Autumn is truly a feast for the senses. From the smell of warm pumpkin pie to the sounds of fall music and film festivals, there’s always something to entertain both kids and adults. In the Gulf Coast region of Texas, autumn is an especially exciting time.
At Changing Reflections Medical Day Spa in Lake Jackson, Dr. Brian Feaver has mastered several combinations of health and beauty treatments that’ll make you look and feel younger. Services range from men’s facials to pregnancy massages with special options for targeting all your problem areas. In the spirit of autumn, indulge in a Pumpkin Exfoliating Peel that uses pure pumpkin puree, honey, pineapple extract and green tea to purify your skin. After just one treatment, you’ll be revitalized and refreshed. For a full-body boost, try the Body Salt Glow and Swedish Massage treatment, a 90-minute escape that’ll leave you flawless. See the entire Changing Reflections menu at www.changingreflections.com.
Explore the sights and sounds of independent cinema at the Rockport Film Festival
. Featuring documentaries, animated shorts and so much more, the festival showcases both Texan and international masterpieces. Join filmmakers and film buffs alike in the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, November 3 through 5, 2011. Not only will you see films by well-known directors, you can discover up-and-coming student filmmakers as well. For the ultimate film festival experience, order a VIP Pass, which gets you into all films and events including the Red Carpet Party. Coastal Living
magazine recently named the town of Rockport a “Top-10 Coast
al Art Community,” so come see all the talent that congregates here each year. Learn more at www.rockportfilmfest.com.
Taste the delicious flavors of fall at Mezzanotte Ristorante in Cypress where Italian threatens to trump Mexican as the state’s most beloved cuisine. Tapas Night is held Mondays and Wednesdays and features a mouth-watering mix of small dishes that are perfect for sharing. Mezzanotte’s pumpkin ravioli, topped with a sage butter sauce and toasted walnuts, offers a sweet taste of autumn. Another favorite is the gnocchi ai bava con zucheta, which boasts a light gorgonzola sauce, roasted butternut squash and toasted pistachios. Enjoy your food with a selection from the extensive wine list. Check out all the seasonally inspired pairings at www.mezzanotte.tv.
The Texas Gulf Coast is alive with all that autumn has to offer. Whether you go out with your whole family or discover the area solo, you won’t be disappointed with Lone Star State seasonal treats.