Super Bowl Sunday Clean Cocktails

Super Bowl Sunday Clean Cocktails with Beth Nydick

For a special Super Bowl segment of Hip New Jersey, I whipped up some clean cocktails with Beth Nydick of Blue Barn Kitchen and co-author of Righteous Recipes for the Modernist Mixologist. I was impressed by Beth’s ability to craft the perfect mixture of feeling good and having fun! These clean cocktails are made from herbs, spices, fruits and vegetable …

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Interview with Penelope Lagos

For #WorldBookDay budding children’s book author Penelope Lagos was in the #HipNJ studio to talk about her debut book I Miss My Best Friend. After losing her beloved dog, Cassius, Penelope wanted to create a legitimate resource for children and adults grieving the loss of a family pet. A percentage of each book sale goes to support St. Hubert’s Animal …

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Makeba Green

Interview With Author Makeba Green

Newark native Makeba Green came to the Hip New Jersey studio to talk to me about her latest book Entrepreneurship, The Best Job In the World. Green hopes the stories of successful leaders of today will encourage young, potential entrepreneurs of tomorrow. In addition to her writing skills, I love Green’s philanthropic spirit. Her photography business, OMG Photography, is dedicated to fundraising for student …

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Lisa Marie and at BooksNJ!

What a fabulous time I had at BooksNJ, one of the state’s largest celebrations of reading and writing! In addition to conducting Facebook Live interviews with various Garden State authors and literary leaders for, I also served as a panelist in the festival’s Labeling Fiction tent. The coolest part about speaking to over a dozen authors from all different genres and walks of …

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Interview with Author Joan Ramirez

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 …

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Interview with Lora Condon

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 …

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