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FEATURES

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The Best of morris/essex

You voted; we tallied. Now see which shops and vendors offer the area’s finest in 101 categories— from diners to delis, happy hours to hiking trails.

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Saved by surgery

Days after starting her new job, a receptionist undergoes brain and lung procedures for cancer.

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If you qualify, lung-cancer screening may spot problems early, when chances for a cure are best.

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Leading the Northeast, Saint Barnabas Medical Center performed 301 of these procedures last year.

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A better fix for heart valves

The minimally invasive procedure called TAVR gets patients feeling better faster.

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Cutting-edge facilities will increase surgical capacity by 20 percent.

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The merger between Barnabas Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System forms New Jersey’s most comprehensive health system.

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Morris and Essex counties.

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It’s gardening time Spring has sprung and it’s time to put your green thumbs to work. Here’s a list of farms and nurseries to help you get started: Choose from an array of flowers and plants at Morris County Farms (33 Smith Rd., Denville, 973.366.4448; morriscountyfarms.com), Rockaway Garden Center (296 Route 46 East, Rockaway, 973.625.8658; rockawaygardenctr.com) or Ort Farms (25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley, 908.876.3351; ortfarms.com). Find a full-service floral shop at Stony Hill Gardens (8 Route 24, Chester, 908.879.2696; stonyhillgardens.com), where they have more than 20,000 square feet of greenhouses with a specialty in orchids and seasonal plants. You’ll discover more than plants at Fairfield Garden Center (445 Route 46 West, Fairfield, 973.227.4449; fairfield gardencenter.com). Pros are on hand to give you advice for your backyard ponds and water features, while the wild bird center offers a large selection of seed and supplies. A trip to Alstede Farms (1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, 908.879.7189; alstedefarms .com) can be a family affair. After shopping for plants and fresh produce, bring the kids over for weekend pony rides, wagon train rides and hayrides. At Hamilton Farms (130 Old Denville Rd., Boonton, 973.334.6528; hamiltonfarms.com), you can select farm fresh eggs and dairy, and stock up on locally produced honey, jams and jellies.

After a tough day at the office and a long train ride home, you’re looking forward to spending the rest of the evening with family and friends at dinner. Amanti Vino wants to make sure your night starts off well. The Montclair wine and spirits shop has created Vino Van—which delivers wine orders (as well as beer, cheese and other snacks) to commuters arriving at local train stations. The Vino Van has a preliminary evening delivery schedule on Tuesdays at the Walnut Street station and on Thursdays at the Upper Montclair station. More times and locations will be added. “We have many customers in Upper Montclair and beyond who want to enjoy wine with dinner but don’t want to drive to the shop after a long work day and commute,” says Sharon Sevrens, owner of Amanti Vino. “So we decided to help everyone save time and energy by bringing it to them at the train.” Amanti Vino, 30 Church St. Montclair, 973.509.9463; amantivino.com

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Spring cleaning all year long Don’t let your plans to clear the clutter this season get derailed. The folks at Neat Method New Jersey want to help you get organized and keep your house tidy all year. Neat Method has operations throughout the country, and its New Jersey branch is owned and run by professional organizers Jennifer Ferriso and Erika Downes, both of Morris Township. They help you sort through your belongings, determining what’s trash, what to keep and the best ways and places to store items. Their handiwork can be found in homes and offices throughout the state, including Montclair, Morristown and Short Hills. One of the most common thoughts when you start cleaning is where should you begin. The answer: Contact Neat Method. Neat Method New Jersey, 908.591.9314; neatmethod.com Morris/essex health & Life

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the 2016 readers’ choice awards

Once again we turned to you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, shops and services you consider the best of the best in Morris and Essex counties. The response was thunderous, and after a record 1,991 votes, the results are in. So sit back and enjoy our Best of Morris/ Essex guide, where we reveal the winners in more than 100 categories—from diners to delis, steak to sushi, happy hours to hiking trails, day spas to dentists, stationery to swimwear. Enjoy!

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E T BS We turned the spotlight on you, our readers, to let you shine by telling us which restaurants, shops and services you consider the best of the best in Morris and Essex counties. You responded with vigor and, more than a thousand votes later, the results are in. So sit back and enjoy our Best of Morris & Essex guide, where we reveal the winners in 81 categories— from barbecue to burgers, steak to sushi, massages to mani/pedis, barbers to bike shops. Enjoy! Morris/essex he alth & Life

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Barbecue 1 Hot Rods 175 N. Main St., Wharton, 973.361.5050, hotrodsbbq.com

Butcher

This BBQ joint was once one of Jersey’s best-kept secrets, but word got out about its succulent slow-smoked pulled pork, babyback ribs and beef brisket. Perhaps the surge in popularity came from its multiple wins in the Best of Morris/Essex Readers’ Choice Awards, its win for “best sauce” at the Smokin’ Hot Atlantic City BBQ Competition or a feature on Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout. Whatever the reason, Hot Rods relocated to a larger space last year to meet increasing demand. (Thank you!) When visiting, follow the advice of regulars who recommend ordering the bacon-wrapped burnt ends as an appetizer and saving room for dessert.

Sure, you can buy meat at the grocery store, but why rely on the big box when there’s an old-school butcher with high-quality cuts right in Chester? Whether you’re looking for rib-eyes, burgers, pork chops, kielbasa, Italian sausages or what loyal fans insist are the best hot dogs in the area, Glen Boralsky at Chester Meat Market is your man. A longtime employee, Boralsky took over the business from Louis Gross and has maintained the premium products and top-notch customer service that have contributed to the store’s success.

2 American BBQ Company 94-1 Ford Rd., Denville, 973.664.1460, americanbbqco.com

Bakery 1 Suzi Cakes 706 Main St. Boonton 973.917.3897 suzicakes.net 2 Woodland Bakery 650 Shunpike Rd. Chatham 973.377.4040 woodlandbakery.com 3 Cakeaholic Obsession 324 Orange Rd. Montclair 973.619.9320 cakeaholicobsession .com

Bar Food 1 Second Half on Main 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.4040 secondhalfonmain.com 2 tie Morris Tap & Grill 500 Route 10 West Randolph 973.891.1776 morristapandgrill.com

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2 tie Thatcher McGhee’s 53 Broadway Denville 973.586.3377 thatchermcghees.com

3 tie Bill’s Luncheonette 455 North Rd. Chester 973.584.4653 billsluncheonette.com

3 Hot Rods 175 N. Main St. Wharton 973.361.5050 hotrodsbbq.com

Burgers

Breakfast 1 Original Pancake House 817 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell 973.575.9161 831 Route 10 East Whippany 973.515.8552 originalpancakehouse .com 2 Carver’s 38 1st Ave. Denville 862.209.1464 carversdenville.weebly .com 3 tie Alfa Bagels 587 Route 10 East Randolph 973.361.3311 alfabagels.com

1 tie Arthur’s Tavern 700 Speedwell Ave. Morris Plains 973.455.9705 arthurstavern.com 1 tie Zinburger 1900 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.998.9766 zinburgereast.com 2 Committed Pig 28 West Park Pl. Morristown 862.260.9292 thecommittedpig.com 3 tie Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.9812 cloverleaftavern.com 3 tie Second Half on Main 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.4040 secondhalfonmain.com

1 Chester Meat Market 27 W. Main St., Chester, 908.879.7523

2 Denville Meat Shop 28 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, 862.209.4088, denvillemeatshop.com 3 Sussex Market 219 N. Main St., Wharton, 973.361.2600, sussexmeat.com

BYO 1 tie Corner Bistro 477 Route 10 East Randolph 862.251.7274 thecornerbistronj.com 1 tie Heritage Grill 18 Broadway Denville 973.983.9600 1 tie South+Pine 90 South St. Morristown 862.260.9700 southandpine.com 2 Spice Thai Cuisine 26 Belleville Ave. Bloomfield 973.748.0056 spicethainj.com

Caterer 1 Food Company Catering 32 Littell Rd. East Hanover 973.887.8870 foodcompanycatering.com 2 tie David Z Caterers 37 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.716.9100 davidzcatering.com

2 tie Summit & Main 1 W. Main St. Denville 973.625.1066 summitandmainnj.com

Cheese Steak 1 Summit & Main 1 W. Main St. Denville 973.625.1066 summitandmainnj.com 2 Beyond Pita 82 Church St. Montclair 973.744.2115 beyondpita.com

Chinese Restaurant 1 Hunan Taste 67 Bloomfield Ave. Denville 973.625.2782 hunantaste.com 2 T.S. Ma 199 Bellevue Ave. Upper Montclair 973.509.8878 tsmachinesecuisine .com

3 Bill and Harry 319 Route 10 East East Hanover 973.887.6001 billandharryrt10.com 147 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.763.1960 500 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange 973.731.9288

Coffeehouse 1 Smart World 2 Broadway Denville 973.627.1600 74 South St. Morristown 973.359.9800 smartworldcoffee.com 2 Mara’s Café & Bakery 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 3 Heavenly Temptations 712 Main St. Boonton 973.316.8909 heavenlytemptations .com

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donuts 1 Beignets 45 Broadway Denville 862.209.1700 beignetsnj.com

r e s ta u r a n t s

Forget everything you think you know about donuts. The creations that come out of this quaint Denville spot are so delicious, you’ll wish that the hole in the center could be traded for one extra bite. Selections include key lime pie (a vanilla-glazed donut, covered in graham cracker crumbs and filled with key lime), Morgan’s sundae (a banana-glazed donut with chocolate chips, nuts and, of course, rainbow sprinkles) and a customer favorite, a maple-glazed donut topped with bacon. (Yep, they went there!) Top it off with a cappuccino and perhaps a scoop of gelato.

greek restaurant

Lithos Estiatorio

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405 Eisenhower Pkwy., Livingston, 973.758.1111, lithosgreekrestaurant.com

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been widely reported in recent years, and the delectable Greek dishes at Lithos will keep your heart happy as well as healthy. Start with well-prepared traditional appetizers, such as spanakopita and hummus, before selecting from half a dozen sustainably farmed whole fish (served charcoal-grilled with lemon and olive oil) or a heartier beef dish like moussaka. Complement your meal with a selection from the extensive wine list, which focuses on Greek reds and whites, or a creative cocktail such as the lemon ginger martini.

2 Montclair Bread Company 113 Walnut St. Montclair 973.509.2525 montclairbread.com

Craft Beer 1 Hot Rods 175 N. Main St. Wharton 973.361.5050 hotrodsbbq.com

Diner 1 Alexis Diner 3130 Route 10 West Denville 973.361.8000 alexisdinernj.com 2 Jefferson Diner 5 Bowling Green Pkwy. Lake Hopatcong 973.663.0233 jeffersondiner.com 3 Millburn Diner 72 Essex St. Millburn 973.376.0504

Farmers’ Market 1 Denville Farmers’ Market 51 Bloomfield Ave. Denville denvillefarmersmarket .com

2 Summit Farmers’ Market 22 Deforest Ave. Summit summitdowntown.org

2 Denville Dairy 34 Broadway Denville 973.627.4214 denvilledairy.com

Gluten-Free Goodies

3 South Street Creamery 146 South St. Morristown 973.267.8887 southstreetcreamery .com

1 Lake Hiawatha Dairy 79 N. Beverwyck Rd. Lake Hiawatha 973.316.6686 dairylakehiawatha.com 2 Squirrel & The Bee 515 Millburn Ave. Short Hills 973.376.4888 squirrelandthebee.com 3 Green Nectar Juicery 358 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.376.2640 greennectarjuicery.com

Ice Cream 1 Lake Haiwatha Dairy 79 N. Beverwyck Rd. Lake Hiawatha 973.316.6686 dairylakehiawatha.com

Indian Restaurant 1 Caffe Delhi 276 E Main St. Denville 973.784.3999 caffedelhi.com 2 Cinnamon 2920 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.734.0040 cinnamonindian restaurant.com 3 tie Begum Palace 300 Main St. Madison 973.660.9100 begumpalace.com

2 tie Cypress Estiatorio 74 Kinnelon Rd., Kinnelon, 973.492.2700, cypressrestaurantnj.com 2 tie Skara Estiatorio 350 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, 862.702.3098, skaraestiatorio.com 2 tie YiaYia’s Greek Cuisine 55 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, 973.369.7261

3 tie Tiffin 249 Route 10 East East Hanover 862.701.5425 tiffin.com

Italian Deli 1 Sergio & Co. 28 Broadway Denville 973.627.1043 sergioandco.com 2 tie Burrini’s 1204 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.895.6100 burrinis.com 2 tie Calandra’s 234 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.8889 calandrasitalianvillage .com

2 tie Pascarella Brothers 34 Watchung Ave. Chatham 973.635.3354 61 South St. Morristown 973.539.3354 pascarellabros.com

Italian Restaurant 1 Il Michelangelo 91 Elcock Ave. Boonton 973.316.1111 ilmichelangelo.com 2 tie Calandra’s 234 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.8889 calandrasitalianvillage .com

2 tie Forte 182 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.403.9411 486 Route 10 West Randolph 973.328.4300 fortepizzeria.com 2 tie Rosie’s Trattoria 1181 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.895.3434 rosiestrattoria.com 3 tie Gourmet Café 136 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 973.316.0088 gourmetcafenj.com 3 tie Grato 2230 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.267.4006 gratorestaurant.com

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3 tie La Cucina 278 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 973.627.6200 lacucina-denville.com

Mexican Restaurant 1 Aztec 35 Perry St. Chester 908.888.2111 aztecmexicanrestaurant .com 2 Chili Willie’s 702 Main St. Boonton 973.299.8775 chiliwilliesrestaurant.com 3 Don Jose 200 Route 10 West East Hanover 973.781.0155 donjosemexican.com

Organic Health Food Shop 1 Grassroots 20 First Ave. Denville 973.627.5440 66 Morris St. Morristown 973.290.0050 grassrootsnaturalmarket .com 2 Green Life 1388 Route 23 North Butler 973.283.8322 greenlifemarket.com

Pizza

1 tie Grand Café 42 Washington St. Morristown 973.540.9444 thegrandcafe.com 1 tie Nicole’s Ten 246 Route 10 West Randolph 973.442.9311 nicolesten.com 2 tie Cinders 319 Route 46 West Mine Hill 973.928.7000 cinderswoodfiregrill.com 2 tie H2Ocean 41 Ridgedale Ave. Cedar Knolls 973.984.9594 h2oceanrestaurant.com

2 tie Highlawn Pavilion 1 Crest Dr., West Orange, 973.731.3463, highlawn.com 2 tie The Windlass 45 Nolans Point Park Rd., Lake Hopatcong, 973.663.3190, thewindlass.com

Tea Shop 1 Nature’s EnerQi 21 Bloomfield Ave. Denville 973.784.0123 naturesenerqi.com

2 tie Cosy Cupboard 4 Old Turnpike Rd. Morristown 973.998.6676 cosycupboardtearoom.com

1 tie Tony’s Pizza 668 Speedwell Ave. Morris Plains 973.267.8825 tonyspizzamorrisplainsnj .com

Vegetarian Restaurant 1 tie Café Metro 60 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 973.625.1055 thecafemetro.com 1 tie Veggie Heaven 57 Bloomfield Ave. Denville 973.586.7800 veggieheavennj.com 2 tie Mesob Montclair 515 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.655.9000 mesobrestaurant.com 2 tie Robin’s Nest * 2 Washington St. Mount Holly 609.261.6149 robinsnestmountholly.com

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Five years ago, prolific New Jersey restaurateur Tim McLoone returned home to open a McLoone’s Boathouse in the area where he grew up. It’s appropriate, then, that the dishes on the extensive menu are upscale interpretations of classic comfort food: think mac ‘n’ cheese mixed with generous chunks of fresh lobster, succulent steak with crispy thin frites, and plump crab cakes with cloud-like whipped potatoes. But the sensational flavors of the food are almost outshined by the view. The restaurant’s dining room and outdoor seating area overlook the Orange Reservoir. Tip from the regulars? Make a reservation so that you can be seated in time for the stunning sunset over the water.

1 Sogo’s 248 Route 46 West Denville 973.784.4981 sogo.cc

1 tie Romanelli’s 42 Lincoln Pl. Madison 973.377.9515 romanellispizza.com

2 tie Pasquale’s 307 Main St. Boonton 973.335.8686

1 McLoone’s Boathouse 9 Cherry Ln., West Orange, 862.252.7108, mcloonesboathouse.com

Sushi

2 tie Cha Ma Gu Dao 17 Church St. Montclair 973.744.3076 southsilkroad.com

2 tie Anthony Franco’s Multiple locations afpizza.com

Scenic View Restaurant

2 tie Restaurant Serenade 6 Roosevelt Ave. Chatham 973.701.0303 restaurantserenade.com

1 tie Roma Pizzeria 709 Main St. Boonton 973.335.1614 romapizzaofboonton.com

2 tie Ah’ Pizz 4 W. Main St. Denville 973.625.6900 7 N. Willow St. Montclair 973.783.9200 ahpizz.com

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Romantic Restaurant

steakhouse 1 Rails Steakhouse 10 Whitehall Rd., Towaco, 973.335.0006, railssteakhouse.com

Ambiance is everything, and with its lodge-like decor and intimate atmosphere, Rails Steakhouse leaves nothing to be desired—which is why its first-place win is no surprise to our editors. We recommend arriving before your reservation time and indulging in a masterfully mixed cocktail at Thirty3, the Prohibition-era speakeasy on the lower level. Relax in a plush leather chair by the fire before heading to your table and ordering a USDA Prime dry-aged steak, like the porterhouse, which is portioned for two to four people, and a wide selection of sides and apps including Parmesan truffle fries, roasted Brussels sprouts and flatbreads. Hoping for dinner with a view? In warm weather, snag a table on the terrace, which features a fireplace and views of Pyramid Mountain. 2 Arthur’s Tavern 700 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, 973.455.9705, arthurstavern.com 3 Roots 40 W. Park Pl., Morristown, 973.326.1800, rootssteakhouse.com

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Martinis

1 tie Aspen Ice Arena 16 Aspen Dr. Randolph 973.988.2794 aspenicearena.com

1 Second Half on Main 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.4040 secondhalfonmain.com

1 tie Mennen Arena 161 E. Hanover Ave. Morristown 973.326.7651 morrisparks.net

Irish Pub 1 Thatcher McGhee’s 53 Broadway Denville 973.586.3377 thatchermcghees.com

1 Maxfield’s on Main 713 Main St., Boonton, 973.588.4450, maxfieldsonmain.com

Beer Selection

2 tie Montclair montclairnjusa.org

1 tie Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.9812 cloverleaftavern.com

Girls’ Night Out

1 tie Hot Rods 175 North Main St. Wharton 973.361.5050 hotrodsbbq.com

Cooking Classes 1 Morris Tap & Grill 500 Route 10 West Randolph 973.891.1776 morristapandgrill.com 2 Pink Cake Box 18 E. Main St. Denville 973.998.4445 pinkcakebox.com

Fireworks 1 Denville discoverdenville.com/ events

Fourth of July Parade 1 Randolph randolphnj.org 2 tie Florham Park fpjuly4th.com

1 Pinot’s Palette 351 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.744.7500 40 Market St. Morristown pinotspalette.com 2 Uptown Art 28 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 862.209.1717 50 Upper Montclair Plz. 973.487.6347 Montclair uptownart.com 3 Rails Steakhouse 10 Whitehall Rd. Towaco 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com

3 Grasshopper 2891 Route 23 Newfoundland 973.506.6210 grasshopperirishpub .com

2 tie Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge 241 Pleasant Plains Rd. Basking Ridge 973.425.1222 fws.gov/northeast/ greatswamp

Kids’ Parties

Summer Camp

1 Melon Ball Art Studio 125 Clinton Rd. Fairfield 973.988.3020 melonballart.com

1 Randolph YMCA 14 Dover Chester Rd. Randolph 973.366.1120 randolphymca.org

2 tie New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center St. Newark 973.642.8989 njpac.org 2 tie Shakespeare Theatre 36 Madison Ave. Madison 973.408.5600 shakespearenj.org 3 Paper Mill Playhouse 22 Brookside Dr. Millburn 973.376.4343 papermill.org

Zoo 1 Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Ave. West Orange 973.731.5800 turtlebackzoo.com

Hiking Trail 1 Tourne Park 89 Norris Rd. Denville morrisparks.net 2 Pyramid Mountain Kinnelon morrisparks.net 3 tie Muriel Hepner Park Denville denvillenj.org 3 tie Patriots’ Path East Hanover morrisparks.net 3 tie South Mountain Reservation South Orange Ave. & Cherry Ln. West Orange essexcountyparks.org

Guys’ Night Out

Horseback Riding

1 tie Rails Steakhouse 10 Whitehall Rd. Towaco 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com

1 tie Freedom Horse 158 Flocktown Rd. Long Valley 908.852.4201 freedomhorseinc.com

1 tie Rockaway River Barn 11 Green Pond Rd. Rockaway 973.453.6900 rockawayriverbarn.com

2 tie Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 E. Hanover Ave. Morristown 973.326.7603 arboretumfriends.org

1 Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South St. Morristown 973.539.8008 mayoarts.org

1 tie Seaton Hackney Stables 440 South St. Morristown 973.644.3355 seatonhackney.com

museum 1 Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973.971.3700, morrismuseum.org

Celebrate the arts and sciences while enjoying a taste of culture and history at this iconic New Jersey museum (the third largest in the state) located in the Twin Oaks mansion. Highlights include the Guinness Collection, which features more than 150 historical musical instruments; a state-of-the-art model railroad gallery; and the dinosaur den, which educates both kids and adults about the prehistoric residents of the Garden State. Also located on site is the Bickford Theatre, which presents plays, musical performances and children’s productions. 2 tie Acorn Hall 68 Morris Ave., Morristown, 973.267.3465, acornhall.org 2 tie Denville Historical Society & Museum 113 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, 973.625.1165, denvillenj.org

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The recipe for a perfect happy hour includes scene, drinks, discount and entertainment, and Maxfield’s on Main has earned a check for all of the above. Located in a renovated historic building that was once a firehouse, this trendy bar has an eclectic throwback feel. The creative drinks, like the Purple Rain—made with lavender bitters and Prosecco—and the Tiramisu Martini, are worth the $10 splurge, but the $2 happy-hour discount (Wednesday–Friday, 5–7 p.m.) makes them that much sweeter. Added bonuses: a nice lineup of salads, starters and specials plus live music (jazz, blues, rock) many nights of the week.

