Sweet Retreat Boutique's palate-popular bakers curb relentless sweet-tooth cravings with made-from-scratch cupcakes and whole cakes that have flaunted such flavors as red velvet, carrot, and pineapple cream cheese. The shop's imaginative cake designers work closely with clients to assemble custom cakes that commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and the end of century-long thumb wars. Premade cakes in a variety of sizes come in round and square shapes, and proudly don top-shelf ingredients and layers of tasty frosting.
Bursting with topical stories and pertinent information, the Star-Ledger informs and entertains news-hungry readers with a paper delivered daily to their doorsteps. Equipped with a talented crew of word-savvy journalists, the paper relinquishes information of any persuasion, be it on breaking global news, local sports outcomes, or intergalactic spats between warring space actors and space paparazzi. Family members can jointly peruse the paper's edifying pages, guaranteeing a household well-informed of recent political debates or passionately opinionated about celebrity fashion.
Backed by the sudsy firepower of more than 100 washers and dryers, The Laundry Experience helps backlogs of unlaundered attire rediscover their sparkling beginnings quickly and thoroughly. Customers can cleanse up to 40 pounds of dirty duds, as cleaners treat outfits to full-service washing and drying ($0.99/lb.) before folding shirts into the shape of paper cranes. In addition to reviving moribund outfits, customers can also employ one of The Laundry Experience's heavy-duty machines to bust the grime from mammoth quilts and comforters.
Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center is a kids' paradise. Usually, at least. On most days families and birthday-partiers roll around its large wooden rink and master video games or collect tickets from redemption games in the arcade. But the 18+ crowd also gets the occasional DJ night of its own to break out the combustion-powered grownup skates. In fact, the Center loves to throw themed events that appeal to all ages, ranging from gospel jams to '80s tributes to carnival days. The cafe serves pizza and hot dogs, and for newcomers there are also skating lessons.
Though competitive cheerleading gym Premier All-Stars of NJ sets its sights firmly on championships, glory is but a goal that compels its students to learn the value of hard work and sportsmanship. The long-view approach clearly pays off, as the gym has held numerous National and Grand Championship Titles as well as earning superlatives such as Best Jump Sequence and Best Audience Participation. While the cheerleaders work toward the next shiny medal to wear around their necks or trade for magic beans, they learn teamwork and social skills in addition to the physical traits of coordination and bodily awareness.