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Letter from the Publisher

Fall 2015

Vol. 4 No. 2

Cathleen M. Black Publisher

Louise Hefash Rhonda Rivera Judi Rothenberg Angela Sabarese Brenda Schait Deborah Shapiro Susan Wilinski


he trees are aglow with red and orange flaming leaves, the evening stars are brighter and a nip is in the air. With fall in full bloom, so is this edition of North Jersey Woman.


Nicole Magliaro

This issue offers a roundup of expert advice from some very savvy North Jersey women. They weigh in on topics ranging from cold weather hair care to alimony and otoplasty (ear surgery). As always, we showcase the innovators and innovations taking place right here in our home base of North Jersey, such as our cover story, Neelima Lekkala, whose retail liquor store features a unique tasting bar.

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In November, I am very excited to be to be hosting our premier North Jersey Woman’s Expo and invite you all. We will be bringing together scores of local businesses for you to interact with. Some of the fun planned includes: a fashion show, makeovers, massages, food sampling, pre-holiday shopping, door prizes, women’s health seminars presented by Barnabas Health and lots more. Mark your calendar for November 10th and learn all about the Expo on page 24. The North Jersey Woman’s Expo will help benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS), a full service agency that offers assistance to victims of domestic violence. We profile their work and resources in this issue (page 14) and hope you join in support of this very worthy cause. This cause is close to my heart—prior to her passing, my mother worked for many years helping victims of abuse who called the women’s shelter hotline that she was a volunteer with. As the grassroots magazine that speaks to and for women in the Garden State, we want our first Expo to reflect that commitment to help women and families in need. Hope to see you at the Expo. Stop by and say hello.

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Call for information: 973-276-1688 or e-mail: North Jersey Woman is published by Vicinity Media Group, 165 Passaic Ave, Suite 107, Fairfield, NJ 07004. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. Vicinity Media Group assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials.

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10 Produce Music Like a Pro Workshops for Aspiring Singers & Musicians

12 #Hashtag Tips...Trends...Obsessions

14 JBWS: Committed to Ending Domestic Violence 16 Calendar of Events 21 A North Jersey Woman to Know 22 Try Before You Buy: Fine Wines & Spirits

24 Grab Your Girlfriends and Head to the North Jersey Woman’s Expo An upclose look at some exhibitors


26 North Jersey Woman Expo Resource Directory 37 Beauty in Balance An Expert’s Insight to Otoplasty

38 Karolina Dehnhard, Esq.: Explaining New Jersey Alimony & Law Reform

39 Look Forward to your Dentist Appointment with Cinema ProMed 40 True Beauty Med Spa Offers Non-Invasive Treatments for Fall 41 Caring for Your Hair in the Cooler Weather 42 Wrapped & Ready Fashionwear 44 Celebrate the Season: An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Cape May

46 A Change of Season Cleaning Schedule On the Cover: Neelima Lekkala, photo by Dan Epstein



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

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

Dr. Beverly Friedlander Dr. Beverly Friedlander is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Whether you are looking for breast implants, a mommy makeover, facial rejuvenation or improvement in the shape of your body, Dr Friedlander can suggest a procedure that is right for you. With more women (and men) looking to Plastic Surgery for prevention, the aging process can be approached from a different perspective. You can feel completely comfortable and relaxed to speak freely to Dr. Friedlander about making changes in your appearance, knowing that she thoroughly comprehends your concerns. She understands the











desire to look more natural and she has expanded her practice by opening the True Beauty Med Spa. The spa offers noninvasive procedures to turn back the clock on aging, such as chemical peels, customized facials, lasers, Botox and fillers and Ultherapy. She also offers Coolsculpting, which can freeze your fat away and achieve amazing results with little or no down time.

Karolina Dehnhard Ms. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs, published articles, including co-authoring an article on estate planning and divorce and co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex 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, 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.

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 at everything.” Today, she has clearly 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 L’Oreal, Wella, Wedkin 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.” Fall 2015 9



Music Like a Pro

By Rhonda L. Rivera


re you—or is someone you know—a singer or musician? Here is the opportunity to professionally record a song with a production team that has worked with some of the top names in the music industry. Beginning in November, ACIEM Studios in Little Falls is offering In-Studio Audio Recording and Production Workshops, designed for both children and adults. Receive the benefit of ACIEM’s expert team and professional studio equipment with one of three packages. Tweens (ages 10-13) work in ACIEM’s vocal booth and record popular songs in “Sing in the Studio.” At the end of the workshop, they receive a CD of their performance with artist credit, an excellent gift for family and friends. Teenagers (ages 14-18) learn essential music production skills, and produce their own track in “Intro to Music Production.” Teens leave with a mix of

Brian Brodeur produces music educational session with musician Scott Goldbaum and Randy Jackson

their professionally produced song with co-producer credit. Both tween and teen workshops include six sessions: two in small groups covering music production history and instruction, with the remaining four in individual sessions with ACIEM’s production staff, all taught in an engaging and age-appropriate style. Adults can take advantage of the “Song Incubator” workshop to produce and record original songs using ACIEM’s professional studio environment. Collaborate with ACIEM’s experienced team on artist decision-making and music production choices. Eight hours of studio time is included, culminating in the recording and mixing of one song, perfect for use as an artist demo.

ACIEM is a full-service, professionallevel audio/video production company. The ACIEM team has produced projects featuring Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Phish, Rod Stewart, Neil Peart (RUSH), Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, and dozens more. “We work with household name artists and huge entertainment companies, but have always welcomed independent musicians and local small businesses,” says Brian Brodeur, founder of ACIEM. Brodeur established these workshops to fill a growing need in northern New Jersey’s music community. “Though independent artists are increasingly producing their music at home, most do not have access to professional-level equipment and experienced engineers,” he said. “We are offering these workshops and session packages to help support students and independent musicians interested in high-level production.” Notably, ACIEM will not own or control any rights to original music produced during the classes, and legally licenses any copyrighted music used in the workshops.

Teens enjoy learning about music production in “Intro to Music Production”


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Tweens get a flavor of in-studio recording with ACIEM’s “Sing in the Studio” workshop

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For more information and to reserve a space in a Music Production Class, go to or call 973-256-7987. ACIEM is located at 101 East Main Street, Suite 1302 in Little Falls.

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Oh, Miki, You’re So Fine Headshots are not just for actors and models! In today’s business landscape, a professional image is important for websites, social media, branding and yes, even for online dating. Photographer, Mallika “Miki” Malhotra, a Short Hills resident, considers herself a “visual storyteller.” Her mission is to help businesswomen tell their story with a picture that projects their personality. Many North Jersey women, from stylists to realtors, have benefitted from Malhotra’s guidance and say the process is fun, not intimidating. Hair, make-up, wardrobe and styling assistance is offered along with the shoot and images. 1. Maggie Zakhary, Director at Beautycounter, 2. Susan Parker, Business and Success Coach, 3. Kanani Briggs, Regional VP and Consultant, 4. Elaine Yu, Personal Stylist, 5. Joy Chang, Men’s Stylist, 6. Caroline Gosselin, Realtor,

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Sister Act In Summit, business is blooming for sisters Dara and Jaime Chesley. At Parker’s Petals, Dara runs the business, while Jaime creates her distinctly different arrangements. Jaime combines popular flowers with unique accents like lotus pods, succulents, green trick, and yellow billy balls to create her trademark looks. Hot Pink Peonies, Orange Roses, Hot Pink Cockscomb and Poppy Pods White pumpkins, mixed succulents, and Spanish moss in metal trough


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FAST & EASY Sweet & Spicy Pork Mini-Kabobs

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large red bell peppers, cut into 16 (1-inch) pieces

1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 16 (1-inch) cubes 16 (6-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained 2/3 cup honey 2

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teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning blend (or other spicy seasoning blend)

Heat broiler with rack about 8 inches from heat source. Thread 2 pieces of pork, 1 red pepper piece and 1 pineapple cube onto each skewer. Wrap exposed end of each skewer with foil to discourage scorching. Mix honey, vinegar and jerk seasoning together for glaze. Broil kabobs, turning occasionally, until pork is done, about 8 minutes. Generously brush kabobs with honey glaze during last 2 to 3 minutes.

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JBWS: Committed to Ending Domestic Violence

By Louise B. Hafesh, photos by Dan Epstein


tab wounds… broken ribs… a punctured lung… broken noses… black eyes and fractured arms… these are but a few of the abuses Jersey Battered Women’s Service’s (JBWS) has addressed in 2015 alone, according to its executive director, Patty Sly. “Victims have been thrown out of a moving car, run down by a car, thrown down a flight of stairs, kicked, beaten, strangled and threatened with guns and knives,” she explains all too sadly, adding: “Often the kids see these incidents. The need for safety and services is great.”

