About Jason Ernst

Jason received degrees in International Studies, Economics, and German Literature from the University of Arizona in 2011, and has worked as a freelance writer ever since. His research and writing interests include interior decoration and design, home entertainment, history, art, architecture, and travel. He is currently a regular contributor to the AMLI Residential lifestyle blog. Circle Jason on Google+

Denver’s Happiest Happy Hours

When it comes to happy hour, Denver’s bars and restaurants don’t joke around. You shouldn’t either. With so many options to choose from, stick to establishments that won’t weaken their pours or pull other stops to deter you from pulling up a stool. Here are several Denver happy hours you can count on to do the job right.
Appaloosa Grill
For a 16th Street Mall mainstay, Appaloosa Grill is always affordable. During happy hour, however, drinks at this joint become a downright bargain. PBRs are $2, local drafts $3, and select wines $4. Appaloosa Grill is a 15-minute walk or short shuttle ride […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

How to Get Involved in Your Chicago Community

The sense that you belong to and are part of a community is comforting to feel. Unfortunately, attaining that sense of belonging is not always easy. If you’ve recently moved to a new city or experienced a major change, like the end of a long relationship or the transition from university to the working world, feeling that sense of belonging will take some effort. If Chicago is the place you call home at present, here are some tips that can help you feel you belong. Many of them can be applied to life in other parts of the country.
Learn a […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting

In what room of your apartment do you pass most of your waking hours? If you invite guests into your apartment and they only see one room, which is it? For most of us, the answer to both questions is the same: the living room. Because of this, it’s especially important for your apartment living room to feel inviting, warm, and welcoming.
Invest in comfortable furniture
A comfortable arm chair or sofa can make an otherwise uninviting living room feel very welcoming to a guest. A guest who spends five minutes sitting in a comfortable living room chair may leave your apartment feeling impressed […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

10 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Shopper

Living in a world where few consumers take the environment into account when shopping, it’s easy to feel like your efforts don’t accomplish much. But environmentally conscious shopping truly does make a difference. Not only do eco-friendly purchases lower your carbon footprint, they also shape manufacturing, packaging, and transport decisions that further impact the environment. If you aspire to be a greener consumer, here are ten rules to live by.
1. Say no to plastic
Keep a cloth tote or other reusable bag in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or car at all times. This way, you’ll never have to carry groceries or […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Austin’s Best Doughnut Shops

The City of Weird is home to an outsized number of high-quality breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, and doughnut vendors. If doughnuts drive you crazy and not just because of their sugar content, Austin is a great place to live. If you’re fairly new to Austin or the Austin doughnut circuit, here’s a list of residents’ favorite doughnut shops to guide you on your quest to find the city’s best doughnut.

A photo posted by Gourdough’s (@gourdoughspublichouse) on Oct 8, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT

Gourdough’s fits right in in a city that strives to stay weird. The Fat Elvis dessert doughnut is caked in peanut […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments