• HobokenGirl’s Best of Hoboken {2014} Guide

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    It’s hard to believe it’s already going to be 2015…but here we are. With the end of every year comes reflections and celebrations — what went well, what went wrong, and how to start fresh for the new year. It’s amazing in this little mile square how many people and businesses come into our lives, leave us, or stay for the duration. Today we’re going to showcase our #HobokenGirl faves and the best of the best in Hoboken for the year of the horse {if you follow the Chinese Zodiac you know that’s 2014, duh}.

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    Without further ado, here’s the Best of 2014 list:


    Best Blow Out:

    Up & Out Blowdry Bar {mimosas included}.


    Best Cut {Straight Hair}

    Francesco at Soon Dar Secrets – he dry cuts like a genius!


    Best Hair Colorist: 

    Ashley at Rebellations – for ombres, balayages, etc.


    Best Facial:

    Erica at EC Beauty Studio – go for the oxygen facial!


    Best Mani/Pedi: 

    Yolanda at Viva La Nails


    Best Eyebrow Threading:

    Bhumi of Dreamz Salon


    Best Nail Art:

    Erika at Gotham Nails 


    Best Wax:

    The Pretty Kitty


    Best {Organic} Airbrush Tan:

    Splash of Sun Organic Airbrush


    Best Airbrush Tan for Your Buck:

    $25 Airbrush at Dina’s Kiss and Makeup


    Best Clothing Boutique:

    Mint Market – I literally shop here twice a week, it’s a problem.


    Best Accessories Boutique:

    Aaraa Accessories {Such a hidden gem!}


    Best Luxury Accessories:

    W Kodak Jewelers {Michelle Watches and Roberto Coin}.


    Best Luxury Clothing:

    Two Heathers {Ted Baker. Need I say more?}


    Best Sweat-Fest of a Workout:

    Fit-RxN {never-have-I-ever sweated more!}


    Best {Off-The-Beaten-Path} Restaurant:

    Carpe Diem {perfect for cozy after-movie-theater drinks, too!}


    Best {Vegan/Gluten-Free} Dessert:

    Simply Home Goods – you can’t go wrong with a chocolate PB square {that’s gluten free & vegan!}.


    Best Cake Pops EVER:

     The Hudson Cakery – specifically red velvet, but any flavor will do.


    Best Mixed Drinks:

    The Clinton Social {sweet teas fo lyfe}


    Best FroYo:

    Vegan {& Regular!} at Love & Yogurt


    Best BYOB Brunch:

    La Isla… dropping you some brunch knowledge, of course. BYO-champagne!


    Best Brunch {in general}:

    The salmon eggs bene at Elysian Cafe ‘Nuff said.


    Best BYOB:

    Add a Caesar Salad + Spinach Ravioli Margheritas


    Best Sangria:

    The Red or Specialty ‘gria at The Cuban


    Best Massage:

    Silvia at LaFemme Day Spa


    Best Milkshakes:

    Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette


    Most Flexible Gluten-Sensitive Menu:

    Bin 14


    Best Dive Bar Turned Pretty Great Neighborhood Spot:

    The Ale House. Shuffle board, pool, + a jukebox. Yes.


    Best 1st Date Spot:

    The Turtle Club {Fancy enough, yet laid back and casual. Perfect.}


    Best Coffee:

    Anything @ City of Saints {formerly known as Red Lion Coffee}


    Best Wifi Spot:

    “MerciBeaucoup” is the PW at Chocopain French Bakery. Maybe I’m just obsessed with their croissants and egg sandwiches, but f’realz.


    Best Pizza:

    Tony Boloney’s. They know wassup ~ from Atlantic City. XL pies are the best.


    Best Bagels:

    JP’s Bagels downtown. So fresh.


    Breakout Star of the Year:






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    So, how’d we do?

    Happy 2015 Hoboken Girl HG


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    See you in the new year!

    *Two Heathers is now closed.

    *Clinton Social is now closed.

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


    • Solid list, especially the food portion! I’ve lived here for 3 years and I’m finally making my way through more of these places. I would say Anthony David’s is a close second for Best Brunch. Carpe Diem, Red Lion and The Cuban are definitely favorites.

    • great list! I love reading about places in Hoboken I haven’t tried!

      My personal favs are Johnny Pepperoni’s for pizza, and Dear Hannah for shopping.

      Happy 2015!


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