Dieci Uomo is celebrating sustainability and Earth Day with Happy Hour on Thursday, April 24, 2014 the first and only sustainable salon in NJ, Dieci Uomo, will be hosting a Happy Hour from 5-8pm! Dieci Uomo is a salon exclusively for men just 5 miles from the women’s location in Livingston and is the ONLY salon in NJ certified by The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a rating program developed by U.S. Green Building Council.
Happy Hour attendees will enjoy a Signature Shave for $35, regularly $50, and complimentary Express Manicure, Shoe Shine and Chair Massage. The ultimate experience is provided with a selection of cigars from Fume Cigar and delicacies from Calabria Restaurant to accompany live music and complimentary drinks available throughout! A rooftop discussion and demo on Botox will also be held by Dr. Allen D. Rosen & PA Stephanie Rosen.
The spring season brings the world many gifts. Yes we’re talking about the perfect warm weather after a blistering cold winter, sunshine, flowers, new fashion trends, and more; but there is something more important we have on our minds.
Right now we are in the midst of Gala Season, the time of the year where all types of people have the opportunity of getting dressed in their bests for a night out in order to celebrate a unique aspect of their community and support a great cause. What is so amazing about specific Gala events are that they bring out the best in so many people. This just happens to be the most charitable time of the year and New Jersey is home of some of the most fun and charitable events of the season. It’s really hard to resist the idea of getting dressed up in a beautiful gown or breaking out the tuxedo for a night of fun and the warm feeling of knowing you made a positive difference in someone’s life.
So you’re probably sitting there right now just about ready to type “local galas coming up” in your Google bar. Well no need for that! We are about to give you the inside scoop of the most popular Gala’s happening in our area and how you can get involved.
April 9: Montclair Art Museum host Decades: A Century of Fashion
We have been buzzing about this event for months now and we are so excited that the day is almost here. Although this is not your typical night out on the town, gown/tuxedo-wearing Gala, it is still a fun-filled afternoon of glitz and glam, with celebrity guest speaker, Cameron Silver. Silver is a world-renowned designer, red carpet trendsetter and owner of Decades; a couture vintage boutique that brought a new standard to everyday dress in Hollywood. The museum welcome’s Silver all the way from his L.A. hometown on April 9, 2014 from 11am to 3pm for a luncheon, lecture and vintage trunk show of his rare couture finds.
East coast residents can enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Silver and shop his collection in-person during this specially-curated event. Cameron Silver will take each guest though a century of fashion, which will include; his inspiration on choosing the right garments for his celebrity clients, his red carpet commentary and his most recent place in Hollywood as a Bravo hit reality television star on, “The Duke of Melrose”. After listening to Silver’s inspirational journey in fashion and the arts, partake in a luxury basket raffle from chic contributors throughout our area. Items include special packages donated from Steve Madden, Bangz Salon and Spa, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and shopping sprees from Montclair boutiques such as Stella and Dot, Dot Reeder, Barbara Eclectic and much more. Tickets start at $150 per person and are available at http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/.
April 26: The Montclair Art Museum Salutes a Century with a Grand Celebration
The Montclair Art Museum is a notable-community based institution with an international reputation and it is located in our home state. So to really celebrate 100 years upon opening their doors to the public, The Montclair Art Museum has put together a Centennial Ball followed by a Fashionably Late Dance Party. Guests are invited to partake in the fun by dressing from their favorite decade, as the mannequins will be in vintage clothing for a chic soirée to celebrate art and fashion through the century. Cocktails will be held in Leir Hall at 6:30pm inside the Museum followed by dinner in the Grand Tent at 8:00pm on the front lawn. The gala will celebrate MAM’s past presidents and founders William T. Evans and Florence Rand Lang as well as leaders who have helped transform the museum galleries through the decades. Guests will enjoy sounds from a capella group “Unaccompanied Minors” and a solo from 16 year-old Montclair Kimberley Academy student Kimani Freeman showcasing 20th century favorites with the Hank Lane Band. A silent and live auction will also be held in celebration of art and the future it holds at the museum with luxury gifts from H. Stern, Marchesa and many more. The night is then all tied together with a fashionably late dance party, giving everyone the perfect excuse to get dressed up and dance the night away.
