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WOMAN Second Quarter 2013

Essex Edition



The Woman at the Helm of Kings Food Markets

A Friendship that Benefits Animals in Need

Hike Your Way to a Healthy Summer

From Local Farms To Our Markets In

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From Local Farms to Our Markets in 24 HOURS At Kings Food Markets, we want to offer you the freshest, high quality produce available, that’s why we are bringing you exclusive local, fresh produce that’s picked & delivered within 24 hours. Market selections will vary daily, so find out when your favorite produce will be delivered by joining our e-newsletter on our website or by following us on social media.

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10 A Friendship that Benefits Animals in Need 12 Calendar of Events 16 From Cashier to CEO —

Judy Spires: The Woman at the Helm of Kings Food Markets


16 work

20 HashTag

Tips, Trends, Obsessions

23 Keeping Cool in the Heat of Summer 25 Ask the Organizer 26 Pose for a Cure Photo Contest


30 Chemical Peels

Rejuvenate Skin Without Plastic Surgery

32 Do You Dream About Launching Your Own Big Bold Business? READ THIS FIRST

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40 Red, White & Blueberry

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Contributors: Judi Rothenberg, Editor-at-Large With a keen eye and a touch of serendipity, Judi Rothenberg scouts the world (and New Jersey!) in search of new ideas, products, trends and destinations. Formerly the Lifestyle and Travel Editor of NJ Savvy Living, Rothenberg started her career as a fashion editor at Retail News and is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Mary Carlomagno, Writer Mary is the owner of order , which specializes in helping busy people get organized. She has written three books, Give it Up! My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less, Secrets of Simplicity and Live More, Want Less. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS News, National Public Radio and the Today Show and lectures frequently to Fortune 500 companies. For more information visit

Dan Epstein, Senior Photographer Dan is one of the premier portrait and event photographers in Northern New Jersey. A photojournalist for three decades, his images have been featured in Time, Newsweek, Parade, Money Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and more.

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Cathleen M. Black Publisher

Judi Rothenberg Editor-at-Large

Janet Perlman Copy Editor

Melissa Kane Assistant to the Publisher

Michael J. Reidy Art Director

Julie Weinberg Graphic Designer

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Nicole Canfora Lupo, Writer Nicole Canfora Lupo is an accomplished journalist and editor whose work has appeared in publications across the country. She’s the author of Images of America: Belleville and resides in northern New Jersey with her husband and daughter.

Joyce Restaino, Writer Joyce is an award-winning writer and editor. She leads Grow Your Business Write, and is one of the founders and editors of the Big Bold Business book series. She works with business owners and professionals who want to increase their credibility and visibility through the power of the written word.

Deborah Schapiro, Writer Deborah is a long-time contributor to North Jersey Woman’s sister publications Suburban Essex and Vicinity Magazine. She also writes for Montclair and Millburn Magazines, as well as a friend’s blog. Deborah lives in Montclair with her husband, three children, and dog.

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Lynn Spencer, Writer Lynn is a working actress and animal welfare advocate, as well as a journalist, feature writer and poet. Her literary work has appeared in publications in NYC, Delaware and Georgia, and her acting credits cover TV, film and theatre. Her work within animal rescue includes volunteer membership with Angels of Animals, Inc. as well as the NYC based grantmaker FOAR (Friends of Animals Rescue).

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Sherri Heller, Writer Sherri is a journalist, playwright and former arts and entertainment executive. She contributes regularly to Suburban Essex, Vicinity Magazine, the Outlook Sections for The Star Ledger and Inside New Jersey Magazine. Her play, My Mother,My Sister & Me was presented by the OBIE award winning Off Broadway Peccadillo Theater Company starring Valerie Harper and will be produced in the upcoming 2013-2014 season.


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Kathleen M. Lindert, ACH Kathleen M. Lindert was a successful mortgage banker for over 20 years. She switched careers and trained in hypnosis to help her get over the fear of bridges. She had remembered using hypnosis to stop smoking in 1987 and had read how it helps with fears and phobias. She was also able to help a family member overcome OCD and was sold! Kathy has helped thousands of people overcome bad habits, fears and lack of confidence for years. She loves what she does and once you meet her, you will see it. Kathy is a part of the National Guild of Hypnotist and continues to get re-certified every August with the NGH. Today, Kathy is a certified hypnocouselor and a trainer. Her practice is in Caldwell, NJ. She is married to her husband Tim for over 25 years and has two sons.

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ummer is here and it is a great time to spend some quiet time with the newest edition of North Jersey Woman. Inside you will meet Judy Spires, CEO of Kings Food Markets, find things to do through the extensive calendar of events, as well as getting to know two friends that are devoted to helping animals in need. I have also introduced a fun column, Hashtag, which offers great tips, cool products and more. Check in with our resident experts who share their advice, get tips on organizing and interior design, read about local hiking trails and don’t miss Judi Rothenberg’s all-American fashion picks. My goal is to create a magazine that reflects your interests, needs and concerns. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at Enjoy your summer. See you again this fall. Cathy M. Black Publisher

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Trish Sebben-Krupka and Amy Kozell


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t Benefits Animals in Need By Lynn Spencer, photos by Dan Epstein

On a dark autumn night in Clifton, two women are faced with a 10-foot fence they need to climb over in order to rescue a stray kitten taunting them from the other side. They hop a shorter fence and peek inside an auto repair shop they are trapped behind, startling the young men inside. Shocked to find these women in their locked yard, the men nevertheless quickly agree to help the duo, guiding them over the fence and helped place the kitten, who had been tempted with a can of pork patĂŠ, into the open arms of the women, who soon reunite the kitten with her already-rescued mother and six siblings. (continued on the next page)

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lthough it may sound like a chaotic episode of a new reality show, it’s just another night of animal rescue for Amy Kozell and Trish Sebben-Krupka, two friends united in their passionate and at times daring efforts to save animals.

Amy Kozell, a lifelong Clifton resident, is a married mother of two and the energetic founder and president of Clifton-based Angels of Animals, a non-profit animal rescue group whose primary mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of severely injured, abused or disabled animals. As a child, Kozell’s penchant for bringing home and “trying to help” strays; her eventual employment at various animal hospitals; and her volunteer work with the New Jersey-based rescue group, “START,” all led to her love for special-needs animals. “I set a goal for myself to create my own group because I saw how these special babies fell through the cracks because of the expense and extra work,” she says. In 2005, joined by fellow animal lovers Samantha Petritis and Joanne Hiberth, Amy formed Angels of Animals. Eventually the hand of fate—and a donation of baked goods—connected the trio with Belleville resident Trish Sebben-Krupka, a corporate chef, cookbook author, food blogger and caterer, who had just lost two of her beloved senior cats. “I just felt I needed to do something to honor their memory,” she recalls, and after seeing an article about a bake sale benefitting the organization, Trish spoke with Amy and quickly donated her macadamia espresso cookies and her famous peach pound cake to the sale. This heartfelt donation and a bonding over their mutual love of senior pets led not only to Trish and her husband Jim’s adoption of a 13-year-old formerly abused cat named Sydney from Angels of Animals, but also the eventual naming of Trish, who wholeheartedly threw herself into the cause, as Vice President/Fundraising Director of the group. 12 

