I have been admiring the work of Jen Tripucka from HobokenGirl.com for quite a while, so it was cool to finally meet this social media all-star in person! Like most entrepreneurs, the idea to pave her own way in the digital world came from a time of transition and reflection. In Jen’s case, her “light bulb” moment came on a less-than-stellar New Year’s Eve. Watch and learn about Jen’s journey […]

A post shared by Lisa Marie Latino (@lisamarielatino) on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:28am PDT Listen up, authors. When I tell you that Book Expo is a must-attend event, take it as complete gospel. All of the top people in the publishing game (except Amazon, for obvious reasons) assemble inside the country’s most magical pop-up library for a stimulating few days of reading, learning and networking. In an industry that is […]

I stopped by Cranford High School to check out their 2017 Senior Fashion Show. I spoke to the students, checked out the fashion, and sold copies of my debut novel, Ten Years Later. With dresses from stores including Lord & Taylor and David’s Bridal, the students were dressed to impress. To learn more about Cranford High School, click here, and check out our Hip New Jersey segment here.

You haven’t been to a party until you’ve been to an Avison Young party! I went to Horseshoe Tavern in Morristown to commemorate 20 years of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the commercial real estate powerhouse. There was food, music and great company. What else could you ask for? To learn more about Avison Young, click here, and watch the Hip New Jersey segment here.  

Author Joan Ramirez met with me at the #HipNJ studio to discuss two of her books, Let It Go, Let It Flow Leadership and Jamie Is Autistic: Learning In a Special Way! I always love meeting with fellow authors and discussing our writing habits and preferences. Ramirez writes in a way that is inspirational and motivating, and I highly recommend picking up a copy of one of her books! Check […]

One of my favorite comedians, Vic DiBitetto, visited me in the #HipNJ studio to discuss his rise to comedic success. I will say that he is just as hysterical off-camera as he is on stage! Vic’s claim to fame may be his viral “Bread & Milk” video, but I absolutely live for his New York Giants “locker room” segments. (I watch them to get fired up before our actual New York […]

Strike a pose! Jane Randall, former America’s Next Top Model contestant and Princeton graduate joined me in the #HipNJ studio to discuss her latest NJ adventure. She has launched Jersreport.com, a website featuring headlines from across the state. Beauty and brains all in one! Check out the site here, and check out our Hip New Jersey segment here.

Lora Condon, celebrity esthetician, makeup artist, and author of “Spa Wars,” sat with me to discuss Jersey Boutique Spa in Westfield. “It’s a beautiful space in downtown Westfield,” Condon says of Jersey Boutique Spa. The space is equipped with a party room, airbrush tanning, massages, free parking, and Lora’s signature Beauty Buster Facial. The Beauty Buster Facial uses oxygen and enzymes to rebuild the skin from within to give a longer-lasting result. “It is everything that […]

Tonight was one for the record books! I covered the book launch event for one of my favorite human beings on the planet, Kelly Clarkson. After her (wildly entertaining) Q&A, she signed copies of her debut book, River Rose And The Magical Lullaby. She didn’t do press interviews, but we had the opportunity to meet her. I felt silly standing in line with a bunch of little kids and their mommies, so […]

I went to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills to shop for my book release party, taking place October 8th. Marlie Massena, PR Manager of Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, helped style me for the big event. First, I tried a black Dress The Population sheath dress, paired with 100% Bloomingdale’s Sarah Jessica Parker pink heels. Next, a black French Connection lace dress with panel detailing and mini cutouts. I loved this dress. The next dress was a little out of my comfort zone. I usually don’t do floral, […]