Page 1

MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE

THE GOOD LIVING MAGA ZINE FROM MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

D E C E M B E R 2 0 17 / J A N U A R Y 2 0 18

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | $3.95 MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

THE

THE GOOD LIVING MAGA ZINE

HOLIDAY ISSUE

DECORATING BEYOND THE TREE 5 PERFECT PRESENTS FESTIVE FASHIONS FOR LADIES AND GENTS

GINGER GOODNESS p. 48

T H E H O L I D AY I S S U E

Cover.1217.MON.1.indd 2

12/5/17 3:51 PM


REAL ESTATE EXPERTISE by the Shore

You need a professional that understands real estate, is positioned to stay ahead of the game, and has experience in the local market. My success has given me the expertise required to sell your house. I am dedicated to providing you the finest service available on the Jersey Shore. From Oceanfront homes to small beach get-away’s, we cover everything from Spring Lake to Monmouth Beach. I commit to providing you the first-class service you deserve.

Patrick Parker Owner/Broker Patrick Parker Realty 

O: 732.455.5252 C: 201-788-6182 E: pparker@patrickparkerrealty.com W: www.patrickparkerrealty.com 523 Main Street Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 P: 732.455.5252 F: 732.455.5250 E: info@patrickparkerrealty.com Towne Center 2000 Bellmore Street Ocean Township, NJ 07755 P: 732.517.0102 F: 732.517.0103 E: oceantwp@patrickparkerrealty.com It is our intention to comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation, or discrimination.”

C2_MNHL_DEC17.indd 2

12/4/17 9:29 AM


MHL-Dec2017AHS.qxp_ad 11/28/17 3:29 PM Page 1

The shelter can be an especially lonely place for an older dog who’s once been in a home. Andy is a senior Pug, very sweet, but found as a neglected stray. His overgrown nails had grown into the pads causing lesions and infection. He’s all fixed up now, but wonders ... who will take him into their heart and home? Please call and ask about Andy, # 25188-NM.

Not everyone has a home for the holidays Brandy, a German Shorthaired Pointer mix, was found on the street in Newark, hit by a car. We rushed her to an emergency care center, and then brought her to our Tinton Falls shelter, where she completed her recuperation. Just over a year old, Brandy would like to live with someone who will cherish her, and make sure she is always safe ... the dream of each and every one of our orphans who hope to see you come visit. #24447-F

Handsome Max was surrendered to us when his owner ran into trouble with the law, and the timing was critical. Max was skin and bones, with numerous medical issues that had never been addressed - he needed us urgently. We’ve plumped him up, treated his deep ear infection, and undertaken a simple regimen for his hyperthyroidism. Max is one of the sweetest boys you could meet, and only 8-1/2 years young. He longs to know loving care forever ... might that be you? #11515-NM The holidays bring joy for many ... but not everyone. In our Tinton Falls shelter alone over 210 cats and dogs close their eyes every night and dream ... of a home where they will be snuggled daily, where they can breathe deeply and relax in the sun, where they know they will be safe. They dream of a real home of their own. Please make their dreams come true. Call 732-922-0100 or come visit. Or help support them until they find their dream.

Can’t adopt? Make a donation and help support our adoption and many other efforts on behalf of animals!! Enclosed is my donation of $ ___________ Name: ____________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________________ q Please add me to your mailing list. q Please add me to your web mailing list only. E-mail address:_________________________________________________ Please send your gift to: Associated Humane Societies, P.O.Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731-0043, or donate online at ahscares.org & mention Monmouth Health & Life, or you can text HUMANE to 501501 to make a one time $10 donation. Thank you!

Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement. Charitable Registration #-CH012-6200, Tax Exempt # 221 487122.

001_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

12/4/17 9:29 AM


Contents DEC 2017/JAN 2018

FEATURES 30

MAKING THE GRADE

For women with high-risk pregnancies, Monmouth Medical Center’s maternalfetal medicine specialists provide topnotch care. Monmouth Medical Center earns Top Teaching Hospital honor from The Leapfrog Group.

31

CELEBRATING LIFE

A dinner and fashion show raises more than $50K for the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center.

32

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS

Motorcyclists join St. Nick to deliver gifts to pediatric patients at Monmouth Medical Center during an annual toy drive.

35

STAFF PICKS

Monmouth Health & Life staff members are revealing what’s on their holiday gift lists.

55

36

BEYOND THE TREE

Let the warm feeling of the holidays flow throughout your home with festive touches in every room.

42

DAY TO NIGHT

No time to change? These looks will easily take you from the office to an evening on the town. I N E V ERY I S S UE

6 8 56 58

2

W E LC O M E L E T T E R E D I TO R’S N OT E W H E R E TO E AT BE THERE

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

TOC.1217.MON.1.indd 2

12/7/17 12:16 PM


ONLY THE BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

OD

FE

EX

FO

PO

RE

DS R

HOICE A S’ C WA ER AD

ST

I VA L

T PA R

Y

&

HOME OF THE TOMAHAWK STEAKS

SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 50 YEARS #MONMOUTHMEATS

Full service, old fashioned butcher shop and meat market located in the heart of downtown Red Bank. 003_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

112 Monmouth Street • Red Bank, NJ

732.741.5292

MonmouthMeats.com

11/28/17 4:14 PM


Contents

DEC 2017/JAN 2018

54

36 DEPARTMENTS 14

48

Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Monmouth County.

Fill your home with the aroma of these festive gingerbread cookies!

LOCAL BUZZ

TASTES

16

54

Top off your winter look with an imitation fur coat—and see why faking it has never been so fashionable!

Don’t sell celery short—savvy folks are rediscovering this lean, green nutrition machine.

ST YLE WATCH

18

JEWELRY BOX

Dressed up or down, these chains will surely hold your look together.

20

HOME FRONT

The rich shade of chestnut makes a powerful statement anywhere you use it.

22

POWER FOOD

55

SPIRITS

Temperatures may be dropping, but you’ll warm right up with this Hot Toddy.

64

GATHERINGS

Photos from the annual Best of Monmouth Food Festival/Party & Expo.

42

FOR MEN ONLY

Discover the casual classics and accessories that are sure to freshen up your wardrobe.

24

HEALTH NEWS

Recent reports and statistics, including how yoga can alleviate PMS, why biking can make you happier and which spice can relieve sunburn.

4

35

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

TOC.1217.MON.1.indd 4

11/28/17 11:14 AM


Having the Wright Insurance is No Accident!

For more than 50 years, we have been protecting our neighbors, their property and their businesses.

Personal | Business | Marine Law | Construction

1-800-224-6693

info@johnbwright.com | www.johnbwright.com

Gregory S. Wright President and CEO

64 Union Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736 386 US Route #9, Waretown, NJ 08758

005_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

12/4/17 9:26 AM


TeaScapes

WELCOME LETTER

®

Tea Bar

• Premium Teas • Tea Accessories • Gluten Free Products • Tea Events • Private Events • Gift Baskets • Gift Certficates

68 First Avenue, Suite K Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

732.203.5100 www.enjoyteascapes.com

Medical Alert Devices Let our family-owned Medical Alert company provide safety for: SENIORS • SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN • PERSONAL SAFETY Offering top-of-the-line equiptment, superb motoriting services and unbeatable pricing. Whether you have our GPS Watch tracker, Wandering Prevention systems, mobile medical alert pendant Belle or one of our traditional In The Home systems, 24-7, U.S.-based monitoring centers are staffed with operators specifically trained to make sure you receive topnotch customer care.

GIVING THE BEST CARE

THESE DAYS, MOST OF US CAN’T NAVIGATE THE BUSY HOLIDAY season without a list. Whether it’s baking ingredients, gifts to purchase, or card recipients—we all rely on lists to ensure that our holidays are special. At Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), we have a very important list that drives the work of the entire team—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s the list of key components of high-quality health care as defined by the Institute of Medicine. This list clearly details six domains of quality health care—safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. What’s not as well defined is how to achieve all aspects of every domain, all the time, with every patient, as a diverse care team. At MMC, we’ve long been committed to quality, so every day we collaborate, examine protocols, refine procedures and set up programs to ensure that we are providing the best care possible and that every member of the team is part of the process. As part of this effort, MMC was chosen as one of only 10 acute-care hospitals to participate in the New Jersey High Reliability Organization Collaborative, which will help us keep quality and safety at the forefront of everything we do. While we will never stop striving for more, I’m proud to say that in 2017, MMC earned recognition for our consistent effort to bring patients the very best care possible. • Recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors an American hospital can receive and underscoring the highest commitment to patient safety and quality. Among thousands of hospitals in the country, MMC and its sister hospitals, Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, are three of 36 Top Teaching Hospitals. • MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. MMC is also the only area hospital to fully meet Leapfrog safety standards in all areas of maternity care. •The Leon Hess Cancer Center at MMC attained American College of Surgeons—Commission on Cancer Accreditation with silver commendation and the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center received the Women’s Choice Award as One of America’s Best Breast Centers for the fourth year in a row. As a hospital and a system, the New Year is bright. Through our partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we’re providing access to the latest advances in cancer genomic analysis and cancer research. A partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University is creating the state’s largest academic health care system providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research and world-class health and medical education. In July, MMC will change its academic affiliation to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. We thank all of you who turn to us for your health care needs. To all of our readers, I offer best wishes for a joyful holiday season, and a healthy and rewarding New Year.

BILL ARNOLD P R E S IDE N T A ND C HIE F E X E C U T I V E O F FI C E R M O NM O U T H ME DI CA L C E N T E R A ND T HE UN T E R B E RG C HIL DR E N’S H O S PI TA L

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ 07712

732-508-7800 • Email: STATMEDALERT@GMAIL.COM www.StatMedicalAlert.net

Welcome.1217.MON.1.indd2 6 006_MNHL_DEC17.indd

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT BARNABASHEALTH.ORG/MONMOUTH-MEDICAL-CENTER.

12:18 PM 12/7/17 12:19


ADVERTISEMENT

5 Tips For Financial Wellness W

ELCOME to the latest edition of Fiscal

Fitness! The holiday hustle and bustle is in the air as the stock market continues to climb. This is typically my busiest time of the year as clients are looking for ways to save on taxes, rebalance portfolios, get their estate plans in order and plan for the new-year. With so much going on in the news, it’s easy to get sidetracked.

Turn off the Noise As consumers, we are exposed to an abundance of news and bombarded with a barrage of investment choices and vehicles to invest in. Passive vs. Active investments, alternative strategies, indexed annuities and smart beta. What? It’s enough to make your head spin. The constant onslaught makes it difficult for people to digest and may prevent you from making any decision at all.

Take Some Chips off the Table I have been in the business long enough to know that when times are good, we tend to become overly optimistic. As of 11/17, the S&P 500 had gone 33 straight days without a 0.5% drop, the longest streak since 1995.1 This combination of a strong bull market with historically low volatility is surprising, to say the least. I am not suggesting that is a reason to sell, but is it prudent to assess whether you are taking on more risk than needed? Now may be the time to rebalance your portfolio, making sure you it’s in line with your longterm goals and tolerance for risk.

Establish Your Safety Net Most financial experts suggest keeping at least 3 to 6 months of your fixed expenses readily available, such as in a savings or money market account.

Have you also included co-pays, deductibles for health insurance and car insurance in those figures? As tempting as it is to invest your emergency money, how would you feel if your portfolio declined by 15%? Now imagine that in actual dollars.

Dollar Cost Average If you are uncertain about the markets, dollar cost averaging1 is a well know investment strategy designed to help reduce volatility by buying fixed dollar amounts at regular intervals, regardless of which way the market is headed. It’s easy to understand, eliminates timing difficulties and removes emotions from the decision-making process.2

Why Financial Planning Now? The financial world has become a very complex place. As the market heads higher, tax reform is on the way, and interest rates are still at historical lows, perhaps now is the time to schedule a financial check-up. Even if you are used to handling your own financial affairs, collaborating with an experienced CFP® professional who can review your financial health may be just what the doctor ordered. Together we can make it happen.

Debra Fournier CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™

1 Dollar cost averaging does not protect against losses and may lower potential profits. Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. 2 This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax or legal advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor.

