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Wellness Lounge of South Orange

#HipNJ‘s Gina Cerniglia made her way to South Orange‘s Wellness Lounge, and found out more about their Jersey Luxe spa services.

During the “Wellness Happy Hour” event, Gina was lucky enough to indulge in some of their offerings, including a Thai massage, ear candling, reflexology and acupuncture.  The Wellness Lounge also offers guided meditation and holistic assessment, which measures “your current wellness status and lifestyle to determine the most appropriate support for improving your overall well-being.”

Another en vogue therapy they offer is Reiki.  This technique promotes stress reduction, relaxation and healing via energy that can only be channeled by someone attuned to it.  This hypnotic experience promotes a calm, relaxed state that is a different experience for each individual.

The Wellness Lounge offers Corporate Solutions as well, which gives your employees a relaxing treat for all their hard work!  They also work within schools and communities to promote health and wellness, and even set up “pop up” luxury lounges for events and parties!

For more information on this hip, women-owned small business, visit WellnessLounge.biz.

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HackensackUMC Foundation Designer Showhouse

Hip New Jersey was recently at HackensackUMC Foundation’s Designer Showhouse. The estate featured #HipNJ‘s top interior and landscape designers, who transformed the sprawling Saddle River estate into a Jersey Luxe wonderland.

The event was to raise money and awareness for The HackensackUMC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hackensack University Medical Center.

Each designer was designated a room in the 10,000 square foot residence, and were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild.

Judi Schwarz of Fairfield‘s Judi Schwarz Interiors reconfigured a “concrete mess of a gym” into a sprawling “man cave” for the homeowner.

“The gentleman informed me he loved to ski and look at mountains, so I incorporated that into the design,” Judi explained.  The scenic space also boasts lush leather couches, a bar and a (cool blue!) pool table.

Patricia Lacourte of Wyckoff‘s Eurica was tapped to do the pool house.  Her inspiration for the space was a piece of artwork that featured a blue bird.  She incorporated the light blue color throughout the room, and used orange as an accent.  The pool house also features a kitchen living room, fireplace and more- in other words, it’s nicer than most regular homes!

Other #HipNJ designers who selflessly dedicated their time to the cause was Thyme & Place Design, LLCChatham InteriorsCreative Wallcoverings and InteriorsDiane Durocher Interiors and many others.

For more information, visit HackensackUMCFoundation.org.

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#HipNJWeddings: Chakra Restaurant

Say “I do” in one of #HipNJ‘s most romantic spots- Chakra Restaurant in Paramus!

Chakra boasts an intimate setting and ultra-sexy vibe.  The “modern American” menu, whipped up by German-born Chef Thomas Ciszak, is an eclectic mix of farm-fresh ingredients.  It’s the perfect reception spot for the trendy bride and groom seeking an alternative to the traditional catering hall!

Chakra’s general manager, Evelyn Hsu, dished to #HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio about how her staff accommodates customers’ wishes.  “We customize everything.  From cultural traditions to guests’ dietary restrictions, we make sure that every detail is just perfect!”

Chakra is a restaurant before a catering hall, so definitely take advantage of their a la carte menu with your friends or a date.  Their romantic setting is great for popping the question too!

For more on Chakra, visit ChakraRestaurant.com.

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