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5
Sep 17

The Original Lobster Festival – The Lobsters are Coming!

LobsterThe Original Lobster Festival is being held in Long Beach from September 8 to 10 at Rainbow Lagoon Park. This event is so beloved that it’s been around for more than 20 years. If you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting the Fresh Live Maine Lobster on a different coast, then now’s the time to get your fill.

Lobster and Much More

Coming to the Lobster Fest is as delicious as it is exciting. Meals are cooked in the World’s Largest Lobster Cooker, so everyone gets fed without having to wait. Dancing, photos, arts and crafts, auctions, a sports tent, and even karaoke are all waiting when you come to this event. There’s also plenty of adult beverages — including their signature drink, the “Screaming Lobster.” The event goes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are just $5 on Friday and $13 on Saturday and Sunday. Or, upgrade to the VIP status for $20 on Friday and $40 on Saturday and Sunday. The VIP experience includes private bathrooms, a private seating area, and a complimentary beverage of your choice.

Fun for Everyone

You won’t just find steamed lobster when you’re here. Snack on lobster sliders, try lobster-on-a-stick, or get one of the infamous buttery rolls that have been the hit of so many food trucks. If you have a land lover in your midst, there will be an international food court for any taste. Kids are especially welcome, and there will be plenty of things for the younger set to do as well. Kids can try their hand at the many games throughout the festival, hop around in the bounce house, or get their face painted to match their outfit. For the adults, the sports tent will feature a whole wall of televisions so you can watch whatever strikes your fancy. In addition, a variety of businesses will be in Long Beach with free giveaways throughout the weekend.

There’s always something going on around our apartments in Long Beach. Give Edison a call today if you want to live somewhere that puts you in the thick of the action and the fun!

1
Sep 17

Check Out the New Blues Festival in El Dorado Park

GuitaristAt the El Dorado Park in Long Beach, you’ll find the New Blues Festival being held this Labor Day weekend from September 2 to 3 in El Dorado Park. Traditional blues may be a niche, but New Blues has managed to find a much broader audience. If you’re in Long Beach apartments, you won’t be disappointed when you stop by this event.

What Exactly is New Blues?

New blues isn’t anything like the B.B. King songs that may pop into your head when you first hear the term. This is all about updating the notes and beat for the audience of today. If you’ve ever rocked out to a White Stripes song before, then you’ve already heard (and enjoyed) a prime example of new blues. Whether you love this style of music or simply have an appreciation for it, it’s time check out and support the artists who promote the sound and have some fun at the same time.

More Than 30 Acts

There will be two different stages for you to choose from, and more than 30 different artists for you to hear. Union Hobos, Janiva Magness, and Zac Harmon are just a few of the artists who will be taking the stage. In addition to what’s new and now, there will a number of different sounds for you to discover over the two-day festival. Not only will there be contemporary artists with a modern spin on blues, but you’ll also be able to compare local, regional, and international versions as well. If you love traditional blues, then you’ll also get to hear artists play tribute to the greats of ages. Tickets are $40 for a day and $70 for the weekend pass. There are also a number of other ticket options, including Gold Pass and V.I.P., that get you everything from catered food to backstage passes.

For those who like to get out and about, our apartment community can help you see and do everything you want. Whether you love music, museums, or food, Edison is near it all. We give you a comfortable and convenient place to call home if you’re always on the go. Give us a call today to learn more about our available floor plans!

1
Sep 17

It’s Time for the 68th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival

GreeceResidents at our Long Beach apartments are fortunate to live in an area with beautiful weather, lovely scenery, and great events. One of the most exciting and fun events coming up is the 68th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival. This event is always a popular event for Long Beach residents, and this year is planned to be the biggest and best yet.

From Your Long Beach Apartments to an Authentic Greek Atmosphere

You can go from your apartment in Long Beach to the 68th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival in a matter of minutes. The festival’s address is 5761 E. Colorado Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. The event is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2017. It begins on September 2 at 12:00 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend until the end of the day on September 4. Admission for the 68th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival is $5.

The Schedule of Events

Authentic Greek dancing is always one of the highlights of the Long Beach Greek Festival, and this year is no exception. The dance schedule includes Greek dance performances at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day of the festival. Additionally, Greek dance lessons are given each day at 5:00 p.m. There will also be continuous Greek music between the dance performances and dance lessons.

