Interview Tip: How to Answer “What Can You Offer Us That the Other Candidates for This Job Cannot?”

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“What can you offer us that the other candidates for this job cannot?”
• Interviewers often use questions like this to determine if you have an inflated view of yourself or possibly a tendency to be overly critical of your co-workers.

• Showcase your strengths without implying that you are above everyone else.

• Qualify your answer by beginning with a disclaimer that you don’t know the qualifications of the other applicants, then assert how your qualifications make you a great choice for the position.

Sea Oats Group Announces $1.3 Billion Expansion of Cinnamon Shore on Texas Gulf Coast

Phase II of Cinnamon Shore Will Quadruple the Vacation Community’s Size and Bring Distinctive New Home Designs, Amenities to Mustang Island

As originally published by Lynn Darden of The PR Boutique.

Cinnamon Shore Arial Image

Cinnamon Shore Arial Image

Sea Oats Group announced recently a $1.3 billion, 300-acre expansion of Cinnamon Shore, Mustang Island’s premier new urbanism vacation community, featuring distinctive new home designs and a wide array of appealing amenities.

“Cinnamon Shore North has been enormously successful, with over $200 million in sales, and is now 85 percent sold out,” said Jeff Lamkin, CEO of Sea Oats Group, developers of Cinnamon Shore. “The phase II expansion will take place over 15 to 20 years and will more than quadruple the size of the existing community.”

Over the past decade, Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group has been one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled.

Nestled behind 300 feet of protective dunes and just minutes from Corpus Christi, Cinnamon Shore is the ultimate expression of coastal living. The vibrant, master-planned new urban development on Texas’ Coastal Bend combines elegant housing, work spaces, retail amenities, parks and recreational facilities in a highly livable, walkable seaside resort community. Nearby activities include links-style golfing, unique shopping, parasailing and charters, all effortlessly booked for residents and guests through Cinnamon Shores’ exclusive concierge services.

Cinnamon Shore Arial Image

Cinnamon Shore Arial Image

Sea Oats Group began developing the 63-acre Cinnamon Shore North, phase I of its incomparable Texas Gulf Coast vacation community, in 2007. Its $275 million buildout includes home sales on 200 lots, 75 of which are multi-family residences, with a median price point of $1 million. Single-family homes start at around $636,000 and beachfront homes are priced from about $2.5 million.

The more than 250-acre phase II expansion will encompass Cinnamon Shore South, an $800 million investment, and Cinnamon Shore Bay Shore, projected to be a $500 million buildout. Lamkin said Sea Oats Group envisions four primary pillars of distinction for phase II: (1) home craftsmanship and a lifestyle unrivaled on the Gulf Coast; (2) a dining district with dozens of restaurants to please any palate or mood; (3) enticing destination retail; and (4) a health and wellness center.

Phase II will include a 3,300-foot wide beachfront, maintained daily – almost three times the size of the beach at Cinnamon Shore North. Eventually, the development will lie on both sides of State Highway 361, about a mile south of Cinnamon Shore North, with a golf cart bridge enabling residents to easily access amenities on both sides of the highway. Plans include multiple swimming pools and lakes to provide refuge and enhance the landscape on both sides of the roadway. A key feature of phase II – an approximately 10-acre lake, one of the largest on the Texas Gulf Coast – will be encircled by a mile-long boardwalk. The development will also feature honeymoon cottages, a spa, town centers for retail within each phase and a boutique hotel opening in 2018. Site work is already underway, and Sea Oats Group expects to begin building homes on the property in mid- to late-2018.

“We are proud of the community we have created with phase I of Cinnamon Shore and gratified by how well it has been received,” said Lamkin. “We plan to build on what has been a very successful model with this major phase II expansion. Full details, including the master plan for phase II, will be released later this year.”

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Every detail of Cinnamon Shore is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walking neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore).

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com.

Where to Celebrate National Wine Day on May 25

Need ideas on where, around the globe, to celebrate National Wine Day on May 25? We have a few thrilling ideas!

Ama Vida Alfresco Dining

Ama Vida Alfresco Dining

AmaWaterways

In celebration of National Wine Day on May 25, AmaWaterways is inviting travelers to toast to the holiday with a special offer available on its wine-themed cruises – showcasing the acclaimed wine regions along Europe’s Danube, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine Rivers. Travelers who book an AmaWaterways wine-themed sailing can now save up to $1,500 per stateroom, with dates available throughout 2017, and will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of the world’s most famed wine regions. AmaWaterways’ wine cruises are hosted by top wine experts and feature complimentary lectures, wine tastings, exquisite cuisine with paired wines and exclusive shore excursions to historic vineyards and wineries, as well as private wine cellar tours. In addition, AmaWaterways’ co-owners – Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst – collaborated with winemaker, Jim Clendenen, to make AmaWaterways’ very-own Concerto Wine. The partnership has resulted in a red Pinot with flavor notes of dark red fruit, wild strawberries, earth, spice and cocoa.

