May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 carpet ties your décor together like nothing else can, but to find that perfect carpet is no easy task. That is, unless you let Dave Zisa of David Anthony Carpets do the searching for you. With over a decade of experience in the business and contacts literally all over the world, Zisa can locate exactly what his customer – either a designer or a homeowner – needs, or he can have it custom-designed to their specifications. Honing his skills by dealing strictly with the handmade rug Dave Zisa importing trade, Zisa decided to open David Anthony Carpets five years ago to share his expertise with area homeowners. Originally on Godwin Avenue, he moved his showroom to 18 Goffle Road in the quaint Victorian building eight months ago, where the lighting is better to appreciate his handsome wares and the parking is more convenient. David Anthony Carpets carries a huge inventory of fine handmade carpets from every rug-producing country, from moderately priced decorative rugs to semi antiques to collectible antiques in traditional to contemporary designs. It also has a selection of handmade tapestries, pillows and ottomans. Customers may bring in their furniture or drape fabric swatches for Zisa to match, or he will make in-home consultations at no-charge. David Anthony Carpets also specializes in carpet repairs, fiber guarding and cleaning. His staff is comprised of old-world craftsmen knowledgeable in the handling of heirlooms to preserve their integrity and value. “They are the best,” Zisa says of his staff. Since Zisa is mostly out on the road, David Anthony Carpets is open limited hours or by appointment. Call 201-612-8666. F O CUS on Midland Park Businesses David Anthony Carpets: purveyors Sal Lauretta for Men blends the traditional with the contemporary of fine handmade rugs S A al Lauretta for Men has been a pillar of fashion throughout Bergen County since 1974 and continues to develop a loyal following among patrons who appreciate meticulously tailored suits, dress shirts and pants for work or more casual gatherings. Sal Lauretta and his father, Raffaelle Lauretta, co-founded Sal Lauretta for Men utilizing the fine tailoring skills they developed in Italy to customfit men’s suits and clothing. Since then, the store has gone through three different expansions and revitalized its brand offerings to provide a larger breadth of quality and selection. The name brands they carry - Hugo Boss, Jack Victor, Canali, and Ravazzolo, among others – have transcended through time for their classic, clean appeal while remaining relevant to current fashion Pictured, seated, Sal Lauretta. Standing, from left: Ralph Lauretta, trends. Mark Ganguzza, Jorge Hernandez and Lorena Lauretta. The latest change happened in the spring of 2006 when third-generation family member Ralph Lauretta developed a new niche within the store which brought an edgier attitude while remaining true to the traditional ideals of tailored clothing. The new RELM department highlights high-end, edgy apparel from top fashion headliners. Denim and ready-to-wear lines such 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, Robert Graham, Michael Kors, Nat Nast and Agave were introduced to diversify and reach a wider range of clientele. Again in response to customers’ demands, the shop expects to add a new department for boys and young men this fall, featuring suits and blazers as well as dressy party wear and accessories. By remaining true to the traditional values Sal and Raffaelle attained in Italy, Sal Lauretta for Men continues to provide personalized service, the finest quality tailoring and a wide range of clothing options. Sal Lauretta for Men is located at 621 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park. Hours are MondayFriday, 10-6, Thursday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. All tailoring is done on premises. Call (201) 444-1666. Additional information on the store may be found on the web site at Summer is a great time to explore music! rom The Top Music Studio will offer wonderful opportunities this summer for students in instrumental, vocal and musical theater camps. This summer marks the beginning of the “Find The Musician In You” program. This will allow students to try an instrument or voice lessons for a week to see if it is the right fit for them. Once again, the Theater Camp returns to From The Top for young actors who would like to experience musical theater. Students will learn audition techniques and all aspects of musical theater as they put together a mini musical. The Instrumental and Vocal Camp is a great forum for students to receive concentrated study in ear training, theory, history, rhythm, composition as well as training on their respective instruments while preparing for a recital. In addition to our summer camps, From The Top Music Studio provides first-rate individual instrumental and vocal lessons to children and adults of all ages while keeping the lessons fun and exciting. The studio’s team, under the direction of Lisa Plasse, is comprised of the finest teachers in the metropolitan area. These teachers not only hold degrees in music perforLisa Plasse mance and/or education but continue to perform professionally. From The Top Music Studio offers recitals and coffeehouses for children and adults, special needs music classes, music therapy sessions and music ensembles. Ms. Plasse created the FTT Performance Series, which consists of faculty recitals, in an effort to raise money for The Susan Richman Music Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior majoring in music in a college or university. From The Top Music Studio celebrates its 10th Anniversary this season. The studio is located at 47 Prospect Street, Midland Park. Contact (201) 4458780 or Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, Inc. he professionals at Jacobsen Landscape, now celebrating 31 years in business, have been hard at work designing, renovating, and maintaining Bergen County’s best-kept local landscapes. This full-service landscape design/build company based at 413 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park is owned by Glenn Jacobsen and staffed by talented landscape designers, craftsmen, and production crews. Jacobsen Landscape handles all facets of design, planning, and construction. The property maintenance department is located around the corner from the Design Center. From this facility, Jacobsen services residential and commercial clients with year-round programs, including lawn care, tree and shrub care, and the newlyexpanded Garden Care Department. Landscape masonry has become a large part of the business as the popularity of natural Pictured from left, front row: Mark Milidantri, Design/Sales; stone pavers and custom stone- Dan Gubitosa, Maintenance/Sales; Michael Hartman, Design/ Sales; Jessica Agnello, Design. Back row: Glenn Jacobsen, CLP, work has increased. Jacobsen projects continue to President; Donna DeLuccia, Office Manager; Rich Rossnagel, Design/Sales; Jim VanHeemst, CLT, General Manager. win state and national awards as they have done consistently for the past two decades. In 2007 and 2008, Landscape Management Magazine recognized Jacobsen as one of the Top 100 Landscape Companies in America. The irrigation and lighting department at Jacobsen provides everything from custom design to installation and service, and the maintenance department ensures that everything remains in top condition. Jacobsen Landscape is proud to be part of the Midland Park community and a committed supporter of local programs. Jacobsen’s Midland Park office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call (201) 891-1199 or visit The Jacobsen Landscape Gallery at 11 Barnstable Court in Saddle River features specimen plants, flowers, and materials, and hosts exhibits by local artists, among other community events. Hours at the Landscape Gallery are Monday-Saturday, 9-5. Call (201) 825-4440 for more information. F T