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babbleboxx holiday preview

BabbleBoxx Holiday Preview

BabbleBoxx, founded by South Orange‘s Sherri Langburt, is a group of seasoned professionals who service a very important niche in the fast changing, constantly emerging field of social media marketing. They provide boxes that are a competition-free, theme-based sampling program that places product in the hands of social media influencers who are guaranteed to post, pin, snap, tweet and share!

#HipNJ recently attended BabbleBoxx’s Holiday Preview at Midtown Loft + Terrace to get a sneak peak at the season’s hottest items! Here are the #HipList‘s top picks:

Bluestone Lane Coffee
Instagram: @bluestonelanecoffee

This holiday season, cuddle by the fire with a hot cup of Bluestone Lane coffee. Bluestone Lane offers a refined product proposition dedicated to producing the highest quality coffee and complementary foods, delivered in an engaging way. They are focused on creating environments where customers are immersed in the experience and leave feeling like a local. Bluestone Lane Coffee is influenced from the renowned coffee culture hub of Melbourne Australia, where premium coffee is a way of life.

QYK Sonic
Instagram: @qyksonic

Update your beauty regimen in 2019! ZOE by QYK Sonic is the first and only 3-in-1 anti-aging Sonic Beauty Device that effectively Cleanses, Massages, and Applies your skincare products. Choose your favorite color ZOE and get it shipped in an eco-friendly box.

Deepa Gurnani
Instagram: @deepagurnani

More dazzling than a Christmas tree display is the glam of Deepa Gurnani, a luxury brand that’s focused on limited edition trend-led capsule collections. The husband and wife partnership of Deepa and Jay Lakhani pride themselves on their handmade craftsmanship, accessorized with Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones.

Chick-fil-A Catering
Instagram: @chickfila

Keep your weight in check this holiday season with Chick-fil-A! Their catering menu offers many healthy options for you and your guests. Among their freshly prepared options are grilled chicken platters, fruit trays, a variety of salads and more. With their newly improved Chick-fil-A app, you can earn points with every purchase.

Instagram: @splashmixers

SPLASH Mixers are natural, low-calorie, low-sugar, low-carbohydrate, non- alcoholic, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher certified and vegan cocktail mixers. From Michelin star chefs to celebrity mixologists, SPLASH Mixers get rave reviews because they taste great. They are available in five delicious flavors – Margarita, Moscow Mule, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Ginger Pear – and are sure to be the hit of your holiday happy hour!

Eternal Fleur
Instagram: @eternalfleur

Hope springs eternal, and so does Eternal Fleur! Their mission is simple: to create amazing quality preserved rose box arrangements for customers to enjoy for four seasons or longer. Each floral arrangement is hand crafted with one-of-a kind boxes and responsibly sourced preserved roses with Rainforest Alliance Certification.

VIP Survivor
Instagram: @VIP_Survivor

Accessory Designer Leigh Ann Barnes created VIP Unlimited Bands, which features exclusive designer remnants of Italian leather, lambskin, snakeskin, embossed patent leather and artisan original hand-painted leather. The small leather cuff that converts into a ponytail tie carries an important message: they are assembled by Very Important People (VIP’s), survivors of domestic violence. Women from all over the United States residing in transitional housing have the opportunity to earn money while in a safe, healing environment. They are trained by Barnes and are paid to make the product. This puts “gift giving” on a whole new level.

Tura Inc.
Instagram: @turainc

The pursuit of exquisite craftsmanship and a passion for design has centered Tura as a fashion eyewear leader for over 80 years. The Tura Inc. brand portfolio includes: Tura, Kate Young for Tura, Ted Baker, L.A.M.B., gx by Gwen Stefani, Lulu Guinness, Brendel, Geoffrey Beene, Humphrey’s and TITANflex. Designed in studios in New York City and Nuremberg, Germany, their frames are manufactured all over the globe and maintain the highest level of quality assurance in the industry.

