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Dec 07, 2017

Happy Holidays from Fair Haven Businesses

It’s the most festive time of year in beautiful Fair Haven, and local business owners are caught up in the holiday spirit! When you’re making your shopping list – and checking it twice – be sure to stop by the wonderful vendors highlighted in The Journal. They’ve got all kinds of fabulous products and services to offer Fair Haven residents and visitors alike, and are ready to make your season merry!



Blue Stove Antiques/Watches International, LLC is a well-regarded vendor of authentic antiques from around the country and the world, including clocks, silver, china, and furniture. We have also earned an enviable reputation as a premier source of vintage and modern watches, as well as “estate” and contemporary jewelry. Our extensive selection of watches is guaranteed to be authentic and serviced to the highest standards. We are equally meticulous in choosing diamonds and other gemstones when we create jewelry especially for you.

We also provide expert jewelry and watch repair and restoration. If you intend to sell any of your own gold or unwanted or broken jewelry, you can bring them to us for sale or trade. Appraisals are free.

This holiday season, and all year round, we will continue to offer customers our renowned quality merchandise and personalized service for their gift giving needs.

Blue Stove Antiques is located at 769 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit Blue Stove Antiques/Watches International on Facebook or call (732) 747-6777.



Fair Haven is a great family town and it’s always fun for By George Baby, a wonderful baby and children’s store, to participate in the community’s annual Tree Lighting Event and the Holiday Stroll/Trolley Day. The store will have various specials throughout December, including their Candy Cane Day, where the customer picks a candy cane for a special discount. They are very grateful for all of their customers – especially the adorable babies!

By George Baby is located at 825 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 939-1135.







Boxwood Gardens Florist & Gifts proudly serves the Fair Haven area. It has been family owned and operated by Bill and Pam Boyd since 1969. Boxwood Gardens is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. The customer comes first and the professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. Boxwood Gardens always goes the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. The holidays are right around the corner, so be sure to order your flowers early!

Boxwood Gardens Florist is located at 807 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 747-5990.



Founded in the spring of 2011, A Chic with Stix is a specialty field hockey and lacrosse equipment store for female athletes. A Chic with Stix is owned by Kendra Castellano (daughter of Bill and Pam Boyd, owners of Boxwood Gardens Florist), a field hockey and lacrosse enthusiast. Throughout her playing days, Kendra was a firm believer that a cardboard box and a shipping label was no way to try out a field hockey or lacrosse stick. Hence, A Chic with Stix was born. She helps outfit girls at all levels in field hockey and lacrosse and she loves every minute of it.

A Chic with Stix is located on the second floor at 807 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 403-0285.






“The holiday season is my favorite time of the year!” exclaims Kathleen Goullet of Lotus Way. “I look forward so much to the holiday decorating that I start my decorating at home on Thanksgiving weekend, and at Lotus Way, I begin even earlier. I love setting out groupings of holiday trees, candles, and ornaments throughout the store, and while I’m sad to see them go when they’re purchased, I’m so pleased that they’ve found a new home! Between the fur-trimmed sweaters, the cable mittens and pom hats, the jewelry and handbags, and fun stocking stuffers, I hope to provide a pleasant holiday shopping experience at the store for my customers.

It’s a lovely time of the year in Fair Haven for the retailers, as well, starting with Small Business Saturday on November 25, when the stores participate in a shopping event offering brunch snacks and a trolley to shuttle shoppers up and down River Road.  On Friday, December 1, we have the tree lighting, a well-attended event in Fair Haven with various forms of entertainment and activities for children. The stores stay open from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening for the strollers.

It’s also a wonderful time of the year to show my appreciation for my fabulous customers and their support throughout the year.  Lotus Way couldn’t survive without them!

Lotus Way is located at 825 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit Lotus Way on Facebook or call (732) 345-0123.



Lisa Tave is the creator and owner of physhion. She is the proud mom of four boys and, when she is not teaching a spin class, she can be found continuously updating her fashion-forward fitness wear boutique with the hottest trends and styles out there. She chooses apparel that is functional as well as chic, reflecting her own busy lifestyle. Her comfortable and fashionable apparel can take you around town this holiday season, looking and feeling better than ever. She spends the holidays with her loved ones and participates in all that Fair Haven has to offer, from the Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting to the Shop Small Saturday Trolley & Brunch.

“I pride myself on knowing what looks good on your body shape,” Lisa explains. “Physhion lives up to its motto, ‘Where physical meets fashion.’ So, while you are hustling and bustling around this holiday season, physhion can put outfits together for you and/or your loved ones that you will look and feel great in. Happy Holidays from physhion!

Physhion is located at 813 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 450-9510.



Chelsea Delaney at SadieJames Boutique is ready for the holiday spirit and says, “I truly get excited to gift shop! I like to think about the person and try and find something truly meaningful for them. I love to bring this tradition back to SadieJames and I take pride in helping clients find the perfect gift for their recipient.

Gift giving is not the only wonderful thing about the holidays. Celebrating those around you is also one of my favorites. I always throw a holiday dinner for our staff. I am so thankful that they are a part of SadieJames, and it’s the perfect time to say thank you! We trim the store with garland and lights, because there’s nothing better than the nostalgic feeling of the holidays. You can always find a bowl of candy canes for your enjoyment, but you can also find a sweet treat attached, offering a holiday discount.

We incorporate faux and real leather pants, with a little bit of sparkle in our tops. Cashmere and denim are staples in the store.  Complimentary gift-wrapping is always offered, and LAFCO limited edition holiday candles are on our counter. For the shopper who loves to leave hints, we have a “Wish List,” where you can pick items from our current collection. Once they make it onto the list, we can keep it in the store or mail it out to the person of your choosing. Every purchase off of a wish list also comes with a sweet holiday discount. It’s never too early to start your list! From Thanksgiving through Christmas, we are open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to help with all of your gifting needs.”

SadieJames Boutique is located at 769 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 933-3528.



All year round, Tavolo Pronto is a gathering place: a local spot for friends and neighbors to meet over good food and cozy surroundings. However, around the holidays, our little place takes on a special air with frenetic energy,” states Patricia Balderas. “All hands are on deck, prepping and cooking, taking orders, answering phones, getting ready for the hustle and bustle. While we take pride in feeding our customers on a regular basis, the holidays give us some special opportunities to serve our regulars in different ways. Food is an important part of most people’s holidays.   Tavolo Pronto is ready the help you celebrate with the people you love. Let us take the work and worry out of your plans. We can host your family and friends for a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Tavolo, or we can supply your own gathering with a great selection of catering items, including appetizers, salads, entrees, Italian specialties, and desserts. We are open every day except Christmas Day, so come grab a bite or check out our online menus and specials. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope you make Tavolo Pronto part of your holiday tradition.

Tavolo Pronto is located at 610 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 741-6009.



The Burr Law Group was formed in 2010 by Amy Burr and Karen Burr. “We formed this firm with an eye towards providing our clients with quality, personal attention,” stated Karen. “We strive to help our clients get through life’s monumental changes with as little stress as possible, which is sometimes a task in the area of family law and real estate. While we do our best to help our clients get through these changes, we also strive to help many in our community by donating and contributing to the work of several non-profit organizations, including Moms Helping Moms, Music For All Seasons, Lunch Break, the Special Olympics, Shriners Hospital, and several food pantries in our local area. During the holiday season, this will be no exception, while we strive to help those in need during a time when people need an extra helping hand.”

The Burr Law Group is located at 623 River Road, Suite 2R, Fair Haven. Visit or (732) 741-1435.



“One of my favorite holiday traditions includes enjoying a festive gathering with family and friends while reflecting on the many blessings I am grateful for today,” explains Micheline Carvalho of The Spa at the Commons, where peace and relaxation prevail. “We offer a two-in-one benefit during the holiday season. Come in and enjoy a rejuvenating service while your gifts can be purchased, beautifully wrapped, and ready to go! Some of our packages include “Head to Toe,” “Renew and Relax,” and “Twice as Nice,” to name a few. The Spa at the Commons always strives to create merry memories, not just at Christmas, but all year round. Bring this peaceful aroma home with you by purchasing a candle, sachet, or room freshener.

I am most grateful for the wonderful, loyal clients that have been supporting The Spa at the Commons throughout the past eight years. We’re wishing you and your families a joyous holiday season filled with love and good tidings, and looking forward to another spectacular year as we continue to grow in peace and prosperity.”

The Spa at the Commons is located at 740 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit or call (732) 530-7722.



Deb Schweers at Veranda meets every customer with a smile and her warmth radiates the store. You feel at home from the time you walk in, no matter what season it is. Veranda offers unique jewelry and award-winning art to appeal to every palate. The holidays are special at Veranda, which, like so many shops on River Road, decorates and participates in the town traditions such as the Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll. Deb’s favorite holiday pastime is spending time with family and friends. She welcomes this busy time of year and enjoys helping her customers find that special piece of art or jewelry for their loved ones to cherish, commenting, “I want to wish all my customers and fellow patrons a blessed holiday season.”

Veranda Fine Art & Gift Gallery is located at 763 River Road, Fair Haven. Visit Veranda Fine Art & Gift Gallery on Facebook or call (732) 933-4747.