We have the good fortune of living only a 30-minute drive from Wimberley, Texas. It is an old ranch community, but in recent decades, it has re-fashioned itself as a tourist and arts destination, too. The Blanco River runs through it (and periodically floods parts of it) and several creeks, including Cypress Creek, wind through town and nearby ravines.
Mom and I took off this morning for a bit of shopping and lunch in Wimberley. Our first stop was Kiss the Cook, housed in a former residence on the town square (which is NOT square). The owner is Bren Isgitt and she opened the shop 16 years ago.
The merchandise is all kitchen ware and kitchen gadgets, so there really is something for everyone, right? Of course, Mom and I both loaded up our shopping baskets.
I’m pretty sure shops in Wimberley are required to have creative front doors. This one adds a relevant sign to its door.
Here’s the ‘flavor’ of this kitchen shop:
Also, the next time I need a thematic cookie cutter, I know where I’m going.
When you’re in a shop in Wimberley, you just naturally start a conversation with people working there, unless they start the conversation first. Janie was working at the counter today and she admitted that she is a newcomer, only having been there for 6 years. We touched on many topics, including the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, a blog post topic for another day.
Next, Mom and I wandered over to a new shop in another old building off the square, Ceremony Botanical Studio, which opened in May. Mom is a sucker for succulents, and this shop has great ones.
After we made our purchases, I parked Mom on a handy porch bench while I walked a couple of blocks to the public lot, where I’d left the Realtormobile in deep shade. 🙂
Wimberley has done its best to accommodate the tourists
After wading through heavy Wimberley Market Days traffic to retrieve Mom, we drove about 3 miles north on Ranch Road 12 to eat lunch at Jobell Café and Bistro. Not sure, but I think this is housed in a former 1970’s-era residence which has been completely renovated to be an attractive restaurant.
Good thing I took this photo before the restaurant became so packed with diners that you couldn’t see the designed ambience.
I snapped the lunch menu for you:
We read the dessert selection first, so that we’d be mindful of our ultimate goal when we ordered lunch. I chose the Carprese Quiche and Mom had the Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese on sourdough. We split a Salted Caramel Crème Brûlée. And, yes, it was all wonderful.
After lunch, I made a drop-off at a former client’s home in Woodcreek and then we drove back to Dripping Springs. I love ‘having’ to go to Wimberley for business or pleasure!
As of this morning, there were 89 homes in 78676 (Wimberley) listed for sale, with prices ranging from 195K to 5,995K. As you might imagine, these come with varying amounts of acreage associated with them. If you are feeling the need to list your Wimberley home, or to buy a Wimberley home, I would welcome your call. 512-970-9121 will find me.