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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:



    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!



    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



    This Hoboken boutique carries an amazing collection of gorgeous designer cross body bags . Between the {discounted} accessories and the fashionable clothes, you’ll feel like you’re in shopping heaven!


    5. Dear Hannah: Shopping on Washington Street




    Find every single trendy item your closet lacks at this local favorite boutique. From fashionable rompers to cozy sweaters, you’ll be sure to snag a cute piece at Dear Hannah.

    6. Giorgio’s Bakery: A Saturday afternoon dessert

    What better way to pump some money in to the local economy than one Italian pastry at a time. This classic Italian and French pastry shop carries all your favorite desserts like Cannolis and cream filled Lobster Rolls-yum. With a hint of citrus and a few sprinkles, their Cannolis are the perfect consistency and flavor.



    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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    Written by:

    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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