007_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

About THE AUTHOR DEBRA FOURNIER, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, has been providing comprehensive wealth management and investment advisory services to families and independent women for over twenty years. Recognized as an experienced and knowledgeable professional in the areas of divorce financial planning and transitional planning, her guidance is often sought when there are complicated financial issues, significant assets or an imbalance in financial knowledge between divorcing couples. Debra is active in her community, serving on the executive board of the Academy of Finance at Manasquan High School and the mentoring program at the Leon Hess Business School, Monmouth University. She has been quoted in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and AOL Daily Finance, appeared numerous times on Good Day New York and has been featured in the Asbury Park Press section Getting Ahead. For a private, no-obligation phone consultation, please call 732-800-8400 or email Debra directly at debra.fournier@lpl.com

2006 Highway 71, Suite 1 Spring Lake, NJ 07762 732-800-8400 | 732-800-0622 fax seaviewwealth.com

11/28/17 4:14 PM


EDITOR’S NOTE

MERRY AND BRIGHT

NO DOUBT YOU’RE LIKE most of us: There are just not enough hours in the day to complete our growing todo list. With the demands of work, family and a myriad other commitments, it can be difficult to carve out time for ourselves. So when a special occasion arises on our social calendar—and let’s face it, during the holidays there are plenty of those—it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of it, and this issue of Monmouth Health & Life can guide you. Shrewsbury First, any memorable night In the Trader Joe’s Shopping Center starts with the right outfit— 1081 Broad St • Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 (732) 544-2253 • NothingBundtCakes.com an 8” or 10” Bundt Cake an ensemble that allows you to go from the office to an Expires 1/31/18. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. $5 off one 8” or 10” cake. Valid only at the bakery listed. No cash value. Coupon may not be reproduced, transferred evening party without skipping or sold. Internet distribution strictly prohibited. Must be claimed in bakery during normal business hours. Not valid with any other offer. a beat. In “Day to Night,” on page 42, you’ll find photos of It's Never Been a Better Time to Become a Member... It's Never Been aattire Better to Become a Member... jaw-dropping for Time both men and women. Ladies who want to complement their stunning outfit will 17-CA-0122-1110-1 Bakery #: 122 GOLF, SWIMMING FITNESS GOLF, SWIMMING & FITNESS want a&versatile piece of jewelry. In “Linked In,” on page 18, Trim: 3.625” x 5” Shrewsbury you’ll find a selection of bracelets that will hold youryet look The highlight of Beacon Hill Country Club is our beautiful, yet beautiful, The highlight of Beacon Hill Country Club is our Bleed: N/A Print together and work with multiple outfits. And to top off challenging, 18 hole golf course. than 100 years old100 andyears old and your challenging, 18 holeMore golf course. More than winter was look as temperatures plummet, we’ve found some fun still pristine, the redesigned still course pristine, themodernized course was and modernized andhole redesigned hole fauxby furs that prove never been fashionable to fake it! by hole by renowned golf course architect Stephen Kay.so With by hole renowned golf it’s course architect Stephen Kay. With You’llOlympic-sized find them on page 16.Children’s For the gents, checkSwim out “Cool the newly refurbished pool, 2013 Swim the newly refurbished Olympic-sized pool, 2013 Children’s Threads,” where we present casual classics and accessories to Team, TPI certified golf certified fitness instructor and fitness facility; Team, TPI golf fitness instructor and fitness facility; freshen your wardrobe. It’sthan on page 22. Beacon Hill offers Members more than just golf. Beacon Hill offers Members more just golf. from from If you long for a fun evening but have no gala to attend, consider hosting friends at your place. In “Beyond The Tree” on WEDDINGS, EVENTS &EVENTS DINING WEDDINGS, & DINING eacon eacon ill ountry luB ill ountry luB page 36, you’ll find ways to ensure that every room is holidayHappy Holidays from Beacon Hill CountryThere Club! is no There better tofestive host your isplace no better place tomember-sponsored host member-sponsored ready with touches thatyour make spirits soar. To keep wedding or special event than at(read: Beacon Hill Country Club . cheeses Beacon Hill Country Club wedding or simple special event than atserve things easy), wine and or. desserts With spectacular views, sophisticated ambiance, Withonly. spectacular views, modern,see sophisticated ambiance, Or ifmodern, you’re ambitious, “Get Snapping” on page 48, expert planning and catering staff, Beacon Hill offers the best expert planning and catering staff, Beacon Hill offers recipes the best that will fill where we offer you three gingerbread cookie of everythingoffor you home and for your guests. Members have the everything you your guests. Members have the your with a and divine aroma. option of several distinct venuesdining which feature diverse option of several venues feature diverse All of dining us atdistinct Monmouth Health &which Life are hoping that your menu selections, breathtaking views the bright. New skyline menu selections, viewsYork ofEnjoy! the NewinYork skyline in holidays arebreathtaking merryofand

BEACON HILLHILL BEACON COUNTRY CLUBCLUB COUNTRY

Happy Holidays Happy Holidays B

BH

cH

c c

c

addition to a lively cocktail lounge in the lounge evening. addition to a lively cocktail in the evening.

| www.beaconhillcc.org | www.beaconhillcc.org 8 Beacon Road, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 | 732.291.0533 8 Beacon Hill Road, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 | 732.291.0533 IT’S Hill NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER... Established in 1899, Beacon Hill Country Club is a private, member owned club located in scenic Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Nestled high on a hill between Red Bank and Sandy Hook, Beacon Hill enjoys spectacular views of the New York City Skyline and Sandy Hook Bay. We invite you to explore Beacon Hill Country Club: The best kept secret in Monmouth County.

RITA GUARNA EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITOR@WAINSCOTMEDIA.COM

8 Beacon Hill Rd., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 732.291.0533 | www.beaconhillcc.org

008_MNHL_DEC17.indd 2 8 Editors.1217.MON.1.indd

12/4/17 11:08 AMPM 11/29/17 3:01


Shore Area OBGYN taking care of Monmouth county women for over 75 years

SHORE AREA OB/GYN has been around since the time of Clark Gable and Gone With the Wind. We continue to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care while respecting the uniqueness of each patient. Our senior doctors are board certified and our newest are board eligible. We are affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and deal with everything from the routine to high-risk obstetrics and first gynecological exam to older adults with well woman care. We do many procedures in office and are proud to be certified by the American Institute for Ultrasound to perform ultrasound in our office. William N. Kaufman, D.O., FACOG Andrew N. Sun, M.D., FACOG Angela Markman, M.D., FACOG Lauren Mason-Cederberg, M.D.

200 White Rd., Little Silver, NJ 07739 | 732.741.3331 4679 Rte. 9 North, Howell, NJ 07731 | 732.370.2600

lma-llc.com

Donnalyn Giegerich, MBA CIC RYT

732.547.0894

www.donnalynspeaks.com @DonnaLynSpeaks on FB & Twitter @DonnaLynConsults on Instagram

009_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

Keynoter Business Consulting Presentation Coaching Workshops Corporate Seminars Trainer Join our mailing list by request at DonnaLynSpeaks@gmail.com

11/28/17 4:29 PM


15%

OFF

PDO

THE NON-SURGICAL LIFTING, TIGHTENING AND FILLING OFFER CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS, COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. OFFER EXPIRES 1-15.18.

Dr. Marcus’s newly located state-ofthe-art medical spa and wellness center offers the most advanced noninvasive skin rejuvenation and body contouring technology and products tailored to help her patients achieve their goals, all with little downtime.

RITA GUARNA

ED ITOR I N C H I EF ART DIRECTOR STEPHEN M. VITARBO EDITORIAL

MANAGING EDITOR L ANCE DEBLER

PDO NOVATHREADS ULTHERA FACE LIFT SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION VELASHAPE FOR CELLULITE & CONTOURING SKIN REJUVENATION LASER HAIR REMOVAL HYDRAFACIAL MD and more

ASSOCIATE EDITOR DARIUS AMOS EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ALENA WOODS EDITORIAL INTERN MEHNA Z L ADHA CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

LIZ DONOVAN, LIS A GIRARD, MARISA SANDORA

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER THIEN L A ART

ART ASSISTANT Y VONNE MARKI PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CIRCULATION CHRISTINE HAMEL

732.530.3222

321 BROAD ST., RED BANK, NJ 07701

www.BiroVenusMedicalSpa.com

SINCE 1996, ANJELICA’S RESTAURANT HAS BEEN ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S PREMIER ITALIAN RESTAURANT DESTINATIONS. FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED, ANJELICA’S MAINTAINS A CREDO OF EXCELLENCE IN ITS QUALITY OF FOOD, WARM SERVICE AND GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY.

Open for lunch thru the winter season! 1070 OCEAN AVE. SEA BRIGHT, NJ 07760 732-842-2800 ANJELICAS.COM

PRODUCTION/ART ASSISTANT AL ANNA GIANNANTONIO

BE SOCIAL

Join our online community! LIKE us on Facebook: MonmouthHealthandLife FOLLOW us on Twitter: @MonmouthHandL VIEW our boards on Pinterest: HealthandLife SEE our photos on Instagram: @healthnlife Send your feedback and ideas to: Editor, Monmouth Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; fax 201.782.5319; email editor@wainscotmedia.com. Monmouth Health & Life assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or art materials.

TRADITION

Masthead.1217.MON.1.indd 10 010_MNHL_DEC17.indd 2

FA M I LY

FRIENDS

MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE is published 7 times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645. This is Volume 16, Issue 6. © 2017 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S. outside of Monmouth County: $14 for one year. Single copies: $3.95. Material contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. If you have medical concerns, seek the guidance of a healthcare professional.

11/29/17 11/29/17 3:033:01 PM PM


The best gift you can give your child is the gift of good health!

• Pregnancy specialists with expertise in breech, pre & postnatal, pediatric, and family wellness. • Health and wellness experts promoting vitality and anti-aging lifestyles.

Robert F. Coombs, D.C. Active Release Technique™ Webster Breech™

2424 Bridge Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

732.899.9600 CoombsChiropractic.com

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND THE WHOLE FAMILY

011_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

11/28/17 4:13 PM


OD

FE

EX

FO

PO

RE

DS R

HOICE A S’ C WA ER AD

ST

I VA L

T PA R

Y

&

SHAE MARCUS PUB LI S HER

JODI BRUKER

A S S O C I ATE PUB LI S HER

889 Rt. 35 Middletown, NJ 07748

732.671.0948 www.K9Resorts.com

www.facebook.com/k9resorts

ADVERTISING

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE K AREN A Z Z ARELLO DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROGRAMS FILLING UP

FAST...MAKE

YOUR HOLIDAY

RESERVATIONS TODAY!

L AUR A A . DOWDEN

M A R K E T I N G , DIGITAL & O P E R A T I O N S

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND DIGITAL MEDIA NIGEL EDELS HAIN

MARKETING ASSOCIATE RICHARD IURILLI ADVERTISING SERVICES MANAGER JACQUELYNN FISCHER

Cage Free Luxury Boarding with TVs • 5,300 Sq. ft. Climate Controlled Facility Small & Large Doggie Daycare Rooms Three Outdoor Daycare Yards fitted with K9 Grass Trained and Certified Staff • Cleanest Dog Hotel in NJ Veterinarian Recommended

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, AGENCY SERVICES KIJOO KIM

CONTROLLER AGNES ALVES STAFF ACCOUNTANT MEGAN FRANK MANAGER, OFFICE SERVICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CATHERINE ROSARIO

PUBLISHED BY WAINSCOT MEDIA

With Experience Comes Unique and Unlimied Possibilities!

CHAIRMAN CARROLL V. DOWDEN

PRESIDENT & CEO MARK DOWDEN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS S HAE MARCUS CARL OLSEN

VICE PRESIDENTS NIGEL EDELS HAIN RITA GUARNA CHRISTINE HAMEL

732-229-3630

Free in-home consultation Call us today for an appointment. Our niche is the unique window and door. We can match your new wood Plantation Shutter with any color or stain to match your trim. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas products—Shutters—Shades—Blinds. We provide the full line of Huper Optik® window films for home/office. For design ideas and customer testimonials, visit our website.

www.MBShutters.com

ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Please contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com. SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES To inquire about a subscription, to change an address or to purchase a back issue or a reprint of an article, please write to Monmouth Health & Life, Circulation Department, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com.

SHOWROOM: 36 Beach Road, Monmouth Beach, NJ Proudly Offering Products Crafted in The USA!

