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 […]
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!
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 […]
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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:
This is just a sample of local businesses you can support this gift giving season.
What’s your favorite local gift idea business?