Our 6th Annual Fall Photo Contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken Begins October 1st

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In case you missed our last several articles, the fall season has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited! From the earth-toned leaves that so gracefully float to the ground, pumpkin-flavored everything, and cozying up in the softest sweater you own, there is no season like this season, and in honor of fall, we are thrilled to announce our month-long 6th annual Fall Photo Contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken that begins on October 1st and ends November 1st. To enter, and have a chance to win a ton of amazing prizes from 13 local businesses, post your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Insta’, tag us, follow the contest sponsors, and be entered to win some great stuff from your fave businesses. Keep reading to find out all about our fall photo contest —#FallinLoveWithHoboken.

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About the Contest

It’s important to note that everything is fair game, so tap into your creativity to snap a beautiful fall-inspired photo. The is only one rule, the photos MUST be taken in Hoboken or Jersey City to be considered. Think foliage within beautiful landscapes, or jack-o-lanterns. At the end of the month, the 13 local businesses below will each choose their fave pic from the #FallinLoveWithHoboken hashtag. Make sure to head back here on November 1st to see the final winners. If you’re in need of some fall photo inspo, check out last year’s winners.

Here’s How to Enter

*Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry!*

  1. Walk around Hoboken or Jersey City, snap a fall-inspired photo + post it to Instagram — make sure to tag @thehobokengirl, and use the hashtag #FallinLoveWithHoboken. This must be a public profile and posted between October 1st and October 31st of this year {not previous years}.
  2.  Follow @thehobokengirl on Instagram
  3. Follow our 13 contest judges {handles below} on Instagram so you are completely entered {we’re checking!}
  4. Enter as many times as you want, because let’s be real, narrowing down the beauty of Hoboken and its surrounding areas to one pic is close to impossible.

Last Year’s First Place Winner

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{Photo credit: @odinthegood}

One of Last Year’s Honorable Mentions

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{Photo Credit: @k8edigital}

The Contest Judges/Handles to Follow

Below are all the contest judges + handles to follow to enter the contest:

  • Blushtan Hoboken

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IG Handle: @blushtan_hoboken

Address: 161 4th Street, Hoboken

Since opening their first spray-tan studio in Wellesley, MA in 2011, they have expanded to 15 states and continue to grow by sharing their blushtan™ concept through an exclusive licensing program called blushpro. Blushtan gives natural-looking results for every skin tone. Instead of featuring models, the company only features real clients, with curves and imperfections to inspire people to embrace their bodies. All of their blushtan™ options allow consultants to mix over 100 different custom colors to provide excellent results for all skin tones, not a one-size-fits-all color. The spray tanning solutions are dermatologist approved, cruelty-free, and FDA-approved.

  • Apulia

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IG Handle: @apuliahoboken

Address: 1319 Washington Street, Hoboken

The restaurant features a Puglian {from the Italian region of Puglia} menu through and through with dishes boasting the region’s most notable flavors and delicacies. From gourmet salads to wood-fired pizzas, top-notch pasta, and traditional desserts, patrons get an authentic Italian cuisine. It’s not only about the delicious food here, but it’s also about the experience and everyone is treated like family.

  • The Green Room

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IG Handle: @thegreenroomnj

Address: 64 Newark Street, Hoboken

Hoboken’s first CBD shop boasts all forms of CBD, including edibles, tinctures, topicals, vapes, and flower, as well as pet-friendly products like tinctures and treats. All of the products are third-party lab-tested to ensure quality, safety, and transparency. Customers that aren’t well versed in CBD can describe what they’re going through and how they want to feel, and leave the rest up to the hemp bud-tenders that will guide them every step of the way.

  • Paloma Salon

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IG Handle: @palomahairjc

Address: 373 3rd Street, Jersey City

Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Jersey City and perfectly located between Hamilton Park and Van Vorst Park, Paloma Salon is bringing a Manhattan-style salon to Jersey City with relaxing vibes and affordable prices. Husband and wife team, Gisella Amaya and Ken Hughes cater to their clients by offering wine, coffee, and other pleasantries — the full luxury experience. Paloma offers an array of cuts and colors for both men and women, keratin treatments, balayage, and more.

  • Noellery

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IG Handle: @shopnoellery

Address: 123 Washington Street, Hoboken

Noellery, a downtown jewelry shop that is chock full of affordable costume jewelry perfect for a quick pick-me-up or sparkly addition to your accessories collection, this boutique has something for every fashion-forward accessory lover. Among the things you can find in Noellery include earrings, necklaces, small gifts, watches, and other fun accessories.

