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Upcoming Mid-Century Modern in Castle Hills

Upcoming Mid-Century Modern in Castle Hills

This Castle Hills, Texas beauty is going on the market in less than a week. If you or anyone you know has been looking for a one level, mid-century modern that has been gloriously maintained since the 1960’s you need not look further. This home […]

Summer Nights in San Antonio

Summer Nights in San Antonio

The panic has set in. Summer vacation is here. My goal this summer is to minimize Fortnite and those weird zombie eyes my kids get when they’ve been gaming and YouTubing all day. We need evening activities for the whole family (and for date nights). […]

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

Me·mo·ri·al Day
məˈmôrēəl ˌdā/
noun
a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.

It’s easy to forget why we have this three day weekend coming up. For many of us it is about celebrating the end of the school year and the beginning of summer fun. It’s good though, to check in and remember why Monday is a national holiday.

Here are some Memorial Day weekend events that honor our fallen soldiers:

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will host a tribute in the assembly area at 9:00 am (oh nine hundred) on Monday. This celebration is open and free to the public. The Army Band will be playing!

Pacific War Museum in Fredericksburg

The Pacific Combat Program will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Two shows each day, 10:30 and 2:00. Tickets ($10/$5) are required. This looks like a great opportunity for the whole family. Tickets available here:

From the museum website:

Enjoy an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else from the new amphitheater seating, followed by a battle reenactment set on an island somewhere in the Pacific. Hear the rattle of machine gun fire, the echoing blast of grenades, and feel the searing heat of the flamethrower as the joint US forces take the hill.

Monday, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony in the Memorial Courtyard at 10:00 a.m.  Guest speaker is Captain William J. Toti, USN (Ret)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

I haven’t seen any events specific to this beautiful downtown memorial for the holiday weekend. BUT, I think it would be a great time to take my kids to see it. Also, across the street on Friday and Saturday is the Tobin Center Patriotic Pops by the San Antonio Symphony.

USAF Band of the West

This well known group will be playing at Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts (a REALLY beautiful place) on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m.

Market Square Memorial Day Celebration

If you have friends in from out of town who want to see Market Square, you are in luck. There is a celebration honoring our military at Market Square Saturday through Monday.

Memorial Day Parade & Remembrance Walk – City of Live Oak, Texas

The city of Live Oak is having its annual Remembrance Walk on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. to be followed by the Memorial Day Parade. From the Facebook Page:

The Remembrance Walk will kick off at 9:45 AM right before the parade. The City will provide flags at the start of the walk that can be dedicated to fallen loved ones or carried in remembrance of heroes no longer with us. The flags will be carried for the duration of the walk and placed in front of the Clubhouse at the conclusion of the event, where they will remain for the Memorial Day weekend. Families, businesses, church groups…anyone is welcome to participate in this meaningful tribute!

Do you have any Memorial Day suggestions? Please leave them in the comments. I’d love to see what else is happening this weekend.

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 […]