1 Schiff Nature Preserve 339 Pleasant Valley Rd. Mendham 973.543.6004 schiffnaturepreserve .org

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2 Quiet Man 64 E. McFarlan St. Dover 973.366.6333 quietmanpub.com

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2 Harbor Hills 75 Doby Rd. Mendham 973.895.3200 hhdc.com

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Michael Anthony Jewelers 1

586 Passaic Ave. West Caldwell 973.226.2726 michaelanthonyjewelers.com

Bridal Boutique 1 Bella Sposa 318 Route 46 West, Denville, 973.625.4747, bellasposabridal.com

Decades of experience have made this third-generation family-owned jeweler an Essex County trademark. Diamond and jewelry consultants are on hand to offer expert advice, whether you’re shopping for an exceptional engagement ring, investing in a new watch or searching for a special graduation gift. Stunning pieces—both classic and fashion forward—are available in a wide range of prices. Michael Anthony offers a wide range of services too—repairs, ring sizing, restringing, engraving and appraisals... just to name a few. Michael Corbo Sr. co-owns the business with his son, Michael Jr., who designs many of store’s exclusive pieces.

Planning a wedding can be stressful. Fortunately, this bridal boutique allows brides-to-be to say “yes to the dress” with all of the glamour and none of the hassle. Personal attention is given to each customer to help her prepare for her big day. In addition to traditional dress services, the store offers off-the-rack selections for brides on a time crunch as well as a collection of plus-size samples to accommodate women of all body types. Collections include David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal and Allure Bridals as well as mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid lines. Gents are also accommodated here with tuxedo rentals from Jim’s Formal Wear.

2 tie Aires Jewelers 3 Harrison Ave., Morris Plains, 973.292.0950, airesjewelers.com

2 Say I Do Bridal 569 Bloomfield Ave., Verona, 973.227.7722, sayidobridals.com

2 tie Bilori Jewelers 23 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, 973.664.1995 bilorijewelers.com

3 Sisters Bridal Boutique* 70 Outwater Ln., Garfield, 973.340.2233, sistersbtq.com

2 tie John Herold Jewelers 1201 Sussex Tpk., Randolph, 973.895.5664, johnheroldjewelers.com 3 tie George Press Jewelers 74 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston 973.992.7797, georgepress.com

Activewear

Bike Shop

1 t ie Athleta 30 W. Park Pl. Morristown 973.292.5680 athleta.com

1 Marty’s Reliable Cycle 173 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.538.7773 1164 Route 10 West Randolph 973.584.7773 martysreliable.com

1 t ie Lululemon 520 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.509.0150 1200 Morris Tpk. Short Hills 973.564.6167 lululemon.com 2 tie 580 South 580 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston 973.758.0580 2 tie Runner’s Haven 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.361.9100 runnershavenrandolph .com

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2 Cycle Craft 8 West Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.5600 99 Route 46 East Parsippany 973.227.4462 cyclecraft.com

Bookstore 1 Barnes & Noble 375 Route 10 East Ledgewood 973.252.9300 112 Eisenhower Pkwy. Livingston 973.758.1310 1940 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.644.9482 barnesandnoble.com

2 tie Chatham Booksellers 8 Green Village Rd. Madison 973.822.1361 2 tie Words 179 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.763.9500 wordsbookstore.com

Car Dealer 1 Joyce Honda 3166 Route 10 West Denville 855.395.8157 joycehonda.com 2 Schumacher Chevrolet 281 Route 46 East Denville 973.453.2320 schumacherchevy.com

Children’s Boutique 1 Jay’s Shoe Box 20 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston 973.992.0338 jaysshoeboxlivingstonnj .com

3 tie Gerlach’s Jewelers 61 Main St., Madison, 973.377.0767 gerlachsjewelers.com 3 tie Jewelry by Eric 176 South St., Morristown, 973.241.5933

2 Once Upon a Child 137 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.287.6321 onceuponachildfairfield .com 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.659.3355 onceuponachild randolph.com

2 Restyle Renew 27 E. Main St. Denville 973.983.8100 restylerenew.com

3 Denim & Daisies 8 Broadway Denville 973.331.9009 denimndaisies.com

3 B. Savvy 176 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland 973.226.8800 bsavvyboutique.com

Consignment/ Vintage Clothing

Fabric Shop

1 Once Upon a Child 137 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.287.6321 onceuponachildfairfield .com

477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.659.3355 onceuponachild randolph.com

1 Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign .com

Florist 1 Flowers by Candlelite 559 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0011 flowersbycandlelite.com

Furniture Store 1 Shala 343 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.467.7855 shalas.com 2 tie A&R Interiors 26 Broadway Denville 973.625.8950 arinterior.com 2 tie Between Friends 27 Broadway Denville 973.625.2111

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Women’s Fashion

1 Well Bred 25 Main St., Chester, 908.879.6569, wellbredonline.com

1 Charlotte’s Web 8 Whitehall Rd., Towaco, 973.692.9900, charlotteswebtowaco.com

Help your pooch put his best paw forward with the carefully curated selection of food, treats and accessories for dogs at Well Bred in Chester. From high-quality kibble to raw and dehydrated foods to natural treats and fresh baked goods, this boutique has myriad options to put your pet on the proper nutritional path. Run by a knowledgeable dog fancier, the store also features a wide selection of coats, beds, collars, leashes, carriers and supplements. Follow the company on Facebook to learn about upcoming educational events, rescue benefits and discounts.

Owner Lisa Stathis gave up her career as an attorney to open this clothing and accessories boutique for women and teen girls last year. (It started as a pop-up shop in the fall of 2014.) The boutique, named by Stathis’ son, presents a variety of clothes, accessories, jewelry and gift items in a hip yet unpretentious environment. Dozens of designers make up the eclectic inventory, which includes a range of price points and is suitable for women of all ages and sizes. If you’re planning a visit, take this tip from Stathis: Come with time to spend, and don’t be shy about asking the sales reps for help. You can even make a night of it—the shop is located in the same development as Rails Steakhouse, another 2016 “Best of” winner. 2 Robin’s Closet 715 Main St., Boonton, 973.335.4015, robinsclosetboutique.com 3 tie Lady K Lingerie 33 Broadway, Denville, 973.627.1836, ladyklingerie .com

2 Bubba Rose Biscuit Co. 236 Myrtle Ave. Boonton 862.209.4677 bubbarose .com

2 tie Charm 23 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.3884

Home Boutique 1 tie Home Goods Multiple locations homegoods.com 1 tie Shala 343 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.467.7855 shalas.com

Mall

3 tie Sisters Bridal Boutique* 70 Outwater Ln., Garfield, 973.340.2233, sistersbtq.com 3 tie Vanilla Sky 159 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973.533.1400, vanillasky.com

Nursery/ Garden Center 1 tie Morris County Farms 33 Smith Rd. Denville 973.366.4448 morriscountyfarms.com 1 tie Rockaway Garden Center 296 Route 46 East Rockaway 973.625.8658 rockawaygardenctr.com

1 Short Hills Mall 1200 Morris Tpk. Short Hills 973.376.7350 shopshorthills.com

2 tie Fairfield Garden Center 445 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.227.4449 fairfieldgardencenter .com

2 Rockaway Townsquare 301 Mount Hope Ave. Rockaway 973.361.4070 simon.com

2 tie Hamilton Farms 130 Old Denville Rd. Boonton 973.334.6528 hamiltonfarms.com

3 Essex Green Shopping Center 495 Prospect Ave. West Orange 973.736.9323 essexgreennj.com

3 tie Agway 176 Ridgedale Ave. Morristown 973.538.3232 morristownagway.com

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3 tie Condurso’s 96 River Rd. Montville 973.263.8814 condursos.com 3 tie Earth Wind & Flowers 96 River Rd. East Hanover 973.428.5008 earthwindand flowers.net

Shopping Destination 1 Ladyfingers 76 Main St. Chester 908.879.8533 ladyfingers-nj.com 2 Shoppes at Union Hill 3056 Route 10 West Denville theshoppesatunion hill.com

Ski Shop 1 Pelican Sport Center 2980 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.267.0964 pelicanshops.com

Sports Shop 1 Dick’s Sporting Goods 240 Route 10 West East Hanover 973.428.0889 387 Mount Hope Ave. Rockaway 973.659.1950 dicksportinggoods .com 2 tie Golf4Her 9 Broadway Denville 973.343.2852 golf4her.com 2 tie Murph’s Sport Shop 629 Valley Rd. Montclair 973.744.6131 2 tie Runner’s Haven 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.361.9100 runnershavenrandolph .com

Stationery 1 Paper Crane 125 Clinton Rd. Fairfield 973.575.7775 utopianj.com

2 Papyrus 240 Route 206 South Chester 908.879.5775 1200 Morris Tpk. Short Hills 973.258.0557 papyrusonline.com

Swimwear 1 California Beach Hut 1 Broadway Denville 973.625.9155 californiabeachhut .com 2 Johari 465 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.744.8070 joharionline.com

Toys

477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.659.3355 onceuponachild randolph.com 3 tie Mendham Apothecary 88 E. Main St. Mendham 973.543.4400 mendhamapothecary .com 3 tie Toys with Love 92 West St. Chester 908.879.1380 toyswithlove.com 3 tie Write on Gifts 20 Broadway Denville 973.625.2120 writeongifts.com

1 Learning Express Multiple locations learningexpress.com 2 Once Upon a Child 137 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.287.6321 onceuponachild fairfield.com

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mani/pedi 1 Paradise Total Spa & Nails 477 Route 10 East, Randolph, 973.366.2221, paradisenailspa.com

Kick back and relax at this nail salon and spa, which offers manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, massage, reflexology and more. In the four years since it opened, the spot has gained a strong following of clients attracted to its inviting environment, soothing services and friendly atmosphere. 2 tie Nail Envogue 1360 Route 23 North, Butler, 973.850.6575 2 tie Oasis 1163 Main St., Boonton, 973.334.0303 2 tie Sage 37 South St., Morristown, 973.993.8080

Fitness Center/Gym 1 Heroes Journey Crossfit 5 Eastmans Rd., Parsippany, 862.245.2381, heroesjourney.com