Sly continues: “At JBWS, we work to help each victim find safety, self-sufficiency, and peace, and to break the cycle of violence so that their children can be raised in a home free of violence.” Prior to heading JBWS for the past 8 years, Sly’s community service included holding a leadership role in the development and opening of Morristown Memorial’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and serving as chairwoman of the United Way of Morris County.

A call to help victims of abuse…

What began as a hotline service functioning out of a kitchen, JBWS’s present day emergency shelter did not open until December 1978, which unfortunately, was tragically too late for two victims of domestic violence, Lois Gilmore and Rita Asencio. According to Sly, both women separated from their husbands and, fearing for their lives, called the hotline service seeking safety. “Lois was shot and killed at a Randolph hair salon, where she worked. Rita and her mother were killed in Rita’s parents’ home in Boonton,” Sly divulged. “The community’s outrage at these tragic murders spurred the fundraising necessary to open the shelter.”

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ONE IN FIVE women have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime in the United States. Today, the now full-service agency houses 20 women and 30 children facing many challenges, including underemployment, limited affordable housing, childcare and transportation expenses, and medical issues. Hundreds more are being served through counseling services, and over 1000 are attended to in the organizations legal advocacy program. Sly says, “This past year, 12% of our residential clients were pregnant.” She notes that pregnancy tends to escalate the violence as the abuser loses control of the victim’s attention. Her hope is that by successfully supporting these

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Victoria Squires, Transitional Living Coordinator, with Patty Sly.

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Children’s Bedroom women in their transition to self-sufficiency, those as-of-yet unborn children may have a real chance of living in a home free of violence. As for those children already living in violent homes and having to reconcile their love of their father with the abuse he directs at their mother, Sly points to them as being at higher risk of being in abusive relationships as adults because of their experience. “So our work is two-fold,” she says, “to provide immediate safety and assist in the healing process, and to give the understanding and tools to ultimately break the intergenerational cycle of violence.” Moving forward, one of the organization’s newest initiatives is the creation of the Family Justice Center, which will open early in 2016. Located in the Morris County Administration and Records building, representatives of JBWS and its partners at the Prosecutor’s office, police, courts, attorneys, immigration experts and sexual assault center will make accessing services easier and allow all of the partners to work more effectively together.

woman and her children; and $10,000 affords a family six months of counseling, advocacy services and safe living space in the transitional living facility while achieving education and employment goals. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in five women have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic problem both in the United States and worldwide, resulting in mental and emotional scars, severe injury and death. With the help of donors, educators and volunteers, JBWS strives to end the torture that countless local women endure at the hands of their abusers, enabling them to start renewed lives with positivity, independence and confidence. 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:

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Answering the call for HELP…

To keep all of this going, JBWS needs to raise every dollar it spends each year through grants and contributions. With funds designated for specific needs, JBWS estimates that $100 provides four hours of support, safety planning and advocacy for a victim; $300 provides domestic violence counseling during a typical shelter stay; $500 allows five women to seek restraining orders with legal advocacy services; $1000 gives one week of emergency shelter, food and counseling for a

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North Jersey Woman Calendar of Events MONDAY, OCTOBER 26


Fall Colors at Van Vleck

An Evening with Rachael Ray

Pencil and brush in hand, the creative self is invited to come out and play filling the canvas with color and movement, form and texture, emotion and reflection. The materials used will include mixed media, oils and acrylics. Participants may bring their own portable easel, paints and/ or pastels and sketching supplies. $60/ members, $80/nonmembers. 9am-1pm. To register call or e-mail: education@ Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 “Heart of the Shore” Documentary

MAM’s African American Cultural Committee presents segments of the documentary “Heart of the Shore,” directed by Emmy nominated Glen Ridge resident Cliff Charles. The film follows one year in the lives of people along the Jersey Shore recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.

“Hearty Soup” Cooking Class Join instructor Kathleen Sanderson and participate in cooking delicious, hearty soups. Menu includes: roasted chicken soup with leeks, mushroom and barley, white bean-fire roasted tomato arugula soup, creamy shrimp and crab chowder with sweet potatoes and chipoltle, skillet buttermilk cornbread, herbed focaccia, chocolate fudge cookies. 10am-1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. 16 

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Bestselling author and television personality Rachael Ray will be interviewed onstage by Deirdre Ward, Social Editor of The Ridgewood News. A brief Q&A will follow the interview. Registration required for entry. The fee is $47 per person. Included is an autographed copy of “Everyone is Italian on Sunday.” Ridgewood YMCA/YWCA 112 Oak St., Ridgewood 201-445-0726 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills for Teen Girls

Haunted Greenwood

For girls with depression, anxiety, selfharm behaviors, eating disorders, school pressure, and family or peer relationship issues. Girls learn strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, plus learn skills to form and maintain healthy peer relationships. The group’s focus is concrete skill building to help girls manage and improve their lives. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Mindsoother Therapy Center, 2 West Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-220-1885.

Positive Self Affirmations Workshop Led by trained staff and volunteers, RISE-6 and RISE-Workshops are ideal for women who are in transition, learning to build confidence and overcome obstacles, adjusting to an empty nest, contemplating a life change, seeking re-entry into the workforce and/or looking to increase self-esteem. Participants will identify their positive traits and become their own cheerleaders. Registration required. For information/times: 973-994-4994 e-mail Fall 2015

It has been said that Greenwood Gardens has a haunted past. Join Greenwood’s founder and trustee, Peter Blanchard III, for an encounter with the mysteries of the garden. Guests should be prepared to share their own haunted tales. The fee is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. 5-7pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Ladies Night at The Gravity Vault Every Friday is Ladies Night at The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym. All ladies of any age can receive discounts on Day Passes and ladies 14 and older on Belay Class. Day Pass is $9.00 and a Belay Class is $20.00. 5-10pm. The Gravity Vault, 40 Watchung Ave., Chatham. 973-701-7625.



Jolly Giraffy at Dusk

“Wonder of Women” Film Festival

Tuesday Afternoon Yoga with Meditation

Both adults and children are welcome to join Pinot’s Palette for a fun and creative afternoon. Participants will paint a whimsical giraffe with vibrant colors and a sweet disposition that is perfect for both adults and children. 11am-1pm. Pinot’s Palette, 351 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7500.

NCJW’s annual “Wonder of Women” Film Festival takes place every fall and is an opportunity to view short films and documentaries by independent filmmakers depicting the lives, strengths, struggles and accomplishments of women. 10am-3:30pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-740-0588.

Participants lengthen tissues that connect, wrap and interweave muscles, helping to increase range of motion and free up areas of limitation. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-2776. facilities/environmentalcenter

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Stitch-In-Knitting Club Anyone who likes to knit, or is interested in learning more about how to knit can join the Stich-In Knitting Club. They meet at the library every Monday at 6:30-7:30pm. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Building Positive Relationships with Adult Children


Elaine Garrod, PsyD will identify the challenges and opportunities of being a parent of adult children. She will help participants develop healthier communication, problem solving and conflict management skills for more satisfying and joyous relationships. 7:15-9pm. NCJW Conference Room, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

Featuring over 150 wines from the Wine Library, light Hors D’Oeuvres, artisan foods and live jazz. Tickets are $69. 7-10pm. Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills. 973-379-0100.

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North Jersey Woman EXPO 2015

AXIS Dance Company Performs

This expansive, one-day event is for women of all ages and lifestyles. Enjoy yourself while browsing, networking, and shopping among a host of vendors offering products and services tailored to the unique needs of women. At the same time, you will be supporting Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-276-1688. www.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Holiday Art Studio



AXIS Dance Company is one of the world’s leading and most innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities. Paving the way for physically integrated dance, each year AXIS shares its cuttingedge artistic and education/outreach work with thousands all over the world. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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FROM THE EVERYDAY Each year, Lisa Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original paintings consisting of impressionistic-style landscapes, still-life and florals in various sizes and subject matter. The 15th Annual Holiday Open Studio show will feature a festive weekend of fine art and yummy treats. noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280. www.

Feminist icon Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s second novel, “Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate,” follows Zach Levy, the left-leaning son of Holocaust survivors who promises his mother that he’ll marry within the tribe. But when Zach falls for Cleo, an African American activist grappling with her own inherited trauma, he must reconcile the family he loves with the woman who might be his soul mate. Bring lunch to the event. noon. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3400. www.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Holiday Swag Workshop

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 “Music and More” Series



GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB To Schedule a Private Tour: Call Bob Mueller, General Manager at 973-992-4700 or RSVP Online at 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ 07039


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Founder/artistic director violist Brett Deubner in an eclectic program for solo viola featuring the works of J.S. Bach, Claudio Santoro, Amanda Harberg, Frank Levy, Bruno Louchouarn and the world premiere Swedish composer Tommie Haglund. Projection art and soundscape will make this opening night an event not to be missed. Children are welcome. 7pm. Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-7485459.

