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Halloween at Renaissance Tower!

October 17, 2014 1:24 pm

SPOOKY DOOR CONTEST

WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN!

Come up with the CREEPIEST front door in Renaissance Tower and scare your neighbors! Here are the rules: BE CREATIVE, UNIQUE and ORIGINAL! Use tape or any adhesives that will pull off cleanly. Lighting effects may be used as long as chords are kept within the apartment. Fire/smoke effects, and any other flammable materials are not allowed. Decorations cannot sit or block the doorway and hallways.

Avoid physical alterations, such as paint, screws, nails, and permanent adhesives at all costs! Your door should look nice and pretty as it should be!

Contest begins now and ends October 29th!

1st Prize $100 Gift Card

2nd Prize $75 Gift Card

3rd Prize $50 Gift Card

4th Prize $25 Gift Card

STRUTT YOUR MUTT PET COSTUME CONTEST

On October 29th, join us at the Lobby Courtyard for our Strutt Your Mutt Pet Costume Contest! Bring your beloved pets in their most adorable costumes and watch them STRUTT with other mutts (and cats!).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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How to Upcycle Common Household Items

October 16, 2014 10:03 am

You may recycle your paper and plastic, but when it comes to the stuff that piles up in your closets, it can be difficult to find new uses for old things. If you want to reuse it, these tips can help you upcycle common household stuff:

  1. Picture frames. Instead of letting that slightly broken picture frame go to waste, get a bit creative about how to use it. Place a piece of colorful paper inside and lay the frame on its back to use as an eclectic, decorative jewelry tray or as a place to set candles.
  2. Colander. That beat up old colander may still have a bit more life in it. Place the bottom inside of a small bucket and fill the colander with ice at your next party. The water will run into the bucket as the ice melts so your guests won’t have to fish for ice.
  3. Old newspaper. Line dresser drawers with old newspaper using wallpaper paste and craft sealant for an authentically vintage look.

New Uses for Old Things [Country Living]
25 New Ways to Use Your Old Stuff [HGTV]
50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things [Real Simple]

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Petersen Automotive Museum: Drive Into History

October 8, 2014 9:01 am

There's no question that the past century of American culture is shaped by the countrys love affair with the automobile, and the Petersen Automotive Museum both documents and celebrates that cultural history. Car enthusiasts may swoon over the classic, mint-condition cars, like the sleek Ford Mustang introduced at the 1964 New York World's Fair or Fred Astaire's 1927 Rolls-Royce town car.

But this museum is not just for motorheads. Kids will marvel at how differently cars were sized and shaped in the past, while anyone interested in American history will be fascinated by the incredibly detailed and historically accurate neighborhood and street sets that the museum has created to place the classic cars into their original contexts and environments.

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 964-6356
www.petersen.org
www.yelp.com/biz/petersen-automotive-museum-los-angeles

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