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Holiday Hip List 2018: Inklings Baby

The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!

Inklings is a New Jersey based company that makes quirky, soft plus toys and infant novels. Inklings make the perfect gift for the new baby in your life.

Completely one of a kind, Ollie is not your average bear. Or in this case not your average stuffed bear. Designed in vibrant colors specifically for your little ones. Ollie has a cozy body ready for snuggling, soft burlap textured wings with crinkle detail for touch and a rattle for sound. Featuring ribbed striped legs, big feet and a fluffy yellow tail for easy grab and go capability. An instant best friend ready for life’s adventures.

With modern, graphic design, the accompanying board book tells the story of how Baby Evie imagined Ollie into existence. For more information, visit www.inklingsbaby.com.

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Using Vintage Pieces with C.R. Interior Designs

Vintage: yay or nay? Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt vintage pieces can add quite a bit of class and history to your décor. Here are some ways that Fig + Farro went 100% reclaimed, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Located in a former schoolhouse, Fig + Farro’s 6,000 square feet of dining space, along with a 3,000-square-foot prep kitchen in the basement, is furnished almost entirely with reclaimed items.
  • The emphasis on reused and recycled items—including rugs, dining chairs and tables, kitchen equipment, and accessories like antique door knockers—helps further the restaurant’s mission to fight climate change by reducing carbon footprints. 
  • Vintage pieces add a layer of history and texture new items cannot.

For more information, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.

Katherine Mahony

Katherine Mahony Designs

International fashionista Katherine Mahony stopped by the #HipNJ studio to speak with our Maria Falzo about her classic, timeless designs!

Katherine got her start when she opened up a styling business catering to women’s wardrobe needs soon after moving to the U.S in 2001 from England. Her business helped women develop everyday looks, perform wardrobe overhauls, and dress for cocktail and black tie events.

Katherine, who has been featured numerous times in British Vogue, explained that her goal is “to give women easy-to-wear, flattering pieces that can still look glamorous over a pair of jeans or leggings.”

Her latest designs are all women’s outerwear made with Tweed, Wool and Cashmere, hand stitched blends, many of which she showcased at New York Fashion Week 2017. Her inspiration comes from living in five countries on four continents, from England, France, Africa, and Asia to the USA.

In addition to her ultra-chic capes, #HipNJ fell in love with the Rosie Posie, a gorgeous dress for spring named after her best friend and inspired by the “ladies who lunch” royalty.

For more information and to book Katherine for a fun home styling party with your girlfriends, visit KatherineMahony.com.

You can also watch Katherine’s interview on HometowneTV throughout the month of April!