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December 17, 2013

The Hoboken Girl Candle by Bloomsbury Sq – Holiday Shopping Option in Hoboken

Not that it isn’t already official but The Hoboken Girl is no longer just a blogger but a lifestyle brand in Hoboken, NJ. She not only does photography but now is into the candle making business as well. You go girl! Read below for more information for a holiday gift idea uniquely Hoboken……

The Hoboken Girl Candle by Bloomsbury Sq

Debuts in Hoboken Boutiques

Hoboken Girl Candle 1

Niambi of Bloomsbury Sq, a local Hoboken and Union City bath and body company  (www.bloomsburysq.com), and Jennifer Casson of HobokenGirl.com teamed up to create a limited edition, all-natural candle to be sold in stores for the holidays.

“What we created is an exceptionally pleasing scent now know as the Hoboken Girl Jersey Bloom Candle: featuring an aromatic blend of oils inspired by all of the irresistible, glamorous, and fearless women that light up our Mile Square city (and who inspire me daily to write my blog and explore our amazing city!).” – Jeneifer Casson Hoboken Girl Blog

This all-natural candle is a blend of vanilla to soothe, Lemon for optimism and a bit of sass, and sweet basil for clarity…all necessities for being a Hoboken girl! Each candle is hosted in a beautiful mercury glass jar which is excitingly decor-worthy and reusable as well – once you have lit the candle to entirety.

To order these adorable gifts in time for the holidays, please visit www.bloomsburysq.com,  or email niambi@bloomsburysq.com. For a direct link to the candle to purchase, click this link:

The candle is also sold at Aaraa Boutique (6th Street between Grand & Adams Street in Hoboken) and at Mint Market (303 1st Street).

A full link to the Hoboken Girl article:

Hoboken Girl Gift Set

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October 11, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle – Poor Cat Designs Opens in Hoboken with Unique Jewelry Offerings

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

Poor Cat Designs is officially open in Hoboken and is ready to sell its unique jewelry to a broader market. Located at 716 Washington Street this jeweler has stores in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Hoboken is their latest location.

About Poor Cat Designs – from their website:

“Forged from equal parts creativity, craft, and curiosity, Poor Cat® is the subtle expression of both maker and symbol. Working in platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat pink gold, and sterling silver, Poor Cat’s collection captures the richness and innate energy of precious metals. The power of iconography lies in its subjectivity.

Symbols denote what we desire them to be. Anything and everything can be infused with meaning. Poor Cat finds its following in this belief. Having already captivated the devotion of rock stars, celebrities, teenage trendsetters, and prominent players in the design, architecture, and fashion world, Poor Cat is ready to inspire a larger audience. Where humility graces luxury, Poor Cat perches.”

Below is a sample from their Celestial collection. This jewelery seems to be finely crafted and unique and it already appears to have traction as well. The question remains will Hobokenite shoppers? That is always the question in Hoboken retail.  Let’s hope so since this is some cool stuff and the kind of stores I hope Hoboken shoppers are looking for more of.  Hoboken Girl (www.HobokenGirl.com) are you shopping here next?

Poor Cat Design Hoboken - Celestial Collection sample

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken

Store Type:  Jewelery
Address: 716 Washington Street Hoboken NJ, 07030
Phone: 201-850-1307
Website: http://poorcatdesigns.com/
Email:  info@poorcatdesigns.com
Toll Free Number: 1-855-POORCAT (1-855-766-7228)

Por Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

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July 18, 2013

Hoboken Smoke Shop – Hookah Startup Kit for only $29.99

Hoboken Smoke Shop Grand Opening

The Hoboken Smoke Shop located at 614 Washington Street has been having their grand opening for a while now. They are now advertising a package deal which includes hoohak, charcoal and Tobacco for only $29.99. We will have to see how Hoboken’s head shop does in what is still a challenging retail landscape in Hoboken.