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Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making an outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of Sue and Steve George, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township. All materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own pruners and a box in which to carry home their creations. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. The Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603. www.

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A Swedish celebration featuring a great selection of food, crafts, and gifts. Handmade Christmas decorations, linen, and wooden items and a variety of cheeses, herring and other Swedish delicacies as well as home baked goods (bread, cookies and cakes) are available to buy. SWEA is a global non-profit organization promoting Swedish language, culture, history and tradition. 10am-4pm. Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Upper Montclair.

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A Christmas Story: The Musical Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Straight from Broadway, this musical is based on the classic 1983 movie. It’s funny, heartfelt, and captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. Runs through January 3. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

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Holiday Event at Glenmount

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with a visit to Thomas Edison’s 1880 Victorian estate, Glenmont, decorated just as it was for the holidays. Listen to the stories of how the Edison family celebrated Christmas during this guided tour. Kids can play a “Hide a Santa” game. Admission fee includes entrance to Edison’s famous “Invention Factory.” Tickets for Glenmont are first-come first-served, so guests are encouraged to arrive early in the day. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm. Runs through Jan. 10. Thomas Edison National Park Main Factory Building, 211 Main St., West Orange. 973-736-0550 ext. 11.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Savion Glover’s “Dance Holiday Spectacular” Bursting with bright lights, cheerful sounds and joyous holiday spirit, legendary choreographer and world-renowned dance sensation Savion Glover brings dance, rhythm and music to all-time holiday favorites from around the world. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 Girls Night Out Charity Event for St. Jude’s Hospital Cosmetic Laser MD in Livingston is hosting their annual Shopping Event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Enjoy food and drinks, complimentary Diamond Tip microdermabrasion treatments, makeup applications, fabulous raffles from local businesses, shopping, and guest speakers on the latest in cosmetic procedures. $20 at the door, which will get visitors 20 raffle tickets. 5-9pm. Cosmetic Laser MD, 290 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-716-9000. (continued on page 20)

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 Natural Decorating Demonstration Bring nature indoors for the holidays. Van Vleck’s Garden Manager, Laura Roberts, demonstrates a wide variety of decorations that can be created from natural materials. Centerpieces, swags, wreaths and ornaments are easy to make and add a touch of nature to the home. Tea and cookies will be served in the living room after the demonstration. Registration required. The deadline is one week prior to the class. The fee is $10 for friends and $12 for others. To register, email or call 973-744-4752. 10am-noon. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

traditional tree lighting. Noon to 5pm. Verona Civic Center in front of Town Hall at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. 973-857-1467 ext. 11

step-dancing. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Forces of Nature Dance Theater: Kwanzaa Celebration

This first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eye-popping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic. The performance held on Dec. 5 at 1pm and 4:30pm and Dec. 6 at 1pm and 4:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 20 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-8168160.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 Cherish the Ladies “A Celtic Christmas”

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 19th Annual Verona Fair in the Square The 19th annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrate the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and the

Taking their name from traditional Irish jib, 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

Celebrate Kwanzaa with this daringly theatrical company, which combines the elements of modern and West African dance, ballet, hip-hop and even martial arts. Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, the multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs. Led by artistic director and choreographer Abdel R. Salaam, Forces of Nature has spearheaded a unique blend of performing arts for more than three decades. 2pm and 7:30pm. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St, Newark. 973-642-8989.

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Gold Plate Awarded to Mayfair Farms’ General Manager—And She’s Thrilled! By Louise B. Hafesh, photos by Dan Epstein


rom an extremely crowded nominations pool, one name rose to the top: Joanne Szibdat. The New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) is honoring Szibdat with a 2015 Gold Plate award for her professional excellence and commitment to the community. She has dedicated her career to supporting business owners and operators, helping them achieve positive results through the development of strong culture. Szibdat’s contribution to the hospitality industry spans over thirty-five years. In her role as General Manager of Mayfair Farms in West Orange, she oversees day-to-day operations along with a professional staff of ninety employees. Szibdat’s proudest accomplishment is her employees. She identifies her ability to attract and retain qualified individuals who work together in a team-oriented environment as a key ingredient to her successes. Szibdat believes that this strong team culture creates the atmosphere and energy of a restaurant. She notes that this culture is one that must be earned, saying, “it requires commitment and an attention to many details.” Clearly, she has earned it. The Gold Plate award recognizes current outstanding service and achievement in the food service industry. An esteemed panel of six former award winners spent many hours debating over the nominees. “There were more nominations in each category than ever before, which is testament to how many superb restaurant and hospitality leaders there are in New Jersey,” said Marilou Halvorsen, president of NJRHA. Szibdat will receive her much-deserved honor at NJRHA’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on November 30, 2015 at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren.



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By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Dan Epstein


ver want to sample an expensive bottle of wine before you purchase it? Do you want to enjoy just one pour of fine vintage bourbon at an affordable price? Or, have you tasted the best sparkling wine but forgotten its details before making your way to a liquor store? Neelima Lekkala, owner the Wine Legend of West Orange, has solved all these problems – and more. In this unique concept that combines a wine and spirits bar offering tasting flights together with a retail liquor store, Lekkala provides her customers with a true “try before you buy” experience. The Wine Legend of West Orange seeks to make the luxury wine and spirits category more accessible with its aggressive pricing. Sitting down at the welcoming bar area, guests are able to order from a menu of up to twenty-five choices of wine in either four-ounce glasses or smaller, two-ounce tasting pours. Not limited to wines, the bar menu also features over fifty spirit options in either one-ounce or two-ounce pours. Many of these spirits are hard to find by the glass elsewhere, such as Pappy Van Winkle bourbon or Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac. Lekkala explains that “because of the liquor store component, pricing at the bar area is very affordable.” Thus, tasting of a $30 bottle of wine is offered for only $4-$5 a pour, or the Pappy Van Winkle for just $17 a pour. The bar also has a limited tapas menu, so that guests can enjoy a bite to eat

with their drinks. Most notably, if your favorite wine is not on the bar menu, you may purchase it in the store and bring it to the bar, where it will be poured for you and your friends without a corkage fee. Lekkala notes, “this concept truly brings retail pricing into a bar atmosphere.” In addition to the bar, the store boasts one of the largest temperature-controlled wine rooms in New Jersey. The full-scale liquor store contains a wide selection, and special orders are welcome. The store is the newest location for the Wine Legend, a family-owned and operated discount liquor store that has another retail store in Livingston. Its motto is “Lowest Prices in New Jersey.” Lekkala, born and raised in India, earned her undergraduate degree in pharmacy before moving to New Jersey in 1996. Upon arriving here, she began helping her parents with their own liquor store and soon fell in love with the industry. Following her passion, she traded prescriptions and pills for varietals and vineyards. The petite storeowner has big dreams for her innovative location. Celebrating the Wine Legend of West Orange’s Grand Opening on October 15, 2015, Lekkala looks forward to expanding its offerings to include private events and a changing selection on its tasting menu. So, take a friend and stop by today to discover all that this inventive shop has to offer.

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he first ever North Jersey Woman Expo promises to be an exciting event where women can have fun, discover new opportunities, experience amazing demonstrations and shopping opportunities— all while supporting an important charity. Expo goers will get up close and personal with a floor fashion show, be mystified by a roaming magician and watch a taping of Live from the Expo. Gold sponsor, Barnabas Health, will be presenting preventive health opportunities as well as conducting women’s health seminars. Of course, there will be giveaways and prizes, announced every hour, and the first 200 attendees will get double their chances to win. The North Jersey Woman Expo will benefit the Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS), a local domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and the tricky tray will go to this crucial agency, which actively helps thousands of women to escape their abusers and get their lives back on the track toward freedom, wellness and independence.

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Want to tune up your look? Stop by sponsor Dolce Viso’s booth for mini-makeovers, plus style tips and tricks for make-up and hair. Be sure to stay for the spectacular fashion show they are hosting.

Nine out of ten people wear the wrong size shoes. Find out if you are wearing the right footwear at the Foot Solutions booth by getting an iStep Digital Foot Scan.

