The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Alexa Sahadi (Knapp)
Where do you live? The lovely town of Bloomfield.
When did you move there? 10 years ago from the quaint village of Astoria, Queens.
Where did you grow up? Sweet, sweet Ohio – Sylvania, Ohio.
How do you make a living? Doing what I love, Art & Design specifically Brand Development & Product Design…and kids Smart Art classes.
Coffee, tea or … ? Latte please.
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Coffee, happy kids, exercise, good music in the background and going out with friends.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Too many favorites, so little time: Bloomfield — The Orange Squirrel and El Toro, Montclair — Yalo & Me and Plum on Park, and in Nutley — Thai Essence.
What’s on your nightstand? Magazines: Popular Science & Maker, Successful Child, and a tealight.
What are you listening to? It’s all about the Bass by Meghan Trainor, The Cure, and what Spotify has to offer.
What are your current addictions? Things that shall not be mentioned (kidding), coffee and scarves.
Talent you would most like to have. Downhill skier and Aerospace Interior Architect.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? That Stephen Colbert lives there and bought an out of date encyclopedia set at a garage sale.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? “She brought people together, we will never forget her. Enjoy the music!”