Some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Some Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the mothers in our lives. To show them how important they are to us and how much we truly appreciate them. Do you have any plans for your mom this year? If you need some help with suggestions, that’s why we’re here. We’ve got a few helpful ideas for gifts that may peak your interest.

Recipe Cards

Your mom probably has a good cookbook or two. She may even love writing things down. Well you can get her a gift that combines both of those things. Get your mom some floral-themed note cards for writing down her favorite recipes.

A Daily Planner

Everybody is always trying to stay organized in one way or another. Help your mom keep up with her daily tasks by getting her a daily planner. Get her a journal that allows her to manage her time in an easier fashion. It will be much appreciated.

Birthstone

Picking up some jewelry every now and again isn’t such a bad idea. Your mom certainly deserves it, am I right? Get your mother a gemstone that represents the month of her birth, more specifically, a birthstone. It can come in the form of a ring or even a necklace.

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

Is your place starting to get noticeably dirty? Smelling things you probably shouldn’t be? It’s probably time to roll your sleeves up and get to cleaning. It’s that time of year for Spring cleaning. Tips and pointers are always needed and necessary, especially for those who aren’t sure what to do. So here are a few helpful Spring cleaning tips that should steer you in the right direction when it comes to keeping your place clean.

Stinky Food Containers

There must have been a few occasions where you were using a plastic bowl or container and were able to smell the food from a week before. It’s definitely gross. One sure-fire way to end this problem is to take one tablespoon of baking soda and wash the container with some hot water.

Cleaning Out the Dishwasher

Even things that we use to clean need to be cleaned every once in awhile. Let’s start with the dishwasher. Run a cycle with a cup of vinegar in a bowl on the top rack. Then run another cycle with some baking soda sprinkled on the bottom rack. Combined, these two things will help wash away any food particles and will keep the dishwasher smelling fresh.

Clean the Baseboards

Here is something we don’t often notice, the baseboards. Home Depot has some Magic Erasers that work wonders and really do the trick. Use these to keep your baseboards looking white, with no scuff marks.

Visit San Diego for St. Patrick’s Day Pilgrimage!

St. Patrick's Day in Chula Vista

When we think of emerald green landscapes, corned beef and cabbage and dark alehouses, it definitely brings Ireland to our mind. If you want to feel the same around Chula Vista, visit San Diego on St. Patrick’s Day.

Join your drinking buddies for the most eventful celebration in San Diego. San Diego ShamROCK in the Gaslamp is very popular among party lovers. This annual event is proud to announce its 23rd St. Patrick’s Day celebration which features non-stop music, plenty of green Bud Light beer and Jameson Irish Whiskey libations. Book your tickets if you don’t want to miss this energetic crowd.

Do not get sloshed on St. Patrick’s Day! Go Green! Beer Train Trolley Tour features local craft beer, guided brewery tour, brewery lunch, games and prizes. Avoid driving yourself, rather take the train! Visit sdbeerwinespirits.com to reserve your seats.

When you are in San Diego, you cannot avoid the beautiful bay! Have an amazing Saint Paddy’s Day on the Bay. Let your entire family participate in this luxurious celebration. First round of beer or wine is complimentary! Book your tickets today.

You are surely not missing Downtown San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Join you party crazy friends here.

Treat yourself with ease and relaxation on President’s Day

President's Day Weekend in Chula Vista

Explore some of the hidden treasures of Chula Vista on President’s Day weekend. Whether its a nature walk with your family, or a picnic with friends and extended family or just a movie with colleagues, spend this long weekend with full mirth and enthusiasm.

Lower Otay Reservoir is an amazing place to spend the President’s Day weekend. Fishing and boating is permitted over the weekend. Hiking, picnicking and waterfowl hunting are some other recreational activities enjoyed by the locals. For more adventure, try out kayaking, canoeing or motor boats. Take a stroll by the reservoir which will keep you relaxed and refreshed!

Art lovers will appreciate SUHSD Student Art Exhibition taking place at South Chula Vista Library on February 17th 10AM-8PM. Spellbinding artworks will be displayed by talented students. This event is free and open to public.

If you want to enjoy good music and relish good food, join fellow enthusiasts at All black Art Party on February 17th 7PM-11PM. Other than live art, poetry, photography and painted art, you can socialize with people at this friendly environment. Come to Studio M.I.F and feel free to interact with budding artists!

