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Scooch A Mi Boutique Grand Opening Parties

#HipNJ spoke with Ellen Eppie, founder and chief curator of Scooch A Mi Boutique, about their October 26th grand opening parties and her inspiration for opening the boutique.

Scooch A Mi is an eco-friendly and socially-conscious boutique selling jewelry, accessories, and gifts, located in the heart of downtown Chatham.

The goal of Scooch A Mi is to provide distinctive, quality items at the best possible price. The boutique is filled with treasures from local, national and international artists and artisans. Eppie says that she will never sell anything that she wouldn’t buy herself. “I need to believe in it completely.” 

Opening events will support local anti-bullying charity Mallory’s Army, which was founded after Mallory Rose Grossman, 12, of Rockaway, took her own life because of horrific bullying. “Having two daughters, this really resonated with me,” Eppie says. “My mission is to share mindful kindness and bring out the individuality of each person.”

Eppie is most excited to showcase the work of the featured artists and artisans. “I love that in many cases, I am the first venue where some of these artists will be able to display their work,” she says. “It is a privilege to be able to get their work out there.”

On Ocotber 26th, Scooch A Mi will host a Brunch Party from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, and a Grand Opening Event from 7 pm to 9 pm. Guests can expect giveaways, prizes, food, and wine. “I want the boutique to be a community place,” Eppie states. RSVP to nubia@cieloconsulting.biz, or simply walk through the doors the day of the event.

To learn more about Scooch A Mi, click here.

The Beauty Buster Facial at Jersey Boutique Spa

Lora Condon, celebrity esthetician, makeup artist, and author of “Spa Wars,” sat with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to discuss Jersey Boutique Spa in Westfield.

“It’s a beautiful space in downtown Westfield,” Condon says of Jersey Boutique Spa. The space is equipped with a party room, airbrush tanning, massages, free parking, and Lora’s signature Beauty Buster Facial.

The Beauty Buster Facial uses oxygen and enzymes to rebuild the skin from within to give a longer-lasting result. “It is everything that I really love to do,” Condon says of the facial.

These facials are completely customized. Customers are given an à la carte menu, and get to choose how their time is spent. “We have some really cool options that a lot of places don’t offer,” Condon says. “I wanted to create a situation where clients would feel very comfortable to express exactly what they want, so we can give it to them.”

Not only one of the top estheticians in the Garden State, but also one of the top in the entire country, Condon has worked with celebrities such as Joey Fatone and Téa Leoni, and was featured as a beauty insider on Dr. Oz.

To learn more about Jersey Boutique Spa, check out their website.

100% Bloomingdale’s Babies

100% Bloomingdale’s Babies is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. Your baby will be perfectly on trend and summer ready with these #HipList picks.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo, who is expecting a baby boy herself, runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Babies selections with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Infant Boys’ Banded Sweatpants, Sizes 9-24 Months

Bloomie’s 100% keeps your little man cozy in a pair of joggers. Pair the sweatpants with a fun graphic tee and a comfy, cotton zip-up hoodie, and your baby is play date ready!
Retail Value $32

“Shop till you Nap” Bloomies Romper – 0-18 months

Perfect for a shopping date with mommy, our next pick is an adorable short sleeve romper featuring the iconic Little Brown Bag. This outfit is adorable for any Bloomies baby.
Retail Value: $20

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive free “Shop till you Nap” Bloomies Romper. Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit their website.