Hi I'm Jessica! I'm a recovering Emmy-nominated TV producer turned Certified Aromatherapist and essential oils advocate, which makes total sense because TV production to essential oils is the obvious path, right? I'm also a beauty and fashion junkie and growing travel addict. That last one is my husband's fault, but whatever, I'll take it. I have a small real estate addiction (and license) and several superpowers, including problem solving and being an eternal optimist. Which has definitely come in handy more times than you'd think, considering I'm only halfway to 90.

I'm a divorced (and re-married) mom of 2 and stepmom of 1, and I have stories that could really be a sitcom. Or a book. Or reality TV, depending on who you ask. If I let my kids live through their teenage years, I'm sure they'll have more to add.  But I like to laugh, and have always been able to get through everything with a smile on my face. I mean, seriously, sometimes there's no other option when you're facing some of the ridiculousness I've had the joy of experiencing.

I'd say my basic philosophies are laugh it off, let it go and karma's a b*tch. (Actually, for that last part, what I really like to say is "treat people the way you want to be treated. Karma's only a b*tch if you are.")

I live in New York City with my amazing husband and mostly well-behaved children. In my spare time I nap as often as possible. 

My goal with Be Hip and Healthy is to provide a source of inspiration for hip, healthy and happy living - everything from beauty and fashion to food and travel to fun ideas and ways you can use essential oils in your life.


Jess xo

P.S. Yes, you can call me Jess. But NOT Jessie. Not. Ever.