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Scooch A Mi Boutique Grand Opening Parties

#HipNJ spoke with Ellen Eppie, founder and chief curator of Scooch A Mi Boutique, about their October 26th grand opening parties and her inspiration for opening the boutique.

Scooch A Mi is an eco-friendly and socially-conscious boutique selling jewelry, accessories, and gifts, located in the heart of downtown Chatham.

The goal of Scooch A Mi is to provide distinctive, quality items at the best possible price. The boutique is filled with treasures from local, national and international artists and artisans. Eppie says that she will never sell anything that she wouldn’t buy herself. “I need to believe in it completely.” 

Opening events will support local anti-bullying charity Mallory’s Army, which was founded after Mallory Rose Grossman, 12, of Rockaway, took her own life because of horrific bullying. “Having two daughters, this really resonated with me,” Eppie says. “My mission is to share mindful kindness and bring out the individuality of each person.”

Eppie is most excited to showcase the work of the featured artists and artisans. “I love that in many cases, I am the first venue where some of these artists will be able to display their work,” she says. “It is a privilege to be able to get their work out there.”

On Ocotber 26th, Scooch A Mi will host a Brunch Party from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, and a Grand Opening Event from 7 pm to 9 pm. Guests can expect giveaways, prizes, food, and wine. “I want the boutique to be a community place,” Eppie states. RSVP to nubia@cieloconsulting.biz, or simply walk through the doors the day of the event.

To learn more about Scooch A Mi, click here.

“Hollywood East” Opens at Montclair State

Montclair University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th in celebration of their brand new, state of the art multimedia School of Communications and Media building. MSU alumni, University board members, state legislators, staff, and students alike all got to tour the impressive new building post-ceremony.

According to Montclair State University’s President, Susan A. Cole, ‘impressive’ could possibly be an understatement as it may be “the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and…is, in fact, more advanced than many professional facilities.”

The facility will provide students a wealth of opportunity for education and growth within the industry they’ve chosen to study, and as special guest New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg expressed, there is hope for students to utilize the new facility as they “go out and change the world.”

The building was made possible through a strategic partnership between MSU and Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas. Some of the tools and resources include 4K and HD studios and control rooms, multimedia labs, and an advanced studio production center.

The building has been dubbed “Hollywood East” and it’s sure to make a great difference in the education of students at MSU!

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The Kenilworth Grand Re-Opening

The #hippest boutique hotel experience resides at The Kenilworth, and #HipNJ was there to celebrate their grand re-opening!

The Kenilworth introduced their renovated, 109-room property with a lavish, complimentary cocktail reception that showcased their unique party spaces for event planners, corporate clients and community leaders.

Darshan Lakhani, co-owner of The Kenilworth, shared just how highly anticipated the re-opening was. “It’s been a life-long dream to open a boutique hotel, and our concept has finally come to reality.”

The festivities kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with politicians on the local and state level, including New Jersey Senator Tom Kean, Jr.

Eleven-year-old entrepreneur sensation and Englewood resident, Cory Nieves of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, made a special appearance with his “cookie trolley”.  He gifted guests with his delicious sweets, including chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies.

Celebrity wedding planner Danielle Rothweiler of Rothweiler Event Design was on hand to talk shop while she previewed her one-of-kind creations.

The Kenilworth’s modern, upstairs banquet room featured Mitchter’s Small-Batch Whiskey flight sampling, and guests danced the night away with The Sterling Band, one of the tri-state area’s most premiere party acts.

Patrons who experienced The Kenilworth’s hip downstairs lounge enjoyed libations by The Jack Rose featuring Laird’s Applejack, America’s oldest native distillery and a Garden State institution since 1698, and grooved to the beats of Paul Anthony Entertainment.

Both rooms showcased the offerings of The Kenilworth’s Executive Chef, Andrew Proto, through his creative presentations for party fare.

Other sponsors included prominent New Jersey businesses such as Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, José Eber Salon, Selfie Snapshots, and Party Rental Ltd.

For bookings, reservations, and to learn more about the Kenilworth visit KennilworthInn.com.