Keeping Your Pet Cool This Summer

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As temperatures rise, it’s important to ensure your pet stays comfortable and safe from the summer heat, especially in apartment communities like EVO St. Pete. Here are practical tips to help your furry companion beat the heat.

Practice Basic Summer Safety

Start by keeping your pet hydrated with fresh water available at all times. Place multiple water bowls around your apartment to encourage drinking. Avoid walking your pet during the hottest parts of the day; opt for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler. Create a cool indoor retreat for your pet using fans, air conditioning, or cooling mats. Regularly groom your pet to manage their coat and reduce the risk of overheating. Never leave your pet in a parked car, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly become dangerous.

Local Pet Shops for Pet Care

Support local pet shops that offer essential cooling products like ice packs, cooling vests, and toys designed to keep pets comfortable in warm weather. These stores also provide specialized grooming services tailored for summer conditions. Shopping locally not only ensures quality but also supports the community.

By implementing these tips and utilizing local pet shops, you can help your pet enjoy a safe and cool summer in your EVO St. Pete apartment. Prioritizing their well-being during hot weather ensures they remain healthy and happy throughout the season.

Non-Toxic Flowers and Plants Perfect For A Pet-Friendly Home

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Creating a beautiful and safe living environment for you and your pets is essential, especially when renting an apartment. We understand the importance of a pet-friendly space at EVO Apartments, St. Petersburg, FL. Whether you’re sprucing up the look of your home with vibrant flowers or lush greenery, choosing non-toxic options that won’t harm your furry friends is crucial.

Pet-Friendly Summer

Summer is the perfect time to refresh your apartment with vibrant greenery and beautiful blooms. However, as a guest, it’s important to make choices that don’t involve permanent alterations to your apartment. Instead of drilling holes for hanging plants or making structural changes, opt for stylish plant stands, window boxes, or decorative pots.

One of the best aspects of apartment living at EVO is the community’s proximity to pet-friendly parks like William’s Park. Taking your pet for a stroll here provides them with exercise and gives you inspiration for incorporating nature into your home.

Finding the Perfect Plants and Bouquets

When choosing plants and flowers, consider your pets’ safety. Some common household plants can be toxic to animals, so selecting non-toxic varieties is key. Here are some pet-safe options:

  • Spider Plants – These hardy plants thrive in indirect sunlight and are non-toxic to dogs and cats. They also help purify the air.
  • African Violets – These colorful blooms Infuse a burst of color into your apartment without posing a risk to your furry friends.

For more ideas on non-toxic plants, check out ASPCA’s list of pet-friendly plants and expert advice

For flower arrangements. Consider creating small, portable gardens that can easily move around your apartment for optimal sunlight.

Enhancing Your Apartment Living with Pet-Safe Plants

Adding non-toxic flowers and plants into your apartment enhances the aesthetic appeal and ensures a secure environment for your pets. By making thoughtful choices, you can enjoy the beauty of nature indoors without compromising your pets’ health. A pet-friendly home is a happy home. You and your furry friends can enjoy a safe, beautiful, and harmonious living space at EVO.

Our Favorite Summer Recipes

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Embrace the sizzling summer heat in your EVO Apartment by embarking on an adventure with your favorite seasonal recipes. From zesty salads to mouth-watering barbecues, these dishes are designed to complement the sunny days and balmy evenings and make every meal a celebration.

Loving Summer Food and Drinks

Whether you enjoy a bit of alcohol or prefer non-alcoholic options, summer cocktails and mocktails are a delight. Classic mojitos with mint and lime or a tropical piña colada made with coconut milk and pineapple juice can transport you to a beach paradise. If alcohol is off the menu, omit it for a delicious mocktail version.

For those who prefer less sweetness, iced teas and infused waters are perfect summer beverages. Brew your favorite black tea, add sliced fresh peaches, and let it chill in the fridge. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint. You can also cut a cucumber, add it to a pitcher of water with a handful of fresh mint leaves, and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to infuse. Another option is to combine slices of lemon, lime, and orange with a few basil leaves in a water pitcher. Chill and enjoy a refreshing citrus drink.

Two Delicious Recipes You’ll Love

Garlic butter shrimp pasta is a quick and tasty meal that can be ready in under 30 minutes. Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions. In a large skillet, melt butter and sauté minced garlic until fragrant. Add peeled and deveined shrimp, cooking until they turn pink. Toss in the cooked pasta, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top, and sprinkle with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately for a satisfying dinner.

Stuffed bell peppers are a wholesome and versatile dish that can be customized to your liking. Start by cutting the tops off bell peppers and removing the seeds. Cake ground beef or turkey with diced onions, garlic, and your favorite seasonings in a skillet. Mix in cooked rice and a can of diced tomatoes. Fill each pepper with the mixture, top with shredded cheese, and bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.

Summer’s Bounty

Embrace the vibrant flavors of the season with these favorite summer recipes, each a testament to the joy of fresh ingredients and creative cooking.

How To Make Your Home Summer Ready

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As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to start preparing your home for the warm weather. At EVO, we know how important creating a comfortable and inviting space for the sunny season is. It is summer. Of course, you’re planning to host outdoor gatherings, entertainment, and relaxing retreats. Preparing your apartment for summer can make a big difference. Here are some tips to help you make your home summer-ready and enjoy all the season offers.

Storing Winter and Spring Items, Bringing out Summer Essentials

Start by gathering all your winter clothing, accessories, and décor. For a streamlined organization process, utilize your apartment’s walk-in closet and community storage rooms. Safely pack away winter decorations in labeled bins. This will make it easier to find them next year and keep them in good condition.

It’s time to transform your space and add summer touches. Bring out lightweight clothing and store them in easily accessible walk-in closet areas. Rotate your wardrobe to make your favorite summer outfits front and center.

Shop Local

Supporting local businesses is a great way to enhance your summer living experience. St. Pete offers many local spots to enjoy, such as the panoramic water and city views, which is perfect for evening strolls, and shops where you can shop for unique summer décor. Check out the St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market for fresh produce and handmade goods to make your summer even more special.

Other Apartment Living Essentials

Make the most of your apartment’s outdoor amenities to enhance your summer apartment living experience. The 12,000 sq. ft. pool deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. Take advantage of the poolside bar, cabanas, barbecue grills, outdoor dining, and lounge areas. These amenities are ideal for socializing and enjoying warm weather.

There are many things you can do at home in the summer. Your private open-air balcony with glass railings offers a great space to unwind. Set up a cozy seating area with cushions and a small table to enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks while taking in the view.

Creating the Perfect Coffee Station

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The best part of apartment living is being able to customize things and make the space your own. EVO is a woman cozy place that’s just waiting for your touch. With compiled some creative ideas for a nice coffee station within your EVO apartment.

Creating a Cozy Nook

Choose a spot that feels right for you—near a window for natural light, in a corner of your kitchen, or even in your living room. The key is to make it cozy and accessible without requiring any permanent adjustments to your apartment.

A small table or a stylish bar cart can serve as the foundation for your coffee nook. Add a comfortable chair or a small stool if you have the space, creating a little area where you can sit and enjoy your breakfast.

Must-Have Coffee Station Items

Creating a coffee station is all about the perfect combination of the right location as well as the right tools and equipment. Below are some must have for a coffee station:

1. Coffee Maker- Whether you prefer a classic drip coffee maker, a single-serve pod machine, or a French press, having your preferred brewing method on hand is essential.

2. Coffee Beans and Storage – Fresh coffee beans are crucial for a great cup of coffee.

3. Mugs and Accessories- A selection of your favorite mugs, a spoon rest, and a few fun accessories like a frother or flavored syrups can elevate your coffee experience.

4. Storage Solutions – Use stylish baskets or trays to keep everything organized. Wall-mounted shelves can be a great way to save counter space and keep everything within easy reach without damaging your walls.

Apartment Living and Coffee Bliss

Apartments living is a blast we are here to prove that to you. Take out tips and tricks and have fun with them add your little spark to them and make them your own. Best of all make the most out of a apartment living.

How to Revamp Your Outdoor Space

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Summer is upon us at the Evo Apartments in Downtown St. Petersburg. This location provides endless activities to undertake. Whether it’s taking an afternoon nap in the modern apartments, relaxing on the balcony watching the elegant Tampa Bay, inviting people to fire pit parties, enjoying shared meals with friends, shopping, or enjoying exquisite dining, St. Pete’s has got it all.