On each day of the festival, informational videos about Greece are also available. At 12:15 each day, a video called “Discovering Greece” will be shown. At 1:45 p.m., a travel video called “Greek Odyssey” will be shown. At 3:00 p.m. each day, a video called “Secrets of the Past” will be shown. At 4:30 p.m., a video called “Greece” will be shown. At 6:00 p.m., a video called “Visions of Greece” will be shown, and at 7:00 p.m., the final video, “Alexander the Great” will be shown.

At 2:00 p.m. each day, Greek cuisine takes center stage with a demonstration of Greek cooking techniques and dishes. Another cooking demonstration follows at 4:00 p.m., and a video cooking demonstration will be shown at 5:30 p.m.

Ready to Make a Move?

Ready to make a move to Long Beach? Edison Apartments in Long Beach offers luxury living in modern flats. Call any time to learn more about our apartment options that are available now.

14
Aug 17

Date Night: Movies on the Beach for Free

Evening at the BeachDating can get expensive! If you are trying to be smart with your money, you may be looking for inexpensive date night ideas. If so, movies on the beach may be a great idea. Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” hosts free movie nights on local beaches from June 15 through August 22, 2017. Consider this fun activity when you are looking for date night or outing ideas!

It’s Free

One of the biggest benefits of going to “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” for date night is that it is free. Southern California is home to great eateries and attractions. But they can get pricey. When you want to take a date out for a unique experience, this is the perfect idea. Parking is free and the event is free. The only thing you need to pay for is food and drinks, or you can bring your own from home.

Upcoming Movies

There are 3 more movie screenings so don’t miss out! Movies start at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). On August 15, Moana will be showing at Granada Beach. Catch The Princess Bride on August 17 at Alamitos Beach. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for The Sandlot on August 22 at Granada Beach.

Another benefit of “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” is that it is romantic. You and your date get to cuddle up on a beach blanket, sit underneath the stars, listen to the waves lap and then take in a movie as it plays. It is a far more romantic scenario than heading to a movie theater or renting a movie to watch at your house.

Cap the Night Off With a Stroll on the Beach

The last advantage to holding date night at “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” is that you can cap off the evening with a romantic stroll on the beach. This gives you time to talk to each other and discuss the movie you just watched next to the waves.

Long Beach is home to beautiful beaches and fun activities. If you are looking to make this area home, check out our apartments in Long Beach. Edison features classic designs with a new, unique vibe. Call us today to schedule an appointment to view our community or to see our available floor plans.

14
Aug 17

Head to Belmont Shore’s Stroll and Savor!

SushiOne of the great things about our Long Beach apartment is the closeness to so many great community events. On August 16 and 17, you’ll be able to enjoy the fourth and final series of Belmont Shore’s Stroll & Savor event. You’ll listen to the best of a wide variety of local musical talent while tasting samples of menu favorites from over 40 of the best local restaurants. Each of these restaurants will prepare tastings of some of their menu favorites, allowing you to nibble your way through the neighborhood without getting too full before you reach the end of the street.

Tickets are Still Available

You can buy sets of tickets which are good for both nights. 12 tickets are only $10. You can find tickets at The Beach on 2nd, Blue Windows, La Strada, Polly’s Gourmet Coffee, Salon Soma, Shore Business Center, and Sweet Jill’s. In addition, you’ll be able to find last minute tickets the night of the event in front of Chase Bank.

Entertainment

You’ll enjoy an eclectic mix of musical entertainment from local talent. Belmont Shore Stroll & Savor is happening on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, you’ll hear The Tom Solis Band on Corona & 2nd, the band Nth at Rubio’s, Billy Rose at Yogurtland, Rebecca & Matt in front of Brix, and the Poly HS Jazz Band at Polly’s Coffee.

Belmont Shore mixes it up and offers a different lineup on Thursday. Come down to enjoy Gregg Young and the 2nd St Band on Corona & 2nd, US99 on Argonne, Still Spark near Brix, Nth the band at Rubio’s, Billy Rose at Yogurtland and the Poly HS Jazz Band at Polly’s Coffee.

One of the most popular amenities our community offers is the great sense of neighborliness. Make friends in our comfortable lobby or gather a group for weekend fun around our rooftop pool. You’ll meet people at our Sky Lounge and yoga studio, adding to your social life as soon as you move in. Give us a call today so we can schedule a tour of our community and available floor plans and show you all the great perks of living at Edison.

