Author: Lauren Payne

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This bustling riverfront spot is equal parts family restaurant, sports bar and late-night party scene. Civilized at lunch and dinner, it gets loud after-hours and elbow-to-elbow at the bar.

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Her Bay Head home battered by Sandy, our home & garden editor learns to roll with the punches.

Seen in: Jersey Living

After the untimely deaths of their husbands, a woman and her mother-in-law join to forge festive new traditions for the kids.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living

Think Christmas trees grow on trees? It takes about 14 years of TLC (and luck) to ready each one for its shining hour.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living, Outdoors

10th Avenue Burrito Co.

November 12, 2012

California surfer chic meets healthy, hearty fresh-Mex fare.

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A Plainfield couple prove that preserving an architectural treasure—while challenging, time-consuming and, yes, costly—is well worth the effort.

Seen in: Historic Jersey, Home & Garden, Jersey Living

Cell Division, a band that features four Monmouth County surgeons, plays to raise money for good causes around the state.

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Two of the state’s top restaurateurs show us how (and where) they cook when at long last they’re off duty.

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Our favorite spaces from Glynallyn, this year’s Mansion in May Showhouse, seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor comfort.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living