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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Let’s #Flashback to when I spoke with Lauren Pizza, author of “Meant to Be: The Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl.” The story behind this book might shock you! A few years back, Lauren went to a palm reader who told her she needed to start developing her writing. The reading confused Lauren because she had never really written before, but when Lauren got home, she started writing. “Long […]

Ready, set, network! I sat down with L’Oréal Drayton, founder of The Black Brunch NJ. The Black Brunch NJ is a monthly networking brunch put on in order to allow New Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect and network with their professional peers. The event has an all-black dress code that allows for a mix of professionalism and elegance. Drayton is a fellow entrepreneur doing great things. I want to thank her […]

Carina Trenka, assistant director for Go4TheGoal, joined me in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the amazing foundation. Go4TheGoal is a pediatric cancer program started in 2006. Their mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes. Trenka urges us to get involved by spreading awareness. If everybody just pitched in a couple dollars, that […]