Must See, Do and Stay, Buffalo, New York: A quick city guide

posted on: Tuesday, 22 October 2019

If ever there were a city that you could visit, where you'll believe that the American dream is alive, well, and kicking, it's Buffalo, New York. While the city has most definitely been through times of hardship, as a result of deindustrialization, Buffalo, New York has seen a great deal of regrowth in recent years. While I zigzagged my way through the city, I met business owners that had lived in Buffalo their entire lives. I met people that had left and felt a pull to return home to be a part of reenergising the city. I even met couples that were relocating to take advantage of some of the best house prices in America (current median price being $95,000). I left feeling an incredible pride for Buffalo, its people and its incredible food. More importantly, I left with an excitement to sit and write this today, to recommend this as a place to visit. It is a truly inspiring place. The people, the food, the incredible architecture and the endless entertainment should make this a place for your travel bucket list. But, I have to tell you, I went knowing absolutely nothing, and I feel like a guide is needed, for those looking to visit for the first time. With the help of the Buffalo Niagara Falls Tourist Board, I have put together the ultimate itinerary for anyone wanting to discover Buffalo, New York for the first time. Where to eat, where to stay, what to do.... it's all answered here. After one week in Buffalo, I left wondering if they'd welcome a new resident, with a slightly wonky accent after living abroad for too long. However, my waistline might have other ideas. I gained five pounds in one week eating across this amazing culinary destination. And the buffalo wings are only the start. Here's your guide to Buffalo, New York...

Shop The Look: The Maine Attraction

posted on: Friday, 18 October 2019

I'm not sure if you are picking up on a bit of a style change that's currently underway in my closet. I am embracing more neutral colours and buying up basics that I know I'll keep forever in the process. I just want an easier wardrobe - one I can walk into and pick up anything and know it will all go together. I think this has something to do with getting old, always wanting to look stylish, but feeling like time is moving so quickly that I don't have hours anymore to make that happen. Let's call it what it is, a midlife fashion crisis. But I'm having it. There's nothing to be done. So here's hoping you're enjoying it! Every single thing you see in the picture above, I know I will have from today until they are either worn down or I'm dead. I absolutely adore this outfit and every single piece involved in its composition. So, here's a breakdown, piece by piece. Each and every item is a hero piece and I feel like every penny spent was worth it! Now, details....

True Story: I was a judge at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York

posted on: Thursday, 17 October 2019

National Buffalo Wings Festival in Buffalo, New York
Can I just run that story headline by you again one more time… I was a judge at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. An American, that moved to London 17 years ago came back to America, as a UK journalist, to take part in one of the finest food festivals in the United States. How did that happen? How am I writing this? Dreams really do come true people. Meeting Karl Lagerfeld. That was cool. Interviewing Anna Wintour. Yeah, that was pretty epic. Being asked to take part in a festival celebrating the most perfect food on the planet… I find myself at a loss for words. Only I have to find them, as I have to tell you what I was doing there, what happened while I was there, and why it’s absolutely worth making the trip if you ever have the chance. Now, where to start. 

Outfit du Jour: Green with Crocodile Envy

posted on: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

How to wear neutrals with a flash of colour.