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North Jersey foodies Anne Constance & Natalie Lewis share their tips for taking a savory snapshot

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

In the age of Instagram, people are sharing “foodstagrams” with their social media networks in unprecedented numbers. Perfectly plated veggie dishes and artfully designed acai bowls seem to be taking over the Internet, and we’re not complaining about it. This is particularly true when a photo from Fish.Eye Design (@fisheyedesign) pops-up on our Instagram newsfeed. more

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Have your cake, and eat it too…

 

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Reserve a table at this celebrated Montclair restaurant

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Modern American restaurant and gastro-lounge Pig & Prince takes the term “Jersey Fresh” to a whole other level. Co-owner and chef, Michael Carrino hails from Nutley and his Montclair restaurant features locally grown ingredients and humanely raised animals from Andover’s Pittenger Farm.  more

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It’s fall, and with the changing colors and cooler temps comes a change in wardrobe! 

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Move to the head of the class with these stylish products.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Staircases are often viewed as a purely functional part of a home, but with a little inspiration, they can become its central design element. Companies like Glen Rock Stair Corporation in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey can translate client’s ideas into structurally sound works of art. For over 60 years, Glen Rock’s team of skilled carpenters has been building staircases for commercial and home properties throughout the Tri-state area.  more

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Friday, September 2

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Dino Dig at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. Dig for dinos at this special, limited-engagement event.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park, NY. Partake in 16th century rides, games, arts, crafts, food, music, and dance (through October 2). more

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Today marks day four of the US Open, where big-name celebrities and tennis fans alike flood to Queens, NY to watch some serious tennis before summer’s close. Here, we outline some interesting facts and figures about the highly anticipated USTA event.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

As of June 2016, Instagram reached 500 million users. That’s 500 million

iPhone photographers, also known as “iPhoneographers,” sharing their images with the world. In response to these numbers, companies have created photo-editing apps that allow you to manipulate photos in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking to remove a blemish from a selfie or turn your image into a work of art, these apps allow users to separate their photos from the masses. more

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Show your school spirit with Jack Rogers’ new Spirit Sandals collection! Perfect for cheering on your favorite school team or club, each pair features their iconic whipstitching and rondelles.

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Shop for fall during the final days of summer!

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#OrangeOut in Princeton University gear. 

Don’t forget – the famous Princeton vs. Harvard football game will take place at Princeton Stadium on Saturday, October 22. 

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Sleek contemporary fire pit with matching cover doubles as coffee table when not in use. 

Bring the comfort of home to your outdoor space with these tips from Pavillion Outdoor Furnishings in Montclair, New Jersey

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Co-owners of Pavillion Outdoor Furnishings Lisa Mierop and Frank Contey are the authorities on outdoor living. Each with their own landscape design/build firm in Montclair; the duo has decades of experience outfitting the finest homes in north Jersey and beyond.  more

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Actor James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

August 19th celebrates the passion for photography in our communities. So grab your cameras and capture a moment in time. You never know, your photo might become iconic one day!

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Friday, August 19

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dino Dig at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. Families will experience a paleontological expedition, working alongside LSC’s Dino Dig Guide Team to discover replica fossils of prehistoric creatures from the late Cretaceous period, buried in 35 tons of sand (through the month of August)!

Saturday, August 20

9:15 a.m.: Back to School Bash at Athleta’s at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Join Sukha Arts for a hip hop class, get your hair braided, try some hair chalk, and more. more

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August 15 marks India Independence Day, and this stunning art book captures the country’s rich culture and creativity through fashion.

Sporting silk beaded capes, intricately patterned gowns, and dazzling dresses, the models in India Fantastique Fashion by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosia look like couture mermaids sunbathing by the sea. Indeed, the creations of famed Indian designers Jani and Khosia seem otherworldly. more

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…because we could all use a little more cuteness in our newsfeed

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

The Morris Animal Inn is a pooch (and kitty) palace, and its residents are treated like royalty. The family owned and operated business is an internationally recognized boarding, daycare, training, and grooming facility for cats and dogs. In addition to offering amenities suitable for a five-star human hotel, the Inn provides a daily dose of adorability via their @morrisanimalinn Instagram page. Below are photos of their irresistible boarders living the good life at the pet resort. more

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These fitness-friendly devices will enhance your summer workout routine. 

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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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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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Friday, July 29

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Englewood Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale in downtown Englewood (also on Saturday, July 30).

Saturday, July 30

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park, located at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst. Enjoy butterfly walks and kids activities.

11 a.m.: Kiddie Academy Northvale’s Storytime LIVE where live characters jump off the page. Also, families will have the opportunity to meet Curious George! Kiddie Academy is located at 271 Livingston Street in Northvale. 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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