10 Design strategies for decorating your new Legacy home using artwork and decor

So you just purchased a state-of-the-art Mountain Lakes Legacy home and you don’t know where to begin your decorating process. First off, furniture is important to bring your luxurious condo together but furniture would be nothing without artwork and decor to spruce up and personalize your space. Art and decor go hand in hand; your art will always look better and have greater impact in the space when the decor supports the art. Here are techniques you can use in your decor to support your art and make it even better to ultimately perfect your brand new Legacy home.

Rob Thomas live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on August 10th

robthomasRob Thomas– Rob Thomas returns to perform chart-topping hits such as “Lonely No More” and “This is How a Heart Breaks,” and Matchbox Twenty hits like “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Bent.” Featuring Special Guests Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah,” “Rhythm of Love””).

Date- August 10, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Location- Mayo Performing Arts Center

Utilize the scenic Tourne County Park to stay in shape this summer

tourne-county-parkWhy go to the gym on a beautiful summer day when you could exercise outside? The Legacy of Mountain Lakes is located just 5 minutes away from Tourne County Park. The park features athletic fields, bike trails, lakes, hiking trails and much more where one could enjoy various outdoor activities with a panoramic view to match . Here’s an easy walking workout that will help you get back in shape with a new outdoor exercise regimen while taking advantage of the natural Mountain Lakes terrain.


You can burn 200 calories in 30 minutes.

Navigating over roots and rocks and along winding or hilly paths can help you melt more fat and improve your agility, balance and coordination.

  • First 5 minutes: Walk along a flat trail at a pace that would make it easy for you to carry on a conversation.
  • Next 7 minutes: Stay on even terrain and pick up your pace so you’re breathing more deeply. (You should be able to talk only in short sentences.) Move at a faster clip for the last 2 minutes of this segment. Your breathing should become more labored, and you should be able to say just a few words at a time.
  • Next 10 minutes: Set out on a hilly trail or rugged path. Slow down to navigate uneven terrain. (If all the trails in your vicinity are flat, alternate between brisk and faster paces for 1 minute each.)
  • Next 5 minutes: Return to even terrain and walk at the same pace you used during the 7-minute segment (you should be able to talk only in short sentences).
  • Last 3 minutes: Continue walking on even terrain at a comfortable pace until your breathing is normal and you can carry on a conversation again.

Trail hiking 101:
Avoid getting blisters and other injuries that could interfere with your workouts.

  • Watch where you walk. Keep an eye on the ground, scanning for loose stones, holes, exposed roots and debris. To avoid slipping and falling, try to step on dull-colored dirt rather than slick, sticky mud.
  • Pamper your feet. To keep feet dry and blister-free, wear socks made of a fabric that draws sweat away from the skin (acrylic, for example, or Coolmax). Besides being uncomfortable, damp socks cause friction, which increases the likelihood of blisters.
  • Get the best boots. Wear lightweight hiking boots or trail shoes for ankle support and more grip when you’re walking on uneven terrain.

Source: http://www.allyou.com/diet-fitness/walking-workout-to-lose-weight/page2

Big Apple Circus Coming to Town

bigappleCome one, come all, on a wonderstruck journey to the circus! In this amazing spectacular, witness jugglers flipping fancies with abandon, clowns dishing out laughter, and aerialists and acrobats serving gasps of astonishment with swirling, soaring style! Your unrivaled guide, the peerless Ringmaster, presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams!

MPAC presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres: classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theater, family and comedy. They also offer musical theater and acting classes for children ages 5–18.

Dates-  July 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., July 18, 2015 at 3:00& 7:00 p.m.

Location-  Mayo Performing Arts Center

Take A Ride Through the Past at the Whippany Railway Museum







“Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of the railroads of New Jersey through the restoration, preservation, interpretation, and operation of historic railroad equipment and artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity.”

