Happy Friday y’all! Blush is back for another week of local fashion that will get you in the mood for fall. Despite the current heat, it’s time to grab that hot new top that goes with your boots. Blush has everything you need to stock that wardrobe full with the best new styles and accessories for fall – PLUS they’re opening a third location next week on Main Street in Williamsville, expanding from their Elmwood Ave. and Orchard Park shops. So city folk, north and south towners can all get in on shopping local this season – win, win, WIN.

Winner gets this:

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and $25 to Blush

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Congrats to…

@cbojan_! You killed it with that sunset. You literally captured a summer night in a photo – so thank you, we’ll cherish it forever as we move into the winter months. Email us at hey@risecollaborative.com for details on how to obtain your gift card and tee from Blush. Happy shopping to you!

We know it’s summer but…

HALLOWEEN. We’re throwing a banging 90’s themed Halloween party and we want you there. Buy tickets now for a slammin’ party at the Waiting Room featuring 90s alternative rock from Kurt and the Loders and 90s hip hop from Sean Heidinger. Open bar from 9pm – 1am AND late night buffet from Fat Bob’s. Talk about planning ahead – we’ve got your weekend plans taken care of. 


Help us Rise

Our print edition is in motion. Sponsors, writers, photographers, and artists from all over the city are coming in strong. It’s not too late – we’re still looking for all the support we can get our hands on. If you’re a small business that wants to be a part of the city’s resurgence (or a generous individual who would like to underwrite space for a non profit), check this out for more details:
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Back to WNY’s best Instagrams of the week

Buffalovin’ |

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Amanda Browder’s Spectral Locus. And a rainbow. #spectrallocus

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Early bird with the worm gets the fish.

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∙∙ sun (flower) days ∙∙

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Pretending summer isn’t almost over.

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I’m such a sucker for anything rainbow

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Delaware Avenue – Delaware District

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Hidden gems ????

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Lake Ontario

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Canalside, Buffalo NY. (1/3) #summer #buffalo #canalsidebuffalo #sunlight #risebflo

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“Spectral Locus”

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The Buffalo News

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In the middle of urban giants. #viewbuffalo #risebflo #travelbuf #vsco

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Spectral Locus II

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Slow Roll in my Neighborhood #slowroll #buffalo #bflo #risebflo #lws #niagarastreet #latergram

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