Goya’s Award-Winning Premium Quality And Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils Take Center Stage

 

Long known as nature’s perfect elixir and healthy additive, Olive Oil is a pantry staple. Most commonly known for rice and beans, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, ranks as one of the best producers of exceptional quality olive oil in the world, and the only mainstream brand sold in the United States that placed among the top competitors of World’s Best Olive Oils ranking.

One of the most elite olive oil rankings in the world, the World’s Best Olive Oils 2018 recognized Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as one of the best olives oils worldwide, and Goya® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the best organic olive oils worldwide for their premium quality and outstanding flavor.  In addition, Goya® Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded the 2018 Mario Solinas Quality Award, the world’s most prestigious and selective competition by the International Olive Council (IOC) for “the best green medium fruitiness” category of Spain, ranking in the top five worldwide.  The Goya® Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil boasts a harmonious fruity green aroma, with a touch of herbs and green leaves, and hints of tomato, apple, green almonds and artichokes, creating an elegant balance between a bitter and peppery taste.

“We are extremely honored and proud of our multi-award winning line of premium quality extra virgin olive oils and the recent recognition we have received, especially during a time when the competition is intense and consumers have many choices to select from,” said Joe Perez, Senior Vice President of Goya Foods. “It is a true testament to our mission of producing single-origin premium quality olive oils while making our products accessible to consumers worldwide at an affordable cost.”

The accolades of national and international awards for the Goya® Extra Virgin Olive Oil also include the New York International Olive Oil Competition Gold Award 2018, the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Contest Gold Medal 2018 and Bronze Medal Award 2017, the CINVE Silver Medal 2018 in Spain, the BIOL Extra Gold Medal 2018 in Italy, the Athena International Olive Oil Competition Double Gold Medal Award 2018, and Olive Japan Gold Medal 2018 and 2017.  Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil was also awarded the NYIOOC Gold Award 2018, the Los Angeles IOOC Silver Medal 2018, the CINVE Gold Medal 2018 and Silver 2017 in Spain, the Leone D’Oro Finalisti Gran Menzione Award 2018 in Italy, the Athena International Olive oil Competition Gold Medal 2018, the Sol D’ Oro 2018 Special Mention “Intense Fruit Olive Oil ” Award 2018 in Italy, Olive Japan 5 Gold Medals 2014-2018.

The olives are harvested in the region of Andalusia, Spain and pressed just before, or in the process of turning color, to preserve the full flavor and health properties.   The oil is bottled at Goya’s factory, ranked as one of the top ecological EVOO companies in the world, located in Alcala de Guadaíra, Seville.  Suggested retail price ranges from $5.99 to $11.99 for a 17-ounce bottle of the Goya® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Goya® Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil, and Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and are available in supermarkets nationwide.

For more information and for a sample of Goya® Olive Oil for press only, please contact, Natalie Maniscalco at Natalie@retromedianyc.com, and visit www.goya.com.

About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world. The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

Hill Country Galleria June Listings

Hill Country Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738

www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting June 17

*Note: Hill Country Galleria will open at 12 p.m. on Sundays, with some restaurants and services opening earlier

Hill Country Galleria is excited to announce that it will be the new home to the Lone Star Farmers Market. The Galleria will be hosting the inaugural farmers market on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Central Plaza’s grassy lawn. The event will host the same great vendors as before and also offer face painting and other kids’ activities along with live music. The inaugural farmers market at Hill Country Galleria will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce at 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting their signature Saturday Night Concert Series the first two Saturdays in June, with music starting at 7 p.m. in the Central Plaza. Sit back, relax and enjoy this free event with family and friends. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show and arrive early to shop and dine at Hill Country Galleria retailers and even get their meal delivered straight to the Central Plaza. Swag bags filled with fun items and discounts will be available throughout the event, as well as face painting under the Central Plaza Pavilion. Sun Radio 100.1FM will be on-site to emcee the event to introduce guests to the band.

June 9 — The Texas Tycoons

Texas Tycoons are an all-star band of the most in-demand Texas musicians performing a wide variety of Lone Star classics. Whether it’s rock and roll, country, top 40, or blues Texas musicians have made a giant musical impact over the last 50 years. To celebrate their great musical heritage, the Texas Tycoons have built a repertoire as vast and varied as the great state.

CAMP GLADIATOR FREE BOOTCAMP WORKOUT

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Camp Gladiator will be hosting a free bootcamp workout at Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. It’s recommended to bring water, a towel and a mat, and guests are encouraged to RSVP. This event is valid for anyone over the age of 14. For any questions, contact shelbybowden@campgladiator.com.

JUNE WINE WALK

Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting its monthly Wine Walk on Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can shop the eclectic mix of retailers in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Guests will start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map that is both a guide to the walk and a ticket for each wine walk stop. The walk’s last stop will be a restaurant so wine-walkers can sit down and end the night with dinner. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with Hill Country Galleria offers. This event free and open to the public and guests are welcome to bring friends, family, groups, or a date for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 26, Hill Country Galleria is hosting Ladies Night Out, an evening of beauty, shopping, happy hours, and more. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. at LURE by Y&F, where attendees can get a stroll map of all the special offers available. The first 50 ladies who check in at LURE by Y&F will receive a complimentary Hill Country Galleria VIP swag bag that includes makeup and beauty products from Dillard’s, earrings from Adorn Boutique, workout passes, and more! Attendees will receive a complimentary Cutwater Spirits canned cocktail (while supplies last), and additional retail and restaurant offers are listed below, with more to be announced:

  • LURE by Y&F – BOGO 50% off

  • RIDE Indoor Cycling – 15% off all merchandise (excluding classes & shoes) + studio tours

  • Plenty Boutique – 25% off one item or buy 2 get 3rd free

  • Cinemark – $5 movies (happening every Tuesday!)

  • Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza – 2 for 1 pizzas

  • fab’rik – 20% off one item of your choice

  • Buenos Aires Café – Happy hour prices until 6 p.m. Half-price churrasco (New York Steak), half-off wine bottles priced $50 and under, $5 cocktails, and $3 off glasses of wine

  • barre3 – free class at 6:30 PM

  • Café Blue – Happy hour extended to 9 p.m.

  • Blo Blow Dry Bar – $10 off blow-outs during Ladies Night Out with a complimentary lip application and 10% off products

  • Zoltan David – Complimentary champagne and chocolates while you shop plus a chance to win a personal jewelry cleaner

KINDNESSPALOOZA – LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN DAY!

Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

KINDNESSPALOOZA, a free family-friendly event, will be held in the Central Plaza by the splash pad on Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Mrs band, an all-female pop rock band with a positive message, will be headlining the event. In addition to live music and performances, there will also be an Art of Kindness photo booth, Magic Mirror, an appearance from the Enoughie Buddy mascot and other family friendly activities, including the splash pad. KINDNESSPALOOZA supports The Kindness Campaign, a non-profit foundation which supports anti-bullying curriculum in schools.

FATHER’S DAY CONCERT WITH THE VINTAGE 15

Sunday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Vintage 15 will be performing on Father’s Day, June 17 at the Central Plaza Pavilion at 4 p.m. The Vintage 15 is a powerhouse ensemble of young talent from across the country adding a brilliant energy to the jazz scene in Austin, TX. Combined with a meticulously crafted music library covering everything from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr; Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Bublé, the Vintage 15 soars over the competition with a swagger unlike any other big band out there.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT COLOR ME MINE

Date Nights at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 8

Color Me Mine will host a date night on Friday, June 8. Couples pay a single, $10 studio fee which means $10 off your bill. No reservations required, couples may just walk in.

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Color Me Mine will host a Kids Night Out on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can have fun making friends, playing games, painting and eating pizza. This is a special time for kids to relax and do their own thing in this fun atmosphere.

Dad & Me Paint Night at Color Me Mine

Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This is a special evening set aside just for dads and their sons and daughters. Guests can enjoy some fun, complimentary sweet treats while they paint whatever they’d like. This is a very popular event and is expected to sell out quickly. Seatings are available at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Seatings can be booked online or call 512-535-0005.

Donuts with Dad at Color Me Mine

Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Guests can come in and enjoy a donut with dad for Father’s Day while painting anything they like. Dads paint for free!

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER CAMPS

Moana’s Beach Party

Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8

PAIYH Dance Studio is hosting Moana’s Beach Party, where campers will spend the week dancing to the Moana soundtrack and making beach themed art projects. There will be a performance for parents at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Disney Dreamers

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting Disney Dreamers Camp, where campers will prep for a performance at the end of the week by learning choreography to some of the greatest Disney hits. Campers will design and decorate the props for the show. Kids are encouraged to dress their Disney character best each day. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Frozen

Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting a Frozen-themed dance camp, where campers can celebrate all of their favorite Frozen character like Olaf, Elsa and Anna through dance, art and music. Campers will learn a dance and perform for parents on Friday. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER INTENSIVES

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

PAIYH’s Summer 2018 Dance Intensives will offer a technically challenging and professional training program, designed for serious dancers ages 7-18 who seek individualized instruction. Each one-week intensive will be a unique experience in many genres of dance. Emphasis will be on contemporary styles of ballet, tap, modern, technical jazz, and hip hop. Intensives will provide a non-competitive, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere for intermediate through advanced level dancers. Intensives will feature PAIYH Dance Studios instructors and special guest choreographers, culminating in a performance at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

LUNCH & LEARN WITH FREEDOM SOLAR POWER

Wednesday, June 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Freedom Solar Power is hosting lunch and learn sessions the first Wednesday and second Saturday of every month, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can hear the latest industry news, learn about typical system costs, and what to consider before going solar. Guests should email aria@freedomsolarpower.com to RSVP, or with any questions.

Austin Influential Group Proudly Presents The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24

Austin Influential Group proudly presents The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! (www.austinpetsalive.org), happening on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00pm – 1am at The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX.

From the grandiose and over-the-top phantasmagoria of the Baroque and Rococo to the immersive, hyper-saturated and vibrating glamour of disco, housed in the ever-influential and conscious-altering philosophy “be what you want to be” of Ball Culture, we bring to you our biggest creation to date; KAVÏAT 24! In benefit of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Influential Group invites you to bear witness and forever scream your piece to not just dream it, but BE IT, at our 6th annual Opulence Ball! Come dressed to impress, transgress and express your wildest dreams of elegance and extravaganza and be seen in the styles of Baroque France, decadent Italian masquerade, Rococo brilliance, the hottest, slickest, and smoothest threads of disco or arrive in a married combination of them all!  The sky’s the limit! Can you dig it, madame and monsieurs?  At the heart of the chateau, we’ll present our largest and most grand parade of spectacle, flare, drama and theatre featuring a carefully selected showcase of Austin’s finest movers and shakers of Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque and one very special import of sensational proportions. This Valentine’s season, it may be larger than life . . . but it’s just the right size!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1137579276386291/

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJS44sTY9zU&feature=youtu.be

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opulence-ball-kaviat-24-tickets-39899690047

COVER 3 Offering NYE & New Year’s Day Specials

To help Central Texans kick off 2018 on the right foot after those late-night New Year’s Eve celebrations, all Cover 3 locations in Austin and San Antonio will offer brunch on Monday, January 1 – an offering normally reserved for only Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The full brunch menu will be available that morning from opening at 11am to 3pm, including the popular U-Mix-It Bubbles and Bloody Mary Bar. The traditional lunch and dinner menus will also be available throughout that Monday until close at 10pm as COVER 3 will be screening each of the NCAA 2018 College Football Playoff games that afternoon and night (includes Georgia vs Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl at 4pm & Alabama vs Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at 7:45pm CT). COVER 3′s brunch was recently named “Best Brunch” in Austin and San Antonio this year by Austin Monthly Magazine and San Antonio Current respectively, so this is a great opportunity to kick off the new year with some of the best local bites around!

Additionally, on NYE the preceding day, all COVER 3 locations will be offering various specials for champagne drinks, although details on specific promotions will be revealed online in the days leading up to the holiday. On NYE day, all COVER 3 locations will have normal business hours with traditional brunch/lunch/dinner menu offerings – 11am to 10pm.

Sonesta Bee Cave Features Holiday Hours, Menu, Special Offers and New Year’s Eve Celebration

Looking to escape family or treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing getaway in the Hill Country this holiday season? 

Sonesta Bee Cave is featuring the ultimate gift this holiday season, 25 percent off when you book four nights or more. Sonesta’s restaurant and lounge, Meridian 98, is featuring a new winter menu and holiday cocktails perfect for warming up on these chilly days and nights.

 

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Some of the  rich, robust flavors with a sophisticated Texas twist, including Pork Belly SlidersBacon Mac HushpuppiesRisotto Ballz, and Mini Texas Chili Dogs. Chef Newman’s menu retains such perennial favorites as Fire-Roasted SalsaBacon-Wrapped Gulf ShrimpCrispy WingsBarbacoa Street Tacos and Beef Stuffed Empanadas. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options, and 90 percent of the menu is Texas-sourced from local farms and ranches. The menu is paired with an extensive selection of cocktails made with Texas liquors – including a draft margarita made with locally sourced honey – an all-Texas lineup of micro-brew beers and Texas wines.

