Who: Marc Schwartz  What: Publisher of Northwest Bergen Lifestyle  Where: Mahwah


Hello, and welcome to the premiere issue of Northwest Bergen Lifestyle.  We are inspired by our community, and I sincerely hope this magazine inspires you too! We are thrilled to be your source for all things in Northwest Bergen County. As you flip through these pages monthly, you will be drawn into the incredible stories behind … Continued

Made with Love, From Scratch

While some restaurants cater to diners in a hurry to pop in and grab a fast meal, thankfully, Ridgewood’s From Scratch is not one of them. A small space which seats just 25, chef and co-owner Claudia Rovegno and her husband, Roberto Santagati, both Italian natives, have created a casual dining experience that takes time to unfold, so be prepared for…

November 2018 Around Town

Rosi’s Custom Bridal Studio Opens in Ho-Ho-Kus Beautiful, custom-made bridal gowns and one-on-one personalized service are hallmarks at the newly opened Rosi’s Bridal Studio in Ho-Ho-Kus. Designer and style executor Aida Mejia opened her store this summer and included are an assortment of traditional yet modern gowns in the highest quality fabrics. Aida pays close attention to her clients, making … Continued

Unbridled Heroes Horses Project Opens in Allendale

The Unbridled Heroes Project, run by military veterans Mark and Amy Steppe, opened its doors in Allendale to rescued horses who have been abused and neglected. They also work with the horses to help aid fellow veterans in the process of healing after war. They partnered with CZ Mustangs, an organization which rescues and rehabilitates American Mustangs. 

It’s a Family Affair

Goffle Road Poultry Farm, a staple in Wyckoff since opening its doors in 1948, has been owned and operated by the Silvestri family for four generations, and they continue to be proud of their tradition of offering quality poultry products direct from their farms to your table. A mainstay on Goffle Road, locals flock to their retail store for everything…

The Chef’s Choice

When temperatures start to drop, diners look to eat where the atmosphere is pleasing, the decor is cozy and the menu offers something for everyone. The historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern checks all the boxes with its tavern, library bar and newly renovated wine room for dining options. To bring in chillier weather, Executive Chef Troy Piegaro has offered up this Berkshire Pork Chop…

Young Trailblazer: Eric Fuchs-Stengel

Ten years ago when Eric Fuchs-Stengel was a student at Mahwah High School, he and a group of friends had an idea about cleaning up trash in the Ramapo Valley County Reservation where they enjoyed hiking. From that project, the seeds of the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization were planted, and today, with the help of thousands of volunteers, MEVO has made…

Ridgewood Cooks for a Cause

Ridgewood-area residents gathered in mid-September for a night of delicious home-cooked food prepared by talented friends to raise funds for Cookies for Kids' Cancer (childhood cancer research) and Youth Consultation Service. Music by local band Apollo Xlll kept the crowd dancing.