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Cancel your home rental at the Jersey shore and book a room at The Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

The Bungalow Hotel located at Pier Village in Long Branch is the only Jersey shore getaway of its kind. Just steps away from the beach, the boutique hotel features 24 diverse guest rooms with personalized design touches and various accommodations. Bungalow guests have accessibility to some of the finest restaurants and entertainment in the area from the Stone Pony to the popular French restaurant Avenue that features a lounge, raw bar, and beachfront dining.  more

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Short Hills resident Leslie Hsu enters the world of fashion-technology with her latest accessory line.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Leslie Hsu knows accessories. The former fabric research and developer for Calvin Klein has had a hand in designing handbags and accessories for the likes of UGG Australia, True Religion Brand Jeans, Jonathan Adler, Zappos.com, and Barnes and Noble Nook, as well as her own eponymous handbag brand. more

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Rosé – fabulous to wear, even more fabulous to drink. Shop one of this season’s hottest colors.

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Friday, August 5

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The Dinosaurs are back at Field Station Dinosaurs, located at 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia (now through September 5).

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Summer Sidewalk Sale Days in downtown Ridgewood (also on Saturday, August 6). more

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Embrace the spirit of Rio de Janeiro in these Olympic-inspired outfits and accessories.

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The fashion-forward plant shop reveals the perfect plant for the green-thumbed, the chronic plant-killer, and everyone in between.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

The Sill is a plant design, delivery, and maintenance shop based out of New York City, but you might know them as the place that made houseplants cool. Once a staple for an older generation, the houseplant has evolved into a trendy home accessory. This is due impart to the popularity of plants like succulents, cacti, and air plants that are not only small and easy to care for, but also stylish.  more

From sea salt spray to nourishing hair milk, Plume Studio in Millburn is ready to revamp your tresses for summer

 By Sarah Emily Gilbert

For many of us, the long days spent on the beach or in the chlorinated pool show on our strands. Whether you’re dealing with bleached out hair color, an extra dry scalp, or brittle and damaged ends, Plume Studio in Millburn-Short Hills is equipped with the staff, products, and expertise to get your mane back shape. more

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Take this weekend to new heights at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

From female human cannonballs to 115-foot-tall balloons, the 34th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is going to be a sight to see. The three-day event will paint the Hunterdon County skies with 100 hot air balloons from around the world, including the UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand. more

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It’s time to roar! Be the leader of the pack in these leo-inspired fashions.

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Ed Jarrett might just be the real life Sandman.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

On a recent trip to the beach with my ten-month old nephew, I found myself dumbfounded by the art of sandcastles. It’s just sand and water packed into a mold, right? Wrong. Somehow between the ages of six and 24, I completely lost my sandcastle-savvy. I even had to consult with a three-year-old on the proper building techniques. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

From Barkboxes to Broboxes, there seems to be a subscription box for just about anything or anyone. While we appreciate the thrill of receiving any package with our name on it, the staff at Urban Agenda Magazine has a proclivity for our Birchboxes. Not only do they give us the chance to try new products, but they also make it feel like it’s our birthday every. single. month. Whether or not you’re ready to gift yourself with this monthly indulgence, Birchbox offers full-sized versions of all their samples online. Here, we outline some of our favorite products from Birchbox. more

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Modern rings for a modern woman.  

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Because guys deserve to be pampered too.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Spa days shouldn’t be a female-only experience. While treatments like facials and pedicures typically fall into the “female sphere,” men deserve to be primped and primed just as much as the ladies. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make men feel more comfortable about entering a spa that’s likely full of women (and decidedly feminine in its décor or services). Luckily, there are spas that are breaking the barrier with male-friendly treatments. Below, we highlight spas that are making massages macho and putting the “man” in manicure. more

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These iPhone cases have attitude and sass. 

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Thanks to Instagram, the gastronomic landscape of NYC has gotten a lot more colorful.

With over 400 million monthly active users sharing more than 80 million photos per day, Instagram is a social media force. Since Instagram’s advent in October 2010, we’ve been compelled to turn personal moments like watching a sunrise, opening a Birchbox, or getting engaged, into shared experiences. If there’s no photo of said horizon, makeup freebie, or ring uploaded to Instagram, is it as if the experience never happened? In a society that is increasingly turning to “virality” instead of reality, the answer is a resounding yes. more

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Interview by Lynn Adams Smith

Photos Courtesy of Fiddler’s Elbow

This historic country club, located on 1,000 acres in Bedminster Township, was once a peach orchard, then a dairy farm. Built in the 1930s, the original stone manor now serves as the clubhouse. The name “Fiddler’s Elbow” originates from the bend in the middle of the Lamington River that runs through the property.  more

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By Kam Williams

Cecilia Peck directed and produced, with Barbara Kopple, the documentary Shut Up & Sing, which chronicled the political backlash against and artistic triumph of the Dixie Chicks following their “comment” just prior to the invasion of Iraq. The film, shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards, was awarded Best Documentary by the Boston Society of Film Critics and the San Diego Film Critics.  more

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Look stylish while biking around your neighborhood this summer. 

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Become a tourist in your own hometown with these staycation accessories. 

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Urban Agenda Magazine gets an inside look at the creative force behind Eastridge Design. 

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Whether you’re looking for a square, round, fashionable or classic frame – we have the look for you!

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Outfit your backyard for the perfect 4th of July celebration with these fun products!

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Sport and style come together at this classic British event.

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Who says ice cubes have to be made of water? Check out these gussied-up cubes that will take your beverage to the next level.

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Add these pastel hues and sherbet shades to your summer wardrobe. 

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The idiosyncratic designs of Paul Smith bring sartorial flair to even the simplest of looks.

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The famed fashion designer swaps suits for cycling in his new book with Thames & Hudson

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Paul Smith is known as the UK’s premiere fashion designer, even getting knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for his services to British fashion. But in his new book with Thames & Hudson, Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook, you’ll see that Smith’s interests are just as multidimensional as his designs. more

Andre Veloux’s art supports powerful women in society

Pop artist Andre Veloux’s portrait work is on show from June 15 through July 15 at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Gallery in Lambertville. The exhibition titled “Building Blocks of Change” is a gender equality project that explores the way women are viewed by the media and society’s expectations of them. The opening reception is Friday, June 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 10 Bridge Street in Lambertville. more

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These nourishing fragrances will help you to fall even deeper in love with the summer months.

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Amanda Goodman puts veganism in full bloom with her tips and recipes for edible flowers.

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