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Beauty by Blair

HipNJ’s Alex Lee spoke with New Jersey based make-up artist Blair Collier, of BLO Lounge in Livingston, NJ to learn how she turned her passion for beauty, into her career.

When it comes to make-up artistry, Blair’s talent knows no bounds. Whether you need full glam for a wedding or Bat Mitzvah, or just to get camera ready for an engagement or maternity shoot, Blair will make sure you put your best face forward.

Where others might feel overwhelmed, Blair thrives on high energy situations, loving the hustle and bustle of a Bridal Suite Make-up Session.

Blair’s talent and dedication have been years in the making. She recalls that even from a young age, she was intrigued by her mother’s make-up routine. Recently, with the support of her family, she took her love of make-up artistry to the next level, getting certified at Artist and Makeup Academy (AMA) in Hoboken, NJ. “Finally, I did something for me…I love it and I wouldn’t turn back!”

When asked what the future holds, Blair is motivated and optimistic. She sees herself growing, with more clients and social media followers.

If you have a special event and want to look and feel your best, Blair can be found on Instagram at @BeautyByBlair_BBB.

Where To Spend National Pie Day in New Jersey

What’s your favorite part of the pie, the crust or the sweet center? At The Pie Store in Montclair, New Jersey they embrace every inch of these circular delights! Doubling the crust and tripling the fruity or creamy center that will make your taste buds dance. This authentic English styled market offers you the chance to indulge in traditional English styled double crusted apple, blackberry and cranberry pies. Trying to lay off the sugar? No need to feel left out! They also have an entire menu dedicated to mouth watering, freshly made savory pies filled with potato, cheese, chicken and mushroom.


Calling all carb lovers! The Greek mother-ship of everything sweet, savory and delicious has landed right here in Hoboken, New Jersey. Within the first few steps of walking through the GFG Bakery and Cafe modern styled glass doors you will be welcomed with the warm smell of baked goods and introduced to the land of Greek treats. Their Mediterranean pie exceeds maximum satisfaction as the creamy feta and airy crust melts in your mouth. Take a daily trip to Greece and start your day off right with a sweet Greek treat or savory snack. Can’t choose between sweet or savory? Try their Honey Cheese pie, the perfect combination of delicious and addicting.

Did you say you loved pie and all things scrumptious? Because we do! Mara’s Cafe and Bakery has been serving Denville and its surrounding areas for over 30 years now and has yet to disappoint. Their extensive line of baked goods includes brownies, bars, biscotti, homemade cookies, cannolis, cupcakes and of course pies! Mara’s Cafe and Bakery accommodates all, whether you want just a little treat for yourself or are looking to host a party for your friends and family. Searching for a new way to end the work week? Pick yourself up sweet treat at Mara’s Bakery!

 
Mr.Tod’s Pie Factory, originally seen on Shark Tank in 2009, can now be found in the heart of Englewood, New Jersey. Mr.Tod, was formerly famous for being one of Shark Tank’s many successes and since then has maximized his palette and has created his own version of pies, cobblers and even cheesecake! If you are looking for a four inch or ten inch pie Mr. Tod is able to accommodate you. His menu gives you the abstract in the ordinary, starting with his popularly known sweet potato pie, going on to his freshly made buttermilk coconut pie and finishing off with his own interpretation of pecan and chocolate pecan pie. Can’t choose? Buy a box of his four inch samplers!

Sweet, Sweet, LilliPies! LilliPies started from the ground up, going from selling their baked goods at local Princeton farmers markets to now being a complete commercial kitchen and eatery right in the neck of the Princeton Center Mall. This up and coming business has created a home for all of those who are looking for a little piece of sweetness to start their day. Their January themed menu is currently hosting three pies, all with a Southern twist. Their Bourbon Pecan pie is filled with a buttery honey, pecan custard and topped off with roasted pecans. Their NJ Apple pie is baked to perfection, centered with Jersey apples and finished off with their streusel crumble. And of course, we can’t forget the Chocolate Chess pie, made with farm fresh eggs and E. Guittard chocolate. Did I mention they serve breakfast all day?


The struggle of finding a guilt free, allergy friendly treat is a thing of the past. No more DIY, three ingredient baking for you! Squirrel & The Bee Grainless Bake Shop in Short Hills has it all! Every baked good is made with love and care, minus the preservatives, grains, dairy, refined sugar and gluten. Their locally sourced produce really creates the “farm to table” feel. Their menu is endless, giving you the options of pies, brownies, grainless granola, muffins, bread and even dairy free, homemade ice creams! Squirrel & The Bee passion for clean eating doesn’t stop there. They also offer a healthy, traditional approach to breakfast and lunch. Serving up grainless waffles, eggs, smoothies and acai bowls for breakfast and soups, grainless sandwiches and salads for lunch.

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar