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Discover the best spas in the area and learn how getting pampered can benefit your health.


OBJECTIVE: A HEALTHIER YOU Find out how you can achieve your wellness goals in 2012.



What parents can do when their child is suffering from an eating disorder

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




Your ultimate winter sur vival kit: hot cocoa, a good movie and these cozy clothing items and accessories



These exquisite pieces offer luxur y with a side of enlightenment.




Meet the Schultz family of Schultz Furrier in Millburn.



Your bedroom is where you spend one-third of your life. Make sure it’s a healthy place.



Only in recent decades have Americans learned to enjoy the kiwifruit— and its ama zing health benefits.



Fire up the brick oven for piz za made the Neapolitan way.


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Learn how to maintain your budgetar y well-being during troubled economic times.



Photos from recent charity and social events


BEYOND MORRIS/ESSEX Spend a day exploring Summit, a quaint shopping and restaurant destination in Union County.



The Emerson Resort & Spa: a one-stop shop for luxurious R&R

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New year, new you!

current exhibition

dianne smith

february 3rd through february 26th

celebrate the arts. Every

first friday is a celebration in Boonton’s Arts District. Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and other businesses participate in monthly events hosted along Main Street.


Here I am at a networking par ty with Art Director Meredith McBride Kipp (center) and Executive Editor Marisa Sandora (far right).

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We here at Morris/Essex Health & Life are excited to bring you a new year full of stories that are insightful, motivating and helpful. This past year proved fruitful for our new team of editors. We brought a fresh new direction and design to the magazine and involved ourselves in the community by attending hospital seminars; fundraisers; walks and runs; press events; trade, fashion and food shows; and store and restaurant openings. We are also hosting a slew of marketing events ourselves—the biggest will be our first annual “Best of Morris/Essex” party—so save the date (April 26) and come out and join us! Our Ultimate Spa Guide (page 50) has grown this year, and we hope you take some time to read through it and visit some of the best spas (and medi-spas) throughout our two counties, whether you are looking for a quick respite during your lunch hour or a full spa day. Many spas offer Valentine’s Day specials, so now’s the perfect time to pamper yourself or someone you love. There are many more wonderful things to take away from this issue, from learning how to make your bedroom healthy (page 30) to discovering some luxurious loungewear to cozy up in this winter (page 24). Did you know that February is National Eating Disorders Month? As many as 11 million people in the U.S. are battling an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, and our article reports on an effective new treatment option (page 58). Whether your wellness goal for the year is to eat better, exercise more or reduce stress (page 56), finally achieve financial balance (page 74) or take time for yourself and escape (see our ar ticle about the Emerson Resor t & Spa on page 80), we think you’ll find this issue to be just the motivation you need. Enjoy!

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Medical advisory board

ing Introduc our new advisers!

Meet the experts we consult with to bring you the Most current health inforMation available.

Allergy & AsthmA frank J. picone, M.D. founder of two river allergy and asthma group and chief of the allergy/immunology Division at riverview Medical center BAriAtric surgery karl stroM, M.D. Director of Mountainside hospital bariatric program and Director of bariatric surgery at Montclair surgical associates Be Aut y shari frieDMan Medical esthetician at the peer group Bre Ast surgery Dana holwitt, M.D., f.a.c.s. breast surgeon at Montclair breast center cArdiology robert D. slaMa, M.D., f.a.c.c. chief of cardiology at summit Medical group chiropr Actic cAre Michael kirk, D.c. founder, performance health & chiropractic

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The owners of Cara Mia (Millburn), La Campagna (Morristown) and La Cantena (Bridgewater) have partnered together to bring you Acappello, Montclair’s newest addition to the restaurant community.

dentistry Jay schuster, D.D.s. founder of Metro Dental associates dermAtology alexanDer Doctoroff, D.o. president of the new Jersey Dermatological society and founder of Metropolitan Dermatology Fitnes s spain, c.p.t., c.e.s. personal fitness trainer at the active center for health & wellness geriAtric s l. Monica chavez, D.o. internist at holy name Medical center integr Ative & complementAry medicine Julie taw, M.D. Medical Director of the center for integrative healing at englewood hospital and Medical center neurology John J. halperin, M.D. Medical Director of the atlantic neuroscience institute and chair of the Department of neurosciences at overlook Medical center in summit nutrition heiDi skolnik, M.s., c.D.n., f.a.c.s.M. president of nutrition conditioning oBstetrics/gynecology & Women’s heAlth Matthew iaMMatteo, M.D. founder of Madison avenue ob/gyn; cinDy parnes, M.D., f.a.c.o.g., Director of women’s health, nJ women’s wellness center at Montvale health associates occupAtionAl therApy karen z. kowalski, M.p.h., o.t.r. academic fieldwork coordinator/instructor of the proposed occupational therapy assistant program, Department of psychiatric rehabilitation and counseling professions, uMDnJ oncology DonalD Mccain, M.D., ph.D., f.a.c.s. vice chairman and chief, gastrointestinal oncology, and chief, surgical oncology, cutaneous Malignancy program, John theurer cancer center at hackensack university Medical center op tometry Michael veliky, o.D. Director of omni center eye services orthopedic s Mark a. hartzbanD, M.D. Medical Director and founder of hartzband center for hip & knee replacement and Director of the Joint replacement service at hackensack university Medical center pediAtric s Michael laMacchia, M.D. chairman of pediatrics at st. Joseph’s children’s hospital, st. Joseph’s regional Medical center pl A stic And cos metic surgery valerie J. ablaza, M.D., f.a.c.s. partner and corporate vice president of the plastic surgery group; farhaD rafizaDeh, M.D., f.a.c.s., chairman of plastic surgery at Morristown Memorial hospital and owner of better plastic surgery; isaac starker, M.D., f.a.c.s ., plastic

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art director meredith m c bride kipp executive editor maris a s andora


senior editor timothy kelle y associate editor liz donovan contributing editors lee lusardi connor, e vie Grier, maria lis s andrello, francesca moi sin, deborah pike olsen, les lie Gari sto p faff, audre y sol arino, pat ti verbanas interns lindse y banks, maureen scully


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director of digital media niGel edelshain contributing editor naomi imatome-y un


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morris/essex HealtH & life is published 6 times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. This is Volume 11, Issue 1. © 2012 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S. outside of Morris and Essex counties: $14 for one year. Single copies: $3.95. Material contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. If you have medical concerns, seek the guidance of a healthcare professional.

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You don’t have to be architecturally savv y or design-wise to appreciate the stunning Glynallyn castle in morristown. Built in the early 1900s and inspired by a 16th-centur y elizabethan mansion, the Glynallyn has classic tudor features including turrets, gargoyles, stained glass, weathered brick—and, yes, even a dungeon. during the month of may, the public has a rare opportunity to see inside the 32,000-square-foot structure, which is privately owned and usually not open for tours. the castle will be repurposed as a designer showhouse for mansion in may, an annual fundraising event for morristown medical center’s Women’s Association. this year, proceeds will benefit the medical center’s inpatient hospice and Palliative care center. local designers will renovate and decorate interior and exterior spaces in and around the mansion, and all furniture and accessories in the rooms may be purchased (buyers can pick up pieces after the showhouse event ends). admission is $25 in advance (februar y 15–april 30) and $30 during may. Private tours are available for $40 per person (minimum—7 people; maximum—15). the showhouse’s hours are 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (mon.–sat.) and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (sun.). for more details and images of the mansion, visit



the cheese stands alone

ever wonder how swiss cheese ended up with all those holes? actually, they’re called “eyes,” and according to chris franco, president and ceo of Parsippany-based Finlandia, “clear, round, evenly laid-out eyes signify a well-developed product.” in the making of swiss, bacteria used during the ripening process produce gases that create the holes. Who would think nothingness could signify such tastiness? finlandia promoted its newest cheese, lacey swiss, at a recent luncheon hosted by chef ariane duarte of Top Chef at her culinAriane restaurant in montclair. the low-sodium, hormone-free lacey swiss has 25 percent less fat than finlandia swiss. Because the cheese ripens faster than the traditional swiss, the eyes are smaller and more numerous, giving it a lacy texture. like all finlandia cheeses, it’s lactose-free. to highlight the lacey swiss cheese, chef duarte created original recipes that are sure to be a hit at one of your wintertime parties. You’ll find some at

Lights, camera, fLowers!

take a stroll among images from your favorite film classics at the 2012 New Jersey Flower and Garden show, which will take place february 16–19 at the new Jersey convention center in edison. for this event, garden designers created displays inspired by hollywood movies. after checking out the impressive creations, visitors can watch live competitions, learn gardening tips from horticulture experts and shop a marketplace with more than 100 vendors. Youngsters can put their green thumbs to work at a children’s program, “Growing Up Green.” ticket prices for adults, seniors and young people (12–17) are $15, $10 and $6, respectively. for more information, visit or call 800.332.3976.

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Are you doing all you can to protect your ticker? For American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association (AHA) urges men and women to be proactive in preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are six tips: 1. Get screened. Healthy adults should undergo blood-pressure screenings every two years, cholesterol and triglycerides screenings every five years and, beginning at age 45, blood glucose screenings every three years. 2. Watch your weight. Obesity, a body mass index of 30 or higher, is a major independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke. (Calculate your BMI at Also, studies have shown that a waist circumference of more than 35 inches in women or 40 inches in men raises the risk of heart disease more than the same amount of weight carried elsewhere on the body. 3. Get moving. The AHA recommends exercising for at least 30 minutes five days a week. Also, studies have shown that for every hour you spend walking, you may increase your life expectancy by two hours. 4. Visit the dentist. People who have their teeth professionally cleaned at least once a year have a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke than others, according to researchers who presented their findings at the AHA’s annual scientific meeting in Orlando last November. 5. Manage stress. Besides suppressing the immune system, chronic stress increases heart rate and blood pressure, which may damage the artery walls. 6. Kick the habit. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease—smoking lowers the body’s “good” cholesterol, raises blood pressure, causes the blood to be more likely to clot and makes it difficult to catch your breath during exercise.


I love to dance and could definitely use more exercise, so I decided it was high time to try Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance “fitness party” that has become increasingly popular worldwide since it was born in Colombia in the late ’90s. Fitness professionals surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine recently listed Zumba among the top 10 predicted fitness trends for the first time—it comes in at number nine for 2012. I headed over to my local gym one Sunday to see what this workout craze was all about and found a spot in the back of the class as the instructor started the first routine. At first I struggled to keep up with the super-fast merengue, salsa and flamenco moves, but the steps were repeated enough that soon I was catching on. The upbeat mix of Latin songs and radio hits really had me wanting to shake it! That’s a big part of the appeal, says Lisa Charles, a certifi ed fi tness instructor who teaches at JCC MetroWest in West Orange and who lost more than 70 pounds doing Zumba: “People are drawn to the fact that they can be free and dance without self-criticism,” she says. “We see grandmothers shaking their bums alongside teenagers.” A one-hour Zumba class burns between 400 and 800 calories. “You end up doing much more than you could do with any other exercise or machine,” says Charles. “There are dances to engage every single muscle in the body as well as your core. It leads to muscle toning and defi nition.” I know I’m sold. Zumba was the most fun I’ve had working out in awhile, so I hope this fitness fad has serious staying power. —MARISA SANDORA





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SIMON SAYS Harry Simon of Simon Gallery (973.538.5456, had a dream: creating an art district in Morristown. His solution was Art Around the Park, a free quarterly art walk surrounding Morristown’s Historic Green. It includes six venues— Simon Gallery (48 Bank St.), Gallery at 14 Maple (14 Maple Ave.), Atrium Gallery (10 Court St.), Citibank (30 W. Park Pl.), Symphony Workplaces (4 Headquarters Plaza, North Tower, 3rd floor) and the Hyatt Morristown (3 Speedwell Ave.). Works can be purchased at all six venues. The current edition of Art Around the Park runs through March 10, and the next is scheduled for March 20. Art can be viewed during each venue’s normal business hours.


Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils—inhaled, applied topically or, less often, taken orally—as a form of complementary medicine. It’s been used to promote mental and physical health since the days of ancient Egypt. According to Indian Lake resident Adora Winquist—an aromatherapist and founder of the aromatherapy brand Opus Gaia (877.840.4242,—the sense of smell is directly linked to memory. “When we inhale a scent it travels to the limbic system in the brain, which stores all of our memory and emotion,” says Winquist. She recommends consulting an aromatherapist to create a scent unique to you. “Aromatherapy is based on the individual,” says Winquist, whose company formulates individual scents. “Personalizing is the ideal way to maximize aromatherapy’s benefits.” Each scent is said to have unique capabilities. For example, lavender is thought to be calming and to induce a relaxation response for better sleep, while peppermint is considered a good digestive aid. Blood orange is said to be energizing, and ylang-ylang is believed to have aphrodisiac qualities. Winquist also suggests that shoppers steer clear of perfumed oils. “Essential oils are natural products derived from aromatic plants, but perfumed oils are at least in part synthetically derived,” she says. Though they may smell similar, perfume oils lack the holistic benefits of essential oils.

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With spring around the corner, it’s time to start working on that warm-weather wardrobe. And now you have an excuse to start shopping: During the month of February, Saks Fifth Avenue in Short Hills (973.315.1211, saksfifthavenue. com) will donate 5 percent of sales made with a Saks card to five local charities. When making a purchase, customers can select which participating charity they’d prefer to benefit, and Saks will make a donation in the customer’s name. Need inspiration? Our editors are raving about the new scent by Bond No. 9, Amber, which celebrates the seductive, sophisticated New Yorker and is the perfect spring accessory. Its notes of amber are enhanced by sultry sandalwood, spices (saffron, nutmeg and white peppercorns) and floral essences. The perfume is available at Saks and sells for $180 (50 ml.) and $310 (100 ml.).

LOOKS LIKE TWEEN SPIRIT Too old for the sandbox and too young for the prom, children in the “tween” category—roughly ages 9 through 12—are just learning to explore their newfound individuality. A new boutique in South Orange encourages them to do just that through unique clothing and accessories. JC’s Closet (973.738.4020, offers an eclectic selection of high-quality, reasonably priced children’s clothing which changes weekly and, owner Kimberly Minor says, appeals to “cool kids and hip moms.”


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My father’s parents opened their first store in Berlin in 1914, and when my father was 20, he opened his own shop there also. He came to the United States in 1939 and started a store on Bergen Street in Newark, which was the place to buy anything that you wanted. He was there until 1966, when the lady who owned most of Millburn came to my father and said, “I can offer you an incredible rent if you move to my town.” She was trying to set things up the way she thought would be nice. Now Ashley and Carter are the fourth generation to be involved.



Thirty-five or 40 years ago, a husband would typically come in with his wife and buy her a very formal coat as a symbolic gift. Today, somebody graduates from college and gets a decent job, she doesn’t ask her boyfriend or



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husband; she comes in and buys her own coat. The age demographic of the customers now is around 25 to 50, whereas when I got into this business, it was 55plus. That’s a dramatic difference. And people aren’t buying a dress coat, they’re buying a more casual coat they wear every day to work. CHRIS: Fashion has changed a lot. You can do so much more with sheared fur. It’s fabulous. These days, the sheared mink is by far the bestseller. It can be worn every day and it lasts. And reversible garments are very big now. You can be low-key or you can reverse it and be more glamorous. WHAT PROMPTED YOUR RECENT REDESIGN? CHRIS: We had a satellite store in Morristown for 10 years. When we closed that, we decided we should enlarge the Millburn store so that everything would fit, since most of those customers followed us here. We have an on-site storage facility here, which we completely redid with a state-ofthe-art fire suppression system—the kind that bank vaults have. If there were ever a fire and sprinklers went off, it would ruin all the coats, so we installed something that sucks all the oxygen out of the room instead. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE WEARING FUR? ROBERT: I totally respect the freedom of choice, however I don’t believe in imposing your beliefs on others who have differing opinions. I

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actually respect people of conviction but disdain hypocrisy. If you are opposed to wearing fur, be certain the car you sit in doesn’t have leather seats and your shoes, belts and handbags are not leather as well. Ever had a steak or a hamburger? If you think fur is controversial, take a look at the total picture. WHAT’S THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? ASHLEY: Our business is unique in that we store 8,000 coats on the third floor. We see all our customers at least twice a year, and over time we become friends with them. I think the success of our business is based on the relationships that we’ve built over 50 years with different generations. ROBERT: You have to be competitive, have the products and have the service, all rolled into one. Very few fur retailers have a storage vault on site, plus two finishers and two furriers full time so you can just walk in and have a button sewn on or have your coat cleaned all under this roof. And our inventory is massive. Most people can try something on, then go out to lunch while we move a few buttons or drop the sleeve down, and they pick up the garment that afternoon. —MARISA SANDORA



PICTURE A FUR COAT. THE SCHULTZ family of Schultz Furrier in Millburn thinks you’ve probably got the wrong idea. These days, says owner Robert Schultz, furs are much more casual, wearable and affordable than the full-length mink coat your grandfather bought your grandmother on their 50th wedding anniversary. We spoke with Schultz, along with his wife, Chris, and sons, Ashley and Carter, about how things have changed:

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Weiss recommends washing sheets in “hot, not warm, water” to kill dust mites. Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HePA) filter to clean carpets, but leave the room for an hour afterwards because vacuuming will stir up the dust-mite excrement. Because humidity promotes dust-mite replication and mold growth, keep your room at a 35 percent to 45 percent humidity level with an air conditioner or dehumidifier, such as the Bucketless 55-Pint Dehumidifier from Brookstone.

3 Keep things Fresh. Seo recommends changing pillowcases every couple of days and replacing pillows every two years. If you’re not ready to toss yours, stick them in the freezer overnight to kill the allergens.


AT A LOnG DAY’S enD, THeRe’S nOTHInG LIke SLIPPInG BeTWeen COOL sheets in your own room to restore yourself, mind, body and spirit. But there are potential hazards to your health lurking in the space that claims one-third of your life, experts tell Morris/Essex Health & Life. They offer these ways to make sure your bedroom is good for you:

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lifestyle” authority Danny Seo, who has written numerous books on eco-friendly design, suggests bedding with natural fibers such as Tencel (made from waste wood pulp) or Modal (made from beech trees); both are free from harmful chemicals and have a silky feel. (You can find the Danny Seo Home line of bedding at stores like Marshalls and HomeGoods.) Seo also nixes petroleumbased synthetic “memory foam” pillows and mattresses, which can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause headaches;


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irritation of the eyes, nose and throat; nausea and other problems. Better bets: 100 percent natural latex or 100 percent organic cotton mattresses and pillows and, if you’re not allergic, down pillows. (Find organic mattresses, pillows and bedding at White Lotus in Highland Park and down pillows at Down to Basics in Red Bank.)


Fight mites. “Dust mites are ubiquitous, microscopic arachnids that live in our bedding and carpeting and eat the flakes of our skin,” says Steven J. Weiss, M.D.,

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chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, who notes that it is not the bugs we’re allergic to, but rather their airborne excrement. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: Placing tightly woven encasement covers on your pillow, mattress and box spring will prevent the excrement from becoming airborne. Seo recommends purchasing dust mite covers that are 100 percent cotton, not PVC- or polyurethane-based. “You don’t want the kind that sounds crinkly,” he says. Dr.

go green. Research shows that many plants can combat the “offgassing” of potentially harmful elements in the atmosphere that can’t be removed in other ways. Try one of these top 10 air scrubbers: areca, lady and bamboo palm; rubber; dracaena; english ivy; dwarf date palm; ficus alii; Boston fern; peace lily.

5 Zap the gadgets.

The jury is still out as to whether the electromagnetic fields that emanate from our cell phones and computers cause cancer, but with the national Institute of environmental Health Science calling for more studies, why take the risk? If you must have electronics in your room, move the charging station as far away from your bed as possible. And consider banning from the bedroom all blue-light-emitting devices (yes, even your TV). Studies show that the blue LeDs can inhibit the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, disturbing your sleep cycle.

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6 FENG-SHUI YOUR SPACE. “When you apply feng shui principles to your bedroom, you create a personal paradise, with a qi, or energy, that is warm and welcoming,” says Laurie Bornstein, a New Jersey designer who is the CEO of the National Feng Shui Guild. “Put your bed in a ‘command’ position so the space in front of you is in full view and you have solid support—either a wall or a firm headboard— behind you. Make sure, though, that you are not in direct alignment with your doorway so that the energy coming in the door will not disrupt your sleep pattern. Stagger it a little.” Next, she says, create balance by placing a nightstand with a lamp on each side of your bed. And when it comes to mirrors in the bedroom, the rule is “one or less,” she says, to “bring the energy down,” which relaxes you. Her suggested placement: opposite a window to draw nature in.

make it difficult to fall asleep—and stay that way— for the restorative hours of shut-eye your body needs. A sound machine can block the noise and transport you to a more serene space, piping in soothing sounds like rain or rushing air.


This is a subtle one, but you can create instant serenity and do your mental health a

favor by filling the room with a candle’s cozy glow—when you’re awake, of course. “A flickering flame gives the room a soft energy,” says Bornstein. Candles made from 100 percent soy create a glow without the toxins, carcinogens or soot given off by paraffin.

10 SLEEP IN THE DARK. But when it’s time to catch your zzzs, the darker

your room is, the better. Just as LEDs can affect melatonin production, light sneaking in from outside can likewise disturb your sleep patterns. Light-blocking window treatments—roller shades, honeycomb shades and plantation shutters are best—can eliminate up to 99 percent of that pesky outdoor light so that a restful sleep is a reality, not just a dream. —PATTI VERBANAS

7 CHOOSE THE RIGHT HUES. The optimal hues for


restful relaxation are ranges of blue (including purple and lavender) and mid-tone earthy colors (sage, beige, creams). “Avoid pastels because pastel ranges are expansive and not intimate,” advises Bornstein. “Likewise, stay away from high-energy colors such as bright yellows, reds and cobalt blue, which bring the room’s energy up—that’s what you don’t want.” Be mindful, too, of the type of paint you use. “The only way you can truly get a healthy paint is to look for ‘zero VOC,’” advises Seo. His pick: Valspar+, found at Lowe’s, which is the only paint that’s zero-VOC and certified by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation due to its resistance to mold growth.

8 NEUTRALIZE NOISE. If you live on a busy street, sounds from outdoors can

The Danny Seo Modal Bedding collection is made from the cellulosic fiber of beech trees.

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Are you and your mom/daughter always complaining about the way you look? Let us help you do something about it!

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How do I cHoose tHe rIgHt plastIc surgeon? there are many legitimate board-certified plastic surgeons in the area with required credentials, but all doctors are not the same. you need to check a surgeon’s reputation, credentials, experience, and results. during the consultation, you should feel a special connection with the surgeon, and you should be truly comfortable with your choice. Please read more answers to questions by following us on our facebook page, Better Plastic surgery, and on twitter @drrafizadeh. dr. farhad rafizadeh is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Morristown since 1984 with thousands of happy patients. His practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. He has held the position of chairman of plastic surgery in Morristown Memorial (Medical center) for over 17 years. He has been named top doctor and top plastic surgeon numerous times, and has received multiple awards.

Farhad raFizadeh, M.d., Facs 101 Madison avenue | Morristown, nJ 07960 973-267-0928 | www.BetterPlasticsurgery.coM | eMail: info@BetterPlasticsurgery.coM

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there are a number of nonsurgical treatments available to help you feel more agile and confident. when i see patients, i discuss their expectations and available options so that together, we make an informed choice of treatment. for example, if a patient has less than twenty to thirty pounds to lose, but they want to look and feel better all over, there are two laser body contouring options i recommend. coolsculpting®, a completely non-invasive procedure, reduces stubborn fat layers. smartlipo™ is a minimally invasive tool that permanently destroys stubborn fat cells that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Both treatments are effective as long as you understand what results each laser delivers so that you are happy and satisfied with the intended outcome. in the last year, a number of patients in their 40s and 50s have come to me because they realize the extent of sun damage on their skin which makes them appear older than they are. i combine an erbium laser peel and BroadBand light treatments in our Phoenician facial which instantly changes the texture of the skin to eliminate the effects of photoaging. i also see a number of patients with painful vein issues that are keeping them immobile. in this case, i work from the inside out, alleviating discomfort with appropriate vein therapy so that they can become active once again. if you’d like to discuss the many minimally-invasive options available, please call for a free consultation.

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absolutely! you can wear invisalign in any social or work situation without anyone knowing. our office is one of the first in new Jersey to offer cadent ioc, a digital impression scanner (no more unpleasant “goop”), which is utilized initially to scan your teeth. this revolutionary computerized system enables me to provide the most accurate treatment for my patients. the main benefit is a better result when compared to traditional techniques. aesthetically pleasing invisalign is as effective as traditional braces, but it does not rely on the use of uncomfortable metal or ceramic brackets or wires. invisalign is a series of computer-generated invisible aligners which move your teeth. each aligner is comfortable and easy to slip on and off so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. there are so many advantages to invisalign, but the best one is that you will never have to hide your smile at work, home, or out with friends while going through treatment. you will need to be under the care of an experienced invisalign orthodontist—so please call our office to schedule your free consultation to find out if the invisalign treatment is right for you.

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pain-free procedures that have excellent outcomes, such as endovenous ablation, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy. after a patient consults with us, they leave relaxed about our outpatient procedures. to ensure that each patient’s physical and emotional well-being is cared for moment-to-moment, we handpick each staff member—from front desk personnel to the nurses, who are all highly skilled in critical or emergency room care. Procedures are done in the office with an anesthesiologist and the center is accredited by the Joint commission. i’m double board certified in

diagnostic and vascular & interventional radiology, as well as in Phlebology, which means i perform delicate and sophisticated image-guided procedures requiring excellent hand-eye coordination. i have performed thousands of imageguided procedures and have presented my findings at numerous national conferences on vein therapy. it also makes patients feel easier knowing i’m a woman, since most vein therapy patients tend to be female. i’ve also had the procedure done myself, and i know how comfortable it is. to learn more, we invite you to call our office for a full consultation.

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Patients typically find a good, reliable vein therapy doctor, such as me, through physician referrals and other patients through word-ofmouth. the internet provides patients information about modern vein therapy and about doctors’ reputations. Most people may remember the oldfashioned way of treating veins by stripping them. the word gets out about our practice because patients talk about how comfortable it was to have treatments done here. Many patients are initially nervous because they may not know about new technologies, non-invasive, minimally-invasive, and

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a holistic dentist focuses on performing dentistry that is good for the body as well as the teeth and gums. they emphasize a natural and holistic approach to dentistry. But what does that mean? what affects your teeth can influence other organs in your body. He believes the mouth and body are interconnected. if you visit his website,, you can see exactly what teeth affect certain organs. Just click on the Meridian tooth chart. as a Holistic dentist, dr. gashinsky practices Mercury-free and Mercury-safe dentistry. you might not have known that mercury is one of the most toxic substances for your body. if the silver filling is not properly removed, the mercury vapor will emit from the filling and is inhaled by the patient. it then accumulates in the body. a Mercury-safe dentist follows all the proper protocols when removing harmful mercury contained in filling. as a Mercury-free dentist, dr. gashinsky refuses to use any amalgam. in addition to using only the most biocompatible aesthetics and dental materials, dr. gashinsky also offers his patients different types of dental implants such as Zirconia and titanium implants. although dr. gashinsky would recommend either implant, research shows that the human immune system does not react to Zirconia, which is a major benefit if you have any allergies to metals. for more information about holistic dentistry please visit his website at also, feel free to call our office at 973-379-9080 to schedule a free consultation valued at $150.00.

vladiMir gashinsky, d.d.s. 116 MillBurn avenue | suite 210 | MillBurn, nJ 07041 973-379-9080 | www.drgdds.coM

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if your breasts are dense, the odds of finding a cancer on your mammogram are about equal to a coin toss. this is ineffective screening. Half of women under fifty, and one-third of women over fifty, have dense breasts (determined by a mammogram, not by a physical exam). connecticut and texas passed laws requiring that women are informed of their density when they have a mammogram. similar bills have been sponsored in new Jersey and eleven additional states. if your breasts are dense and you are over forty, you need to create an individualized screening plan. a screening ultrasound should be performed in addition to your annual mammogram. if you are considered “high risk,� have an annual Breast Mri. find out your breast density from your primary doctor who gets that information in your mammogram report, or from your radiologist. read more at my blog, the Breast diaries:

yes. laparoscopic gastric Banding, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric Bypass surgery provides a multitude of medical benefits, such as the improvement of diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea, to list a few. unfortunately, type 2 diabetes is a truly crippling disease with very serious longterm problems, from poor eyesight to kidney function. with the laparoscopic gastric Bypass surgery, we see almost immediate resolution of this disease. a few months post-surgery, patients who were on multiple diabetic medications are off most, if not all of them. along with lifestyle modifications and long-term follow up, resolution of these medical issues can be long-lived. our patientcentered, compassionate team of bariatric professionals is here to answer any questions you may have about our procedures.

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my naIls Have become tHIck and dIscolored over tHe past year. Is tHere a treatment for tHIs? you may have a toenail fungus called onychomycosis. it’s common and unsightly, but rarely painful. there are three treatments: topical creams, prescription oral medication, or the newest laser therapy, which is quick and effective. laser therapy works by passing an infra-red laser light over your nail which kills the fungus without damaging nails or skin. it’s painless, and we use the newest fda-cleared cutera genesis Plus laser with a larger laser beam that quickly eradicates the fungus. laser therapy offers you a quick, safe, and effective means of combating the fungi, molds, and yeasts that cause onychomycosis. Please call or visit our website to learn more.

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How do I get over my fear of dentIsts so I can get a smIle makeover? our staff is well-versed on the latest advances in dental health, and we have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to bring the greatest comfort to our patients. for example, from quiet electric handpieces to a chair-side system providing same day crowns, onlays/inlays, and veneers, technological advances in dentistry make treatments more pleasant and efficient. technology, including digital x-rays for minimal radiation and higher quality resolution, intra-oral cameras and soft tissue lasers, has helped make most dental procedures both safer and pain-free. we welcome any questions about our many high-tech dental procedures, and we invite you to take an office tour as well.

Jay s. schuster, d.d.s.

Only Morristown general dentist chosen by peers as NJ Monthly’s Top Dentist for last three consecutive years * Listed a Top Dentist by Consumers’ Research Council Guide to America’s Top Dentists, 2003 – 2011 * Voted Best Dental Practice by Morris County’s Daily Record readers’ poll in both 2008 and 2010 * One of the Top 10 New Jersey Dentists published by Wainscot Media.

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of research, including scouring the area and reaching out to our readers, Morris/EssEx HEaltH & lifE brings you this ultimate guide to the top spas in the area. i let myself be scrubbed, peeled, plucked, wrapped, rolled and rubbed, all in the name of discovering the best local places to find rejuvenation of the body and soul. then i caught up with our massage experts, who explained how producing this package actually may have led to significant health benefits. i recap it all here along with listing spas in the area so that you can join the pampering party, just in time for valentine’s day. By Liz Donovan

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AurorA DeJuliis MD europeAn MeDicAl spA At Aurora DeJuliis MD european Medical spa, you’ll learn how to achieve beauty from the inside out. With a background in nutrition, Dr. DeJuliis is a firm believer that outward beauty stems from overall health, which she explained to me in detail during my visit. To enhance the appearance of a healthy complexion, she offers cosmetic procedures ranging from laser treatments and chemical peels to hormone

replacement therapy. After talking with her about nutrition and touring the clinical but attractive space, i decided to try the microdermabrasion service. During the half-hour treatment, the esthetician used a wand that sprayed fine crystals over the skin to exfoliate and stimulate collagen production. The procedure was completely painless and left my skin smooth, soft and makeup-ready. Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa, 1018 Broad St., Bloomfield, 973.338.6300,

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DepAsquAle spA You’ve fought the gridlock on route 10 and maneuvered through the bustling hair salon and makeup studio adjacent to Depasquale spa in Morris plains—relaxation can seem somewhat out of reach. But step through the spa doors, and suddenly serenity abounds. soft, tranquil music drifts through the halls, which lead to the “quiet room” where robe-clad guests cozy up with butlered cappuccinos and light bites while waiting to enjoy one of the spa’s many therapeutic expe-

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riences, from body wraps to massages to facials. During my visit, i tried the galvanic facial, an 80-minute treatment in which electrical currents are manipulated to exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell turnover. The esthetician performed the procedure with diligent, clinical-quality attention, and my skin was glowingly soft long after i departed. one week later, i noticed fewer spots and blemishes and still had a refreshed look.

