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We’re making a (wedding venue check)list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice! Engagement season is coming to town!   The air is crisp, the fires are warm and the season is extra bright from all of the bling! Some say
Texas winters are the most mild in the country. This year, we haven’t experienced our first freeze until today, December 8th! Even though it will return to the mid 60’s this weekend, we don’t want to risk freeze damage on our citrus trees and lettuces. Here
Join us at Barr Mansion on Sunday, December 11th from 11am-2pm for our first inaugural Taste and Learn Series in a celebration of Asian vegetables growing in our garden! As we lose more daylight and our beloved Pecan tree sheds its leaves, one might expect
The holidays are upon us! With Thanksgiving only a short week and breezy cold front away, it’s time to get serious about home cooking. We love turkey and we drool over mashed potatoes and stuffing. But, desserts take the cake (or pie) every time in
Looking for the perfect wedding dress? Out of the many fleeing moments that happen on a wedding day, one of our top picks is seeing the bride for the first time in their dress. After a great deal of time, contemplation, Pinterest boards and tears
There’s something special about a homemade loaf a bread that never lets you forget the first time you experience it. Whether a French sourdough or a homemade focaccia dipped in olive oil, a good loaf of bread is the heart of any meal. Watch the
Summer weddings at Barr Mansion are incredibly picturesque, but couples like Meg and Tom are truly what make them so extraordinary and gratifying to be a part of. Shauna Autry Photography and Paper Lantern Films captured the day so perfectly! The entirety of their wedding was
Here in Austin, Texas we know a little bit about keeping hot.  From blistering summer days to spicy salsa, feeling the heat is a daily joy and struggle.  During these hotter-than-hot days, many of our crops also struggle to produce. The “bounty” of summer in
The Dark Act has passed and signed by the President. We are seething over the DARK Act, the bill that falsely claimed to provide “uniform federal mandatory GMO labeling,” when in fact it did nothing of the sort.   Last week President Obama signed the DARK
It’s no wonder this gem of a wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.  An amazing couple, they had picture perfect details from beginning to end.    After a touching first look, Alexis and Cason were married under a gorgeous floral arch on the limb of our
Following the church ceremony, a sunset cocktail hour is how this beautiful garden wedding began at Barr Mansion.  Guests dined on passed appetizers and played lawn games as the sun went down, and the farmstead boasted a beautiful display of hors d’oeuvres on our garden trolley in the center of