The ViewPointe Townhouses in Oceanside CA

Imagine this reality: your own townhouse or penthouse a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. Stunning views entice you up to your own private rooftop deck at The ViewPointe. Everything you love about life in Oceanside is within walking or biking distance. Welcome home.  

Oceanside Pier beckons, just a brief walk away. Take in the scents of the ocean or watch surfers catching waves nearby. Fish for stingray, halibut, or sand sharks right from the pier or go after the big one on a chartered fishing trip. Grab your surfboard (or rent one) and tame the waves yourself. The pier area is one of the best in the region for surfing; so much so that it hosts regular surfing competitions. For a more tranquil twist on surfing, rent a stand-up paddleboard and paddle your way around the Oceanside Harbor.

 

Choose from Oceanside’s many bike trails to plan the perfect two-wheeled adventure or get in your daily dose of cardio. Bike paths are marked to note “easy” through “advanced” workout levels, allowing you to tailor your ride to your exercise goals for the day.

 

When the weather isn’t cooperative enough for outdoor activities, take in a performance by the Oceanside Theatre Company or visit the art gallery in the lobby of the company’s Sunshine Brooks Theatre. Witness a performance of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, dubbed by The New York Times as “a love letter to the world,” or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic by William Inge.  

 

Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art to take in exhibits from famed artists such as San Diego’s own Marjorie Nodelman, who helped launched the Gaslamp Quarter art scene. Participate in a tabletop looming workshop or learn about Italian frescoes in one of the museum’s monthly offerings. Sign your young budding artist up for a birthday party at the museum for an event that will inspire her/his creative spirits for weeks to come.  

Oakland Homes at The Emerson

You’ve often dreamt of a home with the perfect Oakland location—close to the water, near the office, and within minutes of your favorite restaurants. Thanks to The Emerson, your dream is about to become a reality. These NOBE condominiums for sale are in the heart of all the action. And when you’re ready to relax and unwind a bit, the communal rooftop deck offers impressive views of the bay, plus a fire pit, grilling area, and plenty of lounging space.

 

Venture beyond your door to take in the riches of the neighborhood. Emeryville Marina is just a short walk or bike ride away—a perfect place for boat watching or even getting on the water yourself. Rent a stand-up paddleboard from KGB Kiteboarding at the marina and cruise through the calm waters of the bay. When you’re in the mood for serious adventure, take a kiteboarding class and learn how to harness the power of the wind to propel yourself through—and above—the water at breathtaking speeds. Explore more than 14,000 square feet of rock-climbing and bouldering space at Berkeley Ironworks. Take a class to literally learn the ropes of rock climbing, or visit the on-site shop to purchase your own gear for adventures beyond the walls.

 

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to eat. Head over to Townhouse Bar & Grill for chicken piccata, avocado bruschetta, or steak tacos, or enjoy your favorite gastropub fare at Propaganda. Experience pub classics such as a pulled pork sandwich or barbecue meatball skewers, or try the spicy lemongrass sausage sandwich for something a little different.  

Chicago’s New Luxury Homes

If you’ve always wanted to live in a brand-new condominium close to your favorite Gold Coast hot spots, now’s your chance. Chicago’s new luxury homes at Two West Delaware are in the heart of the action, so you’ll never have to venture too far to experience all your favorite aspects of paradise.

Two West Delaware offers condo configurations with one to five bedrooms and up to four and a half bathrooms to best suit your needs. Some of the condos have multiple balconies; all have floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal natural lighting. Living areas and hallways offer wide-plank engineered flooring for classic comfort and good looks under foot. Kitchens feature custom cabinets, high-end appliances, and stone countertops for a sleek yet inviting space. Enjoy a walk-in shower with frameless glass shower doors for a luxurious hotel vacation vibe.

The neighborhood provides plenty for you to do without even getting into a car. Take a bike ride up to the Lakefront Trail for stunning views of both the city and Lake Michigan. Spend some time on Oak Street Beach, relaxing under a rented umbrella or playing a pickup game of chess or beach volleyball. Grab some nachos, a classic Chicago dog, or a margarita at the beach restaurant while remaining in your beach attire.

