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LIVE SA APRIL 2018 // FEATURED PROPERTY: 21218 FORTALEZA DRIVE


THIS BREATHTAKING SAN ANTONIO ESTATE DOESN’T COMPROMISE ON LUXURY BY CULTUREMAP CREATE

A high level of craftsmanship is evident throughout 21218 Fortaleza Dr., a magnificent, seven-bedroom custom home of approximately 7,000 square feet. Ideally situated on nearly 2.5 exclusive acres, the luxury home — which was built in 2006 by Dancey Custom Homes and remodeled by the firm in 2017 — offers a balance of sleek design and stylish sophistication. It begins with the custom floating staircase and soaring ceilings, and extends through to the kitchen, a stunning work of art with Carrara marble countertops, a full Miele appliance package, and exquisite cabinetry by Arrital. A walk-in butler’s pantry is outfitted with its own microwave and sink, to make entertaining that much easier. The expansive master suite provides the ultimate retreat upstairs, with awe-inspiring views from a private balcony, a gas fireplace, and electric shades. A lavish, spa-like bathroom offers his-and-her vanities and an oversize walk-in closet. The four-head steam shower, a freestanding tub, and a towel warmer all add to its grandeur. Altogether, there are seven full bathrooms and one half bath. The resort-style grounds offer gorgeous manicured landscaping throughout, with an impressive outdoor living experience that’s ideal for Texas’ splendid year-round weather. The dramatic, infinity-edge, heated Keith Zars pool and multiple lounging areas boast unbelievable views, providing more spectacular space for relaxing and entertaining. An outdoor sound system complements a covered back porch that’s complete with a TV and gas fireplace. A stone and iron fence encircles the estate, which is also equipped with a state-of-the-art security system and a four-car garage. Nicholas Kjos, of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, has this exclusive listing. N I C H O L A S . K J O S @ S O T H E B Y S R E A L T Y . C O M // 2 1 0 . 2 9 4 . 4 4 8 1


214 WINDING WAY

3 BEDS // 3 FUL L & 2 H A L F BAT H S // 4,4 0 0 S F // $ 2 , 2 0 0,0 0 0

10 VIA ARAGON

HILL COUNTRY VILLAGE VILLA Nestled on over 5 acres within Hill County Village, this exquisite villa is nothing short of spectacular. Superior design is exemplified throughout with upgraded light fixtures, hardwood and versatile pattern tumbled travertine floors, decor paint and venetian plaster. Tranquility is found outdoors with park like grounds with a sparkling pool with hot tub primed for year-round entertaining and a separate studio with gorgeous end cut mesquite floors.

7 B E DS // 7 F U L L & 1 HAL F BAT H // 7,4 8 5 S F // $ 2,69 9,0 0 0 UNSURPASSED LUXURY IN THE DOMINION Showcasing exquisite craftsmanship & perfectly designed for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments & grand-scale entertaining. State-of-the-art smart home integration throughout allows for technology at your fingertips with the RTI system. Stunning & captivating the outdoors boasts extensive covered patio space with a motorized drop down hidden projector, marble decking, full summer kitchen, negative edge resort-style pool & spa setting stage to a serene & private greenbelt lot completed by lavish & mature landscaping.

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WHERE TO EAT IN SAN ANTONIO RIGHT NOW:

11 PATIOS FOR DINING AL FRESCO In just a few weeks, San Antonio’s weather will turn from sunny and mild to blazingly hot. That’s why for this issue’s where to eat, we are traveling all over the city in search of the finest patios around. From a gastropub with a backyard vibe to an elegant upscale eatery, these 11 restaurants are perfect for catching a little spring air. Grab your sunglasses and your pup and prepare to chill. By Brandon Watson As seen on CultureMap.com

ALDACO'S MEXICAN CUISINE

Breathtaking doesn’t begin to describe the sweeping views of Stone Oak offered from this patio, which happens to be perched on one of the highest points in the city. If you can close your dropped jaw long enough to order, you can’t go wrong with the tamal de camarón topped with luscious cream piquant sauce (and an avocado margarita, of course).

THE HOPPY MONK

A huge tap wall and expansive patio with hulking community tables are the main draws for the Hoppy Monk, located on the north side of Loop 1604. But the food menu, with Southwestern favorites like shrimp and grilled avocado agauchile, queso fundido, and rabbit barbacoa tacos, hardly plays second fiddle.

