BERGEN magazine - May 2017

Just Desserts

Nothing says "party" more than sweet treats. And these three eye-catching confections are a colorful addition to your soiree plus they taste just as good as they look. Enjoy!

A Very Sweet 16

Like a coming-out party, a bat mitzvah or a quinceañera, a Sweet 16 party marks a girl’s passage into young adulthood. Thanks to her event-planner dad, one lucky Hillsdale teen’s big debut was even sweeter than most.

Worth the Weight

Diamonds are forever, so why not invest in one of these timeless pieces?

Get Your Kicks

It’s a thrill to find shoes that look great and feel good. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best new footwear of the season.

Electric Slides

Put away your heels. The season’s best sandals are stylish enough to work with almost any outfit.

The New 'Jersey Boys'

Music fans might mistake Alex Bleeker and his bandmates from indie-rock group Real Estate as Brooklyn scenesters. But the Ridgewood High School alum wants to make two things clear: He’s a New Jersey kid to the core, and he and the guys are ready to break away from the beach-vacation band stereotype.

The New 'Jersey Boys': More With Alex Bleeker

In March, Real Estate released its fourth studio album, In Mind, and Bleeker sat down with BERGEN to discuss their new sound, why arts funding was so crucial to their success and why being from New Jersey is “cool.”

It's a Wild World

An African safari might not be in your budget this year, but you can still tour an animal kingdom at the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus.

A Fight for His Life

When retired Ridgewood pediatrician Sajjad Iqbal, M.D., began suffering from facial paralysis, his doctors told him it was Bell’s palsy, a treatable condition that is often a reaction to a viral infection.

Smart Parking

Densely packed Jersey is known for our massive malls. But circling the mall for the umpteenth time trying to find a parking spot has got to be the worst part of shopping in our area.


Two teachers from the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest received Teacher Seminar grants to study in the United Kingdom this summer.

Show Me the Money!

With our proximity to Wall Street, it’s no surprise that six Bergen County towns have made Bloomberg’s list of America’s 100 Richest Places.

Sing It Loud

If you’ve belted out a tune in the shower or busted a rhyme while driving to work, it’s time to let your voice be heard.

Make Mom the Star

What can you give the woman who has given you everything? Try something simple that will touch her heart.