There you are on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, time to dig out your outdoor furniture cushions, pour yourself a glass of relaxation, put on some Gregory Porter and get ready to enjoy the season. And then you see it, Old Man Franti’s backyard crap-pile. You have two choices: A) Suck it up for one more summer while complaining to anyone who will listen, then go on Baristanet and try to weave your complaint into a random comment thread hoping someone will care. Or B) Head to the nursery and pick up some nice screening bushes . Chances are B will prove more effective. Continue Reading
South Orange Village Center Alliance is pleased to announce that Gfest, one of the largest vintage German car owner gatherings on the east coast, will take place in the heart of the Village Center on Saturday, May 18. Continue Reading
WINNER: Congratulations to supermom!
Mother’s Day 2013 is Sunday, May 12 and Baristanet knows there are plenty of wonderful moms out there, moms who just might like a little something extra this year.
Are you a mom who needs a pick-me-up? Or is there a special mom you know who could use some special treatment? Thanks to the generosity of Montclair’s Elements Massage, Bangz and 12 West, one lucky mom will win the chance to relax and unwind with our special Mother’s Day giveaway package which includes: Continue Reading
Have you ever fallen in love with a color? I have—the cool turquoise of the dishes my grandmother used when I was a child.
Color guru Amy Wax of Montclair has just released an app, Color 911, that lets you re-create your favorite colors, select colors from existing palettes, and edit your colors to adjust the hue, saturation, or brightness. You can also organize your personal color palettes into folders with notes, and share with friends, family, decorators, and clients via email, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Grandma Hawkins’ dishes.
The award-winning color consultant told me I could use a photograph of my grandmother’s dishes (which I fortunately inherited) with her app to shop for napkins or wall paint in the same shade, or in coordinating colors. “When it comes to choosing colors, what people really long for is direction,” says Wax. “This app provides that for however you use color in your life.” Continue Reading
If you’re ready to get your spring on– and we know you are – you’re in luck. This Thursday, May 2, experience two great Montclair plant sales that have come together for a horticulture blow-out and one stop shopping. The Montclair Historical Society Herb Sale and The Garden Club of Monclair Plant Sale to benefit Montclair schools garden projects will be held together at the Historical Society this week. Continue Reading
This may be one wise way to unwind on a Friday night. Van Vleck Gardens will welcome a barred owl and a red-tailed hawk in a demonstration on Friday evening, April 26, from 7 to 8 pm, presented by a representative from the Tenafly Nature Center.
The family-friendly program will showcase how well-equipped these feathered friends are for survival, and separate fact from fiction about the raptors living in our suburban backyards. Then, there’ll be a little time for individuals and families to search for the birds that visit Van Vleck every day.
The barred owl is one of the most beloved of its species, and also goes by the names of Hoot Owl, Eight Hooter (because it vocalizes in a series of eight hoots), Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl. It is known for its distinctive hooting call, exhibits a wingspan of just under four feet, and is the only owl in our part of the country with brown (instead of yellow) eyes. Those doleful eyes, combined with its paler face and eye rings, makes it a favorite in children’s picture books and owl imagery. Barred owls also do surprisingly well in suburban neighborhoods.
Even though it rarely eats chickens, the red tailed hawk is sometimes known as a chickenhawk, and is one of the most common birds of prey in North America and frequently used in falconry. With a wingspan that averages four to five feet, this hefty and adaptable bird lives in diverse North American habitats.
The program is open to families and individuals for $10 per person ($7 each for Friends of Van Vleck). Preregistration is required. To register, please call 973-744-4752 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Color is bold this Spring – with blues and greens.
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My personal styling services are 100% online, 100% private. It is convenient, accessible, and an easy way to shop. Personal styling is something I think every woman deserves, but most of us haven’t been able to afford – until now.
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It’s official: Carrie Lane Pearlman is the new “Face of Bangz.”
The annual contest, a search for someone who is making a difference in her community and exemplifies the belief that beauty is both internal and external, is sponsored by Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa in Montclair. Last evening, five finalists made brief presentations on why they should be selected before an audience and a panel of experts who judged them on their beauty, personal stories, and the charities they pledged to support. Continue Reading
I really really hope Wellmont stays. I've seen over 40 shows here (no joke) and most of them were great. Along with the Montclair Film Festival, we need the Wellmont here to keep Montclair as relevant as ever.