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Christmas Shopping In Downtown Cranford

Still need to do some Christmas shopping? #HipNJ is here to help. Downtown Cranford has the perfect gift for everyone in your life, and here are some phenomenal businesses you need to check out.

Simply Art and Framing

Simply has something for everyone. The gallery is filled with hundreds of wonderful art and gift items, offering so much more than just framing.

Cranford Golden Touch Jewelers


Looking to get that special someone a beautiful piece of jewelry? Head over to Cranford Golden Touch Jewelers and you will not be disappointed.

The Amber Feather

The Amber Feather is perfect for the fashionista in your life. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, this vintage, retail and resale shop is the place to be.

Hot Yoga Revolution

Hot Yoga Revolution is offering a $100 gift card for $80, as well as 25% off retail: premium yoga mats, hot yoga towels, china gel, pura vida bracelets and more!

Cake Artist Cafe

Cake Artist Cafe has a wide range of cake pops, cookie sets, and other delicious goodies that make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Fresh Press Juice Co.

Fresh Press Juice Co. is giving customers who purchase a $25 gift card or more the choice of a homemade granola bar or truffles.

Happy shopping!

seattle

#HipNJ Takes on Seattle

by Alyssa Villasenor

Happy #TravelTuesday #HipNJ! This weekend my cousins and I took on Seattle, a city of rain and endless Starbucks.

We left early on Friday morning from the Newark Liberty International Airport. Our 6am flight was on time–but we were not. We rushed through security just to make our flight. We moved so fast my cousin actually lost his hat. The staff was patient with us the whole time, thankfully, and didn’t mention how none of us were wearing our shoes, only socks.

We stayed at the lovely Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown Hotel, which was close to the iconic Space Needle. We had a great view of the Space Needle and got to see it light up at night from our window.

Our first meal was at The 5 Point Cafe. It was decorated in stickers and neon signs, one of which brightly announced “We Cheat Tourists-N-Drunks Since 1929.” The food was delicious and I had the “No Huevos” Rancheros, one of their many vegan options.

We spent our trip exploring downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market. The atmosphere was quite different from New York’s. First, the buildings were a lot shorter, and I was surprised every time I looked up and saw more sky than towers. The mood of the city was calmer than that of New York’s, in a way that was almost confusing as shops were closing up around 8pm. And of course, the air was cold, wet, and rainy, but the city still looked beautiful.

We visited the Gum Wall and were slightly grossed out, but enjoyed reading the little notes people stuck on the wall.

We enjoyed a S’more Sundae at Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream, a cute ice cream parlor that I already want to go back to.

We even saw diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium!

Overall, Seattle was a wonderful city to spend the weekend in, but it felt nice to return to the slightly-warmer, less-rainy New Jersey!

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Have a Winter Wonderland Wedding in #HipNJ!

Make your wedding magical this holiday season with #HipNJ’s favorite festive wedding venues!

Nanina’s in the Park

 

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All year round, Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville provides beautiful picturesque setting with top notch service and food (that sauce!) But there’s a special sort of magic when this historic venue is all dressed up for the holidays.

Clarks Landing Yacht Club

Nestled in Point Pleasant, Clarks Landing Yacht Club offers a romantic, sophisticated, seaside setting for a wedding celebration. One happy guest writes: It is the perfect spot for views of the water. Elegant atmosphere as soon as you step inside. Very classy. Service is spot on. Superb attention to details when it comes to taking care of all guests.


The venue offers a special Winter Wonderland package that makes for a magical and elegant wedding!


“Absolutely stunning. Have never experienced a happy hour as amazing as this. The whole evening was like a fairytale,” a pleased reviewer writes.


Clarks Landing Yacht Club is located at 847 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742. It is conveniently located 1 mile away from the beach and oceanfront.

The Mill Lakeside Manor

The Mill Lakeside Manor is an absolutely beautiful place for wedding couples to start their new lives together. It is located at 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762.

The outside is gorgeously lit with lights. The venue has exceptional views of the natural and picturesque Old Mill Pond.

A happy couple writes: “Our guests are still raving that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended! From the beautiful ceremony, to the amazing cocktail hour, to the delicious dinner, The Mill exceeded our expectations!”

The Hamilton Manor

Krista + Johnny | October 17, 2017

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The Hamilton Manor sits on 25 beautiful protected wooded acres with a landscaped gazebo, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony and photos. Their newest addition, The Rustic Barn, is a magnificent covered and landscaped area complete with a bar with cathedral ceilings perfect for cocktail hour.

“The Hamilton Manor is rustic, yet elegant at the same time…We had our ceremony in the barn and it was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests are still raving about the ambiance of the barn and how gorgeous our ceremony was.”

Have a happy holiday wedding season, #Hippers!