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Fashion Field Launch Event

#HipNJ made its way to Headliner in Neptune for the Fashion Field LLC launch event, where our Gina Cerniglia served as Master of Ceremonies!

Fashion Field LLC produces events that promote up-and-coming and/or established artists and designers.  This allows creative people to express themselves and showcase their talents to the world.

FF’s inaugural event featured a packed house, glam red carpet and a fashion show that was grunge inspired.

In between the action, Gina grabbed interviews with Scala Sorelle & got a sneak peek of make-up and hair behind the runway done by sisters Diona & Dominique Scala.

Not only was the event a smash, proceeds went to a great cause. Fashion Field donated $1,000 to the Ralph Politi Jr. Memorial Foundation.

For more information, visit FashionFieldLLC.com.


#HipNJ recently spent the day at Morristown‘s Cosy Cupboard Tea Room with the fine ladies of Daycationtoday!

Daycationtoday gives busy moms and working women the opportunity to relax and socialize while exploring great #HipNJ communities!

“Daycationers” enjoy spa treatments, fitness classes, cooking lessons, excursions, lectures, make-up, hair and beauty sessions, plus tons of other activities.

Founder and CEO Debra Olshan Cooper explained to #HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon on why she started the organization: “I just wanted an hour to myself, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Daycationtoday gives like-minded women an opportunity to, once a month, take a break from their everyday routine.”

Daycationtoday is a membership-only service that opens the door to amazing opportunities you may not know about in Livingston, Millburn, Summit, Short Hills, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, South Orange, West Orange, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Westfield, Garwood and other nearby destinations.  In 2015, daycationtoday is looking to expand their destinations nationwide.

What are you waiting for?  Become a “daycationer” today!  Sign up now at DaycationToday.com.

Here are the exciting events for January:

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John Colaneri of HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

The toast of Ramsey, New Jersey is HGTV superstar John Colaneri!

John and his cousin, Anthony Carrino, work side-by-side for Brunelleschi Construction, where the Penn State University grad serves as senior project manager & designer.

Thanks to the duo’s fantastic work, they were discovered by HGTV in 2011 and their debut show, “Kitchen Cousins“, was a wild success! The show spawned two spinoffs- “Cousins On Call” and “Cousins Undercover“, shown on HGTV and the DIY Network.  “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens“, their fourth show, will debut in 2015!

#HipNJ’s Samantha Selvaggio spent the day with John and his wife, Jenni (who just gave birth to the couple’s first child, Lilyan Belle!)  Their first stop was the Ramsey Farmer’s Market, a favorite of health-conscious John!

John frequents the market because “I’m a big juice person in the morning, and I can come here to get kale, cucumbers, and items for salads that we prepare for the week.”

After tasting Jenni’s favorite farmer’s market treat- the stuffed spaghetti and meatballs bread from Maria’s Gourmet Edibles– John gave Samantha an exclusive tour of his brand new state-of-the-art home.

The focal point of the house is- what else?- the kitchen!  This open concept space is 50 feet long, and it seamlessly flows into the dining and living rooms.

For more on John’s house and his take on fame, watch our newest “Toast of the Town” special now!

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