EXPLORE BR SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT
EXPLORE BR is celebrating summer with discounts exclusively for EXPLORE BR shoppers! Businesses who have the capacity to offer a savings for their valuable products and services have agreed to participate with a 10% discount June 22 – Labor Day.
If you’ve been wanting to sample these products and services, now’s the time. Just look for the Summer Savings code on the listing and be sure to mention ‘EXPLORE SUMMER 23’ when contacting these businesses.
For Sales & Specials
Cryo Contouring Studio at Quantum Wellness
Take a Break for Beauty
Broadway Salon Suites
24 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, NJ
Join us for a fun event of trying out new beauty and wellness treatments and experiences for free.
Participate in person and you'll get a treat bag with a special gift from us and a gift certificate to gift a friend a Cryoskin Facial (value $250)
Cryo Contouring Studio at Quantum
Cool Cap Fundraiser
Cryo Contouring Studio, LLC
327 U.S. 202, Bedminster, NJ, USA
Help a client purchase a Cooling Cap for Chemo. Purchase 5pack Cryoskin package at a discounted price of $925 (regular price is $1,000), and we will donate 20% of the sales to her Cool Cap fund.
Digital Communications Creations (DCC) was launched in 2021 by yours truly! Aligning with EXPLORE BR’s mission, DCC supports our communities' small businesses, offering effective and affordable digital marketing solutions that enhance their presence, empower them to take control of their digital marketing, and save them hundreds of dollars in agency fees. In a market that is saturated by big box options with generous marketing budgets, DCC's My Small Business Marketing helps small businesses to be competitive.
Cut by Katie lives by its mantra, “let’s make something wonderful together." Get custom items for any event, special gift, or business swag. Everything is custom – from t-shirts to tumblers. Make a baby shower extra special with a customized onesie station or give a special bide a custom bridal shower package. You can even request your own customized item. Get 10% off with code CBKLOVE.
Non-profit organizations are an integral part of any thriving community. Supporting these organizations whether through donations, volunteering time, or providing visibility is an important role for all community members and woven into the mission of EXPLORE BR. If you are in need of services or support or know of someone who is, looking for opportunities to volunteer, or would like to make a monetary donation, please visit the Non-profit category page. There are many local organizations available to assist with and seeking help to ensure they can provide for assistance with food insecurity, pregnancy, abuse, animal adoptions, and more.
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Week 1: May 22
Week 2: May 29
This grassroots organization has a mission as simple as the ingredients in their namesake dish – feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities. With over 45K volunteers in three countries serving 3.5K meals, it’s amazing how a homemade meal can make all the difference to a family in need. Visit their website if you know someone who could use a meal, or if you’d like to find out how you can volunteer.
If you’re looking for a highly fulfilling and profitable career in the wellness and beauty services sector, Stacey Krizan may have the perfect solution for you. Cryoskin therapy is an innovative, non-invasive treatment for slimming and toning that first made its mark in Paris and is now available worldwide. Krizan Consulting and Coaching is Certified MWBE by the State of NJ and provides necessary guidance to launch a successful business in this industry and navigate this specific industy’s market to accelerate growth and profitability.
With countless recommendations and a world of industry knowledge, there’s a reason Jason Weber's HVAC business has stood strong for over 25 years. Jason is meticulously up to date on industry standards and prides himself on representing the most trusted brands in the industry to offer state-of-the-art equipment. Jason and his highly skilled team are friendly, clean, and honest professionals that begin their client relationships by taking time to understand the specific needs of each customer, so they can apply their knowledge and skills to ensure efficient and comfortable solutions.
Week 3: June 5
As a loving mother of two boys, Krystal Van Orden is committed to helping her clients gain a better understanding of two very important life events - labor and postpartum. As a fully trained and certified by Active Birth Institute, as a Postpartum and Labor doula, Krystal’s positive reviews are a testament to the pride she takes in providing needed care to her clients who are physically and emotionally recovering from labor and delivery. This service should not be overlooked as it benefits both new mothers and their newborns.
