Toys “R” Us may be closing forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up. Just look local. Whether you live in the city, Northtowns, or Southtowns, there’s a neighborhood toy store that channels childhood magic…arguably much better than the large big box store experience ever could.
793 Elmwood Ave.
In the middle of Elmwood Village, the TreeHous…
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.
976 Elmwood Ave.
Sharon Randaccio didn’t need to open a store.…
Toys “R” Us may be closing forever, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up. Just look local to Clayton's and The TreeHouse. These neighborhood shops channel childhood magic…arguably much better than the large big box store experience ever could.
The locale: Around a two-hour drive from Buffalo.
The scoop: Confession: I’m not much of a casino person. I like blackjack, but I like risking my hard-earned money even less…and the latter usually wins out. So when I got a chance to visit the brand new del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, N.Y. — about 5 miles from Seneca Falls, in the heart of the Finger Lakes regi…
One of the best things about summer is Western New York’s farmers’ markets. Here’s where to get your hands on fresh produce, homemade goodies and more from spring through fall.
1443 Clinton St., Buffalo; Clintonbaileymarket.com
Sunday to Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
Main Street between Court & Church stree…
Keeping up with the hot new restaurant openings in Buffalo has practically become sport. Here’s a scorecard of this summer’s places to try before your foodie brother-in-law beats you to it.
500 Seneca St., Buffalo
Due to open this month in the trendy 500 Seneca Street building, this new concept by the much buzzed-about owners of Toutant is a departure from t…
Over the past few years, tracking the vacant downtown industrial buildings that have been transformed into residential housing has become a challenge. It’s amazing to think that just 15 years ago, residential lofts in Buffalo barely existed; the first major conversion opened for tenants in 2002 at The Lofts @ Elk Terminal in the Cobblestone District.
It was a big risk f…
For many families, the Orlando experience is a rite of passage. Disney is the dominant force, including its 43 square miles of theme parks, water parks, golf courses and resorts. But Orlando as a destination has become an entire playground of family fun, with attractions like Universal Orlando Resort catching up to Disney in popularity.
Our family has visited Orlando in…
Does it really matter what you wear when you work out?
As sweaty and gross as you feel by the end of a session, looking good as you go is an emotional lift. After all, who wants to see herself do overheard presses in a ratty old T-shirt? And isn’t it better to catch a glimpse of your muscles flexing in cute running tights?
Plus, quality workout-wear st…
Earth tones. Linens. Neutrals. Patterns. Nature-inspired. Stripes. Burgundy. Blues. Browns. And on and on. The choices for curtains, draperies and window treatments may seem overwhelming, but don’t feel intimated by the choices. Get excited!
The right curtains can add sparkle, grace and vibrancy to a room. Interior designer Michelle Peller White owns Chochkey’s and is p…
Eileen Bos of Lockport may be the most talented baker you’ve never heard of.
Although she describes herself as “mostly a homemaker,” her cakes and other art — primarily sculptural — tell a different story.
Bos’s painstakingly detailed cakes are like nothing you’ve likely seen: mermaids with finely detailed faces and tiny pearls in their hair; dragons with hundreds of…
There is perhaps no better embodiment of Buffalo’s comeback right now than Nick Sinatra.
Not because of the buildings he’s renovating or the game-changing developments he’s championing — although of course they buoy the comeback. It’s more about his personal story, and what it symbolizes: how hard work, authenticity and tenacity pay off. And how — even after moving in …
We all have that room or closet we’d cringe if anyone saw. Or the computer with thousands of digital photos, desperate for order. Someday we’ll get to it, we tell ourselves.
But not this group of 12 East Aurora moms, who’ve come together to take control of all that. They call themselves “The Procrastinators' Club,” but they’re anything but. The group has met monthly for…
Maria Genero loves animals.
Right now, she has a cat, Philomena; a parrot named Pickles; and a 60-gallon reef aquarium. And she’s on the lookout for a dog, after recently losing her beloved Bruno, a Mastiff, who she describes as “120 pounds of love.”
She knows how much pets can change your life.
“They don’t care where you work. They don’t care how much money you m…
Once you’ve reached a certain age, you want classic pieces that will last but are on-trend. Enter Annarlette (3959 Main St., Amherst), a new boutique in Snyder with a carefully curated selection of quality pieces: cozy cashmere plaid wraps; classic white shirts with beautiful, understated detailing; fun satiny pants; beautifully-cut party dresses.