“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 www.theshowcasemagazine.net 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 www.theshowcasemagazine.net.
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!
BE WELL. BE SAFE. BE KIND.
Nina & Patti