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Upper Montclair Woman’s Shoe Store Celebrates 10 Years

A Renaissance at Trinity Academy


iazza Della Sole is celebrating its 10th year anniversary since opening the Upper Montclair retail store in 2004. Owner, Camille L. Kessler’s concept for fashionable comfortable shoes for all walks of life is simple—“where fashion and comfort meet.” She wanted to not only to provide customers with shoes that look good, but shoes that feel good as well—which is why she makes it a point to research brands that sell shoes that are both attractive and comfortable.

Photo: Dan Epstein

Kessler offers numerous brands ranging from those that are familiar and those that are less known but equally stylish and unique. Her store carries shoes, boots, moccasins, sandals as well as handbags, wallets and scarves. “It has been our pleasure serving the women of this community for these past 10 years, and we thank them for their continued support” states Brooke Isakoff, manager. During the celebration weekend of October 10th12th, Kessler is offering 10% off an entire purchase. Also Manager, Brooke Isakoff during the weekend she will be Owner, Camille L. Kessler hosting a trunk—Friday featuring La Bagagerie, a handbag line, and Saturday featuring Gentle Souls, a shoe line. There will also be raffles for a pair of Blondo boots; a pair of Fly London shoes and an MZ Wallace handbag. Piazza Della Sole is located at 620 Valley Road in Upper Montclair and can be contacted at 973-783-9243. Visit their website, to see the designs they carry.


ebirth, rediscovering a renewed enthusiasm—a true Renaissance. That’s the best way to describe the many changes happening at Trinity Academy. This fall Latin will be a required part of the middle school curriculum. Principal Mary Cassels explains the many benefits, “Educational studies have shown the study of Latin not only improves a student’s understanding of the English language but boosts performance in math and science as well.” Students will have ample opportunities to put this theory to the test with the introduction of STEM projects throughout the curriculum and a newly refurbished science lab. As with any true renaissance there comes a resurgence of the arts; to add to the already robust creative arts programs, Trinity will be reintroducing instrumental instruction for children in grades 4-8. With new leadership at the helm, Trinity Academy is reinvigorating course work, class rooms, playgrounds and extracurricular activities, while maintaining an outstanding 1:13 teacher to student ratio. Trinity Academy believes its new programs coupled with a solid tradition in Catholic education, offers the best formula for the leaders of tomorrow. Trinity Academy will host Open House on October 19 & 26 and November 5. For more information, visit

4 Year Anniversary for Children’s Boutique Specializing in Personalized Baby Gifts


riginating as an online site, Baby’s Perfect Gift children’s boutique is celebrating 4 years at the Upper Montclair location. The boutique specializes in personalized baby gifts, layettes, Christening and Bris outfits and more.

Marcia DeOteris and Ilene Goldmeier, store owners, focus on personal service and quality products for new moms, grandparents or anyone looking to purchase that special baby gift. In addition to baby gifts, DeOteris and Goldmeier’s retail store features gifts for moms to be, siblings, and unique gifts for families “touched by adoption.” Customer satisfaction is always DeOteris and Goldmeier’s concern. And, as one cutomer wrote, they meet that expectation: “Oh my gosh! What fabulous gifts!! I have a girlfriend who says presentation is everything!! Can’t tell you how pleased I am with my order, the promptness in which it arrived, and the unique & fun packaging! Can’t wait until I know some more babies!” Kim P. In honor of the anniversary, Baby’s Perfect Gift is partnering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Essex County. During the month of October customers that donate a book and/or a blankie (ages infant-5) for a child in the foster care system will receive 25% off their purchase. Baby’s Perfect Gift is located at 195 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. Visit their website at to view their products or to shop online.


Suburban Essex  

October 2014

Suburban Essex  

October 2014