Friday Finds!

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{Chalk art in front of the First Niagara Center last Saturday}

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{My first Waldfest was so much fun! Can’t wait for next year}

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{Cheers to another successful Wines in the Wild with some great Board members and friends!}

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{I should be a zookeeper}

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{Nothing will ever beat a hand written card sent in the mail}

Happy 716 Day!

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Its a beautiful day to celebrate 7/16 in the 7-1-6. Its an exciting time for Buffalo and there are so many wonderful things to do around town, not just today, but everyday. Don’t take for granted what we have to offer around town. Enjoy today!

-B

{just a blonde in buffalo photo}

Harlie’s First Play Date

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{Harlie has a new friend, Natalia}

Last night Harlie had her first play date with Natalia. Going into this I think I was more anxious than I think Harlie because I didn’t know how she would be, but she was great! We went out to walk the trails on my friend’s beautiful land and it was the first time she was off leash as well. Her and Natalia really just hung out and walked the trails side by side, it was so cute!! Kate and Brian taught me a lot yesterday and I can’t wait to take Harlie on her next puppy adventure.

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{Just pal-ing around}

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{Let’s race!}

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{post trails treat – ice cream at Uncle G’s – such a cute spot!}

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Friday Finds!

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{The Flea Market in Clarence is a great spot to go for misc pieces. I found this ladder that I’m using as a magazine rack for $8!}

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{ A different view of the lake from Wilkeson Pointe}

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{Before the sun comes up views from the Outer Harbor last weekend, the skyway doesn’t look bad in this picture}

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{Views of the Peace Bridge the day after the 4th}

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{Wine, pizza and a little Shakespeare! I love Shakespeare in Delaware Park!}

The Roaming Table

Last week a few friends and myself took a culinary tour of Lewiston with The Roaming Table. Led by Chris and Alicia, the tour was full of food and beer tastings and history of Lewiston. What I liked even more were some of the fun facts that Alicia threw in because she grew up in the area.

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{The tour group!}

We made six stops on the tour, starting at the Silo and trying the ever so popular “Haystack.” From there we went to Water St. Landing and enjoyed some smoked gouda mac n’ cheese and the Bavarian burger. We “washed” that down with a sample of the 42 North pilsner. After Water St. Landing we walked up Main St. all while learning about the history of Lewiston.

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{First stop The Silo}

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{D’Avolio’s}

While on Main St. we also stopped at D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars & More, Orange Cat Coffee Company {one of my favorite spots on the tour}, The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and The Village Bake Shoppe. In between a couple stops we veered off Main St and walked through neighborhoods to see Lewiston outside of the main strip.

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{History was a part of the tour}

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Throughout the tour Chris and Alicia asked us what festivals we like to go to, told us about themselves and answered any questions we had. When I asked them what their favorite part of the business was they each had a different response. Alicia mentioned its a unique experience and its something new, it challenges yourself. Chris responded saying he loves meeting new people, he always wanted to open his own restaurant and this is the next best thing. Both work full time jobs outside of hosting tours thru the Roaming Table and I give them lots of props for doing both, they are great hosts!

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I had never been on a culinary tour before so I didn’t know what to expect, but after the tour I will say I would definitely go back and do it again. The amount of food and drink your receive along with the history and learning of all the things taking place in town is highly worth it. For a list of tour times and availability go here. A big thank you goes out to Alicia and Chris for inviting me out to spend a fun afternoon with them!

Cheers!

-B

{Photos – Just a Blonde in Buffalo}

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{One of my favorite spots on the tour!  Orange Cat Coffee Co.}

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{Alicia and Chris took us through the neighborhood}

Friday Finds!

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{Last week at Providence Social I found these shopping carts used as a garden, I love the creativity on their patio!}

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{Shooting some boats races for an upcoming boat and car show at the Outer Harbor, this picture gives a beautiful shot of Downtown Buffalo in the background.}

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{Last week was my first time shopping inside Half & Half Boutique and I must say I love the store! The mix of clothing and home décor is perfect!}

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{Co-worker love at a wedding last week at Flying Bison Brewery. Happy Canada Day, Kayla!}

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{The Roaming Table offers an AWESOME food tour of Lewiston, one of the stops was at Orange Cat Coffee and I found this guy inside. Orange Cat is probably my new favorite coffee shop in town, I only wish it was a little closer. See my write up on The Roaming Table in the next couple of days!}

“Where Friends Come Together..”

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{hard hat ready!}

Last week I was able to take a tour of the Curtiss Hotel which sits on the corner of Franklin and Huron in Downtown Buffalo. Built in 1912 the hotel is being renovated and should be open in September. Taking this tour was pretty cool, the operators of this property {Mark Croce and his team} are offering free valet parking, smart cars for guests to use while they are in town {for free!}, a rooftop bar {OMG, the views are amazing!}, indoor and outdoor hot springs, coffee service, a 24 hour fitness center {for anyone to use or have a membership to} and a revolving bar and Chez Ami restaurant. Pricing will range from $190-$400 depending on room choice.

Being in a construction zone and seeing the work in progress was pretty cool. I liked it even more, when Conner said it is a place where anyone can go, you don’t just have to be a hotel guest to be able to dine at the restaurant or grab a drink at one of the bars. Below are some pictures from the tour. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product in the Fall!

-B

{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}

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{view of the Curtiss Hotel from the outside}

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{main entrance off of Franklin}

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{inside of the reception area}

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{views from the revolving bar}

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{K. Sweet}

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{views from up on what will be the rooftop bar}

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{these windows are amazing}

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{6th floor views}

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{basement views – Danger}

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