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#HipNJ Cheers On The New Jersey Devils

Earlier this week, #HipNJ’s Kelly, Jacques and Lauren visited the Prudential Center to watch the New Jersey Devils take on Tampa Bay Lightning from one of the #PruCenter’s stylish suites.

“The suites were really cool, I have never been in a suite before,” Kelly said. Complimentary food and beverages were provided as the #HipNJ crew watched Game 4 in style. They were even given a Swag Bag, pictured below, to commemorate the night!

The Swag Bag contained multiple items stating “Now We Rise,” which has become an inspirational staple of the team.

“The arena was filled with the color red, and the energy was electric,” Kelly recalls. Fans were decked out in the team’s signature color and some even painted their faces.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Even though the Devils did not come out victorious, #HipNJ had the best time and loved every action-packed second. “We wish the Devils the best of luck in Game 5, as they continue their journey to the Stanley Cup,” Kelly concluded.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for this wonderful experience!

Heather Zwain on The Bergen County Bible

Heather Zwain joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the newest lifestyle website to hit the Garden State market, The Bergen County Bible.

For the past 13 years, Zwain has built her career as a magazine fashion editor, gaining expertise, knowledge, experience and connections. She styled and interviewed everyone from Odell Beckham Jr. and Derek Jeter to Mary J. Blige. “I was the go-to person in Bergen County for so long,” she explains. “This was a natural transition for me.”

Now, Zwain has moved from the print world to the digital world by founding The Bergen County Bible. “There’s just so many more opportunities,” she says.

 “I wanted it to be the place to go for all things Bergen County and beyond,” Zwain says. The site has restaurant suggestions, fashion tips and so much more. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the professionals and personalities who make this a fabulous place to live, shop, work and dine.

To learn more, click here.

Denim Days

Denim Days Announces 2018 Festival Dates

#HipNJ, get ready to cross the river this fall into New York City for Denim Days, one of the most exciting fashion events of the year!

New York Denim Days organizers are set to once again stage an indigo-soaked event to take over the city September 22-23. Spearheaded by true denim insiders, the New York Denim Days festival connects denim professionals, designers and brands to denim consumers.

Denim lovers from across the spectrum – fashionistas searching for the perfect pair of jeans, fade junkies looking to compare notes on raw denim, purists on the hunt for handmade indigo items, and designers shopping for Americana inspiration – will find the largest selection of indigo available at one event during New York Denim Days. Food, live music and art will round out the festival experience. Plans include events with retail partners throughout the city, and a two-day main event at the Metropolitan Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street in New York City.

To purchase tickets go to Denim Days Tickets. Ticket holders will also receive discounted rides to and from the festival courtesy of LYFT.

This year, New York Denim Days will reach beyond the Metropolitan Pavilion, thanks to pop-up shops at New York Waterway terminals during New York Fashion Week (September 6 – 14).

“With its mix of denimheads, the best brands and retailers and the most forward fashion, New York is the perfect home for Denim Days. We are thrilled to be back this year and will be shining an even bigger spotlight on the jeans industry,” said Andrew Olah, one of the New York Denim Days organizers and founder of the Kingpins Show, the global denim sourcing trade show.”

New York Denim Days will also host an invitation-only day of denim lectures, called Denim Legend Talks, on September 21. The final roster of speakers will be announced this summer and will feature a who’s-who of the denim trade, from top designers to creatives and executives on the cusp of what’s next in the denim industry.

If September isn’t enough to satisfy your indigo craving, you can join #HipNJ at the two other exciting locations!

Following the NYC event, Denim Days will return to its original home in Amsterdam for a festival, from October 22-28. Included in the programming is a week-long City Center happening featuring sales and events hosted by denim retailers; the two-day Amsterdam Blueprint festival, with a denim market, seminars, workshops, installations, brand activations, music, expos and more.

New to the Denim Days event schedule, Nashville will be home to a two-day festival, from November 10-11. This will connect indigo aficionados and denimheads to the industry through brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, vintage markets, live music and more. The inaugural event will take place at Marathon Music Works in downtown Nashville.

“Last year we brought Denim Days to New York because we believed the concept would resonate with the New York denim scene – and we could not have asked for a better reception,” said Andrew Olah. “Nashville is playing an increasingly important role in the American denim and fashion industry, and with its large creative community and deep roots in music, we felt that the city was a natural fit for Denim Days.”

For more information on New York, Amsterdam and Nashville Denim Days, visit DenimDays.org.