Pandemic Holidaze: Sport & Body


SWEAT 716. Photo by Jillian Barrile Photography.

The crew at SWEAT 716 hasn’t let a global pandemic slow them down. Although for the majority of the year they were not able to open their doors to their dedicated and loyal clientele, owner MJ Karp successfully launched an on-demand and live virtual class platform dubbed Sweatscribe to keep everyone moving throughout this extremely challenging year. Subscribe today to get your New Year’s resolution jumpstarted now, or grab some class gift certificates for all of your gal (and guy) pals in anticipation of the doors opening once again. Read more about MJ and the whole crew right here on QC. — KR

Ashley and Jessica Fox. Photo by Alana Adetola Photography.

Oak & Iron Salon & Tattoo

One of Buffalo’s coolest new salon + tattoo hybrid shops had to close their doors to in-person services for most of the year. However, the spirit of the crew at Oak & Iron Salon & Tattoo was not shuttered, with the gang finding creative ways to serve their clientele through this time. Swing by their IG and drop a DM for gift certificates to be used in the (hopefully!) very new future, or find your favorite new nail or hair product in their online shop. Read all about owners Jessica and Ashley Fox right here. — KR

Alpine Made

Kerry Planck. Photo by Jillian Barrile Photography.

One of our very favorite soap and body lotion proprietors in the region continues to offer her extensive line of products in her online store. Find your favorite new luxurious bars and lotions right here on the Alpine Made website (and of course, grab several little somethings for everyone on your gift list!), and stay tuned for updates on the socials for in-person events at the gorgeous organic goat farm in Wales, NY. Read more about Kerry Planck and her herd right here. — KR

Erin Moser. Photo by Carmen Brown.


Another of our favorite artisan hair & nail spots in town has also had to shutter their doors for most of this year. Show the gang over at the beloved Crown some love this holiday season and grab a bunch of goodies from their online store, and keep an eye on their IG for new additions and to be the first to know when you can book a session as soon as it is humanly possible to do so. We got a chance to chat with proprietor Erin Moser many a moon ago – check out this historical snapshot of the shop right here. — KR

Rejuvinex Day Spa

Rejuvinex Day Spa

Rejuvinex Day Spa opened their doors in 2017 and have become a beloved institution in their town of Kenmore, NY since that day. Although their in-person services have been currently halted, you can purchase a gift certificate for that future visit that we are ALL gonna need, ASAP. Check out their IG right now for a great giveaway to healthcare workers – nominate a healthcare hero today! Photographer Alana Adetola Fajemisin was able to capture the magic of the spa’s opening day three years ago – visit this flashback from the past right here on QC. — KR