In addition to being open Christmas Eve and day and New Years eve and day, Meridian 98 is hosting a New Year’s Eve party including a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, champagne toast and a spectacular view of the Hill Country Galleria firework extravaganza. 

Waller Creek Conservancy Announces Creek Show 2017 Programming and Artists

Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18

Waller Creek Conservancy announces the return of Creek Show taking place November 10-18, 2017 from 6pm-10pm. Free and open to the public, explore six luminescent, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets, all created by local talent.

Celebrate Austin Art Month Friday, November 10, with the public opening of the show including a live DJ on the creek. Participate in hands-on, family-friendly activities every night at the Sabine Tree Deck between 6pm and 8pm. The

Photography courtesy of © David Brendan Hall, www.davidhallphotog.com.

Photography courtesy of © David Brendan Hall, www.davidhallphotog.com.

Thinkery will be on-site Fridays and Saturdays. Visit the Creek Show Lounge (700 E. 6th St.) for an immersive Waller Creek experience including interactive entertainment, Creek Show photo booth, Waterloo Park model, and more. Don’t forget to pick up your Creek Show wristband for food and drink specials from participating businesses in the Red River Cultural District.

Tuesday, November 14, meet the design teams at the Creek Show Artist Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Palm Door on Sabine, moderated by arts critic Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin.  The event is free but RSVP is required!

Thursday, November 16, 6pm-9pm, join Generation Waller for Monster Bash from 6pm-9pm at The Gatsby. There will be a silent auction to support WCC and a raffle with lots of great prizes!

Saturday, November 18, 3:30pm-5:30pm, bike around town with an art-centric tour that starts at Laguna Gloria, passes by the Waller Delta and wraps up at Creek Show.

Saturday, November 18, 6pm-9pm, don’t miss the 2017 Closing Party at Cheer Up Charlies featuring Rattletree!

For more details and links to all of these exciting programs, visit creekshow.com or the Creek Show 2017 Facebook event.

Gather friends and family to explore Waller Creek as it’s never been seen before.

CREEK SHOW 2017 INSTALLATIONS AND DESIGN TEAMS: “No Lifeguard on Duty” by Asakura Robinson, “Night Garden” by dwg., “Blind Spot” by Two+ Collaborative, “fotan FABLE” by HA Architecture, “Ephemeral Suspension” by PATHOS + TouchTo“Submerge” by Davey McEathron Architecture + Studio Lumina + Drophouse.

Follow Waller Creek Conservancy on Facebook or Instagram: @WallerCreekConservancy; Twitter @austinWCC #CreekShow

ABOUT WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY:

Waller Creek Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create and maintain a chain of extraordinary urban parks around a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality, and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts. For more information, visit wallercreek.org.

Husband & Wife Duo Are Fixing Up Columbus, Ohio Communities One House at a Time

​​Upward Home Solutions, a husband and wife-owned real estate company within the greater Columbus, Ohio area, is providing a way for homeowners to get cash fast on a property they can’t afford to maintain any longer.

Born from a passion for rehabilitating older homes that are often neglected and ignored as they degrade and deteriorate the Upward Home Solutions team harnesses their unique talents to take the homes and make them lucrative again, thereby improving the local community and surrounding home values.

“It’s all-too-common a house is left vacant for one reason or another – or the homeowner just can’t afford the maintenance it requires,” said Tim Dye, Co-Founder and Owner of Upward Home Solutions. “We understand how much time and money goes into the proper upkeep of a home, which is why we’re passionate about offering a sustainable exit for homeowners who don’t want the responsibility anymore.”

Tim and Katie Dye have been involved in the Central Ohio Real Estate industry for over a decade.  The couple’s previous claim to fame was being featured on Lifetime’s One Born Every Minute, but what they are most famous for now in Columbus is their unique ability to see the value in distressed properties and improve them.

​The Dyes have made it as easy as possible for homeowners to sell their home fast in exchange for cash. On the Upward website, visitors need to simply fill out an online form that enables the Dyes to get in touch with the official homeowners. Once contact is made, a tour is scheduled so the duo can get a better glimpse at what will need sprucing up. Once it’s assessed, they make the homeowners an offer. If the offer is accepted, the Dyes do all the footwork with the title company to buy the property.

