#TBT: Supporting Golden Glove Event & Breast Cancer Research

#HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia attended the Golden Glove event where fighter duke it out for a great cause.

#JamesGandolifini had also supported this wonderful charity and Gina goes behind the scenes to chat with employee from IBEW Local 164, Keith Misciagna (former councilmen) about their signature charity, Project Grandma and Breast Cancer Research

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers sought to obtain an improved way of life for electrical linesmen whose death rate was one of every two hired. Without apprenticeship programs and safety standards, pioneering linesmen and electricians risked their lives for a mere 15 to 20 cents an hour. Founded in 1901, in Paramus, NJ, Local 164 remains dedicated to the IBEW’s original objective and programs to make life better for its members and those around them.

Gina was lucky enough to speak with the one and only Heart of a Champion Award Recipient, martial arts trainer & breast cancer survivor, Danielle Lenardo. She tells #HipNJ about her prestigious award & gives her advice for those fighting this cancer.

For more information on IBEW Local 164 visit www.ibew164.org/

HudsonMOD Anniversary Party

HudsonMOD recently celebrated its second year anniversary with an exclusive, lavish event at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, and #HipNJ has your inside scoop!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino attended this extravagant cocktail party, and chatted with representatives from luxe Garden State companies, such as Bacardi, Benzel-Busch, Ecru Lifestyle Beauty, Landarama, Inc., and of course, the brains behind HudsonMOD!

HudsonMOD publisher Shannon Steitz explained that: “Being born and raised in New Jersey, it never made any sense to me why some of the most affluent counties in the entire nation weren’t served by a true lifestyle publication of this caliber.”  Her mission is to give #HipNJ a magazine we deserve!

Guests noshed on a delicious display of imported cheeses, shrimp cocktail, and pulled pork; dessert was The Stuffed Cupcakes‘ new Tres Leche treat.  Open-bar cocktails were compliments of Bacardi, and specialty drinks included the “Melon Royal” (made with the new Grey Goose Le Melon and lemon-lime soda) and “Mango Fused” (made with Bacardi Mango Fushion with orange juice).  Bacardi’s field marketing manager, Andrea Lokshin, explained that getting her brand involved was a “no brainer”, because the clientele of Bacardi matches with HudsonMOD.

Attendees had the opportunity to sample amazing products from HudsonMOD’s sponsors.  JR Cigars brought a few of their favorite items, and Chanel gave the girls a makeup re-touch.

Lisa Marie’s fav exhibit was the Ecru Lifestyle Beauty “Express Bar”.  She spoke with the owner, Mark DePasquale, about his phenomenal hair care products while getting a mini-mane makeover!  She also loved the cool rides parked out front, including the 2014 Audi RS 7.

One attendee summed the night up best: “Beautiful weather, beautiful people, wonderful party!”

To learn more about HudsonMOD, visit them on the web.

ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s Village Food Garden Wellness Center

Typically when you get your groceries, you run in, and run right out.  But at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, it’s not a chore; it’s a healthy community to shop, eat and play.

Village Super Market’s Wellness Center puts a premium on the well-being of its shoppers.  On-site amenities include a fitness center, dietitian services, culinary center, pharmacy and learning center.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino toured this one-of-a-kind food haven, and spoke with some of the key players who help enrich the shopper’s experience.

Susan Rellah is a super-energized, licensed Zumba instructor who brings her passion for fitness to Village Food Garden’s fitness center, where  all ages and all fitness levels are welcome to participate.  Susan, along with some of her loyal students, talk about why a VFG membership is ultra fulfilling.

Jessica Guarnieri is VFG’s resident dietitianwhose services are complimentary to all guests.  Jessica runs down the different features her office provides, including consultations, healthy products, “meal of the week”, cut vegetable program, and other delicious prepared food stations.   You can find lots of recipes from Village Super Market’s dietitians on the Village Super Market YouTube channel.

Finally, we spoke to certified chef Danny Arturo in VFG’s impeccable indoor/outdoor dining patio,  which includes lounge-like seating, televisions, and fire pit.  Chef Danny filled us in on his fun private parties and culinary classes, for foodies of any generation.  

What are you waiting for?  Watch our segment, then indulge yourself in the new “hip” way to stock up your fridge and pantry!

Live Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard.