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Where to Spend Mardi Gras in New Jersey

Adventure within the Mardi Gras madness this weekend at one of #HipNJ’s New Jersey hot spots. Bring your Mardi Gras dreams to life and celebrate! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Get ready to have some Fat Tuesday fun at South House Bar in Jersey City. Embrace the vintage ambiance and lose yourself on the dance floor while listening to authentic New Orleans tunes. After your night at South House, you will be wishing everyday was Mardi Gras!

Join in on the Mardi Gras fun at QXT’s nightclub in Newark! With free admission all night and $4 dollar drinks until 11 pm you will be dancing until the DJ leaves and drinking until the sun comes up. 

Feel as if your walking the streets of New Orleans in Somers Point at the South Jersey Jazz Society 3rd annual Mardi Gras eventSpend the day winning mascaraed themed competitions, indulging in all the Cajun food you can eat and watching a performance by Zydeco-a-Go-Go.

Thirsty for something frothy, delicious and mildly intoxicating? Expand your horizons and make your taste buds explode with flavors from all around the world. Even if your not much of a beer drinker, Newark’s locals favorite, Redd’s Biergarten, will have a beer that sounds so delicious you’ll have to taste it.

Make Mardi Gras your own at Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown. This Irish pub is cozy, loud and knows how to have a good time. While here, the drinks won’t end, everyone will become your friend (even the waitress!) and the laughs won’t stop.

Let us know how your Fat Tuesday celebration is going by tagging and commenting on our page @HipNewJersey . 

denim days

Denim Days is Back in 2019!

Denim Days, the festival produced by denim industry insiders to connect denim professionals, designers and brands directly to denim consumers, has announced the dates of their three upcoming denim festivals in New York (June 8/9), Nashville (October 5/6) and Amsterdam (October 21-27).

New York Denim Days kicks off the festival calendar with a two-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) on June 8 and 9. As in past seasons, attendees will find a selection of brands, designers, artisans and vintage vendors as well as new activations and interactive installations from denim supply chain members, artists and more. A one-day outdoor vintage denim market on June 9 will shut down 18th street and feature live entertainment, food and activities for the whole family. TENCEL™ branded fibers by Lenzing return as the title sponsor of New York Denim Days.

Nashville Denim Days debuted to much acclaim in 2018 and returns to Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street) on October 5 and 6. The festival celebrates not only denim’s heritage and authenticity but also Nashville’s vibrant music scene, which quite literally took center stage at the inaugural Nashville Denim Days. Attendees at the upcoming edition will find a vibrant mix of denim and independent brands, vintage vendors and artisans as well as musical performances by local Nashville musicians and food from a selection of local eateries.

Amsterdam Denim Days – the one that started it all – will celebrate all things indigo with seven days of events, trade shows, activations and parties all over the city. The week-long Amsterdam Denim Days includes industry-only events such as the Kingpins Show Amsterdam, an invitation-only denim sourcing show and Kingpins Transformers, a day-long event promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility in denim, as well as a “City Center” program of in-store sales and parties at participating retailers. Denim Days Amsterdam culminates with the Denim Days Festival set for the last weekend of October.

Denim Days Festival will feature the best denim brands, seminars, installations, vintage treasure hunting, music, food and drinks, workshops and many more to explore.

To purchase tickets go to Denim Days Tickets.

“We have found that the Denim Days concept is the perfect vehicle to celebrate jeans and connect the industry to consumers in a vital and engaging manner,” said Andrew Olah, one of the Denim Days organizers and founder of Kingpins Show. “The idea of creating a space where brands, designers and industry insiders come together to commune, engage in discourse and inspire denim lovers is endlessly interesting to us. Denim Days is platform where consumers can buy a pair of jeans directly from the designer, attend a seminar about sustainability by an industry expert, experience a fun, interactive installation and then get their hands blue indigo dyeing a garment.”

Denim Days Global Schedule:

New York Denim Days
June 8-9: Denim Days Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

June 9: Denim Days New York – Street Fair,
West 18th Street – between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
Free Admission

Nashville Denim Days
October 5-6: Denim Days Nashville
Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

Amsterdam Denim Days
October 21-27: City Center Program
October 26-27: Denim Days Festival

About Denim Days Festival:
New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are based on Amsterdam Denim Days. The new editions will act as a spotlight on the global denim scene from completely New York and Nashville perspectives – uniting the denim community and consumers, the addicts and aficionados, the brands and buyers, to celebrate its unique denim passion. New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek in collaboration with Kingpins Show. For more information, visit Denim-Days.com.

Traveling Vineyard Brings Wine-Tasting Home

Wine tasting is a great way to get together with friends, try something new and sip your worries away. If you’re looking for all the  same perks, but without the long waits, impersonal service and a lack of variety, then #HipNJ has got the scoop on the Vineyard you need to know about. And it’s right in your own living room.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo chats one-on-one with Christine D’Elia about the Traveling Vineyard. This innovative service brings everything you need for a fun, hip wine-tasting party right to your door. The wine, the glasses, lessons in food pairing, even host discounts are provided during your ‘tour’. Your Traveling Vineyard Guide will also show you the latest in wine accessories, like personal aerators and wine savers. Who doesn’t love a good accessory?

One of the best parts about these in-home wine tasting parties, besides the delicious wines, is that it’s free to host! After your tasting, guests and hosts are invited to order wine and accessories for direct shipment. With the bottles ranging from $11.99-$29.99 you’ll want to stock up until your next tasting.

If you find yourself falling in love with the ease of wine appearing at your door (who wouldn’t?) you can join the ReWined wine club. Members receive customizable, curated wine selections each month.

“The idea is to make it really accessible,” says Christine. Whether you are new to wine tasting or you consider yourself a pro, you’ll find yourself savoring this style of tasting. “I’ve had to whole spectrum. And people on both sides say ‘Wow, I really learned something today!’”

These in-home tastings pair well with all types of events; Galentine’s Day, Bachelorette Parties, corporate events, family functions, game nights, or a couple’s night-in.

To reserve your in-home, exclusive experience, Christine can be found on Facebook at Wine Girl Tastings and on Instagram at Wine_Girl7. Cheers!