“We’ve made the sales process as streamlined and convenient as possible for the stressed-out homeowners we work with,” said Katie Dye. “The most rewarding part of the whole experience has to be contributing to our beloved Columbus, Ohio community by bringing new life and value into the old homes. The neighbors love it, and we’re honored to be part of something that special.”

Clients who typically call Upward Home Solutions include people looking to sell their homes regardless of its condition, people who have an inherited a home they don’t want, people who no longer want to serve as a landlord, and people who can’t manage to keep up with home and home maintenance payments.

For more information, visit: http://cashforcolumbushouses.com/.
 

Celebrate Earth Day with Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for a great Earth Day with events all over town from April 20 through April 22.
Fern Gully at Palm Park
April 20, 2017
Join the Austin Parks Foundation for a special Earth Day installment of their all-1992 season of Movies in the Park. Bring the whole family to learn about the importance of Earth’s rainforests in this animated tale of adventure featuring Robin Williams. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

Give 5% to Mother Earth
April 21st

Austin businesses are banding together to give 5% of their sales back to local green organizations like the Austin Parks Foundation! The full list of businesses can be found on the Give 5% website. The CEO of APF, Colin Wallis, will also be traversing the city on two wheels alongside Hill Country Conservancy’s George Cofer. You can follow their Earth Day adventure on our twitter account and Instagram story.

Mulching at Zilker Park
April 22nd

Join APF in celebrating two happy occasions – Earth Day AND Zilker Park’s 100th Anniversary! In celebration, APF will be showing the trees of Zilker a little TLC with a fresh coat of mulch. Join friends, neighbors and tree huggers alike for a very special mulch project. Those interested can RSVP here.

Giveback with Flower Child

April 22nd
Flower Child believes a better world starts from within, and there is no better way to fuel your body and your soul then by nourishing it with happy, healthy food straight from Mother Earth.

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, Flowers Child is donating 100% of proceeds from their Mother Earth Bowl to Austin Parks Foundation. We know you’ll be hungry after mulching all hose trees, so grab a healthy bite that gives right back APF!  Details here.

 

Breast Cancer Resource Center Presents Sixth Annual Art Bra Austin on June 3

Early-bird tickets on sale now. General admission ticket price increases May 1

The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) proudly announces its sixth annual fundraising gala, Art Bra® Austin, on Saturday, June 3, at the Austin Convention Center. This year’s event will showcase 61 pieces of wearable art to be modeled and auctioned, with all proceeds benefitting BCRC. Early-bird tickets for the event, which sells out every year, are on sale now at artbraaustin.org.

A truly inspiring celebration of the women who shine in the face of a life-altering disease, Art Bra® Austin brings together a community of artists, jewelers and craftspeople each year to design and construct original, beautiful art bras to be modeled by BCRC clients, all of whom are women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its inception in 2012, Art Bra® Austin has raised more than one million dollars for the Breast Cancer Resource Center, helping BCRC achieve its mission to support and improve the lives of those touched by breast cancer by providing services and programs free of charge to its clients, regardless of circumstances.

“Art Bra® is undoubtedly one of Austin’s most theatrical events, and this year we’re excited to showcase our most impressive collection of art bras to date,” said Ray Anne Evans, BCRC’s Executive Director and former client. “This marks six incredible years for Art Bra® Austin, and every time we are amazed not only by the courage and strength of our fearless models, but the community’s unwavering support. Our dedicated sponsors and amazing artists who donate their time and talent are essential in making this event a transformative experience for our clients.”

Art Bra® Austin will take place on June 3, at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, Texas. Doors open at 6:00p.m. for cocktails, food service, and silent auction. The runway show and live auction begin at 8:00 p.m. From now until April 30, early-bird tickets for runway and floor reserved seating are on sale for $250 and early-bird general admission for $150. General admission ticket price increases to $200 on May 1. Tickets are available at http://artbraaustin.org/get-tickets.

Art Bra® Austin is currently seeking event sponsors and will also begin volunteer sign-ups on Monday, April 17. For more information about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.artbraaustin.org.

