10 Ways to Give Your Home Boutique Hotel Vibes

how-get-boutique-hotel-styleThe great thing about staying in a hotel is that you don’t have to clean up after yourself. Is there anything better than coming back from a day of sightseeing to find your room spotless and welcoming? Yes, there is something better — and that is the white fluffy robe that you get to drape around yourself as you watch TV. And then there’s the room service; hello, cheeseburger on demand! So we’ve got the robe, the room service, and the fact that someone else makes your bed. Oh, and fancy ice buckets . . . On second thought, there are a million great things about staying in a chic hotel!

So when you’re not on vacation, staying in a trendy boutique hotel with luxury and relaxation at your fingertips, why not re-create the feeling at home? With a few simple decor choices, you can give your space a boutique hotel vibe. Just keep in mind, you can’t conjure up room service or cleaning maids through the power of decorating; sorry.

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A Refreshing and Vital Development Breaks Ground in Bayonne

hobart-housing-bayonne-njBayonne city officials gathered to celebrate both breaking ground on a new residential development and its groundbreaking concept. 180-186 Hobart Avenue in the First Ward will be home exclusively to Bayonne’s low to moderate income as well as developmentally disabled residents.

Mayor Jimmy Davis said at the ceremony, “My goal when I first came in [to office] was that we were not going to forget anyone. You can’t just develop a city and bring in new people, you have to take care of the people that are here. I want everybody to stay here and come together as one community as we were years ago.”

The non-profit organization Windmill Alliance is leading the project and has been serving special needs in Hudson County for 31 years. Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC), another non-profit organization based in Jersey City, was secured by Windmill Alliance as the lead developer and has developed hundreds of affordable housing units in Hudson County for 25 years.

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10 HOUSEPLANTS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME

landscape-1435851982-houseplant-says-about-you-indexDo you need more energy? Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? Even if you’ve never thought you had a green thumb, rethink houseplants. But just make sure your choose the right ones…

 Darcie at Such the Spot lists all of the benefits of houseplants and shares how she recently decided to invest in some, also telling us which ones are most beneficial.

It seems not everyone agrees on the top 5, but here are a few more resources we found to point you in the right direction:

Top Five Plants for Improving Air Quality from Treehugger

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Plants – from Seventh Generation

Bayonne’s Refinery Tavern Celebrates Grand Opening

the-refinery-tavern-bayonnevia JerseyDigs – Bayonne appears to be a city on the rise with a myriad of projects planned and under construction, so it’s only natural that a few new eateries would be on the horizon to serve residents new and old.

One of the latest spots to open along the city’s main street is Refinery Tavern. The bar, which has taken up residence at the former Pair of Jacks Pub space at 812 Broadway, started serving drinks out of their front room on March 18th, just in time for Bayonne’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 80-year old building’s ground floor was renovated into a modern space, but an effort was made to preserve the older look with the clean approach.

But owner George and his team, not content to be just a bar, have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the tavern’s full kitchen and Break Room, which will feature an open concept that gives patrons a peek at what the chefs are up to. The space will also have formal tables for diners, a separate sound system, and another six TVs that will come in handy during big sports weekends.

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BAYONNE POLICE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES VEHICLE AUCTION WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

2017-05-24_10-58-22Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Police Department will hold a public auction of motor vehicles on Wednesday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m., at the Bayonne Police Pound, 330 Hook Road, in Bayonne. The vehicles that will be featured at the auction came into the possession of the Police Department as a result of abandonment or failure of owners to claim them.      The vehicles scheduled to be auctioned on Wednesday, May 31, will be available for inspection by prospective bidders on Tuesday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bayonne Police Pound.   Continue reading Bayonne Police Department Schedules Vehicle Auction Wednesday, May 31

The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements

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via PopSugar – The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Homepolish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.

‘The bum from Bayonne’ Chuck Wepner puts the Peninsula City on the big screen

c66d1a668c2066a2NJ.com – Chuck Wepner may have been the main event, but the city of Bayonne received just as much worthy recognition in last night’s special premiere of “Chuck.”

“The bum from Bayonne who got a chance at the title” got his hometown welcome last night when hundreds of people turned out for a VIP dinner and Hollywood-style red carpet event in the South Cove Commons plaza.

The biopic film — directed by Philippe Falardeau, produced by Mike Tollin and co-written by Jeff Feuerzeig and Jerry Stahl — was carried by a strong performance by Liev Schreiber and received a standing ovation from the audience at the Frank Theatres.

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