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Three Outstanding Local Innovators Expand Business Boundaries

Barbara Mintz:

Cultivating Healthy Alternatives

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Letter from the Publisher

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Vol. 5 No. 2

Cathleen M. Black Publisher Louise Hafesh Janis Hashe Jessica Maarek Katrina Musto Deborah Schapiro Rhonda Rivera Judi Rothenberg Juliana Vogal Susan Wilinskii Nubia Duvall Wilson Contributors


ach issue of North Jersey Woman celebrates the lives and achievements of local women. This fall our cover story profiles how three women are bringing “gender balance” to family businesses and even the workspace itself. Janis Hashe profiles Keri Knowles of the restaurant group that owns some of the area’s iconic restaurants such as The Manor and Highlawn Pavilion; Physician Assistant Stephanie Rosen of The Plastic Surgery Group who has a special expertise in cosmetic medicine; and Deborah Engel as she explains how her personal need for connection and child care helped her create her unique Work and Play Center.

Dan Esptein Photographer Michael J. Reidy Art Director Julie Weinberg Graphic Design Janet Perlman Contributing Editor

We are also counting down the days to our upcoming Expo on November 15th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. It is going to be a great event, so make plans to be there—sample cocktails, taste some great food; visit one of the massage stations; experience either a palm, tarot card or handwriting reading from psychic, Vera of La Divinata. Also you can Pose for a Cause to end Domestic Violence and have your picture published in Suburban Essex magazine. Stop by award-winning photographer Dan Epstein’s booth for details, where he will also be offering free headshots for Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. Find out about other happenings at the Expo in the Exhibitor Preview starting on page 31. The Expo has a new tag line—Grab your Friends, Get your Swag on and Join us at the Expo. Why don’t you? All the Best,

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Educating and advising women of solutions and trends in their areas of expertise. Valerie Ablaza, MD

Dr. Linda Stone

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 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 Barbara Mintz Cultivating Healthy Alternatives – A garden of earthly delights takes root in Newark

13 Calendar of Events 18 North Jersey Women on the Move Three outstanding local innovators expand business boundaries

25 Joan Herrmann Meet WOR-NY Radio’s Joan Herrmann at the North Jersey Woman Expo

27 Lisa Marie Latino Local author to unveil “Jersey” based book at Expo

31 North Jersey Woman Expo Exhibitor Exhibitor Preview


48 42 Beauty in Balance Dr Valerie J Ablaze answers questions about surgical consultations and the value of computer imaging.

43 Fall Trends in Hair Care With Ariella Cianni of Shag86

44 Karolian Dehnhard, Esq. Discusses the Important Aspects of How to Successfully Co-Parent During a Separation

45 Dr. Linda Stone What Exactly Is Sleep Apnea?

46 Neutral Territory Casual yet luxurious fashion for Fall

48 Getaways A spa-tacular Adirondack adventure

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Tips…Trends… OBSESSIONS By Judi Rothenberg

Say My Name New Jersey photographer, Charles Sykes, has spent 20+ years covering celebrities, events and news. A chance sighting of a bright, neon sign of his daughter’s name, Rose, was the inspiration behind taking pictures of thousands of signs and letters to create personalized artwork., offers everything from lunchboxes, to pillows and posters customized with any name or phrase.

Creativity Caravan Meet the Flockers Perhaps you know New Jersey’s state bird is the American Goldfinch; but do you know what it looks like or how it sings? The Audubon Society has partnered with manufacturer, Wild Republic, to make identifying the Goldfinch, and many of its’ fine-feathered friends, fun with a line of authentic plush toys. A quick squeeze of the belly, and you can hear each bird’s song or call, recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

If you’ve ever had a pang of jealousy when you drop your kids off for an art class, take a look at the offerings at Creativity Caravan in Montclair. At the Letter Lounge, an assortment of vintage typewriters and a wide variety of pens, stationery and stamps, are available for oldfashioned letter writing. Social Sketch is a collaborative evening; one person starts a drawing or collage and then passes it to another person to add to. Founders, artists, and poets, Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, also lead inschool programs and offer “Poetry on Demand” at private events. The tandem poets invite your guests to give them a word or phrase and then instantly write them a poem, using a vintage typewriter.


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Night Light Take advantage of every balmy night before winter! Bring warmth and drama to any outdoor space with a flick of the switch. Freestanding fire bowls are made of weather-resistant fibre cement and burn clean with bioethanol, a renewable energy source. No sparks, soot or odors! Ecosmart also offers a wide range of fireplaces, fire furniture and accent pieces.

FIG-ure Out Dinner Who doesn’t love an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? Elevate the classic version from humble to gourmet, by subbing in brie and fig jam. It’s a delicious twist and just as easy to make.

Fig Brie Grilled Cheese Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup fig jam 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Rosemary Leaves, crushed 3 tablespoons butter, softened 8 slices diagonally cut French bread, 1/2-inch thick 8 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into slices Mix fig jam and rosemary. Set aside. Butter 1 side of each of the bread slices. Spread jam mixture on each of 4 bread slices with buttered side down. Layer each with Brie cheese. Top with remaining bread slices with buttered side up. Place sandwiches in large skillet or griddle on medium-low heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Cook in batches if necessary.

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Cultivating Healthy Alternatives A garden of earthly delights takes root in Newark

By Louise B. Hafesh, photos by Dan Epstein

Never underestimate the power of a woman with a vision. Back in 2009, charged with developing wellness initiatives for the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and surrounding community, Barbara Mintz, MS, RD set her sights on instituting programs that would help keep people healthy and avert disease, rather than just focusing on treating illnesses after the fact. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and marketing, a Masters in Nutrition, and having held leadership roles in business and health care industries, the RWJ/Barnabas vice president who today oversees Healthy Living and Community Engagement, was more than up to the challenge.

Losing no time in launching enterprising neighborhood projects that focus on farming and garden ventures; health and wellness in general, Mintz assembled a dedicated, in-house team—even brought in Lorraine Gibbons, a local pioneer in the development of hydroponic gardens and, thinking outside the box, her department made her-story. “We are a group of women who work collaboratively and without ego, who respect each other and create a safe environment in which to share our collective talents and ideas,” Mintz explains the makeup of the power force that would transform an empty lot across from NBIMC into a thriving urban garden and farmers market, which has blossomed into a groundbreaking, hydroponic farming enterprise, The Beth Greenhouse. By all accounts lauded as the first of its kind in New Jersey, The Greenhouse sprang into being this May from

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very practical concerns as Mintz points out: “This kind of work is particularly important in a city like Newark, where many residents battle health issues like obesity and high blood pressure; which can benefit from a diet full of fresh vegetables,” she says. “The program is helping people connect health to behavior and getting them to understand that the decisions they make around food, exercise, to name only a few, will help determine their health status. There is so much more, but I believe that offering a greenhouse in the middle of the South ward of Newark that offers healthy food, nutrition education, job training speaks for itself.” Nothing succeeds like success… Revealing that the idea for the venture stemmed from the partnership created with Gibbons, Mintz defines some of the benefits of employing organic farming techniques that use water rather than soil and represent a bright future in urban areas where there is no farmland. “Grow time is faster, plants are larger and usually harvested quicker,” she advises. “These types of greenhouses can be set up in small vacant lots and a ‘food desert’ like Newark can grow enough food to feed the city.” As for NBIMC’s greenhouse, it is expected to yield approximately 5,000 pounds of organic vegetables, fruits and herbs annually to benefit residents of Newark and suburbs, (over 600 pounds of food have been donated locally) with reasonably priced produce sold at the hospital’s on-site market.

Barbara Mintz Summing up the medical center’s role, Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE President and CEO of NBIMC and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey had this to say. “Preventative care is a large part of our mission. We want to improve the overall health of the communities we serve and initiatives such as The Beth Greenhouse allow us to do this by offering local residents a simple and convenient way to develop a healthier lifestyle.” Tagging onto that, Mintz concludes: “My work has changed from taking care of the sick to helping people prevent disease and maintain wellness. For me, success is helping our neighbor and making a difference in someone’s life. If you can change one thing that makes the world a little better one person at a time then you have done good things.” Nothing can stop the power of a woman with that kind of vision!

