St Bernard Sports Supports Central Flooding Relief Efforts

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:28:51 PM America/Chicago


With 37 years of outfitting families in Texas, St. Bernard Sports is reaching out to neighbors in need following the devastating flooding in the Austin and Central Texas areas. Now through Sunday, May 31, the St. Bernard Sports Austin store on 3rd. St will accept new or unopened relief item donations to benefit the Hays County Food Bank. In gratitude, shoppers bringing in donations this week will receive 10% off their in-store purchase, with brand exclusions of Yeti, GoPro, Beats by Dre and Moncler. All donated items will be delivered to the Hays County Food Bank by the St. Bernard Sports Austin team to feed displaced flood victims and stock shelves as the forecast anticipates more rain for the area.


According to the Hays County Food Bank, items in highest need of donation are:

  • High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (chili, ravioli, soups, spaghetti)
  • Canned meats
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Canned fruits in light syrup
  • Low sodium soups
  • Pasta
  • Rice and brown beans
  • Paper goods and products (paper towels/plates/cups/napkins, plastic utensils)
  • Single serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking/meals ready to eat
  • Single serving snacks such as raisins & granola bars
  • Peanut Butter and jelly
  • Disinfectant wipes


An outpost in Austin since 2009, St. Bernard Sports is eager to find ways to bring community together in support of those who are in need following flooding and inclement weather.


 “Our thoughts are with everyone in the area suffering in wake of the floods,” said Charlie Goyer, COO of St. Bernard Sports. “We’re hopeful our efforts can make an impact in getting the area back on its feet.”


Donations should be new and unopened and brought to the St. Bernard Sports Austin store at 401 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701. Parking in the Amli garage between 2nd and 3rd St. is validated. St. Bernard Sports Austin is open Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 6:00 p.m.

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Go Bananas at our Austin Store for Austin Food and Wine Festival

Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:14:04 PM America/Chicago


Austin Food and Wine Festival is one of our favorite times of the year! Come see us at our 2nd Street District location for shopping, good times and frozen bananas from Bananarchy. 


Pick your dipping sauce and toppings for your own custom take on the brilliant frozen banana. 


When: Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Where: St Bernard Sports Austin, 401 W. 3rd Street, Austin, Texas, 78701


Bring your appetite and we'll bring the bananas! See you there!


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It's a Monster Sale at the St Bernard Sports Outlet!

Monday, March 16, 2015 11:39:18 AM America/Chicago

Say so long to the ski and snowboard season with our Monster Sale at the St. Bernard Sports Outlet store! Take an additional 20% markdown on our lowest prices of the season on ski and snowboar merchandise from top brands such as Spyder, The North Face, Bogner and more for three days only, March 20-22, 2015. 

The snow may be melting, but we still have top styles available for you to grab. Hurry in fast, these kinds of deal are harder to find than the Abominable Snowman! 


Contact our St. Bernard Sports Outlet store at 214-758-0429 and visit us 8044 Park LAne #D140, Dallas, Texas, 75231. 

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Duck Head is Back! Visit the Airstream Saturday, March 21

Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:55:44 AM America/Chicago

In 1865, brothers George and Joe O’Bryan returned from Civil War duty and opened the apparel business Duck Head, which soon became one of America’s most original and authentic lifestyle brands. Almost 150 years after it first began, Duck Head’s classic pants, shorts and knit and woven shirts for men are back and debuting in Dallas with local and family-owned outfitter, St. Bernard Sports. Meet the Duck Head team in person and check out their vintage Airstream trailer Saturday, March 21, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Sports in Inwood Village with drinks, special Super Soaker duck racing games and giveaways.


Cut and sewn from closely woven tent material known as “duck,” Duck Head’s pants proved indispensable to hard-working Southerners. So durable and lasting, these canvas khakis proved to be tough enough for our brave troops during WWII, and stylish enough for the likes of Hank Williams. Decades later, you couldn’t credibly claim to be a real Southern Gentleman – or court a Southern lady – without wearing the distinctive label. The re-launch of the brand continues their quality craftsmanship and dedication to being made in the U.S.A.


“Our support and excitement for the re-launch of Duck Head matches our dedication to bringing the highest quality lifestyle brands to our shoppers,” said Wes Goyer, founder and president of St. Bernard Sports. “We’re looking forward to welcoming Duck Head to the community with a special day of events at our flagship store.”


