4th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour

The fourth annual Austin Modern Home Tour will showcase sixteen architecturally progressive and contemporary homes throughout Austin and feature innovative local designers and architects who are pushing the boundaries within their respective fields on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Modern Home Tour was created by The GoodLife Team, co-produced [...]

Teen Parent Mentor of Austin

The Teen Parent Mentor Network of Austin (TPMN) will be hosting a Kickoff Party and Silent Auction with items from local Austin retailers as an introduction to the Austin area on January 30, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the Old Pecan Street Café (504B Trinity Street in Downtown Austin).  The event is open to the [...]

New incisionless procedure to treat heartburn in Central Texas

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC)’s general surgeon, Thomas Bening, M.D., is the first physician in Central Texas to perform the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) heartburn procedure in Central Texas. This new, advanced procedure is used to treat people with severe heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and requires no incision- a quick, effective and [...]

Things are shaping up for Perfect 10 Physical Therapy

For Brandi Smith-Young, turning her past experience into a new business idea wasn’t much of a stretch. After twenty years competing as a gymnast, nine years as a coach, and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, starting Perfect 10 Physical Therapy in July of 2008 just made sense. Brandi knew from her own sports [...]

Tips on home files

As you ponder your new year’s goals, are your files a hurdle to achieving your ambition?  Does the annual experience of boxing files, ongoing filing, or “what to dos” to the files, have you grinding your teeth?  With her many years of helping clients, Nancy Fierro, owner of BookKeeping Express, gives her insight on simplifying [...]

The Souvenir Menu – Holiday Champagne

As Christmas and New Year celebrations are upon us, I decided to do some research into Champagne. Though I really like the stuff, there are dozens and dozens of French Champagnes to choose from in anything from a reasonable thirty dollars to hundreds of dollars for the non-vintage brands alone. Styles vary from crisp light [...]

The Souvenir Menu – Aquarelle

Over the years, central Austin has had many restaurants situated in vintage houses; Green Pastures, Paggi House, Basil’s, East Side Café, Mars, and Starlight to name a few. Some are still going strong and others are just wonderful old memories.  I’ve always loved these kinds of restaurants. They are usually Chef owned, comfortable and romantic. [...]

Zao hosts “A Night for Uganda”

Zao is hosting an event on December 3rd called “A Night for Uganda”. Every penny earned from this event will go to our orphanage in Uganda and we are also going to give 200 ex-child slaves in India Christmas. “A Night for Uganda” will be a fun filled night of food, drinks, great live music, [...]

The Souvenir Menu – F&D Foreign and Domestic Food and Drink

Story has it that the Chefs from Lyon France considered themselves better than the rest because in their estimation, anyone could make great food from the greatest of ingredients while they could make even a pig’s ear taste great. Because of some of his uncommon menu items, and his training under some very great Chefs [...]

Home Improvement Loans

Homeowners should review all the different loan programs with their trusted mortgage representative before making their final decision on financing their next home project.  Oliva Lerma, Loan Officer with Southwest Funding and current President of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Austin Chapter, has been in the mortgage industry for over 8 years where [...]