The What Where When of Living in San Antonio

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Self Care In San Antonio

Self Care In San Antonio

Inspired by Selfie Podcast, I’ve been working on consistency in my self care. This is a quick list of the who and what I love here in San Antonio to help me  take care of me. HAIR Matthew Lopez at Bixa Hair Studio takes me from […]

The No Brunch Mothers’ Day

The No Brunch Mothers’ Day

This is my first Mothers’ Day without my mom. While she always told me I could spend Mothers’ Day any way I wanted, I liked going to brunch with her. She loved spending the morning at a restaurant with flowers, wait staff in tuxedos, and […]

Top 5 Gift Ideas Right Here in San Antonio

Top 5 Gift Ideas Right Here in San Antonio

 

Tomorrow is May 1st. MAY 1ST!!! Can you believe?

While I love that this month brings so many celebrations (Mothers’ Day, Teacher Appreciation, Graduations), sometimes the thought of gifts to commemorate these days can get overwhelming. This year I’m getting organized and here are the 5 locally owned businesses I will be gift buying from during this happy season. So thankful we have these locals to support!

1.FELIZ MODERN

Feliz Modern is a favorite. There’s a gift for every occasion. Birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Teachers, Graduates…the ideas are endless.  I have bought housewarming, baby, 40th birthday gifts, decor for my 9 year old’s room, for my 16 year old’s room…you can’t just go through it one time and be done. Nothing dull in here, folks. Just modern, happy, vintage, quirky and all good things.

Check out their Instagram. It will most certainly brighten your day.

Located just off the Olmos/McCullough circle at 110 W. Olmos.

2. NOONDAY COLLECTION

I’m a huge fan of the Noonday products and mission. When you purchase accessories from Noonday, you’re not only supporting your local Noonday representative (Ambassador), you are supporting women artisans from around the world who are empowered by Noonday. I support my San Antonio Noonday Ambassador friend, Meredith. This is how happy I am with what I’ve bought from her:

For Mothers’ Day delivery, you need to shop by May 1st. But let me tell you, these accessories are great for all occasions.

 

MOTHERS DAY

 

 

3. MERIT/LOCAL COFFEE

There are many reasons Local Coffee has grown to 7 locations – amazing service, delicious coffee and tea, and each location has its own incredible aesthetic.  All of that is great, but did you know they have a monthly coffee subscription? A subscription to this locally roasted coffee would be a great gift for anyone. Also, wearing Local/Merit gear exponentially increases your coolness factor .

Merit Coffee Subscription
Merit/Local Coffee Gear
Local/Merit Gift Card

4. BARBACOAPPARAL

They may not be the OFFICIAL clothing line of San Antonio, but every piece is San Antonio to the core. I just purchased this onesie as a baby gift:

When I went to buy more BarbacoApparel at the King William Fair, their booth had a line similar to the chicken on a stick and beer lines. Lots of San Antonians want their BarbacoApparel. We got this t-shirt and I regret not buying more because all of us are fighting over it. 5. Moon Mippy

Moon Mippy is a great source for universal kinds of gifts. And now they’ve relocated to Alon Marketplace. Here are a few ideas I’m looking at for Mothers’ Day and graduations:

For Graduation

 

For Teacher Appreciation or Mothers’ Day
For Graduation

This is just a sample of local businesses you can support this gift giving season.

What’s your favorite local gift idea business?

 

Time for a Shared Workspace?

Time for a Shared Workspace?

Starting my own business and giving up morning coffee. Two HUGE decisions I’ve made recently. Somehow in this cruel world (just kidding, the world is not cruel – only a little grumpy until I get over that morning non caffeine hump), finding a space to […]

19.74 acres in Lytle

19.74 acres in Lytle

19.74 acres in Lytle. Two tanks, partially cleared, 25 minutes from Downtown San Antonio. Message Kristin Bengoechea for details 210-710-3884  

Great Bones in Castle Hills

Great Bones in Castle Hills

Sir Arthur Court Castle Hills San AntonioHere’s a video walk through of a home in Castle Hills. 5 bedroom with “maid’s quarters” and casita.  This one has great bones! Let me know if you’d like to make an appointment to see it. Kristin Bengoechea 210-710-3884

Posted by Kristin Bengoechea, Realtor on Monday, April 2, 2018

Three Perfect Days in San Antonio for Out of Town Guests

Three Perfect Days in San Antonio for Out of Town Guests

Just a few years ago, when friends came in from out of town and wanted to “see San Antonio”, we would drive them toward downtown, park in a concrete garage, and march down the stairs toward the Riverwalk. Eat at a chain restaurant, jump on […]