A Visit to The Violet Hour

Imagine walking into a swanky, sultry bar with nothing but a single nondescript door to the street to denote its entrance. Upon entering, you’ll quickly notice the stylish atmosphere finished with leather chairs and tables, with candles and crystal chandeliers setting the tone for the evening. Here, you aren’t allowed to drink light beer or wear baseball caps. Instead, you’ll quickly be transported to the pre-Prohibition era where vintage decor and strong drinks are readily available. The Violet Hour, located just off the Damen Blue Line stop, is a departure from most Wicker Park bars in the neighborhood. This unique spot is […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Around the Area|0 Comments

Visit Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company

With the weekend quickly approaching, you may be sitting in your apartment pondering over what activities you’ll be getting yourself into. But hold on right there, because we’ve got the perfect place for you and your friends to try out or try again. Introducing SweetWater Brewing Company—a local favorite brewery dedicated to good times and even better beer. Started in 1997 by two college friends, this brewery has since then catapulted its way into the forefront of the craft beer industry. Turns out everyone’s love for beer in college can actually work itself out in the long-run. Take that, mom and […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Around the Area|0 Comments

Explore Houston’s Eclectic Menagerie Park

There’s no denying that when it comes to Houston, there’s plenty to do. From the food and drink options to the museums and endless festivals, it’s nearly impossible to be bored in a city so great. But, if you’re interested in getting out of your comfort zone and exploring something completely new, then it’s time for you to head on over to the Eclectic Menagerie Park. This isn’t your average park. Here, you’ll be surrounded by large metal sculptures, all created by local artists and designers.

The open-air collection of sculptures began in 1987 when Texas Pipe and Supply’s chairman of the board […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Around the Area, Travel|0 Comments

Out & About: Things To Do in April 2019

Spring is officially here! With the snow all melted away and the flowers in bloom, people across the country are itching to get outside and enjoy the newly beautiful weather. As always, we’ve curated a list of events and activities to get you out of your apartment and help keep you busy with friends and family. There’s plenty to do, don’t miss out!
April 18: Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation
Taking place from 7-10:30pm, the Taste of the Nation is for all you foodies out there. With proceeds benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign, help end childhood hunger in America while enjoying yourself at the […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Around the Area|0 Comments

Where to Get Italian Food in Ballard

If you’ve got an ongoing relationship with meat, cheese and carbs, chances are Italian food is your thing. Pair your favorite pasta dish with a glass of red wine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect night. Not only does Italian food make for the ideal comfort food, many Italian restaurants create an enticing and romantic ambiance for your enjoyment.
Pasta Bella Ristorante
5909 15th Ave. NW

Located in the heart of Ballard, Pasta Bella Ristorante is conveniently located less than five minutes from our apartments in Ballard. Not only is this restaurant a popular spot for dinner, but can also be rented out for […]

By |March 25th, 2019|Around the Area, Good Eats|0 Comments
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