With the sun coming out, we’re all in need of nice cool drink. Here’s the recipe for an ECB Special; The Spicy Hibiscus Sunrise 🌺 🌅, made using Sweetened Hibiscus Juice by Spicegrove. This is a variation of the typical Madras cocktail, which is a mix of Vodka, OJ, and Cranberry Juice. In this recipe, the Cranberry Juice is substituted for ’Spicegrove Roselle,’ thus maintaining the tart contrast, while adding the drink’s spice blend to the flavor profile. The “Sunrise” in the name refers to the presence of Orange Juice. No grand stories there, just wanted to share a cocktail naming convention.
Click the button to watch how to mix this drink on a special addition of Munchies with Miles.
The Eclectic Chic Boutique, arts and crafts gift shop located at 547 Bloomfield Ave in Downtown Montclair, has converted their Good Friday and Spring Break Camps to Virtual Craft Experiences. The Eclectic Chic Boutique works with over 30 local artists and makers from the NJ area. In addition to selling handmade crafts, they have a classroom space where artists teach craft classes to adults and children. Because of the recent outbreak situation, The Eclectic Chic Boutique has had to convert all their classes, including camps, to online classes. Artists can teach the classes from the safety of their homes or studios via Zoom.
For the Virtual Camps, each class is 40 min long and includes materials. The materials can be shipped, delivered, or held for curbside pickup. The camp classes are for age groups 6 to 10 and 10 to 14. Each class also includes a Virtual session with a Professional Artist via Zoom. Parents get 10% off for each sibling they sign up.
Camp sessions can be booked here:
The Eclectic Chic Boutique, a artisan gift shop located in Downtown Montclair, is offering a variety of DIY Craft Kits and access to Virtual Sessions for the craft classes that are on its current schedule. The Eclectic Chic Boutique works with over 30 local artists and makers, selling their handmade items as well as hosting craft classes and craft parties. In light of current events The Eclectic Chic Boutique has created adapted opportunities for everyone to experience handmade through the Craft Kits and the Virtual Classes.
The craft kits are created by local artists in NJ and include Wreath Making, Jewelry Making, Soap Making, and more! Each kit comes with all the materials you need for the projects. The Eclectic Chic is also including Virtual Learning Sessions for anyone who orders the kits at no additional charge. The customer will be emailed with information on how to schedule their Virtual Session after their purchase is made. These kits are great for both adults and children and are a great way to alleviate stress, boost mood, and provide a creative outlet. The DIY Kits can be ordered online from The Eclectic Chic Boutique website, Etsy Shop, or Amazon store. The kits can be picked up from the Shop on Bloomfield Ave, delivered locally, or shipped.
For the classes that are currently on the schedule and private classes, The Eclectic Chic Boutique will offer Virtual Options and ship materials to the participants if they register ahead. The attendee will be sent the Virtual session information after the ticket is purchased.
The Eclectic Chic Boutique is located at 547 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair. They will be open regular hours for as long as possible. Private and scheduled classes and DIY Craft Kits can be purchased online at www.TheEclecticChicBoutique.com.
The Natural Realm, our line of all natural Body and Hair Tonic Mist Sprays utilizes pH balanced Beauty Water. Owner of The Natural Realm, Laura Mazzoccoli, tells us what what Beauty Water is and why its great for your Hair and Skin.
About 6.0pH Beauty Water
Our 6.0pH Beauty Water is created using innovative water technology, which produces ionized alkaline and acidic waters through Electrolysis. 6.0pH Beauty Water is produced from an ionizing water machine and is never stored in plastic bottles!
Internally our bodies are the healthiest when they are "neutral" or 7.0pH, but our skin is a bit different! Our skin has a protective Acid Mantle, which is more "acidic" and should be between a 4.2 and 5.5pH for optimal skin health. All of the airborne contaminants, pollutants and free radicals that we encounter everyday are "alkaline" and attack the skin's Acid Mantle, making it more difficult for our skin to protect itself. Even most beauty products are at higher pH levels, such as 8.0, which increases our skin pH.
6.0pH Water is more acidic and helps to restore, strengthen and protect the skin's Acid Mantle. 6.0pH Water is also astringent and oxidative, making it beneficial for the overall health and beauty of your skin and hair. When used daily, 6.0pH Beauty Water tightens, softens and hydrates your skin, also providing an environment for healing if you have a particular skin condition. Spray on your skin to hydrate, reduce lines and wrinkles, even brighten your skin tone and produce overall healthier looking skin.
Using beauty water
The Natural Realm uses Beauty Water in her line of Facial, Body, and Hair Tonics. Each one is made with specific essential oils and gemstones with their own unique properties. Simply spritz as needed on your face, body, or in your space to feel the benefits.
Join Montclair Brewery 🍺 as they celebrate their...
🍻🍻🍻 FIRST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST 🍻🍻🍻
They’ll be releasing their special Oktoberfest Lager 🍂🍺🍁
As well as a Bourbon Barrel aged Brown Ale 🧐🍺
And a few other special craft brews ✨🥃✨
Music all day 🎶 with bands such as...
