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5 Reasons We Love Stamford

Outdoor ParkResidents at 75 Tresser Apartments in Stamford don’t have to go very far to experience the best nightlife, restaurants and activities. Here are 5 of the best things that Stamford residents love about the city.

The Water

If you enjoy being around the water, you will love Stamford. The surrounding area boasts some of the best beaches in the state, including the Pear Tree Point Beach, which is a small gorgeous beach that locals love. It is never crowded even in the height of summer and offers beautiful fine white sand. There are also plenty of opportunities for kayaking, fishing, boating, paddle boarding and canoeing near Stamford. If you love sailing, you can take a sunset trip on a 19th-century schooner to the Long Island Sound.

Great Food and Drink

Foodies will love this city as it boasts an array of tempting restaurants. It has some of the best restaurants in the state of Connecticut according to food writers from Connecticut Magazine. You’ll find everything from world-class international cuisine to family-run local joints. Some of the best spots include Casa Villa, which features exotic Mexican dishes and The Fez, which serves up Moroccan inspired cuisine.

Easy Access to Just About Everywhere

Stamford offers a lot of options when it comes to traveling almost anywhere. There are several airports, Amtrak and easy access to interstates and state highways that connect New England with Florida.

So Much History

Stamford is the perfect city for history buffs. It oozes with old New England charm. Stamford is also an antique lover’s dream. If you love vintage furniture and accessories, you will be right at home in Stamford. The city offers many antique shops that feature books, furniture and other collectibles from the past.

Music Festivals and Cultural Events

Stamford has lots of cultural events and music festivals all year-round. The Alive@Five Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday from July 6 through August 10 and features great live music from big names like CeeLo Green and the Plain White T’s.

If you are thinking of moving to Stamford and are looking for a great place to live, check out 75 Tresser Apartments. Our modern, urban apartments offer residents a great location and excellent amenities. Contact us today!

Flavored Water

4 Ways to Flavor Your Water

Flavored WaterWith the dog days of summer on the horizon, it is important to remind residents of our apartments in Stamford to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, for many, drinking a plain old glass of water is boring and not very appealing. Luckily, it is fairly easy to transform a glass or bottle of plain water into a fruity, flavorful drink.

A Refreshing Lemon Lime Mint Cucumber Infused Water Drink

  • 2 cups of thinly sliced cucumber
  • 8 chopped mint leaves
  • 1 quartered lemon
  • 1 quartered lime

Adding cucumber, mint, lemon and lime to your water, you can create a refreshing mouthwatering drink. It tastes just like the drinks served at luxurious spas.

A Taste of Summer With Strawberry and Basil Infused Water

  • ¾ cup of sliced strawberries (thinly sliced)
  • 8 basil leaves

Strawberry is a popular summer flavor. Mixing strawberries and basil leaves into your water and letting them steep for several hours can give you a memorable summer drink.

A Melon Infused Water Drink Bursting With Fruity Flavorful Goodness

  • 1 cup of small cantaloupe melon balls
  • ¼ cup chopped mint leaves
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbs. candied ginger

Most flavorful water drinks for the summer use lemons, limes or strawberries. This drink allows you to try something a little different. It gives you a blast of fresh fruity flavors with a subtle hint of mint and ginger.

A Hint of Kiwi for a Surprising Treat

  • 2 peeled and diced kiwi
  • Juice from a single lime

Kiwi flavored water can be energizing during the hottest days of summer. This water infusion is extremely easy to make. In just a matter of minutes, you can have a flavorful drink that will give you the energy to make it through the day.

When you become a resident of our apartments in Stamford, you can enjoy sipping on these amazing water drinks while lounging by our sparkling outdoor swimming pool or relaxing with friends in our outdoor fireplace lounge area. We have spacious and luxurious studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available. Call us today to schedule a tour and come see for yourself our beautiful and amazing apartment community. We look forward to seeing you!

Hotel Room

Enjoy a Summer Vacation at a Waterton Managed Hotel

Hotel RoomWhen you live in a Waterton community such as 75 Tresser, there are many benefits such as superb amenities, convenient online payments and maintenance requests, spacious apartments, and much more. Since Waterton manages several hotels in addition to our collection of residential communities, community members also have the bonus of getting special summer rates at our hotels. With our Stamford apartments being mere minutes from the Metro North train station, it’s easy to plan all kinds of fun summer getaways.

Stay at a Waterton Managed Hotel This Summer

As a resident of 75 Tresser, you have access to some of the lowest rates at our Waterton managed hotels this summer. Our hotels are in California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. For your reference, our hotels and discounts are listed below. These special summer rates are only valid now until August 31, 2017. When booking your stay, simply call the special number associated with the hotel of your choice and request the Waterton corporate rate.

Starting from $49.00: Comfort Inn Piqua in Ohio

Starting from $89.00: Aloft Beachwood in Ohio and DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport in Pennsylvania

Starting from $99.00: Sheraton Needham and DoubleTree Westborough in Massachusetts, Sheraton Madison in Wisconsin and DoubleTree Skokie in Illinois

Starting from $139 weekdays and $99 weekends: Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Massachusetts

Starting from $159 weekdays and $99 weekends: Westin San Francisco Airport and Aloft San Francisco Airport in California, Sheraton Framingham in Massachusetts, and Westin Columbus in Ohio

20% off best available rate: Hyatt Place San Jose in California

Looking for Some Vacation Inspiration?

Madison is an underrated vacation destination, as the capital of Wisconsin not only offers pristine lakeside views and a host of museums and quaint cafes but it’s also the place to be if you want to go hiking, boating, or fishing without having to venture too far from the convenience of the city. The Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers several acres of relaxing gardens, including indoor ones if you’d like to beat the heat. Waterton manages the Sheraton in downtown Madison so you can easily reach major attractions and fun activities off the beaten path.

Chicago is also a fun place to visit in the summertime with games at Wrigley Field that you can’t miss, where unusual stadium food abounds like chicken and waffle sticks and bison bratwurst. No summer in Chicago is complete without a trip to the Navy Pier, a playground for kids and adults alike, that has a ferris wheel which takes you above spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Waterton has great discounted rates in neighboring Skokie, which is a very short distance from downtown Chicago. Skokie also has great fishing on the North Shore Channel, several parks to relax in, and offers peaceful respite from the summertime crowds in the city.

Hotel discounts are just another great perk of living at 75 Tresser. Call us to inquire about available floor plans!

Paintbrushes in Jar

Stop by ART SHAPES! Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Paintbrushes in JarIf you love art, it’s almost time for the ART SHAPES! Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit installation in Stamford. Sculptures will line the sidewalks and parks of the Stamford Town Center, as well as the parks in the downtown area. The exhibit is free, and the opening night celebration is on Tuesday, June 13. The exhibit will run from June through August.

The 2017 installation of exhibits will include 39 separate displays, consisting of original, painted geometric shapes made out of fiberglass. The exhibit will be on display throughout the summer for guests to enjoy during the entire summer season.

The Art Community in Stamford

The art community in Stamford and the surrounding area is very talented, and the ART SHAPES! exhibit works hard to promote the talents of the area’s artists. To get the show together, artists were asked to create designs for the shapes and then submit their designs for judging. All submissions were looked at by a jury and a pool of finalists was determined.

The History Behind Art in Public Places

Stamford has had a commitment to providing outdoor exhibits in the area for the past 24 years. The exhibits have always lasted throughout the summer, and the goals are simple. The first goal is to create a downtown area that is vibrant and encourages tourism by using art to attract new visitors. The next goal is to improve the look of the downtown area with great looking art installations. The third goal is to create awareness around art and to promote art appreciation.

Art in the community is important, and Stamford makes a strong effort every year to make this program possible. If you live in the area and you are looking for something to do on a nice evening, it’s time to head to downtown and check out the new installation for 2017. You can enjoy the artwork and then head to one of the area restaurants for a good meal.

If you are looking at apartments in Stamford, it’s time to give us a call at 75 Tresser at (866) 616-8401. Our community offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Schedule a tour today!

Farmers Market Veggies

Prepare for the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market!

Farmers Market VeggiesSummer in Stamford, CT is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, fresh food and flowers at the Downtown Farmers Market! Starting Saturday, June 17, residents will be able to purchase a wide variety of produce along with baked goods and other value-added products while getting to know the friendly growers of the area’s best fruits and vegetables.

Saturdays From June Through October

June 17 marks the first day of when the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market opens to the public. The market takes place on Prospect Street at Latham Park and will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through October 28, rain or shine. Admission is always free so you can casually browse the ever-changing selection of food even if you’re not in the mood to stock up on the freshest produce around.

Fresher and More Nutritious Produce

Since the vendors at the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market bring their fruits, vegetables, cheeses, oils and more directly from the farm to the market, it’s the best place to find the freshest produce in town. Produce from your favorite supermarket may actually be several weeks old, and because vitamins tend to break down in proportion to how much time has passed since picking, buying directly from the farmer is a great way to ensure you are taking the best possible care of your body by ingesting the most nutritious produce you can find.

Leave Your Cash at Home

Purchasing vegetables, fruits, flowers and more at the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market has never been easier now that all vendors are required to accept credit and debit cards. Eliminate the hassle of dealing with cash while creating an easy to access electronic trail of purchases that will allow you to review your savings and expenses anytime that is convenient.

