Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, so it’s a time for many to get ready for relaxation and recharging during their much-needed break from work. Here are a couple suggestions for your holiday weekend!

If shopping is on your to-do list this weekend, look no further than the Lakewood Center. There’s something for absolutely everyone (plus some stores have the lovely labor day sales going on, so take advantage)! It’s also good to do when you’re trying to escape the heatwave going on this weekend. If the heat doesn’t bother you a bit, you can head out to Liberty Park & Fitness Center. There are playgrounds and a splash pad for the kiddos, fitness stations, picnic areas, a disc golf course, plus many other options for anyone in your group. Just remember the sunscreen and water!

From all of us here at Park Del Amo Apartments, have a fun and safe weekend with those you love!

Why You Should Make Park Del Amo Your New Home

Located within the Lakewood, California area, the Park Del Amo Apartments offers the luxury of peace and tranquility. Just moments away from the famous Lakewood Mall shopping center, the facility sits near five major California freeways, thus making it much easier to commute. The urban and the suburban mix very well and add the balance needed for those who love the city but still crave quiet and solitude.

Each unit has several amenities. All are equipped with a kitchen that has a dishwasher, a microwave, and a gas-powered stove and oven. Additional unit features include energy efficient ceiling fans and expansive floor plans, along with a balcony or a patio. Double-paned windows help seal in the central heating and air that each apartment was designed for, which helps to keep your energy bill at a reasonable cost. The walls for each unit are painted in a variety of colors, thus adding to your home’s overall charm. Each unit is smoke-free for your health and safety.

Community features include an on-site laundromat and preferred parking, a parking garage, and covered parking. The outdoor area is surrounded by an abundance of luxurious landscaped gardens and trees for all to enjoy. The beauty and luxury of the Park Del Amo Apartments remain irresistible, and outdoor grilles are provided for those who wish to host a celebratory barbecue.

Park Del Amo offers a variety of floor plans, from studio to two bedrooms. Prices start at $1,360 per month. And with every luxury under the California sun, who can resist? To view leasing information, simply visit http://parkdelamoapts.com/. From there, you can access pricing and even apply online!

Best Night Life Spots in Lakewood

Weekends are meant for fun, and if you live in Lakewood, there’s no excuse why you can’t go out and have the time of your life. Whether you like to go out alone or with a group of friends, there are a number of amazing things to do so that you can enjoy Lakewood’s night life spots to the fullest. The trouble is actually narrowing down your choices and deciding on where to go out. For your convenience, I’ve listed the top three places I suggest you check out first in the city of Lakewood. The following spots have great Yelp reviews and are sure to immerse you in great company, quality service, and refreshing drinks.

Zanzabuku Cocktails
Cocktail Bar
4825 Paramount Blvd
Opens at 10:00 AM

Hideaway the Hideaway
Cocktail Bar
5523 South St
Bar games · Great cocktails · Cozy

Snug Harbor
Cocktail Bar
Del Amo Cleaners, 5520 Del Amo Blvd
Opens at 6:00 AM

Lakewood Parks: Fun Things to See and Do

The great thing about Lakewood, CA is that there are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. We tend to underestimate the importance of getting some fresh air and sunshine, but with as many parks as there are in Lakewood, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t. Parks can be a great way to bring one’s family together, as kids learn how to play sports and parents have an opportunity to soak up the sun. Parks are also a great way to make new friends and build new memories, both of which are highly valuable to your children. So check out any of the following parks here that you can find in Lakewood:


Mayfair Park

5720 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712


Bolivar Park

3300 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712


Monte Verde Park

Lakewood, CA 90713


Palms Park

12305 207th St, Lakewood, CA 90715


De Valle Park

5939 Henrilee St, Lakewood, CA 90713


San Martin Park

5231 Ocana Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713


Biscailuz Park

2601 Dollar St, Lakewood, CA 90712


Rynerson Park

20711 Studebaker Rd, Lakewood, CA 90715


Bloomfield Park

21420 Pioneer Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90715


Candlewood Park

4051 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712

Are You Ready For A FUN-Tastic Family Night in Lakewood?

