Governor Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie Town Hall Meeting

#HipNJ scored an exclusive invite to Governor Chris Christie‘s Town Hall Meeting in Hanover Township, and we learned about the latest in the Garden State political scene!

Governor Christie, who is still mulling over a presidential run, did not shy away from the hot button issues affecting #HipNJ citizens.  From pension and healthcare reform, to gun rights, mental health and balancing the budget, nothing was off the table as our highlight reel shows.

No matter your political party, there’s no doubting the passion Governor Christie has for his job and the well-being of New Jersey.

“I was born here, I was raised here, and I love this state.  This is where I raise my children, and this is where I hope they raise their children.”

There were some lighter moments too.  Governor Christie’s classmates from Livingston High School were on hand, and we learned that despite his high profile, he would be attending his 35th high school reunion celebration in April.  We also learned that his son is a baseball player for Princeton University, and that after the meeting he and his wife Mary Pat were going to cheer on the Tigers‘ game at Seton Hall University.

It’s hip to stay informed and get involved.  For more on Governor Christie, stay connected to State.NJ.US/Governor.


Metro Rahway Food Truck Festival

The #HipNJ Street Team attended Metro Rahway’s March Madness Festival and BBQ Competition to promote Local Rahway and all it has to offer!

What originally started off as an idea for a food truck festival, transformed into a citywide event. This March Madness themed day was filled with something for everyone. From basketball games, bounce houses, face painting and a balloon artist all the way to BBQ cook-offs and a beer tent.

Food trucks and vendors filled the streets offering every kid of food imaginable. Empanadas, surf and turf, flat breads, pulled pork and smoked ribs were only a few of the mouth-watering options to choose from. Mike Peeler, a chef for BBQ Beer Buddies, shared with us his thoughts. “This is awesome! Great venue, great people, looking forward to coming back next year already.”

Hip New Jersey’s Street Team was set up with a table and giveaways. Over 100 people signed up for the chance to win hip experiences around downtown Rahway. This gave us an opportunity to meet and talk with some of our biggest fans.

Thankfully the snow from the previous day didn’t put a damper on all that was planned. Mayor Samson Steinman proclaimed, “The turnout is great but all of our events in Rahway turn out great!”

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Nerium at Gatsby Salon

#HipNJ attended a fabulous NeriumAD event at the Gatsby Salon in Green Brook.

Home to the hit reality television show, Jerseylicious, The Gatsby Salon was the perfect place to learn how to look Jersey beautiful.

Everyone gathered to hear all about NeriumAD, a new skin care regimen that fights the seven signs of aging: loose skin, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, pore shrinkage, and tone and texture. NeriumAD is a backed by real science that showcases real results.The secret lies in a the Nerium oleander plant, which when applied to the skin provides remarkable age-defying results.

“I saw the before and after photos and they looked really great!” stylist Julie Garcas said. “It tones your skin. A lot of products say they’re going to do that, but I’ve never seen it being done by any product.”

Well NeriumAD will definitely give you those results and it is all natural! It is free of gluten, parabens, propylene glycol, sulfates, synthetic colors, and phthalates. You can feel confident knowing you are not putting harsh chemicals on your skin; you can get a younger, healthier glow by using a simple day and night cream.

Salon manager Christy Pereira said, “Right now I’m loving it, and I can’t wait to see what happens the next 30, 60, and 90 days!”

If you’re ready to empty out that bathroom cabinet and try something that really works and benefits your skin, this #JerseyLuxe segment is a must-see for you!

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