A freak October snowstorm didn’t stop folks from getting their freak on at the Boooristanet ball. Want to see the party pics?
Thank you to Charles and everyone at Montclair Station for being able to deal with power outages and postponements with grace. Thank you to Montclair’s Brinley Family who gave out generous tastings all night of their fabulous rum. And a big, big thank you to area businesses who generously donated gift certificates to reward Baristanet fans (see list below). Thank you to all Baristanet fans — old and new — who made it to our inaugural Boooristanet Bash. We loved seeing your costumes, partying with you and being together on one of the strangest Halloween weekends to hit Baristaville in a long time. Another thank you to our amazing D.J. Phil Jenkins, who got the party started and had us out on the dance floor all night long and to tarot card reader Karen Sullivan who read our cards and donated a prize, too! Thank you to all who brought non-perishable food items or who helped us raise money by buying raffles for the Human Needs Food Pantry. Thank you to Van Dyk Manor who lent us their fabulous carved pumpkin decorations, special guest Rollerena and Sean who helped out at the door all night.
Most importantly, the biggest thanks of all goes to the incomparable Holly Korus, who created a Halloween party like no other, with amazing decorations, drinks and more — all while dealing with weather emergencies, power outages and more with amazing aplomb.
A big shout to all the area businesses who rewarded Baristanet fans with fantastic prizes:
Bangz Salon and Spa
Tia’s food of Love
Le Bakers Dozen
Nauna’s Bella Casa
Color, Story, Home
Miss Nicky’s Toffee
Fred Astaire Dance Studios