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Purge It: Simple Ways to De-Clutter

You’ve likely done a purge or two of your apartment before. Perhaps you do a yearly spring cleaning where you reevaluate your belongings, or maybe you schedule a quarterly sweep of your space.

Marie Kondo’s 2012 book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and her 2019 Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” have inspired people to clear the clutter. The Japanese professional organizer’s tidying method, the KonMari Method™, centers around decluttering by category, not location and only keeping items that “spark joy.”

While her book and TV series have certainly motivated folks to get off the couch and going through those […]

By |August 30th, 2019|Apartment Life, Decorating and Design|0 Comments

4 Easy Labor Day BBQ Recipes

Labor Day is just around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate than getting together with friends and family and grilling out. Don’t fancy yourself an adept chef? No problem. These recipes are all suitable for a novice cook and are pretty much foolproof (your guests don’t need to know that though!). Wow your crowd with these four easy Labor Day BBQ recipes.
Elote
Elote, also known as Mexican street corn, hails from — you guessed it — Mexico and is a favorite street food snack. This savory side dish recipe from Delish is simple and takes less than 30 minutes […]

By |August 30th, 2019|Good Eats|0 Comments

6 Must-See Atlanta Museums

Atlanta is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and has tons of galleries and museums. Many of them are a short walk or drive from AMLI’s Atlanta apartments. Whether you’re interested in contemporary art, civil rights history or plain old Coca-Cola, there’s plenty of options to explore. Check out our picks for Atlanta’s six must-see museums.
1. The High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. NE

Founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art moved into its first permanent location in 1926 when Mrs. High donated her family home on Peachtree Street. In 1968 the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center […]

By |August 29th, 2019|Around the Area, Travel|0 Comments

7 Dog-friendly Restaurants in Dallas

As AMLI apartment communities across the country were busy handing out dog treats for National Dog Day this year—it got us thinking, where are the best dog-friendly restaurants in Dallas? Want to go for a hike, or maybe just relax and get a treat for you and your pup? Dallas has lots of options, including a dog-friendly movie theater, dog-friendly brewery and more. Let’s start with these seven pet-friendly places.
1. Katy Trail Ice House
3127 Routh St.

Take a nice walk or jog with your favorite four-legged friend out on Katy Trail and then head to Katy Trail Ice House after. Located in Uptown […]

By |August 28th, 2019|All About Pets, Around the Area, Good Eats|1 Comment

Chicago’s Best Architecture Tours

Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture. Since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed most of downtown’s structures, Chicago’s buildings are more well-known for their innovation rather than their antiquity.

Chicago has countless architecture tours to choose from. With all these options, how do you choose?

Let’s start with how you’d like to get around: by boat, bike, bus, kayak or foot?
Boat
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
112 E. Wacker Drive

Chi-Town’s bountiful buildings just might be best-viewed via boat. Whether you’re cruising down the Chicago River or on Lake Michigan, this is an excellent and relaxing way to take in the city’s architecture.

The Chicago […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Around the Area, Travel|0 Comments
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