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    Mid-Winter News from The Kate Elliott Team

    SOMA Events, Spotlight on Local Biz – Oh! Canary & Market Madness

    Hey Everyone! It is time for another edition of The Kate Elliott Team Newsletter. We hope you are staying warm despite the frigid temps. We wanted to check in with you and share some details on upcoming fun events, two of which, we are proud to sponsor. We are THRILLED to feature our friend and local mom, Lacey Buccelato, at SOMA biz Oh! Canary art studio. Then we will share a market update with The Kate Elliott Team’s current featured listings and some hot listings that we sold. As always, we LOVE hearing from you, so please reach out if you have any needs or questions (real estate related or otherwise), or just want to say “hi”.

    Also, if you haven’t already, please follow us on Instagram @KeyToNewJersey!

    We hope to see you around town!

    Kate, Robin, Leana, and Ann

    SOMAch To Do

    Maplewood Mercantile – February 22, 7pm – 9pm

    Join us for an evening performance by local favorite, Marry the Sea​.

    Celebrate our community spirit and welcome our new businesses, Sarah Gee Interiors and Anna Persson Herbst, Orange Studios Photography to the Maplewood Mercantile.

    Marry the Sea’s gorgeous vocals and brilliant acoustic interplay of guitars and violin transform listeners, while upright bass and drums further expand their inspiring sound. Bring your friends! White wine and beer will be served. Sponsored by The Kate Elliott Team

    Rent Party – The James Hunter Six

    February 23, 8pm at The Woodland

    Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint and Hunter’s second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann.

    Think Fast Short Play Competition – February 23 – 25 at The Burgdorff

    The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area.

    The 2nd Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff 

    February 25, 2pm – 5:30pm at The Woodland

    Get those recipes and spoons ready for some delicious chili!  We’ll have music, a bar, and 30 creative chili entries from the best amateur and professional chefs in the region.

    Do you have kid’s toys and clothes that you would like to swap?

    Save the date for the SOMA Families Meetup Kids’ Clothing & Toy Spring Swap on April 8th at The Woodland!

    Bring what you have and take what you need! If you are not a SOMA Families Meetup member yet, please join the group here to be able to receive updates and participate in this amazing event!

    Sponsored by The Kate Elliott Team

    Spotlight on Local Biz

    Owned by local mom, Lacey Buccelato, Oh! Canary is a new art studio in Maplewood. While Lacey’s main focus is teaching young artists, the studio collaborates with other SOMA creators to offer fun classes and workshops for all ages, such as sewing, pottery, and botanical dyeing. Check out the website for more details and class schedules. Here is the little Q&A that we did with Lacey.

    1) Describe your business and art studio: Its goals and your aesthetic/style. 

    Oh! Canary is a studio in Maplewood that offers art experiences for ages 1 and up. We run a playgroup called The Toddler Collective for 1- 3 year olds and have drop off classes for children ages 3- 14. We host birthday parties and camps, and also bring in local makers to teach a variety of adult workshops. Our goal is to make the creative process a joyful experience for all ages in our community. We hope to do this by offering a welcoming and inspiring space, diverse materials to explore, and developmentally appropriate content and instruction.

    2) Where does your skill/passion for art and teaching come from?

    I’ve always been interested in visual things – color and design and building and observing and photography and painting. I followed my interests and got a fine art degree, moved to New York to pursue photography and decided within a couple of years that I wanted to teach. Both of my parents were teachers, and making that decision felt really right. It never crossed my mind that I would end up working with young children until I spent time in a Reggio Emilia inspired studio in Brooklyn during grad school. I was amazed by how naturally and fearlessly these 4 year olds created. I was hooked! I’m still completely in awe when watching them work and play with great materials, and I feel so lucky to have found this career.

    3) How has your art studio in Maplewood further evolved or provided inspiration for your business?

    Environment is as much a teacher as any. Setting up a beautiful, accessible, and engaging environment is one of my favorite parts about this business, so having a space to call our own has been everything. The physical space of the studio has inspired so many ideas, and my wheels are constantly spinning about how to make it more child centered and visually delightful. Everyday its evolving, and as Oh! Canary grows, a goal is that you will know exactly who we are and what we value the second you step foot inside our studio.

    4) Where is the last place in New Jersey, that you enjoyed a truly fabulous meal, like the kind you can’t stop thinking about.

    My husband and I just discovered how close Edison is! We spent a little time in Sri Lanka many years ago, and there’s this Sri Lankan restaurant called Sigiri that is so delicious and less than 20 minutes away. We can’t believe it took us three years to find it.

    5) What does a typical day off look like for you? What Essex County spots do you frequent?

    We love our town and keep it pretty local on typical day off. I really enjoy taking my 1 and 3 year old boys for a walk on a nice day, swinging by the Able Baker for a cookie and a latte before walking to Memorial Park to play. If they fall asleep in the stroller I’ll pop in the Maplewood Mercantile to drool over furniture. If it’s a really good day, yoga at Baker Street Yoga or Bhakti Barn might be involved, and what would make it even better is a kale ceasar and Santo pie on the patio at Arturo’s.

    The Kate Elliott Team’s Featured Listings

    484 Harding in South Orange

    Offered at $1,100,000

    6 beds, 5.1 baths, Luxurious Living with Seasonal NYC Views

    For more details and photos, please visit:

    20 Oakview in Maplewood

    Offered at $775,000

    5 beds, 2.2 baths, Convenient to Memorial Park, Maplewood Village & NYC Train



    For more details and photos, please visit:

    27 Nassau in Montclair

    Offered at $515,000

    3 beds, 2 baths, Near Upper Montclair Business District & Easy NYC Commute


    For more details and photos, please visit:

    Listings SOLD by The Kate Elliott Team

    31 Menzel in Maplewood is a Restored & Restyled Home and sold at 107% of the asking price!

    220 Montague in South Orange sold with multiple offers!

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