About Art Bra Austin

Art Bra® Austin, now in its sixth year, is BCRC’s signature fundraiser. Every year, Austin’s talented community of artists, designers, and jewelers submit their original works of wearable art to be showcased by a dynamic group of Art Bra Austin models, creating an enchanting evening where everyone involved from the artists to the models and stylists donates their time and services. Approximately 60 to 70 pieces are selected from over 100 submissions to be offered for auction the night of the event. Top submissions are auctioned live during the runway show with winning bids as high as $8,500. For more information about this event and how to get involved, please visit www.artbraaustin.org.

About Breast  Cancer Resource Center

Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a nonprofit organization providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine the solutions that are right for her.

BCRC was founded in 1995 as a volunteer-staffed helpline and a single support group. Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained support professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep a woman moving forward through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. They serve more than 2,200 women annually, offering personalized guidance, robust educational opportunities, and several financial and personal assistance programs. All of it – free of charge – to the client. For more detailed information about BCRC services and programs, please visit www.bcrc.org.

The Peninsula at Rough Hollow Hosts VIP Barbecue on the Waterfront

Luxury lakeside community celebrates featured homes in Spring 2017 HBA Parade of Homes™ Tour 

Photography courtesy of Ben Porter Photography.

The Peninsula at Rough Hollow, developed by Legend Communities Inc. and Crescent Communities LLCis a naturally secluded $60 million luxury development of 81 acreage homesites overlooking Lake Travis. The Peninsula is the last lakefront and gated exclusive luxurious community in Lakeway.

Alfonso Castillo

Alfonso Castillo

On Sunday, March 26, guests gathered at The Peninsula at Rough Hollow for an exclusive VIP barbeque and sneak peek tour of the five luxury homes to be featured in the Spring 2017 Parade of Homes™ tour. Throughout the afternoon event, guests mixed and mingled with The Peninsula sales team and four of the five home builders including Arbogast Homes, Jenkins Custom Homes, Laurel Haven Homes and Triton Austin. Guests learned about each unique property, their specific design aesthetic and saw first hand finish samples of the materials to be used in each home, not to mention the spectacular sweeping views of Lake Travis and the beautiful Hill Country. Sipping on refreshing signature cocktails provided by Sourced Cocktails, attendees enjoyed Austin-famous and world-renowned Franklin’s Barbeque brisket sandwiches and champion bbq team and food truck, It’s All Good Barbeque while listening to sounds of Marshall Hood band. To finish off the afternoon guests were treated to homemade apple and peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.   

Shan and Bethany Jenkins

Shan and Bethany Jenkins

Amy and Hector Elizondo

Amy and Hector Elizondo

Robin Colton and Nykol Colton

Robin Colton and Nykol Colton

In the crowd:  Lauren and Craig Bach, Ed and Angela Kennedy, Michelle and Curt Sexton of Laurel Haven Homes, Rusty and Alicia Schoenherr, Shan and Bethanny Jenkins of Jenkins Custom Homes, Suzanne Ellis, Debbie Tate, Tommy Roberts of Triton Austin, Tracey and Sandy Vollentine, Tyler Hawk, Tod Arbogast of Arbogast homes and more. 

Rusty and Alicia Schoenherr with Curt Sexton

Rusty and Alicia Schoenherr with Curt Sexton

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Bubba and Diane Breazeale with Chat Wynne_

Bubba and Diane Breazeale with Chat Wynne_

About Legend Communities Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Legend Communities is a full-service developer of single-family residential, multi-family residential, active adult communities and associated commercial projects in Central Texas, California and Colorado. Legend Communities and its affiliate company in California have earned recognition for their projects from a number of highly regarded local and national industry associations, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Home Builders, and the City of Austin Green Builder Program. The company emphasizes giving back to the communities in which it operates through business, civic and charitable contributions. For more information about Legend Communities, please visit LegendCommunitiesinc.com.

About Crescent Communities LLC

Crescent Communities is a leading real estate investment and operating firm driven to create long-term value by developing thoughtful, sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. Founded in 1963, Crescent’s original mandate as a land management company continues to inform its commitment to the wise stewardship of natural resources. The company finances, plans and develops properties in the Sunbelt and Mid-Atlantic markets that will represent more than 50 percent of the U.S. population growth over the next decade. Its multi-product platform includes residential, multi-family, mixed-used, commercial and land assets, valued in total at $1.2 billion. Crescent’s robust capital deployment, seasoned leadership team, and transformative model of sustainability enable the company to maximize opportunity in a recovering real estate market. For more information about Crescent Communities please visit http://www.crescentcommunities.com.