LA TUNA GRILL BEXAR PUB

Nothing is better on a spring day than pairing craft beer with comfort food at this casual hangout. The digs aren’t fancy, just some picnic tables and a few scattered umbrellas, but you’ll have your eyes closed anyway when you first bite into chef Luis Colón’s legendary Folc Burger.

SANGRIA ON THE BURG

The 2017 San Antonio CultureMap Tastemaker Award winner for Best New Restaurant has something else to brag about: a cozy side outdoor dining area perfect for sipping a signature margarita. But be aware that the drinks do have a kick, so you’ll want to pair them with pork belly tacos and an order of velvety triple mac and cheese. SUPPER With a view of the river, adorable cafe chairs, and immaculate landscaping, the patio at Supper feels like something Gwyneth Paltrow would have just outside her back door. It’s especially lovely during the breakfast hours, when you can eat chef John Brand’s lemon curdtopped buttermilk pancakes or a simple grapefruit with burnt honey while updating your lifestyle blog.

TWO BROS BBQ MARKET

If you ask us, barbecue should be enjoyed in the open air, where you can eat with your hands without anyone giving you side-eye. With a huge shaded patio and a playscape for the kids, Jason Dady’s smokehouse has the vibe of a family reunion, but his brisket and baby back ribs trump anything you have ever fired up on your grill.

This neighborhood favorite’s cozy outdoor dining area is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. The staff is friendly, the food is approachable, and the clientele is a cross-section of San Antonio. Order a chickenfried steak with a side of addictive rosemary roasted potatoes.

THE LUXURY

No San Antonio patio list would be complete without a nod to Andrew Weissman’s funky eatery. The atmosphere is like a luxury junkyard, with planters and fixtures made from upcycled materials. The menu is equally eclectic, melding flavors from all over the world.

CHISME

Though popular for brunches and happy hours and other daytime occasions, this St. Mary’s jewel is most beautiful at night when the pendant lamps are glistening. If you need a reason to linger past sunset, just order another famous Chismosa.

DOWN ON GRAYSON

The patio at this Art Nouveau showpiece is one of the hottest tickets in town — especially on the weekends. Brave the crowds so you can order crispy chicken and sweet cream waffles, a dish that’s more than worth the wait.

THE GUENTHER HOUSE

The patio at this Art Nouveau showpiece is one of the hottest tickets in town — especially on the weekends. Brave the crowds so you can order crispy chicken and sweet cream waffles, a dish that’s more than worth the wait.

F O R M O R E S A N A N T O N I O S T O R I E S L I K E T H I S , V I S I T S A N A N T O N I O . C U L T U R E M A P. C O M


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1 BED // 1 BATH // 12,345 SF 123 Main Street Rore volendebiti toritatur sum de odit audis dellam, sam alit, ut mo et aliquis sitata asit, excepudae pe eum eossimil is sitis volupid quae vendenim dipsunt, imus qui ilit acculpa rchicia iur, que pa volum quam quameni hitatur? Dolut diandaerrum faceperchil es unt et lam qui quas eius di nobitint et explacest, ommollu ptatio explia pe eum harum is volor ma perunt, officae pla vel ium que.Nossumquidunt audi dignit maionsed est, omnihilicium vellicat fugiam vernatquatum sime nos pressimil ipidelese corem et eumqui aut eaturiorem nem undanihitiam alit ommo que et lam as quunt aut explabo rehendit earum fugit il ipsum is voluptas aut aut hillit aceaque volute porum,

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214 WINDING WAY

3 BEDS // 3 FUL L & 2 H A L F BAT H S // 4,4 0 0 S F

10 VIA ARAGON

HILL COUNTRY VILLAGE VILLA Nestled on over 5 acres within Hill County Village, this exquisite villa is nothing short of spectacular. Superior design is exemplified throughout with upgraded light fixtures, hardwood and versatile pattern tumbled travertine floors, decor paint and venetian plaster. Tranquility is found outdoors with park like grounds with a sparkling pool with hot tub primed for year-round entertaining and a separate studio with gorgeous end cut mesquite floors.

