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Friday, July 16, 2010

Appel Ford Social Snapshots (click here to view video)

Appel Ford hosted an awesome after hours party for their local chamber last night. Click on the title to view the video - it's pretty sweet - and just one example of what Texas LIVE Media can do for your business.
Cheers! Texas LIVE

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Butterfly Seminar

Butterflies 101
If you enjoyed the fabulous butterfly photography we brought you in the latest issue of Texas LIVE Magazine, then you will not want to miss the free educational seminar taught by the featured author Ro Wauer at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX Sat. May 22nd. See more information below.

Free Educational Seminar

Cafe M. Bloomers - Arbor Room

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Where do they go at night? What methods can one use to attract them close-up? What plants work best in a butterfly garden?

Learn more about their strange behavior and how they
are able to survive in today's world.
Come by and listen to our free seminar that covers everything about those marvelous winged jewels that anyone cares to know.

Author Ro Wauer, our esteemed butterfly and bird expert, will be sharing his interesting and useful information with us. Learn something new, and look for some plants to add to your butterfly habitat while you are here.
or call (936) 825-7400 for more information.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Flax, Cut Loose, Bryn Walker, linen clothing.  Jane Marvel, Yvette Floro, Rebecca Ray-American Couture Handbags.  All of this and so much more at MimiBella in Bellville Tx.!
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Loblolly General Store Pulley Lights

These are some fabulous pulley lights that we have discovered in the Loblolly General Store in Bastrop, Texas. They offer unique and handcrafted one of a kind items with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and affordability.

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Great place to eat in Wimberley Tx.

Wimberley Texas

Great place to eat in Wimberley Txi

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Great place to eat in Wimberley Tx.

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Did we mention the food in Wimberley is awesome?
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Texas LIVE Covers Wimberley, TX

The girls of Texas LIVE headed to the Hill Country town of Wimberley this month to experience the charm and whimsy only Wimberley can provide. We packed our cars and hit the streets to find out everything you need to know when visiting this fascinating little place. Check out your May/June issue for all the details on how you can win a weekend getaway to Wimberley.

Alexandra's House

The first thing we did upon arriving in town was to check into the finest Bed & Breakfast in town, Alexandra's House.

Our hosts, Rosemary and Reed were GREAT! Although running the Bed & Breakfast is their 'job', we felt as though we were honored guests in their home.

The rooms were super comfy and spacious. Rosemary uses only the finest linens and pillows and no detail is left undone. The rooms also had their own TV's and DVD players - import information for the men in our lives ;)
Alexandra's House Dining Porch

Each morning Rosemary prepared for us a two-course breakfast that was to die for! Homemade scones, pancakes and fruit dishes were prepared with fresh-cut herbs from her hill country garden. Isn't her kitchen adorable? We sat around her island chatting and drinking coffee each morning - it made it hard to go to work!

Alexandra's House Dining Porch

We set up our computers in this fabulous screened in sun porch. The spring weather was fantastic - just cool enough to make the hot coffee taste even more wonderful. Rosemary has little hummingbird friends and other native Texas birds right outside her windows who shared their joyful songs with us each morning.

Wimberley is nestled next to the Blanco River approx. 15 miles west of San Marcos. The Blanco is spring fed so the water is always refreshingly cool and clean.

There are many outdoor attractions in Wimberley including the EmilyAnn Amphitheater & Gardens which hosts the annual Shakespeare Under the Stars performances. This little theatre has an incredible story behind it, and we will be publishing the behind the scenes story later this summer.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Darios American Bistro in Cypress,Texas Highway 290 West

If you haven't been to Dario's American Bistro in Cypress, Texas, you've been missing an amazing dining experience. My husband and I stopped in one evening thinking we would enjoy a casual cafe dinner. We were pleasently surprised when we walked in and saw this dining room, complete with wait staff clad in white starched shirts and black pressed pants. The experiences was fantastic, romantic and we truly felt like honored guests at this place!

Darios Salad
Darios food is excellent. I was so impressed with the freshness of the produce and the presentation. My husband ate the roasted duck and they came to our table to carve it right in front of us. Super Cool!

