I always wondered why New Jersey was called the Garden State. And then, last summer, I drove through it and passed nursery after nursery, garden after garden, farm after farm and it all started to make sense. Agriculture is New Jersey’s third largest industry. I also drove through some adorable small towns, so different from the industrial, urban image I’ve always carried in my mind. Anyway, I love pretty pink things in this New Jersey gift guide! I’ve got a few more items that didn’t make this guide over on Pinterest. Check it out. And happy Monday! Let’s all agree to rock it out this week. // susannah
The Kitchen Road Trip series is a virtual ‘trip’ to a different state. Posted weekly on Mondays, each post is a gift guide to items from a different state, in alphabetical order, and features food & drinks, books, home goods and travel items.
Click below to see the New Jersey gift guide!
1. chez-sucre-chez ‘Roadside Attraction’ DIY Stitch Kit ($14)* // 2. HelloDelicious Chevron iPhone Case ($19)* // 3. Sam Nichols Pottery Ceramic Bowls ($56 for four)* // 4. Ruffled Paper Push Pop Confetti Popper ($19 for five)* // 5. Handblown Glass Bottle by Studio at Penny Lane ($65)* // 6. MaiAutumn Garden Print ($27.30)* // 7. First Field Original Jersey Ketchup ($9)* // 8. Busted Barrel Silver Rum ($22.99)* // 9. ‘The Preppy Cookbook: Classic Recipes for the Modern Prep’ by Christine E. Nunn ($26) // 10. Jar Goods Classic Red Tomato Sauce ($8)*
(Photo of Seabright, N.J. // Raymond Bucko)