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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.

 

ICONIC CELEBRITY STYLIST, JOSÉ EBER, COMES TO NEW JERSEY!

José Eber, arguably the most recognizable face in the hair industry, will be making a two-day personal appearance at the José Eber Salon located at 284 Millburn Ave, Millburn, New Jersey on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th. He will be available for cut and color consultations throughout each day by appointment only.

Mr. Eber is in town for the salon’s Pink Tie Wrap-Up Pampering Party which will benefit the 20th anniversary of Susan G. Komen North Jersey. The event will celebrate all the sponsors, committee members and survivor volunteers who participated in annual Pink Tie Party fundraising event on April 7th , which raised over $250,000 and honored the original three founders Deborah Q. Belfatto, Kathy Hubert- McKenna and Lisa Marie Herschli.

As part of his charitable contributions to Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Mr. Eber graciously donated a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit in his personal chair and enjoy a one-on-one color consultation and haircut. This opportunity was auctioned off at the Pink Tie Party to the highest bidder. His/her new look will be revealed during the Pink Tie Wrap-Up Pampering Party.

The evening will also include José Eber performing complimentary cut and color consultations for each of the attendees, donating 10% of first-time services on the night of the event and any first-time services booked through May 27, 2017. Guests will also get to meet the José Eber artists and have an opportunity to talk beauty advise one on one in their chairs, as they enjoy light bites courtesy of Whole Food Markets, complimentary valet parking and swag bags filled with goodies who support Komen North Jersey.

All guests are required to pre-book any consultations. To book a complimentary consultation or a first- time service to benefit Susan G. Komen North Jersey contact Barbi, Front Desk Manager at contactus@joseebernj.com or call 973.671.1007.

Cara Di Falco on King’s “Piazza Italia”

Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina stopped by Kings Markets to check out what they have to offer. Turns out, finding Italian specialty products wasn’t too hard.

New Jersey’s Di Falco says that it can often be challenging to find a market carrying imported Italian goods as well as regular grocery shopping items. However, Kings Markets has solved this problem.

Di Falco stopped by King’s Piazza Italia, an eight  day kickoff event for a new line of products direct from Italy. The products are carefully curated, from family owned, small batch businesses that are bringing their products to the U.S. for the first time. A total of 25 artisans have signed up through Italian Products USA to sell their items at 12 Kings stores across NJ.

The “Piazza Italia.” A collection of artisanal Italian products, exclusive to Kings.

Kings Vice President of Merchandising, Jeff Binder told Di Falco they were looking to up their game and this was their plan; to bring a traditional Italian market to the local grocery store. 

The Piazza Italia items can be found at the Short Hills, Garwood, Hillsdale, Midland Park, Morristown, Mendham, Verona, Bedminster, Hoboken, Boonton, Cresskill and Ridgewood locations.

To learn more, check out Di Falco’s post here, and watch the video above.