The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Therese Baird
Where do you live? Cedar Grove, NJ
When did you move there? Almost 23 years ago.
Where did you grow up? Summit Avenue in Upper Montclair
How do you make a living? I am currently a real estate agent at Halstead Property in Montclair. Before that, I was the owner of Le Baker’s Dozen Bake Shoppe.
Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee… always. Unless I’m sick, then it’s tea!
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Going to a farmer’s market in the morning then cooking up a meal to share with family and friends at night.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? I love Dough Artisan Pizzeria in Caldwell. They have a beautiful garden in the back and they use the vegetables they grow in their dishes. They take farm-to-table to a new level… and the food is delicious! Their mushroom pizza is my favorite.
What’s on your nightstand? A lamp, an alarm clock, and a stack of yet-to-be-read magazines.
What are you listening to? Bruce, U2, and The Beach Boys.
What are your current addictions? Broadchurch on BBC and the 4th season of VEEP
Talent you would most like to have. I would love to be multi-lingual.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? That it is a hip, community-involved town filled with diverse, cultured and creative people.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That I was a good mom and wife.