Archive for January, 2013

Great Peninsula Spots to Cheer on the 49ers!

January 29th, 2013

Are you ready for Superbowl Sunday? The 47th Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 EST / 3:30 PST on CBS.

It has been an amazing season for the San Francisco 49ers so be sure to check out the game and support our favorite NFL team this weekend. Here are a few local spots to get out, watch the game and cheer on our 49ers to a Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Ravens!

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B Street Station in San Mateo will be open on Super Bowl Sunday @ 1:30pm! Featuring a special Niner’s Roasted Jalapeño Bacon Crab Dip w/fresh SF Dungeness Crab Meat. Wash it down with  $5 Jungle Juice and $3 Drake’s Blonde draft beer.

Mandala Lounge in San Mateo (map here) is throwing a Super Bowl party as well. They will have Gator’s Back Porch BBQ providing delicious BBQ and Sides. They’ll have a $10 BBQ Plate or an All You Can Eat BBQ plate for $20!!! (some restrictions apply).  They also have drink specials to round out the celebration.  They will have a projector out on the patio and the game on in the Lounge for your viewing pleasure. Doors will open at 2:30 and the game starts at 3:30.

Another local favorite for watching sports is 3rd Street Sports Bar & Grill located at 77 E 3rd Ave in Downtown San Mateo.  There is even a nice SFGATE writeup on 3rd Street Sports Bar & Grill here.

Good, local place to watch a game. They have plenty of tvs so you can easily see it wherever you sit or stand. The most awesome part is that you can order pizza from Amici’s here. Yum!!…Jennifer T, Yelp

Entertaining at home? Don’t forget the chips n’ dips (recipes below images).

 

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Guacamole Recipe

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Spiced Tortilla Crisp and Hummus

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Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip

Go 49ers!

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Featured Floor Plan – Bar Harbor (Plan B)

January 26th, 2013

Plan B Bar Harbor

Plan B Bar Harbor – Great Room

The featured plan of this post is the Plan B – Bar Harbor. This 1 bedroom 1 bath home features a functional kitchen, spacious great room, large master bedroom and exterior deck off of the great room and master bedroom *at selected locations.

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Plan B Bay Harbor – Kitchen & Great Room

Plan B Bay Harbor

Plan B Bay Harbor – Master Bedroom

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Plan B Bay Harbor – Bath

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Residents will also enjoy all of the amenities that The Plaza has to offer such as our heated swimming poos and whirlpool spa, outdoor lounge and fitness center just to name a few. A complete list of community amenities can be found here.

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Featured Floor Plan – Annapolis (Plan A)

January 21st, 2013

Plan A - Great Room

Plan A – Great Room

The featured plan of this post is the Plan A – Annapolis. This 1 bedroom 1 bath home features a spacious kitchen, functional floor plan, walk in closet in the master bedroom and exterior deck off of the great room *at selected locations.

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Plan A – Kitchen

Plan A - Master Bedroom

Plan A – Master Bedroom

Plan A - Bath

Plan A – Bath

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Residents will also enjoy all of the amenities that The Plaza has to offer such as our heated swimming poos and whirlpool spa, outdoor lounge and fitness center just to name a few.  A complete list of community amenities can be found here.

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Local Love – Whole Foods

January 16th, 2013

541001_10151346739104427_1587266829_nOur Foster City community is a very special place to live. Residents are passionate about shopping local and strive to live an active and healthy lifestyle.  That is why Whole Food Market in San Mateo is such an excellent resource to have locally for your day-to-day grocery shopping needs.

Convenience.  Located less than 2.5 miles from your home at The Plaza, Whole Foods Market in San Mateo makes shopping for yourself and your family convenient and easy. And for those of you looking for that special deal, Whole Foods makes that easy too. To learn about all of the current promotions and specials at our local Whole Food Market in San Mateo, all you need to do is like their Facebook page and stay in the know.

credit:facebook.com/wfmsanmateo

credit:facebook.com/wfmsanmateo

They have even put together a nice little video with helpful value shopping tips to make your experience as pleasant and productive as possible.

There’s an App for That. Whole Foods Market has custom apps to make your shopping experience easy. From organizing your trip to the market to trying new recipes and exploring new foods, their apps have you covered. Learn more about the Whole Foods Market apps here.

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Here a helpful tip from their facebook page:

TIP: Be an INCREDIBLE BULK! Maximize value & minimize packaging… buy dry goods from bulk bins that you normally get packaged. #HealthYeah

Happy Shopping!

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Peninsula Makes List of Best-Performing Cities

January 14th, 2013

There is no doubt that the Peninsula is an amazing place to live, work and play.  We all realize that a strong, local economy is vital for a region to do well.  That is why we were excited when our neighboring cities on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley made the list of Best-Performing Cities in the nation.

credit: Patch.com Kent Fields

credit: Patch.com Kent Fields

 

The study was compiled by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic think tank which works to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital, and enhance health.

The Purpose of The Study. From their website:

We pinpoint where employment is stable and expanding, wages and salaries are increasing, and economies and businesses are thriving. Armed with this knowledge, businesses, investors, industry associations, development agencies and government officials, academics, and public-policy groups can assess, monitor, and gain insight into each metro’s performance relative to the rest.

The study was a featured article on the San Mateo Patch. From the article:

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City were ranked 36 on the list in 2012, compared to their 52 spot in 2011.

“People expect tech to be one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy, and it was,” Ross DeVol, chief research officer of the Milken Institute and one of the report’s authors, said in a statement.

The entire report, broken down per state, can be found here.

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Get Moving in 2013

January 9th, 2013

We’re talking moving-in, not exercise… Yes! That’s right. The Plaza Foster City will welcome its first residents this month and in January we’ll be sharing some handy moving, and organizing tips from around the web to help you create the space you can call home.
This weeks 3 handy tips include:

1. Make it an Eco Friendly Move  Fill up on natural & eco-friendly cleaners and don’t forget our friends at ZippGo say, “Don’t forget to ask your Plaza leasing manager about the special ZippGo discount just for The Plaza residents!”  Save Green with ZippGo  DIY or Buy: Natural & Eco-Friendly Cleaners

image credit: Apartment Therapy

image credit: Apartment Therapy

2. Repurpose Items Refresh a room using boxes, jars, and other household items! Mugs as utensil holders, sugar bowls as vases and saucers as soap dishes are a great way to take advantage of space and make the most of dual purpose. Turn Clutter Into Storage and Decor Solutions

Repurpose Mugs as Utensil Holders, image credit: Real Simple; Antonis Achilleos

Repurpose Mugs as Utensil Holders, image credit: Real Simple; Antonis Achilleos

3. Immerse Yourself  in Art Don’t let your collection just sit in a closet––start enjoying those paintings, posters, and photos right now! Use negative space, create a mood, bring the outside-in, and surround yourself with images you love. 15 fresh ways to display your art

Sunset Magazine Photo by Thomas J. Story , written by Miranda Jones

Sunset Magazine Photo by Thomas J. Story , written by Miranda Jones

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A Fit New Year: Recreation Opportunities Abound in Foster City

January 7th, 2013

Did you resolve to “get fit” in the new year? Take a hike, practice your swing, or join the couch to 5k crowd (c25k) this year. Here are 3 healthy ideas to enjoy your new community and beautiful surroundings in Foster City:

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Take a Hike in San Mateo County!  There’s such beauty nearby and there’s no better way to see it than 2 feet or 2 wheels. Take a closer look at our local San Mateo County parks and trails and view park brochures which feature county park maps. Need something more organized? Prefer a partner? Take A Hike is a great way to form a healthy habit and meet others that want to explore the outdoors in 2013! Discover a different County Park on the third Saturday each month (April through October). Participants are invited to learn about local parks and are encouraged to use the trails to stay active and healthy. Hikes begin at 9 a.m. and are between one to three miles long. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes for this activity. Rangers and volunteers lead the hikes and provide information about park history and the local habitat. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes.

Most hikes begin at the park’s main parking lot. Check back here for detailed information about the hike approximately three weeks prior.

 

image credit: Relay for Life Foster City

image credit: Relay for Life Foster City

Sign up for the 2nd annual Relay for Life in Foster City! The race is on August 24, 2013, giving you plenty of time to begin your journey. Partner up with a neighbor or work associate, or create a team. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Your reasons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, this charity is creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

The 2013 registration page is live, find it here.

image credit: Tim H., Yelp

image credit: Tim H., Yelp

Practice your swing at Mariners Point Golf Center! Did you know Mariners Point Golf Center was named in Golf Digest’s top 10 favorite ranges across the United States! Located just minutes from The Plaza, set beside San Francisco Bay about 15 minutes south of San Francisco International Airport, Mariners Point Golf Center overlooks the San Mateo Bridge. Amenities include grass tees, a lighted par-3 course and a grass short-game area. Be sure to try the double-deck driving range to practice your shot, or play on the putting greens to practice your “short game”.  Then, test your skills on the 9-hole par-3 course. Read more

Foster City not only offers a beautifully scenic backdrop with its signature lagoons and waterways but a thriving and stimulating environment to call home. It’s one of the Bay Area’s most delightful cities with a special affection for everything nautical. Here you’ll discover great golf courses, abundant outdoor recreation, and plenty of trails and parks.  This is one city that truly has it all. Explore our interactive vicinity map to see more recreation opportunities.

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Finishing Touches, Move-ins and More, Enjoy a Photo Journey of The Plaza

January 1st, 2013

The Plaza Foster City Luxury Apartment Opening Soon!

The Plaza Foster City Luxury Apartment Opening Soon!

Santa’s elves are not the only ones who’ve been busy in December, the team at The Plaza has been working away,  installing common area amenities and designing our model homes.  Enjoy this photo journey of our latest construction updates from the week of 12/18. We’ve come a long way and are nearing the finish line!

An elegant reception lobby will welcome both residents and guests to The Plaza.

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Beginning Saturday, January 19th the onsite Leasing Center opens and guests will be invited to tour our beautiful new Foster City community.

Just a few finishing touches and you can pocket the 8 ball...

Just a few finishing touches and you can pocket the 8 ball…

Mid January we will welcome our first residents home to The Plaza, where they will enjoy billiards, the heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a club room with catering kitchen, business and media center with coffee bar, and a connected community with high speed internet throughout – plus so much more! See: The Plaza Features and Amenities

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Visit us on facebook for even more images, and watch as this long anticipated new community comes to life!

Please note our special Holiday Hours: Open until 1pm on 12.24, closed 12.25, open till 1pm on 12.31, and closed New Years Day.  Cheers to a safe and Happy 1.1, 2013!

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The Plaza Foster City is Now Leasing! Find your new, luxury apartment home in Foster City.
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