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Mimi & Hill Grand Opening Events in November and December

Mimi & Hill Grand Opening Events in November and December

Mimi & Hill design studio + shop will be hosting grand opening festivities throughout November & December, beginning on November 2! Don't miss these wonderful events. Downtown Westfield is so happy to welcome this exciting and vibrant new interior design business to downtown Westfield. 227 Elmer St., 908.588.2202. www.mimiandhill.com

Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-9pm - Grand Opening.

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Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

October 19, 2017, Westfield NJ -- The candy business has been in George Brummer’s family since 1904, for over 100 years. George’s grandfather first established his business in Jersey City. His two sons eventually took over the business, then his grandsons, George and Robert. When the original store closed in 1988, Robert moved to Ohio and George bought the old Martha Lorton Candies in Westfield. He changed its name to Brummer’s, where he continued his family’s candy business to this day. 

George has been working in his current location at 125 E. Broad Street in Westfield since 1988. That’s nearly 30 years!

Brummer’s is an old fashioned candy shop in every sense of the word. The place looks like it did originally, down to the Victorian wallpaper and vintage candy molds.  They manufacture all the chocolates and fudge on premises in the back using old family recipes, and they sell them by the pound. They also carry retro candies such as Mary Janes, buttons, jaw breakers, Pez and more, all in grab-and-go pre-packaged bags from $2.95. Chocolate pops and bars start at $1.99. Kids are welcome, although they request that backpacks and skateboards remain outside due to the narrow aisles and packed shelves.

Brummer’s has a strong business in party favors for weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. They also do corporate gifts and can customize logos by embossing on the chocolate or on specially printed boxes.

Let’s show George some Westfield love! Stop in and buy some homemade chocolates. They have some of the best dark chocolate covered sea salt caramels anywhere. Or consider ordering your holiday corporate gifts or next party favors from Brummer’s.

Brummer's Chocolates has also been selected as one of the best Candy Shops in New Jersey by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media! Read more: 

125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904. www.brummershomemadechocolates.com

 

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Grand Openings

Grand Openings

Janus' Closet, a fashion consignment shop featuring authentic designer handbags, clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and more is now open at 112 Central Ave. (across from Starbucks). 908.264.7968. www.januscloset.com 


Energy Healing, offering Reiki and Aromatherapies, is now open above Qdoba at 66 Elm St. 814.244.0695.

DIRT Clean Culture Beauty Shop is now open at 519 South Ave. W. (at the circle). Their Grand Opening festivities will take place Saturday, October 7 at 10am with lite bites and a DJ. They offer manicures, pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash services and more while promoting cleaner, safer beauty in an eco friendly/toxic free shop. 908.588.2128. www.dirtbeautyshop.com 

 

Coming Soon: 

Ambeli Greek Taverna of Cranford is opening a second location in Westfield at 39 Elm St. (in the former location of Butcher Burgers). 908.272.4111. Facebook

Daisy's Taste of Cuba is expanding from a food truck in Garwood, NJ to open a restaurant in Westfield at 301 South Ave W. (corner of Boulevard). 908.232.3187.

www.facebook.com/daisystasteofcuba  

Boxwood Coffee Roastery is coming to 143 E. Broad St. (in the location formerly Panera). Boxwood Coffee is a family run coffee shop and roaster based in Summit, NJ established in 2014 by husband and wife team Stephen and Erin Bellamy. 

www.boxwoodcoffee.com

 

Cory Mathews Salon for men will open at 309 South Ave. W. They are expanding to Westfield from Cranford and offer the ultimate men's experience, from the wash to the shave and everything in between. 908.276.1840. www.cory-mathews.com 

Mimi & Hill, a full service interior design studio and shop serving clients in NJ, NY, PA, CT, will be opening at 227 Elmer St. Owners and Westfield residents Hillary Kaplan and Miriam Silver Verga have been in business for over 6 years designing homes as close as Westfield, second homes on the Jersey shore and a few Caribbean homes. Their new store will be a laboratory of design elements for clients to layer into their homes, and showcase artisans and specialty design pieces. They are gearing up for the holidays by stocking gifts for chic guests to bring to their generous hosts. 908.403.6169. www.mimiandhill.com 

Nails Spa & Beyond is opening soon at 125 Elm Street (next to Addams Tavern). In the process of completing a beautiful renovation, this experienced operator is expanding to Westfield for its fourth location. www.nailsspaandbeyond.com


Nick's Pizzeria & Restaurant, featuring pizza and Italian food, is opening soon at 311 South Ave. W., 908.233.9300.

Little Nest Portraits is coming this fall to 109 Quimby St. Little Nest takes a unique and fresh approach to family photos, specializing in babies, maternity, children and families. 109 Quimby St., 917.941.1782. www.littlenestphoto.com


Professional Physical Therapy is coming to 105 Elm St., 2nd floor (next to Bar Method). Established in 1998, PPT has a rapidly growing number of facilities throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. www.professionalpt.com 

Spice Bazaar, a restaurant with casual Indian Dining, will open at 114-116 Quimby St. (formerly Asian Fusion). 

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Catching up with Patricia from Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics

Catching up with Patricia from Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics

It is hard to believe that Patricia & Paul Artisans of fine Oils and Balsamics is just in their fifth year. This beautiful gourmet delight located at 20 Elm Street in Westfield New Jersey has quickly become a mainstay and has attracted food lovers and the health conscious from all over the tristate. With their array of the freshest Extra-Virgin Olive Oils available and Aged to perfection Balsamics, tapenades, Harney & Sons Teas, local honey, dipping spices, French Linens, Olives, and artisan pottery, they have become a one stop shop for entertaining, hostess and corporate gifts as well as wedding and special occasion favors.

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Midtown Authentic Ribbon Cutting in Westfield

Midtown Authentic Ribbon Cutting in Westfield

Midtown Authentic, a designer resale store at 129 E. Broad St. (next to Omaha Steaks) recently celebrated their grant opening and ribbon cutting event. They buy 'ex-boyfriend' bags, shoes, watches and jewelry along with non ex-boyfriend gifts and designer items. They buy, sell and trade only the best authentic designer couture. Their Hoboken retail store is approaching its fifth anniversary, and they are now proud of their Westfield store. Their phone is 908.228.5856 and website www.midtownauthentic.com.

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Shopping Best Bets for September

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Shopping:
 
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.
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Exciting Upcoming Events in September

Exciting Upcoming Events in September
Photographers Reception at Juxtapose Gallery

Friday, September 8, 6-9pm

Pet Portraits at Lord & Taylor
Saturday, September 9, 11am - 2pm

Athleta Friends and Family Weekend Events, including book signing with Laurie Gelman, Author of Class Mom
September 14 - 18
 
Rahway International Film Festival to take place at The James Ward Mansion in Westfield NJ
Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24
 
FestiFall Brings Family Fun to Downtown Westfield 
Sunday, September 24, 10am - 5pm

Farmer's Market Saturdays in Westfield 
Saturday Mornings Through October, 8:30am - 1:30pm

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July Best Bets

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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 

 

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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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Johari Bra & Swimwear 

Johari has beautiful lingerie and bathing suits. Stop in to get fitted and lifted, especially for your prom and graduation dresses. 112 Central Ave., 908.228.2779. www.joharionline.com 

Jude Connally

May has arrived and It's the season for celebrations, graduations, barbeques and long weekends! Visit Jude Connally in Westfield to get the perfect look for your special occasion. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com

Just Bead Yourself

Create Mother-Daughter Bangles! Take a selfie of mother and daughter and Just Bead Yourself will turn it into a personalized charm bangle bracelet! Or bead your own crystal bangle with a charm of your choice, or create a wish box charm bangle in which you write a secret message or wish for each other and place it in each other's wish box charm. Plus, create a photo keychain or bookmark for Grandma. Create memories! 113 Central Ave., 908.232.3411. www.JustBeadYourself.com

The Town Book Store 

Everyone love books! The Town Book Store has a great selection of gift ideas. From sentimental books to just great reads, they are confident they have something for you. Now is also the time of year for college and university graduations. Books are a perfect keepsake for these milestone occasions. 270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535. www.townbookstore.com 

 

Flowers:

Blue Jasmine

Design a thoughtful gift for your mother in three easy steps with Blue Jasmine's Mother's Day Flower Bar. Choose your style, size and color palette for a beautiful arrangement unique to your mom. Call to hear Blue Jasmine's full Flower Bar Menu. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. www.www.bluejasminedesign.com

 

