9 reasons Jersey Girls love Hello Kitty

Sanrio's character Hello Kitty performsYOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the Hello Kitty Cafe food truck that’s making an appearance from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus on Saturday! According to the mall’s website, this is what we can expect:

“The yummy treats on board the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will include a 3-piece Hello Kitty cookie set, a rainbow macaron box that includes a surprise Sanrio character design, a 4-pack of mini cakes, and bow-shaped bottles of water. In addition to the goodies, a Hello Kitty Cafe mug, a supercute pink Hello Kitty Cafe t-shirt and the pop icon’s signature bow headband will also be available to purchase.”

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As a huge Hello Kitty fan who’s sought out my favorite cat all over the world, including getting my hair done in her honor at the Hello Kitty Salon in Dubai, I’m often asked what exactly I love about Hello Kitty. As a Jersey girl, here are my favorite reasons for being enamored of the beloved Sanrio character.

She’s a fashionista
I think it’s safe to say that Hello Kitty is one of the most style conscious animated characters around, and her appearances at Fashion Week events like Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row Arrivals during New York Fashion week in September 2015 prove it.

Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row - ArrivalsPhoto by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Macy's

She loves makeup
Here’s our beloved cat at Sephora’s First Ever Hello Kitty Beauty Shop at Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles in 2014! We’d love to see that happen over here in Jersey!

SEPHORA's First Ever Hello Kitty Beauty Shop At Hello Kitty ConPhoto by Amy Graves/Getty Images for SEPHORA

She’s all about the bling
Check out the Hello Kitty jewelry available at Kay Jeweler in Paramus, like this crystal and silver love necklace.

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She knows how to party
Check out DJ Hello Kitty at Club KT in Tokyo with her blinged out headphones, sparkly pink bow and gorgeous dress (see what I meant about her love of fashion?). New Jersey clubs, we bet you’d get a full dance floor if you had her spinning tunes!

Sanrio's character Hello Kitty performsYOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

Hello Kitty is a romantic
Check out her and her boyfriend Dear Daniel congratulating a lucky bride and groom!

Hello Kitty character (R) and her boyfriTORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

Hello Kitty can dance
Check her out at the launch of the Eva Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet in Houston in June 2015.

EVA Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet - Inaugural Event At George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TXPhoto by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Sanrio)

Hello Kitty loves to travel
Yes, I’m a proud Jersey girl, but I also love exploring other parts of the country and the world, and clearly Hello Kitty does too!

EVA Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet - Inaugural Event At George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TXPhoto by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Sanrio
hello-kitty-eva-air-airplane-launch-houstonPhoto by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Sanrio

Hello Kitty loves a good selfie
Kim Kardashian
has nothing on this cat.

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There’s a Hello Kitty bounce house in New Jersey!
Yes, this one is for kids, but doesn’t Hello Kitty make all of us kids at heart, no matter what age we truly are?