Author chat: IT Cosmetics founder shares her journey leading to a $1.2 billion business
SAN ANTONIO – Jamie Kern Lima is a self-made success story, from a Denny’s waitress to becoming the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s 100+ year history, after selling IT Cosmetics for $1.2 billion. “It’s for every person who’s really struggling with self-doubt,” Kern Lima said. This book shares her journey, which included a lot of hurdles and nos. “Every single day I get so many messages, especially from women saying ‘congrats, it sounds like you had a fairy tale story,’” Kern Lima said. For more information on Kern Lima, click here.
Healthy wine pairings for January
NAPA VALLEY – Founder and winemaker of Fresh Vine Wine Jamey Whetstone is all about a low-carb, low-sugar wine. “Our wines help you to have your cake and eat it too,” Whetstone said. Here are his Suggestions:• Chardonnay: scallops with butter and vegetables• Pinot Noir: vegetable lasagna• Cabernet Sauvignon: hanger steakFor more wine pairings from Fresh Vine Wine, click here.
Swap the carbs for these easy cauliflower breakfast recipes
Founder of Cali’flour Kitchen Amy Lacey shares and easy way to sneak in veggies for breakfast. After being diagnosed with Lupus, she decided she needed to find an alternative for gluten-free foods in the store that had added fillers. “That’s when I decided to start Cali’flour Foods,” Lacey said. In her cookbook, Cali’flour Kitchen, you’ll find guilt-free recipes for every carb craving! Click here for more on the book and click here to go to her website.
Custodian spreads kindness with signs, donations + positivity
SAN ANTONIO – Margarita Santellanes is an employee with a work ethic that many could learn from. “Margie,” is what she’s known by, and at her school she is a grandmother to everyone. She also has set-up motivational signs throughout the pandemic, making sure all the kids feel special when they drive by her school. “We got a lot of compliments from families when they saw all those signs Margie put up,” Siano said. “We need to make sure they are safe here.”
Learn paw-some tips from celebrity dog trainer for free
SAN ANTONIO Nicole Ellis is known as a pet lifestyle expert. Any dog can do it, my dogs are shelter dogs, Ellis said. The Rover.coms Dog People Panelist is also a certified professional trainer, and co-author of Working Like a Dog. She offers a two-part dog training series Tuesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 16 on varsitytutors.com. And get the kids involved, it will help their bond with their animals.For more on Rover.com click here and for more on Nicole Ellis, click here.
3 DIY projects for Independence Day
SAN ANTONIO – Haeley Giambalvo, of Design Improvised, is the MacGuyver of holiday crafts. She came up with a few fun projects for us for Fourth of July! For the fireworks centerpiece, all you need is construction paper, scissors, wooden sticks and hot glue. Pom-pom rockets are made from pom-poms, a toilet paper roll, stickers, balloons and markers. Watch the video above for a how-to, and click here for more from Design Improvised.
Free (virtual) summer camp with Coyote Peterson
SAN ANTONIO Wasps, alligator snapping turtles and crazy catfish, just a few of the animal encounters Coyote Peterson has faced. What I do is meant as an educational tool.This week he teams up with Varsity Tutors for a free summer camp class titled The Brutal Truth of Bites. Amidst several limitations, a lot of summer camps are cancelled, so this is a great way to keep kids learning, Peterson said. Coyote Peterson is known for his YouTube channel, Brave Wilderness and Brave the Wild on Animal Planet. It seems to be everybodys favorite content on the YouTube channel, so the subject matter is perfect, Peterson said.
South side coffee shop now a hub to feed thousands of elderly a week
SAN ANTONIO Folklores Coffee House is teaming up with Hot Wells Conservancy and other volunteers to provide meals to the elderly on the south side of San Antonio. I will say we have amazing volunteers, Emilie Herrera, co-owner, Folklores Coffee House, said. This idea started off with a small group feeding about 30 people a week and it has now grown to thousands of food deliveries a week. If we dont take care of them, who will? Tatu Herrera, co-owner, Folklores Coffee House, said. If you would like to help or if you know someone who could use some free meals, please click here.
San Antonio Deli selling shop after 30 years
SAN ANTONIO It was back in 1990 when Wayne D. Beers decided to open W.D. I went to college here in San Antonio and I stayed after that, Wayne D. Beers, owner, W.D. Ive been here ever since.The deli, located off 3123 Broadway, serves up salads, sandwiches and an array of desserts--including some oversized cookies (customer favorites). Wayne and his life partner, Mike Bobo, agreed to sell this year so they can retire here in San Antonio. Thank you San Antonio and thank you for letting everyone in our lives, Beer said.
Singer + actress, Christina Milian, stops by Bird Bakery with her beignet food truck
ALAMO HEIGHTS Pop star and actress, Christina Milian, made an appearance today at Bird Bakery, where her Beignet Box food truck was parked for one day only. The Beignet Box is on a Texas tour right now. They were scheduled to be parked at the Alamo Heights location until 8 p.m., but they sold out hours before that. If you missed your chance to taste the flaky, New Orleans-inspired dessert, The Beignet Box will be in Austin from Thursday, June 18, - Sunday, June 21. Click here for more on The Beignet Box.
STEM-inspired museum set to reopen in Johnson City for summer visits
JOHNSON CITY Ready to set your schedule for a day trip with the family? The Science Mill in Johnson City is a hidden Hill Country spot, built for science exploration in a building that was first built in the 1880s. From an animal exhibit to an impressive aquaponics exhibit, the Science Mill is full of interactive fun for kids of all ages. They are sanitizing every interactive element of the museum and they will be providing gloves and sanitizing stations to adjust to social distancing recommendations. The museum is set to open on June 23, please check their website for updates.
5 hiking spots for families in San Antonio area
SAN ANTONIO Cibolo Nature CenterWhat you need to know: no dogs or bikes allowed 62 acres with trails along the Cibolo Creek in BoerneO.P. Schnabel Park Bikes and dogs welcome Trails for all levelsFriedrich Wilderness Park no dogs or bikes allowed known for bird watching expect amazing views from the top of some of the trailsCrownridge Canyon Park 2 mile trails great views dogs welcomeDenman Estate Park less than a mile trail picnic tables and duck watchingClick here for more parks in and around San Antonio.
Mini doughnuts for delivery in San Antonio area
SAN ANTONIO If youre looking to swap out candy or cookies for something with a variety of flavors, The Dapper Doughnut can make that happen. David and Celeste Rodriguez are serving up the mini bites with 20 different flavors to choose from. The crowd favorite is the fruity pebbles donut, David said. I guess it takes them back to childhood.The Dapper Doughnut is available for custom orders or delivery with 2 dozen minimum per order. Click here for more information.
5 ways to throw the ultimate backyard wedding
SAN ANTONIO With COVID-19 forcing soon-to-be brides and grooms to cancel their weddings, local venues are offering packages for social distancing and they are open for business. River Rock Event Center in Fair Oaks is offering an all-inclusive deal for less than 50 guests with food and venue. The venue has a cottage on the grounds for a little wedding getaway for a small guest list to stay the night and enjoy an outdoor wedding set-up. Hire professional photographers to live stream your wedding for the family and friends you could not invite. Other content by Jen Tobias-Struski:- Gourmet food & craft cocktails at Texas second-oldest bar- New guidelines at Fredericksburg winery- TikTok video keeps local shop poppin'