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Fabulous Female – Chelsea Kavanagh

Fabulous Female – Chelsea Kavanagh

This month’s Fabulous Female by Maria Fernandez is Chelsea Kavanagh or as shes’ known on social media, Foodmamaeats!  You could say she’s a Fabulous Female Foodie. Chelsea didn’t start out being obsessed with food. She had a knack for fashion as well.  For this reason, Chelsea attended Albright College where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising.  She worked in the retail industry, for several years, until she had her daughter. Chelsea realized that retail wasn’t the right fit for her, as she wanted to spend more time with her daughter. In an effort to prioritize her family life, she started working for allergist Weiss Medical.  The flexible hours allowed her to work FT and also spend substantial time with her daughter.

While Chelsea was working, and bringing home the bacon, as a driven female that wasn’t enough for her.  Chelsea always had a love of food, because in her opinion it brings people together. Her Instagram account was always personal, but about 3 years ago she started taking pictures of pizza. I mean who doesn’t love pizza!?! While this was purely for fun, he Instagram quickly took off and from there , her second baby was born, Foodmamanj. After gaining an incredible amount of followers, Chelsea decided to change her Instagram name to Foodmamaeats. She wanted to share her love of food with others outside of New Jersey.

With the popularity of her Instagram account Chelsea was able to parlez her love of food by becoming an Influencer.  Not only is she able to reach thousands of people and share her love of food, but she has also found a community of Influencers that support each other, has made great friends along the way and been fortunate enough to try some of the most awesome food places! She’s very grateful to be part of this community where she can meet, and interact, with people of different backgrounds and also learn about cuisines from other cultures.

Juggling a toddler, a full time job and being an Influencer isn’t as glamorous as one may seem. For one it does involve traveling to different locations, to eat yummy food (ok, maybe it’s not THAT bad). I asked Chelsea how she’s able to have a work/ life balance. Chelsea believe that you need to prioritize your time, do what YOU love so it’s fun and not a chore, and more importantly make time for yourself because you deserve that. Chelsea also likes to take her cute little daughter with her, on her foodie travels and that makes for some really great mama and daughter quality time.

You can check out Chelsea, on Instagram, at Foodmamaeats so you can drool over all of the delicious food that YES she does eat.  Just to get you all on the road to stuff your faces, I asked Chelsea to tell me some of her top spots. Her favorite burger joint is Legends in Midland Park, favorite pizza is Kinchley’s, in Ramsey, for thin crust and Puzo’s in Ridgewood or Hawthorne for regular crust. Lastly, since there is a ramen craze all over the states, her fave ramen place is Ani Ramen, in Jersey City (their pork buns are a little gift from the Gods), or Tori Ramen Chicken in Ridgewood. Now go put on some yoga pants and eat, eat, eat!

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Maria Fernandez

Maria Fernandez is a single mom and a Project Manager for one of the world largest apparel companies – so obviously, so knows a Fabulous Female when she sees one! Corporate life left something to be desired for Maria, and with experience writing for Beauty News NYC, working with Hip New Jersey was a seamless transition. Maria believes that in today’s society, women can be two things: who they want and what they want. Her passion for meeting and connecting with other strong women and her desire to tell their stories is showcased monthly in her “Fabulous Female” feature.

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all-day Scooch A Mi Shoe Drive @ Scooch A Mi
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WORTH Pop Up Shop @ Grand Summit Hotel
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End of an Era – WORTH is closing and everything is on sale at the Pop Up Shop in the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Union suites first floor. Contact Co-Co member Christine Badalamenti...
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Beauty Brunch 2020 @ Rizzieri Salon and Spa
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