Find out more today about their unique, privately owned Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.

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AT THE EXPO: Talk to SRK Travel’s Sheila RobinsonKiss for information on ways to travel and experience rejuvenation.


Victoria Mews Assisted Living is a place many residents describe as “better than home” because it feels like home without the chores. Quality care is combined with individual attention by a nurturing staff who strive to maintain and foster each resident’s independence. The three owners are regularly on site, and two are Registered Nurses. Victoria Mews is committed to helping residents stay healthy, productive, and fulfilled in a safe and happy environment, and it is a place where respect, integrity, a sense of family and home flourish.

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320 Main Street West Orange 973-243-1700

Are you thinking of buying, selling, renting or refinancing a home? Let the experienced and dedicated real estate professionals at Williams Realty Investment Group find the solution to meet your needs! They are a family-oriented business and are dedicated to helping you explore the options available, including mortgage modification and foreclosure prevention.

AT THE EXPO: Say hello to the professionals at Williams Realty! They can expertly guide you on buying, selling or refinancing your home. Enter their giveaway for a fun prize while you’re there!

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Celebrate the start of spring with your family’s time-honored recipes, brought to life with the freshest ingredients from Kings. We’ve helped bring families together with love of food, and our selection of organic produce, unique finds, and Chef Prepared classics. Create or cater your holiday meal with us this spring, and make it a celebration to remember. Follow us for fresh updates | ©2017 Kings Food Markets

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Hair Color Tips for All Ages










By Deborah Schapiro


riella Cianni, a regular contributor to North Jersey Woman, holds the title of Prestigious Stylist at Shag 86 salon in Little Falls. In this issue, she discusses one of the major hair-care myths she hears from women of a certain age. Is there a common misconception women have about maintaining their look as they get older? Absolutely. So many of my clients who are turning 40, 50 or 60 think that they need to chop off their hair, go blond, or both. They feel emotional about milestone birthdays and think that making a major change to their hair length or color will make them look younger.

What do you tell your clients? I tell them that as long as they continue to leave their house every day with their hair styled and generally looking put together, there is no reason they need to change their look. In fact, if your hair has been longer or darker your whole life, I think it looks weird and can actually age you to suddenly make such a drastic move.

What would you suggest to a client who wants to let her hair go gray? I would say that if you are doing this, your hair should be no longer than shoulder length. This is one of my only rules. Anything longer ages you.

So should women keep the same look as long as possible?

Ariella Cianni

Not if they don’t want to. A woman should never be afraid to talk to her stylist about any changes she wants to make. It’s totally fine to change your look as you get older; I’m all for softening the color or taking off a couple of inches. Letting your hair go curly if that is its natural texture can give you a more youthful look. And for women whose natural hair color was blond or red, going gray can look good. As these women age, their hair will dull but not look conventionally gray. They’ll have a soft grayish-blondish look, which is 100% okay.

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Beauty in Balance












r. Valerie J. Albaza, a partner and Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group answers questions about liposuction procedures. How much weight can be lost after liposuction? While liposuction allows for “spot reduction” of fat, it is not intended as a method of weight reduction. Loss of inches is the main effect of liposuction. Unfortunately, fat doesn’t weigh that much so even a large amount of fat removal may only reduce weight by a few pounds. Of course, there may be additional weight loss after liposuction related to better eating habits and increased activity as the person is motivated by seeing improvements in their shape. Liposuction is best for localized fat deposits that are genetic in nature and persist even in people who exercise regularly and are not overweight.

What happens to the skin after liposuction? Liposuction is not meant to tighten skin but there may be a small amount of skin contraction or “shrink wrap” effect following liposuction. Once the fat is removed, however, there is no way to control or predict how much the skin will shrink. The most important factors determining skin changes after liposuction are genetics, patient age, and the body area treated. Younger individuals and people with thicker skin generally have the most favorable skin shrinkage effect. Skin contraction is also seen more often along the flanks and outer thighs and less commonly along the upper arms and inner thighs. In general, the behavior of skin after large areas of fat removal is no different than what occurs after a large weight loss from diet and exercise.

