At Silver Fox Farms, owner and trainer Colleen Brombach guides students and steeds through premiere hunter and jumper learning programs. Colleen’s training arenas sit in the hill country of Wimberley on a pasture that reaches far out to a wooded border. The carefully designed new facilities allow hoofed residents to exercise no matter the weather and without students having to dress them in trench coats and ride them through the mall. Among the programming offered at Silver Fox Farms are training sessions designed to help students to progress toward competition in the show ring. Summer day-camp programs encourage children to learn early with educational demonstrations on horse care and fun activities.
Dang Sassy's girlish roots were planted at a kitchen table in 2010 by a mother who spent her days handcrafting bows for her daughter. Although her business has grown to include jewelry, apparel, and gifts for women and little lasses, she still displays her signature custom bows amid the modest boutique's vibrant pink accents. Her staff members can expertly monogram items with the names or social-security numbers of friends and loved ones, as well as fashion custom clothing to create one-of-a-kind gifts.
Most popular offering: Cute, comfy, travel-friendly fashions for the Hill Country lifestyle
What sets your business apart from your competition?
The personal attention and care we give our customers?it's not just about selling our products. In addition, the products that we do carry are fun and unique?just what you're looking for when you shop in a small boutique.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I started by selling jewelry, then I realized that, while I was showing women how important accessories are in our wardrobes, it would be even easier to demonstrate if I also offered the wardrobes to accessorize.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"I love this store," and, "It's so great to find clothes that aren't just for the super young and super skinny." That's especially gratifying when it comes from women who live in large cities and have lots of shops to compare us with.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I love working with the customers and helping women choose things that make them feel beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are authorized dealers for Pandora. Some of our most popular lines: FDJ jeans, Lisette pants, Foxcroft wrinkle-free blouses, Gretty tops, Baggallini bags for travel, and Thymes home and body products. Please check our Facebook page for more updated pictures and information.
For 35 years, the designers at Petals To Go have assembled prearranged and custom flower displays for every occasion, from pristine wedding bouquets to heartfelt sympathy arrangements. They also offer market-style bouquets and bulk flowers for guests interested in creating their own floral designs. As an edible treat or thoughtful gift, staffers can recommend gourmet baskets or Build-A-Bear-Workshop teddy bears that convey messages such as "Happy Birthday," "Cheer Up," or "I'm Sorry I Called Your Goldfish 'Ugly.'"
With its corrugated sheet-metal siding and rough-hewn wood pillars, the façade of Pookie Jane’s Boutique hearkens back to a frontier saloon. But the rustic exterior belies the boutique’s sleek collection of designer apparel and accessories by Desigual, Solitaire, and Elan. In addition to bold-patterned threads, the store brims with hand-wrought home accents from local artisans, including Jane’s own hand-poured soy candles, whose warm glow and sweet scents prove a romantic alternative to a flaming rose bouquet.