Category Archives: Scene & Heard

Get the scoop on New Jersey’s hottest and hippest places to see and be seen. From the trendiest fashions and most stylish shopping spots, to delectable dining and eclectic events, Hip New Jersey breaks down the best places to shop, socialize, wine and dine in the Garden State. With sneak peeks at everything you need to know to stay in vogue, #HipNJ exposes everything our beautiful state has to offer.

The Chris Canty Foundation at Saks Fifth Avenue


Classy brands recently teamed up for a great cause at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Shops at Riverside!

Chris Canty– former New York Giant,  current member of the Baltimore Ravens, and founder of the Chris Canty Foundation– was on hand for the Giuseppe Zanotti Trunk Show and viewing of the 2014 Aston Martin Rapides.

Ten percent of all purchases from this exclusive shopping event went to benefit Chris’ charity, which is dedicated to enhancing the development of #HipNJ- metropolitan area youth through sports, mentoring, educational programs, health and fitness activities.

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon spoke to Chris- who won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011- about all the wonderful initiatives he is a part of, which also includes breast cancer awareness and domestic violence prevention.  

Kelly also chatted with Stephen Lewis, a consultant with Saks Fifth Avenue, on why #HipNJ is a great place for other athletes and celebrities to celebrate their philanthropic efforts, a sentiment that Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills‘s Allan Greenfield echoed while promoting the iconic automobile maker’s luxury vehicles!  

The Giuseppe Zanotti Trunk Show is one of many fabulous shopping opportunities that Bergen County’s Saks Fifth Avenue provides for the #HipNJ shopper.  Bookmark their website to find out about their other amazing events!  

The Red Cadillac

Do you love tacos and tequila?  Then your next stop in #HipNJ should definitely be The Red Cadillac in Union!

#HipNJ’s Peter Falzo sat with The Red Cadillac’s owners over their infused tequila and one-of-a-kind tacos!  Husband, restaurateur, and chef Joe Montes explains where the idea of this hip restaurant came to be.  He even lets us in on how he makes his sinful peanut butter and jelly tequila shot!

Not only are their food and drinks the hit at this restaurant, their décor is out of this world! Joe’s wife, artist and designer Jamey Montes, gives us the inside scoop of where the restaurants ‘look’ came from, right down to the iconic Caddy parked out front!

The Red Cadillac is very involved in the community and has started a charity called Cadillac Cares.  They have worked with many initiatives in #HipNJ, including Missions Possible for battered women, and urged customers to bring in toys for underprivileged children during the holidays.

Step into the Red Cadillac for a unique culinary experience!

Giuliana Rancic & Fab-U-Wish

One of the most difficult situations a woman can face is the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer.   E! Network‘s Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, recently visited #HipNJ to help inspire women in their own cancer fight.

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon chatted with Giuliana at Westfield Garden State Plaza‘s Fab-U-Wishes Do Come True “Pink Party”.  The event featured a runway show with the latest trends from Vince CamutoC WonderRobin’s JeanNordstrom, and Karen Millen, with makeup by Kiko Milano. Attendees also were treated to cocktails, raffles, and a special giveaway to grant the wishes of two breast cancer survivors, treating them each to a personalized New York City excursion.

Through Bright Pink’s Fab-U-Wish collaboration with Giuliana, cancer survivors have the opportunity to be treated like an A-list Hollywood star.  Using Giuliana’s insider connections, Fab-U-Wishers can dine with their favorite celebrity, get a glam makeover, or walk down the red carpet!

“I’m grateful to be where I am today – a new mother, feeling strong and healthy, and in a position to help other women now going through what I did,” Giuliana explains. “Along with my friend Lindsay Avner and the team at Bright Pink, I hope to pay it forward and become a “fairy godmother” to other women by establishing Fab-U-Wish. I sure know firsthand that a little bit of fabulous can go a long way to keep you feeling bright during some of the darkest days.”

If you can Fab-U-Wish for it, Bright Pink and Giuliana could make your dreams come true.   On the wishes they’ve granted and how to submit yourself or your loved one, visit their website.

A little bit of “Fab-U” can go a long way to kick cancer’s butt for good!