Archive for February, 2011
Whether you want a romantic date, a night out on the town with friends or to expand your musical horizons, you’ll find just what you’re looking for right in the backyard of your Austin custom homes at The Austin Symphony. For a special treat, make sure to visit Dell Hall on February 18 or 19 at 8 p.m. to hear the refined melodious notes from Anne Akiko Meyers’ violin.
Anne Akiko Meyers is an accomplished performer who is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists. From jazz and pop to classical, this renowned soloist and chamber musician’s resume makes her a versatile artist and a pleasure to hear. The New York Times notes that “[Anne Akiko Meyers’] playing was unspooled with impressive refinement, emotional freedom and tonal depth.” Read More→
The recent freezing temperatures are unusual for the Austin, Texas area. It’s especially rare to have several consecutive days where the temperatures stay below freezing. The Austin custom homes in this area are primarily designed to combat the summer heat rather than deal with consecutive days of freezing temperatures. We caution our homeowners to wrap outside hose bibs and take special care of outdoor plumbing in areas such as Summer Kitchen’s and Water Features.
To deal with just such an occasion, some of our clients have asked us to install a whole-house plumbing cut-off. This is a valve, usually located in the garage, which allows the homeowner to cut the water off to the whole house without having to go out to the meter valve, which is usually buried at the street. In homes using the PEX Plumbing system, we can even Read More→
Oh, Valentine’s Day. The one day a year when you’re expected to amaze your loved one with something truly spectacular. Although the clock is ticking, it’s not quite time to start panicking if you haven’t found the perfect gift or weekend excursion. To help you plan a unique day, Sterling Custom Homes, a new home builder in Austin, has a few suggestions.
Take a timeless classic to a new level: The massage or spa destination is a timeless Valentine’s Day treat. However, make this year truly luxurious with a visit to the spa located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. For an extra treat, plan to stay the night in one of the hotel’s lavish lake-view rooms or suites. For more information, visit the Four Seasons Hotel website.
Visit a romantic vineyard: Want to get an early start to a day of romance? Consider visiting Fall Creek Vineyards for the 12th Annual Wine and Roses Valentine Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Let your palates run wild with a romantic three-course meal prepared by Chef Rob McMahon. Visit the Fall Creek Vineyards website to reserve you place. Read More→