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“Trish is very driven in her compassion for animal rescue and extremely organized,” declares Amy, “and one of the strongest women I know. She is a very hardworking, loyal and wonderful person. When she puts her mind to something, it will happen, and it will be great.” The two women lead equally busy, but very different lives. While Amy’s kitchen often bursts with the happy chaos of her two children, Daniel, 10, and Kayla, 3½, her husband Rob and her own menagerie of rescued and special-needs animals, back at Trish’s kitchen, it may be lunchtime for “Pop”, her 92-year-old grandfather, along with her five-year-old niece Rebecca (Angels of Animals’ youngest volunteer), her husband, Jim, and their own fur family of animals. And while Amy may be picking up the kids from school, helping with homework or answering a multitude of animal-rescue e-mail and phone requests, Trish may be scheduling a cooking class she will teach, writing a vegan food blog on her Facebook page, or discussing a book signing date for her new book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Greens Cookbook. Both, perhaps, can be found ferrying animals to and from the group’s beloved vet, Dr. Anthony Scriffignano. As group leaders, both women have set future goals for Angels of Animals. Says Amy, “My goals are to continue providing a service to our community with TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) programs, to teach others the importance of spay/neuter, rescue, and adoption programs, and to have an excellent fundraising program to allow us to continue to help animals in need.” Adds Trish, “In ten years, I hope that we will have built our base of donors and supporters to the point where we don’t have to worry where the money will come from for our next rescue project. Our mission is special, but also hard to look at. But rather than being the group that shows you sad pictures all day, we try to focus on the positive aspect of our work, and inspire our supporters with our success stories.” 

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North Jersey Woman Calendar of Events Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Tate’s Cookies Cooking Class

Yoga, music, tiki-torches and fun on Glen Avenue in Glen Rock! Arrive early to grab your spot—the street will be closed, so all you need is your mat and water! This free event is open to yogis of all levels. Sponsored by Garden State Yoga Academy and lululemon ahtletica. For more information, please visit www.gardenstateyoga. com or call 201-444-4852.

Over 170 juried professional artist, photographers and craft artisans from throughout the country displaying and selling their hand-crafted work. Brookdale Park will be transformed into the premier marketplace for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, leather, fine art and so much more. Also Sunday. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Avenue in Bloomfield at Grove Street in Montclair. For more information visit

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5th Annual New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

Summer Yoga Series

Yo-Tiki 2013

Join Kathleen King, the founder of Tate’s Cookies, for this once in a lifetime experience cooking class. Learn how to bake Tates famous Chocolate Chip Cookies and more. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information or to register, please visit or call 973-258-4009.

“Novelties” Book Club for Busy Moms The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge’s book club for busy moms gives busy or working moms the opportunity to gather and engage in some non-child-centric adult conversation. Join for a drink, a bite to eat and some adult conversation. 8pm. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge. For more information or to join, please contact Ingrid Kozlowski at

25th Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts at Brookdale Park

Spend the weekend sampling your favorite brews, discover a variety of new, flavorful beers, enjoy great food or a food and beer pairing reception and enjoy music, participate in a golf tournament, and more. Runs through Saturday, June 15. Crystal Springs Golf Resort, Route 94, Vernon. For more information, call 973-827-5996 x3 or visit

Saturday, June 15, 2013 MuckFest MS

The American Yoga Academy and Greenwood Gardens present a summer yoga series for yogis of all experience levels. All you need for this class is a yoga mat and a towel. Every Tuesday through September 24. 9:15-10:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hils Road, Short Hills. For more information or to register, visit

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Take Charge of Your Future Presentation

All Berries, All the Time Cooking Class

Learn how effective networking skills can accelerate your career and enrich your life. Join our interactive learning program to improve your networking and relationship development skills. 8-11:30am. The Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue, Florham Park. For more information or to register, please visit

10th Annual Golf Invitational Join NCJW/Essex for their 10th Annual Golf Invitational. Details and tee times TBA. Preakness Hills Country Club, 1050


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Run, swing and slosh through five miles of obstacles in the muddiest pits, craters and trenches you’ve ever seen. Prizes will be offered for competitive and noncompetitive racers, teams are welcome. All fundraising dollars benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Register online or in person. Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Northfield Avenue and Cherry Lane, West Orange. Visit for more information or to register.

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While it’s easy today to have delicious berries 12 months a year, they’re at their best and most reasonably priced during the summer. Join Chef Nick Malgieri as he creates menu items including Swiss Strawberry Vacherin, Blueberry Cheese Tarts, All-Berry Strip Tarts, French Cherry Clafoutis, Blackberry and Apple Cobbler and more. Registration required. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information, visit or call 973-258-4000.

Joan Baez/The Indigo Girls LIVE For this NJPAC double-bill, Baez shares the evening with the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls. Presented in association with Metropolitan Entertainment Consultants. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark. For tickets or information, please call 1-888-GO-NJPAC or visit

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell

In a genre that prizes musicianship above all else, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to national prominence with their dynamic stage show. The concert will showcase new material performed by Martin and Edie Brickell, along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin ad The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit for tickets.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Power Networking Breakfast Join the North Essex Chamber of Commerce for their monthly networking breakfast. Registration required. 7:30-9am. Brach Eichler, 101 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland. For more information or to register visit or call 973-226-5500.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 It’s Not Just Lunch Join the North Essex Chamber of Commerce at their monthly network buffet-style lunch. Enjoy great networking and a theme based lunch all in 90 minutes. Noon-1:30pm. Pre-registration required. For more information, visit

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 Mop It, Rub It & Sauce It Cooking Class Discover great recipes, tips and techniques to help you master outdoor grilling and delight your family and friends all summer long. Prepare Spice Rubbed Ribs with Onion Sauce, Texas Porterhouse Steak, Kansas City BBQ Chicken, Salmon with Soy Glaze, Sweet and Smoky Baked Beans and Citrus Shortcakes with Strawberry Rhubarb. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information or to register, please call 973-258-4000.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Summer Yoga Series The American Yoga Academy and Greenwood Gardens present a summer yoga series for yogis of all experience levels. All you need for this class is a yoga mat and a towel. Every Tuesday through September 24. 9:15-10:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hils Road, Short Hills. For more information or to register, visit

Heart & Jason Bonham LIVE One of the 2013 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Heart is an American rock band who first found their success in Canada. Heart will be joined by Jason Bonham. Time TBD. PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel. For tickets and information, please visit

Sunday, July 7, 2013 Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual Tour


oin Play for P.I.N.K. and Teal, and other local community members, at Green Brook Country Club on Wednesday, July 10 from 5-9pm for an Upscale Shopping Night. At the event, there will be a variety of quality vendors selling everything from gorgeous jewelry and accessories to children’s items and more. Portions of the purchases will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. For more information, visit For other inquires contact Stacy Landau by phone at 973-865-1076 or by email at

