Archive for August, 2013

The Galleries of Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

August 28th, 2013

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Stroll the beautiful galleries of the Cantor Arts Center. Source: Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

Your luxury apartment near Stanford University is surrounded by some truly amazing places to see, from the Golden Gate and Alcatraz to the waters of Bodega Bay and the incomparable Napa Valley. One place you definitely don’t want to miss is the Galleries of Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford Campus.

Admission is free to such incredible works as the lithographs of Odilon Redon, collections from advertising including works by Any Warhol, Ed Ruscha and more. The Shifting Sands collection of beach and desert photography is breathtaking.

Sculptures from the Fisher Collection are innovative and unique displays. Permanent collections include works from Europe, Africa Native Americans and more in both modern and traditional styles.

One of the joys of living in our luxurious apartments in Foster City is that you have continuous access to the galleries. Take your time and visit frequently so that you can enjoy the collections to the fullest. Follow us on our Facebook page for more places to see in the area.

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Summer’s Not Over at The Downtown Tiki Lounge Near Foster City

August 22nd, 2013

The Downtown Tiki Lounge

Get to Foster City’s tiki bar for an all-year summer ambiance. Source: The Downtown Tiki Lounge.

With so many great restaurants in Foster City and the surrounding area it can be hard to decide where to go when hitting the town. But, if you want to make summer last as long as possible you’ve got to check out The Downtown Tiki Lounge.

This Tiki bar is located just a few miles away from your luxurious Foster City apartment, making it a quick getaway spot for fun, food and entertainment. Located in San Mateo at 144 South B St., this local joint offers up island charm that will keep you warm and smiling all year long.

Well loved by regulars for their extensive tiki drink menu, The Downtown Tiki Lounge also serves up delicious appetizers, salads and sandwiches that will satisfy your food cravings. With a popular happy hour Monday through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., this place is often quite crowded with patrons enjoying the $4 drinks and $5 appetizers. Even if you’re not on that side of town around that time, its definitely worth the quick drive.

Do you have a different happy hour spot you’d recommend? If so, visit our Facebook page and let your neighbors know!

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Get Fit for Life in Foster City With Fitness Bootcamps

August 20th, 2013

Fit For Life Solutions

Register for bootcamps in Foster City with Fit for Life. Source: Fit For Life Solutions.

Your apartment in Foster City with fitness center access makes it easy to stay on track with your personal fitness routine. But, if you’re looking to shake things up a little and make some new friends through a group fitness class, you may want to check out Fit For Life Bootcamps right here in Foster City.

Bootcamp workouts vary, but typically these programs include an intense mix of aerobic activity and strength training. You’ll use your own body weight as resistance as your work towards a healthier and leaner you. This sort of interval training is sure to get you sweating, and the fact that you’re doing all the work with a bunch of other people is great incentive to stick to it.

Fit For Life offers multiple programs: Boot Camp, Next Level Training and Intense Group Training. All of which have been getting great reviews lately. With many days and times to choose from, Fit For Life could be just what you’re looking for to supplement the hard work you’ve been putting in at our fitness center.

If you’d like more information on our luxurious apartment community, contact us today for more information at 877-506-2678.

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Bike the Foster City Pedway on the San Francisco Bay Trail

August 13th, 2013

Wikimedia CommonsLooking for a safe way to bike Foster City? Try out the Pedway on the San Francisco Bay Trail for an easy and safe way to cycle your daily commute and save money on gas. Start from our luxury Foster City apartments and head to the trail for a leisurely ride or an effective way to travel the city.

The Foster City Pedway is next to Belmont Slough, and it’s a path that’s perfect for walkers, cyclists, and joggers. It can be accessed from many points and connects to Redwood Shores from the South end. Take the scenic trail for a fun ride, and ride along the beach and other beautiful scenery.

If you’d like to take your bike to work but you’ve never tried it before, follow some first time tips to get you going. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes, and map out your route before your first trip to ensure you know where and how you’ll get to work, and how long it will take. Pack a first aid kid and tire patch repair kit to prepare for any unseen accidents.

For more information about living in our luxurious Foster City apartments, call 877-506-2678 and speak to our leasing professionals to schedule a tour.

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Eco-Friendly Maintenance for Our Designer-Selected Carpeting

August 8th, 2013

luxury apartment in Foster City with designer carpeting

Keep your designer-selected carpeting fresh and clean with these eco-friendly tips. Source: The Plaza.

Your eco-friendly apartment in Foster City provides you with everything you may need for comfortable, luxurious, modern-day living, and designer-selected carpets are undoubtedly part of the charm of our apartments at The Plaza.

If you want to stay true to an eco-friendly lifestyle while pampering your designer carpets, consider this green cleaning alternatives:

  • Frequent vacuuming can help keep your carpets clean. Not only can it prevent dirt from reaching deep into your carpet’s fibers, it also reduces the need for deep cleaning with aggressive chemicals.
  • Say goodbye to the petroleum-based solvents, and stay simple and eco-friendly by using vinegar! Add some water to vinegar, or use undiluted vinegar alone, to remove the majority of the most common carpet stains, including chocolate, coffee, and soda spills.
  • Cornmeal is an excellent way of treating and soaking up greasy stains. Just sprinkle some cornmeal on the stain and wipe it with some vinegar and water.
  • Your lovely carpets are prone to many kinds of stains, from food spills to messy crayon stains, and having a pet around only causes additional troubles. Baking soda and vinegar are excellent “green” ways to deal with pet stains, as well!

How do you maintain your designer carpets clean in a green way? Share your secret recipe on our Facebook Page.

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Strengthen Your Core at Our Foster City Pilates Classes

August 6th, 2013

luxury apartments in Foster City with Pilates classes

Experience the benefits of Pilates at our onsite group classes. Source: The Plaza.

At The Plaza, we are proud to be one of the few luxury apartments in Foster City with Pilates classes on-site. These classes are a great way to build muscle tone, trim some fat from the waistline and improve your overall health and flexibility.

Pilates are a low-impact exercise that runners, golfers, tennis players, moms and dads all enjoy. Because it can be done in the comfort of your own apartment, in the office or down in the fitness studio, taking up Pilates is a great way to get some exercise wherever you may be.

The Pilates classes offered in our studio are part of our commitment to providing a full-service and active community for our residents to enjoy. When combined with the Zen Garden, wellness spa with massage therapists and heated pool and whirlpool spa, our community is built for relaxation and personal fitness.

To learn more about The Plaza at Foster City, give us a call at 877-506-2678. We would be happy to show you around and let you see for yourself why our community is the happiest, healthiest and most convenient in the entire Bay Area.

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