• Hoboken Guy{s} of the Week: Justin + Eric of Love Mid Modern

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    We’re sharing a first today, and one we’re pretty excited about. While we feature many, many fabulous boss babes that deserve recognition, we thought we’d switch it up and feature some local guys who are doing awesome things. Introducing our first ever Hoboken Guy{s} of the Week — Eric Hernandez and Justin Watwood who own local furniture company, Love Mid Modern {and serious #couplegoals, might we add}. Read on to learn more about them, their business, and some local favorites:

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    On What Inspires Them, according to Eric:

    Justin and I both came from very humble backgrounds and we have been blessed with amazing opportunities. Because of this, we are our own motivation. We have aspirations of traveling the world, retiring in Puerto Vallarta, and just living life to its fullest.

    Goals + Passions

    This year we have had many changes in our lives. Justin and I got married this June in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico along with 100 of our closest friends and family members. Then in July, we made the full move to New Jersey. Our goal for the year is to get to know our community better, make new friends, and try a ton of new restaurants.

    Typical Day in the Life

    The funny thing about being an e-commerce store is that we are just like a regular brick and mortar small business. We open our store, we greet customers with a coupon deal, invite them for a chat, and let the customer shop around the store. If they decide to buy something, then we check them out and invite them to come back. The only difference is that our store is open 24/7 and we don’t need to be physically there.

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    The Highs + Lows

    The highs are getting new sales or new inventory and the lows are when orders are slow or when we run out of inventory and our customer really wants that product.

    Highlight of Their Careers {So Far}

    For many of us, the American dream is about owning your own business. This is the second business Justin and I started up, and after the first business, we would always tell people that everyone should open their own business, if anything, for the experience it gives you. It takes a ton of work and dedication, but the rewards and lessons are invaluable.

    What a Day Off is Like

    Justin and I try to stay healthy and fit. We both like to run, ride our bike around Liberty State Park, or hit the gym. But don’t get it twisted, we also like to binge watch Netflix shows and cook dinner at home. That’s relaxing for us.

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    Advice to Someone Trying to Pursue the Same Career Path

    My favorite quote is “we are the infinite field of unfolding possibility” by Bernard Shaw. I truly believe that we can achieve anything we want as long as we believe in ourselves, keep a positive attitude, and never give up when things get rough. Just go for it!

    Hoboken+ Jersey City Favorites

    What is your favorite restaurant in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    La Taqueria Downtown in JC.

    What is your favorite boutique in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store in JC

    What do you love most about Jersey City?

    We love the views you get of NYC. We love the tranquility, but we also love that there is always something going on.

    What is your favorite thing to do in Hudson County?

    Running or biking at Liberty State Park

    How long have you lived and/or worked in Jersey City?

    Less than 3 months.

    See More: Hoboken Girl{s} of the Week: Jacey + Danielle {Founders of Jane DO}

    What is your favorite outdoor place to spend time in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    Liberty State Park, Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden

    What is your favorite place to work out in Hudson County?

    Trying out new gyms but Club Metro is in the lead at the moment

    Where do you go out with friends in the area?

    Pint and The Royal

    What is something you think needs to come to Hoboken or Jersey City?

    More gym options, they are sporadic throughout the city.

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    Thanks for chatting with us, Justin + Eric! 

    What other local guys should we feature? Email hello@hobokengirl.com to nominate someone!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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