Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

NJ’s Ice Cream Destinations

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Summertime means extra long lines at ice cream shops, but we all crave some­thing sweet and refresh­ing after a long day in the heat. Even if we don’t want to admit it, we all have our favorite spot to get ice cream. For local Hoboken res­i­dents, Torico in Jersey City spe­cial­izes in cre­at­ing trop­i­cal fla­vors that can mimic… Read more »

Making Jam

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My mum makes the best jam. A child­hood friend of mine recently admit­ted that she first became friends with me because she loved my mum’s black­berry jam so much. While in France vis­it­ing my mum this sum­mer, we enjoyed sev­eral dif­fer­ent fla­vors and came home with a cou­ple of pre­cious jars. Our favorite was the rhubarb, apri­cot… Read more »

The New Bee Location

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We are thrilled to announce that The Bee has opened a new loca­tion in Point Pleasant. Kim Kiss Morris had to close two of her three stores after Hurricane Sandy due to the dam­age, but she has bounced back. Summer would not be com­plete with­out trips to The Bee for some retail therapy…especially on a rainy day!

Backyard Fairy Lighting

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Set the scene in your back­yard and cre­ate the per­fect ambiance for your fam­ily and guests! It’s easy to make the atmos­phere feel sim­i­lar to an out­door restau­rant patio. There are plenty of options to beau­tify your back­yard, no mat­ter how it is set up. One of the most com­mon sources of light­ing are out­door string lights, which… Read more »

Victorian Gardens Amusement Park

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Central Park is NYC’s most tran­quil and beau­ti­ful park, but it has more to offer than just the scenery. Because the land is so vast, there is an amuse­ment park called Victorian Gardens right inside of the park! Who would have known? It is actu­ally fan­tas­tic and has many rides and activ­i­ties for our lit­tle ones. They also have… Read more »

Make Your Own Citronella Bucket Candles

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You’ve prob­a­bly already dis­cov­ered that there are some pests at your sum­mer par­ties that you didn’t invite. No, I’m not talk­ing about your daughter’s friends or your mother-​in-​law. I’m talk­ing about the mos­qui­toes that gnaw at us while we are try­ing to enjoy our meal and our com­pany. They can end the party really quickly and that’s when… Read more »

The Arctic Market & Butcher

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Not only does The Arctic Market & Butcher have the fresh­est prod­ucts, but it is truly a wel­com­ing atmos­phere. The staff treated us like we were fam­ily and han­dled our food with care­ful atten­tion. Another fun fact is that they were voted as a “Local Hero” by edibleJersey’s 2014 Local Heroes! This is a very excit­ing accom­plish­ment and we are… & Butcher">Read more »