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The Woodlands Resort to Open Lazy River July 18

Featured Article – Jul 14, 2014

We are extremely excited to announce we will officially be opening our lazy river on Friday, July 18.

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Celebrate Mom with a Little Sparkle This Mother’s Day at The Woodlands Resort

Celebrate Mom with a Little Sparkle This Mother’s Day at The Woodlands Resort Blog Entry Image

Show Mom how much you appreciate all she does this Mother’s Day by adding a little sparkle and relaxation time to her life. The Woodlands Resort’s “Mom’s Day to Sparkle” package provides Houston-area moms the chance to unwind in deluxe accommodations for four with the added indulgence of a $100 gift card and pair of sterling silver earrings from Shannon Fine Jewelry.

The package also includes champagne at turndown service, late checkout, and unlimited access to the sauna, steam room, whirlpool, resort’s fitness center and Forest Oasis Waterscape™.

Pricing for the package starts at $274 per night and may be booked by calling 866-361-5674 or visiting www.woodlandsresort.com.

In addition to the Mother’s Day package, we will also be hosting a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 11th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Families will enjoy the natural setting overlooking Lake Harrison while listening to live music, sipping champagne and experiencing the elaborate offerings from the resort’s culinary team in The Woodlands Dining Room.

This year’s elaborate brunch spread will feature traditional breakfast favorites including made-to-order Omelets, Cheese Blintzes, Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles and a Pancake Bar. Guests will also enjoy seasonal salads, a selection of hot entrees, and more.

Mother’s Day Brunch is $52 per adult; $22 for children 6-12; and $15 for children 2-5; pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (281) 364-6323. The Woodlands Resort is located at 2301 North Millbend Drive.

How to save on summer airfare

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Summer is the busy season when it comes to travel. Although planes are more packed and rates tend to go up, you can still achieve some savings when booking your flight. Here are a few tidbits of information to help you get the best deal.

• Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are generally the cheapest days to fly (unless it is a holiday).

• You should try to book about four to six weeks ahead of time. If trying to travel around a holiday you’ll want to book three months in advance for the best rates.

• Search for low fares based on flexible dates within a travel window. Choosing one day before or after your original selection could save you $100.

• If your itinerary is complicated use a travel agent. It could help you avoid an airline-fee surprise or two.

• Keep an eye out for promo codes from the airlines. Some recent ones from a few major carries have offered up to $300 off.

• Flying Internationally? Find out which international carriers fly directly to their home country from your nearest international airport.

• Follow your favorite carriers via social media. More and more airlines are posting special sales deals via their Facebook pages and Twitter.

• Early Tuesday is a good time to check rates as that is when low-cost carriers generally announce their sales.

• Check the flight-prediction tool on Bing Travel to see if prices are expected to go up, down or remain the same, based on historical data.

• Always check the fine print on any special offer. You may not be able to use your savings during key travel periods.  A saving is useless if you can’t use it.

Hop On Over and Enjoy Easter Brunch at The Woodlands Resort

Hop On Over and Enjoy Easter Brunch at The Woodlands Resort Blog Entry Image

Peter Cottontail is hopping his way down the bunny trail to The Woodlands Resort for Easter Sunday Brunch.  Guests will enjoy a bevy of buffet offerings, a bit of bubbly, live music entertainment and a special visit from the Easter bunny.

The Woodlands Resort’s Easter Champagne Brunch will be served on Sunday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in The Glass and The Woodlands Dining Room. Prices are $52 per adult, $22 for children 6-12 and $15 for children 2-5; pricing excludes tax and gratuity.

The resort’s culinary team has created an elaborate brunch menu for the event, which includes a made-to-order omelet station, a Belgian waffle and pancake bar, and a carving station with a variety of roasted meats.

Guests will also enjoy traditional breakfast items, seasonal salads, hot entrees, a sushi and fresh cold seafood display, an antipasto display and an array of heavenly desserts.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (281) 364-6323. The Woodlands Resort is located at 2301 North Millbend Drive.

Three Helpful Business Conference Attendee Tips

Three Helpful Business Conference Attendee Tips Blog Entry Image

Approximately 20.9 Million people attend trade shows, conferences and conventions per year. Here are a few tips to think about before you attend your next conference.

Come Prepared
Every business conference serves some purpose. Think about what you intend to get out of the conference and plan accordingly.  Do your homework before you arrive. Know what you need to bring and who will be there, so you may make the most of it. Set up any appointments with your contacts in advance so as to be mindful of their time and other commitments at the conference as well.

Dress Appropriately
As you plan your conference wardrobe, make sure you understand the general dress code of the event. Business casual is becoming the norm, but if everyone else is showing up in full business regalia, you’ll automatically lose reputation points by dressing down.

Preserve Your Reputation
Speaking of your reputation, conference attendees often view these offsite meetings as a time to let loose.  While it’s okay to have fun, know you are still there for business reasons. Show respect for everyone around you and be aware of the conversations that you are having. You never know who’s listening. Also, keep the alcohol consumption within reason. You want to have a reputation for being a thought leader at the conference, not for the person that had one too many.

2014 Spring Wedding and Reception Decor Trends

2014 Spring Wedding and Reception Decor Trends Blog Entry Image

Every year new design ideas and trends come to the forefront and 2014 is no difference. From vintage furniture to twinkle lights, Spring 2014 is about rustic romantic elegance.  Here are some wedding and reception trends we are seeing this spring.

Twinkle Lights
There is something magical twinkle lights bring to a wedding or reception, especially in an outdoor setting. However, keep in mind that string lights don't work for every venue. Some ballrooms for example won't let you hang anything from the ceiling.

Chalkboards
Chalkboards can be used so many different ways - photo backdrops, table numbering or for displaying the couple’s favorite quote. Be sure not to overdo it, but instead use a chalkboard to add those special personalized touches.

Vintage Furniture
Whether your style is whimsical or retro chic, a couple of dramatic pieces of vintage furniture can make a bold statement. Only add one or two to the room to elevate the look of your wedding or reception.  Consider a vintage settee or farm table to transform the space. 

Hydrangeas
Big, beautiful clusters of small, delicate flowers ranging in colors from deep blue and purple to soft pink and creamy white add a romantic touch to any wedding.  Hydrangeas are in season from early Spring through Fall but are easily accessible all year long.  Due to their vintage flair, they can either be the center of attention in wedding floral arrangements or fill in to create full, luscious bouquets. 

Remember at the end of the day, your wedding is about you as a couple.  Whatever décor you choose, make sure it represents you and your special day.

Five Houston Area Spring Festivals To Enjoy This Weekend

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Spring in the great state of Texas equates to outdoor fun and festivals, and this weekend is shaping up to be a gorgeous one. Here’s a sampling of six local events to keep you entertained and enjoying the outdoors all weekend.

The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival at Town Green Park
The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival was created to raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension, hence the “PH” in the name, and money to find a cure.  The Festival is hosted annually in Town Green Park for a day of family fun with live music, kids activities, authentic Louisiana crawfish, BBQ (for those that do not care for crawfish), networking and more. Texas singer/song writer, Kyle Park, will serve as the headliner performer. (888) 695-0888

Tomball German Heritage Festival in Downtown Tomball
Every year, on the last weekend in March, festival-goers break out their Lederhosen and Dirndls and "Go German" for the area's largest festival celebrating the heritage of the original German families that settled this area around 1840. (281) 379-6844.

Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park
An arts and entertainment destination for the entire family, the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park offers a fun filled day of art, entertainment, food, wine and beer featuring the popular Green Mountain Energy Children’s Creative Zone, the Art Heist – a fundraiser within a fundraiser, as well as fine and festival fare offered from some of Houston’s most popular food trucks, restaurants and hotels with libations from top-tier sponsor Stella Artois and Barefoot Wines. (713) 521-0133.

McDonald’s Houston Children's Festival in Downtown Houston
The McDonald's Houston Children's Festival, presented by Baker Hughes and benefiting Child Advocates, Inc., is set for MARCH 29 & 30, 2014 and promises to be the very best EVER. Over 50,000 families, friends, volunteers and sponsor partners will gather together in beautiful downtown Houston to play, create, explore and learn. (281) 363-0900.

Festival of Wine, Music & Food at Wild Stallion Vineyards
Come celebrate wine, food and great music at Wild Stallion Vineyards in The Woodlands with The Fab 5. A desire to recreate the spirit & enthusiasm of the British Invasion and America’s subsequent retaliation led to the formation of The Fab 5 in 1990. The Fab 5 is a Houston-based tribute band performing the greatest hits of THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, and many more! 281.803.WINE(9463)

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