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Chickpea Magazinev | Our (Vegan) Guide to Rochester, NY

April 2016

After growing up outside of Rochester, leaving and coming back and now living in the city for the past six years, this place has really become my home. Especially after running Chickpea from here, I’ve learned so much about the city and how to get around as a vegan.

After sharing my photos on Explore Rochester last week (week 67!), I thought it would be fun to expand on my tour and go a little more in-depth into my favorites. These are my top picks for our most-visited places in Rochester, and I know even though there are many more I could’ve included, I consider these the best places to check out if you’re visiting or starting to live here. Enjoy and have fun around our city!

Domino | Office Inspiration from Homepolish

2016 By Chrissy Giglio

Since Homepolish has serious design status in the realm of office spaces, we over here at Krrb Classifieds went through their design portfolio and chose some of our favorites to help inspire you! Whether you want to redesign your personal office space or a larger work environment, you can gain ideas from all of these beautiful spaces. Take a look at these swoon worthy offices and get ready to upgrade your workspace too!


July/August 2015 Issue, by Robin Lohkamp

nside: Jonathan Binstock, The Dady Brothers, and Writers & Books founder Joe Flaherty. An essay by artist Mara Ahmed, and interviews with Amanda DeFisher, Ariane Krenichyn and Ferdinand J. Smith. An insightful conversation about what it means to be transgender, the challenges of helicopter parenting, and a look at what Rochester is listening to. We show you how to landscape with vegetables, and explain why dirt smells so good. Classic summer food including corn on the cob, roasted peppers, and strawberry blood orange Punch. Where’s the best ice cream in town? We’ll show you! Plus interviews with Makers Bill Reitz, Corey Fountain, Kevin Serwacki, and Chris Pallace- and more!

Q&A with the South Wedge Quarterly

Winter 2015 Issue

1) What’s in your fridge right now?

Amanda DeFisher:
Cold brew and avocados; I live on iced coffee and guacamole.

Ariane Krenichyn:
At the shop we always have a bottle of prosecco chilling, and a jar of rillette from the Little Bleu Cheese Shop (that stuff could make cardboard edible!)

Abode opens in South Wedge with fresh take on décor

July 1, 2014, by Robin L. Flanigan

Ariane Krenichyn and Amanda DeFisher decided over mimosas to go into business together.”We both like to go to weird barn sales in the country, thrift stores, estate sales,” says Krenichyn, 32. “We were at brunch one day, and at the time we lived in 800-square-foot apartments filled with all these awesome things we were finding. Amanda said, ‘We should open a store.’ Ten months later we had one.”

Welcome to the City: April/May Edition

The Rochesteriat, May 2014

The city has awakened, it’s becoming more exciting, and it’s expanding. We want to send a huge WELCOME TO THE CITY! to the following new ROC businesses that opened in the last 2 months…

Abode: opening day

The Rochesteriat, April 2014

We’d like to send a Welcoming Congratulations! to the two style and design entrepreneurs at Abode Rochester, Amanda DeFisher and Ariane Krenchyn, opening their doors in the South Wedge today (April 2nd) for the very first time! Both owners are thrilled to be located in the South Wedge, and are excited about serving a growing base of individuals and families looking to put a little bit of a curated style into their homes.

Go Directly To Abode

Merrypad, April 2014

Rochesterians: Carve out some time in your day to check out this new mid-century amazing shop in the South Wedge. It’s about time that you introduce yourself to Amanda and Ariane, new owners of Abode, located at the corner of South Ave. and Gregory Street. Its grand opening is today, today, today! Noon to 7pm, baby.

Oh sweet heavens, to have a new source for wonderful home decor and furniture finds. We’re really quite fortunate in the Rochester area to be able to experience a variety of second hand and salvage shops, but these girls are living the dream, and I can totally relate to them. They’ve designed their shop based on their own excellent tastes, positioning themselves as expert curators in the world of mid-century furnishings and modern home decorations.