7
Aug 17

Start Your Engines for the 69th Annual Catalina Ski Race

Boats in the WaterLong Beach and Catalina Island packs a lot of flavor regardless of the time of year you visit. From whale migrations to boat races, there’s a lot to see and do. But for something with a little more edge to it, you may want to check out the Catalina Ski Race (CSR) this summer for an event that may just inspire you to take up a new hobby.

A History of Fun

The CSR has been an annual event for 69 years, and it’s known by water skiers throughout the world. People flock to tame the open water and show off their skills. They come partly because CSR has the scenery and notoriety to make for a great event, and partly because it’s the only race for water skiing on the open ocean. This year, sign in and registration is Friday, August 11, where boats will be inspected and roll call will be taken. On August 12, the parade starts at 7 a.m. and viewing starts at 8:53 a.m. for the race. Scoring will stop three hours after the start of the race, and trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m.

How It Works

The race uses 62 miles of the water to give its participants a true challenge. People from every corner of the globe can choose from a number of categories to compete in. There are 19 different divisions in which skiers can enter — Women, men, kids, beginners, experts, sportsman: there’s something for everyone. The race starts between Oil Island White and Island Grissom (inside Long Beach Harbor) and finishes just off the Queen Mary Stern Area, with a split start of a minimum 7 minutes apart. There will be race activities that start on Friday and go straight on through Saturday, so come and hang out.

You may have a tendency to take the water for granted at our apartments in Long Beach, but that all stops when you attend the CSR. If you want to be close to all the action, check out our studios, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Edison encourages everyone to live their dreams, so give us a call to schedule a tour and see what sets our community apart.

17
Jul 17

Follow These Tips to Choose the Perfect Dining Table

Edison Floor PlanIf you need to replace an older dining room table or if you just want a brand new one to spruce up your apartment, it’s important to find the right one. Dining room tables come in a variety of sizes, materials and styles to choose from, so plan on taking your time to select the perfect one for your home. The following tips can help you out.

Measure Your Dining Area

Don’t go shopping for dining room tables until you’ve measured your dining area. Otherwise, you can end up finding a table you really like only to discover that it’s not the right size for your apartment. A table that’s too big will make your dining area look crowded, while one that’s too small will make it look too sparse.

Consider an Expandable Table

If you don’t need a large table all the time, but you want to be able to have friends and family over for dinner, choose a dining room table that expands. This allows you to fit more people at your table when needed without forcing you to give up space in your dining area overall.

Choose a Material

Think about the kind of look you want your dining area to have and the surrounding decor in your home when choosing a material, such as wood or glass. You should also keep practical concerns in mind, such as having to clean glass tables more frequently than other materials.

Select a Shape

You don’t have to go with a traditional rectangular dining room table. You can also choose from other shapes, such as round tables, octagonal ones and square ones. Rectangular tables are more formal, while round ones are more casual. Round and square tables might also fit better if you have limited dining room space.

Test Tables in Person

Visit local stores to test dining room tables you like in order to ensure that they’ll work for you. Testing them in person rather than getting one online makes it easier to find one you really love.

Our apartments in Long Beach, California feature living/dining areas that have ample space for your new dining room table. Contact us for more information on our available apartments.

10
Jul 17

4 Ways to Decorate Your Apartment With Plants

Indoor PlantsThere’s something about an apartment that doesn’t have plants that looks unfinished. Plants add elements of life, luxury, color, texture, and greenery to home interiors, giving them powerful design potential that can make a place look complete and pulled-together. Following are four ways that residents of apartments in Long Beach can use indoor plants as design accessories.

Specimen Plantings

Kentia palm, jade, and ficus are just a few of the many indoor plant varieties worthy of being showcased as a specimen plant in home environments. Ficus trees, for instance, can grow up to your ceiling if you let them and are wonderful accents when lightly dressed with a string of sparkling white lights. Jade has such serious architectural interest that it’s best against a bare wall — use backlighting to show it off after sunset.

Kitchen Herb Gardens

You can’t beat a row of herbs growing on a windowsill for a classic country kitchen ambiance. If you’ve got a windowsill that receives plenty of sun and you like the idea of being greeted with pleasantly scented greenery when you go to your kitchen to start your morning, you should explore the wonderful world of growing culinary herbs indoors. Not only will your kitchen get a fabulous visual upgrade, but you’ll have the option of preparing meals with fresh herbs.

