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

BY  |  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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  |  COMMENTS (0)

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  |  COMMENTS (0)

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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The Eclectic Chic Boutique Announces Pop Up Shop Opening in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Eclectic Chic Boutique

The Eclectic Chic Boutique will celebrate its Grand Opening on April 15 at 4 Midland Avenue in Montclair Center. The unique “artisan lifestyle shop” will carry crafts created by skilled artists from all over the tri-state area with a collective of over 19 artists, each creating high quality, one of a kind, handmade crafts. Some of their most popular items include Bath Bombs by Rustic Soap, Sauces and Jams by SLUG Co, and handmade Jewelry by Mr.PipeDream.

The Eclectic Chic Boutique, owned by Kristen Zachares, will have a Pop-Up space inside of Studio PURE and The Natural Store, owned by Ahava Felicidad. Over the last few years, The Eclectic Chic Boutique has grown from being an online-only shop, to touring craft shows and vendor events, and finally having a brick-and-mortar location in the community. Now loyal customers who would normally only be able to purchase these products from craft shows and vendor events, can shop for them in person at this location. The shop is also child and pet friendly, creating an inclusive shopping environment.

The Pop Up Shop will be open to the public two to three times a month.

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Most Schools Are Closed, But Everything Else in Baristaville is Open

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 9:03am

Bloomfield resident Mary Ann Mehegan sends in photo, which she calls, “Hope Springs Eternal.”


In case you were wondering — local libraries, the Y, our coffee shops, restaurants and Montclair Art Musuem are all open today, unlike most of our area schools which are closed. How are the streets by you? Tell us how you plan to spend your day in comments.






Old School Barbershops Making A Comeback in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)


Blame it on the hipsters. There’s a Barbershop explosion happening in Montclair, catering to the vintage-style cuts and beards that are trendy these days.

Including Montclair’s longtime barber shops, such as Balonze, Mahir’s Unisex Barber Shop, Young’s World of Beauty, Kayo’s Barber Shop, and Comb, these new shops bring an “old-school vibe” and offer beard and moustache trims, classic style shaves, and cuts.

Here’s a guide to the new barber shops in town, as well as a listing of all the shops to get a great cut and shave:

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Bloomfield 4th Graders Learning to Shop Healthy at Brookdale ShopRite

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 3:40pm

If you were picking up groceries this week at Brookdale ShopRite, you might have seen dozens of little shoppers doing some serious shopping — filling a cart full of “go” foods on a $25 budget.

The shopping spree is a follow-up field trip to the nutrition and healthy eating talk presented to 4th graders in Bloomfield public schools by Brookdale ShopRite’s registered dietician and nutritional consultant, Jessica Serdikoff, RDN CPT.

The new Student Shopper program kicked off in February at five Bloomfield elementary schools – Oak View, Brookdale, Demarest, Watsessing, and Franklin. Serdikoff’s audience was 4th grade students.

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Hearts & Crafts, a Valentine’s Pop-Up Event Coming to Egan’s Saloon in West Orange

BY  |  Monday, Feb 06, 2017 10:30am


Celebrate love and shop local on Sunday, February 12, from 1 – 6 pm, at Egan’s Saloon in West Orange (104 Harrison Avenue)  with a hand picked selection of vendors gathered together for Hearts & Crafts, a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s pop-up event!

Drop in and enjoy great food, drink specials, and shop for that special Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, all in one place. They’ll be chocolate, flowers, cards, and gifts for everyone. Continue Reading

The List of Montclair Lash Studios Gets Longer

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 11:15am

Amazing Lash Studio

There’s another lash studio opening in Montclair, giving those who wish for longer and fuller lashes another option. Amazing Lash Studio will have its Grand Opening celebration today, January 12 from 4 pm – 8 pm at 644 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Guests will enjoy refreshments, beverages, cupcakes, (including the signature drink, Lashtini) studio tours, photo booth, giveaways, a ribbon cutting and more. Siggy Flicker will make an appearance too, before she heads over to Wakefield & York for her book signing.

Owner Elaina Watley, who grew up in Passaic, says she chose Montclair for the location of her lash studio because “I wanted to be a part of a small business community that I felt genuinely connected to,” she said. Watley, who is also an agent for Victor Cruz, the wide receiver for the NY Giants, was recently named to the board of Montclair BID (Business Improvement District).

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Montclair’s Wakefield & York to Host Cocktails and Conversations With Siggy Flicker

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 05, 2017 1:00pm

Siggy Flicker

Another Real Housewife of New Jersey coming to Montclair.

Siggy Flicker — relationship expert, matchmaker, television personality and author of Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms — will be the special guest at Wakefield & York (50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Montclair, 07043) for a fun Cocktails and Conversations event on Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm. Continue Reading

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Stopped by on opening day to take out a dozen empanadas. Very welcoming space, especially with the storefront glass open on a warm spring day and sidewalk tables available; and, the staff were warm and engaged. The empanadas are soft and pastry-like, rather than the harder crisper type. They got a thumbs up from the Morales family, who loves them a good empanada!

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