Barbara Mintz, Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE President and CEO of NBIMC and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Molly Fallon and Lorraine Gibbons

Louise B. Hafesh is an award winning artist and journalist who writes on women’s issues, travel and art. Her syndicated features have appeared in over 35 national and international publications. She can be reached at: Fall 2016 11


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North Jersey Woman Calendar of Events FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival


Meet fellow wine lovers and sample from over 150 wines, enjoy live jazz music from saxophonist Will Donato, and try light Hors D’Oeuvres by the Hilton’s culinary team. Tickets are $69. 7:30-10:00 PM General Admission, 6:30 PM Premium Early Access Ticket. Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills. 973-379-0100. www.


Victorian Tea and Concert Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies beautifully presented in the period living room. After tea, Gerard and Diane Barros will salute legendary songwriter Carole King, performing many of her best-known songs in the solarium. Reservation required. 1pm. Oakeside Mansion, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Wonder of Women Film Festival Join NCJW for a day of films that are thought provoking, meaningful and timely. The annual “Wonder of Women” Film Festival shows short films and documentaries focusing on the lives on women. 10am-3pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-740-0588.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 “Moms of Toddlers” Cooking Class

yogurt parfaits. 6-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 New Jersey Ballet: Carmen with Don Quixote and Tango

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Guided Imagery to Relax Join, psychotherapist and Karuna Reiki® Master, Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation using guided imagery and visualization. This may include visualizing a relaxing scene, imagining a healing occurring, using your breath or activating your senses. No experience needed. Advanced Registration is Required. Montclair Adult School Satelite office, 292 Bloomfield Ave 2nd Floor, Montclair. Visit www.adultschool. org or call 973-744-0500 x 2224

This demonstration class from chef Eileen Maher takes breakfast food for toddlers to a new level. Menu includes: green eggs and ham mini frittatas, chicken sausage sliders, tater bites, mini biscuits, quick jam, and berry

NJ Ballet’s sizzling season opener features passion with a Spanish flavor. George Tomal’s feature length ballet, Carmen, is shot through with intensity and an edgy sense of foreboding. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, 973539-8008, (continued on page 14)

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16th Annual Holiday Open Studio

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 North Jersey Woman Expo 2016

Lisa Palombo is an award-winning artist and nationally recognized Contemporary American Impressionist. Visit her art studio and galler to view her new original paintings consisting of florals, waterscapes and equine paintings in various sizes and subject matter. Light refreshments servied and children are welcome. Also Nov. 13. Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280. www.LisaPalombo. com

This expansive, one-day event is for women of all ages. There will be more than vendors offering products and services: jewelry, accessories, clothing, skincare products, massage stations, health and wellness, food samplings and more. Psychic, Vera, of La Divinata will be offer tarot card, palm and handwriting readings. Special guests, Joan Herrmann of WOR-NY will be with her Good Life Team; author Lisa Marie Latino will be on hand to sign her new book “Ten Years After.” Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 973-276-1688. www.

Thinking About Retirement or Already In It? In this workshop Psychologist Elaine Garrod, PsyD explores the whole new stage of development and planning that retirement constitutes and teaches strategies to make those years the true gift they are. 7:159pm. National Council of Jewish Women Essex County Section, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston. 973.740.0588.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Awesome Thanksgiving Sides Cooking Class Cooking studio Photo

Join chef Guddia Singh and learn the secrets to delicious side dishes. Menu includes: Roasted squash soup with cajun lobster, best mashed potatoes ever, caramelized onion and cauliflower gratin with fresh sage, crunchy brussels sprout salad with pancetta and cranberries, roasted spaghetti squash with parmesan and thyme in truffle sauce. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Meditation with Sue

also to transform our day-to-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling life. No experience is necessary. Advanced Registration Required. 6:00 pm- 7:15pm. Call (973) 857 -4357 (HELP) to register or visit

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 “The Bodyguard” Musical

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour

Are you feeling overwhelmed, overstressed and anxious? Join, psychotherapist, Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. It yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Meditation brings us not only to new inner experiences, but helps us

Hey, hey it’s The Monkees, featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, playing all of your favorite hits that made The Monkees one of the most popular bands of the 1960s. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood. 201-227-1030 www.

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Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “Saving All My Love” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time — “I Will Always Love You.” Runs thru Jan. 1. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973376-4343.

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Gratitude, Love and Grace

Holiday House Tour

Take time away from your daily busy schedule and allow yourself to relax, rejuvanate and celebrate life with other spiritually inclined women. Using breathing techniques, aligning with Nature and journaling exercises, you will learn how to cultivate vitality and extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. This is the perfect gathering to help you live refreshed during the holiday season. 7:30-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. Call (973) 857-4357 (HELP) to register or visit www.

A Child’s Christmas In Wales

Based on Thomas’ classic story about his childhood holidays in Wales in the early 1900’s, this beautiful piece about a time gone by rejoices in the simple joys of child - hood, the spirit of goodness, the comfort of family, and the magic that music and the imagination bring to us all. Runs thru January 1, 2017. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

Make Ahead Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Cooking Class Join chef Annmarie Loffredo and participate in preparing these make ahead treats. Menu includes: Whipped feta and sundried tomato canape, sparkling cranberry and brie bites, sweet potato mini cake with apple and gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella stuffed meatballs, two bite mini wraps blt and chicken salad. 7-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 Bringing Spring to Newark Imagine the color spectrum of cherry blossoms against bare winter trees. The park is alive during the darkest days of the season. A thousand trees extravagantly covered with fabric, lights, crystals, yarn, and more. A range of materials will suggest cherry blossoms creating an exceptional visitor experience. Sound boxes in trees will send out bird songs, others will play recordings of poets and singers from Newark; accompanying literary and musical events will lure people from the city and the region. This will be a signature project of the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city of Newark. For information: 862-766-1072.


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eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. The annual tradition features orchestral accompaniment by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Also Dec. 10, 11, 16 and 17. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. 973-539-8008

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 Melissa Etheridge’s Holiday Trio

Visit Greenwood Gardens as they participate in the Essex County Holiday House Tour. See the Georgian Revival Mansion decorated with a festive display of holiday greens using seasonal cuttings from the garden. Enjoy cider and cookies and listen to stories. $5 members; $10 non-members. Registration not required. 10 am – 4 pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078. 973-258-4026. www.

20th Annual Verona Fair in the Square The annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communties celebrate the upcoming holiday season with crafters, entertainment and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and the traditional tree lighting. Noon-5pm.Verona Civic Center, front of Town Hall and H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. For this special holiday show Melissa will be performing songs from her holiday album, A New Thought For Christmas. Songs will include fan favorites and holiday classics such as “Merry Christmas Baby,” Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “O Night Divine” and more. Bergan Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood. 201-227-1030

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 Cherish the Ladies “A Celtic Christmas”

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show Holiday shopping made easy! Featuring “handmade only” crafts from local crafters, offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts, perfect for everyone on your holiday list. Also December 4, 10 and 11.10am-4:30pm. The Haggarty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, NJ 07962. 973-3267601.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

This seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing,

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Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish step-dancing. South Orange Performing Arts Center,1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Three Outstanding Local Innovators Expand Business Boundaries By Janis Hashe, photos by Dan Epstein

Today’s “business woman” has moved far beyond the ‘80s stereotype of the business man in a skirt. Women in business today are bringing their own style of savvy to a wide range of fields—and nowhere more so than right here in our area. In this issue, North Jersey Woman profiles Keri Leonia Knowles, Stephanie J. Rosen and Deborah Engel, all ideal examples of local women on the move.

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love the nature of production challenges that the restaurant and event catering business offers,” says Keri Leonia Knowles. One of the thirdgeneration of family members involved in Knowles Hospitality, she is director of development for a suite of world-renowned restaurants and banquet facilities that include The Manor, Highlawn Pavilion and Pleasantdale Chateau, all in West Orange, and the Ram’s Head Inn, located in Galloway. “Today, the majority of customers who make decisions about where to dine or hold events are women,” she explains. “My grandparents, Harry and Doris Knowles, founded The Manor in 1956. Women in my family ran a restaurant before then, the Robin Hood Inn. By the time I joined, only men were making decisions about the business.”

