Your Guide to Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center

The official visitor center of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is one of Houston’s top attractions. With so much to see and do, the sprawling center can be difficult for first-timers to navigate. One highlight is exploring the mission control center, where the well-known words “Houston, we’ve had a problem here” were received prior to the dramatic Apollo 13 rescue mission. To get the most from your visit to this manned spaceflight mecca, read about Space Center Houston’s other impressive sites. It’s all about a half hour south of the apartments at AMLI Memorial Heights.
Independence Plaza
Earlier this year, Space Center Houston […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Around the Area|0 Comments

Seven Highly Anticipated Denver Restaurant Openings

Over the past few years, Denver has crept up the ranks of America’s best food cities. Top chefs from around the world have noticed the city’s epicurean tastes, opening several world-class restaurants. Today, we’ll explore some of the most anxiously anticipated restaurants set to open in the next month or two. If you like to be one of the first people to try a new restaurant, keep your eyes open for grand openings at the following places.
Birdcall is French Culinary Institute-trained chef and restaurateur Jean-Phillipe Failyau’s latest venture. Like his popular restaurants Park Burger and Homegrown Tap & Dough, Birdcall specializes […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Around the Area|0 Comments

Organizing Tips to Make Your Fridge Feel Larger

Today’s standard refrigerator is much larger than the models of old, but they’re still far too easy to fill to capacity. If you prepare most of your meals or like to store a week’s worth of smoothies and yogurt in your fridge, you could probably benefit from more space. Today, we look at how you can create that space without changing your refrigerator’s dimensions. Put these organizing tips to the test to get more from your kitchen’s cold storage.
Have a vision
Before you start buying organizers and freeing space up in your fridge, consider the big picture. What is the ratio […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Apartment Life|0 Comments

Your Guide to the Austin Ramen Scene

In Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo, ramen is an art form. As America’s fascination with Japanese culture and food matures, we’re seeing ramen viewed in a similar light in most major cities. If you’re looking to sample the bowls of ramen in Austin most worthy of masterpiece status, here’s a checklist of restaurants to check out.
Daruma Ramen
Communal sitting gives Daruma Ramen on Sixth Street an authentic Japanese feel. The soup served at Daruna, made from a chicken-based broth, contributes further to this Austin ramen shop’s authenticity. Lighter and less intensely flavored than some ramen, Daruma is a great place to take someone trying ramen for the […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Around the Area|0 Comments

Where to go Apple Picking Near Chicago

Few activities herald the arrival of fall quite like apple picking. Leaves on the trees are changing, and apples are ready to be plucked. And we know this is only the beginning. October is the month to go apple picking in most parts of the country. But we’ll get to enjoy crisp, flavorful apples, delightful apple pie and pastries, and warming apple cider for months to come. If you’re planning a day trip to an apple orchard, here are several within driving distance of your Chicago apartment where you’ll find farmer’s market quality produce and baked treats.
All Seasons Orchard
Located in pleasant […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Around the Area|0 Comments