Spring is here…a season that, for many, represents newness or a fresh start. In keeping with the newness-theme, we’d like to shine some light on a few local, small businesses here in Boerne that have recently opened their doors to our town:
Fresh Urban Flowers – A contemporary approach to your floral and gift needs.
“In December 2015 Fresh Urban Flowers opened its highly anticipated Boerne location. Housed in a fully refurbished 1800’s farmhouse, Fresh Urban Flowers Boerne will offer a fun take on the Urban Farm Stand with the freshest flowers and small batch, organic and artisanal candles, bath products and food items available.” www.freshurbanflowers.com
‘Highly anticipated’ may be a bit of an understatement in a town such as Boerne, where new changes can cause excitement and anxiety all at the same time. The store is located in the restored Schwarz family home, along Blanco Rd across from the Boerne PO. Inside you’ll find an open floor plan and exposed wooden beams that pays homage to the historic building, yet with a ‘fresh’ and modern twist. Tables display some of the unique and beautiful floral options, alongside some of their gift packages ready for purchase. Their gifts come packaged in a wooden box and can include candles, bath soaps and lotions, teas and honey, men’s grooming products and more, along with a small flower arrangement. Floral arrangements and gift boxes can be purchased pre-made in the store or customized to your specificity.
Fresh Urban Flowers is a branch off of Viridian Design Group, an event planning company in Kerrville. As an extension of the event planning side, owner Tricia Hamil decided to branch out and create a flower shop for those only wanting to use their one-of-a-kind floral design services. For more information, ideas, and pricing, explore their website at www.freshurbanflowers.com or follow them on Instagram @freshurbanflowers.
Wander’n Calf Espresso Bar and Bakery – A place where you belong with exceptional custom-roasted coffee
Boerne is no stranger to coffee shops, but don’t pass this one up! Nestled within the same quaint building as Sugar Belle’s Cake Shop (located behind Ye Kendall Inn), owner Wendy opened Wander’n Calf with a greater purpose than providing Boerne with a fantastic cup-of-Joe. As parents to their special needs daughter, they wanted to provide an experience where she could thrive beyond high school. Opening Wander’n Calf gave them a unique opportunity by providing an outlet to combine mom’s love of good coffee with their mutual love of baking together, and serving them alongside each other for the good folks of Boerne to enjoy! A recent addition is their lunch menu, offering lunch fare at extremely reasonable prices.
Wander’n Calf’s coffee is specifically roasted for their store. After taste tasting different brews from a coffee grower out west, they found the perfect blend for the Wander’n Calf brand. You can purchase their brand of coffees for home-brewing while you stop by for a cup and homemade scone. Warm breakfast options include mini quiches, mini frittatas, or a breakfast sandwich. Be sure to visit www.wanderncalf.com for more on their story and menu.
G.Marie – A tastefully trendy clothing and jewelry boutique for the young ladies and the ‘young at heart’.
G.Marie opened its doors to their beautifully stylish store on March 15th. Once the location of the now-closed Hip Dingo, the store was given a fresh, updated makeover from the walls to the flooring to the layout and décor.
Owner Rose Weber, says “G.Marie is a fashion-forward, modern, cutting-edge young woman’s boutique. We cater to the young at heart not just the young. If you have fashion or a fun sense of style this is your stop. There is always more to come and we like to change our merchandise out frequently. We like to have every day attire, but we also like to add one of a kind unique pieces; whether it is a top, dress, short, pant, purse, jewelry piece, you name it…. we might have it. We don’t lack a need; we would just like to add more to the Boerne community. So don’t hesitate. Stop on by today, we would love to meet you.”
The clothing really is cute. If you favorite a few clothing boutiques (as I do) on Main St, you’ll most likely add G.Marie to that list. As Rose mentioned, there may not be a lack, but G.Marie is a perfect complement to Boerne’s downtown clothing stores. Follow them on Instagram @_g.marie for updates to their selection.