Buffalovebirds, Beau & Lindsay Riggs, have documented Buffalo's renaissance since 2014. They love going on dates, especially ones around our city of Buffalo, NY. They use this opportunity to share news about the exciting things happening in downtown Buffalo — right outside their Hotel Lafayette window.
“We wanted to start sharing things that we were doing — date nights, fun places to get dinner, to tell our family and friends what’s happening down there as things were starting to change, and it became a big hit,” Lindsay says.
Since having three children, the couple focuses more on family-friendly spots on their blog and Instagram.
Often eager for adventure and always seeking out the best restaurants in town, friends and family look to them for the best advice on where to go, what to do, where to eat, and new date ideas! The couple's evolution is mirrored by that of Buffalovebirds. Their lifestyle, parenting style, fashion, fitness, beauty, and kid stuff are always on display.
“It was just a natural thing. It just kind of came and it’s grown and evolved. We keep learning and changing as things move about in the social media world, which is where we live. It just keeps growing,” Lindsay says.
The couple works on Buffalovebirds after work hours and on the weekends, when they create content, do research, interviews, and schedule content releases throughout the week.
“We both have our day jobs — and we always have. But Buffalovebirds, we always say, is our other full-time job because any other waking moment we have, we live and breathe that,” Lindsay explains.
Lindsay says they share bucket list ideas with their audience as they do them. For the upcoming season, here's their Buffalo-centric bucket list:
• Support local Christmas pop-up shops, such as the Buffalove Holiday Market
and the Christkindlmarkt at Hofbräuhaus Buffalo
• Visit Stony Brook Shines in Lancaster–they showcase houses in the
neighborhood decked out as part of a fundraiser
• For date night, visit the Mulberry Restaurant to see the beautiful decorations
they put up for the season while enjoying their famous meatballs
• Check out holiday trains; the train rides in Medina, Arcade, and Attica have the
kids ride with Santa as they take in the beautiful scenery
• Stop by the East Aurora Carolcade to experience people singing
Christmas carols right in town
Buffalovebirds also has fun do-it-yourself ideas for the kids. Lindsay goes to Pinterest to brainstorm fresh ideas of ways they can get creative indoors when the weather outside is frightful and the fire inside is just so delightful.
• Attend Meet and Eat Charcuterie to learn how to put together a
• Make homemade holiday cards, as they’re not only an idea to keep the
kids occupied, but it also teaches them to spread love and show others
they are thinking of them.
For winter family-friendly activities, Buffalovebirds knows Buffalo has lots to offer for holiday cheer.
• Ice at Canalside, where visitors can ice skate, hibernate inside an
igloo, and enjoy hot chocolate
• The Botanical Gardens have a railway set up inside the gardens
• Holiday Valley in Ellicottville offers great activities, such as tubing,
a sky flying mountain coaster, and skiing
• Tifft Nature Preserve or Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve offers
activities such as bird watching, scavenger hunts, and
snowshoeing through the trails
Buffalovebirds offers ideas to bring the family together for good causes in the community
• Toys for Tots or any other local toy drive
• Volunteer for FeedMore WNY and/or the Buffalo City Mission
• Every Bottom Covered, a non-profit that collects and distributes diapers,
wipes, other baby-related items, and feminine supplies, and uses
financial donations for bulk purchases of diaper supplies then distributed
directly to families throughout Western New York
Buffalovebirds shares the best of Buffalo, from its food and theater to its music and hiking, a little bit of fun for families, couples, and individuals. Check out more buffalove fun on Instagram at @buffalovebirds.