Milestone Birthdays: A Reason to Celebrate YOU

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Milestone Birthdays
So I have a big birthday coming up at the end of this year. It is hard to believe that I am near half a century old! I chose a beauty session with our associate photographer Milena to really celebrate this moment in my life. I am very happy with where I am, at a place which is full of memories of great adventures and wonderful people that I have met along the way.

I know many of you will agreed that we become more comfortable with who you are as the years go by. Looking at old photos my girls say that I have become more attractive with age.  I look at these photos and see that the things I’ve acquired with age wear well, things like self- confidence, self-awareness and gratitude for my life. This age allows me to care less about what people think and that brings a real freedom. Of course, it would be even better if aging were not part of this process but that is something that I am trying hard to embrace because you can’t stop it. That’s for sure. The alternatives are grim!

My beauty photoshoot with Milena was a whirlwind of places and looks which embraced a wild spirit, a love of nature and a reflective appreciation of things (and myself) as they age. Many of you know Milena as a valued part of our team but what you may not know is she is the artist behind our studio’s stunning Beauty Sessions. She knows how to make our clients feel both comfortable with the process and how to make the most of a woman’s body at every age.  A session with Milena is the opportunity to celebrate who you are (here are some examples), and is a wonderful way to celebrate your ongoing journey. Consider the gift of a session to yourself as a way to celebrate your beauty today. Please call me if you’d like to schedule a session at 201.610.1199.

 

Jen’s Fall Faves

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Jen’s Fall PicksJen's Fall PicksThe temperature has dropped and its time to switch out the wardrobe. Floral pants were a big hit this Spring and Summer so I took the chance and invested in a pair. They turned out to be my favorite pants and I plan to wear them as far into Winter as possible.

Now that I have overcome the fear of florals I saw a pair with Fall colors at Anthropologie and snapped them up.

Here are my faves for the season:

Floral Pants-

The Stiletto Print Skinny Pants Grey Floral by Current/Elliot 

Natalia Printed Pants by Scotch & Soda

Brocade High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans by Pilcro

Burgundy boots are on my wish list also. Here are a few that caught my eye-

Zappa 50 Bootie by Stuart Weitzman 

Mindo Chelsea Bootie by Kork-Ease

JoJo Bootie by La Canadienne

Lastly, peacock blue is one of the top colors of the season and happens to be a favorite of mine. I’m looking for a sweater in that color- have you seen one you love?

 

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Family Friendly Halloween Events October 26-28

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Family Friendly Halloween Events

Halloween is a great holiday for all kinds of fun. We’ve gathered family friendly Halloween events that offer the “Boo” without the “boo-hoo” that comes from being scared.

Friday October 26th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM (Montclair, NJ) Celebrate harvest season with a community lighting of jack-o-lanterns at the Presby Memorial Gardens. Enjoy seasonal refreshments and children’s activities while watching the garden glow.

Saturday October 27th 4:00 PM-8:00 PM (Jersey City, NJ) JC Families presents the JC Halloween Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween event from 4 – 8 pm in the Harborside Atrium (210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311). Activities include a costume parade, dance party, puppet show, face painting, Halloween themed entertainment, and more.  Admission will be $5. Guests can register for tickets online.

Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (Westfield, NJ)  Did you know the creator of The Addams Family is a Westfield native? The town is honoring the all-together ookey Charles Addams with the first annual AddamsFest . The kids can get acquainted with their inner Pugsley or Wednesday in the Addams Family Fun Zone, then gorge on candy at a trunk-or-treat. Writers and horror buffs alike can sit in on lectures and exhibits about Addams’ career, or laugh along at a screening of the original film. Grab a bite at a Westfield resto offering specials during the event. Want to make some romance a la Morticia and Gomez? Dress up for Morticia’s Masquerade Ball at the local James Ward Mansion.

Friday -Saturday October 26-27 (Langhorn PA) Everyone will love the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade at Sesame Place that features ten fantastic floats all decked out for the season with music and dancing that will have everyone joining in the fun. The parade features exciting performances about Halloween fun including trick-or-treating, dressing in costume and doing the “Jack-O-Lantern Jump”!  Stay until 7:30PM every Saturday during Spooktacular to see the special night time version of the parade – the sky will light up with not-too-spooky Halloween-colored lighting! Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows, soar, swing, fly and cruise on three Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!

Friday and Saturday October 26th & 27th 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Chester, NJ) Spend the night soaking in the moonlight at Alstede Farms. All included in admission, guests will traverse acres of scenic farmland in a tractor-drawn wagon ride, navigate the corn maze by flashlight and cozy up to a crackling bonfire while listening to live music. All guests will receive their choice of hot or cold apple cider and s’mores making kits will be available for purchase.  Admission $15.99

Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (Bronx NY) Boo at the Bronx Zoo returns! Event highlights include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, and the extinct animal graveyard.All Boo at the Zoo activities embrace the spirit of the season while incorporating wildlife. Guests will have an opportunity to see and learn about many of the animals often associated with Halloween folklore including, vultures and owls.

Friday-Sunday October 26th-28th (East Rutherford, NJ)  Boys and Girls of every age … come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas live on stage!! Presented by Spotlight Playhouse of East Rutherford NJ. at the Becton PAC. October 26th and 27th at 7:30 and October 28th at 3pm! Sunday is senior day and all seniors are admitted in for only $7.00 Pre-order tickets on: ticketleap.com for only $10

Saturday October 27 12:00 PM-2:00 PM(Jersey City, NJ)Newport Centre invites the community to a “Vampirina”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event. Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Vampirina” tells the story of Vampirina (aka “Vee”), a lovable young vampire girl, as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series “Vampirina Ballerina,” During the “Vampirina”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event, families will participate in a variety of activities including a pumpkin decorating craft, an interactive photo booth and more. FREE
Saturday October 27th 4:00 PM-8:00 PM (Jersey City, NJ) JC Families presents the JC Halloween Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween event from 4 – 8 pm in the Harborside Atrium (210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311). Activities include a costume parade, dance party, puppet show, face painting, Halloween themed entertainment, and more.  Admission will be $5. Guests can register for tickets online.
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