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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.
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Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School

Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School
Summer is coming to an end and it's time for the kids to go back to school. We love our children and cherish the moments and memories of long summer days, but summer vacation is over and so are the busy tasks of travel, camp, flights, road trips, packing, unpacking and extra laundry. So, it's time for parents to take a breather and focus on some fun stuff before rigorous fall sports schedules and routines ramp up. Yes, it's time for some PAMPERING!   
 
Here are the Top 10 things we think every parent needs right now.
 
1. A spa visit. It's time for some rest and relaxation with a good massage, facial, body scrub, or other spa treatment. Book your spa appointments today at one of Westfield's many options. Visit On The Side Day Spa, BlueMercury, Bare Skin, Facial Reality, Jersey Boutique Spa, Skin Savvy, or U Relax. See the list.
 
2. A mani and pedi. We are on top of our pedicures all summer long, but many of us fall off once the weather cools down and the kids are back in school. Treat yourself to a mani and pedi to keep yourself looking and feeling great. First Class Nails, Glamorous Girlz, Joy Nails & Spa, The Nail Boutique, Serenity Nails, and coming soon Nails Spa & Beyond.  View a listing of these businesses.
 
3. A chill. Visit Chill Cryotherapy to relieve pain & inflammation, lose weight, and enhance athletic performance. www.chillcryo.net 
 
4. A new outfit. Just because you deserve it. Feel good and enjoy Fall with some shopping at one of our downtown retail stores and boutiques.
 
5. A girls day or night out. During the summer months, friends are away or gone on weekends and time just flies by. Now that school is back in session, schedule a lunch or a night out to unwind and have fun with the girls. Meet for a coffee, lunch, happy hour or dinner at one of these downtown restaurants
 
6. A good book. Maybe you did some summer reading, and maybe you just meant to. Either way, now is a good time for some new books. Grab a few from The Town Book Store and dig into them this fall on a cozy chair and under a blanket. www.townbookstore.com 
 
7. A great bottle of wine. Get your favorite bottle of wine, and enjoy it with a quiet evening at home or with friends and family. Visit NosVino, The Liquor Basket, Trader Joe's, or Westfield Wine & Liquors. View them here.
 
8. A dietary cleanse. Try a healthy dose of fruits, juices and natural foods to cleanse the body. Several places in town offer 2-5 day cleanses or simply healthy tonics. Visit Via Nutrition, Fresh Bui, Juice Junky at Feast and Ono Bowls. See the list of juice places.

9. A New Workout Gym or Routine. There are so many amazing places in Westfield for yoga classes, Bar, Pilates and more. Get into a new routine by switching it up. Try some new classes at any of these fabulous workout facilities. The Bar Method, Bella Vida Yoga, Club Pilates, POE Yoga, Power Stretch Studio, Raritan Valley Gyrotonic, Satsang Yoga Studio, Westfield Fitness. See the list.
 
10. New Makeup, Brows, Lashes. It's time for new fall makeup, a fresh look at those eyebrows you've been meaning to tame or enhance, and perhaps a look at some new long lashes. Try one of these fine establishments. Blende Beauty, BlueMercury, Amazing Lash Studio, A Face Forever, Jersey Boutique Spa, Lashzilla Lash & Beauty Boutique, Lord & Taylor, and R Studio Lash Spa. View the list.

 

 
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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

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DWC Design Committee Recent Projects

DWC Design Committee Recent Projects

For over 25 years, the DWC Design Committee has administered their successful Façade Renovation Incentive Grant Program to over 150 different storefronts.  From historic restorations to new signs or awnings, the DWC staff and committee work with tenants and property owners using historic photos, materials, and often photoshop renderings to collaborate design changes.  

Two recent examples of major storefront renovations and expansions include Michael Robert Construction and Limani Seafood Grill.  Pictured are: Michael, Ellie Mroz (and children) at Michael Robert Construction, 400 W. Broad Street. George and Vasilia Vastardis of Limani Seafood Grill, 235 North Ave. W., were also presented with a Façade Renovation Incentive Grant check from Councilman Sam Della Fera, DWC board member and Council liaison.  

