Tag Archives: family

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!

Where To Eat on Thanksgiving Day

We know the Holidays can be tough sometimes, especially Thanksgiving. Maybe the commute to see family just won’t work this year, maybe you’ve been so swamped at work you hadn’t had time to make plans at all! Lucky for you and your loved ones, there are plenty of restaurants open on turkey day that are ready to provide you a delicious meal. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Check them out:

  1. Veggie Heaven – Denville, Teaneck, & Montclair
    Veggie Heaven is a delicious restaurant with tons of items on their menu – ALL vegan, and now with gluten free options! Thanksigiving can be annoying for those with allergy or other dietary restrictions, but this place is open just about all year round to make sure everyone can enjoy a good meal at almost any time. 
  2. Madeleine’s Petit Paris – Northvale
    Try some french cuisine this Thanksgiving at Madeleine’s! Go a la carte or stick to the pre fix menu – either way you can’t go wrong with this place.
  3. McLoone’s Boathouse – Tinton Falls, Bayonne, West Orange, Hillsborough, Long Branch, Fords, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Red Bank
    Fortunately this spot has a few locations so hopefully there’s one near your home! A cozy place to dine this Thanksgiving – and the food is great, of course.
  4. Morris Tap & Grill – Randolph
    If you’d really like to have Thanksgiving food like turkey and pumpkin pie, this is your place! Make a reservation for a traditional buffet style feast from 12-6pm at Morris Tap & Grill (The featured photo at the top of this article is also courtesy of their website!)
  5. Salt Creek Grille – Princeton, Rumson
    Make a reservation for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Don’t miss out on traditional Thanksgiving food.

Here are only a few restaurant ideas, but you’d be surprised how many restaurants are open and happy to serve you and your family on Thanksgiving. However you may spend your day, we at HipNJ hope your holiday is a great one!

Thanksgiving

Fun Before the Feast on Thanksgiving Eve

We all love getting together with family for Thanksgiving: the plethora of home cooked meals, the strange distant family members you only ever see around this time every year, the endless questions about your relationship status…

Well, the home cooked meals mostly. 

Jokes aside, this time of year is optimal for recognizing all that you are thankful for in your life and to share an evening with loved ones over delicious food. Still, let’s face it: Thanksgiving is not quite a day for partying and letting loose.

This year, HipNJ wants you to try letting looseThanksgiving Eve. and we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a few ideas on where to go this Wednesday night in our very own Garden State:

  1. House of Que, Hoboken, NJ
    Cheap drinks and the possibility someone will inevitably come dressed as a turkey that we can point and laugh at until we’re sloshed enough to borrow the costume? Sign us up.
  2. Maggie’s Bar and Grill, Lakewood, NJ
    More drink specials, free admission for ladies, a dance floor, and karaoke – perfect to get your mind off of Aunt Linda’s prodding questions about your career.
  3. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville
    Emo Night is comin’ at you Thanksgiving Eve – if run of the mill partying isn’t for you and you’d like a night of rock music and good vibes, tickets only run from $12.50-$20 ($23 if you buy the day of).
  4. Tally-Ho, Hoboken
    Great food, fun games, good times – perfect for Thanksgiving Eve (I mean look how big the font on the flier is? Fonts don’t lie)
  5. Just Jake’s, Montclair
    Enjoy some live music, booze, and food. Just Jake’s is sure to show you a great night.

Wherever you end up going Thanksgiving Eve, we hope you have insane amounts of fun! (Just not too much fun, you still have to get yourself to Thanksgiving dinner the next day…)

Enjoy!