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The Co-Co

Watch Our Latest Episode from The Co-Co!

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts our latest episode of Hip New Jersey from The Co-Co in Summit, which is a collaborative co-learning and co-working community where you can work, learn and have fun.

The Co-Co team, comprised of co-founders Suzanne Willin, Lynne Pagano and Lauren Decker, and advisory board chairs Christine Gilfillen and Suzanne Spiro, met through an intersection of friendship, mission-driven work, and a commitment to making things happen.  The road to launching The Co-Co started with a sense of urgency to create a place to support women at all stages of life and career.  Their goal is to cultivate a community where all women can belong, thrive, and become their fullest selves.

Also featured in this #GirlPower episode is the following:

-The dynamic duo behind Montville‘s newest dessert concept, Stack Happy Sweets.
-#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo meets Ellen Eppie, owner of the eclectic Chatham boutique Scooch a Mi.
-#HipNJ’s Alex Lee chats with the ladies behind Livingston‘s Blo Lounge.
-Go behind-the-scenes at ETTWomen‘s Power of Connections Conference at The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park.
-Meet the vibrant community that makes up The Co-Co!

You can watch Hip New Jersey on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com.

Jaclyn DellaTorre: Author and “Oddball”

There is something weirdly magical about sitting in your hairdresser’s chair. People tend to open up in a way often reserved for a best friend or a therapist. Embarrassing stories and quiet confessions easily tumble out.

But what if your hairdresser was the one with all the good stories? Like, that her best friend is a Super Bowl winning former NFL player, and that he and his wife FaceTimed her during their daughter’s birth- you know, minus the gross parts. Or that she drunkenly stole food from a UFC fighter, who happens to be her roommate?

From the hilarious, to the gross, Jaclyn DellaTorre is proof that some hairdressers are just as good at telling stories as they are at listening to them. As she explains to #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo, after years of being told “You should write a book!” Jaclyn did exactly that!

Jaclyn’s book Chapstick Eater: Exploits of an Oddball is a collection of humorous anecdotes that vary from awkward to gross to down-right cringe-worthy. She introduces you to her family, her extended family, and even her “fake family”, who are a true cast of characters! From her Rockette grandmother to her reality show personality ‘fake brother and fake sister-in-law’, Jackie’s stories are a strange balance of completely relatable, yet unbelievable.

Jaclyn’s writing style makes you feel like you are sitting right next to her as she gushes and turns beet red – like she did when she won a jackpot in Vegas and became the center of attention thanks to a very 70’s song.

We have no idea how one person can have so many crazy exploits, but we know that we are super lucky that she has been wiling to share them with us.

To win your own copy of Jaclyn DellaTorre’s Chapstick Eater: Exploits of an Oddball from #HipNJ, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. Look for our contest post and enter to win! One lucky winner will be chosen on May 8th!

Youthful Glow

How To Maintain Your Youthful Glow As You Age

If you want to maintain your youthful glow as you age, then there are a number of considerations that you must keep in mind.

It’s inevitable that you get older with time, but that doesn’t mean that your appearance or how you feel has to suffer. No matter what do you will still develop wrinkles, and your hair will eventually turn grey, but you can delay the process if you are smart about it and follow the tips outlined here.

Thus, pay special attention to the following advice and follow it to wake up in the morning looking good and feeling energized.

Wear sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen should be the golden rule that you live by and never forget at any point. This will not only ensure that you are not a victim to skin cancer, but it can furthermore delay the appearance of wrinkles or dark spots for that matter.

Moreover, sunscreen is something that you should wear regardless of whether it is cloudy or sunny outside, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays can still affect your skin.

Eat nutritious meals
The food that you eat has a direct impact on how you look, and this especially affects the appearance of your skin. If you find yourself victim to acne or other blemishes, it could be a result of your current diet.

Do you often find yourself purchasing food that is overly processed and filled with sugar? If so, then you need to get into the habit of prepping your meals ahead of time, and instead, adopt a more well-balanced and nutritious diet.

Aside from affecting how you look, this will also impact how you feel every single day. Food is fuel, and if you eat meals that are filled with vitamins, you will also feel energized.

Get treatment
Getting advice from a health care professional with regards to how you can physically look younger is also something that you can do. In particular, many people opt to get Botox by investing in your laser skin care.

Aside from the more natural remedies to looking younger that were mentioned earlier, this is a guaranteed method for ensuring that the wrinkles on your face are faded much quicker.

Avoid stress
Stress is not only bad for your health, but it can also affect how you look. Thus, as soon as you notice the signs of stress, it’s essential that you avoid putting yourself in similar situations moving forward.

If it’s a result of your job, then you may want to consider making a career change or looking for opportunities via another employer. You should never have to sacrifice your happiness and wellbeing at any point in your lifespan.

Thus, this is the not-so-secret way that you can maintain your 20s or 30s glow well into your 40s and 50s. You don’t need to take this article’s word for it; you can try it out for yourself and notice what a big difference it will make to your beauty and health. Of course, there are many other tips you can follow, such as ensuring that you get enough sleep every single night, but the list mentioned is certainly a good starting point.