Hoboken Smoke Shop Hookah Special

Hoboken Smoke Shop

Address: 614 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 683-7978
Website: http://nynjcigars.com

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June 19, 2013

Hoboken Based MallStand Partners with Million Dollar Smile to Launch First National Social Deal

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses,Shopping — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 2:20 PM

Here is another Hoboken Business trying to capitalize on the ever changing online retail landscape…..

Hoboken Based MallStand Partners with Million Dollar Smile

to Launch First National Social Deal

MallStand, the social shopping app, yesterday announced that they have partnered with Million Dollar Smile Cosmetic to run their first national social deal. The daily deal promotion that has recently been launched in the MallStand Socials section is for a large discount on the Million Dollar Smile teeth whitening system.

Mall Stand Screens and Logo - Hoboken Business New Jersey

“MallStand has been providing a variety of daily deals in the Socials section for the residents of Hudson County and surrounding areas, but this new partnership marks the first time we are able to make a daily deal available nationally and with none of the extra shipping costs,” said MallStand team member Sam Gherman.

“The MallStand team has done a tremendous job working with the highest quality merchants in the area in order to develop a solid base of loyal customers.” Said Andrew Jensen, Founder and CEO “MallStand hopes to build upon this new relationship with Million Dollar Smile and continue to offer their teeth whitening system to our users across the country.”

Through this Socials offer users can enjoy the same results as the leading in-office dental whitening procedures from the comfort of their home. The deal for the teeth whitening system originally valued at $228 is available for only $30 and promises a “whiter and brigher smile for less money and less time”. The social deal for the Smiley White System and Smiley White Pen will be extended for an extra week due to the deal’s popularity.

Million Dollar Smile’s special dental grade whitening formula has been safely tested and made in USA labs only.

Mall Stand Website Screen Capture - Hoboken NJ

About MallStand

Mall Stand is  a relaticely new web based start-up company locally based in Hoboken on 613 Willow Ave called Mallstand. Mallstand is an innovative new site that provides a user all aspects of a mall experience with the ease of use a website brings.

MallStand is a web and mobile social shopping platform transforming traditional online shopping. By utilizing various social networking tools MallStand creates an environment that fosters communication between users and merchants. MallStand provides shoppers with a centralized online location to mingle, shop, and share.

Link to website: http://www.mallstand.com/login.php

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June 17, 2013

Wee Babe Opens up Shop on Washington Street in Hoboken

Wee Babe Hoboken NJ 415 Washington Street Retail

Entrepreneurs Beau Kuhn and Selina Aquino are bringing the Brooklyn baby to Hoboken with the Grand Opening of their second location of Wee Babe, that happened Friday, June 14, at 415 Washington St.

The specialty store features a line-up of top notch, parentally-rated baby gear, gadgets and apparel for babies and beyond. The first location opened last year in Williamsburg, another bustling baby town. The success of that store paved the way for the location in Hoboken, where Kuhn lives and Aquino had worked for more than a decade. The store specializes in selling only those products that are parent approved and is competitively priced with other baby specialty stores.

“Our vision for Williamsburg was working and we were making so many deliveries to Hoboken when we came across an ideal location,” says Kuhn, a mother of three. “Besides that fact that this city is my home, Hoboken is a small geographical area with lots of families. And it’s a walking city, which is perfect for our products.”

The Wee Babe success is based on personalized service and an educational approach to products. “Part of the reason our concept is working is because we look at our staff as educators, not sales people,” says Aquino, who is also a mother of three. “Our product selection is based on our personal experiences, customer feedback and lots and lots of research and product testing. We strive to have the newest, best products and provide very personalized customer service.”

The 800-square-foot store features such popular baby brand names as Clek, BumbleRide, Baby Jogger, Beco and Mama’s and Papa’s. The Grand Opening celebration is at 1:00 pm on Friday and will run Friday and Saturday with free gifts with purchase, giveaways and raffle prizes while supplies last. The raffle lineup includes goodies from Aden+Anis; Mum2Mum; Yulli; Suppori; Tivoli Couture, Fred’s Swim Academy, Stokke and strollers by Munchin and Quinny.




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June 5, 2013

Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market to start Thursday June 6th from 2-7 pm

Fresh produce is back again in Uptown Hoboken on Thursdays with extended hours based on feedback from customers last year…

Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market

to start Thursday June 6th from 2-7 pm

Hoboken Uptown Farmer's MarketThe Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market, in conjunction with The Quality of Life Coalition, will be arriving soon, with proof in the form of strawberries, sweet corn, and those famous Jersey tomatoes.  Beginning June 6, and running through October, the market will be open Thursdays from 2 pm to 7 pm.  (The market will be closed on July 4 for the holiday.). The new, earlier opening time is in response to customer demand.  You wanted your veggies sooner, and the market is happy to deliver!  The convenient time and location at the corner of 13th and Hudson Streets ensures that residents of uptown Hoboken and beyond will have an opportunity to load up on some freshly picked salad greens for Thursday night’s dinner or a scrumptious blueberry pie for the weekend barbecue.

The Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market is excited to announce a few new vendors in the mix this season.  Alan’s Flower Farm, of Chesterfield, NJ will be joining the market each week with fresh cut flowers and produce from his farm.  Additionally, market-goers can look forward to live demonstrations and veggie education from Hoboken’s own Skinny Chef, Jennifer Iserloh, on the third Thursday of each month.  On the final Thursday of each month, Hobokenites can bring their dull kitchen knifes to the market, where Neil’s Sharpening Service will revive the blades to full tomato slicing capacity.

These new faces join returning vendors Stony Hill Farms of Chester, Gina’s Bakery of  Montclair, Hoboken Farms, and customer favorite, Dr. Pickle, who will happily give customers a sample of any of his briny, delicious olives, roasted peppers and pickles, of course!  As a certified ‘Jersey Fresh’ market, the customer can be assured that the fresh produce is grown right here in New Jersey.

As in years past, the market is committed to helping our neighbors in Hoboken who have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  At the end of each day, vendors are encouraged to donate leftover produce to the Hoboken Shelter, which is celebrating its thirtieth year of service to our community.  Additionally, eligible customers are welcome to use WIC (Women, Infants & Children Program) coupons with participating vendors.

Look for the Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll keep you updated on the deal of the day and what’s in season.

Remember – shopping at a Farmers’ Market is great for the local economy, your health and your carbon footprint.  Now, more than ever, it is important to support the New Jersey economy.  Shop Jersey Fresh!

Hoboken Uptown Farmer's Market produce #1

Hoboken Uptown Farmer's Market produce #2

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May 15, 2013

Hoboken Girl Starts Hoboken Fashion Series Featuring Local Shops and Fashionsistas

Filed under: Fashion,Hoboken,Shopping — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 3:45 PM

Ladies of Hoboken, has TheBoken.com got a fashion series for you from fellow local blogger Hoboken Girl. Check it out…..

Jennifer Casson Fashion photo shoot 5-15-2013 smaller

Model Lynda – photo courtesy of Jennifer Casson Photography

Hoboken Girl (www.HobokenGirl.com) has started a local Hoboken style series which is part of a local initiative to showcase all of the fabulous and chic Hoboken fashion in our little city. It will be featured on HobokenGirl.com in a four part series (in collaboration with local wardrobe stylist Tiffany Pinero of www.TiffanyPineroStyle.com). The first part of the series is: White Hot – all about wearing white (even before Memorial Day).

All of the clothing and accessories were handpicked from local boutiques (including Sweet Nicholas, Midtown Authentic, Bella Ro, Maxwell’s 9.13.34, and The Factory Boutique). The models are of course were local Hoboken girls — 2 are local bloggers (Jillian of SprinkleMassacre.com and Lynda of HealthyHobokenGirl.com, as well as Ashley of Rebellations Salon). Photography was done me (JenniferCasson.com) and styling was done by Tiffany Pinero (www.TiffanyPinero.com).