Come and indulge in fabulous food samples from some of the areas’ top restaurants, taste fine chocolates and other baked goods. Holiday and specialty shopping opportunities will present themselves throughout the afternoon with options ranging from jewelry to skincare to specialty cards. These and many more exciting displays will make your night out with the ladies unforgettable. Oh, and while attending this event there's a chance that your picture could end up in Suburban Essex or Vicinity Magazine, as their On the Spot feature will be shot at the Expo. North Jersey Woman Expo is November 10 from 4-8pm at Mayfair Farms. Tickets can be purchased at for $12; otherwise, they will be available at the door for $15. Mark your calendars, grab your friends and meet up at the Expo. 24 

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Stop by the Olive That & More! booth to delight your taste buds with seasonal oils and vinegars in the sweet, savory, citrus and spicy categories. Olive That and More! offers quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts and other unique gifts.


and many other fabulous exhibitors… November 10 | Mayfair Farms | West Orange

Ever wonder what your skin type is? Go to the Benessare booth for a free skin analysis and to sample products perfect for you. Lights, Camera, Action! Experience the excitement of a live shoot with A.C.I.E.M. Studios during Live at the Expo. Get a behind the scenes look at a real live interview!

Choosing the proper skincare routine can be overwhelming! Receive a personal skin analysis from Zo Medical skin care at New Jersey Plastic Surgery’s booth and learn what steps to take to banish wrinkles, tone uneven skin and take back that youthful glow!

Become a veritable Picasso at Pinot’s Palette booth. Be sure stop by their table to take part in a collaborative painting on a large canvas (24”x36”) led by an art instructor. At the end of the day, a winner will be picked to take home the gorgeous finished painting.

Visit the Lash House booth where they will be conducting consults to help you decide between Lash Extensions and Lash Tinting & Curling. They will also be applying lash clusters to show the dramatic difference it has on the eye. The artists will also do brow consultations.

Indulge in gourmet ice cream samples from Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream. Get your taste buds ready for Pumpkin Pie, Coffee, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, or Hard Lowfat Black Raspberry with Chocolate Chip Yogurt!

See how white your teeth can really be! Stop by The Silverstrom Group’s booth for a digital on the spot teeth-whitening demo. Whiter teeth can really improve your confidence. “Spin to Win” on the wheel of special offers. Stay for a picture in their photo booth.

North Jersey Woman EXPO Resource Directory Accounting, Auditing & Tax

Animal Grooming/Daycare

Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group

Leaf Saltzman LLC

Morris Animal Inn

310 Passaic Avenue, Suite 301, Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-808-9500 At Leaf Saltzman, LLC we provide the finest auditing, accounting, tax and management advisory services possible. Founded 50 years ago, Leaf Saltzman has grown to include forty five professionals and support staff thoroughly trained in their professional and in client service.

120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-0377 • Located in Morristown and serving all of northern NJ for over 50 years with dog, puppy and cat lodging, grooming, training and day care services.

Clifton, Little Falls and Denville • 973-256-1065 Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group is owned by Judith Schumacher-Tilton and comprised of three Chevrolet dealerships located in Clifton, Little Falls and Denville which are the largest volume Chevy dealerships in the state and serving the community for over 85 years.

Art & Framing Jerry’s Artist Outlet Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-0995 With hundreds of mouldings in styles ranging from modern to minimalist to wide and ornate, their design team will make your framing experience especially rewarding. Their store has everything an artists could want to inspire creativity.


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Auto Dealership Maplecrest Ford Lincoln


2800 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ 07088 908-964-7700 • The dealership is proud to present “Mustang Sally’s Now: Driving Women’s Leadership.” This program is an online resource and bimonthly series of workshops and clinics held at the dealership and created to help women navigate their way through the car buying and service experiences. Topics include frank conversation on negotiation acumen, finance, business skills, communication— and yes, cars—designed to help women build confidence and connect with other women. There is no charge; however, a donation to United Way Northern New Jersey’s Women’s Leadership Council is suggested.

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591 Avenue C Bayonne, NJ 07002 201-823-0700 BCB continues to find ways of improving both their personal banking and business banking services for an enjoyable and hassle-free banking experience. They believe in investing in the communities they serve, helping families buy homes and businesses grow and succeed. They support communitybased causes and local education and help make dreams come true.

Kearny Bank

Lure Lash

120 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-244-4533 Kearny Bank, a federally-chartered stock savings bank, has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.2 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in Northern & Central NJ and Brooklyn & Staten Island, NY.

416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973-793-5274 Lure Lash specializes in eyelash extensions as well as waxing and tinting. They use only the best products on their clients, as their goal is to enhance their natural beauty. Located in Montclair, this beauty boutique offers many different services to fit all of their clients’ lash needs.

Baked Goods Gardenia’s Fire 12 Orchard St, Teaneck, NJ 07666 844-273-3642 Gardenia’s Fire is dedicated to providing the highest standard of gift giving excellence. They offer a unique and memorable line of delectable items that are a combination of the visual aesthetics of modern flower arrangements with the decadence of fine patisserie. Pastries are made with the finest quality, natural ingredients and are free of preservatives.

Beauty Dolce Viso Salon & Spa 290 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-379-7889 Dolce Viso Salon and spa is Essex county’s Beauty hotspot. Located in beautiful downtown millburn, with over 30 years dedicated to the Millburn community. We are proud to be the Best in Essex.

Lash House Beauty Boutique 250 South Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973-992-4300 Lash House Beauty Boutique specializes in lash and brow extensions. They also provide lash tinting and curling, brow tinting and shaping, specialty waxing, facial treatments, manicure and pedicures as well as makeup and fake bake tanning.

Career Services Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/ Essex Center for Women 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-740-0588 If you re-entering the workforce, contemplating a separation or divorce, caring for a family, eager to enhance your life, looking to build positive relationships, seeking support or struggling to make ends meet, NJCW/Essex can help navigate your journey toward growth and empowerment.

Cleaning Consultant Clean It Right 973-432-0072 • Cell: 973-432-0072 The goal of Clean It Right is to teach people the proper cleaning methods and products that fit their lifestyle and living habits. When done properly cleaning can be easy, fun and quick.

Counceling/ Psychotherapy/Reiki Advanced Counseling & Coaching Services


Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-9090 Sue Waldman, LPC, is a Psychotherapist in private practice for more than 22 years. She is a Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Personal and Executive Life Coach, a published author and Reiki Master. Sue’s passion is guiding people to deeply love who they are and the life they are living. She offers one-on-one counseling sessions, intuitive counseling, Reiki, weekly medication classes and marriage counseling.

290 Millburn Avenue Millburn, N.J. 07041

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Custom Closets



Custom Designed

NJ Spine & Joint

Horizons in Learning

973-783-5788 Owner operated and in the industry for more than 30 years, they design, build and install of their own products ranging from custom closets and cabinetry to home offices, entertainment units, home theaters and woodworking projects.

870 Pompton Ave, Suite A 1, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 973-433-0889 NJ Spine & Joint, a state of the art wellness center. It provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare available today. With services such as chiropractic, physical therapy, cold laser therapy, and nutritional/ weight loss counseling, the doctors prescribe treatment plans customized to your individual needs.

125 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-994-4665 • Horizons in Learning is an educational organization comprised of Estelle Finkel Center for Learning of Livingston, SEE Camp of Summit and Mountain Lakes, and The Gifted and Talented Institute of Mountain Lakes. The experienced and dedicated educators offer support through various programs for students in preschool through adult.

Children Greeting/Activity Cards Shoezees… Always on the Go, Go, Go!® 973-812-0793 The Shoezees are a collection of footwear characaters who help kids take their best steps to reach their best “terrific.” They deliver messages in greeting card form in addition to custom material for healthcare, education and creative arts.

Digital Health (Portable Personal Health Records) FootprintID PO Box 2412, Livingston, NJ 07039 201-412-6487 • FootprintID puts clients’ health information at their fingertips, with the ability to store and manage all of their medical records in one secure, easy-to-use online portal. Clients share vital health information with family, caregivers, physicians and emergency responders, and coordinate their medical history across providers.

Fine Art Gallery The Brass Elephant Fine Art Gallery 34 Maple St, Suite 202 (2nd Floor), Summit, NJ 07901 • 646-510-5254 The Brass Elephant Fine Art Gallery showcases work from established mid-career New York City based artists. They work in a wide variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, ink, enamel and wax. Surfaces range from canvas and linen to wood and mylar. She offers residential and corporate art consulting services both in my gallery and in-home.

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JCC MetroWest

General Dentistry

Earthly Treasures

760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-530-3443 • Fitness memberships include access to their premier fitness center, group exercise classes, two indoor pools, racquetball courts, gymnasium and indoor track. New Kids Fitness Center and kids group exercise classes. Spa services including whirlpool, steam, sauna and massage and complimentary child care. Open to all faiths, ages and backgrounds.

