Category Archives: Events

The Chris Canty Foundation at Saks Fifth Avenue


Classy brands recently teamed up for a great cause at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Shops at Riverside!

Chris Canty– former New York Giant,  current member of the Baltimore Ravens, and founder of the Chris Canty Foundation– was on hand for the Giuseppe Zanotti Trunk Show and viewing of the 2014 Aston Martin Rapides.

Ten percent of all purchases from this exclusive shopping event went to benefit Chris’ charity, which is dedicated to enhancing the development of #HipNJ- metropolitan area youth through sports, mentoring, educational programs, health and fitness activities.

#HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon spoke to Chris- who won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011- about all the wonderful initiatives he is a part of, which also includes breast cancer awareness and domestic violence prevention.  

Kelly also chatted with Stephen Lewis, a consultant with Saks Fifth Avenue, on why #HipNJ is a great place for other athletes and celebrities to celebrate their philanthropic efforts, a sentiment that Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills‘s Allan Greenfield echoed while promoting the iconic automobile maker’s luxury vehicles!  

The Giuseppe Zanotti Trunk Show is one of many fabulous shopping opportunities that Bergen County’s Saks Fifth Avenue provides for the #HipNJ shopper.  Bookmark their website to find out about their other amazing events!  

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!

6th Annual Crystal Springs Wine & Food Festival

The world’s top winemakers and chefs recently assembled in Sussex County, New Jersey at the wildly popular Crystal Springs Resort Wine and Food Festival!

The festival featured some of the world’s best wine and winemakers, while also embracing talented chefs on the local and national level. Funds were raised to support the James Beard Foundation to provide educational programs to inspire America’s diverse culinary heritage.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino wined and dined with Michelin Star Chef David Bouley, who was the event’s Guest of Honor and wowed patrons with his savory dishes.  We also chatted with Featured Winemaker Axel Heinz of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia; Jersey native Chef David Santos; #NJWFF founder Robby Younes, and many more!

Amazing drinks, sensational food, breathtaking visuals, great vibes…this festival summed up the Garden State in a nutshell!

 

Cheers!