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July | August 2011

The Dominion 33 Vineyard $1,795,000 6000 +/- Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath

Bringing Luxury, Marketing & Location BACK TO DOMINION REAL ESTATE

DEBRA JANES

MATTHEW RESNICK

210.573.4040

210.849.8837

KEVIN CRAWFORD DEE ANN JENNINGS ROBIN SAUNDERS ROSANNA SCHULZE 210.380.5386

210.378.9499

210.288.6879

210.788.4135

LINDA KIRK

ROCHELLE NASH

FRINEE SABELLA

PAULETTE JEMAL

210.365.0310

210.387.2006

If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

210.827.3112

210.421.9102

JANET KEY 210.240.2346

CAROLE MINTON 210.789.9482

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

Sales & Information Pavilion 10 Dominion Drive


• No more crawling at 15 m.p.h. through school • Homemade peach cobbler zones – at least for a couple of months! • Floating down the river with Jimmy Buffet tunes cranked way up! • The way the hot sun envelops your body in warmth and sometimes makes your • The sheer bliss on your pooch’s face as he stomach flip-flop in pleasure leaps joyously into the pool

Featuring The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills 210.349.8466 | TheLodgeRestaurant.com

• Fudgesicles • Collecting ladybugs • Chubby toddler hands crafting a sand castle

NUTELLA AND DARK CHOCOLATE “SOUFFLE” CAKE INGREDIENTS 1 lb. chocolate, dark semisweet 1/2 lb. butter 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup sugar 1/2 Nutella (13 oz. container) 30 eggs, separated METHOD Melt chocolate, butter, Nutella, sugar and cream over double boiler. Stir until creamy Ganache is formed. (Do not overheat to prevent butter from separating.)

Yields 20 small cakes.

• Digging your toes in warm sand while sipping a frozen, umbrella-embellished margarita

patio misters

• Watching Fourth of July fireworks from the roof of your car, and trying to guess if it’s the Grand Finale´ yet

• Tanned legs and strappy sandals • Family reunions • Watching dandelion seed heads blow away like hundreds of tiny parachutes

Whether it’s that quintessential aroma of summer: sunscreen, or the cheerful sounds of splishing and splashing in the pool; summer has always held a special place in our hearts. Here, we celebrate the season with all of the joys that are uniquely summer, along with little inspirations on relishing your own simple pleasures this time of year.

• Red-checked tablecloths and heaping bowls of juicy watermelon • The nostalgic smell of charcoal briquettes • Family bike rides • Icy six-pack? Check. Bag of peanuts? Got it. Big-screen TV? You bet. Settling in with Dad for a baseball double-header • Teaching your kids to perfect a wicked Frisbee throw

Whip egg whites to a stiff “froth.” Do not take to strong peaks. Whip egg yolks into Ganache and mix thoroughly. Fold in frothy egg whites and mix until batter is smooth. (This recipe is NOT like a soufflé, you can whip egg whites in quickly and aggressively.) Pour batter into pre-sprayed liners. Fill 3/4 way to the top. DO NOT OVERFILL.

Pull from oven and let cool at room temperature. The dessert can then be chilled, but should be served at room temperature.

• The first night back in your own bed after returning from your summer vacation

• No homework, no book reports, no detailed • Saturday morning Farmer’s Markets • Mouthwatering strawberries the size of displays on the habitat of the Bald Eagle your fist • Dining al fresco under the cool curtain of

Use 4 oz. disposable aluminum foil utility cup (cupcake molds.) Spray liberally with nonstick spray and set aside.

Bake custard at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes in water bath, or until custard is set firmly. Rotation of pan is recommended, halfway through cooking process.

• Little faces coated with dirt and sweat as they tirelessly toil from sun up to sun down building the coolest fort in the neighborhood!

• The crash and flash of summer thunderstorms • Cuddling up on the hammock and marveling at the night sky to the serenade of crickets and cicadas

