Woodbridge Pools and Ski specializes in the recreational enjoyment of water in two of its fundamental states: chlorinated and powdery. During the summer months, it keeps pools cool and inviting with installations, filters, chemicals, and accessories. When the weather turns colder and locals trade in their Speedos for the slopes, the company unveils its inventory of employee-tested winter-sports equipment by brands such as Burton, Arbor, Flow, and DC, as well as rentals of Völkl skis and snowboards and professional tune-ups.
MonkeySports Superstore encases bodies in preparation for skating, swinging, and dodging with an emporium of hockey, lacrosse, and roller-hockey equipment. Major sporting brands, such as Reebok, CCM, and Under Armor, keep the store stocked in quality gear that can stand up to tough games and hockey-stick-munching beavers. After suiting up in puck-reflecting armor, take aim with items including the Reebok 7K Sickick II Griptonite stick junior (currently on sale for $64.98) and Nike Bauer Vapor XXV Jr. hockey gloves (currently on sale for $29.98). For grass soldiers wielding netted wands, peruse the selection of lacrosse sticks (starting at $24.99) or Warrior footwear (starting at $34.99).
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($219) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. A Cubit ottoman set ($198) comes paired for two potential sets of weary feet. Augment somnolence with mattress sets from household brands such as ComforPedic and Simmons.
Formerly known as International Pastry, which caught the attention of the Star-Ledger, That Bakery's chilly cases overflow with classic pastries and cakes crafted from easily pronounceable, all-natural ingredients. Self-taught baker, decorator, and owner Joe Levi gleaned his foundational sweet skills crafting Christmas cookies with his mother and aunts, painstakingly testing each batch for flavor and for the latest trends in cinnamon-button placement. Best known for its whimsical layer cakes and build-your-own cupcakes, the celebrated bakery boasts a four-step process wherein guests choose a cake, filling, and topping before devouring custom creations in one to two blissful, if ambitious, bites.