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Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey

 
Hey #HipNJ! Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey features celebrity designers, goat yoga, a behavioral health fundraiser, and a tour of The Gathering Shops!
 
Lisa Marie Latino was delighted to speak with Christian Siriano who has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Lisa Marie’s favorite singer, Kelly Clarkson! They spoke together at #TheGatheringShops which is a collection of designer brands, curated by Anna Maria Sandegran. Brands featured at #TheGatheringShops include the following:
 
Fun Socks: a trendy sock brand made for all styles including leisure, business, parties and anything in between!
Digmi: A dream-chasing, confident, lifestyle brand founded by Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, a New-Jersey raised, former professional baseball player.
Nina Jarebrink: “a favorite among top stylists and edgy celebrities who all love the tailored elegance and demure sexiness of her clothes and accessories.”
 
Lisa Marie also interviewed Aisha from Aisha RTW in the #HipNJ studio. They discussed her ‘ready-to-wear’ brand which is “about celebrating life and inviting people to take part in this celebration of life and all it offers.” The Aisha brand features women’s ready-to-wear dresses, capes, coats, handbags and scarves.
 
Lisa Marie spoke with Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro, owners of Iris Mind and Body in Cedar Grove, about their company and the latest craze hitting the fitness industry…goat yoga! Their quirky goat yoga activity was started as a way to make yoga fun and exciting for newcomers. This activity sounds like a great a way to unload some stress and venture out of your comfort zone! 
 
#HipNJ also was in attendance for the Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, which benefitted renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Medical Center. The evening featured Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford as guest speakers. It was very nice to be a part of such a great cause!
 
You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or on HipNewJersey.com.
 
Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hip List 2018: Seltzer’s Rainbow Heart

The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!

Author Jayne DiGregorio stopped by the #HipNJ studio with her adorable 1 1/2 year old Bernedoodle, Bear, to chat with our Maria Falzo about the wonderful initiatives she is currently embarking on!

Jayne released a children’s book called “Seltzers Rainbow Heart” that was born from her heartbreak over losing her Yorkie, Seltzer, last May.

“It was a book that was a healing tool for me when I lost my little Yorkie, Seltzer, last May. I wanted to write a book to keep her legacy alive with all the unconditional love she offered to me and everyone who met her,” explained Jayne.

To further capture the spirit of Seltzer, Jayne recently published a coloring book called “COLOR Seltzer’s Rainbow Heart.” Portions of the proceeds from both books are donated to local animal shelters & rescues. For more information, visit www.SeltzersRainbowHeart.com.

It was important to Jayne to develop other ways to help the local pet community. For nearly a year, Jayne has been spearheading an initiative called C.A.R.E. Bearbox. Each month, Jayne collects gently used towels/blankets/toys around the community and delivers these boxes to a different Animal Shelter and Rescue. For the Holidays, Jayne is introducing the first first C.A.R.E Bearbox – 2018 Winter Box with the “Buy a Box, Give a Box” mission. With each box purchased, a box of goodies & essentials will be donated to a local Animal Shelter or Rescue. For more information, visit www.CareBearbox.com.

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Lisa Marie Latino and Aspiring Beauty Blogger Carissa Abraham

Lisa Marie Latino had 1010 WINS radio traffic reporter and aspiring beauty blogger Carissa Abraham in the #HipNJ studio to talk about her incredible radio career and newly realized love of everything skincare. Carissa dishes out the reality check everyone needs to hear about keeping skin healthy and maintaining a youthful glow!

Before Carissa began her passionate skincare journey, she first cultivated her successful radio career. She started out as a DJ during her undergrad years at Seton Hall where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting. She went on to land a job with the iHeartMedia, Inc. subsidiary Total Traffic & Weather Network. Her connections here helped her land a job as a substitute traffic reporter and an eventual full-time spot at Z100, New York’s #1 Hit Music Station.

Carissa’s impressive professional career is just one aspect of her resume. She is using her personal love of skincare to start a beauty blog focusing on maintenance and makeup. Her passion began when she noticed her own skin in need of some TLC. She used home remedies and facial mask treatments at first but eventually sought the help of a licensed aesthetician.

After receiving microdermabrasion treatments, Carissa realized how important it is to devote funds to treating bad skin. “Your skin is an investment” she says, “and it’s probably the best investment I’ve ever made!”. Carissa endorses starting treatments early and using quality makeup, like vegan and cruelty-free brands, to maintain fresh results.

See Carissa demo her homemade hair mask made from shea butter and coconut oil. The mask will keep your hair healthy through the dry, unforgiving winter months. It’s so important that you keep your hair clean and toxin-free any time of the year!

You can find Carissa on Instagram (@radiocarissa) and on SnapChat (@radiobellezza) where she posts cool beauty tips daily. Keep up to date so you don’t miss the premiere of her personal beauty blog and updates on her exciting radio career!