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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…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Anyone can see the recent explosion of artisan wares, distilleries and craft breweries all sporting the “Made in Buffalo” moniker. But what you might not realize is the number of locally made products being mass-marketed across the country and in some cases, around the world. If you want to fully support WNY ingenuity and entrepreneurship, consider adding these to your sho…

Grocery shopping is one of those “necessary evils” in life — a chore for many, and ever more expensive. According to the Economic Research Service (ERS) — a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — food-at-home (supermarket) prices are expected to rise 2 to 3 percent in 2016, on par with the 20-year historical average increase. For those eating …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Back in the 1960s, my mom shopped at the locally owned grocery store at the end of our street. The store owner knew her by name. The drugstore was just next door. The butcher shop was up the block, and the green grocer was about a mile-and-a-half in the other direction. By the end of the decade, the grocery store closed and Mom’ s allegiance switched to Acme (they gave S&a…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Fetch! Gourmet Dog Treats Jackie Lovern In 2012 Western New Yorker Jackie Lovern took Sargent Pepperoni, her newly adopted pet, for his first vet visit. When discussing diet, the veterinarian recommended that she make him homemade treats. Soon family and friends were raving about how much their furry family members loved them, too, and what started as a hobby grew into…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Food gifts are big business, and you can place your order with countless national food catalogs and websites. But what if you want to shop local — or give the gift of Buffalo? From gourmet popcorn to chocolate delicacies and fruit bouquets to pasta sauce, the following local companies are here to satisfy your desire to shop local…and satisfy your recipients’ cravings for B…