MAM is hosting the party you don’t want to miss. The Fashionably Late Dance Party portion of the night will include lounge style seating, music by New York City Celebrity DJ, Gabriel Levy, and bites of comfort food delicacies from NYC eatery The Melt Shop as well as street car eats from Applegate Farms. There are even private coach busses bound for Montclair on the night of the event so that city dwellers can attend. Tickets to the Centennial Ball start at $500 per person and $75 per person for the Fashionably Late Dance Party and can be purchased at www.montclairartmuseum.org.
May 2: Paper Mill Play House the Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala
Most of us know that The Paper Mill Play House is New Jersey’s famous home for the art of American Musical Theater, bringing “Broadway to Our Own Backyard.” Not only do they give back to the community by providing quality entertainment for all to see, but they also host and annual fundraising gala that ensures a bright future for non-for-profit art organizations. On May 2, Paper Mill Playhouse will hold its most important fundraiser of the year, the Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills.
This black tie evening will include dinner, dancing, notable auctions, and Broadway entertainment like you have never seen it before. The Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala will also feature performances from The Eddie Bruce Band and students from Paper Mill’s Education programs. And this wouldn’t be a proper Gala event if it didn’t honor those who contribute to making Musical Theater what it is today.
Television, screen and stage icon, Tony Danza, will accept the Frank Carrington Excellence in the Arts Award during the Gala. Danza has recently made his Paper Mill Play House debut in the world premier musical Honeymoon in Vegas in a critically acclaimed performance as Tommy Korman. Paper Mill will also be honoring Linda Bowden, New Jersey Regional President at PNC Bank, who will receive the Byrne/Kean Arts Advocate Award. Linda and PNC are playing an important leadership role in keeping Paper Mill and the theater arts so vibrant in our state.
Last year’s gala was an extraordinary event and sold out very quickly, if you are interested they encourage you to act as quickly as possible. For more information, you can contact Leigh Schaedel via email or call (973) 315-1663.
May 31: South Orange Preforming Arts Center’s Gala Celebration with Barbra Cook
New Jersey continues to honor the world of arts and entertainment at the South Orange Preforming Arts Center’s Gala Celebration. On May 31, SOPAC hosts an evening with Barbra Cook, who is considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue” for the successful reputation she gained during her prime on the Broadway Musical scene. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence continue to delight audiences around the world. After taking a bit of a hiatus from Broadway, Cook returned to the stage in 2011 and was then nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim.
May 31 is your chance to experience Barbara Cook’s graceful presence and musical talents first hand with SOPAC. Join them for this intimate concert, which will be the culmination of the South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Gala Celebration. Orchestra seating at the $325 and $225 levels include a formal dinner in the loft at 7pm. Other sponsorship packages are available by contacting the Development Department at 973-382-1033.
There’s no better way to enjoy a night of entertainment and celebration than by celebrating the world of Art’s and Entertainment. Now that you know the when, where, why, and how’s of the hottest Gala events in our area this season, it’s time to start planning out your outfits. Remember, when it comes to a Celebratory Gala Event, the more glitz and glam the better!
The star-studded 2014 award season is coming to an end with the Oscars coming up this Sunday. Sure we love the movies, the actors, and the speeches. What we really love the most though is the glitz, the glam, and the fashion. The Oscars are known to be one of the best nights of Red Carpet Fashion of the year, where the men look dapper and the women look absolutely classy and fabulous. Being nominated for an Academy Award is the highest honor an actor could ever dream of receiving. The event in itself brings out the best in the entertainment industry, so there are no questions as to why everyone who attends will be looking their best.
