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by Jennifer Tripucka

Welcome to The Montclair Girl. Our team lives, breathes, eats, and drinks Northern New Jersey lifestyle topics, and knows that Essex County is a unique place filled with entrepreneurs, young professionals, and families {some who have been here for only a few years to others that have been here for four generations} — all which create and add vibrancy to our exciting and diverse area.

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Questions + General Inquiries: hello@themontclairgirl.com

Our Editor-in-Chief: jen@themontclairgirl.com

News tips: hello@themontclairgirl.com

Advertising inquiries: advertising@themontclairgirl.com

Resumes + Contributor Inquiries: jobs@themontclairgirl.com

Errors/Article Updates: victoria@themontclairgirl.com

The Hoboken Girl sister site was founded in 2012 by Jennifer Tripucka as a personal blog when her love for local businesses turned into a low-key obsession combined with a desire to write and share experiences at local businesses {+ having grandparents who owned businesses in Weehawken and North Bergen}. On New Year’s Even 2012, Jen bought the domain name HobokenGirl.com, and since that moment, she decided to devote her extracurricular time to chronicling all adventures that Hoboken and its surrounding areas have to offer — from a female perspective.

In 2012, Jen was working as a school counselor in a public school in Bloomfield, New Jersey, but fast-forward to 2017, she took The Hoboken Girl full time. The site has grown into a lifestyle website about Hoboken + Jersey City — with over 17 million page views since its inception, and 11 million unique visitors — with all topics written by local contributors and team members {who do it all as a side hustle and live locally — only three of us are full time!}.

In 2021, the team took a big leap to finally launch The Montclair Girl — a website focused on local Montclair news, Essex County lifestyle gems, and other fun + unique content to connect residents and readers to people, places, news, and events.

Things you will find on The Montclair Girl on a regular basis:

Events + News

– The latest and top news stories of what’s happening in Essex County — specifically Montclair + beyond, every Sunday rounded up for your reading pleasure

– Weekly events community guides about what to do in the Essex County area, and the surrounding areas + live music guides + holiday roundups of events [SUBMIT YOUR EVENT HERE!]

– Sharing political updates including a showcase of the candidates, where to register to vote, and local election news

– Our team also hosts events {pandemic-aside} on a regular basis — including volunteering and charity events throughout Northern New Jersey

Food + Drink

– Restaurants and bar reviews and research — including openings and closings

– Fun roundups of the best spots for brunch, tacos, BYOB, and so much more

– Cocktails you *must* put on your tab

– Bars, events, and other places to eat and drink

Fashion + Beauty

– Vintage + local boutiques + shopping finds

– The best spots for your manicure/pedicure and our team’s reviews of local beauty spots

– Facials, eyebrows, hair salons, and other reviews and experiences by our beauty-obsessed contributors

Health + Wellness

Where to work out, what classes to take, and reviews {with scores} of fitness classes

– Local doctors’ sharing knowledge about various topics

While kicking back a cocktail now and then, you can also find us drinking something green and/or scoping out gluten- /dairy-free eats

– Alternative therapies like reiki, acupuncture, massage — we share the 101 and our experiences

Giving Back

– Our team hosts charity and fundraiser events on a regular basis for local residents to get involved and give back to the community

– We also share where you can volunteer or donate to local non-profits in the area on a monthly basis to keep residents in-the-know

– Working with several animal rescue organizations, adoptable pets are shared in order to help them find forever homes


– Entrepreneurs that inspire us locally — with an emphasis on women-owned, Black-owned, Latinx-owned, and LGBTQ+-owned

Feature articles of local residents that are doing big things

Wedding features — showcasing the best places to get married, vendors to know, inspiration, and more

– Parents sharing tips on resources, spots for kids + adults to enjoy in the area


– Photography, Real Estate, Travels, history about the area — you name it, we’re probably covering it.

And if not, email us: hello@hobokengirl.com!


Looking to snag a steal or try out a new local business? Our deals directory is a collection of local businesses that offer deals to our readers — free of charge to redeem. Biz owners: email advertising@themontclairgirl.com if interested in being a part of it!

Jobs Platform

On the hunt for a new gig, or trying to get some freelance work? Our jobs platform, launched in 2020, has been instrumental for employers and job seekers alike to connect and advance in their careers and businesses. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

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