Month: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving Western New York! Good luck to all the turkey trot runners out there today as the YMCA celebrates the 118th year of the race. Don’t forget to bring your canned food donation for the Food Bank of WNY.

I am wishing all of you a wonderful day with the people you are most thankful for. I personally, have met so many wonderful people this year and have had some wonderful opportunities that I will never forget. Not only today, but everyday I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends and the blessings and lessons I have learned.

Have a wonderful day!

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Words for Wednesday

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow I found this quote on Pinterest and think it’s appropriate for this time of year. We should always live by the words we say – be thankful and appreciate your blessings all year round, not just during this holiday season. JFK was a wise man.

-B

#BuffaloLinks

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This week is all about local businesses and supporting them.

1} Love the zoo and want to celebrate Luna and Kali (the polar bear cubs), then come out to their birthday party on Saturday and enjoy a variety of activities during the day all while celebrating their special day.

2} Opening on Small Business Saturday the Lockhouse Distillery will be open from 12-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the holiday season. Come out buy a bottle of vodka and get a tour of the place.

3} Saturday is Small Business Saturday, get out there and shop small and shop local. Money spent in local business stays local. Hit Hertel, Main St. in Williamsville, East Aurora, Orchard Park, Elmwood Ave., Allen St. and see what local businesses have to offer.

4} Black Friday is crazy with stores having tons of deals. Make sure you get out to Ooo La La Boutique’s turning Black Friday Pink! early to get 50% off anything in the store from 7-7:30am. And throughout the day enjoy other discounts that you won’t be able to pass up!

 

Monday Morning WrapUp #PushGo

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Today on the Monday morning recap I’m talking fashion and local business from the Elmwood Village. Over the weekend I attended the Mass Appeal show at the Pierce Arrow Building. It was my first time attending the very popular fashion event that I’ve always heard things about. It was also my first time inside the Pierce Arrow Building; it was a neat building I liked the look of it and it fit with the theme of the show, urban trendy, it had an old factory look type thing going on.

I thought the overall show was good, it was like any other fashion show I’ve attended, it was entertaining and creative, but it didn’t “wow” me. I thought the VIP area was minimal and could have been more elaborate, but I did like the displays of designers work on manikins and the fact that you could talk with the designers about it. I also do like the comradery from the Elmwood Village- boutiques, designers, restaurants all coming together to put on an event to raise money to better their neighborhood. It shows the sense of community in the area and its a night for everyone to showcase their talents, put aside any differences and support each other. After the show buffaBlog hosted an after party – we didn’t stay to long after the show ended, but we were able to catch the aerial acrobatic person who was performing over the stage. It was a nice touch to see when walking out.

If you attended what did you think? Did you enjoy, not enjoy, let me know your thoughts.

-B

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#FridayFavorites

I’ve been in a little bit of a “hibernation” mode this past week and half or so. I’m working on a pretty big project that I can’t wait to finish and share with everyone. Here are some of my favorite things that stuck with me from this past week.

-B

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{ quote I found on lululemon’s Instagram }

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{ honoring the Armed Forces at the Bills game on Sunday is always one of my favorites from the pregame festivities }

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{ though there is a typo – I didn’t graduate from the University at Buffalo – I graduated from Buffalo State – it was pretty cool seeing my name in the paper – I work for a great place and am honored for this opportunity }

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{ its the Holiday season so what better way to give then to give a Buffalo Bisons Holiday Pack }

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{ well what are you waiting for – Deck the Halls 2013 to benefit the Hunter’s Hope Foundation is on 12.7.13 at the Knox Estate. Get your tickets at any one of the participating boutiques (check out the event page on facebook) you aren’t going to want to miss this }

Words for Wednesday

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Each day we should do something for ourselves – whether its a 5 minute break to clear your head, volunteering, shopping, going for a run or calling someone special in your life. We all deserve to live happy lives so why not live the happiest one you can…

-B

Buffalo Links

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Here are some links to check out this week:

1} I came across this website yesterday – if you’re a pie lover you may want to check this place out – the only downside is if you live in Buffalo it may be a drive for you. Check them out online Portage Pie

2} Working for Downtown hosts Thursdays in the City every Thursday from 5-8pm at Papaya. Come together and network with each other.

3} If you love reading and want to help children’s literacy in the area check out the fundraiser Best Sellers Party that Nickel City Professional is hosting on Friday at the Hotel Lafayette.

4} Saturday Night is a hot fashion event taking place in the Elmwood Village; Mass Appeal

 

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