Cinnamon Shore Blog

Light It Up! Coastal Lighting Trends

See our Designer Showcase The designers and homeowners at Cinnamon Shore use statement lighting selections, coastal-inspired shades, and shell-encrusted chandeliers to illuminate their living spaces.  Pendant Lighting Whether a trio or a pair, stylish pendant lighting directs rays onto the kitchen islands where guests gather for meals or snacks Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Build the Best Sandcastles

Meet the Sandcastle Guy! As a sponsor of Texas Sandfest, Cinnamon Shore has a presenc at the Port A native sand sculpting contest, and we're pleased to pass knowledge of the craft from local Mark Landrum, a.k.a. the Sandcastle Guy with complimentary sandcastle lessons for homeowners and guests. Sandfest brings in national and international master sculptors Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

River Oaks Lifestyle Features Cinnamon Shore

Houston neighborhood publication highlights our village! ‘Discover the Luxury of  Cinnamon Shore’ proclaims the cover of this Houston neighborhood magazine’s April 2023 issue—with our signature beach chairs-and-umbrella front and center! The article notes it’s just a 3-hour drive from H-town and describes our village Continue reading

Published on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Transforming the Texas Coast

Our Urban Designer Tells Our Story in Architectural Digest  Advertorial~ In the June 2023 Austin edition of AD, we're pleased that Mark Schnell, who designed the master plan for Cinnamon Shore, tells the story of his vision for the community. Here's his first-person account of discovering Cinnamon Shore and catching the vision cast by developer Continue reading

Published on Saturday, April 29, 2023

TX Designer Opens Showroom at Cinnamon Shore!

Acclaimed Austin Designer brings Decorum Home + Design to Market Street! Accomplished designer Christopher Beach has done project after project at Cinnamon Shore, and now he's establishing a new location of his Austin home store and design center in our coastal village!  Look for construction to start later this year on a 4,000-square-foot showroom Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Rainy Day at the Beach: What to Do!

Need a Rain Check on the Beach or Pool Time? Here are our suggestions for what to do in and around Port A when the drizzle drowns out your plans to hang out on the beach or lounge by one of our amazing pools. 1. Explore Marine Life at University of Texas Marine Science Institute.  Take kids to the institute's  newly renovated Patton Center Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 17, 2023

Buying a Beach Home In 2023

 Look at the bigger picture when considering a luxury real estate purchase. For those dreaming of buying a beach home or investing in more coastal real estate, you’ll have more options in 2023. In fact, forecasts [1] a 22.8% increase in available inventory, giving homebuyers more to choose from. More options are certainly on the Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 10, 2023

Favorite Beach Traditions

Come to the shore and repeat these carefree rituals. Epic card games. Sandcastle contests. Lifelong memories start simply at the beach—from walking on the beach at sunset to taking a week to complete a puzzle laid on the dining table. We asked homeowners to share favorite traditions and noticed many rituals captured in our photo contests.   Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Announcing: Photo Winners + New Contest!

What Will You Remember About Cinnamon Shore? Our most recent contest asked you to share "My Cinnamon Shore Memories" -- and we had some gorgeous photos, like  "Tranquility" submitted by Bert. E. showcasing sunrise-tinted waves. It's one of our staff picks, and you can see all the contest winners below! For our NEW CONTEST, running now through Labor Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Wildflower Season on the Coast

Lacing the Dunes Wildflowers tangled among dune grasses help fortify the mounds of sand that guard Mustang Island. Springtime at the shore is particularly beautiful, with breezy, warm days and colorful flowers popping up around downtown Port Aransas and along the dune line. Wildflower season lasts through May, and the wetter the winter, the more likely Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2023