If you’re looking for an expert-run, well-equipped, state-of-the-art facility to try a CrossFit workout, think inside this box. Heroes Journey CrossFit prides itself on its team of knowledgeable coaches who make safety their top priority. New students can try a free class, followed by an orientation to introduce the exercise program, which is overseen by Christopher Stepien, a sports therapy and chronic pain specialist at Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic in Parsippany. Intimidated? A CrossFit Lite program is available for newbies. 2 Pinnacle Athletic Development 915 Edwards Rd., Parsippany, 973.396.8000, pinnacleathletic.com 3 Atlantis Sports Club 199 Smith Rd., Parsippany, 973.560.5410, atlantissportsclubs.com

Airbrush Tan 1 The Sun Spa 622 Valley Rd. Upper Montclair 973.655.1994 thesunspamontclair.com

Barber 1 Greg David Salon 32 Scotland Rd. Orange 973.766.1394 2 Alex’s Barber Shop 760 Route 46 East Kenvil 973.584.4663 alx61.com

Blowout 1 Stella Valentine 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com 2 Greg David Salon 32 Scotland Rd. Orange 973.766.1394

Day Spa 1 Urban Muse 82 Broadway Denville 973.627.3455 theurbanmuse.com 2 DePasquale the Spa 51 Gibraltar Dr. Morris Plains 973.538.3811 depasqualethespa.com

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3 t ie Etoile Studio 1247 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com

2 Stella Valentine 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com

3 t ie Paradise Total Spa & Nail 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.366.2221 paradisespanail.com

3 tie Beneath the Surface 19 Waverly Pl. Madison 973.520.8809 beneaththesurfacespa .com

Dentist 1 Rauchberg Dental 199 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 973.233.4603 rauchberg.com 2 Aesthetic Smiles 310 Madison Ave. Morristown 973.947.7716 aestheticsmilesofnj.com 3 Livingston Pediatric Dental Shari L. Summers, DMD 315 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.992.5555 livingstonpediatric dental.com

Facial 1 Etoile Studio 1247 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com

3 tie Harmony Day Spa 10 Brookside Ave. Caldwell 973.226.3232 harmonydayspa.com

Makeup Application 1 Stella Valentine 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com 2 tie Beauty Artist Group 350 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.687.4878 beautyartistgroup.com 2 tie Facez 160 Main Rd. Montville 201.213.9903 facezportfolio.com 3 tie Let’s Make Up 25 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.992.2585 3 tie Nicole Makeup & Hair 64 Kearney Ave. Whippany 201.400.2306 nicolemakeupandhair .com 3 tie Urban Muse 82 Broadway Denville 973.627.3455 theurbanmuse.com

2 Mecca 333-A Route 46 West Ste.135 Fairfield 973.943.4300 meccaspa.com 3 Vibrance Med Spa 3056 Route 10 West Denville 973.328.1700 vibrancemedspa.com

Pharmacy 1 Pink’s Pharmacy 1250 Sussex Tpk. Mount Freedom 973.895.4900 2 tie Mendham Apothecary 88 E. Main St. Mendham 973.543.4400 mendhamapothecary .com 2 tie Robinson Drug & Compounding Center 2 E. Main St. Mendham 973.543.2525 robinsondrugshop.com

Physical Therapy

1 Finding Balance Diane Bose 973.362.1387 findingbalancemassage .com

1 JAG Physical Therapy 240 Cedar Knolls Rd. Hanover 973.998.8100 244 Route 46 East Fairfield 862.702.3420 622 Eagle Rock Ave. West Orange 973.669.0078 jagpt.com

2 Cooper Massage & Fitness 245 Main St., Chester 908.879.4934 coopermassageand fitness.com

2 Mecca 333-A Route 46 West Ste. 135 Fairfield 973.943.4300 meccaspa.com

3 tie Etoile Studio 1247 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com

3 Massage Envy Multiple locations massagenvy.com

3 tie European Wax Center Multiple locations waxcenter.com

1 Etoile Studio 1247 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com

3 PRO Physical Therapy 2 Emery Ave. Randolph 973.895.9925 proptnj.com

Hair Removal 1 The Wax Den 17 James St. Bloomfield 973.577.6537 thewaxden.com 2 Stella Valentine 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com

Massage

MedSpa

Pilates Studio

2 Emery Ave. Randolph 973.895.9925 proptnj.com/pilatesrandolph-nj 2 Align Wellness 10 E. Willow St. Millburn 973.376.4166 align-wellness-studio .com 3 Chizel 1206 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.895.3300 chizelfitness.com

Salon 1 Stella Valentine 59 E. Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com 2 Greg David Salon 32 Scotland Rd. Orange 973.766.1394 3 Lorenzo Pasquale 179 Route 46 West Rockaway 973.625.1771 lphairdesign.com

Spinning 1 Flywheel Sports 351 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.232.6476 flywheelsports.com

Yoga Studio 1 South Street Yoga 58 South St. Morristown 973.879.8232 southstreetyoga.com 2 Bikram Yoga 210 Malapardis Rd. Cedar Knolls 973.292.9642 bikramyogancnj.com 3 Prana Yoga 78 Broadway Denville 973.627.9642 pranayogadenville.com

1 PRO Pilates at PRO Physical Therapy

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dog daycare 1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd. Morristown 973.539.0377 morrisanimalinn.com

1 tie The Hip Event 365 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.707.7125 thehipevent.com 1 tie KJM Design 26 Manger Rd. West Orange 973.454.7845 kjmdesigns.com 1 tie TEAM Group P.O. Box 204 Florham Park 973.301.0720 theteamgroup.com

Furniture Repair 1 tie A Better Design Interiors 41 Pine St. Rockaway 973.453.2910 randolphinteriordesign .com 1 tie Cooke Furniture Design Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign .com 1 tie Ultimate Upholstery 392 Valley St. South Orange 973.378.5924 ultimate-upholstery.com

Interior Design 1 Interior Decisions by Karla Trincanello 140 Columbia Tpk. Florham Park 973.765.9013 interiordecisions.com

Paint Store 1 Painten Place 150 E. Main St. Denville 973.988.5683 paintenplace.benmoore paints.com 2 tie Sack’s Paint & Wallpaper 52 N. Sussex St. Dover 973.366.0119 sackspaint.com 2 tie Sherwin-Williams Multiple locations sherwin-williams.com

Pet Boarding 1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd. Morristown 973.539.0377 morrisanimalinn.com

3 Bark’s Bed & Biscuit 267 Route 46 East Denville 973.625.2200 barksbedandbiscuit.com

Photographer 1 Captured by Renee 28 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.979.6331 capturedbyrenee.biz 2 Craig Collins Photography 38 Miller Dr. Boonton 973.335.1505 craigcollinsphoto.com

Professional Organizer 1 tie Diane Thomson, Creative Organizing Maplewood 973.534.7974 creativeorganizing.biz 1 tie Julie Kaminski, Flourishing Home juliekaminski.com

Town Car/ Limo Service 1 New Jersey LimoBus & Limousine Utopia Wedding Center 125 Clinton Rd. Fairfield 877.546.6287 newjerseylimobus.com

Veterinary Center 1 Werner Animal Hospital 659 Tabor Rd. Morris Plains 973.540.1433 wernerah.com 2 tie Animal Clinic of Morris Plains 3009 Route 10 East Morris Plains 973.366.3223 animalclinicofmorrisplains.com 2 tie Chatham Animal Hospital 14 Watchung Ave. Chatham 973.635.4994 2 tie Parsippany-Troy Hills Animal Hospital 84B N. Beverwyck Rd. Lake Hiawatha 973.335.6500 partroyanimalhospital.com

Top 5

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1 Caggiano Orthodontics 316 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany 973.887.8780 morriscountybraces .com 2 Barefoot 5 Eastmans Rd. Parsippany 862.205.4847 barefootrehab.com

2 tie Metropolitan Limousine 855.323.6008 metropolitanlimousine service.com

3 Expressive Ink 35 N. Main St. Wharton 973.620.9996 expressiveinknj.com

Tutoring

1 tie Jackson-Jarrell Education 26 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 14 Romaine Rd. Mountain Lakes 973.479.4946 jacksonjarrelleducation .com 1 tie TutorTeamNJ P.O. Box 235 Towaco 973.936.9280

Be warned: If you opt to leave your dog (or cat) at this premiere pet resort, you may find yourself begging to stay there too. Originally owned by a Westminster-winning dog fancier and passed down to family over four generations, this boarding and daycare facility treats its canine guests to such amenities as pool time, cuddle sessions and even a bedtime tuck-in. For cats, a playroom allows them to release a little energy before sampling the “catch o’ the day,” a special seafood-themed snack. Want to teach an old dog a new trick? Training services are also available here, as is grooming. 2 K-9 Resorts 1275 Bloomfield Ave., Fairfield, 973.244.7387; 22 Prospect St., Madison, 973.822.2273; k9resorts.com 3 Camp Bow Wow 73 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, 973.933.2828, campbowwow.com

Write-Ins

2 tie Constant Limo 908.370.1588 constandelisenterprises .com

1 tie Educational Resource Center 160 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston 973.535.6585 lmlerc.com

1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd., Morristown, 973.539.0377, morrisanimalinn.com

4 tie Design with Tile 32 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.267.6768 designwithtile.net 4 tie Sponzilli Landscape Group 345 Passiac Ave. Fairfield 973.244.1410 sponzilli.com 5 Travel 15 101 Eisenhower Pkwy. Roseland 973.228.3033 travel15.com

wedding photographer 1 Craig Collins Photography 38 Miller Dr., Boonton, 973.335.1505, craigcollinsphoto.com

wedding photographer 1 Craig Collins Photography 38 Miller Dr., Boonton, 973.335.1505 craigcollinsphoto.com

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2 K-9 Resorts 1275 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield 973.244.7387 22 Prospect St. Madison 973.822.2273 k9resorts.com

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Cheryl D’Aries got a diagnosis wrong, but who can really blame her? She was only a brand new hospital receptionist, and the patient was herself. Recently hired, East Hanover resident D’Aries, 54, attended a new employees’ orientation at Saint Barnabas Medical Center last September and happened to sit next to new President and CEO Stephen P. Zieniewicz. The new director of thoracic surgery for Barnabas Health, Subroto Paul, M.D., was there too. She says she left the session “feeling really good about being part of Saint Barnabas.” But she wasn’t feeling so well—physically—a few days later. On Sept. 26, she began the day “just a little off.” Driving to work, she pulled over to call her husband to tell him something was wrong and discovered she couldn’t talk. “He asked if I was OK, and all I could get out was ‘No!’” she says. She drove herself to her office at the medical center and signaled to her co-workers to bring her a pen and paper. “I wrote S-T-R—,” she says. “I thought I was having