Bolster your wardrobe with Duck Head for a stylish and adventurous spring with St Bernard Sports on Saturday, March 21, at 5570 W. Lovers Ln., #388 Dallas, TX 75209. Games, giveaways and refreshments will be at the store with the Duck Head vintage Airstream trailer from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Travel Guide: The Lush List's Telluride Favorites

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:42:17 AM America/Chicago

The Lush List by Alicia Wood is a Lifestyle Blog focused on food with a focus on gluten-free and nut-free diets, travel, interior design, entertaining and personal style.  A self-described “List Maker Extraordinaire, The Lush List is where she shares her lists of recipes, travel tips, entertaining ideas and ideas on interior and personal style.

I'm not much of a cold weather girl but there is one place that has my heart...warm or cold...Telluride, Colorado. On this blustery, ice covered day in Dallas, I think it is appropriate to tell you about this gem.  My sweet husband purchased a trip at a fundraiser almost 12 years ago.  I was pregnant with baby girl #2 and thought he was out of his mind!  "It's ski for me and spa for you," he said.  Well, we went that spring and then that summer...and then twice a year for 8 years.  It was baby girls' #2 and #3's first vacation.  Needless to say, Winter and Summer, it's a great place to be.


Telluride is an amazing place for its beauty and remoteness.  The Box Canyon offers unparalleled views.  You can't drive to Telluride from Denver for day skiing so it is almost never crowded...even at Spring Break!  Once you leave "The Beach" (the base of all lifts where ski school meets), if there are 5 or 6 people in line in front of you, that's a crowd.  There are 2,000+ acres of skiable terrain.  Plenty of room to roam and beauty abounds.


"Telluride" actually comprised of two towns:  Telluride and Mountain Village.  Telluride was founded in 1878 and at the turn of the century, more millionaires (per capita) lived in Telluride than in New York City.  The Tomboy Mine (an amazing summer hike!) was one of the world's greatest gold producers and contributed to more than $360 million dollars of gold pulled out of the area.


In 1889, Butch Cassidy rode into town and began is bank robbing career here. His take from the San Miguel Valley Bank was $24,580 and was never recovered.  After mines closed in 1953, Telluride became a sleepy ghost town.  (Love a little colorful history, don't you?!)

Nearly 20 years later, a wealthy entrepreneur from Beverly Hills, envisioned a ski resort.  His dream became reality in 1972 when the Telluride Ski Resort opened with five lifts and a day lodge.  Ron Allred and Jim Wells, two Colorado natives purchased the ski area and transformed Telluride into a world-class resort through mountain upgrades, development of Mountain Village (in 1985), and the creation of innovative public transportation systems – the gondola and chondola.


From the town of Telluride at 8,750 feet, the gondola climbs 1,790 vertical feet before reaching Station St. Sophia at 10,540 feet. It’s a quiet 13-minute ride from town to town with breathtaking scenery and 360 degree panoramic views.  This is a fun and easy way to get around.  You really don't need a car once you are here!


Perched at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is an intimate alpine environment with luxury hotels and condominiums, great boutiques and fabulous dining, one of which, Allred's, is at the top of the Gondola and offers amazing views.


All elements combine to create a modern alpine European elegance to complement the rustic charm of Telluride.


Here are a few of our favorite things about Telluride in the Winter:

Ski School - Great ski school for all ages with caring and talented instructors.  They offer Private Lessons, Adult Group and Children's Group Lessons, Mountain Guides and an Adaptive Sports Program.  They offer lessons in skiing, telemark, snowboarding and cross-country.  I'm not a skier anymore, but have thought about cross-country.  Maybe this is the year!  Their daycare for the littles is wonderful as well.  I love the design of their facility because you can peek in but they can't see you!  It's a great concept for any first time daycare users.


Ski Mountain - Telluride has plenty of powder, tree skiing and steeps. This is the terrain that many people have come to associate with Telluride Ski Resort.  But, 60% of the mountain is beginner or intermediate terrain:  long cruisers, multiple pods of intermediate terrain, and the beginner area is large and uncrowded.  Truly something for the whole family.


Restaurants: There are many amazing restaurants here.  Whatever your craving, there are more than 60 restaurants to satisfy.  There are no chain restaurants, stores large designer brand stores in Telluride.  All boutiques and restaurants are locally owned and operated.


Allred's:  This is our favorite restaurant in Telluride.  We love everything about this place.  It's at the top of the Gondola and has amazing views of the Town of Telluride and Box Canyon below.  It is our tradition for the last night of each visit.  They are so good with our food allergy needs.  The GM has a family member with food allergies and was so kind and interested in our girls.  Their bar is a great place for apres ski or a drink before dinner and a view of the sunset.


