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Jana Eisenberg


Buffalo Magazine: Home

Thoughtful interior designs do so much more than please the eye. They can maximize space, solve problems and help foster the home environment you want. While engaging with a pro was once exclusive to those with huge budgets or square footage, today’s professional interior design services are far more diverse, offering greater flexibility than most people realize. Whethe…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

In this age of fast fashion and other throwaway goods, shopping at consignment stores is a better-than-ever option. Not only does it reduce waste and promote reuse, you’ll also benefit from pre-loved pricing. These shops—for clothing or home goods—pride themselves on offerings that have been previously used but are still in great condition. Experienced consignment shopp…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

With an estimated 6,000 employees commuting to Larkinville daily—and events like Food Truck Tuesdays exposing the area to countless more WNY residents—Larkinville is now officially Buffalo’s next hot residential neighborhood. A number of residential units are complete, and many more are under construction. At the Hydraulic Lofts at 500 Seneca, Savarino Companies has 97 …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

From established chefs to emerging younger cooks and business owners, there is a taste for collaboration within Buffalo’s booming restaurant and bar scene. In an industry that can evoke cutthroat competition and tightly guarded recipes, many Buffalo restaurant owners and chefs are flinging open their doors, welcoming in their supposed rivals and even sharing their secre…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Bold graphics and brief yet thoughtful wall texts immediately draw in visitors to the new Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The Center, which reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, is housed within the Niagara Falls Amtrak depot and an adjoining, preserved former U.S. Customs House that now…

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Just when you finally grasped the concept of feng shui, there’s a new Eastern-inspired concept making an impact in the design world: Wabi sabi. A mash-up of two old Japanese words, over centuries it’s come to express an important philosophy. “‘Rustic elegance’ is a quick translation of wabi sabi,” said Josh Smith, co-owner of Buffalo’s Sato Restaurant Group, who has …

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Until about 10 or 15 years ago, the most popular cosmetic procedure for men was a hair transplant. Today, men are having forehead and eye wrinkles smoothed, back and neck hair removed and excess fat around chins and other areas taken care of. Area doctors and providers of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services are noting an uptick in the number of Buffalo-a…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

As Buffalo becomes better known for its gardening scene — Garden Walk Buffalo is the biggest in the country — more people are getting into the act. Their reasons, motivations and results vary: Some do it for joy of nurturing life, some to get closer with family. Most seem to enjoy the reward of seeing others appreciate what they’ve created. Here’s an introduction to a few …

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Growing up on Buffalo’s East Side, Alexander Wright remembers being sent to get groceries. “My mom would give me $5 and a list, and, at around 12 years old, I became aware of food prices and money worries,” he said. As a big kid living in tough neighborhoods, he had to fight to defend himself. Then, through the Buffalo Prep program — because he was economically disad…

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An energetic life force fills Marina Mukandala. When she teaches Baptiste style yoga at Mind Body Flow, her small East Amherst studio, she evokes a blend of cheerleader, life coach and preacher. Her clear voice encourages students by name (even first-timers); she includes everyone in her uplifting patter, exhorting, “Yes, yogi!” Mukandala lives and breathes the themes o…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Is there a secret to a long, successful marriage? We set out to find answers from a range of local people with expertise — either as professionals or practitioners, like David and Irene Sipos. After 45 years of marriage, said David Sipos, one thing you do realize is that nothing is forever….and that can reframe your outlook. “I’m more aware of the fragility of our…

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“Clufffalo Institute” is what artist Charles Clough has dubbed his current studio space, located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora. But his story goes way back. In 1974, Buffalo native Clough (pronounced “cluff”) was a cofounder of Hallwalls, along with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. He’s lived, worked and taught in New York City and Rhode Island; his artwork is…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Fifty million dollars in upgrades at The Buffalo Zoo. An upcoming $150+ million expansion at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Seven modern new interactive studios at the Buffalo Museum of Science, and a restored rooftop Observatory coming soon. A brand new, $27 million Explore & More children’s museum under construction in downtown’s hottest neighborhood. The completion …

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Whether you think of them as a smaller motorcycle or a powerful bicycle alternative, scooters are beloved for one thing: fun. Touted as a starter ride, commuting vehicle, or backup transportation, scooters have more going for them than just kicks. High fuel efficiency, lower insurance cost and easier parking are among the other benefits. Steve Sortisio, owner of Erie Co…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

When some of us think “wallpaper,” we get a soothing vision of quaint floral or fruit prints from our grandmother’s kitchen. Or, if you’ve ever tackled renovations on an older home, discovering layers upon layers of old wallpaper to painstakingly remove, it may be a word that’s not quite so sweet. But one look at today’s options for the centuries-old decorative techniqu…