‘Timeless Romantics’

Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Performs ‘Timeless Romantics’ on April 8

LCMS Group Photo ReduThe Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, will perform their final concert of the season, ‘Timeless Romantics: Bridging the 19th and 20th Centuries’, on Sunday, April 8, 2018.  The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia, New Jersey.

The concert will present melodic music by French composers Louise Farrenc, Jacques Ibert, Philippe Gaubert and Francis Poulenc.  Their music was rooted in the classical European tradition and yet, they all embraced the new art forms of the 20th century.  They were influenced by better known composers of their generation, such as Louis-Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky.  The music to be performed will show how the composers incorporated beautiful melodies expressed in a modern framework.

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society’s members Theresa Norris, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; and Daryl Goldberg, cello will be joined by guest artists Chris Cullen, clarinet; Atsuko Sato, bassoon; Richard Hagen, French horn; and Adrienne Kim and Beth Robin, pianists.  The audience is invited to meet the musicians, make new friends, and enjoy refreshments after the concert.

Concert series tickets may be purchased at the door for $30 adults, $25 seniors, and students under age 18, will be admitted free.  This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Continue reading


Give Your Bed Fresh Style.

mediumLooking for a way to give your bedroom a fresh outlook, a small change to the bedding can bring life back into a room. With 2018’s focus on trends such as geometrics, creative marks and big photo blooms. The choices are endless to re-energize your bedroom whatever your style House of Decor will have the perfect bedding for you.

First up is High Contrast Geometrics with bold tile designs in mustard yellow combined with grey, navy and duck egg blue add a nostalgic feel of 60’s & 70’s while the white negative space brings the designs up to date.

The 3D geometric pattern on the Hex Lines Geometric bedding from House of Decors Geometric Arte range is perfect to add a modern touch to the trend. To add interest use contrasting cushions don’t be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours. Check out the Geometric cushions from this Premium textiles range. Continue reading at Dwell.com 

One Park Prepares for Model Opening on Bergen County’s Hudson River Waterfront

One Park Living Room smallOne Park, a luxury condominium in Bergen County’s Cliffside Park, is preparing for the upcoming official debut of a professionally-decorated model home.  DMG Investments, the developer of this 14-story building on the New Jersey Gold Coast, will host an open house this spring to celebrate the opening.

The finishing touches are now being applied to the 1,555 square-foot, three-bedroom unit.  The residence has a continuous 50 foot long balcony which is the perfect spot to enjoy the incredible views of the ever changing Hudson River and New York City skyline.

One Park redefines waterfront living with 204 lavishly-appointed one- to four-bedroom homes and a comprehensive roster of resort-style amenities. Residences are priced from $495,000.  Sales information is available at the on-site sales gallery.

Created by noted architectural firm Architectura, One Park features a glass curtain wall facade designed to incorporate elements of the building’s unique location on the riverfront of the Palisades Cliffs.  Residences range from 752 to more than 1,600 square-feet and each one has private outdoor space. Continue reading

Sound Healing Meditation


Saturday, March 10th at 7:30 PM at Gypsy Yogis

Motion is created in everything within the Universe. This Motion produces frequencies that then make sound. Everything has its own vibration. The vibration of the human body has its own rhythm,and due to anxiety,stress,and everyday life,ones frequencies can be out of balance or blocked. SOUND THERAPY helps put you back in rhythm on a cellular level and helps to raise your vibration frequency by creating balance with mind ,body,and spirit.

On a personal note, I am a musician. When I make my music, I do it with my whole heart and soul. So Sound Therapy is no different. It is my intention with Sound Therapy that you will experience a bath of SOUND, leading you to an overall feeling of peace, balance, and healing.

$25. exchange


wd_maidenhome_blog_-9_preview-683x1024There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon at an Odds & Ends Furniture Warehouse closeout sale. It was just one of those serendipitous Sundays where we both looked at each other with heart eye emojis and said, “We NEED to buy this sofa!” It was the one.

But, I can honestly say, if it wasn’t for that one rogue unicorn sofa, I think we would still be on the hunt.

Of course, after my sofa search came to full fruition, a unique custom furniture company by the name of Maiden Home, reached out to W&D in regards to partnering on a custom interior design project. As I browsed through their website I couldn’t wait to learn more about their process.

Lately, with my own bohemian home decor company, Arden Trading Co., I’ve been thinking a lot about customizing my own pillows, duvet covers, and even furniture. The world of creating your own home goods is so interesting to me! So when I discovered that you can customize your own furniture with Maiden Home I looked at Kate and said, “We need to do this!” How fun!  Continue reading and Wit & Delight


# 2 Four Seasons clubhouse renderingIt’s common knowledge that empty nesters from the northern states have always considered a move to the south for a significant lifestyle change that also brings financial advantages and warmer weather.  With this year’s combination of an exceptionally cold winter and the new tax law going into effect, more homebuyers than ever are setting their sights on the Sun Belt states of South Carolina and Florida.

Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons active-lifestyle communities offer the ideal panacea for 55+ homebuyers: resort-inspired living in desirable southern state settings that are well known for their pleasant climates and lower cost of living.

Among the options are K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland, nestled beside the stunning beaches, golf courses, and celebrated shopping and dining of Boca Raton, Florida; K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando, just minutes from Walt Disney World® and other world-class theme parks; and K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, in the backyard of historic Charleston, South Carolina.

Prices for new homes in these communities range from the lower $200s to the upper $600s. Continue reading

2018 Bergen County Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibit


Saturday, February 24th from 9 AM – 4:30 PM – FREE

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III  The Board of Chosen Freeholders The Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs The Division of Disability Services present the 2018 Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibition. Including artwork from Bergen organizations: The Arc of Bergen and Passaic County, Life Opportunities Unlimited, Spectrum for Living. Mediums include acrylic paintings, photography and collage.

Bergen County Administration Bldg, Multi-Purpose R
One Bergen County Plaza, 1st Fl
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Photographer - CreatorWEEHAWKEN, NJ: Twice labeled the “hottest real estate market in New Jersey” in 2017 for its precipitous rise in home values, the 1.4 square-mile township of Weehawken just opposite midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River waterfront continues to differentiate itself from neighboring Gold Coast locations like Hoboken, Jersey City and Edgewater.  Benefitting from a low-density approach to development, significant open space and dramatic view corridors, the Weehawken waterfront provides a quieter, more suburban residential setting than its urban counterparts – all while still offering commuter convenience to New York City.

And the news keeps getting better.  The Township recently declared a major property tax reduction from 2.23% to 1.49% — making it one of the lowest property tax rates in Hudson County.  In addition, public officials announced a major expansion of the waterfront’s already-impressive recreational amenities will commence this summer, with a host of new offerings on the way.

The meaningful community improvements underscore Weehawken’s position as the most desirable residential destination along the New Jersey Gold Coast, an assertion further supported by the progress and success of its two signature new condominium developments, 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial and Henley on Hudson. Developed by Lennar, the communities deliver a modern living experience that fully complement their unapparelled setting. Continue reading



It’s the simplest design that’s often the most sophisticated. A subtly curved vase, filled with a single flower. A delicately-proportioned daybed fit for luxe lounging. Thoughtful technology that’s easy on the eyes and equally easy to use. When united by a strong overall vision, these streamlined elements can create some of the most comforting, serene, and striking interiors out there. One thing we know for certain when it comes to the items and ideas that fill our home — a little restraint goes a long way! So, here we celebrate understated pieces that don’t need to shout to make an impact. Show us a space with a tightly-controlled color palette and well-chosen, subtle, and juxtaposed furnishings and we’ll show you a room that swoons.

Continue reading at eye-swoon.com >>>

Verismo Opera Opens 2018 Bring the Family to the Opera in March

turandot_verismo83act3The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), resumes in March the Bring the Family to the Opera initiative.  This well-received program introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended.

On March 8, 9, and 10, the program’s 40% off special ticket rate on $55 and $45 tickets with promotion code (TURANDOT) goes on sale to see Giacomo Puccini’s spectacular work, Turandot.  The opera performs on April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.  Continue reading