1 B E D // 1 BAT H // 1 2 ,345 S F HEADLINE Showcasing exquisite craftsmanship & perfectly designed for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments & grand-scale entertaining. State-of-the-art smart home integration throughout allows for technology at your fingertips with the RTI system. Stunning & captivating the outdoors boasts extensive covered patio space with a motorized drop down hidden projector, marble decking, full summer kitchen, negative edge resort-style pool & spa setting stage to a serene & private greenbelt lot completed by lavish & mature landscaping.

BINK AN C IN AROGLU REAL ESTATE CON SU LTA N T

210.241.4550 binkan.cinaroglu@sothebysrealty.com binkansa.com


HOME DESIGN EXPERTS PREDICT HOT TRENDS AND FADING FADS FOR 2018

By Lindsey Wilson As seen on CultureMap.com Be sure to give your bar cart one last good hurrah this New Year’s Eve, because once 2018 hits it will apparently no longer be on-trend. That’s what the annual Zillow Home Trend Forecast predicts, along with five fresh home decor must-haves and two other fads that are so 2017. Fashionable homeowners will be scoping out floral prints in bold, contrasting colors in 2018, especially for large decor pieces such as drapes and chairs. Afraid of too much change? Get funky with throw pillows. Or look down to make a change, with statement floors replacing statement walls. Brightly colored geometric tile, light-colored herringbone-style hardwoods — it doesn’t matter, so long as it’s striking. This trend will be especially big in bathrooms and laundry rooms, helping small spaces pop without adding clutter. “Warming up” is a big theme for 2018, with light and medium wood cabinets making a comeback (extra points for flat fronts) and moody neutral color palettes (think warm reds to caramel browns) showing up both on walls and in artwork. What should be the finishing touch? Matte metal, whether it’s found in the light fixtures or kitchen hardware. Matte metal drawer pulls are a beautiful complement to those lighter wood cabinets, and are a step up from shiny silver or gold. On the outs are white kitchens, which Zillow has recently found sell for less money (perhaps because they are so hard to keep clean). “From painting island cabinets a navy blue to contrasting white countertops with medium or light wood cabinets, adding color and texture in the kitchen can help make the space feel more comfortable and inviting,” say the experts at Zillow. Another once-popular trend that’s due for a decline is succulents. Though the plants are low-maintenance and often colorful, Zillow thinks homeowners will seek out other, leafier options. And don’t toss that bar cart just yet — it could have another life as a coffee cart. “While perfectly staged bar carts look beautiful, they often go unused on a daily basis, taking up space and collecting dust,” says Zillow. “Instead, experts predict a shift toward coffee carts, which can be equally trendy but far more practical.”

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214 WINDING WAY

3 BEDS // 3 FUL L & 2 H A L F BAT H S // 4,4 0 0 S F

10 VIA ARAGON

HILL COUNTRY VILLAGE VILLA Nestled on over 5 acres within Hill County Village, this exquisite villa is nothing short of spectacular. Superior design is exemplified throughout with upgraded light fixtures, hardwood and versatile pattern tumbled travertine floors, decor paint and venetian plaster. Tranquility is found outdoors with park like grounds with a sparkling pool with hot tub primed for year-round entertaining and a separate studio with gorgeous end cut mesquite floors.

1 B E D // 1 BAT H // 1 2 ,345 S F HEADLINE Showcasing exquisite craftsmanship & perfectly designed for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments & grand-scale entertaining. State-of-the-art smart home integration throughout allows for technology at your fingertips with the RTI system. Stunning & captivating the outdoors boasts extensive covered patio space with a motorized drop down hidden projector, marble decking, full summer kitchen, negative edge resort-style pool & spa setting stage to a serene & private greenbelt lot completed by lavish & mature landscaping.

BINK AN C IN AROGLU REAL ESTATE CON SU LTA N T

210.241.4550 binkan.cinaroglu@sothebysrealty.com binkansa.com


5 CHIC SAN ANTONIO SHOPS FOR UNIQUE GIFTS AND UNCOMMON HOME GOODS

It happens to all of us. You’re heading to a dinner party or a birthday bash and you suddenly realize you don’t have a gift. Instead of picking up a generic bottle of wine or a wilting grocery store bouquet, pop into one of these locally owned shops for unique home goods, one-ofa-kind art, and chic clothing. By Katie Friel As seen on CultureMap.com

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Breathtaking doesn’t begin to describe the sweeping views of Stone Oak offered from this patio, which happens to be perched on one of the highest points in the city. If you can close your dropped jaw long enough to order, you can’t go wrong with the tamal de camarón topped with luscious cream piquant sauce (and an avocado margarita, of course).