Brown Dog Pizza:  Brown Dog boasts the "World's Best Pizza" and rightfully so!  Brown Dog's pizza was judged as the World's Best Pizza in the American pan division with a 1st Place finish at the International Pizza Expo 2013.  They make an amazing gluten free pizza and is always on our "must dine here" list.


Cosmopolitan:  Cosmopolitan, located at the base of the Gondola in the town of Telluride, is our go to for an night out with adult friends.  They have a great bar and long list of craft cocktails.  Having received the Wine Spectator for nine consecutive years, you can be assured their wine list is long and varied.  Chef Chad Scothorn serves up a globally inspired, locally sourced menu that will leave you dreaming of your return.


The Chop House Restaurant at New Sheridan Hotel:  Located in the historic New Sheridan Hotel originally built in 1891, The Chop House is a classic "steak house" with mountain western game as well as western aged beef and bison.  Many consider this to be the best restaurant in Telluride allied with the very best experience of dining at the heart of mountain life.


La Marmotte:  This elegant bistro is our favorite for a romantic date night.  Located in one of the oldest buildings in the town of Telluride, it exudes a rustic charm and feels as if you are in another country all together.  The have a private chef's table in addition to their dining room.


Honga's Lotus Petal:  This Telluride favorite located on the main street in town, offers electric Pan-Asian fare.  All dishes are prepared on site, using local, natural, organic, and free-range ingredients whenever possible. Open nightly during the winter and summer seasons and centrally located right downtown on Telluride’s main street.


RusticoRistorante:  This casual, authentic Italian restaurant is always our first reservation.  They offer a wide variety of dishes from every region of Italy.  Their extensive wine list is filled with more than 1,000 wines from Italy.  We always go with their suggestion to pair with our meal and are always thrilled with the results.  In the summer, we love to sit on their large out door patio and enjoy the fresh mountain air and delightful cuisine.


221 South Oak: Chef Eliza Gavin, who you may recognize from Top Chef Season 10, creates a wide variety of fresh dishes to please any palate.  She and her friendly staff are great about accommodating any food allergy or dietary preferences.  Chef Eliza also teaches an Appetizer and Wine Pairing Class that is on my list for this visit!

(**Special Note: Each of these restaurants should be able to accommodate any food allergy needs but please call first as things do change.)


There are many, and these are places we have stayed or are very familiar with and can recommend.

The Peaks Resort & Spa:  This was the first place we stayed and has great ski-in and ski-out access.  The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 168 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as 14 penthouse condominiums and 30 two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Pro Shop for the Telluride Golf Club championship course. Onsite dining includes Palmyra, the Great Room, The Lift, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining.


The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. 


Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge: The Franz Klammer Lodge, ideally located in the Mountain Village Core, offers a luxurious Telluride ski resort experience in the heart of one of the world's most sought-after destinations. At the private residence club featuring two and three bedroom homes, you can enjoy exceptional comfort and luxury that only a Fairmont can provide.


Lumière Telluride: Small and contemporary by design, Lumière Telluride is an intimate and luxury boutique property located in Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access.  Beyond the magnificent stone facade, you’ll find just 11 hotel rooms and 18 one to five bedroom residences.   Lumière is conveniently located with direct ski-in/ski-out access to the base of Lower Boomerang Trail next to Lift Four.


Hotel Madeleine: From spacious guestrooms and suites, to two, three, and four–bedroom residences, Madeline Hotel and Residences offers Telluride accommodations that deliver the utmost in comfort, style and atmosphere. Every living space surrounds you in luxury with sophisticated decor and breathtaking views. They even have a small skating rink!


Inn at Lost Creek:  The Inn at Lost Creek is an award winning luxury boutique hotel offering 32 unique suites, with a premiere location, one of Telluride’s best restaurants, and a team that truly loves to deliver highly personalized and quality service.  This charming Inn is also considered in the Village Core - making skiing easy and accessible.


There are also many rental companies that specialize in homes and condos in both the town of Telluride and Mountain Village.  We have used these as well.  We like  to stay in the Village Core in up in Mountain Village - meaning you can walk to ski, dine and catch the gondola to town.  There is also a free shuttle in Mountain Village from homes to the Core.  The Galloping Goose is the free shuttle that runs in town.


I'm spending the rest of this chilly day working on our packing list and gathering ski clothes (which the girls have all decided to test out in the ice yesterday!).  Yesterday, I shared our packing list from St. Bernard Sports - our one-stop for all things sports and travel!



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