Break Your New Year’s Resolution Rut

We know, every year around New Year’s the pressure comes – what’s your resolution?! Well, if the standard “Go to the gym!” just doesn’t feel inspiring, at Palladian Place, we have some ideas for you what we think everyone can get behind!

TEACH SOMEONE SOMETHING

Anything you love, anything you know, whether that’s archery, writing, web design, or cooking. Teaching is just a fancy way of learning. You learn by answering questions, instructing, sharing resources and experiences. The more you go through the steps and processes of your craft, the more you’ll sharpen your own skills, plus you’ll be learning how to facilitate and lead others through a process. What’s more, you’ll get some great quality time in with your “student” than you may not have gotten otherwise – win/win! Teaching comes in all sorts of formats, so don’t shy away – think about what you love, and share It with someone this year!

TAKE IN THE SCENERY

Most people will say that their lives are overly scheduled, overly busy, and overly stressed. So when was the last time you took a nice, leisurely stroll and just took in your surroundings? (Yeah, we didn’t think so.) Resolve that this year, you will take a little more time to just “be” – be present, be aware, be thankful. This goes for phones and technology as well. Stop using your phone as a crutch when you’re waiting or wasting time – instead, people-watch, strike up a conversation, or just let your mind relax on something besides a screen. It will do wonders for your physical, mental and spiritual health!

USE THOSE AMENITIES!

You chose Palladian Place for a reason – when you took your first tour, we can imagine there was something that really got your blood pumping (Cardio center! Sun shelf! Billiards table! Pet spa! The list goes on…) that you just haven’t quite gotten a chance to use much, or at all yet. That’s okay! Life can get in the way sometimes, but make the most of your time at the Apartments at Palladian Place by resolving to use those amenities you’ve always wanted to. And who knows – maybe while you’re at it, you’ll hit it off with a great neighbor from the 2nd floor who shares the same interest?

Happy and healthy 2016 to you from Apartments at Palladian Place!

Durham Bulls Final Games of 2015 Season

Summer is winding down, and with that comes the end of the Durham Bulls season. With just 14 home games remaining this season, make sure you take in a game before it’s too late! At Apartments at Palladian Place in Durham, NC, we love the Durham Bulls, and we’ve been holding contests all summer long giving our residents a chance to win free tickets. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to see if there will be more chances to win.

With the 2015 season winding down, the Bulls return home on Wednesday, August 19th to face the Toledo Mud Hens and the Columbus Clippers and to begin a five-game home stretch. There are tons of promotional events scheduled that you won’t want to miss including two fireworks show, a DBAP Food Truck Fest, and so much more! This is a great way to get and enjoy an event that is unique to Durham, so grab some friend check out the series while it’s in town.

If you’re looking for a bargain, then Thursday nights are for you. They feature $1 concessions where the hot dogs, soda, and popcorn are just a dollar. What’s more, Thursdays are College Nights, so students can get a Terrace View ticket and $5 in Bull Bucks for just $11, or an Outfield Reserved ticket for just $5.99 when tickets are purchased online. That’s an amazing deal you can’t pass up!

At Apartments at Palladian Place, we are so proud of our hometown team! It’s the Durham Bulls 20th Anniversary Season, and we want to help them make August awesome. Let’s do our part to support them as the close out the season at home. Our Durham Bulls are yet another reason Durham is one the best places to live!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Chapel Hill and Durham

Valentine’s Day is Saturday and if you still haven’t figured out what to do, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Last minute + Inexpensive: Picnic in the Park

Bundle up and head to Pullen Park at North Carolina State University. What’s more romantic than a picnic and a ride on historic Victorian-era carousel? End the evening with a kiss under the Bell Tower which gives off a beautiful red light.

Last minute + Creative: Valentine’s
Celebration at Wine & Design in Raleigh

Think outside the box and head to Art Bar. For $50 a couple you enjoy a drink while you and your valentine paint a masterpiece. Bonus: you’ll have a souvenir of the evening. Sign up at wineanddesign.com

Last minute + Food: Decedent Dinner at Home

Skip the crowds and order your dinner from your restaurant, but get it to go. Head home, break out the fancy dinnerware and a great bottle of your beverage of choice, and you have the recipe for a pretty great Valentine’s Day.

Last Minute + Girlfriends: Dessert Potluck

Treat yourself to a buffet of desserts. Don’t even bother with a main course. Dessert is the main course. You’re welcome.