I have been busy scouring the ’hood and have some suggestions for you for a PERFECT King William and Southtown Day.

Start your day at Halcyon Southtown in the Blue Star Arts complex with a cappuccino and a yogurt parfait or maybe a breakfast sandwich. Take your laptop, a great novel, the Express-News or your KWA Newsletter – sit at one of the outside tables to read – and enjoy your early morning.

Enough goofing around. Head up Alamo St. to District Crossfit, 812 S. Alamo, for a vigorous workout. You can do it! Now that you are totally spent, drag yourself to DermaLily Skincare & Waxing Salon, 724 S. Alamo (upstairs), for a Revitalizing Therapeutic Papaya Facial for your tired skin.

Oh - hungry again? Head downstairs to La Frite Belgian Bistro for a great lunch, maybe Quiche Lorraine and a green salad. And since you worked out so hard, indulge in a glass of Pinot Grigio with that lunch.

Down the last swallow of your Pinot. Time for your chalk paint class at Shoppe ’Ita, 721 S. St. Mary’s St. I know you will have that old dresser you got at the Salvation Army Store looking awesome in no time.

Head home and put your feet up for an hour or two. You have already had a busy day. Call your friends to meet you for happy hour at The Monterey, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St. Enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine – sit outside – visit with your friends and tell them about your remarkable day.

Now get your friends up and head to Stella Public House in the Blue Star Arts Complex for another craft beer or even a beer cocktail and some great artisan pizza. I highly recommend the lamb meatballs for your appetizer!

So, you think you will be broke by now? Au contraire! All of the businesses you visited are new Business Sponsors of your King William Association. Show them your membership card and you will receive a discount!

And don’t forget to patronize our other great business sponsors, listed in your February newsletter. Look for the KWA Business Sponsor decal in the window or on the door of each of these establishments.

- Annice Hill, Membership Committee Chair