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The Farmhouse Store

Change is good...interchangeable is better. The Farmhouse Store is proud to partner with Nora Fleming to offer a gift for every occasion.  Nora Fleming offers tableware, serveware, and decorative pieces that change for every holiday, event or season. Just remove the Nora Fleming "Mini" (a ceramic piece - an American flag, a heart, a witch's hat, a Christmas tree, baby blocks, a birthday cake, etc.), and add another to your table for a new look to match your occasion. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. www.facebook.com/thefarmhousestore

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn Gallery is offering a 10% discount on the purchase of all Mother's Day gifts through May 13. They just received 2 new jewelry lines, one from Paris and one from Israel. All of the jewelry is hand crafted. They also just received a selection of hand painted silk scarves and magnificent hand crafted stained glass boxes. Stop in to the gallery to appreciate the wide variety of gifts on display. Offer not to be combined with other offers and must be mentioned at time of purchase. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

 

Services:

 

Elegant Image Salon

Elegant Image is offering Mother's Day promotions as well as $10 off prom hair and makeup bookings. Enjoy a "Like Mother Like Daughter" promotion with 2 manicures for $20, or 2 manicures and pedicures for $70, or 2 manicures, 2 pedicures and 2 blow dries for $120! Must be redeemed by two guests or purchase in advance as a gift certificate. 405 South Ave. W., 908.232.4900. www.elegantimagenj.com

Facial Reality Spa & Salon

Celebrate Moms all month long -- Purchase a $100 Gift Card and you will receive a $25 Gift Card just for you! Gift Cards can be used toward any product or service in the spa. Come in soon and see what's new with Eminence, a favorite organic skincare line. 221 Lenox Ave., 908.928.0010. www.facialrealityspa.com

Glamorous Girlz

For the month of May, Glamorous Girlz will be offering to all Mothers a free manicure with a pedicure! Plus, receive free eyebrow waxing when getting a haircut. 28 Prospect St., 908.264.8819. www.glamorousgirlzsalon.com

R Studio Lash Spa

This month at R Studio Lash Spa it's all about the brows. For May only, a Custom Brow Design is being offered for only $30. This service includes customized shaping, wax, and brow tint to give you beautifully defined brows. 100 Quimby St., Suite 3, 908.858.0746. www.rstudiolashspa.com 

Open Door Therapy

A Free Talk: 'MOTHER: The Influence of a Lifetime' -- Come and enjoy a free and inspiring community presentation by relationship and couples counselor Terri DiMatteo on May 8 from 7pm-8pm at Open Door Therapy. The presentation will focus on the powerful, lifelong influence of mothers as it relates to Theory of Attachment. For more information and to reserve your spot, call Terri DiMatteo or reserve your spot online. 111 Quimby St., Suite 111, 908.403.9300. www.opendoortherapy.net

The Westfield Service League

The WSL will be closing for the summer break on June 16 through to the beginning of September. The weeks leading up to their closing in June, they will be having some fantastic clearance sales to make way for the fall merchandise they will be selling come September. The Westfield Service League is grateful to all their loyal customers and thanks you for your continued support. 114 Elmer St., Thrift 908.233.2530, Consignment 908.232.1223. www.thewestfieldserviceleague.org 

 

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Food & Wine Highlights in March

Food & Wine Highlights in March

Besides Dine Out Westfield, there are many other things going on for foodies this month. 


The Brick Oven to Continue Prix Fixe Lunch

Brick Oven plans to continue their Dine Out Westfield prix fixe lunch menu mid-week through the end of March. Enjoy a 2-course lunch Monday-Thursday for $10 through the end of this month. 117 Quimby St., 908.317.9500. www.thebrickovenwestfield.com 

Custom Salad Bar at Casa Di Pizza

Casa Di Pizza features a "create your own" custom salad bar with over thirty different toppings to choose from, including fresh grilled shrimp, chicken breast and Icelandic salmon. Their homemade soups are also a fan favorite made daily. Either a salad or a soup (or both) creates a healthy option on an already great menu! 50 Elm St., 908.654.3232. www.casadipizzawestfield.com 

Spring Truffles and Fresh Fruit Sorbets at The Chocolate Bar

The Chocolate Bar is jumping into Spring with fresh dipped spring truffles and store made Easter bunnies! Stop in to taste the coconut and new fresh fruit sorbets. Chocolates and gelato are made daily in the store from the finest quality and freshest ingredients by Neil, owner since 2004. 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com 

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