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New Boutique Workshop in Westfield Brings Out Anyone’s Inner Artist

New Boutique Workshop in Westfield Brings Out Anyone’s Inner Artist

Westfield, NJ residents now have a new way to express their passion for DIY design and styling with the opening of AR Workshop at 226 North Avenue West.   An extension of the popular NC-based design company Anders Ruff, AR Workshop is a  hands-on boutique studio and store where visitors can create their own handmade,  mixed-media pieces – everything from framed and plank wood signs, to canvas wall  hangings, to chalkboard art, pillows, décor and more. And it all takes place in guided workshop sessions that allow customers’ creative juices to flow, while still ensuring consistent, high-end results.

Taking the trend of creative, interactive parties (think of the popular “wine and painting” studios) to a fun new level, AR Workshop Westfield lets visitors work from customizable patterns and templates that can fit virtually any taste or style. As a result, no two pieces  – or projects – are the same. But the approach enables anyone to produce beautiful,  “Pinterest-worthy” artworks they can be proud of. The environment itself is also designed to inspire and delight – with a warm, welcoming  atmosphere that feels almost more like a lounge than an arts and crafts studio.

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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 May

Grand Openings in May

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 

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Grand Openings in April

Grand Openings in April

Downtown BBQ is open at 301 South Ave. W. Downtown BBQ's signature rub and open-flame grill bring out the unique flavors in their meat. Starting with Grade A Prime Angus beef, Chicken and Ribs, they apply a signature rub and allow the flavors to permeate the meat for at least 48 hours before grilling their steaks, chicken, ribs and burgers on an open-flame grill. 908.264.8252. 
www.downtownbbq.net  

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Blende Custom Beauty is opening soon at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. Celebrity makeup artist Keira Karlin has worked on TV shows including Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Affair, Blue Bloods and SNL. Keira brings her talents to her 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 events. 

www.facebook.com/BlendeBeauty

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Grand Openings in March 2017

Grand Openings in March 2017

Several new businesses have opened this month and many more are to come.

 

The Salad House is now open at 113 Quimby St. With locations in Millburn and Morristown, The Salad House specializes in "create your own" salads and wraps that can be saved electronically for your return visit. They also offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, paninis, flat bread pizzas (available gluten free), delicious small plate appetizers and a full kids menu. Signature salad creations include the Mandarin Chicken Salad, the Apple Walnut Salad, and the Boss Salad. 908.233.2467. www.thesaladhouse.com

Michael Robert Construction is now open at the corner of South Ave. & W. Broad St. Stop in to admire their exciting restoration and see how they can help with your restoration project. 908.591.4578. www.michaelrobertconstruction.com 

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