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Alaina Antonicello on Blush Brides

Alaina Antonicello, founder of Blush Brides, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the traveling hair and makeup agency.

Blush Brides travels anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania. They come to you and get you ready for any event, ranging from date night to your wedding day.

“I started going to beauty school when I was 15,” Antonicello says. She then started working for salons, and had a baby girl.

“When you have a child, it’s so hard to balance being a mother and going to work,” she states. “So, I tried to find a way to do both.” She then started doing hair and makeup for weddings, and things quickly picked up.

As for 2018 trends, Antonicello says that more dramatic makeup looks are in right now. This is a contrast from a few years back when a simple and natural look was the hottest request.

To learn more, click here.

Stage Left Steak Launches The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

Stage Left Steak in New Brunswick is home to the state’s launch of The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, and #HipNJ has the celebration details!

World-renowned Irish Whiskey Master Distiller Darryl McNally, of The Dublin Liberties Distillery, teamed up with Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, fellow Irishmen and co-founders of multi-award-winning bar, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, to create The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey.

Drawing its inspiration from the notorious Irish street gang, active in New York City in the mid- to late-1800s, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey made its global debut in New York City in February 2018. Only 1,200 cases have been made available, distributed exclusively in NY and now NJ.

Stage Left Steak co-owner Francis Schott has deep roots in New Jersey’s Irish-American community and is celebrating the launch in a big way. Check out the information below!

St. Patrick’s Day Specials @ Stage Left Steak March 12th-18th
  • Stage Left Steak Signature Burger, a Guinness and a shot of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey for $25
  • A complimentary shot of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey with any steak
  • On Sunday, March 18, enjoy a complimentary Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee after dinner

 

For reservations, go to www.stageleft.com or call 732.828.4444.

Cara’s Cucina: Stout Brownies

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by teaching us how to make Stout Brownies!

“These brownies are my answer to St. Patrick’s Day,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “They’re rich and chocolatey and I included beer!” Check out the official recipe, which makes 1, 8×8 pan, below.

Stout Brownies
3 Tbs. butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 C. flour
3 1/4 Tbs. cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 C. stout beer

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!