Did I mention DESSERT?? I think the picture speaks for itself, but just in case  . . .  Strawberry Cheescake, Creme Brule, Tarimisu . . . need I say more?
Check them out on the web. They are located on Highway 290 West out of Houston.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Out and About

Texas LIVE is out delivering magazines today, here's some of the fun stuff that we've found while out and about:
The Antique Gypsy in Brenham, TX is one of the most fun places to stop for a girls day out. Mary Ellen has the cutest shop full of whimsical furniture, gifts, artwork and more. I've been bringing my girlfriends here for years. It's seriously one of the best stops in the area. If you're headed to Round Top this spring, put this shop on the top of your list. The Antique Gypsy is also my favorite place to purchase Yellow Box Sandals. They are 40% OFF !!! The BEST SANDALS EVER - better get you some for spring:)

Of course with new sandals comes the need for an updated pedicure. Thyme Day Spa is awesome!

Thyme Day Spa is the most peaceful, tranquil spa between Houston, Austin and College Station. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is amazing. The perfect spot for an afternoon "time out."

We had a great time with friends and family at our Holiday Open House!!
Pictured Here: Kathy Frederick, Traci Moran (owner), Angele Caloudas

These boots are from Nellie's on the downtown Brenham square. OMG!!!! They are awesome! This store totally rocks. I shop here for lots of birthday presents and I always buy seasonal clothing pieces here. Boots, Jeans, Dresses, Jewelry and Accessories -they have the most unique things. I also love that her stuff is for 'real women' - her sizes actually fit and you don't have to be a teenage size 2.

Super-cool dress for spring - Nellie's on the Brenham downtown square.
How cute is this chair??? We LOVE Hermann Furniture for this very reason - they are so cool! Jennifer always keeps the store updated with the latest colors and trends. If you haven't been in lately, you must go. Just walking through their doors puts you in the mood for spring decor!
Easter anyone? Aren't these adorable?

The Magazine

Texas LIVE Magazine is published 6 times per year and highlights South Central Texas bringing our readers the best in regional entertainment, dining information, personal profiles and stories of hope, humor and history. Take a peek one of our recent issues. (CLICK HERE) . Like what you see? You can find us across Texas in Barnes & Nobles, Books A Million, Borders, HEB, and Super Wal-Marts. Subscribe today to receive 40% off newsstand price. Click Here to Subscribe Online.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Garden Antqs Vintage

Texas :LIVE Magazine has a new friend! Theresa Cano of Hunstville, Texas has a great blog http://www.gardenantqs.blogspot.com/ . Theresa travels South Central Texas in search of the greatest antiques, restaurants, and girl hang-outs.  She has blogged for 3 years and is helping us build our blogging network. Theresa has  a great eye for design, and we can't wait to see what she finds in Round Top this year. TEXAS :LIVE will be attending her annual BLOG PARTY at Zapp Hall in Round Top Sunday March 28th at 6:00 pm. You should come! Meet bloggers from across the United States and get a sneak-peak of all Round Top has to offer this year. Stay tuned . . .

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Texas LIVE Magazine: Schmidt Jewelry

Texas LIVE Magazine: Schmidt Jewelry

Schmidt Jewelry

This handcrafted cross is another one of our Texas LIVE  favorite finds. Richard Schmidt handcrafts each piece of jewelry into an original work of art. His store in La Grange is amazing. If you're ever in La Grange stop by his store for a visit. For now, check out his website www.richardschmidtjewelry.com

These bracelets are awesome! They scream Texas couture, a spring "must have"

Wired Orchid

This is a piece of handcrafted jewelry produced by our art designer Lorraine Vogel. Each piece is uniquely created out of clay and fired to perfection. It's one of our favorite finds! www.wiredorchid.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

Texas Artist soars after being discovered by Texas LIVE Magazine

Leon Collins and his daughter Molly B pose with the owner of Tejas Antiques in Navasota, Texas. The demand for Leon's art has soared since his work was featured on the Jan/Feb 09 cover of Texas LIVE Magazine. Leon recently was asked to an invitation-only show in Fort Worth after Texas Country Reporter, Bob Philips discovered Leon on the cover of Texas LIVE.