Happy Dyngus Day!!

The weather is supposed to be beautiful and what better way to celebrate a Monday – than to drink some Tyskie and Zywiec beer and listen to polka music in the historic Polonia district in Buffalo, where Paderewski Drive will be bustling with people later today. It’s been a couple years since I’ve celebrated this day, but I’m looking forward to showing some of my co-workers what Dyngus Day is about and meeting up with some of my friends that I haven’t seen in a while. For more info on maps, places to go, etc. check out dyngusday.com for all the info.

-B 

 

 

Poland

{ Agnes, Sean and I in Wroclaw, Poland – City Center on our last full day in the Country}

It’s currently 11 pm in Poland and I’m sitting in my hotel room writing this post. Tomorrow I’m headed back to the states after what has been an amazing experience to a Country I have never visited before. It has been a few years since I’ve traveled internationally {outside of Canada} and I must say it comes at a time in my life when I needed it.

I needed to get away and focus on me, take a break from the same old norm that sucks me in and focus on my love for learning about different cultures and my family heritage. This trip has so, so many memories, from Polish sayings, to family and Detectives in Action tv, to Hector the Lion and “good nuts” {an inside joke between Agnes, Sean and I}. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my stories on my site over the next week or two, but until I do that I want to just encourage anyone and everyone to take a step back and realize that there is more to this life than the four walls you are consistently surrounded around.

“Of all of the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport…”

See you back in USA,

-B

 

Happy Opening Day Buffalo!!

Happy Opening Day Buffalo!!! Even though I’m not there to celebrate opening day in Buffalo, I’m reppin’ my spirit in Poland. Its a great time to come down to Coca-Cola Field and celebrate everything the Buffalo Bisons Organization is doing this spring and summer.  Make sure to celebrate with us as we celebrate this wonderful season.

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

Where Buffalo Roams…

I will not lie one of my favorite places to take Harlie is Knox Farm, but recently I have to say its nice to take her to the Outer Harbor. Not only are the water views beautiful, having the bike path to walk up and down is really nice. If you are looking for a place to walk your dogs definitely check out the Outer Harbor – Wilkeson Pointe is a nice place to stop and check out while you’re there too, you and your dog will enjoy it.

-B 

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

Lash Bar Buffalo

A couple weeks ago I had an appointment at Lash Bar Buffalo in East Aurora. I don’t wear a lot of makeup as it is so my morning routine is pretty simple, but I have gotten tired of putting on mascara every. single. day, especially because my lashes are so light so I wanted something that looked like I had makeup on, but really didn’t. Because of this I decided to get some eyelash extensions and I absolutely love them. I set-up an appointment with Katie and got the “natural look” – the full set took about an hour and a half which was a nice amount of time to just chat away or to relax. There is very minimal upkeep and I literally walk out the door and go in the morning which is nice to do some days, especially when I’m on vacation. If you’re looking to check them out make sure to book an appointment soon because they do fill up very quickly.

-B 

 

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

Packing for Poland

If you know me, you know I love to travel, but the one thing I absolutely dislike is packing. I am not good at it, nor have I ever been, I always over pack and put it off until the last minute. Normally I wouldn’t mind packing a couple more pairs of shoes or an extra purse, but because I am headed over to Europe tomorrow I want to only bring what is essential and won’t take up space. I started on Sunday and still have some last minute things to throw in my suitcase, but I think after a few days of going back and forth, I finally feel comfortable.

{the beginning – clothes all over the place}

{almost done}

I will say if they have professional packers I may consider hiring one the next time I go on vacation.

do widzenia

-B

 

Roost Buffalo

Nicole and I hit up a new restaurant on Niagara Street this past Thursday. Roost located on the street level of the Crescendo building is A-M-A-Z-ing! Offering great shareable plates and a huge bar this place is on our high list of places to return to. The beautiful decor and our waiter Tanner helped win us over too. If you haven’t been definitely try it out, maybe check out their Saturday Brunch!

-B 

{our wine, garden salad & asparagus with bacon}

{fig pizza}

{birthday dessert}

{part of the bar area}

{fitting piece of art}

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

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