(160) Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011

October 8, 2011
Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011
Fall is officially here!  Halloween decorations are starting to show up in your neighbor’s yard & pretty soon, little goblins, pirates & princesses will be knocking on your door for candy! October is the month when all of the Holiday Madness starts…
It’s time to get your Holiday Shopping underway…And, we have the perfect event to do just that!  So, get your holiday gift & shopping lists ready!

The 18th Annual Olé Marketplace shopping extravaganza kicks off Wednesday, October 19th!!

This fun-filled event will showcase over 85 merchants from across the country featuring unique gifts, toys, clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods, home decor & accessories and much more!

The “Preview Party” will be held on Wednesday the 19th from 6-11 pm…where you can get an exclusive first look at all the merchandise!  Then the 3-day shopping extravaganza begins on Thursday!


General Shopping Hours:

  • Thursday, October 20: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**NEW** Stroller Hours:

  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Strollers will only be allowed during Stroller Hours

This year’s “Shopping Entertainment Experience” also features some great Special Events…including the Preview Party, Ready Set Shop, Happy Hour for Heros, Lee Michael’s girls Night Out, Family Day & more…

This annual event is a major fundraising event for The Junior League of San Antonio.

General Tickets for the Olé Marketplace are only $15 for the entire 3-days of shopping!  Special Events Tickets are sold separately.  All Tickets can be purchased online.

This event will be held at The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium is located at 901 N. Loop 1604 West between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco Road.  Parking is free.  For more information visit http://www.jlsa.org/.


(158) Encino Park Fall Craft Fair – October 1st-2nd, 2011

September 30, 2011

The Encino Park Fall Craft Fair  is this weekend – October 1st & 2nd!

2011 marks the 29th annual Encino Park Fall Craft Fair!

The Craft Fair includes over 100 crafters and artisans.  You will find everything from home decor to jewelry to other great handcrafted items!

It is also a great opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping!

All proceeds are donated toward the Encino Park Women’s Club scholarship funds and other community development projects.

The fair will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

And…we are in store for some great weather this weekend!  It should be a great event!

Admission to the event and parking are free…See you there!

(150) Back to School – Tax FREE Weekend – Village at Stone Oak Sidewalk Sales

August 19, 2011

Back to School – Tax FREE Weekend – Village at Stone Oak Sidewalk Sales

OK…How many of you are preparing for school starting back this coming Monday, August 22nd?  Getting the kiddos all ready, shopping for school supplies & back-to-school clothes…

Well, if you haven’t gotten all of your shopping done, you are in luck…This weekend is the state’s annual TAX FREE HOLIDAY!  Starting tomorrow, Friday the 19th through Sunday the 21st, you can purchase many items including clothing, backpacks and footwear with no sales tax!  What else can you buy tax-free?  School Supplies!  Certain restrictions on items apply…but here is a list of some of the qualifying items:

Eligible clothing, footwear and backpacks:

• Baby clothes

• Backpacks for use by elementary, secondary students

• Belts with attached buckles

• Boots (cowboy and hiking)

• Caps/hats (baseball, fishing, golf, knitted)

• Coats and wraps

• Diapers, baby and adult

• Dresses

• Gloves (generally)

• Gym suits and uniforms

• Hooded shirts and sweatshirts

• Hosiery

• Jackets

• Jeans

• Jerseys (baseball and football)

• Jogging apparel

• Neckwear and ties

• Pajamas

• Pants and trousers

• Raincoats and ponchos

• Robes

• Shirts

• Shoes (sandals, slippers, sneakers, walking)

• Socks

• Shorts

• Suits, slacks and jackets

• Sweatshirts and sweat suits

• Sweaters

• Swimsuits

• Underclothes

• Work clothes and uniforms

Qualifying school supplies:

• Binders

• Book bags

• Calculators

• Cellophane tape

• Blackboard chalk

• Compasses

• Composition books

• Crayons

• Erasers

• Folders (expandable, pocket, plastic, manila)

• Glue, paste and paste sticks

• Highlighters

• Index cards and boxes

• Legal pads

• Lunch boxes

• Markers

• Notebooks

• Paper, all types

• Pens, pencils, sharpeners, school supply boxes

• Protractors

• Rulers

• Scissors

• Writing tables

(List provided by mysa.com)

So…get your shopping mode on, because the savings start tomorrow!!

Want to add some fun to it all?  Check out the Sidewalk Sales that will be going on at the Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center at 281 & TPC Pkwy! Don’t miss the Balloon Artists that will be strolling around the water feature area from noon to 3pm!

After you have shopped-till-you-dropped..you can rest assure that your kiddos are all ready to attend a fantastic school…because The Stone Oak area & much of North San Antonio is served by the highly acclaimed North East Independent School District (NEISD), which features the highest rated schools in the city!

Take a look for yourself!