For You!
“On six summer weekends from May to September, you and your family can ride in a real railroad caboose for a 45-minute round trip. Trains will be departing from the Whippany Railway Museum in Morris County, NJ. You can get guaranteed tickets today when you order them online. Thanks for supporting the all-volunteer, non-profit Whippany Railway Museum!”

P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981

Source:  http://bit.ly/1jqtQnq

The Shakespeare Theatre

KirbyExt_Night“The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the state’s largest professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare’s canon and other classic dramatic entertainments for the cultural enrichment of the community. The artists and trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey bring dramatic masterpieces of the past to dynamic new life in order to inspire present lives as well as future visions for the world.  We are a teaching theatre, fervently dedicated to providing transformative experiences through our live performance of the classics.  We integrate education and learning into all our endeavors, while promoting literacy, a culture of enlightenment, a dedication to excellence, and a keen awareness of how the arts are a necessity to the health of the collective mind and soul of any great civilization.”


THE F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

36 Madison Avenue

Madison, NJ 07940


Source: http://bit.ly/SbUhaw


Flower Gardens, Relaxation, And More at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum


filename-img-8462-jpgLocated in Morristown, NJ, the “Arbo” is spread out over 127 acres, surrounding a historic mansion and it’s gardens. Feel free to walk along any of it’s trails, observe the immense range of flower life, or even request to have hold an event. Today, the mansion has transformed into offices, which are the “home” to people who preserve the garden, offer tours, and who can assist you in hosting your next event!!!


53 E Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960


Celebrate Your Favorite Berry at the Strawberry Festival


“Enjoy family fun at Alstede Farms during our Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival! Enjoy a scenic farm hayride to our large strawberry patch and pick your own strawberries right from our fields! A great activity for families, moms groups, church groups or anyone that loves the exceptional taste of fresh picked strawberries! Come on out and enjoy a day in the country!”

Pick your own strawberries from 9am-6pm and enjoy farm activities from 10am-5pm. “All day activity passes for just $13.95 per child allow unlimited access to farm fun ALL DAY!”

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24).
Chester, NJ

GPS Address:
1 Chesterfield Dr.
Chester, NJ 07930




Denville Farmer’s Market is a great Sunday activity for the family! Open every Sunday from 8:30am-1:00pm June 8th-November 23rd.

“Denville Farmers’ Market boasts local growers, artisan cheese and meats, freshly baked breads and a host of small resident businesses. Tucked under canopies are fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers that make a vibrant palette of colors” according to the markets’ website.

Additionally, “Walk the lively Downtown while listening to music played from overhead speakers. Enjoy the many festivals year around. Visit scenic lakes or walk in the woods. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to enjoy and leave feeling refreshed!”

Source: http://bit.ly/TxM8ys

Great Town, Great Education…


Mountain Lakes High is a highly regarded high school in the state of New Jersey. When thinking about buying a new home, the local education system can be a deal decider in a family’s final decision. Buying a Legacy of Mountain Lakes townhome is so much more than an address in one of NJ’s finest towns; your children will have the opportunity to experience a great town, high school education, and high school athletic program.

Here are some comments on the school’s ratings (Source- NJ School Performance Repost):

Academic Achievement
“This school outperforms 91% of schools statewide as noted
by its statewide percentile ranking and 96% of schools
educating students with similar demographic characteristics
as noted in its peer school percentile ranking in the
performance area of Academic Achievement”

College and Career Readiness
“This school outperforms 84% of schools statewide as noted
by its statewide percentile ranking and 75% of schools
educating students with similar demographic characteristics
as noted in its peer school percentile ranking in the
performance area of College and Career Readiness.
Additionally, this school is meeting 100% of its
performance targets in the area of College and Career

Graduation and Post-Secondary
“This school outperforms 94% of schools statewide as noted
by its statewide percentile ranking and 84% of schools
educating students with similar demographic characteristics
as noted in its peer school percentile ranking in the
performance area of Graduation and Post-Secondary.
Additionally, this school is meeting 100% of its
performance targets in the area of Graduation and