Upscale Shopping Night Wednesday, July 10, 5-9pm Green Brook Country Club 100 Green Brook Road, North Caldwell

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 The Art of Pastry Dough Cooking Class Take advantage of the fruits and berries of late summer and early autumn by mastering the art of making dough. Carole Walter, an award winning cookbook author will share her knowledge of baking techniques. 6-10pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information, please call 973-258-4000.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

money, it is about understanding how money works and using it to help you live your life, on your terms. Formal and informal Q&A will be offered to provide unbiased and objective answers to your most critical financial questions. 2-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. For more information, please visit

Friday, July 12, 2013 Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Perform

New Jersey Diversity Best Practices Meeting

For over three decades, Cyndi Lauper has been wowing audiences across the globe. She stops by NJPAC for a one-night-only performance that includes a full performance of her 1983 LP and other hits. 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit


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Join the Tri-State diversity council for a morning of diversity. Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer of Horizon BCBS of NJ and Susan Stith, Dr. Director, D&I Officer Express Scripts will speak. 9-11:30am. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 3 Penn Plaza East, Newark. For more information, please visit

Financially Empowering Women Claim your financial power, control your destiny and make financial decisions based upon what is best for you. Claiming financial power is not about hoarding

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Four decades into a career spanning country, pop and folk, Emmylou Harris’s music remains as heartfelt, visionary and as vital as her early recordings. Harris performs with acclaimed songwriter Rodney Crowell in celebration of “Old Yellow Moon,” their new duet release. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Shrimp & Lobster Summer Dishes Cooking Class

American Summer Pride Cooking Class

Chilton Hospital “It’s All About Me” Event

In this hands-on class, practice the easy techniques for this spectacular shrimp and lobster menu. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information or to register, please call 973-258-4000.

Once the deck’s cleaned off, charcoal briquettes have been added to the shopping lists, backyard cooks begin their observance of the sacred rites of summer; Thou shall prepare no meal unless something is grilled. Learn grilling techniques and recipes to share all summer long. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information or to register, please call 973-258-4000.

Take part in an evening of wellness for women. From chair massages and yoga classes, to makeovers from Bobbi Brown Studio and cooking demos from author of “Take Back the Kitchen” this is an afternoon of pampering for women only! Noon-5pm. Pre-registration required. Preakness Hills Country Club, 1050 Ratzer Road, Wayne. For more information, please call 973-8315475.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Argentine Tango Dancers presented by Music Beyond Borders

Happy Together Tour 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Bob Saget Performs Bob Saget may have starred in two of the most family-friendly shows in TV history, but he’s also known as an out-of-his-mind stand-up whose adult brand of comedy embraces his dark side. Please note: this performance includes mature themes and language, and is intended for adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For more information, visit

With a style that is high speed, musically precise and exploding with energy, incredibly fast footwork and jaw-dropping lifts, skilled Argentine dancers showcase the dynamic, sensual and unique styles of tango. Free. 12:30pm. Morristown Green, Morristown. For more information, please visit

The best of the 60s and 70s including Flo and Eddie of The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap and Gary Lewis and The Playboys. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For more information, visit

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— From Cashier to CEO —

Judy Spires:

The Woman at the Helm of Kings Food Markets By Sherri Heller, photos by Dan Epstein


hen Judy Spires was a teenager in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, her father spoke words of wisdom to her that not only impressed the precocious teen, but also remain with her to this day: ”You can be anything you want,” he advised, “if you work hard, love what you do and get a good education.” Advice well-spoken and well-taken, indeed, because today Judy Spires is CEO and President of Kings Food Markets and loves her job now as much as she did when she first ventured into the retail food business as a cashier. A “Jersey girl” through and through and middle child of five, Spires credits her parents—a father who was a truck driver and a mother who was a stay-at-home mom—for giving her “a quest for excellence.” And Spires is the first to express how grateful she is for the opportunities she claimed as a woman in the male-dominated retail food industry. At every milestone in a remarkable career that spans more than 30 years, Spires has acknowledged her unique journey of discovery with a one-of-a-kind set of accomplishments, some exceptional workplace mentors, a fierce commitment to education and a loving and supportive husband.

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“I started working for Acme as a cashier while I was in high school,” Spires says. “At the time, there were not any women in management, but I knew that is where I belonged and that somehow I would make it there.” Spires’ love for the food business fueled her desire to take every job opportunity from working the night shift to creating a floral department from scratch when she didn’t know a daisy from a daffodil. Spires’ commitment resulted in several Acme firsts for women—first produce manager, first assistant manager and first store manager. With diligence, a passion for dealing with customers and a steady trajectory of working throughout college, Spires became the first female management trainee her college graduation. Higher positions followed, including Vice President of Sales and Advertising, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration and Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, all of which led to her being named the President of Acme in 2006. I joined Kings Food Markets on April 1, 2010,” Spires explains. “I have always been an admirer of the brand and jumped at the opportunity when it was offered to me.” While at La Salle University as an undergrad, Spires met her husband Bob, whom she credits as her best friend and staunchest supporter. Giving back to the community is an important aspect of their lives. Spires sits on the Board of Directors at La Salle University, St. Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing and the New Jersey Food Council. Under her watch, Kings created the “Act Against Hunger” initiative that provides financial support to local community gardens that harvest fresh foods for donation to local soup kitchens and food banks. Additionally, Spires and her husband sponsor the Spires College Scholarship for Kings’ employees and their families.

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Echoing her father’s advice, Spires’ son, Robert, who works in the financial department at Campbell Foods, also upholds the family belief in community involvement. Spires explains, “My son is a Board Member of the Young Variety, a children’s charity in Philadelphia, where he volunteers his time at events and venues to create opportunities for handicapped and special needs children. To see his dedication, focus and enthusiasm is immensely gratifying.” In her current position as CEO and president of Kings, Spires’ expertise and professional track record has found new focus, as under her watch, she has put into motion plans to grow the Kings brand. “First, I took a long, hard look at what the company was doing right and used it as the platform for the vision and strategy moving forward,” she explains. “I then established a five-year growth plan to double the size of the company, employing the three ‘B’s’: Build, Buy and Better. Using this strategy, I, along with my amazing team, launched a company-wide rebranding effort and developed the 21st-century store format. Since then, we’ve successfully opened four of the reformatted stores and created a three-year plan, currently underway, to update our portfolio.” Living the words of wisdom handed down to her by her father, Judy Spires has proved herself an industry trailblazer by building on Kings’ tradition of excellence to make this upscale grocery chain into a world-class destination for discerning shoppers. s


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Our current favs: Savored—A deliciously easy way to save 15% to 30% at restaurants without pre-buying and printing certificates. Input desired time, date and location (North Jersey is a choice as is NYC) and voilà, available restaurants popup. Reservations can be made directly through the site. Uber—If you’re in Manhattan and there’s nary a cab in sight, no worries, your ride is on the way. Register a credit card with Uber and you can use your smartphone to book a pick-up on the fly. The app shows you where available drivers are and tells you the wait time. The cost depends on the vehicle; prices are lowest for a hybrid and go up for a black sedan or SUV.

