Posts Categorized: Portraiture

Jennifer’s Spring 2019 Trend Report

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I was fortunate once again to be present for my dear friend Sonia Minetti’s trend report for Spring at Neiman Marcus in Paramus. Coming on the heels of NY Fashion week the show gave us a glimpse at all the hottest trends for the coming months.   These are the looks to wear in the… Read more »

Family Craft: Chinese New Year Dumplings

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Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival begins February 5th and lasts for 10 days. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a craft project that results in dinner! Chinese dumplings are easy to make and are fun for little hands! For dumplings: ½ lb ground pork, chicken or turkey (for veggie dumplings substitute 2… Read more »

Hidden Romance- Light Up Your Valentine’s Day Close to Home

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Valentine’s Day Dining in Hoboken and JC Valentine’s Day is a bit far off but I wanted to put together a group of “hidden” places you might not think of for celebrating with your loved one. These are mainly small, intimate spaces, many are BYOB and all of them will take a reservation so what… Read more »

Hartshorn West Coast Adventure

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I’ve never felt like time is so precious with the girls as I do right now. Our eldest Madeline will be off to college this coming September and there will be much fewer opportunities for family adventures so I decided that we should make the most of the recent two-week break from school. I wanted… Read more »

6 Ways to Reset for Success in 2019

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This might be an unpopular opinion, but January is actually my favorite month of the year. It’s a clean slate, a time to believe and dream again, and an opportunity to clean up all the messes made in 2018 (especially around self-care and health). Considering all this, and the strength and clarity that comes along… Read more »

Easy Holiday Sides

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The holidays should be about family and so we’ve gathered six sides that will make your holiday plates festive without taking you away from the celebration! (left to right- click on the link for the recipe) Spicy Roasted Broccoli with Scallions: Toss the roasted broccoli florets with finely chopped anchovies if you like—they’ll add a… Read more »

Where to Donate Used Toys This Holiday

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  Holidays are a wonderful time to teach children the lessons of compassion and giving and also clear the way for new toys they’ll receive this year. Please be sure to read each organization’s requirements carefully and to donate only clean, gently used or new toys. Donation Town Guidelines: Varies by organization Don’t have time… Read more »