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L&H Local Favs

While many new places pop up here and there, we’ve compiled a list of some of our local favorites in Hoboken, Jersey City and neighboring towns as of April 2017. Hope you enjoy!

Favorite Restaurants: 

  • Hoboken:
    • Anthony David’s
    • Sorellina
    • Grand Vin
    • Bin14
    • Porter Collins
    • Charrito’s
    • Dino & Harry’s
    • La Isla Restaurant (Uptown & Downtown)
    • Augustino’s
    • Halifax
    • Amanda’s
    • Dozzino’s
    • The Cuban
    • Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant
    • Stingrays
    • Biergarten
    • Carpe Diem Pub & Restaurant
    • Onieals
    • Johnny Pepperoni
    • Karma Kafe
    • Las Olas Sushi Bar & Grill
    • Shnackenbergs
    • Places we have yet to check out: 
      • Antique Bakery
      • Tutta Pesca
  • Jersey City/Newport:
    • The Kitchen Step
    • Battello
    • Satis Bistro
    • Cellar 335
    • Third & Vine
    • Skinner’s Loft
    • Hamilton Inn
    • Satis Bistro
    • Light Horse Tavern
    • Orale Mexican Kitchen
    • Fox and Crow
    • Talde
    • Pr&ince Thai
    • Maritime Parc
    • Liberty House Restaurant
    • Porta
    • Places we have yet to check out: 
      • Matthew’s Food & Drink
      • The Hutton
      • Just BeClaws
      • Dolma
      • White Star Bar
      • Wurstbar
      • Left Bank Burger Bar
      • Liberty Prime Steakhouse
      • Edward’s Steakhouse
      • Hamilton Pork
      • Taqueria Downtown
      • Pasta Dal Cuore
      • Honshu
  • Weehawken:
    • Molos
  • Edgewater:
    • Rebecca’s

Favorite Casual/Grab’n’Go Food:

  • Hoboken:
    • Shaka Bowl
    • Makai Poke Co
    • Kung Fu Tea
    • Little Grocer
    • Rosticeria Da Gigi
    • O’Bagel
    • Bagels on The Hudson
    • Luke’s Lobster
    • Flatbread Grill
    • Lisa’s Deli
    • M&P Biancamano
    • Vito’s Italian Deli
  • Edgewater:
    • Juice Journey

Favorite Sweet Treats:

  • Hoboken:
    • Insomnia Cookies
    • Homemade Donuts from Shnackenberg’s
    • Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes
    • Limoncello Cake from Lisa’s
    • Pastries from Choc-O-Pain
  • Jersey City:
    • Torico Ice Cream

Favorite Bars & Cocktail Bars:

  • Hoboken:
    • Stingray Cocktail Lounge
    • Biergarten
    • Carpe Diem Pub & Restaurant
    • Onieals
    • Cooper’s Union
  • Jersey City:
    • The Archer
    • Dullboy

Favorite Coffee Shops:

  • Hoboken:
    • Bwe Kafe
    • Blackrail Coffee
    • City of Saints
    • Jefferson’s Coffee
    • Maroon Cafe
    • Bluestone Lane *coming soon*
    • Places we have yet to try:
      • Green Pear Cafe
      • Ultramarinos
      • The Roost
  • Jersey City/Newport:
    • Brewshot
    • Bwe Kafe

Favorite Nail Salon:

  • The V Spot Nail Spa

Favorite Blow Outs:

  • Hoboken
    • Blo-It-Out
    • Up & Out

Favorite Hair Stylist & Salon:

  • Hoboken:
    • Princessa Bosch of Salon Gatto

Favorite Fitness Studios:

  • Hoboken:
    • The Fit Foundry
    • Cycle Bar
    • Prime Cycle
    • Local Barre
    • Work It Out

Favorite Local Stores & Boutiques:

  • Hoboken:
    • Alba Boutique
    • Shop No 18
    • Dear Hannah
    • Mint Market
    • Aaraa Jewelry & Accessories
    • Washington General Store
    • Little City Books
    • Luna Rosa Home
    • The Golden Carrot
    • Hudson Paperie
    • Galatea
    • Athleta

Favorite Floral Shops:

  • Hoboken:
    • Freshly Picked
    • Unique Flowers
    • Beethoven’s Veranda
  • Jersey City:
    • 14th Street Garden Center

Cheers to Spring // Happy Box Store *Giveaway*

Happy first day of Spring! Cheers to a *Spring Giveaway* from the most darling gifting company, Happy Box Store. It’s {finally} time for new blooms and warmer days, and of course, to start gifting happy through the year!

Happy Box offers pre-packaged and customized boxes, filled with gift ideas for a bride-to-be to a dog mama to a bestie getting over a break up to a birthday girl – the options are endless. And, they ship directly to you, your friend or loved one so you can gift easier. For most people {more like everyone}, gift giving is an area that can create unnecessary stress, indecisiveness, feelings of defeat and procrastinating tendencies. Happy Box truly makes your gift giving journey stress free and fun, with the click of a few buttons. Even more, L&H is a total Happy Box lover and has already gifted a couple of boxes to date this year!

