Category Archives: Vendors

Beauty by Blair

HipNJ’s Alex Lee spoke with New Jersey based make-up artist Blair Collier, of BLO Lounge in Livingston, NJ to learn how she turned her passion for beauty, into her career.

When it comes to make-up artistry, Blair’s talent knows no bounds. Whether you need full glam for a wedding or Bat Mitzvah, or just to get camera ready for an engagement or maternity shoot, Blair will make sure you put your best face forward.

Where others might feel overwhelmed, Blair thrives on high energy situations, loving the hustle and bustle of a Bridal Suite Make-up Session.

Blair’s talent and dedication have been years in the making. She recalls that even from a young age, she was intrigued by her mother’s make-up routine. Recently, with the support of her family, she took her love of make-up artistry to the next level, getting certified at Artist and Makeup Academy (AMA) in Hoboken, NJ. “Finally, I did something for me…I love it and I wouldn’t turn back!”

When asked what the future holds, Blair is motivated and optimistic. She sees herself growing, with more clients and social media followers.

If you have a special event and want to look and feel your best, Blair can be found on Instagram at @BeautyByBlair_BBB.

Puppy Costume Parade + Family Fall Festival!

As you all know, halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade! This is an event for the WHOLE family to enjoy, puppies included! It will take place at Pier Village, along the oceanfront boardwalk on Saturday, October 27th

Although the costumed puppies will definitely be the highlight of the event, there will be activities for the rest of the family to enjoy as well! The Festival will include bouncy rides, a costumed puppy parade, arts and crafts, touch a truck, craft vendors, a kids costume parade, Fresh Farmers and Makers Market, shopping, food and drink specials at local restaurants, and more!  A DJ will be present as well, along with costumed characters!

You will also be able to take the kiddies trick or treating throughout the shops of Pier Village and their Chamber of Commerce trailer and the Bungalow Hotel! They’ll love the idea of early trick or treating! The Pooch Parade will begin at 12pm, with the line-up happening at 11:30am. The Kids Costume Parade will begin at 2pm. The entire festival will go on from 11am-4pm

This is a cute and fun event for families or even groups of friends. Pier Village is looking to break last year’s 400-person record, and we know they can with #HipNj‘s help! 

See you there!

 

 

LBI Region Wedding Road Show

10th Annual LBI Region Wedding Road Show

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (SOCC) is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of their annual LBI Region Wedding Road Show. The event will be held on Sunday April 22nd, 2018 and is free to the public, registration is highly encouraged. The roadshow will consist of a self-guided tour through a variety of participating venues in the LBI region.

This complimentary event will feature samples, tastings and many chances to win giveaways! Brides and potential party-throwers will have the opportunity to meet directly with vendors and venue coordinators, enabling them to take advantage of booking right at the event. Venues that will be open with showcases include: the SeaShell Beach Resort, Surf City Yacht Club, The Surf City Hotel, The Brant Beach Yacht Club, Parker’s Garage and Daymark. Road Show attendees are encouraged to pre-register to make check-in quicker on April 22.

The Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin will be the registration and check-in location, where all attendees will go to begin the day. Check-in begins at 9 AM, and The Mainland will provide breakfast and tours of their wedding venue and guest rooms. Registered attendees will be given a map of participating locations to then depart on their own for touring and tastings scheduled throughout the day. Road Show touring hours are from 10 AM – 4 PM and check-in will be open until 1 pm.

In addition to the many prizes and giveaways, there will be an opportunity for all who complete the entire itinerary to enter to win an Anniversary Overnight package for a luxury stay at The Mainland. Media sponsors who will also be providing swag throughout the day include NJWedding.com, Elegant Bridal, Wedding Set Go, Celebrations Guide and B98.5 FM. The event has also been supported through a grants by NJ Division of Travel and Tourism since its inception in 2008.

Register in advance for this award winning event by going to VisitLbiRegion.com, contacting Southern Ocean County Chamber directly at (609) 494-7211, or by stopping into the visitor center at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. Follow them on social media for updates @LBIWeddingRoadShow.