Just a Jaunt Away From Home

The Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is just a jaunt down the road from 75 Tresser Apartments in Stamford. With modern designer kitchens, stainless steel appliances and more, you’ll have plenty of space to prepare gourmet meals after stocking up on delicious goodies from the market. Find out which floor plans are currently available by calling our office today.

Running Outdoors

3 Activities to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Running OutdoorsWhen Memorial Day comes around each year, with its promise of a three-day weekend, you may be tempted to lie around and catch up on sleep or chores. However, there are many great ways to get out and enjoy your time off in Stamford.

Salsa Fest and Summit Competition 

Memorial Day weekend, salsa dancers from around the world converge on Stamford for the Salsa Fest and Summit Competition. Visitors to the Salsa Fest and Summit Competition can look forward to watching the competition, enjoying workshops, and even doing a little salsa dancing themselves. Be sure to not miss out on this fun-filled cultural event!

Memorial Day Barbecue

As Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer for most people, a barbecue is the best way to celebrate. At Grace Farms, you can explore the 80 acres of natural landscape and enjoy a great meal. From 10 a.m. to noon, kids can participate in the Open Art Studio, where they can do hands-on art activities. Field games will be held as well, including kickball, corn hole, and ladder ball among other games for guests of all ages. Of course, you have to grab lunch, which is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A limited menu is provided with options from the Grace Farms menu as well as other barbecue specials.

Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run

Pack up the whole family on Memorial Day and head to Greenwich to participate in the race day activities. At 8:15 a.m., two races kick off. A 5-mile race takes runners down a scenic road through downtown Greenwich. A kids’ half-mile race is also available and takes place on the historic Havemeyer Track. If you are looking for a way to get out and get active this Memorial Day, head to the Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run.

Whether you plan to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by eating delicious barbecue, running a race, or going to other events as you commemorate veterans and their service to this country, you will want to come home to a cozy place to rest your head. Our beautiful Stamford apartments provide just that. Call today to ask about our available floor plans.

Scattered Blueberries

5 Spring Dessert Recipes

Scattered Blueberries

75 Tresser apartments in Stamford, CT is the ideal setting to entertain guests and family members. The gorgeous kitchens and light and airy apartment interiors make entertaining a breeze. For the best of what spring has to offer, look to the following five spring dessert recipes. These are recipes that you can easily cook up right in your kitchen and serve to your hungry guests. For the best results, always use the freshest ingredients possible.

1. Lemon Squares

Made with fresh lemons, lemon squares can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for enjoying at any time. These lemony squares go well with tea or coffee. If you don’t want to make these from scratch, you can find a boxed mix in the baking aisle of your favorite grocery store.

2. Strawberries and Cream Chiffon Cake

A chiffon cake is similar in texture to an angel food cake. But this version is a lot richer than angel food. The taste is light and airy, just like the air in springtime. Filled with whipped cream and macerated strawberries, this spring dessert will entice your guests’ taste buds. Since it is so rich and decadent, a small sliver will suffice for each guest. Serve with coffee or tea.

3. Rhubarb Pie

The beautiful red color of rhubarb is retained when you make a spring dessert recipe of rhubarb pie. Tart and tangy, rhubarb pie is best with a dollop of ice cold ice cream on top.

4. Jam Shortbread

One of the best things about spring is that berries are in abundant supply. It’s impossible to pass up all the fresh berries at farmers markets and in the grocery stores without bringing home your own selection. But once they’re home, they deserve something spectacular that brings out all their flavor. Why not whip up a spring dessert recipe of jam shortbread? You can easily have a recipe like this finished in less than half an hour, ready to serve your guests.

5. Blueberry Scones

Another great way to make use of those spring berries is to make blueberry scones. Scones are perfect for dipping in coffee and tea and make a terrific spring dessert.

For more information about our community or to see the beautiful kitchens in our apartments in Stamford, please contact us today!

Woman in Spa

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Woman in SpaMother’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect day to honor the woman in your life who has given you so much. For those who live in Stamford apartments, we have some excellent ideas to make this day extra special.

5 Great Ways to Honor Mom on Mother’s Day

  1. Flowers are a classic gift for moms, but how about something a bit more personal? Take her to spend the day at Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. Just like flowers, the day won’t last forever, but the memories you create of spending the day together will.
  2. Moms love spending time with their kids, but sometimes an extra special treat is getting to spend some time on their own, being pampered in ways they wouldn’t normally indulge themselves. Consider a gift certificate to one of the many fine spas in Stamford, such as Agora Spa, The Loft Salon and Spa or Thai Serenity Spa.
  3. Maybe Mom would prefer to have some company while enjoying a day of self-care? In this case, take in a yoga class or book a manicure.
  4. A walk on the beach is a perfect way to enjoy being together as a family. Cummings Park or Cove Island Park are great places to enjoy a spring Sunday.
  5. Brunch is a classic Mother’s Day activity, and for good reason. There’s nothing like a long, leisurely breakfast at one of Stamford’s fine restaurants that leaves you far too full for lunch.

