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Top Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment This Spring - Date 03/14/2017

With the spring season around the corner, we decided to share some of the top decorating trends for apartments and townhouses in 2017.   We have scoured our favorite resources and selected ideas to bring some color and fun into your apartment in Austin.
 
House Plants are on the Rise! 
Recent statistics from Pinterest.com note that there has been a 200% increase in house plant purchases – and with good reason.  From plants that require lots of sunshine to those who don’t, there are lots of great options, and most don’t need too much care. 
 
Not sure which are best for your home?  We found this great resource for you.  Just click here to ApartmentTherapy.com for a full list of the top house plants for apartments.
 
“Hygge” – The New Term for Comfy
Did you know the secret to happiness is now referred to as “Hygge” décor?  We didn’t either, so we had to check this new trend out.  According to our resource on this subject, here’s their take on this upcoming trend for 2017: Finding the words to convey sentimental feelings can be hard sometimes. Yet, the opposite is true when it comes to the Danish term "hygge." Although there is literally no single translation for the concept (pronounced hoo-gah or hue-gah) the Danes use hygge to describe the warm feelings of happiness, comfort, and coziness—not unlike our idea of holiday spirit—they strive to achieve during the cooler weather seasons.”
 
Nightstands Bring New Light to Bedroom Décor
It was a bit hard to believe, yet according to the top online décor sites, the interest in ‘nightstands’ has far exceeded any former stats.  On Pinterest alone, they have seen a 721% increase in clicks to anything to do with bed stands or small table décor.  If you are a DIY aficionado, here’s a good link with step by step directions on how to make your own nightstand. 
 
Color it Copper, Poised Taupe, Pink or Byzantine Blue
Be it a blanket, throw, floor rug, pillow, purse, or a new pair of shoes, the top colors of 2017 are now in; some we are familiar with, and others have opened our eyes to new ideas.  Gone are the blankets that we have stored in the closet for unknown reasons or the pillows we have had for 20 years.  In are the Pink shoes for Easter celebrations with a Byzantine Blue accessory to complement our fresh look of spring!
 

Wicker Makes a Comeback
I can remember sitting on my Grandmother’s wicker chairs and always wondering if I would end up with their ownership?  I should have nabbed them when I could as and wicker (and rattan) baskets, furniture, and home décor accents are at the top of the charts for 2017.   FYI: we found a super way to add wicker into our apartment in Austin by using wicker baskets for storage of towels and such.   
 
Happy decorating!

COWBOY UP FOR A FUN WEEKEND GETAWAY FROM AUSTIN - Date 11/28/2015

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Although there are endless things to do in Austin, we thought we’d dedicate this blog to one of our favorite weekend escapes from our apartment in Austin, Texas, to Bandera’s famous Cowboy Country. 
 
It’s no secret that this Texas town is known as the Cowboy Capitol of the World.  It’s where dreams of being a cowboy can come true with a wide variety of traditional fun naturally unraveling every day.   It’s where Dude Ranch conversations overflow with old time stories of yester-year and real time chats about where and what real wranglers need to complete before the winter arrives.  
If you’ve never experienced staying at true Dude Ranch, the options are many and more than worth the drive from your home at Le Montreaux apartments and investment in the time away.
 
Here’s a good list; have a great time riding into the sunset!
 
 2E Twin Elm Guest Ranch
888-567-3049 or 830-796-3628


Flying L Guest Ranch
800-292-5134 or 830-460-3001  
 
Dixie Dude Ranch
800-375-9255 or 830-796-7771
 
Hill Country Equestrian Lodge
830-796-7950
 
Mayan Ranch
830-796-3312
 
Purple Sage Ranch Conference Center & Retreat
800-373-0931 or 830-796-7703  
 
Rancho Cortez
866-797-9339 or 830-796-9339
 
Silver Spur Guest Ranch
830-796-3037
 
Venado Springs Ranch
210-289-1610 or 866-796-0660
 
West 1077 Guest Ranch
830-796-5675
 
7 Canyons Ranch
830-562-3942 or 866-796-0660
 

GREAT PLACES TO TAKE YOUR KIDS, UNPLUGGED! - Date 11/10/2015

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With the wonderful fall weather that continues to bless us in Austin, Texas, there’s no reason for children, or adults for that matter, to be inside and absorbed by technology.  This November, take time to truly unplug those video games and connect with Mother Nature’s colorful creatures in person.  Be a short drive or day’s adventure from our apartments in Austin, there are plenty of options throughout our magnificent state to help us power down and immerse your family in real live animal action at these following nature preserves:
 
 
Barrow Nature Preserve
Barton Creek Wilderness Park
Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve
Blowing Sink Research Management Area
Blunn Creek Nature Preserve
Colorado River Wildlife Sanctuary
Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Deer Park at Maple Run Preserve
Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve
Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary
Mayfield Nature Preserve
Onion Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
Stephenson Nature Preserve & Outdoor Education Center
Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve
Zilker Nature Preserve
 

FRIGHTENINGLY FUN THINGS TO DO IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON! - Date 10/13/2015

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Just one step into any store in and around our apartments in Austin, Texas  and you’ll know what Halloween takes second place (to the Christmas season) for festive fun at all ages.   To help you make your final plans, here are a few of the top things to do and top events in Austin this Halloween season.

The month’s Blog starts with a few ideas for families and ends with our new “Frights for the Older Folks” column.
 
Happy Haunting!
 
FUN FOR ALL AGES
Harvest the Fall Fun
Come on over to Strawberry Hills this Halloween season for endless activity for all ages.  It’s almost overwhelming.  Check out this list then check into some seasonal fun through November 8th!

  • Stuff Your Own Scarecrow (Tons of family fun!) 
    Hayrides (Home of Scarecrow Island. Don't fall off the trailer or you might turn into one of them!) 
  • Candy Corn Hay Maze for children 
  • The 'Texas' Hayfield Maze for ages 6 and up 
  • Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train (Watch out for the Goats!)
    Paint-a-Pumpkin (Everyone is an artist!)
  • Picnic tables for you to enjoy & open spaces for the kids to run 
    Pet the Horses and Goats
 
.. and so much more!
 
For more information call 830-798-1462  or visit www.SweetBerryFarm.com
 
The Fall Festival & Great Pumpkin Maze
 
Through November 8th, every weekend the season is at its best with outdoor fun for everyone.
 
Visit the most scenic pumpkin patch and more in Texas … rated by TexTraveler.com as a Top 4 pumpkin patch in the Texas. It is truly one of the most scenic pumpkin patches you’ll ever visit! Once you’ve made it through the maze, grab a big Jack O’Lantern or
pumpkin for carving, painting or decorating the house. And that’s just the beginning. Make plans today to head to Barton Hill Farms for music and a magical day with your family in tow.
 
For more information, visit BartonHillFarms.com.
 
FRIGHTS FOR THE OLDER FOLKS … IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
 
While you get your costume together here in your apartment in Austin, Texas , check out a few of these “Frights for the Older Folks” coming your way this Halloween Season.
 
Illusion Manor and House of Torment
523 Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX
407-9449
Recommended for 12 and up ONLY (SERIOUSLY . .. even the websites are SCARY!) Establishment Recommends that kids under 12 do not enter without parent or guardian. Not appropriate for younger children.
 
Scare For A Cure
14219 Littig Road
Manor, TX 78653
Establishment recommends that kids under 12 do NOT enter without parent or guardian due to intense nature. This is NOT appropriate for younger children.
Austin Ghost Tours
Downtown Austin, TX
 
THE ALLEYWAYS AND SHADOWS GHOST WALK OF THE TEXAS CAPITOL
 
The day ends, the shadows descend, the darkness is coming, and something distinctly untoward begins to stir in the alleyways, streets and passageways that lie at the heart of the Lone Star Capitol. Follow the phantom footsteps to the first Hospital in Austin, the old jailhouse location, the Capitol grounds, the Governor's Mansion, the Capitol grounds and of course the Driskill and much more.

If you are looking for haunted history and good chilling Halloween family fun (for kids 10 and up) this tour is for you!  (Content may not be suitable for children under 10 years old.) For more information, call 512-853-9826 . 

 

MEET YOUR FAVORITE COMIC BOOK ARTISTS AND ACTORS IN AUSTIN! - Date 10/01/2015

MEET YOUR FAVORITE COMIC BOOK ARTISTS AND ACTORS IN AUSTIN! It’s a Celebration of all Things Comic and it’s coming to our home town in Austin this October 30 – 31, 2015. Come meet the creators of your favorite works and rub elbows with fellow comic enthusiasts at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. Check out hundreds of comics and collectibles in the Con's marketplace and find great sketches, lithographs, and more in the Artists Alley. Meet comic legends, popular artists, and television celebrities like acclaimed actors: * Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead, Burn Notice, Spider Man) * Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V, Stargate SG-1, Serenity) * Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon (The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Princess Bride) * Artist/illustrator/co-creator of Hell's Hands Neal Adams * And many more... It’s a perfect family get-a-way day and just a short drive from LeMontreaux apartments in Austin. LOCATION Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78701 SHOW HOURS Friday, October 30, 2015 – 12:-00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

COOL IDEAS FOR CHILLIN OFF ON A HOT SUMMER DAY - Date 08/30/2015

Cool Off In Texas

It’s been a long hot summer and it’s not over yet. Fortunately for our family neighborhood in Austin, Texas, there’s plenty of ways to keep cool through the end of the steaming summer days. Here’s a list of some of our favorites that are just a short drive from your driveway at Le Montreaux concierge apartments in Austin 

With 350 acres, Zilker Park – the site of the Austin City Limits Festival – is a great spot to enjoy a picnic under a shady tree, sip some cool Southern Sweet Tea and treat Fido to a fun game of Frisbee. 

Zilker Park Boat Rentals is located on Barton Creek, just east of Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. They rent canoes and kayaks. Visit their web site for additional information. 

Feel like getting wet or on the water? We love to rent kayaks at Lady Bird Lake and paddle around while enjoying the wrap-around scenery of the city and expansive landscaping along the shorelines and 10 mile scenic bike trail. 

Texas Rowing Center is also located on Lady Bird Lake which is just south of Austin High School. They offer rowing, kayak/canoe rentals and lessons. Visit their web site for additional information. 

REFRESHING, FUN IDEAS FOR YOUR BODY AND SOUL THIS SUMMER - Date 08/17/2015

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There’s no doubt that our long summer days have a tendency to take a toll on our bodies and soul.  For those of you who want to get your feet back on the ground, refreshed and moving forward, we have some great ideas for ladies(and men) this month to put some well-deserved primping and muscle pumping ideas back into your personal life.
 
Seeking a softball team or other sports program close to your apartment in Austin?  There are endless adult sports leagues in Austin.  Check out NAKID Social Sports for your next game of volleyball, soccer and surprise events that showcase boat parties and other fun ways to enjoy your time indoors and out all summer long.
 
Glow Spa and Wax House offers facials, peels, massages and other pampering treatments for women and men at 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite E, in Austin.
This spa uses LYCON-brand waxes in scents such as Chocolate and Berry which are just a start to the many options you can choose to get your skin looking refreshed and ready for whatever life may bring
 
For the ladies, ya gotta love the colors and personal care that await you at LACQUER. This summer, make time for a little time on your own at 210 Guadalupe Street where you can sip on  a refreshing glass of sparkling wine or fresh Mimosa while the pros take their time to pamper you with a pedicure and manicure for some very reasonable rates. The nail salon uses quality brands such as Deborah Lippmann and other designer  polishes and organic upgrades.

WHY PRE-LEASING AN APARTMENT IS A SMART MOVE - Date 07/30/2015

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If you’re starting to search for a new place to call home, we suggest you take advantage of the many benefits that come with a pre-lease agreement – which is available through LeMontreaux apartments in Austin, Texas.
 
Many of our current leases started this way and with all the right reasons. 
 
Community Amenities
  • Concierge Services
  • Gated Community - remote controls and gate cards
  • Club Room - $500 deposit, $125 fee
  • 24x7 Fitness Center
  • Four Laundry Facilities On-Site
  • BBQ grills and Picnic Tables by pool
  • Business Center open daily 10am - 10pm - 2 computers, printer, internet
  • Carport
  • Free DVD Rental
  • Game Room with Pool Table and Air Hockey table
  • Herb and Vegetable Gardens
  • Night Patrol
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Management
  • Package Receiving
  • Public Transportation
  • Recycling
  • Spanish Speaking Staff
  • Sparkling Pool with free Wi-Fi
  • Theater with surround sound
 
Apartment Amenities
  • *Fireplace
  • *Washer/Dryer Hookup
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Patio (privately fenced on first floor)
  • Cable Ready
  • Carpeting
  • Ceiling Fans in every bedroom
  • Crown Molding
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Large Closets
  • Refrigerator with ice maker
  • Window Coverings
If you have any questions at all, we’re here and available to help you through the process that just another benefit that comes with our concierge apartment services at LeMontreaux  in Austin, Texas.

NEW TO TOWN? HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT CONTACTS FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN - Date 07/15/2015

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A few weeks ago we tossed a little history about the city of Austin your way.  Now that you are settled in, here are some important contacts that we thought might be of interest to you as you get settled in at your new apartment community in Austin, Texas.

Important Numbers and Facts to Know

County - Travis
Your new county of Travis Country (in Austin, Tx) has an excellent website filled with all of the information you may need to get settled in.  For complete information, click here

Mayor
Steve Alder is the Mayor of Travis County. According to his biography is arrived in your new hometown in 1978 to attend the University of Texas and graduated from the School of Law.  From that point forward he dug in his boots and won the election as your Mayor this past January.

Police
For complete information about the Austin Police Department, click here or call
(512) 974-5000

Fire
For complete information about the Austin Fire Department, click here or call
 (512) 974-0130

Hospitals
There are a variety of excellent hospitals in Austin.  Here’s a list of some of the most established facilities in the region:

Brackenridge

Seton
Dell Children’s
St. David’s Medical Center