Think Spring! Things to do around town in April

think spring 2016 Its hard to believe its April and there is snow on the ground today, well really, I guess not, I mean it is Buffalo. Regardless of what it is doing outside, there is plenty to do around town this month. Here is my list of some events and activities that caught my eye this month.

Take a fun tour with Explore Buffalo - whether its at the Fontana Boat House or an architectural tour you're bound to have fun and learn more about WNY

When I think of April I think of baseball and even though the Major League teams opening day was yesterday and today, the hometown team {The Buffalo Bisons} kickoff their season on the road this Thursday and are at home on April 14th #seizetheseason

Fern Croft Floral is hosting a class on Floral arrangements April 23rd...this comes at the perfect time, gardening season is right around the corner.

Makers Buffalo has a lot of fun DIY classes this month, Macramé Hanging Plants on 4/12, Pidge Podge is back with a weaving workshop on 4/30 and in between those dates there is so much more taking place! For a complete list of classes click here

Buffalo State College's Fashion and Textile program is hosting Runway ECOLUTION April 16th. For tickets click here.

Resurgence is hosting a Toy Brewbash on 4/14. For more details you can go here.

The new EXPO Market downtown is hosting their Grand Opening on April 18 & 19th. If you haven't checked out the popular downtown food hall, put it on your calendar to do in April.

Party in the Park is back on April 22 at Marcy Casino

If you're in need of a wedding planner or need some DIY tips for your big day, MuseJar is hosting a Secrets of the Trade DIY event on 4/24. For more details check out the Facebook event page.

One event I'd like to attend this year is the Knox Farm Spring Art Fest taking place at the end of the month - April 29- May 1


Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Part of my " Buffalove Sunday Funday" consisted of taking a spin class with Revolution Buffalo down at Canalside before heading over to Buffalo Riverworks to watch the boaters and kayakers on the water. It made for the perfect way to start your day. I haven't had the chance to take any of the exercise classes down at Canalside before Sunday. With a beautiful view of the water and boats it in some way makes you forget you're even working out and the time goes by fast. I really recommend you taking a class down there sometime. rev canalside

{Rev Ride at Canalside}


At Riverworks they had the Jack Craft Fair taking place from 11-5pm. There were a lot of artist and craft vendors along with live music making it a great day to meet new local businesses and explore a new venue in your city. Sometimes a mini day trip in your own city can be fun and beneficial.



{Part of the Sunday Funday was at Resurgence Brewery with a beer flight}

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{Jack Craft Fair}


{Buffalo Riverworks}

Fathers Day Things to Do

fathers day Father's Day is just around the corner and if you're like me, I prefer to spend the day with my Dad doing something he enjoys rather than buying him some gift that he will just put to the side. So, I thought I would compile a list of some things you could do and places you could go with your Dad.

Golf Courses:

  • Diamond Hawk (Cheektowaga)
  • Greenwood (Clarence)
  • Harris Hill (Bowmansville) - I just found out this is not open because they are building condos where the driving range used to be - so disappointing.
  • Delaware Park (Buffalo)

Brunch Spots:

  • Cecelia's
  • Providence Social
  • Trattoria Aroma
  • Elm Street Bakery

Other Activities:

  • Canalside - kayaking, water bikes, boat tours
  • Niagara Falls - Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds
  • Brewery Tours - with Craft Breweries being so popular - go on one of your own brewery tours - Flying Bison, Resurgence, Big Ditch, Rusty Nickel are just a few to check out!


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Friday Favorites!

One of the biggest struggles I find myself dealing with over the last couple of weeks is finding the time to go out and explore and just do random tours or attend an "unplanned" event. It's trying to find that balance between my work and social life, while not getting to crazy and wearing myself to thin. I think, {like a majority of people feel} there is not enough time in the day or we think we can push off something to another day. Sometimes I think that's acceptable, but right now I just think something is missing and I've been trying to find that spark.

Regardless of how I have been feeling lately, here are a few pictures I took from this past week that have made me smile. Have a wonderful weekend!



{A walk to Canalside - new artwork up}


{Spring is here}


{Spending Mother's Day with my Mom at Resurgence Brewery}

chicago - millennium park

{This awesome kids park in Chicago - this is amazing! It would be cool to see this in Buffalo}

A Resurgence Has Started!

IMG_6659 A new hot spot to go in town is one of the local craft breweries. While I have been to a handful of them, I must say my two favorites are Resurgence and Hamburg Brewing, maybe its because of convenience, or maybe I love the layout, the "vibe" and the beer! Both breweries do an awesome job and I'm happy Buffalo can experience great beer.



Friday Favorites!

downtown lafayette sq

{A staple building in downtown Buffalo, Hotel Lafayette}

It’s been an eventful week compared to the last few. As I’m beginning to prep for my 30th birthday in a few short weeks, I’ve been consumed with so many ideas that this weekend is going to be about narrowing down what I really want and then putting the plan into action. Part of the weekend is also going to be me looking for an adventure or a new place to visit. It’s been a while since I’ve traveled and as much as I love Buffalo, everyone needs a little break now and then. Have a good weekend!

elephant glasses

{One of my favorite things at Polar Bites, the Elephant painted Wine and Martini Glasses}

Hydraulic hearth

{I finally visited Hydraulic Hearth for Brunch on Saturday - it was awesome!}


{I found this quote on Instagram and love it!}


{You can't beat a spongecandy stout beer at Resurgence}


REsurgence-december-web-process-s600x450[1] A fun run starting at Resurgence Brewery takes place tonight. Organized by Fleet Feet Sports, enjoy a 2 or 4 mile run with the local community.


An awesome local business that makes not only great Buffalo cards, but coasters, apparel and other accessories. Follow Rusterior Design on social media and local stores.


Lately I've been trying to change up my workouts just because running all the time can get boring. I'm looking forward to checking out this indoor cycling studio soon. Click here for more details.



The Tree of Hope is taking place on Friday at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. While registration closed on Monday, you can watch it on local news station, WGRZ starting at 5pm. Its nice to live in a community that helps spread some holiday cheer during what can be stressful times for some.



Friday Favorites!

This week has been crazy, I'm looking forward to a fun weekend full of fashion and Christmas decorating. Have a great one! -B


{One of my favorite stores in the Elmwood Village - Anna Grace}


{Stacks of Santa letter! One of my favorite campaigns for the Make a Wish Foundation. The Macy's Believe Campaign.}


{Spotted an Elf on the Shelf at Resurgence Brewery this past weekend}


{The 3rd Annual Deck the Halls takes place tomorrow night and proceeds benefit Buffalo Paws and Claws Animal Shelter}