FIVE New Things We Tried & Loved in Boerne This December
Hello, friends…and HELLOOOOO, New Year! After taking a couple of weeks off in December to enjoy time with friends and family, I am back and excited for all that’s to come in 2019. We have a lot of exciting things in store for our little family this year, but before getting into all that, I wanted to take a look at how we sent 2018 off with a bang…particularly, by sharing FIVE new things we tried (and loved) for the very first time in December. So, here we go!
1) A Christmas party in the private Champagne Room at Salvador DOBBS
For our December get-together, our Women’s Group chose to have a Christmas party and gift exchange in the private Champagne Room at local Boerne hot-spot, Salvador DOBBS. I’d been to DOBBS a couple of times before, but this was the first time I’ve ever experienced the Champagne Room, aka: the secret room behind the bookcase! Did you even know that was a thing?? The service, drinks, and atmosphere were all great and though we were a bit tight in there with eighteen people at the busiest part of the night, it was a wonderful setup for our private event. If you’re interested in booking the Champagne Room for your next party, reservations can be made by contacting Salvador DOBBS directly, through Facebeook.
2) Shopping at Boerne Farmhouse:
You guys know we’re building a new house, right? Well, our search for the perfect fireplace mantel took us straight to Boerne Farmhouse, an architectural salvage and vintage home goods store that just opened its doors back in November. I’d been following their Instagram feed since before they even opened so I had high expectations for this shop and it did not disappoint! Here, you’ll find such things as vintage and vintage-inspired mirrors, corbels, mantels, church pews, theater seating, doors, and so much more. There’s truly nothing like it elsewhere in Boerne, that I’m aware of, and I can’t wait until our house is complete so I can go back! You’ll find Boerne Farmhouse in the old German farmhouse right next door to Dog & Pony Grill.
3) Celebrating the return of Sugar Belle’s Mobile Bakery:
This one’s not so much “new” as it is “new again”, but still worth celebrating, nonetheless! If you’ve been around Boerne for a few years, you probably remember Sugar Belle’s Bakery…and how sad we all were the day those doors closed for good. Luckily for us though, it didn’t take too long before Sugar Belle’s became a mobile bakery that was occasionally part of the food truck line-up at Random Beer Garden. Well now, to make things even more amazing, Shana and her tasty cupcakes, scones, pastries, and coffee can be found seven days a week at The Pavilion Food Park on Johns Road! And you know that we just HAD to go say, “Hi” and grab a sweet treat the day she opened!
4) The Hinojosa Family Lights:
Otherwise known as “The Selena House”, the Hinojosa Family Lights became a bit of a local sensation last year when they timed the Christmas lights on their home to “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”. This year, the Hinojosas added enough new songs to bring their light show to a whopping 30-minutes long and, of course, included “Baby Shark” in the set list. Seeing as how it’s not every day that Boerne makes it onto the Today Show or into Parents magazine, we had to go check this one out! The show will run through January 6th, so it’s not too late to see it for yourself…just don’t forget to bring a small donation for charity when you go!
(Note: the first photo in the slideshow is courtesy of Hinojosa Family Lights)
5) Lunch at Conroy’s Irish Pub & Grill
We don’t make it down to Fair Oaks Ranch or Leon Springs for dining out all that much…we tend to stay a bit closer to home. So, when we found ourselves down in that area and in need of lunch, we headed for Conroy’s Irish Pub & Grill. We started with the loaded baked potato skins, and then moved on to tortilla soup and salad for me and a traditional Reuben sandwich for the husband. Oh.my.word, y’all. Every single thing we tried was top notch and the service was too. Five-and-a-half years we’ve been back in Texas and five-and-a-half years of Conroy’s that we’ve apparently missed out on. That makes me a bit sad, but all the more determined to make up for lost time…a new favorite, for sure!
Of course, we also had the kids’ Christmas programs, Christmas with the extended family (which included LOTS of Mexican Train), and New Year’s Eve out on the town…not to mention, working to get the property ready for the new house and making our finish-out selections for that too. It was a crazy busy holiday, to say the least!
Did your family try anything or anyplace new while you had the kids home from school or extended family in town? Tell us about it in the comments!