Style is the theme of our December issue, and there’s good news: you don’t have to be fashionably late anymore. As Spree’s Catherine Berlin explains, Western New Yorkers need no longer wait for what’s making waves in New York to make a local appearance. And journeys to Toronto for a pair of shoes? Not necessary. The section also includes profiles on some of the area’s most snazzy folks, some style smackdowns from Spree’s self-nominated “style council,” an eye on sporting-event fashion, a front-line report from Fashion Week, a discussion of the difference between modern and contemporary, and more.
By Bruce Adams, Mark Ciemcioch, Ron Ehmke, Jana Eisenberg, Donna Evans-Deyermond, Cynnie Gaasch, Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Lisa Kane, Jeffrey Levine, Elizabeth Licata, Nancy J. Parisi, Terri Parsell Hilmey, Christopher Schobert, Joe Sweeney, and Julie Wesolowski.

Making Fashion Local
By Catherine Berlin
Fashion Week
By Catherine Berlin

An exclusive look at the Buffalo Club
By Maria Scrivani
A last goodbye to the Buffalo Drive-In
By Joe Sweeney

It’s Jerry Time, a kids ball,
the return of Christmas
windows, an EA home tour,
and special holiday calendar.
By Ron Ehmke, Courtney Pellett, and Christopher Schobert

Hertel happenings
By Larry Brooks
Buffalo blogger update
By Jennifer Wutz-Lopes

Reviews of a serious home cook; Mom & Pops Natural Foods; insight into Italian wines; the Foodies go casino dining; defending fruitcake; bargain dining at Ava Cado’s; December’s charity galas; and Christmas kitchen memories.
By Jana Eisenberg, Joe George, Lauren Newkirk Maynard, Vicki G. Marshall, Nancy J. Parisi,
and Margaret M. Toohey.

El Palenque Review
By Jessica Keltz
Salvatore's Review
By Alan Bedenko
Niagara wine treasures
By Mark Criden
Allentown pubcrawl
By Lisa Brown and Ron Ehmke

The legendary Bobby McGee’s
By Constance McEwen
Music: Visits from Loudon,
Neil, and more
By Christopher Schobert
Visual art: Garden porn at
Nina Freudenheim Gallery
By Elizabeth Licata
Architecture: Wright’s
boathouse vision reborn

By Barry A. Muskat
A Gurney holiday season

By Darwin McPherson

Great Indoors: Tudor charm
By Barry A. Muskat
Vanity Wars
By “Ambrose” and “Faith”
Gadget Planet
By William C. Altreuter
and Catherine Berlin

Blog Cabin
By Jennifer Wutz-Lopes

Fashion Institute of Technology student and model Paige Habermehl and model/Hamburg native Ben Elliott—both living in New York City—are shown between the pocket doors to the Mansion on Delaware’s cocktail lounge and billiard room. Clothes: Magenta dress, Hyden Yoo suit, and Hyden Yoo shirt from LU Modern Classics; and Jhung-Yuro shoe from Firebrand.
Photo by kc kratt.
Cover design by Chastity Taber.