Uptown Dining in Downtown Ridgewood

When you step into Felina, you immediately feel immersed in a sense of well-being.

The Perfect Fit:

Everyone notices shoes; they send a powerful message about the person who wears them, which is why most women choose their footwear very carefully. With this in mind, offering shoes that are unique, fashionable and comfortable was the goal of Gabriela Vivas, owner of Dparz Shoes in Ridgewood who found the perfect fit thousands of miles away, in Brazil.

All ‘Tressed’ Up

Early in her career as a hair colorist and stylist, Justine Bakshi knew one thing for sure: She wanted clients to leave her chair feeling good about themselves.

Going to the Dogs:

Lily, a large, black Newfoundland, has a few dozen tutus in lots of different colors, and she’ll likely be wearing one at a Ridgewood Public Library Read to a Dog session offered three afternoons a week. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this big pooch is a huge hit: Even the shyest child walks in with a smile when greeted by Lily, who sits quietly on the…

Meyer’s House of Sweets:

“I’m so glad I found you close by!”…“My wife has been enjoying your chocolates for years.” ...“Ohhh, those raspberry marshmallows.”  

Get Ready!

 The Countdown Begins  School is on the horizon, and if your child has been lagging in the back-to-school prep department, it’s not too late to get in some important learning before summer is over.  “The best thing parents can do for their kids is to set them up for success,” says Jessica Bush, executive director of Tutor Doctor of North Jersey,…

Meet Meredith:

The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc., a no-kill rescue shelter in Oakland, is a place of love and compassion, rescuing canines and felines who have been abandoned, surrendered or pulled from other rescue groups and local shelters since it opened in 1978.

Camp Sunshine:

Don’t tell Camp Sunshine administrator Jennie Nuzzo that teenagers today are unfocused and lazy. For decades at the camp, which offers recreational programs for children and young adults with multiple disabilities, Jennie has worked closely with young volunteers from the area and has seen nothing but commitment and caring from them year after year. “The kids who walk through these…

Where History Lives:

Northwest Bergen County is rich in history, from George Washington’s visit to The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus in 1778 to homes among us built in the early 18th and 19th centuries that still stand today. Take a drive through many of our towns, and you’ll see historical landmarks sprinkled throughout, teaching us about our area’s important place in the history of our state…

Under the Stars:

"BYO blanket" should be the mantra for outdoor summer events this month. From concerts on the lawn to Fourth of July parades and fireworks, grab a blanket and a beach chair and make this the summer you spend enjoying friends, family and good music under the stars.