Of course, there’s something extra special about giving experiences that you’ve prepared yourself. Cooking brunch at home is an ideal way to show your gift comes from the heart. If you’re not feeling like your culinary skills are up to par, it’s time to get practicing, and what easier way to do that than in our modern designer kitchens. Or, make an entire day out of the celebration and plan a BBQ at our grilling area. After a long day spent eating, enjoy reminiscing around our outdoor fire pit and thinking about all the new memories you plan to make in the year to come. To find out more about the excellent amenities offered at 75 Tresser, give us a call!

Man Fishing in Water

Five Fun Outdoor Activities to Do Near Stamford

Man Fishing in WaterNow that the weather is starting to warm up, it’s time to spread your wings and explore all that Stamford, Connecticut has to offer in terms of outdoor activities. Here are five activities that should make your short list of things to try this spring and summer.

Kayaking

Stamford boasts a number of great areas that are perfect for kayakers, including the coastline between Shippan Point and Nash Island. Holly Park is another popular spot for kayaking. If you own your own kayak and are searching for others to paddle with, check out the Stamford Kayaking Meetup Group. Don’t own a kayak? No problem. During the summer months, you can rent kayaks from the Young Mariners Foundation concession stand, which is located on the Harbor Point waterfront.

Fun with Fido

After a long winter, your pup is probably dying to get out and explore Stamford, as well. So make sure to take your pooch to the Stamford Dog Park at Courtland Park. This off-leash park offers separate areas for big and small canines. You can also take your leashed dogs to Cove Island Park for some beach fun.

Mountain Biking

If you love mountain biking, you’ll want to head over to Mianus River Park, which contains a fun network of trails that are good for both novice and intermediate riders. Not comfortable riding alone? Then check out the Stamford Bicycling Meetup Group to find new friends to ride with.

Fishing Charters

Do you love fishing? Or perhaps, you’re just interested in catching some nice fish to grill. Then it’s time to head out to sea on a fishing charter. Some of the fish you might catch include fluke, striped bass and bluefish.

Explore New York City on Foot

Stamford is relatively close to New York City, so walking around the Big Apple is always an excellent way to spend the day. You can walk around Central Park, check out the madness of Times Square or look for faux designer bags on Canal Street.

Have you been searching for a new pet-friendly home that will give you easy access to New York City? If so, call our office today to learn more about our available floor plans at our Stamford, Connecticut apartments!

Small Dog and Toy

5 Eco-Friendly Dog Toys and Treats to Celebrate Earth Day

Small Dog and ToyThese treats and toys will not only delight your dog, they’re eco-friendly as well! Earth Day is just around the corner, and you’ll be able to celebrate the day in style at your Stamford apartment home with your pup if you opt for one or more of these eco-friendly ideas.

Recyclable Frisbee

Your pup loves their frisbee—sometimes a little too much. Frisbees that get chewed up or mostly destroyed end up in landfills and the plastic just simply won’t degrade. Opt for a recyclable frisbee made from hemp or another eco-friendly, dog-friendly material. You’ll be able to play just as hard, but once the toy has been chewed beyond repair, it will degrade naturally over time.

Stuffless Dog Toys

Got a chewer? If your dog routinely kills and then rips apart stuffed animals, depositing the stuffing on the floor, you’ll have to cope with a lot of trash. A stuffless toy is more durable and creates less trash than a conventional one—and it’s safer for your dog, too.

Locally Made Treats

Buying local is for more than just people. Supporting a local dog treat business or bakery ensures that your pup always has fresh treats and that those treats aren’t being shipped all over the country. Buying local reduces the carbon footprint for both you and your pet and is an easy way to be eco-friendly year-round.

Specialty Crate

Instead of plastic that will wear out and end up in a landfill, choose a comfortable and inviting wood crate for your pup. When it is not in use as a sleeping space or den, it can be used as a stylish piece of furniture. Choosing your crate wisely keeps plastic out of the landfill and ensures you get years of use from your selection.

Recycled Material Collar and Leash

Designed to be both eco-friendly and safe for your dog, a leash or collar made from recycled materials makes a statement every time you take a walk. Look for dog coats, collars and more made from recycled materials and you’ll support eco-friendly businesses on Earth day and year-round.

We love dogs at 75 Tresser and want to make sure you have a comfortable home you’ve been craving. Call us or stop by and check out everything our apartments in Stamford have to offer you and your furry companion.

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