Blende Custom Beauty is opening May 2 at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. Celebrity makeup artist Keira Karlin, Blende's co-owner, has worked on TV shows including Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Affair, Blue Bloods and SNL. She has been the personal makeup artist for celebrities and dignitaries such as Debra Messing, Lucy Liu, Kevin Costner and President Bill Clinton. Her partner Nikki Tardibuono is a Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician certified in Microblading, with many years of retail management experience. Both women are working moms, living in the Westfield area for the past 17 years. This duo brings their talents to their new shop in the heart of Downtown Westfield. Blende specializes in custom blended makeup and lip bar, microblading and brow sculpting, private and group lessons, weddings and parties. 908.588.2094. Read more... www.blendebeauty.com
Hand Picked, featuring urban wear and Supreme clothing, including sneakers and caps, is open at 107 Prospect St. (across from Bovella's). www.handpickednj.com
$5 Comfort Food, offering sandwiches, salads and more with most everything on the menu priced at $5, is now open at 311 South Ave. W. (former location of Subway). Call in advance for pick-up or delivery. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Give mom a day off and bring the family for a meal here on Mother's Day! 908.233.9333.
Golden Age Fretted Instruments has moved to a new location! Formerly at 309 South Ave., Golden Age is now in a bigger, better, more beautiful location at 266 E. Broad St. (in the historic Carnegie library space formerly Felice, between The Town Book Store and Betty Gallagher Antiques). Golden Age specializes in boutique guitars with many handmade new, used and vintage guitars and accessories. They also do repairs. With the extra space, Golden Age is planning monthly in-store jams as well as workshops and clinics showcasing some of today's top players and instructors. 908.301.0001. www.goldenageguitars.com