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This Weekend in San Antonio 10/12/18

This Weekend in San Antonio 10/12/18

What do you have planned for this fall weekend? Here are some great activities that are family friendly:

Come Home to Herweck!

Come Home to Herweck!

  VIRTUAL TOUR This home is ready for a growing family with the desire to live inside Loop 410 on over 1/2 acre. A rare opportunity to experience country living in the heart of San Antonio. 🏚️5 bedroom/4 bathroom 🏚️Huge finished space above garage for at […]

Two Local Spots

Two Local Spots

Two great local businesses I want to tell you about right now.

Moshe’s Sides

One…just got back from lunch at Moshe’s Golden Falafel. Have you been there? It’s at 3910 McCullough between the traffic circle and Hildebrand. Mediterranean food speaks to my soul and there is nothing more comforting than Moshe’s plate of perfectly cooked falafel surrounded by a thousand different flavors of side dishes. There’s turmeric hummus, baba ghanoush, chick peas with mint, spicy carrots, roasted veggies, pickled veggies…just about any texture and flavor imaginable. And all taste amazing with the falafel. Moshe’s is owned by Chef Andrew Weissman. (The Luxury, Signature) Moshe’s is extremely casual (order and pay at the counter) with bright walls and help yourself drinks. And now they serve breakfast. Essentially, you could eat for four or five hours straight at Moshe’s and never get bored.

Meg’s hand made cards

 

Two…I had been following Belle & Union on Instagram and really excited to check it out. This beautiful gift store in the Quarry Village is owned by Meg and her husband Josh. It’s more than a gift store, it’s a place for Meg to showcase her passion and talent in graphic design.  Many of the products in the store are her creation. ALL of the gift cards are her creation and lovingly crafted on her own letter press. It’s also a place of community. They offer workshops. The last letter press workshop was sold out, but I’m signed up for the succulent class “The Art of Growth” next week.

Tons of natural light and many interesting items to keep your attention.

If you are looking for a new place to grab a unique gift, check out Belle & Union!

Organically Bath and Beauty

Organically Bath and Beauty

One way to cure these rainy day blues is to TREAT YOURSELF! A great place to do this and support a San Antonio business is to head over to Organically Bath and Beauty in the Shops on Broadway (4411 Broadway). This soothing spot is owned […]

Country Living in the Heart of San Antonio

Country Living in the Heart of San Antonio

Are you ready for a bigger yard?  A yard  for your kids to play hide and seek, run from swing set to tree house to trampoline?  Maybe even raise a few chickens?  This home, inside Loop 410 in the heart of Castle Hills is a […]

Olmos Perk One Year Anniversary

Olmos Perk One Year Anniversary

Owners Erin and Tres Eaton

Olmos Perk is celebrating its ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY this Saturday. Everything on the menu this Saturday will be 1/2 off from 8a-4pm.

I’m embarrassed to say, this morning was the first time I’d been in many months and I have been missing out. It’s amazing. The owners (pictured above, aren’t they sweet?), Erin and Tres Eaton took over Olmos Perk a year ago and re-opened and re-imagined it as so much more than a coffee house. Erin and Tres previously owned Eaton Bakery but wanted to create a friendly, delicious hub closer to their home. Olmos Perk is a coffee house + healthy eating stop + amazing bakery + clean eating option central. The menu is perfect for breakfast or lunch. AND starting today (Wednesday) they are testing a “9 for 9 until 9” where there will be 9 menu options priced at $9 until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The focus of this is packaged, healthy dinners for college students who are studying, parents who are rushing home from work wondering what they will magically create for dinner (guilty), and anyone who just wants an easy, tasty meal on a budget. These meals will include things like grilled salmon, cauliflower mash, and more traditional grab and go dinner options.

The drink menu includes a full coffee menu and there are turmeric lattes, matchas and beetroot lattes. The food menu includes items like The Spoiled Brat Panini – Egg,Ham,Fig,Goat cheese,Spinach & Swiss! Yum! 

Is anyone a fan of sweets? Erin and Tres are still baking every day AND they handle special orders. (I’m ABSOLUTELY using them for sugar cookies and lemonade at my September Open Houses!)

When you are looking for a local business to support, check out Olmos Perk. It’s everything you are looking for. Tell them Kristin sent you!

Kristin Bengoechea

210-710-3884

kbengoechea@kw.com

www.bengorealestate.com

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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 […]