Category: Activities/Entertainment/Social

Happy Dyngus Day!

436_DD_TREEHappy Dyngus Day! For more information on today’s festivities take a look at the Dyngus Day Buffalo website below for all the information you need: schedule of events, times, locations and prices- Dyngus Day Buffalo

If you’re celebrating today, don’t forget those pussy willows and squirt guns!

Can’t wait to share more on this Polish Celebration with you later in the week!

-B

 

A Little Celebration at 26 Virginia Place in Buffalo

Scarlet Restaurant
Scarlet Restaurant

On a narrow and occasionally quiet street lies nestled a wonderful restaurant and bar called Scarlet . Located in the Allen district of Buffalo, I heard great things about this place from some of my friends so I thought why not kickoff my birthday celebrations with a happy hour there. For it being my first time and having a party of 20 come in unannounced, I didn’t know what to expect, but to my surprise the staff impressed me. They were friendly, courteous and the prices are reasonable. Because of the good experience I had, it left me wanting to come back for another visit again soon. If you’ve never been I recommend it and if you have been there before what are your thoughts? I’d love to know.

-B

Bar Area
Bar Area
Complimentary cheese, crackers, grapes and pepperoni we on hand throughout the bar
Complimentary cheese, crackers, grapes and pepperoni were on hand throughout the bar
My kind of tree - A Vodka Tree! Different brands of vodka were displayed throughout the wall. Very nice idea!
My kind of tree – A Vodka Tree! Different brands of vodka were displayed throughout the wall. Very nice idea!
Cheers!
Cheers!

 

For more on Scarlet, “Like” them on Facebook: Scarlet Restaurant

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Buffalo Style

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St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo is always known to be one of the biggest events in town. Crowds of people, young and old, line the street up and down Delaware Avenue to enjoy the parade. Here are some pictures from yesterday’s chilly parade day. If you attended the parade what did you think of it this year?

-B

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Some Boutique.Bridal.Party Fun!

the ticket!
the ticket!
to the Greenhouse Room
to the Greenhouse Room (with cocktails in hand) 😉
A line of women patiently waiting to enter the party
A line of women patiently waiting to enter the party

 

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Boutique.Bridal.Party at the Hotel Lafayette. For only $8 a ticket, my friend Shanna and I tagged along to show our support, give our opinions, and to check out all the pretty vendors while our friend Kate, the Bride, received more information from a variety of people.

Kudos to Anatomy and City Lights Studio for putting together a bridal boutique party that was pretty, classy, simple, and enjoyable all while showcasing some of the best people in the business and highlighting the gorgeous Hotel Lafayette.

Some of my personal favorites were Bella Belle Shoes, Love Mia, Elizabeth Dugan Hairstylist and Makeup Artist and LeeAndi’s Designs

(For a full list of the participating vendors go to boutiquebridalparty.com )

 -B

A photo collage from the night
A photo collage from the night
Tasting some cupcakes. Yum!!
Tasting some cupcakes. Yum!!
Vendor displays
Vendor displays
#Partyonbrides Signature drinks for the night
#Partyonbrides Signature drinks for the night
Table setting
Table setting
Photobooth fun from partytimebooth
Photobooth fun from partytimebooth
The Bride speaking with Runway Makeup Artistry & Esthetics
The Bride speaking with Runway Makeup Artistry & Esthetics
After registration you received a sticker for who you were, the Bride, the Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, or here for the party
After registration you received a sticker for who you were, the Bride, the Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, or here for the party
crowd shot
crowd shot
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Lee Andi’s table.. one of my favorites there
pretty shoes
pretty shoes
anatomy, another one of my favorites there
anatomy, co creator of the event, another one of my favorites there
Bella Belle shoes
Bella Belle shoes*
how cute
how cute
Pearl St. Display
Pearl St. Display

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“A Marchful”

