Imago Beauty Group in Hoboken, NJ is hosting their 15th Anniversary event, so they're inviting the fashion-set to come celebrate with them on Friday, March 15th! A variety of services will be offered, followed by an ultra-cool cocktail event. Imago has many NJ clients as well as New Yorkers who enjoy taking a trip into Hoboken for the salon's hair care and then take advantage of the wonderful local boutiques and restaurants.
Joonbug likes Imago because they always have their pulse on products that are actually good for your hair and not laden with drying additives! AVEDA and L'Occitane products will be 20% off all day and all PHYTO will be Buy 1, Get 1 for 1/2 price! From 2 to 7pm they will also be having their Guest Appreciation Day. They will offer guests complimentary services, such as paraffin hand dips, aromatic steam towels, makeup finishing touches, and more! Imago welcomes visitors to just stop by or book an appointment (just in case it becomes super busy).
Recently, Joonbug decided to stop by the Melting Pot in Hoboken, NJ. Though the chain is pretty much iconic, this location is known for supporting the Hoboken community through things like Breast Cancer Awareness month events, hosting the Hoboken Comedy festival and hosting unique outdoor dining experiences (such as "dine with your dog"). We wanted to check in with them to see what's currently taking place!
As we entered the restaurant overlooking a glittering view of the Empire State Building across the Hudson river, we were greeted by a massive wall of delicious wines. The sleek and modern interior is a great place to find refuge from the hustle and bustle of the area. This restaurant is always infused with the tempting aromas of cheese and chocolate! Various menu options include Cheese Fondue (cheese fondue is made with unique and seasonal ingredients or your choice of any of their other flavorful cheeses); Salad (options include Caesar, Spinach Mushroom, California); Entrée (your choice of one of their showcased entrées includes a variety of steak, chicken and seafood accompanied by homemade dipping sauces and vegetables); Chocolate Fondue; consisting of white, chocolate, dark chocolate and assorted fruits such as strawberries and deserts to dip in the chocolate. Our favorite is the Ying & Yang dessert fondue which includes both white and dark chocolates (pictured below).
The relatively new Kolo Klub, located above Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, in Hoboken, is all about the cocktails. With super mixologists straight from NYC, the bartenders here sure know how to whip up a mean drink. September is National Bourbon Month and luckily enough this cocktail den knows all about booze- especially bourbon. Try their Old Fashioned ($12) made with Jim Beam Rye/Bourbon, angostura bitters and garnished with a cherry and orange wedge or opt for their classic Manhattan ($12), which is comprised of Jim Beam Rye/Bourbon, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters and garnished with a cherry or lemon twist. Both cocktails can be made with Makers 46 or Knob Creek Rye for an additional charge. So celebrate bourbon like it’s going out of style at Kolo Klub!
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken, NJ is stepping it up a notch with their 4000 sq. ft. second floor loft space, Kolo Klub. Barmen Michael Neff and Kenneth McCoy will be consulting on the opening cocktail program for the new space, introducing Hoboken to a new level of mixology. On Friday and Saturday nights until 2am, Kolo Klub will be boasting the ultimate cocktail experience where guests can try artisanal libations and nibble on small bites.
If you’re looking for an outsider’s perspective of the Manhattan’s skyline, we suggest crossing the river to Hoboken. From Andrej Ivanov and Ladislav Sebestyan comes Kolo Klub, Hoboken’s first craft-cocktail den on the second floor loft of Pilsener Haus.
Located in uptown Hoboken in a turn of the century building, the 4,000 sq. ft. rooftop lounge is only accessible via private elevator. The lounge features vaulted wooden ceilings and rows of windows that offer a scopious view of the Manhattan skyline. Guests will notice the unique logo, designed after the name of the bar itself, Kolo, being the Czech word for bicycle.
Ever wanted a workout that was not only efficient but also fun? Well, coach David Cabral, owner of Hoboken Boot Camps, sat down with Joonbug this weekend- after a vigorous workout of learning to walk walls, pounding a truck tire with hammers, and Burpees- to tell you all about his innovative new 35 minute workout. From the warm-up you’ll already feel the burn and by the end, your heart is racing to catch up with the glory you feel for finishing that last lap. He uses freestyle combinations and fun props to give his studio a unique style with results like no other. You can be sure to see anything from a truck tire to resistance bands- the props are always changing so that his clients get the best variety of exercise possible. And that’s not even the best part. Remember, all this is done in 35 intense minutes.
This Friday, March 25, DJ Vito G—resident DJ at the wickedly awesome Pool Club at Harrah’s in Atlantic City—takes over the turntables at slightly less-upscale Bahama Mama’s in Hoboken.
Schedule t-shirt time a little early, and get ready to beat that beat up to silky-smooth blends of fist-pumping house hits, while you enjoy ridiculously cheap happy hour drink specials—including $1 & 2 Draft Beer, $3 shots and $4 frozen and specialty drinks—until 11 pm at this beach-themed juicehead haunt.
It might take some effort, but with free admission for ladies until 11, you might just be able to convince your New Yorker friends to hop on the PATH and get their Jersey on.
Bahama Mama's, 215 Washington Street., 201-217-1642.
Christmas comes but once a year, and packed in Santa's sack of toys is one of Hoboken's most exciting Christmas traditions, The Hoboken SantaFest. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Hoboken SantaFest; bringing holiday cheer and extreme amounts of booze to all those involved. SantaFest is a Christmasthemed bar crawl that will take place on Dec. 12th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. No sign up is necessary; all you have to do to participate is wear a holiday costume.
The majority of men attending the Hoboken SantaFest dress as ol' St. Nick, although any holiday themed consume will do. Ladies are invited to dress as Ms. or Mrs. Claus, an elf, or even a seductive reindeer! Creative versions of classic costumes are always appreciated and encouraged. Last year, even some penguins came out to celebrate, so feel free to put your imagination to the test.
Mulligans pub, located in the traditional New York Yankees fan zone of Hoboken, N.J., has become a safe haven and second home to Phillies fans, especially during this 2009 World Series. While New York Yankee fans have the luxury of choosing between hundreds of Yankee-friendly bars in Jersey, Hoboken’s Mulligans is actually geared toward Phillies and Eagles fans.
A blast from Eugene Remm explains:
“EMM Group is pleased to announce our expansion into the hotel-lounge business with the opening of The Chandelier Room and The Living Room Bar at the W Hoboken on March 27th, 2009. The 4,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor venue will reinvent the concept of the traditional hotel lounge. Providing guests and residents alike with an expansive river view, the New York skyline serves as the ultimate backdrop as after work cocktails transition to an ideal night out. The Chandelier Room will set a new standard for great energy, great music and great service in the incredibly diverse city of Hoboken, NJ.”