Spend an evening showing friends a stunning view of Chicago after dark by visiting the Signature Restaurant or Signature Lounge, on the 95th and 96th floors of the John Hancock Center. The restaurant offers delectable delights such as lamb or pork chops, surf and turf, or a seafood tower with lobster, oysters, shrimp, and crab legs. Venture up to the lounge to indulge in lighter fare like a Mediterranean platter or a margherita pizza or to enjoy drinks and a shared creme brulee or blueberry cheesecake for dessert.

History buffs will appreciate Newberry Library, which is not your average neighborhood library. Newberry houses significant collections of documents and books dating back centuries. Inspect original Renaissance music manuscripts or read a copy of Lewis and Clark’s expedition journal with notes by Thomas Jefferson penned in the margins. The library also has nearly 100,000 vintage and ancient works dedicated to the history of books and printing, including some items from as far back as the 1400s. Newberry also has the perennial collection of works about Chicago and Midwest history, for those who want to delve deeper into the region’s origins.

When you’re in the mood for a completely different kind of afternoon, visit the International Museum of Surgical Science to view several centuries’ worth of medical artifacts and artwork, up close and personal. The museum’s gift shop also has an assortment of unusual items for sale. Pick up a pair of skeleton socks or a plush version of an internal organ or stem cell for that friend or loved one that has everything, including a quirky sense of humor.

Jardim West Chelsea

Relaxed luxury in the middle of New York’s exciting West Chelsea neighborhood may sound like a dream, but it’s a reality. Picture your new home, Jardim, with its bespoke kitchen design, complete with oak doors and walls, Italian cabinetry, and modern stainless steel countertops. In the master bath, enjoy radiant-heat flooring and a rain shower, both equally comforting to the soul and body. Take in stunning natural views from within your condominium, thanks to oversized pocket windows that tuck seamlessly into the walls.

 

West Chelsea just may be the brunch lover’s dream locale, with weekend options available at a number of nearby establishments. Trestle on Tenth, which serves breakfast seven days a week, offers up Swiss inspiration with morning fare such as steak tartare with quail eggs and a toasted baguette, or an herb and goat cheese omelette. Enjoy black-pepper biscuits, an asparagus and rhubarb scramble, or yogurt with homemade granola at Red Cat. Experience a taste of Paris at La Bergamote Patisserie, a French bakery/eatery complete with Euro-style sidewalk dining. Savor a classic croque monsieur or madame, a smoked salmon platter, or lemon ricotta pancakes, or share a fruit danish sampler or pain au chocolat with a close friend or two as you share stories over your morning coffee. Opt for brunch beyond the norm at Blossom, an upscale vegan brunch and lunch destination. Blossom offers up its own take on eggs Benedict or Florentine, swapping out the oeufs for a perfectly textured tofu.

 

Fill an evening with the arts without ever having to leave West Chelsea. Visit the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for a hilarious night of improv or sketch comedy. Witness or even take part in the Lady Jam, the theatre’s monthly “everyone-gets-to-perform” improv night just for females. Appreciate the art and athleticism of dance at Joyce Theater, which offers performances nearly every night. Savor “Kids Dance,” an annual extravaganza touted by The New York Times as “a New York City treasure,” featuring youth from Ballet Tech. For dance of another flavor, check out the show “Rioult Dance NY,” set to early progressive rock music.

 

Spend an inspiring evening at the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology to take in exhibits such as Force of Nature, which explores nature’s numerous influences on the fashion world. “The Science of Attraction,” one aspect of the exhibit, explores the “Peacock Revolution” that made men’s clothing of the late 1960s bold in both color and pattern. The Force of Nature exhibit features apparel and footwear from the 18th century onwards, with items from famed designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Alexander McQueen.

 

When in the mood for a relaxing stroll around the neighborhood, the High Line is well worth a visit. Both an excellent means of viewing the city and of taking in nature, this elevated green space is accessible from numerous locations, including several near Jardim. Take in one of the High Line’s scheduled programs to appreciate the park in new ways. Sign up for a garden tour, view many of the public art pieces along the line, or participate in a Tuesday night stargazing session to observe a universe beyond the city lights.  

 

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