Keri’s moment came while she was completing her master’s degree overseas at the worldrenowned Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki Finland, one of the design capitals of the world. Learning that a major renovation was being planned at The Manor—the family’s 20-acre, Four Diamond property—she saw a perfect opportunity to become involved, using her project management skills. “I saw many areas where I could help bring a gender balance back to our family operation.” Her perspective manifests itself in both big and small decisions. As a first step, she designed and managed renovations of the bridal suites at both Highlawn Pavilion and The Manor, continuing today continued on 20


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Pictured (l-r) Stephanie Rosen, Deborah Engel & Keri Leonia Knowles

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with such diverse projects as guiding the company onto a team-oriented task-management platform. She pushed the Manor’s renovation toward accessible restrooms and lobbies to meet Americans with Disability standards. “I then took control of the ballroom addition, managing the multimillion-dollar project to completion within budget,” states Keri. Not one to sit still, Keri has plenty of ideas to bring a modern, up-to-date sensibility to the business table for the future. “I plan to continue promoting the company identity of Knowles Hospitality, expanding our farm-to-table capacity and expanding the entertaining in our bars with a calendar of events,” she says. Currently, Keri is working on a design to renovate The Dome, the iconic glass-enclosed nightclub atop The Manor. “There is a thrill in setting the stage for life events and cultivating a team of people who love being in the service industry.”

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tephanie J. Rosen, MSPAS PA-C, from The Plastic Surgery Group in Montclair, is now one of the few highly experienced physician assistants in northern New Jersey with special expertise in cosmetic medicine. Cosmetic medicine entails both non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. “When you have aesthetic procedures performed by a certified and experienced practitioner who performs them all day, every day, you reduce the risks of having a poor outcome,” she explains. “Since I work side by side with board-certified plastic surgeons, we blend our talents to provide a comprehensive, safe and prudent approach to patient care.” At an early age, Stephanie was influenced by her father, Dr. Allen D. Rosen, one of the country’s premiere plastic surgeons and founder of The Plastic Surgery Group. “I watched my father rebuild the physical and emotional ravages of trauma victims and change their lives,” she says. “How someone looks has such a tremendous impact on how they feel and relate to others. The psychosocial benefits of looking your best at any given age are extraordinary.“ As a physician assistant, Stephanie was trained in all aspects of medicine, but began specializing in cosmetic medicine in Manhattan after fellowships in dermatology and plastic surgery. Today, due to New Jersey legislation 20 

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that passed in early 2016, Stephanie can perform all noninvasive treatments for facial and body rejuvenations such as fillers, Botox®, laser resurfacing, micro needling, PRP for wrinkles, Ulthera and radio frequency for skin tightening, Cellfina for cellulite and CoolSculpting for fat removal, to name just a few. Asked how her experience in other areas of medicine shaped her approach to patient care today, she responds, “Bringing experience from other areas of medicine allows me to improve patients’ safety. Since I spend full time doing cosmetic medicine, my finger is on the pulse of all the newest procedures. This means understanding patient expectations and knowing how to do the right thing for the right person at the right time.” Stephanie is Board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, an affiliate member of the New York and New Jersey State Societies of Physician Assistants and is dual-licensed in both New York and New Jersey. She has given presentations at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants’ Annual Conference.

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Deborah Engel

Reinventing the Workplace


eborah Engel is the founder of Work and Play in South Orange, the first co-working space with child care in northern New Jersey. The facility is a place where freelancers, creatives, those developing businesses and telecommuters can work without the distractions at home. Members who want work/life flexibility can drop off their young children downstairs, where they will play and discover through the special child-led curriculum.’’ “I wanted to create a work/life solution for people like me,” she says. Deborah first experienced the working mother’s dilemma when her first child was born in 2010. Her demanding PR job in New York meant that she saw her daughter under an hour each day. When her second daughter was born in 2012, she took a four-month maternity leave and did some hard thinking. “What do I want to do…what’s the right formula for me?” she remembers asking herself. She had seen an article talking about “co-working,”— and like many entrepreneurs, took a leap of faith. “We found an old building two miles from home and converted it into an open-environment workspace,” she says. “What’s great about the space is that there are two floors, so while children are playing downstairs, the parents working upstairs never know they are there.”

“People working out of home offices often find themselves craving connection,” Deborah says. She has been delighted at the number of collaborations that have developed between members of Work and Play. The facility features a communal workspace, private offices and meeting rooms, and also sponsors special events and such professional development classes as a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) workshop. Currently, Work and Play has about 45 members. The childcare program has recently expanded to accept more children from the wait list. The success of Work and Play has led to the development of a second office space in South Orange. Deborah believes community need will drive the creation of places like Work and Play, and she envisions possibly franchising the concept. “The [work] trend is toward independent contractors,” she says. Millennials especially want more freedom, and many people feel that family is the most important [component of their lives.] It really does ‘take a village,’” Deborah says.

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Caryn O’Sullivan is a certified Integrative Health Coach, founder of Appetites for Life, and a Healthy Living Expert on the radio show Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life on WOR 710AM. She supports women who struggle with low energy, weight management, cravings and body image with a 5–step program that teaches how to tune-into your body, tune-up your health, and tap into the power of food. Caryn will be making smoothies at the Expo. Be sure to stop by and taste one!

Psychic Readings 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. 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!). Get in line early—she’s always MOBBED!

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Come meet WOR-NY Radio’s

Joan Herrmann


adio personality, author and motivational speaker Joan Herrmann will be at the North Jersey Woman expo with her Good Life team to discuss the power of positive thoughts. When Joan was 46, her 23year marriage ended and her mother and sister passed away leaving her the sole surviving member of her nuclear family. After her tremendous loss and pain, she experienced a “rebirth” that was the beginning of a new perspective on how life impacts our mind, body and spirit. She set out to provide information that connects the dots between these components. In doing so, she now educates, inspires and empowers others

to embrace change rather than fear or hide from it on her Saturday night WORNY radio show, Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life. Each week Joan interviews and shares best practices from some of the most influential and inspirational people in the world, such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. John Gray. Joan also publishes a monthly digital magazine, Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life: 24/seven, which is distributed to thousands worldwide and features articles written by her Good Life team. The team offers expert tips on strategies for personal and professional development, improved health and self-empowerment. From wellness and business experts to dating

Joan Herrmann and parenting coaches, the magazine includes something for everyone. Joan and her team believe that knowledge is power and they look forward to connecting with the North Jersey Woman Expo attendees to discuss the tools needed for personal growth.


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Local Author to Unveil “Jersey” Based Book at Expo

Lisa Marie Latino

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isa Marie Latino does it all. The Montclair State University graduate and CEO/Executive Producer of Fairfield-based Long Shot Productions, will be at the North Jersey Woman Expo November 15th at Mayfair Farm discussing her latest project: her book, Ten Years Later. Ten Years Later follows one woman’s journey to achieve her dreams while learning to throw caution to the wind. Single, still living with overbearing ItalianAmerican parents and feeling like every day is Groundhog Day, Carla D’Agostino gets wind of her ten-year high school reunion. The search for love, a prominent career, and the perfect body all seems

out of reach until a chain of unexpected events show her that all she ever wanted was within reach. Finding time to write became trying. “It was difficult to break away from my day-to-day operations,” she explained. “I would tell the world I was away on business and get a hotel room for four days at a time so I could 100% focus.” After repeating this five times, she emerged with a manuscript. “I’ve always wanted to write a book, and the rollercoaster ride of my 20’s unleashed a passion about the subject manner, which is finding your place in the world after being in a safe cocoon (i.e. your parents house and school).”

Latino also co-launched HipNew, an online lifestyle program featuring trends around the Garden State and has appeared on TLC’s “Cake Boss.” Be sure to stop by the Expo and meet this extraordinary young woman!

Network, Win a Prize, Eat & Greet, Be Entertained, Meet Our Sponsors, Shop the Vendor Expo, & Save with the Coupon Book!

2016 NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo Thursday, December 1 The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave., Totowa, NJ 07512

Buffet Dinner, Shopping from 5:30–8:00 PM Networking, Cash Bar, Door Prizes International Coffee & Dessert Station

TICKETS: $45 members, $55 others. Purchase 5 attendee tickets, GET 1 FREE! Promote your business in the Event’s Business Coupon Book for $50. Every attendee will receive the Coupon Book! Register at Contact: Debra Courtright, 973-618-9288 or

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The North Jersey Woman Expo is an exciting event where women love to shop, learn, laugh, network and gather information to make informed decisions concerning their lifestyles — all while having fun at the same time!

