Housewares, Antiques, and More at Howell Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 28, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)


Howell Montclair (599 Valley Road, Montclair, 07043) has opened offering fine art, antiques, glassware, table linens, lighting, jewelry, kids games and much more.

The shop is owned by Montclair resident Carolyn Burbridge, who has a background in painting and print for large retail, and smaller art house designers. Burbridge also owns a business in the city.

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New York Fashion Week Styles Found Locally

BY  |  Friday, Sep 25, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

New York Fashion Week wrapped up last week and the vibe was very different since Mercedes Benz no longer sponsors the event. Many designers sought out various venues such as Milk Studios, Gotham Hall, and Grand Central to showcase their collections, while others showed at Moynihan Station, the equivalent to Lincoln Center this season.

Designers showed their Spring/Summer 2016 Collections, and with the weather in New York City still in the 90s, guests continued their summer dress code style. NYFW is full of surprises, and the most shocking thing was seeing a guest at the Betsey Johnson show wearing a fur vest in 90 degree weather. As for the fashion on the runways, we spotted the trends and have found runway inspired pieces in Montclair boutiques.

Check out the local finds:

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DollyMoo Hosts Grand Opening Festivities This Weekend in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


DollyMoo offers hand-blended, natural beauty and home products made by sisters Nicci Silva and Amy Rivera. The shop opened this summer at 217 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair, but it’s all set for a Grand Opening and will host two days of festivities this weekend.

Nicci and Amy grew up in West Orange. Nicci started making homemade body scrubs back in 2010 using her previous experience working in fine dining restaurants and high-end bars as a mixologist.

The DollyMoo sisters.

The DollyMoo sisters.

“My beloved sister, and now business partner Amy, allowed me to use her kitchen as I happily crafted healing jars of salt and beautiful ingredients, says Nicci, who adds, “The feedback from those I hold most near and dear was overwhelmingly positive, and soon my cherished hobby grew organically into our family business.”

DollyMoo initially started selling at craft shows and then opened an online store. The shows got a little bigger, their wholesale accounts grew and they eventually landed an account with local Whole Food Markets in the New Jersey, New York area.

“As much as we loved making everything in our home, when the opportunity arose to move our business to a storefront and production space to downtown Montclair, NJ, we jumped on it,” says Nicci.


The shop is what Nicci calls “a skincare sanctuary.” Everything they make for the store and wholesale accounts comes out of the kitchen. Nicci says DollyMoo is basically a restaurant, but instead of serving food they serve freshly made bath and body products—made with lots of love and good energy.

Special guests at the Grand Opening weekend will help the DollyMoo sisters celebrate with the community: Tandem Poetry, Henna Artist, Yogic Chai Montclair, Bern & the Brights and tasty treats from Montclair Bread Company & Miss Nicky’s cookies!

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A Great Weekend For A Garage Sale (and Sidewalk Sale!)

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 7:57am  |  COMMENTS (0)

We told you about the Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale today. Want more shopping? Here’s a bunch of garage sales we’ve found or heard about. Having one today? Leave your listing in comments.

!unnamed* 3rd Annual Forest Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale – Saturday

Where: 501 Highland Ave, Newark

When: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

30+ homes in the historic district of Forest Hill in North Newark alongside Branch Brook Park will be having garage sales this Saturday, September 19th starting at 9 a.m. Rain or Shine. This community-wide event will be a buyers dream and will include antiques, collectibles, clothing, toys, furniture, household goods and much more. No early birds. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Bagged for Hunger at Brookdale ShopRite

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Brookdale ShopRite

Mayor Venezia supporting the “Help Bag Hunger” event.

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 16, was ShopRite Partners In Caring Day and Brookdale ShopRite hosted its annual “Help Bag Hunger” event.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia showed his support by lending his “bagging skills” for one hour at the store.

Throughout the day, cashiers collected donations to help fill the shelves of local food banks, and through the Mayor’s volunteer bagging, he helped to raise awareness of those who need our help.

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Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale this Saturday

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale

The annual Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale happens this Saturday, September 19. It’s the biggest day in Uptown all year!

As usual, this year’s special event has all the bargains, food (We wonder if Gus & Co. will give out lobster roll samples), music, and fun—but it’s bigger and better with super savings, lots of nonprofits involved (such as the Montclair Wrestling Team), and School of Rock Montclair will perform.

Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale
September 19 beginning at 9 am
Valley Road and Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Free to attend, great bargains to be had!



What Supermarket Would You Like to See in Lackawanna Plaza?

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (29)

rp_grocery-bag-261x300.jpgAfter filing for Chapter 11 in July, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which owns A&P and Pathmark in Montclair, began the process to close both properties and terminate employees.

The A&P in Upper Montclair listed under agreement with Acme, however the Pathmark in Lackawanna Plaza, which is listed in “Exhibit B,” meaning it is being “actively marketed to sell,” still doesn’t seem to be under contract.

What supermarket company would you love to purchase the Pathmark? Take our poll:


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A&P Sends Formal Notice to Montclair Mayor on Closing of A&P and Pathmark

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (22)


After filing for Chapter 11 in July, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which owns A&P and Pathmark in Montclair, the public was led to believe that the A&P would be sold to Acme and the Pathmark would remain open.

Now, a month later, the company sent formal notice to Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson on the closing of both locations and has started its termination process. In the notice, which Mayor Jackson shared with Baristanet, the Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations states:

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Score Gorgeous Clothing & Goods at Le Willow 83’s End of The Season Sale Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Aug 14, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Le Willow 83

Le Willow 83 (83 North Willow Street) , the Montclair boutique selling high end clothing, accessories, and home goods, is holding a huge end of season sale on Saturday.

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BeautyMark Essentials Makes Its Mark on Montclair’s South End

BY  |  Monday, Aug 10, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

princess warrenMontclair’s South End got a little more beautiful this year, with the addition of S Princess Warren who opened her business, BeautyMark Essentials at 310 Orange Road in February.

Warren has created an attractive one-stop beauty shop that offers designated counters for cosmetics, skincare and beauty products (including brands like Bath & Body Works, Bedhead and Chi), fragrances, handmade jewelry, clothing and other accessories, as well as a separate consultation room for facials, waxing and massage treatments. BeautyMark also creates customized gift baskets with pampering products like sugar scrubs or lavender mint foot butter. Continue Reading

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