Archive for October, 2014

5 Uplifting Yoga Poses to Energize You in Foster City

October 30th, 2014

The tempo of modern-day life can often leave you feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Luckily, our Foster City apartments with yoga studio are the perfect solution for combating fatigue.

Here are five yoga poses that will help you relax and allow you to enjoy luxury and comfort at The Plaza to the fullest:

  • Start your day with the Half Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara). Position yourself into the Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Extend your arms above your head as you inhale, and bend your body forward as you exhale. Lift your torso halfway, and place your hands on your shins, extending your spine. As you exhale, bend forward again. On the last inhale, stand up straight and bring your hands into the “prayer” position.
  • Stretch your core and torso, and open your chest with the Camel Pose (Ustrasana). Kneel with your thighs perpendicular to the surface. Put your hand on your pelvis with your fingers pointing down. Press your shoulder blades against your ribs as you inhale. Lean back and drop your hands to your feet. Pressing firmly against your heels, relax your shoulders and hold the pose.
  • Strengthen your legs and bring energy into your body with the Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II).
  • The Restorative Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) focuses on expanding and breathing. Stand with your feet around 4 feet apart. Turn your front foot outward and back foot inward, and stride your hand toward your front shin. Face the sky as you raise the other hand up.
  • Finish your session with the balancing, whole body-strengthening Side Plank (Vasisthasana) with five breaths on each side.

The opportunity to relax with the help of your own yoga routine is just one of the perks at our Foster City apartments with yoga studio. Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour and see for yourself.

  • Share

Shop for Thanksgiving Staples at Your Local Trader Joe’s

October 28th, 2014

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and it is easy to fall behind on planning for holiday meals and social gatherings.

If you get a jump on getting stocked up with the things you’ll need to make your Thanksgiving meal a success, you won’t be scrambling at the last minute to dash to the store for forgotten ingredients and other food items.

MorgueFile

Source: MorgueFile.

When you get ready to plan for your Thanksgiving gathering at your Foster City apartment, you can head to Trader Joe’s to get everything you need (and more).

When you’re making your shopping list, make sure you don’t leave out the essentials for a successful holiday dinner. Here are the items you should definitely not forget:

  • Basic vegetables (carrots, celery, lettuce, green beans, etc.)
  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and different varieties of squash
  • Cream and milk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and powder, and flour
  • Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and vanilla
  • Onions and garlic
  • Fresh herbs (oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, etc.)
  • Beverages (wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks)
  • Cranberries (fresh or canned)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Turkey (the most important ingredient!)

Our local Trader Joe’s is at 1820-22 S Grant Street in San Mateo. It is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 9 pm. Stop in and pick up Thanksgiving staples, daily essentials, and other items you need to keep your cupboards stocked and ready.

Tell us about your Thanksgiving preparation and shopping tips with a post on our Facebook page. For more information about joining our luxury apartment community, contact us today to schedule a tour and see it for yourself.

  • Share

Fall Foster City Fruits that are Safe for Your Dog to Eat

October 22nd, 2014

Having a dog means that our souls are constantly at ease. There’s something about the loving and attentive nature of a dog that is sure to make one smile and keep a person in a pleasant state of mind.

MorgueFile

Source: MorgueFile.

If you’re concerned about which fall fruits are okay for your dog to eat at your pet-friendly apartments in Foster City, we have some information for you. Here are fall fruits that are safe for your dog to eat.

  • Apples: There are incredible benefits for your dog when he eats apples. In fact, many top of the line dog food companies utilize apples in their food. Still, apples can be dangerous. Make sure to clear any stems, seeds, and leaves away before feeding your dog an apple. These other parts can cause digestive problems, so be thorough when preparing apples for your pup!
  • Pears: In the same way as apples, pears are nutritious and helpful for your dog. The mealy quality of pears makes for an excellent source of fiber. But, just as with apples, make sure to get rid of the stems and seeds so as to not hinder your dog in any way.
  • Pumpkins: The most plentiful and colorful of fall fruits, pumpkins are everywhere this time of year! Luckily, pumpkins are a great treat for your dog. This differs from apples and pears because the seeds are fine, and even healthy, for your dog to eat. Be sure to give them raw seeds if you do as prepared and salted pumpkin seeds are less nutritious for your furry friend.