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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Speak to Patient Advocate, Eugenia Pankow, and gain valuable insight about common autoimmune diseases as well as potential treatment options. Learn how she can navigate the healthcare system maze to receive important support services to heal and recover.

Abbvie-Immunology Patient Outreach Services 908-205-3279


AT THE EXPO: Caryn O’Sullivan will be making her Bright Green smoothie, which has spinach, pineapple, ginger, banana and coconut water. This is a refreshing, energy boosting smoothie packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients, and loved by kids and adults. Recipe cards will be available for this and other smoothies, and learn more about her Green Smoothie guide, an E book available on on her website. 

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The goal of the Patient Advocate Program is to help individuals diagnosed with certain autoimmune diseases—Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa—achieve a better understanding of their disease through education, resources and support.

AT THE EXPO: Americana Salon and Spa will be modeling different hairstyles and their extensive menus of services. Enter to win a basket of Exuviance skincare and Wella and Sebastian hair products. Discounted package for Expo participants who sign up on the spot!

Americana Salon 12 Eisenhower Parkway Roseland 973-403-0005 Beautiful and classy meets modern and contemporary. They aspire to bring your beauty from within out and make you the best “YOU” possible—whether it be a new color or highlight, haircut, blowout, eyebrow shaping, nails, facials or makeup.

Caryn O’Sullivan is a certified Integrative Health Coach, founder of Appetites for Life, and a Healthy Living Expert on the radio show Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life on WOR 710AM.  She supports women who struggle with low energy, weight management, cravings and body image with a 5–step program that teaches how to tune-into your body, tune-up your health, and tap into the power of food.

Robert M. Bagoff, DMD 405 Northfield Ave, Ste #202 West Orange 973-325-9000 For over 30 years at Drs. Bagoff and Gamburg’s painfree and family-oriented general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry practice, patient’s dental expectations have been met and exceeded. It is their job to make your smile shine! They are always accepting and thankful for new referrals.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the Ameriprise booth and enter to the raffle to win one of two gift baskets and pick up as many as three giveaways.

AT THE EXPO: Did you know that BCB Bank has 15 branches in New Jersey? Learn about how this community bank can help you meet your financial goals, and pick up a fun giveaway to put in your swag bag.

Ameriprise Financial – Frank Planes

BCB Community Bank

363 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 2F Montclair 646-930-4066 When you have the wright financial advisor, life can be brilliant. Ameriprise Financial Advisor, Frank Planes, will work with you to develop a customized plan that can help you realize your financial goals—today and well into the future.

201-823-0700 BCB Community Bank prides itself on providing personal and business banking services in an enjoyable and hasslefree way that optimizes the banking experience, as well as investing in the communities it serves.

AT THE EXPO: Try your luck at the carnival inspired “toss the ring” game to win prizes. Art of the Smile prizes incude a $100 gift certificate for services. They will also be giving out many promotional items for your dental needs.

AT THE EXPO: Talk to a professional about becoming a part of this supportive community or get information for a loved one and schedule an appointment for a visit.

The Art of the Smile


17 Hanover Road, Suite. 230 Florham Park 973-845-9955


Dr. Zev Segal and his friendly, dedicated staff are committed to the mission of providing Florham Park and surrounding areas with quality oral health care that focuses on both form and function. No matter what procedure he is performing, Dr. Segal sees to it that you will have results that are not only functionally healthy but aesthetically pleasing, as well.

Brandywine Living at Livingston Brandywine Living at Livingston is a conveniently located, state-of-the-art community set to open in 2017. Residents will enjoy luxurious amenities including a movie theatre, fully stocked Bistro and tap room. Escapades…for Life! programming provides adventure, excitement and discovery every day. Licensed nurses available, All Day, All Night, On-Site, in addition to highly skilled team members ensures well-being and peace of mind.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Purchase a one-of-a-kind, handmade piece for yourself or someone special. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, anklets and much more.

By Bobbi Handcrafted Jewelry 973-433-7433

AT THE EXPO: Meet New York WOR 710 AM radio personality, author, motivational speaker, and creator of the Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life (CYACYL) brand, Joan Herrmann, who will be with her Good Life Team, to share practices and tools needed for personal and professional growth.

Change Your Life (CYACYL) Joan Herrmann, Host

Experimenting and working with a number of unique materials such as precious and semiprecious stones, gold, silver and rubber cording, Bobi’s creations range in design from costume to “bridge” to fine jewelry.

AT THE EXPO: Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. will address the Top 10 things every woman needs to know to protect her “ass”ets! Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq. 150 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short HIlls 973-315-4524

Claremont Distilled Spirits

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: Stop by the Caldwell University booth for giveaways and to discover why a growing number of students are choosing Caldwell to further their education! A wide-variety of career enhancing degrees and certifications are offered.

Caldwell University 120 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell 973-618-3000

25 Commerce Road Fairfield 973-227-7027 Their world class spirits are proudly made from the Jersey produce—from potatoes used in their Vodka to the corn in their Moonshine as well as blueberries and peaches for their flavored products.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by with your outdated pearls, family hand-medowns or old-fashioned crystal (anything able to be strung), and let’s work together to transform them into beautifully rejuvenated treasures! Register to win free jewelry and get first crack at exciting holiday specials Meet Dana from the award-winning Lamar Wedding Center and get answers to all of your wedding questions.

Collette Marie Jewelry

Caldwell University serves 2,200 students and offers over 50 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and certification options, located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in Caldwell, only 10 miles west of Newark.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the Carpet Girl’s table for a real live show and tell—where you will be able to touch and feel many different samples of carpets. Participants will also be able to demo the durability and versatility of the Carpet Girl’s Smart Strand carpet.

The Carpet Girl

Lamar Wedding Center 343 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair 917-690-1483, She designs dazzling handcrafted and customizable earrings, necklaces,bracelets and more for weddings and special occasions, as well as stunning “statement pieces.” In addition, her Everyday Elegance collection features unique, headturning pieces for work and play, while her Honeymoon collection promises all the carefree fun and fashion of an unforgettable vacation, and at surprisingly affordable prices.

AT THE EXPO: Be sure to stop by to learn about trends in interior design through the wonderfully visual story boards they will have on display.

1 Cornell Parkway, Ste.101 Springfield 973-218-1155

Creative Works 46 E. Northfield Road Livingston 973-992-8484

They work closely with clients to take the angst out of making carpeting and flooring purchasing decisions. Combining extensive product knowledge with a truly personal approach to ensure flooring choices not only look right, but feel right.

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

AT THE EXPO: Sample Claremont peach, blueberry and regular vodka as well as Jersey Devil apple pie cinnamon and regular whiskey.

Budd Larner, P.C.



They have been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. The showroom is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories.

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AT THE EXPO: Give yourself the gift of healing and experience a mini Reiki/Arch session with a complimentary reading. Learn where you can meet with Roxanne for future free lectures on: Healing Your Energetic Body and The Art of Feng Shui in the Home.

AT THE EXPO: They will be featuring healthy options items such as poultry and healthy dessert items as well as complimentary nutrition/ health assessments.

Crystal Clear Energies

110 NJ-10 (in Flying Meatballs) East Hanover 973-884-8600

Clifton 201-615-0960 Roxanne D’Angelo has been working in the field of Integrative Medicine for the past 10 years as a Master Teacher of Crystal Reiki, Arch and Magnified Healing. She is also a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner. Roxanne is gifted in the field of energy and has used intuitive Feng Shui most of her life. She is passionate about healing her clients from the inside out.

Flying Fit Meals

Offering custom designed, healthy Meal prep to FLYING FIT MEALS simplify your life as you focus on achieving optimal wellness. Whether your goal is to accelerate fat loss, gluten free diet, increase energy or just a homemade healthy meal, we’ve got you covered with fully prepared healthy meals. They also offer nutrition consulting and work with local health care professionals, fitness trainers and yoga community to guide and assist you in any way that you need.

