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Grace Eline and The Valerie Fund

Last month, Morris County resident Grace Eline was one of 13 guests invited to the State of the Union by President Donald Trump and the First Lady. #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sits down several special guests, including Grace herself.

Bunny Flanders, Director of Communications at The Valerie Fund, shares the incredible mission that was started by Sue and Ed Goldstein in 1976, after the loss of their daughter Valerie to childhood cancer. They experienced first-hand the added burden of traveling to Manhattan for treatment, and the high costs of treatment. Sue and Ed vowed to help families in similar situations gain easier access to more customized care.

Now, the Valerie Fund treats 6,000 children per year at seven treatment centers. They also award post-secondary scholarships to children as another way of easing the financial burden on these families.

Grace’s grandfather, Dan Reichard, saw the expert care being given to his granddaughter, and was himself, inspired. Dan’s idea was to create a “show house”, which showcases the talent and vision of some of the area’s most extraordinary interior designs. You can find more information on the house, located in Plainfield, NJ on The Valerie Fund’s site.

Grace, who is now cancer-free, speaks very highly of her time in the White House. She says Melania Trump, who “smelled like…Chanel” was very nice, and even extended an invitation to return to the White house anytime!

Now that her priorities have shifted back to just being a kid, Grace enjoys playing sports like basketball and softball, gymnastics and painting. She has even served as the honorary captain of the New York Jets!

The Valerie Fund clearly had a profound account on Grace, who discusses her time at sleep-away camp, Camp Happy Times, as being special to her because of the comradery between her and other children who have shared experiences. At only 10-years-old, Grace already want to use this experience to help others, by hoping to one day become a doctor. She hopes that her experiences and first-hand account of treatment to help her patients.

To learn more about the Valerie Fund and the April 25th Grand Opening of the show house, visit: thevaleriefund.org/showhouse/

Audrey Davis Get Your Goddess

Audrey Davis: Get Your Goddess

Get your goddess on with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie and CEO of Get Your Goddess, Audrey Davis.

Audrey Davis is a strong woman on a mission. She hopes to encourage ‘Goddesses’ to come together and create a greater message for the younger generation. Get Your Goddess is an organization dedicated to celebrating what is RIGHT and BEAUTIFUL about YOU!

Audrey empowers women by teaching the goddess basics of embracing your goddess: Power, Beauty, Movement, Music and Achievement. Embrace your inner goddess, laugh at yourself, turn up the music, dance what you feel and love who you are.

Audrey creates and holds powerful workshops designed to inspire and motivate women to embrace their natural beauty and ignite their inner Goddess through movement, music and self-reflection. For her, “Get Your Goddess is moving through this world powerfully with confidence and designing the life that you love!”

Audrey discusses the reasons why it is difficult for most women to embrace their inner power. The underlying messages that women are getting again and again that they are not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not good mothers enough, not good enough at their careers. The fear within them that these messages create, stops them from embracing the goddess they have.

Audrey’s message to all women is that being a Goddess  is a mindset and a decision. When a woman decides to ‘get her goddess‘, she unleashes ‘a free & fearlessness to be who she is in all of her glory!

To learn more about Audrey Davis and her goddess mission ,watch the video above and check out her website! To get a little dose of goddess inspiration everyday follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

You can win a gorgeous “Get Your Goddess” gift basket  from #HipNJ! Here’s how to enter our giveaway:

  1. Follow @HipNewJersey on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.
  2. Find our “Get Your Goddess” contest post.
  3. Refer to the post’s rules.

One lucky winner will be picked at the end of March!

Medieval Times

Watch the Latest Episode of Hip New Jersey from Medieval Times

Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and experience a tale of devotion, courage and love on our latest episode of Hip New Jersey!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino hosts from the legendary Medieval Times castle in Lyndhurst, which has dazzled Garden State entertainment seekers since 1990.

Also featured on the episode is the following:

-Coverage of Hometown Heroes annual event.
-A lesson in mixology with ‘Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modernist Mixologist’ co-author, Beth Nydick.
-An interview with Candice Timmerman, Event Coordinator at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ.
-New Jersey-based entrepreneur, consultant, and agent, Lisa Ascolese (The Inventress) discusses her products and her non-profit, AOWIE.
-A “knight” to remember at Medieval Times by enjoying live action theatre and a four course meal.

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