I stopped by Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Liberty State Park and had the opportunity to speak to some pretty amazing individuals! Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Below, you can see me speaking with Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey. Kristin Davie, president of the Young Professionals Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, told me all about the goals […]

I was so excited when Wilford Charles and Dontae Muse, owners of Above Art Studios in New Brunswick, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to discuss their work. The studio has four resident artists, but also features artwork from all around the world. Above Art Studios includes poetry, comedy and music. What more could you ask for!? Dontae brought a beautiful work of art to the studio that he commissioned for Mother’s Day. It is […]

I absolutely hate working out. So, while I was pumped that Alessa Caridi would be visiting the #HipNJ studio, I was also a little nervous. To my surprise, she made it so much fun. Alessa Caridi is the founder and owner of JōbuFit, a company that brings fitness to the workplace in a practical way. She showed me workouts that can be done any time of the day. JōbuFit’s exercises are […]

Michael Schwartz, founder of Hometown Heroes, visited the #HipNJ studio to talk about his Garden State charity. Michael and I go way back to days before #HipNJ. Long Shot Productions filmed his event videos, which you can view two of below! Hometown Heroes provides help to those struggling with domestic violence, drug abuse, homelessness, and more. They are doing spectacular things, and it was a pleasure to speak with Michael and […]

I immediately formed a bond with media entrepreneur Lavene Gass, who visited the #HipNJ studio to discuss her secrets to success. A friend introduced Gass to vision boards, which I love. I keep one in my office, and Carla, the protagonist of my novel, Ten Years Later, uses one too! Vision boards are an amazing tool, but Gass reminds us that just because you make one doesn’t mean everything automatically […]

Sportscaster Seth Everett joined me in the #HipNJ studio to discuss his background and experience in the sports world, which holds a special place in my heart. Everett has an impressive background, which led to him working for MLB, Sirius, ESPN and FOX Sports. Now, he is with NBC Sports Radio. I work in- season as a producer for the New York Giants Radio Network, so it was nice to speak with someone else in the industry. Sports With Friends is the […]

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.  

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 […]