012_MNHL_DEC17.indd 2 Masthead.1217.MON.1.indd 12

11/28/17 PMAM 11/28/17 4:13 11:14


HO HO HO MUFFIN TOP HAS TO GO

COURTESY OF: FLOW AESTHETICS

COURTESY OF: FRANK AGULLO, MD

AFTER 4 TREATMENTS

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER 4 TREATMENTS

SUPERB ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION • No Surgery • No Anesthesia • No Needles • No Pain • No Down-Time

25% Off*

When you book by 12/31/2017 Refer a Friend and Receive a FREE Cellutone Cellulite Treatment* *SUBJECT TO PHYSICIAN EVALUATION SCHEDULE BEFORE 12/31/2017

• Touchless Radio Frequency Treatment • ALL Body Types & Genders • Treats Muffin Top, Saddle Bags, Love Handles and More

Atlantic Surgical Associates, PA 107 Monmouth Road Suite 102, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 2 Lincoln Hwy Suite 508, Edison, NJ 08820

ATLANTICSURGICALASSOCIATES.COM

732-641-3350

Boris Volshteyn, MD • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon • Microsurgery Fellowship • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Meadowlands Medical Center • 16 years of experience

013_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

12/4/17 10:24 AM


LOCALBUZZ MONMOUTH NEWS

REVIEWS

LATE-NIGHT DINERS

New Jersey is known for its diners (who doesn’t love creamy milkshakes and crispy fries?), but how are you supposed to quell those late-night cravings if your favorite spot closes early? Fortunately, the Monmouth area boasts plenty of diners that are open well past midnight. All Seasons Eatontown 176 Wyckoff Rd. Eatontown 732.542.9462 allseasonsrestaurant. net Americana Diner 1160 Rte. 35 Shrewsbury 732.542.4658 americanadiner.net Blue Swan Diner 2116 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.493.2424 blueswandiner.com

Park Place Diner 1040 Rte. 34 Matawan 732.290.1978 parkplacedinernj.com Princess Maria Diner 2044 Rte. 35 North Wall 732.282.1722 mariadiner.com Town & Country Inn 48 Rte. 35 Keyport 732.264.6820 townandcountryinn. net

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas

TIPS

TRENDS

LET’S GET COOKING Already in a panic over preparing your holiday meals? Avoid the anxiety by honing your culinary skills at one of the many cooking classes offered in and around the Monmouth area. HEIRLOOM KITCHEN Try out a hands-on class focusing on pasta-making, healthy cooking, ethnic cooking or basic skills—you’ll learn how to make the most of the season’s fresh produce and then get to dig into a four-course meal you’ve made yourself. Heirloom Kitchen is also a farm-to-table restaurant and retail boutique that offers cookware. HEIRLOOM KITCHEN, 3853 RTE. 516, OLD BRIDGE, 732.727.9444, HEIRLOOMKITCHEN.COM

TASTE & TECHNIQUE KITCHEN Kids and adults alike can sign up for classes at Taste & Technique Kitchen in Fair Haven, where professional instructors teach students techniques they can use at home. Feel free to also host your child’s birthday party at the kitchen or organize a private event with friends where you get to curate the menu. TASTE & TECHNIQUE KITCHEN, 597 RIVER RD., FAIR HAVEN, 732.741.2665, TASTEANDTECHNIQUE.COM

WILLIAMS-SONOMA Have you ever wanted to learn all the different ways to cook an egg or how to properly braise a rump roast? If so, head over to Williams-Sonoma’s Short Hills location for a free technique class. Class participants receive a 10 percent discount on same-day purchases, plus food samples. The store also offers cooking classes on Saturday, which do require a fee, throughout the month. WILLIAMS-SONOMA, 1200 MORRIS TPKE., STE. B-258, SHORT HILLS, 973.467.3641, WILLIAMS-SONOMA.COM

Tree will remain lit until Jan. 7, 2018, so make your way into NYC this winter and experience the magic. The Rockefeller tree tradition began in 1933 and is as popular as ever—an estimated 125 million people visit it every year. This year’s tree is a 12-ton Norway spruce from State College, Penn. It is decorated with approximately 50,000 LED lights and topped with a large Swarovski crystal star.

14

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Buzz.1217.MON.2.indd 14

11/29/17 2:58 PM


VOTE NOW

THE 20 BEST IN18 MONMO READE UTH CHOICRES’ AWARD S

It’s that time again! Tell us your favorite local bakery, burger joint, deli, day spa, salon, sports bar and more. The winners will be revealed in our August 2018 issue. Voting ends April 21, 2018, so go to monmouthhealthandlife.com and cast your digital ballot today! Save the date—October 11, 2018—for Best of Monmouth at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, where we’ll celebrate the winners.

CULINARY CORNER A FRENCH TRADITION At Antoinette Boulangerie, you’ll find authentic French pastries ranging from buttery croissants to cheese and vegetable quiches. The bakery also offers some lesser-known delicacies like pátes de fruit, which are chewy fruit squares made with gelatin, and petit fours. You can order custom cakes for any special occasion— choose from flavors like peach mousse, sweet lemon and strawberry shortcake, to name a few. ANTOINETTE BOULANGERIE, 32 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK, 732.224.1118, ANTOINETTEBOULANGERIE.COM

BURSTING WITH FLAVOR Sunburst Pie Company offers both full-size and hand pies, depending on the size of your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for something on the smaller side, try the Banana Nutella Empanada—the company captioned a photo of the treat saying, “All that’s missing is you and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream...” So what are you waiting for?

WHERE TO VOLUNTEER

Shelters and food centers are always looking for volunteers to serve hot meals, donate goods and offer monetary support—especially during the holidays. So this season, why not help out one of the charitable organizations listed below? Affordable Housing Alliance 11 White St. Eatontown 732.389.2958 affordablehousing alliance.com

Interfaith Neighbors 719 Main St. Bradley Beach 732.502.3277 interfaithneighbors .com

Easterseals 615 Hope Rd., Building 3 Eatontown 855.215.4541 easterseals.com

Jersey Shore Rescue 701 Memorial Dr. Asbury Park 732.988.0242 jerseyshorerescue.org

HABcore 212 S. Pearl St. Red Bank 732.544.1975 habcore.org

Open Door 39 Throckmorton St. Freehold 732.780.1089 freeholdareaopen door.org

SWEET TART As its name suggests, The Flaky Tart is known for its freshly made seasonal and specialty tarts. The bakery loves to put fun spins on classic desserts— they’ve even transformed the flavors of S’mores and Key Lime Pie into tarts! Get the best of both worlds with the bakery’s other two-in-one desserts, like the cheesecake brownie or mini carrot cake cupcake.

THE FLAKY TART, 145 FIRST AVE., ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, 732.291.2555, THEFLAKYTART.COM

SUNBURST PIE COMPANY, 150 MAIN ST., MANASQUAN, 732.223.8296 MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Buzz.1217.MON.2.indd 15

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

15

12/5/17 3:49 PM


STYLE WATCH PINK POWDER PUFF JACKET Hazel Boutique, Belmar, 848.404.9266

SALONI FAUX FUR JACKET WITH EMBELLISHED APPLIQUES bergdor fgoodman.com STELL A MCCARTNEY MASHA CROPPED FAUX FUR COAT stellamccartney.com

FAUX FINISH

TOP OFF YOUR WINTER LOOK WITH ONE OF THESE IMITATION FUR COATS—AND SEE WHY FAKING IT HAS NEVER BEEN SO FASHIONABLE! LEOPARD PRINT FAUX FUR COAT H&M, Eatontown, 855.466.7467 BURBERRY FAUX FUR HOODED JACKET Burberry Outlet, Tinton Falls, 732.587.2929

MARBELL A FRINGE JACKET BY NICO NICO Anthropologie, Shrewsbury, 732.842.0762

16

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

StyleWatch.1217.MON.1.indd 16

12/5/17 2:12 PM


Smile SOLUTIONS The Problem. Vita is a model who did not love her smile. The Dentistry. Dr. Shumaker and Vita worked together to custom design her perfect smile.

The Result. Vita is irresistible as ever. She smiles with confidence and knows how to light up a room.

“My husband loves it when I smile and now so do I.” –Vita–

Wishing all our patients and friends a joyous and healthy holiday season and New Year!

Comprehensive Care. Keep teeth healthy & clean for a lifetime Cosmetic Options. Enhance your smile & feel confident at every occasion Restorative Treatments. Chew your food with ease & enjoy smiling again Easy Visits. We make scheduling simple & appointments stress-free NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

Call Randi, our Patient Care Coordinator

Bryan Shumaker, D.D.S. 265 Highway 34 Ste. D,Colts Neck, NJ 07722 Bryan Shumaker, D.D.S.

732.431.0800

| www.drshumaker.com

Introducing BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care Our new addition to Barnabas Health Medical Group offers easy, convenient access to comprehensive health care services, with flexible appointments, connected to the full network of professionals and services at Monmouth Medical Center. BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care Providers: Hiten Amin, MD

Daniela Baldi, MD

Jeffrey Felzenberg, MD

Russell Gross, MD

Priya Sai, MD

Nicholas Spetko, MD

766 Shrewsbury Avenue, Suite 100 West Building, Tinton Falls, NJ 732.945.2009

barnabashealthmedicalgroup.org

017_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

bhmg6599 Shrewsbury Primary Care Ad 3.625x5-v1.indd 1

11/10/17 1:31 PM 12/4/17 10:06 AM


JEWELRY BOX

AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND BRACELET IN PL ATINUM Sidney Thomas, sidneythomas.com

LINKED IN

GABRIEL & CO. 14K YELLOW GOLD LUSSO DIAMOND BRACELET Bentley Diamond, Spring Lake Heights, 732.282.1111

DRESSED UP OR DOWN, THESE CHAINS WILL SURELY HOLD YOUR LOOK TOGETHER.

DIAMOND LINK BRACELET IN 18K TRI-COLORED GOLD Sidney Thomas, sidneythomas.com

SIGNATURE GOLD 18K YELLOW OVAL LINK BRACELET A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, 732.741.6262

GABRIEL & CO. 14K YELLOW/WHITE GOLD HAMPTON DIAMOND BRACELET Earth Treasures Jewelers, Eatontown, 732.542.5444

GABRIEL & CO. 14K WHITE GOLD CONTEMPORARY DIAMOND BRACELET Neves Jewelers, Shrewsbury, 732.741.7757

18

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Jewelry.1217.MON.1.indd 18

11/27/17 3:42 PM


SPECIAL OFFER:

Non-Surgical Waist Reduction

4 SESSIONS FOR

AS SEEN ON

$999

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT Permanent Fat Reduction • Non-Invasive • No Recovery or Downtime No Anesthesia • Treatments Under 1 Hour

Complimentary Consultations Available at

235 RT. 71, MANASQUAN, NJ 08736

732.966.6141

You Deserve a Gift to Yourself this

Holiday Season…

A Redefined Waistline

 KITCHEN AND BATH 

 

019_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

12/4/17 10:24 AM


HOME FRONT

FAB HABITAT SEATTLE OUTDOOR RUG Target, Middletown, 732.706.9222

SAFAVIEH FARAH DRESSER The Home Depot, Neptune, 732.922.6580

SQUARE THROW PILLOW Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Paramus, 201.639.0370 or mgbwhome.com

TREASURE CHEST(NUT)

SAFAVIEH MODERN GOLD TRIM SKINNY SHADE FLOOR L AMP Macy’s, Eatontown, 732.542.1212

THIS RICH SHADE OF BROWN MAKES A POWERFUL STATEMENT ANYWHERE YOU USE IT. IRVING LEATHER ARMCHAIR Pottery Barn, Shrewsbury, 732.212.1333

20

HORSE WALL ART Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Paramus, 201.639.0370 or mgbwhome.com

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Homefront.1217.MON.1.indd 20

11/27/17 3:42 PM


Don’t just optimize your website. Optimize your entire online presence with BigFish.

New Jersey’s preeminent ballet company

Friday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

bigfish

Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park, NJ Tickets: axelrodartscenter.com | 732.531.9106

DIGITAL MARKETING FOR LOCAL PONDS

BigFish is an integrated, digital local marketing system involving more than 300 steps. We create videos for your business. We write and publish articles about you online. We do reputation marketing of your business. And we optimize everything for Google—all for a price that’s less than many businesses pay for traditional SEO. If you need more traffic to your website and more calls and visits to your store or office, contact Shae Marcus about BigFish,

shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com (856) 797-2227

021_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

We offer a casual, welcoming atmosphere, an exceptional menu featuring freshest locally-sourced ingredients, an active and well-stocked bar, and fabulous service and hospitality. OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER! PRIVATE DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

732.268.8555 141 SHREWSBURY AVE., RED BANK NJ, 07701

WWW.B2BISTRO.COM

11/28/17 4:12 PM


FOR MEN ONLY

COOL THREADS... THESE CASUAL CLASSICS AND ACCESSORIES ARE SURE TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FALL WARDROBE.

