Florists in Basking Ridge, NJ
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Basking Ridge NJ News
Apr 22, 2016
The new 'cake smash' baby photo trend is ridiculous — and ridiculously cute
It wasn't her party, but she would cry if she wanted to.
Basking Ridge photographer Harshita Malhotra says that's just the way it goes sometimes with "cake smash" photography. That's the idea, anyway — baby meets cake, baby smashes (and eats) cake.
A new rite of passage for babies turning 1, cake smash is the latest genre of photography starring young children. It's a way for parents to celebrate a big first in the life of their child as well as help introduce babies to the wide world of processed sugar.
Photographer Harshita Malhotra, at left, tries to get 1-year-old Viviana D'Ippolito in a good mood for her 'cake smash' photo shoot. Malhotra's daughter, Avneet, 5, uses a squeaky toy to get the baby's attention as Viviana's mother, Heather, looks on. (Amy Kuperinsky NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
"A lot of kids don't like cake," says Malhotra, 38, of Avnida Photography, a business she runs out of a home studio filled with baby props, blankets and little special occasion outfits.
Though a baby sitting in a highchair smearing frosting all over the place is a familiar scene, it can be difficult to recreate something so organic. And after an hour of coaxing and crackers — after squeaky toys, peekaboo and multiple renditions of "If You're Happy and You K... (NJ.com)Feb 3, 2016
Free programs at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge
Center (EEC) Naturalists have planned three fascinating and free programs during February at the facility located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.A session of the Family Program Series on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 2-3 p.m., Romance and Flowers for Your Valentine, will feature Shauna Moore, Somerset County Park Rosarian, who will demonstrate ideas for floral arrangements using roses and other extravagant blooms to create romantic compositions that are easily re-created at home. She will share some brief history on the symbolism of the flowers as they relate to the Victorian culture where flowers were the language of love. The program is free with pre-registration required online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling the EEC at 908-766-2489.
The newest EEC exhibit, Mammalia, will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p., from Saturday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, March 13, (except President's Day). After the extinction of dinosaurs around 65 million years ago, mammals diversified to fill the many vacated niches in a wide range of habitats. Mammals have been a common theme in mythology and folk tales and children's literature across cultures for centuries. The exhibit, by the AP ... (NJ.com)Feb 2, 2016
See how flowers brighten a winter day in Bernardsville
BASKING RIDGE — There is nothing like arranging flowers with winter winds howling during a cold snap.
Members of the Bernardsville Garden Club brought flowers for seniors to make a Valentine's Day flower arrangement.
More than two dozen signed up for the free class and, with volunteers helping out, made bright flower decorations.
"We pay for all the supplies so you just have to show up," said Sherry Melnyk, chair of garden therapy group of the garden club.
Red and yellow carnations were mixed with daisy's, mums and a pink heart to make the arrangement bright and cherry.
"I love crafting and its a great group of people," said Connie Kain, who took great care in placing her flowers just right.
"I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it, or give it to my daughter," Kain added.
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