February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II, III & IV • Page 13 F O CUS on WYCKOFF Businesses Designer Stone & Tile Emporium: DFJ would love Realize your dream esigner Stone & Tile Emporium offers clients the opportunity to realize their design dreams by offering quality products, over two decades of experience, and personalized service. Owner Antonella “Ann” Romano has been involved in the business for 24 years, having grown up in a family that specialized in stone products. A designer who holds a degree in interior design, Ann provides her clients with drawings, elevations, and floor plans that can be used by builders and contractors. At her boutique-style showroom, Ann offers one-on-one service. She assists clients in choosing the right materials for each project and sees the process through to installation. “We cater to our customers and offer full service,” she explains. “We provide unique selections and professional and personalized service.” She notes that working by appointment allows her to devote time to each individual client. House calls are also available when needed. A prominent example of Ann’s work can Antonella “Ann” Romano be seen by patrons of the Brick House Restaurant. She was instrumental in the stone and tile phase of the renovation of this Wyckoff landmark. Visit Designer Stone & Tile Emporium, and let Ann or one of her designers help you visualize uses for mosaics, natural stone products, and tile in your home. Ann is New Jersey’s exclusive source for a custom clay tile artist whose work will enliven walls, borders, and more. In April 2007, the emporium had an article published in Kitchen & Bath magazine under “Kitchens by Professional Designers.” Ann has been writing for magazines since 2001. Functional and durable stone and tile products are being used to enhance floors, powder rooms, children’s baths, and many other areas of the home. Ask Ann about the trend toward mixing stone and tile, and about frost proof products that can be used for indoor/outdoor designs. Designer Stone & Tile Emporium is located at 248 Everett Avenue, Wyckoff. Call (201) 891-2444 for information. D to be your jeweler e’d love to be your jeweler!” asserts Nancy Schuring, owner of Devon Fine Jewelry in Wyckoff. This full-service jeweler offers innovative new designs and a chance for older pieces to be reinvented. Nancy invites anyone with an out-of-style piece of jewelry to visit Devon and peruse their Before & After Album. You will see photos of pieces that have been remade by Devon designers. Count on Devon for the most individual and unique jewelry around. If you love jewelry, you need to visit the comfortable showroom. Enjoy the one-ofNancy Schuring a-kind Devon Original Designs made from the stunning collection of colored gems, including many that Nancy and Debbie found in Madagascar last year. Their finds include sapphires, aquamarines, garnets, and quartz in a rainbow of colors, and many gems unique to that country. During their expedition, Nancy and Debbie visited the Institute of Gemology of Madagascar, which inspired Nancy to establish The Devon Foundation. This non-profit organization offers scholarships for students of gemology and lapidary with a focus on Madagascar’s women and handicapped students. “These are life-changing skills,” Nancy said. “We are donating a portion of all our gem sales to the Foundation, and people have been donating happily.” This spring, Nancy is planning to host the ambassador from Madagascar at a press conference and reception at the store. Check their website www.devonfinejewelry.com to learn more about Devon’s events and to join the Email Newsletter list. Visit in person at 303 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10-6; Thursday until 8; and Saturday, 10-5. Call (201) 848-8489. W Horizon Landscape Company: Building Landscape and Design Success Stories Since 1976. ocated in Wyckoff, Horizon Landscape is a fully complemented landscape company specializing in landscape architecture/design, construction, irrigation, landscape lighting and maintenance. With over 30 years of experience in home beautification, founder Michael Kukol has assembled a team of talented landscape designers that can bring dreams to reality. A professional landscape design is the first step in enhancing the curb appeal of a home. Horizon’s expert designers are skilled in balancing Landscape designers Kara Hames and Jon Stocker project requirements with budgets to produce beautiful results. After an initial meeting with a Horizon landscape designer, the project scope is defined and a budget is determined. Using the property site plan or survey, a landscape design plan will be developed showing all major existing and proposed design elements. Clients and designers work together to review the plans, make any necessary adjustments and finalize the vision. Horizon has experts in all facets of exterior landscape architecture including custom built stone walls, paver-ways, water features, patios, irrigation, perennial gardens, drainage, landscape lighting, retaining walls, railroad ties, and just simple planting. From concept to completion, Horizon’s experienced crew knows what it takes to bring landscape dreams to life. Horizon landscape designers Kara Hames and Jon Stocker have both received instruction from famous landscape architect Michael Lin. Kara has been designing landscapes with Horizon since 1994. Jon recently joined Horizon after working with a landscape architecture firm in NYC. All work performed is fully guaranteed and the new landscape can be maintained by Horizon. Call Horizon to schedule an appointment with a professional landscape designer. 201.848.0022 www.horizonlandscape.com. 3 Chicas Mexican Kitchen, Mi Cocina es Tu Cocina! Chicas Mexican Kitchen has been in Wyckoff for 7 years now and is a mainstay of fresh, quick service, Mexican food in the area. 3 Chicas offers a variety of healthy, made-to-order dishes, using only the best in quality ingredients served out of their open kitchen, which, by design, enables customers to see everything being freshly prepared by friendly staff and feel like they are part of the action. 3 Chicas’ owner, Lee Parker, has been in the restaurant business on and off for over 30 years and has owned Mexican restaurants over the last 20. He honed his skills in Mexican cuisine in Orange County, California, where Lee Parker with his staff: Nena Lopez, Evelyn Lopez and Elizabeth Aquino he learned the art of “California-FreshMex”: all natural ingredients, no lard, no preservatives, no trans-fats, no microwaves, no canned products, BUT lots of flavor! He has brought that concept to Bergen County and serves up delicious fare 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (Monday through Thursday 11-9, Friday and Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-9 offering a Mexican Brunch noon-2:30. Ample seating for 50 to dine in (bring your own beverage), relax at the taco bar, listen to great music, watch your favorite team on TV or catch up on the news. You can grab take out at the counter or call ahead for curbside pickup (great for parents with little ones in the car), and they provide convenient delivery to the local area. 3 Chicas also offers catering for all occasions on and off the premises including birthday parties, showers, weddings, office luncheons, any event from 13 to 300! As Parker says, “I have always offered quality food at a great value, having been in this business through several economic downturns, that is of real importance to lots of families, especially today: People are very busy, typically you have two parents that are running between work and the kids’ activities, and 3 Chicas provides a quick, wholesome, delicious and convenient alternative to the fast food chain offerings and that’s where our customers really see the value. So take a break and let my kitchen be your kitchen!” 3 Chicas is located at 637 Wyckoff Ave. in the Wyckoff Shopping Center. Visit their website for menu and specials: www.3chicas.com or call (201) 848-4700. BRING IN THIS ARTICLE AND RECEIVE $5 OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER OVER $25!!! L 3