Tina's on Church Street in Montclair is the perfect place to buy an original and adorable trinket for your pre-teenage or teenage daughter or friend. The bohemian atmosphere lends itself to rather bohemian foot traffic, but the items are really lovely and often made with very beautiful semi-precious gemstones and metals. Check it out when you just don't know what to get for that special teenage girl in your life.
Beans is a wonderful little shop with a huge and varied selection of teapots, coffees and loose teas, chocolates and coffee and teamaking paraphernalia. It is a lovely place for putting together a gift basket for a friend and also just for stopping in a for a good cup of morning joe. The friendly staff also sell fresh baked goods from local bakeries, including to-die-for croissants and muffins.
We were especially pleased with Action Paving as they offered a special deal to us if we could get our neighbors interested in having their driveways paved at the same time. Fortunately, two of our neighbors also really needed the paving job and so we got the job done for 2/3 of what it would have costed us otherwise. Action did a good job in a timely fashion.
Tajimi has no match in North Jersey for beautiful and unique pottery for the home. From serving bowls to vases, Tajimi has what you are looking for to add character and life to all the rooms in your home. Their knowledgeable and attentive staff are immensely helpful as you choose just the right piece for your living or dining room and even your kitchen! Parking is difficult but the prices are worth it.
I was happy to have my child enrolled at Hollow Day Care Center. The staff are attentive and caring and my children always came home at the end of the day happy and sufficiently exhausted- they get a lot of outside time. I never felt worried after the first few weeks about leaving them in the capable hands of Hollow's staff. A great place for children with a beautiful and safe facility.
Bloomfield Steak House may not be the swankiest restaurant in the Montclair/Bloomfield area, but it certainly serves the purpose. When you're craving a great filet and/or lobster, Bloomfield Steak House offers reasonably priced excellent fare. They also have a lovely, outdoor patio area where it's nice to have one of their savory salads and or steak sandwiches on a sunny afternoon. Great Bar, ample parking.
Whenever we go away for more than three days, our kitties go to Pet Sitters. While it takes them a little time to adjust, the caring staff at Pet Sitters help our kitties to acclimate quickly and get them eating and comfortable in no time. The kennel is well managed and the animals are all fed high quality food and attended to throughout the day and night. While kenneling and boaring animals always comes at a cost, Pet Sitters is well worth it for insuring peace of mind.
Bubble Car Wash is a great place for a quick car wash but take your car to a slower paced full service center for detailing. Bubbles gets cars in and out rather quickly but you'll need to check under the rugs to make sure they did a thorough job. The entrance to Bubbles is also difficult to manage as the line ends up extending out into the right lane of Bloomfield Avenue and can be a little scary.
Pazzo Pazzo is one of my favorites in Morris County for excellent Italian Cuisine. Though it is somewhat overpriced, the ambience is well worth it. Pazzo Pazzo also boasts an extensive bar and wine list and its desserts and holiday date specials are really worth the extra dollars. Try their seafood dishes and classic italian desserts like tartuffo and tiramisu. Parking is across the street at Headquarters Plaza and make a reservation.
The Clearview cinemas found in New Jersey are the best theatres around since they retain that old-fashioned old movie house feel. While many of them do have 5 or 6 screens, they are generally small enough that one does not feel like they are in a theme park. They also tend to show many of the smaller independent films and foreign films that you're not likely to catch at a Loews or Sony Cineplex.