Mmmm, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen


Mmmm, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen

By Michele Silver

Executive Chef Meny Vaknin, owner of Mishmish Café, https://mishmishcafe.com, has brought his love of Moroccan food and local, seasonal ingredients to new Upper Montclair eatery, https://marcelbakeryandkitchen.com/.

A variety of egg dishes and other breakfast fare such as waffles and pancakes, sandwiches, salads and pizzas all have Vaknin’s unique Mediterranean flavors in a completely renovated space that had been home to the Cozy End. The list of hot and cold beverages includes Jim’s Organic Coffee, chai tea and healthy juices and smoothies that will reduce the guilt of indulging in the homemade chocolate halva or rugulach. The location will entice NYC commuters and honestly, anyone passing by. While there is one large family-style table and a handful of other seats, and the setting is delightfully relaxing and inviting, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen has mostly been designed for takeout (they also deliver and cater).

I indulged in the “Yeminite Vine” breakfast, which was a baked malawach with boiled eggs, grated tomatoes, green salad with harissa while my companion had the oatmeal, which was a hearty bowl of steel cut oats with just the right amount of raisins, almonds and bananas. After we ate, I went right back on line to patiently wait for pastries to take home. I plan to be back there regularly!

Michele Silver has lived in Montclair for more than nine years and is a professional writer and editor.

Marcel Bakery and Kitchen
631 ½ Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973.842.4088
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Great Loft Hits Market

119 Walnut Interior

Looking to live in modern splendor in the town “where the suburb meets the city?”

Look no further, this SOHO style loft apartment offers 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 17′ ceilings.

Imagine cooking dinner on your 6 burner Thermador or sitting at the center island when taking your first cup of coffee or tea.

This particular unit also offers balcony’s where you can enjoy a sunny day.

Call us at 917-797-5059 if you would like to see this in person.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=bGNEdSz2qdC

119 Walnut Street, Montclair, 07042, unit #8

The Mark Slade Homes Team has closed over $175 million and 450 transactions in the following towns:

Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood, South Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Hoboken, Jersey City, Essex Fells, West Orange, Roseland, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Verona, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights,  Westfield, Cranford, Union,  Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Rahway, Roselle, East Hanover, Florham Park, Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Wayne, North Haledon, Lincoln Park, Basking Ridge and Bernardsville.

For Buyers we are ABR certified which allows us to consistently help our buyers find the right homes while making sure the process is managed successfully to get you to the closing table where you will get the keys to your new kingdom.

For Sellers we have a cutting edge, tech savvy, strategy ( www.sladesells.com ) that enables our sellers to benefit from an average price paid for their properties that was 3.2% more than the average agent from the same MLS in the same towns.  This effectively “reduces” the cost of selling by slightly more than half the typical transaction cost  for our clients.

Need to Sell and Buy at the same time? We pride ourselves on making this as smooth a move as possible for our clients!

We are trained by Otteau Valuation Group to conduct an Advanced Comparable Analysis ( www.advancedcma.com ) when trying to best understand the value of a property at any given time.

Our team is comprised of premier local experts to assist you with all your real estate needs in Essex, Union, Morris counties as well as some Hudson, some Passaic and some Middlesex.  Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, a current home owner needing more space or an empty nester looking to downsize, we have successfully helped our clients with over 275 closed transactions while maintaining the highest levels of service with integrity.

We own and operate 7 Websites, including one site dedicated solely to our luxury listings (we are CLHMS certified).  We also own and operate 30 town-specific Open House sites, thus blanketing the area with information for thirsty buyers.  Lastly, we own and utilize over a dozen Social Media sites and pages as well as 353 domains to provide quick-find solutions and answers for our clients.  Our clients love us because we make the home buying and selling process as easy as possible.

We are a 24/7 responsive team.  We are also a Team that GIVES BACK to over a dozen charities and organizations.

Give us a call or text us at 917-797-5059  WWW.GOODHOMESFORGOODPEOPLE.COM    WWW.NJLUXHOMES.COM WWW.UNIONCOUNTYPROPERTIES.COM

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.
Looking for Open Houses: http://www.montclairnjopenhouses.com and http://www.glenridgeopenhouses.com
For the latest listings for sale: http://www.latestmontclairnomes.com and http://www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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My Perfect Day

My Perfect DayON OCTOBER 1, 2017 BY MICHELE SILVERIt’s a cool, crisp fall-feeling Sunday and I have the next delicious 12 hours all to myself. If I could ignore the piles of laundry, cleaning, bills and never-ending to-do list, this is exactly how I would spend my day:Make a cup of coffee, get back into bed and call my best friend to talk about our current retail therapy.Take a long, hot shower and put on my most comfortable, cozy yet publicly acceptable outfit. Do not put on mascara.Go to The Corner http://www.thecornermontclair.com, which has the best coffee, the most yummy food and the most friendly, delightful staff. I’ll probably have the vegetable hash with scrambled eggs and a brown-sugar carmelized grapefruit. And of course, a hot cup of La Columbe coffee.Head to Upper Montclair and browse in Nouvelle https://www.nouvelleboutiques.com/, which has adorable clothes, fabulous accessories and super fun owner Arlene. The coolest necklace I own is from this store. The best leggings I own are from this store. I love this shop, and I love that I’m supporting a local business.On my way back home, stop into Amanti Vino https://www.amantivino.com/ for a tasting. Relish the 15-minute parking space in the back, which alleviates all the stress of dealing with the Crescent Parking Deck. Purchase several bottles of delicious wine.Take a nap.Go to Imperial Nails on Watchung Plaza for a mani/pedi. The hot oil treatment for your heels is everything. Read the current issue of People magazine and skip all the sad, crazy stories.Meet up with three of my funniest friends for dinner at Uncle Momo http://unclemomo.com/ Eat happily and laugh constantly. Consume at least one bottle of wine purchased earlier. Take a Lyft home.Get into pajamas and into bed with Netflix.Happily, oh so happily, go to sleep.

Source: My Perfect Day

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND WORK IN MONTCLAIR

Ever thought or dreamed about living incredibly close to downtown Montclair and under 1/2 mile to the Walnut NJ Transit train station, all the while running your own business out of the same property?  If so, you won’t want to miss out on this rare find:  a 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths and 2 powder rooms.  One of the powders is part of a unique ground floor space with its own entrance and exit that currently is configured with a reception area, a larger room and two smaller rooms.

This property was rebuilt from the ground up in 2005/6 and offers large bedrooms–one is a master suite with its own bath–a semi-open floor plan on the second floor where a large kitchen opens to a panty and additional work space as well as to a deck, while being adjacent to the formal dining room; there is also an airy hallway that provides flow to the powder room on the same 2nd floor and the large living room with balcony.

Call Mark Slade at 917-797-5059 to set up an appoint to see and possibly purchase this amazing property before it gets scooped up by someone else.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.
Looking for Open Houses: http://www.montclairnjopenhouses.com and http://www.glenridgeopenhouses.com
For the latest listings for sale: http://www.latestmontclairnomes.com and http://www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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Montclair Real Estate Off The Charts!

I cover a wide variety of towns that are under the umbrella as a “bedroom community of nyc” due to its commutation times. I was simply blown away by the results Montclair had for homes sold in 2016.

1. They sold for 103.7% of asking
2. Average price paid jumped almost 10% more to $741,000 from $676,000.
3. Average listing prices also increased about the same amount to $714,000 from $652,000.
4. UNBELIEVABLY, ALMOST 2/3’s of all the homes sold, sold for OVER ASKING PRICE!
5. Another 7% sold at asking, bringing the total of homes sold for asking and above to virtually 75% of the total!
6. Days on Market did increase a full day from 40.8 to 41.8 but that is pretty much a wash considering all that is going on.
7. The only negative statistic was that units sold actually did decrease from 450 to 408, a drop of 9.3%.

If you were a seller, you probably did extremely well in 2016.

Now that a ReVal is about to occur in Montclair, we could see a slight increase in inventory over normal trends that possibly could impact prices paid for homes a bit, but its way to early to tell.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth, simply give me a call at 917-797-5059 for a no-obligation consultation.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Living Montclair Legends: Who took the First SELFIE? Well, None Other Than Montclair’s Own Astronaut and Moonwalker–Buzz Aldrin.

Living in Montclair: Who took the First SELFIE? Well, None Other Than Montclair’s Own Astronaut and Moonwalker–Buzz Aldrin.

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair was recently abuzz with the renaming of Mount Hebron Middle School on Sept. 16 to Buzz Aldrin Middle School.

We all probably know that Buzz Aldrin was one of the very first astronauts to walk on the moon but I was pleasantly surprised to learn the following:

“Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, New Jersey.

His mother, Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain and his father Edwin Eugene Aldrin was an aviation pioneer.

Buzz graduated one year early from Montclair High School and he attended the US Military Academy at West Point, graduating third in his class with a BS in mechanical engineering. He then joined the Air Force where he flew F86 Sabre Jets in 66 combat missions in Korea, shot down two MIG-15′s, and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross. After a tour of duty in Germany flying F100′s, he earned his Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at MIT and wrote his thesis on Manned Orbital Rendezvous.

Selected by NASA in 1963 into the third group of astronauts, Aldrin was the first with a doctorate and became known as “Dr. Rendezvous.” The docking and rendezvous techniques he devised for spacecraft in Earth and lunar orbit became critical to the success of the Gemini and Apollo programs, and are still used today. He pioneered underwater training techniques to simulate spacewalking. In 1966 on the Gemini 12 orbital mission, Buzz performed the world’s first successful spacewalk – extra-vehicular activity (EVA), and set a new EVA record of 5 1⁄2 hours. During that mission he also took the first ‘selfie’ in space.

On July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world. An estimated 600 million people – at that time, the world’s largest television audience in history – witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor.

Upon returning from the moon, Buzz was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous awards all over the world. Named after Buzz are Asteroid “6470 Aldrin” and the “Aldrin Crater” on the moon. In 2011 along with his Apollo 11 crew mates Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, he received the Congressional Gold Medal.

Buzz is the author of 9 books, most recently his children’s book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet and his newest NY Times and Washington Post Bestseller, “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon”. Both published by National Geographic.

In October of 2014 he revamped his ShareSpace Foundation to be focused on STEAM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math to ignite the spark and fuel excitement for space in kids –Specifically for K-8. In August of 2015 he launched the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at Florida Tech to promote and develop his vision of a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars.

Since retiring from NASA and the U.S. Air Force, Col. Aldrin calls himself a Global Statesman for Space and has remained a tireless advocate for human space exploration.” –from the Bio section of his very own website: buzzaldrin.com

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.montclairjopenhouses.com
www.glenridgenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmonclairhomes.com
www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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Montclair Film Festival One of 25 Coolest on the Planet

We’re blushing! MovieMaker Magazine just named the Montclair Film Festival one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals In the World! A huge thank you to the panelists for noticing our work and thinking of us… it is an honor to be named among these amazing film festivals!

In case you’ve forgotten, movies can just be fun. Welcome to the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. “Coolest Fests” is where things get a little looser
MOVIEMAKER.COM

Sunshine Sam Moves To Valley Road

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Sunshine Sam Moves To Valley Road

By Michele Silver

Recently relocated from Bloomfield, Sunshine Sam—the toy store that carries only non-electronic playthings—has a new home at 127 Valley Road. Owner Marlene Lewis named the store after her son (it was actually his idea!) and is committed to carrying creative, unique toys that requires kids to use their…wait for it…imaginations.

Her background in marketing and branding is evident in her quaint, colorful and well-merchandised shop. Make-your-own craft sets, cool games and the original “You’re Super” superhero cape that started it all provide wonderful choices for gifts or to stock your own children’s toy boxes. Most of the items have samples out for children to try before they buy, which results in very few returns.

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This past Saturday, Sunshine Sam hosted a fundraiser for the Lulu & Leo Fund (http://www.lululeofund.org/), which helps families foster creativity and build resilience through meaningful engagement with art and other creative endeavors. Founders Marina and Kevin Krim, recognize the critical importance of creativity as a healing force. Highlights included local author and illustrator Jason Kirschner who read his new children’s book, Mr. Particular (https://www.facebook.com/jasonkirschnerstudio), and an appearance by The Creativity Caravan’s Airstream in which kids can type on vintage typewriters, play with giant magnetic poetry, play dress-up, and pose in a photo booth.

Sunshine Sam
127 Valley Rd., Ste 6
973.337.6260
sunshinesam.com

Michele Silver is a freelance writer living in Montclair, NJ and she plays regularly with her daughter’s Plus-Plus building pieces (http://plus-plus.dk/UK/Plus-plus_welcome.html).

 
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

Opening Day for Montclair Farmer’s Market

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Opening Day for Montclair Farmer’s Market

 

By Michele Silver

 

strawberries at montclair farmers market

The happy energy among patrons strolling and shopping for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, honey and of course, the always-kid-favorite Picklelicious stand was palpable during opening day of the Farmer’s Market on Walnut St. by the Walnut St. train station. It was a perfect day to peruse the harvest for tonight’s dinner and catch up with neighbors.

 

To help celebrate the opening for the market’s 24th season, a troupe from DanceWorks (http://danceworksstudios.com) on Grove Street performed several numbers for the welcoming crowd.

 

Now open every Saturday through Thanksgiving, from 8am to 2pm, the Montclair Farmer’s Market features Tree-licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John as well as 15 unique food vendors that include a cheese maker, seafood fishmonger, beekeeper, spice purveyor, pesto maker, and a Garden State wine vintner. Also present was the popular Taqueria Autentica food truck.

 

While it’s not officially summer, it certainly felt like it today at the Montclair Farmer’s Market. It’s a wonderful and delicious way to support local growers and feed your family healthy meals.

 

Michele Silver is a freelance writer in Montclair, NJ., whose favorite type of pickle is half sour.

 

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Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

 

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Om, Where Should I Take Yoga?

Om, Where Should I Take Yoga?
By Michele Silver

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There’s no shortage of yoga studios in Montclair, and it seems that when one studio goes out of business, another yogi or yogini comes along and opens a new one. Each studio has its own personality, type of yoga and unique offerings—it’s a good idea to try a class or two before you make a bigger financial commitment for a pack of classes or monthly membership. Many studios offer first-time student specials. If you’re completely new to a yoga practice, you may want to try a few different types before you find what you enjoy the most.

 

As of press time, you can get your namaste on at the following places:

 

JAIPURE YOGA

Montclair Jaipure Sign


Owned and operated by some of the teachers who practiced with Jennifer Kohl, owner of the now-closed Lotus Yoga, the nearly 3-year-old Jaipure Yoga offers Vinyasa (flow) as well as Iyengar, Jivamukti, and aerial and ropes classes. Jaipure does a great job of evolving its classes for new types of yoga and offers all levels, from beginner to more advanced. Mats and props are included with the price of the class. There are often special monthly workshops or classes within a particular theme. There’s a little café in the front of the studio where you can grab a healthy snack or drink along with yoga apparel and gear. If you can’t find parking on the street (which happens a lot in this busy spot), the Maple Place municipal lot is right behind the studio, and there’s a back door for convenience.

575 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair

973.744.PURE

JaipureYoga.com

 

BE EVOLUTION

Montclair Be Evolution Yoga


If you love hot yoga or want to try it, Be Evolution is the place for you. Tucked in by Lackawanna Plaza, in close proximity to Bobbi Brown’s makeup store and cycling gym, this studio has one room for hot yoga (temperature is maintained between 100° and 106°) and a second room for restorative classes. Mat and towels are available to rent and there are showers, so you don’t have to worry about catching a chill in winter after you’re cooling off from an intense workout. There’s a boutique that sells apparel, snacks and inspirational items. Come prepared with quarters to feed the meters, except on Sundays.

18 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair

973.233.0414.

BeEvolutionYoga.com

 

 YOGA MECHANICS

montclair yoga mechanics exterior


Previously known as Yoga Montclair which was located in Upper Montclair Plaza, this new incarnation, which is part of a small chain, teaches an alignment-based practice “based on the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics.” There’s a wide range of classes from beginner and more advanced to ones for families and children. Mats are available for no extra charge. The lovely studio space with exposed brick walls also has the bonus of its own parking lot and a boutique. Once you decide you enjoy this type of practice, the unlimited monthly membership is a good deal. There are locations in Madison and Newark.

 

107 Forest St. #3, Montclair

973.233.9642

YogaMechanics.com

 

BHAKTI BARN

montclair bhakti barn sign

Montclair Bhakti Barn
This studio that focuses primarily on the Vinyasa style is technically in Glen Ridge, but it’s so close and such a great place that it had to be included. Founder and co-owner Betsy Davis was a senior teacher at New York City’s Laughing Lotus for 11 years before she migrated to Millburn, NJ, and set up her own studio. After five years in business, she opened a second location in what used to be Karuna Shala. With the tagline of “love, joy, devotion,” Bhakti Barn’s fun, creative, spirited classes set to uplifting music will draw you in and make you a fan. In addition to Vinyasa flow, there are choices in Iyengar and Kundalini as well as special events and retreats to destinations such as India and Bali. A parking lot is located in the back of the studio.
10 Herman St., Glen Ridge

973.743.1211

BhaktiBarn.com

 

Michele Silver is a freelancer writer living in Montclair and her favorite type of yoga is Vinyasa.
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $?  www.sellinghousesformore.com
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers.
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

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