AT THE EXPO: Pick up a unique gift for yourself or the chocolate-lover in your life. Sample delicious handcrafted chocolate bonbons and bark while they last—or place a custom order for your next event.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to sample the delicious and world-famous meatballs of Flying Meatballs.

Dolce Federica Chocolatier, LLC

110 NJ-10, East Hanover 973-884-8600

Montclair 310-883-5966 Chef-Owner Federica creates hand-crafted chocolate bonbons with rich and intense flavors inspired by her home country, Italy. Flavors include lemon olive oil, espresso, aged balsamic, Limoncello, basil, red wine and Nutella. All are made in small batches, using highquality European chocolate, superior and fresh ingredients with no preservatives. Custom orders for showers, wedding favors and corporate events available. Vegan options, too.

Enlightened Journey Travel 800-660-7811 Enlightened Journeys Travel offers personalized planning services based upon your interests, passions and curiosity. I offer expert advice, insider access and Un-Googleable experiences- with sustainability and in luxury, making every trip one of a lifetime.

AT THE EXPO: esbe Designs Jewelry representatives Theda Blackwood and Tricia Ott will educate on how to layer jewelry as well as what handcrafted jewelry is. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a gift certificate.

esbe Design Jewelry Theda Blackwood 804-687-9663 Tricia Ott 909-295-5819 Jewelry designer, Sara Blaine, has created an affordable line of jewelry that is designed using semiprecious gems and mixed metals.

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.

EWGA – Northern NJ Chapter Founded as the Executive Women’s Golf 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.

Flying Meatballs

Providing an assortment of Italian comfort foods, this full service deli offers freshly baked breads and pastries as well as imported Italian products. Flying Meatballs’ newest and fast growing service is customized meal prep! The delicious meals, which are low in fat and sodium, will help you and your family stay fit and healthy.

AT THE EXPO: Join Gabi at the G & G Moonlight Designs table to try on these gorgeous and unique handmade fabric necklaces.

G&G Moonlight Designs Livingston 908-656-4800 Their line of elegant and sophisticated jewelry pieces made of fabric or leather are handcrafted so that you can wear them for parties, work or just because you want to feel powerful. Inspired by the moon and its powerful healing powers, the designer creates feminine and powerful jewelry for the empowered woman.

Get In Shape For Women 521 South Livingston Ave Livingston 973-992-3630 Small group personal training.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Hand and Stone’s booth for a chair massage with a trained therapist to soothe your tired muscles. Get instant relief from neck, back or shoulder pain. Learn more about their healthy lifestyle programs to incorporate self-care into your everyday life.

Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa 277 Eisenhower Pkwy Livingston Hand and Stone helps clients look and feel their best, offering premium products and affordable rates with convenient hours for appointments. Providers give undivided attention in relaxing treatment rooms.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield 1427 Wyckoff Road Farmingdale Since 1932, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has offered quality health insurance products and services to New Jersey families and businesses.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Grab a fun giveaway and learn about the educational services and programs the Horizons in Learning offers!

Horizons in Learning 125 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-4665


AT THE EXPO: Stop by their booth to learn about the many ways in which you can help this wonderful organization’s goal to end domestic violence. Learn how to become a supporter, a volunteer, or find out how you can get help a loved one.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS)

Horizons in Learning is dedicated to helping students reach their academic goals while inspiring them to tap into their unique and full potential along the way. Comprised of three distinct divisions: Estelle Finkel, The Center for Learning; SEE Camp; and The Gifted and Talented Institute. Also provides after school enrichment to private and public schools in the area.

AT THE EXPO: Experience an enchanted display of gorgeous fragrances, scarves, beauty items, purses and pouches. Enter into a drawing and perhaps win an item from the gorgeous lifestyle India Hicks line.

India Hicks 908-273-0415

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.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by this the booth of this New Jersey Craft Distillery and sample their wonderful variety of spirits—vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, white whiskey and hooch.

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.

Offering exclusive collections of well-crafted gifts, beauty and accessories.

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Bldg 7, Unit 40B Fairfield 973-227-5333

AT THE EXPO: Sample Isagenix products and enter to win a raffle for a free membership along with some products.

Jersey Spirits is a true craft distillery. Every batch produced is handcrafted in small batches where they pride ourselves on quality and consistency.

Isagenix Nutritional Inspiration 973-202-2920 Isagenix, a wellness system consisting of a suite of products used in various combinations for nutritional cleansing, detoxification and supplementation to aid in weight loss, improve energy and support healthy aging.

AT THE EXPO: Try your luck at the carnival inspired “toss the ring” game to win a Gift voucher.

Jade and Cinnabar Acupuncture  

AT THE EXPO: JAG Physical Therapy is offering an exciting raffle prize to those that stop by to learn more about their services. How do VIP Suite tickets to a New Jersey Devils game sound? Not only that, you can learn more about how physical therapy can help make your life more comfortable.

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

120 Passaic Ave Fairfield 973-244-4533

AT THE EXPO: They will be providing information on integrative counseling for all types of services. Drop your name in to enter the raffle for some great prizes.

The Kraft Group 248 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 109 Florham Park 973-727-1597 Offering high quality, customized therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

New York and New Jersey’s number one physical therapy provider, leading in the recovery of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries. Voted “Physical Therapy Provider of the Year” by NJ BIZ, JAG Physical Therapy has eleven convenient locations throughout NY & NJ.

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Kearny Bank

Kearny Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank, has supported the communities it serves since 1884, offering solution-based commercial lending and deposit products. Kearny Bank is ready to help you take advantage of short-term opportunities or fund long-term vision with options that match your objectives, which is why its tag line is “For Today. For Tomorrow.”

17 Hanover Road, Ste 230 Florham Park 973-476-2865


AT THE EXPO: Everybody loves wine! Put your name in for a drawing to win a Kearny Wine Box, which includes a wonderful red and white wine. Pick a Kearny bag to hold your expo items in, and chat with employees about financial solutions for you and your family.

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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!).

AT THE EXPO: Author of “Ten Years After” will be on site to sign copies of her book.

La Divinata

Lisa Marie brings her love of creativity, entrepreneurship and all things Garden State to the table in Hip New Jersey.  In addition to lending her expertise behind the camera, she also serves as a host on #HipNJ.

40 Gifford Avenue, #4E, Jersey City 201-985-1702 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: Don’t miss your chance to win an exciting surprise raffle prize!

Lisa Marie Latino

AT THE EXPO: Enter to win a gift certificate for a spa pedicure at a local salon. Pamper yourself and de-stress. Come meet with a local expert. Find out more about the New Reverse Mortgage with lower closing costs, and new safety measures.

Liz Ciccone, Reverse Mortgage

155 Passaic Ave, Ste 310, Fairfield Mark Eulie: 973-317-2831

Loan Specialist, NMLS# 781623 Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC 1455 Broad St., 2nd Floor, Bloomfield Company NMLS ID# 1019941 973-600-5124 |

Lifelong Investments, LLC provides comprehensive wealth management services with a focus on helping individual and business clients pursue long-term goals with its expert financial guidance and resources.

Rediscover the New Reverse Mortgage. Today’s Reverse Mortgages are better than ever with lower closing costs, new safety measures and greater flexibility. (For homeowners, age 62+) (As with any home-secured loan, you must keep current with property-related taxes, insurance, and maintenance for the loan to remain in good standing.) *Not available in all states, terms and conditions apply.

Lifelong Investments, LLC

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Small Group Personal Training


521 South Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039

(Intersection of Northfield Rd. & So. Livingston)

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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Stop by LMR Elder Care’s table for some sweets and treats and learn more about this important service.

LMR Elder Care Livingston 973-533-0839


AT THE EXPO: Learn how to brighten your look in ten seconds or less, pick up a sample of the Mary Kay cleansing cloth, and put your name in the raffle to win a facial and makeover with $25 gift card (four chances available).

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Assisting people who are confused about their options for elder care and who are overwhelmed because they are balancing their own family and work responsibilities with the needs of their older adult loved ones.

AT THE EXPO: Shop LuLaRoe’s racks and choose from buttery soft leggings, dresses and tops. Owner Alessandra can also speak to participants about their path to an alternative income to help them live the life they have. For every purchase, an entry will be added to a drawing for a free pair of leggings of choice!