Don’t freak out, but summer break is only two weeks away! If you’re still looking to fill some gaps, you may want to consider mixing in some educational options. From music to STEM to tutors, there are plenty of options to keep your child’s brains as active as their bodies.
From invitations to cake toppers and favors, you’ll find all of your unique and personalized party décor here! Handmade items always add a special touch to any event. Specializing in graphic design, My Charming Life will make your event even more special with custom items to match any theme.
Week 4: June 12
Week 5: June 19
Beautifully crafted embroidery is becoming a dying art, so we are lucky to have a very talented embroiderer at our disposal. A Crafty Old Broad offers customized and personalized items for gifts, favors, or to splurge on yourself. Perfect for a new homeowner, attire with business logos, sports teams, showers, or any occasion that you’d like to give a unique gift. can embroider pretty much anything you want to add a special touch – linens, shirts, baby items, clothing, stuffed animals, and more!
This food bank aids any Somerset County residents requesting help who either find them directly or are referred by public and private county agencies. To do this, the food bank has professional staff members, an unpaid board of directors, and countless volunteers across the county who give their time and donations in order to achieve their mission - to distribute food and provide other basic human needs to those less fortunate in our community in a manner recognizing and advancing self-worth and human dignity. Working through their warehouse-pantry in Bridgewater and satellite food pantries, their goal is to help feed and provision people in need until they become self-sufficient.
If you’re looking for a judgement-free community that truly caters to your fitness style and level, then Upbeat Dance and Fitness is for you. This unique community is not your typical gym. Led by an extremely experienced and knowledgeable fitness expert who wants to see you succeed, the program combines fitness, accountability, and nutrition into a healthy lifestyle. Their mission is to help YOU achieve YOUR goals with a variety of options to fit YOUR fitness style and level including group classes and personal training. Schedule your session and get your first class free!
Week 6: June 26
GIFTS/CRAFTS/ SPECIALTY ITEMS
Personalized items always add a special finishing touch to any gift or favor for both children and adults. The peronalized Pea can personalize just about any item – lawn signs, shirts, water bottles, makeup bags, hair accessories, and more! Whether you’re hosting a BBQ, birthday, shower, sporting event, or just need a special gift, The Personalized Pea can help you add the special touch you’re looking for.
This valuable service helps eliminate the threat of fires and should not be overlooked as a necessary and routine part of your home or commercial building upkeep. DRX DUCT LLC is a fully licensed, family-owned operation with over 75 years of experience. Their technicians are all NADCA trained to ensure the most professional services for your chimney cleaning, dryer vents, HVACs, Furnaces, and more.
The Pregnancy Aid and Information Center sees the value in everyone and aims to be a catalyst for positive change. Since their inception in 1979, they’ve been driven by the same ideas initially founded the Non-Profit Organization – support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
Week 7: July 3
Music is an integral part of our lives, and it’s never too early to get your children involved. Kids' MusicRound is a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled award-winning music and movement experience for infants, toddlers and preschoolers through age 5 years. This is a fun, interactive environment led by instructors who share a passion for music, a love of nurturing and educating children and families, and have been extensively trained using the acclaimed Kids’ MusicRound curriculum. Summer programs begin this week, so be sure check out their schedule to see if there’s still availability.
These animal-loving sisters enjoy every minute of their jobs and want nothing more than to provide excellent service! Their passion is caring for your furry family members when you cannot, and this extends beyond a typical animal boarding service with plenty of walks and tummy rubs. They book well in advance, so be sure to contact them as soon as you know you may need them. PLUS - with their newest addition they will be welcoming a seeing eye puppy to their family!
Summertime means it’s time for hosting outdoor events. Don’t let your patios dull the occasion. Call, text, or email MVPower washing to make your patios and outside sparkly. Take a look at some before and after videos at MVPower washing on Facebook to see the incredible results.
GIFTS/CRAFTS/ SPECIALTY ITEMS
PAINTINGS BY DANI Imagine gallery-worthy artwork in your own home, condo, or dorm. If you enjoy decorating with a colorful flare, you need to check out this artwork! Dani is an extremely talented, young artist who enjoys painting fun, colorful, and energetic acrylic paintings that will brighten up any space. She accepts commissions, delivers locally, and can also ship her artwork (shipping fees apply).