In honor of the Oscars, we decided to take a look back at some of the best-dressed winners from the past 10 years.
In 2004, Charlize Theron looked absolutely flawless in her sparkly Gucci gown upon receiving the award for her role in Monster. The neutral color goes perfectly with her skin tone and the train was the perfect length to strut down the carpet in.
In 2005, Hilary Swank snagged the award for best actress in Million Dollar Baby, wearing Guy Laroche. Not many people can pull off the high neckline, but with the complimentary open back she had heads turning and people talking for days.
In 2006, Reese Witherspoon nailed it with her Vintage Dior gown. Not only did she “Walk the Line,” but she also walked her way onto every best-dressed list for that night. In our opinion, vintage never goes out of style, especially for an event like the Oscars.
In 2007, Helen Mirren kept it classy and fabulous in her Christian Lacroix gown. The pale, gold-beaded, custom-made piece fit her body like a glove. The neckline was able to enhance her beautiful smile as she claimed the award for her role in The Queen.
In 2008, Marion Cotillard looked like a beautiful modern-day mermaid in her Jean Paul Gaultier gown. White is a hard color to compliment, but the outlined fishtail fabric made it pop like no other dress before. Looking fabulous added to the amazing feeling of winning the award for her role in La Vie En Rose.
In 2009, Kate Winslet leaves everyone speechless in Atelier Yves Saint Laurent. Normally when it comes to these huge award shows, we prefer it when actresses don’t wear black, but this one shoulder satin-layered gown has us thinking otherwise. All we can say about this is, WOW. She won the best actress award for her role in the The Reader.
In 2010, Sandra Bullock won the esteemed best actress award for her role in The Blind Side wearing Marchesa. What better way to win an Oscar than looking like an Oscar itself? She looked absolutely beautiful with her straight hair, bold red lipstick, and minimal jewelry, all of which complimented the vintage beading on the dress. This quite possibly may be our favorite.
In 2011, Natalie Portman did not let pregnancy hold her back from looking stunning in Rodarte. The color choice was bold, but she pulled it off amazingly. The V neckline was able to shape her baby bump in all the right ways. She confidently walked down the carpet and then onto the stage to grab her award for her role in Black Swan.
In 2012, Meryl Streep was finally able to win an Academy Award for her role in The Iron Lady, where she wore a shiny gold gown by Lanvin. Remember how we said there was no better way to win an Oscar than looking like an Oscar itself? Well, we think Streep may have taken that notion a little too far with this one. The color of the dress does go well against her skin tone and she does look flawless, but this dress is not really one of our favorites. Iron Lady? More like the Goldmember!
To round things up, last year in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence not only won the award for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, but also the award for winning at life itself. She looked unbelievably breathtaking in the blush pink strapless Christian Dior gown. Although the large and heavy bottom may have caused her to take a tumble trying to claim her award, it didn’t matter because everyone was so taken back by how beautiful she looked. Her hair was pulled back perfectly to compliment the strapless nature of the dress and her makeup was flawless.
Anyone notice a trend in all the winner’s dresses? Aside from a few select standouts (Hilary Swank’s navy blue and Natalie Portman’s fuchsia) almost all of the winners wore a soft, neutral, often shimmery hue. Should this year’s nominees be taking note of this?! Whoever wins this year, I’m sure she will look absolutely stunning. Until then, we just really can’t wait to see what the Oscars will have in store for this wonderful night of Red Carpet fashion.
Hank Baskett, former NFL athlete and life-long gamer, will host the 1st annual Hank Baskett Celebrity Pro XP on Saturday, February 1st at the Crowne Plaza Time Square in New York City, host city of Super Bowl XLVIII. This event will provide an afternoon of live gaming with celebrities, athletes, and pro-gamers. Also, event goers will be able to see the work of The Griffin Gives Foundation, and how they use video games to help veterans, children, and those affected by debilitating diseases. With this event, Hank has found a way to creatively bridge the gap between fans and athletes by using video games to create the ultimate fans vs. athletes experience.
