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Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey

 
Hey #HipNJ! Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey features celebrity designers, goat yoga, a behavioral health fundraiser, and a tour of The Gathering Shops!
 
Lisa Marie Latino was delighted to speak with Christian Siriano who has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Lisa Marie’s favorite singer, Kelly Clarkson! They spoke together at #TheGatheringShops which is a collection of designer brands, curated by Anna Maria Sandegran. Brands featured at #TheGatheringShops include the following:
 
Fun Socks: a trendy sock brand made for all styles including leisure, business, parties and anything in between!
Digmi: A dream-chasing, confident, lifestyle brand founded by Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, a New-Jersey raised, former professional baseball player.
Nina Jarebrink: “a favorite among top stylists and edgy celebrities who all love the tailored elegance and demure sexiness of her clothes and accessories.”
 
Lisa Marie also interviewed Aisha from Aisha RTW in the #HipNJ studio. They discussed her ‘ready-to-wear’ brand which is “about celebrating life and inviting people to take part in this celebration of life and all it offers.” The Aisha brand features women’s ready-to-wear dresses, capes, coats, handbags and scarves.
 
Lisa Marie spoke with Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro, owners of Iris Mind and Body in Cedar Grove, about their company and the latest craze hitting the fitness industry…goat yoga! Their quirky goat yoga activity was started as a way to make yoga fun and exciting for newcomers. This activity sounds like a great a way to unload some stress and venture out of your comfort zone! 
 
#HipNJ also was in attendance for the Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, which benefitted renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Medical Center. The evening featured Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford as guest speakers. It was very nice to be a part of such a great cause!
 
You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or on HipNewJersey.com.
 
Happy Holidays!
somos

SOMOS Latin Kitchen and Bar

Regular guests of Costanera will be familiar with
Chef/Owner Juan Placencia‘s commitment to serving
delicious cuisine with bold flavors in a
warm, casual atmosphere.

Now, he elevates Latin cuisine further
with his sister restaurant, SOMOS.

SOMOS translates to the simple, inclusive phrase “We Are”:
an inspiration to celebrate the world of Latin cuisines
in a delicious and creative way;
this is the guiding principle behind the new
restaurant, just opened in North Arlington
by Chef Juan and his family.

SOMOS is a celebration of Latin American
flavors with a global perspective.
A lively bar pouring the full spectrum
of Latin spirits, a gathering place for drinking, dining,
late-night entertainment, a new brunch destination…
SOMOS will be all this and more.

Cocktails by award-winning mixologist
Rachael Robbins are beautifully
presented, and reflect her expertise in coaxing
stellar, well-balanced flavors out of a few simple ingredients.

In addition to select Old and New World wines
and craft beers, SOMOS cocktails include:

For A Good Time Call…
1615 Pisco, Vanilla, Passionfruit, Lemon, Cane Juice, Cava

Carmen Sandiego
Pisco, Ginger Beer, Calamansi, Cardamom, Orange Blossom

Have A Cigar
Cask & Crew Rye, Banana, Lime, Panela, Coffee/Cocoa Bitters

Humbert & Lo
Rum or Horchata Vodka, Lime, Pineapple, Cotton Candy

(Pssst – there are also special cocktails that are not
on the list — all you have to do is ask for them,
or look for clues on Instagram @chickologist.)
Happy Hour Menu is available NOW!

SOMOS. “We Are”…the universe of Latin food: familiar flavors,
new dishes, made from scratch.
Chef Placencia is thrilled by the opportunity
to present an innovative yet very
accessible menu that includes both traditional flavors
and unexpected mashups of multiple cultures’
cuisines, for dinner, lunch, brunch and late night.

The SOMOS Menu includes:

Starters:

Croquetas – Aji de Gallina
Chicken & Aji Amarillo Fritters

Cachapa
Corn Pancake, Melted Monterey, Grilled Leeks & Mushrooms

Shrimp Ceviche
Passionfruit, Crispy Quinoa, Gala Apple, Radish

Alitas De Pollo
Chicken Wings (6), Spicy Romesco

Cubano Flatbread
Mojo-Marinated Pork, Jamon Serrano, Monterey Jack Sauce

Chicharron De Pescado
Quinoa-Crusted Cod, Pico de Gallo, Piquillo Pepper Aioli

Mejillones
PEI Mussels, Creamy Aji Amarillo Broth,
Scallions, White Wine, Tomato

Mains:

Asado de Res Pappardelle
Peruvian beef pot roast, Carrots, Tomato

Frutos del Mar Cavatelli
Shrimp, Pulpo, Mussels, Calamari, Tomatoes, Puiquillo

Pollo Adobado
Achiote Roasted Chicken, Yukon Potato Puree, Jicama Slaw

Churrasco
Grilled Skirt Steak Encebollado, Rice & Black Bean
Hash, Fried Egg, Sweet Plantains

Click here to view the SOMOS opening menu.
Lunch and Brunch coming soon!
Also available for private events.

185 River Road, North Arlington 07031
201-621-0899

Hours:
Open Christmas Eve,
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Dinner: 4PM-11PM Mon-Wed-Thurs, Sunday;
4PM-midnight Friday-Saturday.
Bar: 4PM-12AM Sun, Mon, Wednesday;
’til 2AM Thursday-Saturday
Daily Happy Hour: 4PM-7PM Mon, Wed-Friday,
Bar Area only (Taverna & Plaza)
(Closed Tuesdays)

Photos, recipes or interviews available upon request.

Holiday Hip List 2018: Seltzer’s Rainbow Heart

The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!

Author Jayne DiGregorio stopped by the #HipNJ studio with her adorable 1 1/2 year old Bernedoodle, Bear, to chat with our Maria Falzo about the wonderful initiatives she is currently embarking on!

Jayne released a children’s book called “Seltzers Rainbow Heart” that was born from her heartbreak over losing her Yorkie, Seltzer, last May.

“It was a book that was a healing tool for me when I lost my little Yorkie, Seltzer, last May. I wanted to write a book to keep her legacy alive with all the unconditional love she offered to me and everyone who met her,” explained Jayne.

To further capture the spirit of Seltzer, Jayne recently published a coloring book called “COLOR Seltzer’s Rainbow Heart.” Portions of the proceeds from both books are donated to local animal shelters & rescues. For more information, visit www.SeltzersRainbowHeart.com.

It was important to Jayne to develop other ways to help the local pet community. For nearly a year, Jayne has been spearheading an initiative called C.A.R.E. Bearbox. Each month, Jayne collects gently used towels/blankets/toys around the community and delivers these boxes to a different Animal Shelter and Rescue. For the Holidays, Jayne is introducing the first first C.A.R.E Bearbox – 2018 Winter Box with the “Buy a Box, Give a Box” mission. With each box purchased, a box of goodies & essentials will be donated to a local Animal Shelter or Rescue. For more information, visit www.CareBearbox.com.

Follow #HipNJ on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to learn how to win one of your own!