Archive for June, 2018

Elegant Touches for Your Bathroom

June 18th, 2018

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Apartment dwellers in Foster City, CA appreciate updated bathrooms in their apartment. These elegant touches can turn your bathroom into a soothing retreat.

Use Artwork to Set the Theme

Nothing personalizes a space more than your selection of artwork. With thousands of choices and hundreds of color variations, choose a painting you love. Your bathroom is a humid environment, so don’t invest in priceless artwork that might mildew or warp.

Art buyers love browsing the choices from online retailers like Art.com or GreatBigCanvas.com. Canvas art is a durable choice. Art.com provides first-time art buyers a quiz to help discover their style.

For an elegant touch, choose fine art by painters like Monet, or Van Gogh, abstract art or photography of lotus blossoms, serene beach locations or the Bay Bridge or San Francisco skyline.

Coordinate Towels and Rugs with Your Artwork

Choose good quality towels made of Pima or Egyptian cotton. Thick, thirsty towels provide a luxurious bathroom experience. Not only do they look elegant, they provide comfort.

Choose a color that coordinates with the colors found in your artwork. Aquas, teals and earth tones are perfect choices to attain that feeling of elegance and serenity.

Don’t forget what’s underfoot. Choose matching plush rugs to create an ultra-serene feeling. But bathroom rugs don’t have to match. New choices include jacquard textures, pebble textures or faux fur. Wooden bathmats made of bamboo or teak lend sleek elegance.

Accessories Provide Utility and Elegance

Luxury bath items include the soap dish, tissue holder and trash can. Choose a matching set to avoid a cluttered look. Matte metal finishes or neutral stone finishes lend another layer of elegance.

Add fragrance with a reed diffuser. With selections ranging from spicy and woodsy to citrus and floral, a reed diffuser supplies fragrance and adds an elegant touch.

A Decorative Ladder Floor Storage Unit is the Finishing Touch

Complete your elegant new bathroom look with a decorative ladder. Available in different wood and metal finishes, complete your bathroom with a floor storage unit. Not only are fresh towels at hand, these units display your towels and other accessories to avoid clutter.

If you’re looking for a beautiful location that’s convenient to the San Francisco Airport or the San Manteo-Hayward Bridge, The Plaza in Foster City offers an ideal location. The Plaza offers outdoor amenities like a swimming pool and Zen garden, is pet-friendly and provides interior details you will love. Call or visit today to view the available floor plans.

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Beyond Burgers and Hot Dogs: Throwing a Patio Party for Grownups

June 4th, 2018

Patio Party for Grownups

Are you thinking about having your friends over for a patio party but want something beyond traditional burgers and hot dogs on the menu? If you’d like to keep the quintessential patio party vibe going but with food more suitable for adults, you’re in luck—plenty of options exist for beverages, burgers and hot dogs that won’t remind you and your guests of a child’s party. Following are several suggestions designed to provide residents of apartments in Foster City, California, with inspiration for fare that tastes like summer but doesn’t resemble kid’s food.

Adult Beverages

Ice cold lemonade brings to mind lazy summer days and balmy evening breezes perfumed with the scent of garden flowers, and it’s even better when used as the base for adult beverages. Mixing it with your favorite fruit-flavored vodka in a tall glass with shaved ice takes standard lemonade to a whole new level. You can also mix it with Champagne and a splash of peach brandy, strain it through shaved ice and serve it in an oversized martini glass.

Burger Alternatives

If you want the ease of grilling burgers but without the beef, consider making grilled salmon patties. Simply combine canned salmon with bread crumbs and eggs, shape the mixture into patties, and grill them over medium heat for three minutes on each side. These burgers are excellent topped with blueberry salsa and lettuce.

Lamb burgers are another mouthwatering alternative to traditional beef burgers. Season ground lamb with cumin, allspice, red pepper, coarse salt and cracked black pepper. Cook the patties five minutes on either side if you like them medium rare, and six-to-seven minutes for medium and well-done burgers. Serve them with feta cheese for a Greek accent and a side of spinach salad with hot bacon dressing.

Other options for burgers-without-beef include emu, turkey and chicken.

Adult Hot Dogs

Bratwurst provides a delicious alternative to traditional hot dogs. Beer brats are excellent choices for al fresco feasts fit for adults. To make sure everyone gets a brat that hits their sweet spot, set up a condiment bar and let your guests create their own culinary masterpieces.

Adult Desserts

Instead of paper plates full of strawberry shortcake, consider a slice of angel food cake drizzled with lemon or raspberry sauce and topped with a bit of chilled whipped cream.

The Plaza is a brand new apartment community offering resort-style living. Call us today to find out more about amenities such as our gourmet kitchens, peaceful Zen garden, outdoor pool with cabanas, spa and much more.

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