My inspiration over a cup of coffee

Coffee I’m sure all of us have someone out there that has inspired us or encouraged us at some point in our lives to pursue a dream or goal of ours. As I was meeting with my mentor this afternoon for a cup of coffee, I started to think back to where I am in my career and where it all had started. My mentor after all is the one who helped me jump start my career, helped me get my foot in the door to many places and taught me so much on how to be creative and implement successful events. Though we don’t get to see each other all the time, every time I do meet with her, she always seems to provide me with insight as to where I can take my career, offers me advice and guidance and lifts my spirits when I’m feeling down. Even if she doesn’t plan on doing it, she does. She’s an inspiration to me whether she knows it or not. After our meeting, it got me to thinking that all of us have the opportunity to inspire someone in our lives to follow their dreams. All of us should try it, I believe the reward will be fulfilling.

-B

You Only Live Once

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This weekend was nice, catching up on projects I put off from the Holidays and catching up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We went to this restaurant called YOLO Restaurant + Lounge (the term stands for You Only Live Once). Both of us were first timers and had heard great things about the place. The atmosphere was relaxed, simple, and sophisticated. I ordered the Ahi Tuna sandwich with seasoned french fries and a side of mac n’ cheese. It was delicious! For the people out there who like your food a little spicy you’d love this dish, and the best part is everything is homemade. It was a nice time out and a good place to go to for dinner and/or drinks. So ladies the next time you feel like throwing on a pair of heels head out to Yolo and live a little, you won’t be disappointed.

-B

Ahi Tuna, Mac N Cheese, Seasoned french fries

Ahi Tuna sandwich, pickle, Seasoned french fries, and Mac n’ Cheese

Yolo Restaurant + Lounge 5841 Transit Road East Amherst, NY 14051         yolobuffalony.com (716)688-4479

Burn Baby Burn

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I am a big proponent of taking care of your health and exercising. I workout at least 3 to 4 times a week not because I’m a health nut, but more because exercising is a way for me to relieve the stress in my life and just unwind. Most of the time I workout by myself, but every once and a while I like to change it up and try something new with my routine. This evening I went to one of my favorite fitness centers in the Elmwood Village: BikeorBar. This business started off by offering a variety of different spin classes and has now grown into offering a wide variety of classes from circuit training, to rowing and pilates, to kickboxing, and so much more. Tonight my friend and I took the CrosSpin class with Em Jay. She’s an awesome instructor, plays great music, is tough, but you’ll feel great after her classes. If you’re ever in the area or looking to change up your workout, check this place out.

-B

BikeorBar 904 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 www.bikeorbar.com

New Year, New Buffalo Bills

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I came across this quote earlier today and thought it would be appropriate to post for this time of year. It’s the second day of 2013 and I am always curious to hear people’s New Years resolutions; seeing if these resolutions are anything out of the ordinary losing weight, saving money, etc. or if its something different. I’m also curious to see how long people stick with their resolutions. I’m a goal oriented person and one who believes that if you want to change something about yourself or do something different you don’t need to wait for the new year to do it.

On that note, here in Buffalo, a day before the New Year hit, the Buffalo Bills did something a lot of people in town knew they were going to do… they fired their Head Coach, Chan Gailey, but then what was interesting was the next day, the owner, Ralph Wilson, started the New Year off by giving all power to Russ Brandon (President and CEO). I think its a great move and Mr. Brandon deserves this opportunity. He comes off as a man who will get the job done and won’t make any excuses if something goes wrong. The Buffalo Bills Organization is moving forward and it will be interesting to see what the rest of 2013 holds for this football team.

Not every situation is an ideal one, but if you look at it with the attitude that you can make it better or make it work you’ll go a lot farther in 2013 than you ever expected.

-B

 

 

 

The End of the Bills Season

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Today as I was walking into Ralph Wilson Stadium with my Dad for the last time this season, I started to think of all the good memories I had at the games this year. I seriously couldn’t ask for better fans in Section 126. The guys in that section are like a second family. No matter how bad the game is we still make it fun and enjoyable. The Bills were a major disappointment this year, but I seriously believe they have the best fans in the NFL. Whether our team is good or bad Buffaloians LOVE football and LOVE their Buffalo Bills. Over the next few days and months changes will be made at One Bills Drive and all of us fans are hoping that next year will be our year! GO BILLS!!!

-B

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Last Snowy Saturday in 2012

snow305[1]As we get ready to end another year, the start of this weekend in Buffalo seems to begin the way it should -with the snow falling on the ground and everyone preparing for their New Year’s Eve Festivities. Take a minute to reflect back on all the things that happened in 2012. Some may be good, others bad, but always strive to be better than yesterday. Have a great weekend. Stay safe. See you in 2013!

-B

 

Hello world!

Hello World! My name is Beth and I’ve grown up in Buffalo, NY all my life. One of my goals for 2013 was to start a blog (I know I’m a few days early) sharing with you, all things Buffalo related. From sports, to events, to fashion, food and more. A lot of people I speak with when I travel only think of Buffalo as being really cold and getting a lot of snow. I’m here to share the other exciting things this city has to offer, through my eyes, the way I see it. I hope you enjoy what I share!

-B

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