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Interview with Nashville’s Libby Callaway

 
Hey #HipNJ! Lisa Marie Latino recently had the pleasure of speaking with Nashville’s own Libby Callaway, Founder of the Nashville-based consulting agency, The Callaway. Libby was so kind to inform us of all that this city has to offer!
 
She told us that Nashville is a fantastic place to get some BBQ, specifically hot chicken! Gallatin Pike is the hub for great BBQ as there are several spots near each other.
 
In addition to great food, there is also fantastic coffee shops, concerts and shops located near Marathon Music Works. It is a thriving area with very friendly people and a great variety of things to do!
 
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Nashville, Libby recommends the Noelle Hotel. A cultural mecca, this hotel is near several shops owned by local designers and artists.
 
Nashville is definitely a fun place to grab some drinks and see some live music. Libby recommends Robert’s Western World—“the honky-tonk to end all honky tonks!” Her two top country music venues are the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, which used to be an old church!
 
Fashion, of course, is a hot commodity in Nashville. East Nashville is the place to be for great fashion and Libby’s recommendations include Black Shag Vintage and High Class Hillbilly.
 
For more information about Libby and The Callaway, visit http://www.thecallaway.com.

America Recycles Day

Do you remember that catchy phrase we learned in grammar school? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Back then, recycling was fun. Recycling was cool. But now, as we’ve become adults, we’ve neglected this cool catch phrase.

Recycling will always be extremely important, due to its impact on the environment. When we don’t recycle items, they are disposed of and released into the air, causing pollution. Recycling not only stops pollution, but it also reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, increases economic security and saves energy.   

November 15th is designated as America Recycles Day. Created by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day that is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. This is a day where people all over participate in and celebrate the act of recycling, in an effort to create a cleaner and safer America. 

What can be recycled?

Plastic

Paper/Cardboard

Glass

Polystyrene

Plastic Bags

Metals

Batteries/Bulbs

Electronics (Yes, recycle that old computer!)

Today and every day we should remember to recycle these items. In order to do better, we have to be better. Now make sure you toss that water bottle in a blue bin! 

Happy recycling! 

Nikki Lane

Nashville Entrepreneur Nikki Lane

While on a recent trip to Nashville, #HipNJ chatted with Music City singer/songwriter Nikki Lane! Not only is Lane an artist, but she’s also an entrepreneur! 

Lane wrote her first song at the age of 25, after a breakup and says becoming a songwriter was “one of the most selfish things” she’d ever done. During her early songwriting days, her main line of work involved working in fashion.

Once she got a record deal, she moved from NYC to Nashville, where she grew her music career and business, High Class Hillbilly. Lane explains that the road to success hasn’t been a clear and steady one, but because she persevered, she ended up where she is today.

Lane says, “Getting those no’s and getting those rejections in the field you want are just kind of pushing you to be more creative and a better version of the type of project you’re trying to do and so, just try little harder”. 

High Class Hillbilly is based in Nashville, TN. The items they sell are vintage, hand picked from places all over the US. The vintage boutique is filled with hats, vintage boots, fashion pieces, fun pieces and leather goods. 

Make sure you check them out to complete your favorite vintage look!