Happy 2024! The new year brings a fresh start, an opportunity to reflect and a chance to set new goals. For some it’s a time to take steps towards self-improvement, to let go of old habits and to embrace the possibility of a better, more fulfilling life. For others it’s making a big move in a career or relationship. Whatever 2024 has in store for you, we have a list of local businesses that will help you reach your new year’s resolutions and goals.

Make Healthier Food Choices

The start of a new year often serves as a check in with our eating habits and gives us a chance to commit to healthier meals. This decision often involves a conscious effort to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods, fresh produce, and a balanced diet into our daily routines. It might mean you have to make some health swaps, toss the processed snacks and explore a wider variety of fruits and vegetables. The journey towards healthier eating won’t happen overnight, but a gradual shift towards more sustainable choices will set you on a path to success. Here are a few healthy dining spots in Hunterdon County to get you started.

Zen Bowls

310 Route 31, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Healthy Food
https://www.zenbowlsnj.com/

Zen Bowls makes good, healthy food accessible within the local community. Recipes change with the seasons and each dish is full of flavor. Menu items include breakfast bowls, breakfast burritos, smoothies, build-your-own bowls, and more.

Photo from Zen Bowls Facebook Page.

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market

38 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ | 276 US-202, Flemington, NJ | 239 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
2023 Happening List Finalist | Healthy Food
www.basilbandwagon.com/

Basil Bandwagon is a complete natural food store, a destination shopping experience featuring certified organic food products, locally produced goods, the highest quality supplements, body care, and natural lifestyle products. There is a huge selection of gluten-free, paleo-diet and raw food products, as well as a large frozen and refrigerated section representing the best product selection in the natural foods industry.

Photo from Basil Bandwagon Facebook Page.

Grounded for Life Cafe

12 Lower Center St, Clinton, NJ
2023 Happening List Finalist | Healthy Food
www.basilbandwagon.com/

Grounded For Life Café features an organic coffee & juice bar along with a chef-driven, plant based menu. Our delicious cuisine is created with ingenuity and passion, inspired by nature’s fantastic flavors. The goal is to raise consciousness on how our food choices affect our health, our families, our communities and our planet.

Photo from Grounded for Life Plant Based Cafe

Reach Your Fitness Goals

Prioritizing health and fitness is a great idea all year round, but now is usually the time we are reminded of that. Setting fitness goals involves a commitment to personal growth, physically and mentally. Whether you prefer strength training or yoga, Hunterdon County has great local resources to help you achieve a more active lifestyle in the year ahead.

HealthQuest Fitness

310 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Gym
www.hqfit.com/

HealthQuest believes that fitness should be fun—which is why we don’t stop at machines and weights. Our fitness programs are tailored to our clients’ needs. Some of our most popular programs include group fitness, personal training, indoor cycling, Pilates studio, yoga, indoor pool and more.

Photo from HealthQuest Fitness Facebook Page.

The MAX Challenge of Flemington

148 NJ-31 Suite 3 Suite 3, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Group Exercise
https://www.themaxchallenge.com/locations/flemington-nj/

The MAX Challenge of Flemington combines exciting and effective workouts, a simple nutrition plan and unmatched motivation and support. You will improve your physical health, energy and focus and excel in all areas of life.

Photo from MAX Challenge of Flemington Facebook Page.

Haven Healing Collective

19 Main St, High Bridge, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Yoga
www.havenhealingcollective.com/

Haven Healing Collective shares this ancient practice with the local community and have built a space where people can gather, release, breathe and connect. Have a balanced wellness experience through classes, workshops and holistic spa services at Haven Healing Collective.

Photo from Haven Healing Collective Facebook Page.

New Year, New You

Sometimes the new year brings a desire for a “new you.” If you’re craving change, try starting with a new hair cut or color, or even adding a few new pieces to your wardrobe. Hunterdon County’s talented stylists can help you achieve a new look. Here are a few of our 2023 Happening List Winners.

Change Up Your Hairstyle

Halo Salon

36 Mine St, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Hair Color
www.halosalonflemington.com/

Halo Salon creates amazing hair and offers outstanding service in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Services include color, balayage, formal styles, cuts, and so much more.

Photo from Halo Salon Facebook Page.

CUT artisan. hair. design.

29 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Haircut
https://cutnj.com/

CUT artisan. hair. design. is home to professional hair designers that travel all over the country and seek out training from the industry’s world renowned professional hair artists. Services include haircuts, extensions, designing, blowouts, chemical treatments, color, and more.

Photo from CUT artisan. hair. design. Facebook Page.

Peacock Beauty Studio

176 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Hair Extensions
www.peacockbeautystudio.com/

Peacock Beauty Studio is a full service hair salon in an artistic and eco-conscious environment in Hunterdon County. The salon carries a certified sustainable product line Davines, Pravana and Redken color, plus Brazilian Blowout.

Photo from Peacock Beauty Studio Facebook Page.

Update Your Wardrobe

Shop ABOVO

531 US-22 US-22, Whitehouse Station, NJ
2023 Happening List Winner | Women’s Clothing
www.shopabovo.com

Shop ABOVO is a small women’s online clothing and fashion boutique based out of Whitehouse Station, NJ. You can find women’s clothing, accessories, beauty and more.

Photo from Shop ABOVO Facebook Page.

39 Mine Boutique

50 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Finalist | Women’s Clothing
www.39mine.com

39 Mine is your source for chic fashion and décor. Elevate your style with their pieces!

Photo from 39 Mine Boutique Facebook Page.

Attachments & Sage

124 Main St, Flemington, NJ
2023 Happening List Finalist | Women’s Clothing
www.attachmentsandsage.com

Attachments started as a labor of love between two sisters who have always been “attached”. Starting with Italian Charm Bracelets, which have charms attached to one another, they found they were ‘attached’ to more and more jewelry collections, and the name was born. You can now find clothing, accessories and more.

Photo from Attachments & Sage Facebook Page.

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