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Shopping Best Bets for September
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Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique
Prepare for fall with a fresh season of new jewelry, accessories and back-to-school gifts at Blue Jasmine. Learn to design your own garden-inspired floral arrangements at their fall workshops. September and October class dates and details are listed on their website. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. 

Athleta 
Athleta is having a huge Friends and Family Weekend, September 14 through 18! Join them for a weekend full of fun events including a Book signing with Laurie Gelman Author of "Class Mom", Teacher and Military Appreciation Days, Mom and Daughter Zumba Class, Moms Helping Moms Supply Drive and Mother daughter Shopping events. For the kickoff on September 14, Athleta will be giving away prizes every hour donated by local businesses, and the day will wrap up with a Ladies Night Out from 7-9pm featuring special guest Laurie Gelman who will be signing copies of her new book Class Mom, Mocktails provided by NosVino, Snacks provided by The Salad House of Westfield, and cookies provided by PeaPods Cookies! Books are available now in advance for purchase at the Town Book Store (270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535). 224 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. See event details.  

Castle Bootery
Enjoy $5 off every pair of sneakers, shoes or boots purchased this month at Castle Bootery. Perfect for back to school shopping! Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and expires September 30. 52 Elm St., 908.233.7172. www.castlebootery.com 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery 
Evalyn Dunn is excited to announce they are now a Caithness glass dealer. Caithness glass is rare glass made in Scotland, known for their unique works of hand-crafted modern paperweight designs. While on a trip to Scotland, owner Jacie Civins and her husband Arnie were fortunate to visit the factory and make their own unique paperweight. Visit the gallery to see this new collection. www.evalyndunngallery.com 
 
Beauty:

Leo Charles Salon 
Leo Charles has some great hair products and offerings, including Pura Kosmetica, an exclusive color line, and Magic Sleek, a polymer rebuilder for hair straightening. Magic Sleek is a formaldehyde free hair smoothing system with a unique combination of tannins, Argan oil extracts, and Amino Acids. It's a great alternative to keratin. Make an appointment to try it today! 105 Prospect St, 908.233.3460. www.leocharleshairsalon.com 
 
Amazing Lash Studio 
Amazing Lash is having a back-to-school special on gift cards: Give one, get one!  Buy a $100 gift card, get a $10 gift card for yourself; spend $150, get $15, spend $200, get $25. Regionally, Amazing Lash Studio is increasing pricing, so lock in your low rates before the new prices roll out on October 1. 225 E. Broad St., 908.312.3770. www.amazinglashstudio.com 
 
Facial Reality Spa & Salon
Buy the all new, amazing Marine Flower Peptide Collection and receive a free one ounce Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream ($45 value). The Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream combine for an ultra-nourishing, anti-aging powerhouse. Stop by for details. Offer expires September 30. Lenox Ave., 908.928.0010. www.facialrealityspa.com 
 
Jersey Boutique Spa
Try their new facial with cupping, LED, oxygen and enzymes. It's normally $200, now $150 until the end of October. Also take 20% off any lash extensions for first time clients. 331 W. Broad St., 973.634.1077. www.jerseyboutiquespa.com 
 
R Studio Lash Spa & Brow Bra
Now that it's Fall, take advantage of R Studio's signature Mink Full Lash Set for $199 (over $50 savings) and experience the difference! Call or reserve online for your next appointment. 100 Quimby St. Suite 3&5, 908.858.0746. www.Rstudiolashspa.com
 
Glamorous Girlz
For the month of September, Glamorous Girlz will be offering a mother daughter deal -- when mom comes in for a manicure, your daughter will get one for free! 28 Prospect St. 908.264.8819. 
 
Fitness:

Satsang Yoga 
Satsang Yoga has lots to offer families this September. There's a brand new Mommy & Me weekly yoga class Saturday mornings at 10:30am and a Warrior Kids Yoga Club for Parent & Child (kids ages 6-8), on Saturdays 11:30am. Satsang Kids has grown and is now offered Wednesdays 4pm for Grades K-2 and Thursdays 3:45pm for grades 3-5. Middle School Girls returns on Wednesdays at 3:30pm. Register now before these popular classes fill up! Check their class schedule for class times and details. www.satsangyogastudio.com  
 
POE Yoga
POE has an exciting new class on the schedule called Boxx & Bend, an hour class that consists of 30 minutes of kickboxing & 30 minutes of yoga. It is a high intensity class composed of 12 rounds of carefully chosen moves that are perfectly partnered with top hits music to inspire. POE is also offering a two part Root to Rise Foundational workshop. Part 1is Building the Foundation, and takes place Saturday, 9/23 from 12pm-1:30pm. Part 2 is Completing the Practice, and is offered Sunday, 9/24 from 10:45am-12:15pm. This two-part workshop is designed to build and strengthen your practice to a new level. All yoga levels welcome. Sign up for one or for both parts, $40 for one session or $70 for both. The room will be heated to 85 degrees. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com    
 
Bar Method
Get back on track with your fitness goals. The Bar Method is offering 30 days of classes for only $75!! This special is for new clients only and must be purchased during the month of September. Purchase the "New Client Special" online at Westfield.barmethod.com using code SEPTEMBER or call the studio. See you soon! 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746.

Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Learning Express is offering events for kids on Tuesday nights in summer before jazz. While the music plays in Downtown Westfield every Tuesday night in July & August from 7-9pm, bring the kids to Learning Express from 5:30pm & 6:30pm for arts and crafts activities/play dates. See the schedule below. Sign up by phone or online in advance. 908.233.1381. 104 Quimby St.

Sign up link: https://sites.google.com/site/learningexpresswestfield/events/sign-up-for-an-event

 

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Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) welcomes you to shop at the annual Sidewalk Sale Days which will take place Thursday, July 20 - Saturday, July 22. Enjoy the shopping festivities as retailers once again bring their merchandise out on the sidewalks as well as inside their stores! Get ready for summer with great items at discounted prices! Shop locally, rain or shine. 

Innovative Music Class for Young Musicians Offered at the NJWA

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is presently offering a new and innovative program for very young musicians.

Intended for toddlers, preschoolers, and children to age 9, Music FunTime students will use musical crafts, worksheets, games and instruments in an exciting way to explore the arts. The  program is based on Johns Hopkins Research that very young children can learn to read music notation and play musical instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science.

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Sweet Sounds & Subs at Jersey Mike's

Sweet Sounds & Subs at Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike's Subs is running a promotion in parallel to Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. On Tuesday nights from 6-9pm in July and August, stop by Jersey Mike's and get a regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink for only $7.95 plus tax. Raindate is Wednesday when the jazz festival is postponed to Wednesday as well. We love the cross promotion with this very popular live music event. Enjoy the delicious subs along with the jazz! 144 E. Broad St., 908.233.6002.   

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Summer Fitness Specials

Summer Fitness Specials

The Bar Method

Enjoy a Student special at POE with 30 days of unlimited classes for only $75. Ages 13 and up, all classes are eligible. Call or stop by the studio to sign up. A student identification is required. 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746. www.westfield.barmethod.com 

Poe Yoga 

Poe is offering special Summer Memberships with unlimited classes for the entire summer to teachers and students. Pay $199 for unlimited yoga classes, $199 for fire barre, $249 for yoga & fire barre. Your card activates upon first visit. With these packages, you pay the one time price and take unlimited classes all summer until Labor Day. (Normally unlimited memberships are monthly and start at $150 per month.) Students or teachers must show their ID when purchasing. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com 

Athleta

Athleta is offering a Girls Summer Camp Series: Every Tuesday morning from July 11 to August 15, join Athleta for an hour of fun between 8:45 and 9:45am. With different health and fitness professionals each week, your child will engage in activities ranging from Yoga, Strength Exercise, Self Motivation, and Arts and Crafts. The kids will have a blast! Space is limited, so sign up today by calling the store. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.athleta.net 

Satsang Yoga Studio

Your OM away from home in the heart of Downtown Westfield, Satsang is offering a special workshop for families on July 15 from 10:30am-11:30am. Enjoy this great way to spend an hour with your kids having fun and learning yoga. Cost is $25/family and is best suited for children 4-10 years old. In addition, Satsang has a special offer for college students -- 10% off class cards all summer long with current student id. 235 E. Broad St., 2nd floor, 908.789.7203. 

www.satsangyogastudio.com 

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

All are welcome to attend their Summer series "Free Open Air Gyrokinesis Classes" at Tamaques Park, Fridays at 10am (weather permitting). Advance sign up is required. Check their online scheduler for days and times. 111 Quimby St., 908.288.7551. www.rvgyrotonic.com

July Best Bets

July Best Bets

Clothing/Jewelry:

Adlers Jewelers

Adlers Jewelers has expanded to a larger space with a new Designer Bridal Boutique. After 27 years at the same location in Downtown Westfield, Adlers Jewelers has moved next door to 217 North Ave., expanding to double its square footage and adding a private diamond showing area for customers. Adlers carries the top bridal designers including Tacori, Hearts On Fire, Verragio, A. Jaffe, Simon G. and eight other smaller boutique designers. Now they have a great new space in which to present them to future brides and grooms. Read more... 908.233.6900.

