Check out my friends at Wild Honey Catering!

September 14, 2016

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I met Daniel Stein at an opening reception at an art gallery. He was (in my way—just kidding!) at the buffet table. I confided to this stranger, “Wow, I was hoping for crackers & cheese, but these fabulous-looking canapes are awesome!” He thanked me. “Excuse me?!” I retorted. “Oh, I’m the caterer; my partner is in the kitchen!” So I went right to Sylvia Becker, to gush further…

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Well, they’re both also as handsome as they are sweet-hearted—and those qualities are commensurate to the well-matched excellent front-of-house/back-of-house skills that this dynamic duo provide…

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Check out my friends at Ecológica La Olivilla!

June 1, 2016

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Producers of the internationally-renowned
organic extra virgin olive oil,
branded as Dehesa de la Sabina

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Check out my friend Carissa Borraggine!

February 17, 2016

on bricks350.com

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“Small business owner
serving healthy, delicious options”

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“Serving fresh food, to downtown Newark, since 2007”


About the place:

Harvest Table

 

 

About the person and her team:

Carissa Borraggine

on bricks350.com

 

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Check out the Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s “Frost Bites” event!

February 8, 2016

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Our first winter soiree. Sold out, and a total success, in every other way.
With a new Executive Director–kudos to Lisa Davies!

Find #mfwf #mfwf16 on the web
Please “like” our page on Facebook

These photographs
(and do make sure you peruse all 17 montages!)
courtesy of (the amazingly talented)
Christina Nuzzo,
of LifeMosaic Photography
Find her on the web
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Check out “My current favorite projects & affiliations”!

September 1, 2015

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For those who ask me “What do you ‘do’?”

(Click the graphic to) check out some of the ways that I ‘spend’ (*invest*) my time & energy, expertise & passion.

From music to employment transition to bicycling to food…

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Check out (my friend) Ed Palermo!

August 6, 2015

And the Ed Palermo Big Band.

The [semi-]short (back) story is: Walking in NYC’s “The Village” one time, looking for something to do. Saw a sign, at the Red Lion, for a musical double-bill: Project/Object [the repertoire of Frank Zappa] [and please see my other posts, about him (and about books about him), on this blog, including this one] and Mahavishnu Project [the book of… you guessed which Orchestra.] I took a gamble and walked in. Both bands blew me away. I signed onto the e-mail list for P/O. Then, on a subsequent tour, they asked for volunteers for “local crews.” Help the band load in & out and get free admission & beer! I wrote a long letter about all my skills & attributes and care while handling other people’s expensive/delicate equipment. The leader, Andre Cholmondeley, chose me and I met him at Maxwell’s in Hoboken one (fateful) afternoon before their gig. Fun!

The next year I volunteered, for them, at BB Kings. The next year I volunteered at Mexicali Rose. The next year I volunteered at Iridium. Etc. I’ve lost count. But have made a good friend in Andre (a killer guitarist [as was FZ, not everybody realizes]). (The rest of the players have rotated.) [And met both Ike Willis and Ray White, from some of FZ’s best lineups!]

And I met Katie Jacoby, electric violinist [did you love Jean Luc Ponty’s time with FZ?!] one time at BB King’s. We now think, the first time I met Ed Palermo–the hero of this current story–and, when he first met her, too. Of course, we both were enamored of Katie. I photographed her (and everyone/all evening, of course). Ed invited her to sit in with his group. Now she’s (a regular) in his band.

Oh, so, one time, hanging out with Ed in some NYC venue, after meeting at least several times, we realized that we both live in the same town in northern NJ!

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The current recording. One disc of Ed’s music; one disc of his arrangements of Frank’s music. [Click to go to amazon.com]


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From DREAM to REAL…

July 30, 2015

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“From DREAM to REAL…”

“… for when your business wants to exist now… not someday.”

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My friend Rebecca Irby is organizing this, so–women especially–
please check it out.
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A Live Workshop in Montclair New Jersey,
with Anne Perry of Business Heroine magazine.

Saturday, August 22 from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

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Business Heroine
the (free) magazine for the entrepreneur who says she will, and does”
is coming to New Jersey!
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Get the full details & reserve your spot, now, here.

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The lovely house (that you will recognize, if you were ever) in Montclair!

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