E V E R G R E E N G A R D E N — 9 2 2 W. H I L D E B R A N D AV E .

Whether you need a gift for an avid gardener or an apartment-dweller in need a little greenery, Evergreen Garden is your stop for all things flora and fauna. Scoop up an array of stunning succulents for the millennial in your life, or stroll the grounds to find unique ceramics, planters, and whimsical gardening accessories. If you’re unsure what to buy, the staff at this Beacon Hill spot is both friendly and very knowledgeable.

FIESTA ON MAIN — 2025 N. MAIN AVE.

This little slice of San Antonio heaven is so much more than a party store; it’s an institution. One can spend hours perusing the aisles of handmade flowers, tin art, masks, and textiles. The store also has decorations and gifts for almost every occasion, ranging from anniversaries and birthdays to Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day and Mexican Independence Day. Or, if you’re heading out of town and looking for a host or hostess gift, we love these Guatemalan table runners ($17.50) for a unique (and relatively inexpensive) present.

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If it’s good enough for Garden & Gun, it’s good enough for us. (The perennial Southern mag named this shop one of “The South’s Top Shops” in 2015.) Featuring only goods made in the southern U.S., The Sporting District is a go-to for well-crafted, unique finds for men. Have a hard-to-buy-for guy in your life? This suede billfold from Dallas-based Jack Mason ($115) may be just the answer.

M O N TA G E — 4 2 3 W. G R AYS O N S T.

For the effortlessly cool person in your life, look no further than Montage, a retro-chic collection of vintage finds and curated accessories. Score a vintage T-shirt for a one-of-a-kind birthday gift, or peruse the store’s collection of ‘70s shades to gift the organizer of a girls’ weekend. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re guaranteed to find something truly original. FO R M O R E S A N ANTONIO STORIES L IK E THIS, VI SI T SANANTONI O.CULT UREMAP.COM


HEADLINE HEADLINE 214 WINDING WAY

3 B E DS // 3 F U L L & 2 H A L F BAT H S // 4,4 00 SF 1 BED // 1 BATH // 12,345 SF 123 Main Street

HILL COUNTRY VILLAGE VILLA Nestled on over 5 acres within Hill County Village, this exquisite villa is nothing short of spectacular. Superior design is exemplified throughout with upgraded light fixtures, hardwood and versatile pattern tumbled travertine floors, decor paint and venetian plaster. Tranquility is found outdoors with park like grounds with a sparkling pool with hot tub primed for year-round entertaining and a separate studio with gorgeous end cut mesquite floors.

10 VIA ARAGON

Rore volendebiti toritatur sum de odit audis dellam, sam alit, ut mo et aliquis sitata asit, excepudae pe eum eossimil is sitis volupid quae vendenim dipsunt, imus qui ilit acculpa rchicia iur, que pa volum quam quameni hitatur? Dolut diandaerrum faceperchil es unt et lam qui quas eius di nobitint et explacest, ommollu ptatio explia pe eum harum is volor ma perunt, officae pla vel ium que.Nossumquidunt audi dignit maionsed est, omnihilicium vellicat fugiam vernatquatum sime nos pressimil ipidelese corem et eumqui aut eaturiorem nem undanihitiam alit ommo que et lam as quunt aut explabo rehendit earum fugit il ipsum is voluptas aut aut hillit aceaque volute porum,

1 B ED // 1 BATH // 1 2 ,345 SF

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HEADLINE Showcasing exquisite craftsmanship & perfectly designed for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments & grand-scale entertaining. State-of-the-art smart home integration throughout allows for technology at your fingertips with the RTI system. Stunning & captivating the outdoors boasts extensive covered patio space with a motorized drop down hidden projector, marble decking, full summer kitchen, negative edge resort-style pool & spa setting stage to a serene & private greenbelt lot completed by lavish & mature landscaping.