If patients gain weight after liposuction, where does the fat go? It is a common misconception that weight gain after liposuction causes fat cells to end up in areas that were not treated by liposuction, causing unnatural looking contours. Removal of fat cells with liposuction is permanent and the fat cells removed will not be replaced and will not “show up” in other body areas. Rather, subsequent weight gain causes uniform enlargement of existing fat cells in the newly modified proportions. Only in rare cases of extreme obesity are new fat cells produced.

Valerie J. Ablaza, M.D. Plastic Surgery Group

37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair | 973.233.1933

What are the differences between laser liposuction and regular liposuction? Laser liposuction is a two-stage procedure that entails melting fat with a laser filament introduced beneath the skin and then aspirating the melted fat. The heat effect on the undersurface of the skin can have a minor skin tightening effect. Laser liposuction is usually performed on smaller areas and thus can be performed under local anesthesia. Regular liposuction is a one-stage procedure that removes whole fat cells and there is no additional skin shrinkage effect than would naturally occur. Larger body areas are usually treated with traditional liposuction so general anesthesia is used for patient comfort. Visit with Dr. Ablaza at the North Jersey Woman Expo Spring 2017 39



A Great Experience at Your Next Dentist Appointment











When did you introduce them into your practice? We started offering the movie glasses at the beginning of this year and patients absolutely love them!

What made you decide to make them available to patients? One of the biggest triggers of anxiety in patients is hearing the sound of the drill. With the Cinema ProMed system patients can immerse themselves in a movie and drown out what is going on around them. The movie makes the time go by so much faster for the patient. We recently had a young patient come in to our office for an emergency, so we gave him the Cinema ProMed. He was laughing hysterically during his appointment! It is a great feeling to see a patient having a positive and fun experience at the dentist.

For which procedures can a patient wear the glasses? All of them! The main reason they are available is to enhance patient comfort during any procedure. We chose to stream Netflix through the movie glasses so patients have endless options to choose from and there is something for everyone. We recommend either a TV show for a simple cleaning appointment or a full-length movie for a more involved appointment.

Dr. Linda Stone Gentle Caring Dentistry

201 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 2C, Livingston, NJ 973-994-3112

How do you create a calming environment for an anxious and fearful patient? Helping an anxious patient overcome his or her fear of the dentist is one of the most rewarding aspects of our job. It is incredibly important to us that our office feels like a home away from home. One of the latest technologies we recently adopted into our practice is called the Cinema ProMed, which allows patients to have a relaxing and entertaining experience during their appointment.

What is the Cinema ProMed System? Patients can wear multimedia video glasses to make them feel like they are in a movie theater. The glasses are lightweight and flexible to fit all patients and are connected to comfortable over-the-ear headphones. Patients who wear eyeglasses do not need their glasses but can configure the multimedia video glasses to different prescriptions ranging from -5 to +2 diopters. 40â€

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About what percentage of your patients decide to wear the glasses? The majority of our patients choose to use the movie glasses, particularly for longer appointments. We have found that patients enjoy being able to focus on a movie and it makes the appointment go by much faster. We have even had patients request to stay after their appointment just so they can finish what they were watching!

Is there an extra cost to the patient to use the glasses? We have incorporated the glasses into our standard routine and they are free for all patients.

How does nitrous oxide compliment the cinema glass system? We also provide complimentary nitrous oxide into our standard treatment and it is free for all patients. The nitrous oxide system and multimedia video glass system fit nicely together. The nose piece on the glasses is easily removable and the frame fits with the nitrous oxide nasal hood. Most patients, particularly the fearful ones, love being able to use both at the same time.



Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Answers Questions on “What Cohabitation Means and How it Affects Alimony”











By, Susan Wilinski


any women are at risk of losing their alimony once they enter into a new relationship based on recent changes made to the state’s alimony statute regarding the term “cohabitation”. Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. of the Short Hills-based law firm of Budd Larner explains some of those modifications and their impact.