Clockwise from top left: jeans by Pescarolo, barneys.com; plaid dress shirt by Bruli, bruli.com; lace-up boots by Gravati, neimanmarcus. com; scar ves by Eton, Nordstrom, Freehold, 732.308.1117; brown belt by W. Kleinberg, neimanmarcus.com; jackets by Boglioli, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500.

22

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

MenOnly.1217.MON.1.indd 22

11/27/17 3:43 PM


Anytime Dance Studio is the only Ballroom & Latin Dance school where you combine your learning experience with Private Lessons, Group Classes & Socials. WEDDING DANCE PROGRAMS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE! Teaching the most popular dances like the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa, Tango and Cha Cha, as well as Mambo, Samba, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, Jive, Paso Doble, and the Quickstep.

TURN YOUR CLOSET INTO CASH

BRING THIS AD IN AND RECEIVE 2 PRIVATE & 2 GROUP LESSONS FOR $50

Luxury brands we’re looking for: Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Celine and more...Call to find out if your items qualify for our pick up service.

A UNIQUE RE-SALE BOUTIQUE

*TRUE VALUE $218 ($89 PER PRIVATE, $20 PER GROUP)

2100 ROUTE 66 NEPTUNE NJ 07753

732.898.7111 ANYTIMEDANCELB.COM

Gift certificates available!

glorious gifting The season’s hottest gifts for ANYONE on your list!

144 BRIGHTON AVENUE | LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740

732.272.1416 | BACKONTHERACKSNJ.COM

Got Ideas? We’ll help you protect them!

LLC

starting at $24! Karen Azzarello | Founding Curator mytcesite.com/karenazzarello | karenazzarello@yahoo.com 732.851.4072/732.586.4720

#experiencegifting 023_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

Call us at 732.889.1311 Maldjian Law Group LLC Intellectual Property Counsel Patents +Trademarks + Copyrights 106 Apple Street | Suite 200N | Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 349 Fifth Avenue | Suite 829 | New York, NY 10016

www.mlgiplaw.com Mention this ad and your initial consultation is FREE.

11/28/17 4:12 PM


HEALTH NEWS

YOGA FOR PMS RELIEF

Say “om,” and kiss monthly cramps goodbye. Regular yoga helps lessen the intensity of pain and makes you more relaxed during your period. Experts aren’t sure why, but the deep breathing and meditation aspect of the discipline is thought to have a positive effect on the autonomic stress response.

THE PERFECT POUT

A survey of 430 men and women showed that women with a 1:2 ratio of upper to lower lips were deemed most beautiful. —JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

—The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

DIABETES, BEGONE

Prediabetes can often be reversed. Losing as little as 7 percent of your weight can prevent it from becoming type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 3,000 adults.

—New England Journal of Medicine

40

THE FIBERKNEE LINK

Folks who eat a high-fiber diet have a lower incidence of knee arthritis, according to two recent studies of more than 6,000 subjects. While there is no direct link between high-fiber diets and knee health, researchers posit that the benefits are related to weight and inflammation control.

The number of minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times weekly it takes to reduce cholesterol.

—American Heart Association

—Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

PEDAL TO HAPPINESS

Workers who bike to work reported less stress than those who drive or take mass transit. In addition to being happier, cycling provides a great workout that’s easy on the joints.

—International Journal of Workplace Health Management

COULD YOU HAVE IBS? Two out of five American adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) remain undiagnosed. If you’re having stomach issues, check with your doctor.

—American Gastroenterological Association

STAIRS VS. COFFEE Need an energy boost due to lack of

sleep? Women who walked up and down the stairs for 10 minutes at a low to moderate intensity felt more energized than when they consumed 50 mg. of caffeine.

—Physiology and Behavior

SPICY RELIEF FOR SUNBURN

The main ingredient in turmeric— curcumin—does more than give the spice its color. Researchers discovered that applying curcumin gel to skin that’s been burned lessens pain, reduces inflammation and improves healing.

—UCLA

24

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

HealthNews.1217.MON.1.indd 24

11/27/17 3:40 PM


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

2018 TRENDS

WHAT ARE THE HOTTEST TRENDS FOR 2018?

Trends_1217_final.indd 1

12/1/17 8:44 AM


2018 TRENDS

The willingness to make anti-aging changes inside and out BEGINNINGS AESTHETIC & WELLNESS can help you achieve a more beautiful you, inside and out. Dr. Thomas Theocharides (Dr. T.) (of Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness) is always at the forefront of groundbreaking non-surgical cosmetic procedures and technology. and he also guides patients on all levels of well-being from proper nutrition to spirituality because he believes genuine health starts inside. “We encourage and instruct patients to be open to making changes on the inside, too,” he says. Dr. T. further explains that it’s not just what you put into your body that affects how you look and feel, but your behavior and mental focus can dramatically affect your happiness and contentment which can impact your short- and long-term health. Daily actions as well as food choices impact your levels of dopamine and serotonin, critical neurotransmitters that impact our experiences of happiness and joy. Indulging in something temporarily pleasurable may deliver a temporary state of happiness, but long-term contentment and joy is another matter, says Dr. T. By promoting elevated serotonin levels along with anti-aging treatments we can foster true and lasting beauty, inside and out! Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness was among the first to introduce ThermiVa®, a non-surgical procedure improving sexual satisfaction, bladder control and vaginal dryness, all with no down time. Dr. Theocharides explains that dark under-eye circles are often shadows from volume loss in your cheeks. “A youthful face has fullness; restoring this can take you back ten years without surgery. With longer-lasting fillers like Sculptra® and Bellafill®, the benefits can last for years.”

Thomas Theocharides, m.d. Dr. Theocharides is a highly accomplished cosmetic surgeon and board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has had international training in aesthetics. His specialized training includes experience in the following services offered at Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness. SERVICES OFFERED: FACE • Bellafill® • Sculptra® • Dermal Fillers • The Liquid Facelift • BOTOX®/XEOMIN®/Dysport® • Dermapen® Micro-needling • CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing • Non-Surgical Facelifts– ThermiSmooth® Face

• PhotoRejuvenation (FotoFacial™) • Silhouette Lift® • Skin tightening–no recovery • Permanent Makeup • DCL Medical Skin Care • ReFissa® • Latisse®

BODY • ThermiSmooth® Body • ThermiTight® • Body contouring–no downtime • Cellulite–finally, help without surgery!

• ThermiVa® Vaginal Rejuvenation • Hymen Restoration • Labiaplasty • Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

BEGINNINGS AESTHETIC & WELLNESS

804 W. Park Ave., Bldg. A., Ocean, NJ 07712 3469 Route 9 N., Howell, NJ 07731 877.9EZ.BEAUTY (877.939.2328) | beginningsaal.com

Trends_1217_final.indd 2

12/1/17 8:44 AM


2018 TRENDS

Dental artistry now means making teeth look naturally beautiful HAVE YOU EVER HAD dental work done and while it functioned well and looked pretty good, it lacked the character and real appearance that natural teeth possess? New advances in materials such as pressed ceramics have opened the door to naturally beautiful crowns especially in the front where the smile is most visible. Previously, the only option for crowns and bridges was a porcelain fused to metal material which was durable but not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Often a dark line appeared around the edge of the crown where the gum tissue had receded allowing the metal core to become visible. The new pressed ceramic crowns are also durable but have a translucency that mimics human enamel and looks realistic and lifelike. Who wouldn’t want that for their own smile if given the option? Similarly, removable prosthetics have new advances in the selection of denture teeth, as well. Older versions were generally one solid color which left very little doubt that they were “fake.” Today, by using polychromatic multilayered (lifelike) composite denture teeth, it can be virtually impossible to know they’re not really yours. We can select a shade and shape with characteristic markings to get that naturally beautiful smile. Our real world affordable solutions will incorporate the best of all available materials to provide patients with peace of mind. Get in on the trend in cosmetic dentistry to look fabulous now. Call Dr. Zaidi and Chapel Hill Dental Arts for a consultation to see how you can benefit from these new materials.

Asim R. Zaidi, d.m.d., owner Chapel Hill Dental Arts is dedicated to improving the confidence, smile and well-being of every patient. Dr. Zaidi started his full service practice 20 years ago. He is a member of the ADA, AACD and currently serves on the NJ Board of the AGD. Dr. Zaidi has received extensive training in the All on 4 Surgical and Restorative Technique, attended the Spear Training Institute for continuing education and has been recognized as high level Gold Provider for Straumann Implants. Besides cosmetic and implant care, Dr. Zaidi’s office provides a complete array of general and specialty dentistry to address all your dental needs. CLEANINGS AND PREVENTION • Digital x-rays • Sealants and Fluoride Treatment COSMETIC AND RESTORATIVE • Composite Fillings • Crowns • Dentures and Partials • Fixed Bridges • Veneers SPECIALTY SERVICES • Implants • Root Canal Therapy • Periodontal Therapy • Dental Lab on Premises

CHAPEL HILL DENTAL ARTS

429 State Rte. 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701 | 732.345.8460 | chapelhilldentalarts.com

Trends_1217_final.indd 3

12/1/17 8:44 AM


2018 TRENDS

A potent way to discover your beauty from the inside out IF YOU’RE A DEDICATED green tea drinker or you’re thinking about taking up a healthy green tea habit, read this first. There’s a more potent way to use green tea that originated in Japan, but has recently found its footing here in the West. Eden Spa and Salon’s world-class team of hair and makeup artists and beauty specialists know how to bring out your inner glow, and they want to make clients aware of the extreme inner and outer body benefits of matcha green tea. Matcha is the powdered form of the whole green tea leaf, making it more concentrated than steeped tea leaves, and Janet Redmond, Eden Spa and Salon’s lead esthetician knows first-hand how beneficial matcha can be for health. Matcha has ten times more nutritional value than regular green tea, she explains. “One cup of matcha offers as much antioxidants as ten cups of regular green tea, for example.” Janet teaches Eden’s clients the range in which matcha powder can be used for skin care. Matcha soothes inflamed, itchy, sensitive skin while it also detoxes and cleanses congested, acned skin, as well. She personally uses a matcha toner combining the powder, water and essential oil to create a spray to cleanse and freshen the skin and a matcha paste for facial and under-eye puffiness. Eden Spa and Salon is currently developing skin treatments with matcha, including scrubs and massages paired with coconut oil as a healthful addition to its vast array of beauty services.

Janet Redmond, lead esthetician With over 70 years of combined spa and salon ownership experience, the team at Eden Spa and Salon provides a unique and inviting environment with an extraordinary staff that believes in superior hospitality. Our commitment to a fantastic guest experience drives us in all aspects of the business. Eden Spa and Salon, a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon, is owned by Barbara Glass and Hans Max Rietbergen, both with extensive backgrounds in salon ownership, Onita Luisi, one of the few American Board Certified Hair Colorists, curly hair specialist and professional educator with John Paul Mitchell Systems and Michael Glass, Mark Fatka and Lynn Fatka who all keep the salon’s daily operations moving smoothly along. SERVICES OFFERED: • Hair Styling and Hair Coloring Services • Deep Conditioning, Texturizing, and Smoothing Treatments including Global Keratin® and Brazilian Blowout® • Professional Makeup Services for Bridal and All Special Occasions • Manicure and Pedicure Services • Matcha healing therapies for face and body • Classical Facial Treatments and LED Light Therapy • Clinical Facial Treatments including Hydrafacial® MD, Microdermabrasion and Crystal-Free Dermabrasion • Body Massage Therapies Including Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Maternity, and Sports Massage • Medi-Spa services including Nonsurgical Facelift and Liquid Facelift; Botox® Cosmetic and Bellafill® dermal filler; ThermiRF™ Skin Tightening including ThermiVa™ and ThermiSmooth® • Body Scrubs and Detoxifying Treatments • Healing Therapies Including Reiki and Reflexology • Array of Waxing Treatments for Him and Her • Couples Massage Room and Roman Bath Tranquility Room • Available for Private Parties–Contact Us for Ideas

EDEN SPA AND SALON

The Shoppes at Old Bridge | 3855 US Hwy. 9 N., Old Bridge, NJ 08857 | 732.591.5772 | edenspanj.com

Trends_1217_final.indd 4

12/1/17 8:44 AM


Aaron Ellis, owner

IF YOU’VE EVER BEAT YOURSELF up for quitting a hardcore competition or exercise routine, you’re not alone. But the pendulum is swinging towards a more reasonable and balanced approach to long-term health and fitness. That’s why Aaron Ellis opened Live Life Moving, a fitness and wellness studio replacing quick-fix trends with a customized approach that lets you create programs that fit your lifestyle. “Fitness marketing and social media makes change look easy, but for most of us, it’s not.” says Ellis. “I listen to understand your unique strengths and barriers, helping you overcome your struggles to make a change.” LLM helps you move towards fitness at your own pace, starting with a comprehensive coaching session to understand your goals in the areas of fitness, nutrition and well-being. From there, LLM uses habit changing coaching techniques and a combination of classical Pilates, strength-flexibility training and indoor cycling to help you reach your goals.

