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  • A Weekend of Hoboken: Shopping, Drinking, & Eating Locally {Part One}

    It’s been a rough few weeks in the Boken, and like I said before, we’re still picking up the pieces. However, there’s no better way to help out (besides volunteering), than to shop, drink, and eat locally. So, that’s exactly what I did this weekend. In fact, I visited so many of my favorite spots that I had to break this post up into two parts. Imagine that.

    The weekend rundown {part one}:

    1. 10th and Willow: dinner and drinks with The Bloginista on Friday night:

    10th and Willow is a super fun bar with a fabulous food menu. Alexandra (from the Bloginista) and I headed there Friday night to have some martinis and apps and just unwind from the week. We both ordered delicious martinis – mine, the “Creamsicle” (a concoction of orange and vanilla liquor) and hers, the “Key Lime Pie” (self explanatory). Both were delicious – as was our food. But that should be no surprise, if you’ve read my brunch review.

    2. Pilsener Haus: drinks with some friends Friday night:

    After dinner, I headed to the Pilsener Haus, which although did not fare well during the storm, was completely clean and ready to go for Friday night. Beer was flowing and there was a great crowd in attendance.

    3. Mikie Squared: Saturday midday brunch:

    My Cindy’s Salad Platter from Mikie Squared: avocados, grilled chicken, and grilled veggies with basalmic dressing. MMMM.

    Had a delicious brunch at Mikie Squared – while I didn’t treat myself to a cocktail, I will say that their $10 Sangria pitchers are awesome. Definitely check them out for food and great drink specials. One thing I must say is that my brunch date was severely disappointed by the Banana Pancakes (which basically were plain pancakes with bananas sliced on top). Quite the cop out!

    Lame-o banana pancakes.

    However, Mikie Squared’s Cindy’s Salad and their omelettes are TDF. One of my favorite food spots in town, hands down.

    4. Iconic Fashion Lounge: Shopping on Washington Street

    Saw these gorgeous Dolce Vita flats in poppy red at Iconic. Between those and the leather fingerless gloves, I was in heaven!


    5. Dear Hannah,: Shopping on Washington Street

    I snagged this adorbs sweater from Dear Hannah, – super excited to wear it. The taboo days of mixing blacks and browns are gone (at the moment).


    6. Sweet Nicholas: Shopping on Washington Street

    sweet nicholas

    I just loved this aztec-inspired sweater by Left on Houston at Sweet Nicholas.

    8. Giorgio’s Bakery: A Saturday afternoon cannoli

    What better way to pump some money in to the local economy than one cannoli at a time. My boyfriend and I shared bites of chocolate and vanilla cannolis from one of our favorite bakeries – Giorgio’s. With a hint of citrus and a few sprinkles, it’s the perfect consistency and flavor. Yum.

    Hope this inspired you to shop locally in Hoboken and enjoy some local produce, food, drinks, and fashion. {Stay tuned for part two}!

    Where have you been shopping, eating, and drinking since Sandy?

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    Jen is the editor, founder, and main blogger behind When she moved to Hoboken several years ago, Jen found that there wasn't much out there for 50% of the population: women. Now she's on a mission to bring the best of the best lifestyle topics and anything else girly, Hoboken-centric, or Jerseylicious that you need to know. When not blogging, taking photos {}, or working her {9-5} job, you can usually find Jen hanging with her husband and her French Bulldog Pierre, probably ordering takeout while watching some really bad reality TV and/or Law & Order SVU on Netflix.


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