There’s no better time than the first month of the year with its cold and wet weather to cuddle up and get cozy in your Belmont at Park Bridge apartment home. And it’s also a great time to take advantage of traditional January white sales to score some fur-friendly linens for your luxurious bedrooms!
The Alpharetta, Georgia, pet-loving community’s Idea Specialists™ are here with some guidance on dog-friendly (and cat-friendly!) bedding, but first, a little bit of historical trivia: A fellow by the name of John Wanamaker—of Philadelphia department store and U.S. Postmaster General fame—came up with the idea of selling bed linens at a discount during the slow sales month of the year way back in 1878. Sheets and such were available only in white then, thus the name “white sale.”
Now of course you can get a luxe duvet cover in every color of the rainbow, with high thread count sheets to match. And that count is important, because a higher one means a tighter weave in the fabric, which translates into a lot less pet hair becoming embedded in the fabric! The Belmont at Park Bridge Idea Specialists™ love the feel and durability of Chateau Home Collection Egyptian cotton sateen weave sheets, which come in solids and stripes. They also love Rover, which has great reviews on other options.
Cocktails & Mocktails By The Fire
Talk about cozy: The perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail is in front of your modern apartment’s wood-burning fireplace, whether you’re enjoying time alone or sharing your space with your favorite human. Not sure what to sip on a cold Saturday evening? Not to worry! The Idea Specialists™ found 40 easy to prepare recipes at Liquor Laboratory.
If none of those tickle your tastebuds, then craft a concoction of your own by following this simple three-part formula:
- Start with a primary spirit.
- Add an element of balance, something to contradict the core’s flavor and give your drink more depth.
- Finished with a dash of seasoning to enhance the core.
The Idea Specialists™ also found this fun article on mocktails, which are perfect if you’re participating in “Dry January,” which began in 2012 as an initiative by Alcohol Change UK, a British charity, to “ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days.”
Cooking in your well-appointed kitchen is another great way to spend a winter’s evening. The Belmont at Park Bridge Idea Specialists™ found “23 Winter Comfort Food Recipes That Are Cozier Than A Fluffy Blanket” over at PureWow and can’t wait to work their way through the list, starting with Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe.