The Creative Den:

When Tara McKee moved to Glen Rock with her young family three years ago, she fell in love with her new town, but the artistic side of her saw a void she was anxious to fill.

Sweet Endings:

They’re decadent, chocolate-y, romantic, even heart-shaped: Chocolate-covered strawberries have long been a can’t-miss staple of Valentine’s Day, and whether you head to your favorite sweet shop to pick up a dozen (or so) or make them yourself, be sure your sweetheart doesn’t miss out on these delicious treats.

The Berrie Center:

This spring, the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College in Mahwah is presenting music, art and theatrical performances as part of its 20th-anniversary celebration. Built in 1999, the Center was named for Angelica and Russ Berrie who generously contributed to the initial fundraising campaign. With the dual purpose of serving both students as a cutting-edge learning facility…

Curating Creativity!

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Northwest Bergen. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local artists who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Northwest Bergen arts scene … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

One River School of Art Holds Open House in Allendale One River School of Art and Design in Allendale recently held its Freeze Fest Winter Open House where kids and teens participated in studio and digital activities in their classrooms and participated in a collaborative sculpture activity. Winter Camps and new Adult Art Sessions were … Continued

Social Service Association Shopping Day at Katie Diamond Jewelry

Katie Diamond Jewelry in Ridgewood hosted a shopping event recently with proceeds benefiting the Social Service Association, a nonprofit organization that helps provide food and other support services to area families in need. Unique jewelry, gifts and apothecary items were among the offerings in Diamond's store. 

The Art of Motion:

It doesn’t take long in Lynn Needle’s presence to feel at home. The owner, creative force and active innovator behind Art of Motion, Inc. moves through the cozy waiting area of her second-floor dance studio, stooping to speak to a tiny dancer in sparkly pink ballet shoes, greeting waiting parents and caregivers by name, and paying close attention to the vivacious tween…

Flower Power:

1. Burst of Color This tropical mix of flowers arranged by Jeannine DePhillips, floral designer and co-owner of Flowers by Joan in Waldwick, contains pincushion protea, Bells of Ireland, green hydrangea, white dendrobium orchids and pink cymbidium orchids. Curly willow, monstera and magnolia leaves fill out the arrangement.

Saddle River Valley Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon and Boutique

The Saddle River Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary held its 16th Annual Holiday Luncheon & Boutique at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus in December. Guests gathered for lunch and to shop with featured area vendors. Proceeds from the event benefit the Auxiliary's $1.4 million pledge to Valley programs. 

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued