100% bloomingdale's men

100% Bloomingdale’s Men

#HipNJ men are about to get 100% hotter this summer!

100% Bloomingdale’s Men is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Men selections with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

1. John Varvatos Star USA Leather Racing Jacket
Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, this sleek leather jacket is all the rage this season! Besides being a gorgeous tan leather, the jacket features a banded collar with snap closure, front zip closure with snap storm flap, zip pockets at chest, front slip pockets, interior snap pocket, long sleeves with snap vents at cuffs and a gently broken-in for a lived-a-little look. Retail Value: $698

2. Original Penguin Chambray Stripe Volley Board Shorts
Bloomingdale’s has your summer needs covered, “100%!” Pick from a variety of board shorts, like this sexy pair by Original Penguin. This Bloomies-exclusive pair will take you from surf’s up to sundown in style. Retail Value: $79

3. Vince Tees
Vince created a 100% Bloomingdales line of men’s tees that feature a fresh take on favorites, including stripes. Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive Vince t-shirt! Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit Fashion.Bloomingdales.com/100-Percent-2016.

100% Bloomingdale's Home

100% Bloomingdale’s Home

Your home is about to get 100% #hipper!

100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Home picks with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

1. The NEST Candle
Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, NEST Fragrances’s Citrus Blossom candle features the invigorating scents of Mandarin orange and neroli blossom combined with coconut, white cedarwood and amber.  Retail Value: $64

2. Cuisinart
Bloomingdale’s worked closely with Cuisinart to create this 11-Piece chef’s classic cookware set in stainless steel & vivid white. Each piece is expertly crafted for a perfect pairing of longlasting performance with a fresh, stylish design. Retail Value: $480

3. Abyss
100% Bloomingdale’s Home Collection includes exclusive capsules and unique Abyss designs you won’t find anywhere else, including rugs, robes and towels. Abyss products can go through 350 machine washes before noticeable wear due to hospitality construction.  Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive NEST candle!  Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit Fashion.Bloomingdales.com/100-Percent-2016.

Morris Family Justice Center

Morris Family Justice Center

In light of their 40th anniversary, Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS) partnered with the Morris County Board of Freeholders and Prosecutor to open the Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC), a comprehensive center for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Morris County.

“Every life we touch receives the support and commitment that a person needs to change their life forever,” said Patty Lee, President of JBWS, at the Center’s ribbon cutting ceremony in Morristown.

Rather than forcing the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to navigate complex systems to receive the critical services they need, the Morris Family Justice Center strives to have all needed partners, allies, and resources within their intimate space. Children can play in a bright, colorful and relaxing playroom while their mom or dad gets the help they need. The Center also includes a kitchen and luxe living area, graciously donated by Karen Arakelian of The Gloria Foundation and White House Designs for Life, to help families feel safe and comfortable.

A big portion of the project was funded by the Provident Bank Foundation, thanks to a 100 thousand dollar signature grant. “It’s going to address the needs of domestic violence victims in a special, holistic way. This cause is very important to myself, my board, and my staff,” says Jane Kurek, executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation.

JBWS also partnered with the Morristown Police Department in the startup of this safe haven.

“I was overwhelmed to see that there was a police officer on staff at the Center,” says Claire, a domestic violence survivor. “You have no idea how much it means to a victim who needs support.”

If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic abuse, please visit JBWS.org for more information.

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