Name: Kristen Zachares

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move here? 2011

Where did you grow up? Woodland Park

How do you make a living? OR What is your passion? I am the owner of The Eclectic Chic Boutique, an artisan lifestyle shop located on Bloomfield Avenue. My passion is to share our handmade crafts with everyone.

Coffee, tea, or … ? Coffee with Almond Milk

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Cuddling up on the couch, watching silly cartoons with my boyfriend.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Koreander, Korean Fusion Restaurant in Watchung Plaza. The Bibimbap, especially.

What’s on your nightstand? Comic books. The Vision and Scarlet Witch mini-series is there right now.

What are you listening to? Chill House Radio on Pandora.

What are your current indulgences? Mac and Cheese

What talent would you most like to have? Being a morning person.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? So many great shops! Especially Manhattan Juice Bar, {verdigreen}, East Side Mags, and Java Love.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That they will miss me.