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 […]

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, […]

Promoting my debut novel, Ten Years Later, I had the opportunity to speak at the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women-to-Women event at the JCC of Central New Jersey. I discussed my writing process, and spoke to attending female business professionals throughout the Garden State. “I loved hearing Lisa Marie speak. I loved hearing her story. She’s dynamic, and I’m so looking forward to her book release in the fall,” said Maria Fuentes, VP and […]