If there’s a graduation, Sweet Sixteen, bridal shower or dinner party on your calendar, then a visit to The Pink Bungalow is in order. The unique merchandise mix will help you quickly find the ideal gift. You’ll find Alex and Ani Jewelry, Vera Bradley accessories, Big Buddha handbags, whimsical children’s décor and festive kitchen and barware. We loved the conversational pillows and clever wine bottle serving trays. Ridgewood, Caldwell, Upper Montclair and Madison,

Birding, Biking, Butterflies & Orchids Doris Duke’s opulent manor stands empty and tours no longer run, but the magnificent grounds of Duke Farms are yours to roam freely. Bring a picnic, a bike, a sketch book and binoculars and spend the day exploring. Hike or cycle on a mix of gravel and paved paths that wind past stonewalls, fountains, lakes, sculptures and the Orchid Range, a glass conservatory filled with orchids. The Orientation Center, repurposed from the estate’s Thoroughbred horse barn, is staffed with docents and houses a small exhibit area and café. Here you can pick up a map, enjoy interactive displays and a short film about the property. Bicycles, including three-wheeled models can be rented. Tram service with stops at the Old Foundation, Orchid Range and Great Meadow can be accessed here. Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ, 908-7223700, Trails are open from 8:30am to 6pm daily; closed Wednesdays. Free admission.


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What’s for Dinner? A light supper that’s fast, fresh, easy and delicious!

Cod with Warm Blueberry Mango Salsa

Fish: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Drizzle fish with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Place on prepared baking sheet. Combine cumin, ginger and salt; sprinkle evenly over fish. Bake fish 10 to 14 minutes or until cooked through.

Photograph/recipe courtesy of Drisco


Ingredients: 4 cod fillets, (6 to 7 ounces each) ½ teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoons ground ginger 1/8 to ¼ teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided ¼ cups finely diced red onion 1 package (6 ounces) Driscoll’s Blueberries ¾ cups diced fresh mango ¼ cups diced red bell pepper ¼ cups chopped cilantro 1 small serrano or jalapeño chili, minced Salsa: Heat remaining teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add red onion and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened.Stir in blueberries, mango, bell pepper and cook 1 to 2 minutes until berries just begin to soften.Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and jalapeño.Serve warm salsa over fish.

The Mobile Closet Oh, the perils of travel! Lost luggage, bed bugs, packing…unpacking… packing! NJ entrepreneur, Michael Bettua, solves these problems with an innovative line of luggage. The Move mobile closet is a lightweight hard-sided carry-on with a shelf and compartment system that keeps clothing accessible and organized. Once at your destination, simply unzip and hang in the closet.


At trip’s end, if you acquire souvenirs, the lining can be zipped out to become a tote.

If hungry deer make it challenging to add color to your landscape, consider hanging beautiful baskets instead of planting flowerbeds. Dig.Drop.Done, an online knowledge bank for flowering bulbs, suggests this striking mix of yellow calla lilies and begonias with annuals in purple and dusty green. Visit for more information on bulbs. Photo courtesy of Dig.Drop.Done.

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friendly event. Long Branch Pier Village, 1 Madison Avenue. For more information, email or visit

Shiela E. Performs

5th Annual NCJW Back 2 School Store The NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store enables economically disadvantaged children the opportunity to “shop” for brand new clothing, sneakers, school supplies and more in a one-day-only “store” setup. With the assistance of NCJW/Essex volunteer personal shoppers, each child is escorted throughout the departments to select pants, shirts, sneakers and more. Temple B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. For more information, visit

The Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City event brings Sheila E., performing with Joanna Burns and DJ Beverly Bond to NJPAC’s Theatre Square for this free concert event. 5pm. NJPAC Theatre Square, One Center Street, Newark. For more information, visit

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jersey Girl Triathlon 2013 This women’s only triathlon includes a 300 yard swim in the Atlantic Ocean, an 11 mile bike tour of Long Branch, NJ, and a 3 mile run along Ocean Avenue and back along the boardwalk. Race begins at 6:50am and is a very spectator-

Summer Yoga Series The American Yoga Academy and Greenwood Gardens present a summer yoga series for yogis of all experience levels. All you need for this class is a yoga mat and a towel. Every Tuesday through September 24. 9:15-10:15am. Greenwood

Gardens, 274 Old Short Hils Road, Short Hills. For more information or to register, visit

Thursday, August 8, 2013 Curator’s Talk: An Evening of Elegance 200 years of costumes for grand occasions from the Morris Museum collection. Join Curator Angela Sergonis for a behind the scenes look at the exhibition. Get an insight into how the exhibit was created and how the costumes are restored, stored and preserved. Light refreshments will be served. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. For more information or to register, call 973-971-3706.

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ry these easy solutions from top interior designer Lynn M. Masiello, CBD-CKD, Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer and President and CEO of LM Designs in Verona to implement water conservation.

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Q: Rather than taking fewer showers in the summer, is there a practical way for my family to reduce our water use? You can easily add a little item to your shower known as a “pause control valve.” Installed between the shower head and the shower arm, this device enables the bather to temporarily stop the flow of water while they lather up, thus conserving water. The quick flip of a switch turns the water back on again. Q: Can I add a hand shower to my existing shower, without invasive plumbing work? Yes and you actually have two options at your disposal: The first is to replace your existing showerhead with a hand shower by adding an accessory known as a “drop in, hand shower mount.” This device mounts to the end of the shower arm, creating a holder for the hand shower as well as the water that supplies it. If you want to conserve water, add a pause control valve, too! The second method is to install a “showerhead diverter valve,” which enables you to add a hand shower to your existing showerhead. This device mounts between the shower arm and the shower head, enabling you to switch back and forth between two fixtures that share the same water supply. Choose one that contains a cradle to hold the hand shower, or for a more permanent solution, choose a holder that mounts to the wall of the shower. Q: How do I choose a hand shower? There are so many choices! It’s true that there is a wide variety of hand showers on the market, in varying degrees of luxury and pricepoints. Some basic features to look for are multiple spray settings, easy-clean rubber nozzles and large-diameter spray faces. Whichever hand shower you ultimately choose, be sure to invest in a non-tangle, reinforced metal hose to avoid kinking and leaks.  For more great design ideas, contact her at: 973-857-1561; email, Find before and after photos, recommendations and more at



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to cook, laugh and eat delicious food including Grapefruit Ceviche and Pita Chips, Pan Seared Halibut with Black Bean Avocado Salsa, Grilled Chili Shrimp over Mango and Mixed Greens, Sweet Pepper Pilaf and Coconut Lemon Tartlets. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. For more information, call 973-258-4000.

Diana Ross Performs

Matchbox Twenty & The Goo Goo Dolls Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, was named “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard and is listed in the Guinness World Records as “the most successful female music artist in history. See her perform live. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. For more information, please visit

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John Mayer & Phillip Phillips Multi-platinum selling recording artist John Mayer is joined by Phillip Phillips for a wildly-popular summer tour. Time TBA. PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel. For tickets and information, please visit

Friday, August 23, 2013 Cheap Trick

Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls join forces for this wildly-popular summer tour, making a long-anticipated stop at PNC Bank Arts Center. Time TBA. PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116 Garden State

Since the 70s, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick remains a musical institution. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets, please visit (continued on page 34)

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Ask the Organizer By Mary Carlomagno


ven the most organized people confront organizing challenges. For me, it is the 35 paint cans in my basement that represent the former owners paint choices and my recent choices. I just can’t seem to muster the interest to sort those out. Now, I know how my clients feel when they are confronted with a sticky organizing problem. Instead of getting caught up in the anxiety over the task at hand, try visualizing the final result to motivate you. It worked for me!

What can I do about my medicine cabinet madness? My good friend Judi Rosenthal, an extremely organized financial planner told me about her medicine cabinet which is a number of different sized and shaped items. My suggestion for unlike items is to house them in uniform boxes to create a monochromatic look. We chose Lucite boxes, which also help identifying items faster. The key for unmatched items is choosing one type of container, which will create visual unity, and a sense of things fitting, even if they are odd shapes and sizes.

How do I make bill paying less time consuming? Many of my clients are addicted to keeping paper. There is no reason, (you heard me zero!) to keep the stub of the PSEG bill or Macys bill you paid. Keeping records is all about proof and these two examples do not prove that any action was taken. If you were to provide proof of payment, you would electronically find the transaction or call the bank for the canceled check. This kind of record keeping is time consuming and unnecessary. Leave the files for important documents like contracts, leases and things that cannot be replaced or retrieved.

I bought this antique chair at a flea market for $2 and painted it blue with paint from my basement.

My foyer is a fiasco, how can I make it neat? The entryway of a home is often the most unkempt place, when in reality it is so easy to fix. Establish a “honey I am home” return by finding permanent headquarters for the things you need: key hook, cell phone docking station, table for bag and mail. If you create a consistent routine, you not only keep your first point of entry to your house neat, but also have an easier time getting out of the door when it is time to go. 

Have a nagging organizing challenge, post your question to my Facebook page and you may be featured in an upcoming article!

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Chantelle Browne with her children Elise and Elijah


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POSE FOR THE CURE A Heartwarming Success Maya Lopez

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n Saturday, May 11, 2013, photographer Dan Epstein once again offered his “Pose for the Cure” event to area moms and their children to celebrate Mother’s Day. Since 2005, this nationally published photojournalist has been offering this Mother’s Day event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure in memory of his mother, whom he lost to Breast Cancer in 1990. Moms and their children pose for one of Epstein’s heartwarming portraits, and in lieu of a sitting fee, make a donation of any amount they wish to the Foundation to help fund Breast Cancer awareness and education. This year’s event was graciously hosted by Shag86 salon and its owner Gerald Ferraro, in Little Falls. “I’ll do anything to support this cause, and am glad to support Dan with this event,” Ferraro stated. Additional sponsors of the event were North Jersey Woman Magazine and Carol Gambale of West Street Interiors.

This year a new exciting feature was added: readers were able to vote for their favorite portrait on the North Jersey Woman Magazine website, and the winner will receive gifts from several of the sponsors. This year’s winner is Chantelle Browne with her children Elise and Elijah. All of the participants’ portraits from this year’s event can be seen at Highlights from previous years may also be viewed on Dan’s website: in the portrait gallery. This year’s event raised almost $1,000. And for moms who missed the May event, Dan has offered to donate a portion the sitting fee of any family portrait session made this summer to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. He can be contacted by calling 973-783-5149 or through his website,  website

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Gladys Knight and the O’Jays Perform

you! Enjoy a lavish, gourmet brunch and receive lessons from a golf pro at the gorgeous Preakness Hills Private Golf Course. Taking place during the Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing. 10am-2pm. Preakness Hills Private Golf Course, 1050 Ratzer Road, Wayne. For more information or to register, call 973-470-9300 or visit

Monday, September 16, 2013 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

An evening of classic Soul and R&B with two of the most enduring acts in American pop: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The O’Jays and the eight-time Grammy winner “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Steeped in the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings electrify music fans and critics alike with their explosive live shows and heartfelt music that returns soul music to its traditional 60s roots. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer Yoga Series

30th Annual NJRCC Golf Invitational and Lessons

The American Yoga Academy and Greenwood Gardens present a summer yoga series for yogis of all experience levels. All you need for this class is a yoga mat and

Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your golf game, this event is for

a towel. Every Tuesday through September 24. 9:15-10:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hils Road, Short Hills. For more information or to register, visit

Tea and BurgerCelebrating the 1990s New Jersey artist Carl Burger’s work hangs on permanent display at the Morris Museum. Come here Carl talk about some of his works from the 1990s. 1-3pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. For more information, please visit

Saturday, September 21, 2013 Morris Museum Centennial Celebration Join the Morris Museum in celebrating the Museum’s Centennial Anniversary at a black tie gala under a tent at the museum. This milestone event will highlight the Museum’s historic presence in the area and the essential role it has played in our cultural life. Time TBD. For more information, visit s

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Chemical Peels

Rejuvenate Skin Without Plastic Surgery By Nicole Canfora Lupo, photo by Dan Epstein


n the surface, the idea of a skin peel doesn’t sound appealing. But the noninvasive, economical treatment is rooted firmly in historical times. It’s been documented that even as far back as in ancient Egypt, Queen Cleopatra would frequently bathe in sour milk (which has lactic acid) to maintain her youthful look. Dr. Rosalie Curreri and the physicians and professionals at Mecca Integrated Medical in Fairfield can help you turn back the hands of time— minus the sour milk!—and start you on your journey to rejuvenation. Dr. Curreri is an expert in using Skin Medica peels and products and well versed in the best techniques to keep her clients looking as young as they feel. Together, you can reach your target goal.


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What happens when you get a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a rejuvenating skin treatment that uses an acid solution to enhance the skin’s appearance. This is accomplished by helping the skin turn over old cells by removing the dead, damaged top layer, thereby helping the smoother, fresher cells reach the surface. Performed in the office, the procedure aims to help with the elimination of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and uneven skin tone. Although most frequently reserved for the face, it’s useful on other areas such as the décolleté, hands, arms and legs.

Who benefits from this type of treatment? The ideal candidate is any healthy person who has realistic concerns and wants to improve the appearance of their skin. The age may range from teens with acne outbreaks to middle-aged clients who develop spots from the sun or melasma (discoloration) from pregnancy, early fine lines and wrinkles to older clients who want to reduce age spots, soften wrinkles and treat scarring and unevenness in skin tone. As with all cosmetic procedures, it’s suitable for both men and women!

Which kind of chemical peel is right for me? There are different levels of chemical peels: light, medium and deep. Each uses a different chemical to achieve its target of a brighter, tighter more youthful appearing skin. At Mecca, we offer the SkinMedica line of peel products targeting every clients concern. Each peel accomplishes different goals and is suitable for

patients with different comfort and experience levels. The Illuminize peel is a lighter “intro” peel appropriate for all skin types and a good first step for anyone not familiar or apprehensive about the procedure. It is offered in conjunction with our relaxing facial for those interested. The Vitalize peel, which targets the epidermis, or superficial skin layer, uses the addition of retinols to help deepen the peeling process. This is a two-step peel appropriate to help reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and uneven skin tone. The Rejuvenize peel, although similar in function to the Vitalize peel, has an intense component of peeling acids and retinol. This is recommended only after a Vitalize peel has been tolerated or by doctor discretion. This target patient demonstrated the next level of skin imperfection. Following any peel an intense moisturizing cream is necessary to rehydrate and restore skin’s moisture balance. Additional SPF is a must and avoidance of direct sun exposure is also highly recommended.

How is it applied? The process for light and medium peels is similar. Patients should arrive makeup-free, as the face or area targeted is first cleansed and then the chemical solution is applied. It remains on the skin for a designated amount of time depending on the type of peel used and the quality of the skin, usually 8 to 10 minutes, during which time the skin may feel warm and tingly. The solution is then washed off or neutralized. Overall, the procedure lasts 15 to 20 minutes. Deeper peels require longer application times—from 1 to 2 hours— because of the use of pretreatment sedation and topical numbing medication. s

Dr. Rosalie Curreri is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Curreri graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Trained as an internist, she was a resident and chief resident at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City. She now currently concentrates on aesthetic medicine, including Botox and filler injections, and practices in both New Jersey and New York. Dr. Curreri also performs trigger point injections; using a homeopathic inflammation-regulating drug (IRD), she injects one or several muscles at trigger point sights to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with inflammation or degenerative processes due to acute trauma.

Do You Dream About Launching Your Own Big Bold Business? READ THIS FIRST By Joyce Restaino

Passionate? Check. Focused? Check. Motivated? Check.


es, owning your own business sounds romantic, but it takes more than passion, focus, and motivation to be successful. The truth is, owning your own business is not for the faint of heart. If you’re like most start-ups, you’ll find yourself handling every aspect of running the business from marketing to selling to billing. If you think you’ll spend more time with your family, unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen. And if you’re a solo entrepreneur operating your business from your home, you’ll deal with isolation and the loneliness factor. Of course, there are legal matters to address, which start with naming your business and determining the best structure—sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC)—for your business. And if you’re operating a business from your home, you’ll want to check the local zoning laws. In addition, there are legal matters that tend to get overlooked because business owners don’t give them much thought. For instance, as a new business owner, you’ll want a website, so you’re most likely thinking about

who will develop it, design it, and write the copy. Before doing so, pay particular attention to Chapter 5, “Reduce Your Risks: Legal Advice for Your Business Life,” in the book Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success. In this chapter, Sandra L. Cohen, an attorney and partner at Epstein Cohen & Gilbert, says that to protect your business and keep your website up and running, you should own all code or software or have a license to use it; have your Web developer and/or designer transfer and assign all copyright ownership to you and state that he or she is not using someone else’s material; and post the terms and conditions that apply to your website, making sure that users agree to them. If you’re thinking about forming a partnership, Chapter 6, “Prenups—Not Just for Marriages,” by Geralyn Gahran Humphrey, the founder and principal attorney at The Humphrey Law Firm, is a “must” read. Humphrey points out the issues business owners

need to address before partnering. These include such money issues as start-up costs, future funding, and how the profits will be divided; percentage of ownership; titles and responsibilities of each partner; disaster planning; and an exit strategy, among others. To avoid problems—including ruined relationships—have a business agreement that protects the interests and investments of all involved parties. Yes, owning a business can be a dream come true, but to reap the rewards, understand the risks, realities, and responsibilities. For more advice and solutions for building and growing a business from 72 New Jersey women business owners, go to and click on the “our-books” tab to purchase the book. North Jersey Woman readers receive a 10% discount by entering the code BBBNJW. Note: The information in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Consult an attorney for advice regarding your particular situation.

Joyce Restaino, an awarding-winning writer and editor, is the editor of Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success.


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Varicose Veins Why They Worsen

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or men and women with varicose veins, summer is a very uncomfortable season, both emotionally and physically. The high heat and humidity call for shorter pants, skirts and dresses, not to mention swimsuits. Those with bulging or spidery veins often find showing their legs in public very difficult.

Compounding the problem, the very heat that makes one want to bare one’s legs actually worsens varicose veins. As Dr. David Greuner of Vein Centers of NYC Surgical Associates, with offices in New York City and West Caldwell, explains, “Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, which means that the veins in the leg have trouble sending blood back to the heart. This is because valves in the leg veins which normally prevent the blood from flowing backward are damaged or missing. During the summer, the body tries to divert blood flow to the body’s surface as a cooling mechanism; skin is an important organ for temperature regulation. The increased amount of blood in the surface veins can cause them to dilate and swell, which can result in more pain.” Fortunately, there are two simple treatment options offered to patients seeking to treat this problem. Dr. Greuner performs a procedure called Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (ERA). Unlike vein stripping, the painful and highly invasive procedure formerly performed to correct varicosity, ERA is minimally invasive and almost painless. A catheter with a special tip is inserted into the diseased vein. Using radio frequency energy, the tip gradually heats the vein to 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit), at which

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“Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, which means that the veins in the leg have trouble sending blood back to the heart. This is because valves in the leg veins which normally prevent the blood from flowing backward are damaged or missing.”

point the vein closes down. Blood will then flow through the nearest healthy vein. Additionally, Dr. Greuner reminds patients that each body and anatomy is unique, therefore he and his team will work to create a treatment plan that is suitable for each individual. “Some patients have anatomy more suitable treatment with a laser, while others are ideal candidates for ERA treatment,” he explains. “My team and I will work to make that determination and develop the plan that is best for you.” Because only local anesthesia is used, patients can go back to work the same day. Exercise is encouraged right away, and flying is allowed after two weeks. The only

post-surgical requirement is wearing surgical support stockings for two weeks afterward. Dr. Greuner stresses that this is not simply a cosmetic procedure, although the cosmetic benefit is considerable. Venous insufficiency causes leg cramping, swelling and fatigue, as well as itching and burning sensations. In addition, the longer the condition is left untreated, the more veins will become diseased, causing the patient to feel worse over time. He urges varicose vein sufferers to consider ERA: “With such a safe and effective treatment available, there is no reason to suffer through another summer.”  Second Quarter 2013 



Beauty in Balance: A Common Sense Approach to Cosmetic Surgery and Treatments


he loose, hanging skin on the upper arms can cause many women, including those who regularly exercise, to feel insecure. This issue, though not a health risk, can be repaired through a Brachioplasty, or arm lift, procedure. Here, Dr. Valerie J. Ablaza, M.D., a partner and Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group, explains the procedure and answers your most basic questions.

