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Our 3 Favorite Things to Do in Anaheim for Cinco de Mayo

April 24th, 2014

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If you’re looking for things to do in Anaheim during Cinco de Mayo, try one of these restaurants  and activities.

  • The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival returns this year with mariachi music, carnival rides, entertainment, and a lot of good food. Don’t miss the beloved spring festival in Anaheim.
  • Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen serves fresh, authentic cuisine that your taste buds will love. Located in Old Towne Orange, owner Gabbi Patrick is always on hand to greet patrons and cook a feast perfect for family and friends. Drop by for mouthwatering food and great times.
  • Grab something to eat at Tortilla Jo’s, located in Downtown Disney. Perfect for festive occasions, they offer authentic tortillas and custom guacamole. After dinner, try the variety of tequilas while taking in the view of amazing terraces from a stylish balcony.

For more information on living near the many things to do in Anaheim all year, contact us. We’ll tell you how to move in to our modern townhomes in Anaheim just in time for summer events in Anaheim.

Save Energy in Your Anaheim Apartment with Smart Power Strips

April 16th, 2014

Our LEED-certified, green apartments in Anaheim exceed some of the strictest environmental laws in this country, so if you’ve decided to live here, chances are you’ve adopted a green lifestyle, too. Sustainable living applies to every aspect of our lives, including the energy we use to run our homes. One way of decreasing our carbon footprint is by making sure our appliances, entertainment systems, and office equipment aren’t leeching energy when they’re not in use.


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Different types of “Smart” Power Strips offer an easy way to stop the indiscriminate flow of power. You can either use power strips with a programmable timer to turn your equipment on or off at a specific time or use power strips with sensors that can detect either motion or current.

The Wattstopper turns on and off, based upon occupancy using a motion detector to sense when something’s in use, while a Smart Strip monitors current use; it will turn off after a specific amount of time has passed with no activity.

Our modern green apartments in Anaheim offer many ways to conserve energy, on top of our programmable thermostats, ENERGY STAR appliances, dimmable lighting, and other amenities. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a visit.

Napa Rose’s Farm-to-Table, Fine Dining at Anaheim Disneyland

April 10th, 2014

There are plenty of top-rated Anaheim restaurants near our apartment community where you can find a deliciously-prepared meal that will have your taste buds dancing. When it comes to doing anything with style and pizzazz, however, you’ll want to sample the fare at some of the great eateries offered by Disneyland. The fairy tale kingdom is definitely not just for kids.

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Disneyland has a few tiki-style restaurants where you can savor summer as the seasons change, or you can enjoy a luxurious, fine dining experience at the Napa Rose, located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.

The Napa Rose has a wine list that includes many varieties produced from grapes grown right here in California, and this restaurant also offers seasonal selections. The menu is full of West Coast flavor, whether you’re choosing a light meal, appetizers, soup and salad, or a hearty plate of steak and seafood.

If you’ve experienced dining at Disneyland’s Napa Rose, tell us about your favorite items off the menu in the comments below, and contact us today to learn more about our modern apartments in Anaheim.

How to Use Less Energy Drying Clothes

April 8th, 2014

Your Anaheim apartment with ENERGY STAR washer and dryer appliances already in the unit provides you with a convenient and efficient way to do your laundry. You don’t need to pack up your clothes and load them into your vehicle to take them to a local laundromat, you can control the settings more easily as you wash and dry, and you also have appliances that are very energy-efficient.

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There are other ways you can make your laundry chores more energy-efficient, and here are a few green household tips to help you do so:

  • Clean the lint screen regularly. When it becomes clogged, the machines have to work harder, consuming more energy (and being less effective).
  • Get rid of excess water before drying by using the high-speed spin cycle in the washing machine.
  • Separate heavier clothing from lighter ones when drying, and use the cool-down cycle at the end of the load’s running time.

Share your money-saving tips for doing laundry with your apartment neighbors in the comments below, and contact us today to find out more about the full-size, front-load HE washers and dryers and other great features of our Anaheim apartments.

Learn Custom Workouts From Personal Trainers in Anaheim

March 31st, 2014

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Looking to change up the way you work out at your apartment in Anaheim with fitness center? If your exercise routine has gotten boring, request the services of a personal trainer in Anaheim to give you a customized workout that you’ll love.

  • Total Training has lots to offer you. All you need to do is tell your personal trainer what your goals are, and he or she will customize the right workout program for you. A personal trainer will also help keep you motivated, assist you with nutrition and give you the tools to go on a healthy fitness journey.
  • Opt for fitness and nutrition help from Maxwell Fitness, and choose from one of hundreds of personal training programs to get yourself in gear. Your chosen program will reflect your specific needs, and you’ll be able to develop new goals on your road to health.
  • Sign up for private or group training at Private Fitness, which was rated one of the top five personal trainers in the Orange County area. There are programs for every need, from weight loss to overall health.

To learn more about our on-site, health-club-quality fitness center with strength training equipment, cardio stations and free weights, contact us today.

3 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity Around Anaheim

March 28th, 2014
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Out of ideas? Try these things to do in Anaheim for a creative mind. Source: stock.xchng.

