Friday Minutes: Holiday Cheer and More

The holidays have completely taken over here on Fox Cross Farm, and we haven’t been diligent about the last couple editions of Friday Minutes. So this morning we are bringing you the best of the best from WNY and DC:


The new interview from Yeah! Buffalo has us wanting to get our hands on a pennant from the local Buffalo business Oxford Pennant – love getting the inside scoop on the philosophy behind the shop!

I’ve decided that I need someone to dress me as well as Sarah, the blogger behind The Pastiche, dresses herself. How effortless is this look??

We love seeing Instagram light up with all of the Buffalo Snow photos – take a look at Step Out Buffalo’s 10 Best Insta Shots of Winter’s Arrival.

Need a Christmas playlist that will really get you in the mood? I’ve been listening to this one on Spotify for the last two weeks from Jessica at Tracing Paper. I LOVE it!

The Nittany Epicurean has always been a favorite read, but today he is talking about Barboursville Vineyards Sauvignon in Virginia. Scott ran many a tent in his day pouring for that winery, and our collection of bottles is primarily Barboursville. Great pick, Michael! Have you had the Octagon?

With a little over one week until Christmas, we are betting many of you have a holiday party or two this weekend. Check out this Holiday Party look from Francesca over on her blog, Vintage Lillies.

The blogging and social media world paints such a different picture from what real life can be. Our dear friend Ashley of Morning Glory is debuting a series that will help people everywhere understand the realities of mental illness. We applaud you, a thousand times, for making this a real discussion.


Our favorite couple teams up to bring you two different gift guides: Troy (The Gay Traveler)  provides great travel stocking stuffer ideas, and Barnette (DC Fashion Fool) rounds up gifts to make you look good with IW Harper.

I have to brag a little and say that I’m finally published on Apartment Guide – check out my favorite date night spots in the District in the Washington DC City Guide.

I’m sure you guys know Kacy by now, our resident DC date night guide, but she lists her best DC dining experiences of 2016 in this post on her blog, Bad Sentences.

Jessica from The Dining Traveler  gives us a reason to get to LA, as her post about Jose AndrĂ©s’ The Bazaar in Beverly Hills was “my favorite culinary experience of 2016” – incredibly high praise!!

I have a feeling my holiday lovin’ boy will need to refer to this list from The Hungry Lobbyist about beating the post-holiday blues.

DC is full of food lovers and Aparna gives you plenty of ideas for Christmas – check out her easy gift ideas on her blog The Hungry Travelist.

Lauren of DC Girl in Pearls marries Scott’s love of sweets with his love of hot toddies to give you this Snickerdoodle Hot Toddy. I have a feeling we will find a way to make this over the weekend…


That’s it for today – if you are a blogger in WNY or DC and have a fantastic post you would like featured, please feel free to send us a link at dcminute (at) gmail (dot) com for review! Happy Weekend!

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