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Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, December 10, 2017
11 am - 4 pm
http://www.balboaislandnb.org/holiday-home-tour/


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NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
December 13-17, 2017
6:30 pm
109th Annual Christmas Boat Parade
Starts and ends at the Top of Lido Island.

http://www.christmasboatparade.com
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IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO AUSTIN, TEXAS - STOP IN and SAY ‘HI” to MY NIECE MYRIA FREE AT FREEDMANS!!
They call her the ‘Whiskey Princess’
Great Restaurant - Fabulous Bar

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Myria Free – Freedmen’s Whiskey Princess
Austin Food September 26, 2017 Drink, Drinking, Featured
Myria Free is known around town as Austin’s “The Whiskey Princess”— and for good reason.  She’s a self-taught mixologist that has curated some of the city’s most innovative and cherished whiskey programs.  Her deep love affair with spirits began the day she filled in for an absentee bartender at a Lake Travis spot where she worked as the lead server.  She quickly realized that she had a knack for experimenting with flavor combinations and began building a following.  She moved on to various bars in the downtown area, always curious and engaged, before taking a hiatus to join a start-u
Years later, she found her way back to the hospitality industry and accepted an offer to open Austin’s first bourbon bar. Her task was to build the best bourbon list outside of Kentucky, and Free diligently began studying and tasting everything she could get her hands on, mastering myriad nuances of the palate. That success eventually led her to Freedmen’s, a lounge housed in an historic building in West Austin, where as bar manager Free began playing with more whiskey offerings, being mindful to include something for everyone in her repertoire, from crowd pleasers to a few of her favorites.
She draws from her books, travels, and dreams to create inspired—never boring—drinks. Now as operations manager of Freedmen’s, she oversees the collection of more than 160 whiskeys, passes on her knowledge of spirits and life, and encourages others to explore until they discover that aha moment when a cocktail comes together. For The Whiskey Princess, it is all about creating experiences and brightening other people’s days.


DID THE GRINCH STEAL THE CHRISTMAS TREE SMELL?
I usually buy a small Christmas Tree to make my house smell wonderful!  Being from the Midwest, that was one of the best parts of Christmas.
So this year I started my search - I went to many locations which I will not name - but all the trees had no smell.  How do you get a Christmas tree with no smell - no matter how small it is?
What is the purpose of breeding that fabulous smell out of the trees?
If anyone has any information please contact me at
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!


LOST AND FOUND

Just a reminder - I get all kinds of people sending me emails in the hope that the fabulous residents of Balboa Island will Find what they lost while visiting Balboa Island!
They are posted on the ‘Lost and Found’ page of this website.
Also check out all the events - Christmas Boat Parade, Home Tour Etc.  Also on this website under Balboa Island and Local Events



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