2018 TRENDS

Sustainable, progressive health and fitness plans replace trendy high-intensity workouts

LIVE LIFE MOVING

535 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712 | 732.361.3352 | livelifemoving.com

A new, gentle and highly effective training tool for pets IF YOU’VE EVER OWNED A DOG, you know it can be tough to teach obedience or deescalate rough play on the spot. Dick Palazzo, owner of Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, found the solution. After nearly 50 years of dog training experience, Dick was inspired to create the Purr’n Pooch Pet Shield while watching dogs interact during social play. The Pet Shield is a gentle command tool for home and professional venues, including shelters, kennels and even for police and fire departments. The soft design of the lightweight shield helps you to safely protect, separate and direct pets. “Since we’ve started using the Pet Shield, we’ve seen a significant decline in pets jumping up and injury. It’s also a wonderful addition to families with young children to help control and teach correct behavior,” says Dick. Though the shield is primarily used for dog training, cats and other animals respond to it just as well.

Dick Palazzo • Owner, Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort; Inventor, The Pet Shield

PURR’N POOCH PET PRODUCTS

86 Gilbert St. W., Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 | 732.842.4949 | pet-shield.com

Trends_1217_final.indd 5

12/1/17 8:44 AM


INGOODHEALTH MEDICINE

T EC H N O LOG Y

PAT I E N T CAR E AT M O N M O U T H M E D I C A L C E N T E R

Internal medicine residents at Monmouth Medical Center with members of the teaching faculty for the Department of Medicine

MAKING THE GRADE MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER EARNS TOP TEACHING HOSPITAL HONOR FROM THE LEAPFROG GROUP. MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (MMC) HAS been recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group. Widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors an American hospital can receive, the recognition underscores an academic medical center’s commitment to patient safety and quality. Among thousands of hospitals in the country, MMC and its sister hospitals Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center are three of just 36 Top Teaching Hospitals recognized nationally and are among only nine hospitals recognized in New Jersey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. “This tremendous achievement is a testa-

ment to the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, nurses and care teams and their commitment to providing the highest quality patient-centered care in the safest environment,” says Bill Arnold, president and CEO of MMC. “Monmouth Medical Center’s reputation as a university-level medical center attracts the best physicians to our Medical staff. And our resident physicians and medical students are an integral part of this collaborative approach to safety and quality.” “We are proud to recognize three RWJBarnabas Health facilities as 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospitals. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers. The Leapfrog Group is driving a movement for

giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. Monmouth Medical Center also is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. The “A” score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, which are assigned to U.S. hospitals every six months based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections. Monmouth was also the only area hospital to fully meet Leapfrog safety standards in all areas of maternity care.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, VISIT RWJBH.ORG/MONMOUTH. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

30

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

IGH.1217.MON.6.indd 30

12/5/17 2:13 PM


CELEBRATING LIFE

DINNER AND FASHION SHOW RAISES MORE THAN $50K FOR MONMOUTH’S CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY.

THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY (CSC) AT MONMOUTH Medical Center (MMC) hosted its Celebration of Life Dinner and Fashion Show. The event raised more than $50,000 for CSC programming and featured fashions modeled by cancer survivors, on Nov. 2 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, chief executive for Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) and executive vice president for RWJBarnabas Health, introduced the honoree for the 10th annual Celebration of Life, Ilene Winters, a longtime advocate for cancer patients, survivors, their families and friends in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Dr. Vozos recognized Ilene’s dedication to helping MMC and MMCSC expand their mission and vision to serve these individuals. “When she approached me three years ago and asked me to

consider taking on her Cancer Support Community affiliate as a hospital-based program, I never could have imagined what it would grow into,” says Dr. Vozos. “Today, we offer more than 60 free programs a month and we’re serving more than 7,000 individuals affected by cancer annually between both campuses.” MMC has partnered with CSC to carry on CSC’s mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. This international non-profit group offers a menu of personalized services centered around support groups, cancer education, nutrition and healthy cooking, exercise and movement, meditation and relaxation and social activities. These support services are available through a network of professionally led communitybased centers and hospitals, including MMC’s main campus in Long Branch and its southern campus in Lakewood.

Monmouth Medical Center Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Gregory Greco, D.O., and breast surgeon Manpreet Kohli, M.D., with cancer survivor model Danielle Smith

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, CALL 732.923.6090 OR VISIT RWJBH.ORG/MONMOUTH. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

IGH.1217.MON.6.indd 31

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

31

12/5/17 2:13 PM


IN GOOD HEALTH

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS

MOTORCYCLISTS JOIN ST. NICK TO DELIVER GIFTS TO PEDIATRIC PATIENTS DURING ANNUAL TOY RUN. SANTA FOUND A FEW EXTRA HELPERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO USHER IN the season of giving, as motorcycle riders from around the region participated in the fifth Annual Toy Run, sponsored by the Blue Knights, New Jersey Chapter XV (BKNJXV), and the Harley Davidson JS-HOG. Riders and volunteers delivered funds and other gifts to brighten the holidays for patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, as well as the Madonna House in Neptune. The motorcyclists accompanied Santa and his elves, traveling from Atlantic Highlands to Long Branch to deliver hundreds of gifts to the hospital for distribution to pediatric patients during the holiday season. The BKNJXV first organized this event in 2013, with just a few riders participating. This year, they partnered with the Harley Davidson JS-HOG to bring together the largest toy run to date: The Nov. 12 event featured more than 300 riders. Each rider’s $10 donation was directed to the Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital. A total of $1,000 was donated to the center and presented to Margaret Fisher, M.D., medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital and chair of pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center. At the center, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians provide patient care while offering clinical trials of the newest therapies for cystic fibrosis.

From top: Front and center is Margaret Fisher, M.D., medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital and chair of pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center; 17-yearold Maddie Somers of Monmouth Beach is pictured with former NFL player Rasheed Simmons, whose restaurant Simply Southern in Belmar held a fund-raising event and served as a drop-off location for the toy drive; Dr. Fisher also is pictured with Robert Zanni, M.D., chief of pediatric pulmonology at Monmouth, and Meagan Enriquez, mother of 14-year-old Cystic Fibrosis Center patient Chloe.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUPPORTING THE UNTERBERG CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, CALL 732.923.6886. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

32

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

IGH.1217.MON.7.indd 32

12/7/17 12:17 PM


Achieving excellence together One of 36 teaching hospitals to earn national distinction for quality and safety.

2017 Monmouth Medical Center has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for 2017.

Monmouth Medical Center was selected from thousands of hospitals surveyed

nationally, and is among only 36 to be named to this year’s Top Teaching Hospital list. Monmouth Medical Center earned the coveted Top Teaching Hospital

distinction for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.

Congratulations to the entire Monmouth Medical Center family on this remarkable

achievement.

rwjbh.org/monmouth

033_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

12/7/17 12:12 PM


I’m fighting cancer, but I’m not fighting alone. With world-class care in your corner, the odds are stacked in your favor. The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, part of RWJBarnabas Health, is a leader in cancer research and treatment. Together with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we’re bringing the fight to cancer with endless resolve - right alongside you and your family, right in your backyard, with:

• The region’s only Gamma Knife, a proven alternative to invasive brain surgery

• The only facility in the area designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons

• A comprehensive breast center that is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence — the highest certification level offered by the NCBC (National Consortium of Breast Centers) and National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC)

• The first hospital in central New Jersey to offer real-time dynamic computer-assisted planning for individuals with early-stage prostate cancer

Let’s beat cancer together.

rwjbh.org/beatcancer

034_MNHL_DEC17.indd 8

12/7/17 12:12 PM


STAFF PICKS Stephen Vitarbo, art director: Taft boots. This small Brooklynbased company searched for the best shoe factories in the world and found them in Spain. The craftsmanship and quality of these boots are second to none. You can only get them online (no retail markup), which means you get beautiful shoes at beautiful prices. Rita Guarna, editor-in-chief: I love Workman Publishing’s Gallery desk calendars. The photography is beautiful so it’s like having an art book on your desk. They’re per fect gifts for coworkers or as part of a theme gift. I’ll be giving me “Italy,” so I can daydream about going back there.

MAKE A WISH

WE DIDN’T SIT ON SANTA’S LAP, BUT MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE STAFF MEMBERS STILL HAVE HOLIDAY LISTS. OUR TEAM ANSWERED THE QUESTION: WHAT GIFTS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING OR RECEIVING THIS SEASON? WHAT ARE YOU PINING FOR THIS HOLIDAY—A CHIC NEW SWEATER OR NECKTIE? Perhaps the latest iPhone or gaming system? In the spirit of giving, we share what we hope to find under the tree—because sometimes the gifts that one wants are oftentimes the very best ones to give others.

Darius Amos, associate editor: A Tateossian bracelet is something nice that any guy can use almost daily. I wear a watch every day, so a double wrap leather bracelet on the other wrist would offer balance and complement the look. It’s very understated but high quality—and it would go well with most casual or formal outfits.

Yvonne Marki, art assistant: I’ve always wanted a Fuji Instax or a Polaroid OneStep camera. Anyone can take pictures with their phone, but these cameras create instant memories in a fun format that can be shared or framed instantly.

Alena Woods, editorial assistant: The Plum & Bow Cat Pillow is a gift I might actually ask for and get for my sister, who just moved to Virginia. We both have our own spaces to decorate after graduating from college, and she and I are notorious cat lovers. What’s cuter than a painted cat pillow for your bedroom? Functional and a sweet, homey touch.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Staffpicks.1217.MON.1.indd 35

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

35

11/27/17 3:44 PM


ENTERTAINING

DON’T STOP DECORATING AFTER THE LIGHTS GO UP AND THE TREE IS TOPPED. LET THE WARM FEELING OF THE HOLIDAYS FLOW THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME WITH FESTIVE TOUCHES IN EVERY ROOM. Decorating a Christmas tree is a deeply rooted tradition for many Monmouth families: Kids hang ornaments, parents sip on egg nog, Bing Crosby sings in the background. But what can you do when all the stars and mirrored balls are in place? Our answer: Unleash your holiday spirit into every nook and cranny of the home. From a dining room table topped with seasonal candles to a staircase adorned with playful children’s stockings, the options abound when creating your own holiday spectacular!

36

PHOTOS BY LIVING4MEDIA/SZCZEPANIAK

BEYOND THE TREE

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 36

11/27/17 3:41 PM


PHOTOS BY LIVING4MEDIA/SZCZEPANIAK

The warm glow from tabletop candles and tree ornaments creates a cozy and intimate mood for dinner on Christmas Eve. MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 37

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

37

11/27/17 3:41 PM


ENTERTAINING

38

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 38

11/27/17 3:41 PM


This page: Red votive candles mirror the decor on the Christmas tree and ser ve as the per fect centerpiece for the dinner table. Opposite: Color ful, cozy socks (you can stuff more goodies in larger ones) are a festive alternative to traditional stockings and leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 39

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

39

11/27/17 3:41 PM


ENTERTAINING

This page: Personalize a tree by choosing ornaments in a variety of colors, shapes and materials. Opposite: Let the holiday spirit branch out into other rooms. Small decorations on a bedroom wall can bring much-needed joy while you’re wrapping presents.

