Where to Watch The NCAA Tournament In Westminster

March Madness isn’t about basketball. The NCAA tournament is about going to sports bars, filling out brackets and having fun. Even if you are not a basketball fan, going to a bar to watch a game can still be pretty fun. The 64-team tournament is set to start on Thursday and provide and entire weekend of games. If basketball is not your thing, embrace March Madness and hit up a bar, because that’s all anyone will be talking about this week. Here is a quick list of three great bars to visit near your Westminster apartment.

 

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The Posse Bar

13093 Springdale St
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (657) 227-7171

 

Beach Girls Bar

15549 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (714) 248-9585

 

Michaels Sports Pub and Grill

15192 Goldenwest St
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (714) 373-5665

 

Irish Pubs To Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Near Your Apartment

The easiest and perhaps most fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is by going to an authentic Irish pub and experiencing the holiday the right way. This year the holiday falls on a Thursday, March 17, which might as well be the weekend, so no one will begrudge you, if you have a little too much fun. Here is a quick list of three excellent reviewed Irish pubs (on Yelp) to try during your St. Patrick’s Day bar hop next week. Just be sure to drink responsibly and never drink and drive (that’s why we have Ubers and taxi’s)

 

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Silky Sullivans

10201 Slater Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone number: (714) 963-2718

 

Fitzgeralds Pub

19171 Magnolia St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Phone number: (714) 968-4523

 

O’Connell’s Sports Pub & Grille

19047 Bushard St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Phone number: (714) 964-6741

How To Throw a fun and exciting Oscar Party

The Oscars are this Sunday and most of the buzz seems to be around Leonardo DiCaprio, who may finally win his long overdue award (shouldn’t he have won the award five years ago?). If you are a pop culture junkie and plan to host a party, here are a few tips for making your event a memorable one.

 

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Popcorn bar: clear out a table and put lots of popcorn and a load of fun topping. Throw some jalapenos, honey, tabasco sauce, butter, yummy worms—anything that might taste great with a bowl of popcorn.

 

Champagne: nothing says Oscars like a glass of bubbly. Find a tasty recipe or just drink it on ice. Yes, it’s a Sunday and everyone has work the next day, but the drink can add a bit of style and classes to an Oscar party.

 

Games: everyone loves to show off their pop culture and movie knowledge, so give your guest the opportunity. Write movie quotes from all the nominated films on an index card and challenge your guest to name as many as possible. Give a prize to anyone that produces a perfect score.

 

How to Sound Proof Your Apartment Against Outside Noise

If your apartment has been noisy for whatever reason—loud neighbors or construction work going on—here are a few tips for sound proofing your home.

 

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Thick drapes: hang thick drapes in your bedroom or living room to help absorb outside noise. Something as simple as this can make a huge difference.

 

Decorations: hang sound absorbing materials like fabrics and cork on your walls. Of course, this should be done with a stylish DIY project to help create a fun, yet useful piece of décor.

 

Furniture: arrange your furniture so that it block noise coming from the problem area. If your issue is with the balcony put furniture in a layout that will absorb the most sound coming from that area. This might seem small, but it will go a long way in reducing noise.

Where To Get Valentine’s Day Flowers In Westminster

Flowers are a traditional and old school Valentine’s Day gift, but that does not mean they are not a great option. Flowers are a perfect way to say “I love you” this holiday, so why not present your date with a wonderful arrangement? Here are three great flower shops with Valentine’s Day sales near your Westminster apartment. Just be sure to place your orders now, because Valentine’s Day can be a busy holiday with last minute buyers flooding stores with orders. So grab some before they sell out. Have fun and enjoy the most romantic holiday of the year.

 

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Oceanic Flowers

14266 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (949) 836-5509

 

Fresh Cut Flowers

13460 Goldenwest St
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (714) 891-1248

 

Elegant Hive

401 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone number: (657) 231-0187

Westminster Bars: Where To Watch the Super Bowl

Super Bowl week has focused on quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. For Manning, particularly with a win on Sunday, retirement might be eminent, while Newton may be starting his reign as the face of the league. On the defensive side of the ball, both squad possess a game-changing defense that could win the game on its own. If you do not have a place to watch the game, why not try a sports bar? Most places are free and do not charge a cover, but call ahead just to be sure.

 

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The Posse Bar

13093 Springdale St
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (657) 227-7171

 

Beach Girls Bar

15549 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (714) 248-9585

 

Michaels Sports Pub and Grill

15192 Goldenwest St
Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number: (714) 373-5665

 

 

Things to Try in Westminster

Westminster is a big city and residents can get lost in the daily hustle and bustle of life. However, the travel website, TripAdvisor has a list (voted on by residents around the area) of the top five places to visit in Westminster. So if you are looking to get out of your apartment and try something new, these are the places your neighbors are raving about.

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  1. Little Saigon
  2. Asian Garden Mall
  3. Posse Bar
  4. No Limit Motorsports
  5. Vietnam War Memorial

Little Saigon and the Vietnam memorial seem to be the two must places to visit on this list. Discovering and understanding a different culture is always an excellent way to expand your horizons and visiting a war memorial is simply a great way to pay respect to the veterans that gave up their lives to protect this country.

 

Apartment Cleaning Tips: How To Get a Deposit Back

If you are thinking of searching for a new apartment, one of the first things you should do it begin taking steps to get your security deposit back. That deposit can be up to a month’s worth of rent, so be sure to get your apartment in order before moving out. Here are a few tips.

 

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Walls: do not worry too much about worn paint, but be sure to clean any and all dirt spots off the walls. Landlords are responsible for normal wear and tear, but stains are not normal wear and tear.

 

Inside cabinets: this is an area that can easily get overlooked, but the insides of cabinets, (especially under the sink) can be very messy. So be sure to make a checklist with these areas highlighted.

 

Carpet stains: carpet stains are not a apart of normal wear and tear, so if you have stains, be sure to clean them out.

 

Westminster City Classes and Activities

Getting involved in your City is a great way to stay busy, while meeting great people in your neighborhood. Westminster has plenty of excellent classes, events and help for its residents, so you might as well take advantage of it. Here are a few events happening near your Westminster apartment in January.

 

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Homework help: recreation staff offers homework help for grades k to 8th every day from 2:30 to 5pm.

 

Breast feeding classes: very Wednesday the city offers a program in Vietnamese to educate new mothers about breast feeding. The classes begin at 10 am.

 

Boys Town Parenting Classes: every Monday at 5pm the city offers a parenting class held by Boys Town of California.

 

For more information about each class visit: http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp