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LOCAL BUZZ Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County

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L O C A L FA S H I O N Painterly prints are spring’s hottest trend.

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G AT H E R I N G S Photos from recent charity and social events

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AT H O M E Local experts’ tips for getting a jump on your spring landscaping needs

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POWER FOOD Discover the histor y and health benefits of artichokes.

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TA S T E S Local restaurateurs Drew and Tracy Nieporent of the Myriad Restaurant Group tell us their favorite dining spots.

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Demystifying French wines and choosing with confidence

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FINANCIAL BALANCE Top ways to save on insurance

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BERGEN LIVING Gorgeous estates currently on the market

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SHOP CONSCIOUSLY! Sleep Apnea /Snoring

Implants/ Missing Teeth

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What’s your favorite boutique, coffee shop or restaurant? I’ll bet you’ve named a business in your neighborhood that is owned by a local individual—not a national corporation. What makes going in there so special? Is it the exceptional ser vice, the unique products and atmosphere — or does the owner know you by name? Now more than ever (given our shaky economy and the cookie-cutter chains that seem ever more ubiquitous) it is impor tant to shop and buy locally. Our local stores are the backbone of our community because money spent locally is reinvested right here, ensuring that our main streets continue to have the charming character we love. The importance of shopping locally is a major cause of ours here at Bergen Health & Life. Check out our feature “Shop Local” (page 38) where we’ve listed the top indie shops in 17 categories. We and our team of reporters in the know had a very hard time editing this down to the top 10 in each category—there just weren’t enough pages! (Perhaps you’ll think we missed one— be sure to e-mail us and let us know—maybe your choice will make it into the next guide.) This month’s health topic is something you may have contemplated—cosmetic surgery. Our article featuring advice from top local surgeons (page 47) will help you make educated decisions as we cover the many procedures and their costs. There is so much more in this issue to discover—from expert advice from top landscapers on how to prep your garden for its spring awakening to our column demystifying French wines. And don’t miss our list of this spring’s “must” events in Bergen County. Enjoy!

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Go to bergenhealthandlife. com/bergenshopping to view and download the “Shop Local” ar ticle featured on page 38. E-mail it to your friends and plan your own retail therapy day in the neighborhood.

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The search is on for Bergen Health & Life’s first-ever “Picture of Health” cover girl and guy to grace our June issue! We’re looking for a local man and woman who are passionate about leading a healthy and balanced life. Visit bergenhealthandlife.com/ covercontest to enter!

Want to know more about things happening in the neighborhood? Go to our site to check out the daily Community Calendar. Let your neighbors know of local events by submitting information using the online entr y form.

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If so, you could grace the cover of our June issue! For our first-ever “Picture of Health” contest, we’re looking for a Bergen County woman and man who are healthy in body, mind and spirit. They’ll be the kind of people who take care of themselves from the inside out, exemplifying physical and emotional wellness. They’ll strive to lead harmonious lives despite life’s everyday stresses, and they’ll enjoy the satisfaction of giving back to the community. The winners will take part in a professional photo shoot for their story in the magazine and appearance on Bergen Health & Life’s cover! All entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Bergen County. Entries must be received by March 15.

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St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Irish Eyes Imports (201.445.8585, celticpride.com), a treasure trove of goods from the Emerald Isle. The store moved from Ridgewood to a larger outlet in Westwood, and that means a greater selection of delicate Belleek china, Water ford and Galway crystal, traditional hand-knit Aran sweaters, Nicholas Mosse pottery straight from his Kilkenny studio and an array of accessories per fect for personalization. Owners Tara and Gene Callaghan are also stocking some favorite Irish foods like black pudding, Kerrygold butter and rashers. This shop is a per fect destination whether you’re seeking a claddagh ring, a crystal candlestick or a pint-size T-shirt proclaiming Celtic pride.

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Who needs H&H when we’ve got Joe’s Broadway Bagels (94 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, 201.746.6257) right here in Bergen County? And the “Joe” behind the operation? He’s Joe Esposito, and he’s become a Pascack Valley personality, not just for turning out great bagels, but also for giving back to the community. Esposito donates bags full of bagels to sports teams trying to rack up funds for everything from lighting the fields to buying equipment. He takes out every possible booster ad (“I never say no to anyone!” he declares), and one of his pet projects is Pascack Pioneers, a Pascack Valley High School organization devoted to robotics. When he found out that the program needs $40,000 a year to stay afloat, he named a sandwich after it. Now any time the Pascack Pioneer is ordered, a dollar goes to the cause. “I read the local papers, and whenever I see somebody worthy of recognition, I cut out the article, laminate it and name a sandwich for him or her; it stays on sale for a week,” Esposito says. He shares credit with his staff for the friendly vibe at his shop: “My customers tell me that the staff is always smiling,” he says. “That makes me feel good.”

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QIGONG Dr. Oz swears by it. And because his personal guru, Sifu Karl Romain, a world champion master, has set up shop in Edgewater, you too can benefit from the gentle stress-busting benefits of qigong, an ancient Chinese practice that uses controlled breathing and slow, controlled movements to enhance the flow of qi, life energy, throughout the body. Romain, who appears on Dr. Oz’s You: Staying Young Workout DVD, says, “breathing correctly is the most important goal of qigong. Unlike chest breathing, which can sometimes heighten stress and anxiety, deep belly breaths bring on instant calm.” And because you don’t need to be in top shape or have any special equipment, once you know the routine, it can be done anywhere. Try a class at Romain’s Kung Fu Academy (201.840.1133, edgewaterkungfu.com).

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For a hit of Rembrandt, you might visit the Met; for Matisse, MOMA. And for African art that spans that continent? Try The African Art Museum of the SMA Fathers (201.894.8611, smafathers.org/ museum) right here in Tenafly. Since its founding in 1856, the Societatis Missionum ad Afros (Latin for the Society of African Missions) has worked to preserve the arts and culture of the native peoples it serves. Hence, the SMA Fathers not only acquired artwork but also commissioned African artists to create new Christian-based works. And here on a tree-lined street in a stained-glass hallway attached to a Roman Catholic church, you’ll find a remarkable collection, some 1,000 pieces strong, that includes masks from Liberia and Sierra Leone, cola-nut bowls from Nigeria, an apron from South Africa, a hunter’s shirt from West Africa and more. The Tenafly facility is one of five SMA museums in the world—there are two others in France and one each in Italy and the Netherlands—and it’s a jewel to be polished and appreciated time and again. Admission is free and the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Pint-size exercise

Still shudder over that basketball shot you missed in middle school? Maybe you just didn’t get physical early enough. Unlike the P.E. classes of yore, the latest exercise craze, kiddie gyms (featuring equipment and activities tailored to tots as young as 4 months old), can give children a fun rather than competitive perspective on fitness, make physical activity second nature and, say proponents, boost coordination and confidence. “We encourage exploration and risk-taking, like climbing a ‘mountain’ made of mats,” says Renee Tokarski, program director at The Little Gym in Englewood. “And every little achievement—a forward roll, a walk on the balance beam—gets a ‘ta-da!’” By the time kiddie-gymsters reach grade school, they’re pumped to take part in the activity of the day. Want to give your little one a leg up? Check out one of these local programs:

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revolution on wheels The 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year isn’t an ultra-fast spor ts car, an SUV or a luxury sedan. Instead, it’s an American-as-apple-pie Chevy—one that comes with a plug. The long-awaited Volt, a hatchback hybrid, recharges fully in 10 hours—all you have to do is plug it into any standard 120V outlet. The single charge will take you 35 miles before a gas-powered generator kicks in, creating electricity

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comfort.” Let’s not forget one of the best ownership perks of all: dodging sticker shock at the pump. Chevy estimates it’ll cost the average commuter just $1.50 a day to get to work—gasfree! Check out the Volt at Englewood Chevrolet (201.871.0606, englewood chevrolet.com), Schumacher Chevrolet (866.268.7230, schumacherchevy.net) or Gearhart Chevrolet (973.627.0900, gearhartchevy.net).

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LOCAL BUZZ

B E C O M E A L I F E S AV E R CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) recently celebrated its 50th birthday, so what better time than now to get certified? The idea of using mouthto-mouth resuscitation on drowning victims was first dreamed up in the mid-1700s by the Dutch, and 150 years later, German physician Friedrich Maass documented the first chest compression in humans. But it wasn’t until 1954 that James Elam and Peter Safar brought the techniques together, and when the American Heart Association (AHA) started a CPR program for physicians in 1960, the seeds of modernday CPR training for the public were planted. Starting CPR

immediately when someone suffers cardiac arrest doubles or even triples the chances of survival, according to the AHA. Whether or not it’s a skill you one day use on friends, family or a stranger, you’ll be happy to have had it in your first-responder arsenal. Find a class convenient for you by: CALLING A HOSPITAL: Englewood Hospital: 201.894.3875 Hackensack University Medical Center: 201.996.3792 Holy Name Medical Center: 201.227.6254 GOING ONLINE: American Heart Association’s ECC Class Connector: heart.org The Pocket First Aid & CPR app for the iPhone includes first aid procedures from the American Heart Association.

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Maybe it’s the wear and tear on your hands, hair where you don’t want it or spider veins. Whatever irks you about your appearance, chances are there’s a cosmetic procedure that can help. At LaserCosMedix (201.664.8663, lasercosmedix.com), lasers, fillers and other high-tech treatments can alleviate most any cosmetic bother. What’s more, the brand-new Emerson facility was designed with a tranquil green, gold and brown color scheme to dissolve any pre-procedure jitters. “While they wait, patients can sip a cup of tea in our tranquility room, where the lights are dim and the décor is soothing,” says the facility’s owner and medical director, Laurene DiPasquale, M.D.

It’s a snap now that Venture Photography, the acclaimed British portrait studio, has made it to this side of the (Ridgewood duck) pond! At Venture (201.857.4410, venturephoto graphy.com), you can forget about “say cheese” smiles and stiff poses and get ready for a fun session sure to capture your unique personality. Venture’s secret: In a pre-sitting meeting, photographers ask about ever y thing from your favorite pastimes to your cherished objects in order to produce compositions that let your true self shine through. And you’ll be involved ever y step of the way, defining the concept and choosing display options. It’s a photography experience that doesn’t simply capture memories but creates them too.

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1 Channel your inner bohemian in Leifsdottir’s silk Serpent Charmer Wrap Blouse, $298. Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920. 2 There is no better way to wear the maxidress trend than by sporting an eye-catching print. Alice + Olivia Avindale Dress, $396. Saks Fifth Avenue, Hackensack, 201.646.1800. 3 Why not give your black bag a rest and try one with a colorful (yet subdued) print? This MARC by Marc Jacobs nylon Tate Tote in pebble multi, $178, is neutral enough to take everywhere. Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122. 4 Feel ultra-feminine in Blumarine’s Abito Dress from the company’s spring/summer 2011 collection. Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500. 5 A fresh take on the classic ballet flat, C ynthia Vincent’s vibrant, canvas Hue-Cobbled Flats, $198, will add flair to even your most basic ensemble. Anthropologie, Woodcliff Lake, 201.391.4321. 6 Jimmy Choo’s wool, silk and cashmere blend Sammy Scar f, $450, is an easy way to wear a painterly print. Gito, Englewood, 201.541.7330. 7 The Linsey Sweater by Goddis, $216, is destined to be a wardrobe staple. Wear it with jeans, to yoga class or even over your swimsuit. Maluka, Wyckoff, 201.485.8393. —ALLISON ANDERSON

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Trends come and go, but you’ll always find the personal touch at Hamrah’s A lot has changed since Mary Hamrah opened Hamrah’s in Cresskill in 1957. It evolved from a family department store to a women’s boutique with a small selection of baby clothes and home and gift items. Today’s owners—Mary’s daughters, Lilli and Joyce—keep up with the changing fashions in everything from casual wear to special-occasion dresses. But one thing has remained the same in Hamrah’s 54 years: the impeccable customer service the shop offers.

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What makes your shop and your selection of merchandise unique? Joyce: We do all the buying ourselves, according to our tastes. Our customers don’t like to shop at the mall, going store to store. They like to come in and be outfitted and waited on. Besides clothing, we select accessories that will make an outfit, including jewelry, belts and handbags. We also have home items—beautiful pewter trays and candles, for example, and books. Customers rely on us for the things we choose. Lilli: We always buy with our customers in mind. We make sure we select items that will make our women feel good about themselves. What styles and brands do you carry?

