September 2023 Issue

Holiday 2023 Issue

June 2023 Issue

Publisher's Showcase

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Happy Holidays and welcome to The Showcase Magazine’s festive celebration issue! As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to every one of you for your unwavering support. We encourage you to take the time to enjoy what’s inside and our beautiful front cover “The Holiday She Shed” by artist Heather Stillufsen.

Throughout the pages of our magazine, we have strived to bring you community-driven content and LOCALbusinesses and professionals that make our community home. We urge you to take advantage of all the merchants and professionals advertising in this issue and use our very popular DINING, SHOPPING & SPECIAL EVENTS”section as the perfect “Holiday Celebration Guide”. And remember…gift cards from these retailers and restaurants make for great stocking stuffers!

As we embrace the joy of the holidays, look no further for some holiday family fun. This issue Showcases the Family Fun Holiday Calendar, The Warren Holiday Festival, The Berkeley Heights Winter Walk, Hoboken Happenings, On the Record in NYC, Simply Entertaining and the Community Calendar of Events.

Our community is incredibly special, unique and full of amazing people. We are happy to Showcase 3 LOCALbusinesses, Audio Video Technologies, Beverly Hills Hair Studio and Silk Road Authentic Afghan and Mediterranean Cuisine. Please take the time to read about their success stories. You are welcome to enter our Holiday Word Find contest on page 8 for a chance to win a $150 prize package from Ab-Salute Fitness, Warren, Café Vincotto, Berkeley Heights, Lady of Leitrim Boutique, Clinton and Saly G’s Restaurant, Warren. If you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the Cutie Pie award, go to page 14 for all the details. We love receiving all your adorable baby pics!

In our 27th year of publication and the OG magazine of our community, The Showcase Magazine was and continues to be designed to give LOCAL merchants an affordable print and digital advertising vehicle to reach their ideal customers. 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. Our ON-LINE Business Guide also continues to grow with over one hundred businesses and new additions joining with every issue!

The Showcase Magazine continues to feature three organizations in our “Giving Back” column. This season we have donated to the Warren Township Rescue Squad on behalf of our loyal clients and readers. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, please visit our website at

We hope that in the coming weeks, you find time to relax, reflect and immerse yourself in this festive time. Thank you to our readers and advertisers for supporting us and the LOCAL businesses and professionals of The Showcase Magazine. You have made it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 27 years and counting! Patti and I, and The Showcase family, wish you and your families a joyous Holiday season full of blessings, health, happiness & a peaceful New Year!

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


Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

The Arts Scene: Alternative Christmas Movies

Tired of the Usual Fare? Here are Some Other Yuletide Flicks

I yield to nobody regarding my affection for classic Hollywood films. And yes, some pictures—especially during the Holidays—should be sampled annually. But some years, you may want an alternative to the umpteenth showing of It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street.

Here are a few suggestions for some fresh seasonal pics. They’ll help you get your Ho-Ho on, and some will leave a lump in your throat. In no particular order:

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On The Record In NYC: Dyker Heights Holiday Lights

Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Dyker Heights has the most over-the-top Christmas light decorations you'll ever see. It's a festive spectacle that has become a beloved New York attraction during the holiday season, drawing visitors from near and far. If you're planning your first trip to witness the magic of Dyker Heights Holiday Lights, you're in for a treat.

The history of Dyker Heights Holiday Lights dates to the 1980s when a few homeowners decided to take their holiday decorating to the next level. These dedicated residents began transforming their homes into winter wonderlands, complete with life-sized Santas, sleighs, snowmen, and even loudspeakers playing Christmas carols.

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Simply Entertaining: Paint & Sip

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a delightful and creative party at home? Imagine this: your living room twinkling with string lights, holiday tunes playing softly in the background, and a group of your closest friends gathered around the dining table, each holding a paintbrush and a wine glass. Welcome to the world of hosting a Paint and Sip holiday party, Martha Stewart style!

As any good host knows, creating the right ambiance is key. Start by decking your halls with festive decorations. Dim the lights and let all the candles you own shine to create a cozy atmosphere. (Hang some garlands around your home for that extra touch of holiday cheer - if interested.)

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