Thursday, February 14, 2013
Local bakeries still have plenty of holiday-themed goodies for procrastinators.
Still haven't figured out dessert for tonight? There are still a few hours left to score some tasty treats for Valentine's Day. Cupcake Corral (410 Ridgewood Road) has gorgeous cupcakes, including Red Velvet w/black currant buttercream. They are open today until 5 p.m. Able Baker (187 Maplewood Avenue) has a selection of iced cookies including the famed Julie-O's, heartshaped and filled with hot pink cream; linzer cookies, heart shaped chocolate shortbread and more -- plus chocolate ganache cakes and a selection of cupcakes. They are open until 6 p.m. Don't forget about Gigi's Cupcakes and Edo's Quality Cakes, both on Springfield Avenue. Happy heart day!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Profess your love with a riot of roses and tulips.
"The abundance in this arrangement is beautiful," said Jerry Rose, owner of the eponymously named florist on Maplewood Avenue. "I call it 'The Abundance of Love.'" Consisting of a collection of roses, including standard roses and spray roses, and two shades of tulips (red and apricot), the arrangement is classic enough to send to your mother -- with just enough heat to satisfy your spouse. Rose said that for Valentine's Day, "people want pretty. I think they just want beautiful arrangements." This one more than fits the bill. There's still time to place your Valentine's Day order. Jerry Rose Florist, 176 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood (973) 762-1085.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here's a look at what's ahead in town.
It's a quiet week for meetings in town, but a big week for holidays that emphasize wining, dining and carousing. On Tuesday, Kids Who Cook, a non-profit organized by kids to help fight world hunger, is hosting a Mardi Gras party at the South Orange Elks at 7 p.m. Cajun, Zydeco and Cosmic Country music $5, BYOB, food prepared by Kids Who Cook $20 - All you can Eat. Proceeds donated to charity. Essex County officials will be discussing results of the recently completed Deer Management Program on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at a press conference in West Orange. Patch will be there. The program, which recently completed its sixth year on Feb. 7, began Jan. 22 and was culled back by county officials when Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr…
There's still time to figure out plans for the big day, from concerts to chocolate, diamonds to dinner.
Here are some ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day -- Thursday, Feb. 14 -- in Maplewood and South Orange.
This favorite Maplewood florist presents a luscious, lusty arrangement that is sure to make your intentions clear.
Maplewood Patch asked several local florists to create their idea of a quintessential Valentine's Day floral arrangement. Here is what Lotus Petal Floral Design came up with. "Deep pink hydrangeas are the basis for this lovely change from traditional reds," said owner Peggy Excell-Stone. "Pink orchids and roses with white roses and chartreuse berry accents complete the compact romantic piece." Excell-Stone and staff are gearing up for the week, an extremely busy one for local florists. Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day gift ideas this week on Patch. Lotus Petals Floral Design, 92 Baker Street, Maplewood, (973) 762-3525, Petalsdesign.com.