Our RÓ STUDIO is designed to encompass workable space for all types of disciplined artist, entrepreneurs and visionaries. RÓ STUIDO offers an environment that is cooped where ideas are exchanged while also offering a cultivating place for the artist way. For available studio space please contact us.
Saturday August 25 10am-6pm
**After Hours Concert 6:15-8:30
Sunday August 26 10am-5pm
Location: Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James. Buffalo, NY.
Shop- With more than 170 artists and craftspeople, you're sure to find something you will love.
See- Over 50 performances on four stages
Dance- Move your feet in our family Dance Tent
Create- KidsFest features 5 hands-on activity tents. Come join the Busy Bee Pollinating Parade on Sunday!
Support- Come meet and support over 50 Cultural and Environmental Groups.
Eat- When you are hungry, our Festival Cafe will have world class food waiting, with many healthful options.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
LIVE WELL. HYGGE YOUR HOME.
Written by Karen Marley
Imagery by Ginny Rose Stewart Photography For RÓ
Denmark is an authority on happiness. Since 2012, the tiny nation has been ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world per the United Nations World Happiness Report. For 2012, 2013 and 2016, it held the top slot. Happiness, for the Danes, is a lifestyle summed up in one word: hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”).
Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living and CEO of The Happiness Research Institute, describes hygge as the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
You know that feeling you get when you cozy up by a popping fire with your favorite pair of chunky socks and a great book? Or the après portion of a ski day, sharing good food and drinks with friends by candlelight? How about enjoying the soft, summer morning light while sitting in your favorite outdoor living nook and drinking coffee? That’s hygge.
Pinterest and Houzz are filled with hygge style boards. But hygge is a state of mind. Know what you need to engage in rituals that allow you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures with nostalgic undercurrents. Here are some suggested features you can use to hygge your home:
Candlelight, firelight, and the natural light of sunrise and sunset are like a visual massage. They have soothing qualities. For artificial light, invest in one or two high-quality fixtures that can fill your cozy nook with calming pools of light.
You are not eschewing modern technology; rather, eliminating distracting, blinking lights, screens, and sounds. Turn off your alerts. Unplug yourself. And it may sound contradictory but home automation can hide electronic clutter and manage lighting. Also, stack some books and use candles to anchor your mood.
Natural Textures and Textiles
Think knitted throws, linens, cashmere and tea cozies; reclaimed wood tables and stone hearths.
In hygge, luxury is a seasoning, not the main event. Select a few indulgent items that bring you mindful comfort and enjoyment. Food can also be hygge: a decadent cup of hot chocolate, a sweet summer treat, or a lavish bottle of wine shared with friends.
Create spaces that encourage time with friends and family – board games, informal gatherings, an outdoor picnic in your yard – filling your home with warmth, modesty, comfort, and a hug for your soul.
We carefully curate every object that enters our store, and we know you do the same for your home. This week we've curated design articles, art and visuals to give you a dose of inspiration for your home and lifestyle.
10. Clad in white cedar, this home tour from Dwell embraces simple living concepts. A home full of light, functionality and simplicity:
9. Sky blue and buttery smooth throw blanket:
8. Mirror finishes and powerful women:
Architect Tatiana Bilbao is making an impact with this vacation home in Mexico. It blends seamlessly into the striking landscape.
7. Color pop and bold patterns:
"A place for everything and everything in its place."
Sit Upholstery is Buffalo based. Fine attention to detail gives furniture an opportunity to live longer.
6. For good reason:
Anges Gund, the former president of the Museum of Modern Art, "sold the Lichtenstein for a record-breaking $165 million, and earmarked the lion’s share of those proceeds ($100 million) for the fight against mass incarceration." (Vogue Mag)
5. Delightfully dancing mushroom people:
3. Dog love:
2. So delicious
1. Cozy retro and Jonas Wood Lithographs:
We hope you're inspired. Have a great week!
Cleveland is reminiscent of Buffalo in many ways; a rustbelt city undergoing a Renaissance. There are several stand out gems of Cleveland that make the three hour drive south worth the trip, and perhaps even help you feel like you’ve traveled farther.
Ohio City, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland, is a thriving neighborhood west of the Cuyahoga, home to longstanding traditions such as Great Lakes Brewing Company and the West Side Market as well as new and original startups, breweries and restaurants (a bartender referred to it as the Hangover Mile). I spent the a day on one block alone and didn’t run out of things to do.
The West Side Market is an architectural and cultural gem of Cleveland. The bustling and lively market has been running since 1840, making it the longest standing market in the region. The current 1912 building complete with clock tower and a vaulted ceiling covered in Gustavino Tile is home to over a hundred vendors selling specialty meats, breads and pastries, international foods and sweets. Just one step inside the bustling markets feels like a transportation of time. White subway tiled walls, long lines, aromatic spices, children working alongside their parents and bright red pink of meat creates a feast for the senses.
The neighborhood is full of micro-breweries and bars, but one establishment, Table Top, stood out to me as a particularly refreshing startup. For a five dollar cover charge you gain access to their game library. Hundreds of games line the walls (including all of my obscure strategy favorites!). Find a cozy nook amongst the couches, tables and vintage chairs while the staff brings you brunch, specialty coffees or even a wine smoothie. This was the perfect fit for me and my fellow travelers.
Great Lakes Brewing Company was the first brewery in the neighborhood and helped spur the neighborhood revival. This local staple opened in the 80s and has thrived throughout the modern craft beer fad. The packed pub requires a reservation to get in on a Saturday night. Meanwhile, in their Beer Symposium, Great Lakes offers tours of their brewing facilities including tastings.
For a brief weekend getaway, Cleveland’s Ohio City fit the bill. In a city with rich history it’s a pleasure to see thriving businesses and proud locals.
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