Lodge Seating Area

Lodge Seating Area

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa / Young Harris, GA

Situated amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and just two hours outside of Atlanta, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the perfect destination to celebrate National Wine Day.  With North Georgia’s wineries continuing to earn praise from critics and wine-lovers alike, the resort offers ease of access to the regions most acclaimed vineyards and tasting rooms.  Guests may book a stay at this luxurious resort to experience this new wine destination and tantilize their taste buds, while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami / Miami, FL

Recently unveiling its new happy hour menu, Sonesta Coconut Grove’s widely recognized restaurant, Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge, provides for the ultimate spot with great deals to celebrate National Wine Day. Guests can relax and unwind with an appealing range of wine options by the glass for $5, as well as light bites ranging from sweet chili glazed wings to roasted garlic hummus and pita chips, while overlooking breathtaking views of beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach / Fort Lauderdale, FL

Celebrate National Wine Day at the laid-back, sophisticated Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, where wine enthusiasts seeking great wine, cuisine and unobstructed views can look no farther. Providing spectacular views and innovative cuisine at the hotel, Bistro Restaurant, is offering half price wine bottles with the purchase of any entrée during National Wine Day only. While there, guests can overlook the sugar-sand beach and taste dishes and appetizers ranging from lamb rack short rib ravioli while sipping on a favorite choice of wine.

The Richardson at Tarrytown Announces May 25 Grand Opening

As published by the PR Boutique.

Exclusive Rental Community is One of a Kind in Central Austin

Austin-based developer Burlington Ventures announced the grand opening of its exclusive rental residential community, The Richardson at Tarrytown, on Thursday, May 25.

“The Richardson is a sophisticated boutique-style rental community that is the only one of its kind in Central Austin,” said Burlington Ventures President Steve Beuerlein. “We are providing a much-needed living option for maturing residents of the area who want to stay in Tarrytown, but desire stairless living, an array of amenities and an escape from the burdens of home ownership.”

Exterior

Exterior

Designed by the award-winning Austin-based architectural firm Dick Clark + Associates, The Richardson is located at 3215 Exposition Boulevard in the heart of Tarrytown. It is the only rental community of its kind in the central part of the city, offering superior quality and sophisticated design in the architectural spirit of contemporary Austin. Residents will enjoy carefree, stairless living in an urbane environment, all within a short distance of Tarrytown’s coffee houses, shops, grocers and more, and within close proximity to MoPac, downtown, The University of Texas, Lions Municipal Golf Course, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, Seton Medical Center and a host of other prime Austin destinations.

Birds Eye View of the Pool

Birds Eye View of the Pool

The Richardson offers nine distinct one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,209 to 2,957 square feet, all set in a park-like setting with lush landscaping and native plants. The single-level, open floor plan designs feature great rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto private balconies, solar shades, hardwood flooring throughout and custom tile flooring in bathrooms. Most residences boast large custom kitchens with quartz countertops, counter-depth refrigerators, built-in gas ranges, wall ovens and microwaves, under-counter wine refrigerators, and full-size washers and dryers. Each residence is fully accessible from the parking garage via elevator.

Unit D - Calacatta

Unit D – Calacatta

Burlington Ventures planned The Richardson with an active, sophisticated, hassle-free lifestyle in mind. The central amenity deck features an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, seasonally heated pool, outdoor fireplace and dog park for pet-lovers’ use.  The club room’s accordion glass doors open onto the outdoor amenity deck, providing a relaxing setting for gathering with family and friends, with a full kitchen, large-screen television and conference room at residents’ disposal. The fitness room is appointed with state-of-the-art equipment carefully selected by a local trainer to enable challenging, full-body workouts.

Unit F

Unit F

The Richardson’s cast-in-place concrete construction, floor plates and high-density wall insulation result in virtually zero noise transfer between homes. Energy-efficient, multi-zone HVAC systems allow residents to vary temperature by zone. Low-energy LED lighting delivers superior color rendering and boosts energy savings. Additionally, common area energy needs are supplied by rooftop solar panels.

The Richardson is now accepting leases for move-in dates beginning in June. Residents will enjoy the security of controlled-access parking garage with high-speed roller doors, electric vehicle charging station, mudroom with integrated dog-wash station, and direct elevator access to all floors from the garage. A variety of storage options are available, including climate-controlled wine cellars, and secure bike storage. A “Luxer One” secured parcel locker system enables convenient access to postal deliveries 24/7.

Reservations are now being taken for rental residences at The Richardson at Tarrytown. Only 27 exclusive rental homes are available, with leasing prices ranging from $3,300 to $8,800 per month.

“Once people get a look at these beautiful rental homes and are able to envision themselves leading The Richardson lifestyle, these 27 units will go fast,” said Beuerlein. “We are excited about meeting our new residents and beginning long, positive relationships with them and the Tarrytown community.”

You’re Invited to the Peninsula at Rough Hollow Austin Parade

Legend Communities and Crescent Communities today announced The Peninsula at Rough Hollow will host the spring Spring 2017 Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin Parade of Homes™. 

The Spring 2017 HBA Parade of Homes™ will take place at The Peninsula at Rough Hollow May 12 through May 29. The annual event showcases the newest trends in construction, building design, interior décor and landscaping in one of the nation’s most vibrant real estate communities. This year will mark the third Parade of Homes tour to be held within Rough Hollow over the past 10 years and by far the most anticipated showing due to The Peninsula’s spectacular views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis. 

The tour will feature five custom-built homes by award-winning builders specifically chosen for the event—Arbogast Custom Homes, Jenkins Design + Build, Lake Travis Builders, Laurel Haven Homes and Triton Custom Homes Inc. During the tour, the homes will be open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays and Memorial Day, May 29.

Briscoe Museum Summer Film Series: Women of the West

Free Summer Film Series Features Complimentary Popcorn and Beer; Food Truck Fare

The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents its fourth annual summer film series, Women of the West. The Western film genre has long been a man’s territory where women are relegated to the sidelines or as one-dimensional characters. These four movies feature strong female protagonists—each complex, unique, and a far cry from a damsel in distress. The film series includes local food truck fare, free popcorn, and complimentary Ranger Creek beer. The Museum remains open until 9:00pm every Tuesday, giving movie goers the chance to visit the galleries before and after each film. Admission is free. The film series is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Rivard Report, and Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

The series kicks off with a classic film starring Joan Crawford:

Johnny Guitar (1954/NR/110 min.)
Tuesday, May 16th | 6:30pm
Strong-willed saloon-casino owner Vienna (Joan Crawford) squares off against her nemesis, the shrieking Emma Small, who wrongly blames Vienna for her brother’s death.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | 6:30pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum, 210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Upcoming Movies in the Summer Film Series:

Cat Ballou (1965/NR/96 min.)
Tuesday, June 20th | 6:30pm
This musical Western spoof tells the story of a tough schoolmarm (Jane Fonda) who becomes a gunslinger to avenge the death of her father with the help of two charming young misfits and a drunken over-the-hill gun-for-hire. 

Meek’s Cutoff (2011/PG/104 min.)
Tuesday, July 18th | 6:30pm
Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions on the high plain desert.

The Homesman (2014/R/122 min.)
Tuesday, August 15th | 6:30pm
Driven to madness by the harsh realities of pioneer life, three women living on the outskirts of the American frontier are rescued from certain death by a woman (Hilary Swank) who recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy Lee Jones) to help her transport them to a safe haven in Iowa.

About The Briscoe Western Art Museum:
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, preserves and presents the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Located along the San Antonio River Walk, its campus is inclusive of the restored historic 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building which now serves as the Museum space with nine galleries on three levels; the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion used for event rentals and programs; and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden.  For more information about The Briscoe Western Art Museum, visit our website at BriscoeMuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @BriscoeMuseum or ‘Like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheBriscoe.

Uncle Billy’s May First Friday Firkin: 11th Anniversary Saison Firkins

 

Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

On Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m., Uncle Billy’s will tap two firkins made with special 11th anniversary Belgian Saison ale. Head brewer, Trevor Nearburg, created a Saison that is refreshingly light, dry brew with fruity esters and spicy phenols from the Belgian yeast. Each of the two special firkins using the Belgian Saison. The first one mimics a barrel aged Saison by aging it with charred oak and dandelion greens. The oak gives it vanilla and oaky flavors, while the dandelion greens enhance the existing grassy farmhouse flavors to give it a hint bitterness and more funky farmhouse. Our second firkin is infused with dried apricots and blackberries. The light style beer will let the fruit flavors shine through with a gorgeous amethyst color from the blackberries. We will tap both casks at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5.

