Baristanet Profile: Emily Klein

Name: Emily Klein

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? 2013

Where did you grow up? Here!! I’m a replant – fled when I was old enough then found my way back when my kid was school age.

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I’m a life coach. I’m passionate about getting what you came for in life. Find me at Live A Joyful Life.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee!! I even bring it on my daily bliss walks.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Well, coffee in bed with TV to start. Even though I know you’re not “supposed to,” I love having a TV in my bedroom. Cook something, maybe see some friends, maybe drive my kid somewhere, head to the pool in the summer and the couch in the cool weather.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? That’s a tough one – I don’t dine out all that much. It depends on my mood and what for. For burgers – Tierney’s, for dates – De Novo, for eggs Benedict – The Corner, for bacon – The Red Eye Cafe, for lasagna – Cafe Giotto.

What’s on your nightstand? Tissues, a bowl of cool rocks, clock, water, remote, lamp, a notebook for brilliant things that occur to me when falling asleep or waking up or while watching a particularly good show on TV, and a pen.

What are you listening to? Just finished an audio book called “Existential Kink” which was super – highly recommend – I’d even start a book club about that one.

What are your current indulgences? Peanut butter, chunky, out of the jar with a spoon, naps whenever I feel like them, planned unstructured time – it sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s time I carve our for whatever I desire in the moment.

What talent you would most like to have? I’d love to be a parkour ninja, but also stand-up comedy. People say I’m really funny, and I believe them.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? No matter what your thing is, who your people are, you can find it or them here… and also the beautiful garden behind the social services building on Fullerton.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That I was someone who made the world a better place.

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