Roxy’s Best Of…Morris County, New Jersey

The Best of Morris County, New Jersey, from kid stuff (including summer camp) to restaurants to art galleries and shopping

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Ghost of Girl Scout Present: London’s Brownie Troop Explores the Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Open Now Through Sunday, December 14th

By: Roxy on 12/9/08 @ 2:29 pm

In the midst of this holiday season, I’ve been writing a bit about our family feeling like we’re living out Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol through London’s Brownie troop in the form of the Ghost of Girl Scout Past, Present, and Future. Last weekend, London and Maddie celebrated the Ghost of Girl Scout Past at [...]




Garden State Ballet Presents… The Nutcracker — Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/2/08 @ 7:09 am

The School of the Garden State Ballet (where London and Maddie study dance) Youth Company presents The Nutcracker.  This year’s holiday performance is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park.  A $5.00 donation (maximum $20 per family) is suggested.  For tickets, contact Colleen Murphy (973.599.9387) or [...]




Kids Birthday Party Venues: Cooks and Crafts in Flanders, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/23/08 @ 11:19 pm

Just the other day I had a request for Roxy’s recommendations of birthday and holiday party venues for kids who have done it all. If you’ve got 25 competitive tween gymnasts who have already been bowling, ice skating, rollerskating and swimming, Cooks and Crafts in Flanders, New Jersey just might be a creative alternative destination. [...]




Holly Trail 2008: London and Maddie Go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts, More Holiday Fun at Annual Holly Trail Celebration – Saturday, December 6th in Mendham, NJ

By: Roxy on 11/23/08 @ 10:55 pm

On Saturday, December 6th, the Holly Trail through Mendham, New Jersey, celebrates the season with fun for the whole family.
I first learned about Mendham’s Holly Trail through an invitation for London and Maddie to go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts at one of three locations: Hilltop School from 10 to 10:30am, Holly Manor from [...]




Last Chance to Get a Libby Lu Do in the Rockaway Mall

By: Roxy on 11/23/08 @ 10:36 pm

After getting London and Maddie a Libby Lu Do (Hannah Montana hair, nails, and make-up) during last year’s trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, I recently recommended Libby Lu in the Rockaway Mall as a birthday or holiday party venue for tween girls.  I’ve just learned that Saks Inc. is shutting down the entire unprofitable Club [...]




Feels Like Kids’ Birthday Party Season Is In Full Swing in Morris and Somerset Counties, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/8/08 @ 10:53 pm

When London and Maddie were in pre-school at Westmont Montessori in Mendham, NJ, and the birthday tradition was to invite the entire class, it felt like we were out at Toys With Love in Chester, NJ buying presents every week, and attending one or two kiddie birthday parties every weekend, particularly in the late fall [...]




Fall 2008 Apple Picking at Riamede Farm in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 12:09 pm

Since we moved out to the Roxiticus Valley from New York City’s West Village in October 2003, Rex and I have tried to find all the best “country” kid stuff for London and Maddie, particularly when it comes to having fun outdoors. The girls weren’t very big when we first went apple picking at Riamede [...]




Club Libby Lu in the Rockaway Mall

By: Roxy on 03/21/08 @ 9:30 pm

I took the girls to Club Libby Lu in the Rockaway Mall today for Good Friday makeovers: hair-do’s, nails, and a dash of make-up. We met up at Libby Lu with my girlfriend and her first grader. While the kids got their makeovers, the moms had to agree that “if it’s too loud, you’re too [...]