Now that you’re live at the Evo, what apartment trends are you planning to embrace this summer? If unsure, here are some ideas.

Outdoor Decor for the Summer

Choose unique outdoor decorations that make your home stand out and scream summer is upon us. Some ideas include:

  • Arranging a living plant wall to refresh the overall outdoor look.
  • Mixing and matching outdoor chairs to produce a color palette that portrays the summer mood.
  • Creating a conversational space that integrates two sofas positioned across each other.
  • Stringing the lights to make the outdoors cozy and welcoming.
  • Setting the table using intuitive glassware and unique flowers to elevate the mood of the outdoors.
  • If you’ve got enough space, setting up artificial grass between the pavers never disappoints.

Remember, if you embrace apartment living you should avoid making damaging or permanent adjustments.

Finding your Aesthetic

The most important aspect of decorating your apartment is choosing a look that speaks to you. After all, you’re the one who will be spending most time in these spaces. Plus, home décor can say much about someone’s personality.

When choosing add-ins to include in your apartment, go for decors that appeal to the eyes. They need not be something expensive but should be welcoming, comfy, and unique. For the bedroom, choose something that is soothing and will help you fall asleep well and fast.

Outdoor Decorations with a Difference

Upgrading your home with modern apartment trends need not cost an arm and leg. By following the above insights, you’ll be a step closer to attaining elegant and functional indoors and outdoors. And at Evo, you’ve got a home away from home.

Our Top Spots to Enjoy the Warmer Weather

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Escape the chill of winter and immerse yourself in the beauty of spring and summer with our expertly curated selection of prime spots to savor the warmer weather. From scenic coastal escapes to charming countryside retreats, each idea on our list promises unforgettable experiences as an EVO Apartment resident.

Favorite Sport to Relax in the Community

Originating in Brazil, capoeira is a dynamic and rhythmic martial art combining dance, acrobatics, and music elements. Capoeira offers a unique and exhilarating way to relax and unwind in the community surrounding your apartment. Through fluid movements, kicks, and spins, participants engage in a playful and spirited exchange, fostering a sense of connection. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the music and the group’s energy. You’ll experience a sense of liberation and joy that transcends the boundaries of traditional sports. Capoeira provides a dynamic and engaging outlet for self-expression, creativity, and relaxation. Easily inviting you to embrace your inner warrior and dance to the beat of your drum.

Organizing a game of horseshoes, bocce ball, or cornhole with your neighbors? It can be a delightful way to unwind and enjoy some lighthearted fun. Whether tossing bean bags, aiming for the perfect shot, or cheering on your friends. These amazing leisure games offer an ideal opportunity to relax and reconnect with others in your community.

Transport yourself to a serene oasis of tranquility and beauty at the Japanese Friendship Garden, a peaceful retreat just moments away from EVO apartments. This picturesque sanctuary features lush greenery, tranquil water features, and meticulously manicured landscapes. All of which invites visitors to relax and unwind.

Basking in the Glow

From serene lakeshores to bustling city parks, these destinations offer a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and leisurely enjoyment, inviting us to embrace the season’s joys fully. So, whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or an action-packed getaway, let our guide lead you to the ultimate spots where you can savor every moment of the sun-kissed days ahead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is already here! It’s that time of the year to celebrate the wonderful woman who raised, nurtured, and inspired you. And what special way to honor the incredible woman in your life than by celebrating in the comfort of your Evo apartment? Evo Apartments offer a luxurious and convenient setting for a memorable Mother’s Day weekend.

Our Top Mother’s Day Gifts

Evo Apartments prides itself on stunning residences, giving you a perfect apartment living experience. However, alterations aren’t permitted. Not to worry, though; below are some creative ways to transform your apartment into a Mom oasis:

  • Breakfast in Bed: Nothing speaks volumes about your appreciation for your mother like serving her breakfast in bed. Also, Evo’s open floor plans allow you to add an extra touch of magic to the occasion by setting up a tray with breakfast goodies and enjoying it together on the balcony while taking in the stunning views of the city.
  • Spa Day at Home: Every mother works hard and needs time to relax and rejuvenate. A spa day is a beautiful way to show appreciation for your mother by giving her a well-deserved break. Evo’s spacious bathrooms offer the ideal canvas for a DIY spa experience. Light some calming candles, draw a warm bath with essential oils, and pamper your mum with a relaxing face mask.