Dr. Stacy Oberfield

973-746-4438 Featuring artistic jewelry and creative gifts from all over the world. Collections include unique handmade pieces many with gemstones and many one-of-a-kind designs. They offer a wide variety of looks and price points that are certain to satisfy everyone’s tastes and budgets.

Fitness Addicted to Fitness, LLC

Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation & Mediation Services

603B Chestnut Street, Union, NJ 07083 908-623-3152 Their services include health and wellness for weight loss, weight gain and strength training.

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Brazen Athletics 18 Passaic Ave, Suite 9, Fairfield, NJ 07004 201-414-6262 • The Ladies Only program at Brazen Athletics provides a welcoming and super supportive environment for women of all abilities to experience the empowerment of CrossFit and explore their athletic potential. All movements are tailored to fit each individual’s abilities.

549A Pompton Ave, Suite 119, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 • 973-650-0219 Providing accounting services for litigation support such as forensic accounting, matrimonial proceedings, and business valuations. Provides a less expensive method in settling matters as a trained mediator. Resolution, not litigation, is the goal.

1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-521-7610 • Dr. Stacy Oberfield offers comprehensive dental treatments in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help clients achieve a bright and healthy smile.

The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston,NJ 07039 973-992-3990

A full-service dental practice with all specialists under one roof and a state-of-the art laboratory that custom crafts crowns and veneers in an hour.

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The Munching Moose LLC.

95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 888-724-7123

37 Beechwood Rd, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973 698-0722 Munching Moose carries a long line of homemade chocolates and confections. They use only the finest ingredients and make each product to order so you are guaranteed freshness. Their candy recipes are traditional and have been loved by many throughout the years.

Health Care Adult Care Advisors PO Box 241, Morganville, NJ 07751 732-792-6407 A free service that helps seniors and their families navigate the process of either staying at home, finding an independent living community, assisted living, rehabilitation or a nursing home. They are there to help clients in any way they can and encourage them to reach out for assistance.

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

Health & Wellness Comfort Footwear Foot Solutions West Caldwell 756 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-1300 A health and wellness comfort shoe store that makes feet feel better with their body aligning custom insoles and their comfort shoes. The in-store experience is exceptional, as they measure feet and use state of the art technology that tells pressure points of the feet so that the right footwear can be

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recommended. They have casual shoes, dress shoes, sneakers, slippers, boots and over the counter insoles, as well as custom insoles.

Hearing Health Care The Hearing Group 1001 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 4, West Orange, NJ 07052 • 973-243-8860 Their Doctors of Audiology have been providing hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, adjustments and repairs in West Orange for 11 years. They are experts in dispensing hearing aids from Oticon, Lyric, Phonak and Widex. The Hearing Group are providers of the finest hearing health care in NJ.

Higher Education Caldwell University 120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-618-3500 • Caldwell University serves 2,200 students and offers over 50 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree and certification options. The University is located in Caldwell, 10 miles west of Newark.

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Home Birth Midwifery Services

Home Health Care

Ice Cream/Low Fat Yogurt

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Cara Home Care

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream

667 Shunpike Rd, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-980-3763 / 973-980-3764 Cara Home Care is a local home health care resource built on their founders’ multi-generational home health and medical backgrounds, collaborating with families to provide the ideal care solutions for their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes.

476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-731-6011 An ice cream shop that prides itself in making all of its ice cream and frozen yogurt on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available.

38 Highland Rd, Montvale, NJ 07645 201-505-1214 With the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal, natural and healthy processes and that the knowledge of how to birth exists within every woman, their intention is to awaken that part of their patients that already knows how to have a beautiful home birth.

Holistic Wellness & Mental/Emotional Health Happy Heart Yoga Shala 215 East 24th St., Suite 819, NY, NY 973-641-4650 • Private, Customized Yoga and Spiritual Counseling to help people release the energetic blocks that keep them from living their happiest, most vibrant lives. Services include: One-on-One sessions and Healing Relaxations, Meditation, Yoga Parties, Private Workshops & Retreats, Custom and Pre-Recorded Meditation & Relaxation Recordings, and Crystal Healing. May Your Life Be Lush, May Your Heart Be Happy.

Synergy HomeCare Metro NJ 181 New Rd., Suite 213, Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-808-3475 • Health Care Company covering Union, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Morris Counties with Certified Home Health Aides to help the elderly. They care for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Cancer patients, as well as stroke and surgical patients. Services are available in hourly, daily, weekly, overnight and live-in basis.

Insurance Rand, Feuer & Klein 165 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-582-6200

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Jewelry Sorrelli Jewelry 20 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-860-1005 Sorrelli is a family-owned jewelry design company founded in 1983 and based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Sorrelli jewelry is handcrafted from genuine semiprecious stones and Swarovski crystals.


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Karolina A. Dehnhnard, Esq. 150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-315-4524 Budd Larner is a firm of approximately 75 attorneys with offices in Short Hills, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1934, the firm provides a full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients, both domestic and foreign. Karolina Dehnhard is counsel with Budd Larner, P.C., with a focus on all aspects of family law.

Luxury Day Spa


510 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 908-277-4080 Located in a beautifully restored silk mill, Benessere, “the center for wellness,” is a truly wonderful place where guests can escape their busy lives, relax and focus on cultivating new healthy lifestyles. Their team of expert wellness professionals work to optimize each individual client’s overall sense of well-being through private personal training, massage, skin care, injury rehabilitation, postural correction, yoga & fitness classes, acupuncture, and life coaching.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973-533-6100 Hand and Stone is open seven days a week with extended business hours, and offers affordable rates and convenient appointments. Their goal is to make clients look and feel their best, with premium products from brands such as Dermalogica and ClarityRX, and undivided attention in treatment rooms that have their own light and sound controls.

Healing Touch 20 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-715-2760 Providing a nuturing, healing and relaxing experience through massage. Using the ancient healing wisdom that she has been taught through many years of massage experience, she helps guide people toward a healthier and more relaxed way of life.

SPAtique 427 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 973 744 1001 Their luxury spa services and gift items provide balance and wellness. An array of healing massages, high-tech facials, body treatments, custom waxing bar and nail services are performed in their 4800 square foot relaxing environment. They offer birthday, bridal, private parties and charity events. Renew, Restore & Relax at SPAtique.

New Age/Inspirational/ Healing Blu Lotus 20 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-9866 This new age center has inspired its patrons through healing based products and services is now celebrating 20 years in business.

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Outpatient Radiology Services

630 Rahway Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090 908-400-3839 Market America offers products for everyone with their shopping annuity online program. Products include their Motives beauty line, TLS healthy lifestyle line and Isotonixour supplement line.

Montclair Radiology

Organic Juice Detox

For more than 70 years Montclair Radiology has been providing families of Essex County with the highest level of imaging technology and patient care. Their renowned team of board-certified, fellowship trained radiologists and compassionate caring staff is dedicated to providing unsurpassed service to both patients and referring physicians. Montclair Radiology offers complete women’s imaging services including the latest in technology, 3D Mammography which can detect invasive cancers and early cancer detection up to 40% more than the traditional Mammography.

The Juice Guru

South Amboy, NJ 08879 917-325-1592 Instagram: @thejuiceguru_nj Everyone wants to be healthy, but due to hectic daily schedules it’s hard to find time to eat right and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Juice Guru makes it easier for women on the go with healthy, fresh, and organic detox juices which are full of vitamins and nutrients designed to cleanse your system of toxins and make you feel your best.

Organic Hair Salon & Products Salon Organic

116 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042 1140 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 20 High St, Nutley, NJ 07110 973-661-4674

Lash House Beauty Boutique is devoted to providing luxury services that will leave you feeling blissful and rejuvenated.

lash extensions • specialty waxing • make-up YonKa spa treatments • tint & curl • brow extensions manicures • pedicures

Painting & Wine Pinot Palette

89 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-1783 Salon Organic caters to the conscious client who knows beautiful and healthy hair goes hand in hand with a natural and balanced lifestyle. Committed to using only premium cruelty free, ammonia free and vegan products, Salon Organic is an oasis of hair care. Services will renew, restore and revive even the most stressed strands.

351 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-7500 96 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07902 973-908-9748 Bring your friends, open your favorite bottle of wine and get ready to be inspired by local artists who will guide you step-bystep through a featured painting. At the end of the night… leave with your own masterpiece.


