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#HipNJ’s Best Of 2017

What a year it has been for #HipNJ! Let’s take a strip down memory lane as we look back at our Instagram Best 9

Each of the photos seen above bring back 2017 memories. This year has been full of excitement, and these are just a few examples of the experiences and moments we will cherish.


A stormy #HipNJ Saturday gave way to a flawless, fall-like evening. 🌙

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This photo, taken at Liberty State Park, serves as a reminder that New Jersey is a beautiful state. It offers scenic views and tranquility, whether it be July or October. 

This was a #HipNJ moment to remember! Our own Lisa Marie Latino and Maria Falzo were featured on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. The duo discussed their inspiration for the site. Check out the segment here.

This is a photo from  Komen’s Race for the Cure! Komen North Jersey put on this inspiring event, featuring survivors, fighters, supporters, volunteers and friends. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful cause, and #HipNJ was proud to be there.

This is a snap from CareOne’s 200 Wishes fundraiser at the Prudential Center. CareOne and Make-A-Wish turned the Prudential Center into a life-size Candy Land for a day full of family fun.

Newark welcomed  Ono Grinds Poké to the neighborhood, one of the many reasons this is a #HipNJ city to watch in 2018. Newark is experiencing an influx of hip spots, and this Hawaiian-inspired poké bowl shop is no exception.

Garden State fashion expert Dawn Del Russo stopped by the #HipNJ studio to model three looks. She was one of the many notable guests that made their way to our studio this year, including Danielle Forte of 828 Clothing and Vic DiBitetto.

The W. Cary Edwards Education Foundation‘s  annual Touchdown on Education was at MetLife Stadium. The day of family fun and football raised $100,000.

Boo! This was a very #HipHalloween, as we featured Halloween experts from around the Garden State. For this picture, our very own Kelly was turned into a creepy clown thanks to Dena Ziemba.

Last but not least, we shared this quote about giving. #HipNJ Cares is a huge part of what we do, as we work with various charities to support some phenomenal causes. For example, this year we partnered with The Connie Dwyer Breast CenterTrinitas Regional Medical Center, CareOne and more.

This was quite a year, and we cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. 

Think of Yourself, Too!

By Lisa Cardoso

At Hip New Jersey, we understand that life is hectic! Balancing school, work, internships and most importantly ‘you time’ can be quite the juggling act. Often, we leave ourselves on the last line of our To-Do lists. Getting your work done to the best of your abilities relies on taking care of yourself. Having an all-work-no-play lifestyle can catch up to you and cause you to crash, something we cannot afford.

First off, I’m going to explain that having ‘me time’ is strongly necessary. If you’re giving all of your time to everyone and everything else, you’re going to forget to keep yourself healthy. Taking an hour (or two if possible) to be with yourself everyday, maybe taking a bath, a nap, or taking moment to sit, helps you collect yourself and thoughts. Our minds are constantly being filled with information. Having time to gather your thoughts and process the information will result in a calmer attitude towards your responsibilities.

New Jersey’s lifestyle is fast-paced and everything you’re doing today needed to be done yesterday. Saying no is an effective way to take care of your physical and mental health. Taking on too many tasks will clutter your life and will wipe you out. We’re not saying to say no to important tasks that could get you fired or hamper your grades, we’re saying that you don’t have to do everything you’re asked to. You still have to complete all of your school assignments and complete your work obligations, but any extras are not necessary. You are the most important person in your life and you come first.

Ways to relax yourself can be to take a bath. Baths are all the rage now with bath bombs that change the color, smell, and feel to your experience. Baths are not only for girls! Boys need to take this into consideration. Your body will thank you. The warm water will relax your tense muscles. Taking that time to sit with your eyes closed and your mind clear can help you feel like a new you!

Another way to relax is taking up yoga! New Jersey has hundreds of yoga studios and classes. Yoga is great for your body and increases bone health and blood flow. If you are sitting for long periods of time, spine stretches can help reduce the pain you may feel. Focusing on your health on the inside will produce energy and provide you with a happier day on the outside.

Take time to do the things you love! It could be anything. Doing things that make you, you and allowing yourself to feel joy is another way to be stress-free. Any hobbies you have shouldn’t get pushed into the dark. Doing the things you love regularly will lead to a happier way of life.

Some of us often forget to go to bed early and wake up at the same time everyday. Going to bed early is major when you have a busy day ahead of you. Being well rested will help you complete your day with minimal coffee breaks. A sleep schedule helps our body know when it’s time to go to sleep and when it’s time to wake up.

You’re your own best friend and no one is going to take care of you better than you can take care of yourself. Putting ourselves last on our To-Do lists is not a healthy way of life. If we can’t perform as our best self, then our performances are worthless. Remember that you are just as important as your job, your school and your internship!

#NJCelebs Get In The Christmas Spirit

By Kenneth Barilari

Christmas is right around the corner! To help you get in the Christmas spirit, #HipNJ has compiled some photos of your favorite #NJCelebs celebrating this special holiday!

Christina Milian (Jersey City)


Show @VioletMadison around NYC. Where dreams are made of.. The Big Apple!! ? #rockefellercenter Follow our trip on Snap!

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Kelly Ripa (Starford)

Teresa Guidice (Towaco)


Oh Christmas Tree ?

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Joe Jonas (Wyckoff)



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Nick Jonas (Wyckoff)

Kevin Jonas (Wyckoff)

Brooke Shields (Haworth)


My family’s Christmas dinner last night. My house! I did the table! My Dad would be so happy.

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Florham Park)


DIY Pool Noodle Wreath with Sissy! She’s my best friend. ? http://bit.ly/2hdiJtw #SUBSCRIBE

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Bruce Springsteen (Long Branch)


Santa Claus is comin to town. ? #SpringsteenSNL ? @nbcsnl

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Ashley Tisdale (Monmouth County)


Santa’s Lil helpers. Decorating with @vanessahudgens and Austin #christmas #besties

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Merry Christmas!