Archive for September, 2011
It’s now officially fall and with fall comes delightfully cooler temperatures and more reason to explore the outdoor living spaces of your Austin luxury real estate. With the scorching heat we experienced this summer, you may not have used your outdoor living space to its full capability. We are offering you some ideas of how to take advantage of the pleasant weather while utilizing your outdoor living area.
For the first time in awhile the Austin area is about to experience a break in the heat giving you the opportunity to enjoy your fall evenings by opening your large sliding glass doors. As the door panels disappear into the walls of your home, your indoor and outdoor living spaces merge into one expansive area. Since it’s no longer summer, your summer kitchen turns into a fall kitchen and lets you enjoy grilling out as you sip your choice wine or Oktoberfest while the sun sets behind the hills our beautiful Texas Hill Country. The refreshing evenings will allow those sliding glass doors to remain open as you lounge inside or out with the ones you love. Read More→
You’ve been training and getting mentally prepared; now it’s almost time to leave the comforts of your Austin luxury real estate to participate in the nation’s toughest competition. That’s right. It’s time for Tough Mudder.
On Oct. 8 and 9, the most tenacious men and woman throughout Texas will gather at Cross Creek Cycle Park in Paige Texas to try and make it through the most insane course ever seen. It involves mystery obstacles, crawling through mud under wire, diving 15-feet into a lake, running up a steep cliff, running through fire, crawling through dark tunnels, under water tunnels, sprinting through live wires and more.
This is not a race. It’s an obstacle course designed to test your toughness, strength, stamina, fitness and mental fortitude. Think of it more as a personal challenge: Your only goal is to finish.
When you do finish, there’s fun waiting on the other side. Commemorate the day by attending the Post Party and Red River Tailgate. There will be a live stream of the UT v. OU game with barbecue and refreshing beverages.
If you haven’t registered, there’s still time to participate. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 7 and are $180 for Saturday and $160 for Sunday. For more information, visit the Tough Mudder website. Read More→
Are the songs from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory familiar sounds around your Austin luxury real estate? Do you love to indulge in a piece of dark chocolate after a long day at work? Whatever reason sparks your obsession for this glorious treat, you don’t want to miss the 5th Annual Austin Texas Chocolate Festival on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Norris Conference Center!
This chocolate lover’s event features local chocolatiers, chocolate artisans and authors from area restaurants, bakeries, patisseries and catering companies. These delicious vendors offer samples to festival guests and sell their decadent products.
Some of the vendors you’ll find include Taste and See Austin, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Zhi Tea, Wiseman House Fine Chocolates, Candies for Katie, Chocolate Prescription, Fat Turkey Chocolate, Texas Pitch Fork Fondue, Objects of Confection and Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
Also, there will be a chocolate competition with several different categories featured on each day. Saturday, you can expect to see best brownie, best mole, most creative dessert and best cookie competitions. On Sunday, you can watch vendors and licensed food companies compete for best frozen dessert, truffle and raw chocolate competitions as well as free kids cookie decorating for the first 30 entrants. Read More→
As one of the top home builders in Texas, our goal is to build you the finest quality custom home in Austin, while providing you with a positive building experience. We accomplish this by always putting you, our customer, first. We are constantly striving to improve our clients’ planning and building experience and we do that through honesty, integrity and communication. One of the best ways we communicate with our clients is through our e-newsletter.
When you subscribe to our e-newsletter you will receive relevant and valuable information about current issues and how they apply to the housing industry. We also provide you with seasonal home improvement and maintenance tips and information about upcoming events in the Lakeway community and the Greater Austin area. By reading the e-newsletter you’ll be able to stay up on what’s going on in the world of Sterling Custom Homes and what make us unique as a custom home builder. Read More→
Not only is Texas known for its Austin luxury real estate, but we’re also known for our unique local music, arts and festival (especially in the fall) scenes. If you’re in search of a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates all things Texas (and a bit more), then make sure to check out the 25th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival presented by Gruene Hall and 92.1 FM on Thursday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
The Gruene Music and Wine Festival spans four days, and each day has something different to offer attendees.
Each night of the festival features a different theme including “That’s Right—It’s Not From Texas,” “Rockin’ With Texas Wine & Food,” “Texas Tastings & Tunes” and “Texas-Style Musicfest.” Festivities are held at either The Grapevine Garden or Gruene Hall in the Gruene Historic District. Read More→