Apartment Lifestyle

Memorial Day Getaways For TheHoliday Weekend

  Ready for a short vacation this Memorial Day weekend?  Make it memorable by planning ahead! Regardless of how you decide to celebrate this Memorial Day, it’s pretty safe to say that many of us are ecstatic to be enjoying a day off from work to spend with family and friends. There are a variety of great places […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Stuff You’ll Never Do After You Graduate

Hi, I’m Kathy, MyNewPlace’s intern, and recent college graduate.  After graduating just this past weekend, I began to get nostalgic about all the things I’ll miss about being a college student. Graduation is just around the corner for many other universities, and while there are tons of things you can enjoy in your post-college life, […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Seven Tips for a Great “Gatsby” Party

Once in a while, a movie comes out that is destined to be a party theme.  The Great Gatsby is one of them.  It has it all the elements: costumes that make everyone look good, great visuals, and great music. I’m sure there will be no shortage of Gatsby parties this spring; stand out by paying […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Welcome to Our New Blog Home!

Welcome to our new blog home! The MyNewPlace blog is launching under a new name (LocalTalk) and a new URL (localtalk.mynewplace.com). Why the change? We wanted to focus on what’s local, whether that means in your apartment, at your property, or in your city. We’ll continue to look at new ways to enjoy home life […]

By  Kate Flynn
| Filed Under: Holidays

Summer BBQ … In Your Tiny Apartment

Just because you live in a closet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the joys of summer. You can set up a hose over your doorway and pretend like you have a real sprinkler to run through. You can lie very, very close to the window and try to tan. You can […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Light Up Your Apartment!

Illuminating your house as the sun goes down can be an unplanned and poorly thought out task. However, this makes for boring spaces and over and under lit spaces. Sometimes, all it takes isa few interesting lighting accents to make a drab room modern and welcoming.  We have the leisure of picking from countless creative […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Drinko de Mayo: Corona Prices in Your City

I love Cinco de Mayo.  Here in San Francisco, it is a big deal. There’s an entire Cinco de Mayo festival in our Mexican-influenced Mission District, and bars throughout the city offer deals on Tecate, Corona, and margaritas. I decided to have a low-key party to celebrate this holiday…until I realized what Coronas cost in […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Fresh Spring Fashion

Anyone who knows me knows I’m someone to ask about fashion. (I’ll leave that to you to decide whether I’m being sarcastic.) What’s not to love about spring? The sun is out—unless you live in Colorado, in which case it snowed for the past 24 hours. The living is good—unless your house has just been […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Can You Spot Illegal Steering?

When choosing topics to cover in my new fair housing book, a common practice known as “steering” easily made it to the top of my list. Why? Most landlords and tenants know that turning away an apartment applicant based on a protected characteristic such as race, religion, or disability is illegal. But not everyone realizes that […]

By  intern
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Cocktails for Spring!

Spring is a great time to add some variety to your cocktail list.  Gone are the days of hot toddies and mulled cider; welcome warmer weather with drinks that incorporate fresh fruit, refreshing mint, and tart lemon and lime.  Mix up one of the following cocktails for a spring garden party, or just as a […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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