HEADLINE HEADLINE

1 BED // 1 BATH // 12,345 SF 123 Main Street Rore volendebiti toritatur sum de odit audis dellam, sam alit, ut mo et aliquis sitata asit, excepudae pe eum eossimil is sitis volupid quae vendenim dipsunt, imus qui ilit acculpa rchicia iur, que pa volum quam quameni hitatur? Dolut diandaerrum faceperchil es unt et lam qui quas eius di nobitint et explacest, ommollu ptatio explia pe eum harum is volor ma perunt, officae pla vel ium que.Nossumquidunt audi dignit maionsed est, omnihilicium vellicat fugiam vernatquatum sime nos pressimil ipidelese corem et eumqui aut eaturiorem nem undanihitiam alit ommo que et lam as quunt aut explabo rehendit earum fugit il ipsum is voluptas aut aut hillit aceaque volute porum,

FIRST LAST REALTORÂŽ

123.456.7890 first.last@sothebysrealty.com kuperrealty.com


FEATURED EVENTS P E A R L P R E S E N T S F I R S T T H U R S D A Y N I G H T M A R K E T S // M A Y 3 & J U N E 7

Pearl will host its inaugural First Thursday Night Markets with select farmers’ market vendors and other entertainment. Live music and dining and shopping specials will take over Pearl, offering guests a chance to eat, sip and explore goods while shopping local. Guests roaming the property can enjoy specials from select Pearl retailers.

C U L I N A R I A F E S T I V A L // M A Y 1 7 - 2 0

May in San Antonio means it’s time for another edition of the Culinaria Festival, where local top chefs and wineries offer bites of the best of their delectable creations. The festival, celebrating its 19th year, will take place May 17-20. Once again, La Cantera Resort and Spa will be the main place for Culinaria activities, although a few events will unfold in equally intimate settings elsewhere.

O P E R A S A N A N T O N I O P R E S E N T S L A B O H E M E // M A Y 1 7 & 1 9

With unforgettable characters and some of the most cherished music in the repertoire, Puccini’s La Bohème holds a unique place in the hearts of opera lovers. For those new to opera, it is the ideal “first piece,” and for devoted opera fans, there is still much to discover from our favorite Bohemians of the opera stage.

F A S H I O N W E E K S A N A N T O N I O // M A Y 2 3 - 2 5

Fashion Week San Antonio is the official celebration of fashion and culture attracting multi-cultural trendsetters domestically and internationally. As the 7th largest city in the United States, San Antonio becomes the style attraction for the most innovative fashion designers, red carpets and retailers across South Texas and Latin America. Produced by leading fashion PR house, Red Haus Public Relations, it is the city’s premier fashion event showcasing contemporary Spring collections of leading designer brands in a runway show or fashion exhibition.

T H E B R I S C O E P R E S E N T S A N D Y W A R H O L : “ C O W B O Y S A N D I N D I A N S ” // O P E N I N G M A Y 2 5

The Briscoe Western Art Museum will present “Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians,” featuring works by the legendary artist that portray iconic Western images. Warhol is the undisputed leader of American Pop Art. The Cowboys and Indians series, Warhol’s last major project before passing in 1987, pays tribute to the archetypal symbols of a popular, romanticized version of the American West.

S A N A N T O N I O S Y M P H O N Y P R E S E N T S T C H A I K O V S K Y , M O Z A R T A N D M O R E ! // J U N E 1 - 3

Written as a tribute to Mozart, Tchaikovsky’s Mozartiana is the perfect piece to open the symphony’s last classics concert of the season. Following Tchaikovsky is Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, brought to you by the dynamic duo, San Antonio Symphony’s Artist in Residence Olga Kern and her son, Vladislav. Rounding out this delightful night of music is Prokofiev’s first piano concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini.

B R O A D W A Y I N S A N A N T O N I O P R E S E N T S A N A M E R I C A N I N P A R I S // J U N E 1 2 - 1 7

An American in Paris is the new hit musical about an American solider, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed directorchoreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with Tony Award-winning orchestrations of unforgettable works from George and Ira Gershwin in the four-time Tony Award-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season.

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LIVE SA highlights the homes and lifestyles that make San Antonio, Texas so unique.