Whether you’re writing a novel or analyzing business data, everyone can benefit from allowing more creativity into their lives. By allowing your mind to daydream and explore, you can finally find the solution to that problem at work or an idea for a new project. Here are three things to do in Anaheim to give your mind more space to be creative.

  1. Take a break from the driver’s seat and commute to work on the MetroLink. Use this time, put in earbuds if you need, to be quiet and still before you start your day. In silence, stressful thoughts can simply pass by, leaving your mind more room to roam and more space to think and create.
  2. Yoga is another way to spark creativity. Through breathing and mindfulness, you can get in a relaxed state of mind where you are open to new possibilities. Try it in the on-site yoga studio.
  3. Get out of your comfort zone. Go some place you’ve never been before like MUZEO, ride the highest roller coaster at one of Anaheim’s theme parks or sign up for a runDisney race.

Our modern, urban apartment community in Anaheim is central to the city’s most unique and exciting experiences. So before you go back to work in Orange County, or in the on-site business center, take advantage of our location and amenities to expand and spring clean your mind for new, creative ideas. Connect with The Crossing on Facebook for more things to do in Anaheim, and contact us now if you have a question about one of our on-site amenities.

Tips to Prevent Rust in Stainless Steel Sinks

March 25th, 2014

Our Anaheim apartments with stainless steel appliances and a stainless steel sink with a pull-out spray faucet in the kitchen provide you with kitchen features that are durable and long-lasting.

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While stainless steel is a very rust-resistant material, that doesn’t mean that it is completely impervious to rust. Before rust does occur, there are things you can do to help prevent it, and if it occurs, there are ways to remove the rust from your kitchen sink.

Do not use steel wool pads or cleaners that contain chloride when you are cleaning your sink. Both can cause the surface to become damaged, which provides a point of entry for the iron in water to start building rust deposits.

One of the best ways to remove rust is by using citric acid crystals, which work to dissolve and eradicate the rust deposits. You can also use common household items like vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and club soda to remove rust in your stainless steel sink.

If you have some clever apartment cleaning tips, share them with us in the comments below, and contact us today to find out more about our apartments in Anaheim with kitchen islands, ENERGY STAR appliances, espresso wood cabinets, and more.

Anaheim Sports: LA Kiss Arena Football at the Honda Center

March 18th, 2014

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The NFL season is over. Where will football fans get their football fix until next year? The countdown is on until the start of the inaugural season for arena football’s newest addition, the LA Kiss.

Team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons from the famous rock band KISS have brought football back to southern California and are ready to rock the Honda Center all night and party every day.

The Kiss will host their first ever home game on Saturday, April 5, 2014 against the Portland Thunder at 6:30 pm at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Another date to mark on your calendar is Sunday, May 25, 2014 when the two-time defending champion Arizona Rattlers come to Anaheim. Check out the rest of the Kiss schedule to find out more future dates for arena football action.

Individual game tickets are on sale, as well as season tickets and group tickets. One of the best season tickets perks is that all season ticket holders get a free, full-scale KISS concert.

So come take in one of the best new Anaheim sport events, and contact us to take a look at our apartments in Anaheim. We are located only ten minutes from Honda Center.

Train Your Anaheim Pet to Behave with Bark Busters

March 14th, 2014

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Our pet-friendly apartments in Anaheim are the perfect place for you and your furry friend to call home. The interior features of your apartment are designed to make your life more comfortable.

There are plenty of places near home and throughout the city where you and your dog can enjoy some outdoor recreation or exercise.

If your pet has a bad habit of misbehaving, however, you might want to consider taking him to Bark Busters of Orange County.

Bark Busters offers several different types of training for puppies and dogs, including obedience training and behavioral therapy for unruly or over-exuberant animals who need a gentle yet firm guiding hand to tutor them in proper ways to behave.

They also have a Gold and Silver training package you can choose, depending upon what your pet’s training needs are.

If you’ve had your pet go through training classes or other obedience instruction with Bark Busters, tell your apartment neighbors about your impressions of their services. “Like” us on Facebook to stay connected to your community, and contact us today to find out more about our apartments in Anaheim.

Green Eats in Anaheim: 118 Degrees of Organic, Raw Food

March 11th, 2014

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Try a plant-based diet at this green restaurant in Anaheim. Source: 118 Degrees.

For a great place to eat healthy, organic food in Anaheim, 118 Degrees is the best spot.

This is an innovative restaurant. It takes locally grown to a whole new level, serving fresh, raw food in a hip, stylish environment.

The gourmet dishes are completely plant-based, making for a unique, cutting-edge menu. Try buddha’s bowl, Spanish tapas platter, or strawberry roll ups. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here.

118 Degrees also offers meal programs to detoxify the body. There are 10 meal weeklies and a three-day beauty cleanse.

The power of raw, organic food is a philosophy this restaurant does business by. It is not just about serving great food, but inhabiting a lifestyle that is good to the body, as well as the earth. The restaurant also offers monthly cooking classes, so you can learn how to create meals the raw, organic way.

Our green apartments in Anaheim allow you to live harmoniously with nature and adhere to environmentally friendly standards, from the design, to using recycled materials, to the amenities offered. They help you reduce your carbon footprint.

For more information on The Crossing, contact us online. Feel free to visit us on Facebook, as well, for more tips and ideas on green living in Anaheim.

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