3 Secrets For Staying Active and Fit During the Holidays

We have a choice this holiday season: we can give up on our diets and just enjoy the gluttonous eating or resolve to stay fit and active by working out and eating right. Sure, the first option is fun, but let’s try to be healthy over the next few months. 


Walk before or after meals: Most health experts tout the 10,000 steps a day routine. So be sure to go for walks before or after meals. The walking will help your metabolism work overtime and burn off all that yummy holiday food.


Stay Hydrated: Resolve to quit soda and all those other sugary drinks (or at least keep them to a minimum). The water will keep you full well also cleaning out our system.  


Eat Veggies: veggies are low calorie and will satiate your appetite as well. Also be sure to stay away from the carbs, which just turn into sugar and add to your weight again.

Need After-School Care: The Lakewood Activity Zone Is Now Open

Parenting is a challenge–particularly for those working moms and dads struggling to find affordable after school care. Most programs can cost an arm and a leg, while others might not provide the safety or type of educational services a parent might want.

The City of Lakewood, however, has come to the rescue with its After-School Activity Zone free drop-in program. The parks and rec department provides a supervised and interactive after-school program for middle schoolers and preteens in the area. The program runs from Monday to Friday starting at 3 p.m. and extending to 5 p.m.

The program offers kids playground games, homework help, and various craft projects. Parents need not worry as all children will be properly supervised by trained after school program staff in a safe and friendly environment.

Each Lakewood park runs its own program, so check out the City’s website to find the closest location to you. If you need more information, call city hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2408 or visit: http://www.lakewoodcity.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=24908

Lakewood Living: Where to Trick or Treat with the Kids?

When it comes to trick or treating on Halloween, most parents are concerned with safety and security. Walking your kids around at night can bring up a multitude of safety issues, so why not skip it altogether and find an indoor and secure location? Luckily, the Lakewood Shopping Center has you covered this Halloween. The shopping mall will be hosting a trick or treating even for kids of all ages, as all stores will be passing out candy starting at 4pm on October 31st.

The event takes place for two hours and will feature games and other fun near the kids play area. All attendees are encourage to bring costumes and promote the Halloween spirit. So why not start the trick or treating early and visit a location where you can be safe and secure with your family. Enjoy the holiday and make it a memorable one for your kids.

Lakewood Center Guest Services:
(562) 633-0290 or (562) 294-5640

You can also visit the Mall’s website at:


Fun Halloween Party Decorating Tips

Throwing a Halloween party this year? Awesome! Can we get an invite? We’ll even help you plan it. Here are a few fun, awesome, and simple party decorating tips that won’t break the bank.


Pumpkin punch bowl: buy the largest pumpkin you can find (most grocery stores will have tons of them). Next cut it in half and clean it out (as thoroughly as you can). Now throw your punch or a mixed drink inside and let your guests enjoy.


Glowing eyes: start saving your old toilet paper rolls–you’ll need them for your party. Once you have five or ten rolls, cut spooky looking eyes into each one. Next put a glow stick inside each one and strategically place them in the darkest areas of your living space. Your guest might be spooked seeing glowing evil eyes in your apartment.


Scary entrance: the door and entrance into your apartment is the first thing party guest will see, so be sure to set the tone with a few scary decorations. Use orange lights, googly eyes and some blood.


Attend the Lakewood Community Appreciation Event

The Lakewood Center, City Council and Sheriff’s Station will be hosting a “Community Appreciation Day” this October. The day is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd from 11am to 2pm and will feature free food, games, and entertainment among other things. The big event, however, will be a drawing to win a four-pack of Disneyland park hopper passes along with a $500 Visa gift card!

The city wide event will also feature vendors, food booths, and other things. If you are looking to get involved in your community or meet new people, attending the event is a great idea. Here are a few more details about entering the Disneyland drawing from the City of Lakewood’s website:

“To enter in the 1:50 p.m. drawing for the Disneyland prize pack, pick up a Lakewood Center Passport on October 22 starting at 11:00 a.m. Passports will be available at the welcome tables in Center Court or at the outdoor event area near the Security & Sheriff Safety Center. To enter the drawing, get your passport stamped at each stop in the mall.”  Good luck and we hope you win the drawing!

Lakewood Living: Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Decorating a pumpkin is fun, but it can also be messy and difficult. If you are planning to decorate this Halloween, here are a few frugal tips to turn a plain pumpkin into something fun and scary!

Use the stem: turn your pumpkin on its side and decorate around the stem. The stem will turn into an ugly nose and scary addition to your pumpkin.

Use props: grab fake eyes, ears, or teeth and put them on your pumpkin instead of carving. Props are easier and less messy.

Keep hydrated: pumpkins dry out quickly, so be sure to them them hydrated. The best way is to let them soak in a tub of water over night. Doing so will extend its shelf life.

Where Are the Best Parks In Lakewood?

Parks just make life better. If you think back, aren’t many of your fondest childhood memories at a park? If you are looking to recreate that magic with your own children or simply want to be surround by greenery and trees, the City of Lakewood has a few wonderful parks to visit. Parks also host a number of great events throughout the year and remain an excellent way to meet the locals. If you are looking to enjoy a park this Fall, here is a quick list of three locations near your apartment.


Mae Boyar Park

6701 Del Amo Blvd

Lakewood, CA 90713

Phone number(562) 925-6912


Rynerson Park

San Gabriel River Mid Trl

Lakewood, CA

Phone number(562) 925-6912


Simon Bolivar Park

3300 Del Amo Blvd

Lakewood, CA 90712

Eat At the Buffalo Spot in Lakewood

The Buffalo Spot is a new chicken wing restaurant in the Lakewood area that will knock your socks off. The locations opened eight weeks ago and is already receiving raving reviews from the locals on Yelp. If you are looking to watch a game with tasty bowl of wings and maybe a cold beer, this is the place to be.

Meals range from $11 to $25, but the Buffalo Spot does not take reservations or deliver food. When you are ready to try some tasty and yummy wings in the Lakewood area, this is the new hot spot to visit. Have fun and enjoy your meal.


The Buffalo Spot

Opened 8 weeks ago

5910 Del Amo Blvd

Lakewood, CA 90713

Phone number(562) 377-0330

Learn More About the Park Del Amo Apartments

The Park Del Amo apartments pride ourselves in offering a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. For those residents looking for safety and community above all else, we are the place to live. We offer wonderful studios, one and two bedroom units with the state-of-the-art floor plans and design. If you are looking for a location near the hub of Lakewood that also values privacy this is the location to see.
Each unit provides granite countertops and modern cabinets with a spacious floor plan and central air (both A/C and heat). Our apartments continue to be smoke-free and offer energy efficient windows and accent walls with designer colors. In short, if you are looking for a unit with style, we can offer it. If you are in the process of moving into a new complex and are considering the Lakewood area, give the Park Del Amo apartments a shot.

NFL Football: Where to Watch the Games in Lakewood

Week 1 of the 2016 NFL Football season is finally here. The games begin on Thursday night, but the real fun starts on Sunday morning. If you are a fantasy junkie, football enthusiast or just love to watch the games in a crowd then heading out to a bar or restaurant is a must attend event to open up the season. However, finding a location with the NFL ticket package can be tough. Luckily for you, we did all the leg work and called a few places. So here is a quick list of two locations in Lakewood with the NFL ticket package that will be showing all of the games. Buffalo Wild Wings specifically has something special going on for you fantasy football players (more info here). Have fun and enjoy a cold beer for us!



4935 Graywood Ave

Lakewood, CA 90712

Phone number: (562) 531-0980


Buffalo Wild Wings

4678 Daneland Street

Lakewood, CA 90712

Phone number: (562) 220-2760