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DePasquale Spa, 51 Gibraltar Dr., Morris Plains, 973.588.3811,

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ElySiUM Salon and Spa

JUSt Salon and Spa

96 Bowden rd., cedar grove 973.332.8738

2 changebridge rd., Montville 973.331.0307

290 Millburn ave., Millburn the Mall at Short Hills 1200 Morris tpk., Short Hills 973.376.5878

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310 Madison ave., Ste. 210 Morristown 973.993.5100

300 new rd., parsippany 973.882.3400

aUra Salon and Spa 22 Speedwell ave., Morristown 973.538.0505 43 Bloomfield ave., caldwell 973.228.2229

Bangz Salon and WEllnESS Spa 23 South fullerton ave., Montclair 973.746.8426

BEllEzza Si EStHEticS StUdio 10 Headley rd., Morristown 973.540.0764

diEci lifEStylE Spa 90 W. Mount pleasant ave., livingston 973.716.0101

facElogic 8 Wilmont St., Morristown 973.993.1010

flic Spa 388 Broad St., Bloomfield 973.429.3542

frank antHony Salon and Spa 154 route 206, chester 800.258.9251

gianni Hair and Skin carE Salon and day Spa 645 Bloomfield ave., West caldwell 973.226.7555

HarMony day Spa 10 Brookside ave., caldwell 973.226.3232

EdaMaME Spa, dEStination MatErnity livingston town center 2115 town center Way, livingston 973.994.5185 shop_edamamespa.asp

tHE HEaling zonE 1 Mount prospect ave., Verona 973.746.3334

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EforEa Spa at Hilton one of the newest luxury spas to come to the Morris-Essex area is Eforea at the Hilton Short Hills. Using a butterfly as its logo, Eforea strives to provide a “transformative journey of the senses.” i decided to take the plunge and try the “total Healing Body Experience.” i got into relaxation mode by being wined and dined poolside, then taking a dip in the spa’s Jacuzzi. next, i was led into a treatment room and put into a steaming foot bath with herbal aromas. the esthetician read me affirmations encouraging positive, mindful thinking and

ligHtEn Up Salon & Spa Village green Shopping center 100 route 46, Budd lake 973.448.9296

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MEndHaM Spa 6 East Main St., Mendham 973.543.9444

SaHana Spa 427 Bloomfield ave., Montclair 973.744.1001

Salon BotaniqUE Eco-cHic 149 South St., Morristown 973.889.9200

SErEnity Salon and Spa 1405 Broad St., Bloomfield 973.771.1405

Spa dE la ViE 675 franklin ave., nutley 973.661.5002

XoMa Salon and Spa 730 Morris tpk., Short Hills 973.218.0828

lightly tapped wooden cups at 13 points in the air surrounding my body to cleanse the energy field. My entire body was then softened and shined by a sugar scrub, followed by a full-body mud masque. the esthetician wrapped me like a cocoon in warm towels and left me to snooze blissfully while she set up a steam shower. after washing off the mud, i returned for a Swedish massage—and emerged from the spa in a state of complete euphoria. Eforea Spa at Hilton, 41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., Short Hills, 973.912.7956, eforea-spa-at-hilton

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The Urban MUse When I visited the Urban Muse in Denville, the spa had been recently refurbished after suffering water damage from hurricane Irene. The result was a Zen-like, modern aesthetic that made it impossible not to feel completely at ease. I sipped hot herbal tea while resting in the dimly lit waiting area before my service. There are no locker rooms or spa robes here; instead, guests change in the privacy of the appointment room. I tried the surrender massage—and surrender I did. I spent the next 60 blissful minutes splayed

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out on the heated plush table while being rubbed from head to toe with lavenderinfused lotion and wrapped in warm towels. This treatment is one of more than a dozen massages offered here, along with detox body treatments, organic facials and waxing. Those seeking an even deeper experience can schedule a holistic service that includes reiki, angel readings and intuitive counseling. and on your way out, browse the eclectic and exciting collection at the spa’s first-floor boutique.

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The Urban Muse, 82 Broadway, Denville, 973.627.3455,

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medical spas: CosMeTIC Laser Md

290 s. Livingston ave., Livingston 973.716.9000

Forever young MedICaL spa 1259 route 46 east, parsippany 973.316.9800

FusIon Medspa & saLon 250 route 46 West, denville 973.983.8383

MeCCa InTegraTed MedICaL CenTer 333a route 46 West, Fairfield 973.943.4300

The peer group 124 Columbia Tpk., Florham park 973.822.3000

radIanCe MedICaL spa 825 Bloomfield ave., verona 973.559.5232

reFLeCTIons CenTer For skIn and Body 299 e. northfield rd., Livingston 973.740.2444

vIBranCe Medspa The shoppes at union hill 3056 route 10 West denville 973.328.1700

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The Woodhouse day spa The Woodhouse day spa in the heart of Montclair may be small, but it offers big results in the matter of relaxation and rejuvenation. I’ve had many facials and mild peels before, and as much as I love the subsequent glowing skin, when they’re not done properly, the pinching extractions and stinging chemical exfoliation can ruin the spa experience. This was not an issue here, though, as the clarifying facial treatment offered as much comfort as it did results. I arrived early in the morning and struggled not to doze off in the plush

waiting room chair—a difficult task considering the warm herbal-scented towel cradling my neck and plush robe around my waist. I did get to rest my eyes, covered by a cooling herbal masque, during the 80-minute treatment. While I zoned out, the esthetician gently cleansed my skin, applied a fruit-based chemical peel and a face masque, accompanied by a neck, head, and foot massage using arcona products that burst with soothing herbal aromas. The Woodhouse Day Spa, 56 S. Park St., Montclair, 973.509.8488,

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find out how massage therapy can lead to significant health benefits We often think of massage as an occasional indulgence—a way to “treat” ourselves after a particularly stressful week or month. But that personal pampering could actually be doing the body good: scientific evidence points to tangible health benefits resulting from regular massage, including better digestion, better circulation, faster healing times and relief from pain. in fact, some hospitals have begun incorporating therapeutic massage therapy into their integrative medicine approach. the benefits of massage relate to the body’s physiological response to stress, explains kimberly maziarz–Carlucci, a chiropractor in montclair. When we are feeling stressed, the body activates the sympathetic nervous system, which causes the “fight or flight” reaction. “that goes back to primitive times when we were being chased by lions,” says maziarz-Carlucci. “the body prepares itself to either battle a threat or flee for safety by releasing special hormones including cortisol and norepinephrine.” these hormones cause an increase in heart rate, tightening of the muscles and a reduction in digestion, immune system function and saliva production—all so that the body can use that excess energy to protect itself. “But your body doesn’t know the difference between being attacked by a lion and having someone cut you off on the road, so everyday stresses cause the same adrenal reaction,” says maziarz-Carlucci.

stress is normal in small amounts, but when it’s chronic, the body is consistently releasing those hormones without burning them off. they are then stored in the fat cells where the hormones become toxins. “toxins can be a scary word, but they’re just a side

“when you’re stressed, the natural by-products of the system get trapped in the muscles, and that’s what massage releases.” —massage therapist miChaeL YaBLonski

effect of the natural workings of the body,” explains michael Yablonski, a certified therapeutic massage therapist at saint Barnabas medical Center in Livingston. “When you exercise and you start to feel the burn, that burn is caused by a toxin called lactic acid.” When the body is healthy and relaxed, it’s able to naturally purge itself of toxins through the bloodstream. But when stress is continual, the muscles stay

taut, which prevents fresh blood from flowing into the muscles and pushing out the old blood and stored hormones. “it’s like factory smoke: as long as it has somewhere to go, everything is fine, but problems start if you close off the chimney,” says Yablonski. “When you’re stressed, the natural by-products of the system get trapped in the muscles, and that’s what massage releases.” During massage, a therapist will manipulate the muscles, stretching them out and creating space for fresh blood to enter the tissue and the old blood and waste products to exit. Your therapist will likely advise that you drink water after your massage. “this is because when those toxins are released, they enter the bloodstream and need to pass through the liver and the kidneys to leave the body. if you don’t drink water, they’ll go back into the muscles or float around as free radicals,” says maziarz-Carlucci. massage also activates the parasympathetic nervous system—the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system— which allows the body to “rest and digest.” in this state, the immune and digestive systems are able to start functioning again and the body allows itself to heal and recharge, resulting in that tranquil, blissful state we experience after a relaxing massage. for best results, therapists recommend that you get massage monthly or more often—and with Valentine’s Day specials in many salons, now is the perfect time to start.


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goals for a new you Quick: What’s your Wellness goal this year? Whether it’s finally dropping those 10 pounds or hitting the hay an hour earlier, we’re here to tell you you can do it! Follow these strategies for making a lifestyle change stick, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you: Be speciFic. it’s not enough to tell yourself, “i’m going to walk more,” says Megan Moeller, a health coach and manager of the university of iowa’s wellness program, which features a popular online system that allows employees to track their goals and reward themselves when they meet them. you need to have a plan, such as “i’m going to walk for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week.” Make sure your goal is MeasuraBle. instead of setting a goal of drinking ‘more’ water, decide how much you’ll imbibe—maybe two additional 8-ounce glasses every day. get organized. record your goal in a journal and consider downloading a log from a website, such as spark or or try a mobile app, such as Weight Watchers or couch to 5k. “you need to be able to track your progress,” says Moeller.

Focus on your actions. if you want to lose weight, it’s better to focus on how you’ll accomplish that instead of the number of pounds you want to drop. so, you might decide, “i’m going to pack one fruit and one vegetable in my lunch every day this week.” Be realistic. “your goal should be something that you enjoy and that is convenient for you,” says debra gill, ph.d., director of the healthy life Weight Management program at saint Barnabas Medical center and a psychologist in private practice in livingston. “there shouldn’t be any major barriers to achieving it. so, for instance, if you’ve never exercised, you probably shouldn’t commit to running on a treadmill every day.” also, create short-term targets for yourself. “they will allow you to check in and make adjustments if necessary,” says dr. gill. so, for instance, if your goal is to get more sleep and you’ve been going to bed at 3 a.m., consider pushing your bedtime back to 1 a.m. for a few weeks, then gradually work your way toward 10 p.m. think positive. instead of obsessing about what went wrong (you only made it to the gym twice this week, for


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instance), “focus on what went well,” says Moeller. “Two days of working out are better than nothing.” Research shows that the more you believe in your ability to accomplish a goal, the better your chances of actually doing it. “Keep in mind, your goal is progress, not perfection,” says Dr. Gill. RewaRD sMall wins. if you’ve stuck to your exercise goal after a month or so, reward yourself—perhaps with a pedicure or something else you enjoy. “it helps you to recognize your progress,” says Moeller. in the long term, though, it’s better to identify the intrinsic rewards of sticking with your workout, such as “i had more energy” or “i slept better.” “an intrinsic reward allows you to see how your behavior is leading to changes in your body,” she says. seT a DeaDline foR youRself. “if you don’t create a time frame for meeting your goal, you’ll always be waiting for the magic moment,” says Moeller. Go public. any time you announce your goal to others—whether it’s telling a family member or friend in person or posting it on facebook—your accountability becomes greater. “we don’t like to disappoint others,” says Moeller. buDDy up. it’s much easier to accomplish a goal if you do it with another person, says Dr. Gill. “by sharing their experience, two people can push each other to keep going.” also, when you make a commitment to meet someone to exercise, for instance, it’s harder to blow it off. iDenTify youR challenGes. write down the obstacles you know you’ll face—and then problem-solve, advises Dr. Gill. if your goal is to exercise and you’re on a tight deadline at work, for instance, you may decide to read while walking on the treadmill. of, if you’re trying to lose weight and know you’ll be attending a family gathering where relatives will be pushing food on you, you may need to plan ahead of time how you’ll respond. sTeeR cleaR of TeMpTaTion. “you may have to distance yourself from locations or people who encourage the behavior you’re trying to change,” says Moeller. if you’re attempting to quit smoking, for instance, avoid the smoking area during your coffee break.


