The Common Art-Hanging Mistakes We Keep Seeing Over and Over

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Though I’m a firm believe in the power of doing whatever you damn well want—and in fact applaud design rule breakers—sometimes design “mistakes” don’t make a room feel rebellious. They just make a space seem sad. Read on to see if either of these art hanging no-no’s is currently on display in your home. And then learn how you can remedy and re-hang the situation.

Mistake #1: Hanging art too high

I see this mistake the most often. It seems so trivial, but even a piece of art hung a few inches too high can make a whole room feel “off.”

What do I mean by too high? Because factors are different for every home—where the art is going, what it will be hanging above, how high the ceilings are—there’s no one-size-fits-all formula that can tell you exactly where on your wall an art piece needs to go. But, there are some tips you can remember that might help you remedy this mistake if you’ve realized some of your art is too high.

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Fort Lee 2nd Annual Fast & Flat 5k Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk

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Sunday, June 17th starting at 9 AM

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Fort Lee PBA Local 245 will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fast and Flat 5k Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9AM. The USATF certified course will be held on Fort Lee’s famous Abbott Blvd. The 1 mile fun run/walk will start 9am sharp followed by the 5K at 930am.
Packet pickup begins at 7:30 AM onsite.
All proceeds will benefit the youth within Fort Lee.

 

 

A look inside Avora, Hudson’s newest waterfront condo building (PHOTOS)

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(Reena Rose Sibayan |The Jersey Journal)

By Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Landsea Homes, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and township officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday for the grand opening of Avora at Port Imperial. The occasion marks the completion of Avora’s full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities.

“We celebrate the important milestone when vision becomes reality,” said Gabe Pasquale, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Landsea Homes, which is developing Avora adjacent to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal. “We carefully selected the Weehawken waterfront for its unique and desirable lifestyle attributes, including a world-class waterfront setting, considerable open space and proximity to Manhattan, and designed a modern, sophisticated and amenity-rich building for it to set a new standard of luxury living in the area. We’re thrilled to now raise the curtain on Avora and fully introduce it to the public.” See Photos

Derby, Champagne and Cigars on The Hudson

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Sunday, June 17th at Orama

There is no other event like this. Mr Davis is partnering with Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy to bring you this Father’s Day blowout celebration!
Musical guest Valerie Adams and The Dimensions Band benefiting
100 Suits for 100 Men and Women

Orama’s Restaurant, One of New Jersey’s best waterfront venue will be serving up the best drinks, great music, and good times as always, we will also be opening the doors to the only waterfront deck in northern NJ. We will our owe special cigar rollers with his world renowned cigars and over 3 diffferent specialty champagnes to choose from. We will be sble to smoke and drinking from 5pm until,. 25+ to purchase and consume alcohol**

You may have seen us around NY/NJ recently. We started this journey last year so we’re back by popular demands at here at Orama Restuarant….BUT if you haven’t seen us yet the red carpet patio outside with seating for 200 people is sure to help you not to forget

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Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue Reading at cleanandscentsible.com >>>

Sea Glass Hunt!

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The historic Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will sponsor a “Sea Glass Hunt!” on Sunday morning, July 8. The riverfront adventure will be held “drizzle or shine,” with participants meeting at 11 AM by the entrance to the park’s Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. There is a $5, cash-only parking fee charged at the area, but admission to the program is free and open to all, and advance registration is NOT required.

The focus of the morning will be “sea glass,” shards of glass that have been in the river long enough — in some cases, a century or more — that their sharp edges have been rounded smooth. Fragments of plates and pottery, even bricks, likewise rounded by time and tide, are also commonly found along the shore, as are shells from clams and oysters. Each piece of sea glass tells a story of days past, of steamboats and sloops and the river’s rich maritime history.

The program will start with a half-mile hike along the Palisades Shore Trail to a sandy cove where the tides deposit an unusual amount of sea glass. The trail is relatively easy but crosses stone stairways (strollers cannot be used on this trail, so that very young children may need to be carried). The group will spend about half an hour exploring the beach and then return to the start point by around 12:30.

Participants may wish to bring a sturdy container for their collected “treasure.”

Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin is accessible from Alpine Approach Road, which begins at the park’s Alpine entrance off U.S. Route 9W north of Closter Dock Road, or at PIP Exit 2 (click here for detailed directions). Participants should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots, and long-sleeved clothing is recommended for protection against poison ivy and ticks. Insect repellent and sunscreen are also recommended, and hikers should bring water to drink. If weather conditions seem questionable, participants can call 201-768-1360 and enter extension 108 on the morning of the program to confirm.

THE MODERN ETIQUETTE GUIDE TO HOSTESS GIFTS

hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME

2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival

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The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Mayor and Council Present the 2018 Annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Fest! The event takes place on Sunday, June 3 from 11am-6pm on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Blvd. There will be two stages of Free Music, Artists & Crafters, Free Kids Rides, a Harley Davidson Bike Show and Food Vendors. Rain or shine! For more info, call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763 or (201) 592-3663.​ Thank you to our sponsors: Wendy’s, Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, Investors Bank and Yelp.

Hike the Long Path | OutdoorFest 2018

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Ready to explore the recreational possibilities that are literally at your doorstep? The Long Path runs from Fort Lee, NJ (the other side of the George Washington Bridge) all the way up to the Adirondacks!

Join Upstate Adventure Guides for a 6 mile hike on the Long Path (via the A train – no car required). Throughout the hike, you’ll both explore and discuss the Long Path it’s history, it’s current state and the “walk” from New Jersey to the Adirondacks. You’ll also learn about other hikes accessible by bus or train to outdoor enthusiast in the NYC metro area.

From big mile thru-hikers to newer hikers looking to explore nature this event will cover a little bit for everyone that loves to get out and explore.

MEET: We will meet at the NW corner of 177th st. & Cabrini Blvd. We will then proceed across the GWB to the beginning of the LP in Fort Lee Historic Park. Check out the Google Map here!

BRING: Bring layers and wear appropriate footwear for 6 mi. walk, and bring water and a snack.

About your host, the Upstate Adventure Guides:
Upstate Adventure Guides LLC was founded by Will Soter & Alex Marra two friends with a shared passion for the outdoors and decades of combined experience. Both Soter & Marra are NYS DEC licensed guides. Additionally, they serve as Trails Chairs for the NY/NJ Trail Conference in the Southern Catskills, overseeing the maintenance of roughly 120 mi. of trail.

Soter is also a Director at Large for the New York Outdoor Guide Association (NYSOGA), and he recently founded the Catskills Adventure Tourism Summit in an effort to expand, improve, and drive tourism in the Catskills. To learn more about Upstate Adventure Guides you can click this link:https://www.facebook.com/UpstateAdventureGuides/

OutdoorFest is a 10-day outdoor adventure festival in the five boroughs of New York City. Join us from June 1 – 10, 2018 to paddle, bike, hike, camp and more all over the city! https://www.schedule.outdoorfest.com/