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Jolie Della Valle

Children’s Book Author Jolie Della Valle

Meet the rising star of Wayne, NJ, children’s book author, Jolie Della Valle!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with Jolie in none other than Long Shot Productions, LLC’s studio. Jolie is the proud author of an award winning children’s book, “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants.”

Writing an interactive children’s book is not what Jolie has always planned on doing. As an alumna of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she explains that her children’s clothing line actually led her to write the book.

“I have a children’s clothing line, and all of the outfits have ant prints on them and say “I have ants in my pants.” I want children to embrace the “ants in their pants,” which is their silliness and positive energy, so I wrote this book to drive that message home.”

Since the publication of the book, Jolie has been on tour in the Tri-state area visiting Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Libraries. She reads to the students, dances and sings with them, and performs interactive songs on her ukulele. Jolie recently visited schools in Mahwah, Wayne and Fairfield, NJ.

Want Jolie to visit your classroom? Schedule a fun school visit for Summer or Fall 2016 on ILoveAntsInThePants.com!

Also visit the website to purchase “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants” book and of course, Ants in the Pants apparel to go along with the book!

For more on Jolie Della Valle, follow her on Twitter @LoveandAnts.


100% Bloomingdale’s Handbags

Handbags this season are about to get 100% cuter!

100% Bloomingdale’s Handbags are a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Women’s Handbag selections with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

Kate Spade Cedar Street Kenna Crossbody

Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, this perfectly sized purse is all the rage this season! Available in four stunning colors, the coveted crossbody is perfect for any summer adventure. This small yet functional bag is gorgeous with its super-sleek lines and quality leather. Retail Value: $198

2. MILLY Astor Tassel Backpack

This 100% Bloomingdales backpack by contemporary brand MILLY is perfectly on-trend this summer. The bag comes in classic black and white, or a pretty blue for a fun pop of color. The gilded grommets and statement tassel make this backpack sophisticated yet practical. Retail Value: $398

Salvatore Ferragamo Tote and Wristlet
Ferragamo created a 100% Bloomingdales line that is a departure from the classic. The colors are bold and the prints are outside of the box. The tote bags and clutches are must-haves for this summer season. Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive Kate Spade crossbody bag. Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit their website.


Cosentino Grand Opening

By Marisa Reinhart

#HipNJ was recently at the grand opening of the Cosentino Center in Fairfield, New Jersey!

The event took place in the new state-of-the-art interactive showroom and massive warehouse. The 30,000 square foot warehouse showcased many Cosentino brands including Dekton, SenSa Granite, and Silestone Natural Quartz. Dekton is an ultra-compact surface with interior and exterior functions. The beautiful quartz and natural stone surfaces were displayed predominantly around the showroom.

My personal favorite feature of the showroom is the LED Sample Viewing Room. In this room, customers and trade professionals are able to take a sample and place it on the sample reader. This then translates it onto a large touch screen where the customer can explore the product offerings.

The visitors were encouraged to explore and engage in the surface buying experience while enjoying wine from the Michael Mondavi Family Estate and eating locally grown cuisine selections.

Special guests at the event included HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino. The cousins explained how they trust Cosentino products for all of their projects, and even have the surfaces in their own homes.

Eduardo Cosentino, the CEO of Cosentino North America, was there for the ribbon cutting ceremony, and to explain the company’s focus on international expansion, innovative research and development.

The evening finished with a beautiful aerial show on the warehouse’s overhead crane. The dancer tumbled and performed her acrobatic routine above the guests and the ultra-compact surfaces.

The successful evening proved that the family-owned business with its headquarters in Spain will solidify Cosentino’s position as the surfacing leader in New Jersey.

For more information, log onto NorthAmerica.Cosentinocenter.com.