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Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Here at Buffalo Magazine we like to have our cake and eat it too. And since there is no law against getting something to eat while you shop for something to eat, we offer these great local places where you can stock up on items for your pantry while fueling up yourself. Here are some off-the-beaten-path-places where you can shop while you dine: BreadHive Bakery &…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Houseplants finish a room like no other knick-knack, throw pillow, or accent lamp. Healthy green leaves complement any color scheme and style, from a Norfolk pine in a woodsy, rustic study to a simple orchid in a minimalist, Zen-like sunroom. They add a touch of life — literally — with foliage that filters the air and brings the outdoors in. But for people who wouldn’t …

Buffalo Magazine: Style

There’s something for everyone in the Elmwood Village, including a pair of unique stores that have added another level of style to the hippest part of Buffalo. A torch is passed Call it fate, or simply a matter of perfect timing, but it sure appears that Kilby Bronstein was destined to become an owner of Half & Half Clothing. A staple of the Elmwood Village for mo…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

White Rabbit Design Katherine Smith Niagara Falls native Katherine Smith wished to pay homage to the Queen City’s illustrious past and exciting future, resulting in a line of Buffalo-themed note cards which artfully blend contemporary with vintage. When the initial “I Heart Buffalo” series of cards sold out in just over a month, Smith added two more sets of card design…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

When it comes time to get your gift list together and strategize a game plan, you may encounter some tough scenarios. Often it’s the people we’re closest to who are the most difficult to buy for. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most challenging people in your life, with a handy guide for the perfect holiday gift. Even better, it’s all local. Grandpa who doesn't need…

There are a ton of great gifts for the culinary-inclined loves of your life. Of course one great option is a gift certificate to any one of our hot new local restaurants (take your pick!) — but here are some other ideas: Local grocery stores = awesome gifts Add a fun ingredient to a gift card from your recipient’s favorite grocery store. From olive oils, vinegars and hot…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Matt Bindig asked his wife for 10 days of summer vacation. Ten days that he could have on his own, uninterrupted, to work on piecing together the narrative of what would become his first novel. Seven years later, “Nothing Here Is Real” was released. Bindig had been wrestling with the idea of writing the book since the early 2000s, and had stacks of notes and plot points…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

We know how stressful it can be to find the perfect holiday outfit to wear to your company party or family get-together, so we took the leg work out of it for you. Buffalo Magazine visited four Buffalo clothing stores to create a must-have holiday ensemble: Red tulip dress ($168): Classy and sexy at the same time, this low cut dress with tulip flair at the bottom will k…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Ashwood Ink Ashley Whitehead When planning her own recent wedding, Ashley Whitehead was alerted to the need for affordable high-quality invitations. Whitehead drew on her wide variety of creative influences and conceptualized a line of invitations that feature high-quality custom designs across a broad range of styles. The affordable invites feature numerous customizat…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

“Personality begins where judgment ends.” “Be a voice, not an echo.” “Lift someone up.” These are some of the rallying points put forth by Gracie & Cameron, a new local clothing line designed for teenage girls. Launched by best friends and East Amherst moms Corey Lazzaro and Jessica Colvin, the messages are meant to infuse some positivity into the trying years of ad…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

On her way to work teaching textile arts at Buffalo State College, Dawne Hoeg often passed groups of women wearing flowing swaths of brightly patterned fabrics, some adorned with intricate stitching and beadwork. She reverently referred to them as the "Beautiful Women," and spent months pondering their pasts and their presence. "I kept thinking that we must have somethi…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Bad night’s sleep? If so, you’re not alone. Last year, the Center for Disease Control declared insufficient sleep to be a public health problem and found 50-70 million Americans have a sleep or wakefulness disorder. In its most recent survey, the CDC said more than a third of adults sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours a night, and 37 percent report falli…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

In a city bursting with renewed Buffalo pride, it seems only natural that Buffalo-themed décor is popping up more in local shops. From Buffalo-themed tables to butter lamb soaps, there’s no shortage of options. Here’s a guide to some of our favorites. Butter lamb soaps Village Artisans 5560 Main St., Williamsville; Facebook It’s an Easter tradition to hit the Broadwa…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

With warm weather upon us, why spend time shopping indoors? Two city markets recur throughout summer to satisfy your shopping itch while soaking in the precious summer weather. Shop, Rock n’ Stroll June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, and Sept. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Hertel Avenue, from Saranac Avenue to the historic North Park Theatre block Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo is hopping…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It wasn’t long ago that personal stylists were only for the rich and famous. Now, with online styling services like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club or Rent the Runway, even those on a limited budget can dress like a star. Rent the Runway A perfect solution for those like Michelle Walker of Amherst who hate to shop, Rent the Runway gives access to more than 350 designers and thous…