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look. We always have a lot of dresses because our women like femininity. They can put on a dress for any occasion and feel finished. You can find wonderful dresses by Celine, Lanvin, Marni, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Rick Owens. We also do a lot of our own private labels. What keeps you in business? Lilli: Our ability to change. We were known for our children’s wear in the ’70s and ’80s, but we had so much more of a demand for women’s wear that we downsized our children’s boutique. The presentday “mall-ization” leaves people wanting something unusual. We keep up with styles and trends, but we interpret them and personalize them for our customers.

when they have an affair coming up and don’t want to show up wearing the same dress as somebody else. How did the store get started?

My father died when we were very young, so my mother opened a little department store so we could be all together. We used to come after school to help out—we were always interested in the store and excited about it. My mother always involved us with buying and day-to-day operations. It wasn’t her store; it was our store. We took over the store in our 20s and continued to keep her involved until she passed away last year.

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You’ve been an integral part of the area

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for so long. How else do you contribute

Many of our salespeople have been with us for 10 to 20 years, so they know their customers’ individual styles. They work like personal stylists. We will show the associates pictures of what we found in New York or Europe, and one will say, “This might be good for my customer in Upper Saddle River.” They also do not work on commission. We want our salespeople to focus on helping the customer find the perfect pieces and not worry about how much they’ll make off a sale. Joyce: We also do personal shopping. Customers like that option

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send your ideas for “shop local leader” to shoplocalleader@wainscotmedia.com.

We’re involved with Table-to-Table, which collects prepared food from supermarkets and restaurants and delivers it to shelters. We also work with the wellness center at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Women in Philanthropy and the Youth Counseling Service, which houses poor, abused children in Hackensack and runs youth programs. We host selling events to support these organizations and donate the proceeds to them. And when organizations have auctions or drives, we try to donate merchandise. —jessica Solloway

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TENNIS FESTIVAL Brookside Racquet and Swim Club and The Rutherford Elks Brookside Racquet and Swim Club in Allendale, January 15, brooksideracquetandswimclub.com At the 7th annual Brookside Invitational Charity Platform Tennis Festival, participants competed in a platform tennis tournament, ate delicious food and enjoyed live entertainment to raise funds for several charitable organizations.

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LOCAL LANDSCAPE EXPERTS TELL HOW TO BRING BACK THE LUSH BEAUT Y THAT’S BEEN AWAITING YOU OUTSIDE ALL WINTER

Spring cleaning isn’t only about your home’s interior. What’s outside—from your garden to your pool—needs to be properly awakened from its winter slumber. Once you dig in, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty (literally), you can get your garden looking like something out of a landscape design book. Remember though, that sometimes gardening requires Zen-like patience. “You have to be careful in early spring,” says

Gail Tunis, garden designer and head of garden maintenance and design for Borst Landscape and Design in Allendale. “The weather can surprise you. We’ve had snow and frost in April.” Once the temperature starts to climb, you can begin creating your outdoor sanctuary. Follow these 10 rules of (green) thumb from top landscapers in Bergen County to get your garden spring-ready:

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“AFTER A ROUGH WINTER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO CHECK THE INTEGRITY OF THINGS.” — CHRIS CIPRIANO

on your investigator’s hat and inspect yo u r p ro p e r t y. “Af te r a ro u g h w i nte r, it’s im p o r ta nt to c h e c k th e i nte g r i t y of things,” says Chris Cipriano, president of Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools and Landscaping in Ramsey. “If you have a wo o d e n d e c k, fo r ex a m p l e, c h e c k fo r mold.” T his is also a good time to se e if there are any cracks in the swimming pool, dead plants or trees that need replacing, or anything else that is out of sor ts af ter the snow and freezing temperatures. Once you know what needs fixing, you can devise a plan.

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“PERK UP YOUR CURB APPEAL BY PLANTING COOLTEMPERATURE ANNUALS.” — GAIL TUNIS

3 PRUNE PERENNIAL PLANTS.

Perennial plants survive the winter thanks to their underground roots. As they return to life, you should cut them back to promote healthy growth if you haven’t done so already in the fall. Ornamental grasses, Russian sage, black-eyed susans and butter fly bushes are among the plants that should be pruned in spring. Timing is everything when pruning. Woody ornamentals such as lavender, for example, have to be cut back in late spring or you risk losing the plant, says Tunis. But take

care: Improper pruning, such as cutting the flower buds off hydrangeas, is a common mistake among first-time gardeners, warns Knapp. When in doubt, go online and research your perennials to find out how and exactly when to prune each.

4 FERTILIZE YOUR PL ANTS.

Now is the time to nourish your plants. These days, thanks to the “green” movement, there’s more interest in composting than ever before. Using organic material from your own garbage (think eggshells and lef tover salad) as fer tilizer will work if you turn over your compost pile before applying it, says Cipriano. Another idea is to use animal manure from pigeons, horses or cows, which you can buy at your local nurser y in a ready-to-use form. It’s important to apply the right fertilizer for your particular plants and what you hope to accomplish. Tunis suggests Osmocote for balanced soil, Plantone for perennials and Perlite to prevent the reduction of soil pore space and promote root expansion.

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their clients often ask them to add a little color to their gardens, and you can do the same. Perk up your curb appeal by planting cool-temperature annuals, which can stand up to the frost, such as pansies, violas, primroses or snapdragons, says Tunis. Early spring is the per fect time to split your perennials, adds Knapp, to get more pla nts out of the m a nd move them to other parts of the garden. “This is the window Mother Nature gives us,” he says.

in the early morning or in the evening. (In June, be gin wate r ing t w ic e da il y.) Your sprinkler clocks have to be set accordingly, and you’ll want to make sure they’re turned on and working properly. Switching to a low-volume sprinkler head will help you conserve water, says Cipriano, who recommends a Hunter ICC clock, which adjusts the level of watering according to the weather.

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be tempted to clean out your gutters at the very start of spring, but wait until around the third week in May after the pollen has fallen, says Knapp, because pollen clogs gutters. Then have them cleaned of debris and washed out.

if you do not have pests in your garden, you may want to take preventive measures by applying pesticides. There are many options, from spraying a fine dust to adding ladybugs to control other insects. Two organic treatments to try are insecticidal soap and hot pepper wax spray. You can search online to find the method or product that is right for your garden and then follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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and pathways. Re-stain wood decks, make sure pathways are free of limbs and debris left over from winter storms, and replace any light bulbs that no longer work. You might want to try fiber-optic spotlights, which can be placed in water features, too, and come in a variety of colors, says Cipriano.

10 Prep the pool. A lthough

early spring is too soon for a swim in this area, some people open their pools simply for the look of it. Knapp says he likes to open his in April. “You get to see what the water is like, if anything got in the pool over the winter or if any algae grew,” he explains. “You can also test and adjust the PH levels well ahead of schedule, and you can use the hot tub if you have one.” Cipriano recommends having your pool’s special features such as waterfalls, fountains and infinity edges, plus drain covers, lighting and tile surfaces inspected annually by the builder or a pool professional. “If all aspects of the pool are inspected at the time of opening, small issues can be resolved so they won’t become larger problems during the season,” he says. Whatever you do, don’t put off prepping your garden. “The earlier you get started, the better,” says Knapp, “because if you wait too long, the good landscapers will be booked and the plants will be gone. By the end of winter, you should get the wheels in motion for whatever you want to do outside.” —francesca di meglio

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Why head to the mall when you can find ever y thing you need nearby in local stores? We’ve scoured the area to bring you 143 of the best independent shopping destinations in Bergen County. Competition was fierce, and we couldn’t include everyone, but we strove to select the stores that feature great products, unique items that are often hard to find elsewhere and stellar customer service. No matter what

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GRANNY’S ATTIC 619 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.632.0102 grannysatticnj.com

STERLING ASSOCIATES INC. 70 Herbert Ave. Closter 201.768.1140 antiquenj.com

BOYD’S INTERIORS 599 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.389.3900

PANGEA ANTIQUE ARTS 35 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.4199

TOP PICK: WHITE ELEPHANT

BROWNSTONE MILL ANTIQUES CENTER 11 Paterson Ave. Midland Park 201.445.3074 GARDNER’S ANTIQUES 329 Broadway Westwood 201.664.0612

TOP TWO AND PAINTING: SHUTTERSTOCK. GALLERY: COURTESY OF BORGHI FINE ART. BOTTOM: COURTESY OF LULU’S ARMOIRE

FIELDSTONE FINE ART GALLERY 147 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.962.3636 fieldstonefinear t.com

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antiques

THE ANTIQUE AND DESIGN CENTER 300 Route 17 Upper Saddle River 201.825.1008 antiqueanddesigncenter.com

612 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.675.0154

SECOND HAND TREASURES 76 Lake Ave. Midland Park 201.307.9128 STAN’S ANTIQUES 583 Anderson Ave. Clif fside Park 201.945.4679

MIDDAY GALLERY 8 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.568.4454 middaygaller y.com

art galleries

GALLERY 270 270 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.4113 10 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.4113 galler y270.com

THE MIKHAIL ZAKIN GALLERY AT THE ART SCHOOL AT THE OLD CHURCH 561 Piermont Rd. Demarest 201.767.7160 tasoc.org/galleries

GATE HOUSE FRAMEMAKERS 394 Franklin Ave. Wyckof f 201.891.4499 gatehousegalleries.net

SADDLE RIVER GALLERY 10 Grand Ave. Englewood 201.871.8787 saddlerivergallery.com

MARK GALLERY 11 Grand Ave. Englewood 201.568.6275 mark-galler y.com

WESTWOOD GALLERY 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800 westwoodar tgaller y.com

BGRANOLA 15 W. Railroad Ave. Tenafly 201.568.8855 bgranola.com CLASSY KIDS 6 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.568.2549 classykidsnj.com GINGER KIDS 351 Center Ave. Westwood 201.358.5437 KIDS STUFF 325 Franklin Ave. #1 Wyckof f 201.891.6175 LITTLE NIKKI’S 618 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.445.7888

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As a former set decorator for film and stylist for magazines, Dianne Kalemkeris, the owner of this funky shop, has an amazing eye for style. Clever displays lure you in, but it’s the unique mix of cool and quirky, traditional and modern that will get you hooked. You never know what you’ll go home with (antique piano shawl, old postcards, Vegas dice, anyone?), but it will be one of your new favorite things.

TOP PICK: BORGHI FINE ART 2 East Palisade Ave., Englewood 201.567.0288, borghifineart.com

With more than 50 years of combined experience, these three sibling owners (Laura, Michael and Marina) will guide you whether it’s your first foray into art ownership or you’re already a serious collector. The galler y features fresh and exciting exhibitions of cutting-edge local artists and holds auctions of 19th- and 20th-century fine art from private collections. It can also assist with appraisal, framing, cleaning—or installing that great Jim Dine on your wall.

baby /children MARCIA’S ATTIC FOR KIDS 29 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.894.5701 marciasattic.com/kids PEACHY KEEN BOUTIQUE 8 Church St. Ramsey 201.962.3290 peachykeenkids.com PIP…POP IN PLEASE 794 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2011 STAGE LEFT 828 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.847.8243 stageleftusa.com

Borghi Fine Art

A.Bird at LuLu’s Armoire

TOP PICK: LULU’S ARMOIRE 347 Broadway, Westwood 201.664.5858, lulusarmoire.com

Seeing a void in the market for elegant, everyday clothing for kids (no leopard print or provocatively placed bling), this inspired owner went from empty storefront to grand opening in two months. The boutique carries both American and European brands, plus eco-friendly, fair-trade toys and all-natural skin care products. We love that three generations of women—including little 2-year-old LuLu herself— greet you when you stop by.

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TOP PICK: TOWN & COUNTRY APOTHECARY

60 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood 201.652.0013

We’ve been attacked by cosmetic-counter zealots long enough to know a good thing when we’ve found it. Carrying brands to keep even a beauty snob happy, this store wants to see you come back more than it wants to sell you something you don’t need. Visiting makeup and brow ar tists are big draws. Book an introductory makeup lesson for a teen in your life so she can learn to appreciate the soft sell too.

designer consignment TOP PICK: BARBARA ANN’S CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE 4 East Main St., Ramsey 201.825.7888

Consignment shops are to fashionistas what dig sites are to archaeologists. And in this place you will hit pay dirt every time. A steady stream of goods—more than 500 new items are brought in each week—keeps clients happy. Great stuff, the thrill of the hunt and extremely nice service all add up to a rare discovery.

f loral design

TOP PICK: THE LITTLE FLOWER SHOPPE 160 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood 201.652.7600, thelittleflowershoppe.net

Exceptional flowers and plants are abundant here, but it’s the floral team’s flair for arranging flowers in a unique way that really makes this establishment special. Of course these folks do weddings, events and holidays, but why not drop off your favorite vase on a random Thursday and let them wow you with the way they fill it?

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GLAMOUR BEAUTY 33 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.4049 THE MAKEUP ARTIST SHOP 172 Center Ave. Westwood 201.383.0301 makeupartistshop.com MONA’S COSMETICS 12 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs 201.585.6045

OPPOSITE: TOP THREE: SHUTTERSTOCK. BOUQUET DETAIL: ROEY YOHAI. BOTTOM: COURTESY OF ORCHIDS BY KAREN. THIS PAGE: RIGHT, CENTER: COURTESY OF BB CLOVER. BOTTOM TWO: COURTESY OF LAVIANO

cosmetics

B.WITCHING BATH CO. 103½ E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.0333 bwitchingbathco.com

DOUBLETAKE 189 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.2525 35 Nathaniel Place Englewood 201.569.1112 edoubletake.com E. DESIGNER RESALE 720 Anderson Ave. Cliffside Park 201.943.3401 GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENT 20 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.568.5511 gentlemensagreement.net MINT VINTAGE STORE 38 Bergen St. Englewood 201.894.8555

ALLENDALE FLOWERS 72 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.327.9389 allendaleflowers.com DEAN STREET GREENERY 22 Engle St. Englewood 201.816.0100 EUROPEAN PETALS 375 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.7600 europeanpetals.com FLORALS OF WATERFORD 74 E. Allendale Road Saddle River 201.327.0337 waterfordgardens.com

PAST & PRESENT 255 Closter Dock Rd. Closter 201.784.7441 pastandpresentclosternj.com SAV V Y CHIC 38 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.389.6900 sav v ychicconsignment.com

PERRY’S FLORIST 660 Harristown Rd. Glen Rock 201.445.5668 888.737.7973 perr ysflorist.net

The Little Flower Shoppe

TYRRELLS FLOWERS & GIFTS 45 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.7133 tyrrellsflowers.com WILD FLOWERS 2 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs 201.592.8875 Orchids By Karen

ORCHIDS BY K AREN GALLERY INC. 33 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.894.1432 orchidsbykaren.com

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ARTS & ENDS 149 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.2345

EMERSON PHARMACY & GIFT SHOPPE 4 Emerson Plaza West Emerson, 201.262.4999 emersonrx.com

gifts

BACKYARD LIVING 235 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.9111 bylnj.com

EURICA 648 Wyckof f Ave. Wyckof f 201.848.5633 euricahome.com

COSE BELLE 810 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2100

MANGO JAM 41 N. Broad St. Ridgewood, 201.493.9911 mangojamonline.com

THE DEPOT 22 Prospect St. Midland Park 201.444.6120

PINK BUNGALOW 185 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.2918 thepinkbungalow.com

DESEOS 92 Broadway Hillsdale 201.802.1110 deseosonline.com

THEODORA’S GRACIOUS GIFT 74 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.962.7400 theodorasgraciousliving.com

HIDDEN TREASURES 105 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.816.7907 hiddentreasures-usa.com HOME STYLE & CO. 219 Fair view Ave. Westwood 201.497.6401 HOUSE 2 HOME 570 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.4663 house2homenj.com

WOSTBROCK HOME 225 Gof fle Road Ridgewood 201.445.0807 wostbrockhome.com

TOP PICK: HAPPY TUESDAY 210 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood 201.447.0074, happytuesday.com

A lifelong dream was almost lost when these creative sisters/owners liquidated and closed their doors last year. But a new lease and loyal customers drew them back with a fresh focus on local artists and a well-edited mix of hand-selected treasures.

home

BB Clover At Home

TOP PICK: BB CLOVER AT HOME 195 E. Franklin Turnpike Ho-Ho-Kus 201.389.6200

P. SMITH & CO. WITH KDP HOME 65 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.3500

Think of this as the little shop that could. There are cool gifts at any price point, and the affable staff will have your purchase wrapped and ready to go before you’ve even ogled your way through the store. The home design service and a new bridal registry make this shop a go-to destination, and it’s a treat to stop in even if your only goal is to be inspired.

ARTHUR GROOM & CO. 262 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.0300 ar thurgroom.com

GERSON JEWELERS 37 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.2282 gersonjewelers.com

AYESHA STUDIO JEWELRY 21 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.503.0073 ayeshastudio.com

HARTGERS JEWELERS 699 Wyckof f Ave. Wyckof f 201.891.0044 har tgersjewelers.com

DEVON FINE JEWELRY 303 Franklin Ave. Wyckof f 201.848.8489 devonfinejewelr y.com

JESS & CO. 37 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.358.0094

NOT TOO SHABBY 206 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.0419 nottooshabbynj.com

EUPHORIA NEW YORK 36 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.227.8005 euphorianew york.com

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MARTA STEPHENS FINE JEWELRY 29 Godwin Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.2299 mar tastephens.com

PARIAN & SONS JEWELERS 832 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.848.8831 pariandiamonds.com PARIAN JEWELERS 99 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2211

jewelry

TOP PICK: LAVIANO JEWELERS

Laviano Jewelers

28 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.569.4556 175 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.0616, lavianojewelers.com

The jewelry at this family-run business has not only enduring style, but also durability, as it’s crafted from the finest metals and gemstones. The shop custommakes its own designs on the premises, so you’ll always find something unique. Pretty baubles from under $100 to stunners that are red-carpet-worthy are why we consider this place a gold (and silver and diamond … ) mine.

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TOP PICK: CHANTILLY LACE 253 Everett Ave., Wyckoff 201.847.8747

We know it’s been a long winter, but isn’t it time to put those flannel pajamas to bed? Experience the sexy side of sleeping at this shop full of gorgeous robes, sleepwear and everything in between. It carries a wide variety of designer lingerie brands such as Chantelle and Hanky Panky, and there’s even a variety of spice-it-up items for the bedroom or bachelorette party. C’mon, if a groundhog can predict spring with his shadow, imagine what a little lingerie

TOP PICK: SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN 621 Godwin Ave., Midland Park 201.444.1666, sal4men.com

It’s been our experience that you can lead a man to the mall, but you can’t make him shop. Luckily this menswear gem exists to take the toil out of the experience. Welledited merchandise, personal ser vice, on-site tailoring, no pressure, easy parking ... in man-speak, that’s as good as it gets.

pets

BENDINI 46 Dean St. Englewood 201.569.6935

LA SCALA 30 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.541.1119 PAPILLON 224 Fair view Ave. Westwood 201.497.6169 papillonmenswear.com

TOP PICK: BARK & FITZ 105 N. Dean St., Englewood 201.567.1424, barkandfitz.com

It’s a dog-eat-food world, and owners craving healthy kibble for their pets can find it at this self-proclaimed “Whole Foods” for canines and felines. Everything is either organic or natural. The shop has raw food (they’ll ship too) and pup-popular dehydrated liver treats. Reward your best friend with one of the dog toys and yourself with something cool like a hands-free leash!

Bark & Fritz

SOMETHING SOPHISTICATED 811 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.485.7804 conquerstyle.com

RIDGEWOOD CORSET SHOP 595 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.5763 TENDER IS THE NIGHT 152 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.7455 tenderisthenight.net WOB LINGERIE 365 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.560.9800 woblingerie.com

Robert Graham at Sal Lauretta

VERO UOMO 26 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.894.1424 verouomo.com VICTOR’S 55 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.5730

BARK RIDGE 23 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.690.6750 generationyum.com MAMA’S & PAPA’S PET SHOP 16 Engle St. Englewood 201.567.0010 mamaspapaspet.com FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: SHUTTERSTOCK, COURTESY OF GITO SHOES, COURTESY OF STRICTLY BICYCLES, SHUTTERSTOCK

men’s fashion Simone Perele at Chantilly Lace

HOSIERY PLUS DANCEWEAR 9 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.568.4944 hosier yplusdancewear.com

TOP LEFT: COURTESY OF SIMONE PERELE. CENTER: COURTESY OF SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN. BOTTOM COURTESY OF BARK & FRITZ

lingerie

DUSTY ROSE LINGERIE & SPORTSWEAR 160 Linwood Plaza Fort Lee 201.944.5111

TROY’S TRIMS AND TREATS 85 W. Englewood Ave. Englewood 201.871.8484 troysonline.com WESTWOOD PETS 15 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.7111 WHOLISTIC PAWS 215 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.9911 generationyum.com

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TOP LEFT: COURTESY OF SIMONE PERELE. CENTER: COURTESY OF SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN. BOTTOM COURTESY OF BARK & FRITZ

FOOTNOTES 14 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.984.9512 footnotesonline.com GARDINER & CO 10 Van Neste Square Ridgewood 201.447.0910 GITO SHOES 16 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.541.4022 JUST OUR SHOES 183 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.6633 16 N. Walnut St. Ridgewood 201.447.3408 justourshoes.com

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JENNY JON FINE SHOES 32 Fashion Center Paramus 201.612.9190 jennyjonshoes.com KIAN MATTHEW SHOES 12 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.503.9191 kianmatthew.com

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: SHUTTERSTOCK, COURTESY OF GITO SHOES, COURTESY OF STRICTLY BICYCLES, SHUTTERSTOCK

BOOKS & GREETINGS Nor thvale Square Shopping Center 271 Livingston St. Nor thvale 201.784.2665 booksandgreetings. indiebound.com BOOKS, BYTES AND BEYOND 197 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.670.6766 booksby tesbeyond.com

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195 River Rd., Edgewater 201.840.0016 48 North Dean St., Englewood 201.568.2900 53 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood 201.493.9696, shoeinn.com

STACEY & JOE’S FAMILY FOOTWEAR 243 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.445.4015

CENTER STAGE 525 Cedar Hill Ave. Wyckof f 201.670.1222 centerstagedancesupplies.com

FARRIER 85 Crescent Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.9520 farriersportinggoods.com

CURY’S SPORT SHOP 966 Route 17 Nor th Ramsey 201.327.4561 cur ys.com

MOUNT EVEREST SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOP 318 3rd Ave. Westwood 800.683.8373 ridemteverest.com

ESKI’S SPORTS 183 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.236.9922 eskisspor ts.com

ARROW STATIONERY 313 Broadway Westwood 201.666.4306 arrowstationer y.com

TOP PICK: SHOE-INN

We don’t know why women are obsessed with shoes, but the buyers at this popular spot certainly understand it. The vast selection of designer shoes will satisfy your craving for sexy or sensible, and if your compulsion carries over to bags (as ours does) the impressive selection here means you can get that monkey off your back too!

MEDICI SHOES 15 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.8580 medicishoes.com

CYCLESPORT 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269 cyclespor tonline.com

ACORN’S BOOK SHOP 32 Washington St. Tenafly 201.568.7001 acornsbookshop.com

shoes

CUSTOM INVITATIONS BY JOANN 150 Ridge Rd. N. Arlington 201.519.7138 invitesbyjoann.cceasy.com SHAW’S BOOK SHOP 79 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.4484 THE WRITE OCCASION 630 Wyckof f Ave. Wyckof f 201.891.8889 write-occasion.com WOMRATH’S 12 Washington Ave. Tenafly 201.568.8857 womraths.com YOU’RE SO INVITED STATIONERY BOUTIQUE 288 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.8600 youresoinvited.com

ON 1 DANCEWEAR 1 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.503.0111 on1dancewear.net ON TRACK ACTIVE WEAR 1 Engle St. Englewood 201.541.1600

PEDAL SPORTS 20-D Elm St. Oakland 201.337.9380 pedalsports.net

sports

TOP PICK: STRICTLY BICYCLES 2347 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee 201.944.7074, strictlybicycles.com

En route to 9W North (a bit like a Tour de France course for local cycle clubs), this shop caters to everyone. The staff will offer help to beginners, and the store provides ace service, equipment, clothing and (nice!) bathrooms for the die-hard cycling community. An outdoor patio and café mean you can hang with friends while keeping an eye on your ride.

stationery and books TOP PICK: BOOKENDS

211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood 201.445.0726, book-ends.com

What makes Bookends better than the supersized guys is the service, sure. But it’s the shop’s ability to bring celebrities and authors right to you that’s really stupendous. And in case you miss the book signing (Rocco Dispirito and Susan Lucci are upcoming guests), the staf f here keeps a reser ve of signed copies available after the bigwig has left the building.

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toys

THE GROW-CERY 190 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.0447 thegrowcer yltd.com MARTINK A’S MAGIC & MORE Midland Park Shopping Center 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.7576 martinka.com

315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff 201.847.9317, tonsoftoys.com

Consider this shop your secret weapon in the war against birthday-party overload: There’s a gif t here for ever y kid. You’ll find trendy and techie toys as well as old-fashioned ones (yo-yo, anyone?). A crackerjack staf f has helped us out of a jam more than once. Like when we asked, “Can you wrap and store all my presents for Christmas?” And they did!

MORNING GLORY 244 Closter Dock Rd. Closter 201.784.6088 Midland Park Shopping Center 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.251.2511

THE TOY BOX 839 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.485.7724

women’s fashion

Moschino (right) and Roberto Cavalli (bottom right) from Hartly

TOP PICK: HARTLY FASHIONS 104 Westwood Ave., Westwood 201.664.3111, hartlyfashions.com

Bet you didn’t know you had a styling team at your fingertips. Through these doors you’ll find an on-site makeup artist, a personal shopper and a seamstress, plus 4,000 square feet of head-to-toe merchandise. All you have to do is show up—oh, and bring that skirt you can’t make work, and they’ll help you with that too. AMBIENCE BOUTIQUE 22 The Promenade Edgewater 201.945.9599 shopambience.com

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younger?

Time to look Cosmetic procedures may help. Here, a host of surgical and less-invasive options

all photography by masterfile

By Rachel Rabkin Pechman

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hink you’d never consider plastic surgery? You may change your mind. “We usually see people start to come in for facial rejuvenation procedures in their 40s and up,” says Michael B. Wolfeld, M.D., a plastic surgeon af filiated with Hackensack University Medical Center and director of plastic surgery for the Active Center for Health and Wellness in Hackensack. Surgical cosmetic procedures are more accepted today than ever—and due to technological advances, they’re more effective too. “Technology is improving at a wonderful rate, and we’re much better at evaluating and utilizing the technology than we were in the past—which makes the future of plastic surgery very exciting,” says Richard A. D’Amico, medical director of the Plastic Surgery Skin Care Center in Englewood and past chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. And there are plenty of treatments that don’t require surgery. “Nonsurgical options include fillers, Botox and laser skin treatments, which are most effective when used in some combination to achieve a more youthful look,” says Robert Zubowski, M.D., medical director of The Robert Zubowski M.D. Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus. So if you’re starting to consider what you might do to help yourself look and feel younger, here’s what 10 common procedures promise—and what they require.

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nonsurgical procedures...

L aser treatments Lasers can be used to treat skin pigmentation (sun damage, acne scars and age spots), spider veins and fine wrinkles, to tone and tighten loose skin or to remove hair. “There are different lasers for different purposes,” says Dr. Wolfeld. Laser technology is always changing, so a good surgeon should be

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well versed in a variety of lasers, offering you the most appropriate one for your skin issue. In general, laser beams work by lightly burning the surface layer of your skin (the epidermis) and heating the deeper layer of your skin (the dermis). As the skin heals, it generates new collagen and skin that is smoother

and younger-looking. Depending on the laser’s strength, it could take a day to two weeks before you’re ready to show your face again. Surgeon’s fee for full facial resurfacing: $3,000 to $6,000 Surgeon’s fee for spot treatments:

$1,000 to $3,000

Surgeon’s fee for hair

removal per area:

$1,000 to $3,000

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Botox The injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is one of the most popular noninvasive procedures used to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox (and a newer brand called Dysport—known as Reloxin in Europe) paralyzes or “relaxes” wrinkle-causing muscles so that skin appears smoother, refreshed and more youthful. “It works really well to minimize frown lines on the forehead and to get rid of crow’s-feet on the sides of the eyes,” says Dr. Wolfeld. The results last about four months. Surgeon’s fee: $500 to $550 per area, with each additional area about $250.

“nonsurgical options inlude fillers, Botox and l aser treatments, which are most effective when used in some combination.” — Robert Zubowski, M.D.

Fillers There are a number of different injectable fillers used to smooth out facial wrinkles and plump up hollow areas of the face (or make lips bigger). A popular filler called hyaluronic acid (aka HA fillers) is a natural substance found in our bodies. Brand names include Juvéderm, Restylane and Perlane. Each of these HA fillers may be used at the corners of the mouth, in the lips and around the nasolabial folds (the area from the nose to the corner of the mouth). “The fillers soften folds and create a more youthful appearance,” says Dr. Wolfeld. Results are quick and usually last between six and nine months; in some cases they can last up to a year. Surgeons may also inject calcium-based fillers (one popular brand is Radiesse), or human fat to smooth out wrinkles. Less often, surgeons will use collagen (which doesn’t last as long as newer fillers), or a polyL-lactic acid called Sculptra, which adds volume to large areas of the face. Sculptra requires two to three sessions, but it stimulates collagen production in your face and the effects can last two years. Surgeon’s fee: $400 to $800 per syringe. “The number of syringes that are used varies, however one syringe to the nasolabial fold is often sufficient,” says Dr. Zubowski.

Chemical peel and microdermabrasion During a chemical peel of the face (which can be done by a doctor or an esthetician), an acidic exfoliating solution is applied to remove the outer layers of skin. The procedure takes about 20 min-

utes, but it’s about a week before you see results. When the skin heals, it has a tighter, fresher look. In fact, peels can soften wrinkles, treat acne and eliminate pigmentation such as age spots. Recovery time depends on the type of peel. A common peel done by doctors called the trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel will cause major redness (it looks like you got a sunburn on your face) for a week. The alphahydroxy peels, which are the mildest peels, don’t penetrate the skin as deeply, which means that the effects aren’t as dramatic as they are with the TCA peel, but you can expect to return to work after about a day. (Some people call these “lunchtime peels.”) Milder peels may be repeated every two months, while stronger peels, such as the TCA peel, may be repeated every six to 12 months. They may be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion, a treatment that also exfoliates the skin,

stimulates circulation and cell turnover, eliminates pigmentation and minimizes wrinkles. During microdermabrasion (which can be done by a doctor or an esthetician), the practitioner may use a device that sprays fine crystals onto the skin to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, or the practitioner may use a diamond-tipped wand to remove the outer layer of skin cells. You will likely need a series of treatments. Recovery times after each session can vary depending on your skin and on the intensity of the microdermabrasion. “In the hands of a qualified esthetician, most people can look good within a day to 48 hours,” says Dr. D’Amico. Surgeon’s fee for chemical peel: $850 to $1,300 Esthetician’s fee for a chemical peel: $75 to $200 Surgeon’s fee for microdermabrasion: $300 to $400 Esthetician’s fee for microdermabrasion:

$100 to $200

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surgical procedures... Face-lif t When skin has aged and the soft tissue underneath the skin has fallen, people consider this surgical procedure to lift sagging areas around the neck, jaw, lips, cheeks and nose. “It’s important to understand that we don’t just lift the skin of the face to create a pulled look; we lift and tighten the tissue under the skin so that the end result looks natural,” says Dr. Wolfeld. A full face-lift involves incisions at the scalp around the ear (which become almost imperceptible, says Dr. Wolfeld). The surgery takes three to four hours to complete, and it’s done under general anesthesia. The procedure may be accompanied by eyelid or eyebrow surgery. Thanks in part to special facial glues, most of the bruising and swelling post-operation should dissipate after about a week, and you will be ready to face the world—and go back to work—in roughly two weeks. Surgeon’s fee: $8,000 to $15,000

Breast augmentation and breast lif t Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed invasive cosmetic procedure, and it’s often chosen by women who are looking to restore breast shape after pregnancy or minimize signs of aging. During this surgery, done under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions under the breast, near the areola or in the armpit to insert a saline or silicone implant. Women who are happy with the size of their breasts yet want to reduce sagging may opt for a breast lift—a surgical procedure (also done under general anesthesia) in which incisions are made around the areola to remove excess skin and raise and tighten breast tissue. “After breast augmentation, patients will likely feel sore and tired for the next several days, with the greatest discomfort in the first 24 to 72 hours,” says Dr. Wolfeld. You will need to avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks post-op, but you will be able to do some light activity in about a week and return to work within a few days to a week. Your surgeon may recommend wearing a postoperative bra or compression garment. Surgeon’s fee

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$5,000 to $10,000. This does not include the cost of the implants, which can range from $600 to $1,000 per implant (saline is less expensive than silicone). Surgeon’s fee for breast lift: $8,000 to $12,000

augmentation:

Liposuction Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat. But buyer beware: If you gain weight after the surgery, the fat will come back. “Liposuction is a great technique to get rid of stubborn fatty areas you can’t lose even after working out and dieting,” says Dr. Wolfeld. If you keep your weight in check post-surgery, the results should be long lasting. Surgeons may use a variety of different liposuction methods depending on the area of the body. In the most common form of liposuction (called tumescent liposuction), tiny incisions are made into the fatty area, allowing the surgeon to inject a liquid solution that constricts blood vessels and reduces blood loss and bruising. Then the surgeon inserts a thin tube called a cannula that loosens the fat. Finally, that fat is suctioned out through the cannula. In some cases, after the liquid is injected, surgeons use power-assisted cannulas to break up the fat more quickly before suctioning. In other instances surgeons perform ultrasound-assisted liposuction (brand name: Vaser liposuction), a technique that liquefies the fat

before it’s suctioned out. Or surgeons might use a method called laser-assisted liposuction (brand name: SmartLipo), which is another way to break up the fat before suctioning. You’ll want to talk with your surgeon about the best procedure for you. The surgery (done under general or local anesthesia) should take two to three hours. Expect discomfort and bruising for one to two weeks post-op, and note that you’ll need to wear a compression garment for a month or two following surgery. Surgeon’s fee: $4,000 to $6,000 for the first area. There is often a reduced rate for each subsequent area, averaging $3,000 to $5,000.

Full tummy tuck With this procedure, you’re getting rid of loose skin in the entire stomach area and tightening the abdominal muscles. Women whose ab muscles never returned to their pre-pregnancy state are often good candidates. Liposuction may be done at the same time if it’s desired. The surgery should take from two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours (additional procedures such as lipo will add more time on the operating table—and will cost more). “Immediately after a tummy tuck, there is an extreme

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“lIposuction is a great technique to get rid of stubborn fat t y areas you can’t lose even af ter working out and dieting.”

Stay

­— Michael Wolfeld, M.D.

young-looking naturally

If you’re not quite ready to invest in a cosmetic procedure, here are other ways to keep your youthful glow.

Take care Aim for eight hours of shut-eye each night. Sleep restores and repairs your entire body and gives you a refreshed appearance. Be sun-safe. Sun damage causes wrinkles and age spots, so Dr. Wolfeld recommends wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30—even during the winter—and wearing a hat to keep your face shaded. Eat healthy. “Antioxidants in your diet help your overall skin health,” says Dr. Wolfeld. So don’t forget to eat your fruits, veggies and whole grains. Also remember to drink about eight glasses of water each day to help keep your skin hydrated. Exercise. Keep your body toned and tight with regular workouts. Kick butts. Smoking damages the skin and leads to wrinkles, so kick the habit. Get your beauty rest.

Makeup the difference

sensation of tightness,” says Dr. Zubowski. “Patients will walk hunched over for a period of several days because of this tightness and gradually assume an erect posture.” Some doctors recommend wearing a compression garment, especially if lipo is performed. Strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting are prohibited for the first several weeks post op (though you can do light activity during this time), and you usually get the okay to resume normal activity at about six weeks. Surgeon’s fee: $6,500 to $9,500

Mini tummy tuck If the upper portion of your abdomen is toned, and you are concerned only with the loose skin or fat below the belly button, you may be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. This procedure requires less operating time and less recovery time than a full tummy tuck. You may be able to resume normal physical activity

in two weeks to a month. Surgeon’s fee: $3,500 to $5,500

Eyelid surgery: During this procedure, surgeons remove excess, sagging skin (and sometimes fat) around the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both to give the eyes a rejuvenated, younger look. Depending on what you and your surgeon decide is best for you, this procedure may be accompanied by the insertion of fillers or by a brow lift or face-lift. Surgeon’s fee: $4,000 to $8,000 Note: In addition to surgeon’s fees, surgical procedures will require facility and anesthesia fees, which vary greatly. Fees for three hours in the operating room (usually required for a breast lift or tummy tuck) can range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Exfoliate. Consider using products (cleansers, toners or masks) made with alpha hydroxy acids (such as glycolic acid or lactic acid). These acids exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, which in turn can lead to the stimulation of collagen, a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and a more even skin tone. Use moisturizing products. Apply a noncomedogenic (one that doesn’t clog pores) moisturizing lotion to your face each morning and night after you wash your face to hydrate your skin. Apply antioxidants. Skin care products that contain antioxidants help regenerate skin cells, stabilize free radicals and even out skin tone. Look for ingredients such as vitamins C and E, retinoids (which are derivatives of vitamin A), or green tea (which contains antioxidants called polyphenols). Seek out anti-aging ingredients. Try products made by established brands that have growth factors (aka human proteins), which help nourish skin and reduce wrinkles, or look for pentapeptides (such as pal-KTTKS), which are composed of five amino acids that help renew the skin’s outer layer and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, creating healthier, younger-looking skin.

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power food

A member of the sunflower family, the artichoke is a flowering plant believed to be native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. Considered a delicacy by the ancient Greeks and Romans, artichokes first made their way to the United States in the early 1800s when they were grown by the French in Louisiana and, later that century, by the Spanish in California. Today the Golden State produces more than 99 percent of our country’s crop. Although artichoke plants can grow more than three feet tall, the portion we eat is actually the plant’s immature bud, and its unique anatomy may seem intimidating: It has scaly outer petals, several rows of interior leaves, a fuzzy, inedible “choke” and a tender, fleshy “heart” inside. Once it’s cooked, dip the leaves in sauce or melted butter and use your teeth to scrape off the tender meat at the base of each leaf— you’ll be rewarded with increasing amounts of meat as you move inward toward the delicious “heart.”

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Despite its tough exterior, the artichoke is a nutritional powerhouse that’s tender to the core powers

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Ancient Mediterranean civilizations believed artichokes had medicinal powers, and they were onto something. The plants boast high levels of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium and are a rich source of antioxidants such as silymarin, which some studies suggest may be useful in treating liver diseases, and cynarin, which aids the digestion of fats. In fact, on the United States Department of Agriculture’s list of the top 20 antioxidant-rich foods, artichokes rank seventh overall and hold the top spot among veggies. For those watching their diets, artichokes are also cholesterol- and fat-free, with just 60 calories for a medium-sized cooked whole artichoke (that’s not including sauce or melted butter, of course).

Although you can purchase artichokes any time of year at your local grocery store, their peak season is now, from March to May. Select artichokes that are deep green and heavy for their size, with tightly packed leaves; pass on those that appear dry or brownish in color. Although the plants thrive in frost-free areas and cannot be grown as perennials in the Northeast, certain new varieties can be grown as annuals in New Jersey, and recent Rutgers University research has shown it’s possible to grow artichokes in home gardens in our state. To store fresh artichokes, place them unwashed in a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to four days; cooked artichokes can be refrigerated for about four days or frozen for six to eight months. —Kristin Colella

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tastes

Ridgewood resident Drew Nieporent’s favorites: 1 Arturo’s Restaurant Midland Park

“It’s family-run, with generous, beautifully crafted Sicilian delicacies.”

2 Dim Sum Dynast y Ridgewood

“Authentic Chinese cuisine, delicious noodles and dumplings”

3 Vark a Estiatorio Ramsey

“Delicious Greek/Mediterranean food with a big wine list”

4 Kumo Japanese Cuisine Ridgewood

“Consistently delicious Japanese food”

5 Esposito’s Pizza & Restaurant Mahwah

“Great thin-crust pizzas and homey Italian cooking as Grandma would prepare it”

Favorite restaurants Who knows gre at pl aces to e at be t ter than le ading restaur ateurs? Here, local Top 5 picks from t wo e xperts Drew Nieporent, founder and owner of The Myriad Restaurant Group, and his brother and partner Tracy Nieporent, director of marketing, will tell you that their very favorite restaurants are their own (prominent Manhattan eateries Tribeca Grill, Nobu,

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Nobu Next Door, Corton and Centrico). But these respected restaurateurs actually live in Bergen County, and at Bergen Health & Life’s request, they shared the local places they love most. Why not try one tonight? —marisa sandor a

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“Gre at thin-crust piz z as and home y Italian cook­ing as Gr andma would prepare it” —Drew Nieporent on Esposito’s ­Pizza & Restaurant

Tracy Nieporent

Tenafly resident Tracy Nieporent’s favorites: 1 Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant Hackensack

3 Lotus Café Hackensack

“Chinatown style, great shrimp toast and noodle dishes. Extremely reasonable prices”

“Wonderful, vibrantly seasoned Thai food. Family operated and consistently excellent. My absolute favorite”

4 Sushi Ten

2 Mr. Wok & Sushi

5 TPR Piz zeria Restaurant

Tenafly

Tenafly

“Chinese and Japanese menus. Excellent hot and sour soup”

“Homey Italian food, informal and comforting”

Tenafly

“A new Japanese restaurant offering good variety”

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wines + spirits

Champagne

france

Alsace

Loire Valley

Bordeaux Côtes du Rhône

Put off by confusing l abels and arcane terminology? Knowing a few basics can help you begin to choose with confidence Think of a wine-producing country and France springs quickly to mind. For centuries that nation has taught the civilized world the joys of a glass of red, white or rosé (even in English we use the accented French word). But for the nonexper t who shops for a bottle when company’s coming, the world of French wines can be un peu scary. “People tend to be intimidated,” says Anna Katharine Mansfield, an assistant professor of enology (wine science) at Cornell University. “And the biggest reason is that French wine labels traditionally don’t tell you what kind of grape the wine is made from. They don’t say ‘Pinot Noir,’ for example. They tell what region it’s from, and you basically have to know the regions and subregions and what may be grown there.” Such permission comes from the French government under a system called AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée), which guards the reputations of the country’s famous wine regions by specifying that only the varietals for which they’re known can be labeled with those regions’ names. For example, the not-so-fruity wines called Bordeaux are from Bordeaux in southwestern France, a “blending” region that tends to use combinations

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(of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, for example), while wines from Burgundy in eastern France are created from one type of red grape (Pinot Noir) or one type of white (Chardonnay). “Purists like Burgundy because they know that, with a few exceptions, its red wines are Pinot Noir by law, and its whites are Chardonnay by law,” says David Gettenberg, owner of Englewood Wine Merchants in Englewood. “They know that Chablis, named for a town in northern Burgundy, is a white wine made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes.”

What’s new

Don’t be afraid to try unfamiliar bottles as you build your vocabulary of French wine regions and the wines for which they’re known—you may discover new favorites. And don’t stop with the most famous regions, such as Bordeaux and Beaujolais. (With Bordeaux, warns Mansfield, you’ll pay a bit of a premium for the name.) Interesting new highquality blends are now coming from the southern regions of Languedoc and Provence, so ask your wineseller for good wines from southern France — some may not bear their regions’ names because their producers are now getting

Languedoc

Provence

around the AOC system and labeling by varietals the way their competitors in California and Australia do, says Mansfield. The best news is that inexpensive French wines are more dependable than ever. “The quality differential between a $20 bottle of wine and a $200 bottle of wine isn’t as great as it was 50 years ago because winemaking technology has advanced,” says Mansfield. “Back then, producers tended to use whatever yeast happened to be available. Today they have microbiologists on staff who take cultures to control for yeast strains, making sure they get the aromas they want.” —timothy kelley

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French wines without fear

Burgundy

what to try, where to buy

David Gettenberg, owner of Englewood Wine Merchants, suggests two fine French wines:

WHITE

Pierre Y ves Colin-Morey 2009 St. Aubin Le Blanc from Burgundy $38 “Room-filling aromas of freshly cut green apples and cinnamon; pronounced spice and citrus notes working in tandem with a vibrant structure to create a refreshing dry, mineral backbone”

RED

Domaine La Bouissiere 2008 Gigondas from Rhone Valley $29 “Smoky and lush on the nose, with aromas of sweet red berries and cherr y complemented by rose, garrigue and roasted coffee; excellent energy on the palate; finishes floral, juicy and long”

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Allendale Bar & Grill Casual American sports bar with pub food, 67 W. Allendale Ave., 201.327.3197

La Vecchia Napoli Traditional southern Italian cuisine, 2 Hilliard Ave., 201.941.6799

Davia Continental/Italian cuisine, 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave., 201.797.6767

Flirt Sushi lounge Upscale sushi restaurant, 140 W. Allendale Ave., 1.866.WE.FLIRT

le jardin French fine dining, 1257 River Rd., 201.224.9898

Restaurant L Eclectic New American cuisine, 9 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.785.1112

rebecca’s Cuban cuisine, 236 River Rd., 201.943.8808

Dutch House Tavern Historical tavern featuring casual American cuisine, 24-07 Fair Lawn Ave., 201.796.5343

Savini Italian cuisine, 168 W. Crescent Ave., 201.760.3700

The River Palm Terrace Classic steak house, 1416 River Rd., 201.224.2013

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Roberto’s II Gourmet Italian, 936 River Rd., 201.224.2524

Kiku Traditional Japanese and hibachi fare, 5-9 Route 9W, 201.767.6322

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Su Healthy Cuisine Vegetarian fare with Asian influences, 725 River Rd., 201.840.7988

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Gotham city diner American favorites, 39-10 Broadway, 201.398.9700 Oceanos Greek cuisine, seafood, 2-27 Saddle River Rd., 201.796.0546 Picnic, the restaurant Creative, upscale eatery, 14-25 Plaza Rd., 201.796.2700 Rivara’s American cuisine, 6-18 Maple Ave., 201.797.4878

Biggie’s cl am bar Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 430 Route 17 South, 201.933.4000

ROYAL WARSAW Polish cuisine, 871 River Rd., 201.794.9277

The river palm Terrace Classic steak house, 41-11 Route 4 West, 201.703.3500

Il Villaggio Italian dining, 651 Route 17 North, 201.935.7733

Trovato’s Italian restaurant Italian cuisine, 206 Route 46 East, 201.797.7552

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TINA LOUISE Asian BYO, 403 Hackensack St., 201.933.7133

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Don Quijote Spanish cuisine, 344 Bergen Blvd., 201.943.3133

Akai Lounge Elegant sushi restaurant, 11 N. Dean St., 201.541.0086

zen zen barbecue Korean BBQ, 356 Bergen Blvd., 201.840.1820

Baumgart’s Cafe American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 45 E. Palisade Ave., 201.569.6267

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Blue Moon MEXICAN CAFE Traditional Mexican dishes, 21 E. Palisade Ave., 201.541.0600

IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna, 1611 Palisade Ave., 201.947.2050

caprizza Casual Italian, 24 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.8413

Maharani Express Indian cuisine, 2151 Lemoine Ave., 201.585.8226

Harvest bistro & bar French/New American fare, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., 201.750.9966

cassie’s restaurant and pizzeria Casual Italian, 18 S. Dean St., 201.541.6760

Mo Pho Healthy, casual Vietnamese fare, 212 Main St., 201.363.8886

locale Eclectic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, 208 Piermont Rd., 201.750.3233

daruma Japanese cuisine, 45 N. Dean St., 201.567.9600

Prime & Beyond Upscale American steak house, 501 Main St., 201.461.0033

Paulie’s American/Mediterranean casual dining, 171 Schraalenburgh Rd., 201.767.1242

grand cru Wine bar and bistro, 36 N. Van Brunt St., 201.568.3939

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IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna, 36 E. Palisade Ave., 201.568.0440

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Petite Soochow Casual Chinese eater y, 607 Gorge Rd., 201.313.1666 Tom Yum Koong, Authentic Thai cuisine, 644 Anderson Ave., 201.941.2290 VILLA AMALFI Fine Italian fare, 793 Palisade Ave., 201.886.8626

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Griffin’s Bar & Eatery American fare, 44 E. Madison Ave., 201.541.7575 hanami Chinese/Japanese cuisine, 41 Union Ave., 201.567.8508 samdan Middle Eastern fine dining, 178 Piermont Rd., 201.816.7343 Umeya Japanese cuisine, 156 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0511

the kitchen American food with a 1930s ambience, 98 W. Palisade Ave., 201.568.4570 Nisi estiatorio Fine Mediterranean cuisine, 90 Grand Ave., 201.567.4700 smoke chophouse Steaks, seafood and cigars, 36 Engle St., 201.541.8530

armando’s Fine traditional Italian cuisine, 144 Main St., 201.461.4220

Chef’s Table French eatery, 754 Franklin Ave., 201.891.6644 Delphino Classic southern Italian fare, 829 Franklin Lake Rd., 201.848.0909 Sushi Cocoro Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi bar, 856 Franklin Ave., 201.560.1333

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Glen rock inn Sports bar with Italian-influenced menu, 222 Rock Rd., 800.400.2362

solaia Steak and seafood, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155

rocca Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare, 203 Rock Rd., 201.670.4945

Cuban Eddie’s Classic Cuban fare, 130 W. Shore Ave., 201.338.2382

WILD GINGER Authentic Thai restaurant, 6 E. Palisade Ave., 201.567.2660

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Il Mulino Northern Italian cuisine and seafood, 132 Veterans Plz., 201.384.7767

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bangkok Garden Traditional Thai cuisine, 261 Main St., 201.487.2620

Assembly Steak House & Seafood Grill Classic American steak house, 495 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.2616

The Crow’s Nest Contemporar y American fare, 309 Vincent Ave., Route 17 South, 201.342.5445

Sorrento’s Southern Italian fare, 132 Park Ave., 201.507.0093

the bicycle club Traditional American cuisine with weeknight drink specials, 487 Sylvan Ave., 201.894.0880

Harley’s Irish Pub Continental American/Irish dishes, 366 River St., 201.342.4747

tao’s wok and restaurant Chinese cuisine, 356 Paterson Ave., 201.460.8988

Cafe Italiano Fine Italian fare, 14 Sylvan Ave., 201.894.0880

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cliffs STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 18 Sylvan Ave., 201.944.0233

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Park and Orchard Restaurant International dishes, 240 Hackensack St., 201.939.9292

The Crab House Casual riverside dining with Manhattan views, 541 River Rd., 201.840.9311 greek taverna Greek cuisine, 55 The Promenade, 201.945.8998 Kinara Northern Indian cuisine, 880 River Rd., 201.313.0555

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Grissini Trattoria Elegant Italian, 484 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.3535

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la cambusa ristorante Authentic Italian cuisine, 22-51 Maple Ave., 201.797.8741

Maggiano’s little italy Fine Italian fare, 70 Riverside Sq., 201.221.2030 The Restaurant American eclectic menu, 160 Prospect Ave., 201.678.1100 Rudy’s Restaurant Continental cuisine, 107 Anderson St., 201.489.4831 the sea shack restaurant Casual seafood restaurant, 293 Polifly Rd., 201.489.7232 the Stony Hill Inn Continental fare, 231 Polifly Rd., 201.342.4085

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Dino’s Restaurant Contemporar y Italian cuisine, 12 Tappan Rd., 201.767.4245

aldo & gianni Traditional Italian fare, 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.391.6866

greek city Greek fare, 1300 Route 17 North, 201.760.2500

Vera Trattoria Casual Italian pizzeria, 92-90 Laroche Ave., 201.784.5900

Bellissimo Fine Italian cuisine, 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.746.6669

Kinchley’s Tavern Award-winning thin-crust pizza, 586 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.934.7777

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ivy inn Continental cuisine in a romantic setting, 268 Terrace Ave., 201.393.7699

fire & oak Fine American cuisine with contemporary pub fare, seafood and sushi, 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.307.1100

varka estiatorio Fine Greek cuisine, 30 N. Spruce St., 201.995.9333

Mt. Fuji Steakhouse Elegant Japanese fare and hibachi grill, 193 Route 17 South, 201.288.2800

The Porter House American steak house, 125 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.307.6300

Gotham city diner American favorites, 550 Bergen Blvd., 201.943.5664

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andiamo Eclectic Italian fare, 23 Hardenburgh Ave., 201.384.1551

BAZZARELLI’S Ristorante Italian pizzeria featuring gluten-free pizza, 110 Moonachie Ave., 201.939.1244

ALESSANDRO’S TRATTORIA E PIZZERIA Casual Italian cuisine, 157 Terrace St., 201.385.8544

Dolce Novità Authentic Italian fine dining, 107 Moonachie Rd., 201.440.3339

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Manny’s Sports Bar & Restaurant Casual American pub food, 110 Moonachie Ave., 201.939.1244

Bella Campania Casual, traditional Italian fare featuring homemade mozzarella cheese, 456 Broadway, 201.666.7700

Segovia Spanish cuisine featuring steaks and seafood, 150 Moonachie Rd., 201.641.4266

Bensi Authentic Italian food with fresh, local produce, 387 Washington Ave., 201.722.8881

Soup’s On Casual soup restaurant specializing in various bisques, 60 Commercial Ave., 201.507.4999

Cafe Capri Casual Italian eater y, 343 Broadway, 201.664.6422

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the cornerstone American fare, full bar, 84 Broadway, 201.666.8688 Golden Dynasty Upscale traditional Chinese cuisine, 295 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.358.8685

Brady’s Fox Hunt Inn Irish/American classics, 201 Livingston St., 201.784.8047 Madeleine’s Petit Paris Light French cuisine, 416 Tappan Rd., 201.767.0063

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Zocca Ristorante Fine family-style, new Italian fare with fresh seafood, 100 Park Ave., 201.497.6474

dimora ristorante Italian cuisine with family atmosphere, 100 Piermont Rd., 201.750.5000

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The porter house grill Casual American eater y, 595 Broadway, 201.784.6900

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern New American farm-totable fare, 1 E. Franklin Tpk., 201.445.4115

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janice a bistro Home-style Italian-American cuisine, 23 Sheridan Ave., 201.445.2666

Cafe L’Amore Continental fare, specializing in Italian, 455 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.5558

Kevin’s thyme American favorites with a twist, 614 N. Maple Ave., 201.445.6400

cenzino Authentic Italian cuisine, 589 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.6693

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Trovato’s due ii Italian fare, featuring pasta and seafood, 4 Barbara Ln., 201.337.0813

Tracey’s nine mile house Continental cuisine, 4 Bergen Tpk., 201.440.1100

Biagio’s Italian/American cuisine, 299 Paramus Rd., 201.652.0201

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Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace Casual American burger joint featuring 10 specialty burgers, 610 Bergen Town Center, 201.368.7001

Minado Japanese seafood buffet, 1 Valley Rd., 201.931.2666

Penang Malaysian and Thai cuisine, 334 N. Main St., 973.779.1128 Napoli Pizza Classic Italian pizza parlor with a Sicilian focus, 12-76 River Rd., 201.703.5577

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BONEFISH GRILL Casual dining specializing in fresh fish, 601 From Rd., 201.261.2355 Chakra Elegent continental fare with Asian influences, 144 Route 4 East, 201.556.1530

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luka’s Casual Italian BYO, 238 Main St., 201.440.2996

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Baumgart’s cafe American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 158 Franklin Ave., 201.612.5688 Blend Bar New American fare with Italian and French influences and full bar, 17 Chestnut St., 201.447.4343 Country Pancake House & RestauranT Classic breakfast food ser ved all day, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.8395 DAILY TREAT RESTAURANT Friendly, casual family eatery, 177 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.652.9113 gazelle cafe & grillE New American cuisine, 11 Godwin Ave., 201.689.9689 IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna, 21 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.612.2600 La Lanterna cafe & grill Fine regional Italian fare, 29 W. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.5520 La Piazza Bistro Italiano Innovative northern Italian fare, 29 Chestnut St., 201.447.5111 Latour Modern French cuisine, 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.445.5056 Marcello’s at the station Fine northern Italian cuisine, 8 Wilsey Sq., 201.652.2120 Mediterraneo Mediterranean cuisine, including tapas, 23 N. Broad St., 201.447.0022 Pizza Fusion Modern Italian pizzeria featuring creative specialty pies, 33 Godwin Ave., 201.445.9010 radicchio Contemporary northern Italian cuisine, 34 Franklin Ave., 201.670.7311 sakura bana Sushi and traditional Japanese fare, 43 Franklin Ave., 201.447.6525 Village Green Restaurant Contemporary American cuisine, 36 Prospect St., 201.445.2914 WasabI japAnese restaurant Japanese cuisine, 848 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.493.7575

vivo ristorante Authentic home-style Italian cuisine, 316 Valley Brook Ave., 201.372.0300

Joe’s American Bar & Grill Steaks, salads, pizza and more, 298 Garden State Plaza, 201.843.8858

Whiskey Cafe Traditional American fare, live music, 1050 Wall St. West #1A, 201.939.4889

Kuma Japanese and Chinese cuisine, 440 Forest Ave., 201.262.0400

Babylon Authentic Mediterranean cuisine, 606 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.646.0005

Foschini’s Brick Oven Kitchen Casual, fresh brick-oven pizza, 298 Ridge Rd., 201.460.7600

mantra Elegant Indian cuisine, 275 Route 4 West, 201.342.8868

dinallo’s Casual Italian dining, 259 Johnson Ave., 201.342.1233

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Fuki Sushi Japanese Restaurant Fresh Japanese sushi, 828 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.225.0160

Mahwah Bar and Grill Classic American pub, 2 Island Rd., 201.529.8056

Esty Street Contemporary American cuisine, 86 Spring Valley Rd., 201.307.1515

New york steak house & pub Casual steak house, 180 Route 17 South, 201.529.1806

The Park SteakHouse Fine continental fare specializing in dry-aged steaks, 151 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.1300

THe River Palm Terrace Classic steak house, 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.1111

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Arturo’s Classic Italian fare, 41 Central Ave., 201.444.2466

Valentino’s Continental Italian fare, 103 Spring Valley Rd., 201.391.2230

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Legends steakhouse American pub food and steak, 118 Godwin Ave., 201.445.2881

bon giovanni’s RestauranT Traditional Italian cuisine with a Brazilian touch, 61 E. Main St., 201.825.1111

Rosario’s Trattoria Casual Italian BYO, 29 Central Ave., 201.445.3335

cafe panache Fine eclectic eatery, 130 E. Main St., 201.934.0030

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Green Papaya Asian fusion cuisine with blends from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, 110 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.678.1888 sanducci’s Inviting Italian trattoria, 620 Kinderkmack Rd., 201.599.0600 A Taste of Greece Classic Greek taverna, 935C Kinderkamack Rd., 201.967.0029

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daniel American and Italian cuisine, 625 River Vale Rd., 201.594.1900 Ristorante Paradiso Mid-southern Italian fare, 640 Westwood Ave., 201.263.0400

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Nanni Italian fare, 53 W. Passaic St., 201.843.1250 bistro 55 Casual eater y featuring seasonal local food, 55 Route 17 South, 201.845.3737 VILLA ROBERTO RISTORANTE Fine Italian cuisine, 70 W. Passaic St., 201.845.8333

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The Iron Horse All-American pub, 20 Washington Ave., 201.666.9682

Martini grill European-inspired dishes and specialty cocktails, 187 Hackensack St., 201.939.2000

IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna, 487 Broadway, 201.722.3511

red hen bistro French American cafe, 525 Moonachie Ave., 201.728.4501

the melting pot Fondue and more, 250 Center Ave., 201.664.8877

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Café matisse Fine continental cuisine, 167 Park Ave., 201.935.2995

pourquoi pas French bistro, 31 Westwood Ave., 201.722.8822

paisano’s Little Italy-style eater y, 132 Park Ave., 201.935.5755

Westwood Diner and Pancake House Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 301 Old Hook Rd., 201.664.7455

risotto house Northern Italian fare, 88 Park Ave., 201.438.5344 the village gourmet Eclectic Cajun-style BYO, 75 Park Ave., 201.438.9404

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Golden Pub Fine pub food, 335 Market St., 201.843.9210 Matsuya Cozy, elegant Japanese steak house, 490 Market St., 201.843.5811 Que Pasta Home-style Italian, 326 Market St., 201.712.1900

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Saddle River Inn Romantic, upscale eater y, 2 Barnstable Ct., 201.825.4016

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Aldo & Gianni Restaurant Casual, fresh Italian dishes specializing in gnocchi, 268 Huyler St., 201.487.4220 Plaza 46 Diner Authentic diner fare, 380 Route 46, 201.440.3704 Teggiano Fine Italian food, 310 Huyler St., 201.487.3884

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amarone Northern Italian eater y housed in a historic carriage house, 63 Cedar Ln., 201.287.1897 BV Tuscany ristorante Simple Tuscan cuisine, 368 Cedar Ln., 201.287.0404 Shelly’s Cafe Vegetarian fare with continental influences, breakfast available, 482 Cedar Ln., 201.692.0001 teaneck kebab house Afghan cuisine, 251 DeGraw Ave., 201.836.8571

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axia taverna Stylish Greek eater y, 18 Piermont Rd., 201.569.5999 hamsa Middle Eastern fare, 7 W. Railroad Ave., 201.871.6060 Max’s ITALIAN grill Quaint Italian BYO, 39 Highwood Ave., 201.569.7171 PALMER’S CROSSING RESTAURANT Casual American/Continental eater y, 145 Dean Dr., 201.567.4800

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Andrea’s Italian Ristorante Cozy, authentic Italian eater y, 26 E. Prospect St. #A, 201.670.0275 Nellie’s Place Friendly, casual eater y, 9 Franklin Tpk., 201.652.8626 Matthew’s Colonial Diner Award-winning diner with all the classic American fare, 4 Franklin Tpk., 201.447.1411 The Village Grille Eclectic fare with Mediterranean, Japanese and Greek influences, 71 Crescent Ave., 201.670.8200

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Bacari Grill Innovative American fare, 800 Ridgewood Rd., 201.358.6330 backwoods bbq at the dog house Traditional American with Texan-focused BBQ, 270 Pascack Rd., 201.666.4BBQ

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Granita Grill Italian cuisine, 467 Broadway, 201.664.9846 hanami Chinese and Japanese cuisine, 301 Center Ave., 201.666.8508

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Blue Moon Mexican Cafe Traditional Mexican dishes, 42 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.782.9500

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Brigantino Ristorante Italian fare, 269 Hackensack St., 201.933.4276

aldo’s Italian Restaurant Italian fare, 393 Franklin Ave., 201.891.2618 The Barn All-American family eatery in a historic setting, 359 Sicomac Ave., 201.848.0108 Blue Moon Mexican Cafe Traditional Mexican dishes, 327 Franklin Ave., 201.891.1331 Bourbon BBQ Traditional Texas barbecue specializing in ribs and hot wings, 529 Goffle Rd., 201.690.9660 The Brick House Continental dining, 179 Godwin Ave., 201.848.1211 3 Chicas Mexican cuisine, Sunday brunch, 637 Wyckoff Ave., 201.848.4700

AMERICAN: Allendale Bar & Grill, Allendale • Assembly Steak House & Seafood Grill, Englewood Cliffs • Bacari Grill, Washington Twp. • The Barn, Wyckoff • Biagio’s, Paramus • Bistro 55, Rochelle Park • Blend Bar, Ridgewood • Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, Paramus • Bonefish Grill, Paramus • Bourbon BBQ, Wyckoff • Brady’s Fox Hunt Inn, Northvale • The Cornerstone, Hillsdale • The Crab House, Edgewater • The Crow’s Nest, Hackensack • Country Pancake House & Restaurant, Ridgewood • Daily Treat Restaurant, Ridgewood • Daniel, River Vale • Dutch House Tavern, Fair Lawn • Esty Street, Park Ridge • Gazelle cafe & grille, ridgewood • Golden Pub, Saddle Brook • Gotham City Diner, Ridgefield, Fair Lawn • Griffin’s Bar & Eatery, Cresskill • The Iron Horse, Westwood • Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Paramus • Mahwah Bar and Grill, Mahwah • Manny’s Sports Bar & Grill, Moonachie • Matthew’s Colonial Diner, Waldwick • Nellie’s Place, Waldwick • New York Steak house & Pub, Mahwah • The Park Steakhouse, Park Ridge • Paulie’s, Closter • The Porter House, Montvale • The Porter House Grill, Norwood • Prime & Beyond, Fort Lee • The Restaurant, Hackensack • Restaurant L, Allendale • Rivara’s, Fair Lawn • The River Palm Terrace, Edgewater, Fair Lawn, Mahwah • Palmer’s Crossing, Tenafly • Saddle River Inn, Saddle River • Smoke Chophouse, Englewood • Village Green Restaurant, Ridgewood • Westwood Diner and Pancake House, Westwood • Whiskey Cafe, Lyndhurst asian: Akai lounge, englewood • Bangkok Garden, Hackensack • daruma, englewood • Fuki Sushi Japanese Restaurant, River Edge • Golden Dynasty, HIllsdale • Green Papaya, River Edge • Hanami, Cresskill • Kinara, Edgewater • Kuma, Paramus • Maharani Express, Fort Lee • Mantra, Paramus • Matsuya, Saddle Brook • Minado, Little Ferry • Mo Pho, Fort Lee • Mt. Fuji Steakhouse, hasbrouck heights • Petite Soochow, Cliffside Park • Sakura Bana, Ridgewood • Su Healthy Cuisine, Edgewater • Sushi Cocoro, Franklin L akes • tina louise, carlstadt • Tom Yum Koong • Umeya, Cresskill • Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Ridgewood • Wild Ginger, Englewood CONTINENTAL: biggie’s cl am bar, carlstadt • The Brick House, Wyckoff • Cafe L’Amore, Oakl and • Café Matisse, Rutherford • Cafe Panache, Ramsey • Chakra, Paramus • Davia, Fair L awn • Don Quijote, Fairview • Harvest Bistro & Bar, Closter • The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & tavern, Ho-Ho-Kus • Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights • L a Cibeles, Lyndhurst • Marcello’s at the Station, Ridgewood • Martini Grill, Wood-Ridge • Rudy’s Restaurant, Hackensack

• Sea Shack, Hackensack • Segovia, Moonachie • Shelly’s Cafe, TEaneck • The Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack • Tracey’s, Little Ferry • Valentino’s, Park Ridge french: Chef’s Table, Franklin Lakes • L atour, Ridgewood • Madeleine’s Petit Paris, Northvale • Pourquoi Pas, Westwood greek: axia taverna, tenafly • greek city, ramsey • GREEK TAVERNA, edgewater • It’s greek to me, englewood, fort lee, ridgewood, westwood • oceanos, fair l awn • A taste of Greece, River Edge • varka estiatorio, ramsey italian: Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, Wyckoff • Aldo & Gianni REstaurant, South Hackensack • Allesandro’s Trattoria E Pizzeria, Haworth • Andiamo, Haworth • Andrea’s Italian Ristorante, Waldwick • Ba zzarelli’s Ristorante, Moonachie • Bell a Campania, Hillsdale • Bensi, HIllsdale • Brigantino Ristorante, Wood-Ridge • BV Tuscany Ristorante, Teaneck • Cafe Capri, Hillsdale • Cafe Italiano, Englewood Cliffs • Delphino, Franklin Lakes • Dino’s Restaurant, Harrington Park • Dolce Novita, Moonachie • Foschini’s Brick oven Kitchen, Lyndhurst • Granita Grill, West wood • Grissini Trattoria, Englewood Cliffs • Il Mulino, Dumont • Il Vill aggio, Carlstadt • Kinchley’s Tavern, Ramsey • La l anterna cafe & grill, RIDGEWOOD • L a Pia zza Bistro Italiano, Ridgewood • locale, closter • L a Vecchia Napoli, Edgewater • Maggiano’s Little Italy, Hackensack • max’s italian grill, tenafly • Nanni, Rochelle Park • Napoli Pizza, Lodi • Paisano’s, Rutherford • Pizza Fusion, Ridgewood • Que Pasta, Saddle Brook • Radicchio, ridgewood • Risotto House, Rutherford • Ristorante Paradiso, River Vale • Roberto’s II, Edgewater • Rocca, Glen Rock • Rosario’s Trattoria, Midl and Park • Savini, Allendale • Sorrento’s, East Rutherford • Teggiano, South Hackensack • Trovato’s Italian Restaurant, Elmwood Park • Vera Trattoria, Harrington Park • vill a amalfi, cliffside park • Vill a Roberto, Rochelle Park • Zocca Ristorant, Hillsdale latin: Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Englewood, Woodcliff L ake, Wyckoff • Cuban Eddie’s, Dumont • 3 Chicas, Wyckoff other cuisines & multiethnic: Babylon, River Edge • Baumgart’s Cafe, Englewood • Hamsa, Tenafly • Harley’s Irish Pub, Hackensack • Mediterraneo, Ridgewood • The Melting Pot, West wood • Nisi Estiatorio, Englewood • Park and Orchard Restaurant, East Rutherford • Pl a za 46 Diner, South Hackensack • samdan, cresskill • Soup’s On, Moonachie • Teaneck Kebab House, Teaneck •The Vill age Grille, Waldwick

For a comple te list of dining options, visit the Dining Guide section of bergenhealthandlife.com.

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and auto policies from the same carrier, says Joseph Parisi Jr., CEO of Otterstedt Insurance Agency in Englewood Cliffs, which works with a number of different carriers. If you own a condominium, check out your condo association’s coverage—choosing the same carrier may help you save.

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course, is the amount you must pay on a claim before coverage kicks in. And you can save big-time on premiums if you’re willing to pay for small losses yourself and use your insurance as protection against a major catastrophe. For example, homeowner’s insurance typically features a $250 deductible, but you may save up to 24 percent if you choose a policy that starts at $1,000 instead. Experts say you shouldn’t sweat the small stuff anyway. “You don’t want to nickel-and-dime insurance companies with a lot of small claims because those losses follow you,” says Parisi. “You may lose discounts, and in some cases the companies may not want to write you policies anymore.” Insurers seek to reduce the cost and hassle of processing many small claims, and some are willing to share the savings with you if you help.

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If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Women’s equality: more than a dream. Gloria Steinem Keynote Speaker for Women’s History Month Monday, March 28, 2011 • 6:30 p.m., Gymnasium 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ Ms. Steinem, a prominent leader on women’s rights, will discuss issues of equality, gender roles and race caste systems. Tickets are $35 for the general public. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bergen.edu/gloriasteinem or call (201) 447-7488.

Upcoming Spring Speaker Series Events

Nicholas Kristof Columnist for The New York Times Thursday, April 7, 2011 • 1:30 p.m. Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ Gillian Sorensen Senior Advisor at the United Nations Foundation Thursday, April 7, 2011 • 6:30 p.m. Moses Family Meeting and Training Center 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ

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Brother Education. Each student has their own laptop and utilizes a campus-wide wireless network to expand the learning environment beyond the classroom.

Ability School is a private school for Pre-K through 8th Grade. We encourage students to learn HOW to study and focus on application and real comprehension. Our small class size and individualized study programs focus on truly educating the student for life! We have continuous enrollment throughout the year as well as a great summer day camp for students age four to 12. We also offer a Saturday Enrichment Program, which provides exceptional tutoring in many subjects. Please contact our registrar for more information or to schedule a tour.

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bErgEn coMMunitY collEgE With its main campus in Paramus and locations in Hackensack and Lyndhurst, Bergen Community College is the state’s largest junior college, serving approximately 30,000 undergraduate, continuing education and adult students. Included in 88 associate degree programs is a robust science curriculum, supplemented by the new $15 million Emil Buehler Trust Center for Science & Exploration, that includes aviation, nursing, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, surgical technology and many other programs. Bergen also has articulation agreements with four-year colleges, so graduates can pursue their passions.

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bErgEn catholic high school Bergen Catholic is a private, all-boys college preparatory high school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Their goal is help students find their passions in life and become leaders by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in accordance with the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian BER00966_MBHL_0311_1_2Pg_4c_V3:BER0750

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Considering a Catholic High School Education? An evening for 5-7th grade boys and girls and their families designed to help you understand the process and what to expect. You’ll learn: • The process of applying for admission to Catholic High School • What the schools are looking for in a student • What makes the Catholic High School experience unique • The value of educating the whole person • Fact vs Myth. What life is really like in a Catholic High School. Come join us for a fun and informative evening. Ask questions. Space is limited, so please call the Admissions Department at 201.634.4151 today to reserve your space. Where will your crusade take you?