LATE NIGHT SWEETS Customized and delicious! Late Night Sweets bakes your favorite holiday and special event goodies including cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and even marshmallows that are meticulously decorated to coordinate with your theme and unbelievably delicious. Get them for your desert table and as favors to add a special touch to any event.
BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE
BEAUTY BREW is a unique skincare boutique offering new and innovative skincare treatments all under one roof including custom facials, sugar hair removal, hydrafacials, and Environ-Electro -Sonic Ionzyme DF-Machine treatments. Their mission is to empower individuals to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin through exceptional skincare services and products. They achieve this by providing personalized solutions that are tailored to each individual’s unique skin type and concerns, staying at the forefront of the latest skincare trends and innovations, and continually investing in ongoing education and training. They believe that beauty is more than just skin deep and take a holistic approach to skincare, addressing not only the physical health of the skin but also the emotional well-being of their clients.
Just perusing the gallery of work showcased on the website of this photography service speaks volumes to the skill and talent in everything Mondlock Moments produces. Mondlock Moments Media will help capture timeless moments for couples and families through fine art portrait photography services as well as help create strong branding content for businesses and influencers with video production and video marketing services. President, Jeff Mondlock, is a former Broadcast News Anchor/Multimedia Journalist. His extensive broadcast studio and photography background gives him a unique edge in the photography world with the ability to capture everyday moments with studio quality results. Mondlock Moments Media is meticulously focused on not only delivering a great product that will leave you smiling, but also on making the process as easy as possible.
Art Sink NJ features New Jersey's premier face & body painting artists and is the perfect entertainment addition for children & adults for all types of events and occasions - birthday parties, family parties, fundraisers, school events, block parties, festivals, and community events. Owner, Jenn Moy, is a local resident, passionate artist, and elementary school educator who prides herself on providing courteous, professional, and skilled artwork to attain her goal of making your event an unforgettable one and becoming your GO TO artists for all your future events. Art Sink NJ also offer other artistic services such as private & public murals, window painting and fine art commissions.
It is known that decluttering your space has many positive mental health benefits. If you have a room in your house that NEEDS to be organized, Jamie can help! She will take the time to work with your individualized needs and offer customized services for your unique organizing style. Just take a look at some before and after shots to see how she can transform a space from messy to welcoming, cluttered to organized, and disorder to functional.
✏️ Diane Repetz - K-5 & Students with Disabilities
✏️ Marcie Wolfskehl – Elementary School Tutor
✏️ Lauren Fernandes – K-12 Math Tutor
✏️ Jessica Kovacs - K-5 & math through Grade 6; specializes in math instruction and organizational/ executive functioning skills
With a full month of summer break remaining before the first bell of the new school year rings, now is a good time to refocus the brain. It’s the perfect opportunity to review last year's material and help build the gap between two grades. Summer tutoring also gives your child an advantage and leverage for success for the upcoming year! Whether you’re seeking to get a head start on the new year, get caught up on last year’s lessons, or want to ensure your child stays on track during the school year, our community is full of skilled tutors who are familiar with your child’s curriculum.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Fall registration is happening for this recreational kickball league for women aged 40 and older. If you were not able to play in the summer league, now’s your chance! Or maybe you want to continue the summer fun. Join an existing team in need of players or form your own with friends and neighbors. However you play, you don’t want to miss kickball at its finest, combining exercise, fun competitive games, and a social experience. If you are unfamiliar with the league, it is run by a Bridgewater resident who takes her role as the league’s creator and commissioner seriously but not at the expense of fun and humor. There are organized teams, rules, umpires, scheduled field time, divisions based on skill level, and even playoff brackets. Play for fun with old friends, play against your friends, and make new friends. It’s excise combined with social experience at its best – as long as you don’t kick the ball in anyone’s face! It’s exercise. In this league, no experience is necessary...but if you have experience, there’s a league for you too!
