Thanksgiving Adventure in Costa Rica

I recently had the incredible opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving in Costa Rica, embarking on a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, thrilling adventures, and memorable experiences. Here’s a glimpse into my Costa Rican Thanksgiving adventure:

Thanksgiving Flight to Liberia

We kicked off our adventure with a Thanksgiving flight to Liberia, Costa Rica, on the west coast. Our destination: the beautiful town of Coco. Upon arrival, we indulged in a local food buffet at El Jardín, a central tourist hub, marking the beginning of our holiday getaway.

Arrival in Coco and Beachside Bliss

Arriving after sunset in Coco, we initially found ourselves slightly lost, but the sound of the ocean from our villa reassured us of our serene surroundings. The next morning greeted us with a spectacular view of the ocean, setting the stage for a day of exploration and relaxation.

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A Weekend at Texas Renaissance Festival

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the magic of the Texas Renaissance Festival for the first time. It was a weekend filled with adventure, laughter, and immersion into a world of knights, jesters, and fantastical delights. Here’s a glimpse into my Renaissance Festival journey:

Embracing the Renaissance Spirit

This past weekend, I joined friends for a camping adventure at the Texas Renaissance Festival. From the moment we arrived, I was transported back in time to an era of chivalry and whimsy. The festival grounds were bustling with energy, featuring rows of vendors offering everything from handmade crafts to delectable treats.

Shows, Performances, and Entertainment

Throughout the weekend, we were treated to an array of performances and shows that captured the essence of the Renaissance period. From jousting tournaments that echoed with cheers to comedic acts that had us in stitches, there was never a dull moment. The festival’s entertainment lineup truly catered to every taste, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy.

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Discovering the Magic of Austin Opera

I recently had the pleasure of immersing myself in the world of Austin Opera, attending two memorable events that introduced me to the beauty of opera and the vibrant arts scene here in Austin. Here’s a glimpse into my experiences:

Wine and Charcuterie Mixer

October 25, 2023 – I was delighted to receive an invitation to Austin Opera’s wine and charcuterie mixer event. It was a fantastic evening filled with elegant music, delightful wines, and gourmet charcuterie. The atmosphere was lively, and I had the pleasure of meeting many new people who share a passion for the arts and culture.

Opening Night of Pagliacci

November 5, 2023 – I attended the opening night of Pagliacci at The Long Center, marking not only my first opera experience but also my first visit to this iconic Austin venue. The performance was captivating, with powerful vocals and a dramatic storyline that kept me enthralled throughout the evening. It was a truly memorable introduction to the world of opera.

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TreeFolks Autumnal Equinox 2023

Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox with TreeFolks

I recently had the pleasure of attending TreeFolks’ Autumnal Equinox Party at Meanwhile Brewing Company. It was a delightful event filled with community spirit, learning about trees, and enjoying the company of friends and new acquaintances. Here’s a recap of my experience:

Autumnal Equinox Party

I kicked off my Saturday morning at the Autumnal Equinox Party hosted by TreeFolks. The event was held at Meanwhile Brewing Company, a perfect venue for this charity gathering. The atmosphere was vibrant, and the organization did an excellent job setting up engaging activities, including acorn pong!

Fun and Learning Under the Shade

I enjoyed spending time with friends who I invited, as well as meeting new people, all while learning fascinating facts about the onsite trees. Despite the heat, the shade provided a cool respite, making it a pleasant experience overall.

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SMPS Austin Networking Adventures 1

I’ve been actively participating in some exciting networking events with SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) here in Austin. These gatherings have been invaluable for connecting with fellow professionals in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. Here’s a glimpse into my recent experiences:

Western Chic Networking Event

August 8, 2023 – Last night, I attended a professional networking event with fellow marketers from my field. The theme was Western Chic attire, and let’s just say the Texas heat didn’t quite forgive my choice of jeans! Despite that, I had a fantastic time connecting with a diverse group of professionals and expanding my network.

Industry Luncheon with the Mayor

September 13, 2023 – Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending an SMPS industry luncheon where we heard from the mayor about Austin’s growing pains based on recent surveys and studies. It was insightful to learn about the city’s development challenges directly from local leadership and to discuss potential solutions with colleagues in the AEC community.

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The Heavens – An Eco-Luxury Resort

Today I had the pleasure of visiting an exciting new project just outside Austin: The Heavens, an eco-luxury resort currently in progress. I was thoroughly impressed by what I saw and wanted to share my experience with you all.

Discovering The Heavens

This morning, I had the opportunity to tour The Heavens, an innovative eco-luxury resort that aims to set new standards in sustainable hospitality. From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the beauty of the surroundings and the vision behind the project.

Impressive Design and Vision

The resort features stunning dome structures that blend seamlessly with the natural landscape, showcasing a commitment to eco-friendly architecture and design. The attention to detail and sustainability principles evident in every aspect of the resort’s construction left a lasting impression on me.

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