Being that I come from a family of sister’s and I am a loyal supporter of female business owners {especially in Hoboken}, I was excited to learn more about the dynamic duo behind this brilliant and creative e-commerce gifting platform. Meet Hannah and Ariel Redmond. They are both side hustling sisters, who are on a mission to make our lives easier, sassier and prettier all around. Mission completed!

{Pictured below: Ariel to the left, Hannah to the right}

By day, Hannah is a Strategy Director and Ariel is a Creative Director. They’re both at different ad agencies in Manhattan where they work full-time. “We love our jobs, but we’ve secretly always wanted to work together. We knew we’d crush it – the skills I lack, Ariel has and vice versa. In short, I’m the MBA and she’s the designer – together we’re a powerhouse,” Hannah explained. “We feel like there’s a huge gap in the gift giving industry. People don’t want to spend a ton, they want the ability to personalize and to give something unique–all done simply and conveniently.”

Ariel and Hannah are Hoboken residents and local bar-goers, who live 3 blocks away from each other. “We both love Happy Box Store, making these fun, gift boxes and are stoked that people seem to like them too!”

Read below to learn more:

What prompted them to start Happy Box?

“When Ariel was in college, she went through a really bad breakup close to Valentine’s Day. I, being an AMAZING big sister, sent her a care-package to help her get through it. We’ve honestly been making them and sending them to friends, boyfriends and each other every since! We’ve come a long way from those days, but we do still have a Break Up Box and yes, there’s a voodoo doll in it!” {Note: voodoo doll is directly below}.

What do they love about their business?

“Our boxes are super fun, so we make sure every step of our business is fun too. From ideating to curating them to building them–if we don’t love what we do, why bother?”

What is their favorite part of owning their company? 

“We love reading the sweet notes people send each other. We handwrite each one and it’s really heartwarming to hear how much people care about each other. On a larger scale—we love that we’re women CEOs. We’ve met so many amazing entrepreneurial women who are succeeding and crushing it along the way, it’s really incredible. Hoboken is a great place for a startup. We really appreciate all the love and local support from our fellow Hobokenites!”

What inspires you to keep going? 

“Having a side-hustle is seriously hard. I think we honestly believe in the idea, and that’s what keeps us going. We believe we’re doing something no one else is doing right now, which really inspires us. We both push each other a lot, and sometimes we pick up each other’s slack, but ultimately, we love what we’re doing and at the end of the day it’s quality time with each other, so what’s not to love?”

L&H is truly inspired by the ladies behind Happy Box and we can’t wait to see what the years to come will bring for these boss babes!

~~~ GIVEAWAY DETAILS BELOW ~~~

As mentioned on Instagram, Happy Box Store has curated a customized Lincoln and Holland Spring themed box {that’s worth around $56+} packed to the brim with some favorite, popular items that we will be giving away to a lucky winner – as a kick off to Spring! The giveaway begins on Monday, 3/20 and ends Wednesday, 3/22 11:59 PM PT Midnight.

To enter, you must follow these 4 instructions on L&H’s Instagram Announcement: 

  1. Follow @HappyBoxStore on Instagram
  2. Follow @LincolnandHolland on Instagram
  3. ‘Like’ this photo on Instagram
  4. Under the comments section, tag 2 friends AND leave 1 emoji that best represents your HAPPY feelings that Spring is finally here

Important Notes: *You must be located within the USA and *You may only enter one time only.

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Items you might be lucky enough to find in your L&H Spring Box!

  • 4 floral coasters
  • Pineapple wine stopper
  • Spa Face Mask
  • Cupcake Lip Balm
  • Cute Notebook
  • Confetti
  • Lavender Face Mist
  • Customized Cosmetic Bag {can be printed with your Instagram handle or your name, etc.)

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Xx L&H

HBKN & JC | Local October Happenings

Hoboken - Fall - By LPH

Fall is the best! Not only because of the beautiful temps, colorful leaves and the Halloween decor on brownstone stoops, but also because of the many fun happenings going on throughout Hoboken and Jersey City. While I’m REALLY looking forward to jet setting to London tomorrow for a long weekend, I am quite bummed to be missing out on these 3 local events.

 

Friday, 10/14: 

1. Little Hoboken’s Wine & Paint Night at Pinot’s Palette. $45 per person includes: painting class, bottle of wine, light bites, wine tasting by Cork AND a LH Hook-Up Card (my favorite). That is a STEAL! Get your ticket HERE before they sell out.

little-hoboken2. EV Hoboken Cares’ 2016 3rd Annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Gala at the W Hotel Hoboken, celebrating the life & legacy of Nicholas Constantino. We briefly worked with Nick while selling our last condo and purchasing our brownstone in Hoboken, and he was wonderful! Get your tickets HERE. The evening will consist of dinner, drinks, silent auctions, live music, dancing and speeches in honor of CF and Nicholas’ courageous battle, for $125 per person.

 

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Sunday, 10/16: 

3. Last, but DEFINITELY not least! Handbags of Hope Belles in Pink Sunday Brunch benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness. For only $35 per person (in advance; $40 at the door), you will receive a full brunch buffet, beverages, music, presentations, gift bags and more! Get your ticket TODAY. *I attended the last HoH event in March and had a wonderful time. Learn more about the the founder of HoH, Erika, here.

 

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Hope you enjoy each event on my behalf. I will be there in spirit!

Xx LPH