Merry Christmas at Flower Vault

Merry Christmas y’all! I hope you’re having an amazing day with family and friends!

I recently took some holiday photos at the Flower Vault in San Antonio. Their locations close December 31st so don’t miss out!

Summer Poolside Style: White Party

Summer White Parties are an annual tradition. It’s one of those occasions that makes you get creative with your wardrobe.


Since at a white party everyone wears white (kinda self explanatory), it’s the best time to get creative with your accessories without being too over the top.

If you’re as pasty white as your outfit (like I am), or if you just want to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay, having a stylish hat is a summer wardrobe essential.

I love the straw hats from Goorin Bros. They roll up easily into my bag, but still hold their shape.

Its important to have a fun statement piece when you’re wearing the same hue head to toe, to keep your look unique and to add a pop of color.

I’m loving the Aztec Necklace from Grace and Charm, a local jewelry company here in the Hill Country. This delicate light weight necklace won’t weigh you down and is perfect for a breezy summer look.

I’m in LOVE with Amazonite right now, it’s the perfect stone for summer! The stone’s blue & green ocean colors are perfect for poolside style and definitely make this look!

Use Coupon Code: JULY40 to get 40% off your purchase at Grace and Charm!

This adorable ‘Totes Y’all’ tote from Draper James completes my summer poolside look. It’s red interior stripes just scream 4th of July BBQ!

However you spend your summer, I hope that yours stays sunny and bright!

Southern Summer Nights Look

A hot Texas Hill Country summer night calls for a bold look.

Wandering around this Boerne property, I loved seeing the old mustang grape vines that once thrived here, and seeing the rebirth of new growth and possibilities.

I love shopping local here in the Texas Hill Country. There are so many incredible places to discover and take inspiration from.

My Summer look features the ‘Aztec Necklace‘ sent to me by Grace and Charm . Grace and Charm is a local jewelry company in Austin that features beautiful handcrafted jewelry made with natural stones. I love that, while this is a statement necklace, it is not heavy on my neck, making this an easily wearable piece that has been in heavy rotation in my weekly outfits.

This mustard yellow dress reminds me of well mustard… which is a huge part of German and Czech dishes here in the Hill Country. I picked up this striking piece at Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique just down the road from Boerne in Helotes. It is SO nice to see local boutiques here that carry plus sizes!

Hat: Goorin Bros

Necklace: Grace and Charm

Dress: Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique

However you go bold this summer, do it with style.

Love,

-Jess

Game Night Fun With Boerne-Opoly

Game night is a serious business. You need the right board games to facilitate the right flow of conversation, competition, and yet still let everyone be at ease.

Enter Boerne-Opoly! Late For The Sky Games gifted me with board game that immortalized our very own little Hill Country haven.

Boerne-Opoly features local favorites like the Dienger Trading Co., Boerne Berges Fest, and more! Each card, property, and photo is something that is uniquely Boerne.

When your gathering supplies for your next game night don’t just have local beer and bites, pick up our local game as well!

Boerne-Opoly is available from Late For The Sky Games at Walmart. Be sure to pick one up or enter my Instagram Giveaway for a chance to win one Boerne-Opoly game for your next game night!

Crawfish Boil -Bootjack Bar

I recently attended the amazing Annual Crawfish Boil at Bootjack Bar in Bergheim Texas, just outside Boerne.

This wasn’t your typical bar event, this was an amazing fun filled community event hat brought together people from the Greater Boerne area as well as other parts of the Hill Country and San Antonio.

There was of course AMAZING spicy crawfish but there were also some fun extras to make sure everyone had a great experience. There was giant beer pong from Rent Giant Games, and helicopter rides from Veracity Aviation . It was such an incredible time. I got a birds eye view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country from the helicopter, and had a complete blast. I cannot wait to attend next year’s event!

Event Photo Recap: Boerne Bier Fest 2018

Boerne Bier Fest opened to chilly temperatures but excited visitors. The event was one of the most well run events that’s taken place on the square. Check in was speedy, almost zero wait times for bathrooms and beer, and everyone could move around without being encumbered by other guests. It’s a fantastic celebration of German brew culture, and showcased Boerne’s personality …and of course had great beer!

Bier Fest visitors braved the chilly Spring weather to taste some of the available brews.

Had to start with two of my favorite local Boerne breweries Cibolo Creek Brewing Company and Boerne Brewery. These two are my go to beers in the Boerne area.

ALAMO Beer had my favorite new IPA.

Lorelei Brewing Company is my pick for the most beautiful artwork. I’m a sucker for mermaids! Rough Diamond Brewery was one of my absolute favorite finds of the event. They’re open now and will be having all kinds of new and exciting events at their tasting room! Tusculum Brewing Co. provided heaters and hot coco to Bier Fest attendees and showcased what will go into their new Brewhaus once it’s open.

They also offered chicken bingo which brought quite a few laughs to the event.

I happened to win the first round of chicken bingo. Lucky number 13!

The Beer Hoisting Contest proved to be a very entertaining affair. Men and women competed against each other and the clock to see who should be victorious!

Special shout out to Freetail Beer because they’re always so awesome!

