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Nikki Lane

Nashville Entrepreneur Nikki Lane

While on a recent trip to Nashville, #HipNJ chatted with Music City singer/songwriter Nikki Lane! Not only is Lane an artist, but she’s also an entrepreneur! 

Lane wrote her first song at the age of 25, after a breakup and says becoming a songwriter was “one of the most selfish things” she’d ever done. During her early songwriting days, her main line of work involved working in fashion.

Once she got a record deal, she moved from NYC to Nashville, where she grew her music career and business, High Class Hillbilly. Lane explains that the road to success hasn’t been a clear and steady one, but because she persevered, she ended up where she is today.

Lane says, “Getting those no’s and getting those rejections in the field you want are just kind of pushing you to be more creative and a better version of the type of project you’re trying to do and so, just try little harder”. 

High Class Hillbilly is based in Nashville, TN. The items they sell are vintage, hand picked from places all over the US. The vintage boutique is filled with hats, vintage boots, fashion pieces, fun pieces and leather goods. 

Make sure you check them out to complete your favorite vintage look!

 

 

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.

National Book Lover’s Day

Have you been putting off your summer reading? Get a jump start by participating in today’s social media holiday, National Book Lover’s Day!

#HipNJ is here to help you get your reading on! We looked for the best nooks and crannies in the tri-state area to find the perfect beach book. 

Montclair Book Center 

The Montclair Book Center is chock-full of good reading for your summer book list! In addition to selling books, the book center also sells vintage vinyl records! This one stop book shop is located on Glenridge Ave in Montclair, NJ

Old Book Shop 

Another great option to find best-selling books is the Old Book Shop located on John Street in Morristown, NJ.  Stop by this shop to find unbeatable deals on old, rare editions of best sellers! 

Brier Rose Books 

Looking for an alternative feel to your book search? Brier Rose Books on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, NJ is the perfect solution! Stop by this unique store to pick up a book for your next summer road trip. 

Ray and Judy’s Book Stop 

Ray and Judy’s Book Stop located on W Main Street in Rockaway, NJ, has been in operation since 1984! Ray and his wife Judy opened the store together and have been selling new and used books, comics and albums ever since. Stop by to make your next book purchase!


Saint Clares Book Barn 

Saint Clares Book Barn, located on Pocono Road in Denville, NJ, is the perfect stop to curb your craving for a good book! Stop by next time you need a little break from reality and dive into the world of literature instead.