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Congratulations to Chill Cryotherapy Owner Julie Shanebrook

Congratulations to Chill Cryotherapy Owner Julie Shanebrook

Julie Shanebrook was featured in the January 30, 2017 issue of NJBIZ in an article entitled "The Big Chill". She wants to bring cryotherapy to the mainstream by franchising her Westfield-based business, Chill Cryotherapy, as ChillRX in order to bring cryotherapy to more people in need throughout the country. Founder and CEO Shanebrook, after finding personal relief from back pain, is convinced that the brief application of extremely cold air vapor, chilled by liquid nitrogen, is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic to the body. The success of her Westfield store has propelled her to want to expand the concept. Bravo to our local woman in business! Read the njbiz.com article here. 327 South Ave. W., 908.228.5711. www.chillcryo.net 

Food & Wine: Valentine's Day Reservations, Super Bowl Catering & More

Food & Wine: Valentine's Day Reservations, Super Bowl Catering & More

This month is all about Valentine's menus, catering for Super Bowl, coffee deals and wine recommendations. 

Valentine's Dinner at Xocolatz 

Join Xocolatz on February 14 for a special Valentine's Day menu including complimentary non-alcoholic Passion Fruit mimosas and a romantic four-course dinner, $40 per person. See the menu on their website. In addition, let Xocolatz help you celebrate the playoffs with an unforgettable Super Bowl party. Plan ahead and order your party trays. Hot and cold appetizers, salads and sandwich platters and more are available. See their full catering menu online. 235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatznj.com 

A Romantic Dinner at Limani Seafood Grill 

Limani is offering a romantic dinner Tuesday evening, February 14. Enjoy their regular menu plus Valentine's day specials a la carte and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. (Bring your own champagne or wine.) Call for details and reservations. 235 North Ave. W., 908.233.0052. www.njyp.com/limaniseafoodgrill 

Prix Fixe Valentine's Dinner at Chez Catherine 

Chez Catherine will celebrate Valentine's Day in style with a special 3-course dinner on Tuesday, February 14. Their $80 per person prix fixe meal features lobster bisque, filet mignon and chocolate mousse cheesecake. Along with your wonderful meal, enjoy an amuse bouche and coffee. See their menu online. Reservations begin at 5pm and are a must. 431 North Ave., 908.654.4011. www.chezcatherine.com  

Special Farm to Table Valentine's Dinner at Mulberry House Restaurant 

Mulberry House is offering a special 5-course Valentine's menu on February 14 by reservation (only). Seatings are available at 7pm or 7:30pm. The delicious 5-course menu is $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. Courses include truffled potato soup, root vegetable salad, roasted salmon, seared filet mignon and a Valentine's dessert plate. Remember to bring your special bottle of wine or Champagne to enjoy with your meal. Make your reservation today! View the full menu online. 415 Westfield Ave., 908.233.3562.  www.mulberryhouserestaurant.com 

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Shopping for Valentine's Day Gifts in Westfield NJ

Shopping for Valentine's Day Gifts in Westfield NJ

Look no further than Downtown Westfield for the perfect gift for the important people in your life on Valentine's Day. Here are some great places to get the essentials. Show your love for your Valentine and our downtown at the same time!

Flowers:

Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique - 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393; Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300; The Green Room - 227 Elmer St., 908.518.0400; Trader Joe's - 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910; Stop & Shop - 219 Elm St., 908.232.1292

Chocolates:

Brummer's Chocolates - 125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904; The Chocolate Bar -112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000; Kilwins - 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476

Champagne:

NosVino - 127 Central Ave., 232.5050; The Liquor Basket - 115 Quimby St., 908.232.1900; Trader Joe's - 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910; Westfield Wine & Liquors - 276 North Ave. E., 908.232.1133

Fine Jewelry:

Adler's Jewelers - 219 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900; Gordin & Sons Jewelers - 135 E. Broad St., 908.232.0736; Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600; N & C Jewelers - 102 Quimby St., 908.233.3380; Robert Anthony Jewelry - 254 E. Broad St., 908.317.5800; Tamar Jewelry - 55 Elm St., 908.317.0180

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Dine Out Westfield is Now a Food & Wine Event

Dine Out Westfield is Now a Food & Wine Event

Coming February 26-March 9, 2017

Dine Out Westfield, the popular Restaurant Week event sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, is now offering wine pairing menus and recommendations. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses will be offering options for wine pairings along with their food menus. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket will be making wine recommendations for other restaurants. NosVino will even deliver a wine bottle tableside if you order in advance! 

Dine Out Westfield offers diners great deals on tasty prix fixe lunch or dinner menus (or both) from February 26-March 9, 2017. Price and number of courses vary by restaurant, so browse to find one that fits your appetite and your budget. Tax and gratuity not included. Call the restaurant directly for reservations.


Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, Dine Out Westfield is organized twice per year and most all of Westfield NJ's restaurants are happy to offer special menus with value for food lovers.

Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and view the list of participating restaurants at www.westfieldtoday.com.

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New Jersey Festival Orchestra nominated in 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Award -- Please Vote!

New Jersey Festival Orchestra nominated in 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Award -- Please Vote!

