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Bloomingdale’s “Ten Years Later” Book Event at the Short Hills Mall: Finding The Perfect Dress

#HipNJ heads over to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills to shop for our very own Lisa Marie Latino’s book release party! The party takes place October 8th at Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Marlie Massena, PR Manager of Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, helped style Lisa for the big event.

First, she tried a black Dress The Population sheath dress, paired with 100% Bloomingdale’s Sarah Jessica Parker pink heels. 100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of designer capsule collections created exclusively for Bloomingdale’s by some of the best brands in the world.

Next, we have a black French Connection lace dress with panel detailing and mini cutouts. “I love this dress,” Lisa said.

The next dress was a little out of Latino’s comfort zone. She usually doesn’t do floral, but this Ted Baker dress is an exception.

“The next one is blue, which is for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, which is the charity of choice for my book signing,” Lisa states. The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund does great things for New Jersey families who have a child battling cancer. Ten percent of the proceeds from the day go to the charity.

The dress was a black and blue AQUA dress, “perfect and flattering for every girl,” Massena states.

The final dress is the hot color of the season, burgundy.  If you’re looking for something that you’re not going to find anywhere else, shop 100% Bloomingdale’s.

To see which dress Lisa picks, head over to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills on October 8th from 12-2p.m. Meet the author, get a copy of her book, Ten Years Later, and support a great cause.


W. Cary Edwards Foundation

Recently, the family of former New Jersey Attorney General W. Cary Edwards was treated to a private unveiling of the new W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton.

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing provides students with innovative degree programs that meet the educational and career needs of students who want an alternative to traditional campus-based instruction.

The W. Cary Edwards Foundation continues to do great work around the Garden State.

To further support their mission of enriching, enhancing, and supporting New Jersey’s youth through education, join #HipNJ at their annual gala, Saturday Sept.24th at Avenue A Club in Newark.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to their website.

Far Hills Race Meeting To Have Pari-Mutuel Wagering

Big things are happening over at Far Hills Race MeetingNew Jersey state and local officials have approved pari-mutuel wagering at the industry-leading steeplechase race meet, starting in 2017.

“Far Hills wishes to thank all those who have made it possible for Far Hills to offer pari-mutuel wagering to its on-site patrons and to steeplechase fans around the globe beginning in 2017,” Far Hills Chairman Guy J. Torsilieri said.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 marks the 96th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting, featuring an international field of the world’s finest thoroughbreds vying for the richest purses in American steeplechase racing.

The event, sponsored by Open Road Auto Group and Peapack-Gladstone Bank, draws 35,000 spectators to the Borough of Far Hills.

While the short timetable will not permit wagering on Saturday, Oct. 15, the meet will be under the supervision of the New Jersey Racing Commission, and Far Hills officials will have the opportunity to assess needs for providing a full menu of wagering options in 2017.

Torsilieri said that Far Hills Mayor Paul Vallone and Borough Council members were instrumental in obtaining wide support for Far Hills wagering. “Dr. Vallone and the Borough Council were crucial to our effort,” Torsilieri said. “They had the foresight to see how enhancements at Far Hills will benefit the race meet itself and the community.”

Proceeds from the daylong series of races benefits healthcare in the region, including RWJBarnabas Health and Cancer Support Community Central NJ.

To learn more, head over to FarHillsRace.org.