consiDeR MaKinG anoTheR posiTive chanGe. Research shows that when you’re implementing one improvement, it’s usually a good time to make another one too. “if you’re motivated, you might as well strike while the iron is hot,” Moeller says. in fact, some goals go hand in hand with others. for instance, if you’re quitting smoking, consider starting an exercise program. exercise becomes easier when you kick the habit, and it can help relieve stress—and use that extra energy and lung capacity. Don’T Give up. even if you’ve tried and failed to achieve your objective before, it doesn’t mean you can’t triumph this time. says Dr. Gill, “Meeting your goal is more about planning, problem-solving and congratulating yourself than it is about willpower.”

five Morris/essex residents re ve al Their wellness goals “To keep Trying new fiTness acTiviTies—like The Trapeze lessons i ’ve s Ta r Te d T ak i n g .” —Jennifer friedman, 38, Short hillS

“ To g o f o r a r u n o r h i k e f o r an h o u r e ve r y m o r n i n g a nd T o e a T s m al l , h e a lTh y b i T e s Th r o ug h o u T T h e da y s o i w o n ’ T b e f a m i s h e d wh en i s i T do w n f o r a m eal .” —BarB ara f orBeS, 49, Short hillS

“ To e a T o nl y naTure’s bounTy— no p r o ce s s e d f o o d s , co lo r i ng o r p r e s e r va Ti v es . i f i T la s T s lo n g er Than a week on The co unT e r , i T ’ s n o T na Tur a l! ” —larySa Breem, 44, d enville

“ To li ve ‘w e ar ’ ev er y da y i s a g i f T — Th aT ’ s Th e Ta g li ne f o r T h e ne w b us i ne s s i ’ v e o p e ne d. my per s o n al goal is running in a 5-mile race march 17.” — michelle GaBri el, 42, montville

“ To o nce a gai n b e a s i ze 4, le TT i n g T h e cus To m e r s i n m y b o uTi q ue i n s p i r e m e da i ly w i Th T h ei r w o r k o uT ro u T i n es a nd h e a lThy eaT i n g .” —BarB ara Jean, 44, denville


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iscovering that your child has an eating disorder is like falling down the rabbit hole into a disorienting netherworld where the usual rules have been turned on their head. how is it possible that the young person you nurtured and nourished is suddenly refusing nourishment—or frantically overindulging? susan Maccia’s rabbit-hole journey began at a family party in her verona home in 2005. her 13-year-old daughter, christine, had just returned from camp, where she’d lost a considerable amount of weight. after eating dessert, Maccia says, her daughter seemed “agitated” and left the dinner table for her bedroom. When Maccia looked in on her to see what was up, she found christine on the floor, frantically doing crunches and sobbing. it was the first inkling the family had that christine was suffering from an eating disorder. after receiving an official diagnosis from a therapist and spending several weeks trying to find appropriate treatment, the Maccias were able to check her into the eating disorders unit

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at a nearby hospital, where, over the next few months, she was discharged and readmitted twice. it was clear that christine wasn’t responding to treatment, and her mother was feeling increasingly desperate. “she was failing fast,” Maccia says, “and during her third hospitalization they basically said she had to go into a residential facility because she was in the grip of the eating disorder and didn’t have the strength to fight it at the time, mentally or physically.” Because there were no residential facilities in new Jersey, Maccia enrolled her daughter in an eating disorders center in utah that could take her immediately. after 13 months in treatment, christine returned home. she’d regained much of the weight that she’d lost; she was eating again; and, thanks to intensive therapy, she was feeling better about her weight and herself. But last september, at the start of her freshman year at the university of north carolina, christine relapsed. her parents pulled her out of school and she was readmitted to the rehab center.

today, she’s living at home, attending college at Montclair state university and hoping to return to north carolina in the near future. as Maccia learned firsthand, eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are among the most intractable of illnesses. until recently, the best therapies showed only a 20 percent success rate after a year of treatment. and among mental illnesses, eating disorders are by far the most deadly, with a fatality rate of 10 percent per decade (which means that for each decade that a person suffers with the disease, her chance of dying is 10 percent). “there have been fantastic individual successes,” notes thomas insell, M.D., director of the national institute of Mental health, “but overall it’s been a very difficult illness to treat.”

giving faMilies hope that may be changing, though. studies of so-called family-based therapy—in which the patient lives at home and the family takes charge of his or her care (usually


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in partnership with a trained therapist)— are showing one-year success rates of 50 percent. When you compare that with the 20 percent rate for other treatments, says Insell, “it’s an important differential.” It’s certainly important to patients and their families. Abby Sarrett-Cooper, a counselor and eating disorders specialist in Montclair, is a proponent of the Maudsley method—the model for most family-based therapies—and describes some of its advantages: “The method was designed to take the benefits of the residential or hospitalization process and bring it home to make it available to more families and to make it less disruptive,” she says. “Family therapy doesn’t disrupt the family or the young person’s life and development the way hospitalization can.” What about siblings? An eating disorder affects family life in countless ways, and one of the larger disruptions is the burden it places on brothers and sisters, who may feel both marginalized (“All anyone cares about is her”) and burdened by the illness. Family-based therapy sessions allow siblings to voice their grievances, understand what’s going on, and—most important—learn that they’re not to blame or responsible for making things better. Another significant benefit: Family-based therapy costs considerably less than an inpatient program.

noT An eASy FIx Despite its benefits and success rates, family-based therapy does have drawbacks that may be prohibitive for some families. If both parents work, for example, one of them may have to take family or medical leave, or they may have to bring in a relative to cover for them during working hours. The job of getting an adolescent with anorexia to eat can be a daunting— and disruptive—task, especially in the first phase of treatment, and not all families are willing, or able, to take it on. In addition, an inpatient program may be necessary if the eating disorder has brought on a serious medical problem like severe dehydration or low heart rate. The good news is that, if you do send

your child to an inpatient program, you can apply the principles of family-based therapy to his or her transition to home life and independent eating once the child is discharged. And an increasing number of therapists are incorporating family-based methods into treatment approaches.

The PArenTS’ Job In most family-based therapies there are three phases of treatment, and parents play an important role in all three. In the first, which usually lasts one to two months, parents are expected to assume complete control of their child’s eating behavior, and the entire family—siblings included— meets with a therapist, generally once a week, to discuss progress and any problems that may have arisen since the

studies of familybased therapy are showing one-year success rates of 50 percent, compared with 20 percent for other treatments. previous session. “This stage involves assigning responsibility—not blame— to the parent for renourishing the child,” notes Sarrett-Cooper. In the second phase, control of eating is gradually transferred back to the adolescent, and therapy focuses on the patient’s progress. When the transfer is complete, phase three begins; therapy at this point may be less about the eating disorder than about typical developmental issues like curfews and friendships. even in phase three, it’s unlikely that the child will be making all food-related decisions on his or her own; parents will still call at least some of the shots.

WhAT AbouT MeDICATIon? If your child is suffering from anxiety and/ or depression—conditions that often go hand in hand with an eating disorder— prescription antidepressants can help. Antidepressants may also help control the symptoms of bulimia and binge eating disorder, especially when used in conjunction with other therapies. Anorexia, however, remains mostly resistant to medication. “At one point there was a lot of interest in some of the atypical second generation anti-psychotics,” notes Dr. Insell, “because they have weight gain as a major side effect. but the results were pretty disappointing, mainly because nobody wanted to take them.”

eArly DeTeCTIon Whatever the therapy, experts agree that the earlier an eating disorder is discovered and treated, the easier it is to manage. “We know that if people are identified and receive treatment early in the disorder, the chances of its becoming a severe chronic illness are significantly decreased,” says lara Gregorio, l.C.S.W., program manager at the national eating Disorders Association (neDA). In fact, neDA is introducing legislation in several states to have eating disorders added to the list of required school health screenings, along with tests for vision, hearing, scoliosis and so on. until that happens, however, parents need to be alert to potential signs. According to Sarrett-Cooper, they include sudden, unexpected weight loss, a change in eating behaviors (a switch to vegetarianism, for instance, or replacing oncefavorite foods like chicken nuggets with low-fat alternatives like grilled chicken), or personality changes (withdrawal from social activities, sullenness). other red flags: a web history of visiting pro-anorexia or -bulimia websites, a tendency to run to the bathroom after meals or signs of secret bingeing (a feature of bulimia) such as a stash of food wrappers. If you suspect an eating disorder, talk with your child and let her know you’re concerned. unless the conversation

getting back to good


As therapy proceeds and the eating disorder recedes, adolescents can sometimes feel a sense of guilt about the disruption the illness has caused. Kathy lindert, a counselor practicing in Caldwell, has used hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming—a process that involves changing the way the mind perceives and reacts to specific words (“guilty” or “bad,” for instance)—to stop sufferers from “beating themselves up.” “The idea of treatment,” she says, “is to give people the tools to deal with the guilt—to say, ‘I’m not going to let that bother me.’” If you think your child could benefit from this treatment, check with his or her therapist first. lindert notes that she will only work with a patient who has a therapist’s okay.


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allays your suspicions (keeping in mind that denial often goes hand in hand with the condition), you should speak to a therapist as well—preferably someone who specializes in eating disorders. If you decide to pursue family-based therapy, you’ll find more information on websites like and If you can’t locate a specialist in your a rea, there are short courses, including one sponsored by the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California at San Diego, that train parents in the Maudsley method.

Why an EatIng DISorDEr? although anorexia and other eating disorders were once considered the result of a dysfunctional family environment, now an increasing number of researchers believe that biology—in the form of hormones, perhaps—and genetics (eating disorders tend to run in families, along with other conditions like anxiety) both contribute too. “research shows that the development of an eating disorder is 12 times more likely if there’s been one in the family previously,” says Sarrett-Cooper. Culture plays a role as well: Kids today can’t escape the message that fat is bad and thin is good, and they’re dieting—and developing eating disorders—at an increasingly younger age. “We used to say it started at 13 in girls,” notes Dr. Insell, “but it’s happening younger and it’s happening in boys too. there was a time when this was thought to be mostly a white, upper-middle-class kids’ disease, but that’s not true anymore either.” he notes that it often strikes the successful adolescents—kids who were good students and high-performing athletes. Christine Maccia, for example, was a competitive swimmer who was terrified that she wouldn’t make her times if she put on weight. But Sarrett-Cooper points out that it’s not all about culture: “If it were, every Western woman would be walking around with an eating disorder,” she says. In fact, one of the salient features of family-based therapy is that it doesn’t concentrate on the “why” but on the all-important “how”: how to empower families to come together and save the life of the child they cherish.

3 key eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa involves an obsession about food and weight and, generally, the desire to lose weight by any means possible, including starvation and/or excessive exercise. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by bingeing— eating large amounts of food—followed by purging— an attempt to quickly get rid of the extra calories through forced vomiting or extreme exercise. Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia in that it involves bingeing—extreme overeating—but it doesn’t involve purging.


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allays your suspicions (keeping in mind that denial often goes hand in hand with the condition), you should speak to a therapist as well—preferably someone who specializes in eating disorders. If you decide to pursue family-based therapy, you’ll find more information on websites like and If you can’t locate a specialist in your area, there are short courses, including one sponsored by the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California at San Diego, that train parents in the Maudsley method.

Why an EatIng DISorDEr? although anorexia and other eating disorders were once considered the result of a dysfunctional family environment, now an increasing number of researchers believe that biology—in the form of hormones, perhaps—and genetics (eating disorders tend to run in families, along with other conditions like anxiety) both contribute too. “research shows that the development of an eating disorder is 12 times more likely if there’s been one in the family previously,” says Sarrett-Cooper. Culture plays a role as well: Kids today can’t escape the message that fat is bad and thin is good, and they’re dieting—and developing eating disorders—at an increasingly younger age. “We used to say it started at 13 in girls,” notes Dr. Insell, “but it’s happening younger and it’s happening in boys too. there was a time when this was thought to be mostly a white, upper-middle-class kids’ disease, but that’s not true anymore either.” he notes that it often strikes the successful adolescents—kids who were good students and high-performing athletes. Christine Maccia, for example, was a competitive swimmer who was terrified that she wouldn’t make her times if she put on weight. But Sarrett-Cooper points out that it’s not all about culture: “If it were, every Western woman would be walking around with an eating disorder,” she says. In fact, one of the salient features of family-based therapy is that it doesn’t concentrate on the “why” but on the all-important “how”: how to empower families to come together and save the life of the child they cherish.

3 key eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa involves an obsession about food and weight and, generally, the desire to lose weight by any means possible, including starvation and/or excessive exercise. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by bingeing— eating large amounts of food—followed by purging— an attempt to quickly get rid of the extra calories through forced vomiting or extreme exercise. Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia in that it involves bingeing—extreme overeating—but it doesn’t involve purging.


For information, support and more resources, contact the national Eating Disorders association (nEDa) at 212.575.6200 or

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power food

meet the

It’s the tasty, low-cal, vItamIn-rIch fruIt your grandmother never heard of

native to China, the fuzzy kiwifruit or kiwi has a very short history in America. The first u.S. kiwis were planted in 1960, and it was not until the mid-’70s that the fruit started to gain national popularity. The tri-state area’s climate prohibits farming kiwis; most of America’s kiwi crop comes from the west Coast, but the fruit is also found in Virginia and north Carolina. worldwide, the leading producers are italy and new Zealand. The fuzzy kiwi also comes in a golden form, a less tangy version of the traditionally green fruit. The green and yellow tones often get kiwis classified as a citrus fruit, but they’re actually a berry.

Power The newsletter Environmental Nutrition has named the kiwi one of the “15 super foods for super health”—and no wonder. At an average 92 calories per serving— which is approximately two medium-sized kiwis—this fruit holds double the daily recommended serving of vitamin C. That’s more per size than oranges!


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PrePAre kiwis are also a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin k and actinidine, an enzyme that breaks down proteins and dairy products and promotes a healthy digestive system. Though many people peel or scoop out a kiwi before eating, the peel is actually where most of the vitamins are found. The skin is completely edible and just needs to be scrubbed or “shaved” lightly with a peeler to remove the fuzzy hairs of the exterior.

Buy · STore · Grow There are two ways to tell if a kiwi is ripe: scent and softness. A ripe kiwi will have a strong, tangy fragrance similar to citrus fruit and will yield to slight pressure—just squeeze it lightly between your index finger and thumb. once ripe, the fruit stays fresh for about nine days. it should be stored at room temperature, but harder, unripe kiwis can be kept for eight days in a refrigerator crisper.

kiwis have a place in any part of your daily menu. Blend one into a morning smoothie or bake them into muffins. kiwis can also be chopped up and added to a salad, taco or kebab—even paired with lamb. For dessert, kiwis are often served in ice cream or tarts or even just dipped in chocolate. To use as a meat tenderizer, simply lay slices on top of meat for 10 minutes. The enzymes will break down the protein and add a subtle, tangy flavor. The versatile kiwi can also be blended into a marinade. —MAureen SCully

reCiPe GAlBi ShorT riBS wiTh kiwiFruiT MArinAde Courtesy of Zespri kiwifruit inGredienTS: 2 oz. brown sugar 2 oz. soy sauce 1 oz. sesame oil 4 cloves crushed garlic 2 green Zespri kiwis black pepper to taste 2 lbs. beef short ribs (flanken cut) PrePArATion: Blend all ingredients except beef in a blender until smooth. do not overpuree. Marinate ribs in mixture four hours to overnight. Grill to desired doneness and serve hot.


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When Kathy Lindert used hypnosis nearly a decade ago to help a family member overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, she decided to switch careers from a mortgage banker to a hypnocounselor to help others lead happier, healthier lives. Lindert, an Advanced Certified Hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, founded Advanced Hypnosis Counseling, where she counsels clients using hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the Emotional Freedom Technique. By combining these three techniques, Lindert reports an 85 percent client success rate. Most clients come to Lindert to end smoking or lose weight, career and relationship issues surface during the holiday season, and teens turn to her to help them with confidence in sports and school. Many clients choose to have between three to five sessions based on their goals. Lindert teaches clients self-hypnosis techniques and offers reinforcing CDs to ensure continued freedom from negative behaviors.


NJ ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE Morgan Reade, L.Ac., M.S. of NJ Advanced Acupuncture specializes in treating infertility patients who seek optimal health conditions while going through infertility treatments. Morgan typically will treat a woman between six to twelve weeks prior to IVF or IUI. It takes about one to three cycles to balance hormones, lower inflammation, eliminate any allergens, and detect certain immune conditions such as thyroid dis-regulation before attempting conception. In regulating the system through acupuncture, egg quality is also improved. Male infertility also benefits from acupuncture by increasing the quality, motility, and function of sperm. Morgan is a Board Certified acupuncturist through NCCAOM and has a Masters in Oriental Medicine. Most insurances accepted.


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Piz za for Purists

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NothiNg beats the autheNtic flavor of a brick oveN–made pie

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Where to indulge Ah’ Pizz 7 N. Willow St., Montclair 973.783.9200,

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A rose mAy be A rose may be a rose … but when you’re talking pizza, well, it’s another story. Especially if you go back to where it all began: Napoli, the city by the sea. It’s there, in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, that San Marzano plum tomatoes grow sweet and fleshy. Where mozzarella is made fresh every day. Where basil leaves shoot up big and green under the Mediterranean sun. Add Italian double-zero flour, a dash of salt and, of course, extra-virgin olive oil, and you have 99 percent of the ingredients you need to make una vera pizza napoletana. The remaining 1 percent? Yeast, water and, most important of all, a brick oven. Thirty-three of those dome-shaped chambers still stand among the ruins of Pompeii, extraordinarily intact: A layer of clay over the bricks provides insulation, while terra-cotta tiles line the floor: “This complex but primitive form of oven works by creating three types of heat,” explains Dan Richer, chef-owner of Arturo’s in Maplewood. “Conduction, convection and radiation. And cooking a pizza properly— not over- or undercooking—requires balancing those three. It’s a unique combination of art and science.” Indeed, says Richer, “If you don’t understand the physics behind how a wood-fired oven works, it can produce bad pizza.” He stresses that tending the fire is a feat in itself. Every piece of wood is different, so when you throw a new piece on the fire every 10 minutes, it changes the oven environment, he says. Also, the oven has hot and cold spots, so constant adjustments need to be made. Authentic brick-oven pizzas should also be turned out quickly—at Arturo’s, they cook in about two minutes at a temperature that’s just under 900 degrees. That flash baking is what allows the crust to come out charred and blistered but still pliable. “You will see big, open holes in our pizza crust. It’s tender on the inside, and crispy on the outside.” As for the dough behind the crust, at Arturo’s it’s elevated to far more than a mere vehicle for sauce and cheese. Richer ferments his dough in order to “extract as much flavor and texture from that stalk of wheat as possible.” Once baked, the flavorful crust creates the perfect foil for the creaminess of the melted mozzarella, made daily at Arturo’s. Incidentally, the cheese should not create a rubbery seal over the pizza’s surface; instead, it should form

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puddles of milky goodness, which, in turn, contrast with the mild acidity of the tomatoes. At Arturo’s, the tomatoes don’t come from Naples but are beautiful domestic specimens. And the sauce atop a true Neapolitan pizza? Raw, pureed tomatoes, plain and simple. “We’ve broken it down to a molecular level,” says Richer about the pizza making at Arturo’s. “All the chemistry behind

fermentation and the physics behind our oven—we’ve put it all together to make a pizza that we believe is the best you’ll ever taste.” Have we fired up your appetite for pizza? Seek out a brick oven for the real deal. Cast aside any urges for pineapple or ham toppings, and opt instead for simple, savory … and absolutely sublime. —Maria LissandreLLo


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saffron inDian cuisine traditional and sophisticated indian cuisine, featuring tandoori chicken and a vegetarian menu, 249 Route 10 east, 973.599.0700

soLar Do minho Portuguese cuisine, featuring sangria, 15 cleveland st., 973.844.0500

D’oro risToranTe fresh, light italian fare, 219 main st., 973.701.6990

ToPaZ Thai authentic thai cuisine and home-style cooking, 137 Washington ave., 973.759.7425

resTauranT serenaDe contemporary french cuisine, 6 Roosevelt ave., 973.701.0303


scaLini feDeLi modern italian with a french flair, 63 main st., 973.701.9200

bruscheTTa italian cuisine, 292 Passaic ave., 973.227.6164


Jose TeJas mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201

bar cara authentic italian fare including specialty pizzas, an extensive wine list and custom martinis, 1099 Broad st., 973.893.3681

formosa chinese resTauranT & sushi bar traditional chinese fare with fresh seafood options, 79 W. main st., 908.879.4848

mes reVes french bistro menu in a café setting, 407 Broad st., 973.429.4888

The PubLicK house TaVern & inn continental fare with italian influences and live entertainment, 111 main st., 908.879.6878

oranGe sQuirreL contemporar y american and european cuisine, 412 Bloomfield ave., 973.337.6421 sTamna mediterranean/Greek taverna, 1045 Broad st., 973.338.5151

reDWooDs GriLL anD bar american cuisine with an emphasis on grilled beef, seafood and vegetables, 459 main st., 908.879.7909


boonTon Diner classic american diner fare featuring “Johnny cakes,” made famous by The Sopranos, 909 main st., 973.335.4897


cafe meTro healthy american fare in a casual atmosphere, 60 diamond spring Rd., 973.625.1055

boonTon aVenue GriLLe american fare including fresh made-to-order specialty burgers, 108 Boonton ave., 973.316.9090

hunan TasTe chinese cuisine, 67 Bloomfield ave., 973.625.2782

boonTon sushi house Japanese cuisine featuring numerous specialty rolls, 701 main st., 973.394.8811