Through Baskett’s 5-year career as pro NFL athlete and his reality TV show celebrity status, he has developed a solid network of stars to attend the Celebrity Pro XP. Some athletes that will be in attendance include Torrey Smith and Ray Rice, current NFL Super Bowl Champions of the Baltimore Ravens, Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers power forward, Kyle Busch NASCAR extraordinaire, and so much more. These celebrities will face off against pro gamers in popular video games such as FIFA 2014, Need for Speed, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and more. The event will also include a live streaming broadcast and Google Plus on air Hangouts, where fans will be able to attend and participate online by watching a live broadcast from inside the event.
Well Hip Event followers, here is where the event really gets personal. Since the New York/New Jersey area is the host of this years Super Bowl event just one week away, our area is about to be hit by an abundance of diehard football fans and spectators. 400,000 people are expected to visit New York for the Super Bowl and 200,000 attendees will visit Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square alone. Super Bowl Sunday is considered a de facto American national holiday and it is happening in our backyard.
As passionate followers and participators of the entertainment and media industry, you know we are going to make our way to Hank’s Pro expo event in the city. A weekend like this only happens once a year and the opportunity to get caught up in the mayhem fist hand could be a once in a lifetime experience. Not only is Super Bowl Sunday just for those passionate football enthusiasts, but also a day for those who love the entertainment industry as much as we do. This event is sure to be the 1st of what could be known as the most significant pre Super Bowl Event out there.
Remember the event is open to the pubic and you’re invited. Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11am-3pm. The Crowne Plaza-Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019. Proceeds Benefit: The Griffin Gives Foundation www.griffingives.org
For Ticket Information or to RSVP, please contact i-g creative at RSVP@i-gcreative.com or call 267.455.0004
Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! Game on.
Make these simple brown paper placemats for Thanksgiving dinner this year and have everyone read their list of things they’re grateful for before dinner! Don’t forget to set the scene; lighting candles brings warmth and adds that special something to holiday decor.
Everyone loves a little pumpkin around the holidays-make a special drink & enjoy with the family!
We’re loving this chic + casual Thanksgiving outfit. An oversized beanie would top this off nicely and a fitted leather jacket never goes out of style.
Don’t forget your camera to capture the memories. 1 picture says 1,000 words.
Amazing idea Alert!: Print your pictures, spray paint a piece of wood black and cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila; your memories are saved in a super cute original way.
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, Kidville Montclair is hosting a Grateful Holiday show with SONY children’s recording artist Eric WaldMan, stage name Bobby Beetcut. Eric recently put out a new album “Beetcut and the Magic Box” which he will be previewing as well as children’s classics for sing-a-longs at this feel good holiday show.
Family Roots Music is music parents can “plant” their kids into. Like good soil, these songs will help root kids in messages of confidence, health and universal values to help grow healthy, happy and balanced children.
WaldMan shares his thoughts on the album, “I have always intended to inspire people through music and I know my calling is to help bring families together. What an honor!”
“Beetcut and the Magic Box” is currently available on iTunes. For more information on Eric WaldMan visit www.HitPlayRecords.com. For further information on his newest endeavor as Bobby Beetcut visit www.Beetcut.com.
Also, don’t miss out on $100 off early registration for Winter with Kidville Montclair!
New semester starts the week of January 13th & they’re hosting a Limited Time Offer through December 7th for $100 off your first Winter 2014 class! Call (973) 826-0350 and mention this offer or enter promo code “SAVE100W” at checkout online!
Enroll in two or more classes by December 7th, and SAVE $100 on each additional class with our Multiple Class Discount.*
The fun continues at Kidville Montclair with trial classes! Register today by visiting Kidville Montclair‘s website or calling!