Creating a Bedroom

Creating a Bedroom with C.R. Interior Designs

It is no secret that a luxurious bedroom needs great sheeting, the right window coverings, and a touch of sparkle. Here’s how to get the look, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Buy best quality bedding you can. Lofty down products and smooth sheeting equal a luxe bed.
  • Make sure you can catch your zzz’s by layering or blackout lining your draperies to keep light to a minimum.
  • Don’t shy away from a some drama either with a killer pair of lamps or a chandelier. Even a simple room can be elevated with the addition of sophisticated lighting. Add dimmers for your master bedroom lighting.

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Amy Andersen on the Importance of Sign Language

Amy Andersen, 2017-18 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of sign language.

Adubato went on-location to the 2017 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City to chat with Andersen. “We have a deaf community that is really spread out all over the country,” Andersen says of the importance of learning American Sign Language.

Andersen also tells Adubato that Ocean City has become known as a “deaf-friendly town,” with students learning to sign. This creates a feeling of comfort, which strengthens the entire community.

To learn more, click here. 2nd Annual Formalwear Drive + Community Sale is bringing its 2nd annual Formalwear Drive + Community Sale back to Hoboken on Saturday, March 24th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The sale held in the Multi-Service Center of Hoboken will collect proceeds to benefit Suits for Success, a non-profit whose mission is to empower individuals pursuing professionalism. Friends of #HipNJ will be attending the event and donating clothes to this awesome drive for the benefit of the young entrepreneurial community.

The event will be open to the public with lightly-worn clothing available for a small fee. Formal dresses and men’s wear will be available for just $5! Accessories and unopened cosmetics will also be available for purchase ranging in price from $1 – $3.

For community members with an overstuffed closet, this is a perfect opportunity to part with those formal dresses that you no longer have use for. Several donation locations are accepting clothing through Thursday, March 22nd in both Hoboken and Jersey City. Participating locations include:

Jane Do Hoboken {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken} from 6:30AM – 9:30AM and 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mon -Sat.

Boutique Realty Hoboken {537 Garden Street, Hoboken} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM M-F, 10:00AM-4PM Saturday

Prime Cycle Downtown {70 Hudson Street, Hoboken} M-F 5:30AM – 11:00AM, 4:30PM – 8:30PM, Saturday/Sunday 7:30AM – 1:00PM

WestSide Realty Group {1200 Clinton Street, Hoboken} M-F 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Sat. 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sun. 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Galatea {1224 Washington Street, Hoboken} Tues-Fri 12:00PM – 7:00PM, Sat. 10:0AM – 6:00PM, Sun. 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Boutique Realty JC {215 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Terra Stella Boutique {304 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} Tues.-Sat. 11:00Am – 6:00PM, Sun. 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Local stylist Tiffany Piñero will be helping shoppers choose outfits for their upcoming events. is asking potential attendees to RSVP so they know how many people to expect at the event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to snag some great formalwear deals by submitting an RSVP here. Or better yet, donate an item to the drive and pay it forward!


Other area locations wishing to participate in the drive and potential volunteers can sign up by email:

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