Chris Halabi brings his scissors, his razors, and his 12 years of haircutting experience to his clients’ homes and offices. Fresh off a 12-year stint at Pequannock Barber Shop, Chris began making trips to the offices of businessmen, the homes of fathers and sons, and the homes of elderly and disabled clients who were unable to venture out of the house for a haircut. With a veteran’s eye and rehearsed technique, Chris sculpts handsome men’s haircuts and renders faces smooth and stubble-free with razor shaves, all while clients relax in the comfort of their chosen surroundings.
Within its 50,000-square-foot confines, Clifton Childrenswear stocks thousands of fashionable yet affordable name-brand clothing items, accessories, shoes bedding, and furniture pieces for newborns, kids, and teenagers. Color-code kids’ wardrobes with chromatic threads such as a blue-plaid dress shirt ($2.97), Gege “Angelina” stretch skinny jeans ($7.88), or a Calvin Klein onesie ($4.97). Or, stock up on school supplies such as a Spiderman roller backpack ($19.97) to ensure youngsters won’t borrow a pelican’s mouth to tote books. Clifton Childrenswear’s friendly staff will help you locate any item, be it baby pajamas, a crib, or a taffy helmet. Instead of wading through a sea of garage-sale onesies stained with the fluffy innards of bull's-eye candies, visitors of Clifton Childrenswear will get kids a wardrobe that smells fresher than a 16-year-old's bow-adorned first car parked on a driveway made of air fresheners.
Therapeutic optometrist Dr. Natalia Raeva has spent more than a decade testing eyes for glaucoma, cataracts, and dryness. Now, she channels the optometry experience she gained from working in hospitals and nursing homes to both All About Eyes Vision Center and Visual Effects Eyecare Center, where she pulls clients’ sight back into focus with contact, bifocal, and progressive lenses. After Dr. Raeva has tested the health of each eye, the staff fits adults and kids with designer and sports frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Fendi, and Swissflex. All lenses can be further customized to resist scratches, filter out ultraviolet rays, or deflect the glares of a jealous sun.
The Overtime Sports team of coaches and personal trainers trains novice and professional athletes for greater performance in indoor and outdoor sports. They work with individual athletes and teams during one-on-one or small-group sessions within an expansive 40,000-square-foot space that includes an indoor football-style field and a weight-training area. They show players how to hone their swings and survive the inevitable uprising of pitching machines in the batting cages, and help basketball and volleyball players master the fundamentals on an indoor court. The Overtime Sports staff also fosters a team environment with adult and youth leagues, and also hosts sports-themed birthday parties.
The Village Inn may look like an simple country kitchen, but the food is nothing short of gourmet. Chef and owner John A. Martino calls on his training at the Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu to craft a menu of contemporary American Continental cuisine, which ranges from potato-crusted Chilean sea bass to a veal porterhouse topped with sautéed mushrooms. After the chef inspects the dishes for quality, presentation, and political leanings, they emerge from the kitchen to waft gourmet scents through four separate dining areas. Everyday diners sidle up to white-clothed tables amid floral carpets and drapes in the Fireplace Room, while top-shelf liquors come together to form a host of creative cocktails in the wood-lined bar. For private occasions, groups of up to 20 gather at a long oak table beneath the cozy, low ceilings of the Wine Cellar Room, and large events bask in the glow of a towering chandelier in the bright and airy expanse of The Great Room.
You never know what you’ll find at Buddy’s Small Lots. It might be a rechargeable kids’ go-kart, or a portable, pop-up beach canopy to keep the sun from staring at you in your swimsuit. Or it might be a Sunbeam stand mixer, the latest as-seen-on-TV invention, or a wood patio table. In any case, what it will be is steeply discounted. With a rapidly changing inventory of brand-new items, Buddy’s is just about impossible to sum up. Along with outfitting a home or dispatching holiday shopping in one swoop, customers can leave with the makings of a decent meal—the store also sells popular brands of milk, eggs, canned goods, and other grocery staples.