Food & Drink

Press Releases

'The Paint Diva' to Offer Food, Wine and Interior Design Event

8c05205da1102bf0e6a7_closeup_in_color.jpg
Cindy Gelormini, "The Paint Diva"
8c05205da1102bf0e6a7_closeup_in_color.jpg

“Food, Wine and Interior Design” is the theme for, not a Ladies Night Out, but rather a “Diva's Day Out” hosted by Cindy Gelormini,“The Paint Diva of NJ” from McGrath's Paint and Hardware in New Providence.

Think of it as stepping into a live Home and Garden Magazine,” says The Paint Diva. She has invited a chef, wine expert and other local Interior Designers to each come and do live ½ hour presentations in an HGTV style format. It will have the feel of being on the set of a live cooking or decorating show. There will be food and wine samples, gift bags and raffled gifts at the end of the day.

Cindy painted murals and faux finishes for over 15 years, including the room-sized Cinderella mural at the Connection. In 2002 she hung up her brushes and went to work at McGrath's helping people choose paint colors. She also goes to clients’ homes to help choose paint colors, make decorating decisions and stage their homes for sale. She is so good at what she does clients have dubbed her everything from “The Paint Lady” and “The Paint Guru,” to “The Paint Whisperer.” But her favorite was “The Paint Diva” which she used for her website.

Sign Up for E-News

“It's a cute name and people remember it,” she says. She's become well-known in the area and people have gotten to the point that they say they won't pick a paint color without coming to her first. Cindy is also a Color Expert for Benjamin Moore on their website and Facebook page. In August she was asked by Benjamin Moore to begin doing seminars and went to the Corporate offices for training. This is the first of many seminars planned for the future.

In addition to being the Decorating, Staging and Color Consultant at McGrath's Paint and Hardware in New Providence, Cindy has also taught Aerobics at the Connection for Women and Families in Summit for over 20 years. The Connection will host the event on Sunday afternoon, November 20, from 2:00-4:30 pm. The event will be videotaped and edited for the local cable station. Cindy also has a son with Autism, and all proceeds from the seminar will go toward Special Needs programs at the Connection.

With the holidays approaching, the first seminar will be geared toward decorating for the holidays, specifically Thanksgiving. Cindy will be presenting a beautiful “Before and After” PowerPoint presentation from Benjamin Moore and Pottery Barn on “Using Color for the Holidays.”

Joining her for the seminar will be Interior Designers Rachel Kapner, Mary LaVecchia, Virginia Liberato and Lois Darling from Creative Wallcoverings and Interiors in New Providence to talk about doing tablescapes. Jude Danson from Stahl Del Duca Florist in Summit will do a floral arrangement for the table. Charles Burke, head chef from the Summit Hotel will do a cooking demonstration cooking with seasonal, tasty and low-carb spaghetti squash. Berkeley Wine in Berkeley Heights will be supplying wine samples and gifts for the day and Diane Letulle will come to talk about wine. Diane travels the world sampling and blogging about wine, teaches at a wine school and writes “The Wine Lovers Journal” for the Manhattan Wine Examiner. McGrath's Paint and Hardware will be donating gifts and coupons for Benjamin Moore paint. To learn more about each presenter, visit The Connection's website at http://www.theconnectiononline.org/  or Cindy's Facebook page: “The Paint Diva of NJ.”

The cost for the day is only $25 which will be collected at the door. To reserve seats, do not call the Connection, but rather email Cindy at Cindy@ThePaintDivaNJ.com. Seats are limited so don't hesitate to RSVP. The Connection is located at 79 Maple St., Summit, NJ.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Honoring Sacrifice and Service on Memorial Day

May 25, 2018

On Monday, May 28, 2018, our Nation celebrates our most solemn event, Memorial Day.  In Berkeley Heights tradition, we will honor those who sacrificed themselves so that we may continue to live in the greatest country on earth.  I invite all residents to join us for the parade festivities and, most importantly, gather at our Veteran’s Park for a brief ceremony.

America has ...

Logic and Sensible Spending Take Priority

Logic.  It's what people use when endeavoring to complete things in the most sensible order.  Everyone knows that "logic" means sequencing events in a formulaic, predictable manner.  We learned this at a young age, as we observed Star Trek on TV and came to understand why Captain James T. Kirk relied on Spock as his first officer because his strategic plans were ...

