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28
Jan 14

Get Off the Beaten Path at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

If you’re looking for new things to do in Fort Worth, the Stockyards National Historic District offers a variety of activities from historic tours, museums, shopping, and scenic trails, there’s enough to keep the entire family busy for the whole weekend.

0011Fort Worth Stockyards Exchange Ave E Texas

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Attractions & Entertainment

If you’re bringing the family to The Stockyards, stop by the petting zoo that features goats, alpacas, and even camels, and swing by the Jersey Lilly Old Time Photo Parlor for a memorable family portrait. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is interesting for everyone, and the Cowtown Coliseum has live Rodeo shows.

Dining & Shopping

  • Billy Bob’s Texas Bar B Que has authentic Texas eats.
  • Los Vaqueros Restaurant offers genuine Mexian cuisine.
  • La Bella Cupcakes is indulgent for any sweet tooth and even offers delivery service.
  • Gear up at L.K. Leddy’s Boots & Saddlery or Maverick Western Wear
  • Find souvenirs at Pinkies Uncommon Treasures or Billy Bob’s Texas Gift Store.

These are only a few of the attractions you’ll find just ten minutes from our Fort Worth apartments. Contact us at Trinity Bluff to find out more.

25
Jan 14

Don’t Miss Fred Tomaselli’s Exhibition In the Modern

Known for visually stuffed pieces in a variety of materials, Fred Tomaselli is a contemporary artist whose mind-bending scenes are mesmerizing and artistically seductive. A single piece may consist of photo collage, bits of paint, pills, and other materials all layered and covered with epoxy resin.

Forth Worth Texas Modern Art Museum 2003

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Tomaselli is also known for his work featuring the front pages of the New York Times which he scans and alters the main images. These pieces not only mark historical events and the passage of time, they also reflect his comments on the presentation of news.

Tomaselli’s work will be presented at the Modern Art Museum from January 12 through March 2.

Hours and Locations

The museum opens at 10:00 daily, except on Mondays when it is closed, and is open until 5:00 pm most days. It is located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth.

For more exciting things to do in Fort Worth, or to view one of our spacious apartments, contact us today at Trinity Bluff apartments.

22
Jan 14

How to Pull Off Oversized Art Pieces

Being bold and decorating with a large piece of art shouldn’t require the services of a professional decorator. However, having a few apartment decorating tips to help you pull it off wouldn’t hurt. Here are three tips to help you make oversized art fit perfectly into your Fort Worth apartment.

apartment decorating ideas
Eclectic Living Room by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Mark Dodge Design via Houzz
  • Minimize everything else. In order for a dramatic piece of oversized art to work, it has to be allowed to take over the space. Keep everything else tame so the room isn’t too busy.
  • Keep it subtle. A big piece of art can be used to take up an entire wall without taking over when the piece features easy colors and soft art. It will blend in and provide a backdrop instead of a focal point.
  • Off the Wall. If large art is just too much on the wall, try leaning it against the wall or place it on a low bench. Experiment with off-the-wall locations to find just the right spot.

Contact us at Trinity Bluff to learn more about upscale urban living in downtown Fort Worth, or to get more great apartment decorating ideas.

14
Jan 14

Living In a Studio? Creating Work and Dining Space

For some individuals, studio apartment living is all that’s wanted or needed. With a little organization and creativity, your new home will become a hot spot for friends and family gatherings.

studio apartments in downtown Fort Worth

Source: Trinity Bluffs Urban Apartments’ Website

  • If you need more table space for a hobby such as sewing or crafts, purchase an expandable table. When not needed, fold up and put away in the closet till next time.
  • Small tables with casters can be easily moved from one room to another.
  • For dining, a small dinette set with fold down sides uses limited space.
  • Utilize bookcases for more than books. Place crafting supplies, photos, magazines, and DVDs and CDs on the shelves.
  • A bench seat is a great storage area. It not only serves as a place to sit, it will also hold blankets, quilts, winter sweaters and extra linens.
  • Incorporate a fold out sofa bed into the decor. Easy to open for sleeping and easy to close when not needed.

Our Trinity Bluff community has everything you need in a spacious studio apartment, so contact us to get more information about your new downtown Fort Worth, TX, apartment.

11
Jan 14

Improve Your Focus With the Right Scents

Aromatherapy can have a powerful effect on your home environment. Whether you’re creating a romantic mood with scented candles or adding pleasing fragrances to ease stress, specific aromas tantalize the senses.

aromatherapy

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Scents also work as a medium in creating an environment that supports and enhances a productive environment. This is especially important for people working at home or for students when studying.

Several scents to help improve your senses, so consider these:

  • Rosemary oil helps us think and react more quickly especially in stressful situations.
  • Lemon is extremely potent in its fragrance. It’s refreshing but be sure to establish how much to use as it can be overpowering.
  • Mint is a brain stimulator. Chewing gum or eating mints gives the brain a jump start in creativity.
  • Orange is bold and sassy.

Our Trinity Bluff community has plenty of options, features and amenities for every lifestyle, contact us today for more information on downtown Fort Worth, TX apartments.

9
Jan 14

No Time to Cook? How to Use Low-Effort Cooking

When you live in an outstanding community like Trinity Bluff, cooking in an apartment kitchen is a culinary treat. To get the maximum out of cooking in the most efficient and effortless way, try adding these appliances.

appliances to make life easier

Source: Trinity Urban

  • Microwaves have taken cooking to a whole other level. With the wide variety of pre-packaged meals ready to go, there’s no need to deprive yourself of a well-balanced meal.
  • Toaster ovens can prepare items from pizza and pastries to fluffy hot biscuits. It is every cook’s best friend.
  • Rice cookers are for a lot more than steaming rice. While the cooker makes the fluffiest rice in town, and quickly, you can also steam pasta for spaghetti, make mac and cheese, or steam fresh veggies like cabbage, fresh beans and cauliflower. It’s also great for steaming/poaching fresh fruit.
  • Crock pots can cook just about anything from whole chickens to a pot full of meat balls.
  • Electric frying pans are perfect for a quick meal in one pan versus firing up the stove.

If you’d like to look at what’s in store for you when choosing our community, contact us at Trinity Urban Apartments for more information.

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