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Local Love: Meaghan Murphy

Local Love: Meaghan Murphy

Meaghan Murphy is not only a mother of 3 but the co-host of a podcast called ‘Off the Gram’ and Content Director for Woman’s Day magazine. Meaghan lives in Westfield, NJ and today she shows us some of the Local Love for her town on HipNewJersey.com!

What is your favorite local restaurant?
It’s a tie between Ferraro’s  and Limani. Ferraro’s has the best gluten-free menu in NJ. I have celiac disease, so it’s a treat to be able to eat things like chicken parm or mozzarella sticks! I also adore Limani! The owners George and Vasilia welcome everyone like family and the authentic Greek eats are next level.

What is your favorite local boutique?
Jude Connally! I love that Jude is a Westfield resident and her flagship store is in the heart of our downtown. Her clothes are endlessly comfortable and packable, yet stylish. Living in a romper I got there recently.

What is your favorite salon or spa?
Salon Visage! Ask for Debbie—she gives the best blowouts.

What is your favorite local health and wellness center?
Alpha Fit Club! It’s so much more than a gym. The owners really inspire a great sense of community…while kicking our butts into shape.

 

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An update on keeping the pack healthy 💪 Nothing is more important than keeping the members of the Alpha Community safe, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 developments, and we remain committed to the pack. – Taking into account expert recommendations and the needs of our AFC members, coaches and staff, we have made the tough decision to temporarily close our Alpha Fit Club location, effective immediately. – In order to accommodate everyone’s best interests, all memberships will be automatically frozen. We tentatively hope to reopen our doors ‪on March 30th‬, but will actively monitor the situation and suggested guidelines to ensure we prioritize the health of our people first and foremost. Thank you for trusting us to adapt to this ever-evolving situation. – If you have any questions, please reach out to us directly! – The most important thing we can do right now is stay healthy and strong for ourselves and others. Wash your hands frequently, stay home and rest up, and remember that pack will always be here for you. – Plus, stay tuned for some updates on how we can stay #StrongerTogether during these uncertain times 🐺 #AlphaFitClub

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Where is your favorite local place for home decor?
The Farmhouse Store.
I’m getting close with my custom zipcode sign, orange couch and farmhouse table! The store has a fabulously curated furniture collection on the top floor and the best gift selection ever on the first floor. Say hi to owners Bill and Ed!

What is your favorite nighttime hangout?
I live a block from town and can walk to Addams Tavern, so that’s a no-brainer for a quick drink.

What is your favorite local place to do business?
Baron’s Drugstore is my happy place. It’s a pharmacy plus, plus, plus. When we first moved to Westfield, my hubs couldn’t understand how I could spend so much money at the “drug store.” Just go: they have EVERYTHING from holiday decor to a full makeup counter. And Moira and Zoe who work there are the best!

 

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Always represent where you’re from! Get your Westfield apparel here✨

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What is your favorite “Made in Jersey” product?
My kids 😛

What is your favorite New Jersey Downtown district?
Westfield because’s it’s Bestfield!

What is your favorite New Jersey-based service business (photographer, etc.)? 
Little Nest Portraits in Westfield did an amazing job on our family photo shoot. I used images for our holiday card and my press materials.

 

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This week has tested us all. Healthcare Workers, Teachers, Moms (many of whom are all 3), just to name a fraction of a few. During this time we have seen so many businesses go above and beyond to offer the things up that they do best: restaurants offering up curbside pickup and delivery, fitness & yoga studios live streaming classes, facebook live streams of kids music classes …our neighbors offering free toilet paper with the pick up of curbside orders (SHOUT OUT TO @ono.bowls !!!!) What an amazing show of togetherness & talent – we’ve been so inspired!⠀ .⠀ As photographers, we’ve been asking ourselves how we can:⠀ .⠀ 1) Keep our Downtown Business clickin’ while we are closed⠀ 2) Offer something special for our fantastic customers and supporters⠀ 3) Be inspiring – especially for the folks who could use a ‘smile’ most during these challenging times⠀ .⠀ As I sit here writing this – third cup of coffee in hand, homeschooling my kids – pictured above (or at least trying my best!), corned beef and cabbage in the Crock Pot to keep some sense of normalcy and celebrate #stpatricksday as is our family tradition each year – this is what I and our amazing Little Nest family have come up with:⠀ .⠀ We’re doing an encore of our Black FriYAY Special: 20% off Gift Cards!⠀ And, here’s the fun part: for every gift card purchased, we’ll send you a printable gift card you can give to someone who needs a *smile* during these challenging weeks ahead!⠀ .⠀ It’s our way spreading smiles – which, as photographers, we do best + love most!⠀ .⠀ Here are the Details:⠀ .⠀ Buy a $100 gift card for YOU and save $20 – and we’ll email you a printable gift certificate for a Classic Session + 1 retouched image as a gift for someone who could use it – totally free!⠀ .⠀ Or, grab a $200 gift card and save $40, and get a printable gift certificate for our Classic Session + 2 images!⠀ .⠀ Get all the details + grab yours here! 👉 http://bit.ly/spread-smiles⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #littlenestwestfield #westfield #westfieldnj #njfamilyphotography #njfamilyphotographer #familyphotographer #familyphotography #familyphotoshoot #njmom #njmoms #downtownwestfield #schoolsout #socialdistancing @downtown_westfield

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How has COVID-19 affected your business?
I’m now working from home, attempting to home school 3 kids, while making a magazine and finishing a book.

You can find Meaghan Murphy on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her podcast on Instagram. For all things Garden State, keep checking out HipNewJersey.com!

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