Animals!

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The Buffalo Zoo and Aquarium of Niagara Falls are two of my favorite things in Western New York. I love animals and to be able to learn more about them and visit them in our area is pretty cool. Some cities aren’t lucky to have a zoo and/or aquarium, so when I hear some people say these places aren’t as great as other big cities, we should be thankful we even have any in “our backyard.” If you take the time the next time you visit the zoo or aquarium you will see they actually have more to offer than you think.

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Hello, March!

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Hello March! Since its my birthday month I’ve decided that I’m going to share at least one of my favorite things about Western New York for the next 30 days. Yes, I know March has 31 days in it, but since I’m turning the “big” 3-0 in just a couple shorts weeks, I thought it would be the theme for this month.

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So today I’m kicking off my first favorite thing – Buffalo Indie Weddings! Nope, I’m not married or engaged, but the ladies behind these fun DIY bridal parties are Ali {Made by Anatomy} and Erica {City Lights Studio}. They are creative and fun, offering a fresh take on those regular bridal shows that take place. I always love seeing what new things they come up with and more importantly I love meeting new people at their events {a majority of the vendors are local!}.

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{Check out their event today at the Foundry}

Friday Favorites!

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{A staple building in downtown Buffalo, Hotel Lafayette}

It’s been an eventful week compared to the last few. As I’m beginning to prep for my 30th birthday in a few short weeks, I’ve been consumed with so many ideas that this weekend is going to be about narrowing down what I really want and then putting the plan into action. Part of the weekend is also going to be me looking for an adventure or a new place to visit. It’s been a while since I’ve traveled and as much as I love Buffalo, everyone needs a little break now and then. Have a good weekend!

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{One of my favorite things at Polar Bites, the Elephant painted Wine and Martini Glasses}

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{I finally visited Hydraulic Hearth for Brunch on Saturday – it was awesome!}

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{I found this quote on Instagram and love it!}

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{You can’t beat a spongecandy stout beer at Resurgence}

YOU Are Beautiful

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You are beautiful. That was the theme this past Saturday at HEAL BFLO’s event. {H.E.A.L standing for – Health, Energy, Art and Love}. The yoga retreat and wellness event was much different than other health and wellness events that take place. It was more intimate – offering an all-day yoga retreat for those who wanted to participate and on the other side a vendor based event open to the public featuring local boutiques and businesses.

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While I didn’t attend the yoga retreat {looking back I wish I did}, when I walked into the Foundry you immediately felt a calmness and community bond at the event. Over 30 vendors participated and the venue was packed with positive energy.

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To learn more about HEAL BFLO and the ladies behind the event click here and here.

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A Great Place to Go for Wine Wednesday!

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It’s been months of planning to make time to visit Providence Social. Finally a few Wednesday’s ago Nicole and I took advantage of are monthly get-togethers and enjoyed their wine night specials!

The minute I walked in I fell in love with the place I loved the bar area and the old school music from the 50s and 60s era – a place that makes me think of my childhood memories when my parents would make me listen to their oldies music {now a days I catch myself singing to some of that same music, I guess that’s what happens as you get older}. The dim lighting with amazing light fixtures makes for a pretty atmosphere. The dining area is pretty open – leaving you and your party not feeling on top of other people… like you find at some other restaurants in the area.

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Wednesdays make for great wine deals! $4 for a glass, $16 for a bottle! You can’t beat that price. For the amount of wine Nicole and I drink when we get together – it was a great deal!

From the outside- it’s not what you would expect when you walk in. The pricing is affordable and offers a good selection of food that can be shared. Now, I’m planning a time to go back and check out their brunch! From what I see on social media it looks like they put together a nice Sunday Funday!

-B

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#BuffaloLinks

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Aficionado – a networking event taking place this Friday at the Lafayette Hotel from 6-9pm. It looks pretty neat, anyone else attending?

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Heal Bflo – bringing the community together, local businesses together and creating a positive atmosphere.

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Steak Stone and Sushi – a restaurant in Lockport, NY that I want to check out soon!

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A new distillery that just opened and another new place to check out! Black Squirrel Distillery

 

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