23 | Shaka Bowl Founders Share Their Journey to Hoboken

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This episode we sit down with the owners of Shaka Bowl, Kiersten and Krista Gormeley, who delve into the inspiration behind their healthy lifestyle brand in Hoboken as well as the cancer diagnosis that rocked their world. They share the highs and lows of working in the food business, talk about what it’s like to have competition in the area, how they’ve evolved in running their business, and of course share their top picks and favorites of Hudson County.

Later in the show, Tori Marinelli of Etre Bien — a modern apothecary specializing in high vibe self-care, crystal, and reiki-infused bath and body products made locally in Hoboken comes on to talk about the benefits of aromatherapy. She’s also a Certified Reiki Practitioner and Botanical Body Care Formulator and Aromatherapist, so it’s worth a listen.

Of course we always share the news, our hidden gem, getaway near or not far from Hudson County, Hudson Hero/Hudson Zero, and non-profit to give back to. This week our non-profit is ACHA Heart, which supports adults {like Jen!} who are living with Congenital Heart Defects, or CHD.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.