Great Ideas for Father’s Day Gifts

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Even if Dad doesn’t live close to your Nashville Apartment you can send him a gift that will be sure to please and remind him of how much you care.  Sign Dad up for a membership that will deliver gifts to him all year long.

Wine Memberships – Send Dad wine by purchasing him a wine club membership.  Global Wine Cellars and Gold Series Club are two great ones.  Tennessee has some great wineries that offer memberships as well.

Sock of the Month Club – Send Dad a pair of socks each month.  Select from a variety of styles and colors.  This makes a great Father’s Day gift.

Shave of the Month Club – There are a number of options for sending Dad razors and more.  Check out Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s Razors and Gillette’s Monthly Shave Clubs.

Chocolate Clubs – If Dad has a sweet tooth there a number of memberships that deliver chocolate right to Dad’s door.  Godiva, Harry and David’s, Chocolate of the Month Club are just a few.

Memberships to things that Dad loves is a great Father’s Day Gift.

Spending Father’s Day with Dad in Centennial Park

 

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You are lucky enough to live in a great apartment on Centennial Park and the location and award winning designs and amenities were some of the reasons you chose The Park, but did you know that Centennial Park has so many options to treat your Dad to a perfect Father’s Day.

This 132 acre park is right outside your window and is the perfect way to spend the day.  Visit the iconic Pantheon, not the one in Rome, but there is a replica of the Pantheon in Centennial Park.  This exact replica of the original now acts as an Art Museum which is the permanent home to over 63 paintings from 19th and 20th American artists and hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year.

If art isn’t Dad’s thing, take a stroll through the park, hike along the one-mile walking trail or get fit on the exercise trail, visit the duck pond, the sunken garden or Lake Watauga.  What a great way to spend Father’s Day.

Pack a picnic, bring the family (don’t forget Fido) and enjoy a sunny Sunday in the park.  The best part is if you forget something you only have to cross the street, but while you are there you will feel miles away.

If rock and roll and blues are more your style, you are in luck.  On June 19th the San Rafael Band will be playing from 7pm to 9pm in nearby Red Caboose Park in Bellevue.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket and be ready to listen to some great rock and blues.

Every Friday Centennial Park in the summer you can enjoy the Big Band Dance series.  June 20th will be Debbi Bailes & Her Band.   Learn how to dance with group lessons from 7:00 to 7:30 and 8:30 to 8:50.  Put on your dancing shoes, bring a blanket and a picnic or enjoy the savory and sweet treats from the Food Tucks.

These are just some ideas for treating your Dad to the perfect Father’s Day near your apartment in Nashville.

Adding Flair to Your Nashville Apartment with Fabric

You live in one of the best cities in the country in one of the best apartment communities, your complex is great with a perfect location, great amenities and great neighbors, but your bedroom is lacking the flair that you want, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money or compromise your security deposit with a lot of nails and drill holes.

One way to make a dramatic statement in your bedroom without damaging the walls is to hang large pieces of fabric.

It is easier than you think and can be completed in a day.

  1. Decide on the color and theme of your bedroom, choose a single color fabric or a pattern. High quality bedroom sheets can be used as well.
  2. Measure your wall, be sure to leave an extra inch on each side of the fabric, this will be used to make a clean line once the fabric is applied.  If you are applying more then one piece of fabric, you will want to measure it similarly to how you would measure wallpaper, keeping the pattern in mind when measuring.
  3. Gather your supplies; drop cloth, Spray Liquid Starch such as Stay Flo (or make your own), paint rollers and an sharp utility knife and a friend (this is a two person project).
  4. Now it is time to be creative; attach the fabric temporarily with thumb tacks. Then starting at a top corner, spray the starch on the fabric and with a paint roller and work your way down the wall.  If you need to apply more than one piece of fabric be certain to overlap it slightly and make certain the patterns match.  (Alternatively you could apply the starch using a roller and paint tray).
  5. Once the fabric is dry you can remove your thumb tacks.
  6. Using your utility or Exacto knife, cleanly cut the excess fabric off and roll one more time with a clean dry roller.
  7. The fabric can easily be removed when it is time to move. Simply remove the fabric and clean the walls with warm water mixed with some white vinegar.
  8. Do not use material that is too heavy or too dense in color as it may not stick or could leave water or color marks (velvet and heavy brocade are not good choices).

This easy to do method allows you to add your own unique touch to your bedroom.

There are a number of articles and videos that can help you with this project.

The Perks of Living in Nashville

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Live Music: Music is everywhere in Nashville. There are always hot spots to go to when it comes to country music

Great Green Spaces: Nashvillians love their parks, trails and greenways. More than a million people visit Nashville parks a year.

The Dining Scene: If you want really great food, Nashville will make you proud! The classic favorite: Nashville Hot Chicken, a fiery delight at Hattie B’s.

Year-round Sports: The Tennessee Titans of the NFL, The NHL Predators and The Nashville Sounds Triple A pro baseball play all year-round. You could probably see a game every week if you wanted to!

 

Visit Milky Way Farm this weekend in Nashville

 

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If you are lucky enough to live in Nashville, TN, and looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend, why not check out the Milky Way Farm?

Named after the famous candy bar, Milky Way Farm is located on Route 31 just south of Nashville. This historic property is more than a thousand acres of green pastures inhabited by deer, wild turkey and more. The farm has lakes, streams, barns, trails and breathtaking views, too.

Trail rides and guided tours also are available. Check out their website for more information.

Enjoy Memorial Day in Nashville, TN.

 

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.