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Wightman Farms of Morristown

Recently, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with Adam Costello, Owner of Wightman Farms in Morristown, about all the fun his farm has to offer. A great destination for families, his farm offers several fun and engaging activities such as pumpkin slingshotting, apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, and more.

His farm is also home to an outstanding bakery which sells a variety of baked goods such as pies, quiche, bread, apple fritters, and so much more. They also offer fresh, natural meats sourced from Niman Ranch. 
 
While fall is definitely the high season for Adam, he still sustains his business with other seasonal ventures such as offering Christmas trees, hot apple cider and hot chocolate during the colder months. 
 
Adam is always looking to give his customers the best experience possible. Being efficient is one way he achieves this. He has recently adopted a strategy of reducing the dimensions of each space of an apple tree from 20’ x 20’ to 2’ x 10’. This allows for twice the amount of apple trees to be produced!
 
Working on the farm has been a dream come true for Adam. He loves being outside, being his own boss, and catering to NJ families all year long. The tradition of apple and pumpkin picking is timeless and surely not going anywhere for a long time. 
 
For more information about all the fun Wightman Farms has to offer, visit WightmanFarms.com!
Fall Fashion with Priya Virmani

Fall Fashion with Priya Virmani

#HipNewJersey’s own Lisa Marie Latino had the pleasure of shopping with Garden State fashion guru, Priya Virmani! Virmani and Lisa took a trip to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills Mall, where Lisa was styled in the latest fall fashion trends! 

Priya Virmani is the founder of Privée by Priya , which is her style studio, created to help you build your ideal wardrobe. They also help with styling for special occasions, like birthdays, holidays, corporate events, photo shoots, etc. 

Virmani is a proud NJ resident who has always had a passion for fashion! When she was younger, she’d save up all of her allowance just to buy new clothes, and when she couldn’t, she’d take her sisters and create different looks mixing the clothes she had.

For most of Priya’s life, fashion was just a hobby. She went to college, got an MBA, got married, and had two daughters. She worked at a large bank for over ten years and then spent a few more years working in NYC. She also spent five years in Paris, the #1 place for great fashion! Today, she has turned her fashion hobby into a business!

As Priya styled Lisa, she focused not only on trends, but comfort and affordability as well. This is what being a “mixmaster” means. Bloomingdale’s is running the Mixmasters Campaign, where you mix high end brands with low end brands, as well as feminine fashion with comfortable fashion, i.e, a dress and sneakers!

Priya had Lisa rocking snake print, the “chunky sneaker” or “dad sneaker“, plaid, the “midi dress” and the “belt bag” which are all “in” right now and perfect for the season. As you can see, Priya really has an eye for fashion! What I love about her is the fact that she feels “anything goes” when it comes to fashion. She says fashion has no rules!

Make sure you contact Privée by Priya for your next big event. You’ll be sure to turn heads!

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar