Category Archives: Jersey Luxe

Hip New Jersey holds the key to unlock the best-kept secrets in local luxe living. Featuring magnificent real estate and extravagant home décor, we’ll take you inside the most luxurious homes and introduce you to the highest-quality fashion, beauty and wellness.

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills & the New York International Auto Show

Are you a driving enthusiast who has considered ordering a car to your specifications? Look no further because Aston Martin is coming to the #HipNJ market!

#HipNJ’s Peter Falzo got an insider’s look of the premiere lineup that will be available at Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills.  He toured the cool rides at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and chatted with Aston Martin President Julian Jenkins, General Manager Steve Bergamo and Sales Manager Allan Greenfield.  Julian mentions how our beloved Garden State is a key market for these luxury vehicles because our hip citizens resonate well with the iconic brand!

The latest edition to the Aston Martin car family is the Vantage GT that features authentic elements you won’t see anywhere else in a lavish automobile!

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills is located in the heart of New Jersey, 18 miles west of New York City and only 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. The prime positioning is ideally situated within easy reach of several major highways allowing for convenient access from any point in Northern and Central New Jersey.

For more information on Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills and their showroom grand opening, make like James Bond and visit them at!


Say “HipNJ” at the SwapXXchange register and receive 15% off on all items!  (Offer through May 31, 2014).

Brooklyn’s thrift boutique craze has officially made a fashion statement in #HipNJ!

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon stopped in one of the Garden State’s premiere resale superstores SwapXXchange, located in Montclair.  This hip shop sells everything from designer clothes, shoes, accessories and vintage clothing for both men and women, all at a very reasonable cost.   Label stans love SwapXXchange because they get their fix without breaking the bank!

SwapXXchange also provides an incentive for cleaning out your closet…you can make some money by bringing old garments in!  After management evaluates your selections,  you will receive an offer based on style, condition, brand and current stock levels.  They offer immediate cash on the spot or a more generous store credit, which can be used that day or put on a gift card for future use.  Reorganizing never looked so fun!

What’s cool about SwapXXchange owner Bethe Danon (besides her amazing collection!) is that she loves New Jersey as much as we do!  In this piece, she explains why she decided to keep her business on this side of the Lincoln Tunnel.

Want something hip and different to show off your style that you won’t find anywhere else? It’s time for YOU to stop in and “pop some tags!” Come on down and shop at SwappXXchange next time you’re on Bloomfield Ave!

Giuliana Rancic & Fab-U-Wish

One of the most difficult situations a woman can face is the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer.   E! Network‘s Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, recently visited #HipNJ to help inspire women in their own cancer fight.

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon chatted with Giuliana at Westfield Garden State Plaza‘s Fab-U-Wishes Do Come True “Pink Party”.  The event featured a runway show with the latest trends from Vince CamutoC WonderRobin’s JeanNordstrom, and Karen Millen, with makeup by Kiko Milano. Attendees also were treated to cocktails, raffles, and a special giveaway to grant the wishes of two breast cancer survivors, treating them each to a personalized New York City excursion.

Through Bright Pink’s Fab-U-Wish collaboration with Giuliana, cancer survivors have the opportunity to be treated like an A-list Hollywood star.  Using Giuliana’s insider connections, Fab-U-Wishers can dine with their favorite celebrity, get a glam makeover, or walk down the red carpet!

“I’m grateful to be where I am today – a new mother, feeling strong and healthy, and in a position to help other women now going through what I did,” Giuliana explains. “Along with my friend Lindsay Avner and the team at Bright Pink, I hope to pay it forward and become a “fairy godmother” to other women by establishing Fab-U-Wish. I sure know firsthand that a little bit of fabulous can go a long way to keep you feeling bright during some of the darkest days.”

If you can Fab-U-Wish for it, Bright Pink and Giuliana could make your dreams come true.   On the wishes they’ve granted and how to submit yourself or your loved one, visit their website.

A little bit of “Fab-U” can go a long way to kick cancer’s butt for good!