Room Dividers

You can use shelves full of plants to define divided space as an attractive alternative to traditional room divider fixtures. All you need is a sturdy set of shelves designed to sit on the floor that is open on both sides.

Corner Clusters

Tired of bare corners where nothing seems to fit or work? Try adding a plant stand with a triangular back that’s designed for use in corners and filling it with a cluster of plants. Or use a plant stand with one single tall shelf and place a plant with foliage and flowers that flow downward on it for a stunning statement.

Give these ideas a try to incorporate fresh indoor plants in one of our studios, one- or two-bedroom apartment homes. Please feel free to stop by our office or give us a call if you would like more information about our floor plans and our community.

3
Jul 17

4 Tips for Decorating a Bookshelf

BookshelfA new residence means lots of exciting things: scenery to explore, changes in your everyday routine and adding your personal touch to a living space. One way residents of apartments in Long Beach, CA can make a space truly their own is giving an everyday bookshelf a distinctive look.

How to Put a Unique Stamp on a Bookshelf

A bookshelf is a bookshelf, right? Not when you take the time to turn it into a functional piece that also reveals your personal style. Here are four ways to do that.

1. Go Minimalist

Use your bookshelf to house a sparse supply of books and highlight a few you consider extra-special. This creates a look that says both California and contemporary. Be sure to avoid letting clutter creep into any empty spaces, and you’ll have a very stylish, striking bookshelf.

2. Display Art

While many people stick a picture frame here and there on a shelf, few actually hang large-scale art on the outside of the shelves of a bookshelf. If you opt to group your books by color, choosing pieces of art that are a consistent color makes a dramatic statement. Chances are, it also tells visitors what your favorite color is.

3. Think Monochromatic

Do you love the clean and modern look of white? Then choose a monochromatic look for a bookshelf. Instead of placing books on the shelves with the spines facing outward, try a reversal. Rows of white pages facing forward are a very creative touch.

4. Display a Pair

Before experimenting on how to arrange books or memorabilia, consider how you want to place bookshelves in your apartment. If you’d love to create the appearance of built-in bookshelves, consider putting two identical bookshelves side-by-side. This placement also means added space for displaying favorite objects that convey your taste and your personality.

After time spent enjoying gorgeous Southern California weather, relaxing in a home with a décor that distinctly reflects your preferences is a pleasure. These four quick and easy tips allow residents of Long Beach apartments to use a bookshelf to decorate with a unique look. Call us today to learn more about our studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans.

19
Jun 17

Save the Date for Taste of Brews in Long Beach

Glass of BeerResidents of Long Beach apartments truly know how to appreciate a good craft beer, and there’s no better place to fully indulge your love of a well-crafted brew than at Taste of Brews Long Beach. Here are all of the details so you can be sure to make the most of the event.

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Tastes of Brews Long Beach

  • This year makes the 7th celebration of Taste of Brews Long Beach.
  • It will be held on August 19, 2017 at Lighthouse Park (or officially Shoreline Aquatic Park) located at 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach.
  • The event runs from noon until 5 p.m., but remember, alcohol service will end at 4 p.m.
  • The event offers unlimited tastings, and there will be no shortage of things to try with over 100 microbrews and hard ciders.
  • The best food trucks in Southern California will be serving up delicious eats because brews are better on a full stomach.
  • It all happens in a beautiful, oceanfront setting.
  • Buy your tickets early! It’s expected to sell out online with only a limited number of additional tickets available at the gate. Plus, if you buy your tickets early you can take advantage of the “Early Bird” pricing, with $40 for the full 4 hours of beer servings, or $30 for a ticket that will have you served from 1-4 p.m.
  • Tickets also include water, live entertainment and some snack samples while they last, though a lot more food will be available for purchase.
  • This event is 21+ only!
  • Parking will be available at the Pike Parking Structure for a fee.
  • Some of the standout participating breweries include well-known California breweries such as Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada, as well as brand new ones like Ska Brewing of Colorado, Network of Santa Ana and Four Sons of Huntington Beach.
  • It all goes to a great cause, as proceeds go to the Long Beach Marine Institute.
  • If you need to get in touch or would like more information, call (714) 375-1132 or send an email to brewmaster@tasteofbrews.com.

Once you’ve discovered your very favorite new craft beer, grab a case and enjoy it on our beautiful rooftop pool and sky lounge or while you’re grilling up a meal at the outdoor community kitchen with grill stations. To find out more about the amenities here at Edison, give us a call.

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