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36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Hip New Jersey attended the 36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning that took place at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J. from July 27-29. This festival featured a wide variety of vendors, food/drink options, attractions, live performances and of course, the balloon launches.

The event included various sponsors such as PNC Bank, Progressive, Lenovo and Playstation among others. Furthermore, many sponsors offered a wide variety of food and drink options throughout the event such as Pepsi, Snapple, Bimbo, Fairlife, Red Bull, Perdue and many more. There were also a wide variety of arts & crafts, non-profits and other vendors present as well.

In addition, the event offered a wide variety of amusement rides such as a ferris wheel, carousel and slides to name a few. Also, throughout the weekend human cannonballs joined the fun as well as a juggler and magician. The festival had live performances each day such as Chuck Schubert, Oasis as well as karaoke for guests.

The balloons started to launch at 6:30p.m. each day as well as at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the course of the next hour, around 100 balloons ascended and filled the sky. Some of these balloons included: Wonder, RE/MAX, Garden Spot Village, PNC Bank, Captain America and Elvis. When the majority of the balloons had launched, they made for a very photogenic, nice backdrop against the summer skies.

Following the balloon launch, there was a concert and fireworks two of the three days. The big name artists included Andy Grammer, Lifehouse and Credence Clearwater Revisited and played for around an hour. Finally, the spectacular fireworks ended off the nights with around a half hour long firework display.

For more information on this year’s balloon festival, click here!

Willow St.

TENCEL™ Visits Willow St. in Morristown

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading among #HipNJ‘s fashionistas! We recently met up with Tricia Carey, the director of global business development for TENCEL™ by Lenzing, at Willow St. in Morristown.

Lenzing’s TENCEL™ Denim uses sustainably harvested trees to provide softness and performance with a low impact on the environment. As title sponsor of New York Denim Days, TENCEL™ will create a shop-in-shop stocked with a selection of garments. This will be done using their fiber from top brands,  including 3X1, Mavi, Reformation, Godfather of Denim and more.

At Willow St., Tricia spoke with its owner, Lezli Salz-Bradley, about how she feels about carrying TENCEL™ in her stores and what she likes most about it.

“It’s definitely how it feels. It’s flowy, it’s always soft, and the color takes well,” Lezli said of TENCEL™. “If you’re dyeing a blue, it’s going to be the brightest blue. It has a lot of great qualities.”

“When I don’t get returns then I know it’s a great product,” Lezli continued. “I think the men love it even more.” The shop, that also boasts a location in Summit, also has a selection of men’s apparel that use TENECEL™.

At the Willow St. locations, you can find some of the latest collections that use TENCEL™, including their bestselling jean, The Graduate from AG!

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.

For more information about Willow St., visit WillowSt.com.

television

Watch Hip New Jersey on Television This August!

Throughout August, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®, a local cable station that reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 3p.m., every Wednesday at 8p.m. and every Friday at 11a.m.

Additionally, you can catch #HipNJ on NJ on Air anywhere, anytime and on virtually any device, including iOS, Android, kindle, or Roku.

Hosted from Bloomingdale’s Short HillsIn Her Shoes: #MOMBOSS event, this month’s episode features some of the Garden State’s power moms. Guests include:

  • Cheldin Barlatt Rumer
    CEO, i-g creative and Host, This Is It with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer
  • Danielle Forte
    Owner & Creative Director, 828 Clothing
  • Mallika Malhotra
    Brand Photographer & Strategist, MikiFoto + Co
  • Priya Virmani
    Personal Stylist & Founder, Privée by Priya

Segments in the episode include:

  • Marcy Edwards Benner
    of Virginia Wolf NYC and the W. Cary Edwards Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s New Jersey Annual Gala
    from The Grove in Cedar Grove
  • Gretchen Burman
    Founder of Character U
  • Scarlett Morris and Nicole Foster
    Co-Founders of Totally Bites

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino serves as the episode’s host.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org. and NJOnAir.com.