Free Handbag Winner!

5/1/2009 Update:

As promised – here is the winning entry for the Hoboken411 Free Handbag Photo Contest!

Tough decision indeed

I received quite a few nice entries for the Free Viola Vita Handbag contest this week, despite not marketing it as well as I should have.

The decision was tough, because some entries had spectacular photos on their own – others had inspirational commentary – but I chose this entry from Hoboken411 reader “You” (yeah, you) – because it encompassed “a little bit of everything,” and was the only entry with vibrant human “life” in it. I think that is one thing we all take for granted – and to see a group of fine residents enjoying themselves just picked my spirit up!

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What do I like about Hoboken?

(by Hoboken411 reader “you”)

“I love Hoboken because it is the best place to live! The people are awesome and it’s cleaner and safer than New York. We have good running around the waterfront and really good restaurants. Elysian and La Isla are some of my favorites! I also love Hoboken because I got lucky and scored an apartment with outdoor space. Pictured above, we are outside drinking Dirty Hoe’s (Raspberry Lambic and Hoe Gaarden) which you can get at Helmer’s! I love Hoboken and I would not want to live anywhere else!

(I visit the site every day, but I don’t really participate in the discussions.)

Thanks!”

See original entry info after the break – and stay tuned for the next contest coming in two weeks!

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4/27/2009:

With politics (and the weather) heating up in Hoboken – it’s time to inject some positivity!

“What I like about Hoboken” Photo contest

Our friends at Viola Vita Italian Handbags (1224 Washington Street) were gracious enough to donate a fantastic handmade bag straight from Florence, Italy! Mario picked out this luscious compact summer clutch (valued at $150soft like butter!) – However, if this isn’t your style – he has about another dozen other bags you can choose from….

How do I enter? How do I win?

The premise is simple:

  1. Find something you truly like in Hoboken (people, places, things, food, etc.)
  2. Take a photo of it
  3. Send it to Hoboken411 (must be an attachment – no embedded pictures!)
  4. If it’s an iPhone picture – you MUST rename it – “photo.jpg” NOT accepted!
  5. No portrait (tall) shots please – Landscape (wider) is preferred.
  6. Include a brief description of why you like it, and your user name
  7. Get it in by Thursday, April 30th – winner announced Friday, April 31st MAY 1st.

Not sure how I’ll determine the winner yet – but it will likely be based on quality of photo, your commentary, sense of humor, originality, my mood that day or something in between. I might resort to choosing randomly if the decision is difficult.

So send your photos in soon!

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you
you
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:33 pm

Thank you Hoboken411 and Viola Vita for the great handbag! Mario is very nice and I really like all of the handbags in the store! I will definitely be back pick up a new bag. Thanks again!

Puddycat
Puddycat
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:53 pm

The owner Mario really is very nice. Beautiful, unique selection – I got a lovely handbag there this past Autumn, and a gorgeous scarf. 🙂

In response to you who said:

Thank you Hoboken411 and Viola Vita for the great handbag! Mario is very nice and I really like all of the handbags in the store! I will definitely be back pick up a new bag. Thanks again!

lily731
lily731
Friday, May 1, 2009 4:37 pm

[quote comment=”152834″]Is that a Penn State apron? That’s probably the real reason this photo won. WE ARE![/quote]
wow good eye. PENN STATE! 🙂

Captain_No_Pants
Captain_No_Pants
Friday, May 1, 2009 2:39 pm

Is that a Penn State apron? That’s probably the real reason this photo won. WE ARE!

BklynHobo
BklynHobo
Monday, April 27, 2009 1:21 pm

FYI there is no April 31st 🙂

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