Above: That’s your #FFWinterglow benefactor, @artiswhy’s arm shadow. I think she’s got one hand in her pocket and the other one is giving a peace sign…

Will this be the best Feature Friday of all time? We challenged you to ignore the lack of snow and get out there and capture the holiday season and boyyy/girrrrl you did not disappoint! We promised to feature every post, but there were simply so many it would have broken the page so we included everyone who participated and featured our favorite single post from them. Thank you so much for participating! This was a lot of fun. You can see EVERY post by clicking here.But who won?! Who is taking home a beautiful framed print from @artiswhy? Come on, this is Feature Friday! First, push play on the playlist, scroll through all the amazing shots, and meet our featured small business, Renew Bath and Body on Elmwood Ave. They just happen to be hosting the first ever Storefront Sessions tonight (Friday) 6-9PM! Come and toast to the season, to Buffalo, to small businesses, and to life! This is a free event with Moscow Mules, wine, food, old school hip hop, dancing, and shopping with the help of the team at Renew.Here’s their playlist and their story:https://open.spotify.com/user/risecollaborative/playlist/1t966JUi9f4Hpti7ipcgv5

With this playlist you can either bop your head, do a little shimmy or let your body lose control! Whatever, it doesn’t matter. BE You! That’s the feeling renew bath and body wants to instill in our customers when you come in. Our products will help you to look good, smell good and feel good, giving you the confidence to “just be”! Life is short. Smell good.

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renew bath and body was formed from a love for skin and empowering thru smelling good and looking good. We pride ourself on quality over quantity as we offer products that were designed with the art of marrying science, nature and proven results!! renew offers 18 all natural product lines and has a full “man” section with all natural shaving, beard conditioning and body care. renew believes if you smell good you will keep friends longer … so let us help you keep your friends!


renew’s mission statement is to “Just be”:
be defiant : renew offers pure, natural eco~friendly bath and body products that will arm you in your battle to defy age!

be informed: renew offers a team of skin enthusiast that are fueled by passion for the skin and will share information you been craving to strengthen, hydrate and reinvigorate your skin from head to your pinky toes!

be diverse: judged not by the color of their skin, who they love or their gender but by the content of their character! renew welcomes all except for the bullies!

be unique: renew prides itself on quality over quantity as we offer products that were designed with the art of marrying science, nature and proven results!!

be rejuvenated ~ be energized ~ be hydrated ~ be renew’ed

just be!!


Feature Friday and Storefront Sessions are just some of what we have in store for 2016. Stay tuned for more interactive ways to have some fun on social media and get your business noticed! We’re taking off over the next two weeks. We hope you have warm, happy, and safe holidays and very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you at Renew tonight!!


City sidewalks dressed in holiday style

A photo posted by Fran (@frantastic_143) on

Tree’s up!

A photo posted by BONNIE • MALONE (@jandbmalone) on


Little #christmasspirit from downtown #buffalo. #electrictower #FFWinterglow

A photo posted by John Jiloty (@jjiloty) on


#FFWinterGlow @artiswhy @risecollaborative

A photo posted by @batmankh on


It’s Christmas time in the city! #buffalony #FFWinterGlow #FFRisePublic #RiseBFLO #WinterBUF

A photo posted by Christopher Hyzy (@christopherhyzy) on


Tis the season

A photo posted by Paul Chambers (@pdchamp) on



You are not what you seem.

A photo posted by Mike Mucci (@chuos722) on



Red and green winter glow. @hotelatthelafayette #ffwinterglow

A photo posted by Yeah! Buffalo (@yeahbuffalo) on


Happy cat, happy holidays! #cat #catsofinstagram #hamandcheese #ffwinterglow

A photo posted by Kelly | Carpenter (@preservinpixels) on

Tis the season

A photo posted by Dave Janker (@djanker) on


I love holiday decorations #vsco #vscocam #vscogrid #liveauthentic #livefolk #FFWinterGlow

A photo posted by @camera.gabscura on

throughly checking every light #FFWinterGlow @risecollaborative @artiswhy

A photo posted by Alycia Ippolito (@alyciami) on


#buffalove15 #featuremeigersbuffalo

A photo posted by Ann (@howseldomtheydo) on


@artiswhy @risecollaborative #FFWinterGlow #winterBUF

A photo posted by h.se.b (@harpersebishop) on


ESB was bumping tonight. #FFWinterGlow

A photo posted by Iroquois Films (@iroquoisfilms) on

Artist’s Market fun…and what a tree!

A photo posted by Renée (@1booknerd) on


Knots of birch #FFwinterglow @risecollaborative @artiswhy @elmwoodvillage

A photo posted by Meg (@megtheexception) on



Lights are up cinnamon chai + tobacco vanilla is a magical combination

A photo posted by Linwood Candle Co (@linwoodcandleco) on

Oh yeah! The winners! Congratulations to @brandonpeszko for a shot that knocked our socks off and @scott_balzer for a great shot above but also a killer series throughout the project! Steph of @artiswhy will be reaching out to you to coordinate pickup of her framed prints.
Until 2016, you ROCK, Buffalo!