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Episode 53: Dani Boglivi-Fiori of Sweet Dani B’s

This week Amy and Joe welcome Dani Boglivi-Fiori while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Ms. Boglivi-Fiori, known best as Sweet Dani B, owner of Sweet Dani B’s Cookie Kitchen and Café on Bangs Avenue here in Asbury Park—home of the life changing chocolate chip cookies (no lies detected) and some of the prettiest designs you’ll see on a cookie. We talk to Dani about her previous lives working for Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart, where she keeps her Emmy (seriously, she has a real Emmy), how she found herself opening a cookie shop here in Asbury Park, and what to do When Martha Stewart blows up your cellphone by giving your business a shout out on national television.

Episode 53: Tara from Hot Mess

This week Amy and Joe welcome Tara Pimco of Asbury Park’s Hot Mess Studio while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Tara talks about how a small storefront salon became the premier “destination boutique” anchoring Press Plaza on Cookman Avenue and how some quick thinking not only kept the lights on during the early days of pandemic but allowed the business to hit the ground running when things began to reopen.

Episode 52: Jacki and Dom from Purple Glaze

This week Amy and Joe welcome Jacki & Dom from Purple Glaze while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.   As you know here at Asbury Pod we only ask the toughest questions, like “What podcast are you listening to?” and “Is there anything good on Netflix?” This week we solve the existential question, “what are you to do when you get bored a week into your retirement?” The answer is–of course–you go to culinary school and open up a world-famous donut shop. Note to those who pronounce it cull-inary, do not @ me. Joining us a week into their second retirement, are Jacki Sharpe and Dominic Latoracca, founders of the Internationally Famous (Hello Toronto!) Purple Glaze Donut shop to talk about the how Purple Glaze came to be, its immediate popularity and how if you reach out to someone whose wallet you find in the street, maybe you can retire a second time.

Episode 51: Dr. Tom from City By The Sea Veterinary

This week Amy and Joe welcome Dr. Tom Caltabilota of City by the Sea Veterinary. while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. You may recall hearing Dr. Tom’s name during our recent conversation with DJ and Jamie from Catsbury Park—so we reached out to the man himself to find out how he became a vet and how he ended up in Asbury Park. Spoiler alert: there’s a long road trip from Rutgers university through Louisiana to Alabama and back to New Jersey—but what we really want to know is, what is it like to be Asbury Park’s favorite veterinarian?

Episode 50: Catsbury Park

This week Amy and Joe welcome DJ Bornschein and Jamie Nichols, the dynamic duo behind Asbury Park’s own cat sanctuary café, Catsbury Park while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. We talk to DJ and Jamie about how Catsbury Park came to be, its plans for the future, and how–even though COVID has closed the cafe–Catsbury’s rescue services are busier than ever and still need your support.