#HipNJ Cares: Dressed by Lori

#HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon stopped by the Dressed by Lori‘s Dress for Success charity event in Millburn.  Kelly chatted store owner Lori Csik about her passion for fashion and more!

Dressed for Success is very near and dear to Lori’s heart.  The foundation’s mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

An organization that supported the cause was HIRE STYLE.  This mother-daughter duo of Tracy Alexander and Marlene Clarkin are personal trainers for women’s wardrobes.  They chatted it up with Kelly about how they like to help busy women stay in touch with their fashion sense!

There something for everyone here at Dressed by Lori and My Hire Style! Stop, drop, & shop!

For more information visit DressedByLori.com and MyHireStyle.com.

To make a donation to Dress for Success, visit DressForSuccess.org.


#HipNJ recently spent the day at Morristown‘s Cosy Cupboard Tea Room with the fine ladies of Daycationtoday!

Daycationtoday gives busy moms and working women the opportunity to relax and socialize while exploring great #HipNJ communities!

“Daycationers” enjoy spa treatments, fitness classes, cooking lessons, excursions, lectures, make-up, hair and beauty sessions, plus tons of other activities.

Founder and CEO Debra Olshan Cooper explained to #HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon on why she started the organization: “I just wanted an hour to myself, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Daycationtoday gives like-minded women an opportunity to, once a month, take a break from their everyday routine.”

Daycationtoday is a membership-only service that opens the door to amazing opportunities you may not know about in Livingston, Millburn, Summit, Short Hills, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, South Orange, West Orange, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Westfield, Garwood and other nearby destinations.  In 2015, daycationtoday is looking to expand their destinations nationwide.

What are you waiting for?  Become a “daycationer” today!  Sign up now at DaycationToday.com.

Here are the exciting events for January:

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#HipNJ Cares: Chairs of Inclusion

Ten Artists.  62 Collaborators.  One Idea.  A Seat at the Table for Everyone.

#HipNJ’s Enzo Domingo was on hand for the unveiling of the “Chairs of Inclusion” exhibit at the Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC in West Orange.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD)’s Wae Center, ten of these life- sized chairs were commissioned from professional artists.  These creative minds worked with the Center’s member artist to create these fabulous art/sculpture objects.

Randee Rubenstein, VP of the JSDD Board of Trustees, explained the initiative: “The goal of the project is to shift perceptions about people with developmental disabilities and broaden the public’s awareness of policies about inclusion.”

“My interpretation of the exhibit is very literal; the different designs represent different walks of life integrating and connecting,”  said Tim Folzenlogen, Art Facilitator of the Wae Center.

“Chairs of Inclusion” will be on display in West Orange though December 17th.  On December 20 through February 1, 2015, the Chairs will be displayed at the Morris Museum.  The Chairs will also be featured at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from June 7-14, 2015.

More dates and more pieces will be added throughout 2015.  For the latest updates, please visit www.JSDDMetroWest.org.

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