Personal Training

Aces Premier Orthopaedics

Slow Burn Personal Training Montclair

1255 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-842-2100 Other Locations: Cliffside Park, Paramus, Union City, Hoboken & Manahattan Their multi-specialty orthopedic group staffed by board-certified orthopedic surgeons, pain management, podiatric surgeons and rehabilitation physicians, and a top-notch support staff is committed to restoring your quality of life and bringing back the joys of an active, pain-free lifestyle.

More than just LASHES

25 Watchung Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973-233-1013 Offering private one-to-one personal fitness training using the Slow Burn Method coupled with low-carb Paleo nutrition to maximize fat loss and body composition improvements. Two, 30-minute sessions a week is required to transform your body and transform your life. (continued on page 26)

Monday 9am-5pm • Tuesday-Thursday 9am-9pm Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm • Sunday 10am-4pm

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North Jersey Woman EXPO Resource Directory Physical Therapy/ Women’s Health Four Corners Physical Therapy 17 Hanover Rd, Building 300, Florham Park, NJ 07932 973-845-2592 Specialty Physical Therapy Practice helping clients restore their sex life, recover from pelvic pain and take back bladder and bowel control. They recognize that “give it time” and “what do you expect” are not acceptable answers when clients suffer from pelvic floor issues that affect their everyday life.

Physical Therapy JAG Physical Therapy 622 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-0078 New York and New Jersey’s number one physical therapy provider, leading in the recovery of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries. Voted physical therapy center of the year by NJ BIZ, JAG Physical Therapy has ten convenient locations throughout NY and NJ.

Optimum Recovery Rehab Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation 743 Northfield Ave, Suite 2, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-8300 A physical therapist owned and operated physical therapy and rehabilitation center, distinguished by its comprehensive and effective personalized patient care. Whether you are an injured amateur or professional athlete, an office worker or a manual laborer, a performing artist with an overuse injury, or a Parkinson’s or stroke patient with balance and walking difficulties, you will receive attentive and personalized care with them.

Plastic Surgery/Medi-Spa Beverly Friedlander, MD 636 Morris Tpk, Suite 1A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-912-9120 • Dr. Beverly Friedlander is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Whether you are looking for breast implants, a mommy makeover, facial rejuvenation or improvement in the shape of your body, Dr. Friedlander can suggest a procedure that is right for you. Her new state of the art True Beauty Med Spa offers non invasive procedures such as chemical peels, customized facials, lasers, Botox and fillers, Ultherapy and Coolsculpting, which can achieve amazing results with little or no down time.


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New Jersey Plastic Surgery

Suzyques BBQ & Bar

29 Park St., Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973-509-2000 Patients choose New Jersey Plastic Surgery because of its well-regarded experience and international reputation to deliver highly personalized surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. New Jersey Plastic Surgery’s commitment to research enables its doctors, dedicated clinicians and staff to select best of breed meaningful procedures, products and technologies to help every patient to achieve her or his unique beauty and cosmetic goals—delivering exceptional results every time. To learn more and make an appointment, visit their website.

34 South Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-736-7899 • A full service BBQ restaurant and bar. Featuring live music 7 days a week. They are one of the highest rated BBQ restaurants in New Jersey, offering catering, private parties, Sunday brunch, daily happy hour.

Premier Skin Care Rodan + Fields 33 Greenway, New Providence, NJ 07974 Trish: 973-886-5788 Kim: 201-230-2525 Rodan + Fields is a multi-,ed therapy designed to deliver the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order to transform your skin. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields have developed four regimens to treat some of the most common skincare concerns. They are very confident that clients will experience real results,that they offer a 60 da satisfaction guarantee.

Toscania Restaurant 75 Main St, Little Falls, NJ 07424 • 973-256-2984 An authentic Italian fare and a serenely inviting ambiance combine to create an oasis of fine Italian dining experiences. Their menu presents classic dishes that are lovingly prepared with an innovative twist on traditional Italian recipes. Enjoy a relaxing venue that is perfect for small gatherings and conversation.

Sleep Disorder Diagnostics Sleep Diagnostics of New Jersey, Inc. 2333 Morris Avenue, Ste. C-103, Union, NJ 07083 908-688-6088 • They provide diagnostics services in sleep testing for Apneas and other sleep disorders as well as Pulmonary function testing. They also provide treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and offer dental appliances for patients with this disorder.

Professional Organizer

Specialty Foods

Eileen Bergman LLC

Olive That and More

973-303-3236 • Provides insured, confidential and judgement-free organizing or de-cluttering services for the home, apartment and small businesses. They service the organizing needs of singles, families, baby boomers, empty nesters, seniors and small business owners.

Recording Studio

246 Bellevue Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-7175 • Offers a variety of quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts delivered from around the world. Inspired by sharing good food with friends and family, Olive That and More encourage you to try different combinations of flavors so that visitors can do the same!

ACIEM Studios

Vein & Vascular Care

101 East Main Street, Suite 1302, Little Falls, NJ 07424 • 973.256.7987 • Offers in studio audio recording and production workshops for children and adults.

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Restaurants Strip House 550 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-548-0500 • Strip House’s imaginative menu includes prime cuts of meat charred to perfection, signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and the famed 24-layer chocolate cake.

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66 Sunset Strip, Ste. 208, Succasunna, NJ 07876 862-251-7111 NJVVC specializes in the evaluation, management and treatment of varicose and spider veins—both symptomatic and cosmetic.

NYC Surgical Associates 555 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07706 888-286-6600 • NYC Surgical Associates specializes in cosmetic and minimally invasive procedures for spider veins and varicose veins, relieving cramping, fatigue and heaviness in the legs. Free consultation.

Water Purification Culligan 8 Station Road, Sparta, NJ 07871 • 800-777-3494 Culligan NJ-NY-PA has been serving the residential, commercial and industrial needs of the community since 1946. We offer Water purification, treatment and softening solutions and service commercial water needs with technical assistance on all Culligan systems. Culligan enjoys supporting non-profits, running events, town days and educating the consumer on the importance of protecting the utility and family and individual demands for quality water. Plumbing supplies, filters and other supplies are available at our shops.

Wealth Management & Retirement Planning Lifelong Investments LLC 155 Passaic Ave, Suite 310, Fairfield, NJ 07004 Brad Katz: 973-317-2831 Mark Eulie: 973-317-2831 Lifelong Investments LLC, provides comprehensive wealth management services

with a focus on helping clients pursue their long-term goals. Whether working with individuals or businesses, their goal is to provide financial guidance and serve as a resource for their investment and financial needs.

Weight Loss Medi-Weightloss® Livingston 5 Regent St, Suite 509, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-251-2437 Medi-Weightloss® is a physician-supervised program that consists of individualized care based on each patient’s goals, current health, and medical history. The program includes weekly visits that focus on nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle education.

Wigs and Accessories Just For You Center 37 Mt. Pleasant Ave, East Hanover, NJ 07936 973-887-5930 Just For You Center is a full service wig salon that serves individuals with cancer or medically related hair loss. All clients receive a confidential, no obligation, expert consultation in one of their private fitting rooms. They have a 25 year tradition of catering to the unique needs of their clients by providing options and solutions especially designed for women and children experiencing hair loss due to medical conditions.

Women’s Golf Apparel & Accessories

Wellness Center

Alist Wellness Center, LLC

Nine Broadway, Suite 30, Denville, NJ 07834 973-343-2852 Online retailer of golf apparel and accessories for women and girls, carrying over 40 top designers and brands. In 2015, Golf4Her is the apparel sponsor for 6 LPGA Tour Players, including Marina Alex from Wayne, NJ.

2333 Morris Ave, Suite B-208, Union, NJ 07083 973-912-4448 Along with colon hydrotherapy (colonics), Alist Wellness Center, LLC of Union also provides Ear Candling treatments (Ear Coning) and Reflexology.

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Beauty in Balance

An Expert’s Insight at Otoplasty













r. Valerie J. Ablaza, a partner and Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group, answers questions about a the cosmetic procedure that can help children (and adults) feel better about their ears.

My son has protruding ears and we are concerned with teasing, as he is about to enter school. Is there a procedure for this? Yes, ear reshaping surgery, also called Otoplasty, is performed to reposition ears closer to the head or to reduce the size of one or both ears that are large in proportion to the size and shape of ones face. Due to the fact that ears are almost fully developed by the age of five, this operation is mostly performed on children between the ages of five and fourteen. When the surgery is performed at a young age, the pliable cartilage is easier to reshape.

How is the surgery done? Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure usually under general anesthesia. The most common technique involves a small incision on the back of the ear where the cartilage is bent back toward the head and sculpted into the desired shape. When the procedure is complete, the patient has a more natural-looking fold to the ear. The sutures placed behind the ears will be used to help maintain the new shape of the ears.

