Julie Hartigan is a chef based out of Hoboken, and Jersey Shore hotspot Asbury Park. Today, she shared her Local Love with HipNewJersey.com!
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Cafe Elysian in Hoboken – it’s the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, just drinks, dinner, etc…and has a warm Parisian bistro vibe.
What is your favorite local boutique?
Interwoven in Asbury Park – they do a fantastic job of supporting the local community, and really make shopping and style fun. Their Instagram stories are the best too!
What is your favorite salon or spa?
Salon Gatto in Hoboken – they strive to go above and beyond to make your hair or makeup experience with them relaxed and pampering. They really celebrate each client.
What is your favorite local health and wellness center?
Cycle Bar in Hoboken – I love taking spin classes there and the instructors are beyond motivating.
Where is your favorite local place for home decor?
Hoboken General Store -she has such a beautiful aesthetic!
Where is your favorite local daytime hangout?
I love Bluestone Lane in Hoboken to sit outside on the sidewalk with coffee and people watch/relax.
What is your favorite nighttime hangout?
Oooh! Tough one! I love Little Buddy’s Hideaway in Asbury Park for it’s fun retro tiki feel and great music, the Wonderbar in Asbury Park for bands, and Pascal and Sabine in Asbury Park for it’s beautiful vibe.
What is your favorite local place to do business?
I love the networking events run by Babes in Business in both Asbury and Hoboken. It’s been a fantastic way to meet fellow local entrepreneurs.
What is your favorite “Made in Jersey” product?
Asbury Distilling – their spirits are the best!
What is your favorite New Jersey downtown district?
I really love Asbury Park for that. It’s got that mix of live music, arts, small shops, and amazing food and drink spots, with a mini city vibe at the beach!
What is your favorite New Jersey-based service business (photographer, etc.)?
Radiant Elephant for web design, branding, and email marketing campaigns. They really go above and beyond and focus on helping small business owners and entrepreneurs.
How has COVID-19 affected your business?
I typically work from home, but all of my client video shoots and sponsored appearances are canceled. It’s also difficult to get the ingredients I need for some projects! In the meantime, I’m trying to help as many people as possible with easy, healthy ideas for what to make with what they have on hand. I launched my own live show 3 times a week called “Quarantine Kitchen,” where I show a simple recipe idea and take questions. You can join me on Instagram, in my Facebook Group, and also on my YouTube channel.
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