Enjoying the Day With Your Mother

After a relaxing morning with your mum, explore all St. Petersburg, FL, has to offer! The city is brimming with museums, art galleries, and historical sites. Stroll through the scenic waterfront parks or explore the vibrant murals that adorn the city’s walls.

You can wind up the day by catching a live performance at the Mahaffey Theater or enjoying a delicious meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

Evo: Your Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway!

The best Mother’s Day gift you can give your mom is your time and appreciation. Fortunately, Evo has thoughtful options to make Mother’s Day memorable. Evo Apartments provides the ideal apartment living setting for an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration. Whether you pamper mom at home or explore the vibrant city of St. Petersburg, Evo offers the comfort and convenience to make it an extraordinary occasion.

The Best Restaurants Nearby For Date Night

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Living in EVO St. Petersburg, FL, will spice up your evening with some fantastic dining experiences. The community around this apartment has spots that are perfect for date nights. Here’s a list of places with cozy ambiance, breathtaking views, and exquisite cruises.

Our Top Three Spots

Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Located in ST. Petersburg, Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant is a small plate restaurant perfect for date night or dinner with friends. The vibe there is great, with a warm Spanish accent throughout and a mermaid-inspired tiled bar. They have outdoor and indoor seating with occasional music. Their Yelp reviews are amazing, and people like their food and services. They also have limited vegan options. When you visit the restaurant, try their oyster, empanadas, and soups. They also have daily happy hour deals with drinks and tapas on Tuesdays.

Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge

For those seeking a more upscale dining experience, Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge is for you. It offers amazing signature cocktails, breathtaking views, and amazing food. The vibrant rooftop venue faces St Pete Beach. You can eat your dinner as you watch the sunset and take some memorable photos.

Good Intentions

Want to try an amazing vegan spot? Good intentions will serve you that and more. When you are a plant-based eater, it is sometimes hard to find a perfect spot, or if you find one, you have limited options. Good Intentions offers gluten-free options and vegan food. Their customer service is amazing, and so is the vibe around there.

Enjoying the Neighborhood

Living in Evo apartments means you’re part of a vibrant neighborhood. After an amazing date night, you can explore some of the neighborhood’s offerings. Check out parks nearby and entertainment venues to make the most of your date night experience. There is much more you can do for date night or after an amazing dinner.

Discovering Delightful Dining Near Your Apartment Home

You have access to an array of culinary delights right outside your doorstep. Your apartment home is your sanctuary, and there’s no need to make any permanent alterations to enjoy a fabulous date night nearby. Go ahead, explore the neighborhood, and make unforgettable memories.

Enjoying the Amenities In the Upcoming Warmer Season

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As the weather gets warmer, it presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the amenities Evo and St. Pete have to offer. Apartment living doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun and relaxation. The latest apartment trends mean there’s plenty to enjoy and plenty of ways to enjoy it.

Basking In The Sun

One of the easiest ways to enjoy the sunshine is to let it into your space by keeping curtains or blinds open in the floor-to-ceiling windows or even by opening windows to take in some fresh air, whether you’re brightening up your day working from home or want to enjoy a cool evening breeze as you watch a movie.

You can also enjoy the fresh air on your private open-air balcony with a comfortable set of chairs, whether you want to work from home outdoors or enjoy your favorite book in the open air with panoramic views of St. Pete and Tampa Bay.

Cool off on a hot day in the spacious pool, and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the poolside bar. Relax in a cabana or enjoy dinner with friends at a barbeque grill or outdoor dining and lounge areas, as well as the outdoor game lawn. Or warm up when it’s cool in a hot tub or alongside a fire pit.

Revel In Community

Take advantage of Evo’s location by enjoying nearby shopping and dining, all within walking distance.

Mingle with your fellow residents at the rooftop residents’ club, with plenty to enjoy, including a wet bar, large screen TVs, billiards and sports lounge, or meet fellow animal lovers at the dog park.

Evo and St. Pete have plenty of amenities to enjoy in the warmer weather. Apartment living provides plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. Make the most of the latest apartment trends and all they have to offer when it comes to relaxation and being part of a community.