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#HipNJ Visits Riley Rose

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino stopped by Riley Rose in Bridgewater to check out the new beauty store for millennials.

The store’s décor is full of Instagrammable moments. It’s like walking through your favorite beauty guru’s profile in real life!

Riley Rose features all the hot products endorsed by leading beauty bloggers, many of which are featured in the #trendingnow section, which you can see below!

Notable products include Me Factory’s cement peel off mask, Dedcool’s unisex fragrance and 7 Wonders’ tundra cranberry anti-aging mask.

There was even a Beauty Bar, where Emily DePalma of The Beauty Bar in Somerville styled Latino’s hair. She used a Beachwaver S1 curling iron ($129), and even taught her some hair tricks that she could do at home. Check out her before and after below!

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! The store has a candy bar for those of you with a sweet tooth. Grab a snack and get lost in their candy-colored day dream.

Overall, this Forever21 owned shop exceeds expectations. Get ready to make all your Instagram followers jealous and head over to Riley Rose today.

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Grain Bowl

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Grain Bowl!

This bowl covers all your winter bases, using delicious Italian and Mediterranean inspired ingredients. Check out the official recipe for this healthy dish, which serves four, below.

Italian Grain Bowl

2 C. cooked farro (follow package instructions)
1 apple, chopped
1/4 C. pomegranate kernels (either from 1 pomegranate or pre-peeled)
2 C. packed baby kale
1/4 C. sliced almonds
1/3 C. goat cheese (optional)
1/4 C. olive oil
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. honey
salt & pepper to taste

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

Bobbi Brown Opens The George Inn

Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown is opening The George Inn with her husband, Steven Plofker. #HipNJ has the scoop on the boutique hotel in the heart of Montclair.

The couple transformed a once forgotten Georgian Inn into a 32-room design-minded hotel. Brown spoke with Vogue earlier this month, calling Montclair “the Brooklyn of New Jersey,” making it the perfect location for their latest business venture.

Each room was specifically designed to feel different from the rest while maintaining a sophisticated and chic style. The vision for the project was to create a hotel that is welcoming, comfortable, interesting and ever-evolving, and the couple is excited to offer guests a unique and exciting experience.

The hotel is expected to open in the spring. For more information, click here.