The Little Engineers and Rasha-Jay 👶👨🔧
And Blissed Beats & friends on the turntables 😄👬
Dress in your Best Oktoberfest attire and enter the costume contest 🇩🇪
Craft activities and outdoor games available for play 🖍🎲
Each adult ticket holder will receive a commemorative pin and souvenir cup 🥤
We at The Eclectic Chic Boutique 🌸
Have curated an exciting outdoor market ☀🛍
Complete with fun craft activities 🖌🎨
Beer souvenirs 🍺👕 and a variety of food vendors 🍗🌭🍧
Tickets cost $15 for Adult General Admission, $25 for VIP (details at purchase options on website), and children get in free. (Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for them)
Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:30 PM – 9:45 PM
At Montclair Brewery
101 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Concerned your child 👼 will start dabbling in the Dark Arts 🧙♀ out of boredom? 😒 No, you’re probably not worried about that specifically 😅
HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean you’re not looking for Fun Programs for them! 🤩 The ECB is here to offer a Smorgasbord of Afternoon Crafting classes! 🖌🎨
Come see for yourself what the buzz 🐝 is about at our upcoming event....
OPEN HOUSE CRAFTERNOONS
Camp Chic Crafternoons 🌸 is our After School Arts program 🏫🖼
Designed to fit your needs and your child's schedule 🗓
See some of the projects kids can create 💍🎨👑🧼
Meet the Teachers 🙋♀💁♀👸💃🐸
Let your child explore which arts they would like to learn! 🤩 Light refreshments will be served 🥤🍪
Admission is free, Walk-ins are welcome. Register for camp at Open House and get 10% off camp enrollment!
Saturday, August 17, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
At The Eclectic Chic Boutique
547 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Click the link below 👇👇👇 to RSVP
The Eclectic Chic Boutique has been nominated for a Best of Essex Award! 🌸🥇🌸
Our nomination; Best Gift Shop 🎁🎁🎁
To show your support for your favorite Artisan Boutique 🖌🎨
Cast your vote at the address below 👇👇👇
And ask your friends and family in the NJ area to do the same! 🙋♂🙋♀👽
Your voting receipt includes an exclusive coupon 🎟
So what are you waiting for?! Vote Today! 🇺🇸
While winning would be ideal ✨🏆✨
It’s a real honor just to be nominated 🤩
Which wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for our loyal customers 💖
However the chips may fall, all of us at the ECB would just like to say;
Thank you 💐
Greetings to you 🙋♀ Craft-thusiasts of the Info-nets 🖌❤🖥
The occasion has risen has risen once again!
A moment for Granting Awareness, regarding the nature of Entrepreneurial Creatives!
AKA, time for another… 🖌💡🎨 Artist Spotlight 🖌💡🎨
Today, we’ll be highlighting…
✨💎✨ CELESTE M. MUMFORD of J LEXI ✨💎✨
Celeste’s journey into crafting began with a 💣BANG💣 in 2011.
That was when she took her first Soap-Making Course 👩🎓
Miss Mumford had always to loved to create, starting out as a baker 🍞
However, she found the need to stick to the recipe too restricting 🤐😫
She was immediately drawn to the freedom to customize that Soap offers 🖌🎨
She started her business a year later, in October of 2012.
Since founding her business, she’s expanded well beyond soap.
J Lexi now offers a wide variety of crafts,
Including Salves, Perfumes, Facial Toners, and a line of CBD products 🌿
Celeste classifies her brand as “Holistic,” or “Whole Person” 🧘♀
Designed to support Physical 💪 Mental 🧠 and Spiritual health ☯
“I see myself more as a cosmetic, than a bath and body company” says Celeste,
“When you feel good, you look better” ✨😊✨
Her work is about spreading self-love 💕 and demonstrating the beauty of variety 🎨
“My brand is serious. It has a mission, to make people love the skin that they are in,”
“I want people to celebrate what makes them unique, no matter what they look like. We can all create our own standard of beauty.”
This desire to help individuals refine their personal beauty is reflected in her work,
Where the ultimate goal is Discovery 🔍
Celeste loves to experiment with unconventional ingredients 🌷🌿🍂
Seeing the exciting new possibilities they bring!
“When I focus on an ingredient, no matter what that ingredient is, I try to bring out its fullest potential, but without expectation. I give the ingredient the freedom to do whatever it’s going to do to the recipe.“ ~ Celeste M. Mumford
When you have a crafter who takes so much pride in her work like Miss Mumford 😎
They will naturally want to stick to only the finest ingredients 🍒🥝🍑
Celeste takes this a step further, creating her own ingredients whenever possible!
“If I’m going to use dehydrated sweet potato powder, I buy fresh sweet potatoes, and I dehydrate them myself” 🥔
Her passion, creativity, and enginuity are the Driving Force behind J Lexi .
We at the ECB are looking forward to working with Celeste in the years to come!
