I'm originally from NJ but now in NC so I see where you're coming from. If I were still in NJ I'd prolly get the Ebene since it's already July and save up for the azur for early spring next year. You'll get get more wear out of it. Or you can get the azur now and save up for Ebene for fall. That's what I'm doing. I got an azur artsy and I plan to get the mono for fall.