I will draw on my experience to deliver a great future for Berkeley Heights

I am impressed with the day-to-day leadership of our Mayor and Town Council and I hope to help them continue to do great work. As I have been doing my research since deciding to run for a seat on our Town Council, I have learned a few things about all the work that has been happening in recent years.  For example, while plans for the Stratton House development were recently announced, our ...

How the Holi Color Festival Came to Summit; Event Planner Shares Her Story

May 21, 2018

Back in India, Holi was a holiday observed by almost all states. The holiday would be declared at all educational institutes and offices. It's a two day spring festival also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over bad, the arrival of spring with the fragrance of flowers in the air and aura of warmth and happiness.

Holi festival is the time ...

Rain Didn't Dampen Our Vision for Art in the Park

The rain did not dampen our vision for Art in the Park!! Columbia Middle School was transformed into an art paradise, filled with an array of artists whose talents are nothing short of magical! The Peppertown Park Art in the Park Committee would like to thank all of the artists who came to our very first Art in the Park event. We are in awe of your creativity and immeasurable talents! You all ...

A Better Summer with the Y: Join by May 31 and Have Your Joiner Fee Waiver!

May 26, 2018

From now through the end of May, new members joining the Berkeley Heights YMCA will have their joiners fee waived, because at the Y we believe that everyone deserves to reach their health and wellness goals. With a savings of up to $95, you can focus on the perks of being a Berkeley Heights YMCA member:

Unlimited attendance to more than 100 group fitness classes a week
• State of ...

The New Providence 2018 Memorial Day Parade Begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28

The Borough of New Providence and American Legion Post #433 invite all to attend this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018.   The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine, at Springfield and Central avenues. Post 433 and the New Providence Community Activities Department have co-sponsored the town’s Memorial Day Parade for more than 65 years. The parade, ...

A Better Summer with the Y: Join by May 31 and Have Your Joiner Fee Waiver!

From now through the end of May, new members joining the Berkeley Heights YMCA will have their joiners fee waived, because at the Y we believe that everyone deserves to reach their health and wellness goals. With a savings of up to $95, you can focus on the perks of being a Berkeley Heights YMCA member:

Unlimited attendance to more than 100 group fitness classes a week
• State of ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Cycling Champ Laura Van Gilder Returns to Somerville Memorial Day to Defend Race Title

May 26, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m..

The Kugler-Anderson Tour of Somerville, often referred to as the Kentucky Derby of ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 26, 9:00 AM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Aunt Carrie's Attic Sale

Giving Back Other

Sat, May 26, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Recue, Berkeley Heights,

Dog Adoption

Other

Sat, May 26, 2:00 PM

New Providence

Memoir Writing Workshops @ NPML

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, May 31, 11:30 AM

Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit

Fortnightly Club Scholarship Luncheon

Food & Drink Giving Back

Thu, May 31, 1:30 PM

Coppola Ristorante, New Providence

Lunch and Learn: Dental Implants and the ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_69a5db118db45d8f5de0_cabaret

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Gov. Livingston Cafeteria, Berkeley Heights

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Host Annual Relay ...

The Evaluation of the College Search

It’s is a bizarre time of year as a college counselor as I find myself at both the beginning and end of this process.  Sophomores and juniors are excitedly and idealistically starting to consider what will be important to them in a school.  At the same time, while only separated by a year or two, my seniors have all committed within the past month to a school and have spent the ...

How to Design Your Ideal Retirement

Would you like to design your ideal retirement? Where do you begin? First of all, what does retirement mean to you? If you’re in a relationship, does retirement mean the same to you as it does to your partner? Do you know if your “ideal retirement” is affordable or just a pipe dream?

In past generations, retirement planning didn’t involve very much. You stopped work ...

Don’t Make These Three Mistakes About Social Security

Social Security has been around for decades and it’s not about to disappear. Why? Social Security is not an entitlement ("gift") that can be taken away - it’s a forced savings scheme that Americans pay into in their working years in order to secure a pension for life. Ideally, Social Security should not be your sole source of income in retirement but even comfortable ...