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, based in Westfield NJ, has again been nominated for the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Award. The annual awards program, run by Discover Jersey Arts, pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations.

The NJFO, which was nominated for “favorite NJ symphony/orchestra” by fellow Arts organization members of Discover Jersey Arts, is asking the entire Westfield community and beyond to vote for them as their favorite "Symphony/Orchestra" by going online to the NJFO website at njfestivalorchestra.org or to the orchestra’s Facebook page. Voters can also go to JerseyArts.com/vote.

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Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

People of every age, gender and ethnic background from around New Jersey gathered in Westfield Saturday January 21, 2016 for a “sister” march of the Women’s March on Washington.

Organizer Lydia Kaplan estimated that thousands of people participated. “It was over and above my expectations,” said Kaplan, who earlier in the week had expected 100 to 200 marchers.

According to organizers of the March on Washington, the marches around the world Saturday were meant “to send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights.”

Read more on TAPintoWestfield.

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Shopping Best Bets for January

Shopping Best Bets for January

Jude Connally 

Now that the holidays are behind us, you can focus on some warm weather travels. Jude Connally has the perfect travel-friendly styles and prints waiting for you in Westfield. Stop in to explore their 2017 Resort Collection today, and enjoy the compliments wherever your travels take you. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. 

www.judeconnally.com

Athleta

Athleta Westfield is hosting several events this month. Among them, a Yoga & Powervita Styling Party on Saturday, January 7th at 9-10am. Join them for a Yoga Class instructed by Melissa Kaban of Alluem Yoga Studio. You won't want to miss this one! Following the class stay for a styling party that highlights their newest fabric, Powervita. Refreshments will be provided. Another notable event is the Athleta Girl Spring Fashion Show on Friday, January 27th from 5-9pm. Athleta Girl's new Spring Line is in, so stop in to see the show and stick around to try on some must-have pieces for the season. For more details on styling events and classes as well as Fit Pro sign-ups, view their in-store calendar and visit their website. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.Athleta.com 

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Food & Wine in January

Food & Wine in January

Whiskey at NosVino 

NosVino is your Winter Whiskey destination. Stop by to browse their ever-expanding selection of Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt and small-batch whiskies. They currently stock two very limited edition single-barrel whiskies, exclusive to NosVino and hand-selected by their tasting team. Visit their website for information about private label products and tastings. 127 Central Ave., 908.232.5050. www.nosvino.com

Valentine's Candy at Kilwins

Already thinking about Valentines Day? Let Kilwins customize the perfect gift for your loved one. From Chocolate Dipped Strawberries to Edibile Chocolate Heart Shaped Boxes filled with your sweethearts favorite delights, they have everything you need to make it a truly special day. Stop by Kilwins and let one of their associates assist you today. 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com/westfield

Brunch at Sweet Waters Steak House

Join Sweet Waters for Brunch on Sundays from 11am-3pm. Enjoy Steak & Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, French Toast, Omelettes and more.  They offer juices and cocktails as well as unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, and Margaritas for 1.5 hours for $15! Sweet Waters also has Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6pm with 1/2 price drink and appetizers, as well as a $7 small plate menu. For promotions and special events, follow on Instagram @sweetwatersnj or Facebook. 43 Elm St., 908.283.9402. 

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Downtown Westfield - A Year in Review

Downtown Westfield - A Year in Review

In case you forgot all the wonderful things that happened in Downtown Westfield NJ this year, here's are some of the highlights of 2016.

Roosterspin and Limani Seafood expanded their restaurants; Satsang Yoga, Elegant Image Salon, Urban Sewciety and Domino's Pizza moved but stayed in town; Robert Treat Delicatessen said farewell to Westfield after over 70 years due to retirement; Trader Joe's roof collapsed in a blizzard and the building was completely rebuilt and reopened within 10 months; CoolVines became NosVino; Amuse re-opened as Butcher Burgers; Grand Openings included Addams Tavern, Kilwins, Johari, T-Mobile, The Device Shop, POE Yoga, Sofi's Color Lounge, D'or L'Dor, Di Farina Pizzeria, Fresh Bui, Inspiration Roll, Raritan Valley GYROTONIC®, Mesina Realty Group, Club Pilates, Duke's Deli and Ono Bowls; Didier Jouvenet retired from Chez Catherine and left the reins to longtime Maitre D' Stephane Bocket;

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Mayor Optimistic About Downtown Westfield in State of the Town Address

Mayor Optimistic About Downtown Westfield in State of the Town Address

During his annual state of the town address Tuesday night, Mayor Andy Skibitsky spoke optimistically about the future of Downtown Westfield and confronting the challenges it faces and provided an update on the Downtown Task Force initiative.

"Yes, there are more storefront vacancies than we are accustomed to, and the town will do all that it can to address any conditions within its control, but keep in mind that we are building on a very strong foundation and successful heritage," Skibitsky said. "There are far more strengths and positives than there are weaknesses and negatives. It may take a little time, but I am confident that we will emerge from this readjustment period just as strong, if not stronger than ever."

To read the mayor's entire speech on TAPinto Westfield, click here.

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