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 HipNewJersey.com, 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 life is discovering how much we actually have in common. […]

Cara Di Falco is one of my heroes. She left a cushy television gig to follow her passion for all things food and it’s paying off in dividends! Learn all about her online media platform Cara’s Cucina (a foodie’s dream!) and how she transitioned into the wonderfully wacky and ever-changing world of media entrepreneurship, only on HipNewJersey.com! PS – The day after we filmed this, I visited Cara in the Cucina and we whipped up a Ten […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]