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Start Your Spring Cleaning Using This Checklist

How do you get your apartment in shape for spring? It’s easy, as long as you have a good checklist. If you’re looking to do some spring cleaning for your apartment, add these items to your list of things to do.

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Start with a purge. Lighten your load by getting rid of things you don’t need, use or want. Ask yourself the ten questions that will assist you in deciding what stays and what goes. Remember, if you’re hanging onto something for the wrong reasons, it becomes clutter.

Make the windows shine. The best way to let the spring rays in is to give the windows a good washing. It’s probably needed by now.

Become a DIY fixer-upper. There are the things your building handles when it comes to fixes, but there is also that list you haven’t gotten to yet. Fix the leg on your coffee table, reupholster the chair, and take the area rug to the cleaner. Just do it.

The rest should be common sense. Go through each room and do a good scrub, dust and polish. You’ll feel refreshed and renewed too.

Are you looking for a new apartment home near Miami? If so, be sure to take a tour of Altis at Kendall Square this spring.


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How to get the most and stay safe at the dog park

Looking after a pet requires just as much dedication as looking after a child, from feeding and bathing to socializing and teaching good behavioral skills. At our pet friendly apartment near Miami you can run around the on-site dog park, while meeting like-minded neighbors and their furry friends.

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The best way to avoid unexpected accidents is to use our dog park tips when frolicking with Fido:

  1. Take Responsibility – You are the owner of your dog, therefore it is your responsibility to keep an eye on the animal at all times.
  2. Visit Other Places – Aside from letting Fido sniff around our park, head to nearby nature spots and discover Miami’s hidden beauty.
  3. Understand Your Dog – Is your dog shy, timid or aggressive? Pay attention to changes in behavior when in public.
  4. Spaying/Neutering – It’s important to get your pet spayed/neutered to ensure he or she is in good health when roaming the grounds of our dog park.
  5. Provide Water - Dehydration and heat exhaustion can be avoided if you take water with you on long journeys.

After browsing the park at our community, use the bathing stating at a pet friendly apartment near Miami. Contact us at Altis at Kendall Square to apply.


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Add Some Zing to Your Next Spring Party With These Cocktails

As spring arrives, and you finish your major cleaning, take the time to throw a memorable party for family, friends and neighbors.

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With any small function, you can make it easier and fun by having a cocktail party. All you need are a few basic appetizers, some fresh blooms on display and a couple of signature cocktails.

You have a few of options when it comes to creating your drinks. You can either practice your chemistry skills, mixing and mingling flavors until you create your own amazing drink, or you can go for one of the classics. However, your third option is borrowing recipes from Celebrations.com.

They’ve already done the work and have some amazing spring cocktails. Simply use their easy-to-follow instructions, and you’re on your way to a great soiree.

  • Beautiful Spring Bellini — No spring celebration is complete without a Bellini. Tryout out one of these recipes that are sure to make you the toast of the season.
  • Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail — Shock and titillate your guests with this creative cocktail utilizing ginger and Hibiscus Champagne.
  • Strawberries and St. Germaine — Bring spring into any party utilizing this recipe that will sweeten the affair with fresh berries and sparkling champagne.

Spring has never tasted so good with these creative cocktails, and they will help you start planning, cleaning and revitalizing your decor.

Once you’re ready, send out you e-vites. Altis at Kendall Square apartments are ideal for sweet spring bashes. If you’re interested in finding out more about our community near Miami, be sure to contact us today.


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Spend a Day at The Lake With These Fun Activities

Living in South Florida gives you the opportunity to enjoy warm weather pretty much year-round, opening limitless possibilities to get outdoors. Plus, if you’re looking for outdoor activities in Miami, you could visit nearby Lake Galt for a day on the water.

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Here are a few of the things you can do at Lake Galt this spring, summer, fall and winter:

Kayak: There is something meditative in kayaking. Maybe it’s quietly gliding through the water, or paddling rhythmically. Whatever it is, grab your rental from The Paddle House and get out on the lake.

Fish: Fishing is a time-honored tradition. It’s one you can do alone, or with a group of friends. However you choose to do it, prepare yourself with some knowledge on how to fish freshwater lakes.

Birdwatch: With the weather and migration paths, Florida is a major hub for migratory birds. If you want to learn about these amazing animals, get a book on North American birds and brush up on what you can see at what time of the year.

Get some color: No one is encouraging you to slather baby oil and burn to a crisp, but a nice golden hue is always a plus. Tan safely while you read at the lake.

Are you looking for a new home in South Florida? If so, be sure to contact us at Altis at Kendall Square for an apartment near Lake Galt and much more.


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Grab some pasta at VERO Italian

It’s easy to crave Italian. Rich in flavor, it’s a cuisine that both comforts and fills. Finding an excellent Italian restaurant is always a good feeling. It’s a place you can go a quick bite or a welcoming and homey sit down meal. VERO Ital

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ian is one of the best Italian restaurants in Miami, FL and it will probably end up on your go-to list after your first bite.

VERO, located at 90 SE 1st Street in Miami, is open for both lunch and dinner. It’s an ideal stop for your midday lunch break or a nice sit down dinner. The food is fresh and delicious with handmade pizza, appetizers, gourmet pastas, salads, sides and more. There are plenty of options for both gluten sensitive patrons and vegetarians.

One of customers’ favorites is the lunch special: $10 for an individual pizza, pasta or panini. You’ll find delectable ingredients like prosciutto, funghi, smoked provolone, apple balsamic syrup and more.

VERO also has a fantastic wine menu. Experienced servers can assist you in pairing your choices with a wonderful glass of wine. VERO is open Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays.

Contact the new apartment retreat Altis Kendall Square for your next home.


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View exotic wildlife on a Safari Adventure

Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? If so, you won’t be stuck for things to do near Miami, what with the Safari Edventure located nearby. Many events and school parties are held at this local attraction, where visitors can enjoy hands-on nature and wildlife presentations.

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Open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Safari Edventure welcomes thousands of visitors year-round. You can find it on 23700 SW 142nd Avenue, and this non-profit organisation is one of the most popular zoos in South Florida.

From petting a kangaroo to holding a tarantula, wildlife opportunities abound at Safari Adventure. And if you have little ones, it is an educational opportunity not to miss.

Amphibians, lizards, sloths, hedgehogs, exotic turtles and fish are just a few living things you can admire as you watch presentations at Safari Edventure. If you’re feeling brave enough, hug a kangaroo or hold an alligator!

Are you looking for a new home in South Florida near attractions near Safari Adventure? If so, Altis at Kendall Square should your first choice when you’re looking to live near Miami. Get in touch for more information about the area.