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Minette's Angels

Garden State Partners Come Together for Minette’s Angels

It truly takes a village to put together a great event, and no one knows and appreciates that fact like our staff here at #HipNJ. In anticipation of tonight’s Minette’s Angels “Celebration of Angels” gala at The Park Savoy, we want to spotlight some kind-hearted Garden State brands and organizations that helped bring the silent auction prizes and gala swag bags to the next level.

Bella Cape by Katherine Mahony Designs

#HipNJ Silent Auction Partners

  • State Theatre New Jersey & The Heldrich (New Brunswick)
  • MPAC Performing Arts Center & Mille’s Meatballs (Morristown)
  • Papermill Playhouse and Peter’s (Millburn)
  • SOPAC and The Reservior (South Orange)
  • Katherine Mahony Designs 
  • Gotham Steel
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Lisa Battaglia 
  • Virginia Wolf NYC
  • Tervis
  • Extravagonzo 
  • Hamptons Salt Company 

Goody Bags Aren’t Just for Kids

Attendees will cap off their fun night by taking home a bag full of swag, including copies of New Jersey Family Magazine and Kind Bars!

Follow tonight’s festivities on Facebook, as we go LIVE from the Minette’s Angels red carpet! 

Black Friday Shopping – Where To Go?

It’s that time of year again! The time to gather around with your family for a delicious meal, give thanks for all you have, and rush to your nearest mall and/or outlet store for the best deals on Black Friday. Fortunately for you, a lot of stores are actually starting their black friday sales online through Friday (with in store deals beginning Thanksgiving evening), so before you make plans to wait outside in the cold for hours, research must be done!

We at #HipNJ don’t want you to get cold after having a warm meal with your family, so we’re here to help with some of that research – whether you decide to stick it out and get in line for certain deals, or shop from the coziness of your home. Here are some of our favorite stores with some great deals!

  1. Kohl’s
    Kohls is one of those stores having sales online already! Home appliances, sweaters, and lots more. You can get them in store Thursday, but why wait for your deals? Get the sales done with and enjoy your Thanksgiving with family!
  2. Macy’s
    Macy’s has sales going on now to the 25th? Whaaat! A quick look on the website show you they’re having crazy deals on designer winter coats, at least 50% off! We think that’s reason enough to check them out, it is getting colder by the day!
  3. H&M
    H&M has great prices for super chic clothes already, but right now they’re taking an additional 20% off of sale items and orders $60+! Get your presents together for the holidays (mostly for yourself, let’s be real here…)
  4. Walmart
    Walmart is known for having some sort of crazy Black Friday horror story with impatient and angry shoppers storming the aisles and getting into fist fights over electronics…BUT shoppers know that there are some of the best deals at Walmart, which is why many take the risk even going. They’ve got some deals going on right now, and more online on Cyber Monday (we’ll get to that in another post!). If you’re tough enough to evade the nutty shoppers, Walmart is definitely a place for a successful day of Black Friday shopping.
  5. Bloomingdales
    If you love good sales and love Bloomingdales, you’ll be pleased to  see there are great sales on handbags, cashmere, outerwear and more at Bloomingdales!
  6. Sephora
    For the makeup lover in your life, rejoice! Sephora is having sales counting down to Black Friday! Today’s sales for example are up to 50% off various brands including Anastasia Beverly Hills and Marc Jacobs – hurry and get your glam on!
  7. Toys R Us
    What’s the holiday season without toy shopping? While we all love clothing and electronics and the like, you’ve gotta buy kids toys for the upcoming holidays! Toys R Us is having some crazy sales on items – 50% and more? The kids in your life will be ecstatic (and so will your wallet!)

Happy shopping!

Elise Rosenstock on ElyseRyan Jewelry

#HipNJ spoke with Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry about her company and its involvement in Bloomingdale’s Short Hills 50th Anniversary celebration.

Jewelry making started as a hobby for Elise while she was at home raising two daughters. After moving to Connecticut in 1999, she gradually built a business from her handmade jewelry creations of semi-precious stones, pearls and sterling silver. Her pieces became popular with women living in her area and eventually were carried by local jewelers.

“Then, stores got wind of me and wanted to know about the brand,” Rosenstock recalls. Over time, more retail outlets began to pick up Elise’s jewelry. It now appears at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and other select stores and salons throughout the country. “It was my passion, and I decided to go for it,” Rosenstock says about making the decision to launch ElyseRyan Jewelry.

Rosenstock has donated pieces to be auctioned off for a number of charitable organizations, and has created original jewelry designs to benefit specific causes she believes in, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “I have realized that when you have a piece of jewelry that tells a story, it takes on a different meaning,” she explains. “You look down and remember that you’re doing something to help others, and that piece of jewelry creates awareness.” This initiates a dialogue and connects people in supporting a cause.

The Bloomingdales’ Short Hills 50th Anniversary celebration, taking place on November 2nd from 6-8pm, will benefit Minette’s Angels, a non-profit breast cancer foundation based out of Verona. “I love that they are a grassroots organization,” Rosenstock says. “They do small things that change peoples’ lives,” citing robes given to women enduring chemotherapy. “The robes to make women feel safe and warm.”

Deb Belfatto, cofounder of Susan G. Komen North Jersey, introduced Rosenstock to Minette’s Angels. From there, Rosenstock agreed to design a pink bracelet to benefit the organization. This exclusive bracelet, along with AWAREABLES and other wristROCKS will be available at the Bloomingdale’s event.

To learn more about ElyseRyan Jewelry, click here.