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Picture yourself in a new career You could be working as a medical assistant, computer technician or electrician’s apprentice by next year. Our average program is less than 101/2 months in length*, so you can train for some of the most in-demand occupations and improve your job security and financial stability in less time**. Visit www.eastwick.edu today to learn more about the exciting programs Eastwick

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Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools Eastwick College, located in Ramsey, NJ, recently made collegiate histor y when it was approved to offer a registered nursing degree by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Previously known as the HoHoKus School, it is highly-regarded by many as one of the best medical

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schools in New Jersey and it is the first school of its kind to receive this approval from the state nursing board. The name behind the college, Thomas M. Eastwick, President of Eastwick Education, has been making headlines like this in vocational education for over 25 years. Including its four HoHoKus Schools in Hackensack, Nutley, Paterson and Paramus (and three training sites in Paramus, North Bergen and Pomptom Plains), Eastwick offers a unique program portfolio that includes career training in healthcare, technology, trades and business. “We’ve worked hard to develop a close partnership with the local businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, because ultimately this connection allows us to best meet the needs of our students and local employers,” said President Eastwick. For example, HoHoKus Trades in Paterson recently

Students in the programs graduate with one year of apprenticeship experience that can greatly improve their career prospects. In addition, HoHoKus Hackensack recently developed a unique bilingual LPN program, the first of its kind in the state, with consultation from Palisades Medical Center. Less than three percent of all licensed nurses speak Spanish in northern NJ; the bilingual LPN program helps to combat this shortage and better ser ve the Spanish-speaking population in the area. By building their program foundations on the needs of local businesses and organizations, Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools are able to achieve success that extends beyond the classroom: students receive training that better prepares them for career opportunities after they graduate. Ramsey | Hackensack Nutley | Paterson | Paramus 201-327-8877 | www.eastwick.edu

The Elisabeth Morrow School The Elisabeth Morrow School is an independent day

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Providing children with a foundation for successful, lifelong learning is a hallmark of The Elisabeth Morrow School. Our graduates are ready to succeed within a 21st Century curriculum. We invite you to visit our campus: see how our school “goes beyond” an ordinary education.

admissions@elisabethmorrow.org • 201.568.5566 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 www.elisabethmorrow.org The Elisabeth Morrow School is an Independent, Coeducational, Day School for ages Three through Grade Eight

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tuXEdo Park school Beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through the freshman year, Tuxedo Park School offers a curriculum that is traditional in its roots yet innovative in its approach, designed to spark intellectual curiosity while creating confident young leaders ready to embrace the challenges of the 21st centur y. Small by design, the school maintains a low student-teacher ratio. The program includes a purposeful blend of core academics, foreign language, per forming and fine arts, athletics, community ser vice, environmental

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Attend Our Open Houses - Application fee is waived for attendees. - Bring your transcripts to see if you qualify for on-the-spot acceptance into a Master’s Degree or Advanced Certificate program. WESTCHESTER GRADUATE CAMPUS Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m. Call 914-831-2700 or e-mail westchester@liu.edu to reserve a seat ROCKLAND GRADUATE CAMPUS Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m. Call 845-450-5403 or e-mail rockland@liu.edu to reserve a seat

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This opulent, European-style manor on a private acre-plus, decorated by renowned designer Robert Soo, spares almost no extremity of luxury. It features four fireplaces, a mahogany library, a custom kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances and a grand marble entrance foyer that whispers of royalty. Outside, a custom slate stone pool is nestled among magnificent gardens. This Franklin Lakes home combines old-world elegance with modern convenience. RIGHT: The kitchen’s eating area looks out on a patio and pool.

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In Saddle River, a clay tiled roof crowns a masterpiece. above: High ceilings and brilliant sunlight exposure add to the aura of luxur y.

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This majestic Mediterranean-style home on 1.26 beautifully landscaped acres adjoins 30 acres of wooded parkland. Completed in 2004, it boasts a formal dining room with dentil molding, five fire­ places, an in-ground irrigation system, a pool with automated skimmers and chlorinators, an electric dumbwaiter, a motorized chandelier lift, a game room, an HD movie theater and a 750-bottle wine cellar.

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Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town, set during an 1860s gold rush, will be performed March 6.

mar 2–13 Bring kids of

all ages to the RINGLING BROTHERS FULLY CHARGED CIRCUS. With clowns from the world-famous Clown Alley and stunts performed by The Human Fuse, the excitement will be electrifying, 10:30 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Izod Center. Tickets: $15 to $150 at the Izod Center box office, $23.75 to $170 online. Call 201.935.8500 or visit izodcenter.com for more information.

mar 5

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Your children can enjoy THE LITTLE MERMAID as never before with balloon artist Ally Gooen at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. His “ballowins” are a fun and inventive technique for storytelling that includes audience participation. Tickets: $10 members, $12 nonmembers, $15 at the door. Call 201.264.2238 or visit saddlerivervalley culturalcenter.org to find out more.

mar 5

Dance along to the bluegrass music of THE ABRAMS BROTHERS at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Berrie Center, 8 p.m. With a style resembling the great Bob Dylan, this musical trio has a fresh new take on classic rock and country. Tickets: $15 , $10 for Ramapo students. Call 201.684.7341 or visit ramapo.edu/ berriecenter for more information.

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Supremes front woman Diana Ross sings March 15.

mar 6

Be transported to the 1860s town of Rosebud to watch the antics of saloon owners in search of gold during CIRQUE MECHANICS’ BOOM TOWN at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, 4 p.m. Revel in the inventive acrobatics inspired by a 19th-century gold rush. Tickets: $29 to $65 . Call 201.816.8160 or visit bergenpac.org for more information.

mar 6

mar 13

Enjoy the classical musical styling of the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra as they perform A NIGHT IN ITALY at River Dell Middle School, 4 p.m. Conducted by Jeffrey Grogan, the chamber orchestra will perform three pieces, two with solos from violist Brett Deubner. Visit adelphi c h a m b e r o r c h e s t r a . o r g f o r more information and ticket pricing.

mar 15

Join the Tenafly Nature Center in honoring those who have helped preserve the natural environment of the local community during the association’s 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, 5:30 p.m. A dinner and live and silent auctions at the Clinton Inn of Tenafly will help support the Tenafly Nature Center. Tickets: $100 per person, $1,000 for a table of 10. Call 201.696.8573 or visit tenafly naturecenter.org to learn more.

See and hear legendary Supremes front woman DIANA ROSS at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, 8 p.m. With 18 chart-topping hits and more than 100 million records sold, Ross is sure to provide an evening of old and new pop favorites the audience will never forget. Tickets: $69 to $175 . Call 201.816.8160 or visit bergenpac. org to find out more.

mar 11–27 Enjoy Cole Por-

Bring the kids over to the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center and catch the VENTRILOQUIST VARIETY SHOW, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Watch John Pizzi and his puppet friends perform stand-up comedy and magic acts great for all ages. Children are encouraged to sit up close on the floor. Tickets: $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Call 201.264.2238 or visit saddlerivervalleyculturalcenter.org for more information.

ter’s musical HIGH SOCIETY. Set during a 1930s wedding, this love story centers on a pretentious socialite, her ex-husband who tries to disrupt the proceedings and a love-struck tabloid reporter. Showtimes: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. Call 201.947.9606 or visit leoniaplayers.org to learn more.

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On April 16 Tuxedo Park School hosts its annual fundraiser.

Recharge in the Catskills during Women’s Wellness Weekend, March 25–27.

mar 20 Welcome in the warm

mar 25–27 For the busy

Get a chance to experience comedy history when the Bergen Performing Arts Center hosts BOB NEWHART, 8 p.m. For more than four decades, Newhart has been an icon on both big screen and small, winning countless awards. Here he is joined on stage by special guest Sally Kellerman. Tickets: $29–$85. Call 201.816.8160 or visit bergenpac.org for more information.

weather and head out on a four-mile guided FIRST DAY OF SPRING HIKE, at 10 a.m., embarking from the Palisades Interstate Park headquarters in Alpine. The two-hour journey is considered easy terrain, perfect for beginning hikers, and is open to all. Free admission. Call 201.768.1360 or visit njpalisades.org for more information.

mom or businesswoman, the WOMEN’S WELLNESS WEEKEND is the perfect chance to focus on your own needs. In the scenic Catskill Mountains, participants will have the chance to enjoy activities like yoga, pottery, therapeutic dancing and more. Lodging and retreat fees: $287 to $647 . Call 845.985.2291 or visit frostvalley.org/ womens-wellness to learn more.

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Take in the hard-hitting drama GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, put on by the Bergen County Players. This Pulitzer Prizewinning play is a social commentary about cutthroat office politics. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $16 on Sundays and $19 on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 201.261.4200 or visit bcplayers.org for more information.

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Treat yourself to an adult night out at the Salt Creek Grille’s annual ANNIVERSARY WINE & MARTINI TASTING fundraiser at its Rumson location at 7 p.m., to benefit the Community YMCA. Tickets: $125 per person. Call 732.671.5505 ext. 20 to purchase tickets and visit saltcreekgrille.com to learn more.

apr 10

Take a walk for a good cause with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s ANNUAL MS WALK, 9 a.m. Join other participants at Graydon Pool in Ridgewood. Call 201.967.5599 or visit http://walknjm.nationalms society.org to register and learn more.

apr 16 Join Tuxedo Park

School at its annual fundraiser, AN EVENING IN THE PARK AT THE TUXEDO CLUB, at 7 p.m. The event includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $150 per person, $1,500 for a table of 10. Call 845.351.4737 or visit tuxedopark school.org for more information. Send event listings to: Bergen Health & Life, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; or e-mail us at thingstodo@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months in advance of the event and must include a phone number that will be published. Share events online by clicking the “Submit an Event” link below the Community Calendar at bergenhealthandlife.com. Bergen Health & Life (USPS 025-351) is pub­ lished 8 times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Postmaster: send address changes to Subscription Department, Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Periodicals postage paid at Montvale, NJ, and additional mailing offices.

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See how the music was made in S’WONDERFUL: THE GERSHWIN MUSICAL at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Berrie Center, 8 p.m. This five-plays-in-one show highlights what made the Gershwins famous. Tickets: $24 to $30 . Call 201.684.7341 or go to ramapo.edu/ berriecenter for more information.

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The historic hotel is surrounded by 2,200 acres of scenic wilderness. right: After a relaxing treatment, enjoy a cup of tea by the fireplace in the spa’s solarium.

Ge t ting there

Mohonk Mountain House 1000 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz, NY, 845.256.2056 mohonk.com

Ne w York’s Hudson Valle y boasts a must-see Victorian re tre at Vacation as they did in the late 1800s with a visit to Mohonk Mountain House. The seven-story, castle-like hotel dates back to 1869, when Alfred H. Smiley visited the area and decided to build a peaceful retreat where people could enjoy nature surrounded by the spectacular Shawangunk Mountains. Smiley and his twin brother, Albert K., tore down the 10-room inn and tavern that stood on the property and began building the enormous structure that today accommodates up to 500 guests. The rustic Victorian wood and stone architecture, countless fireplaces and antique-filled parlor rooms transport you back in time so completely that you almost expect to run into a Smiley

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brother in the hallway. You’ll see plenty of pictures of the Smileys and guests in the many antique photographs, paintings and drawings that line the halls. As interesting as the hotel is, though, the real draw is what you find when you walk outside. In the winter months, guests can take in the gorgeous scenery while snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on 35 miles of groomed trails. The Victorian Pavilion is open for ice skating from November through March. Summer offerings include tennis, golf, rock climbing, lake swimming, boating and fishing, horseback riding and hiking. If relaxing at a spa is more your speed, Mohonk offers a 30,000-squarefoot spa wing that includes 16 treatment

to see more photos of mohonk mountain house and to plan your getaway, visit bergenhealthandlife.com.

Jim Smith

Time Travel

rooms, steam rooms and saunas, a fitness center, a yoga studio, an outdoor heated mineral pool and an indoor heated swimming pool. The awardwinning spa, built in 2005, is the newest addition to the sprawling hotel. Dining is a big deal at Mohonk, perhaps because guests work up such a big appetite with all the available recreation. Extensive breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch buffets, plus a fourcourse, sit-down dinner (and afternoon tea and cookies) are included in room rates. Guests are expected to dress for dinner, with gentlemen required to wear jackets and a no-T-shirts-orsneakers-allowed policy. The formality adds to the historical feel of the place, as does the nightly entertainment: live-music dance parties or movies in the screening room. ( You won’t find a T V in your guest room.) Depending on the room you get, accom­ modations can look antiquated, but if you don’t want “Victorian” ambiance, you may request what the hotel calls a “Traditional” room, which is updated (but won’t have a wood-burning fireplace). A standard room with a double bed will cost you $510 plus taxes and gratuity per night for double occupancy, but most of your food, recreation, entertainment and even a kids’ club is included, and the unique charm of Mohonk is hard to match. —Marisa Sandora

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