Holiday 2023 Issue

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Publisher's Showcase


Happy New Year Everyone! As we embark on The Showcase Magazine’s 28th year, our commitment for 2024 is to practice “Mindfulness” and to be grateful for what we have at the moment, our ongoing journey and the treasured bond with our readers and clients. As we continue championing and promoting our LOCAL community, organizations, schools, businesses, and professionals, we remain dedicated to providing quality customer service Showcasing the best of everything LOCAL.

The “Winter” Showcase Magazine delivers a selection of new and returning advertisers alongside notable columns. Featured on our front cover, perfect for Valentine’s Day is the artwork “Love One Another” by artist Deborah Leonard bringing warmth to your winter days.

Inside this edition, explore our increasingly popular “DINING, SHOPPING & SPECIAL EVENTS” VALENTINE’S DAY section featuring premier LOCAL merchants dedicated to serving you. Discover unique VALENTINE GIFTS at your LOCAL retailers, celebrate the MONTH OF LOVE at LOCAL eateries and secure appointments at your LOCAL salons and spas! Let your LOCAL merchants assist you with your SUPER BOWL SUNDAY plans, home renovations, health, beauty and more. We are mindful of all the businesses advertising in The Showcase Magazine and encourage you to support them!

Our community is truly special, with remarkable people. We’re thrilled to  Showcase 3 LOCAL businesses and share their inspiring success stories. Kope Electric, Prezzo Italian Restaurant and XPLOSIVE Entertainment. Participate in the Winter Word Find contest on page 12 to win a $25 gift card from Focacceria Ristorante in Basking Ridge. Details for the Cutie Pie Award are on page 10 so please share your adorable baby pics with us!

We are mindful to consistently embrace a community-oriented approach while actively endorsing our LOCAL business community. We are mindful of Giving Back and continue to Showcase three organizations as part of our philanthropy initiative. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at

As we celebrate the beginning of our 28th year in publishing, we are proud to be the OG magazine of our community! We designed the magazine to give LOCAL merchants an affordable way to reach their ideal customers through print and digital ads and are mindful of their individual needs to service the community.

Take a look at our digital version as well ON-LINE at  and please give us a like and a follow and enjoy our social media presence. These platforms enhance advertiser visibility and promote their products. Our growing ONLINE Business Guide features 100+ businesses, with new additions joining in every issue!

A sincere thank you to our readers and advertisers for supporting us and our LOCALbusinesses and professionals. For 27 years, you’ve made it possible for us to give back to the community.

Patti, The Showcase staff and I wish you and your families Blessings, Peace, Health & Happiness in 2024.

As always, we encourage you to SHOP SMART AND SHOP LOCAL!


Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

Hoboken Happenings:

Are you tired of the same old routine? Whether it's with friends, family, or your work events, it's time to spice things up and create lasting memories together. Look no further than Hudson Table's hands-on cooking classes in Hoboken, NJ, where culinary magic meets social bonding. With a variety of class types, expert chefs, and a communal dining experience, Hudson Table offers an exciting opportunity for everyone to become a gourmet chef for a few hours.

At Hudson Table, the experience goes beyond a typical cooking class. They offer a range of class types to suit your preferences and group dynamics, including classes where you can watch chef competitions, join intimate Chef's Table events, attend with children, or become a chef for a day with interactive cooking classes.

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Simply Entertaining: Entertaining in the Home… Candle Painting

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, add a spark of magic to your celebrations with a Candle Painting Party. Hand-painted candles have become Instagram and TikTok's favorite interior trend, and hosting a candle painting party is the perfect way to showcase your creativity while spending quality time with friends, family, or a loved one.

Getting Started

Before diving into the details of hosting the perfect Candle Painting Party, let's explore some creative ways to paint candles with wax. You can either use non-toxic, water-based acrylic paint or colored wax. For the latter, light the candle until the top surface melts, then dip a brush into the wax to add vibrant colors, creating a watercolor-like pattern.

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Spice Up Your Style: Best Valentine's Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day is ahead of us, and here are some adorable outfit ideas whether you are relaxing at home or stepping out.

Feel the vibes in a sassy square neck red midi dress or embrace your playful side with a heart print waisted mini dress, dive into whimsical romance with a heavenly affair baby doll dress or go for the chic elegance of a pink velvet dress, and for those craving a dash of boldness imagine turning heads in a red, black, and white mini dress with a stylish slit.

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