Tuesday, May 21, 2013
One Savvy Design on Church Street sells designer labels at 55 percent off retail.
Are you privy to the incredible fashion deals available on the far end of Church Street in Montclair? One Savvy Design, a boutique consignment shop, opened at 72 Church St. last May. In that time, owner Arlene Carrini has grown the selection from two racks to multiple rooms featuring gently worn designer women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Highlights for spring and summer include a Dolce & Gabbana sleeveless top for $109, Jimmy Choo yellow patent leather sandals for $139 and Gucci sunglasses for $159 (see photos for these and other items). Racks are neatly organized by categories, such as dresses, blouses, tanks, etc. Most items are priced about 55 percent off retail, and jeans are all $49 regardless of designer. Carrini …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The two-day festival will feature a Grand Tasting and a Gala Dinner on the weekend of June 1-2.
The second annual Montclair Food and Wine Festival will once again team up the area's top chefs to create the ultimate meal. The two-day festival includes two main events, a Grand Tasting and a Gala Dinner on the weekend of June 1-2 at the Women’s Club of Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave. Area chefs will create a course each for the Gala Dinner on June 2, from 5 to 10 p.m. This year's line-up includes Michael Carrino, Pig & Prince Gastrolounge in Montclair; Francesco Palmieri, The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield; Ryan Depersio, Fascino in Montclair; Ariane Duarte, Culinariane in Montclair; Mitchell Altholz, Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange; and Zod Arifai, Blu in Montclair. Wine pairings will be served by Amanti Vino in Montclair and coffee and …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's bargains 6-10 from the experts at AOL Auto with an assist from Carwoo.com.
May is more than half way complete. Summer is inching closer and the time we spend outdoors will increase during the next few months. Drivers need dependable cars to get them to the office, to the Shore and to those summer barbecues on the weekend. During the next two weeks, Patch will share AOL Auto's and CarWoo.com's Best New Car Deals for May so you can save some greenbacks and arrive safely and comfortably at your summer destinations. This week, we'll present new car deals 6-10 and follow up next week with the top 5 car deals. 10). Honda Crosstour EX - New - AOL Best Deal: $23,744 - $25,689 The Honda Crosstour is a weird mixture of a wagon, crossover and sedan. While the car's look may be polarizing, most people who test drive the car…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Townwide "Best in Show" goes to The Accessory Box for their memorial garden to victims of recent tragedies in Connecticut, Texas and Massachusetts.
Wednesday, May 15
It’s half-way through May in Montclair and the Montclair Garden Club has announced the winners of this year’s May Basket Competition. The competition for Montclair merchants is a longstanding tradition. Sixty businesses participated this year with half of them earning blue ribbons for exceptional creativity and effort, according to the Montclair Garden Club. The townwide “Best in Show” recognition went to The Accessory Box on South Fullerton Avenue. The shop owner and her sister created a memorial garden honoring the victims of Superstorm Sandy, as well as the tragedies in Newtown, Conn., West, Texas and the Boston Marathon. The garden featured pools surrounded by flowers, an arbor of lilac, a basket of roses and a poem “Reflections”. In …
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Wednesday, May 15
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), to educate and empower small businesses with digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics …
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Xunta to feature Spanish chef Gonzalo Fernandez.
The former chef of Tapastry in Montclair has been hired by the owners of a new tapas restaurant opening in Caldwell later this spring. Prior to Church Street's Tapastry, which is now closed, Gonzalo Fernandez was the chef at Xunta in the East Village for 15 years. The new Bloomfield Avenue restaurant will go by the same name. Co-owners are Alfonso Meneses and Carmen Mendez. Located in the former spot of Pasione de Mexico, Xunta, pronounced "SHOON-TA," will serve tapas and feature live Flamenco music, Mendez said. The 50-seat restaurant at 392 Bloomfield Ave. is expected to open in late spring. Read about Xunta Tapas Bar in the East Village in New York Magazine and The New York Times for a taste of what's to come. Did you ever try …
Sit back and let the experts from AOL Autos and Cars.com tell you why to buy a new or used car.
Each week, Patch provides a different set of cars reviews so readers know what features and amenities the cars have before they head into the showroom. We also provide price ranges from our partners at AOL Autos and Cars.comso readers know when they're getting a good - and not so good - price from dealers. We're changing things up this week and letting experts come into your livingrooms via video and tell you what the car can and cannot do and whether that showroom "beauty" is really a beast. Today's video reviews start with the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, brought to you by Cars.com. The car is available locally at Konner Chevrolet, 950 Bloomfield Ave. in West Caldwell. Our second video review is for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, brought to…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sharon Sevrens and Wesley Kirk of Amanti Vino in Montclair share 1920s-era cocktails on CBS New York.
Are you so excited for Friday’s opening of The Great Gatsby you could break into a Charleston? Sharon Sevrens and Wesley Kirk — owner and manager of Amanti Vino in Montclair — can help you celebate with a Gatsby-inspired soire. The duo woke up early Thursday to talk 1920s-style cocktails on a segment on CBS 2 News. “I reread The Great Gatsby and I’m here to tell you that they drank a lot, early and often,” said Sevrens, dressed in a black feather boa and flapper dress. Popular cocktails of the day, she said, included the Mint Julep, Gin Rickey and a Manhattan. Champagne and claret were also very much in vogue. Kirk demonstrated how to make "The Amanti Twist" — gin, chartreuse liquor, simple syrup and 7-Up, and a couple of dashes of …