Federal Way’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, whether it is your first date, your 50th or 500th, celebrate this romantic day at these romantic restaurants near your Federal Way apartment.

Verrazanos Italian Restaurant

28835 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003


This cozy little restaurant has great views of Puget Sound and serves, lunch, dinner, happy hour and twilight dinner!  They have a Valentine’s Day special, call or visit them online for more details and to make reservations.

Gino’s Bistro

4624 SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023


Dinner, lunch, cocktails, and small bites makes this romantic Federal Way restaurant a great choice to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The Melting Pot

2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402


Share a Valentine’s Day fondue with your loved one this Valentine’s Day in nearby Tacoma!

These romantic Federal Way restaurants are a great way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year near your Federal Way apartment.

Where to Catch the Big Game in Federal Way

It’s show time!  Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and it is time to get planning!  No matter what team  you are rooting for or none at all, Super Bowl 51 is sure to be a hit!  Get out your favorite team’s shirt, a bit of face paint and head to these great sports bars near your Federal Way apartment to catch the game!

Jersey’s Sports Bar 

 5509 21st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023


Jersey’s is a lively, local sports bar with TVs, pub food and good drinks!  It isn’t fancy, but it is fun!

Buffalo Wild Wings

The Commons At Federal Way, 2005 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98003


This chain is famous for their wings and loud crowd!

Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill

21609 84th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032


Tons of TVs, pool tables, darts and good pub food makes this sports bar one of the best places to watch the game this year.


Karaoke Fun in Federal Way

Everyone like to channels their inner Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, or Adam Levine from time to time. If you’re feeling your inner star coming out we think you should get out and check out these fun karaoke bars near your apartment in Federal Way.

1st Avenue Karaoke

31220 Pacific Hwy South, Ste 10
Federal Way, WA 98003

(253) 946-6244

If you like to sing, but maybe not to a room full of strangers, 1st Avenue Karaoke may be a good spot.  Ideal for private parties or a small group, they offer private rooms with couches, tvs, and even small dance floors.

Star Bar & Grill

31216 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003

(253) 946-9734

Fun, local and clean dive bar, they have lots of tvs, good food and karaoke on the weekends.

Get Out and Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Image result for fireworks display seattle space needleYou can stay in your apartment in Federal Way and watch the festivities from home or you can get on your coat, mittens, and hats and jump in the car to be a part of these great New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The first activity we are going to recommend has become a holiday tradition and you can catch it on the last day of its 2016 tour!  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is performing at the Key Arena with two shows on New Year’s Eve (3:00 PM and 9:00 PM).  This holiday spectacular combines Christmas classics, with rock, a laser and light show and a full orchestra.  It is the perfect way to end 2016.


Seattle Center

Head out early to get a great spot at the Seattle Center for Washington’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration to catch the fireworks display and ball drop at the Space Needle.

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Fun Holiday Activities Near Federal Way

Who says the holidays are just for kids?  Not us! Check out these fun, adult friendly holiday activities near your Federal Way apartment.

You have heard of Comic Con, but did you know that each year Seattle plays host to Santa Con?  This fun event is a Christmas lover’s fantasy come true!  Dress in costume (Santa, Mrs. Claus, a reindeer or elf) and head to Seattle for this truly unique event.  The event is free, but food and drinks are extra.  Eat, drink, and be Merry at Santa Con.

For tickets and more information, visit their website.

While we are talking about costumes and fun, why not check out the 12Ks of Christmas Run and Festival in nearby Kirkland.  Run with friends for a good cause, have fun at the festival with local vendors and reward your efforts at the beer and wine garden.

Watch these Holiday Classics

Image result for national lampoon's christmas vacation‘Tis the season for Christmas lights, holiday shopping, company parties and family gatherings!  To help ease the stress of the season, why not arrange a Christmas movie party at your Federal Way apartment or just snuggle up on the couch in your pjs and watch these holiday classics!

It’s a Wonderful Life

This 1946 classic is one of the best holiday movies EVER and never gets old!

Home Alone

This 1990 movie is a childhood favorite where 8-year old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left at home by his family on their Christmas vacation!

Miracle on 34th Street

Another classic this 1944 movie restores a young girl’s belief in Santa Claus.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

This hilarious Christmas movie will have you thankful for your own family!


Best Black Friday Shopping Stops


Black Friday is here! It seems every single store is doing some kind of deal, all vying for the attention of the average holiday shopper. It can get overwhelming very quickly so to help easy your stress, we’ve collected and condensed two of the best Black Friday stops, just for you!

Best Buy

If you have electronic needs, Best Buy has the best options for you! Whether you need a new phone, television, computer, tablet or anything else, they got you covered. They are currently offering a fantastic deal for the 256 GB iPhone 7; any sold is eligible for a $250 Best Buy gift card (in store purchase only). If you’ve always wanted a Playstation 4, now is the time to buy! Best Buy is offering the console (and the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle including Ratchet and Clank and The Last of Us Remastered) for only $250.


Were you looking for a stainless-steel French Door refrigerator for $999? Because that’s the deal that Sears is offering this Black Friday! Sears is selling all appliances at up to 40% off list price, up to 30% off all laptops and queen sized mattresses as low as $200!

Great Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Image result for green bean casserole with panko toppingSo you have been asked to bring a side dish this Thanksgiving and you have opted to bring green bean casserole.  You can always make it the “classic” way with condensed soup and canned beans or you can try one of these alternative recipes for green bean casserole.

Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

Instead of using canned soup, use heavy cream, fresh mushrooms, chopped red peppers, and Parmesan cheese.

Green Bean and Artichoke Casserole

Add drained, chopped artichokes and cheese to your traditional recipe for a delicious twist!

Panko-Crusted Green Bean Casserole

Personally the fried onions are the best part of green bean casserole, but if onions aren’t your thing, substitute panko bread crumbs instead.



Tips for a Healthy Life Style

Image result for vacuuming while dancingVery likely you chose to rent an apartment the Lodge at Peasley Canyon in Federal Way for its convenience and relaxing style, but you may have also chosen it for its health focused amenities.  The recreation center the pool, the indoor basketball court and the fitness studio are all great ways to get or stay in shape.  Here are a few more tips to live a healthy life style.

  1. Trade out elevators for stairs, or jumping in the car to get coffee for a bike ride, jog or walk.   Walking for 15 minutes can burn up to 66 calories and is a great low-impact way to get exercise.
  2. Stand up rather than sit down when on the phone or in a remote meeting or take a short walk every hour.
  3. Hydrate often.  While you may not need 8 glasses of water a day, adding water to your day has enormous health benefits, try making fruit infused water and bringing it to work.  If drinking more water means more trips to the bathroom, rather than going to the closest one, head to one up a flight of stairs or down the hallway!
  4. Park far away from the store or mall. Don’t always go for the closest spot, when safe, park a distance from the store, this can add several steps to your day.
  5. Housework can be boring unless you blast music and dance and have fun.  Dusting those hard to reach spots is good for your waist line and gives you beneficial stretching.  Vacuuming with a little extra umph can burn a few more calories and make this chore fun!