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Where to go on NYE!

Can you believe its almost 2019?! I can’t either! As the year comes to an end, everyone is jotting down their 2019 goals, New Year’s resolutions, and trying to find the best way to bring the new year in. 

While some like to stay home and watch the ball drop with family, others like to go out and party with friends. However do it, just be sure to have fun. Making it to see another year is always something to celebrate! 

For those who do want to party, but don’t know where to go, here’s a treat for you!

NYE at Waterside

Gather a group of friends, family or your significant other and bring in 2019 at Waterside Restaurant & Lounge (On the Hudson). Celebrate New Years Eve with style, class and a beautiful view of the NYC Skyline! 

The Midnight Ball: Black Tie Affair

This event will take place at the BRAND NEW Atelier Ballroom in Jersey City. If you want to bring in the New Year in an elegant atmosphere, this is the place for you. There will be VIP seating and private rooms available. 

New Year’s Eve at Borgata

If you’re looking for a little getaway to bring the new year in, stay at the Borgata in Atlantic City! They’ll have exclusive casino deals, celebrity chefs and an amazing nightlife line-up! End the year with a bang at Borgata!

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have fun and stay safe!

Happy New Year from Hip New Jersey!

 

 

Reveal of “Lightning M4” at BMW of Springfield with Mariano Rivera and Tom Maoli

On December 16, 2018, New York Yankee legend Mariano Rivera joins  CEO of Celebrity Motor Car Company Tom Maoli at BMW of Springfield for the unveiling of “Lightning M4“, which is owned by Rivera’s son, Mariano Rivera Jr

Mariano Rivera, baseball legend, played 19 seasons in the MLB for the Yankees from 1995-2013. He is known for being the greatest relief pitcher of all time, while pitching for a great cause! Tom Maoli is the President and CEO of NJ and NY based luxury dealership group, Celebrity Motor Cars, LLC

Rivera Jr.’s custom designed BMW “Lightning M4” was showcased and unveiled by Corsa Auto Design and Moemodz, the designer and installer. The event was spectacular and all proceeds went to River’s charity, St.Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in New York City.

 

Fabulous Female – Erika Batista

This month’s Fabulous Female is very successful blogger, and mom, Erika Batista! At an early age Erika new she wanted to be a mom. When she married her husband they had the conversation about her desire to stay at home with her children. For Erika it was important to be there for her kid’s formative years, participate in school functions and be present for all of their milestones. While this didn’t come without sacrifice, she told me that the benefits outweighed anything she had to give up.  It’s Erika’s belief that family comes first.

While caring for her oldest Ben, she would get questions from friends and family about her clothes or makeup, since she was (and is) always so well put together. While Erika loves nothing more than being a mom, she recognizes that she’s a woman first. From her love of beauty and fashion, and as an outlet to keep the essence of the woman she loved to be before her kids, she launched Bye Erika Batista (formerly Lolabluestyle).

Through her blog Erika hopes to share the message that “mom life isn’t the end of your life… we can still be powerful, sexy, independent, loving and hardworking while being moms”.  She wants women to know that our goals are not limited once we have children. Erika’s philosophy is that it’s the opposite, and as mother’s we are natural multi-taskers, and becoming a mother empowers us to realize we can accomplish anything. While her passion is to achieve her dreams one step at a time, at the end of the day what drives her is being an example to her children, and inspire them to be and do whatever they set their minds to.

For Erika it’s a priority to empower and support other women in any way she can. Erika believes that “women who are leaders and support one another, from the kindness of their heart, empower me”.  She loves to use her platform to pay this forward by sharing details, of her life, through her social media accounts and blog. She takes pride in sharing her journey, whether they be wins or losses, so that she can create a connection with other women.

Erika credits her mom as being her biggest inspiration. As an adult she reflects back on her mother being a single parent, and how hard her mom worked to give her the world. Erika knows that she can never fail and the life she lives is so fruitful because of the lessons, and morals, that her mom taught her.

While her mom is such a big role model, she acknowledged that her husband, kids and aunts play a critical role in her success and are her biggest support system. Whether it be her kids cheering her on, with hugs and kisses, her husband being her photographer or getting that helping hand with dinner or laundry Erika says that “my village is golden and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God”.

You can follow Erika at Bye Erika Batista or on Instagram @byerikabatista and on Facebook to get lifestyle, fashion, and make up tips as well as recipes or parenting advice!