  • 6% ABV
  • 35 IBUs

When: Friday, May 5 tapping at 5 p.m.

What: $3 Firkin Pints

Where: Uncle Billy’s Brewery + Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX  78704

Ballet Austin Guild Presents “An Afternoon In Wonderland” Tea

Ballet Austin Guild presents its 33rd Spring Fundraiser

A Sunday afternoon tea in anticipation of the Ballet Austin Season Finale, Alice (in wonderland).

Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 1-3 p.m.

Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas

Support for Ballet Austin’s Youth Scholarship Program

Tickets: $65 adults, $35 children, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballet-austin-guild-presents-an-afternoon-in- wonderland-tickets-31161146829

 Event Information:

Please join Ballet Austin Guild as we present “An Afternoon in Wonderland,” our first Sunday tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones while sipping on tea and champagne, of course! As a prelude to Ballet Austin’s performance of Alice (in wonderland), we will be celebrating with fun decor, costumes and festivities for guests of all ages. Amazing raffle baskets will be available, and all proceeds go to Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund. Your ticket purchase makes classical ballet training available to any child with a passion and desire to learn, regardless of their family’s economic situation. Help us reach our goal in raising $40,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program!

About Ballet Austin Guild:

Celebrating our 33rd year hosting our Spring Fundraiser, Ballet Austin Guild continues its mission in supporting and promoting Ballet Austin in its commitment to excellence in dance through fundraising, community, and education. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who have supported and furthered the mission of Ballet Austin for over 40 years. The Guild consists of energetic volunteers who want to learn more about ballet and contribute to one of Austin’s finest cultural institutions. The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in promoting Ballet Austin. For more membership information, please visit our
website, https://balletaustinguild.org.

Easy Tuna Casserole

Feed your family something simple and delicious like this Easy Tuna Casserole, loaded with vegetables, pasta and tuna for a filling meal that everyone can enjoy. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to please the entire family without spending hours in the kitchen – perfect for those busy weeknights when time isn’t on your side. Find more family recipes at culinary.net.

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Culinary.net

The Salt Lick Announces Pizza Nights At The Salt Lick Cellars / April Reservations Available Now

The Salt Lick will soon offer patrons a unique dining opportunity with the return of Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars, the beloved Driftwood restaurant’s tasting room and outdoor seating area. Pizza Nights will take place once a week throughout the month of April.

Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars will feature a specially curated menu of artisanal Italian pizza offerings that highlight both traditional pizzas as well as several more unique options. Several pizzas were in fact inspired by and created from The Salt Lick’s typical menu offerings, such as the Smoked BBQ Pizza, which is topped off with The Salt Lick’s mouth-watering burnt ends, pulled pork, and sausage.

Those inclined toward meat-free fare need not be excluded from this unique opportunity as the menu also features several vegetarian-friendly options. Veggie-focused pizza offerings include The Mushroom, which is topped with garlic and EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, and fresh arugula. Additionally, attendees will be able to purchase from a wide selection of delectable wines from The Salt Lick Cellars, including many that are from the surrounding Texas Hill Country region.

Those interested in attending Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars are encouraged to act quickly, as seats for each tasting event are limited. All reservations must be made by calling Salt Lick Cellars directly at (512) 829-4013.

Thursday, April 13

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 27

Salt Lick Cellars

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826

Driftwood, TX 78619 

PIZZA NIGHT AT THE SALT LICK CELLARS - MENU: 

PIZZAS:

THE ORIGINAL
Zesty red sauce, garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan – $9

MARGHERITA
Zesty red sauce, house mozzarella, basil – $9

FOUR CHEESE
Driftwood garlic sauce, pork fennel sausage, caramelized onion, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan – $12

MUSHROOM
Garlic & EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, fresh arugula – $11
Add a sunny-side up egg for $2

BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Bacon, mozzarella, sage leaf, walnut, seasonal crème fraiche – $13

SMOKED BBQ
Zesty red sauce, mozzarella, Salt Lick burnt ends, pulled pork, Salt Lick sausage, roasted red peppers, red onions, garlic – $11

APPETIZERS:

BRISKET STUFFED MUSHROOMS
$8

MEATBALLS
With polenta, pesto, mascarpone, zesty red sauce, basil – $9

CHEESE BOARD
With fruit and nuts – $14