Johari Bra & Swimwear

Selected swimwear is now 30% off.  Shop early for the best selection. 112 Central Ave., 908.228.2779. www.joharionline.com 

Galleries/Home:

Juxtapose Gallery

In celebration of July 4th, all J. Devlin glass suncatchers at Juxtapose Gallery are 'Buy Three Get the Third FREE!' for the entire month of July. Stop in to see their beautiful selection at 58 Elm St., 908.232.3278. www.juxtaposegallery.com 

Galeria West Art & Framing

Galeria West is displaying something amazing and unique in their window: "Sky Dance" by artist Stan Adard. It Is one work from his collection "The Breath Experience", which uses digital construction and animation to create slowly flowing and breathing pictures. Take a moment in front of this picture to see the breath in the artwork - Are you able to synchronize your own breath? In July, Galeria West will have three more pieces of Stan's art. 111 Quimby St., 908.301.9217.  

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Just arrived: Evalyn Dunn has a new selection of  The Helen Eddy day*star collection.  Specially priced with frame at $28. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com 

Papyrus of Westfield

Papyrus is having a Semi-Annual Sale with up to 70% select products. 62 Elm St., 908.928.1300. www.papyrusonline.com/stores/nj/westfield   

Time Warp

Timeless trends in fashion and décor endure at Time Warp. This month enjoy a storewide sale with most merchandise 30% to 50% off, including all artwork, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, accessories, jewelry and decorative items. There is a free parking lot behind the store for customers. 407 South Ave. W., 908.232.2848. www.timewarpshoppe.com 

Personal Services:

Blende Custom Beauty 

Blende is now offering Brow Sculpting! Summer is here, the perfect time to up your brow game and make sure your eyebrows are in tip top shape. Nothing frames your face better than a perfectly sculpted brow. Call them to schedule your next appointment for waxing or hand tweezing with brow specialist DeeDee. 106 Elm St., 908.588.2094. www.blendebeauty.com 

Glamorous Girlz

It's BFF Month at Glamorous Girlz. Get a manicure and your BFF gets one for free during the month of July! 28 Prospect St., 908.264.8819. 

Jersey Boutique Spa

Buy one facial, get one FREE to give to a friend or family member. Buy one DMK Paramedical Oxygen Enzyme Facial, get one FREE. This 1.5 hour treatment also comes with reflexology, a computerized UV skin scan and a personalized prescription for homecare. $150 value (must be used by two different people). 331 West Broad St., 973.634.1077. www.jerseyboutiquespa.com 

 

Other Services:

Valencia School of Music

There are still a few open spots in Valencia's summer day programs for July and August. Their Rock and Roll Summer School (July 17-21) offers students a chance to learn to write songs, record at home and perform at the end of the week with a band at Crossroads. Broadway Westfield, the newest musical theater production camp, will be presenting Godspell. The camp runs July 31-August 24th, Monday through Thursday from 10am-3pm with a performance at UC PAC's Hamilton Stages on August 25. Register today - Spaces are Limited. 908.967.0458. 

www.valenciamusicnj.com 

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Customer Appreciation Days in Westfield are Coming June 22-25

Customer Appreciation Days in Westfield are Coming June 22-25

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) welcomes the community to shop at the Customer Appreciation Sale Days from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. Retailers will have sales inside their stores and some will have their merchandise out on the sidewalks of Downtown Westfield. Inside and out will be filled with great items at discounted prices. Get ready for summer with bargains! Shop locally, rain or shine. 

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Jude Connally

Jude has perfect gifts for that awesome teacher or graduating student in your life. Stop in to see their beautiful weekend bags, keychains, cosmetic bags and pouches, all made from their signature fabrics. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn has a nice selection of Father's Day gifts including wine bottle stoppers in a variety of beautiful woods and lots of Father's Day cards. They are also having their 2nd annual Art Appraisal and Restoration Fair on Saturday, June 17 from 10:30am-5pm. You must call for an appointment. This is a terrific opportunity to find out the market value of that piece that has been hanging in your family's home for generations or discuss cleaning or restoration. 549 South Ave W., 908.232.0412.  www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Not all Olive Oil is Created Equal

Not all Olive Oil is Created Equal

By Patricia A. Hanigan, Owner of Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics, 20 Elm Street, Westfield NJ

In 2011 Tom Mueller, one of the leading authorities on Extra Virgin Olive Oil, released his book “Extra Virginity: The sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.” In it he revealed a world of deception where low quality oils and artificial coloring were being passed off as extra-virgin olive oils to the American public. In Europe, you would be breaking the law if you were mixing refined oils with Extra Virgin and labeling it 100% Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. Unfortunately, here in the states we do not have strict regulations and thus there are a lot of fraudulent bottled Extra-Virgin Olive Oils on the market. When companies taint the oil, the consumer loses the health benefits of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.

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