Q: I spent my junior year in the south of France (Montpelier) and fell in love with French-style furniture (with everything French, but that's beside the point). Now, my husband and I are furnishing our first home and I would like to create a French provincial theme. He's not for it and says French furniture is too "effeminate." Au secours!
A: "Help!" In any language, that's what you need to bring your husband past his stereotypes.
Think the man in your life might need a little fashion help this Father's Day? Or do you need to buy a special graduation gift for your nephew? Or are you planning a vacation for you and your husband? And you know who will get to pack for both of you!
June is a great time to plan a fashion intervention for the guys. And Father's Day, in particular, is the perfect occasion to help "upgrade" your man's style through "strategic gift-giving," according to fashion expert Tom Julian, author of the recently released "Nordstrom Guide to Men's Everyday Dressing."
We've had the Summer of Love and the Summer of the Shark. Now, are you ready for the Summer of Corruption? On Thursday, jury selection begins in the federal trial of disgraced former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois. The timing couldn't be worse for Blago's old Chicago pals in the White House. Just as Team Obama tries to bury one job-trading scandal, another one resurfaces.
Time for the carcinogenic clouds of outdoor grills, the buzz of neighborly yard tools drowning out low-flying aircraft and family arguments over who gets to wear the inflatable starfish armbands in the swimming pool.
And let us not forget the children. Millions of the little darlings are about to be emancipated from teachers' daily reprimands to use their words, not their hands, and rush into the Season of Living Hell.
While New Jerseyans are quick to give blood when a major disaster occurs, not enough residents donate on a regular basis to maintain a stable blood supply for daily medical and emergency needs. To respond to New Jersey’s state wide blood shortage, Bergen Regional Medical Center is hosting a blood drive at the Medical Center on June 25, 2010 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Auditorium of Building Six.
In a well informed manner, Paramus Deputy Chief James J. Sheehan explained the need for Homeland Security planning and how Paramus relates. A town with a population near to 27,000, Paramus burgeons out during the work/shopping day to about 10 times that amount. Unique in the fact that it has many rapid transportation roads and shopping centers, this uniqueness is also a cause for concern. Manpower, or rather lack of, plays an important part in the training of the Paramus Police Department and extends to the security forces at the malls.
Children’s Aid and Family Services has received a $10,000 grant from the United Water Foundation Inc. and a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation for its Baby Basics Program. Baby Basics provides free nutritional formula, diapers and other baby essentials to low-income families with children ages newborn through 2 years from distribution sites in Carlstadt, Englewood, Paramus and Ridgewood. In 2009, the program served 177 children and their families, a record number. The program distributes more than 16,000 diapers each month to needy families.
Proceeds From ‘Squishy’ Summer Extravaganza Will Go To Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
East Rutherford, NJ – June 1, 2010 – State Fair Meadowlands will hold New Jersey’s 1st Annual State Fair Jersey Tomato Fight on Saturday, June 19, at 6 pm. The hour-long, squishy summer extravaganza – which will be held during the 19-day fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds in East Rutherford, NJ – is open to fairgoers ages 16 and up. Participation is free, but tomato hurlers and spectators will be encouraged to make a $5 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
We stop and stare. Who is that wearing that hat? We think it must be somebody special. Indeed, hats have been crowning us with glory for thousands of years, ever since the first Phoenician women entered competitions for their glorious headpieces.
Today, celebrities know the glamorous power of the hat and the attention it creates. Just look at the toppers of Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore, Beyonce Knowles and Harrison Ford — all of whom have been "hat dressed" by Ellen Colon-Lugo, the milliner for both the theatre and the couture fashion crowd. Her famous "Ellen Christine" hats have turned heads for over 30 years.
When Gary Spivak mentioned that he wanted to open an eating establishment, he was admonished to have something different. After all, hotdogs, hamburgers and wings are common fare at eating establishments these days. Gary stated that his food would be different! Opening inside venerable Brookside Tavern in Dumont on March 1st, Gary lived up to his statement!
After doing a story on Fairway’s passion for coffee, my interest was piqued. With the help of Benny Lanfranco, Coffee & Tea Director and Mark Miller, Paramus Coffee Manager, I began to enter the mystique of the coffee world. Questions abounded: Is tasting the bean a way to determine flavor; What does one look for in determining the differences in the coffee beans; Is it better to grind your own coffee; Why does one get different tastes from the same coffee; to freeze or not to freeze just to name a few. They were very patient; they still are!
Rotary District 7490’s Walter D. Head Foundation has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to two local students: Annette La Rocco of Fair Lawn and Twisha Mehta of Hillsdale. The Walter D. Head Foundation, founded in 1965, serves as the Rotary District’s charitable clearinghouse for projects sponsored by several clubs within the Rotary district. The Foundation offers scholarships on a competitive basis to students who reside in Bergen, Passaic, or Hudson Counties (or whose parents are Rotarians in those counties) who wish to pursue any graduate-level studies, or to college Juniors or Seniors who plan to work with people with disabilities, to become journalists, or to work in the environmental field. This year, ten students applied for scholarships.
Summer is almost here. That means teens will be out of school and looking to make money. Will summer jobs be available to them? Last year proved to be difficult with a low percentage of open summer positions. Older and more experienced job-seekers took the traditional summer jobs at malls, restaurants and movie theaters.
It is still a tough market for summer jobs, but this year should be better than the last few years, according to an outlook by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a global outplacement agency.
For Father's Day, how about giving Dad a belt? A belt of cake, that is.
Sean Allen is the bartender/baker behind Cake Buzz, a Los Angeles cakery that makes pound cakes based on cocktails. From coladas to cosmos, Cake Buzz offers up to 500 hooch-drenched flavors that are as moist as they are rich and tasty. (The divine Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka Cake can be wrung out like a bar towel it is so "wet.")
Each year Len LoPinto, Paramus Library Director, has the educational facilities in Paramus conducting a poetry contest. These offerings are submitted to the Paramus Library where Len and his staff review them according to criteria that has been established over the years. There were approximately 30 winners from schoolchildren who ranged from petite to middle school.
Patients who benefited from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s world-renowned bloodless medicine and surgery program joined physicians and other caregivers in an evening of celebration at the hospital on April 10 to mark the 15th anniversary of the hospital’s Institute for Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Medicine and Surgery. In one of the evening’s highlights, musician and eight-time GRAMMY®-award-winner George Benson, a former Institute patient, spoke about what the program means to him, thanked the Institute for 15 years of service and dedication to patients, and treated the audience to rousing musical numbers.
New Development Offers Luxury Living In the Heart Of Princeton
Construction is progressing at The Residences at Palmer Square, the new luxury townhome and condominium community in the heart of downtown Princeton. The project, which is about one-third through its three-year timetable, is rising rapidly, with on-site construction cranes lifting the steel infrastructure into place.