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NJPAC Women's Association

NJPAC Women’s Association Spring Luncheon

#HipNJ spent a lovely afternoon at the NJPAC Women’s Association Annual Luncheon. An annual favorite, the event is a truly unique experience hosting over 500 prominent and high profile women business leaders and philanthropists from the NJ metro area onstage for lunch on-stage at Prudential Hall.

This year’s keynote address was given by Mikki Taylor, editor, speaker, author and proud “Brick City girl!” She shared messages of empowerment and strength from her new book, Editor in Chic: How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self with host Michelle Miller of CBS News.

Here are some of the day’s highlights. For more, visit #HipNJ on Instagram and view our story from the day:

The day began with a networking reception and festive silent auction.

 

One of the event’s unique features were on-site professional headshots!

 

We enjoyed a healthy and delicious lunch before the program.

 

#HipNJ sat center stage for the afternoon’s keynote presentation with Mikki Taylor, editor, speaker, author and proud “Brick City girl!”

 

Just some of #HipNJ’s favorite women!

Organization Goals

New Season, New Organization Goals!

Whether its just a desire to freshen your space after a long winter or to declutter after too much hoarding (c’mon #HipNJ, we can all relate!) here are your Spring 2018 tips for an organized home, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Baskets and bins are your friend. If it can be hidden, do it! Create a simple streamlined look to hide a multitude of messes. These shelves are from Caitlin’s own laundry room.

  • Be ruthless. The pro organizers agree–if its not been worn in a year, donate. Don’t clutter the cubbies with jackets that will never be reached for anyway.
  • Better your lighting. Want an easier routine? Find what you need faster with upgraded lighting in your mud room, laundry or garage.
  • Tough wallcovering decorates and protects. Not an organizational tip, but it covers a pet peeve-dirty knicked walls in high traffic areas. Dense commerical grade vinyls are stylish AND practical. Think the look of wood planks or woven grasspaper but in super durable constructions. As far as your trim and built ins think beyond white for lessening scuffs.

For more design inspiration, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.

Cara’s Cucina: Pasta With Asparagus

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco celebrates spring by teaching us how to make pasta with asparagus.

DiFalco uses fresh asparagus for the dish, which serves four. Other delicious ingredients including fettuccine, grated parmigiano and diced pancetta are combined to create this beautiful dish.

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official recipe.

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!