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“It was surreal...But I knew I was in good hands. I had the ‘A’ team and guardian angels above me and beside me.” —cheryl D’Aries a stroke.” Doctors in her office rushed to her aid and called 9-1-1. She doesn’t remember the next two days. It wasn’t a stroke. Tests soon revealed that her symptoms were caused instead by a malignant tumor in her brain that had traveled from a primary tumor in her lung, perhaps related to her history of smoking. Following treatment at Saint Barnabas, she is feeling much better. Because D’Aries’ brain tumor was solitary, she was a good candidate for surgery, says Otakar R. Hubschmann, M.D., chief of neurosurgery. It did worry him that the tumor was in an area of the brain responsible for speech and movement, but new techniques, some of which were developed at Saint Barnabas, improved her chances of avoiding long-term disability. Using state-of-the-art, real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based frameless stereotaxic neuronavigation, Dr. Hubschmann and his team were able to precisely pinpoint the lesion’s location. “A computer creates a 3D-image of where the lesion is, and we then measure several distances along the curve of the skull to find the exact spot,” he explains. This allows him to make a small opening in the skull. He then makes a tiny, 1-centimeter (less than ½-inch) incision in the brain itself, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. An ultrasonic aspirator is inserted into the brain to emulsify and then extract the tumor. After she awoke, D’Aries learned that she had just had brain surgery. “It was surreal,” she says. “But I knew I was in good hands. I had the ‘A’ team and guardian angels above me and beside me.” Her speech came back quickly, and over the next few weeks follow-up scans and pathology reports continued to show that the surgery had gone well. “I kept getting good news, and I felt great,” says D’Aries, who lives with her husband, Michael, 57, a contractor, and has four children ages 17 to 27. “My family yelled at me for doing laundry and cooking when I should have been taking it easy.” She still needed lung surgery. So she walked every day to boost her strength. Three weeks after her brain procedure, she had her lung lesion removed by Dr. Paul—who remembered her from the orientation a month earlier. “She was sitting right next to our new CEO, so I kept seeing her there,” he recalls. “What an odd constellation of events to bring her

Cheryl D’Aries is flanked by her doctors, Subroto Paul, M.D. (left) and Otakar R. Hubschmann, M.D. (Not shown is internist Tobi Ippolito, M.D., who also treated her.)

to me as a patient!” Dr. Paul was able to remove the tumor using a minimally invasive approach that required just three small incisions. She left the hospital the next day. “She was one of the fastestrecovering patients I’ve ever had,” he says. Now six months removed from the surgeries, she says she feels great and, even though her cancer was Stage 4, her prognosis is excellent. “I still stutter a little when I am excited,” she reports, but otherwise she has a lot to be thankful for. She returned to work March 1, and in July she and about two dozen members of her family are taking a vacation in the Dominican Republic to celebrate her good fortune—which began, she believes, when she became an employee and attended that orientation. “One part of the presentation that day was about how you never know what people are going through, so you should treat everyone with compassion and kindness,” she says. “We have to wear our name badge over our heart to represent this idea, and I thought that was great.” The way things turned out, the medical center staff quickly proved that that sentiment was more than just words. “Everyone at Saint Barnabas showed great kindness to me and to my family and friends—I will be forever grateful,” says D’Aries. “Now I’ll be able to see my daughters walk down the aisle.” —david levine

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If you qualify, lung-cancer screening may spot problems early, when chances for a cure are best. All participants receive a baseline CT scan and one follow-up scan annually for two years. A referral from a primary care physician or specialist is required, though anyone interested can call Saggese first for prescreening. You can also go to the Saint Barnabas website and fill out a questionnaire, which will alert her to follow up. For more information and to find the questionnaire, go to barnabashealth .org/sbmclung. Or call Bridget Saggese at 973.322.6644. —d.l.

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To be eligible, participants must be current or former smokers between ages 55 and 74 with a history of 30 pack-years or more. (A pack-year is the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years of smoking. For example, 1 pack a day for 30 years equals 30 pack-years.) Also eligible are those ages 50 and older who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and also one of these: n exposure to radon, asbestos, silica, diesel fumes, chromium or nickel; n a personal history of prior lymphoma or smoking-related malignancies such as head and neck cancer, bladder cancer or esophageal cancer; n a family history of lung cancer, or n a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis.

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Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers—when it’s identified too late. But new surgical and oncological approaches have made early-stage lung cancer much more treatable and, in many cases, curable. To find these cancers early and get patients the care they need, the Lung Cancer Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center has joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to offer a free, potentially lifesaving test to identify lung cancer in qualified patients. The program includes a low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer. More than 1,000 patients have been screened and about 20 cancers diagnosed since the program’s inception in 2013, reports Bridget Saggese, R.N., the patient navigator. “Most cancers were early-stage and curable,” she says. Patients identified as having cancer are treated by a multidisciplinary team, which consists of dedicated medical and radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, interventional radiologists and a thoracic surgeon. “We are dedicated to providing quality care and achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction,” Saggese says.


The place for kidney transplants

Physicians from the Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Division: Francis Weng, M.D., MCSE, director, Transplant Research; Stuart R. Geffner, M.D., director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant; Anup M. Patel, M.D., transplant clinical director; Harry Sun, M.D., associate director, Transplant Surgery.

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Leading the Northeast, Saint Barnabas Medical Center performed 301 of these procedures last year. Kidney disease is on a frightening rise. Among adults age 60 and older, it has more than doubled in the United States in the past 15 years. Experts predict that nearly 60 percent of Americans will develop kidney disease at some time—that’s higher than the lifetime risk of diabetes, heart attack or invasive cancer. Residents of New Jersey are fortunate to have one of the nation’s leading kidney transplant facilities—Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In 2015 surgeons at Saint Barnabas performed a record 301 kidney transplants, about 20 percent more than in a typical year, says Shamkant Mulgaonkar, M.D., chief of the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division. The division has a dedicated team of eight transplant physicians, three transplant surgeons, a transplant urologist and a large team of transplant coordinators, social workers, a transplant pharmacist and dietitians. “That puts us in the top five transplant programs in the country in volume, and first in the Northeast,” he says, add-

ing that Saint Barnabas surgeons Stuart Geffner, M.D., and Harry Sun, M.D., are among the nation’s most experienced transplant surgeons. “We are helping a lot of people avoid or get off dialysis and achieve a higher quality of life.” There are several reasons why the incidence of kidney disease is rising. It’s often a byproduct of obesity and diabetes, and there’s an epidemic of each. These conditions can raise blood pressure and put overwhelming stress on the organs. In addition, the general population is getting older and living longer; aging itself is a risk factor for kidney disease. When coupled with the severe shortage of donor organs, these facts mean that most patients must wait an average of five years for a deceased-donor kidney. However, Saint Barnabas helps patients obtain organs from living donors—family members, friends and anonymous altruists—much, much sooner. “We started our Living Donor Kidney Transplant Institute to focus on promoting living donation through

a highly specialized approach,” Dr. Mulgaonkar says. “That has prompted a huge change. Last year, 135 of our 301 transplanted kidneys came from living donors.” His team conducts extensive research and participates in trials for new medications and surgical techniques. As a result of this and other research, transplant success rates have improved dramatically. Now almost 98 percent of living-donor kidneys survive the first year and nearly 90 percent survive five years, says the doctor. After last year’s success, for 2016 the focus is on growing the living-donor program even more. “We teach patients how to approach finding a living donor—you can’t just go ask someone to give you a kidney,” says Dr. Mulgaonkar. “We give them tools to have that conversation with family and friends.” He stresses that those who don’t have a compatible donor match may be eligible for exchange programs that link them with other candidates. “Even if you think you have no one who is compatible, we can help,” he says. —d.l.

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A better heart-valve fix Bruce Haik, M.D.

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To get blood to the rest of your body, your heart pumps it into the aorta, the main artery, through a valve that opens and closes, maintaining blood flow in the right direction. As you age, calcium deposits may cause that valve to become stiff and inflexible—to the point where eventually it doesn’t open fully. This is called aortic stenosis, and it can cause a decrease in blood flow from the heart. Left untreated, it can lead to shortness of breath, loss of consciousness and ultimately death. Until the past few years, the only way to repair an impaired aortic valve was with open-heart surgery. Those procedures were very successful for otherwise healthy individuals, but since aortic stenosis tends to afflict older patients who also have other health concerns, the operation was more than many people could handle. For them, there was no reliable treatment. Since 2012, however,

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patients at high risk for surgery have been able to take advantage of a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, or TAVR. And in April, Saint Barnabas Medical Center opened a new operating room specifically designed to accommodate this cutting-edge procedure and offer it to patients. TAVR works in a fashion similar to the way interventional cardiologists insert a stent into a blocked artery. It involves threading a catheter through an artery in the groin—or occasionally through an artery in the chest—to the heart. Instead of removing the old, damaged valve, which is the approach used in surgical aortic valve replacement, TAVR advances a collapsed replacement valve inside the damaged, narrowed valve. The new valve is then expanded to push the old valve to the sides and regulate blood flow. Cardiac surgeon Mark Russo, M.D., director of the Aortic Center at Saint Barnabas, says the benefits are significant. “With open-heart surgery, you need to use a heart-lung machine, the operation takes two hours and the patient is in the hospital five to seven days with a recovery period of six to eight weeks,” he says. “With TAVR, we don’t stop the heart, we don’t cut out the old valve, the procedure takes about 30 minutes and patients commonly go home the next day or the day after. Most patients feel better when they wake up and are back to normal activities within a week.” More than that, TAVR reduces the risk of death within 30 days from aortic stenosis by 75 percent in these high-risk patients, who are not healthy to begin with. “This therapy prolongs survival and increases functional status, and it makes older people feel better,” Dr. Russo says. The new operating room where TAVR takes place is called a hybrid OR, because the procedure requires the skill sets—and the tools—of both a cardiac surgeon and an interventional cardiologist. The hybrid OR is ready for both methodologies. “The procedure is a collaboration between the interventional cardiologist and the cardiac surgeon,” says Bruce Haik, M.D, an interventional cardiologist who is the cardiac catheterization lab director for Barnabas Health. The team also includes cardiac imaging specialists in echocardiography to monitor the procedure as it happens in real time and in three dimensions. TAVR has been so successful in helping high-risk patients, it is now being studied as an alternative for low-risk patients as well—and the early results are promising there too. “These are overwhelmingly good outcomes,” Dr. Russo says. “Surgery is still a great option for patients. But eventually, TAVR will be the standard therapy for the overwhelming majority of patients.” —d.l.

the future of TAVR

Usually doctors don’t like to make predictions, but when it comes to the procedure called TAVR—transcatheter aortic valve replacement (see main article)—Saint Barnabas Medical Center clinicians are boldly bullish. “I think within five years it will displace openheart surgery as the gold standard of care for treating aortic stenosis,” says Mark Russo, M.D., director of Saint Barnabas’ Aortic Center. Interventional cardiologist Bruce Haik, M.D, agrees. “Until recently, the question was, ‘Who should have TAVR?’” says Dr. Haik, who is director of the Barnabas Health cardiac catheterization labs. “Now it’s, ‘Why would you send someone for open surgical aortic valve replacement?’” Dr. Haik and his colleagues at the Barnabas Health Heart Center would know. They recently celebrated their program’s 500th TAVR procedure. (This was done at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, also a Barnabas Health hospital.) A party was held to mark this milestone, and several patients came—including an 83-year-old man who’d had the procedure just a few days earlier.

About aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis—a narrowing of the aortic valve opening—occurs in about 2 percent of people over age 65. It is found more often in men than in women. Most people with aortic stenosis do not develop symptoms until the condition is advanced. The diagnosis may be made when a clinician hears a heart murmur and performs tests. Symptoms of aortic stenosis include: nC  hest discomfort: The chest pain may get worse with activity and reach into the arm, neck or jaw. The chest may also feel tight or squeezed. n Cough n Breathing problems, particularly with exertion n Becoming tired easily n Feeling the heart beat (palpitations) n Fainting, weakness or dizziness with activity Source: National Institutes of Health

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How does a hospital show its commitment to the future? With words, for sure—a clearly articulated statement of mission is important. But action counts too. And these days, construction busily under way on the Saint Barnabas Medical Center campus is proof positive that the institution is growing to meet tomorrow’s needs and is supporting that effort with major resources. Four new operating rooms are being added that are designed to fit well not just with today’s latest technology, but also with the innovations of years to come. Surgeons, of course, want to perform in a state-of-the-art environment that allows them to use their skills to their fullest. That’s what the new facilities will do. “With these new ORs, patients in the region don’t need to go anywhere else in

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New Jersey or New York for the highest-quality surgical care,” says Ronald Chamberlain, M.D., chairman and surgeon-in-chief of the medical center’s Department of Surgery. The new operating rooms represent a $14 million investment by Saint Barnabas Medical Center, with a budget for new technology of an additional $3 million, says Dr. Chamberlain. “Medical technology advances day by day, like new apps for smartphones,” he says. “These ORs are planned to anticipate new technology for the next decade in terms of their size and shape and the ability to accommodate new imaging systems. They are also designed to meet the future, as more and more procedures and specialties move from open surgery to more minimally invasive options.”

In all, the new ORs add about 30 percent more space, he says. This will allow surgeons to perform up to 40 more procedures a day on top of the 90 or so they were able to schedule before the expansion. And the improvements will enable the medical center to renovate existing rooms. Perhaps the showpiece of these new rooms is the hybrid OR. It allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive cardiac, vascular and neurological operations, with the option of converting quickly to open surgery should that need arise. “This OR in itself represents a $6 million investment,” Dr. Chamberlain says. The principal procedure performed here, at least for now, is transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. (See page 42.) TAVR involves two surgical specialists, a cardiac surgeon and

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Counting this closed, radiation-proof control area, the Hybrid Room, largest of the new operating rooms, measures 1,195 square feet. For radiology images, the PACS (picture archiving and communication system) is available on 55-inch screens in all four new ORs, and all have video broadcasting capabilities as well.

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—ronald e. chamberlain, M.d. an interventional cardiologist, who work in tandem. The hybrid OR affords them and their assistants more room and has a specially designed operating table that converts quickly from an interventional to an open surgical platform. It also houses the high-tech imaging equipment needed for these types of operations. Another new OR is perfect for brain procedures. “It allows neurosurgery to move into the modern era as it makes the transition to minimally invasive and robotic brain surgery,” he says. This room is built to house an MRI imaging system, which allows neurosurgeons to perform what is known as stereotactic radiosurgery—a technique that despite its name actually uses radiation, not a knife, helping the doctor pinpoint the precise location of any tumor that needs to be removed. This means he or she needs only make small openings in the skull, thus avoiding cra-

niotomy—the removal of a portion of the skull—and its attendant risks of infection and longer healing time. The other two ORs are also better adapted to the future of laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Thad R. Denehy, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at Saint Barnabas, says the new rooms, with more space and two surgical robot systems (including the very latest model, the daVinci Xi), are “very exciting. They give us more opportunities to operate, of course. These two rooms are much larger than our standard operating rooms and specifically designed for the robots, with all the amenities and materials and instruments in permanent rooms rather than being switched from room to room or in a converted room. The design helps maximize the work flow needed to use the robot, and can accommodate increased numbers of staff as well as the new large amounts of equipment required for some of the more state-of-theart and more complex surgeries.” The ORs also make video conferencing available, with video equipment built into the laparoscopic towers to transmit images of the surgery. Dr. Denehy also appreciates the improved ergonomics and support structures, such as booms, that make using the latest equipment easier and help prevent surgeon fatigue. Dr. Denehy says he performs more than half of his surgeries using the robot now. That number should only increase. “A study released in March that assesses the benefits of robotics compared 3,000 cases across four gynecologic surgical

approaches. It found that patients having robotic benign hysterectomies had better outcomes and fewer complications compared with those undergoing conventional operations. This was true even though they were often more complicated surgeries. They still had better outcomes and less pain. That is why robotic surgery is overtaking other approaches.” These ORs allow orthopedic and other specialist surgeons to perform cutting-edge robotic procedures too, Dr. Chamberlain says. “People come to where the technology is, and surgeons want access to that technology.” To be sure, one reason for these new ORs is to provide for more surgical volume, especially same-day and outpatient surgery, which is growing rapidly. The OR expansion is the first of three phases of growth at the medical center, Dr. Chamberlain says, and a new hospital building under construction will house some inpatient and outpatient services, for which these rooms will be used. Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s surgical roster includes 364 staff surgeons, he says. “The neurosurgery staff has grown by 700 percent and the thoracic surgery staff by 100 percent,” he says. About 25 new OR nurses, tech and support staffers have also been added recently. In all, these improvements put Saint Barnabas at a level equal to the best medical centers in the country. “They show that Saint Barnabas is investing in the future, and in better care and outcomes for patients,” says Dr. Denehy. —d.l.

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a commitment to medical education. Through coordination of existing academic and teaching medical centers and numerous community hospitals, RWJBarnabas Health will continue to attract and retain the finest health care professionals and physicians and be better prepared to strengthen the health of our state’s diverse populations. “Both Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System have a shared comBarry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer for RWJBarnabas mitment to advancing medical Health, sits with Stephen K. Jones, chief academic officer for RWJBarnabas education in our state,” says Health, after announcing the launch of the new partnership. Jones. “As evidenced by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s 40-year partnership with Barnabas Health President and Chief Sometimes a new combination can Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Executive Officer Barry H. Ostrowsky becreate something even stronger than the the proven teaching programs sponsored comes RWJBarnabas Health’s president sum of its parts. This is such a time. by Barnabas Health’s medical centers, our and chief executive officer, with former Barnabas Health, the system that inrespective health systems have served Robert Wood Johnson Health System and cludes Saint Barnabas Medical Center, as the training ground for thousands of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has completed its merger with the Robert medical professionals. As RWJBarnabas President and Chief Executive Officer SteWood Johnson Health System. The result Health, our commitment to education and phen K. Jones serving as chief academic is the most comprehensive health system research will be strengthened.” officer in the Office of the President. in the state: RWJBarnabas Health. The RWJBarnabas Health becomes New Says Ostrowsky: “Barnabas Health and new organization will reach approximately Jersey’s second largest private employRobert Wood Johnson Health System 5 million people—more than half of the er, with more than 32,000 employees, share many attributes—depth of quality state’s population—and powerfully ad9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents clinical services, skilled and dedicated clivance the health of the region. nicians, a legacy of teaching, a commitment and interns. The health systems conAs one health system, RWJBarnabas tributed a combined total of over $550 to partnering with the diverse communities Health will: million in community benefit services anwe serve, a responsibility as major con• improve the overall health of our nually. These investments support charity tributors to our economy and much more. populations; care, food pantries, community gardens, By joining together, we have created a sys• continuously advance the quality of patient education, outreach and entem that will enable us to effect the kind of care we provide; gagement programs and programs with • collaborate with physicians for a closely change in the health of our communities schools and religious groups to keep that our two separate systems could not do coordinated continuum of care; alone. Our partnership also means a greater people healthy and promote wellness. As • contribute to local, regional and one organization, RWJBarnabas Health level of diversity in every respect—diversity state economies by remaining a mawill be able to accomplish even more for in thought, clinical care delivery and workjor employer in our communities; the communities it serves. force—a true reflection of New Jersey and • focus on the well-being of the di“By working together, we know we can of the people we serve.” verse communities we serve with a combat disease and promote wellness in The new system will train more than commitment to high quality, culturour region, truly making our communities 1,000 residents and interns annually and ally competent care; and healthier,” says Ostrowsky. “We will be embrace the mission of academic medi• support a mission of academic exworking every day to ensure that our cine, which includes quality clinical care, cellence, including a commitment to vision becomes New Jersey’s reality.” joined with groundbreaking research and research and medical education.

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Reprinted with permission from Sandwiched by Tanya Schroeder. © 2015 Cedar Fort Publishing.

thought you knew this lunchtime staple? think again. surprising things can happen between two slices of bread—and that’s no baloney!

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poblano, brie and cherry grilled cheese Reprinted with permission from Sandwiched by Tanya Schroeder. © 2015 Cedar Fort Publishing.

Smoky poblano peppers are the perfect counterpart for sweet cherry preserves. The creamy brie brings them all together. n ½ tsp. olive oil n 1 whole poblano pepper, sliced n 1 clove garlic, minced n 1/8 tsp. salt n 2 tsp. butter n 4 slices hearty white bread n 4 slices brie cheese (rinds removed) n 2 generous Tbs. cherry

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add poblano peppers. Cook peppers for 3 minutes. Add garlic and salt. Cook an additional minute. Remove from heat. Spread ½ teaspoon of butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place two slices of bread buttered side down on a hot grill pan. Top with two slices of brie and a tablespoon of preserves on each sandwich, followed by pepper slices. Cover with remaining bread, buttered side up.

preserves

n 4–6 slices poblano per sandwich

Cook sandwiches for 4–6 minutes per side or until toasted.

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crab cake sandwich with artichokes and crème fraîche The problem with crab cakes is that you never get enough. So here’s a version that offers dependable crab-cake satisfaction whenever the craving strikes. n n n n n n n n n n

8 oz. lump crab meat ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp. lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 1 Tb. parsley ¾ cup panko Japanese bread crumbs 1 Tb. butter 4 small sandwich rolls 4 Tbs. chopped marinated artichoke hearts

In a bowl, combine crab meat and mayonnaise. Stir in egg, lemon juice and salt. Add parsley and panko and stir until combined. Do not overmix. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Shape crab mixture into 4 patties and cook for 5–8 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Place one crab cake on the bottom of each sandwich roll. Top with 1 tablespoon chopped artichokes and 1 tablespoon crème fraîche. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of fresh tarragon over each crab cake. Top with roll top.

n ¼ cup crème fraîche n 2 tsp. fresh tarragon

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jack(fruit)?

if not, maybe it’s time to meet this exotic nutritional powerhouse. IT’S SPIKY AND STRANGE-LOOKING, AND it can grow to the size of a large household pet. Jackfruit is a member of the mulberry and fig family that is thought to have originated in India but has become Bangladesh’s national fruit. Capable of growing up to 100 pounds, it’s also the largest tree fruit in the world. And, depending on its ripeness, jackfruit can be enjoyed in both savory and sweet dishes.

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One cup of jackfruit provides 37 percent of your daily value of vitamin C and 25 percent of B6. It’s also a good source of potassium (21 percent), magnesium (12 percent) and fiber (10 percent). Its seeds, which are edible and can be roasted or boiled like chestnuts, are high in protein and low in fat. Added bonus: A cup of the sweet-tasting fruit contains just 150 calories, making it an ideal snack for waist watchers.

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Jackfruit is available in many Asian markets, usually in a can. (For sweet dishes, look for the ripe variety preserved in syrup; for savory ones, opt for the young green variety preserved in brine.) It’s also sold dried or frozen, and you may be able to score a fresh fruit. To prepare fresh jackfruit, cover your work surface with newspapers to catch the natural latex that will ooze out of the fruit when you cut it. (It’s extremely sticky!) Next, coat your hands and knife blade with cooking oil to prevent the hard-to-remove sap from sticking. Cut the fruit in half and remove the flesh, which will be clumped together in bulbs. Use a paring knife to extract the remaining pulp strands from the bulbs and to slice open the bulbs and take out the large seeds. Try not to be dissuaded by the musky, onionlike smell— as you get deeper into the fruit, a sweet tropical aroma will take its place. In Indian and Thai cuisine, jackfruit has long been used in curries or soups. The savory kind is favored by vegetarians as a meat substitute because of its fibrous texture. Border Grill chef Susan Feniger, for example, famously served BBQ “pulled pork” jackfruit on boa buns. The sweet variety, which has a tropical fruity flavor, can be eaten fresh, juiced, turned into jam or whipped up into a dessert such as ice cream.

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Because the jackfruit is so hearty, easy to grow and resistant to pests, drought and high temperatures, it’s considered by some agriculturists to be a food with a great future. In 2014, the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India, hosted an international conference promoting production of the fruit as a food source in countries where other crops may be threatened by climate change in coming decades. —liz DOnovaN

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hibiscus tea cosmopolitan n n n n

3 oz. vodka 1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec 3 oz. Jamaica Tease hibiscus tea Splash of fresh lime juice

n Brew tea according to package directions, allow to cool. n Fill glass with ice and add vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and tea. Stir contents. Garnish with a hibiscus flower.

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Solar Do Minho Portuguese cuisine, featuring sangria, 15 Cleveland St., 973.844.0500 ToPaZ Thai Authentic Thai cuisine and home-style cooking, 137 Washington Ave., 973.759.7425

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MeS reVeS French bistro menu in a café setting, 407 Broad St., 973.429.4888 oranGe SQUirrel Contemporar y American and European cuisine, 412 Bloomfield Ave., 973.337.6421 STaMna Mediterranean/Greek taverna, 1045 Broad St., 973.338.5151

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Where to eat CRISP Vegetarian, Middle Eastern eatery well known for its fresh and authentic made-to-order falafel sandwiches and salad-and-hummus bowls, 3000 Route 10, 973.970.9707 HUNAN TASTE Chinese cuisine, 67 Bloomfield Ave., 973.625.2782 Sogo Contemporar y Asian fusion and hibachi, 248 Route 46 West, 973.784.4981 YAmA SUSHI Japanese cuisine well-known for its sushi, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #5, 973.627.7712

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JoSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201 TIERNEY’S CoPPERHoUSE Traditional American fare, 4 Little Falls Rd., 973.227.6066

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LONG VALLEY PUB AND BREWERY American fare featuring a selection of award-winning beers, Restaurant Village at Long Valley, 1 Fairmount Rd., 908.876.1122

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54 MAIN An extensive menu of American cuisine, 54 Main St., 973.966.0252 BEGUM PALAcE Authentic Indian cuisine, 300 Main St., 973.660.9100 SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600

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cOLUMBIA INN Italian and American cuisine and thin-crust pizza, 29 Route 202, 973.263.1300 THE MONT VILLE INN Contemporar y American fare, 167 Route 202, 973.541.1234

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cINNAMON Indian fare cooked in a clay oven, 2920 Route 10 West, 973.734.0040 HUNAN Chinese cuisine featuring crispy Chilean sea bass, 255 Speedwell Ave., 973.285.1117

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ADEGA GRILL Fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine with a large wine selection, 130 Ferr y St., 973.589.0550 FORNO’S OF SpAIN RESTAURANT Authentic Spanish cuisine featuring fresh seafood, 47 Ferr y St., 973.589.4767 NICO kITCHEN AND bAR High-end eclectic Italian small plates, 1 Center St., 973.642.1226 SEAbRA’S MARISQUEIRA Fine Portuguese fare specializing in fresh seafood, 87 Madison St., 973.465.1250

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AMERICAN bISTRO Italian-American fare, 24 Washington Ave., 973.235.0505 FRANkLIN STEAkHOUSE & TAvERN Casual American steak house featuring a variety of beef, seafood and salad options, 238 Franklin Ave., 973.667.1755 RALpH’S pIzzERIA Italian dining with awardwinning pizza, 564 Franklin Ave., 973.235.1130

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bELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare with fresh seafood, authentic veal dishes and seasonal ingredients, 535 Central Ave., 973.676.4300 HAT CIT Y kITCHEN American comfort food with New Orleans influences and offering live music, 459 Valley St., 862.252.9147

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ECCOLA ITALIAN bISTRO Italian fare with daily specials, 1082 Route 46 West, 973.334.8211 MIRCH MASALA GRILL Fine Indian cuisine, 1521 Route 46, 973.335.6000

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MYSORE WOODLANDS Fine South Indian Vegetarian cuisine, 296 Route 46 West, 973.227.8191 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAkHOUSE American steak house, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400

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Where to eat PEAPACK-GL ADSTONE

CAFÉ AZZURO Upscale Italian, BYO, 141 Main St., 908.470.1470 NINET Y ACRES Eclectic fare featuring local, seasonal items and a vast wine list, 2 Main St., 908.901.9500

PINE BROOK

ChINA pAvIlION Authentic cuisine featuring seafood classics, 263 Changebridge Rd., 973.227.1006 DON pEpE STEAK hOUSE Spanish steak house, 58 Route 46 West, 973.808.5533

RANDOLPH

BlACK RIvER BARN Eclectic American fare, 1178 Route 10 West, 973.598.9988 lA STRADA RISTORANTE Traditional Italian cuisine, 1105 Route 10 East, 973.584.4607

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MORRIS TAp & GRIll New American gastropub with vegetarian and gluten-free options, 500 Route 10 West, 973.891.1776 NICOlE’S TEN Hip eater y ser ving eclectic New American cuisine, 246 Route 10 West, 973.442.9311

RIVERDALE

ROSEMARY AND SAGE Contemporar y American cuisine, 26 Hamburg Tpk., 973.616.0606

ROCKAWAY

CAFFE NAvONA Creative regional Italian cuisine, 147 Route 46 West, 973.627.1606 ThE EXChANGE American pub food featuring steaks, seafood and salads, 160 E. Main St., 973.627.8488 RIvIERA MAYA Authentic Mexican cuisine, 116 Route 46, 862.209.1999 ThAI NAM phET Traditional Thai, BYO, 296 Route 46 East, 973.627.8400

SHORT HILLS

JOE’S AMERICAN BAR & GRIll Traditional American cuisine featuring fresh ingredients, The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.379.4444 lEGAl SEA FOODS Upscale eater y featuring fresh fish, The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.467.0089

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RAIlS STEAKhOUSE Upscale yet casual steakhouse ser ving USDA prime beef and signature cocktails in a lively setting, 10 Whitehall Rd., 973.335.0006

UPPER MONTCL AIR

DAI-KIChI Japanese and sushi fare featuring weekly specials, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.2954 FOUR SEASONS KEBAB hOUSE Authentic Turkish cuisine, 594 Valley Rd., 973.707.7651 JACKIE’S GRIllETTE Healthy Mediterranean fare and fresh salads, 614 Valley Rd., 973.744.0090 UpTOwN 596 Upscale bistro food, 596 Valley Rd., 973.744.0915

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hIGhlAwN pAvIlION New American cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, Eagle Rock Reser vation, 1 Crest Dr., 973.731.3463 ThE MANOR RESTAURANT Upscale American and French cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 111 Prospect Ave., 973.731.2360

WHARTON hOT RODS “Yankee barbecue” and all-American comfort food ser ved in a fun, family-friendly setting featuring automotive decor, 175 N. Main St., 973.361.5050

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AUlD ShEBEEN Authentic Irish pub, specializing in Irish meat loaf wrapped in maple bacon and hearty Guinnessand-beef stew, 1401 Route 10 East, 973.898.6454 Il CApRICCIO Italian fare featuring fresh seafood, 633 Route 10 East, 973.884.9175

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Start with a blank canvas. Add your favorite wine, some of your best friends, and leave with your own masterpiece at the end of a fun-filled evening! Our talented instructors will teach you step-by-step as you paint in a relaxed, group setting. BYOB, we provide everything else. Have your next night out at Uptown Art!

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Gatherings Taste of the Town Pequannock UNICO Best Western Plus Regency House Hotel, Pompton Plains, pequannockunico.org The organization donated all of the proceeds from its recent Taste of the Town fundraiser to multiple charities. Attendees enjoyed special dishes donated by 25 restaurants and food vendors as well as a musical preformance by students of the ShamRock School of Music.

1 Students and staff of ShamRock School of Music with Perry Russo and Jim Sarto 2 Sweet treats from the Little Food Inn of Pompton Plains 3 Tempting bites from Tiff’s of Pompton Plains 1 2 4

award-winning students Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, montclairartmuseum.org The nonprofit organization announced the winners of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s longest-running award and recognition program for teens. This year, a record-breaking 320,000 works were submitted, and 40 students from Northern New Jersey were awarded medals.

5 Al-Tariq Harris, Arts High School, Newark 5

Fundraiser dinner Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary 3

Canoe Brook Country Club, Short Hills, hartshornarboretum.org More than 150 people attended the arboretum’s spring benefit, From Buds to Blooms, and raised over $25,000 for nature and science programming, outreach for the community and schools, and forest preservation. Attendees enjoyed a sit-down dinner, open bar, silent auction and music performed by local band Midlife Crisis.

4 Melanie Hoffman, Shirley Kane, Rhoda Irwin, Dorsey Grant, Susan Van Tassel, Ann Klemme, David Rosen, Heidi Van Tassel

A Pink Tie Affair Susan G. Komen Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, komen.org More than 200 guests turned out for Susan G. Komen’s signature Pink Tie Affair, which raised nearly $295,000 for breast cancer research.