My birthday invitations I handmade
My birthday invitations I handmade

Lucky Shamrocks March Supplies Glitter

As we go through the last day of February, we enter one of my favorite months, March! Some may not feel the same way as me because the weather is gloomy, the month can feel somewhat long and people feel like there’s nothing to do around town. But really there is plenty to do. Here is a list of some events happening in the month March around town:

  • Dance Marathon to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association (March 1)
  • Wines of the World (March 1)
  • Lewiston Cocktail Festival (March 2)
  • Shamrock Run (March 2)
  • Rihanna Concert (March 8)
  • Buffalo Rugby Club – Player Camp (March 8,9)
  • Buffalo Home & Garden Show (March 8,9,10)
  • The Old First Ward Parade (March 16)
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Delaware (March 17)
  • Blues & Brews event at the Ellicott Square Building (March 22)
  • Carrie Underwood (March 26)
  • Easter (March 31)

If these events don’t appeal to you or if you’re on a tight budget and don’t know what to do, be creative, make holiday decorations for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter. Attend one of the many parades around town, or even try your hand at making at-home versions of shamrock shakes, cupcakes, or cocktails.

On the horizon for me – a launch party, birthdays, trips, and lots of fun events. Whatever your month of March is like, I hope you find a little luck and a pot of gold along the way.

-B

 

Polar Bites 2013

Tickets, Tickets
Tickets, Tickets

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of my favorite events in Buffalo. Polar Bites. Polar Bites is a annual event that benefits the Buffalo Zoo. A variety of restaurants, breweries and wineries fill the upstairs of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center every February and guests have an opportunity to try samples of food and drink. Guests also have an opportunity to bid on some auction items and purchase animal artwork. If you ever have an opportunity to attend this event, do so! It is fairly priced (purchase pre-sale tickets for $35) and you’re guaranteed to have a fun time out.

-B

Me and my Dad
My Dad and Me
A couple vendor signs
A couple vendor signs
Lacey & Jessica
Lacey & Jessica

 

Fat Bob's Mac n' Cheese
Fat Bob’s Mac n’ Cheese
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Came home with a bag of goodies from Polar Bites
Came home with a bag of goodies from Polar Bites
Me with Fat Bobs Mascot
Me with Fat Bobs Mascot
Souvenir glasses
Souvenir glasses
Niagara Landing Table
Niagara Landing Table
Rohrbach Brewery
Rohrbach Brewery
Auction area
Auction area
Me with Katie -the amazing event coordinator for the Buffalo Zoo
Me with Katie -the amazing event coordinator for the Buffalo Zoo
Lacey, My Dad, and Me at Polar Bites 2013
Lacey, My Dad, and Me at Polar Bites 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in time to see the Dinosaurs & Time to get ripped off

Dinosaurs on display
Dinosaurs on display

While I don’t like to write about bad events, I feel as though I have to write about an event I attended this past weekend, that left me and my family disappointed. The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center was home to Discover the Dinosaurs this past weekend and while crowds of people attended, a lot of people walked away thinking why did I attend this?

The event was publicized on local TV and radio and sounded like an exciting must-see event, but after walking through the 10 minute maze of dinosaur statues, it was pure disappointment. Half of the dinosaurs were displayed throughout half of the upstairs of the Convention Center while the rest of the smaller dinosaurs were just thrown in corners, as if the people in charge didn’t have time to put them in appropriate spots. On the other half of the room upstairs, they had face painting and dinosaur rides. While there were activities for the children everything had an extra cost and nothing was really included with the admission price except walking through to see the 10 dinosaur statues, if that.

For a ridiculous price ($17 for adults 12 and up, $15 for 65 yrs and older and children 2-11 yrs $20) it was a big rip off in my opinion. The only rewarding part of this event was that my 2 year old niece enjoyed herself. If this event comes back to Buffalo next year I would tell anyone to save their money and go to the Buffalo Zoo or Niagara Falls Aquarium instead.

-B

Black and White

Dinosaurs on display
Dinosaurs on display

 

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