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Grand Openings in February 2017

Grand Openings in February 2017

Amazing Lash Studio is now open at 225 E. Broad St. and is dedicated to raising the bar on perfection, lasting beauty and professionalism in eyelash extensions. Get your first set of eyelash extensions for only $79.99, so stop in today. 908.312.3770.

www.amazinglashstudio.com

Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar is under new ownership. You may see the familiar face of longtime resident Greg Gradel who is busy making changes to the interior, exterior and menu. 20 Prospect St., 908.232.1660. www.rocknjoe.com 

Next Cleaners is now Yellow Bear Cleaners. The brand relaunched its company and brand into a full service, eco-friendly dry cleaners with free pickup and delivery as well as a new app. Enjoy their Winter special with 20% off for two months, February and March. Will even offer same day service! 335 South Ave. W., 908.228.7889. www.ybcleaners.com 

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Westfield Allstate Agency Celebrates Grand Opening at New Location

Westfield Allstate Agency Celebrates Grand Opening at New Location

Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Agency celebrated its move from the circle in Downtown Westfield to the newly renovated 100-year-old Victorian house at 502 East Broad St. with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Among the attendees were Mayor Andy Skibitsky, representatives of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, friends and family.

"My agency team and I are excited to finally be in our new building,” owner Ron Bansky said. “It was great to see so many of our friends and customers at our open house. We were also grateful for the support from Allstate, the town of Westfield, the Westfield Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation. We look forward to serving our customers and the community for years to come at our new location. "

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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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Grand Openings in January 2017

Grand Openings in January 2017

Club Pilates Westfield is now open at 225 E. Broad St. January 7 & 8 take advantage of their Grand Opening weekend to take a FREE demo class, enter raffles to win free clothing and classes, and take advantage of limited time membership discounts. Why should Pilates be a part of your 2017? Pilates elongates and strengthens your muscles, improving elasticity and joint mobility. The strength and flexibility you will gain at Club Pilates won't just benefit you while you're exercising, it can become the key to living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Book your demo class now! Or stop in for a full class schedule. 225 E. Broad St., 908.233.0950. www.clubpilates.com/westfield

Brunella Portuguese Coffee & Deli is now open at 615 South Ave. W. With a brand new interior (shown in picture at right), Brunella serves delicious Portuguese custard cups, spectacular sandwiches, empanadas, coffee and more. Their Portuguese cheese steak is becoming a customer favorite. 908.588.2080. Find them on Facebook

Allstate Insurance - Ron Bansky & Associates Agency has moved to 502 E. Broad St. and is having a ribbon cutting for their new location on January 21st at noon. Immediately following the ribbon cutting join their open house from 12-3pm. Friends, customers, business partners, and anyone from the community who would like to see their newly renovated building are welcome to visit during the open house. 908.301.0711. www.ronbansky.com

Urban Sewciety has expanded and moved to a new location at 307 South Ave. W., directly across from the south side train station parking lot. See their website for new class offerings and events, including their Grand (Re)Opening event on Saturday, January 28th from 11am to 4pm. They will have huge giveaways for classes and fabric, as well as free mini-sewing projects for kids (no sewing experience needed) and a store-wide sale on fabrics, notions, and handmade gifts. Don't miss it! 908.232.0600. www.urbansewciety.com 

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Shopping Best Bets November 2016

Shopping Best Bets November 2016

Athleta 

Calling all Athleta Girls! There are lots of things happening in November at Athleta. Friday, November 4 from 5-7pm, come out for a night of fun as Athleta hosts a fashion show with their Athleta Girl Collection.

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Smart women shop Eminence at Facial Reality Spa!

Smart women shop Eminence at Facial Reality Spa!

Purchase one Eminence product.

Receive the second at 25% Off!*  

 

Time to stock up on all your favorite Eminence products! Save on the finest organic skincare products to be found anywhere! And we have them right here in our spa. Eminence is all the buzz in the celebrity world these days, with famous women including Alicia Keyes, Cameron Diaz and Naomi Watts embracing this fabulous line that uses the best of nature to nourish skin. Every woman wants the look of natural,

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