Valerie J. Ablaza, M.D. Plastic Surgery Group 37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973.233.1933 •


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I’m interested in having a Brachioplasty procedure. How can I determine if I’m a good candidate? Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to eliminate hanging skin from the upper arms. When you come into the office for a consultation appointment, we will evaluate your upper arms to assess the amount and location of the fatty tissue as well as the degree of skin laxity. If the skin is loose and has poor tone, an arm lift is the only procedure that will lead to a significant contour improvement. Liposuction is commonly performed prior to Brachioplasty to maximize the aesthetic result. In patients with relatively good skin tone, liposuction alone may be all that is recommended for contour improvement.

What does the procedure entail? In a standing position, we mark the area of excess skin to be removed. We usually place the incision on the inner surface of the upper arm, where it extends from your elbow to your armpit. After the excess skin and fat is removed, the remaining skin is brought together and








sutured and the incisions are covered with adhesive strips. We usually put drains beneath the skin before closure to eliminate excess fluid, depending on the amount of skin and fat removed. While you are still in the operating room, elastic bandages or some type of a compression garment is applied to help control swelling.

What are the risks of Brachioplasty? Will I have a scar? The scars from an arm lift are permanent and may be visible in any position other than when the arms are hanging at the sides. The pattern of the tissue to be removed is designed in such a way that the resulting scar cannot be seen from the front or back when your arms are held at your side. Incisions are sometimes made on the inner and under surface of your arm in a zigzag pattern for better healing. Women who have had a mastectomy are advised not to have an arm lift, since the surgery interrupts some of the lymphatic drainage and the combined procedures may cause the arm to swell permanently (lymphedema). People with a history of inflamed blood vessels in either arm should not undergo Brachioplasty. 

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Answering Your Questions About

Hypnotism Photo by Dan Epstein

Kathleen M. Lindert of Advanced Hypnosis Counseling is an Advanced Certified Hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. She can be reached at

What will I be asked during the initial interview? Some of the questions you will be asked are: What goals do you want to achieve? What will the elimination of these behaviors do for you? How will you know when you have achieved these goals? How will this impact your life? What new behaviors would you like to see yourself doing to help achieve these goals? Are you ready to change? May I help you obtain your goals so you can be free, happy and confident?

What happens to me when I’m hypnotized? The first thing that I want to make clear is that you are not out of control. Hypnosis is not mind control. You will remember what happens and you will not do anything that you would not

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COUNSELING Your mind is like a sponge, so every time you listen or practice hypnosis, the new positive behaviors become more deeply entrenched in your brain.

want to do. Some people think that they will be “zombie-like” and that is not even close to reality. Hypnosis is really a relaxed state of mind, and the only way that you can ever be hypnotized is by allowing yourself to relax. I will utilize and teach you techniques to help you overcome the stress or anxiety related to your situation. Then, together we agree on the new changes and I write it up in a script using new positive language with new ways that you will handle yourself and your life from now on. You hear exactly what I am going to say to you so you are much more relaxed from the start. We also let go of the past ways that you handled things. Your old behaviors have not helped you become happier, healthier, richer or sexier.

How do you hypnotize me? Are the results permanent? I hypnotize a person with my voice. It is like I am telling you a wonderful story all about you and the new way you are going to live, act and react. Because it is what you want, the changes can happen easily and











effortlessly. You hear a story and agree to the new ways you are going to live, act and react. How much better can that get? Your mind and body like the way they feel and because it is what you truly want, you give yourself permission to now be this way. You feel better, and because I record the session, you continue to reinforce these new ways every evening before you go to bed, allowing the changes to continue to grow and be a part of you easily and effortlessly. With some individuals, the suggestions work forever; with others, additional sessions will be needed to reinforce the new positive behaviors. The results of hypnosis are cumulative, and most of my clients see me for two to three sessions. The more you practice and listen to a personalized CD, the greater effect it will have on changing your old behavior and replacing it with the desired behavior. Your mind is like a sponge, so every time you listen or practice hypnosis, the new positive behaviors become more deeply entrenched in your brain, allowing the positive changes to happen so you can achieve your goals. 


The Right I

t may not seem like much, but the right haircut can serve as a pick-me-up, boosting your selfconfidence while turning heads. No one knows this better than Jen Martinez, Master Stylist and Education Director at Shag86 in Little Falls, who believes the stylistclient relationship needs to be nurtured—not only for the benefit of the clients who leave the salon as satisfied customers, but also for the stylist who gains satisfaction from a job well done. In addition to answering questions here, you can pick Martinez’s brain on her Facebook page at JenniferMartinezShag86

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Stylist Makes All the Difference


When I call to make an appointment at a salon, they tell me they have stylists at several different “levels,” but I don’t know what that means! Can you clear this up for me? Designed to highlight a hairstylist’s years of experience, the “level” system often indicates how much education they’ve had throughout their career. My advice to you on this matter is never to choose your stylist solely based on the best price. You may need to choose a higher-level stylist to ensure your hair is taken care of by the person who can best handle your hair type. Clients with more difficult hair types, such as super-curly, coarse, very frizzy or baby-fine, usually see better results from the shears of a stylist with more years under his/her belt. Your salon experience should be an amazing one, from start to finish, and when matched with the right stylist, this is usually the case. It’s also important that when you call to make an appointment, you are asked questions about you and your needs so the salon can match you with a stylist who is perfect for you.

I made an appointment with my stylist, and I want a new look, but I don’t know how to express to him/her what I want or if it will look good on me. What is the best way for me to explain to my stylist what I want? This is a very interesting question! Bringing a picture with you to a salon is a great idea, since it can give your stylist an idea of what you’re looking for, but always keep in mind that the person in the picture may have very different hair than you do. The thickness or texture of








your hair and whether it’s wavy, curly or straight are all factors that need to be considered when you are bringing a picture. Also, face shape can play a big role in how a hairstyle will look. If your face is oval and the person in the image has a round face, the cut may need to be adjusted. The stylists I train are always taught that you should take the client’s ideas and infuse your knowledge and ideas to come up with a style that best fits the client. The stylist you choose should have enough expertise to describe to you in detail the looks that will be right for you, and most important, the looks that will not be right for your hair type or face shape. Putting your faith in a stylist’s opinion is a very important bond that you need to have, and trust is key.

I am considering a career in hairstyling, and I’m wondering: How will I keep myself fresh and excited about what I’m doing every day in the long term? This is such an easy question for me, because I am the biggest advocate for this field. I have been a hair designer for 17 years, and I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that I would end up in a career where I’d never “work” a day in my life. It’s an amazing feeling when you love what you do. I can honestly say that doing hair and doing it well is a gift, and I have a passion for it that fuels me every day. Keep yourself fresh by constantly updating your education, keeping up with the current trends, and reviewing fashion. Always be able to give your clients exciting new ideas to consider. When you’re a stylist, you are a part of a team, a family—and there’s no limit to where you can take your career! 

