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Good Buy: Seasonal Shopping

by Josephine Cusumano

April showers may be here, but we at South Jersey Magazine are looking on the bright side of spring with a few must-have items that will surely brighten your day—both in and outside your home. Read on to learn about some of our favorite things to spruce up your winter blues.

1. Fashionably fit
With summer around the corner, now is the best time to get active again. Start moving with Swarovski’s Activity Crystal tracking jewelry, which measures activity and sleep with the ability to sync wirelessly with a smartphone. The set includes a coin cell battery (of up to six months-worth of life), a velvet pouch for safekeeping and two fashionable bracelets fit to hold the Swarovski-cut tracking crystal.
$169 at Swarovski, 2000 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 662-5453,

2. Home(town) brew
Cheers to the sunny season with Flying Fish’s first lager-style craft beer brewed right in their Somerdale facility. Aptly named Exit 18 Baltic Porter, the brew is part of the Exit Series—which takes inspiration from the Garden State Turnpike—and features notes of chocolate and toffee and ends with a licorice finish, while hops add a taste of bitterness and spiciness.
$10.99 per bottle at select liquor stores or Flying Fish during tasting room hours, 900 Kennedy Blvd., Somerdale, (856) 504-3442,

3. Shower gift
April showers call for fashionable rain attire and Coach offers some of the most stylish in outerwear like their Satin combo trench. The iconic trench coat gets a fresh new look just in time for spring using a mix of crisp cotton with a satin-weave fabric. What remained the same? The classic fit and of course, the leather-covered buckles.
$595 at Coach, 2000 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 488-2220,

4. Something to cook about
Dive into Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook, Cravings, featuring finger-licking good recipes, including husband John Legend’s fried chicken wings, Thai classics, her father’s chicken soup, cheesy cheese-less scrambled eggs and a Frito Pie Bar. Plus, her wit and energy make cooking in the kitchen fun—especially on rainy days.
$29.99 at Barnes and Noble, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, (856) 608-1622,

5. Good scents
Bring spring weather and florals indoors with Yankee Candle’s latest in the season’s scents including the Pink Peony fragrance. The full-flowered scent is made with premium-grade paraffin sourced from around the world and promises 20-30 hours of burn time.
$27.99 at Yankee Candle, 611 Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, (856) 740-0683,

6. Ahead of the curve
Give your entertainment system a fresh new look with Samsung’s KS9500 SUHD bezel-less curved TV. Its 360-degree design offers an aesthetic appeal and gives a bright and realistic image, complete with the widest color range offered. The TV also features built-in 2016 Smart Hub, giving users easy access to their favorite content and providers including YouTube, Amazon and Netflix.
Price unavailable at press time, Best Buy, 1420 Nixon Drive, Mount Laurel, (856) 608-1600,

7. Next stop
Add a piece of local pride to your home with Clutter’s exclusive PATCO banner, featuring all stops on the line into Philadelphia. The 60 by 21-inch vinyl banner is designed by local graphic artist, Greg Bender, and is perfect for indoor or outdoor use with grommets on each corner for hanging purposes.
$59 at Clutter, 697 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, (856) 833-1112,

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 1 (April, 2016).
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