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Buffalo Magazine: Style

I learn so much about life (and myself) through my experiences with other people. My romantic relationships, especially, have helped shape my opinions, expose me to experiences and give me a chance to gain another perspective. All relationships have value. How can I call my previous marriage a failure when it brought me my beautiful son? I feel blessed to be co-paren…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It’s no coincidence that some of Buffalo’s best-dressed women also happen to own clothing stores. One might think it’s because a 2,000+ square foot personal closet expands the options, but it’s more the opposite — a keen style sense is what led them to retail in the first place. Sharon Randaccio Red Siren 976 Elmwood Ave. Sharon Randaccio didn’t need to open a store.…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Before she left to create Step Out Buffalo with her father, Emily met Paul at work, their passion for food binding them together. Over the years, their friendship grew into a strong relationship — and the two married on July 22, 2017, a day they created to be uniquely them. Ceremony: Five Hundred Seneca atrium. Reception: Hotel Henry. Dress: M.A. Carr. Hair/Makeup: Elle Ai…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Whether we like it or not, money plays a role in dating. You can measure someone’s generosity and predict how they will behave in a potential relationship from the very first meeting. Similarly, when I go on a blind date, my own behavior with money has a way of revealing how the date is going – and my own intentions going forward. To wit: If I know immediately that…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Over the last few years, shoppers have witnessed the rapid transformation of the retail market. Rules on how we shop, where we shop and when we shop have changed dramatically. The emergence of e-commerce and the so-called “Amazon Effect” have disrupted the industry and created an ongoing consumer shift to online shopping. That has created havoc for traditional retailers…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Kristin and Greg married at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church — then celebrated at Park Country Club. Event planner: Gabrielle Pagano, After 5 Events. Dress: Bliss Bridal. Hair: Jocelyn Carpenter, The Makeup and Beauty Parlour Inc. Make-up: Nicole Morris, The Beauty Atelier. Flowers: Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market. Photographer: Shaw Photography Co.

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Nestled just behind Millionaire’s Row, this Colonial Revival-style home reflects the owner’s love of animals – from the elephant and tiger-patterned sofa that sits in the den to the realistic squirrels that run up the wall of the conservatory.

Buffalo Magazine: Home

While the master bedroom has never been described as the heart of the home, it is an area that homeowners love and invest in. Local designers say recent trends include statement beds, simple window treatments, and rethinking the traditional bedroom set. “A lot of people want more of a hotel feel to their bedrooms, and they want a bedroom space that’s relaxing,” said des…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

From an unassuming storefront on Buffalo’s East Side, one of the city’s most widely renowned craftsmen puts as much energy and artistry into the single hat ordered from a local walk-in as he does from his big orders from Hollywood costume designers. Gary White is as humble as the generations-old tools of the hat making trade that surround him at The Custom Hatter on Bro…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

We spend all day trying to look and feel our best, so why do we throw on the first pair of ratty pajama pants and sweatshirt we find once we’re home? The good news is that you don’t have to compromise comfort for looking good. Here are three flattering pajama sets just in time for Valentines Day...all available from locally owned stores. Cute and cozy Check out this …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

I love discussing, analyzing and sharing suggestions with friends to improve their love lives. I have a real passion for bridging the gap between Mars and Venus. One of the most popular and effective ways for meeting new people these days is through online dating sites. I’ve used Match.com and the Tinder app to navigate the local dating scene. I’ve met successful, attra…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Jessica Mazur and Kyle Decker’s wedding is a testament to the healing power of love. The high-school sweethearts, who met at Iroquois High School and started dating in 2008, got engaged in 2015 — shortly after Jessica’s father passed away suddenly. “The proposal definitely turned things around for me and my family,” Jessica said. “I was excited to marry the love of my l…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Jessica and Kyle married August 5, 2017 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in East Aurora — followed by a reception Statler City.

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

“Clufffalo Institute” is what artist Charles Clough has dubbed his current studio space, located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora. But his story goes way back. In 1974, Buffalo native Clough (pronounced “cluff”) was a cofounder of Hallwalls, along with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. He’s lived, worked and taught in New York City and Rhode Island; his artwork is…