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Jolie Della Valle

Children’s Book Author Jolie Della Valle

Meet the rising star of Wayne, NJ, children’s book author, Jolie Della Valle!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with Jolie in none other than Long Shot Productions, LLC’s studio. Jolie is the proud author of an award winning children’s book, “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants.”

Writing an interactive children’s book is not what Jolie has always planned on doing. As an alumna of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she explains that her children’s clothing line actually led her to write the book.

“I have a children’s clothing line, and all of the outfits have ant prints on them and say “I have ants in my pants.” I want children to embrace the “ants in their pants,” which is their silliness and positive energy, so I wrote this book to drive that message home.”

Since the publication of the book, Jolie has been on tour in the Tri-state area visiting Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Libraries. She reads to the students, dances and sings with them, and performs interactive songs on her ukulele. Jolie recently visited schools in Mahwah, Wayne and Fairfield, NJ.

Want Jolie to visit your classroom? Schedule a fun school visit for Summer or Fall 2016 on ILoveAntsInThePants.com!

Also visit the website to purchase “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants” book and of course, Ants in the Pants apparel to go along with the book!

For more on Jolie Della Valle, follow her on Twitter @LoveandAnts.


100% Bloomingdale’s Handbags

Handbags this season are about to get 100% cuter!

100% Bloomingdale’s Handbags are a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Women’s Handbag selections with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

Kate Spade Cedar Street Kenna Crossbody

Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, this perfectly sized purse is all the rage this season! Available in four stunning colors, the coveted crossbody is perfect for any summer adventure. This small yet functional bag is gorgeous with its super-sleek lines and quality leather. Retail Value: $198

2. MILLY Astor Tassel Backpack

This 100% Bloomingdales backpack by contemporary brand MILLY is perfectly on-trend this summer. The bag comes in classic black and white, or a pretty blue for a fun pop of color. The gilded grommets and statement tassel make this backpack sophisticated yet practical. Retail Value: $398

Salvatore Ferragamo Tote and Wristlet
Ferragamo created a 100% Bloomingdales line that is a departure from the classic. The colors are bold and the prints are outside of the box. The tote bags and clutches are must-haves for this summer season. Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive Kate Spade crossbody bag. Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit their website.

National Hazelnut Cake Day.

By Andrea Fasciano

June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day. It is commonly celebrated by indulging and giving in to our inner temptations for sweets, whether we are carefully watching our diets or not. This national tradition lured me into discovering the best places in New Jersey to help satisfy my craving.

Sometimes cooking is a hassle. However, there are many great places to buy Hazelnut cake. So, for all the Hazelnut Cake lovers out there, here are some bakeries around the Garden State that offer this delicious cake.

AsaltandButtery, Caldwell

Cocoa Bakery, Jersey City

Gencarelli’s Bakery, Wayne

Sweet Love and Cake Bakery, Glen Rock