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May 17

Accomplish More Today!

Accomplish More Today!

Hey Readers. Welcome back to Barrington Place blog! In last month’s post we told you all about the new movies out at the theater. Today we’re helping you get more done every day. Real life can come at you really fast, so take a few moments to prepare each day and save yourself some time. We found a great list from Who What Wear with some morning hacks we can’t wait to try out. (more…)

3
Apr 17

New Movies This Month

New Movies This Month

Last month we gave you some great ideas for weeknight dinner ideas. This month, we’re adding a little excitement to your weekends. Head out to the theater and catch one of these new flicks.

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6
Mar 17

Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Here at Barrington Place we love anything time-saving. Including dinner ideas. Your days are busy with errands and such, so planning a dinner might not be the first thing on your mind. But we’ve rounded up a few dinner ideas to take the stress off your plate! (more…)

6
Feb 17

Host an Oscar Party!

Host an Oscar Party!

February 26th marks Oscar night this year. The red carpet, gorgeous gowns, and celebration of cinematic genius makes the perfect night to host a party! Recreate all the glitz and glam with your friends and celebrate together! At Barrington Place Apartments, we have a party room available to rent so you can have space to host all your friends.

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2
Jan 17

Deck your walls!

Deck your walls!

Don’t let boring walls spoil your design aesthetic! We’ve found some fun ideas to spruce up your space this month!

 

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5
Dec 16

Seasonal Scents for Home

Seasonal Scents for Home

This season, it’s getting a little cooler outside and we’re spending more time inside! At Barrington Place, we are all about making our homes as cozy as possible. We’ve found a few tricks and tips for personalizing your home’s scent! Scent is one of the strongest memory triggers. Each time you walk in your front door, taking a deep breath of something fresh and cozy scented is a huge bonus.

 

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7
Nov 16

Being Gracious to Guests

The holiday season is fast approaching. Here at Barrington Place we love that our apartments provide plenty of space for hosting guests and loved ones. Our homes make a great spot for celebrating the season. We’ve gathered a few tips to help with the stress that may sometimes come with hosting others in your home! So if you’ve got friends or family headed into Madison for a visit, you can be prepared. You want your friends to think you’ve got it all together and planned, and we have ideas to help you achieve that feeling at your event or during their stay. Follow some of these ideas to take away the stress—and give yourself the gift of spending more time with your loved ones!  Put together some essentials for your guests, they will be reminded of your hospitality every time they visit. These tips are from 11 Magnolia Lane.

 

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3
Oct 16

Celebrate National Vegetarian Month

Autumn is harvest time! Huge amounts of delicious produce like fruits, vegetables, and legumes are available all across the country. What better time of year, then, to celebrate National Vegetarian Month in Madison, WI? No time better, it turns out, since that’s what October is. So to help you celebrate the holiday, we’ve gathered a list of some great restaurants in the area near your Barrington Place apartment that provide some tasty vegetarian options for you to try, as well as some reviews from Yelp to help you pick which one to try first.

 

The Green Owl Cafe

 

“First–I am not vegan or a vegetarian; I love meat as much as the next person. Prior to my first  visit, I was quite hesitant as you can imagine but decided to give it a shot. And…this place is AMAZING! A perfect and much needed restaurant for Madison. Everything I’ve tried so far has been delicious. (I’ve gone back quite a few times). My favorite dishes are the Groundnut Stew, the raw taco platter, and the crabby cakes. My suggestion: never leave without ordering a slice of pure heaven cheesecake/dessert. It makes me feel better about myself since it’s vegan. 😉 I usually dine on week nights since they’re not as busy. Service is always pleasant and courteous. Needless to say, I will be returning for more vegan goodness.” — B. X.

 

Graze

 

“Graze has over time become my favorite restaurant in Madison. Not just for the delicious food, but for the exceptional service and ambiance. I started going to graze just for lunch/brunch but after a while I figured I  would try dinner. Their drink menu is superb, I love how they use fresh herbs and update it regularly. They also update their dinner menu a few times a year so it’s fun to try what’s new. I’ve never been disappointed after eating here. I appreciate their use of local ingredients and love that they support Wisconsin farmers. I highly recommend it!! (Oh, and best cheese curds in madison…yep I went there!)” — Nicole K.

 

Himal Chuli

 

“Outstanding momos and vegetarian tarkari!! Samosas were delicious too. So happy we stopped in.  The tarkari had a wonderful flavor with fresh veggies. No wait to sit down and friendly and fast staff!! Wish this place was in our hometown.” — Christina A.

5
Sep 16

Escape Room Games in Madison

“Escape the room” games are becoming a hit all around the nation. What are they? They’re team games where a group of people is locked in a room and have to solve puzzles and hunt down clues in order to escape within the time limit. They’re sometimes described as the ultimate team-building experience. Here: this video explains it all better than we can (it specifically refers to a room escape game in Seattle, but the principles apply to all escape room activities).

 

It turns out that the room escape craze has made it here to Madison, as well, with not one but three different locations available with multiple rooms apiece. We’ve gathered links to their websites as well as some reviews from Yelp to tell you a bit more. Check them out soon!

 

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1
Aug 16

Recipes for Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August is here and is generally the hottest month of the year. As temperatures rise, we could all use something to help us cool down. And since August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, what better way to cool down than with a delicious frozen treat?

 

Now, there are plenty of brands and flavors of pre-made ice cream sandwiches out there for you to choose from. Or you could prepare some simple ones yourself; all it takes is some vanilla ice cream and your favorite cookie (chocolate or chocolate chip are classics). But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, we’ve gathered a bunch of interesting and tasty ice cream sandwich recipes from Delish that you can try:

 

Funky Monkey Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

This easy ice cream sandwich contains the holy trinity: peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate.

 

Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

These treats taste like childhood. Plus, you can make similar sandwiches with other favorite cereals, too! Adjust this one to whatever your tastes are.

 

Snickers Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Why choose a single dessert when you can have three in one? Snickers + ice cream + snickerdoodles (two times the snickers!). And like the cereal sandwich above, you can easily customize this sandwich with your preferred favorite candy bar.

 

S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day isn’t the only tasty holiday in August; the 10th happens to be National S’mores Day! So why not combine the two into one delicious dessert?

 

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Are you seeing a pattern to these sandwiches? Yeah, basically, if it might taste good with ice cream, you can probably smush some into it to make your own ice cream sandwich.

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

You probably wouldn’t have thought to smush ice cream between sheets of cookie dough, though would you? This decadent dessert will ruin you for all other ice cream sandwiches.

 

Not enough for you? Well, Delish has a list ready for you with 44 more tasty ice cream sandwich recipes that you can try. Check it out here.

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