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Hip New Jersey Episode 4: Ocean Place Resort and Spa

Meet all of your Hip New Jersey needs by watching and streaming exclusive content on HomeTowne Television® and NJ on Air!

Throughout July, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®! Most noteworthy, this local cable station reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 11 a.m. and also Friday at 8 p.m. on Verizon 33 & Comcast 36.

Similarly, you can stream Hip New Jersey anytime on the NJ on Air app! NJ on Air is a free service which is now available to download on iOS, Android, Kindle, and also Roku.

Hosted from Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, this month’s episode features Lisa Marie Latino‘s sit down with Jason Underberg and Brian Kovener, co-founders of VUE Magazine. The trio chats about how VUE Magazine got its start and what the publication is all about. In addition, it discusses how VUE Magazine is staying ahead of the market!

Other segments on this latest installment include the 50th Anniversary of Jersey City sweet treat shop, Torico’s Ice Cream; the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Awards Dinner, hosted from The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange; St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Fashion with Compassion, hosted from The Rockleigh Country Club. Finally, it features an interview and performance by The Happy Fits.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org and NJOnAir.com.

Kelly Wynne is Coming to Nordstrom

The newly imposed trend of clear handbags for sports fans and music-lovers is finally hitting the shelves. The designer announced that Nordstrom will be selling Kelly Wynne handbags beginning late July. It is currently the only clear handbag the retailer is carrying for fashionistas.

Kelly Wynne recently released the first ever backpack for the brand. It is clear with a removable flap that allows it to transition into a tote for easier access through security.

In addition, the brand offers customization for their clear handbags, so customers can purchase their team colors. Shoppers can choose from eight python prints including: black/grey and white, blue, navy, purple, red/navy, crimson/maroon, green, and orange.

“As a personal shopper of Nordstrom, it’s surreal to see my bags now carried here,” said Kelly Wynne Ferguson, CEO of Kelly Wynne. “We are excited for this new partnership and honored to be Nordstrom’s premiere choice for their customers for clear handbags. This opens up new distribution channels for our brand with one of the largest and most reputable retailers. We look forward to working with Nordstrom and know that our game day bags offer a ‘wynne-wynne’ opportunity.”

Looking ahead, Kelly Wynne will be launching her “Mirage” Fall collection this August that is inspired by the desert. It also has a deeper theme that calls out the facade many people live behind in today’s online world. Furthermore, the brand will offer over 50 new handbags with various python prints, all inspired by being authentic and being comfortable in one’s own skin. 

You can check out Kelly Wynne’s handbags here!

#HipNJ’s Weekend Report: July 21st-23rd

It’s that time of week again! #HipNJ has your weekend recap on the hottest events happening around the Tri-State area. From the ultimate girls night out to the ultimate celebration of corn, this weekend was a busy one for the #GardenState!


29th Annual LBIF Fine Art Festival- Loveladies, NJ 

This weekend the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) held the 29th annual LBIF Fine Art Festival! Attendees were able lend their support to local artisans and enjoy a weekend-long celebration of art.  Paintings, photographs, sculptures, metalwork, digital art and mixed media art were all available for purchase at the event! 


even the youngest are having a great time at the fair! 😘 #4-h #fair2014 #facepainting

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Morris County 4-H Fair- Chester, NJ 

Morris County also contributed to making NJ fun this weekend! From July 19th-July 23rd, the town of Chester hosted the Morris County 4-H Fair.  The fair showcased the many achievements of Morris County 4-H members while also providing a weekend of family fun for the community! This event had everything from live music to delicious food to hot air balloon rides!  

Fun Girls Night Out- Paramus, NJ 

Bergen County hosted the ultimate #JerseyGirl’s night out this weekend!  The Terrace in Paramus, NJ was transformed into the ultimate social shopping destination! Attendees were able to shop the latest styles while grabbing a bite to eat and sipping on fine wines.  There was also a live DJ, a photo booth and “pink carpet paparazzi”.  All in all, Bergen county truly provided the community with every girls dream #GNO


Got myself in a bit of trouble @ #bayonnerenaissancefestival #stockades

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The Bayonne Renaissance Festival- Bayonne, NJ  

Bayonne kicked it old style this weekend by hosting The Bayonne Renaissance Festival! Even the most die-hard Shakespeare fans surely found their fix at this event.  Attendees were able to enjoy entertainment, weapons demos, sonnet readings, Shakespeare productions, Princess Tea Parties and artisan crafters!  

Rockin’ For the Barnyard Benefit Concert- Hope, NJ  

Hope, NJ rocked out for a good cause this weekend by hosting the Rockin’ For the Barnyard Benefit Concert! On top of providing top-notch musical performances, the event featured yummy Vegan food, wine, beer and desserts! All proceeds from the event were donated to the Barnyard Sanctuary, an organization committed to animal protection! 

Corntastic Weekend- East Rutherford, NJ 

Bergen County also hosted the ultimate celebration of all things corn this weekend!  This Corntastic Weekend featured free grilled ears of corn for all guests and a corn-eating contest! Participants were able to try their luck at winning the first place prize of $500 by seeing how much corn they could eat in 3 minutes! Attendees were also able to participate in Corn Carrying and a Corn Husking Contest. 

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage- Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 

This Saturday also marked the Hermitage Museum’s 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival! This event provided fun for the whole family, with craft beer, lives bands and fun activities for the kids! Not only this, but the event was thrown to benefit the Hermitage Museum, a historic house that is a source of great community pride.