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Get a Quick Bite to Eat at the Sandwich Monkey in Foster City

March 25th, 2015

Fast food restaurants serve the same greasy food. It isn’t healthy and tastes awful. If you’re searching for a quick meal, make the healthy choice and check out Sandwich Monkey.

Sandwich Monkey offers a huge selection of made-to-order sandwiches, as well as options so you can make your own. Start by choosing the full or half sized bread. The sour dough and Dutch crunch rolls are the most popular choices. Then add your favorite meat, including hot pastrami, roast beef, albacore tuna and many more. Finish the sandwich by adding your favorite cheese and toppings, and you’ll walk away with a full meal you can hold in your hand.

If you need some inspiration for your sandwich, try:

Sandwich Monkey

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  • Monkey’s Uncle: A hot sandwich with pastrami, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. It’s a throwback to the classic Rueben, without the corned beef.
  • Roasted Rascal: This sandwich comes with roast beef, cream cheese and a special “safari sauce”. The sauce alone is more than worth the trip.
  • Bonobo: This decadent grilled cheese sandwich includes mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and other savory flavors. You won’t be able to look at your homemade grilled cheese sandwich the same way again.
  • Goodall: This vegetarian offering allows non-meat eaters to enjoy a tasty meal. It includes artichoke hearts, peppers, avocado and other fresh produce.

The nearly countless variations and combinations you can create make Sandwich Monkey one of the restaurants in Foster City you can eat at several times a week and never get bored.

To learn more about our luxury community close to all of the best restaurants in Foster City, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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How to Make Your Foster City Apartment Feel Cozy

March 19th, 2015

Clutter happens. It’s something that can be impossible to avoid, but it will happen when we least expect it. All we can do is make the most of the situation. If you feel like you need some apartment decorating tips, here are a few ways to make things feel cozy among the clutter.

9 ways to make your home more cozy and feel less cluttered

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Sometimes we have more stuff than we can afford in our luxury apartments in Foster City. In order to make the most of this without having to get rid of all of the things we have is by maximizing how we use our space.

Shelves are a great way to do this. Investing in bookshelves or other units will help you to fill your apartment with lots of cozy vibes.

Personal knick knacks are also necessary for a cozy atmosphere. Make sure to prominently feature items that mean a lot to you, whether they be books, photographs or mementos from loved ones.

By showing off these items we are helping to feel at home in our own space, and we are showing visitors how much we care about those who have given us these items.

Blankets and pillows always make things seem more cozy. If there is a corner of your space that seems a bit cold or strange, try to put a blanket or piece of fabric over an ottoman or other small furniture piece. Toss a pillow on top and watch a boring corner turn into a cozy little nook that you’ll want to sit in and read a book or work on your laptop.

There are plenty of apartment decorating tips to make the most out of your space. The best way to do anything is by figuring out your style. To schedule a tour of our apartment homes, please contact us.

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Head to Hillbarn Theatre for the Performance of “Proof” in Foster City

March 17th, 2015

The Hillbarn Theatre offers a variety of performing arts events in Foster City throughout the year, and attending one or more of their shows is a great way for you to get out of your Foster City apartment and enjoy some entertainment with your friends or family.

Hillbarn Theatre - Proof

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From March 12 to March 29, you can catch a performance of “Proof” at the Hillbarn Theatre. “Proof ” is a production that revolves around a young woman’s life after her father’s death.

She attempts to establish a mathematical proof he left behind, she deals with blossoming emotions toward one of her father’s students.

She also must confront the arrival of a sister with whom she’s been estranged for years. It’s a poignant tale of intellect, family bonding, and obsession that audiences will truly enjoy.

During the month of May, you can see a performance of “Curtains”, brought to you by the creative forces behind “Cabaret” and “Chicago.” “Curtains” follows the path of a detective as he tries to solve a crime, save a play, and possibly save the day in this comedy-filled mystery.

Tell us about your favorite performing arts events in Foster City on our Facebook page.

Find out more about our luxury Bay Area community near shopping, attractions, and events in Foster City when you contact our team today.

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Take Your Pooch to Seal Point Dog Park Near Foster City

March 12th, 2015

If your dog’s been cooped up for much of the winter, now’s the time to head out to Seal Point Dog Park, just moments away from our pet-friendly apartments near Foster City.

Feel free to free your pet from his leash at either the small- or large-dog park while you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Located at 1901 J Hart Clinton Drive, Seal Point Park also offers kayaking and windsurfing launch areas, bike and pedestrian trails, a ranger station, and toilets.

For the doggies though, it’s total heaven with over three acres of room to run, socialize, sniff, and explore. Dog bowls, hoses, and a shaded bench area provide time out for both pets and their owners. You can also walk your pooches on a leash along the waterfront trails, too.

The City of San Mateo does ask that dog owners follow a few simple guidelines when at the off-leash dog parks close by our pet-friendly apartments near Foster City.

  • Keep your leash handy and your eyes on your dog while he’s playing. Dogs can get rowdy at times while playing together.
  • Be able to use voice commands to control your dog. Unruly or aggressive dogs or dogs that are in heat aren’t allowed in the park.
  • Please do not bring food or dog treats into the off-leash area. Dogs can get overly excited when they smell treats.
  • Make sure your pet is vaccinated and licensed.
  • Only three dogs per owner are allowed, and owners must deposit pet waste in the pet receptacles provided.

Our luxury pet-friendly apartments near Foster City offers many other amenities while providing a safe and enjoyment environment for all of our residents. To find out more and schedule a tour, please contact us today.

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Mingle with Neighbors at YAC at VIBE Spaghetti Feed in Foster City

March 10th, 2015

Family events in Foster City run the gamut from athletic to artistic, but the YAC at VIBE Spaghetti Feed is an all-you-can-eat fundraiser for a local charity that’s appropriate for all ages.

Tickets will sell out fast for this annual homemade spaghetti dinner at VIBE Teen Center on April 15th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

It’s for a good cause, you don’t have to cook that night, and there’s music and entertainment to boot. What’s not to like about that?

Of the many events in Foster City, this is a popular one because it highlights the activities of the Foster City Youth Advisory Board, a local organization that helps at-risk youth succeed.

The menu is fresh pasta and sauce with garlic bread and salad on the side. While you eat, you’ll be serenaded by local musicians and draw tickets for a raffle later on in the evening.

Supporting the local community by attending these kind of events in Foster City is a great way to meet local residents, network, and find out about all that’s going on in the area.

Long-term friendships are made and opportunities created through events like these. Plus, tickets for the VAC at VIBE Spaghetti Feed are only $5 per person.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Tiffany at 650-286-3395. You can’t eat at home this cheaply, so put this date on your calendar, and purchase tickets when they go on sale April 1st.

There are events happening constantly around our luxury Foster City apartments. Our residents can take advantage of an active lifestyle, thanks to our ideal location, and enjoy our amenities package.

For more information about our community, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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Use Olive Oil in Your Foster City Apartment as a Natural Cleaning Solution

March 4th, 2015

Looking for ways to clean your home without using harsh chemicals in our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City? Then learn more about the wonderful cleaning properties of olive oil.

We all know fresh bread dipped in cold-pressed, organic olive oil accompanied by a glass of good wine is one of life’s little pleasures, but did you know that you can clean, shine, polish, and protect your possessions with olive oil too?


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Here are a few examples of when and how to use this natural cleaning solution in your eco-friendly apartments in Foster City.

  • Those well-seasoned cast iron pans still need cleaning after every use. Make a paste by mixing olive oil with a teaspoon of coarse salt, scrub the pan with a bristle brush, then rinse it. Food residue has vanished!
  • Shine stainless steel and remove scratches from leather furniture with olive oil. Pour a bit of olive oil on a clean cotton cloth, and buff the appliance or furniture in circular motions.
  • Prevent rattan and wicker outdoor furniture from cracking by pouring warm olive on a cloth and rubbing it into the surfaces.
  • Polish and clean wood furniture with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice. For polishing, use 2 cups of oil to 1 cup of lemon juice, and to get out light scratches, use equal parts of both.
  • Other suggestions include using olive oil to get paint off your hands, clean dusty plant leaves, and lubricate squeaky hinges!

Our luxury eco-friendly apartments in Foster City offer a wide range of green interior and exterior amenities that keep our residents happy and loving the lifestyle here.

Contact us today and schedule a tour of our prestigious community and see it all for yourself.

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