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Summer date night at home

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Start the night right


The perfect summer date night at your Orillia apartment starts with a refreshing summer drink on the balcony. Go for the classic pick with iced tea. Add a seasonal fruit, such as peaches, for a sweet treat. You can also combine all of your favourite seasonal fruits in this tempting Summer Berry Sangria. Serve your beverage with a light, easy-to-make appetizer.


Dinner for two


Cooking dinner does not have to be stressful. If you use locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, you are practically guaranteed a flavourful, healthier meal. Before date night, visit the Orillia Farmers’ Market held at the Orillia Public Library (36 Mississaga Street West,). The market is only an eight-minute bike ride from Noble Towers Apartments. Market hours are on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Incorporate your seasonal produce into your choice of delicious date night recipes.


Get to know your sweetheart


Spend your date night enjoying the warmer weather on the balcony. Show your date how much they mean to you by making an effort to get to know them better. Use this fun questionnaire to get started. Another simple but fun activity is to enjoy a game of cards. Play your favourite game for two, or learn a new game together.
A memorable date night might be easier to plan than you think. Take advantage of your apartment balcony, plan a meal filled with irresistible summer flavours and enjoy an evening focused on the person you care about most. Williams and McDaniel hopes that today’s post helps you start planning. For more information about their Orillia apartments, visit their website.




How to choose the right frame size for any wall

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There are two important things to consider when selecting a frame. You must have a clear idea of what you are framing and you also must have an idea of where in the apartment you are putting this piece.


What You’re Framing


Consider Subject and Style

While one frame style might work perfectly for one type of art, it may not have the same effect on another. When it comes to selecting a frame, remember that every piece of artwork is unique and the frame that houses it should complement the work or photograph rather than take away from it. Most modern art pieces work best with a clean, minimalistic frame and sometimes no frame at all, whereas embellished and ornate frames are more suited to traditional works of art. If you’re looking for a striking contrast, mixing traditional frames with modern art and vice versa can yield interesting results. For truly unique art finds and frames, drop by Salvation Army located at 55 Wyandotte Street, which is a four-minute drive and 22-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

While the frame and the subject matter should complement each other, there is no need to make each match each other perfectly. Try pairing your work of art or photograph with a colourful frame to make the artwork pop and become a focal point of your apartment. Pick up the frames, hanging hardware and craft supplies at Michaels located at 95 Murphy Road. The store is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites.



Avoid frames that overpower and under power the work of art and instead opt for a frame that shows off its subject matter. Large frames paired with smaller pieces can be a great way to create a gorgeous statement and draw attention. Use your intuition and make a judgement call by testing out a few mat and frame sizes at your local photography or frame store. Located at 125 Mississauga Street East, Custom Frameworks has a large selection of frames and their associates can answer any questions or concerns that you may have. The store is a five-minute drive and 32-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Where Is It Going


Existing Décor

Be sure to take your room’s existing décor into consideration and choose a frame that fits with this particular style. Again, don’t be afraid to experiment and mix and match different looks. Ornate frames can look eclectic and fun in a modern, crisp room. For more one-of-a-kind artwork options, drop by Value Village located at 8000 Highway 12, which is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


The Room’s Use

Factor in the room and its function when it comes to picking a frame. It is possible to have the same piece of art and pair it with a few very different frames depending on where it’s going to go. The frame for a den will be significantly different from a frame for a baby nursery, even if the art is almost identical. Work around the room and its use and you’ll  find the frame that fits the best.


To Group or Not To Group

There are times when artwork looks better grouped together and other times when one piece of art is all that is needed. Pick one style and stick with it. If you’re leaning towards showcasing one piece of artwork take special care when selecting the frame, as it will be the focal point of the room. Use ‘Home Guides’s’ How to Determine the Frame Size for a Wall Space article to help select the frame size that is right for you and your apartment



Make sure you have the perfect frame for your apartment’s artwork by following these suggestions. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Orillia Apartments offer excellent customer service and high-quality amenities to all residents.






DIY spa night in your Orillia apartment

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Face Scrubs

Keep your skin fresh, clean and exfoliated by making scrubs a part of your skin regime. When it comes to your face, it is important to select gentle ingredients that will not irritate or dry out your skin. Baking soda is an inexpensive option that is just as effective as fancy facial scrubs. If pimples decide to pop up out of nowhere and you need a quick fix, add a drop of toothpaste to the area to shrink and dry it out. Maintain your skin’s natural grow and colour by treating your skin to nutrient-rich DIY masks that will cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, tighten and soothe your skin.


Face Moisturizers

Lock in your skin’s moisture by remembering to apply moisturizer every day. Store-bought products are loaded with chemicals and often come at a very high price. If you’d like to make your own at home, try online tutorials like ‘Say Not Sweet Anne’s’ Clean and Healthy Facial Moisturizer or ‘Crunchy Betty’s’ 3-Ingredient Facial Oil Moisturizer.


Body Scrubs

While keeping your face clear, refreshed and glowing is important, it is crucial that you do not neglect the rest of your skin. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your DIY lotion, this ‘Holistic Squid’ Whipped Body Butter sounds decadent and you only need three ingredients to create it. If you’re more interested in scrubs, the ‘Tree Hugger’ 8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs tutorial can be of some assistance.