For more information on our pet-friendly apartments in Foster City with dog washing station and so much more, contact us today to schedule a tour.

  • Share

Take Beginner Dance Lessons at the Foster City Recreation Center

October 16th, 2014

Your dancing shoes have been locked in the closet for too long, and now you need some lessons to remind you of your rhythm.

Whether you decide to go alone, with friends, or with a significant other, Foster City Recreation Center has dance lessons that will keep you dancing through the night.

There are several events in Foster City to keep you occupied, but only one event is for those looking to perfect their dancing skills. Foster City Recreation Center wants to help you prepare for a special event or perfect your current skills by offering community beginner ballroom dancing classes.

Beginning November 2nd, classes will be held every Sunday from 3 pm to 4:15 pm in the East Coast Swing and Rumba style. Those age 18 and older can attend this class, and you can come alone or as a couple.

While other events in Foster City might persuade you to bring family, Sunday nights can become a time just for you to explore your passion.

Dust off your dancing shoes, and mark your calendar for dance lessons throughout November.

For more information about things to do in Foster City near our affluent apartment community, contact us today to schedule a tour.

  • Share

Join the Foster City Family Enrichment Series on Internet Safety

October 14th, 2014

There are many events in Foster City from which to choose, but some events, such as the Family Enrichment Series: Keeping Children Safe on the Internet, can provide you with invaluable information. After all, in this day and age, nearly every child has access to a computer.

This class will take place on November 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be held at The VIBE, which is located at 670 Shell Boulevard. This is less than one mile from our affluent Foster City apartments.

This workshop is free, and it is only open to parents. Here, you will be provided with tips on social media trends and how to keep your children safe on the internet.

Prior to attending this workshop, it’s a good idea to learn some of the reasons why teaching your children safety on the internet is important.

  • The internet is sometimes used as a tool by bullies.
  • There is a lot of marketing geared toward children online. This can be disguised as games or information. Unfortunately, many tobacco and alcohol messages are targeted to children. It’s important that your children learn to be media literate.
  • All information on the internet cannot be taken as truth. Your child needs to question, compare, and verify all information.
  • Sexting can also occur over the internet.
  • Too much time on the internet can take the place of other activities in your child’s life. Limit the amount of time your child spends online.

Of all of the educational events in Foster City, you don’t want to miss this family enrichment series on internet safety.

Are you looking for a place to live in Foster City? If so, please reach out to us for more information about our luxury apartment community and all of its wonderful amenities.

  • Share

Create Eco-Friendly Fall Decorations for Your Foster City Apartment

October 8th, 2014

Going green is a huge fad nowadays. You want to be able to do your part at your eco-friendly apartments in Foster City. You can decorate your home easily with a few innovative ideas.

Here are a few ideas you can work from to make eco-friendly fall decorations for your apartments in Foster City.

  • Get some dried leaves. You can find many kinds in many colors when it’s fall. You can paste them together in a picture and hang them on some recycled string to make a nice decor. You can even get branches that have dried leaves on them and use those as a centerpiece.
  • Acorns make a fantastic accent piece. You can put some candles on a table and decorate the surface with acorns and other nuts. You will love the natural feel just putting a few acorns around your home will give you.
  • One great way to have some decorations for your eco-friendly apartments in Foster City is to use vegetables, gourds, and seasonal fruit. You can get a bowl together of each of these things, and they will look lovely. You can also use pumpkins and gourds to make a nice display piece.

Each of these eco-friendly decorating ideas will help make your space festive for Thanksgiving and fall. You can find any of these items just going out and looking around in either the grocery store or nature.

When decorating your eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, you want to be as green as possible. Have fun, and be creative.

Contact us for more information about joining our affluent Foster City apartment community and exploring the amazing amenities for yourself.

 

  • Share