Link: http://hobokengirl.com/hoboken-style-series-white-hot-before-memorial-day/


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April 16, 2013

Save the Date – Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Sunday May 5th from 11am – 6pm

Filed under: Arts & Music Festival,Festivals,Hoboken — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 10:10 AM

Twice a year Hoboken holds its bi-annual Arts and Music Festival. This year’s spring festival will be held on Sunday May 5th from 11am-6pm on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. Not all the details are set but below is a sneak preview. Go to the link: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/ for further updates.

City of Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Spring 2013 HDR

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

May 5, 2013 11am to 6pm

Washington St.between Observer Highway to 7th St.

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants, Food Vendors, Local non-profits and more rain or shine. Admission is Free

This Spring’s headliner artist is Mike Doughty.

3 Stages of live music featuring:

Performance Schedule TBA

Observer Highway Stage TBA

3rd Street Stage – children’s area

  • 12pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 12:45pm – Ron Albanese “Polka Dot & his Polka Dot Pals”
  • 1:30pm  – Hudson Dance & Movement
  • 2:15pm – Ron Albanese “Polka Dot & his Polka Dot Pals”
  • 3:15pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 4:15pm – Garden St. School Band
  • 5:15pm  – Little Club Heads

6th Street Stage TBA

Note: Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

Volunteers are needed for festival setup on Sunday, May 5, 7:30am to 11am. For info, contact Geri Fallo, Division of Cultural Affairs at 201-420-2207 or hoboculturalaffairs@gmail.com.

Special features include:

Fine artists are located between 2nd and 3rd Streets (both sides), 5th and 6th Streets (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First and Newark Streets (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.

Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, and live performances. Crafters display and sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown and fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried floral arrangements, soaps and lotions and other unique handcrafted items.

Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian, etc.

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April 10, 2013

Stella & Dot Spring/Summer Trunk Show Happy Hour Tonight at Lolas Tapas Wine Bar in Hoboken 6:30pm

Here is another styling event for the ladies of the Hoboken Soical Snadbox and anyone else interested in participating tonight a Lolas Wine Bar on 14th Street in Hoboken….

Stella & Dot Spring/Summer Trunk Show Happy Hour

Stella and Dot HHS 4-10-2013Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Lola’s Tapas – Wine Bar

Address: 153 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ

Description: Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox at Lola’s Tapas & Wine Bar for a Stella & Dot Truck Show and Happy Hour. The Girl’s Night Out will likely be a blast! Get styled by Stella and Dot Rep Jennifer Sutton and check out the spring/summer line of great jewelry.

For those not familiar with Stella and Dot here is a video below of their 2013 Summer collection:

Drink Specials:

  • $6 Sangria, Wine, and Mixed Drinks
  • $4 Beers

Make sure to RSVP today! Bring a friend or come alone and make new friends! We are great at introducing you to new ones. If your a woman and looking to make new friends this is a great event to do that!

*Parking is also available and will be validated by Lola’s at two locations Pro-Park on 14th and Bloomfield and Little Man Parking on 12th.

Raffle Prizes:

  • 3 Gift Cards for Hoboken Wellness Spa
  • Gift Card for D’s Soulful Cafe
  • 2 Gift Cards for Go Row Studios – 3 classes each
  • Gift Card for Black Bear Bar

**Everyone who RSVPs and comes to the event will get a free Raffle ticket.

***Everyone who places a Stella and Dot Order will get another Free Raffle Ticket.

RSVP Link: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/events/104405902/

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April 3, 2013

Anthropologie in Hoboken Unveils Storefront Exterior–Closer to Grand Opening

Anthropologie 4-4-2013 in Hoboken HDR Exterior smaller

Anthropologie located at 412 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ is even closer to opening than ever. They revealed their exterior yesterday and the façade is quite tastefully done. This anchor store is likely to change the retail landscape of Hoboken for quite some time.  This is one of the most anticipated store openings in recent Hoboken memory.  They are likely to have a Grand Opening or soft opening in April based on the progress I am seeing.


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