Category Archives: In the #HipNJ Studio

St. Patrick’s Day Clean Cocktails with Beth Nydick

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo  welcomes back Blue Barn Kitchen founder, Beth Nydick.  This time, the ladies are mixing up some fabulous cocktails to enjoy on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Beth Nydick is known for her ability to craft the perfect mixture of feeling good and having fun! Lucky for us, Beth is sharing  some of her holistically crafted cocktails from her book Clean Cocktails: Righteous recipes for the Modern Mixologist. Say good-bye to those nasty hang-overs and hello to delicious beverages with fresh juice! These clean cocktails are made from herbs, spices, fruits and vegetable juices to keep you hydrated and having fun. 

Her book also feature mock-tail recipes, so if you  want to feel festive without the booze, Beth has got you covered!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Beth is going to show us how to make a gorgeous green drink: Coconut Cucumber Margarita! Using cucumber as the base, coconut syrup to sweeten, a dash of lime and some tequila for a little fun. This sweet and tangy drink will keep you having fun all night and still refreshed in the morning.  

Tell us what you’re drinking this St. Patrick’s Day by tagging us or commenting on our page at @HipNewJersey.

 

Rebecca Hefner: Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance Author

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino is talking fantasy with author Rebecca Hefner. 

Rebecca introduces readers to a fantasy world in her Etherya’s Earth series, where Vampires and Slayers have been battling for over a thousand years. Could a common enemy unite these two species, or will they remain locked in an endless battle?

Rebecca’s first two novels, The End of Hatred and The Elusive Sun,  are Amazon chart-toppers. She captured the imagination and hearts of audiences with her unique blend of “Game of Thrones” meets “Nora Roberts”.

The third book of this four-part series, The Darkness Within launches today, March 5.  While you may be intrigued by the concept of combining fantasy, paranormal and romance, the series boasts far more than any average love story. Each book is character driven, led by powerful female characters that explore their own strength and independence.

Lucky for us, Rebecca is already hard at work on the fourth book of the series, The Reluctant Savior, coming in Summer 2019. This book serves as the final installation and is sure to find it’s way into your beach bag!

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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