Caitlin Rutkay Designs' Walk Through Sussex

C. R. Interior Designs’ Walk Through Sussex

C. R. Interior Designs has been in love with British style for years ever since their first trip to London to buy antiques for a client.

“I love the traditional grand family house look of layers, lamps, plump cushions and the likenesses of ancestors hanging on the walls. It exudes a sense of warmth and history!” Exclaims founder Caitlin Rutkay.

Enjoy this walk through Sussex and its English charm:


A great place to stay is by the water, there’s the Grand Brighton, an opulent Victorian-Italianate dating from 1864 built by architect John Whichcord Jr.

geek battle

Aside from some place to stay, theirs lots to do! History geeks and war buffs will marvel at Battle Abbey, the 13th-century Benedictine ruins on the southern coast where the Battle of Hastings took place.

Sussex Food

And when you’re hungry, theirs millions of great dining restaurants. Restaurant Tristan delivers uncomplicated, field-to-fork British-French cuisine under the original oak beams of a 16th-century cottage in Horsham.

shops in sussex

Want to go shopping? Shopping in Sussex is very extravagant and unique! Charleston House is now a museum and art gallery set in their rustic 16th-century farmhouse. The space also includes a shop where visitors can buy handmade items including fabrics and prints by Grant and Bell, ceramic pottery and jewelry. It also includes books by and about the celebrated Bloomsbury Group members who frequented the home.

Want to know more about Sussex? Click here to learn more!

Mother's Day 2018

Mother’s Day 2018 Hip List

Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite #HipNJ ladies! To celebrate, The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo runs down her latest #MomBoss faves:

1) Cake Jar Nation
Cake Jar Nation cake jars are ready-to-eat, perfectly portioned, delicious cake served in a recyclable BPA-free jar. Currently, they offer two flavors; our signature Rainbow Vanilla (6 layers of bright rainbow cake with vanilla buttercream) and our Double Chocolate (6 layers of decadent chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.) Our Cake Jars are the perfect gift, dessert, or favor for anyone or any occasion. They are sold in quantities of 6 or 12 jars, shipped 2-day air, and will–without a doubt–make the sender a hero gift giver. Ready to dig in? We thought so. Visit and receive 15% off your first order by using promo code GetCaked. Starts at: $39.99

2) Coby Décor Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy wireless audio from your Bluetooth® cell phone or computer with this Portable Bluetooth® Speaker! Fabric is used for the exterior material to give a modern chic look that fits all home décor. The speaker features a unique design that delivers powerful bass-boosting sound and connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices up to 33ft. Plus, its compact design lets you take it anywhere you go! Buy now on Amazon. Retail price: $49.99

3) Fuzzy Babba
Super plush, super cushiony, and super comfy, these soft slide slippers add flirty flair to casual wear. The fluffy, faux fur upper is super soft to the touch, while the memory foam sole provides cushiony comfort and support with every step. The memory foam soft sole offers cushiony support Grippers on the bottom help prevent slipping, and its easy-to-care-for material is machine washable. Perfect for home, travel, work and school! Order now at Retail price: $14

4) MOBY Wrap
The cool way to carry your child, up close and personal. With organic fabrics and styles for the Daddy or the Mommy to wear! Seen trendsetting in the news with various celebrity dads and moms, the MOBY motto is having your child being Close Enough to Kiss™. Offering both versatility and comfort, the soft-structured MOBY Carrier offers front, hip, and back carrying options. Secure, convenient, and easy-to-use, it’s available in two styles, so parents and caregivers can choose between the Double Tie and the Buckle Tie fastening options. Buy today at Retail Price: $59

5) Dip into Pretty
This Dip into Pretty “Gift of Spring” gift set includes On Pointe Polish paired with Pocket Full of Daisies silicone pedi spacers. Besides featuring gorgeous colors, this nail polish is 5 Free; no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and is Vegan Friendly and Cruelty free! Purchase now at Retail Price: $15.99