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The Co-Co

Watch Our Latest Episode from The Co-Co!

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts our latest episode of Hip New Jersey from The Co-Co in Summit, which is a collaborative co-learning and co-working community where you can work, learn and have fun.

The Co-Co team, comprised of co-founders Suzanne Willin, Lynne Pagano and Lauren Decker, and advisory board chairs Christine Gilfillen and Suzanne Spiro, met through an intersection of friendship, mission-driven work, and a commitment to making things happen.  The road to launching The Co-Co started with a sense of urgency to create a place to support women at all stages of life and career.  Their goal is to cultivate a community where all women can belong, thrive, and become their fullest selves.

Also featured in this #GirlPower episode is the following:

-The dynamic duo behind Montville‘s newest dessert concept, Stack Happy Sweets.
-#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo meets Ellen Eppie, owner of the eclectic Chatham boutique Scooch a Mi.
-#HipNJ’s Alex Lee chats with the ladies behind Livingston‘s Blo Lounge.
-Go behind-the-scenes at ETTWomen‘s Power of Connections Conference at The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park.
-Meet the vibrant community that makes up The Co-Co!

You can watch Hip New Jersey on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com.

Ellen Eppie’s ‘Scooch A Mi’ Boutique Spreads Mindful Kindness

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo speaks with Founder and Chief Curator of Chatham’s ‘Scooch A Mi’ boutique, Ellen Eppie.

While ‘Scooch A Mi’ may be a playful nickname meaning “to pest or to bother”, Ellen Eppie’s Chahtam boutique of the same name has a very different mission: Achieving mindful kindness. To Ellen, this means striving to make sure she is helping artists, the community and the earth, in all ventures.

The jewelry, accessories and gifts carried within the boutique have a story, and Ellen can speak for all of them. Current inventory features pieces made by women in Nepal, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, and even the United States. Another featured item is a multipurpose, vegan leather bag made by Canadian craftsmen.

An entrepreneur herself, Ellen says it’s easy to want to share the efforts of others when you see the beauty in their creations. It’s clear these artists are trying to bring beauty to the lives of others, and Ellen is honored to provide a platform for them.

It doesn’t end with the beautiful retail items available. ‘Scooch A Mi’ also hosts events that spotlight like-minded female entrepreneurs looking to share their knowledge, talents and gifts with the community.

When Ellen first embarked on her own journey of entrepreneurship, she said “The absolute best part was the networking where I was able to connect with many, many wonderful women who were also embarking on new businesses of their own. It’s not about handing out as many business cards as you can. It’s about partnering and supporting each other.”

Partnering with and supporting others is second nature to Ellen. Her devotion to family can also be seen in her boutique’s playful name (based on her father’s nickname for her) and the boutique’s logo that depicts Ellen and her two daughters.

#HipNJ recommends ‘Scooch A Mi’ to anyone hoping to look good, feel good, and do good. Follow them on Instagram to see what amazing events and products you can find at this unique boutique.

bathroom chandelier

On Trend: Bathroom Chandeliers

Chandeliers are no longer reserved for just formal dining rooms and main entryways. How about inserting a dash of modern elegance to your bathroom decor? Platinum Electrical Services can help install bathroom chandeliers! 

Platinum Electrical Services bathroom chandelier installation in Chatham, New Jersey.

According to DesigningIdea.com, popular types of chandeliers include:

Traditional – They are elegant with a formal style using detailed scrolling and the highest quality materials.

Tiered – Have a light for each tier. Therefore the more tiers this type has the bigger it is. A tiered chandelier can come any any style from contemporary/modern to traditional.

Mini – These light fixtures are a popular choice for the bathroom as their smaller size makes them ideal for an intimate space. Similar to a full size fixture, mini chandeliers are often used in bedrooms and closets to enhance the area and provide a sense of style and elegance.

Crystal – Glamorous is a great way to sum up the look of a crystal chandelier. They can also be expensive if constructed using real crystals. They are eye-catching and dazzling as light reflects off of each crystal. Crystal chandeliers are amazing for creating an aura of romance to a room.

Drum – Featuring one or multiple lampshades, a drum chandelier has a shade that completely surrounds each light or the entire fixture. They are similar in appearance to a pendant light.

Contemporary & Modern – Sleek and stylish are two words that define a contemporary/modern chandelier. With clean lines, straight edges and modern materials these light fixtures can really add your own personal flair to a bathroom space.

Rustic – With a casual style these types of light fixtures often have distressed or burnished finishes. They can even have rustic materials such as branches, tree branches, animal horns and old fashioned sconces and characteristics.

Transitional – A mix of modern and traditional, a transitional chandelier is widely adaptable and can most often fit in with any decor or design style.

No matter your style, you can’t go wrong with incorporating these gorgeous lights into your bathroom remodeling plan!

Contact Platinum Electrical Services to get the lighting of your dreams today. Call 201-650-4580 or visit them at PlatElectric.com.