LuLaRoe with Alessandra Bloomfield 917-494-9070

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: If you want to feel and look your absolute freshest and brightest self, Rosalie Curreri, MD will be injecting Botox on-site at a discounted rate. You will experience no redness or irritation. Skincare consultations by licensed aesthetician Alexa Colello will also be on tap at the Spa at Mecca table.

Mecca Integrated

Where fashion meets comfort. The production and development that goes into each style, print and design touches the hands of thousands of artists and craftsmen around the world.

333A US Highway 46W, Suite 135, Fairfield 973-943-4300

AT THE EXPO: Did you ever wonder what you would look like with a beautiful set of lashes? Meet with a virtual lash stylist to see how you would look with eyelash extensions. Enter the raffle to win a free pair of lashes and get a simple smoky eye from Lure Lash’s professional makeup artist.

Lure Lash 416 Bloomfield Ave Montclair 973-783-5274 Lure Lash specializes in eyelash extensions as well as waxing and tinting, using quality products to enhance a client’s natural beauty.

AT THE EXPO: Discover the magic of the Makeup Eraser, and purchase your very own cloth. Pick up Amplilash mascara, a twotube system that lengthens lashes 500% or eyelash heated curler or a mani/pedi in a box.

Makeup Eraser

Dedicated to providing superior, customized care through ongoing education and extensive product knowledge. Their goal is to focus on the use of peels, injectables, and powerful topicals that can rejuvenate your skin from the inside out without invasive procedures.

AT THE EXPO: You deserve to pamper yourself and luxuriate in the NBI All Natural organic hair and skincare line. You will be able to feel and experience the creamy body butters and oils and take advantage of special package deals, discounts and coupons especially designed for Expo participants!

NBI All Natural 138 Harrison Street, Bloomfield 908-463-8431 Luscious hair, smooth skin, and an ageless glow— their all natural products and quality blends allows customers to experience the rejuvenating power of castor oil in a personalized way.

AT THE EXPO: The Neigel Center will be offering invigorating facials and educating Expo goers about ThermiVa, a non-surgical female rejuvenation.

Heidi Lerner 973-879-3645 Makeup Eraser offers a unique makeup removal product. The Makeup Eraser is a very soft cloth that is made of a proprietary blend of polyester, which removes makeup with just water, even waterproof mascara. Products come with a 30-day guarantee and are Leaping Bunny certified—animal cruelty-free.

Neigel Center 254 Columbia Turnpike Suite 200 Florham Park 973-410-1100 Offering both surgical and noninvasive treatments and procedures to help keep you looking more youthful.


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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to discuss updated information on women’s health with a NJIN professional. Learn more about NJIN’s new 3D Genius Mammography. Enter to win a raffle for a luxurious gift basket filled with goodies just for women.

New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) 25 South Union Ave, Cranford For locations throughout Northern New Jersey, call 800-930-6759 The largest outpatient imaging network in New Jersey, NJIN is dedicated to providing patients and referring physicians with a full range of high-quality imaging services performed at state-of-the-art facilities by expert radiologists who have advanced, sub-specialty knowledge.

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.

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


AT THE EXPO: Learn about the higher education programs offered at Nyack College

Nyack College 1 South Blvd., Nyack, NY 845-675-4626 A Christian and Missionary Alliance educational institution, through its undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs, pursues its historic mission of preparing men and women to “take the whole Gospel to the whole world.

AT THE EXPO: Origins Behavioral Healthcare services will provide information on substance abuse. Be sure to drop your name in to enter the raffle for some amazing prizes!

Origins Behavioral Healthcare Offering residential holistic wellness treatments for the alcohol and drug addiction. Their facilities cater to the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of clients.

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

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Great Event for a Great Cause

We are proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the North Jersey Woman Expo will benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Service

jbws Jersey Battered Women’s Service

Their mission is to protect, assist, and rehabilitate victims and families of domestic violence The JBWS provides: • 24-hour Hotline • 24-hour Safe House • Counseling Services • Legal Assistance • and much more.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Cold Days Hot Body! Enter to win a gift certificate for a single treatment of CoolSculpting or SculpSure (if eligible) with a treatment to transformation consultation or $750 toward any service at The Peer Group. Learn about CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Cellfina and miraDry and pick up a gift card for a complimentary skin care consultation and treatment.

Peer Group for Plastic Surgery 124 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park 973-532-5100 | The Peer Group is a full service plastic surgery center offering the latest innovations in surgery, non-surgical procedures, laser and skin care providing an exceptional experience and creating beautiful, natural results.

AT THE EXPO: Ever wondered if your skin has suffered damage due to the sun and environment? Get a skin analysis from the state-ofthe-art Skin Reveal machine and learn about your problem areas. Talk to beauty and skin care professionals about steps to take for healthier skin. 37 North Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-233-1933 The Plastic Surgery Group offers an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring and skin care. Dr. Valerie Ablaza, Dr. Allen Rosen and Dr. Barry Citron are among the top plastic surgeons in the New Jersey and New York area. PA, Stephanie Rosen.

AT THE EXPO: Be sure to stop by to learn about their Hydrofacial treatments—gentle, efficient treatments for the skin for all skin types.

The Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey at The Dermatology Group

Purple Grace Tea Purple Grace Exquisite Tea is brewed from fresh green tea leaves to bring out its precise flavor and homemade characteristics, and is mixed with fresh lemon and/or lime juice sweetened with organic pure cane sugar to create a smooth and delicious blend.

AT THE EXPO: Dr. LoVerme will be showcasing his surgical and nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures, and participants will be able to learn about the laser he uses for his laser skincare—see what it does and how it can work it magic on your skin! There will be a ZO Skincare demo and enter the raffle to win a basket of ZO skincare products.

Radiance Medical Spa

Radiance Medical Spa offers a comprehensive list of non-invasive and holistic therapies including skincare and therapeutic medical treatments, which aim to help patients treat skin issues.

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

Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St. Little Falls 973-256-6699

140 Route 17 North, Ste. 105, Paramus 973-571-2121 Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, their one-on-one approach to patient care ensures that every surgery is uniquely suited to the individual.

AT THE EXPO: Visit the India Hicks table to view samples of this line.

PLUMM NY Anita (Plumm) does a line of simple, but beautiful silk ruffle dresses in black, blue and plum as well as tassel necklaces and buffalo horn link necklaces.

AT THE EXPO: Visit with Tara and learn about hosting a party and you will receive a free gift plus a percentage of your party’s sales to use toward the product you love—all for having a night of laughs your friends will never forget. Hosting is always free and always fun.

Pure Romance West Caldwell | 973-738-6601

Rare, The Steak House 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: Join RWJBarnabas Health’s Essex County facilities at the Expo to receive information about breast health and the importance of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer. Attendees can request mammography appointments at one of RWJBarnabas Health’s breast centers conveniently located throughout New Jersey, send an email reminder to a friend to encourage her to schedule a mammogram through the interactive RWJBarnabas Health “mammo-gram” application, and enter a raffle to win an Apple iPad Air 2 64GB with universal cellular.

RWJBarnabas Health 95 Old Short Hills Rd. West Orange 888-724-7123 RWJBarnabas Health 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 leading healthcare systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety.

With the best in bath, beauty, and intimate bedroom accessories, it’s easy to find something you’ll love. When you place your order from Tara, your order will arrive at your home promptly and wrapped in discreet packaging.

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AT THE EXPO: Try your luck at the carnival inspired “toss the ring” game to win prizes that include bottled tea and tea cup sets. They will also have a tasting of their delicious cinnamon tea.

825 Bloomfield Avenue Verona 973-857-9499

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AT THE EXPO: Buying a car this year? Learn more about finding the perfect Chevrolet for your lifestyle and budget. Be sure to check out the Chevy model they have located at the front entrance of the Mayfair during the entire event.

AT THE EXPO: Find out about CBP traction which strengthens your neck and your posture with Dr. Bonnie and take away a stress ball, fun pens, children’s coloring books and balloons.

Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group

376 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield 862-702-8108 |

Clifton, Little Falls & Denville 973-256-1065 Owned by Judith Schumacher-Tilton, and comprised of three Chevrolet dealerships located in in Clifton, Little Falls and Denville, Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group has the largest volume dealerships in the state. Serving the community for over 85 years.