  • El Gordo

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IG Handle: @ElGordoEatery

Address: 291 Central Avenue, Jersey CityEl Gordo Restaurant is more than a unique dining experience, it’s a family experience. After 15 years in business, the Armero family stands strong as a pioneer in bringing authentic Peruvian cuisine to the tables of families across the Jersey City, Paterson, and Passaic area. The food, ambiance, and service are exceptional. The gem serves up the delicious flavors of Peru.

  • Kate Susannah Home

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IG Handle: @katesusannahhome

Address: Hoboken

At Kate Susannah Home, they create a vision unique to each specific client and project, whether your style leans more contemporary or traditional. Kate Susannah Home is a full-service boutique interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial spaces. Based in Hoboken, NJ, they work on projects all over the metropolitan area, from city to shore.

  • Gregory’s Coffee

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IG Handle: @gregoryscoffee

Address: 525 Washington Boulevard, and 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City. 111 River Street, Hoboken

Gregory’s Coffee was founded in 2006 in Manhattan, New York with a strong focus on quality, innovative products, and world-class service. Though they are a specialty coffee brand first, they incorporate lifestyle and wellness into their holistic approach to food and experience. They roast four days a week in their facility in Long Island City, ensuring the freshness and quality of the brews.

  • Lorraine’s House of Styles

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IG Handle: @lorraineshouseofstyles

Address: 160 1st Street, Hoboken

  • The Cupcake Carriage

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IG Handle: @Thecupcakecarriage

Address: Hoboken

The Cupcake Carriage was originally a cupcake decorating birthday party service for kids, but in light of COVID-19, Tennille switched gears and transformed the truck into a mobile bakery that can be found on Sinatra Drive throughout the week. She bakes all kinds of delicious treats including cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

  • Coup de Coeur

coup de coeur

IG Handle: @coupdecoeurhobokenboutique

Address: 1214 Washington Street, Hoboken

This modern boutique has a chic design as well as chic clothing. Coup De Coeur has something for everyone and price ranges vary by designer. Their diverse assortment consists of workout clothing, bralettes, leggings, jeans, casual wear, special occasion dresses, outerwear, and jackets. They offer something for every occasion and carry more than twenty brands including Susana Monaco, Finders Keepers, Astr the Label, C/MEO Collective, 4SI3NNA, Heartloom, to name a few.

  • Salon Gatto

salon gatto hoboken

IG Handle: @salongatto

Address: 22 Hudson Place, Suite 1N, Hoboken

Salon Gatto is a full-service hair salon in the heart of Hoboken that is under the direction of our founder, Master Stylist and Colorist Christine Gatto. The design of the salon is clean and modern to allow the clients to be the main focus and enjoy being pampered in a serene environment. The salon offers cuts for men and women, coloring, textured hair services, treatments, makeup, extensions, and wedding services.

  • Simply Chai

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IG Handle: @drinksimplychai

Address: 79 Hudson Street, Hoboken

This coffee shop serves up fresh chai with delicious and authentic ingredients straight from India. The cafe has a fresh, modern design, a haven for tea-lovers everywhere. They offer an abundance of chai tea on the menu, like the Magic Masala Chai, a chai flight, a lavender chai latte, a classic chai latte, and more delicious options. Simply Chai also has a food menu, so you can sip and dine.

The Prizes {3 Winners}:

We’ll have three winners for this #FallinLoveWithHoboken contest — here are the prizes:

1st Place – 6 prizes

  • Blushtan Hoboken – 1 CryoSkin treatment {$300 value}
  • Salon Gatto – Oribe Renewal Remedy Treatment and a Blowout, valued at $95
  • Apulia – $100 gift card
  • Kate Susannah Home – one-hour design consultation, value at $150
  • Coup de Couer – A private yoga session for the winner and a guest with Co-Owner Adriana Kalova, A photoshoot with our resident photographer, and an item of clothing valued at $75.00 {$350 total valu}
  • Gregory’s Coffee – $100 gift card

2nd Place – 4 prizes

  • The Green Room – half-ounce of flower; value at $100 {Can do all of one strain or mix and match}
  • Lorraine’s House of Styles – $75 gift certificate and a Kerastase Haircare Giftbox valued at $55 {$130 total value}
  • El Gordo Peruvian Eatery – Dinner for Two which includes 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 1 jar of Red or White Sangria {$75 value}
  • Simply Chai – $75 gift card

3rd Place – 3 prizes

  • Noellery – $75 gift card
  • Paloma Salon – Superfood Conditioning Treatment with Blow Out {$100 Value}
  • The Cupcake Carriage – 1 Bag of goodies that will include 1 dozen cupcakes, a 6 pack of macaroons, and a Cupcake in a jar {$75 value}

We can’t wait to see all your pictures — happy photo hunting!

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Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.