The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Kelly Coakley
Where do you live? Montclair, NJ
When did you move there? May 2008
Where did you grow up? Medford, NJ in South Jersey
How do you make a living? Corporate Recruiter is my 9-5 & a Spin Instructor to keep balance, fun, music & sweat a constant in my life is my passion
Coffee, tea or … ? lots of strong coffee with almond milk or some coconut oil
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? workout at dFIT Studio, post workout treat from dBAR, watching my three sons play in one of their various games, hike in Mills with my husband and the boys, dinner with friends, red wine, belly laughs.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Saveur Creole on Grove Street – authentic & delicious, I also love Le Salbuen Cafe on Walnut Street & De Novo – there are so many good ones, it’s hard to pick a favorite!
What’s on your nightstand? Outside Magazine, Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
What are you listening to? Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Hamilton Mix Tape, Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi & all of the newest beats to keep my spin classes at dFIT up-to-the-very-moment current
What are your current addictions? standing up for Women’s Rights
Talent you would most like to have. being able to sing & play the guitar for a rock band would be so fun, also the ability to never worry about anything ever again would be pretty great
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? Mills, Brookdale Park, endless city views from all over town – there is no town like Montclair. I feel so lucky every day that I live here & have met some of the coolest people possible since moving here 8 1/2 years ago.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? she loved her boys madly, she stood up for what she believed in & always tried to find laughter in everything.