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Red, White & Blueberry Classic American colors find new glory in modern silhouettes

By Judi Rothenberg




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4 1 Layered to Perfection Silk chiffon tie-dye dress with white leather straps, $303,

2 Hero Totes Dooney & Burke Lambskin shopper, $248; Striped Sidney tote, navy/cream or cream/navy, Kate Spade, $318, both at

3 Nail It “Come to Bed Red”—a vampy duo of lip and nail color from, $25 for the set

4 The Great White Way Bikini separates that aren’t too teeny, the Oasis retro top is available in cup sizes from A/B to F and the fold down bottom in sizes XS–XL.

5 Hey Sailor


Jaunty high heeled clogs with nautical rope accent, Dsquared Vacchetta Clog, $595,

6 The Patriotic Pooch Genuine leather collar embellished with stars custom crafted for larger dogs, neck sizes 12 to 24 inches, $58-$84

7 Cross in the Middle Supple Italian leather cross-body bag $185,


8 Posh at the Pool Salvatore Ferragamo Bali white sandal with bow, $165,

9 Beach Buddies Havianas Aloha flip-flop, $26,

10 Simple Chic Easy elegance in two pieces, the silk crepe de chine Victor tank, $112, paired with the Tamar skirt in white linen and silk, $281,

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Hike Your Way to a

Healthy Summer By Melissa Kane


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t’s no secret that fresh air and exercise can do a body good. Combining the two, however, can be even better. In this area, hiking trails are plentiful, and there are distinct advantages to strapping on your hiking shoes and hitting the trials. In fact, for the average-sized adult woman, hiking can burn up to 370 calories per hour and can reduce her chances of an early death by up to 40 percent. Additionally, aerobic exercises such as hiking can improve your cardiovascular health, lower your risk of diabetes and certain types of cancers and even help you get a better night’s sleep. Here is a look at some of the area’s most popular hiking trails.

The Lenape Trail

Eagle Rock Reservation Loop, Essex County This loop hike circles the Eagle Rock Reservation, located on the border of West Orange and Montclair, consists of footpaths and unpaved roads, and ultimately reaches a panoramic viewpoint over the New York City skyline. This hike traverses the 408-acre reservation with 3.5 miles of trails and allows dogs on leases. The footpaths and dirt roads on this hike have gentle grades, and the is suitable for novice hikers and families.

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The trails within Pyramid Mountain, located in Montville, just a stone’s throw away from Essex County, are perfect for beginning hikers. Just over 4.5 miles round trip, the trails of Pyramid Mountain easily link to the trails of the larger Turkey Mountain and offer a variety of wildlife and natural rock formations of interest. Pyramid Mountain’s trails offer hikers a variety of clearly marked paths to choose from as well as a visitor’s center, clear views of the Taylortown Reservoir and, on a clear day, views of the New York City skyline.

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Liberty State Park


Hudson County’s Liberty State Park offers hikers three miles of waterfront hiking, biking and walking trails. Boasting unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the New York City skyline and unfettered access to national landmarks and monuments, Liberty State Park is also the home of Liberty Science Center and a historical museum.

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Patriot’s Path

Liberty Water Gap Trail, Morris County Spanning over 35 miles across Morris County from Whippany at the border of East Hanover all the way west to Chester, Patriot’s Path’s landmarks include the Whippany Rail Museum, Ford Mansion (Washington’s Headquarters), Fosterfields, Electric Brook Falls and the Schooley’s Mountain overlook, and more. The path offers separate trails for bikes and hikers, and can be accessed from multiple municipalities within the state, with trails acceptable for hikers of varied experience. For more information on the area’s hiking trials, please visit, or


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Road-trip to Rhode Island By Judi Rothenberg

A view from the Cliff Walk


scaping with girlfriends? Looking for a place to bring the kids? Need a little romance rehab? Newport is a sure-fire destination.

From its bustling harbor to its magnificent beaches and opulent mansions, Newport, “the City on the Sea”, genuinely offers something for everyone. The historic waterfront town is pedestrian friendly and lined with art galleries, trendy boutiques and restaurants. Stately yachts and America’s Cup racers bob up and down alongside humble fishing boats in the picturesque harbor. Here you can charter a vessel for the day or board a sightseeing schooner for a sail around Narragansett Bay. For more info:

MANSIONS A tour of “summer cottages” will give you a peek into the lives of America’s wealthiest families during the Gilded Age. Eleven estates, including Marble House and the Breakers, are open to view. Each one, a design masterpiece, was constructed from the finest materials, including marble, gold leaf and carved wood and filled with exquisite furnishings and art. FOR KIDS: Some of these tours may be tiresome for kids and strollers are not allowed. The Green Animal Topiary Garden may be a better bet, kids can explore 80 fanciful topiaries in the shapes of animals, birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs. FOR GIRLFRIENDS: The Preservation Society of Newport County’s annual costume exhibition at Rosecliff will have 11 dresses on exhibit including a 1925 evening gown by Callot Soeurs of Paris. 52 

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The Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile path that snakes behind the mansions along the rocky shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of it is paved, making it suitable and fun for all ages.

FOR KIDS: 1st Beach is where the action is! There’s a carousel, playground, food (lobster rolls!) and a skateboard park. FOR GROWN-UPS: 2nd Beach is a little quieter and there’s a little less seaweed. If you’re looking for more of a “scene” head over to the Atlantic Beach Club for live music, drinks, patio dining and volleyball. Courtesy of Rhode Island Tourism Division

WHERE TO STAY: FOR COUPLES: Cap off a day of bike riding and vineyard hopping (there are several nearby) with an indulgent stay at the Chanler Hotel. The historic 1873 mansion welcomes guests with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cliff Walk. Sumptuous guest quarters have the opulent décor of a bygone era and are exquisitely appointed with period details, fireplaces and canopy beds. Spoil yourselves with a butler drawn bath strewn with fresh rose petals. No need to leave the premises for a romantic dinner. The elegant dining room, Spiced Pear, offers award winning gourmet cuisine. They are known for their ‘New England Tasting Menu’, (six or nine courses) which may include gems like Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with local radishes, cucumber noodles, petite greens, soy pearls and a ginger wasabi vinaigrette and British Columbia King Salmon accompanied by hedge hog mushrooms, organic baby fennel, favas, garbanzos and parsnip mousseline. 866.793.5664,

FOR GIRLFRIENDS AND FAMILIES: Complimentary champagne at check-in, yoga on the rooftop, a quintessential English tea and a heavenly spa make the Vanderbilt Grace an ideal spot for girlfriends to gather. There’s even a Gluten-free Spa Getaway Package that includes a glutenfree cooking class with the Chef, gluten-free breakfast and snacks in the room and an aloe vera spa treatment. The luxury hotel, carved from a hundred year old mansion, is in the heart of Newport on a quiet street providing a relaxing haven while keeping guests close to the action. There are 33 rooms and suites with flexible floorplans, kitchenettes, coffee machines, as well as flatscreen TVs and free WiFi. The Newport Family Getaway Package – gives families room to spread out with a connecting suite for the children at half price. A bedtime snack trolley rolls to kids’ rooms stocked with cookies, popcorn, fruit and cereal. Kids can splash in the indoor or outdoor pool, watch movies on the roof, join a scavenger hunt or take lessons at the nearby International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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