40

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 40

11/27/17 3:41 PM


MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Holiday House.1217.MON.1.indd 41

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

41

11/27/17 3:41 PM


DAY TO NIGHT

FASHION

NO TIME TO CHANGE? THESE LOOKS WILL EASILY TAKE YOU FROM THE OFFICE TO AN EVENING ON THE TOWN. Eleventy doublebreasted high low sweater and Hartford leather leggings, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500; Incentive long silk shell in pearl gray and Peserico blue fox collar, Saks Off 5th, Shrewsbury, 732.460.0020; Les Copains wool felt hat, lescopains.com; Massimo Palomba black calf oversized tote, massimopalomba. com.

42

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 42

12/7/17 12:17 PM


Eleventy gray knit tweed jacket, microstriped shirt in navy on white and dove gray wool stretch pants, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500; Thomas Mason blurred plaid wool tie, thomasmason.co.uk; Martin Dingman navy suede belt, Skuby & Co., Spring Lake, 732.449.3700.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 43

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

43

11/29/17 2:59 PM


FASHION

Eleventy oatmeal single breasted wool topcoat, Eleventy black donegal drop needle turtleneck, Brunello Cucinelli Prince of Wales glen plaid wool trousers and Orciani pin dot stamped sport belt, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500.

44

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 44

12/7/17 12:18 PM


Hartford distressed leather bomber jacket, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500; Majestic sleeveless turtleneck and Peserico navy taffeta high low bubble skirt, Saks Off 5th, Shrewsbury, 732.460.0020; Marie Laure Chamorel Laure choker necklace and bracelet, Anthropologie, Shrewsbury, 732.842.0762.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 45

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

45

11/27/17 3:33 PM


FASHION

Les Copains leopard print silk blouse, lescopains.com; Brunello Cucinelli wool blend Palazzo pant in coal, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500.

46

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 46

12/7/17 12:18 PM


Brunello Cucinelli blurred chalk stripe suit in wool flannel and DiBianco cognac Chukka boots, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500; Eton cotton striped dress shirt, Nordstrom Rack, Eatontown, 732.676.7200; Thomas Mason charcoal blue tie, thomasmason. co.uk; Martin Dingman whiskey pebble grain belt, Skuby & Co., Spring Lake, 732.449.3700.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Fashion.1217.MON.1.indd 47

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

47

11/27/17 3:34 PM


TASTES

GET SNAPPING FILL YOUR HOME WITH THE AROMA OF THESE FESTIVE GINGERBREAD COOKIES. YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL THANK YOU!

48

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 48

11/27/17 3:45 PM


FESTIVE HANGING COOKIES Yields: 40 cookies INGREDIENTS n 1 batch of light gingerbread dough (see this page) n 1 batch of Royal Icing (see page 53) FOR THE LIGHT GINGERBREAD DOUGH n ½ cup light molasses, golden syrup or honey n 1 cup light brown sugar n 14 Tbs. unsalted butter n zest of one lemon n 4 tsp. ground ginger n 2 tsp. ground cinnamon n ½ tsp. ground nutmeg n ¼ tsp. ground cloves n 1 tsp. baking soda n 4 cups all-purpose flour n 1 tsp. salt n 1 lightly-beaten egg EQUIPMENT n Christmas cookie cutters n string or ribbon

DIRECTIONS FOR THE LIGHT GINGERBREAD DOUGH Pour the light molasses into a large saucepan with the sugar, butter, zest, and spices and melt over low/medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil. Remove from the heat and beat in the baking soda. The mixture will froth up at this point as the baking soda reacts—mix briefly until combined, then let cool for 15 minutes. Sift the flour and salt, then fold into the mixture in batches. Beat in the egg until just combined. Do not overwork the mixture, or the cookies will spread during baking. The dough will be very sticky to begin with, but do not add any flour. Scrape out of the bowl onto a clean surface and knead together until just smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. FOR THE COOKIES Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut a large piece of parchment paper and roll out the gingerbread on top of it to ¼ inch. Using any Christmas-themed cutters, cut out pieces of dough and use a palette knife to transfer them to the lined baking sheets. Leave space for them to spread a little. Using a straw, press one end into each of the cookies where you would like to thread a ribbon to hang, twist the straw, and pull away to remove a circle of dough. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes until hard—this second chill helps them to hold their shape and pattern better while baking. Bake in the oven in batches for 6 to 10 minutes depending on size, until golden brown at the edges. Let cool, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Add a little water to the royal icing until you reach soft peak consistency. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle. Decorate the cookies with dots, lines and swirls, then add the sprinkles. Let cool completely for 4 hours before tying with ribbon and hanging.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 49

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

49

11/29/17 3:00 PM


TASTES

50

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 50

11/27/17 3:46 PM


GLASS-PRESSED SANDWICH COOKIES Yields: 20 sandwich cookies INGREDIENTS n 1 batch light gingerbread dough (see page 49)

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

FOR THE BUTTER FROSTING n 14 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened n 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted n 1 tsp. vanilla extract n pinch of salt

Cut a large piece of parchment paper and roll out the gingerbread on top of it to ¼ inch. Now select from your drinking glasses the ones that have the most beautiful patterns on their bases. Press one at a time into the dough firmly enough to leave an imprint but not so hard that you squash the whole cookie!

EQUIPMENT n assorted drinking glasses with embossed bases n round cookie cutters of various sizes

Then use a round cookie cutter approximately 3 inches in diameter to cut around the imprinted patterns. Use a range of sizes to make your collection of cookies look more eclectic. Use a palette knife to transfer the cookies onto the lined baking sheets. Leave space for them to spread a little. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes until hard. Bake in the oven in batches for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown at the edges. Let cool for 5 minutes on the pans, then carefully transfer with a palette knife to wire racks to cool completely. Beat the butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt together with a handheld mixer until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread the butter frosting onto the bases of half the cookies and sandwich together with the remaining cookies.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 51

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

51

11/29/17 3:00 PM


TASTES

52

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 52

11/27/17 3:46 PM


RUSSIAN DOLLS Yields: 45 cookies INGREDIENTS n 1 batch of light gingerbread dough (see page 49) n 1 batch of Royal Icing (see below) FOR THE ROYAL ICING n 2 cups confectioners’ sugar n 1 lightly beaten egg white n ½ tsp. lemon juice n 1 tsp. water DIRECTIONS FOR THE ROYAL ICING Sift the sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the beaten egg white and lemon juice. Whisk on low speed, so you do not incorporate too much air into the icing, for 2 to 3 minutes until you have a smooth, but not wet, stiff peak consistency. It should be dense and spreadable but hold a stiff peak. If it looks dry and crumbly, add a little water. Transfer to a bowl and cover with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out. The icing can be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE COOKIES Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut a large piece of parchment paper and roll out the gingerbread on top of it to ¼ inch. Using Russian doll cutters, cut out pieces of dough and use a palette knife to transfer them to the lined baking sheets. Bake in the oven in batches for 6 to 10 minutes depending on size, until golden brown at the edges. Let cool for 5 minutes on the pans, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Add a little water to the royal icing until you reach soft peak consistency. Transfer ¼ cup to a small bowl, then cover the large bowl with a damp cloth and set aside. Add a little peach coloring to the icing and pipe small round circles for the doll faces. Add a little extra water to the remaining peach icing to make flood icing—a thick but runny consistency. Spoon into the circles to fill the faces. Transfer 2 Tbs. of the remaining white icing to a separate bowl, cover with a damp cloth and set aside. Add a little red food coloring to the large bowl of icing until you have a punchy red. With a fine nozzle, pipe a smooth red outline around the cookies. Add a little more water to the red icing to make flood icing, then use it to carefully fill the centers. Keep any remaining icing covered with a damp cloth. Let set completely for 4 hours or overnight. Using a paintbrush and the reserved white icing, paint decorative patterns on the dolls’ bodies and around the faces. Paint little red lips on the faces and tiny dots for nostrils. Use a drop of black coloring to paint eyes and eyelashes. Leave one final time to set for 2 hours.

Reprinted with permission from Gingerbread Wonderland by Mima Sinclair, Kyle Books. No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without permission from the publisher.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Tastes.1217.MON.1.indd 53

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

53

11/29/17 3:00 PM


POWER FOOD

STALK OF THE TOWN DON’T SELL CELERY SHORT— SAVVY FOLKS ARE REDISCOVERING THIS LEAN, GREEN NUTRITION MACHINE. ISN’T IT ALWAYS THE ONE YOU LEAST SUSPECT THAT IS REVEALED AS

a “wow”? Unsung celery, the oft-overlooked cruncher on the crudité platter or the untouched garnish in a Bloody Mary, turns out to have a celebrated past. In the 1800s, the low-calorie vegetable was regarded as a high-class treat, put on display in many wealthy homes in artistically designed glassware called celery vases. And those Victorians were onto something: When it comes to health benefits, this is a super stalk. POWER UP There’s a reason celery is a dieter’s dream food. One cup (100 grams) of raw chopped celery is fat-free and has only 16 calories. It’s also a bloat buster—thanks to its high water content, it works as a diuretic—and because it’s loaded with fiber (1.6 grams per cup), it aids digestion. For more long-term effects, celery is beneficial for blood health, with 29 micrograms of vitamin K (about 25 percent of the daily amount recommended for men; 33 percent for women, according to the National Institutes of Health), and contains nine percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin A, which aids vision and boosts immune function. It may help prevent certain diseases too. Celery is a significant source of lutein, the consumption of which Harvard University researchers found may decrease risk for agerelated macular degeneration. And a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating luteinrich foods, including celery, spinach, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Celery also contains a compound called apigenin, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and, according to research published in 2011 in Cancer Prevention Research, may delay the growth of tumor cells in women at risk for breast cancer. Finally, a 2013 study in Natural Medicine Journal linked celery seed extract to lowered blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension. BUY/STORE/SERVE When buying celery, look for stalks that are crisp and leaves that are green, not browned or yellowed. Suggestions abound for how to maintain this veggie’s crispness while storing—a website called Tipbusters put multiple methods to the test and found that refrigerating celery wrapped in paper towels in a plastic bag yielded the best results over several weeks.

54

Celery is often served as a vessel for dips and spreads or to add texture to soups, stews and salads. But also consider trying recipes that highlight its subtly sweet flavor, such as cream of celery soup or celery au gratin. Served raw, it goes well with the licorice-like taste of fennel (tip: some chefs recommend shaving off the outer layer of celery with a vegetable peeler to make it less fibrous). And don’t overlook the leaves. Often discarded, they can be used as an herb, like parsley, to add freshness to a dish or in salads. Martha Stewart even recommends freezing the leaves in ice cubes to use in cocktails or water. DID YOU KNOW? There’s a celery museum in Portage, Mich., called the Celery Flats Interpretive Center; it features information and exhibits about the history of celery, how it’s grown and more. —Liz Donovan

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

Powerfood.1217.MON.1.indd 54

11/27/17 3:43 PM


SPIRITS

HOT STUFF

TEMPERATURES MAY BE DROPPING, BUT YOU’LL WARM RIGHT UP WITH THIS “STEAMY” SIP.

HOT TODDY Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS n 6 Tbs. honey n8  oz. bourbon, rye whiskey or dark rum n 24 oz. boiling water n 4 lemon slices

DIRECTIONS Pour 1½ tablespoons honey in each of 4 warmed cups. Add bourbon, rye or rum and then water. Stir until honey is completely dissolved. Garnish each cup with a lemon slice and serve. Recipe and photo courtesy of María Del Mar Sacasa, author of Winter Cocktails.

MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

Spirits.1217.MON.1.indd 55

|

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

55

11/27/17 3:44 PM


WHERE TOEAT F I N E

Schneider’s Resaurant, Avon-ByThe-Sea

C A S UA L

FA M I LY

FAR EAST TASTE Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and Asian fusion, 19 Main St., 732.389.9866

MATAWAN

FAIR HAVEN

SIAM SMILES Authentic Thai cuisine, 1016 Rte. 34 South, 732.566.3651

RAVEN & THE PEACH International fare featuring seafood and a select steak house menu, 740 River Rd., 732.747.4666 SEED TO SPROUT Vegan restaurant with juice and smoothie bar, 560 A River Rd., 732.268.7533

FREEHOLD

AMERICAN HOTEL American Bistro with a late-night tapas menu, 18-20 E. Main St., 732.431.3220 OYAKO TSO Hibachi dining with a sushi bar, 6 W. Main St., 732.866.1988 VALENTINO’S Creative, contemporar y Italian fare, 4241 Rte. 9 North, 732.683.1400

HOLMDEL

IT’S GREEK TO ME Casual, authentic Greek cuisine, 2128 Rte. 35 South, 732.275.0036

ASBURY PARK

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN German cuisine and bar, 527 Lake Ave., 732.997.8767 LANGOSTA LOUNGE Vacation-inspired cuisine from tapas to sushi, and libations, 1000 Ocean Ave., 732.455.3275 MOONSTRUCK American/Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and cocktail lounge, 517 Lake Ave., 732.988.0123

TURNING POINT Quaint brunch eater y, 2132 Rte. 35 South, 732.615.9000

KEYPORT

CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT American diner fare, 98 Maple Pl., 732.739.6888 DREW’S BAYSHORE BISTRO Cajun-influenced American fare, BYO, 25 Church St., 732.739.9219

LITTLE SILVER

EVAN’S RESTAURANT Diner fare and greek specialties, 8 Cliffwood Ave., 732.566.9122

MIDDLETOWN

CROWN PALACE Fine Chinese cuisine featuring dim sum, 1283 Rte. 35 South, 732.615.9888 NEW MONMOUTH DINER Classic diner fare ser ved in a nostalgic setting, 1887 Rte. 35, 732.671.1316 RIGOLETTO TRATTORIA Italian fare with seasonal menus, 418 Rte. 35, 732.842.2277

OCEAN

ICHIBAN HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE Fine Japanese dining, 2132 Rte. 35 South, 732.493.1115 PICCOLA ITALIA Classic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, 837 W. Park Ave., 732.493.3090

OCEAN GROVE

SEAGRASS Contemporar y American fare in an upscale, relaxed setting, 68 Main Ave., 732.869.0770

OCEANPORT

MIA Modern and traditional Italian cuisine, 249 E. Main St., 732.935.0088

RED BANK

CATCH Gourmet seafood restaurant, 9 Broad St., 732.268.8384 CHAR An authentic New York–style steak house, 33 Broad St., 732.450.2427 DISH Eclectic American cuisine, 13 White St., 732.345.7070

LITTLE SZECHUAN RESTAURANT Traditional Chinese cuisine, 485 Prospect Ave., 732.842.3823

JAMIAN’S FOOD & DRINK Trendy bar and restaurant, 79 Monmouth St., 732.747.8050

HARBORSIDE GRILL American cuisine with Italian influences, 40 First Ave., 732.291.0066

PALUMBO’S Casual Italian dining and pizzeria, 24 Ayers Ln., 732.842.5505

AVON-BY-THE-SEA

ZOE BISTRO Eclectic American fare with global influences, 151 Markham Pl., 732.747.9988

MOLLY PITCHER INN Contemporar y American cuisine with panoramic views of the Navesink River, 88 Riverside Ave., 732.747.2500

ATL ANTIC HIGHL ANDS

AVON PAVILION Classic American fare in a beachside setting, BYO, 600 Ocean Ave., 732.775.1043 THE COLUMNS American seafood with Italian influences, 601 Ocean Ave., 732.988.3213 SCHNEIDER’S RESTAURANT T raditional German, Austrian and Hungarian dishes, 801 Main St., 732.775.1265

BELMAR

BAR ANTICIPATION Pub food and live entertainment, 703–5 16th Ave., 732.681.7422 BRANDL Eclectic American cuisine featuring seafood dishes, 703 Belmar Plz., 732.280.7501

BRADLEY BEACH

BAMBOO LEAF Thai and Vietnamese dining, 724 Main St., 732.774.1661 GIAMANO’S RESTAURANT Classic Italian fare, 301 Main St., 732.775.4275 VIC’S Authentic Italian cuisine and thin-crust pizza, 60 Main St., 732.774.8225

COLTS NECK

COLTS NECK INN STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Elegant steak house with an outdoor patio, 6 Rte. 537 West, 732.462.0383 GREEN MEADOWS RESTAURANT Continental cuisine, 270 Rte. 34 South, 732.431.8755

EATONTOWN

ALL SEASONS DINER Classic diner fare, 176 Wyckoff Rd., 732.542.9462

56

LONG BRANCH

FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Authentic Italian cuisine featuring thin-crust pizza, 563 Broadway, 732.222.0931 ROONEY’S OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Fine seafood eater y with a raw bar, 100 Ocean Ave. North, 732.963.0057 TUZZIO’S Italian steak and seafood dishes, 224 Westwood Ave., 732.222.9614

MANAL APAN

RUMSON

BARNACLE BILL’S Casual seafood eater y, 1 First St., 732.747.8396 UNDICI Authentic regional Italian fare with New American twists, 11 W. River Rd., 732.842.3880

SEA BRIGHT

ANGELICA’S Elegant Italian cuisine, 1070 Ocean Ave., 732.842.2800

KONBU Casual sushi dining, 345 Rte. 9 South, 732.462.6886

YUMI Neo-Asian cuisine and sushi, 1120 Ocean Ave., 732.212.0881

ROSALITA’S ROADSIDE CANTINA Traditional Mexican cuisine, 180 Rte. 9 North, 732.617.0099

SHREWSBURY

MANASQUAN

ASAHI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE Classic Japanese fare including hibachi grill and sushi, 99 Taylor Ave., 732.223.2669 SURF TACO Casual Mexican fare with seaside twists, 121 Parker Ave., 732.223.7757

MARLBORO

BRIOSO RISTORANTE Authentic Italian cuisine, BYO, 448 Rte. 9 North, 732.617.1300 KOO Neo-Japanese cuisine, 71 A S. Main St., 732.866.8838 OVER EASY KITCHEN Trendy breakfast and brunch eater y, 460 County Rd., 732.526.4422

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

WTE.1217.MON.1.indd 56

PATRIZIA’S Traditional Italian restaurant featuring generations-old family recipes that utilize fresh, organic ingredients, 28 Broad St., 732.741.5555

AMERICANA DINER Classic diner fare, 1160 Rte. 35 South, 732.542.1658

SPRING L AKE

BLACK TRUMPET AT THE GRAND VICTORIAN HOTEL Contemporar y American fare with seaside dining, 1505 Ocean Ave., 732.449.4700 LARIMAR RESTAURANT Modern Italian and European cuisine, 1311 Third Ave., 732.359.6700

WALL

MEEMOM’S KITCHEN Breakfast and lunch specialties, 1825 Route 35, 732.359.8544 MOSSUTO’S MARKET & CAFE Authentic Italian cuisine ser ved in a casual atmosphere, 2029 Rte. 35 South, 732.449.8058

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF DINING OPTIONS, VISIT THE “WHERE TO EAT” SECTION OF MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

11/27/17 3:46 PM


LET ME SAVE YOUR TEETH

JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY!

DR. WAYNE A. ALDREDGE Advanced Treatment of Gum Disease, Loose Teeth and Dental Implants

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK  MonmouthHealthandLife FOLLOW US ON TWITTER  @MonmouthHandL VIEW OUR BOARDS ON PINTEREST  HealthandLife SEE OUR PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM  @HealthnLife

LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIAL OFFERS, CONTESTS AND NEWS!

Board Certified • Comfort Focused Sedation Available

• Dental Implants (All-on-4®) • One-Visit Gum Correction (Pinhole®) • Advanced Laser Treatment (LANAP®)

999 Palmer Ave., Suite 1, Holmdel, NJ

• Gum and Bone Restoration

isaveteeth.com

• Second Opinions

Call Today for a Consultation 732.671.7100 HOLISTIC BODY DETOX HOLISTIC BODY DETOX

& SCULPTING & SCULPTING

NANO-CURRENT TECHNOLOGY has arrived for body sculpting! Body NANO-CURRENT TECHNOLOGY has arrived for body sculpting! Body fat loss device in the world. Freezing and/or melting fat harms the body and often leaves patchy results. fat loss device in the world. Freezing and/or melting fat harms the body and often SCULPT leaves patchy OSMOSIS worksresults. by using patented nano-current constant waveform

technology. The advantage is that we create targeted fat loss by safely OSMOSIS SCULPT works by using patented nano-current constant waveform accelerating the detox and lipolysis needed to create long term slimming. technology. The advantage is that we create targeted fat loss by safely accelerating detox and lipolysis needed to create long term slimming. Your new the body awaits!

Your new body awaits!

“Why “Why Weight!” Weight!” Package Package

199 199

DET DETO O

X X

$ $

Valued Over $400 Valued Over $400

Includes: 2 Sculpt Sessions Includes: 2 Sculpt Sessions Set of Electrode Pads Set of Electrode Pads 30 Day Supply of Osmosis Melt SS 30 Day Supply of Osmosis Melt S S Before

CAST YOUR BALLOT TODAY! GO TO

MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM/VOTE

057_MNHL_DEC17.indd 9

$199 can be applied to package of 10 after your initial 2 sessions are complete. $199 can bebe applied package of 10 Balance must paid intofull at 3rd session. afterSculpt your initial sessions Osmosis should2 be done 1are - 2 complete. times per week. Balance must be paidpackage in full at of 3rd Single sessions $150, 10session. - $999. Osmosis Sculpt be done 1 -CLIENT 2 times per week. LIMITshould 1 PACKAGE PER Single sessions $150, package of 10 - $999. LIMIT 1 PACKAGE PER CLIENT

NENE TOTO

VOTING ENDS APRIL 21, 2018

DE DE

ON T IIO T IN N IN FI FI

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MONMOUTH COUNTY BUSINESSES!

HH INICNC LOLO

Before

www.whitebirchspa.com 351 Monmouth Rd., West Long Branch, NJ E : info@whitebirchspa.com | P: 732-222-9400

12/4/17 9:34 AM


BETHERE D E C E M B E R

JA N UA RY

Downtown Freehold Holiday Events Dec. 5–18

DEC 5–18 Make your way to one of

the DOWNTOWN FREEHOLD HOLIDAY EVENTS this season! To get ready for the holidays, Freehold will be hosting everything from Breakfast with Santa to its Menorah lighting. You and your family can even take a “jolly trolley” tour of downtown. All events are FREE. To find a complete list of programs, head to downtownfreehold. com.

DEC 9 & 10, 16 & 17 Support

local artisans and find great holiday gifts (or find something for yourself) during a POP UP SHOP at 1004 Main St. in Belmar. All work to be sold at this four-day event is handmade by local artists. Featured items include soaps by Muddy Lotus Soaps and Jersey Girl Soaps and unique guitar string jewelry by Jenny Woods. Admission: FREE.

DEC 13 Spend an evening with Grammy Award-winner MICHAEL BOLTON, who will perform at 8 p.m. in Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre. Fans will remember the star for his renditions of “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “White Christmas” or from his hilarious “Jack Sparrow” collaboration with SNL’s The Lonely Island trio; a clip of their antics has racked up more than 175 million views on YouTube. Tickets: $30–99. Learn more at countbasietheatre.org.

DEC 15–18 The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings the beloved tale THE RAINBOW FISH to life with puppetry at the Two River Theater in Red Bank. The

58

show, geared for children ages 5–8, will be performed five times in the span of these three days; a Q&A with the cast will follow every performance. Tickets: $25. Find show times and additional information at tworivertheater.org.

DEC 17 Looking for a fun event for

both you and your kids? Try a STOCKING MAKING DEMONSTRATION at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park. From 1–2 p.m., you and your little ones will learn how to make and decorate your very own stocking while snacking on some holiday treats. Admission: FREE. More information can be found at shoretvnj.com.

DEC 30 Get a head start on your

healthful New Year’s resolution at the ANNUAL POLAR BEAR RACES, beginning at the Asbury Park Convention Center. The day kicks off with a 10-mile racewalk and 5-mile walk at 10 a.m., followed by a 5K run at 1 p.m. Pre-registration by Dec. 28 is $28; the race day fee is $30. For registration and more information, visit shoreac.org.

JAN 12–14 Forget about the winter cold at the ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW hosted by the East Hanover-based North Jersey Orchid Society. Rutgers University in New Brunswick is hosting the show, and hobbyists and experts from the Tri-state area will provide the orchids. The show will feature more than 1,000 blooming orchids as well as free daily educational workshops for growers of all levels. Admission: FREE. Learn more at njorchids.org.

