Live Love Maplewood comes to local Holiday Shops!

Tis the Season! I’m excited to participate in two holiday shopping events this year:

The General Store Pop Up - Nov 23rd-Dec 24th, South Orange, NJ

and

One Stop Shop - Thursday, Nov 29th, South Orange, NJ

I’m super excited to offer brand new items for this season: a 2019 calendar, note cards, magnets, and collages - all featuring imagery of Maplewood + South Orange, NJ. They make great gifts, or pick something up for yourself!

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Maplewood Halloween!

Witches, fairies, super heroes, princesses, hot dogs, dinosaurs, Day of the Dead, unicorns, pandas…and more unicorns…and more Day of the Dead (Coco = 2018 Influencer!).

Maplewood, NJ Halloween is always AMAZING.

Halloween Houses of Maplewood, NJ + South Orange, NJ!

Halloween does not disappoint in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ!

Creative, spooky, theatrical, larger-than-life.

Here are our favorite Halloween Houses from @livelovemaplewood in 2018.

SOMA Brewing Company founders are #SOMAWESOME

And we’re back!! Brief #SOMAWESOME hiatus for no other reason than being super busy! That break is over and we’re resuming our weekly posts - there are just so many incredible people here that need to be shared with all of YOU.

This feature is four amazing individuals who exemplify what is means to be charitable: Farnaz and Adam Heydt and Bianca and Chris Froelich, SOMA residents with five children in our public schools. They recently formed the SOMA Brewing Company @somabrewingcompany, and donated ALL of the proceeds from their recent Oktoberfest event to The Vanessa Pollock
Music Initiative (VPMI) of the Achieve Foundation (@achievefoundation), supporting music programs in our public schools. 


The event, held at the Woodland in Maplewood, and attended by hundreds of locals, raised $7,500 for this foundation! The Heydts and Froelichs could have easily put the earnings back into their business, but instead put it back into the community. How #SOMAWESOME is that?! CHEERS to Adam, Farnaz, Bianca, and Chris! You can find their delicious Two Towns ale at @thecassidybarkitchen and @stjamesgate and the incredible wooden taps are made by @maplewoodshop! You guys are #SOMAWESOME! 🍻

 From left to right: SOMA Brewing Company founders: Adam Heydt, Bianca Froelich, Chris Froelich, Farnaz Heydt

From left to right: SOMA Brewing Company founders: Adam Heydt, Bianca Froelich, Chris Froelich, Farnaz Heydt

 SOMA Brewing Company presents their $7,500 donation to the Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative.

SOMA Brewing Company presents their $7,500 donation to the Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative.

 SOMA Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest, Maplewood, NJ, October 6, 2018

SOMA Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest, Maplewood, NJ, October 6, 2018

 Two Towns Ale

Two Towns Ale

Halloween in Maplewood, NJ + South Orange, NJ

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Halloween is BIG in Maplewood and South Orange. There are creatively decorated homes, hours of trick-or-treating, neighborhood haunted houses, spooky art installations, festive school parades, and lots of downtown fun. It’s almost a full day affair.

 Maplewood Village Halloween Parade

Maplewood Village Halloween Parade

 This is a crazy haunted house on Halloween with lines of kids from all over town!

This is a crazy haunted house on Halloween with lines of kids from all over town!

One of our favorites things is to chronicle these imaginative “Halloween houses” on our Instagram feed. Many of these festive displays are created by inhabitants who work in the art and design fields. The unique decor mixed with the local architecture and crisp fallen leaves make for some epic photos.

 Sound effects and high quality set design at this Halloween house

Sound effects and high quality set design at this Halloween house

 The famous spider house of Maplewood! One year the spider was eating Trump. It was a beloved by many, to say the least. Other times the spider has had a baby dangling from its mouth. It’s weird but people love it.

The famous spider house of Maplewood! One year the spider was eating Trump. It was a beloved by many, to say the least. Other times the spider has had a baby dangling from its mouth. It’s weird but people love it.

 Creepy and spooky with lots of scary sound effects

Creepy and spooky with lots of scary sound effects

WE LOVE TO SEE YOUR HALLOWEEN PHOTOS -

USE #MAPLEWOODHALLOWEEN WHEN POSTING ON INSTAGRAM!


WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT MAPLEWOOD + SOUTH ORANGE, NJ!

We have a blog! In addition to our @livelovemaplewood Instagram feed, we are now blogging on the world wide web. It’s about time.

We’ll be posting lots of local photos (obviously!!), info about local businesses, our popular #SOMAWESOME posts, and fun seasonal stuff like our famous #MaplewoodHalloween pics! Lots to look forward to!

We love Maplewood and South Orange, NJ, photography, everything local, and are excited to share it all with you!

Questions or collabs? Contact us.