Two weeks ago I had the privilege to host my 8th annual Christmas fundraiser party. In my first year it started as a simple living room cocktail party where a handful of my closest friends brought a toy to donate. In year eight the celebration, number of people and donations continues to grow. This continued experience gives back to me just as much as it does for the organization we contribute to. Every year my heart grows seeing all of the love and support from my family and friends. Their generosity is astounding and their excitement to help is ever-growing.
Why hello May-you’re here, you’re here, you’re finally here! Can you tell I’m just a little excited for the warm weather arrival?? By the outlook of all the festivals and food truck events this month, it seems like everyone else is just as enthusiastic at the prospect of being outdoors. From border to border NJ is going to be drawing some big crowds and dishing out tons of delicious regional food this month. As usual…get those calendars ready!
Hooray for April…it means that Spring is finally here! And although it may not fully seem like it yet (It actually snowed in my town last night) we will see warmer days in the very near future. This is exciting for a number of reasons one being, outdoor activities. You’ll see on this month’s lengthy list of happenings that the food trucks that hibernated all winter are back in full force, wineries are moving events to the outside, as well as fairgrounds kicking off their warm weather schedules.
Hey All-Here’s a great Throw back Thursday Interview with the men of Cambridge Wines in Morristown, NJ. It has now been open for quite some time and has become a town staple. For any of you who are already familiar with Cambridge…what you may not know about yet is their amazing Wine of the Month club. I’m on of their over 200 members that receive monthly wine installments from the shop. It’s a great way to learn more about different varietals and try up and coming wines. Their starter level (which is what I receive) is only $25 a month for 2 bottles of wine.
Gear up readers-this weekend of events sounds like a food-lovers dream! Tickets are now on sale for March 20th -22nd and the Seventh Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival !
Fall is in full effect and so are the autumn and pumpkin (of course!!) inspired festivals, dinners, and wine events. Get the family ready for some days at the farm, winery or even the beach for this month’s foodie happenings around NJ!
Summer may be winding down but the food festivals and events sure aren’t. September is chock full of foodie friendly fun for the whole family. Seafood festivals are a plenty, learning about wine will be easy with all the tasting events, and Italian and German culture and cuisines both are getting some attention this month.
Did you know you can partake in a wine tasting from the comfort of your own living room couch? What if I told you that during this in-home tasting you would still get the personal touch of LIVE tasting notes from the vineyard and even a chance for you to interact, ask questions, and talk with other at home wine tasting participants?
A few weekends ago a whole group of my college girlfriends, along with some new friends, headed down to Cape May for a bachelorette party. We had rented a beautiful, and highly recommended, shore house from VRBO (If you have not used VRBO for a vacation rental…you should look into it, it’s a great service. Also, here is the link to the gorgeous rental we stayed in: http://www.vrbo.com/324247 ).