Boerne Bier Fest proceeds go to the Hill Country Council for the Arts, which chooses different arts organizations to benefit from the funds raised every year.

Attending Bier Fest was a great way to get out and support our local arts community and have a fun day discovering new favorite local beers!

The festival will definitely secure a place as the best beer festival in Boerne.

Event Alert: Boerne Bier Fest

If you’re still searching for something to do this weekend check out Boerne Bier Fest!

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11A.M.-7P.M. Boerne Bier Fest will be in full swing at Boerne’s Main Plaza. Bier Fest tickets are $30 in advance

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, $35 at the gate so purchase your tickets early and save! Your ticket includes 10 sampling tickets as well as a commemorative Beer Stein!

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If you are under 21, don’t worry you can still have fun watching the Keg Toss, and partake in the many tasty treats available from Crepe Crazy, and Steel City Pops amongst others.

Event Times:

11:00  Gates open 

11:00 – 12:30   Fritztown Funf Band

12:15 – 12:30   Announcements

1:00 – 2:30  TubaMeisters Band

1:45 – 2:00 Announcements

2:30 – 3:00 Stein Hoisting

3:00 – 4:00 Boerne Village Band

4:00 – 4:15 Announcements

4:30 – 6:00 Mark Manaco and the Strayhearts

5:00 – 5:15 Announcements

5:30 – 6:00 Keg Toss

7:00 Gates Close 

The event’s proceeds go to the Hill Country Council for the Arts and will benefit the Boerne Community Theatre and the Circle Arts Theatre of New Braunfels. It is a great way to have fun and support the local preforming arts scene!

Over twenty breweries will be there showcasing their beers and brews, and you may just find a new favorite!

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Photo courtesy of Boerne Bier Fest. (Image Source)

Current Brewery Line Up:

  1.  Alstadt Brewery, 2.Austin Eastciders, 3.Boerne Brewery, 4.Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., 5.Celis Brewery, 6.Cibolo Creek Brewing Co., 7.Dodging Duck Brewhaus, 8. Free Tail Brewing Co., 9. Independence Brewing Co., 10.Karbach Brewing Co.,11. Legal Draft Beer Co., 12.Nine Band Brewing Co., 13.Oak Highlands Brewery, 14.Pedernales Brewing Co.,15. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling,16. Real Ale Brewing Co., 17. Rough Diamond Brewery,18. Southern Star Brewing Co., 19. St Arnold Brewing Co., 20.Tall Grass Brewing Co., 21.Tusculum Brewing Co., 22.Twisted X Brewing Co., 23.Uncle Billy’s Brewery, 24. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. 

 

There are big names like Ranger Creek and Southern Star along with some of my local favorites like Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. and Boerne Brewery.

 

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One brewery that I know I am super excited to try out is Tusculum Brewing Co. , moving onto the Hill Country Mile later this year.

 

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So come out and enjoy some great beer, good weather, AND support your local community!

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Flower Vault San Antonio: Birthday Photoshoot

I recently celebrated my 27th birthday. To celebrate my ever quickening decent to 30 I decided to do something just for me and have a photoshoot. I obviously decided to go to the newest hotspot in the San Antonio area, Flower Vault, to be my backdrop.

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There are 5 flower themed instagram worthy rooms at Flower Vault and I knew it would be the prefect place to get some adorable springtime photos.  I enlisted the assistance of Deanna Mazzei Photography  to assist me in my flower wall princess photoshoot dreams.

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This is one of my favorites. I loved the beautiful rose and peony walls.

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Every Princess has as sidekick.

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New Business Alert! Hamilton & Co at the Dominion!

The Dominion has just had it’s ‘style’ game raised. Hamilton & Co. Fine Barber Shops/ Fine Salons from Boerne just opened their second location at the Dominion!

fullsizeoutput_1d8b.jpegStylists Dylan & McKenzie, Ben Schooley (owner), & Allie (manager)

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When you’re done with your hair you can shop for your Rodeo Season accessories!

fullsizeoutput_1d29  Local jewelry designer Debbi Mathews poses with some of her designs in the boutique section of Hamilton & Co.

The Fabulous style team (Shirley & Allie) waiting for you to book your next blowout!

The Hamilton & Co Dominion team is friendly, and the location provides the kind of incredibly lux yet relaxed experience that you can only find in the Hill Country.

*If it is your first visit and you follow my blog  you’ll get $10 off your Haircut, Blowdry, & Style (Normally $55).*

Pax Coffee And Goods

I decided to take a wander up into Kerrville today to take advantage of the beautiful weather we’re having right now in the Hill Country.

While wandering by the river near Kerrville’s Main Street, I walked across the street to Pax Coffee and Goods for a quick caffeine pick me up. They have ample indoor and outdoor seating a a variety of tasty treats waiting to be sampled.

Pax can also accommodate your adult beverage needs as well with their wine menu.

Pax Coffee and Goods is a great place to come and unwind for the afternoon with your significant other or friends after a day of shopping or exploring the natural beauty of the Hill Country.

Be sure to let Pax know that the Boerne Blonde says hello!