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Glad I Saw It: Repeat!!! Repeat.

Good advice from outside 23 Skiddoo. Take it several times a day. 23 Skiddoo in Bloomfield has fantastic hot drinks, a comfortable room with lots of seating, and a laidback and open atmosphere.

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Make Art Like No One Is Watching

I recently took a drawing class with the Bloomfield Art League, and it was so much fun. I’ve always been a joyful, but simplistic, artist – lots of smiley faces and stick figures with wild hair. The class I took … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Naked People in the Bathroom

There are so many cool people around me in this New Jersey place I call home.  Despite being an inherently unsocial person (I know, I know. You can’t believe it! It’s not true!), I’ve dragged myself out of my shell … Continue reading

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Coolest Ever Storefront Display: Burgess Chemist

Now, I know, Home’s has an awesomely drool-worthy display of goods, Go Lightly’s is always unique and adorable and sustainable, Parcel’s looks stylish yet effortless, and Uptown 596’s makes you feel like you’ll be entering for a spa treatment, not … Continue reading

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Glad We Met: My Grocery Shopping Buddy

Every two weeks I drive down Bloomfield’s Broad Street, turn down a side street, and pick up my grocery shopping buddy – Esther*, a wonderful woman in her 80s.  I’ve been picking her up for a year now, and neither … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Eldorado at the ShopRite

All that, AND the driver was wearing a sharp hat.  And he had a powder blue rosary around the rearview mirror.  And look at those whitewall tires!  The goofy grin on my face must have been unsettling.  Maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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Ladies Night on Broad Street

I’m not a big believer in special days like “Mother’s Day” or “St. Valentine’s Day” or other days that seem to pressure some into making it super special for a particular person in our lives.  At its best, it’s a … Continue reading

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Sprucing Up the Place: Hot Dog Edition

Speaking of how people choose to adorn their surroundings, here’s a look at a pair of guard dogs who were recently prettied up. These two solid-looking pups stand on the corner of Watchung Avenue and Broad Street in Bloomfield.  I … Continue reading

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