Category Archives: Jersey Luxe

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The Property Brothers Welcome Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market has opened its first store in the Northeast, and they chose to debut in #HipNJ!

The Livingston flagship recently celebrated a monster grand opening that was headlined by celebrity guests, HGTV’s “Property Brothers”.

#HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio spoke to the guests of honor, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, as well as the excited attendees about this great event.

“Its been a heck of a turnout,” said Larry Amos, District Manager of Cost Plus World Market.  “The community has really supported us, much better than I think we’ve even expected.”

“I think the store is absolutely beautiful.  The amount of product is amazing,” said one World Market customer, Annie Sarel.

Cost Plus World Market has been an American staple since 1958, when the first location opened in San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf.  The store has unique finds for the home, from stylish furniture and neat room accents, to gourmet food and kitchen needs.  You can even find clothing and jewelry!

Cost Plus World Market’s homey yet motivating vibe is a perfect compliment to The Property Brothers’ brand, which was why they were so happy to help cut the red ribbon!

“We are happy to be in New Jersey, speak with our fans and help out a good cause,” Jonathan Scott said.  (The brothers were collecting nonperishable food to donate to local food banks).

The duo also couldn’t wait to meet our #HipNJ crew!

“I knew you were coming, so I had to look hip,” Drew Scott quipped.

“Where should we go in New Jersey when we leave here?” Jonathan added.  (We made sure he bookmarked us for the next time he’s in town!)

Cost Plus World Market is located at 530 W Mt Pleasant Ave in LivingstonNJ 07039.  For more information, please visit their website.

#HipNJ Women in Small Business: Artemisia

Why purchase a mass- produced, boring gift for your special someone when you can visit Artemisia in Cranford and get something with a personalized touch?

Named after the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, Artemisia is a retail shop that specializes in artisan gifts for beauty and the home.

#HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon sat with the owners of Artemisia, Wendy Ramirez and Sandy Coleman, and learned all about their wonderful, eco-friendly shop.

“I thought for many years people lost the “art” of gift giving,” said Wendy.  “But everyone is drawn to our unique items.”

A hit among the Artemisia cliental are products that contain sayings; some inspirational, others sweet and quirky.

What’s helped the store (which is housed in a one hundred year-old storefront that still boasts original tin walls and ceilings!) gain popularity is Cranford’s welcoming population.   “We decided to open up the shop here because we felt its residents needed a store like this, and it’s been very well received!” gushed Sandy.

To support Artemisia, please visit their Facebook page.

#HipNJ Women in Small Business: Cheese… Please!

Modeled after the cheese shops of Europe, Cheese… Please! in Cranford gives foodies an array of high quality cheeses to choose from, right in our own #HipNJ backyard!

#HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon took a tour of Cheese… Please! and chatted with owner Maria Tisdall about operating such a delicious business.

“We only order cheese by the full wheel, and we hand-cut and wrap everything in the case to preserve freshness,” explained Maria.  “We also specialize in sourcing cheeses from local cheese makers in New Jersey and New York.”

Among the 100s of Cheese… Please! products, the best sellers include the Prima Donna,  a cheese that is delightful with any accent or drink!

In addition to being the go-to shop for this dairy delight, Cheese… Please! serves up gourmet sandwiches and soups.  They are also available to cater parties and events, and are featured at farmers markets around the area.

For more on Cheese… Please!, log onto their website.