Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Trip To the Market

The Broadway Market in Buffalo is a vibrant place. The kind of place your parents take you when you're little, and perhaps you don't appreciate it so much at the time because you're lost in a sea of grown-up legs, but get nostalgic for when you're older. The colors, the crowds, the culture, the history... the food! Pierogies, sausages, butter lambs, and sweets as far as the eye can see.

View of the market from above

Going down the escalator toward the market. I was so excited!

The market was established in 1888 by a group of Eastern European immigrants. Despite all of the economic tumult, fires, urban decay, etcetera that Buffalo has experienced through the years, the market still exists today! It's open year-round, though it's most famous for its Easter wares. People from all over Western New York come at that time of year. I hadn't been there since I was about four years old, and it's still exactly how I remember but better since I'm now an adult and can buy my own cupcakes. Actually, maybe that's not such a good thing, considering how much Dave and I OD'd on the sweets that day! Out of control!

Stuffing mah FACE

Case in point. Hot cross bun!

Prize of the day

Whatcha got there, David?

Chocolate covered Peeps, can you believe it?  I still can't.

Oh yes, that's right. Chocolate-covered Peeps.

Camellia's deli, bustling

Bustletown, USA

Camellia's deli

Perusing his options.


I made a matryoshka friend! TWINSIES
Matryoshka tee: RipT
Shorts: Plastic Island via Modcloth
Maryjane sneakers: DKNY
Vintage bag: Morris Moskowitz

I hope to go back someday soon!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gallery Hoppin'

Well, I'm back after an extended internet hiatus. My grandfather passed away, and I just didn't feel like posting for awhile. I simply wanted to rest and spend time with family and friends. But this blog is just a fledgling thing, so I don't want to leave it unattended for too long. I've been meeting so many fun new people and I miss that!

So to dip my toes back into the blogging waters, I thought I'd share that I attended two gallery openings in the past month! Dave's We Robot art show debuted on March 19, so of course we had to go! I got myself all gussied up, though the pictures don't really do the outfit justice (not a fan of my cardigan awkwardly sticking out my jacket). But I like my shoes, so the outfit goes up anyway!

On the way to We, Robot art show

Cropped military jacket: From my favorite local boutique
Black cardigan: In my closet since forever
Ruffley buttercream 50s blouse: Picked by my mother at an estate sale, might go in the shop
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Who knows?
Shoes: Harajuku Lovers

Vintage bag: Morris Moskowitz


Dave was one of several artists featured. This wall is covered with his art and that of another artist, Candace Keegan. The robots she paints are adorable!



I'm sorry, but I thought this dude was bad-ass. I forget the artist's name, was it Chris Hausbeck? He made quite a few impressive metal robot sculptures. If you're in the Buffalo area, there are just three more days to see the show, and it's definitely worth seeing. More photos can be found on Dave's Flickr page, if you're interested.


Another art opening just a week later! This one was at the College Street Gallery in Allentown, which is a wonderful co-op run by photographer Michael Mulley. Pay a small monthly fee, get yer art up on the walls, and you keep the money from any sales, minus a really teensy commission fee. It's a great way for newer local artists to find exposure for their art. It's very affordable too; a couple of months ago, Dave and I bought an amazing line drawing-style painting of a hot pink t-rex! I'm standing next to another piece I like in the above photo. Wish I had an extra $150!

It wuz dark.

It was too dark out to take any really good outfit photos, so Dave took artsy light-trails pics instead. I like it.

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (bought on super-sale on Gilt)
Matching pale pink vintage gloves: my gran's
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Vintage 20s or 30s clutch
Mystery tights

I have a backlog of posts, so you'll hear from me soon! Thanks so much for reading!