Meet Nina Cardwell, Owner of Cambridge Street - Morris Bernards Moms


Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the area?
I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs and have been in New Jersey since 1997.

Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have one daughter who is 28.

When did you decide you wanted to open your own Stationary Shop?
I sort of fell into owning the shop (gift and stationery). After careers in advertising and interior decorating, I took a part time job with the previous owner, and purchased Cambridge Street from her in 2017.

Has invitations and personalized gifts always been a part of your life?
I joke that “making things pretty” is my superpower. I love the process of creating beautiful things…and that includes invitations, stationery, putting together the perfect gift for someone and the displays in the shop.

What is your favorite part about owning a shop in the heart of Madison?
I love being part of the Madison community. It is a small town with a huge heart, and I am so lucky to have the support of the residents of Madison and the surrounding towns.

If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
My tip…hire people you love being around and who share your vision for the business.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
People may be surprised to know…after a drink or two, I love karaoke!

Ok 10 Fun LOCAL favorites – ready, go!
1 – Favorite thing to do with your kids? Christmas Parade in Madison
2 – Favorite coffee spot? Sunday Motor Company, Madison
3 – Favorite lunch place? Bottle Hill Tavern, Madison
4 – Favorite farm to go fruit picking? Wightman Farms, Morristown
5 – Favorite date night restaurant? The Bar at TOWN in Morristown
6 – Favorite boutique? Stitch, Madison
7 – Favorite spot to grab a drink? Bottle Hill Tavern, Madison
8 – Who has the best bagels in town? Madison Bagel
9 – Best slice of pizza in town? Firehouse Pizza, Madison
10 – Favorite spot for ice cream? McCool’s, Madison

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