Archive for May, 2015

Unwind in an Updated Beauty in West Orange

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DSCN437645 Sheridan Av.,  West Orange, NJ

Public Open House – Sunday, May 29, 1-4pm

4 Beds and 2 Baths

$374,000

Unwind in an updated, immaculate beauty, perfectly located near NYC transportation, S. Mtn Reservation & Recreation Ctr. Hardwood (oak) floors, big backyard & beautifully updated Kitchen. Kitchen includes white maple soft close cabinets, granite counters, subway tile backsplash, pantry, tons of natural light & french doors to back deck. Beautiful stone patio, backyard tree swings, cherry tree, forsythia, azalea & more mature landscaping grace the grounds. DR & LR are perfect for entertaining & first floor office can double as a bedroom. Great basement family room with bar, finished laundry area, full bath & bedroom. There are many new windows and plenty of basement and attic storage. Lots of love went into this very well maintained, charming home. MUCH LARGER THAN IT APPEARS!

link for full listing – http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=102944988_501982

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Mandala comes to Maplewood

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Skill and artistic discipline – Buddhist Monks will be working in Maplewood to create a Mandala (in the vein of the above pictured design which is made of colored sand).

Come between August 10 and August 15 to watch them in action and see their creation.  They’ll be working at the great hall at the Woodland

for more details here’s the link:

http://thewoodlandnj.com/events

SOxSO – south by south orange

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South by South Orange (SOxSO) is coming soon.  A Creative Collision of arts, ideas and music on June 26, 27 and 28 with Seton Hall providing support and prominent participants. South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) will serve as a primary venue as well as Above, Ricalton’s and The Gaslight.

There will be 12 creative and interactive sessions, 15 musical performances, and more.  Stay tuned for more info!  link below

http://www.southbysouthorange.org

Montclair Food and Wine Festival

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I’m looking forward to the Montclair Food and Wine Festival.  It takes place over multiple days (June 8-13) and there are several big events featuring the area’s talent of and of course it’s actual cuisine.  Music and Mirth!

1) Gala Dinner at the Manor (in West Orange)

2) Bourbon and Biergarten at Montclair Museum

3) Grand Tasting at the Montclair Museum

4) Kitchen Book Party and Signing

more details in the link below

http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/home/

Studio Artist Tour SOMA

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Looking forward to this year’s Artists Studio Tour!  Sunday June 7.

More than 60 talented artists exhibiting in the two towns.

Artists showing their stuff in my neighborhood include:

Sarah Petruziello, Susan Napack, Ellen Weisbord, Susan Cohen Harris and, B John Kaufman,

I’m considering applying next year to display my hand drawn maps.

More details in the link:

http://www.studiotoursoma.org

Gardening Season

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Get thee to a local garden center and add a bit of curb appeal.

Here are my go-to spots for plants.

http://thefarmatgreenvillage.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Millstone-Lawn-and-Garden/520461614716290?fref=ts

http://www.orangegardennj.com

http://www.metroplantexchange.com

http://www.williamsnursery.com/home

Mulch is usually pretty inexpensive at Home Depot


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