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Hosting a Friendsgiving in Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

FriendsgivingWhile in college, many students don’t have the privilege of going home for the holidays whether it’s due to distance or finances. The Thanksgiving season is about being with family, and if you’re basically living at college, your classmates, neighbors and friends basically fall into that category. They’re the ones who help get you through the good and bad times, and you’re thankful for them every day. Before everyone parts their own way for the holiday, why not host a Friendsgiving to toast to old and new friendships!  Here are some tips to hosting the best friendsgiving ever:

Plan the meal

The host provides the turkey, gravy, ice and water, the rest of the meal planning is entirely up to you. Friendsgiving was made for potluck, so assign people a general category like potatoes, dessert, side items and casseroles. Know your audience and what kind of foods they want and if anyone has food allergies. (more…)

To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question

Posted On: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

rent vs buyYour college years and the years right after are full of changes—new friends, new jobs, new habits, new classes, even new places! While you’re juggling all the stress of schoolwork, a job, having a social life and not getting enough sleep, the last thing you should have to worry about is where to live. The team members at CTBest are huge fans of renting and have a few reasons for students and graduates why it’s best to rent instead of buy during these formative years. (more…)

How to Make Pumpkin-Flavored Treats for Fall

Posted On: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

pumpkinHomemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you want to adjust the amount of sugar in a PSL, don’t want to drive all the way to Starbucks every time you want one or just want to save money, then this recipe is for you. This pumpkin spice latte also has real pumpkin in it!

You’ll need pumpkin puree (the kind that comes in a can), pumpkin pie spices, black pepper, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, whatever kind of milk you like, strong coffee and whipped cream.

And voila, you can make your own pumpkin spice lattes all year long. Read the instructions here. (more…)

Warming Up Your Space with Fall Colors

Posted On: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

leavesThe temperatures are cooling off but the chilly weather outside doesn’t mean your apartment has to feel cold. Here is a list of some of the best colors to decorate your CTBest apartment with this fall, and to really let your creativity out to play.

Any of these colors can be added to your apartment, where painting is often not allowed. Use throw pillows, blankets, seat cushions, artwork, pieces of furniture, plants, vases, lamps, fall leaves, flowers, rugs, curtains, dishware, placemats and more to add dimension and life to your space. (more…)

Common Apartment Struggles (And Solutions from CT Best)

Posted On: Thursday, September 28th, 2017

apt maintenceFor the first couple of years that you live on your own, renting is usually the only option. However, renting an apartment comes with a host of its own struggles and challenges that may difficult to adjust to. Fortunately, CT Best Apartments offers a variety of choices in floor plans, amenities and more features that make apartment living more convenient and comfortable for you. Here are a few common apartment struggles with solutions from CT Best. (more…)

Staying Motivated Through the Semester

Posted On: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

motivationNovember and December can be tricky months to stay motivated until the end of the semester. Through the massive amount projects, papers and exams, exhaustion has set in. Not to mention the weather is changing, making your nice warm CTBest apartment sound even cozier, plus the holidays and winter break are just around the corner.

While you may be low on energy, time and resources, here are a few tips on how to stay motivated at the end of the semester: (more…)

Norwalk’s 40th Annual Oyster Festival

Posted On: Thursday, September 7th, 2017

While most people see Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, in Norwalk the celebration always begins the weekend after Labor Day at the annual Oyster Festival. The 40th annual Norwalk Oyster Festival returns Friday, September 8th through Sunday the 10th at the Norwalk Veteran’s Memorial Park on Norwalk Harbor near Long Island Sound.

Headlining the entertainment lineup this year will be Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot. Current Billy Joel band members, Mike DelGuidice, Tommy Bynres and Chuck Burgi will be performing Billy Joel music. This is the only show endorsed by Billy Joel, performed by his members and handpicked by Billy Joel himself. (more…)

An Unofficial Ending of Summer

Posted On: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Many students may have started back to school this past week, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun is over just yet! Labor Day weekend gives us one last big weekend for the summer. One more weekend to enjoy the beaches, barbecues and summer activities before we embrace the fall foliage and college football games. If you’re looking for fun around the Stamford, Norwalk or Branford areas, here are some events to consider: (more…)

Apartment Style: 101 Create a Style You Imagine

Posted On: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Whether you plan to have guests over frequently or you want to carve out a quiet place where you can study and unwind, CTBest apartments provide the perfect backdrop for your plans, and your decorating style. Regardless of how you’ll plan to use your home, you’ll want to make it look like yours with accents and furniture to create just the style you imagine. Since our apartments are located in the bustle of busy cities like Stamford, Branford and Norwalk, we’ve pulled together a list of ways you can bring some of the natural world into your space. Pick and choose the ideas that suit your preferences best. (more…)

Keep Moving with CTBest

Posted On: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Of all the reasons people choose to live in Stamford, and to live in our apartments here, one of the most attractive is the high walking score. Essentially, our communities in Stamford give our residents easy walking access to schools, shopping, arts, dining and more. For college students, this is of particular interest because not only can you get to class quickly and affordably, but you can also use the walkability and nearby trails to stay fit and blow off steam between classes. (more…)