When did the alimony statute change and specifically, what was the change? The alimony statute was signed into law in September 2014. The Legislature that came into place significantly expanded just what it means to “cohabitate”, and allows the courts to suspend or terminate alimony in the event of cohabitation. Importantly, the court does not have the ability to modify alimony; just suspend or terminate it. Even more so, the Legislature included language that explicitly stated that simply because a couple was not living together, that did not mean that they were not cohabiting.

Why was the statute amended?

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Budd Larner, P.C.,

150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4800 •

The statute was amended for a number of reasons, including passage of time, the need to bring the law ‘up to speed’ with judicial decisions, and on the basis of various special interests groups, including certain lawmakers and state senators, father’s rights groups, the “second wife’s club” and others.

What are the parameters of the financial gain to the wife that must be proven? With respect to cohabitation, the courts have said that each case is distinct and rests on its own facts. Financial gain as a result of cohabitation could be as simple as having a significant other that helps pay your bills or takes you on vacation occasionally. It could be someone living with you and contributing to the rent or mortgage, or it could be a partner who is covering all of your expenses to the extent that alimony is no longer appropriate. Other examples include joint bank accounts or conjoined expenses.

Does the change mean that a woman would lose total alimony or is it on a scale depending on the financial support from the new relationship? The revised alimony statute states that “alimony may be suspended or terminated if the payee cohabits with another person.” (N.J.S.A. 2A:23-32(n)). As noted above, the length of the relationship is relevant and the court “may not find an absence of cohabitation solely on grounds that the couple does not live together on a full time basis”. Since the final language of the statute says “suspend” or “terminate”, it has thus far been read to mean that a court only has those two options. Therefore, it is possible that entering into a significant new relationship following a divorce can lead to the suspension or termination of entitlement to alimony. Once terminated, alimony cannot be resumed if the new relationship does not stand the test of time. Visit with Karolina at the North Jersey Woman Expo. Spring 2017 41

Spring Board for Beauty By Judi Rothenberg


Whether you’re 14 or 114, treat your skin with tender, loving care! Say goodbye to the dull, dry skin of winter and perk-up your complexion with these beauty break-throughs. The earth renews itself in spring and so should you. Visit a beauty counter for a fresh, updated look. Toss out old and half-used products, clean or replace your make-up brushes and get organized.


1. To Protect and Serve Mom is right! Wear a hat! Protect your delicate skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Just be sure to buy a super cute one, like the Sunday Funday Hat from LSPACE by Monica Wise.

2. Bag Ease Getting organized was never so pretty! Divide and conquer! Place your essentials in one or more of Primrose Hill’s perky cosmetic bags before stowing in a big purse or tote.


3. Brush with Fame Target’s make-up guru, Sonia Kashuk, injects fun into her functional four-piece brush set. The seasonal set includes a curved powder brush, tapered powder/highlighter brush, a duo fiber foundation/concealer brush and an angled buffing brush.

4. Finish with a Phlur-ance! Can you hear and see a fragrance? Phlur has turned the traditional way of picking a fragrance on its nose. After all, you can’t smell the internet…yet. Instead, visual narratives and a music playlist represent the inspiration and feeling of six unisex fragrances. Browse the digital stories, pick 3, and Phlur will send you a sample set for $18. Choose your favorite fragrance and the $18 is credited toward a future purchase of a full-sized 50ml bottle.


5. Stress Buster If you’re feeling stressed, you’re probably looking stressed! Wake-up and revive your skin with Multiaction Stress Defense Hydrating Water Gel. From industry leader, Strivectin, Multiaction reinstate’s the skin’s prime condition with hyaluronic acid, and uses patented NIA-114 technology to strengthen the skin and defend against future damage.

6. Battle Breakouts

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Old-fashioned acne treatments tend to over dry and dull the skin. Proactiv Skin Clearing Water Gel attacks the breakouts with 2% salicylic acid to clear the pores while hydrating it with hyaluronic acid.


