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with Karen Kwong

meet Karen Kwong

I am a Mom of 3 beautiful girls, Engineer, Photographer, Infopreneur, Girl Scout Volunteer, Coffee lover, Spa diva, Bookworm. Stay community focused is my philosophy. You will often find me cheering, supporting, and collaborating with local small businesses and organizations that share the same values. This is why I decided to become a City Lifestyle Ambassador. It is a great place for me to write about locals! Thanks for reading my articles. Give them a like to show me your support! Connect with me on social media!

recent entries

Perkins: From Carhop to Tent Dining

Many of you might have heard of Perkins, a high-quality family dining restaurant chain with 299 locations in 2 Canada Providences and 32 US States. During the pandemic, their local store here in East Brunswick, NJ really caught my attention with what they are doing to serve their customers better. So I reached out to them through Instagram and inquired about an on-site visit. Above: Perkins East Brunswick, NJ LocationMeet the OwnersPerkins East Brunswick was opened in 2004 under Ismael Fallas's...

Welcome Back to Your Local Hair Salon

NJ hair and nail salons, barbershops, and other personal care businesses reopened on Monday, June 20. This is great news for many people. I reached out to one of my favorite local hair salons, ReCreations Salon & Spa in North Brunswick, and arranged an in-person visit to check out what the new normal is like and get some tips on this year's summer hair trends. The New NormalClients now have to wait in the car unit they are called. Once checked in, their temperature will be measured with a...

Meet Built By Me Founder Vitor Silva  

Over the years, I provided many commercial photoshoot services for local businesses. I stay in touch with the owners even after the photoshoots , and what they are doing daily for their businesses and their families always inspire me. In the month we celebrate Dads, I would like to introduce to my readers Vitor Silva - Founder of Built By Me. Vitor Silva - the brain behind Built By MeBuilt by Me is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning center located in East Brunswick...

What to Read This Summer

Summer seems to be a laid-back season for most moms as school's out. It is time to relax on the deck, by the pool, or at the beach, and sit back with a good read. I have the following five books to recommend. Three are summer themed. One was released during the summertime. And one is to be released this summer! "Park Avenue Summer" by Renee Rosen This is a historical fiction about the 60s in New York City, told from the perspective of Helen Gurley Brown’s fictional assistant Alice. This book...

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