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André Leon Talley at NJPAC’s Annual Spring Luncheon

On May 7, #HipNJ‘s most stylish women attended the Women’s Association of NJPAC’s Annual Spring Luncheon & Auction. “The First Tuesday in May” fete drew over 560 attendees who were eager to salute the Women’s Association 25 years of service and $52 million raised for arts education. Headed by event Co-Chairs, Deborah Q. Belfatto and Faith Taylor, the WA’s tradition of success continued with $280,000 raised.

As guests approached the Prudential Center stage, they were greeted with a dazzling display of cherry blossoms (a hallmark of Newark!) and a plated lunch of fresh spring specialities.

The awe-inspiring moments didn’t stop there. In between performances and networking, hearts were warmed by the words of Savion Glover, NJPAC’s Dance Advisor, who shared stories about his mother Yvette, recipient of the Ronnie Goldberg Award.

The mood then turned electric when the day’s featured guest, Vogue fashionista and industry scribe André Leon Talley, took the stage. He talked about growing up in the segregated South and how he ascended in the fashion industry, working alongside the likes of Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol and Anna Wintour. Afterwards, he took photos with his adoring fans.

Talley spoke to #HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino about his appreciation for the WA’s mission.

“I’m very grateful to be here for the 25th annual spring luncheon and auction. I think it’s for a very, very worthy cause. Everything here is very calm and elegant…everything in life should be that way.”

For more information, visit NJPAC.org.

Alfa Romeo

Watch #HipTV from Alfa Romeo of Morris County

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts our latest episode of Hip New Jersey from Alfa Romeo of Morris County in Whippany

In this episode, #HipNJ meets the local people behind this iconic brand. We take a ride in an Alfa Romeo Stelvio to learn all about Tom Maoli, founder of Celebrity Motor Car Company (parent company of Alfa Romeo of Morris County) and his journey into becoming one of the Garden State’s top entrepreneurs. We also get to know the fabulous females behind Alfa Romeo of Morris County’s all-women executive team.

Also featured in this high octane show:

Fashion with Compassion at Rockleigh Country Club, benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Our red carpet coverage features interviews with Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs and Jennifer Aydin.

-Former New York Giant and NFL player Rasheed Simmons and his Belmar eatery, Simply Southern.

-Tricia Carey of TENCEL® branded fibers by Lenzing talks all about the hip, sustainable brand and their involvement in this year’s New York Denim Days Festival, happening on June 8 & 9.

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

New Jersey Family Magazine

Happy Mother’s Day, New Jersey!

It’s no secret that most mothers could use a little bit of help every now and then – and maybe even plan something just for her. One of the best and all-encompassing resources for New Jersey moms is New Jersey Family magazine.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino welcomes Dina El Nabli to the studio to discuss all the things this family-focused magazine does to help Garden State Mamas!

Having been around for nearly 30 years, New Jersey Family magazine has evolved to keep up with the changing pressures of Motherhood and New Jersey life. Most recently, the platform has under gone a mini-makeover, with a fresh new logo and a re-focusing on the role of “Mom” in the family.

“We are moms, and that’s our most important job, but we are women first, and so we really need to fill our own cups to be there for our kids.” To reinforce this philosophy, New Jersey Family has put a bigger focus on topics like healthcare, fitness, beauty, and even tips on girls’ night out and how mom can finally score some “me time“!

One awesome new feature in the magazine is their “Mom Crush” where they place a spotlight on one inspiring woman who is taking strides in motherhood and work-life balance. Recent Mom Crushes include author Kate Parker and Jersey Shore Cosmetics creator, Jacquelyn Foster-Quattro.

New Jersey Family also knows that different moms have different needs, from what information they need to how they get it. They offer magazines for Moms at all stages of Motherhood, from New Jersey Baby, to Raising Teens! And while you can find a copy of New Jersey Family at grocery stores and your local rec centers, they are also available at njfamily.com and across social media!