Teeth Whitening

It is possible to have a healthy and beautifully white smile without an expensive dentist’s bill. Having your teeth professionally whitened can lighten your wallet by $300 after just one visit. Skip this and instead try the many homemade remedies that cost around $10 and yield similar results. One method involves combining a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste on your teeth once a week. Get started with the ‘A Beautiful Life’ blog and their DIY Home-Whitening Tutorial. In no time at all you’ll have pearly whites that you’ll want to show off. You can brush a mixture of mashed strawberries and baking soda onto your teeth and wait a few minutes. Pick up the strawberries, baking soda and maybe a little sweet snack for your spa night at Shoppers Drug Mart located at 149 Westmount Drive North. The store is a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and the Executive Suites are a three-minute drive from the store.


Healthy Hair
Pampering your hair doesn’t have to come with an outrageous cost or numerous trips to the hair salon. Create your own hair masks with items you already have in your apartment and get ready for shiny, beautiful and healthy hair. Avocados, olive oil and egg yolks are among the budget-friendly items you can use to combat frizz and chaotic tangles. If you’re looking for a hair mask for your specific hair type, ‘Hungry for Change’s’ 4 DIY Hair Masks For Shiny Healthy Hair article is a great place to start. For a super-easy nourishing mask you can whip up in seconds, combine mayonnaise, avocado, olive oil, egg yolk and a dollop of conditioner. Drop by Metro located at 70 Front Street North to pick up all the ingredients you’ll need for your spa night in. Both of the Orillia Apartments are less than 10 minutes away from the store.
Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes

After a long day at work it’s normal to look in the mirror and be greeted by tired and puffy eyes. Next time you encounter this, head to the fridge instead of running to the cosmetics counter. Even though iced tea is a beverage used to quench thirst, it also has an ability to shrink the size of blood vessels around eyes and eliminate existing inflammation. Say hello to bright, beautiful well-rested eyes. Mix up a jug of iced green tea, let it sit in the fridge and soak two cotton pads in the liquid. Once the cotton pads are soaked, lay them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes and let the tea do its work.


For those who are planning a DIY Spa Night in their apartment, these beauty treatments and products will have you feeling like you’re at a five-star spa without the hefty price tag. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, these Orillia apartments are fitting for first-time renters and young professionals alike.



Fall Front Entryway Essentials

apartments for rent in Orillia, apartment living, storage, decoratingWhen you have guests over, welcome them into your Orillia apartment with a fashionable and functional entryway. This greeting area can also serve as a place to store jackets, shoes, boots, umbrellas and everything else you need when you leave your apartment. Keep your apartment free of fall leaves, mud and snow by implementing some of these tips and items into the space. To ensure everything stays tidy and organized, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has put together a list of items that you’ll want to include in your entry.


Coat Rack

Make sure when your guests arrive at your Orillia apartment they have a place to hang their coats and jackets. The Brick located on 52 Caplan Avenue offers an assortment of options that will fit almost every style of entryway you can think of.  The store is a 28-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartments and a 38-minute drive from the Executive Suites. The selection includes the Santa Fe Solid Pine Shelf Rack and the Oxford Coat Rack among others.


Storage Bench

For those who prefer furniture pieces that have a dual purpose, Lowe’s located on 71 Bryne Drive, is a 36-minute drive from the apartments and stocks some stylishly covert storage solutions. Choose from cubbie benches, benches with storage baskets or those that feature hidden space within the seat. All of the benches at Lowe’s are stylish, practical and available at a great value. Keep your gloves, hats, umbrellas and scarves out of sight and out of mind by organizing with double-duty furniture. If you’re looking for a system that offers both storage and seating solutions, this Santa Fe Hall Tree available at The Brick includes a mirror, hidden storage and hooks for hats, scarves and coats.



By investing in an ultra-absorbent mat with no-slip grip, you can ensure that your floors stay clean and dry while the fall leaves and mud stay behind.  Located on 1017 Brodie Drive, Canadian Tire is a great place to go for a large selection of high-quality floor mats that will keep your apartment floor sparkling and clean. The apartments located on 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street are an eight-minute drive and 15-minute walk away.



For a convenient spot to keep your keys, mail phone charger, incorporate a slim or drawer-filled table in your entryway. Leons located on Memorial Avenue, is less than 10 minutes away from both the Orillia apartments, and offers stylish furniture pieces available for purchase.


Umbrella Holder

Similar to mats, umbrella holders will help keep water and accompanying dirt off your floors.

Canvas Storage Bins

Tuck this chic storage solution under tables and benches to create a clutter-free and organized space. These are available in a variety of styles and made from different materials, so that you don’t have to sacrifice style in your storage solution.


Welcome friends and family into your apartment by creating a good impression right when they step through the door of your Orillia apartment. Using these items and décor techniques, you can create a welcoming entryway that you’re proud to show off. Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers and Executive Suites are an excellent rental option for those who are currently looking to rent in the City of Orillia.