VeGGie heaVen exclusively vegetarian asian fare, offering meat substitutes for all chinese classics, 57 Bloomfield ave., 973.586.7800

chiLi WiLLie’s mexican resTauranT authentic mexican cuisine specializing in homemade salsa with fresh ingredients, 702 main st., 973.299.8775


eL TaPaTio mexican fare, 29 e. Blackwell st., dover, 973.537.0833

roma PiZZeria authentic italian specialties and pizza with light focaccia crust and fresh ingredients, 709 main st., 973.335.1614

The QuieT man irish pub food, 64 e. mcfarlan st., 973.366.6333

Thai PinG traditional thai cuisine, specializing in fresh seafood and vegetarian options, 811 main ave., 973.335.9541


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meTro GriLLe eclectic international fare, 380 Route 206, 908.879.0051 siLVer sPrinG farm charming french eater y, 60 flanders-drakestown Rd., 973.584.0202

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202 iTaLian bisTro stylish bistro ser ving northern italian fare, 177 main st., 973.709.0093 sunseT Pub & GriLL traditional american fare with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, 425 Beaverbrook Rd., 973.694.8700


ePPes essen Jewish home-style cooking with classic deli specialties, 105 e. mt. Pleasant ave., 973.994.1120 baumGarT’s cafe american and asian cuisine with a retro décor, 4175 town center Way, 973.422.0955 sTriP house steak house with an extensive wine list, Westminster hotel, 550 W. mount Pleasant ave., 973.548.0050

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breanna’s iTaLian resTauranT italian cuisine specializing in seafood dishes and center-cut pork chops, 34 Ridgedale ave., 973.581.1418

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

Luce eclectic italian cuisine, 115 Bloomfield ave., 973.403.8500

Don Jose authentic mexican cuisine, 200 Route 10 West #7, 973.781.0155

sPLash! seafood and pasta, Restaurant Village at long Valley, 1 fairmount Rd., 908.876.9307

iL Vecchio cafe italian offerings including homemade pastas, paninis and calzones, calandra’s italian Village, 234 Bloomfield ave., 973.226.8889

PenanG maLaysian cuisine authentic malaysian and thai fare, 200 Route 10 West #8, 973.887.6989


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IL MONDO VECCHIO Northern Italian fare, BYO, 72 Main St., 973.301.0024 L’ALLEGRIA Classic Italian cuisine, 11 Prospect St., 973.377.6808 RESTO Contemporar y French cuisine, 77 Main St., 973.377.0066 SHANGHAI JA ZZ Gourmet Asian fare in an intimate ja zz club, 24 Main St., 973.822.2899 SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600


HLS RESTAURANT Casual juice-bar café with vegetarian dishes, 1895 Springfield Ave., 973.763.1127 INDIGO SMOKE Southern-style barbecued comfort food, 1859 Springfield Ave., 973.275.6213 LORENA’S Sophisticated French BYO featuring foie gras, 168 Maplewood Ave., 973.763.4460 ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Irish pub fare, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.2222 VERJUS Eclectic fare with modern French influences, 1790 Springfield Ave., 973.378.8990


BLACK HORSE TAVERN AND PUB Continental and American fare, 1 W. Main St., 973.543.7300 DANTE’S RISTORANTE BYO restaurant with Italian cuisine, 100 E. Main St., 973.543.5401 SAMMY’S Traditional American steak house with dr y-aged steaks and seafood specials, 353 Mendham Rd. West, 973.543.7675 WICKER BASKET Specialty sandwich restaurant, 84 E. Main St. #B, 973.543.7279


CASA MAYA Sonoran-style Mexican fare, 615 Meyersville Rd., 908.580.0799 CHIMNEY ROCK INN Casual American fare featuring gluten-free options, 342 Valley Rd., 908.580.1100 MEYERSVILLE INN Eclectic fare with seafood and Italian and Cajun influences and specialty drinks, 632 Meyersville Rd., 908.647.6302


BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020

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CAFÉ MONET Casual French bistro, BYO, 309 Millburn Ave., 973.376.8555 CARA MIA Upscale, traditional Italian fare, 194 Essex St., 973.379.8989 MARTINI COCKTAIL BAR, BISTRO AND RESTAURANT American cuisine, including steaks and seafood, plus specialty martinis, 40 Main St., 973.376.4444 TINGA TAQUERIA Casual Mexican and barbecue, 321 Millburn Ave., 973.218.9500


ACAPPELLO RISTORANTE Italian fare, 398 Bloomfield Ave, 973.746.2553 AROMA PALACE North and south Indian cuisine, 379 Bloomfield Ave., 973.744.0377

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BLU Creative cuisine featuring duck and seafood, 554 Bloomfield Ave., 973.509.2202 CUBAN PETE’S Cuban Caribbean cuisine with a tapas menu, 428 Bloomfield Ave., 973.746.1100 EGAN & SONS American pub food, featuring seasonal salads, seafood and burgers, 118 Walnut St., 973.744.1413 ELEVATION BURGER Burgers made with organic, free-range, grass-fed beef, ser ved in an eco-friendly facility, also offering veggie burgers, 367 Bloomfield Ave., 973.783.8000

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HaLCyon Upscale seafood restaurant and lounge, 114 Walnut st., 973.744.4450 HLs resTauranT casual juice-bar café with vegetarian dishes, 387 Bloomfield ave., 973.337.8925 mesob ethiopian food with gluten-free and vegan options, 515 Bloomfield ave., 973.655.9000 nexT Door modern american fare with fish, chicken, steak and pasta, 556 Bloomfield ave., 973.744.3600

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osTeria GioTTa casual italian BYo, 21-23 midland ave., 973.746.0111 ToasT american cuisine with vegetarian/vegan menu, 700 Bloomfield ave., 973.509.8099 THe WooD PiT casual american barbecue specializing in ribs, 108-110 Bloomfield ave., 973.866.0128

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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 LemonGrass Vietnamese and thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 east, 973.998.6303 minaDo Japanese seafood buffet, 2888 Route 10 West, 973.734.4900

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briCK oVen high-end traditional italian fare made with fresh ingredients, 90 south st., 973.984.7700 eCLeCTiC GriLLe Upscale american food with french, italian and mexican influences, 3 speedwell ave., 973.647.1234 GeorGe & marTHa’s fine american fare featuring fresh steak and seafood, 67 morris st., 973.267.4700 GK’s reD DoG TaVern eclectic, contemporar y american dining, 1 convent Rd., 973.585.5700 THe GrassHoPPer traditional irish pub and restaurant, 41-43 morris st., 973.285.5150 THe GranD CafÉ french continental with asian fusion, 42 Washington st., 973.540.9444 HLs resTauranT american cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients, plus a raw bar and a wine bar, 2 Whippany Rd., 973.451.2619


J Hinari susHi elegant Japanese and Korean cuisine, 5 Pine st., 973.290.0017 La CamPaGna italian fine dining, 5 elm st., 973.644.4943 meHnDi indian cuisine, 88 headquarters Pla za, 973.871.2323 minG ii Reinvented pan-asian-inspired cuisine, 3 speedwell ave., 973.871.2323 oriGin THai ii elegant french-thai eater y, 10 south st., 973.971.9933 Pamir authentic afghan cuisine and kabobs, 11 south st., 973.605.1095 PaZZo PaZZo fresh, regional italian food, 74 speedwell ave., 973.898.6606


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SEBASTIAN’S THE STEAKHOUSE New York–style steak house, 80 Elm St., 973.539.8545

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SIRIN Authentic Thai fare, 3 Pine St., 973.993.9122 UPTOWN Lounge restaurant with American cuisine and sushi, 4 John St., 973.829.3003


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ADEGA GRILL Fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine with a large wine selection, 130 Ferr y St., 973.589.0550 DON PEPE Traditional Spanish cuisine, offering fresh lobster and steak specials, 844 McCarter Hwy., 973.623.4662 FORNO’S OF SPAIN RESTAURANT Authentic Spanish cuisine featuring fresh seafood, 47 Ferr y St., 973.589.4767


IBERIAN TAVERN AND RESTAURANT Casual Portuguese and Spanish fare featuring skewered chicken, beef, pork and sausage, 63-69 Ferr y St., 973.344.5611 SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA Fine Portuguese fare specializing in fresh seafood, 87 Madison St., 973.465.1250 SPANISH TAVERN Classic Spanish fare with an emphasis on pairing the right Spanish wine with the meal, 103 McWhorter St. #A, 973.589.4959

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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, 522 Franklin Ave., 973.667.1755

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PETER THE GREAT Fine Russian, Eastern European and Italian cuisine, 238 Franklin Ave., 973.562.6500 QUEEN MARGHERITA TRATTORIA Traditional Italian cuisine, specializing in brick-oven pizzas, 246 Washington Ave., 973.662.0007 RALPH’S PIzzERIA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian dining with award-winning pizza, 564 Franklin Ave., 973.235.1130


BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare with fresh seafood, authentic veal dishes and seasonal ingredients, 535 Central Ave., 973.678.5538 EL RANCHO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT Casual Mexican cuisine, 548 Main St., 973.678.8631 HAT CIT Y KITCHEN American comfort food with New Orleans influences, 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 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400


CAFE A zzURO 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


CHINA PAVILION Chinese cuisine, 263 Changebridge Rd., 973.227.1006 DON PEPE STEAK HOUSE Spanish steak house, 58 Route 46 West, 973.808.5533 BLACK RIVER BARN Eclectic American fare, 1178 Route 10 West, 973.598.9988

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la stRada traditional italian cuisine, 1105 route 10 east, 973.584.4607

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RosemaRY and saGe contemporary american cuisine, 26 hamburg tpk., 973.616.0606 RUPPeRt’s RestaURant casual american cuisine with italian flair, 92 route 23, 973.616.9800


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 thai nam Phet traditional thai BYo, 296 route 46 east, 973.627.8400

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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 eatery featuring fresh fish, the mall at short hills, 1200 morris tpk., 973.467.0089


the teRRace casual american bistro featuring fresh seafood and local ingredients, the hilton short hills, 41 JFK pkwy., 973.912.4757


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aBoVe RestaURant and BaR new american fare with full bar, 1 south orange ave., 973.762.2683 BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

cafÉ aRUGUla traditional and nouveau italian cuisine with a tuscan flair, 59 south orange ave., 973.378.9099

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dai-Kichi Japanese fare, featuring sushi, 608 valley rd., 973.744.2954


foUR seasons KeBaB hoUse authentic turkish cuisine with live music every thursday night, 594 valley rd., 973.707.7651 UPstaiRs seasonal new american fare featuring specialty martinis, 608 valley rd., 973.744.4144 UPtown 596 upscale bistro food, 596 valley rd., 973.744.0915 VeGGie heaVen exclusively vegetarian asian fare, offering meatless substitutes for all chinese classics, 631 valley rd., 973.783.1088

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hiGhlawn PaVilion new american cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 1 crest dr., eagle rock reser vation, 973.731.3463 the manoR RestaURant upscale american and French cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 111 prospect ave., 973.731.2360 mcloone’s BoathoUse upscale interpretations of american classics, 9 cherry ln., 732.380.0800


hot Rod’s southern-style comfort food and barbecue, 19 n. main st., 973.361.5050 la dolce Vita casual american/italian BYo, 120 e. dewey ave., 973.361.6777 new oRleans steaK hoUse casual cajun cuisine featuring fresh steak and seafood, 75 route 15, 973.366.7700

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Aim to have enough funds in your bank to cover three to six months’ worth of necessities, including mortgage and car payments, utilities and groceries. “The only problem with such a fund is that it’s probably sitting as cash, and therefore not productively earning you a lot of interest,” says Cortazzo. “So if you own a home, consider setting up a line of credit against the house, which would allow you to write an emergency check.” Time can be spent paying down that loan later. —Francesca Moisin


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Your smart savings strategy will help you be ready for the long life you hope for; it’s only good sense to prepare for its end as well. By working with a legal professional, it’s easy to create a will, a power-of-attorney proxy and an advanced medical directive. “These documents ensure that your healthcare wishes will be respected, finances will be split according to your specifications and any dependents will be cared for by the guardians you name,” says Cortazzo. Wills should also be updated regularly to take into account the accumulation of assets and major life changes, such as the birth of children.


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‘bridging into the next century’ walk girl sCouts of the usa george washington Bridge, november 13, To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, about 2,500 Daisies, Brownies and Juniors from four New Jersey councils walked across the majestic span.


1 Scouts make the trek from Fort Lee to New York and back. 2 Members of Troop 0255 from Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey 3 Members of Troop 4500 from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

annual awards dinner tri-County sCholarship fund parsippany hilton, oct. 11, This event was attended by more than 500 supporters of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund, which strives to make private education accessible for economically disadvantaged children.

6 Julie Gamarra and Donna D. Marki 7 Rev. Giles Hayes, Thomas Healey and Sharon Taylor 6

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holiday party the john f. kennedy sChool


March for Military faMilies united way of northern nj County College of Morris in randolph, nov. 13, This event benefited the Front Line Fund, which provides financial and emotional support for military families and veterans.

8 More than 100 supporters attended the march. 9 John Franklin and Audra Stowers


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newark, dec. 15, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Mom2Mom, UMDNJ’s peer-to-peer support program for mothers of special needs children, sponsored a holiday party for students with developmental disabilities.

4 James Gonzalez, Maria Martinez, Michael Rivera, Fanny Maurat, Adelaida Vera, Silvia San Lucas and Dr. Glenda JohnsonGreen 5 Mom2Mom director Cherie Castellano (middle back) with Douglas and Donna Oakes and Dominick Jones (middle front)


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Philadanco is a performance you won’t want to miss! Visit the nJPaC february 18.

see The Karate Kid star ralph Macchio among other celebrities live on february 16.


Enjoy a romantic evening of ballroom dancing followed by a soothing cup of hot tea during tanGo tea at InsaniTea in Montclair, 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 per person (includes a $4 tea credit). Go to for details.

FEB 4–Mar 24 Named

after the first movie studio, which was built by Thomas Edison in 1893, the


Black Maria filM & Video feStiVal will feature short works by independent filmmakers. The film festival includes showings at several venues in Morris and Essex counties. See blackmaria for more information.

FEB 9–11 The bond of lifelong FEB 16 Watch the absurdity of

friendship is explored in the two-man musical production Story of My life at the Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield, 8 p.m. The play follows a bestselling author as he stuggles to write a heartfelt eulogy for his best friend. Tickets: $15–$24 . Call 973.748.9008, ext. 279, or go to

FEB 13 One important aspect

of cancer treatment goes beyond the hospital—gaining self-confidence. This topic is addressed in the workshop look Good, feel Better at the Harries Pavilion at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, 10 a.m. Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn beauty tips

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specifically geared to counteract the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Free . Register in advance by calling the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345. For details, visit

the celebrity life unfold as popular comedic performers, including Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) and Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid), act out the memoirs of famous personalities in celeBrity autoBioGraphy at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Observe Snooki’s self-reflection, get tips on romance from Tommy Lee and hear poetry by Suzanne Somers with a script taken directly from the celebrities’ published books. Tickets: $32–$52 . For information, go to

FEB 16 Break out your dancing shoes for the f(red) party and Valentine’S SpotliGht at the Fred

left: lois Greenfield. riGht: Mayo Center for PerforMinG arts


See relics of the past at the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum’s exhibit Gone for a Soldier in Morristown. Presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, this exhibit features objects from New Jersey residents who fought in the Civil War. Through July 1. Admission: $8 (adult nonmembers), $6 (seniors and students), $4 (children 6–12), free (members and children under 6). Visit for details.

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thinGS to do Astaire dance Studio in Upper Montclair. Attendees can enjoy food and wine and are encouraged to wear red. dancers—both novice and seasoned— can demonstrate their moves for the crowd. Tickets: $25 . For information, call the studio at 973.783.8999.

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The Philadelphia-based dance company philadanco brings its high-energy routines that celebrate African-American tradition to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, 7 p.m. Call 888.466.5722 or go to to order tickets.

FEB 23 If you’re hooked on cro-

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cheting, you can learn to develop your skills and start new projects at crochet creationS at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, 5:30 p.m. This event is geared for ages 8 and older. Attendees should bring their own crochet hook(s) and yarn. Admission: $8 . Register in advance (required) by calling 973.353.1338, ext. 103.

FEB 28–Mar 20

What’s old becomes new again at the workshop SuStainaBle faShion: reinVent and upcycle your WardroBe at the Adult School of Montclair, 7:30 p.m. during this foursession, weekly course, vintage expert Bridgett Artise, author of Born Again Vintage, guides students in reconstructing clothing items from their own wardrobes and gives tips on shopping for vintage clothing. $50 . Register at

FEB 29 Learn how to cope

with the unique challenges of raising a teenage daughter during What MotherS With teenaGe dauGhterS MuSt knoW in thiS difficult diGital aGe, led by mental health counselor Elaine Garrod, Psy.d., at the Linda and Rudy Slucker National Council for Jewish Women Center for Women in Livingston, 7:15 p.m. Admission: $7 (nonmembers), free (members). Pre-register (required) at

Mar 1 Grammy Award–winning

singer pat Benatar (“I Need a Lover” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”) will perform alongside her partner, Neil Giraldo, at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, 8 p.m. Tickets: $45–$80 . Go to for details.

Mar 30 Country music sensa-

tion loretta lynn comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Lynn is known for her songs “Coal Miner’s daughter” (which National Public Radio honored as one of the 100 most significant songs of the 20th century) and “You Ain’t Woman Enough.” She earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Tickets: $47–$97 . Visit for information.

Send event listings to: Morris/Essex Health & Life, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; or e-mail us at thingstodo@wainscot Listings must be received two months in advance of the event and must include a phone number that will be published.

Country singing star loretta lynn is on track to appear at the Mayo Performing arts Center on March 30.

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BEYOND MORRIS/ESSEX Brownie Points Bakery is known for its window displays.

Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company


Watchung Mountain, the cozy bedroom community of Summit, New Jersey, has a secret history—not of sin but of sin-busting. For 35 years it was the home of Anthony Comstock, a U.S. postal inspector so vigilant against “obscene” literature that he sometimes banned anatomy texts from being mailed to medical students. But never fear—such prissiness has no monopoly on a town that could produce actress Meryl Streep, rapper Ice-T, newsman Charles Gibson and Jets coach Rex Ryan. With its opulent homes and main-street vibe, Summit is the perfect choice for a weekend excursion. Near its downtown station on the Morris/Essex train line, hungry visitors will find coffee shops, sushi restaurants and the historic Summit Diner, a classic train car with wood paneling. Shoppers in need of inspiration can find it at every turn, whether they’re looking for the latest fashions or a unique hostess gift.


Stickley furniture, classic seasonal cuisine and a 250-bottle wine list mark this local favorite. 3 Morris Ave., 908.273.3166, FOOD. This great spot for weekend brunch features meat loaf, steak frites and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. 339 Springfield Ave., 908.277.6222, BROWNIE POINTS BAKERY.

You’ll definitely get brownie points when you bring home something yummy from this bakery. Try the “duffin,” a muffin-doughnut hybrid it’s famous for. 3 Beechwood Rd., 908.464.2253

SHOP You’ll never find the same thing twice at this women’s fashion boutique, as it orders just six pieces of each item and doesn’t reorder. 371 Springfield Ave., 908.273.0930, TROUVAILLE. Three distinctive businesses: A. Home (linens, bedding and monogramming), Donna Donaldson Interiors, and Bonny Neiman Stylish Antiques, which APRICOT LANE.

Writer Evie Grier enjoys checking out local haunts.



offers items picked out on trips abroad. 12 Beechwood Rd., 908.273.1400,

encourage patrons to enjoy nature. 165 Hobart Ave., 908.273.8787,


Spend time reliving the glory days at this retro/ modern shop, which features not only the latest in iPod accessories, but also the area’s largest array of vinyl records. 351 Springfield Ave., 908.277.3893,

Sample more than 30 olive oils and balsamics while you shop for gourmet foods, specialty sea salts, Italian pottery and more. Tip: You can put together a shrink-wrapped gift basket featuring items in the store, just ask. 11 Beechwood Rd., 908.522.0100, OLIVE OIL COMPANY.


Don’t let the automatic gate fool you; it will open as you approach it. This nature conservancy is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year, with programs that



The state’s largest contemporary arts center, this gallery is open seven days a week and offers lectures and specialty programs. 68 Elm St., 908.273.9121, —EVIE GRIER


The Reeves-Reed Arboretum welcome center is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Scotti’s Record Shops on Springfield Avenue is the oldest independent music store in the country. A 19thcentury leather wing chair from Trouvaille (left).


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with a warm and welcome approach, children of all ages feel comfortable in dr. young’s dental chair. her thoughtful and gentle technique allows her to overcome the concerns children may have about going to the dentist. dr. young’s passion for children enables her to work well with those who have special needs. dr. young is a member of the American Association of Pediatric dentistry and the American dental Association. she earned her doctorate of medical dentistry from the university of medicine and dentistry of new Jersey, and completed her Pediatric dental residency at Bronx lebanon hospital where she was awarded a pediatric dental specialist certificate and served as the chief of residents. dr. young will be treating children in the Kearny, summit and Parsippany offices. Please call one of our convenient offices for an appointment with dr. young.

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