7. Face-Off When it comes to skin care, men don’t like fussy products. They like it simple. And they want it to work! Anthony’s simply named “Day Cream SPF 30,” is both- it absorbs quickly and has anti-aging properties. This hardworking day cream hydrates the skin with Squalane and Glycerin, protects against sun damage, and is paraben free.

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The Mount, Lenox

Credit: Tim Grafft/MOTT



roaring fire in the parlor of the main house at the Inn at Stockbridge was a welcome sight, as my husband and I cozied up on a facing sofa, savoring a glass of house wine, select cheeses and crackers, and settled in after our drive from North Jersey. Fortuitously, we had arrived in time for the Inn’s courtesy social hour, a pleasant enough introduction to a wonderful midweek stay at this 1906 Georgian mansion set on 12 pristine acres in Stockbridge.

Having chanced upon this gem after scanning its glowing reviews on the Internet, once on premise, we were thrilled with our choice. Ensconced in a newly renovated barn suite (Shakespeare) with its standout, center stage 4-poster, king bed, cozy fireplace, cushioned dual armchairs and double whirlpool tub, it was a perfect home base for a mini Berkshires’ escape. Top that with a serene wooded view from our back porch, and it was all we could do to pry ourselves out and about. We eventually did, however, to America’s most famous Main Street, which still has that unspoiled small town feel immortalized in many of Norman Rockwell’s paintings (Stockbridge’s favored son), and enjoying a pleasant stroll about the village, explored a few mom and pop establishments. (continued on page 46)

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Escape TO THE BERKSHIRES (continued from page 45)

Losing ourselves amidst a treasure trove of bric-a-brac and retro candies like Necco wafers, licorice strings at Williams and Sons Country Store, we stacked up on take-home, guilty treats. Other charming shops offer everything from upscale fashions to gourmet foods, wines and antiques. However, with dinnertime closing in, joy of shopping was sidelined in favor of an enjoyable meal at the Red Lion Inn. Immortalized in yet another Rockwell classic, “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas,” the Inn returns the favor by displaying much of the artist’s work. After a hearty, congenial meal with my mate, topped off with nightcaps at the Inn’s thriving bar scene, the pull our own Inn’s peaceful porch, crisp, white fluffy covers and blissful sleep beckoned, and we succumbed!

Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Main Street

Pancakes, painters and peak performances… We awoke to a glorious, sunny day, made even more so by a delightful breakfast of the lightest, most delicious fluffy lemon/blueberry pancakes, thick cut applesmoked bacon, fruit salad and homemade granola… a veritable feast! After savoring specialty brewed coffee and convivial conversation with our hosts/innkeepers Lisa and Jeff, who personify warm hospitality and operate their inn with uncommon dedication, attention to detail and genuine enthusiasm, armed with a list of “must see” activities, we were off and running.

Credit: Kindra Clineff/MOTT

Visitors have long been attracted to the Berkshires cultural and artistic happenings, with Tanglewood, (Lenox) topping everyone’s list. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, offers a crowd pleasing upcoming line-up including Diana Ross, Melissa Etheridge and James Taylor to name but a few. Ranking as the second most visited cultural site in the region, The Clark (Williamstown) showcases a renowned permanent collection, featuring painting, sculpture, and decorative art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, including eleven works by Monet. A visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge) is a given! It’s the world’s largest and most significant repository of art and archival materials relating to the life and work of the legendary American illustrator. Another must-see, the Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will be recognizable to movie buffs as the exterior set for the film, The Cider House Rules. Finally, end your visit on a high note at a WAM Theatre production (Lenox). Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM creates opportunities for women and girls through its mission of theatre as philanthropy. The Inn at Stockbridge: 30 East Street. Stockbridge, MA 1-888-819-2373 For current events and activities:

The “Four Freedoms” gallery at Norman Rockwell Museum Photo courtesy of Berkshire Visitors Bureau. All rights reserved.

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