ADDING VALUE BY GOING

Whether it’s buying a hybrid vehicle, or organic cleaning products, there are a myriad of ways to switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. For many people though, the added expense that often comes with that desire can stop us in our good-intentioned tracks. With today’s anemic economy, we’re all looking for ways to save money, rather than paying a premium for green goods and services. Yet environmental consciousness is here to stay – and for good reason. Going green is vital to our planet and its limited resources. And when you can go green and save money at the same time, good intentions and your wallet can finally live in harmony! Your home can be a goldmine in energy savings when you take the steps to outfit it with energy-saving systems and devices. There are even companies that will perform a complete home energy audit for you, make all the improvements and installations for you and save you money from day one. It’s an absolute win-win for the homeowner and is quickly becoming one of the most popular home improvements being made. Further, a home with documented energy savings is not only more desirable to potential buyers when it’s time for resale, but can generally demand a premium among its competition. While some homeowners make improvements to the kitchen or landscaping to add value before selling, going green will add value while saving money every month in the interim. Green is in…and it’s here to stay! Green Monster, an energy efficiency company with offices in Arizona, California, Texas and Utah is using the newest technology to help homeowners reduce their energy consumption. Babe Kilgore, president of Green Monster (www.GreenMonsterUSA.com), explains, “The industry has made leaps and bounds in the last two years. People will never suddenly choose to be ‘energy inefficient’…the standard has changed and the bar has been raised.” Whether it’s solar water heaters, radiant and thermal barriers, window tinting or air duct sealing, the scores of products and solutions available are custom-designed for each individual home. “We start with a thorough assessment of the home as well as a questionnaire for the homeowner on their energy consumption and behavior patterns,” says Kilgore. “We are then able to provide a comprehensive report on our findings and our recommended solutions. We bring in an independent third-party auditor that performs a complete energy audit on the home. Once we’ve performed the services and made the improvements for the homeowner, the independent auditor comes back to test efficiencies and document the differences.”

GREEN!

• Pig racing, demolition derbies, pie-eating contests. Nothing says summer like a country fair! • Watching fluffy clouds drift by while contentedly sprawled out on sweet-smelling grass • Wiping the melted butter dribbling down your chin while diving into a delicious corn on the cob • Sneaking romance paperbacks into your beach bag and never admitting they’re yours • Making sun tea out on the porch • Spending all day Saturday, and Sunday, fishing • Ear-to-ear smears of BBQ sauce to match ear-to-ear grins at a picnic

On average, homeowners see a savings of 40% per month on their utility costs. Some homes as high as 55%. Green Monster performs the energy audits for free. The improvements are completed with no out-of-pocket expense if the homeowner chooses to finance the costs. And savings are generally instant as the reduction in energy bills is typically more than the cost of the financed principal and interest every month. When you add in the current state and federal tax credits available and rebates offered by many utility companies, it further reduces your costs. Kilgore says Green Monster’s clients have approximately 50-60% of their costs covered by these incentives. New home builders are taking note of consumers’ desire for an energy-efficient home and are beginning to focus on building homes that offer sustainable materials and solar-power technologies. “Net-zero” building – a home that’s designed to produce as much energy as it uses annually – has become common in Canada and is now making its way through the US. Outfitting your property with similar green elements offers that little something extra that can actually make a tremendous difference when it’s time to sell.

JULY | AUGUST 2011 Cactus Pear Music Festival Various Venues, July 7th – 17th 210.838.2218 | CPMF.us Summer doesn’t have to be a drought of fine classical musical performances, thanks to the Cactus Pear Music Festival that entertains and delights for 10 days in July. The concert series consists of performances by Artistic Director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and other noted chamber music artists of national and international renown, both in San Antonio and outlying South Texas communities. An Evening with Julio Iglesias Majestic Theatre, July 14th 800.745.3000 | MajesticEmpire.com Surprise your sweetie with a romantic date night of beautiful music by this Grammy-Award-winning artist. With more than 300 million copies of his 79 albums sold worldwide, Iglesias holds the distinction as the best-selling Spanish-language artist in history. This one-evening stop in San Antonio of his world tour promises to enchant his fans. WNBA All-Star Game AT&T Center, July 23rd 210.444.5090 | SASilverStars.com The San Antonio Silver Stars will host the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game in San Antonio for the first time in franchise history and you’re invited! This year marks the league’s 15th season and the game promises to be a fantastic night for fans and a terrific family-friendly event. CIA Boot Camp Culinary Institute of America, August 2nd – 3rd 800.888.7850 | CIAChef.edu Budding chefs and cooking connoisseurs, give your culinary skills a boost as a participant of Mexican Boot Camp: Appetizers and Hors d’Oeuvres. This two-day immersion course includes a chef’s jacket, pants and neckerchief. You’ll dive into preparing complex, sophisticated dishes, to deliciously informal antojitos— Mexico’s version of small plates. Buon appetito! Dog Days of Summer San Antonio Botanical Garden, August 6th – 7th 210.207.3250 | SABOT.org Pet lovers, come take a stroll through the beautiful Garden grounds with your pooch. Large plastic pools of water will be located throughout the Garden for the animals to drink and “mutt mitts” will be provided for responsible dog-owners to help pick up after their pets. Tails will be wagging this weekend! Football: The Exhibit Institute of Texan Cultures, through Sept. 18th 210.458.2300 | TexanCultures.com We Texans love our football, and now there’s an entire exhibit dedicated to the science, technology and history of the sport. With hands-on exhibits and activities, visitors can actively explore the elements of the game. Plus the Institute has developed its own special section highlighting Texas’ unique football culture, Texas Football: In Their Words. Coaches, cheerleaders, bandsmen, fans and parents take turns answering, “What does football mean to you?”


• No more crawling at 15 m.p.h. through school • Homemade peach cobbler zones – at least for a couple of months! • Floating down the river with Jimmy Buffet tunes cranked way up! • The way the hot sun envelops your body in warmth and sometimes makes your • The sheer bliss on your pooch’s face as he stomach flip-flop in pleasure leaps joyously into the pool

Featuring The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills 210.349.8466 | TheLodgeRestaurant.com

• Fudgesicles • Collecting ladybugs • Chubby toddler hands crafting a sand castle

NUTELLA AND DARK CHOCOLATE “SOUFFLE” CAKE INGREDIENTS 1 lb. chocolate, dark semisweet 1/2 lb. butter 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup sugar 1/2 Nutella (13 oz. container) 30 eggs, separated METHOD Melt chocolate, butter, Nutella, sugar and cream over double boiler. Stir until creamy Ganache is formed. (Do not overheat to prevent butter from separating.)

Yields 20 small cakes.

• Digging your toes in warm sand while sipping a frozen, umbrella-embellished margarita

patio misters

• Watching Fourth of July fireworks from the roof of your car, and trying to guess if it’s the Grand Finale´ yet

• Tanned legs and strappy sandals • Family reunions • Watching dandelion seed heads blow away like hundreds of tiny parachutes

Whether it’s that quintessential aroma of summer: sunscreen, or the cheerful sounds of splishing and splashing in the pool; summer has always held a special place in our hearts. Here, we celebrate the season with all of the joys that are uniquely summer, along with little inspirations on relishing your own simple pleasures this time of year.

• Red-checked tablecloths and heaping bowls of juicy watermelon • The nostalgic smell of charcoal briquettes • Family bike rides • Icy six-pack? Check. Bag of peanuts? Got it. Big-screen TV? You bet. Settling in with Dad for a baseball double-header • Teaching your kids to perfect a wicked Frisbee throw

Whip egg whites to a stiff “froth.” Do not take to strong peaks. Whip egg yolks into Ganache and mix thoroughly. Fold in frothy egg whites and mix until batter is smooth. (This recipe is NOT like a soufflé, you can whip egg whites in quickly and aggressively.) Pour batter into pre-sprayed liners. Fill 3/4 way to the top. DO NOT OVERFILL.

Pull from oven and let cool at room temperature. The dessert can then be chilled, but should be served at room temperature.

• The first night back in your own bed after returning from your summer vacation

• No homework, no book reports, no detailed • Saturday morning Farmer’s Markets • Mouthwatering strawberries the size of displays on the habitat of the Bald Eagle your fist • Dining al fresco under the cool curtain of

Use 4 oz. disposable aluminum foil utility cup (cupcake molds.) Spray liberally with nonstick spray and set aside.

Bake custard at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes in water bath, or until custard is set firmly. Rotation of pan is recommended, halfway through cooking process.

• Little faces coated with dirt and sweat as they tirelessly toil from sun up to sun down building the coolest fort in the neighborhood!

• The crash and flash of summer thunderstorms • Cuddling up on the hammock and marveling at the night sky to the serenade of crickets and cicadas

ADDING VALUE BY GOING

Whether it’s buying a hybrid vehicle, or organic cleaning products, there are a myriad of ways to switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. For many people though, the added expense that often comes with that desire can stop us in our good-intentioned tracks. With today’s anemic economy, we’re all looking for ways to save money, rather than paying a premium for green goods and services. Yet environmental consciousness is here to stay – and for good reason. Going green is vital to our planet and its limited resources. And when you can go green and save money at the same time, good intentions and your wallet can finally live in harmony! Your home can be a goldmine in energy savings when you take the steps to outfit it with energy-saving systems and devices. There are even companies that will perform a complete home energy audit for you, make all the improvements and installations for you and save you money from day one. It’s an absolute win-win for the homeowner and is quickly becoming one of the most popular home improvements being made. Further, a home with documented energy savings is not only more desirable to potential buyers when it’s time for resale, but can generally demand a premium among its competition. While some homeowners make improvements to the kitchen or landscaping to add value before selling, going green will add value while saving money every month in the interim. Green is in…and it’s here to stay! Green Monster, an energy efficiency company with offices in Arizona, California, Texas and Utah is using the newest technology to help homeowners reduce their energy consumption. Babe Kilgore, president of Green Monster (www.GreenMonsterUSA.com), explains, “The industry has made leaps and bounds in the last two years. People will never suddenly choose to be ‘energy inefficient’…the standard has changed and the bar has been raised.” Whether it’s solar water heaters, radiant and thermal barriers, window tinting or air duct sealing, the scores of products and solutions available are custom-designed for each individual home. “We start with a thorough assessment of the home as well as a questionnaire for the homeowner on their energy consumption and behavior patterns,” says Kilgore. “We are then able to provide a comprehensive report on our findings and our recommended solutions. We bring in an independent third-party auditor that performs a complete energy audit on the home. Once we’ve performed the services and made the improvements for the homeowner, the independent auditor comes back to test efficiencies and document the differences.”

