How to Spruce Up Your Balcony for Summer

 

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During summer we spend more time on our patios and balconies, so here are some tips to get your patio ready for the hot season!

Outdoor Planters

A couple of really great outdoor planters with bright flowers can add a lot to your patio.

String Lights

There’s nothing prettier than string lights hanging above you to create the perfect atmosphere, especially for relaxing outside at night while you enjoy the nice breeze.

Furniture

If your patio furniture looks plain, swap out your cushions for new colorful ones. Choose some fun outdoor throw pillows to instantly transform your outdoor space.

 

Treat Mom to a Special Mother’s Day Brunch in Nashville

 

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If you haven’t made any plans for Mother’s Day, don’t stress out! Here are some of our ideas that will put a smile on Mom’s face.

Ellendale’s

It’s all about the Southern charm in this historic farmhouse, where guests are treated like family. This family-owned restaurant has some of the best food around! Ellendale also offers a large organic garden just outside their back door.

Kitchen Notes 

Impress Mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to a fantastic breakfast or dinner at Kitchen Notes at Omni Nashville Hotel. From a hardy breakfast to a vast display of buffet items and a delicious dinner, Mom will leave feeling very happy! 

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at this Orlando restaurant. B.B Kings’ Blue Club will serve Smoked Salmon Blues Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast and much more! Aside from the delicious food, you and Mom will enjoy the vibrant and energetic atmosphere this restaurant has to offer!

 

Cinco De Mayo Celebration near Your Nashville Apartment

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Get ready for the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo on MStreet party, hosted by Saint Anejo. The celebration will take place Sunday, May 3, from noon to 8 p.m. between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue on McGavock Street in the Gulch.

There will drinks and delicious food provided by Saint Anejo. Come enjoy the live music by the Guilty Pleasures as well as DJ sets, dancers, a photo booth, and giveaways. Wristbands are $25 and include one drink ticket.  Please keep in mind you must be 21 or older to attend.

Click here for more details and tickets.

Nashville’s Best Italian Restaurant

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Do you love Italian food? If so, you must try Amerigo.  This traditional, authentic restaurant is considered a favorite among locals.  Amerigo prides itself on serving some of the city’s best and most innovative dishes.  Although the decor is brighter and more modern than a traditional Italian restaurant, the upscale cuisine is definitely Italian!

The menu offers everything from traditional pasta and pizza dishes to grilled fish and vegetarian options. Not only will you enjoy the mouthwatering dishes, you will appreciate the warm and inviting atmosphere. There is a reason why locals continue to flock to Amerigo despite the rising number of competing Italian restaurants.

Address: 1920 West End Ave. Nashville, TN  37203

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10:30pm

Phone: (615-320-1740)

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Easy Spring Decorating Ideas for Your Park Central Apartment

 

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Bring springtime indoors with these beautiful decorations for your apartment.

Decal Decor

Wall decals are a quick and easy update for any home. This is a great way to add a pop of color to your room.

Fruits and Flowers

Kumquats in a vase of water make a stunning base for yellow tulips or other spring flowers.

Wonderful Windows

Use a pretty, floral-patterned shade to turn a window into a work of art.

 Go Bold

Add brightly colored vases, fun patterned throw pillows or a spunky rug to add a pop of color to your living room.

Questions to Ask Before Your Move into Your New Apartment

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So you’ve done the research, toured numerous complexes and now it’s time to finally sign the lease, right? Not quite. Before signing your lease, make sure you ask the following questions:

1. Can I make changes to the apartment?

You will probably want to decorate your new place and make it your own, so just be sure you know the policy before making any major changes such as switching out the paint color. Some apartment complexes don’t allow it, and some will ask you to have the apartment in the same condition it was when you moved in.

2. Are there plans to make any updates to the complex? 

This question is often overlooked, but it can be problematic for residents if there’s construction around. Some residents don’t mind, but for some residents it can be disturbing.

3. Are utilities included?

When budgeting for an apartment, always find out the overall cost with utilities included.

4 Ways to Get Your Security Deposit Back

 

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It’s always exciting moving into your new apartment, especially when you can begin to decorate it and make it your own. If you’re not careful, it may cost you your security deposit, however. Here are some ways to avoid losing your security deposit:

  1. Know the Law: Read over your lease and read it carefully. Make sure you understand your responsibilities so you don’t lose your deposit.
  2. Take Pictures:Before you move in, take picture of any damages you see such as holes and stains. That way, you can dispute any inaccuracies if they arise.
  3. Write It Down:In addition to pictures, document everything to keep track of any damages or issues with appliances.
  4. Always Ask:If you’re going to make any major changes to the apartment such as painting the walls, be sure to ask your property manager to see if you’re allowed to.

The Best Pho Spot near Your Nashville Apartment

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When it comes to Pho, finding a good place can be a bit challenging, but if you’re in Nashville, Love, Peace and Pho is the go-to spot! This trendy restaurant is known for their tasty beef Pho, egg rolls, spring rolls and banh mi.

Located in the culinary scene, Love, Peace and Pho has established a great reputation. From the food to the modern setting, this Nashville restaurant will not disappoint.

Location: 2112 8th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37204.

Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

(615) 942-0045

How to Deal With a Loud Neighbor in Your Apartment Building

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Loud neighbors can always make your apartment living experience unpleasant. If you have a loud neighbor and you don’t know how to handle it, we have some advice that could help you out.

1. Confront your neighbor directly, and don’t be passive aggressive. Approach your neighbor and tell him/her about the noise level and ask them to bring it down.

2. Compromise with your neighbor. For example, if they play loud music at night, let them know that you sleep at 9:30 p.m. and you don’t mind if they play their music before then.

3.  Defer to management. Don’t worry about causing tension between you and your neighbor. The apartment manager is authorized to handle these situations. You also can ask your apartment manager to remain anonymous.

Tips to Help Make Your Move Easier

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Moving is stressful, and no one likes to do it. Here a few tips that will make your move a lot easier!

1. As you begin the moving process, avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box. It will make your packing quicker and unpacking a lot easier.

2. When packing, place all heavy items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top. When it comes to loading the truck, be sure to place all heavy boxes toward the back of the truck.

3. Don’t leave empty spaces in the boxes. Fill any gaps with clothing, towels or packing paper to prevent any fragile items from breaking or shattering.

4. Label each box with a description of its contents. This will help you and your movers know where each box belongs in your new apartment.

5. Use a couple of pieces of tape to seal the bottom and the top of each box. Be sure not to overpack; all boxes should feel flat on top and weigh less than 50 pounds each.