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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 7:37 PM by Gabriela Moore
Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM by Gabriela Moore
You know when you feel like you’ve had a long week and realize it is only Tuesday? If that was your thought earlier this week, your day to relax has come. It’s the long Labor Day weekend, so hey, treat yourself! Get your hair done, devour a fancy meal and eat all three scoops of ice cream in a banana split. You can bring a friend along if you want to, but just because it’s called a banana split that doesn’t mean you actually have to split it. I spent a little quality me time and did just that.
Stop #1: Salon One 12
If you haven’t been to the blow dry bar at Salon One 12, you do not understand what you are missing. When I got my hair done by stylist Gabrielle Morgan, I wished we had met sooner. Her six years of blow dry experience was put to the test when she turned my frizzy hair into a silky mane of beauty. The newly added blow dry bar is perfect for those who don’t need a cut, but still want that fresh from the salon look. The service begins with a shampoo and condition-- if you catch them on a slow day you might get a relaxing scalp massage--before making your way to the hot seat. The standard blow-out leaves your hair silky and luxurious or you can add a little curl with a hot iron. After feeling gorgeous leaving the salon, I definitely have my eye on their blow-out membership which offers 8 blow outs for the price of 7. Be sure to join them at their 10 year anniversary party coming this October!
Stop #2: Lavish Leather and The Stitch Shoppe
With beautiful hair on my head, I made my way to The Stitch Shoppe and Lavish Leathers. Tucked in the shopping complex off FM 967, you don’t have to go far to find cute boutiques right here in Buda. They have so many cute dresses, shoes and leather accessories to choose from. Their beautiful smelling luxury soaps and candles are perfect to continue the “me celebration” with a soothing hot bath. The option to monogram some in store items makes this place the go to spot for personalized accessories and clothing.
Stop #3: Brooklyn’s Down South
When I think of an indulgent dinner, I usually think of salmon. To make it even more delectable, I’ll take it stuffed and from one of my favorite restaurants in town, Brooklyn's Down South. The stuffed salmon dinner course at Brooklyn’s is filled with delicious flavors. The creaminess of the stuffing complements the salmon deliciously as the crispy edges hold the flavor perfectly. After speaking with the chef, I found out that the unexpected (but very welcomed) hint of spice is due to their signature blackened seasoning left on the pans. As recommended by the waitress, a mexican martini with its splash of pickle juice and lime made for a perfect pairing with my salmon. And I cannot forget to mention that it comes in a shaker which filled my glass another 3 and a half times. For 10 bucks, I can’t complain.
Stop #4: Buda Soda Fountain
Lastly, I treated myself with a traditional sweet treat: a three scoop banana split from Buda Soda Fountain. You may think a banana split would be good from anywhere, but the old fashioned soda fountain atmosphere is what makes this banana split more delicious than the rest. Sit at the soda bar and devour a boat full of your three favorite Blue Bell ice creams, chat with the friendly staff and patrons, and leave home with a treat from candy apothecary. Be sure to grab a one of a kind Buda t-shirt while you’re there!
Posted on July 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM by Gabriela Moore
If you felt like your 4th of July celebration ended just a little too quickly, we found a way to continue the celebration a bit longer. From sporting our American colors all week to enjoying the classic American fare of good ol’ barbecue, you will want to celebrate our independence every week!
Stop #1: Buda’s Red Door
Why wear any other color than red white and blue? Denim is always in fashion, red accents always look good and white is perfect to keep you cool in the summer. We found this festive frayed denim dress that we couldn’t pass up at Buda’s Red Door. They also have a huge selection of accessories to compliment any outfit. So put away that Old Navy USA t-shirt and get cute while reppin' the American colors for the rest of the month!
Stop #2: Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office
There is something beautiful about seeing the beginnings of our town. The Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post office is one of the catalysts for the growth of Buda. Perfectly positioned between Old San Antonio Rd and the railroad tracks, the Stagecoach House allowed travelers from far and wide to deliver mail to the Buda area in 1885 until the mid 1920’s...and even attracts those near and far today as the Visitors Center.
*From one of the insiders: This week my co-workers and I were sitting around the big table inside the museum room of the Stagecoach House. Something about the way everyone laughed took me back in time. I imagined snapshots through the years of families and probably even strangers sharing the same moment. Just being in that house connects you to people you have never known. I encourage everyone to take that moment when you visit the Stagecoach House and Visitors Center.
Stop #3: Veteran’s Memorial
During the month of July, every American should have a moment where they take time to remember everyone who made this holiday a reality. In addition to that, to remember those who continue to ensure our freedom. Take a stroll in Bradfield Park while reflecting on the names in the bricks at the Buda Veteran’s Memorial.
Stop #4: Salt Lick
You had to have known it was coming, because nothing makes you feel more American than delving into a plate full of Texas barbecue. Of course, there is no better place to do that than at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Just 15 minutes away from Buda, the property is home to their famous barbecue and Saltlick Vineyard and Winery. Their wines are made to accompany their barbecue--though it’ll do just fine alone. The ribs are fall off the bone good and you can’t help but smother everything in their delicious sauce. With a huge outdoor seating area, “Kids Ranch” with 2 playscapes and a beautiful wine garden, Saltlick is the perfect place to end you patriotic Friday.