All posts tagged: new jersey

Pieces of Belmar: A Film to Inspire Gratitude for the Holidays

Imagine if this holiday season, you didn’t have your home—the place where you string up lights and decorations, pull out the tree ornaments, and enjoy delicious family dinners—to return to. Imagine if this year you spent the holidays in a motel after your family’s house was destroyed in a hurricane. In Zach Morrison’s short film, Pieces of Belmar, this picture is a reality for one family. The short film follows a young woman named Alyssa whose family has lost their home to Hurricane Sandy, the storm that ripped through New Jersey in 2012. As she journeys through her Jersey Shore town, Alyssa learns that home can hold a different meaning after tragedy strikes. Pieces of Belmar reminds us that we often forget how lucky we are to have our family, friends, and a place to come home to for the holidays. We take the little things for granted: having a Christmas tree, hanging ornaments every year, and keeping our belongings secured. Sometimes it’s only when you lose these things that you realize how much they …

Potatopia; Potatoes A Side Dish? No Way!

Trekking our way through familiar streets of the West Village has never been met with the appetite for a potato loaded menu, but there we were. Potatopia, pronounced  pota • topia, welcomed us with zigzag prints, modern art, and of course, a few delicious takes on serving up the spud. New York is jam-packed with fine eateries and the New Jersey native restaurant has become a fast casual food sensation in NYC topped with organic and gourmet dishes.  Allen Dikker, founder of Potatopia, has garnered attention from BuzzFeed, The New York Times, and Thrillist. He took some time out from his busy schedule to give us the back story. YHM: What makes Potatopia a New York must-try? Allen Dikker: Potatopia offers something for everyone –including adults, kids, carnivores, vegetarians, and even gluten-free eaters. Potatopia’s menu features customizable options, including ten different potato styles and premium toppings, which include oven-roasted chicken, marinated sirloin steak, BBQ pulled pork, vegetarian chili, a variety of vegetables and more, as well as signature items, such as Curly Sue and I Think Therefore I Yam. YHM: How do you and your staff come up …

ALDO-A-List with Lynn Kim Do

So what’s your Sunday looking like? Style up your night with an Aldo-A-List experience hosted by Lynn Kim Do this Sunday, September 28th. Giveaways and exclusive savings are just few of the events highlights-not to mention this is a super cool opportunity for Lynn and her followers. What’s the goal of the night you may ask? To find your #perfectpair. Lynn is getting major support from fellow blogger Mai Nguyen – who you may have seen all across our sites! We are so excited about our new blogger community and we can’t wait to share more on Lynn next month. Check out some of the awesome promo shots of Mai & Lynn for the event. Event info here! YHM Fashion Mix: Updated must-know fashion gossip and news!

Originality in Fashion

Originality–something every woman wants to achieve but often finds hard to attain. Whatever the season, almost every woman is wearing the same fashion trends, but what makes each style different for every person is how they make it their own. For Berkeley College Healthcare Administration student Jeanne (Salvador) Lanvin, inspiration for originality comes from various cultures across the world and meshing old trends with new ones! “My style is very free-spirited vintage with a dash of modernism. Styles from different cultures inspire me, particularly bohemian cultures. I make it my own style by accentuating an outfit with mostly metals and mixing together different trends from the past years,” Lanvin said. To be original, creating balance between seasonal trends and your own style is key! Just like for any other woman, high-waisted shorts are one of the essential items in Lanvin’s closet this summer. But by simply adding gold accents such as her belt and pair of heels, Lanvin creates a summer ensemble that is one of a kind! The one person Lanvin found inspiring when …

Strength From Others Equals Strength In Yourself

Each and every one of us has the strength and support we need to succeed in life, we just have to find it. We may find it on our own or we may rely on others to help us enhance the untapped potential we may possess. The people who help us may come in the form of a family member, friend, teacher, or even a stranger. YHM asks New Jersey’s Massah Bassie where she finds her strength. I find my strength from my family and friends. Whenever I find that I am beggining to doubt myself I know that my support system will be there to make sure that I continue. They take my “I cant’s” and turn them into “you can.” I am never alone in my endeavors because I have people left and right who are willing to take the journey with me. Without them, I know it would be a lot harder for me to accomplish my goals. I am blessed and thankful that I have the support system I need that …

Study & Serve: Love, Internationally

Love is meant to be shared. I have a love for both travel, and helping others. Personally, I changed my life for the better when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the Summer of 2012. I have certainly grown as an independent person from this experience, and cannot wait until I can get out of the USA again to see more of the beauty our world has to offer. I also lived out my love of service when planning a “Zumba for Breast Cancer” fundraiser in the Fall of 2012. I helped gather women from all across my university’s campus to come together and raise money for a cause that touches home for most if not all of us. I loved both of these experiences so much, and was able to live them out with people that I loved. Katie Imbriano, age 21 from Springfield, NJ is someone who also shares both of these passions for service and travel. Here is her story: “I did a study abroad in Europe going into my Junior …