If you’d like to explore Celeste’s products first-hand, you can find them at The Eclectic Chic Boutique on 547 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
Greetings, Eclectic Enthusiasts! 😎😃😺👽🦄 It’s time once again for a Signature ECB…
🖌🔦🎨 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT 🖌🔦🎨
Today, we’ll be focusing on Rose Kardashian, of Loosey Goosey Couture 👗
Loosey Goosey Couture provides Tops and Tunics for Women 👚
Rose was kind enough to clarify the difference;
Tunics are longer, typically ending mid way between the knee and the hip
Mrs. Kardashian sews all of them herself 📍
Her products are designed to be Fashionable 👗 Functional 🔨 and Colorful 🎨
Before her tenure as an entrepreneurial crafter 🖌🧐
Rose worked 30 years as a Rehabilitation Counselor 👩⚕
Helping families and individuals with Special Needs 👦❤
She retired from counseling in 2012, and set up her business soon after.
As Mrs. Kardashian puts it, “It was my fun retirement business” 💕
The idea for her business 💡 was born from a series of poor shopping experiences 🔥🛍🔥
Rose found that in most store she went to 🏬
The Brightly Colored Clothing she sought out was consistently poorly made 🤢
And that the fabrics being used were of lesser quality 🧦
Mrs. Kardashian saw a niche that she could fill;
A need for High-Quality women’s clothing, that wasn’t afraid of Bold Colors 🎆🎨🎇
“It has never made sense to me to buy poor quality fabric, and spend a large amount of time sewing and designing them.” ~ Rose 🌹 Kardashian
Rose is an avid traveler ✈ to the NY Fashion District 🗽 and Beyond 🗺
Wherever she goes, she’s always hunting down fun and exotic fabrics ⛩🏯🏰
Thus ensuring each design is Exciting and Unique ✨👚✨
Rose was first introduced to the ECB through our founder, Kristen Zachares 🌷
They were both members of the Creative Women’s Collective 👩🎨👩💻👩🔬👩🎓👩⚕
“I love this whole idea of building a community of talented people” ~ Rose
Mrs. Kardashian has become a cherished member of the ECB Community 👫👬👭
And we look forward to working with her for a long time to come 😊
Lugging those bulky holiday gifts doing a number on your back? 🎁🏋♂😖
Gifts too bulky to fit in the stockings? 🛷🧦🚫
Sounds like it’s time to start putting a Ton of Love ❤ in a small package 💗
Not sure where to start? 😵
Good news 😀 the Eclectic Chic Boutique is here to offer....
🧦🎁🧦 5 STOCKING STUFFER HIGHLIGHTS 🧦🎁🧦
Number 1: Vegan Lip Butter, by Heaven Scent Beauty
Nothing says “I care” like some good old Holiday Bling 🎄🕎💍
These beauties are made in-house by the ECB founders 🙋♀🙋♂
Each piece is individually hand-strung and designed, guaranteeing a unique gift ✨🎁✨
Available in 3 main types;
Number 3: Jams, by Jana’s Jammy
What is it about the holiday season that builds up such an appetite? 🤤
Heck if we know 🤷♂🤷♀ but we DO know a tasty way to sate your hunger! 😋
Our hot-selling Artisan Jams are now available in Mini Jars! 👶
Treat your friends and family to fun-sized servings of Locally Sourced Preserves!
Our delectable flavors include;
-Peach Cranberry Ginger 🍑🦃🎄
-Fig Rosemary Orange 🌿🍊
-Blueberry Maple Pecan 🍁🥧
Have a treat as sweet as the holidays! 🎄🤤🕎
Number 4: Clay Earrings, Hipster & Co.
When it comes to style 😎 do you prefer something more reserved 😌 and elegant? 👸
Sounds like you’re in the market for the enchanting minimalism ⚪ of Clay Earrings
Made from Polymer Baking Clay 🔥 and painted by hand 🖌🖐
Crafted love 💓 they can now be given with love 🎁
Number 5: Roll-On Fragrance Oil, Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet
There’s nothing quite like the sweet scents that come with the Holidays 🎄🕎👃
But what happens when the holidays are over? 😧
Are the Sweet Scents destined to fade into the void?! 😱😭
I SAY THEE NAY!
Keep those good smells wafting in the air with Roll-On Fragrance Oil! 🎊
With Winter well on its way ☃❄ the air (paradoxically) is getting dryer 🏜
Dry air leads to dry skin, especially the thinnest skin of all; your lips 👄
Give the gift of healthy 💪 kissable lips 💋 with Vegan Lip Butter
Made with animal-friendly ingredients 🐴🐮🐷 and available in fun flavors like;
-Peppermint Ice 🍬❄
-Pumpkin Cheesecake 🎃🍰
-Sugared Strawberry 🍭🍓
And many more! 😃 Available at our Montclair Shop
Number 2: Artisan Beaded Bracelets
Kristen Zachares, owner and founder of The Eclectic Chic Boutique.