The City of Lakewood will be hosting a “FUN-Tastic Family Night” featuring “The Reluctant Dragon” by The Luce Puppet Company. The events is an amazing puppet show in which a “boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon” and heads off onto an amazing adventure. Families have children have raved about the show and anyone in Lakewood with children should attend this event. Penne pasta, meatballs, bread sticks, lemonade and a dessert will be served prior to the show and seating will be on a first come basis.


Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Last day to register is July 19, or until filled.

$8 per person / $5 children 3 and under / children under 1 free

When: Friday, July 22, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Lakewood – Centre at Sycamore Plaza/Civic Center, 5000 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA, 90712-2603 (City Hall – Location In)

Event Type: City Calendar / Special Events, Recreational Events

Contact: Recreation and Community Services – (562) 866-9771 x 2408

How To Make a Summer Inspired Coffee Table

Summer is right around the corner, so now is the time to begin changing up your apartment’s décor to get that inviting summery feel. Remodeling your style can get expensive, so instead of buying everything, why not put your DIY skills to work and make something yourself? One of the easiest way to make a décor piece is by trying your hand at a coffee table. Here are the quick instructions:


Step 1: find an old (or new) palette lying around. You can buy these or find them online for free. People on Craigslist give them away all the time.


Step 2: buy some sandpaper (which cost a few dollars) and sand the palette down as much as possible. This will be the hardest part of the process, so take your time and sand it correctly.


Step 3: Buy a 2×4 from Home Depot (these cost $2 or $3) and measure and cut the leg size you want for your coffee table. You can look at other tables for reference.


Step 4: Secure the legs to the palette with screws and a few brackets. Again, this sounds harder than it really is. And if you do not have tools, you can probably borrow some from a friend.


Step 5: Pick a bright and bold summer color and paint.


How To Fill Out a March Madness Bracket

March Madness begins this Thursday night, so you better get those brackets in. ESPN and Yahoo! Sports typically hold NCAA tournament challenges with cash and prizes, so even if you are not a sports fan, filling out a bracket can still be a fun idea. Most people also join office pools for a few bucks. The key is to not worry to much and just make the picks. Here are a few tips and tricks for filling out a bracket at online or at work.


Upsets: don’t get catch up picking all No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. Upsets happen all the time so look for a few spots to grab an underdog.


No. 12 vs No. 5: this is the most common upset of the tournament, so be sure to pick at least one No. 12 seed to pull off the upset.


No. 1 vs No. 16: top seeds never lose in the first round, so skip out on this pick. A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed in the history of the tournament.


Security Deposit: Damage and Wear and Tear

Getting your security deposit back can be tricky, in particular knowing what you are liable for and what your landlord is supposed to take care of. Most leases have a clause about damage and normal wear and tear. Deposits will be deducted to pay for damages, while the landlord is responsible for fixing issues that are the result of normal wear and tear, but what is the difference?


Damage is anything major or excessive. Large holes in the walls or even a lot of tiny nail holes are considered damage. While worn paint is considered normal wear and tear. Many times the different between the two will be obvious, but other times it may not. If you are ever confused, the best bet is to ask your landlord, so there will be not issues when you move out. Just remember, you do not have to leave your apartment in the exact place when you moved in.

Sushi Tips For Beginners in Lakewood

Let’s talk sushi. 2016 is the year to spice things up and to trying something new, and what better place to start than with food. There are many great sushi spots in Lakewood, so if you have a craving for some sushi, here are a few tips to use the next time you dine out.


Do not mix wasabi: many people mix wasabi with sushi (which is tasty by the way) but the spice was meant to be eaten alone. Put a few tiny pieces of wasabi on top of your roll and try eating it that way instead.


Use the ginger: most people just skip right over the ginger because of its strong taste, but the plant is supposed to be used to cleanse your taste buds when trying a new sushi roll.


Eat with your fingers: chopsticks can be intimidating, but traditionally sushi is eaten as a finger food, so stop pretending like you know what you are doing and just eat with your hands.