Fast approaching the Battle of the Flowers parade on Friday. We’re booked up that night but we do have a room available on Saturday night and the Hildebrand Room is available for Saturday and Sunday. So come on down for some Fiesta fun and activities.
Al Roker Entertainment is looking for a Texan bride.
They are still casting until mid next week. See Post below for details:
Are you an excited bride-to-be about to begin her hunt for the perfect wedding dress? Do you have a story behind your search?
A major cable network is now casting women from the San Antonio & Austin, Texas areas, with larger than life personalities to come share their experiences of finding their dream dress.
Whether it’s opinionated family or friends, whether you’re shopping for the first time or the 55th time, we want to hear all about why your story will make the cut!
The classic southern lady
If you fit this description, we’d love to hear from you! Let us help you and share that amazing moment of finding the perfect gown for your big day! And if you buy a dress during our taping, the shop is offering FREE alterations!
Please include the following info when applying, along with photos:
-What’s your name, age, and profession
-Describe your personality
-What makes you unique?
- What has been the most stressful part about planning your wedding and looking for a dress?
-Why do you think you’d be good on TV?
-Anything else we should know about you?
Send PHOTOS and SUBMISSIONS to: TexasBrides@gmail.com
Hopefully everyone has had a good summer and fall brings you many blessings! With fall comes the opportunity to participate in more outdoor activities in San Antonio. Check out the Botanical Gardens, the many new walking trailss in our city parks, the Japanese Sunken Gardens, the zoo, new restaurants/shops at the Pearl Brewery, and the new exhibit at the Witte Museum, just to name a few right around our area.
Come relax at the Inn and the enjoy fall weather!
For some people, it’s Fiesta, others it’s Fourth of July or New Year’s, but for me, my favorite time of year in San Antonio is Restaurant Week! This is when some of the biggest (and most expensive) restaurants in San Antonio offer up a menu for a greatly reduced price. It’s worth the trip to San Antonio to sample some of the best cuisine available, and perhaps celebrate an anniversary or birthday or just get away for a little romance.
Restaurant Week (now called Culinaria, it seems) used to be over my birthday, but this year it’s a week earlier, Aug. 18 – 25th. Darn. That means I will have to eat out all week before my birthday AND on my birthday. ;-) Here’s a list of some of the participating restaurants: http://culinariasa.org/wine-festival/main/restaurants.php
Just wanted to post up a pic of the celebration cake for a UTSA student. Isn’t it cute? Our daughter-in-law does a great job with the cakes!
This coming weekend (May 30-June 2) come and enjoy Othello at the Botanical Gardens. These innovative productions are always a treat, especially in such beautiful surroundings. The Botanical Garden is only a couple of miles north of us!
If you are familiar with San Antonio, then you probably know about Fiesta. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s the biggest, longest party of the year. Events have already begun and there are many more to come. The River Parade was Monday night. The Battle of the Flowers parade on Friday, April 27 means the kids get a day off of school. NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) began on Tuesday and will continue throughout the week. And the Fiesta Flambeau Parade is the largest illuminated parade in the nation. But you don’t have to take my word for it, check out a partial schedule of events at http://www.fiesta-sa.org/events/all-events/ and the link below has even more.
Fiesta San Antonio is an 11-day celebration with parades, festivals, art shows, musical performances, games, parties, sports tournaments, and kid-friendly events. What started as a one-day parade in 1891 to commemorate the history of Texas has evolved to over 100 events. http://saevents.com/Events/Events.asp?CatFiestaSA=y
Whew! Spring break week is over – filled with weddings and booked up every night. On top of that, Gregg and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this weekend. I guess if we would have known we were going to own a bed and breakfast, we might have chosen another date for our wedding other than spring break week. However, as a former professor, I could either get married over spring break, or wait until the summer, and we didn’t want to wait. This year we managed to squeeze in a nice, romantic dinner out.
The biggest surprise was a beautiful flower arrangement and card from one of our couples, who happened to be celebrating their anniversary at the Inn this weekend! Thanks to everyone who stayed with us this year. Have a wonderful spring!
The new 2-person whirlpool spa tub in the Happily Ever After room! It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve received so many requests for it, that we’re glad to say that the project is complete. And we think it looks pretty good, considering it is an addition to an existing room. We decided to continue with the Victorian garden/cottage theme and surround it in real wood bead board, baskets and plants, and the flameless candles add to the romance. We also went the extra mile and bought an ultra-quiet, pipeless Sanijet tub, which is the kind used in hospitals for therapy. What that means is that it is the most sanitary whirlpool tub on the market. Since there are no pipes for water to sit in, there is never any fear of residue. It’s a pretty cool concept. Gregg and I tried one out at a B&B in north Texas and loved it. We know you will too!
This year with Valentine’s Day being in the middle of the week, we were busy with an abundance of romance packages the weekend before and the weekend after, as well as midweek. There were balloons, rose petals, and chocolate covered strawberries galore, but the most extravagant request came from one gentleman who wanted to surprise his wife with a room filled with bouquets of roses. Gregg and I are softies when it comes to that kind of utter romanticism and we enjoyed making the room look like a setting for a romance novel. I should have taken a picture!