What is the recovery time after surgery? Within a few hours of surgery, the patient will be up and about with a bulky bandage to promote the best molding and healing. The soft dressings that are put on the ears will stay on for a few days, followed by a lighter dressing similar to a headband. It is recommended to wear the headband for two weeks in order to hold the ears in the correct position. Sutures will dissolve or be removed within one week to ten days after the surgery. Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for one month. Young patients will be able to attend school after one to two weeks, though should avoid all sports for at least one month.

After the surgery heals, will there be noticeable scarring? Otoplasty will result in a faint scar on the back of the ear, which will fade with time. The scar is placed along a natural crease behind the ear and is usually well hidden and difficult to notice.

Who else would benefit from Otoplasty?

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

37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973.233.1933

A variety of other ear problems can be improved by this surgical procedure such as under-developed ears and ears that have been physically damaged due to injury or trauma. Surgery can also improve large or stretched earlobes due to aging or from years of wearing heavy earrings.

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Karolina Dehnhard, Esq.: Explaining New Jersey Alimony & Law Reform By Susan Wilinski, photo Dan Epstein












ven though New Jersey has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, if a couple is planning to divorce, it is important to know the current state of the law. Karolina Dehnhard, Esq., a family law attorney at Budd Larner, P.C. in Short Hills, helps couples navigate this complex process. Dehnhard, herself a divorcée, knows first-hand how stressful the road to divorce can be. She applies her insider knowledge to lend a sympathetic ear and guide her clients through the process. Dehnhard believes that one way to decrease stress levels is to understand the current legal landscape. She offers the following insights into last year’s reforms in the law as they concern alimony.

What is alimony? Alimony, one part of the divorce process, is vital to the financial stability of everyone involved. Alimony, based on the right arising out of marriage, is the amount of payment by one spouse to another following a divorce. The amount always varies depending on several types of circumstances and upon the ruling of the family court.

Who decides upon the terms of alimony? If the couple cannot reach an agreement through a settlement, the family court will determine the terms of alimony. The court shall consider and assess evidence with respect to all relevant statutory factors. No factor shall be more important than any other factor unless the court finds otherwise, in which case the court shall make specific written findings of fact and conclusions of law in that regard.

Are there different types of alimony? Yes, below are four types of alimony in New Jersey. The court may award any combination of the following orders. 1. Open durational alimony, which has an open term until the court terminates it or the parties agree to terminate it, applies to marriages of more than 20 years. This replaced “permanent alimony.” 2. Rehabilitative alimony is shortterm alimony that allows one spouse the time to reestablish themselves in the workforce. They need to substantiate the steps that will be taken and include a time period for the rehabilitation. 38 

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3. Limited Duration alimony is awarded when the marriage or civil union is less than 20 years in duration. The total duration of alimony payments shall not, except in exceptional circumstances, not exceed the length of the marriage or civil union. 4. Reimbursement alimony is awarded under circumstances in which one party supported the other through an advanced education. This type of alimony seeks to compensate for the anticipated earning capacity, generated from that education.

How was alimony law recently changed? On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that went into immediate effect and substantially amended various provisions of New Jersey’s alimony law, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. Overall, the bill “establishes durational limits and enumerates certain factors concerning modification and termination of alimony; establishes ‘open durational’ alimony” in place of “permanent alimony.” 

Thus, in terms of alimony, the law will apply only to divorces in process and future divorces. The law will also apply to applications to modify alimony based upon changes of circumstances and retirement. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs and is the author of several articles. She has been the featured speaker at women in business events in both New Jersey and New York, on the topic of Women Protecting Their Assets. She serves 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 Jewish Battered Women Service and the Leadership Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis foundation “Women On the Move.” She also is an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

The amended law does not apply retroactively, expressly providing that it “shall not be construed either to modify the duration of alimony ordered or agreed upon or other specifically bargained for contractual provisions that have been incorporated into: (1) a final judgment of divorce or dissolution; (2) a final order that has concluded Budd Larner, P.C., post-judgment litigation; 150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2703 or (3) any enforceable written agreement 973-379-4800 • between the parties.”

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq.

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Look Forward to your Dentist Appointment with Cinema ProMed











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

What is the Cinema ProMed System? They are multimedia video glasses that allow patients to feel like they are in a movie theater. The glasses are lightweight and flexible to fit all patients and are connected to comfortable overthe -ear headphones. Patients who wear eyeglasses can configure the multimedia video glasses to different prescriptions ranging from 5 to +2 diopters, so they do not need to wear their glasses while using the system.

Dr. Linda Stone Gentle Caring Dentistry

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

When did you introduce them into your practice?

For which procedures can a patient wear the glasses?

We started offering the movie glasses at the beginning of this year and patients absolutely love them!

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

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

About what percentage of your patients decide to wear the glasses? The majority of our patients choose to use the movie glasses, particularly for longer appointments. We have found that patients enjoy being able to focus on a movie and it makes the appointment go by much faster. We have Fall 2015

even had patients request to stay after their appointment just so they can finish what they were watching!

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

How does nitrous oxide compliment the cinema glass system? The nitrous oxide system and multimedia video glass system fit nicely together. The nose piece on the glasses is easily removable and the frame fits with the nitrous oxide nasal hood. Most patients, particularly the fearful ones, love being able to use both at the same time.†39


True Beauty Med Spa Offers Non-Invasive Treatments for Fall












By Brenda Schait, photo by Dan Epstien


ith the days of scalding summer sun behind us and the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat our skin to some much-needed R & R (& R & R)! Plastic surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander, who has expanded her full-service Short Hills practice to include a state-of-the-art medical spa, discusses non-invasive procedures that “repair and refine skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, and restore collagen” with little or no downtime.

What is a medical spa? A true med spa is a result-oriented facility that’s run by a physician trained in a specialty, such as a plastic surgeon, facial ENT, oculoplastic surgeon or dermatologist. The physician must intimately understand the underlying anatomy and the technology of the modalities being offered in order to achieve maximal improvement with these services. At a med spa, we address the deeper layers of skin unlike beauty salons, which are limited to treating the surface of the skin. By going deeper we can get to the source of the problem. We can shore up the foundation to create longer-lasting, more visible results. By result-oriented I mean that we can show scientifically that we’ve made a change in the tissue—we’ve stimulated new collagen (the cornerstone of a youthful appearance) or remove damaged skin caused by years of sun exposure—that we’ve made someone appear more youthful by means of the treatments that we’ve performed.

What procedures do you recommend for autumn? Autumn is a perfect time of year for a Fractional CO2 laser or a chemical peel. Both improve skin tone, smoothing out fine lines and discolorations while simultaneously tightening the skin, leading to a more youthful and healthier appearance. The laser can achieve the results much quicker. The beauty of the laser is we can adjust the settings so that it is as gentle as a peel or it can be ablative achieving a great result in only one treatment.

natural appearance. Ultherapy improves the tissue naturally; without injections or surgery. If it is performed in October or November, you’ll be appreciating the improvements by the holidays! Coolsculpting is another great intervention for fall, especially if you were unhappy with your body this past summer. Coolsculpting is a technology that freezes fat, rendering some of it nonviable. As it is naturally excreted from the body you will see your fat melt away for good, resulting in an improved shape and contour without any down time!

How much downtime is involved?

Autumn is also a great time for Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound to stimulate new collagen, lifting and tightening the skin creating fuller cheeks and a tighter jawline. Ultherapy restores a more youthful balance by stimulating collagen production. The majority of tightening is seen as a gradual lifting and toning of the skin over 2-3 months. As collagen renewal continues, further improvements can be seen resulting in a very

What’s great about these modalities is they are noninvasive so there’s no downtime. You can drop your kids off in the morning, have the procedure done, and pick your kids up after school—without dropping a beat! And no one has to know that you’ve had anything done. Then, two to three months later, people look at you and say, “Wow, have you been away? Have you been dieting, going to the gym?” There’s something there that people know looks better, but they can’t quite put a finger on it. That’s what these non-invasive technologies are all about!

Beverly Friedlander, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Have you had any of these non-invasive procedures done yourself?

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Absolutely. I’ve had them all! And my staff has also, so they can discuss their experiences with our clients and talk about their great results. Fall 2015




Caring for Your Hair in the Colder Weather










By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein

Do you see any seasonal changes in hair color? As the weather gets colder, women want their hair to look warmer. Platinum blonde becomes more golden or a brunette may want to add in some red. Most women’s skin tones tend to change during late fall and winter; the lack of sunlight makes it look ashier. Warming up your hair balances out your skin.