If you’re looking for a new furry family member, please consider adopting from this shelter that takes in nearly 1,000 animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, and more. In addition to finding these animals their forever homes, the shelter provides behavior modification, animal control, affordable spay & neuter, and pet retention programs. For more information on how to adopt or donate to help fund these valuable services that are vital to the animals’ health and happiness, visit their website.
BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE
Offering state-of the-art beautifying services including hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, acne treatments, and detox body treatments to name a few, Be Ageless is committed to your beauty wellness. This spa located inside of With Style & Grace Salon in Raritan offers a gender friendly oasis to provide beautifying treatments that promote healthy skin, hair, and scalp for all ages. Run by Bridgewater resident and licensed esthetician, Dawnell who wants to ensure every guest feels comfortable and leaves feeling rejuvenated and beautiful! With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Dawnell believes beauty is best achieved from the inside. She prides herself on providing valuable education, offering effective stress management solutions, and helping her clients achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin and hair.
Both children and adults benefit from creative expression and exploration which helps develop our critical thinking abilities, improve our self-confidence, and even reduce stress. The mission of The Hummingbird Studio is to provide a safe, warm, welcoming studio space for artists of all ages and abilities. They offer, classes, workshops, celebrations, and camps for all ages with unique and fun projects to explore your inner artist.
This business offers more than your typical pet store and grooming service. These pet lovers truly care about the health and well-being of your dog by focusing on your pet’s health, holistic care and nutrition. They carry dog foods with integrity and a transparent ingredient panel. Even better, they support many small businesses that provide specialty dog products and have curated unique dog products from small businesses and local creators from all over the world. It won’t only be your favorite store for your dog, but your dog’s favorite store!
BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE
This one-of-a-kind wellness spa offers an array of healing services backed by research and science to help the community, from children to adults, by beautifying the mind, body and soul, to create long-term improvement in their clients’ overall health and well-being. With a wide-ranging staff of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners, this spa offers all of the hard to find treatments all under one roof such as Cryoskin, Skin Care, Red Light Therapy, Ionic Foot Soak, Massage, Meditation Pod, Aypa Inka Ritual Body Treatment, and Reiki.
This highly sought-after mental health treatment practice offers the highest quality of clinical care in an environment that doesn’t feel clinical. The Blueprint team consists of highly trained therapists working together as a cohesive treatment team. They are not just people who are good at what they do- they are also current, relatable, down to earth, and we simply feel good to talk to The practice is comprised of a team of 13 clinicians (and two dogs-the VIPS) treating children, teens, young adults, "not so young" adults, adulting adults, parents, families and couples.
Consider donating or volunteering to this vital organization. Samaritan Homeless Interim Program has been serving the Somerville community for over 35 years. Clients coming to SHIP are in desperate need of help due to homelessness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, or neglect and isolation. Services are tailored to each individual's need and vary in duration according to each individual or families situation. SHIP provides this unique population with critically needed emergency interim services. These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor. Clients are eligible to apply for all of SHIP's Programs and Services
EXPLORE BR's FEATURED BUSINESSES
Wise Birth Choices LLC is an established, highly experienced, professional service that includes birth & postpartum doulas, childbirth classes, placenta encapsulation specialists and certified breastfeeding counselors. When you choose Wise Birth Choices, you gain a whole team of maternity experts to help you build a solid foundation and provide the care, comfort and security you need for a positive birth experience and successful transition into parenthood. In Person & virtual support packages are available.
Visions and Pathways has helped abused, neglected, homeless, missing and at-risk youth since 1970. Our kids have broken lives. Some are shattered; some have just a small crack. Some show no physical signs of damage - the scars are on the inside. We help them put the pieces back together, build their self-esteem and acquire the skills they need to thrive by providing; food, housing, counseling, education assistance, arts and recreation activities, career and employment counseling, scholarships and financial literacy instruction.
Don’t let your business website miss out on creating an incredible first impression. Noizey Graphics Web Design specializes in creating beautiful, mobile-friendly websites for businesses that not only attract customers but will be sure to help you stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply need a website revamp, they would love to work with you to create a stunning website that accurately reflects your brand.