SafeHaven of Tarrant County's HeartCard Program

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One thing I love about Camp Bowie is how active and charitable the community is. So many businesses on the Boulevard are participating in the HeartCard program, benefiting the SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

The HeartCard program is a great way to support a fantastic charity, and get some wonderful discounts. If you purchase the card, you’ll receive a 20 percent discount at the following Camp Bowie businesses:

  • Black Eyed Pea Restaurant

  • Byrd and Bleecker

  • European Skincare Institute

  • Facelogic

  • Inscriptions on the Boulevard

  • Inside Out Designs & The Pleasure of Home

  • Into the Garden

  • Kay’s Hallmark

  • Lane-Miss Knight

  • Marty & Pat’s Frame Shoppe & Art Gallery

  • Miss Molly’s Toy & Candy Shop

  • P.S. The Letter

  • Prim & Proper

  • Sally’s Flower Shoppe & Gifts

  • Sandra Sampson Interiors

  • Toy Works

  • Winners All Dance & Gymnastic Wear

  • Working The Flea

  • Wright at Home

  • The Enchanted Florist

See you out on the Boulevard, everyone!

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Relax The Back

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We bricks aren’t known for our flexibility. Quite the contrary, in fact. We’re actually a euphemism for inflexibility. Just because we’re tough on the outside, doesn’t mean we’re not softies on the inside– we’re kind of like baguettes.
         As regular readers of my blog know, I am a hard-partier, but I’m also trying to take care of myself a lot more these days. It’s a difficult balance to strike, since I’m meeting so many new people and going to so many new places on Camp Bowie. Popularity is as much a curse as it is a blessing.
         I needed something to relax and repair my partied-out brick shell. So I went to Relax The Back on the Boulevard, and found some great ways to keep myself limber, relaxed, and ready for the next all-night rager.
         That store has more than I ever could have imagined. I found some chairs that will heal me, just by sitting down. I sat in something called a Zero Gravity Recliner, which takes all of the strain off of your vertebrae. We bricks have had a long and sordid history with gravity, so I felt a little apprehensive at first. But once I sat down in one (and then another, and another, etc…), I knew I had found my body’s new refuge!
         Go see for yourself all of the products, chairs, and other ways Relax The Back can make you a more flexible and relaxed person. Try those chairs out while you’re there. If it can help this road-weary brick, it’s sure to do wonders on your soft human backs! 
The Zero Gravity Recliner did wonders for my back!

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Fort Worth Music Festival

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This brick likes to party. I think I’ve made that pretty clear by now. I have never in my life partied as hard as I did at the two-day Fort Worth Music Festival. I mean, the weather was perfect, there was so much to do, so many bands to see, so much to eat, and so much art to enjoy.
         I am something of a culture vulture, so I headed straight to the art tents and was amazed by the talent of some of our local artists. I saw some pretty amazing watercolors, prints, photographs, jewelry, and more!
         I worked up an appetite taking in all of that stunning art, so I headed over to the food area. Choosing between Salsa Limon, Big Dawg’s in Cowtown, the Yum-Yum! Food Truck, and Button’s was near impossible. I chose to start with some Salsa Limon tacos, and work my through the rest later. Eventually, I managed to hit them all, and was pretty full by the time I enjoyed my after-dinner slurpee. I washed everything down with some delicious ice-cold beer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. from right here in Fort Worth.
         Speaking of Rahr, I got to witness the brewmeisters conduct a demonstration called “Brewing 101,” and learned all about how to make beer! Foodie that I am, I was the first in line to sit in on the Fort Worth Culinary School’s cooking classes. I seriously stepped up my gastro game. Now I have some delicious recipes for my next date night.
         The highlight of the festival was of course the music. I ran back and forth from both stages like a man possessed. Local lads, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, opened the festival on the Rahr stage, and singer Amanda Walden kicked things off on the Comerica Bank stage. I stayed all the way through on both days. Dawes’ performance on Saturday was breathtaking, and Kermit Ruffins lit the night up on Friday.
         All of the music acts were awesome, the food was delicious, the artwork inspiring, and the Rahr brew was tasty. I bought myself a cool commemorative shirt, made by Fort Worth Screen Printing Company, so I’ll have something to remind me of how much fun I had. I can’t wait until next year!
I got to do a sound check at the festival!

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