Carrie Zensinger shows off one of the several heart-shaped cakes available at Carlo’s Bakery in Red Bank, above. ArtSea Gallery in Sea Bright carries chocolate Kewpie dolls, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
With the approach of Valentines Day, the heart swells – especially for those foodies who like their treats in the shape of a heart.
And there are plenty to set culinary hearts a-flutter, as PieHole discovered earlier this week on a tour of the Greater Red Bank Green in search of heart-shaped foods and desserts.
Famed “Medium Next Door” Maureen Hancock and Chef Mauro of Carlo’s Bakery are among the special guests, as the NJ Women’s Expo commandeers Brookdale’s Collins Arena for two days of “especially for women” seminars and demos.
“Gather your gal pals and treat yourselves,” it says here, “to the best local shopping, fashion, entertainment, food, travel, cosmetics and so much more.”
When the New Jersey Women’s Expo comes to the campus of Brookdale Community College for a fourth annual edition this weekend, it will commandeer the event floor and walkways of the Robert J. Collins Arena for two late morning/ afternoon sessions of product and service displays, health and beauty seminars, guest speakers and fashion shows (featuring the students of Red Bank’s Barbizon School of Modeling). It will feature a “Wellness Begins in Bed” panel presented by medical professionals from primary sponsor Meridian Health. And, it will entice attendees to venture into the wooded wilds of Lincroft by giving us something we can’t get at home: real live TV personalities.