Fall brings a change of color and temperature. For many, it also means a return to routine. Gone are the long weekends and lazy afternoons on the beach. We return to school, longer work days and the promise of an orderly day. The shift is palpable in the air, in the expectant faces of children as they wait for the bus. You can see its reflection in nature as the leaves shed their bright green tresses for softer golds, their edges curled marking the passage of time.
September also marks the start of football season and as any fan will tell you, the season isn’t long enough! There are flavors of the season including pumpkin that many of Hoboken’s top chefs and outdoor markets embrace.
It also brings new fashion. While Hoboken may not be the fashion capital, it has a style all its own. In this issue, reporter Jessica Rosero takes the reader behind-the-scenes of a recent Mile Square photo shoot. The shoot took place in many eye-catching locales and included several local models. And while we all will miss going barefoot, the Bass Shoe video just might have you tapping your feet.
Here at hMAG, we understand the power of images. As you read this issue, I invite you to look behind the pictures and reflect on the stories that shaped them. This month’s hLIFE examines the life of ironworker Michael O’Reilly. You may not know him by name, but his work on the new 1 World Trade Center is a shining testament to the power of man. The building looms large over the Mile Square. Those images that stay with us are the ones that make us think and move us beyond our ordinary experience.
As the weather shifts, enjoy all flavors of the season. The crisp air, the tang of fresh apple cider, the smell of hay. Soon enough, we’ll be tramping through the snow.
So bring us your quirky, your fabulous, or just plain fun. We want to hear from you. We thank you and invite you along on our journey.
Diana Schwaeble – Editor
& all of the hMAG Team