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Cara’s Cucina: Cacio e Pepe

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Cacio e Pepe!

This classic Roman dish is only three ingredients but is often difficult to make at home,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “It’s all in quality ingredients and a little finesse!”

Check out the recipe, which serves six, below!

Pasta Cacio e Pepe

10 oz. finely grated Pecorino Romano (buy online here: Pecorino Romano)
2 Tbs. coarse ground black pepper
1 C. hot water
1 lb. spaghetti

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

Buon Appetito!

JERSEY CITY WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

Hip New Jersey attended the One World Water Lantern Festival at Liberty State Park, Jersey City on July 20th. The festival brought people together to decorate and launch their lanterns as well as enjoy food, and music.

The festival had a full day of events and fun for all in attendance! With plenty of games, live performances from local bands and food trucks, there was something for everyone. There were also local vendors at the event for people to shop at.

In addition, guests were able to decorate and customize their lanterns however they wanted. Guests could see different designs  ranging from dedications to family, friends and loved ones to patterns resembling the lanterns from Tangled and so much more! Then came the launching of the lanterns into the water for a magnificent display, lighting up the water between New York and New Jersey.

Despite one of the  dates being postponed, the festival overall enjoyed huge success. Over 3,000 people were in attendance. People said the festival is beautiful with all the lanterns in the water and how unique the event truly is. The lanterns were made with wood and rice paper, making the festival environmentally friendly. The staff also makes sure to clean up all the lanterns after the festival is over.

The purpose of this event is to bring people together and promote peace and love among all of them. Furthermore, it was a time to celebrate hope, healing and happiness through the different experiences of everyone involved.

For more information on this event and others like it across the country, 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.