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Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Posted On: Monday, October 28th, 2019

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If so, there’s no need to be spooked! Finding a last-minute Halloween costume doesn’t have to involve buying an overpriced costume at the pop-up Halloween store or showing up to the Halloween party costume-less. We’ve created a list of eight last-minute DIY Halloween costumes that are quick, inexpensive and festively fun.

Tacky Tourist - Transform yourself into a vacationer’s worst nightmare. Grab a colorful Hawaiian shirt, slip on some socks and sandals and add some tacky accessories like big sunglasses, a fanny pack or a bucket hat. Don’t forget the white paint to create the iconic, heavily-applied sunscreen nose.

Party Animal - Unleash your inner party animal by turning into one. Throw on some animal ears and coordinate your outfit color to match. Use makeup or paint to draw on a nose and whiskers and you’re ready to go wild (more…)

October Events in Stamford

Posted On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

October is an exciting month in Stamford with fall festivities and spooky Halloween events on every corner. If you’re looking to add some fun to your weekend plans, it’s time to mark your calendars! We’ve created a list of some of the best October events that you do not want to miss out on.

  • Stamford Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest – Bar hop meets doughnut celebration! On Saturday, October 12 from 3 to 9 p.m., kick of the fall season with seven bars and restaurants featuring premium hard cider and 2,000 custom doughnuts. Ages 21 and up only. (more…)

Tips on Cooking for One

Posted On: Monday, September 30th, 2019

When living along, navigating weekly meals can be a hassle. Many recipes feed six people or more, and leftovers can only be eaten for so many days before becoming boring and repetitive. Lucky for you, cooking for one just got a whole lot easier. Follow these handy tips and you’ll become the master chef of your own kitchen.

Tip #1: Figure Out Your Cooking Style

Before you get cooking, it’s important to figure out what kind of cook you are. Are you someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, or are you someone who wants to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible? The type of chef you are will determine what you buy, how you shop and how you prepare meals for yourself. Remember, you’re cooking for you so make sure you are cooking how you prefer. (more…)

Fall Décor for Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Fall is in the air, which means it’s the season of pumpkins patches, falling leaves and cooler weather. Fall may be the season of change, but change doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors. This year, celebrate the season of change by bringing fall into your CTBest apartment with festive fall décor. We’ve come up with a few easy tips to get you started.

Outdoor Elements

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your apartment feel like fall is to bring natural elements inside. Visit your local pumpkin patch and pick up some pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes or gather some pinecones, acorns and brightly colored leaves. Place these natural pieces around your apartment or come up with some fun DIY décor ideas such as a fall shadow box or pinecone garland. (more…)

Football Tailgating Tips

Posted On: Friday, September 13th, 2019

Football season is underway, which means that tailgating season is too! This unique tradition of fans coming together to eat, drink and mingle before the big game has become just as much of an event as the game itself. If you’re looking to host a tailgate party this football season, here are a few tips to ensure that it is touchdown-worthy.

Tip #1: Have a location.

The first step to a football tailgate is to have a location. Whether you plan on tailgating on a patch of grass, a parking lot or from the comfort of your own apartment, make sure your location accommodates the needs of you and your tailgating guests. (more…)

Easy Entryway Ideas for Your Connecticut Apartment

Posted On: Monday, August 26th, 2019

A small entryway doesn’t mean that you can’t create a welcoming space that invites you and guests into your apartment. Whether you have a tiny hallway or an empty wall by your front door, there are plenty of ways to liven up your entryway that are both functional and flattering to your CTBest apartment.

 Start from the Ground Up

Define your entryway with rug for a stylish first impression. Not only does a rug help define a space, but it also adds color and visual appeal to your apartment. Choose a rug that is proportional to the size of the entryway and make sure to place a rug pad underneath to prevent the rug from sliding. (more…)

Outdoor Exercise Classes at Harbor Point

Posted On: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Being active outdoors can be hard when you live in the city, but not when you live in Stamford! Skip the gym this summer and exercise outside at Harbor Point. Outdoor exercise classes allow you to experience the beautiful weather and sites of the city, while also getting a good workout in. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or a newbie to the fitness world, Harbor Point offers a variety of fitness options that all Stamford residents can enjoy. Here’s a sample of the many outdoor classes that are currently offered:

  • Yoga on the Boardwalk – If you’re looking to relax your mind and improve your alignment with a fun, upbeat yoga class, come down to the Harbor Point Board Walk! Exhale hosts weekly yoga classes every Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.  (more…)

Montoya Apartments: Two-Bedroom Villas

Posted On: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

When most people think of apartment living, they picture tall buildings and fast-paced city life. However, what if we told you apartment living can also include quiet serenity and beaches in your backyard? Our Montoya Apartments offer just that! This beautiful community located in the quaint seaside town of Branford offers residents rolling hills and access to local beaches and recreational destinations.

The Montoya Apartments’ two-bedroom villas come in two floor plans: The Brentwood and The Sonoma. These villas boast numerous features and amenities to provide residents with cool and comfortable coastal living. (more…)

Money-Saving Moving Tips

Posted On: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the road, moving costs can add up quickly and steeply. After paying your security deposit, first month’s rent and furnishings for your apartment, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of money on moving costs. When moving on a tight budget, the key is to plan and be resourceful. While some expenses may be unavoidable, there are still plenty of smart and easy ways to move into your new apartment in Branford or Stamford without breaking the bank.

Toss, Donate or Sell

The less there is to move, typically the less expensive (and the easier!) it is to move. Before packing up your stuff, set it out and evaluate what you use regularly and what you will need in your apartment. If you don’t need it or donating. Depending on the condition of the items, you may even be able to sell them to second-hand stores or online through social media. Not only could you be saving money, but you could also be pocketing some extra cash to decorate or furnish your apartment with! (more…)

Organize Your CTBest Kitchen

Posted On: Monday, July 15th, 2019

The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in any apartment, which means it’s also likely to be the messiest. No matter how big or small your kitchen is, staying organized and using space effectively can be challenging. Here are a few kitchen solutions to help you organize your CTBest kitchen:

Hang Things with Hooks

Fumbling through messy draws of cooking utensils isn’t ideal, especially when cooking a meal. Instead, try mounting hooks above the stove or on the side of a cabinet for a much more organized and convenient kitchen set up. In addition to cooking utensils, you can also use hooks to hang potholders, gloves or rags for easy access. (more…)