Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale and Fine Arts & Crafts Fair in Anderson Park, 9/16!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shop Upper Montclair this Saturday and enjoy the biggest sales of the year at the 41st annual Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale. There will be face painting, tag sales, terrific bargains and fun events like The Little Daisy Bake Shop’s 2nd Annual Pie-Eating Contest at 1pm (on the front lawn at St. James Church, Valley Road & Bellevue).

The Montclair Board of Education will have a table at the Upper Montclair sidewalk sale, from noon to 4 p.m. The table will be located near the corner of Bellevue and Valley. Members of the BOE will be present to answer questions; the District will also make information materials available. The BOE hopes people who can’t make the nightly BOE board meetings can stop by to ask questions and have their voices heard.

In addition to the Sidewalk Sale, scope out more than 160 artists and crafters displaying their work in Anderson Park on both Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 16-17) during the Fine Art and Crafts Fair, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Continue Reading

Montclair Fashion Show 2017: Bigger and Better than Ever

BY  |  Monday, Aug 28, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Fashion Show 2017 will take place Sunday, Sept 17 from 4-8 PM at the Wellmont Theater. The show has grabbed the eye of international beauty giant Paul Mitchell. Paul Mitchell is sponsoring the event to support small business and community spirit. The Fashion show will be raising awareness and funds for SAVE of Essex and S.O.F.I.A., rape and domestic violence resource centers, respectively, headquarter’ed in Montclair.

The highly anticipated runway show includes looks from leading area retailers and designers in ready-to-wear, active wear, evening, men’s and avant garde categories. Tickets start at $10 general admission and are available at participating boutiques and at Eventbrite.com. The Wellmont Theater is located at 5 Seymour Street.

VIP Front Row and Second Row seating will be available for $50-$55, available on Eventbrite.com. VIP seats will include luxurious swag bags with Paul Mitchell curling irons and flat irons at a retail value of $100. First 1,000 guest will receive at the door a travel size pouch of styling products from Paul Mitchell.

This year’s event will also include a hair show and jewelry models, dance and aerial acrobatics from local dance companies and Air Studios. Special guest DJ Prince Hakim Bell, son of Kool & The Gang, will be spinning great music throughout the night. Continue Reading

Live Music and More Tonight at Le Souk, Watchung Plaza’s Lovely Marketplace

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 12:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

We were enchanted by Le Souk when it opened up in June in Montclair’s Watchung Plaza. The Middle Eastern shop, which sells nuts, dried fruits, sweet treats and artisan gift baskets, was opened by Jumana Jaber, an artist who came to America from Damascus, Syria, and now teaches design, painting and interior design at Montclair State University.

Le Souk is a representation of the ancient market places, or souks, of Jaber’s home country. Tonight (Wednesday, August 16) enjoy the musical stylings of Julian Keenan, a Parents Who Rock veteran, from 7-8 p.m., and come taste delicious samples of Middle Eastern treats.

Le Souk, 51 Watchung Plaza, Montclair, 973-707-2333

Montclair Pop-Up Returns Saturday, August 12

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shop local, handmade, artisan and vintage items at Montclair Pop-Up! Back this Saturday at 85 Walnut Street (Building Blocks Parking Lot).

Score Swimwear in Montclair!

BY  |  Monday, Jun 19, 2017 12:45pm

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s time to update your swimwear closet. Check out the bathing suits and cover-ups we’ve found locally in Montclair.



One Piece, Two Piece

From bikinis to tankinis to one pieces, Johari has got your swimwear shopping list covered. The black one piece bathing suit by Aerin Rose is all about the details. Featuring mesh inserts across the torso and an “X” back strap, the suit laces down the back into a pretty subtle bow. Robin Piccone has done it again with the “Sophia” crochet bikini in jungle green. The halter top and bottoms both feature the cut out crochet design, making this bikini super sexy. Both suits include built in cups for support and are made from nylon and spandex.

465 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, (973) 744-8070
6, 8, 10, 12 – XS, S, M, L, $166-$200
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Baristanet Father’s Day Gift Guide

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 12:37pm

With Father’s Day approaching on June 18th, it’s time to find him the best gift from Montclair’s local shops. From the sports lover to the dapper gentleman, to the grill master to the traveler, we’ve got him covered!

Trucker Hat

For the man who enjoys spending his free time outside, The Outdoor Store has a great selection of Patagonia hats. Made with organic cotton, the one size mesh hat features an adjustable strap for custom and comfortable fitting. It’s all about the great outdoors!

The Outdoor Store
30 Church Street, Montclair, (973)746-5900
O/S, $29

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Shop Montclair Center Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 10

BY  |  Monday, Jun 05, 2017 1:00pm

You’ll want to be in Montclair Center to Shop the Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, June 10. Enjoy fabulous discounts, giant oversized classic board games on Church Street, refreshments and live music all day long.

Church Street will be closed for shopping, games and music. In addition to the special offers from fantastic merchants, giant classic board games will be on Church Street for everyone to play from 12 noon – 4 pm. Test your Scrabble skills, your checker jumps, chess strategies and Jenga balances outside. Music will start at 10 am, including a special performance from Drums of Thunder from 1-1:30 pm. The music lineup also includes Brielle Liebeman (folk), The Take Out Band (New Orleans Blues), Samad SaVage (hip hop), First Mountain (jazz) and Taiko Boku (Japanese Kodo drummers).

Sidewalk Sale merchants include: Continue Reading

Don’t Miss UPTOWN GIRLS: A Ladies Night Out in Upper Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:15am

The Upper Montclair Business Association (UMBA) is pleased to announce its third annual Uptown Girls Ladies Night Event, in Upper Montclair Village. 60+ businesses participate in this event that draws hundreds of women to the district to shop and socialize.

“UMBA sponsors the annual event to bring together the best of what Upper Montclair has to offer. Ladies’ Night is a time for our community to mix and mingle with our local businesses, visit shops and restaurants they may not have experienced before, and have fun with raffles, cocktails and discounts. It is very festive event that we all look forward to,” states UMBA President Jodie Dawson. Continue Reading

Baristanet Mother’s Day Gift Guide

BY ,  |  Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:35pm

With Mother’s Day approaching on May 14th, it’s time to make the extraordinary moms in your life feel extra special. From the fashionista to the social butterfly to the creative traveler, we’ve selected a few gifts she will love.

Beaded Bracelets

For the mom that loves to accessorize, beaded bracelets from Dot Reeder make a fabulous gift. Ranging from various stones such as black onyx, black lava, cracked blue agate, and matte grey agate, the stretch fit bracelets come as one long wrap bracelet or in a set of three. The simply and pretty bracelets are completed with a gold accent with rhinestones or a leather tassel. For some serious arm candy, pair the bracelets with a watch.

Dot Reeder
129 Watching Avenue, Montclair, 973-744-7410
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Sales, Selfies and Snacks! Ladies Night Out in Montclair Center Friday Night

BY  |  Monday, Apr 03, 2017 2:30pm

Ladies Night Out

Montclair Center, as part of Women’s Empowerment Week, will host the biggest Ladies Night Out ever on Friday, April 7.

Over 50 merchants will be participating with special offers, free giveaways, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, music, and more! The fun night starts at 5 pm at the Pig & Prince Restaurant (1 Lackawanna Plaza) where Montclair Center BID will give away 150 free selfie sticks while attendees can pick up a guide to the night and enjoy discounted cocktails.
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