Haddonfield, N.J., is a picturesque town—and now the whole state of New Jersey will be able to see that with their own eyes. 

New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield as the area to grace its September cover for the “Our Favorite Downtowns” article. 

“We are thrilled that New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield for the cover of its September issue,” says Haddonfield Mayor Jeff Kasko. “We have always recognized Haddonfield as a thriving and wonderful Downtown; now New Jersey Monthly readers will recognize it as well.” 

The article, a new feature, goes into detail on Haddonfield and 15 other downtowns in the Garden State. 

"New this year, the editorial staff at New Jersey Monthly chose their top 16 downtowns in New Jersey for our September issue,” says Ken Schlager, editor of New Jersey Monthly. “Downtown Haddonfield was an easy pick. We found no end to the downtown topics we wanted to cover, from sophisticated apparel boutiques, to art galleries, to the array of restaurants and well-preserved Colonial buildings.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.