Earlier this month we highlighted some of the benefits of reading regularly. This month the West of Chestnut Blog is bringing members of our apartment community five reading suggestions from various genres to add to your summer reading list with reviews from Goodreads.com(more…)
Today the West of Chestnut Blog takes a look at the benefits of regular reading. Exercising your body is important to maintaining good health. A parallel to that is the idea that exercising your mind is good for your mental health. Today we take a look at the long-term benefits of reading every day, and next time we’ll have some book suggestions so you can hibernate in your apartment and get in some summer reading. (more…)
When it comes to trying to save energy, there really isn’t a downside. Lower energy uses means less damage to the environment and will also result in a lower utility bill. Who doesn’t want that? Here at West of Chestnut in Quincy, MA we’re all about helping you save — so if you’re looking for ways to conserve energy and save money, here are some ideas: (more…)
Biking to work is a great way to take advantage of the great spring weather in Quincy, MA. Plus, it’s great to do your part to keep the environment a little cleaner. We don’t want your biking to have any problems, so we’ve compiled a list of ways you can make your commute more enjoyable, more convenient, and more safe and sound, even if it’s just to the nearest public transit stop. (more…)
Last month we provided some tips for caring for countertops at your West of Chestnut apartment here in Quincy, MA which we trust have been helpful. This month, we are taking a look at some practices for keeping the floors looking great beginning with some suggestions for tools to have on hand. (more…)
William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon himself, was an amazing poet. Centuries after his time, we still find phrases he peppered his plays with and stanzas from his sonnets still in use. The famous line from Romeo and Juliet is a case in point, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is still frequently referenced. In essence Juliet is arguing that it does not matter that Romeo is from her family’s rival, the house of Montague, that is, that even though he is named Montague, he is still worthy of her love. This month, in honor of National Poetry Month we invite you to read some Shakespeare (or another favorite poet) and join the largest literary celebration in the world. (more…)
The living space at West of Chestnut in Quincy, MA is designed to provide stylish apartment living, and our kitchens are inviting as well as functional with plenty of cupboard space and fashionable, durable countertops. In today’s post, we are going to provide some tips for keeping the countertops looking like new. (more…)
A pot of soup simmering on the stove at your West of Chestnut apartment may be a common occurrence—or it may not, but either way, in today’s post we are sharing some soup recipes and tips for making soup this month — perfect for the waning days of winter. (more…)
February is a great month to have a movie marathon. Finish up our classic movie suggestions from earlier this month if you haven’t, and then move on to a new genre — musicals! That’s right, we’ve got some suggestions for classic musicals that will get you through the rest of the month. Be sure to stock up on theater candy, popcorn, and drinks for your movie nights. Cozy throws and pillows add the right touch for a pleasant evening, so invite some friends over to your West of Chestnut apartment soon to watch a musical with you. They’ll be humming all the way home.
One of the perks of living at West of Chestnut is having access to our many amenities, including the media room. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve put together a list of classic movies you may want to screen to celebrate this romantic holiday. They are old, but being a classic means there is a reason they are still around. So check out these dramas and comedies this month. Of course if Valentine’s is a day you ignore, we’ve got options for that, too!