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Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

It is officially the season for entertaining. Sure, you can compete with evening events like office holiday parties and neighborhood cocktails that take over our calendars come December, but If you want to get friends together in a relaxed setting without breaking the bank, hosting a festive brunch is a fabulous option. Plan ahead and you’re guaranteed a holiday hit. Here …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

For my family, it wouldn’t be the holidays without our annual Christmas cut-out cookie extravaganza. It started when I was 6 or 7 and I would get together with my Aunt Missy and usually a friend or two for mass production of cookies; this eventually snowballed into a family affair with anywhere from 20-25 people in attendance. There are some MVPs (on each of the fronts: de…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Mark your calendars — Queen City Fashion Week returns this year Sept. 17-22. Event director Rick Warne, a local photographer who has shot high profile events such as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, established the event in 2016. "This year we are taking it to a new level — the Friday night fashion show event in particula…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

For most of us, summertime means entertaining. And Buffalo loves a party in the summer, which begins for many sun-starved Western New Yorkers when the thermometer crosses 60 degrees. While meeting friends out at a local establishment is always fun, it can get expensive — and there’s something special about getting friends together at your home. Instead of throwing the s…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

If you’ve redone your kitchen or purchased an appliance in the last decade, chances are it has a stainless steel finish. Stainless has been the leader in kitchen décor for many years, and a sparkling new kitchen with granite counters and shiny appliances was the preferred style for many consumers. As always, times — and trends — change. Available in a variety of colors,…

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The holidays are the perfect time to open your home to friends and family for good times and good cheer. Hosting an open house is a fun, easy way to get into the spirit and bring your social network together. Fun? Yes. Easy? It can be. With good planning - and doing most of the heavy lifting in advance - you, too, can be the holiday host with the most. Start with the fo…

In a day and age where we text kids to come down to dinner, and spouses FaceTime from separate rooms in the same house, technology is an integral part of families’ day-to-day lives. While tech can seem like it’s competing with family time, it can also be a good thing. Today there are more apps than ever to help families stay organized, sync schedules, communicate and shop.…

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For many Western New Yorkers, Valentine’s Day has transformed from a romantic candlelit dinner à deux to a more boisterous family affair. When you become parents, you have to take your romantic Valentine’s Days when they happen — and it’s not necessarily February 14. But Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate love for everyone in the family. Whether you’re home with…

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The holiday countdown is officially on. Whether you’re planning a first-time intimate dinner or throwing a major bash for the fifth time, hosting a holiday celebration of any size can be daunting. There’s menu planning, cleaning, shopping, decorating, cooking, music — the list goes on. Follow our tips and not only will you be a holiday hosting success — you might even enjo…

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If you are a child of the ‘70s or ‘80s, your most elaborate birthday party probably involved a few kids from school, a sheet cake and balloons — if someone remembered to pick them up on the way home from work. Today there’s an entire industry dedicated to children’s birthday parties, with businesses providing special entertainment (Face painters! Magicians! Exotic anima…

When Olivia Ebsary was renovating her Snyder home, she had a budget and wanted to stick to it. But the first thing she did to stay on budget was actually spend money — she hired a professional interior designer. Like many Western New Yorkers, Ebsary considers herself thrifty. A fitness instructor at Catalyst Fitness and owner of an online sewing business, Ebsary had dec…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Whether it’s fashion, food or kitchen design, in Western New York we tend to be a little behind when it comes to trends. Stephen Schreiner, co-owner and president of Bison Bath & Kitchen Design in Amherst, agrees. “What’s popular in New York City or California takes a year or two to get to Buffalo,” Schreiner said. But sometimes not being totally on-trend can be its…

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A few years ago when my kids were about 7, 5 and 3, a (wise) friend emailed me in January asking about my kids’ camp plans for the summer. I thought she was crazy — I barely knew what we were having for dinner that night. I scoffed, emailed back and told her I wasn’t there yet —and ended up scrambling in a panic for activities once May rolled around. I learned that when…

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There’s nothing quite like the magic of Santa when the kids are young. But eventually the day comes when logic overrules blind faith: How can he possibly fit all of those presents in his sleigh? Or fly millions of miles…being pulled by reindeer? Then there are the neighborhood kids or friends at school who gladly spill the beans. This was the experience for Whitney McDo…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

What’s the latest style in kids’ rooms? We found three adorable bedrooms to share. Twin boys’ vintage superhero room Laura Murphy, mom of three young boys and owner and designer of Pear Design Studio (Pear-design-studio.com) in Grand Island, included her 8- and 5-year old sons in the process of designing their superhero-themed bedroom from the very beginning. Murphy expl…