Nothing beats great outdoor dining on a nice day. CRAVE is the newest restaurant that has opened on Hertel Ave. Delicious array of food, great scenery, friendly and personable staff (our waitress was awesome) and reasonable prices. Check them out!
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Poutine Fries – Lobster
Simple Caesar Salad
Pizza – Bacon, Asparagus and Tomatoes
With the holiday weekend quickly approaching I thought it would be good if I posted some of my favorite restaurants I enjoy going to, that have nice outdoor patios.
I also thought with Memorial Day weekend comes the “unofficial” kickoff to summer, so I also listed dessert shops that have some of the best ice cream and dessert in the area. Enjoy!
Restaurants with a Nice Patio
Dock at the Bay
Major Cool Off
Firefly (Elmwood location)
Last week I had a “catch up” dinner with my friend Kate at her family’s restaurant Al- E- Oops. It sits on the corner of Harris Hill and Genesee St. in Lancaster, NY. Known for there barbecue, I decided to try the pulled pork sandwich over the ribs. It was delicious, along with the cornbread (which was my first time having). Kate’s Grandmother – who is the owner, comes in every morning to make the bread. That’s what being a good business owner is all about, making quality food for the customers, caring about the product. The restaurant is a nice family style place. On a nice day you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the fresh air and quality time with the people you love. Make sure to check it out sometime this summer. If you love barbecue you’ll enjoy this place.
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I’m looking forward to this weekend for multiple reasons – relaxation, taking some spring pictures for the blog and enjoying a friends bridal shower on Grand Island. Have a good weekend – enjoy it!
I love this chandelier
The stuff on my desk at home – colorful straws from Shop Sweet Lulu, my favorite animal -an elephant notepad and a picture frame with inspirational words
I love some bright flowers for the spring
Artvoice held there Best of Buffalo awards on Monday at one of my favorite venues on Main St. downtown – the Town Ballroom
From April 27 to May 19 you can see a variety of different designers who gave the Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm in East Aurora a new look. The Decorator’s Show House is sponsored by The Buffalo News and The Junior League of Buffalo.
Each room was re-designed by multiple designers. I had never been to the Knox Estate prior to this showing- all I knew about the estate was it was owned by the Knox Family until 2001, so I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to see the home.
I loved this living area – basically because I love this horse statue
The house is beautiful! Each room has its own character that is unique and different. While walking through the tour the one downfall I noticed was some volunteers in the rooms weren’t as “personable” as others were about the history and what the rooms were used for prior to being “revamped” for the show. Each volunteer was provided a “cheat sheet” that had information about each room and what it was used for when the Knox Family was residing in the home and what the designer chose to do with the room for the showing. Some spoke when guests were in the room and others didn’t say a word unless you asked them a question. While I was there I did however find out that the designers come back and take there displays down after the show is over. For me personally, to get more out of it I would have preferred a private tour of the home so I could have learned more about the history of estate.
Overall, it was a beautiful home and all the decorator’s did a wonderful job. You can still go see the house through the weekend. Go here for ticket and parking information: Decorators Show House Tickets
One of my favorite bloggers (Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere) recently started a series called Links I Love. It gave me an idea to share the links from local Western New York businesses that I like, this week I’m highlighting my favorite clothing/fashion boutiques.
What are your favorite shops in town?
Ooo La La Boutique
Research and Design
In The Buff Shirts
Bella Belle Shoes
Ms. Eye Candy
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