By: Jaclyn Natoli #HipNJ kicked off the holiday season in a marvelous way! We had a blast at the BELLA New York Magazine holiday party at Arlo Hudson Square featuring NBC personalities Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The room was well-decorated in Christmas décor, festive music played in the background, while scrumptious food and drinks were served all night. Outside vendors had tables of their products including: jewelry, wine, skin care products, lavish clothes, organic foot peel, and luxury car services and a Bahamas vacation giveaway for four nights and three days! The hit of the party, unsurprisingly, were the featured celebrity guests. While I was walking around the room looking at the different products, I saw people rushing towards the door. Kathie Lee and Hoda had just walked into the room and everyone wanted to get a picture with them. They patiently stood by the red carpet taking pictures and answering questions that anyone may have. I got a chance to talk to them and I realized that Kathie Lee and Hoda are genuine and cordial people, who take the time to get to know everyone. Even though I didn’t walk away with a Ferrari or a trip to the Bahamas, I still had a great time at the BELLA New York Magazine holiday party! The event was definitely worth the bus ride into the city, and I’m already counting down to next year!
Is better sleep for you and your baby one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Then #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is here to help you. Read up on our latest #HipHolidays2016 pick, Holistic Baby Acupressure System!
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Andy Anderson, leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how teen driving is the number one killer of teens and how to combat this trend.
How bad is teen driving? “It’s the number one killer of teens across the country,” Anderson says. He goes on to explain that it is not a question of the teens being bad drivers. They are simply inexperienced.
“Driving is probably the most dangerous thing we do every single day,” Anderson says. He says that on the job training is the only way to learn to drive, which forces the new driver to be exposed to the risks.
“What we want to do is focus on minimizing those risks as they get that training,” he says. He says it is important to start talking to upcoming drivers about safety and risks. “You want to get them in the mindset now.”
To learn more about the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition, check out their website.