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William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor, was a humbug when it came to Christmas. The Scottish-born newspaper editor and politician would dock his employees a day’s pay for taking the holiday off. Hogmanay, a Scottish New Year’s Eve feast, was h…

Holiday hack: Local retailers who gift wrap Fri, Nov 23, 2018

A lot has been said about shopping local. One more benefit? Retailers who wrap. My sister, a mom of two young children, actually strategized her entire holiday shopping plan last year based on stores that wrap. Local shop owners understand that it’s …

Q&A: Santa tells all Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Things to do this December Fri, Nov 23, 2018
What (else) to do on Christmas Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Things to do this November Fri, Oct 26, 2018
French wine (with an early American twist) Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Thomas Jefferson may have been our nation’s earliest wine enthusiast. As the American ambassador to France in 1784, he is known to have loved French wine, and visited many chateaus when he lived there. One of them was Chateau Carbonnieux in Bordea…

What (else) to do on Christmas Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Fellowship of food Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Inside a castle in Allentown Fri, Nov 23, 2018

When you hear the words “drawbridge” and “castle,” what comes to mind? Most people think of a childhood fairytale, but for Noel Sutton, the newest owner of 21 Mayfair, these words mean one thing: home. Sutton recently offered Buffalo Magazine a ra…

At home in Larkinville Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Just for laughs: Comedy in WNY Fri, Sep 28, 2018
Strong finish: Jewelry for the big day Wed, Nov 28, 2018

The perfect wedding day look is an amalgamation that leaves you feeling radiant and special—and also distinctly you. But how do you strike that balance when donning a once-in-a-lifetime white dress...something that’s decidedly not normal? Put your…