Monthly Archives: October 2013

Join Us at Leasing Fest—November 2

Wondering what Shores has to offer besides gorgeous apartments and great amenities? (Yes, there’s even more!) Well, we’re ready to show you at “Leasing Fest.” What is this you ask? It’s a one-day event we’ve put together that showcases neighborhood businesses, food from local restaurants, Shores move-in specials and more.

All of the Shores buildings are now officially open so Leasing Fest is also the perfect time to ask those lingering questions you may have and finally decide which Shores floorplan, view, etc. is the perfect one for you.

The WHEN is November 2 from noon to 5 pm. The WHERE is Shores Leasing Office. And the WHO will be participating is…a long list. But because we really like you, here’s a sneak peek:

Café Del Rey
Tony P’s
California Pizza Kitchen
Viktor Benes Bakery
Unleashed (by Petco)

There will also be a neighborhood pet spa, bike shop, doggie bakery, dry cleaners, boat rental company, moving company and more…so don’t miss it!

If you have any questions beforehand, feel free to call our sales office at (310) 822-7700 or email info@shoresmdr.com.

We hope to see you there!

Shores’ Cool Floorplan of the Week: Del Rey

Imagine for a moment that you’re living at Shores. You took a spin class at the Fitness Center and swam a few laps in the pool—and now it’s time to head up to your apartment. Your awesome, dual-master suite Del Rey apartment. “Awesome” may be a slightly overused word in some cases, but when it comes to the Del Rey…that’s really the only word that fits. 1,081 square feet, two huge dual masters with en suite baths, walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen and those views—those amazing water views you get to enjoy right from your own private balcony. If that isn’t the consummate California-Cool living experience, then what is?

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You know what else is great about the Del Rey? The flexibility. The dual-master suites give you the perfect setup—they’re ideal for those who need a home office, den or guest room. Add on all of the other everyday Shores amenities (complimentary high-speed Internet, DIRECTV Choice™ Satellite, washer/dryers and Energy Star® appliances) and you pretty much have it all. Plus, there are even pet-friendly Del Rey units available in Buildings C, D and E so Francis the dog or Pebbles the cat can live it up in style, as well! That’s perfection in a pretty nice-sized nutshell.

Ready to check out a Del Rey for yourself? Contact the Shores team at 310.822.7700, email info@shoresmdr.com or stop by the Leasing Office today.

 

How to Make Your First Shores’ Halloween a Creepy Success

“On a clear and starry night, Halloween is such a fright, witches roam and goblins too, then home to bowls of pumpkin stew!” Happy Almost Halloween!

Your first Halloween at Shores is approaching and if you’re one of the 170 million Americans who love celebrating this devilish holiday, then you have got to go all out. Number one on the agenda is transforming your awesome Shores apartment into a total Halloween playground…and boy, do we have the ideas to help you in that department. From spooky décor to creepy (but delicious) food, we’ve got ideas that will help you make your first Shores Halloween something to remember!

Pumpkin Planning
Carved Pumpkins

Let’s start with the most traditional of Halloween traditions: The Pumpkin. First off, you of course need to carve a few pumpkins (and bake the seeds to perfection). If you want to impress your party guests (or just yourself), work off some pumpkin patterns  for an amazingly professional look. Other cool ideas include making your own spider pumpkin candleholders (mini pumpkins, tea candles, pipe cleaners and you’re done!) or carving a jack-o-lantern with a spooky smoke effect.

Eco-Creepy

The Apple Head Gang, 18 Nov 11

If you want to be green in your Halloween decorating adventures, shrunken heads are a fun way to go. Just use your carving skills to make faces in the peeled apples, let them dry out and ooooooh do you have some super EEK-worthy accent pieces. Use them as place card holders at a Halloween dinner or float them in water as a centerpiece—whatever you choose to do with them, they’ll definitely creep your guests out in just the right way.

All in the Details

Psycho

If you want a truly eerie ambiance to your décor, you need to pay attention to details. Try faux cobwebs, black lightbulbs and glow-stick spiders to get the chills running up your guests’ spines, then top it off with a “Psycho” shower curtain for added giggles and just a touch of kitsch.

 

Spooktacular Treats

La Baguette Chocolate Mice

Halloween is all about treats, so have some fun and get creative. Sure, have some mini Snickers and Peanut Butter Cups around, but a few imaginative desserts will put your Halloween delectables over the top. A few choice options are Chocolate Mice, Wicked Cupcakes and the gross (but supremely yummy) Kitty Litter Cake.

Diabolical Drinks

Halloween Cocktail

A cocktail or two goes great with ghosts and goblins, right? But your Halloween deserves more than the usual. Try something different like Dark and Stormy Death Punch, a Chocolate Malted Martini, or the ever-popular Zombie. For non-alcoholic cocktail options, try the crimson-colored Vampire Blood Drink. To make your cocktails even more ghoulish, add adornments like plastic spiders or zombie drink coasters.

What are you planning for your first Halloween at Shores? Are you decorating? Having a party? Trick or Treating? Let us know!

5 Reasons Why the Sky Terraces Are One of the Coolest Amenities at Shores

Shores has a lot of great amenities going for it—from the Fitness Center and complimentary Wi-Fi to the sparkling pool and fire pits. But if there’s one amenity that our residents seem to universally rave about (brag about, dream about, etc.), it would be the Sky Terraces. And you know, we can’t blame them! We fell in love with this amenity while it was still in the design phases—and now that the terraces are completed (with the ocean-view terraces open now, too!), our residents are totally “getting” just how cool they are. If you haven’t checked them out yet, let us give you a sneak peek into what makes them “that” cool:

1. The Views Are Stupendous.
Beautiful Views

Great views just never get old and from the rooftop sky terraces, you’ll enjoy some truly beautiful vistas. And when you head up there for a SoCal sunset, forget about it…you’ll be in complete and utter awe.

2. The Fire Tables Are Just Plain Neat.
Firetables
Yeah, fireplaces are cool, but fire tables are just a step above. Grab some friends, a bottle of wine and a few snacks, hunker down around one of the fire tables…and you have a perfect Marina evening in the works. 

3. Neighbors Can Mix and Mingle.
Drinks, dinner and gossip
The sky terraces are a great place to meet your neighbors. You could be working on your laptop or just gazing out at the Pacific and next thing you know, bam!—you’ve made a friend.

4. Residents Can Host Very Cool Rooftop Soirées.
Apothic Red Wine | Vancouver Art Gallery
The sky terraces have all of the accouterments for a fabulous rooftop cocktail party (or summer day soirée). There’s comfy seating, tables and—of course—great ambiance.

5. It’s a Multi-Purpose Destination.
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The great thing about the sky terraces is that they’re perfect for so many scenarios! From day to night, residents can use these rooftop escapes to work (complimentary Wi-Fi anyone?), read, meditate, socialize, star gaze, play host/hostess…they’re just great spaces!

If you haven’t made your way up to a Shores sky terrace yet…please do. It’s one amenity you’ll find irresistible. If you have, then let us know your favorite sky terrace activity! We’d love to hear!