Stone Oak & North San Antonio High Schools (NEISD)

Stone Oak & North San Antonio Middle Schools (NEISD)

Stone Oak & North San Antonio Elementary Schools (NEISD)

(146) “Wine Down Summer” Party at Brittan’s House

August 1, 2011

“Wine Down Summer” with a thirty-one Gifts Party at Brittan’s House!

We told you about Brittan’s House opening up this past Fall and if you haven’t gone to check out this awesome Neighborhood Boutique yet, you are missing out!  At Brittan’s House you will find everything from Apparel, to Handmade Accessories, to Natural Care Products, to Home Decor & Unique Gifts! 

If you have been, then you already know you love this place!

We are going to give you one more reason to visit Brittan’s House…They are having a “Wine Down Summer” thirty-one Gifts Party to say adios to Summer!

During this “Wine Down Summer” event, you will get to take a look at a the newest items by thirty-one gifts…from their signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, everything from cosmetic bags, to wallets, to thermal toes, to picnic baskets, to umbrellas, to eye-glass cases, to backpacks & lunch bags (great for back-to-school)…and much more!!  The designs are unique, the patterns are fun & everything is customizable!

Of course, you will also get to take a look at all of the other great items that Brittan’s House has to offer.  Oh Yeah, and you will be able to enjoy delicious FREE wine-a-ritas!!

“Wine Down Summer” with a thirty-one Gifts Party is taking place Saturday, August 13th from 1:00-5:00 pm, at Brittan’s House…located on Bulverde Road, just north of Evans. 

More Event Details & RSVP

You don’t want to miss this fun event! 

Brittan’s House

22250 Bulverde Road Suite 110

San Antonio, TX 78261

(143) Serendipity Clothing – Resale & Consignment Boutique – Stone Oak

July 21, 2011
Serendipity Clothing is a Ladies’ Resale & Consignment Boutique that recently opened up in the Stone Oak area!
Our first visit to Serendipity Clothing was this past week for their Stone Oak Business Association Ribbon Cutting event…and I was super impressed!  This is definitely a store that will be welcomed with open arms in the area! 
They have a great selection of clothes…business atire, casual outfits, fun & flirty dresses, even a wedding dresses!  I gravitated to the rack that was full of little black dresses…who can’t use one more of these, right!
Then I found out about the shoe room…that’s right, they have an entire room full of gently worn shoes…from casual to designer!
As you make your way to the register, you find yourself surrounded by cases of unique jewelry & other must-have accessories!
This place is great and it has so much personality & character!
What else is great about Serendipity Clothing?  Well…you can take your lightly worn clothing & accessories & sell them on consignment!  So, you can make some extra cash (maybe to buy more clothes with)!  Plus, you can easily keep track of your consignment items & your account on their website!
Join their facebook page for great info on inventory & fantastic specials!!
Serendipity Clothing is located at the corner of Huebner @ Stone Oak Parkway in the Stone Oak Crossing Shopping Center
19141 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 504
San Antonio, 78258
(210) 490-2232

(142) Half Priced Books – Stone Ridge Market

July 14, 2011

Half Priced Books is now open in the Stone Ridge Market at 281 & Evans in Far North San Antonio!!

We went by today during their grand opening & the place was packed!  And, it was no surprise…What a Selection!!!

This store is big…and full of everything from Movies, to CD’s, to Magazines, to of course…BOOKS! 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Travel, Health & Fitness, Science, Romance, Children, Biography & Autobiography…Top Sellers, Rare & Collectible, even Audio Books…you name it!!!

Half Priced Books is not only a great place to find great deals on these items…you can also sell your books, movies & such to them!

They make it simple…you bring in your items then simply browse around the store while they put together an offer for your stuff…then they pay you in cash! 

Check out this Video of the New Half Priced Books in the Stone Ridge Market here in Far North San Antonio!!

(126) Greenhouse Mall – Outdoor Living

March 27, 2011

Greenhouse Mall – Outdoor Living

Spring is in the air…This time of year we all start spending more time outside…and many of us wish our outdoor spaces could be more inviting, more comfortable & more useable…THEY CAN!

Have you checked out Greenhouse Mall on 1604, just West of Blanco in the Stone Oak & North San Antonio area??  They offer a great selection of items to spruce up your back yard!

Maybe you are looking for some additional seating or need to update your current furnishings…They offer a great selection of Outdoor Furniture from Wrought Iron to Contemporary.  They also have cool Benches, Swings & Hammocks!

Greenhouse Mall wants the kiddos to be happy too…You should check out their fantastic Playsets…sure to keep smiles on their faces all Spring & Summer!

Gotta Green Thumb?  What about adding a GreenHouse to your yard?  They have you covered there too!

In addition to all of these great items, they have lots of other cool things to enhance your Outdoor Living Space, such as Umbrellas, Coolers, Throw Pillows, Bird Feeders & more!

“Design your personal oasis at the Greenhouse Mall.  It’s outdoor furniture with a fresh new twist. A style for every taste. A collection for every budget.”

Greenhouse Mall

1309 N Loop 1604 W & Blanco Ste # 106

San Antonio, Texas 78258