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Lisa Ascolese

Lisa Ascolese, The Inventress

New Jersey-based entrepreneur Lisa Ascolese, AKA “The Inventress”, stopped by #HipNJ’s studios to talk with our Maria Falzo about how she found invention success.

For more than 25 years, The Inventress has successfully invented, marketed and launched products on QVC, HSN, EVINE Live, ShopNBC, and continues to bring products to national department stores daily. She is the CEO and founder of Inventing A to Z, a product development company used to assist others who have the desire to create and develop their own product(s) from concept to fruition. Among the high-profile personalities she has worked with include Steve Harvey, #HipNJ’s own Gloria Gaynor, Jasmine Guy, Dionne Warwick, Snoop Dogg and many more!

“I’ve probably been inventing since I’m nine years old,” explained Lisa. “I was just coming up with solutions to issues I was having in using certain things.”

Lisa’s other passion is helping other women. Understanding the difficulties of inventing and entrepreneurship, Lisa was inspired to organize a program that is designed to help women inventors and entrepreneurs reach their goals through mentorship and financial guidance. Thus, she launched a non-profit organization called The Association of Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs or “AOWIE.”

Some of the most iconic products Lisa has successfully brought to market include:

LugEze BOWS
Spot your luggage with “eze!” These colorful bows tie easily to any suitcase or bag, and come four fun designs – red, denim, chevron, and animal print. LugEze BOWS are available in packs of 3-matching designer colors. ($24.95)

Sit-n-Fit
The portable gym you can take anywhere! Sit-N-Fit was created to increase the fundamentals of the human body without causing the stress of thinking what, when, where, and how to exercise. Sit-N-Fit gives you great resistance strength, toning arms, chest muscles, back, and shoulders. As seen on HSN, you can get your own for the affordable price of $34.95 at SitNFitWorkout.com.

Perfect Pocket Organizer
One of Lisa’s earlier products, a personal management tool called the Perfect Pocket Organizer, generated $6,000 in sales in less than six minutes (the duration of one QVC segment). The inspiration for this product came while Lisa was in her kitchen and realized there was no organization for her plastic lids. “I thought, ‘this is crazy! I’m an inventor, and I need to design something to keep them all in one space.'” These organizers come in three different sizes and can be hung all different ways.

For more information on Lisa, AOWIE, and to explore getting your own product or ideas started on the path to success, visit InventingAToZ.com.

The 89th Oscar’s Made A Mistake: Weekend Recap

Hip New Jersey was on roller coaster ride of emotions during last night’s Oscar’s when both movies were announced winner of the Best Picture Award ‘La La Land’andMoonlight’.  Definitely a mistake that will go down in history. 

So, relax  Steve Harvey, you’re not the only one who makes mistakes. 

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced the incorrect winners for Best Picture as ‘La La Land’. Turns out they were given the wrong card, the one for Best Actress. (Emma Stone) Shortly, after Producer of ‘La La Land’ Jordan Horowitz, proudly gave thanks in his acceptance speech for Best Picture, he found out “La La Land” was not the true winner. 

Horowitz announced ‘Moonlight’ as the winners for Best Picture and cleared up the mistake as soon as he could. He is proud of ‘Moonlight’ and happily gave the award to it’s rightful owner. 

Now, we can finally say congratulations to ‘Moonlight’ for being nominated for 8 awards and taking home the biggest one of all, Best Picture. 

Congrats #moonlight ?

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End of January’s Miss Universe Weekend Recap

January is coming to a close but New Jersey is still going hard by ending off with a bang. This weekend Started off with a boozy festival, leading to a start of a new year and Steve Harvey getting another chance to host the Miss Universe Pageant.

 

Friday 27th-  There is nothing like starting off your weekend sitting back and having an enjoyable glass of wine. Friday invited guests to enjoy a few glasses. Harborside’s waterfront property held Jersey Cities wine festival from 5-10pm on Friday. Tickets included 13 different styles of wine from 9 different countries, live entertainment and food cooked by Chef Eric LeVine winner of 2011 Chopped.

 

 

 

Saturday 28th-  Some of us may have already started to slack on our New Year’s resolutions but  millions of people have just begun their celebrations. The Chinese New Year started January 28th, is a two week celebration amongst friends and family surrounded by the color red, wishes of good luck and food. The dragon is an iconic symbol of the Chinese new year representing strength, power and good luck. This year is also the year of the Rooster the 10th animal in the cycle. 

Sunday  29th- “Let’s get this out of the way. I know what you’re thinking: ‘Is that the guy from last year? Did they bring back that guy from last year?’ Well, they did. It’s me. I’m back!”  Joked Steve Harvey January, 29th while given another chance to Host Miss Universe in 2017. He did not make a mistake this year and accurately announced the pageant winner. 

A Huge Congratulations to Iris Mittenaere (Miss France) an advocate for Oral Hygiene! She is studying to become a Dental Surgeon and wants to begin campaigning for dental care around the world.
Iris Mittenaere, also looked outstanding in her long gold sequined dress. Miss France gracefully accepted the crown by previous winner Miss Philippines.  

 

 

1 hour til showtime! ?? #MissUniverse LIVE at 7 PM on @foxtv

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Belle of the ball. #MissUniverse

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