Do not feel lazy! At least enjoy some entertaining movie and fine dining at Otay Ranch Town Center. Join your friends or family and spend some time here during President’s Day weekend.

Experience the Luxurious Casalago Eastlake Apartments

CasaLago Eastlake Apartments offers a 1, 2 and 3 Apartment in Chula Vista, California. CasaLago Eastlake Apartments also offers three unique residence types and a host of amenities designed for relaxed and active lifestyles. Enjoy a resort-style experience with two pools with lounges and barbeques and a tranquil lake and mountain-view, and two clubhouses featuring state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, plus media rooms and kitchens for social gatherings. Our luxury flats and townhomes showcase spacious two and three bedroom apartments with attached one-and two-car garages with side-by-side parking and direct access in every home. Select residences include fireplaces and private patios and terraces, grassy yards and panoramic lake views.

CASALAGO EASTLAKE PROPERTY FEATURES:

Unit Level

  • Air Conditioner
  • Balcony
  • Cable Sat
  • Dish Washer
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Microwave
  • Private Balcony
  • Private Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • View
  • Washer

Community Level

  • Basketball Court
  • Business Center
  • Club House
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Garage
  • Gate
  • High Speed Internet
  • Play Ground
  • Pool
  • Short Term Lease
  • Spa
  • Transportation

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS:

CasaLago Eastlake Apartments Never settle for anything less. We are surrounded with attractive neighbors that suit your status. Our neighbors are:

  • Entertainment Parks
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Carino’s Italian Grill
  • Otay Ranch
  • Grocery Shop and Home goods
  • Schools

Are you ready to party while staying in one of our Chula Vista Apartments or Work it out to Re-energize in the new Palisades fitness center: TRX, indoor cycling, rowing machines, and more at the CasaLago Eastlake Apartments in Chula Vista, California

Our Leasing Center Open Daily:

Monday – Tuesday 9 am to 6 pm

Wednesday 9 am to 7 pm

Thursday – Saturday 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Contact: 619-746-7770

Chula Vista Charities that give back during Holidays

Chula Vista Charities

These charities around Chula Vista are making an impact in the lives of those who are in need of help. Come forward this Holiday season and contribute towards the betterment of the deprived.

Help Refugees this Holiday Season by donating some essential products like toiletry, hygiene and personal essentials, children’s clothing and more. Visit 6035 University Avenue, Suite 22 and make a donation anytime between 12.30PM-5PM.

Join other fashion stars at Fashion Show for Hope at Bloomingdale’s, 7057 Friars Road. Pay $75 and enjoy food, fashion, drinks and artistic drawings. The donations are directed towards Bella’s House of Hope who help single moms and their kids with special needs. It also aids families during emergency situation and provides counseling. Be here on November 17th 6PM-9PM.

4th Annual Seany Casino Night is the fundraising event for kids who are fighting cancer at Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky. Tickets range between $40-$80. Enjoy complimentary drink, casino chips and food at University Club Atop Symphony Towers, 750 B Street #3400 on November 19th 6PM-10PM.

Aroma Warehouse is organizing Aroma for Hope: Holiday Sale on November 19th 9AM-3PM at Aroma Housewares Company, 6469 Flanders Drive. Participate in this charity event where the funds will be donated Rachel’s Women’s Center and Passion 4 K.I.D.S.

Head over to these Halloween Activities in Chula Vista

Halloween Activities

The fall colors have sprayed a mood of relaxation and festivity amongst everyone in Chula Vista. Amidst all the fun October happenings in this apartment city, you must have waited eagerly for the Halloween weekend. Have a look at some of the Halloween activities in your vicinity.

San Diego Monster Bash is a paid event taking place at Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown. Be here on October 29 from 6PM until midnight. Five hauntingly crafted themed stages include Scary Tales Stage, Doll House Stage, Wicked Whitelands Stage, Dia de los Muertos Stage and Monster Bash VIPs. Do not miss the costume contest and after party!

Find out if the star of India is haunted at Haunted Tales aboard the Star of India at 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego. This paid event starts at 6PM on October 29. Lantern led tours around the ship is the best part of this Halloween activity. Creepy events and eerie legends might frighten you for sometime!

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day at 1549 El Prado is the ultimate place for your friends and family. Participate in this Halloween activity on October 29 from 11AM-4PM where children below 12 have free admission with paid adult tickets. Costume contests and mini carnival games are the highlights of the event.

5 Fun Fall Beverages to Try

Cooking is great and all but sometimes you might not have enough time to cook a quality meal so what do you do when you have guests over? How about a couple drinks? Here are 5 great options that you’re going to love!

 

1.Apple Pie Cocktail

This is the perfect option for all of you apple pie lovers. Now you can enjoy that quintessential fall taste in beverage form.

 

2. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Smoothies have such a creamy taste that blends superbly well with the pumpkin pie taste. This selection will put a festive twist to the classic taste.

 

3. Pear Brandy Champagne Cocktail

Admit it. The name has already gotten you interested. This great cocktail will have you wanting to take sip after sip.

 

4. Autumn Apple Punch

This is another selection to add to the variety! This fruity concoction will have your friends where you learned to make this drink and how they can make it too!

 

5. Hot Cranberry Citrus Drinks

If you’re looking for a unique taste that will leave that citrusy taste in your mouth then look no more this is the drink for you!

Labor Day Weekend in Chula Vista, CA

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is upon us once again, which means Summer is coming to a close. If you’re still lacking grand plans to send off Summer in style, don’t worry: we’ve compiled a list of 3 great Labor Day weekend options for you and your loved ones.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge

This weekend more than 300lbs of sand will be brought to the “B” Street Cruise Ship terminal in San Diego. Then, over the course of the 4 day event, 11 World Sand Sculpting Masters will craft those tiny pebbles into feats of unimaginable art. “Sand” Diego is the only place in the world where this competition takes place and it only happens once a year! If the sky high sand art isn’t enough to peak your interest there is still plenty to see and do here: music performances, giant art sale, and a sandbox and sand sculpting classes for the kids.

Festival of Sail

Anyone in your family love ships? Especially pirate-style sail boats? Then this event is for them. This weekend is the Festival of Sail! Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, this event is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast! There are plenty of options to fit many tastes and budgets. You could actually be a part of the parade by riding one of the parade ships. For the more adventurous sign up to be part of a mock canon fight! For a romantic touch, there’s a beautiful Twilight Sails trip. Whatever you Maritime merriment preference is, the Festival of Sail is sure to satisfy!

1812 Tchaikovsky Fireworks

For the lovers of classical music and beautiful pyrotechnics, this weekend the San Diego Symphony has the 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular! The SD Symphony will be performing 9 pieces by the famous composer while gorgeous fireworks play off in the background. Playing both September 2nd and 3rd, this performance is sure to be a blast!

 

Whatever you want your Labor Day weekend too look like, you don’t have to go far to enjoy it! Whether you choose, you’re weekend is sure to be good time if you stick around our vibrant community.

Tips for Throwing a Great BBQ Party

BBQ Party

Barbecue parties are some of the best family and friend gatherings you can have, especially in the summer months. When you are preparing to have a barbecue party some things can get a little hectic and you don’t want to forget anything. Not only do you want your guests to have a great time, but you want them to enjoy the food and the gathering as a whole. Some times it’s best for you to make a list to make sure that you don’t forget anything… but it can also help if you have some tips to ensure the success of your BBQ party. Here are a few tips that will help ensure that you throw a great BBQ party.

  • Take a classic recipe and spice it up a bit! It’s easy to try to impress your guests with the food and overdo it. You can make an impressive dish by taking something that is classic and adding on to it. Add new flavor to it, or try presenting it in a different way.
  • Have a nice set up that is simple and fun. Most barbecue parties have the same set up which can take the fun out of it. You want to make sure your set up is nice and there are some simple ways that you can do this. You can string up lights to give the area a different feel or you can place candles in mason jars to give it a nice light with an elegant look. Simple tasks can make the world of difference in your party.
  • You can have everyone bring their favorite dish to the party. This will take some of the pressure of cooking off of you and you will be able to sample different cooking styles and dishes from others. This makes for a great menu and will have people talking about their food at the party.

By following these easy tips, everyone that attends your BBQ will praise your skill but more importantly, you will be enjoying quality time with family and friends!