AT THE EXPO: Experience hair demonstrations and get a hair consultation.

Slek Styling Bar 6 Village Plaza, South Orange 973-762-7000 Sleek Styling Bar is a blow dry bar and hair extension salon.

Spa Chiropractic If you have ever played a sport, fallen down, bumped into anything or been in a car accident you should consider Chiropractic Care. general can cause SUBLUXATIONS, which Chiropractors are the only ones who can diagnose and treat.

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 | A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment most nights and special activities throughout the week. SuzyQue’s focusses 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.

Local Cleaning Consultant, Ruth Bollo, shares her expertise and teaches you how to make cleaning your home quick, easy and fun. A step-by-step guide on how to clean every room in your house – top to bottom: • The Awesome 8 Fundamentals for every room • Packed with information on the best brand name products and cleaning tools

Ruth Bollo

• Learn how to tackle the tough stuff—mold, stains, hard to clean surfaces amd more • Smart remodeling choices • Learn all you need to know to clean your home properly and safely

Buy the book online at: ON SALE NOW!

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Life’s Too Short… Have More Fun! GREAT GOLF










Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, a membered owned private club, offers multiple membership levels to fit your interest, lifestyle and budget… From Dining Memberships to the Full Golf Experience.

C E DA R H I L L G O L F & C O U N T R Y C L U B 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ 07039

CALL FOR YOUR 1 DAY GUEST PASS: 973-992-4700 *Must be a qualified Prospective member


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NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE AT THE EXPO: Stop by and experience their small batch, artisanal olive oil. Beautifully bagged in burlap with an evil eye amulet, they make wonderful holiday gifts.

Twelve Letter Company


AT THE EXPO: Stop by their table to learn about their services for woman to successfully own, operate and grow your business.

Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship 311 Main Street Chatham 862-206-0187

Small-batch artisanal olive oil products straight from Greece, grown on a family olive grove in Messenia and the region around Kalamata. This area has the perfect climate for growing flavorful olives. Any place else, is second best. On sale online and at local Farmer’s Markets.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the insurance needs for long term care.

Winning Stratgies Group Brigitte Bromberg, MS, CFP

Their goal is to provide women with the tools necessary to successfully own, operate and grow influential, profitable businesses. The WCEC offers a diverse range of educational programs & seminars. We provide individual consulting, networking and mentoring opportunities, and more importantly, the WCEC offers business women the community and fellowship of like-minded professionals with whom they can share trials and celebrate successes.

220 Ridgedale Avenue, Set. A3 Florham Park 973-244-9499

These exhibitors were committed at time of press. Look for these and more exhibitors at day of event.

Winning Strategies Group, LLC is an independent insurance broker for individual and businesses, representing over 50 quality carriers. Learn about Life Insurance, Disability “Paycheck” Insurance and Long Term Care Protection. Stop by this table to speak with Expert Insurer Brigitte Bromberg for crucial information on insurance and some treats!




Book your session now to secure the date of your choice!

“We Meet by Accident” Owned & Operated by Roberta A. Ferrara

• Rental Cars

• 50 Years Experience

• FREE Local Pickup & Delivery

• We Work With and Accept All Insurances

• FREE Estimates


973-233-5406 1418 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove


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r. Valerie J. Ablaza, a partner and Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group, answers questions about surgical consultations and the value of computer imaging. How often should patients consult with their surgeon before a procedure? It is a good idea to return to the surgeon’s office for at least one additional visit after the initial meeting to ensure that all your questions have been answered and you completely understand the plan.

How is computer imaging for surgical procedures done? Using the Canfield Mirror Imaging System, we take digital photographs during the consultation and then we can digitally make modifications of your 3D image on the computer to give you a general idea of what you may look like after surgery. The 3D imaging is especially useful for breast enhancement and lifting as well as facial rejuvenation and nasal reshaping.

Why is computer imaging more effective than showing patients before and after pictures? Before and after pictures of other people are very helpful in understanding the effects of surgical procedures, but since every person has a different body shape, skin type, and bone structure, it is difficult to draw conclusions about your own outcome from these pictures. Computer imaging is meant to help you visualize the changes in your own face and body that may be possible.

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

37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973.233.1933

In what way does using this technology during consultations help with meeting patient expectations?

The ability to simulate changes following surgery and also show actual changes based on real data will better help us discuss expected outcomes. It gives us another excellent opportunity to have an in-depth discussion about the goals and expectations of surgery. Of course as the images are simulations only, there is no guarantee about final results but the 3D images provide another valuable tool in the evaluation process. 42 

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Fall Trends in Hair Care









By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein


riella Cianni holds the title of Prestigious Stylist at Shag 86 Salon in Little Falls; she knows that hair care is an ever-changing field. Here, she talks to North Jersey Woman about the latest in color, cut, and conditioning. Are you seeing any trends in hair color this fall? Absolutely; rose gold is a major trend. It is very pretty and can be adapted to any hair color. The rose can be any shade; the yellow in the gold will brighten or soften it, depending on the underlying color. If I’m working on blonde hair, the rose will have more of a blush shade. If I’m putting it on a brunette, the rose will be more reddish, even coppery. This can be done in just one session. Like any color, it needs to be maintained once a month or it will fade. There are so many variations of both rose and gold, so this is a great solution for women who want a change but aren’t ready to go darker.

Is there a comparable trend in hair cut? Actually, the biggest difference between this fall and previous ones is that there isn’t a major change. I expect to see new cuts in the spring, but for now, they are similar to what they were last fall. I see a lot of hair right below the collarbone with a simple wave, and bangs are definitely not in.

Have you seen any impressive new hair care products? Yes, a couple. Color-depositing shampoo is big right now; it’s a glaze and a shampoo in one. A glaze is a non-ammonia product that acts like a manicure topcoat: It closes the hair cuticle so that the hair really shines. A lot of my clients are taking it home to preserve their hair color longer. The other major new product is Olaplex. This is a treatment that actually reconnects the protein bonds in hair that have been broken by repeated coloring, straightening, perming—pretty much any chemical treatment. It needs to be done at the salon over at least three sessions, but it’s worth it.

Ariella Cianni Shag 86

86 Main Street, Little Falls • 973-837-0086

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Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Important Aspects of How to Successfully Co-Parent During a Separation












hen a couple with children makes the decision to separate and possibly divorce, they are faced with learning how to co-parent while living apart. Navigating the changes in the relationship and living situation is difficult, but there are laws in New Jersey that can assist in the predivorce process. Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. of Budd Larner, P.C. in Short Hills answers questions parents may ask themselves at the start of a new and different life.

What do you tell your clients is the most important factor in successfully co-parenting during the separation phase of divorce? Be reasonable with each other and keep the best interests of the child at the forefront. Be sure that personal issues with the former spouse are set aside. Although disagreements will arise, it is important to assess the situation and “pick your battles.”

Do you advise mediation as a means to easing children’s emotional trauma before divorce? I believe the very statute that governs custody determinations in New Jersey can best answer this question. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:2-4(d), voluntary custody agreements between parents will be honored unless contrary to the best interests of the child(ren). This is based upon the principle that “No stranger in a judicial robe, however able and well-motivated he or she may be, is equipped to make a decision as valid as the parents working together might make.” Tahan v. Duquette, 259 N.J. Super. 328, 336 (App. Div. 1992). What this means is that it is better for parents to try to reach agreement on what is best for their children in the context of divorce rather than involve the Court. 

Can child custody agreements be put in place during separation? Yes, very often, either by agreement of court order,  pendente lite arrangements are put in place at the onset of the divorce. The goal during this period is to maintain the marital status quo. However, if the situation is one where one parent has moved out of the marital home and the family unit has been broken down, then a parenting time schedule is put in place to ensure that each parent has time with the child(ren).

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

150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4800 • A courtesy consultation is offered to North Jersey Woman readers

Are spouses entitled child support during a separation? Child support is the right of the child, so parents cannot agree to waive it. These orders most often include financial responsibilities for the ongoing maintenance of marital expenses and the needs of the children. The court would calculate child support utilizing the Child Support Guidelines which factors in the income of both parents, the amount of overnights the child spends with each parent and other expenses such as the cost of health insurance incurred and work-related childcare expenses.

What is the most common concern you hear from couples regarding their children when they begin the process of divorce? Parents often express great concern about the impact the divorce will have on their children emotionally, developmentally, and psychologically.  It is important that parents do not place their children in the crossfire of the unraveling of their marriage.  This is most important in the context of one parent embarking on a new relationship.  It is natural for the other parent to try to “shield” the child(ren) from meeting this “other” person, and this can often manifest into taking unreasonable positions.  The better approach, and one that will lend itself to the ability for divorced or divorcing couples to continue to co-parent, is to express their respective concerns and to set some expectations regarding the involvement of the new person, but to be open to the idea that each party will eventually move on.  Of course, we recommend to our clients that they work for their mental health professionals to agree on the best approach in making the introduction, especially when children are younger in age.




What Exactly is

SLEEP APNEA? Is snoring dangerous or simply a nuisance? About 50% of all adults snore. Although most people consider snoring nothing more than a nuisance to their partner, it can actually be a sign of sleep apnea. It has been estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea with the majority of cases going undiagnosed. If left untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes. So what exactly are snoring and sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea and what causes it? When you sleep the muscle in your throat relax which causes a narrowing of your throat. Normally this narrowing










does not impede air flow but with snoring there is a partial blockage of the airway which causes that distinctive noisy sound. With sleep apnea this blockage goes a step further and the body is not able to breathe in enough oxygen. Once the levels of oxygen in your blood drop to a certain level your brain kicks in and wakes you to signal breathing to resume, this usually results in a choking or gasping sound. As unbelievable as it may be this cycle usually goes unnoticed and you don’t realized these episodes happened during the night. One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea is loud and chronic snoring. Even if the breathing pauses to indicate sleep apnea are not present, snoring still can reduce the quality of your sleep and lead to many of the same health consequences as sleep apnea. Poor sleep quality can cause daytime fatigue, irritability and can even put your at higher risk for getting into an accident while driving.

Are men and women equally likely to suffer from it? Although everyone can be effected by snoring and sleep apnea men are at a higher risk than women. Obesity also plays a role as those who are overweight have a higher risk as well. People with narrow airways and large tonsils are also at greater risk. Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than non-smokers. Bruxism is a condition where you grind and clench your teeth. People who suffer from sleep bruxism, when you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping, are more likely to have other sleep disorders like snoring and sleep apnea. Grinding your teeth can lead to damage to your teeth as well as headaches and facial pain.

Can anything be done to treat these problems?

Dr. Linda Stone Gentle Caring Dentistry

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

By this point you are probably thinking of at least one person in your life who snores or grinds their teeth. The good news is there are many different types of oral appliances to address these issues. Custom fitted mouth guards are designed to keep teeth separated to avoid damage from bruxism. There are also oral appliances that are able to hold the lower jaw forward to allow the airway to stay open. Oral appliances are a great option for loud snoring and mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. Even for severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, where a patient cannot tolerate a traditional CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device an oral appliance is now an option. A good night’s sleep is now possible for both the snorer and their disgruntled spouse!

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By Judi Rothenberg

Casual doesn’t have to mean sloppy! Nix, the giant, oversized sweatshirt (your husband’s?) in favor of a slightly fitted silhouette. Keep the color neutral, like these toppers in stone and sage, for maximum versatility. Wrap yourself in luxury with a cozy mix of cashmere, suede and fur. 1. Smart & Polished Wool and cashmere ¾ length coat adds a chic layer of style, in black or doeskin (shown), Kinross Cashmere

2. Eye on the Prize Broadway sunglasses, Henri Bendel

3. Reach New Heights Sumptuous suede ruched mid-calf boot, Michael Kors, Bloomingdale’s, Short Hills


4. Chain Gang Studded Waldorf Chain Party Bag, Henri Bendel

5. Sneaky Suspicion Your all-day comfort shoe, Rag & Bone’s wool low top sneaker, Bloomingdale’s, Short Hills

6. Wrapped and Warm Snuggle up in 100% ribbed cashmere cap, scarf and long fingerless gloves, Kinross Cashmere

7. Effortless Chic A go-to coat that takes you from the carpool line to dinner! The knit jacquard Willow coat in sage features exposed lux matte black zippers and a convertible high-standing collar. Available with/without coyote fur collar. Tonia DeBellis


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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

By Louise Hefesh


o you’ve put on a few extra pounds lately or your skin feels like parched dry earth. Perhaps you’ve been working at a feverish pace on a special project and are all stressed out or maybe you’re just plain tired of the heat, the job, your life… whatever. A little time out is definitely in order, and you vow one last fling before season’s end. Where to go?

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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Mirror Lake Inn Main House

Have no fear… there’s a wondrous nearby retreat in All about the View… A courteous and fast the beautiful Adirondacks that with fall foliage still in swing and holiday festivities about to begin, is a prime lure and perfect cure for what ails the working wounded.

Escape to New York… In just that frame of

mind, my husband and I cleared our schedules, signed onto a Getaway at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa and headed north to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. Along the way, de-stressing as we drove past lush mountain scenery; picturesque streams, by the time we entered the quaint village of Lake Placid, we were back to our good old selves.


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check in had us ensconced in our lodgings minutes after arrival. With a sunroom overlooking the lake, spectacular Adirondack peaks as backdrop and a king-size poster bed, we were in our glory. Nevertheless, a sublime fall day and lots of activities and amenities at our disposal, we lost no time in stashing our bags and exploring the lay of the land.

First things first... the grounds (seven acres) are

a gardener’s delight with a palette of colorful blooms at every turn. Spying two lakeside chairs on the deck of the Cottage Café, we settled in, ordered a light alfresco lunch and wine spritzers, and mesmerized by nature’s bounty, took in the general splendor. Later on, strolling the 3-mile paved walkway that circles the lake, we did our best to work off a few calories before taking on a water excursion via complimentary paddleboats, and then rounding out the day with a game of giant checkers on the lawn. Great fun!

Skiing and snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. © NYSDED-NYS Dept. of Eco. Dev.

With dinner and breakfast included in our package, that first night we opted for a casual evening meal at Taste Bistro & Bar, binging on the likes of naturally-raised pot roast, signature fried Brussels sprouts, amazing Bistro fries—comfort food for sure. Afterwards, retiring to the library, we topped off the night savoring coffee and conversation by a cozy fire.

Pampered states… On day two, well rested and raring to go after a wonderful buffet breakfast, we headed to the Inn’s celebrated spa and our separate ways. My service, a facial, was pure indulgence. Not only did my therapist custom tailor a regimen for my face and skin type, but also she devoted a good 15 minutes to my neck, arms and hands. I dare say, my skin and I were both glowing! As for my hubby, reconnecting after his Swedish massage while walking to town for therapy of the retail kind, he waxed poetic about his experience the entire way.

Back at home base, in time for a bon voyage dinner at The View, Lake Placid’s only AAA FourDiamond “Exceptional” rated restaurant, we were wowed! In a stylish, romantic setting (dress casual chic), we dined on Rib Eye Roast (my husband) and Free Range Chicken (my selection), both cooked to perfection. Compliments to executive chef, Jarrad Lang for crating a wonderfully diverse regional menu with such flavorful accouterments as mushroom duxelles, potato pave, baby fennel, and shaved black truffle, to name a few. The crowning glory – no flour chocolate cake! Lake Placid is rich in Olympic history. Having hosted two Winter Games (in 1923 and 1980), it offers many active opportunities for current day sport enthusiasts, not the least being hiking, bobsledding, ice-skating, or even riding the chairlift to the base of the Olympic Ski Jumps. The Resort itself is “home” for two-time Olympic skier and medalist Andrew Weibrecht, whose parents Ed & Lisa Weibrecht bought the inn in the mid 1970’s introduced the spa in 1990 and undertook a major $4 million renovation project this past year. That all adds up to a spatacular Adirondack Adventure! Mirror Lake Inn 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York Louise B. Hafesh is an award winning artist and journalist and president of AdVantage Publications, Inc., an international editorial syndicate. She can be reached at:

Skiing-”The Slides” at Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks. © NYS Dept. of Economic Dev. (NYSDED)

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