GREEN!

• Pig racing, demolition derbies, pie-eating contests. Nothing says summer like a country fair! • Watching fluffy clouds drift by while contentedly sprawled out on sweet-smelling grass • Wiping the melted butter dribbling down your chin while diving into a delicious corn on the cob • Sneaking romance paperbacks into your beach bag and never admitting they’re yours • Making sun tea out on the porch • Spending all day Saturday, and Sunday, fishing • Ear-to-ear smears of BBQ sauce to match ear-to-ear grins at a picnic

On average, homeowners see a savings of 40% per month on their utility costs. Some homes as high as 55%. Green Monster performs the energy audits for free. The improvements are completed with no out-of-pocket expense if the homeowner chooses to finance the costs. And savings are generally instant as the reduction in energy bills is typically more than the cost of the financed principal and interest every month. When you add in the current state and federal tax credits available and rebates offered by many utility companies, it further reduces your costs. Kilgore says Green Monster’s clients have approximately 50-60% of their costs covered by these incentives. New home builders are taking note of consumers’ desire for an energy-efficient home and are beginning to focus on building homes that offer sustainable materials and solar-power technologies. “Net-zero” building – a home that’s designed to produce as much energy as it uses annually – has become common in Canada and is now making its way through the US. Outfitting your property with similar green elements offers that little something extra that can actually make a tremendous difference when it’s time to sell.

JULY | AUGUST 2011 Cactus Pear Music Festival Various Venues, July 7th – 17th 210.838.2218 | CPMF.us Summer doesn’t have to be a drought of fine classical musical performances, thanks to the Cactus Pear Music Festival that entertains and delights for 10 days in July. The concert series consists of performances by Artistic Director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and other noted chamber music artists of national and international renown, both in San Antonio and outlying South Texas communities. An Evening with Julio Iglesias Majestic Theatre, July 14th 800.745.3000 | MajesticEmpire.com Surprise your sweetie with a romantic date night of beautiful music by this Grammy-Award-winning artist. With more than 300 million copies of his 79 albums sold worldwide, Iglesias holds the distinction as the best-selling Spanish-language artist in history. This one-evening stop in San Antonio of his world tour promises to enchant his fans. WNBA All-Star Game AT&T Center, July 23rd 210.444.5090 | SASilverStars.com The San Antonio Silver Stars will host the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game in San Antonio for the first time in franchise history and you’re invited! This year marks the league’s 15th season and the game promises to be a fantastic night for fans and a terrific family-friendly event. CIA Boot Camp Culinary Institute of America, August 2nd – 3rd 800.888.7850 | CIAChef.edu Budding chefs and cooking connoisseurs, give your culinary skills a boost as a participant of Mexican Boot Camp: Appetizers and Hors d’Oeuvres. This two-day immersion course includes a chef’s jacket, pants and neckerchief. You’ll dive into preparing complex, sophisticated dishes, to deliciously informal antojitos— Mexico’s version of small plates. Buon appetito! Dog Days of Summer San Antonio Botanical Garden, August 6th – 7th 210.207.3250 | SABOT.org Pet lovers, come take a stroll through the beautiful Garden grounds with your pooch. Large plastic pools of water will be located throughout the Garden for the animals to drink and “mutt mitts” will be provided for responsible dog-owners to help pick up after their pets. Tails will be wagging this weekend! Football: The Exhibit Institute of Texan Cultures, through Sept. 18th 210.458.2300 | TexanCultures.com We Texans love our football, and now there’s an entire exhibit dedicated to the science, technology and history of the sport. With hands-on exhibits and activities, visitors can actively explore the elements of the game. Plus the Institute has developed its own special section highlighting Texas’ unique football culture, Texas Football: In Their Words. Coaches, cheerleaders, bandsmen, fans and parents take turns answering, “What does football mean to you?”


July | August 2011

The Dominion 33 Vineyard $1,795,000 6000 +/- Sq. Ft. | 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath

Bringing Luxury, Marketing & Location BACK TO DOMINION REAL ESTATE

DEBRA JANES

MATTHEW RESNICK

210.573.4040

210.849.8837

KEVIN CRAWFORD DEE ANN JENNINGS ROBIN SAUNDERS ROSANNA SCHULZE 210.380.5386

210.378.9499

210.288.6879

210.788.4135

LINDA KIRK

ROCHELLE NASH

FRINEE SABELLA

PAULETTE JEMAL

210.365.0310

210.387.2006

If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

210.827.3112

210.421.9102

JANET KEY 210.240.2346

CAROLE MINTON 210.789.9482

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

Sales & Information Pavilion 10 Dominion Drive


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