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New England Chowdafest

Posted On: Monday, September 26th, 2016

ChowdafestAs the weather is beginning to become a little colder, it is the perfect time to begin eating more chowders and soups. If you want to try some of the best chowders and soups in the New England area, then mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2, the date of this year’s New England Chowdafest. New England’s best chowder and soup competition will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut. This is a food festival you don’t want to miss!

At the New England Chowdafest, there will be 40 award-winning chefs and restaurants from every New England state that will be competing for the title of best chowder, soup and bisque in New England. The judges for this competition are you and your friends in attendance! Everyone who attends will get a spoon, ballot and pencil. As you are enjoying unlimited samples of soups and chowders, you will rate everything you try, and the best average rating will win in each category. The four categories to be judged include: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. (more…)

Tips for Tailgating This Football Season

Posted On: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

TailgatingPerhaps one of the most time-honored traditions surrounding the football season, tailgating is something everyone must experience at least once in their life. Tailgating is the time before a game that allows fans to come together with friends and family to hang out, have fun and eat some great food. While there are many great tailgates hosted around the country, the local UCONN Husky fans can tailgate with the best of them. In order to help you be prepared, here are a few tips to keep in mind for great tailgating this football season:

  • Wear your team’s colors with pride. For UCONN fans, that means sporting plenty of white and blue. UCONN jerseys, t-shirts, caps and hoodies are traditionally what can be seen around Rentschler Stadium.
  • Have great food. Food and tailgating go synonymously together. Nowadays, the food must be great. Traditionally, flavorful hamburgers and hotdogs are prepared with all the toppings you can think of, including chili, cheese, pickles and every type of condiment. Some would say the food is more important than the game when it comes to tailgating. And of course, you need plenty of snacks to munch on throughout the day, especially if it’s a night game. So don’t forget the chips and salsa, chicken wings, and whatever other handheld foods you enjoy. (more…)

Apartment Style 101: Decorating Your Apartment for Fall

Posted On: Monday, September 19th, 2016

fall decorIt’s not an unusual thing to see home decorations and colors change as the seasons change. It’s only natural to want to change your home to match the weather, time of year or holiday. As fall approaches, it’s time to begin incorporating warm, seasonal touches that will help your home feel cozy and relaxing as temperatures start to drop and schedules get even more packed. Here are a few tips to help you transition your apartment from sunny summer décor to warm and cozy:

  • Incorporate warm colors in your apartment. One of the most important things you can change to help your apartment feel more like fall is using warm, earth-tone colors inside your apartment. Colors such as burnt oranges, dark reds, olive greens and rich golds will bring warmth and a fall feel inside your apartment. (more…)

Arts & Crafts on Bedford in Stamford Downtown

Posted On: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Arts and Crafts on BedfordIf you are looking for something fun to do with your family and friends, then plan on joining Stamford Downtown this weekend on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 for the annual Arts & Crafts on Bedford event. Arts & Crafts on Bedford is an annual arts and crafts show that is held here in downtown Stamford on tree-lined Bedford Street, which is surrounded by beautiful café patios. All who attend will have the chance to shop at the craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street and dine along the extended sidewalk café.

In addition to the shops and dining, you don’t want to miss out on the Imagination Station presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum. There will be hands-on activities for kids including seeing and petting farm animals, crafts and more! (more…)

Intro to Rental Vocabulary: What You Need to Know

Posted On: Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Things to Do in Hamden and New Haven, ConnecticutRenting for the first time is a major step in your life. You are starting on an adventure where you will begin to learn to take care of yourself and be an adult. If it is your first time ever renting an apartment, then you might be unaware of some words you will encounter and not know the meaning to them. For this reason, we have come up with a list of words you may see or hear and their definitions to help you through the renting process:

  • Application: a written or online request for an apartment
  • Credit Report: a complete history of a person’s paying habits
  • Landlord: the person or owner who runs an apartment building or property (more…)

Apartment Style 101: White Out

Posted On: Monday, August 29th, 2016

white apartment decorWhen we invite people over to where we live, we want to be able to show our creativity in how we decorate our homes while also making it feel as welcoming as possible. The trend right now that looks crisp and clean is using white throughout your home. Even though you may live in an apartment and can’t change cabinet or wall colors, there are still plenty of different ways to incorporate clean, white décor into your apartment.

With there being many different shades of white, the opportunities are endless, and you will love the results. One of the key things to remember when decorating with all white is to use different kinds of textures throughout your rooms and apartment. The textures can give the room more depth and help it to not look too bland. You can use silk pillows on the couch and add a fleece throw. You can also use other décor such as white wood furniture, off-white plants, white mirrors and more to incorporate a variety of whites and textures in your apartment.  (more…)

Why We Love Norwalk

Posted On: Friday, August 26th, 2016

Washington Street in NorwalkBeyond our apartments in Norwalk, there are many reasons why we simply love this city. Norwalk has beautiful sights and beaches, fun attractions to visit, great food and more. To help you understand more about why we love Norwalk, here are a few of our favorite things this great city has to offer:

Beautiful Sights

Norwalk is an urban waterfront community that is home to some of the area’s best parks and beaches including Matthews Park, Oyster Shell Park, Calf Pasture Beach and Heritage Park. With easy access to these parks, residents in this city can enjoy walks on the beach whenever they want and always have a beautiful view to see at sunrise and sunset. Who wouldn’t love living near the beach? (more…)

Why We Love Morningside Gardens

Posted On: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Morningside GardensLocated on the Connecticut shoreline, Norwalk is an urban waterfront community that many have grown to love. The city has much to offer through its beautiful beaches, parks and attractions such as the Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stone Museum for Children. The city is also only about 30 miles from Yale University, one of the top universities in the nation. For these reasons, you can begin to see why our Morningside Gardens community is perfect for you.

In this community, guests can find one bedroom and one bath apartment homes and two bedroom and one bath townhomes with features they will love. These features include, but are not limited to, wall-to-wall carpeting, hardwood floors, ceramic-tiled kitchens and baths, dining areas, resident-controlled central air conditioning, heat and hot water. In addition, the community offers ample onsite parking, access-controlled front doors, beautiful grounds and in-home washers and dryers or access to an on-site clothes care center. (more…)

Tips for First-time Renters

Posted On: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Hoyt Bedford apartments near Downtown StamfordWith classes beginning this month, there may be many who are stepping out and looking to rent for the first time. Whether this is your first time or the fourth time renting, there are some things you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips to remember throughout the entire process:

  1. Make a budget: One of the first things you should do when starting to look for an apartment is to make a budget. You need to be able to know what you can afford. The general rule when it comes to renting is your rent should not exceed 30 percent of your income. Budget wisely and don’t go over your budget.
  2. Have priorities: Create a list of priorities of what you want you in your apartment and lease. Know which ones are more important and which ones you would be willing to give up. Having this list can help you further narrow down your choices and find the one that best fits you. Examples may include ability to have a pet, location or square footage. (more…)

Visit the 3rd Annual Classic Car Show in Branford

Posted On: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Classic carsWhen you live in a CTBest apartment, you can expect both a comfortable living space and an active community for you to spend your time in. Our residents in Branford apartments have an exciting event to look forward to toward the end of August with the Branford Rotary 3rd Annual Classic Car Show.

For those looking for a fun and cost-effective way to spend a Sunday afternoon, you should make a trip to the car show on August 21! This free event will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Branford Farmers’ Market Tent.

This event is perfect for car lovers and those just looking for something new to try. Visitors will get to see more than 150 vintage automobiles at the show. The display will be varied and feature both domestic and international cars made from several different manufacturers.  (more…)