The Magic of Rainbows

We were at a hotel this weekend right across from the Tobin Performing Arts Center. It was a birthday sleepover party for our ten year old girls and a few friends. What's not to love about eating potato chips and cupcakes, ordering pizza and swimming in a hotel  pool? We didn't think we would get to swim because of the rainstorm. Thank heavens we came prepared with games of Twister and Monopoly. I mean, they are Girl Scouts and prepared for anything! When the rain finally stopped and the sun started peeking through the clouds, I declared it was time to go swimming. I have never … [Read more...]

Urban or Suburban?

In my new job, I am out and about all over town. On any given day, I might be in Stone Oak or in downtown San Antonio, the south side, or out near Sea World or Fiesta Texas. All of these areas of town have their own distinctions. I know most people choose where they want to live based upon the location of their job or the schools they want their child to attend.   (The patio at Restaurant Gwendolyn on the River Walk)      When my husband and I moved to San Antonio over fourteen years ago, we had no idea where to move. The most important thing on our list was … [Read more...]

The Fruteria is a Hip Twist!

I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Fruteria. It is the latest restaurant concept by Chef Johnny Hernandez. I am a huge fan of La Gloria, his restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, so I was more than curious to see his take on a fruteria, which in case you are not familiar, is a Mexican fruit stand.The name fruteria means "green grocer." It is located in a newer part of downtown San Antonio known as the Lone Star Arts District. It is not too far from the Guenther House, King William and Southtown. I haven't  traveled down this part of  Flores Street in a very long time. The whole area … [Read more...]

Luminaria in Pictures

I attended the 5th annual Luminaria this weekend after it had moved from the regularly scheduled date back in March. (Click for original post LUMINARIA-AGIFTTOOURCITY ) San Antonio came out and made it a record setting crowd of over 315,000. If the crowd grows much bigger, I hope they consider expanding it beyond the HemisFair Park footprint. Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoyed all that is unique that this night has to offer.  Art in the form of light is beautiful indeed! Here  are some pictures from the evening. My husband took most of them. I never realized how hard it is to … [Read more...]

Luminaria is a Gift to our City

  Luminaria is coming. And I couldn't be happier. The event started five years ago and is modeled after Paris’ Nuit Blanche which showcases art in the theme of light. Our former Mayor Phi Hardberger envisioned San Antonio having its own showcase of light and art and each year has been bigger and better than the previous one. A free and family-friendly outdoor event, Luminaria showcases the city's unique cultural mix of over 150 artists' work in six different artistic disciplines: music, dance, film, literary arts, theater and visual arts. Luminaria hopes to inspire those in … [Read more...]

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