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Art can make your place feel like a home—especially when it has meaning. Here in Buffalo, we’re proud of where we live, so it’s only right that we display our city love. Local graphic designers have created beautiful pieces to do just that, highlighting our classic sites, buildings and even our favorite foods in a clever, visual way. Here are a few of our favorite pieces a…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

To illustrate just how diverse consignment fashion can be, we teamed up with Annie Adams, owner of Second Chic, to create three distinct outfits solely from the assortment in her Williamsville store—then enlisted Jane Dewey of Synder, a licensed psychologist by day, to model our finds. Hair and makeup by Angel Cobb of Excuria Salon & Spa in Williamsville. For those ca…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

With so much technology comes so many easy ways to be in touch when dating. So what’s the best way to contact your new love interest? The preferred way these days—especially early on—seems to be texting. There is nothing more convenient, non-intrusive—and safe—than a text message. But the perfect combination of texts and phone calls at the ideal frequency are the ingred…

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: Style

It’s almost time for Galentine’s Day. If you’re a “Parks and Recreation” devotee, you know that Feb. 13 is the holiday that’s “like Lillith Fair, minus the angst and plus frittatas”—or so says lead character Leslie Knope. In fact, one of the show’s singular charms was its sweet and sincere celebration of female friendship, so it’s no wonder Galentine’s Day has since …

Buffalo Magazine: Style

We’ve all heard how timing is everything. But good timing is not only when two people are available and single at the same time. It also explains the type of person we need or want at certain times in our lives. Craving the “bad boy” could be just what the doctor ordered if you have spent your last relationship trapped in boredom. Or when the roller coaster and uncer…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

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 finishing touch to work. Accessories are a bride’s best style ally, after all. Dress your overall look up or down, inject a …

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Most of us have Christmas trees and wreaths down pat by now—this year, capture the spirit of the season with unique holiday decor in less traditional places. From a Christmas vignette atop a tall armoire to jolly linens in a guest room, it’s a snap to spread holiday cheer throughout your space. Raising the bar An easy way to cultivate a seasonable vibe is by putting …

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Tens of thousands of wedding dresses are purchased each year—but to the individual brides selecting their gowns, it’s a unique, personal experience. The shopping process can be highly emotional, delightful and stressful all at the same time. So we asked five local brides to share what wedding dress shopping was like for them. And (no surprise) each had a unique story to te…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

You did it! You logged in and stepped up to the dating plate. Congratulations! You are online and navigating through profiles and even started communicating with some potential suitors. That wasn’t so hard, was it? I hope not, because it only gets more interesting when you finally decide it’s time to meet the person you’ve been messaging. Now the tricky part: The fir…

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Watching Erin Lalley-Bauer thoughtfully craft a wreath is to witness pure creativity at work. The owner of Fern Croft Floral has cultivated a reputation for her fresh, inventive creations — her style an effortless ode to the natural beauty that surrounds us. Here, she proves just how dynamic sustainable design can be by creating a wreath for both fall and winter from th…

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What do Octo Mom, Snookie and Mayhem from the Allstate commercials all have in common? They were once very popular Halloween costumes. If these seem like random choices, it’s because they are. But some people, like Dave DeJac of DC Theatricks in Buffalo and Mike Smilanich of George and Company in Williamsville, have made it their business to track costume trends. Bot…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Some people play games when they’re dating. To me, it’s more important to have game than to play them. Having game is about being self-aware and exhibiting self-control. It’s about having low to moderate expectations, being less concerned about the immediate outcome and maybe even acting a bit aloof. There are times I’ve had game in my single life, and times I have a…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

When cabinetmaker John Thiesen gets his hands on a piece of wood, he lets the lumber tell its own story. “If I’m building a Mission-style vanity or turning a burl bowl on the lathe, I let the wood talk to me,” explained the master craftsman. His process depends on whom he’s working for. “I let the creative process flow when I’m doing design work for myself and all…

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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 …