Baristanet Profile: Keri Setaro

Name:  Keri Setaro

Where do you live? NOFU (I can’t believe that’s a thing!), Upper Montclair

When did you move there? October 2020

Where did you grow up? Margate, NJ

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am the host and producer of the Mom podcast MOMTOURAGE. It’s a podcast for moms that hate mom podcasts. 🙂 I’m also a yoga and meditation teacher and an on air host.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, but my stomach can’t always take it.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Beach days all the way! But also love a good hike, coffee from Local, and a backyard day with my man and little girl.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Zeugma

What’s on your nightstand? Hahahhha! Well, these days it’s various items that help with peri menopause! That’s some truth right there! Of course there are also various chargers and currently the book The Secret Language of Trees.

What are you listening to? Mostly podcasts because of the job, but also a fair amount of dinosaur based music and all the Disney princess collection due to my Dino-Princess crazy 3-year-old.

What are your current indulgences? I am trying to get a 15 minute chair massage every other week at the spot on my corner, and I started getting my nails painted with fun designs to try to beat the covid depression that has consumed us all.

What talent you would most like to have? I would love to be a good visual artist. A painter or a sculptor. In a more practical answer I would like to be talented at math.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? I haven’t lived here long enough to know the worst- kept yet. Currently in my new-to-town status, my best kept Montclair secret is Tony at Nails & Body Work in Watchung Plaza. He is the person I go to for the amazing chair massages!

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? This is funny. When I was 9 my teacher asked us to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew an older lady wearing all leopard with bright red lips, cat eye glasses, and a bird on her shoulder. The teacher asked what it was that I had drawn. I said, “When I grow up I want to be eccentric and to do something that affects everyone in a positive way so that they remember me and I can get my obituary in The NY Times.” Ha! So I guess what I want people to say at my funeral is: She was kind, she was funny, and she helped a lot of people.

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