Tried and True

If you see it here, it’s got my stamp of approval. Nothing in it for me, other than to pass on what’s tried and true.  A constant work in progress, this page will be kept updated accordingly.

Simply click on the names below to be linked to their websites for more information!


Blinc Mascara

This stuff is nothing short of amazing. As a mascara junkie, I keep coming back to this. Tubular technology, gentle on the lashes, and never leaves a smudge. The warmth of the water removes it with no rubbing or remover required! Application technique is a snap to grasp, and Overstock usually has the best price. (See my actual eye on “About This Blog” page. I have the thinnest, lightest lashes, but NOT with Blinc!)


Aqua Hair Extensions

Yes, I gave up my secret!  Have had them in for 6 months now, and they are fantastic.  Beautiful, natural, affordable, and fun. Jeff Feldman at Madison Avenue West salon in Denville does a fantastic job.  His eye for color matching is the key. Denville.



Atmospheric and delightfully interesting menu. Seasonal, fresh ingredients make for unusual and delicious combinations, as well as traditional Italian fare. Rich behind the keys of the black grand piano adds to the ambiance and experience.  Mangia!  Madison 

Chatham River Grille

Just GO!  Mussels to die for, filet mignon sliders to cry for, and so much more to try for.  This place qualifies as an “OMG”.  Chatham.

Marie’s Italian Specialties  

Great food, great prices, great find! You can even check it out on Facebook. Chatham.

Sergio & Company

Fantastic, authentic Italian specialties. Fresh mozzarella, stuffed olives, meats, cheeses, prepared foods and sandwiches.  Sergio and his staff are great too. A+++.  Denville.

La Griglia

Great Italian Seafood, nice ambiance. Kenilworth.



Strategy, Branding, Digital and Print Communications.  Mark is a great, creative guy to work with.

NJ Dogfather

Pet walking at its finest.  Frank takes his care of your pet as seriously as you do. Not just for dogs. Serving the Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, Summit and New Providence areas. 


Write on Gifts

Love this shop!  It’s a “go to” whenever I want a whimsical, personalized new baby or birthday gift. Timeless and treasured.  Denville.

Broadway Floral & Gift Gallery

Far from ordinary finds, Joy offers up the latest in fashionable clothing, top brands and and eye for accessories to match. Grab a gorgeous arrangement for someone you love, and a fantastic outfit or bag for yourself! Denville.

Melania Fashions

Not your run-of-the-mill boutique. You won’t see yourself coming and going with Melanie’s unique selection of clothing.  Fashion forward, personalized service. Randolph.

California Beach Hut

The staff here is trained by the owner to assess, assist and be honest (in a kind way) about what looks great, and what should wait. I’ve shopped here summer after summer, and always appreciated the personalized service, and more importantly, the “feel good” experience. Expect top brands, and not a lot on the “sale” rack. It’s worth the trip and every penny I spend.  Bathing suits, cruise wear, summer accessories. Year round. Denville.