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An Evening of Food and Music Morris Habitat for Humanity

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7 Luis Tejada, Isabel Comp 8 Lou LaSalle, Marie LaSalle

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Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph, morrishabitat.org Morris Habitat held its 11th annual Hearts & Hammers Gala to raise funds for safe and affordable housing for those in need. Nearly 300 participants enjoyed good food and listened to a performance by the band Escapade.

6 Jeannie Tsukamoto, Joseph Longo, Ricky Jones, Blair Bravo

Pequannock UNICO (1–3), Cora Hartshorn arboretum (4), Montclair art museum (5), Morris Habitat for Humanity (6), Maggie Yuracheck photography (7–8)

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SUNDAY • MAY 1, 2016 inspire HOPE.

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be there April

The Shen Yun Dance Company per forms April 29– May 1.

m ay

Watch her get a haircut on May 14.

April 29–May 1 Get lost in a magical world of heroes, emperors and dragons when the Shen Yun Dance Company performs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $64–$184. If you’re ready to buy tickets or want more information, visit njpac .org or call the box office at 888.466.5722.

32 captivating floral interpretations of art from more than 30 tristate-area designers. The exhibit will be accompanied by special ticketed events such as a fashion show, lecture and gala. See the exhibit during regular museum hours, 12–5 p.m. Admission is FREE for members and children, $10 for students and seniors, $12 for adults. Find out all the details at montclairartmuseum.org.

MAY 6 Attention shoppers and art lov-

MAY 13 Hang out with other oenophiles at the new Jersey spring wine festival at the Hilton Short Hills, 7–10 p.m. Enjoy an amazing array of 150-plus wines— from full-bodied reds to crisp whites to specialty wines—while sampling light bites and listening to live jazz. General admission: $69. Go to newyorkwineevents.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

ers: Boonton businesses will stay open late for First friday Late Night: Artists on Main, 5–9 p.m. The event along Main Street and throughout the downtown area will feature music, dining, art displays and, of course, shopping. Find out more at boontonmainstreet.org.

MAY 6 Appreciate Mother Nature and celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, 2–5 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more information about the museum, head over to maccullochhall.org. You can find more details about the national event at nationalpublicgardensday.org. MAY 7 Take a peek at the past during a Historic Walking Tour of Anderson Park in Upper Montclair, 10:30 a.m. The 15-acre park opened in 1905 and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission: FREE. Want to learn more? Visit friendsofandersonpark.com. MAY 11–15 Buds are blooming in gardens everywhere as well as at the Montclair Art Museum. The Flowering, MAM’s biennial celebration of floral design, features

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MAY 14 Here’s your chance to learn how sheep wool is processed into fleece during Born to be Shorn at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Handson activities include weaving, spinning and crafts. Tickets: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for children ages 4–16 and FREE for kids under 4 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members. For more info, give Cooper Gristmill a buzz at 908.879.5463. MAY 15 It’s going to be a fragrant night at the Annual Lilac Party and Wine Tasting at Willowwood Arboretum in Chester, 4:30–7 p.m. You can bid on unique plants during a silent auction while The Ten entertains a cappella style. Admission: $90 per person and registration is required. Ready to register? Email wwfoundation@willow woodfoundation.com or call 908.234.1815.

Tee up for charity, May 31.

MAY 15 See the historic Whippanong Trail route in an old-fashioned train that goes “clickety-clack.” The Excursion Train Ride offers views of the pre-historic Glacial Lake Passaic where you can spot wild turkeys, hawks and other wildlife. The train leaves from the Whippany Rail Station on the hour from 1–4 p.m. Tickets are $14 for ages 12 and up, $9 for children. Ready to ride the rail? Reserve your tickets online at whippanyrailwaymuseum.net. MAY 27 The boys of summer are back! Catch the New Jersey Jackals’ home opening game against the Trois-Riviéres Aigles at Yogi Berra Stadium, 7:05 p.m. The Jackals home events include fun and activities (including the baseball game) for all ages. Individual tickets range from $10–$12. To find out more or to buy tickets, swing on by to njjackals.pointstreaksites.com/view/ njjackals or call 973.746.7434. MAY 31 You’ll hit an ace when you attend Integrity House’s 10th annual Golf Classic at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. The all-day event is a fundraiser for Integrity House, a nationally recognized substance abuse rehabilitation center with a location in Newark. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Sponsorship levels begin at $500. To get in on the action, call 973.623.5804 or visit integrityhouse.org. Send event listings to: Morris/Essex 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.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS MAY 2016

Diabetes Self-Management Class

Unless noted, all of the following programs are free and require registration. For a complete list of programs and to register online, please visit: barnabashealth.org/ sbmcevents.

May 19; 11:30 am JCC Metrowest • 973-322-5620

Weight Loss Surgical Options

Burn Peer Support Group

May 4; 6:00 pm BHACC • 973-322-7433

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Stroke: Signs & Treatments

May 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30 am BHACC • 973-322-2174

May 26; 3:30 to 4:30 pm SBMC • 973-322-5856

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group May 4; 7:30 pm SBMC • 973-322-5745

SBMC - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Asthma and Allergies

BHACC - Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ

May 5; 6:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

JCC MetroWest - Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ (programs are open to the general public)

Parkinson’s Support Group May 6; 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

Those interested in learning more about the latest programs and services offered by Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Outpatient Centers can sign up for our free, monthly E-newsletter by visiting tinyurl.com/sbmcnews.

Advances in Minimally Invasive “Robotic” Joint Replacement May 9, 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-530-3474

Taking Care of Yourself Inside and Out May 11; 11:00 am JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups Free Skin Cancer Screenings

May 2: 10:00 am to Noon May 9: 8:30 to 10:30 am May 12: 8:30 to 10:30 am May 16: 9:00 am to Noon May 31: 9:00 to 11:00 am 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 401, West Orange An appointment is required: 1-888-724-7123

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group May 2; 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

May 11; 6:00 pm BHACC • 1-888-724-7123

Strides for H.O.P.E. 5K Run & 2K Family Walk to Benefit Pediatric Epilepsy at Saint Barnabas Medical Center May 15; 8:30 am Livingston High School Oval, Livingston www.barnabashealth.org/strides2016

Know the Skin You’re In

May 18; 6:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

ONGOING CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES To learn more: barnabashealth.org/ maternity or call 973-322-5360

• Maternity Orientation & Tour • Siblings Class • Childbirth Preparation Class • Lamaze Refresher • Relaxing Birth Class • Breastfeeding Basics • Marvelous Multiples • New Moms’ Circle • Breastfeeding Support

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Escapes

st. barts:

a beauty on the beach

Luxury has a Gallic accent at the Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France. By Rita Guarna

From top, should you tire of relaxing on the beach, a tranquil pool awaits at the Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France. Enjoy cocktails for two with a breathtaking view from this private ocean-facing perch.

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IF THE HOTEL ST.-BARTH ISLE DE FRANCE WERE A WOMAN, you could say she married well. French luxury brand LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) could have its choice of lovely “mademoiselles” when searching for a suitable match in North America, but the boutique hotel on Anse des Flamands, probably the prettiest beach on the island, won out and after a year-long engagement (read: renovation), it joined the exalted Cheval Blanc family. (Other family members include Courchevel in France and Randheli in the Maldives.) Perhaps the best part of the union is that it appears that little has changed at the beloved hotel, now called the Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France. The staff—the hotel’s heart and soul—remains the same: affable, accommodating to a fault and decidedly French. The only difference is that now they don charming seersucker uniforms. Similar too are the guest quarters—40 suites, bungalows and villas, which feel less like hotel rooms than the bedrooms of a Provençal family. The whitewashed country furnishings have been upgraded with the brand’s signature taupe plus accents of the palest salmon-pink, which you’ll find on everything from beach towels to pillows to glassware. Thankfully, the popular daily fashion shows remain too. They feature resort wear from the hotel’s closet-sized boutique stuffed with everything from Pucci bikinis and stylish caftans to straw hats and jewelry. Don’t be surprised if the model, Roxane, looks familiar: When she’s not strolling the sandy catwalk, she’s taking your dinner order in a charmingly halting English. Oh, yes, the food. As a French territory, St. Barts not surprisingly has a cuisine that reminds you of dining in the south of France. Chef Yann Vinsot oversees a pair of excellent eateries on this property: La Case de L’Isle, featuring sophisticated French-Caribbean plates (plus a 150-odd selection of wines and champagnes) and the more casual La Cabane de L’Isle, site of the fashion shows. Only eight miles across, St. Barts (short for St. Barthélemy and sometimes spelled St. Barth) is a hilly (thanks to a number of volcanic peaks) speck popping out of the northeast Caribbean in the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 (who named it for his brother Bartolomeo), the island was settled by the French and owned for a while by Sweden before returning to French control. It became chichi after the Rockefellers and Rothschilds fell for its charm in the mid-’50s.

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With no direct flights, getting to St. Barts isn’t easy. Some folks fly to St. Maarten and take a short flight or ferry across. A more civilized crossing (read: easier) is flying to San Juan, then boarding a tiny puddle jumper. One of Tradewind Aviation’s multiple daily flights will do nicely. Its Pilatus PC-12s are comfortable and sturdy—important features as the eight-seater threads between two jagged peaks before touching down on a teensy runway. (Flights from St. Thomas and Antigua are also available.) While the atmosphere is relaxed, folks do dress to impress while shopping or dining in the capital city, Gustavia, with its yacht-lined harbor. (The island hosts one of the world’s most thrilling yacht races, Les Voiles de St. Barth.) Luxury brands abound along with unique boutiques, often outposts of exclusive Parisian designers. Prefer to test your sea legs with a more gentle cruise? Rent a catamaran with crew for a day-long or half-day tour. Our captain, Miguel of St. Barth Sailor, anchored in the bay near Colombier, where we swam to the beach (the only one of 16 beaches not easily accessible), after which we sipped champagne and nibbled on a gourmet lunch prepared by Cheval Blanc (lest we miss the restaurants’ gastronomic delights too much). Back on terra firma, we proceeded to Bonito, where fashionistas flock to enjoy a delicious Latin American menu alongside unrivaled views of the harbor from an open-air pavilion. If your “cruise” doesn’t offer enough of a respite, the spa back at Cheval Blanc will chase away any lingering stress. It offers signature Guerlain treatments. (It’s the only Guerlain spa in the Caribbean.) Try the Solar Escape, a body massage combined with a facial, or let a beauty coach choose an indulgent experience for you. Do you think you could enjoy an island with no casinos, no all-inclusives, no cruise ships in port? An island with no poverty, no crime, no beach vendors? With unfailingly polite people, awe-inspiring vistas, white sand (or shell or stone) beaches and top-notch cuisine? I do.

Clockwise from top, a private pool, one of the many amenities of the tucked-away Garden Suites; modeling the statement-making fashions available at the tony boutique; snorkeling in the blue waters of the Caribbean right in the resort’s backyard; the ultimate in luxury: a three-bedroom villa set on the white sand beach; salade niçoise, perfect for a light lunch.

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