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Yoga Poses to Get You Calm in the Zen Courtyard

August 29th, 2014

Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed from work or the everyday stress of life is getting to you. Yoga in Foster City can help you relax and unwind.

Make note of the following restorative yoga poses that will have you feeling better in no time.

  • Legs up the Wall is exactly how it sounds. Lay on the floor on your back with your legs extended against the wall. If you notice too much strain on your hamstrings, bend your legs and place them over a chair.
  • The Revolved Bolster Twist utilizes a yoga bolster. For this pose, sit sideways at the end of the bolster, bend both of your legs at a 90 degree angle. Make sure to keep both your upper thigh and lower thigh back, while twisting your torso opposite your front thigh and face.
  • The Supported Corpse Pose has you lie flat on your back with a pillow under your knees.
  • To get in the Reclining Bound Angle Pose place your feet and knees together while laying on your back. Drop your knees to the ground.

Don’t forget the Zen Courtyard is the perfect spot to practice your yoga in Foster City. If you’re looking for the ideal location in the Bay Area near shopping, attractions, and so much more, contact us to learn more or schedule a tour of our community.

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Join the Community Bike Ride in Boothbay Park

August 27th, 2014

Perhaps you’re looking for community events in Foster City that you can enjoy with your family or friends. An activity that is both fun and provides physical exercise, such as a bike ride, is perfect for people of most ages.

The Community Bike Ride will be on Sept. 21 at Boothbay Park. It will start at 10 a.m. and go until 1 p.m. Opt for a 2.5 mile bike ride or an 11-mile bike ride.

There will be bike and helmet safety checks along the way, free of charge. There will also be water and snacks at the half point of the bike ride and at the finish line.

Restorative yoga is also a great way to unwind either solo or with others. Fortunately, as tenants of our affluent apartments in Foster City, we have the perfect spot to practice yoga – the Zen Courtyard.

Restorative yoga is useful in training your body to handle stressful situations. The three steps to this type of yoga are relaxing your body and mind, long, deep breaths and calming your mind.

You can use various poses to bring to your mind the areas of your body that are holding tension. Then you will be able to breathe into those areas and help yourself relax.

For instance, try the legs up the wall pose. In this pose you lie flat on your back with your legs extended up a wall. This pose helps to bring the blood flow to your stomach and other intestinal organs.

Of all the community events in Foster City, you don’t want to miss the community bike ride. Make plans to attend today!

Are you looking for an affluent apartment in Foster City with amazing amenities and an ideal location? Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.

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What You Need to Know About Pet Licensing in Foster City

August 22nd, 2014

Licencing your pets is a great way to make sure that they stay healthy and are thoroughly protected in case they get lost or stolen.

These are the things you need to know about pet licensing in your new pet-friendly apartments in Foster City?

Foster City Animal Licensing

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  • Pet licensing helps to track and manage the local dog and cat populations, both domestic and feral.
  • Licensing your pet gives the SPCA a way to contact you if your dog or cat ends up lost. Without licensing or some form of microchip, over 60% of pets never make it back to their loving homes.
  • A licensed pet also has a record of all of their shots and vaccinations. This be extremely important if your pet is ever attacked by another pet on the street. It tells the other pet’s owner that your dog doesn’t have rabies or any other communicable condition.
  • The money you pay to have your pet licensed doesn’t just disappear into the void. Instead, it pays for all of your Foster City SPCA services, including the ability to take in and care for stray or abandoned pets. Your pet-licensing dollars don’t just fund businesses, they save lives. They also go toward providing affordable spay and neuter clinics for low-wage individuals.
  • Pet licensing is simple, and can be done online, by phone, or in person.
  • In Foster City, licensing your pet is the law! All dogs must be licensed officially, and it’s strongly encouraged that you do the same with your cats.

Find out more about pet licensing laws at Foster City Animal Licensing, then be sure to license your pets before you bring them home to our new pet-friendly apartments in Foster City.

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment contact us to schedule a tour.

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Dine Outdoors at Foster City’s Spicy Restaurant on the Water

August 21st, 2014

The next time you decide to eat out, consider dining out at the Spices Restaurant in Foster City. With a mouthwatering menu, bright decor, friendly service and the opportunity to dine outdoors, it is no wonder why this is one of the best restaurants in the area.

Spices Restaurant

Source: Yelp

The menu at Spices Restaurant is so wide, it had to be broken down into several food categories. Here is a glimpse into the menu:

  • Small Plates: If you are only looking to order a small meal, try the salt and pepper chicken or the hot and spicy beef combination.
  • Meat Dishes: You are sure to savor the meat dishes at Spices Restaurant. The meat dishes include Kung-Pao chicken and a giant braised meat ball known as “Lion Head.”
  • Seafood Dishes: The seafood dishes are bound to sweep you off your feet! The seafood dishes include the Kung-Pao scallops and the Szechuan whole fish served with bean Chili paste.
  • Vegetarian Dishes: Spices Restaurant does offer a vegetarian menu, which includes the string beans that have been dry braised or a sautéed eggplant served with garlic and basil.
  • Kid’s Corner: Your little one is sure to love the shrimp fried rice with tomato sauce or the Taiwanese pork chop served over rice.

If you would like to learn more about our community, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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Go Green at September Recycling Events in Foster City

August 20th, 2014

Recycling in Foster City helps keep our part of the state clean and beautiful, so it’s something many residents take pretty seriously. So seriously, in fact, that events are organized year round to make sure recyclables get where they need to go. September will see several of these events.

2014 Foster City Green Events

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E-waste Recycling: Sept. 6

Old laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic waste don’t have to end up clogging our landfills. By recycling their valuable metals and components, we can get years of further use out of obsolete electronics. Bring your old electronics to the City Hall parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for recycling.

Shred Event: Sept. 6

Protect your privacy by disposing of sensitive documents is a way that keeps them out of the hands of identity thieves. During this event, which takes place at the same time and location as the E-waste event, you can have your recyclable documents carefully shredded by machine.

Compost Giveaway: Sept. 20

Recycling in Foster City isn’t only about getting rid of your trash. At the Compost Giveaway, you’ll enjoy the benefits of being on the receiving end of recyclables. Compost is one of the most effective natural ways to give your garden a nutrient boost. Sometimes, though, the compost your household produces isn’t quite enough.

If you’d like to pick up free compost for your yard and garden, come to Boat Park between 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Bring a yard waste bag, plastic barrel, your pickup truck or other container.

Keep in mind, too, that curbside hazardous waste pickup is available year-round for consumer electronics, paint, insecticide, and other dangerous materials.

If you’re ready to move into a well-maintained, eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us.

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Buy Tickets to Hillbarn Theatre’s New Season in Foster City

August 18th, 2014

With so many things to do in Foster City, sometimes it can be difficult to decide. Why not visit the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City?

Hill Barns Theatre began in 1941 at the site of a barn. Since that time, it has been serving the San Francisco bay area with its idea of community theatre being essential for its mission.

Funny Girl at Hillbarn Theatre

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This year’s season a the Hillbarn Theatre’s is called “Season of Awakening” and is already underway. No matter what type of show you are interested in, the theatre in Foster City has something for you. You may even find something new to enjoy

Musical classics like the Tony nominated “Funny Girl” and the Holiday musical “White Christmas” are some of this year’s highlights.

“White Christmas” will be shown all through the month of December and is a great way to celebrate the holidays.  Then in May, “Curtains” will be wrapping up the season.

If comedies are more your thing, you will enjoy performances like “The 39 Steps” or the dramedy (a mix of comedy and drama), “Amadeus”. If you want to see something a little more serious, then you may enjoy “Proof” as the March theatre production.

Tickets for all shows are available now or you can purchase an Encore Card. If you purchase a season subscription (six shows), the Encore Card will become available. This entitles you to also get discounts at local restaurants to enjoy both a dinner and a show!

For more information on other local events, or our luxury apartments, contact us today!

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