Orchid Show Jan. 12–14

JAN 18 Watch the MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM take on Quinnipiac at the OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch. The game begins at 11:30 a.m. MU’s men’s basketball team will also be playing at home the following night at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Find tickets online for both games at monmouthhawks.com.

JAN 25 View director Iciar Bollain’s film

EVEN THE RAIN as part of Monmouth University’s “Artful Explorations of Activism World Cinema Series” at 7:30 p.m. The movie focuses on a filmmaker named Sebastian, who sets out to Bolivia with his crew to make a piece about Christopher Columbus. Sebastian chooses their location to accommodate the film’s tight budget but doesn’t account for the water shortage that will soon divide the crew. Admission: FREE. Visit monmouth.edu for more information.

FEB 3 Are you brave enough to take the plunge? Push your limits for a good cause at the VALENTINE PLUNGE FOR ALS, where participants aka “Plungers” collect donations for ALS patients in exchange for running into the icy Atlantic Ocean. The event begins on Manasquan Main Beach at 12 p.m., with a post-plunge party to follow at Leggett’s Sandbar. Register online at valentineplunge.com. Send event listings to: Monmouth Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

LEFT TO RIGHT, PHOTOS BY DOWNTOWN FREEHOLD HOLIDAY EVENT; GETTY IMAGES; SHUTTERSTOCK

Polar Bear Races Dec. 30

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

BeThere.1217.MON.1.indd 58

12/5/17 2:16 PM


E V E R Y Y E A R we ask our trusted Monmouth Health & Life readers to let us know where the best places to shop, eat and enjoy the town are—and once again the votes poured in! Since we would never keep all of this information to ourselves, we gathered everyone together for the 8th annual Best of Monmouth Festival. On October 12th, 2017, many of the Readers’ Choice winners as well as other local Monmouth professionals and over 1,500 guests gathered at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park for an extraordinary night. Guests were treated to a stunning Fall Fashion Preview of clothing and furs, fantastic giveaways and of course, delicious food and drinks. In the pages that follow we recount some of the highlights from the event and feature the companies that displayed their very best.

BOMN_SS_1217_final.indd 59

12/1/17 8:43 AM


2017 BEST OF MONMOUTH SPONSORS

ENCHANTING EVENT SPACE ON THE BOARDWALK

SINCE 2011, the iconic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park has hosted the Best of Monmouth show and expo. The show took place this year in the classic Crystal Ballroom once again. If you are looking for a picturesque full service venue that combines historic mystique and intrigue with modern amenities, 238 spacious contemporary guest rooms and vibrant cuisine, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is the perfect spot. The hotel on the beach, designed by Beaux Arts architect Whitney Warren in 1924, is frequented by celebrities who appreciate the building’s luxury and grandeur, and it is often the romantic backdrop to the most elegant weddings in New Jersey. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel can be the inspirational location for your next business event. The hotel now offers new corporate packages to accommodate the demand for meetings and conferences.

Larger break-out rooms are available and a new kitchen has been added to the hotel’s two large banquet kitchens. Be it social or business, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers more than 30,000 square feet of newly refreshed and restored event and dining space. The professional event-planning team will work with you to customize each aspect of your event while working within your budget. Whether you prefer your event in the The Versailles Ballroom that looks out on to Asbury Park’s boardwalk, the Crystal Ballroom with its intricate ceiling work depicting “Diana the Huntress,” or the Continental Ballroom with its original Victorian tray ceiling, your event will be wonderfully unforgettable. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is also the winner of Weddingwire.com’s 2015 Couples’ Choice Awards.

THE BERKELEY OCEANFRONT HOTEL

140 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712 | 732.776.6700 | Berkeleyhotelnj.com

BOMN_SS_1217_final.indd 60

12/7/17 10:49 AM


TURN BACK THE CLOCK WITH NON-SURGICAL, REJUVENATING BEAUTY TREATMENTS THE ROOM WAS ABUZZ AT BEST OF MONMOUTH while Nadine Russell of Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness discussed FDA approved Bellafill®, a long lasting filler for the correction of facial wrinkles, smile lines and acne scars. Proven safe for up to five years, the procedure is longer lasting, more cost effective and safer than other fillers on the market. Performed by Beginning’s Dr. Thomas Theocharides (Dr. T), an internationally trained physician and cosmetic specialist with decades of experience with Bellafill®. They offer a full range of other unique cosmetic services to

enhance beauty including Botox®, ThermiTight® for sagging skin, Thermismooth® a temporary reduction for cellulite and ThermiVa®, a non-surgical, vaginal rejuvenation treatment with no downtime that can help improve vaginal laxity and dryness giving confidence and satisfaction during intimacy. Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness can help you achieve a more beautiful you, inside and out. Dr. Theocharides guides patients on all levels of well-being from proper nutrition to spirituality because true health starts inside.

BEGINNINGS AESTHETIC & WELLNESS 804 W. Park Ave., Bldg. A., Ocean, NJ 07712 | 3469 Route 9 N., Howell, NJ 07731 877.9EZ.BEAUTY (877.939.2328) | Beginningsaal.com

WHERE PATIENTS REGAIN FULL ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT LIVES BEST OF MONMOUTH ATTENDEES learned about how our success depends on the quality of care provided to each and every patient. Our expert team of physicians, nurses, therapists and hospital staff is committed to providing safe, quality and cost-effective care to all patients. We strive to help every patient maximize potential and exceed personal expectations. Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations as well as the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery. In addition to Joint Commission accreditation, our stroke, brain injury, cardiac, hip fracture, Parkinson’s disease and pulmonary programs have earned DiseaseSpecific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Rehabilitation is crucial to the recovery process and can be the difference in patients living a lifetime with a disability versus regaining full independence. This Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission shows our hospital’s commitment to comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, cardiac conditions, hip fracture, Parkinson’s disease and pulmonary conditions.

HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF TINTON FALLS

2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 | 732.460.5355 | Rehabnjtintonfalls.com

BOMN_SS_1217_final.indd 61

12/1/17 8:43 AM


2017 BEST OF MONMOUTH SPONSORS

HIGHLIGHTING BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS DURING BEST OF MONMOUTH, Monmouth Medical Center’s Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center Director Diane Ciricillo, and Rosemary Roberts, Lead Technologist, answered attendees’ questions about breast health and breast cancer. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center was established in 1994 to provide patients with clinically excellent and compassionate care in a supportive and comfortable setting that provides the very best in breast cancer detection and treatment. In 2010, the Wilentz Breast Center became the state’s first Certified Quality Comprehensive Breast Center of Excellence. In 2017, The Wilentz Center received the coveted Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best breast centers for the fourth

consecutive year. The Women’s Choice Award helps women and their families by providing recommendations they can trust when making health care choices. The Wilentz Breast Center, which has satellite locations in Colts Neck, Howell and Lakewood, earned the Women’s Choice Award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons. As one of America’s Best Breast Centers, the Wilentz Breast Center also carries the Seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and scored above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction measures.

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740 | 732.923.7700 | Monmouthwilentzbreastcenter.com

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A POOL TO BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOGETHER ATTENDEES AT BEST OF MONMOUTH pining for warmer weather were treated to pool construction and design information with the experts at Nicholas Pools. The company, run by Sotiris and Theodora Sergiou after purchasing the business from her parents who founded the company in 1969, has grown into one of Monmouth County’s largest backyard retailers specializing in vinyl liner in-ground swimming pools, pool restoration, hot tubs, maintenance and service. Nicholas Pools has also won numerous awards for its custom in-ground pools and spas that have created tropical paradises right here in Monmouth County. Visit the showroom to find various spas on display, including Dimension One

spas. Nicholas Pool provides pool openings and closings, in-ground pool services and inspections and the retail spot carrying large parts inventory and all pool and spa chemicals and accessories. Nicholas Pools builds your dreams so you can build your memories.

NICHOLAS POOLS

1820 Lakewood Rd. Rt. 9, Toms River, NJ 08755 | 732.505.0404 | Nicholaspools.com

BOMN_SS_1217_final.indd 62

12/1/17 8:43 AM


WHERE EVERY DOG IS LOVED JUST LIKE THEIR HUMAN COMPANIONS, dogs deserve time to relax, exercise and socialize with fellow canine friends. The Green Leaf Pet Resort & Hotel in Millstone Township and a second location at 1602 Route 35 South in Oakhurst, NJ opening December/beginning January 2018, is the ultimate in luxury for dogs offering boarding, training, Doggie Daycare and grooming services. Owner, Shelly Leibowitz, explained the resort’s services at Best of Monmouth, and talked about his positive reinforcement training philosophy and belief that every dog is an individual. With 35 years of experience and lecturing throughout the world, Shelly is one of the most sought after trainers in the United States. Dogs can enjoy an indoor, salt based swimming pool for exercise and rehabilitation, nature trails through the 56-acre retreat, an indoor/outdoor play area for socialization and a state-of-the-art antimicrobial air filtration system. With five trainers, more than

80 dog caretaker specialists and round-the-clock, seven-day supervision, no dog leaves Green Leaf without their head raised high and their tail wagging. Dogs love us because we love dogs!

THE GREEN LEAF PET RESORT & HOTEL

23 Burnt Tavern Rd., Millstone Township, NJ 08510 | 732.845.3787 | Greenleafpetresort.com

PAIN RELIEF OPTIONS ALL UNDER ONE ROOF BEST OF MONMOUTH ATTENDEES learned from the specialists at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation how to become pain free without unnecessary surgeries and medication. Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation focuses on holistic treatments, showcasing a range from time-tested techniques like acupuncture to cutting edge technologies like K-Laser Therapy. The practice, which just expanded to a third location in Ocean County, addresses the causes of pain while helping patients return to maximum movement and flexibility, using modalities such as physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, weight loss and nutrition.

MONMOUTH PAIN AND REHABILITATION

174 Patterson Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 1985 Hwy. 34 South Bld. A, Wall Twp., NJ 07719 747 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731 732.345.1377 | Monmouthspine.com

BOMN_SS_1217_final.indd 63

T HANK YOU to our all of our sponsors and vendors for celebrating and sharing your products and services! Without you this night wouldn’t be possible. We look forward to working with you and presenting your company at the 9TH ANNUAL BEST OF MONMOUTH IN 2016.

12/1/17 8:43 AM


BEST OF MONMOUTH FOOD FESTIVAL/PARTY & EXPO 2017 The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park was once again the setting of this year’s Best of Monmouth Food Festival/Party & Expo, which showcased the winners of Monmouth Health & Life’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Guests enjoyed mouthwatering fare from local restaurants (including an endless amount of desserts), yoga demonstrations, live entertainment, massages, fashion shows, giveaways and much more. Next year’s event is set for October 11, 2018—we’ll see you there!

64

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 | MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

GatheringsBOM.1217.MON.1.indd 64

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR GATHERINGS, SEND HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EVENT TO GATHERINGS@WAINSCOTMEDIA.COM.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM ZAPCIC

GATHERINGS

12/4/17 1:06 PM


Where beauty, artistry, creativity, and technique come together... Get ready to reveal the new you! drspiro.com

@spiroplasticsurgery

973.736.5907

ABDOMINOPLASTY (enhanced contour tummy tuck) BREAST ANOMALIES AND ASYMMETRY CORRECTION BREAST AUGMENTATION BREAST LIFT BREAST RECONSTRUCTION (post mastectomy) BREAST REDUCTION BREAST REVISION (correction of surgery done elsewhere)

EYELID SURGERY FACE AND NECK LIFT (customized SMAS composite with fat grafting “natural face”) FAT GRAFTING (Buttock Augmentation) GYNECOMASTIA LIPOSUCTION RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY) TOTAL BODY LIFT

NON-SURGICAL

SURGICAL

101 Old Short Hills Rd. Suite 510 West Orange, NJ

COOLSCULPTING - FAT REDUCTION BOTOX and FILLERS (Vollure Volbella) KYBELLA - FAT REDUCTION MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE (Peels and Products) HYDRAFACIAL MD

American Cancer Society Diamond Ball 2013 Honoree - Speaker at the 2016 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International Meeting (Cosmetic Breast Surgery) - Best of Essex: Best Medical Spa 2014 - A New Jersey Monthly Perennial Top Doc Selection

C3_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

11/28/17 4:11 PM


C4_MNHL_DEC17.indd 1

11/28/17 4:10 PM

Monmouth Health & Life December 2017/January 2018  
Monmouth Health & Life December 2017/January 2018  

The Good Living Magazine from Monmouth Medical Center