Does this also apply to the more trendy colors? Yes. Even the neon colors are calming down for the cold weather. Purple is still very popular, but it’s now a more purplish-gray. The same goes for blue. It’s still around, but it’s becoming a softer shade.

Is there such a thing as a cold-weather cut? There isn’t one specific haircut that my clients are coming in and asking for, but I definitely see that they are looking to grow out their hair a little bit. They don’t want anything superlong, but they want to cover their ears, since it’s cold out. All of my clients with bobs are growing out their hair to collarbonelength. Nothing too extreme, though.

Is there anything women can do about static-y hair?


riella Cianni has recently been given the title of Prestigious Stylist at Shag 86 in Little Falls. No longer a Master Designer, her devoted clients know that she is so good at what she does that she was given an even more impressive title. Here, the wizard of cuts and coloring discusses caring for your hair during the winter months.

Static-y, flyaway is the number one thing my clients complain about starting in late fall. The dry air and the extra layers of coats and scarves everyone wears make static electricity even worse. Although we can’t control the electricity in the air, there are steps we can take to protect our hair from the worst of it. I recommend glazing, a process that uses a non-ammonia product to close the cuticle of the hair. It also adds moisture and prevents color from fading, like a topcoat of nail polish. Glazing works even better than conditioning to fight static, because it seals your hair’s moisture in. Depending on how often you wash your hair, glazing should be done every four to six weeks.

Should women change their hair-care routines during the fall and winter? Absolutely. Most women will need to switch over to a more moisturizing, sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, since there is less moisture in the air once the weather gets colder. For the same reason, they should consider washing their hair less often. Even a natural shampoo that contains sulfates contains substances that may remove healthy oils from the scalp. Of course, if your hair is naturally oily, winter is actually your best season.

Ariella Cianni Shag 86

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Wrapped & Ready By Judi Rothenberg

Add a layer of interest along with a layer of warmth! Ponchos, capes, and wraps are fashionable and functional. These oversized toppers pair well with skinny jeans for a flattering silhouette. Classic caramel looks positively trendy when accented with a splash of bordeaux.


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Tasty Color: Caramel & Bordeaux Cowl neck poncho in oatmeal with pull-on leggings in brandywine and Abbey Road vicuna plaid cape with Alina legging in caramel, both outfits, NYDJ.



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Statement Necklace Home designer, Jay Strongwater, returns to his roots as a jewelry designer. Strongwater’s necklace mixes Swarovski crystals, fresh-water pearls and glass beads.

The Chameleon Shoe Dolce Vita lace-up suede booties can change an outfit from sporty to dressy. Exclusively at Bloomingdales Short Hills

The Tortoise and the Glare The chic way to beat the sun’s glare, Bella flat top sunglasses with tortoise frames, Henri Bendel.

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Fun Feet A glimpse of daisy-patterned socks peeking out beneath trousers ups the cool factor. Marimekko

Superlative Style Room for all the necessities, Houston Satchel handbag in mahogany, Henri Bendel

Top of the Morning A trio of toppers! Faux fur monogram pashmina, Henri Bendel; camel cashmere wrap, Nicole Miller; eggplant poncho (sizes 4–28!), Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Collection 43



An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Cape May


his Christmastime set aside a weekend with loved ones and enjoy an escape back in time to Victorian Cape May, which dons its festive finery and transforms into a magical winter wonderland. From concerts, carolers to trolleys, teas, and the jingle of bells from a horse-drawn carriage, you’ll find plenty of homespun pleasures to make your days merry and bright. The perfect setting for your family gathering, Congress Hall Hotel, in the heart of the famed historic district, (200 Congress Place. 888/9441816), is a true haven of hospitality. Having enjoyed several glorious weekends at this grand dame of the Jersey shore, its relaxed elegance, Old World charm and modern conveniences, such as CD/DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi, make it an ideal home base. In its heyday, this 1816 landmark hosted former US presidents, members of Congress (hence its name) and composer John Phillips Sousa, who wrote a rousing march in its honor. Overlooking pristine beaches, yet in the midst of the shopping epicenter-Washington Street Mall, the white-colonnade is a study in breezy-chic. Rooms, a bargain during winter months, are bright and airy, with beds made in classic white linens; luxurious bathrooms stocked with Aveda amenities. Photo: Spirit Catcher Photography

Common areas include a comfortable lounge with cushy chairs and a huge fireplace (ideal for a fun night of parlor games). And should the weather outside seem frightful, cozy up for a good meal at Blue Pig Restaurant, or grab a warm cover-up and enjoy ocean views and a round of hot cocoa, tea or hot toddies from a quaint rocker-lined veranda. When ready to venture out, here’s a sampling of sights, sounds and smells of the season organized by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts.


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Time travel with an evening Holiday Lights Trolley ride through picturesque streets decorated to reflect the era. Guides recount time-honored traditions—maybe even break into spontaneous caroling. Youngsters will enjoy Santa’s Trolley; teens the spine-chilling stories on the Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley… If vintage, model trains and toys are your thing, The Emlen Physick Estate (1048 Washington Street.) Holiday Traditions Exhibit runs November 20-22. A non-perishable food donation is accepted for the Community Food Bank; refreshments served… Christmas caroling and good old-fashioned hospitality are part of the festivities at the Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour, (December 5, 12, 19). Free shuttle service on heated trolleys; refreshments and goodies served.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

New Jersey’s restaurant capital offers dining to satisfy every appetite. For an afternoon delight, enjoy a traditional English tea and luncheon in the Carriage House Tearoom and Café at the Emlen Physick Estate. Specialty teas, served in a delightful setting in individual china teapots, are accompanied by an assortment of finger sandwiches, salads, breads and sweet pastries. For a little night music and pleasant informal dinner, The Merion Inn, touted, as having the best live jazz and piano in Cape May, will not disappoint. This year-round favorite makes a mean crab cake, and their twice-stuffed signature potatoes are something to write home about. ( Topping the fine dining list is The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel (609-884-5700). The proud winner of the 2014 Open Table Diners’ Choice award, returning guests

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel

are drawn by a changing menu featuring the freshest ingredients from their own Beach Plum Farm. Service at this romantic restaurant is impeccable. It’s the place to enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Day meal, or New Year’s Eve feast. For a delightful evening, combine dinner and a show at Cape May Stage. or The East Lynne Theater Company Finally, if you’re lucky enough to catch a snowfall, be sure to take a carriage ride or a leisurely stroll through town. Just when you think the gingerbread architecture can’t get any prettier, seeing it with thousands of twinkling lights or a fresh blanket of snow on the ground will leave you awe-struck. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Cape May’s heritage. 800-275-4278.

Congress Hall Hotel

Photo: Spirit Catcher Photography

Photo: Spirit Catcher Photography

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A Change of Season Cleaning Schedule By Ruth A. Bollo, Clean It Right Photo by Dan Epstein


all is coming to an end and flu season is waiting in the wings. There are so many places germs can hide in your home. It’s time to expand your cleaning cycle and go beyond the basics to get your home disinfected and deeply cleaned.

Exercise Areas Many people exercise at home using hand weights, exercise balls and yoga mats. Clean them thoroughly using disinfecting wipes. If you own a treadmill, stair climber or an elliptical machine, don’t forget to clean the handles frequently. If you work out at the gym, your gym bag needs to be wiped down on a regular basis.

Playrooms & Game Rooms Toys can be cleaned with a disinfecting wipe. Rinse them well and be sure they are thoroughly dry before allowing children to play with them again. Don’t forget that pool cues, Ping-Pong paddle handles and video game controllers are touched frequently. Clean them to keep outside germs from spreading through your household.

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longest, hottest water cycle and adding bleach or detergent. Some newer machines have self-cleaning cycles. There are also washing machine cleaning products you can buy. Don’t forget to wash your hands after doing laundry.

Kitchens Disinfect your kitchen trashcans on a regular basis. Many people keep recycling containers for bottles and cans in the kitchen, too. Get in the habit of rinsing out the bottles and cans before discarding, especially canned meats and fish. If weather permits, take these containers outside and rinse them out with the hose and a mild disinfectant liquid detergent. While you’re at it, check the condition of your outside garbage cans. They may also need to be cleaned and disinfected.

Bathrooms Laundry Rooms Laundry baskets and laundry hampers harbor germs from soiled clothing. Again, a disinfecting wipe will clean them up. Washing machines collect loads of bacteria and dirt from clothes and underwear. Clean them once a month by running them without clothes on the


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Check the bottom of your bath mats to see if they have accumulated any mold. If they have, it’s time to buy a replacement. Check the folds and the hems of your plastic shower curtain liners, too. This season, expand your cleaning cycle to guarantee yourself a cleaner living space.

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