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These Alice-inspired collections inspire us to journey down the rabbit hole

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

The fashion industry is going all Alice in celebration of Disney’s May 27 release of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, the Tim Burton movie is teeming with fantastical costumes, colors, and scenery that has inspired a myriad of fashion collections.  more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Like the diamonds she uses in her timeless designs, Yanina Fleysher is equal parts elegance and strength. As the founder and owner of Yanina and Company in Cedar Grove and Basking Ridge, Fleysher is one of New Jersey’s premiere jewelers. But before her baubles attracted the likes of Caroline Manzo and Kim Kardashian, Fleysher was catering to a far more humble crowd. more

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Check out the artists that will be viewing their work at these downtown stores. 

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If Phil Mickelson’s had trouble with these holes, we can only imagine how we’d look teeing off at these challenging spots on NJ golf courses

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Urban Agenda highlights some of the toughest spots to tee off in New Jersey.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Consumer Reports finds that many sunscreens aren’t doing much screening at all.

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One of the most eclectic craft fairs comes to Brooklyn May 20-22

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Where else, other than the Renegade Craft Fair could you find a dinosaur vase and a porcelain animal skull? As the largest independent craft fair in the world, the event attracts the best (and most unusual) goods from the indie art scene.  more

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In the Jal Mahal at Jaipur two chicks with a block-printed floral motif by Brigitte Singh billow out in a breeze. © 2016 Henry Wilson

London design expert Henry Wilson captures the most eye-catching floral patterns in the country that inspires him

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

India is a place of raw, natural beauty. Its vast plains swelter under the golden sunrise. Its rivers churn through winding countryside, and its hills are a kaleidoscope of native plants and flowers. As is evident in photographer Henry Wilson’s newest tomb Floral Patterns of India, these splendors are often reflected in some of India’s most illustrious buildings and monuments.  more

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This summer, make a statement with powerful prints and ferocious fashions for kids and adults, alike.

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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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#TheDress, #BlackLivesMatter, #iLookLikeAnEngineer, #NotOneMore

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

10 of the year’s most memorable hashtags become art in this upcoming exhibit at Caelum Gallery, NYC 

For the active social media user, these hashtags require little to no explanation. That’s because they are partnered with millions of images and posts from around the world that say more than we could’ve imagined. more

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Traditional Zulu work and it is made from coils of telephone wire wrapped around a solid metal core, to define its shape. It has a modern twist to its make with the infusion of bright colour patterns. The intricacy in the design makes this basket so precious due to the long production days involved in its design. No two pieces are the same. Designs may vary, making each individual piece that much more unique.

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Elodie Blanchard Studio’s site-specific installation, “Growing Out of Scrap” is on view for WantedDesign Brooklyn until May 17. The installation’s “fabric trees” are made of leftover textiles from Blachard’s Studio and production scraps donated by Araks and HBF Textiles. The recycled artwork is intended to show how discarded textiles can be re-used to create new art, new trees, and new art trees. more

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Technology, music, and food take over Hoboken’s Pier A Park on May 20

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

On Friday, May 20, 2016 Hoboken will be even hipper than usual thanks to Propeller, a daylong event designed to unite northeastern tech leaders and enthusiasts, and allow ideas to “propel” forward. As a millennial epicenter, Hoboken is a hub for entrepreneurial spirit and tech enthusiasts, making it an ideal host for the event. more

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Unravel the history of uniforms at the Museum at FIT’s upcoming exhibit

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

For a society that dares to be different, we have a rich history of being the same – at least when it comes to our dress. From military uniforms to McDonald’s uniforms, the Museum at FIT’s “Uniformity” exhibit will explore the role of uniforms in our history. more

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Achieve the perfect plait at these hip NYC Braid Bars

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Braids are the foolproof hairstyle for any situation. Hair’s a day old? Braid it. Is the weather hot and humid? Braid it. Going on a date? Braid it. Okay, so you get the idea – braids are the best, but they’re not always the easiest to master. more

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Does art imitate fashion or does fashion imitate art? You decide.

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We might be all grown up, but we still depend on our mother’s words of wisdom

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked our staffers to share their mom’s best advice. Some are hilarious and some are profound, but all reflect the endless love Moms have for their children. 

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From coconut water to Indian food, the co-founder of Two Fit Moms and loving mother of two tells us the ten things she loves the most.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

New Jersey native Laura Kasperzak has mastered the art of work-life balance. Literally. The certified yoga instructor has inspired moms and yogis alike with her Instagram account that features Kasperzak and her six-year-old daughter Mini in impressive yoga poses. more

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It’s not all about the margaritas.

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories. 

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It’s a jungle out there and these furry mothers will do just about anything to protect their young.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Moms are the best, but not just the human sort. The animal kingdom is full of mothers who are ready to – quite literally – go out on a limb for their children. Between teaching their young to forage food, defend themselves against predators, and battle the elements, animal moms have a big job. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we rounded up some of the fiercest mamas in the animal kingdom. more

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Thank your Mom for all she’s done with one of these thoughtful gifts. 

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From cruises to 5Ks, Urban Agenda outlines a myriad of events in New Jersey and NYC to celebrate Mom

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Mother’s Day cruise around the NYC Harbor: Hornblower Cruises is offering a family brunch cruise on Mother’s Day. At 10am the yacht leaves Pier 40, located at 353 West Street, for a two-hour ride along the Hudson. The cruise includes a brunch buffet, a dessert station, coffee and herbal teas, a live jazz band, and a DJ. more

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#MAMMidnight in Montclair, New Jersey – The weeklong biennial event returns May 11-15, 2016

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Montclair Art Museum’s (MAM) biennial Art in Bloom event returns May 11 -15, 2016. The Museum will display 32 floral arrangements by 30 floral designers from the tri-state area.  more

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WantedDesign to highlight some of the best international designers and manufacturers during NYCxDESIGN 2016

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

WantedDesign is coming back for its 6th Edition during NYCxDESIGN, NYC’s annual celebration of the design in its five boroughs. Founded in 2011 by Odile Hainut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign is “a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community with its marquee events during NYCXDESIGN” (May 3-17).  more

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Take inspiration from Coachella with these music festival fashions from Rebecca Minkoff.

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Fashion your garden into a backyard paradise with these Earth Day inspired accessories. 

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Photo Credit: Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Herald in springtime with this weekend event

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

A plethora of Daffodils are ready to greet you Sunday, April 24 from 11am-4pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) for their annual Daffodil Day. Home to one of New Jersey’s largest Daffodil collections, the Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, will offer tons of spring-inspired activities for the whole family.  more