Tag: Local Business

Episode 54: 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 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 48: Robin Elliot-Preston of Robeans

This week Amy and Joe welcome Robin Elliott-Preston, owner of Robeans—home the Mobile Barista Coffee Truck, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ They talk about what it is like to be an entrepreneur, a respiratory therapist working on the front lines of the Covid emergency, a parent and someone whose day, apparently, has more than the 24 hours allotted the rest of us mortals.