Scenes From the Sorrelli Anniversary Party

BY  |  Friday, Nov 21, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


Church Street was layered in sparkle on Thursday evening as the Montclair Sorrelli Store celebrated its 1st anniversary with a fun filled party that included wine, refreshments and a live DJ.

“We are really excited with the the response we received from the Montclair community this past year”, said owner Lisa Oswald. We are always thrilled to see our customers sparkle in Sorrelli jewelry.”

Did you miss the party? Here’s a slideshow of some of the highlights:

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Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A season of giving (and receiving). But sometimes choosing, or giving, the perfect gift can be difficult. In the next several weeks, we will be asking locals to help make gift giving easier by sharing a local gift on their wish list or their favorite gift to give during the holiday season.

We hope these gift ideas inspire you!

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Hudson Street Organic Baby Boutique Opens in Watchung Plaza

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Hudson Street Organic Baby Boutique

Northern Jersey’s first all organic children’s boutique has opened in Montclair – whoo hoo!

Nestled into Montclair’s bustling Watchung Plaza, Hudson Street Organic Baby offers a homey vibe, tasty free beverages and hand-crafted displays brimming with stylish organic clothes, bedding, toys and bath products for your little one.

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Montclair Center: Making the Most of Small Business Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Nov 14, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The small business owners in Montclair Center really want your support, especially on Small Business Saturday. Montclair Center Business Improvement District helped support over 400 local merchants on Small Business Saturday last year. This year, they have partnered with American Express for the Rally Your Neighborhood Program, which included creating this video, free Shop Small bags, welcome mats, and even free parking – all to make the Shop Small experience even easier for local residents.

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You’re Invited! Montclair’s Sorrelli Hosts Big Birthday Bash, 11/20

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sorrelli logo_blackThe Sorrelli store in Montclair is having their first birthday party! The first birthday party for the fashion jewelry store will be taking place on Thursday, November 20, from 6pm to 9pm at the Sorrelli store in Montclair, located at 20 Church Street.

The fun filled party will include finger nail painting done by the local salon, Bangz. There will also be a live DJ, treats from Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes, pizza from Leone’s, wine from David Rosengarten, sweet and salty snacks from Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. Floral arrangements will be done by Gray’s Florist. Guests can also enjoy goodie bags at the event, including coupons from local businesses, cake pops courtesy of The Pink Buttercup, and more. Continue Reading

It’s Sweater Weather: Get Your Closets Ready

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Sweater Weather

Fall is here and the temperatures will continue to drop, so we found some of the comfiest, coziest, and warmest sweaters that Montclair has to offer. From night to day, these sweaters will have you feeling toasty and looking totally chic, without hurting your wallets.

Here, four styles that will get you through the season in style:

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Shopping Spotlight: Wildly Smitten, Downtown Montclair’s Chic Boutique

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

"Catch Me If You Can" kimono, $60

“Catch Me If You Can” kimono, $60

Shopping for the holidays is easier when you can do it locally. And if you want to get started earlier, check out Wildly Smitten on South Fullerton Avenue. Sharing an awning with 73 See Gallery’s Living Pop Up Gallery, new men’s accessory shop – Speer & Crane, and Bistro 18, the boutique was originally located in Nutley, but moved in 2013 to reach Montclair’s fashion forward clientele.

Owned by Raphaella Gesumaria, the mood of the store is soothing with white walls, hard wood floors, and clutter free space. The eye-catching clothes are hung neatly, not shoved into racks, making it easier to find a size. Gesumaria, who has been modeling since she was 10 years old, travels all over the world, giving her the opportunity to hand pick special items for Wildly Smitten.


“This store is special because it isn’t like one of those stores that sells random items. Raphaella picks each item because she likes them and hopes everyone else will like them too,” says sales associate Aria Irizarry. Voluspa Candles, clothing by Australian brand For Love & Lemons, and vintage inspired jewelry are some of the varieties that Wildly Smitten has to offer.

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Hey Ladies! Friday Night is Ladies Night Out in Montclair Center

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ladies Night Out


Hey ladies in the house! Call up your girlfriends and plan to hang out on Friday, October 24, because it’s Ladies’ Night Out in Montclair Center.

Montclair Center merchants create an entertaining evening for us ladies to enjoy: chocolate tastings, signature cocktails, free mini-massages, personal shoppers, free hair blowouts, food, and lots of fun!

Think of it like a Pub Crawl, but instead of bars, you’ll be hopping into salons, shops, studios and more.

Check out the all the details online here and our slideshow from last year’s event.

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Local Businesses Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

BY  |  Friday, Oct 17, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Parlor hair studio In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several local businesses are helping to raise money and awareness by thinking pink.

Parlor Hair Studio on Glenridge Avenue in Montclair will make you “pretty in Pink,” with pink hair extensions or highlights during the month of October. All profits will go to The American Breast Cancer Research Foundation.




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Free Friday: Sips, Sweets and Songs at Montclair’s {verdigreen}

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Here’s a trend we like — live music popping up at some of our favorite shops. We loved catching live music this summer outside Watchung Booksellers. Now, on Montclair’s Glenridge Ave., {verdigreen} is hosting a complimentary evening of live music with a little bubbly and some local treats. Dubbed Free Friday, the idea, says owner Azie Shelhorse was “born out of the desire to do those things as a family in our new-ish Montclair neighborhood.” Continue Reading

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