The autumn and winter months tend to bring on busy days filled with holiday shopping and events. A “staycation” at the B&B at Skylands Manor offers our guests a special opportunity to unwind, take in the beauty of the changing seasons, and spend quality time with friends and family in a cherished historic NJ landmark.
I sat down with Linda Pergola, Director at Skylands Manor, to create our top 5 favorite things to see and do at Skylands Manor as the days get shorter and cooler:
Kim and I are Social Media and Marketing interns at Frungillo Caterers. We’ve been working on many of the company’s social media sites – including this blog! Kim is completing her B.A. in Communication at Bloomsburg University and I am working towards my B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University.
Kim (second from left) with friends in red on prom day.
We didn’t know each other before coming to Frungillo Caterers, but it turns out we do have som interesting things in common. Kim and I are both from North Jersey. Kim is from Verona and I’m from Montville (only a few miles away from each other). We both have previous experience working in the hospitality industry at local restaurants. Last but certainly not least, we both had our respective high school senior proms hosted by Frungillo Caterers in the Grand Ballroom at The Villa at Mountain Lakes.
Skylands Manor is well-known and cherished by New Jerseyans as one of Frungillo Caterers’ unique wedding and special events venues. Did you know that it is also a one-of-a-kind Bed-and-Breakfast? Located in the heart of the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor offers 44 stately guest rooms that reflect a time gone by and have been recently restored to include modern amenities. There are endless things to do year-round, and in the summertime the gardens, woodlands and surrounding towns are in full bloom.
Skylands Manor is a local treasure and was recently voted as number one of “5 Romantic Weekend Escapes” by NJ Monthly Magazine. When you arrive, you may be greeted by concierge extraordinaire Laurel. I recently spoke with Laurel about how she expertly guides our first-time and returning guests to have a fabulous stay at Skylands Manor. Here is our “top 10 things to do” list for the summertime:
Frungillo Caterers' Executive Chef Joanna DeFrancesco shares four TERRIFIC TURKEY TIPS that will have all of your guests asking for seconds, thirds, and leftovers to take home. These are very easy tips you can do right now and as you prep and cook tomorrow.
So, if your turkey is sitting in the fridge all nice and covered up, finish reading this post and go implement Chef Joanna's first tip right now!
NYG ALL IN ~ My colleagues and I were in our glory watching the Giants' Super Bowl win last Sunday. I also had the privilege of attending the awesome victory parade and other festivities. Thanks to my bosses, Robert and Jerry Frungillo, for giving me time off to celebrate!I also want to thank everyone for reading my last Super Bowl post on this blog, Facebook and Twitter. The response online was outstanding (over 13,000 people!!) and I had the opportunity to meet many amazing engaged couples in person at The Villa at Mountain Lakes for our special Superbowl Sunday wedding tours before the big game...and BIG WIN!What a great week and beginning to 2012! ~Frankie