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Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey

 
Hey #HipNJ! Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey features celebrity designers, goat yoga, a behavioral health fundraiser, and a tour of The Gathering Shops!
 
Lisa Marie Latino was delighted to speak with Christian Siriano who has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Lisa Marie’s favorite singer, Kelly Clarkson! They spoke together at #TheGatheringShops which is a collection of designer brands, curated by Anna Maria Sandegran. Brands featured at #TheGatheringShops include the following:
 
Fun Socks: a trendy sock brand made for all styles including leisure, business, parties and anything in between!
Digmi: A dream-chasing, confident, lifestyle brand founded by Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, a New-Jersey raised, former professional baseball player.
Nina Jarebrink: “a favorite among top stylists and edgy celebrities who all love the tailored elegance and demure sexiness of her clothes and accessories.”
 
Lisa Marie also interviewed Aisha from Aisha RTW in the #HipNJ studio. They discussed her ‘ready-to-wear’ brand which is “about celebrating life and inviting people to take part in this celebration of life and all it offers.” The Aisha brand features women’s ready-to-wear dresses, capes, coats, handbags and scarves.
 
Lisa Marie spoke with Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro, owners of Iris Mind and Body in Cedar Grove, about their company and the latest craze hitting the fitness industry…goat yoga! Their quirky goat yoga activity was started as a way to make yoga fun and exciting for newcomers. This activity sounds like a great a way to unload some stress and venture out of your comfort zone! 
 
#HipNJ also was in attendance for the Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, which benefitted renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Medical Center. The evening featured Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford as guest speakers. It was very nice to be a part of such a great cause!
 
You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or on HipNewJersey.com.
 
Happy Holidays!
Weekend Recap june 13 - 15

HIPNJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: JULY 13-15

Too busy over the weekend to attend some eye catching events? That’s okay, because #HipNJ has everything you missed out on in our latest Weekend Recap!

Taylor Swift at Lincoln Financial Field – July 14

Taylor Swift preformed at the Lincoln Financial Field in South Jersey into Philadelphia area where #HipNJ‘s very own Lisa Marie Latino was there to see the liver performance herself. The show had the crowd on their feet with joy and in tears, even when she had her stage malfunction.

Daer Nightclub

Daer Nightclub – June 13-15

Antother great weekend of events at the NEW Daer Nightclub Atlantic City that featured NELLY, JAY HARDAWAY, DJ ESCO and More! The performers had the crowed filled with energy and dancing all over the club.

Shore Stars Summer Program

Shore Stars Summer Program – June 13

The Shore Stars Summer Program kicked off last Friday where the students were able to journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.! Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. The program allowed students to enjoy live performances while also learning about sea life.

CRAFTS AND DRAFTS AT JERSEY GIRL BREWING SUMMER

Crafts and Drafts – June 14

The Boss had it right when he said, “Nothing matters in this whole wide world when you’re in love with a Jersey girl.” Guests were able to join the string lights at Jersey Girl Brewing for a celebration of the greatest state in the USA – Crafts and Drafts style! Marketspace proudly brought 16 local artisans that guests enjoyed greatly.

Red Bank Food and Wine Walk

Red Bank Food and Wine Walk – June 15

Red Bank’s walkable downtown district is home to an array of upscale restaurants and casual eateries that will appeal to your palate. Guests were able to explore picturesque Red Bank on the third Sunday of the month while enjoying food and/or beverage samples from over 20 participating restaurants, bars & eateries. By the end of the event guests wanted more of the samples that had their taste buds exploding!

Taylor Swift At Lincoln Financial Field

By Lisa Marie Latino

Edit note: The following outlets have picked up this story: Cosmopolitan,  People Magazine, Billboard, E! News, Perez Hilton, GlamourBuzzfeed, Bustle, Elite Daily, Time, and countless others!

Still high from my special Bruce Springsteen experience only a few days ago, my sights turned south…as in South Jersey and into Philadelphia, for Taylor Swift’s next stop on her Reputation Tour.

Reputation, her multi-platinum album that introduced Taylor as a pop star badass, was easily my favorite in 2017 (and in a year that also saw Kelly Clarkson release an album, that says something). So when my cousin, Melissa, put a group together to go see her on July 14th at Lincoln Financial Field, I was an immediate “yes.” Little did I know that this particular concert would be the most unique stop on her 36 city itinerary.

The weather for the concert was a summer’s dream, so much so that we extended our tailgate through the two opening acts, Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. As it neared Taylor’s scheduled start of 8:45 PM, we cleaned up and headed inside (where this New York Giants fan tried her best to ignore all of the looming Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles signs). We received our synchronized light-up bracelets, and took our seats just in time for Taylor’s first song of the night, “…Ready for It?”

— Hip New Jersey (@HipNewJersey) July 16, 2018

One thing that was evident throughout the night was Taylor’s gratitude for the beautiful life and opportunity that she has been blessed with. She recalled how she would dream of performing to packed audiences as an 8-year-old girl growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and how tonight was “more beautiful than I ever imagined it.” She also spoke nostalgically about her summers growing up at the Jersey Shore, specifically in Stone Harbor. Despite some of the hate she has attracted for this “earnestness” from pop star peers and press alike, I would like to think that every time she thanked her crew members, or law enforcement officials, or gaggles of fans, it was genuine.

Taylor continued to breeze through her setlist like the pro that she is, dazzling the sold-out crowd with “I Did Something Bad”, a mashup of her hits “Style,” “Love Story,” and “You Belong With Me” and the delicious revenge anthem, “Look What You Made Me Do.” However, the song that made the biggest splash was “Delicate”, and not because it’s one of my favorite songs ever, by any artist…

Halfway through the song, while suspended in mid air, Taylor commented that she was…stuck. The big, beautiful ball of light that was meant to tranport her to the other side of the stadium couldn’t move. While the crew got her down safely, she was left to improvise for the anxious crowd as producers backstage scrambled to figure out the next move.

Like the showwoman she is, she put to doubts any lip syncing suspicions and launched into acapella versions of “Our Song” and “Wildest Dreams”.

Once the crew figured out that a mechanical snake could get her to at least one side of the stadium, the show went on as scheduled with, appropriately, “Shake It Off.”

Yes, production problems are a nightmare (this EP’s heart and stomach went out to everyone backstage!) but it made an already-memorable show even more special. Fans got two bonus songs, and Taylor handled the situation like the pro that she is.

Tickets are still available for Taylor’s shows at MetLife Stadium on July 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Grab your girlfriends or your kids and treat yourself. I can’t promise that these shows will be as wild as mine, but it will still be wildly entertaining.