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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…

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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: Style

School, sports and after-school activities have resumed. For families across the region, the daily dose of frantic has ensued. A donation request for a basket raffle or silent auction can’t be far behind. No need for a hasty trip to the Dollar Store for some vaguely-related items to throw into a basket; we’ve got some ideas. And since the better the basket, the more mon…

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Arlene Kaye says her life has come full circle. The fashion industry expert is back at a place where hands-on sewing is the basis for creative inspiration — a starting point to lead people, particularly kids, toward the wide array of careers that “fashion” encompasses. To make this happen, Kaye’s gone back to her roots. For over three decades, she worked for global b…

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“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…

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Buffalo is no stranger to adopting customs and fads, and the DJ scene is one of the more recent cultural phenomena to make its way here. It’s a small group of DJs with loyal fans, with names like Spooky Stephen, DJ Crespo, Drop D, Josh Your Moms, the Camaican Sensation and Lo Pro regularly headlining local clubs and bars. Historically, “DJ” refers to “Disc Jockey,” or s…

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Looking at Buffalo’s cultural offerings as a whole can be overwhelming. Depending on the season, options range from rock concerts to touring Broadway productions to outdoor performances of Shakespeare. Galleries range from bastions for local, contemporary artists to those hosting the modern works of Jackson Pollock. Orchestras perform blocks away from jazz quartets; han…

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Colleen Seminara Colleen Seminara was born and raised in the Queen City. Since 1989, she has been an active member of the Junior League of Buffalo, the local branch of one of the oldest and largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world. She is now the organization’s president. A graduate of Canisius College, Seminara went on to receive a master’s degree from Buf…

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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. With a style that owner Frances Morrison describes as “used but comfortable,” the home’s furnishings include many re-upholstered…

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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…

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For some savvy shoppers, the secret to having a killer wardrobe is shopping consignment. But these aren’t your grandmother’s thrift stores. Call it “curated” consignment. While some consignment stores accept most items, as long as they’re not ripped or stained, curated consignment stores go a step further, taking only higher-end brands in current styles. Plus many of th…

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The days of nervously walking up to someone at her locker and asking her to prom are over. If the invite doesn’t involve billboards, bright lights, hundreds of balloons or the whole cheerleading squad, it practically doesn’t count. These public displays of attention have an actual name: promposals. Elaborate plans to secure a prom date have become so over-the-top that d…

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The devil is in the details, and anyone who’s ever been married knows the pressure to make every detail perfect. With so many elements to consider, couples can soon get overwhelmed; cue the behind-the-scenes experts who know exactly what it takes to create a perfect day – and a lasting impression. Recently, Buffalo Magazine sat down with three local wedding experts; eac…

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2014, a number that’s grown by 111 percent since 2000. These include surgical procedures (like face lifts and liposuction) and non-surgical procedures (like Botox, chemical peels, fillers and laser hair removal). Dr. David Sherris of the Clinic of Facial Pla…

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It may seem easy to hit the big box stores to knock out your long holiday shopping list, but why not take some time to slow down and shop local? Not only do your dollars stay close to home, it’s also fun to explore shops for unique items you won’t find elsewhere. Here are some of our favorite things — all sold locally — that will please everyone on your list this holida…