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4 Ways to Stay On Track With Your Fitness Goals This Summer (While Still Enjoying Yourself)

By | Dallas, Dallas Healthy Food, entertainment, fitness, Food, health and wellness, Healthy, Healthy Eating, summer, tips

In the spirit of connecting you with a space to be yourself, we wanted to push past your apartment walls and connect you with some awesome members of the community. We’ve recently partnered with Territory Foods, a local meal prep service working hard to make eating healthy easy for everyone. Not only are they crafting some expert, health conscious content for our blog-viewing friends like you, but they’re also working with us to give away three, $50 Territory Foods gift cards! The giveaway, hosted on Instagram, begins May 10th and ends May 13th. So be sure to pop over to Instagram to enter, and checkout @territoryfoods while you’re at it. Without further ado, here’s some expert advice on sticking to your health goals this Summer! Summertime means longer days, more pool time, frequent parties, and lots of grilling. All of these are fun, but can also have a negative effect on your fitness goals if you aren’t careful and intentional with your choices. Most people think they have to choose between having a good time and achieving their summer bods, when in reality, you can absolutely have the best of both worlds with a little extra thought and preparation. Today I’m giving you 4 key ways to stick with your goals while still enjoying all the fun that the summer months have to offer. photo by Nadine Primeau via Unsplash 1: Offer to bring a dish when you get invited to a party As someone who is health-conscious and who…

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5 Tips To Make Your Apartment More Bearable This Summer

By | Apartments, Dallas, summer

Everything’s bigger in Texas–the food, the festivities and the fahrenheit! Some might say that a Texas summer can emulate the fiery depths of hell. From burning your bum on the car seat (leather is NOT your friend) to a lobster red sunburn, summer in Texas doesn’t mess around. It’s been so HOT lately that unless you’re heading to the lake or pool, leaving your apartment isn’t an option. Which is why we put together a few pro tips to help you make your apartment more bearable while you surf this summer heat wave… clothing optional. 1. Avoid cooking with the stove This seems obvious, but your stove/oven is the biggest culprit for turning your comfortable apartment into a stifling hot, death trap. So, pass on baking the frozen pizza and try a summer salad. Your summer bod might even thank you! Photo Cred: Erin Kunkel 2. Snow cones, popsicles or both What better way to keep cool then with an ice-cold treat? Get yourself a shaved ice maker or popsicle mold and go full Willy Wonka meets Mr. Freeze to create your own delicious, chilled-out confectionary–boozy snow cones, anyone? Photo Cred 3. Fans, fans, fans Ask Beyonce, there are no such thing as too many fans, especially the kind turning a hot, stuffy room into a breezy oasis. Ceiling fans, floor fans, box fans, YOU NAME IT! Pro-tip: Get a bowl of ice and place it in front of your floor fan…ta da you have a makeshift air conditioning unit!…

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The Best Apartment Pools in Dallas

By | Dallas, summer

Have you always dreamed of living in a sweet apartment with the best views, but most of all a kickass pool?! Us too! Especially right now, because let’s be honest… it’s 108 degrees today and we’re all suffocating. We searched high and low and talked to all of our people to find the best pools in Dallas. Check it out and let us know which one is your fav! THE ASCENT Photo Cred – The Ascent Nothing beats this infinity pool that overlooks the AAC. The Ascent pool in Victory Park is one of Dallas’ newest and wow does it blow us away. Invite us over if you move here, please and thanks.   PRESTON HOLLOW VILLAGE Photo Cred – Preston Hollow Village FB Fire pit + a pool? Cool, we’re in. (but we may wait until December..) The best of all worlds. Live, work, and play in Preston Hollow while soaking up some rays in their massive pool.   555 ROSS Phot Cred – 555 Ross FB Pools are good, rooftop pools in downtown Dallas are better! With an incredible view of the skyline, outdoor kitchens, and entertainment lounge, 555 Ross is begging to host an epic party–especially after the sun goes down!   THE BRADY Phot Cred – The Brady If we’re talking pools, cabana is one of our favorite words (besides pizza-slice-pool-floaty, of course). It might not come with poolside beverage service, but the personal cabanas and tanning ledge at the Brady give us serious high-roller, resort vibes….

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Celebrate The Rest Of Summer With FREE Dallas Music!

By | Dallas, summer

The weather is starting to cool down and summer is about to wrap up but it isn’t to late to sneak in some last minute summer fun. And what kind of fun is better than FREE fun?! None of course. Grab your picnic blankets, baskets and leftover boxed wine because it’s about time to head outside for some last minute concerts this summer! What’s better is that they’re all free and it’s the best time to experience them before summer is officially over. Get ready to make out under the stars because this list is seriously legit! Here are our favorite places to catch some free concerts! Phot Cred Levitt Pavilion: This outdoor amphitheater kicks off free concerts every weekend and brings in some big names. Are you a fan of The Polyphonic Spree? They swing by often and light up the venue with fun and great music. And they aren’t the only big names that stop by on occasion! Be sure to check the calendar so you don’t miss any of your favorite artists! The atmosphere is family-friendly but brings in crowds of all kinds! Throw the kids in the van, pack the lawn chairs and get ready for some barefoot fun! Check out there remaining concerts here. The Nasher: The museum’s ’til Midnight series at the Nasher offers free admission from 6 pm ’til midnight, every third Friday through the end of October. It’s a great way to see the exibits for free and to also experience a night out with your date or family!…

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Coming In Hot!! The Best Apartment Pools In Dallas!

By | Apartments, Dallas, summer

It’s coming in hot. You know what we’re talking about — SUMMER IN DALLAS. It’s hot. Really hot. But oh, how we love your unbearably long, hot summers, Dallas. It’s time to start thinking about where you will be spending the hottest days of the summer. We’re thinking we will be laying beside a sparkling pool, covered in the shade of a beautiful cabana while someone brings us a margarita. #goals. Whether you prefer a larger, cabana-style pool or aim for a more luxurious salt water swimming pool, we here at Smart City have searched high and low for the absolute best apartment pools in town. Depending on what you’re looking for, we can guarantee at least one of the below apartment pools will keep you cool this summer! HIGH RISE POOL WITH AWESOME VIEWS If you are looking for the best view in Dallas, look no further! You can lay out 24 floors closer to the sun and enjoy an insane view all at once! Skyhouse is fancy AF as well so you’re going to be satisfied no matter what! Studios starting at $1350 plus one month free, one bedrooms starting at $1607 plus one month free, two bedrooms starting at $2480 and three bedrooms starting at $3045 plus six weeks free. KNOX/HENDERSON POOL HAVEN If you love Knox/Henderson, then this pool is going to be your jam. Strata has a huge resort-style summer haven. They have a ton of chairs to lay out in, along with some awesome…

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