ALX Living Style Atelier: Chic & Festive Apartment Décor Ideas

Welcome back to the official #ALXLiving blog! Today we’re sharing inspirations on festive apartment décor ideas for any size home, whether you’re jingle belling in an Alexan ALX City Residence or decking the halls in one of our luxurious Signature Penthouses. We’ll also be sharing details on some of our favorite local, holiday-related events that you won’t want to miss! We hope you enjoy these tips for a merry and bright San Diego holiday:

 

Tip 1 – Don’t forget about those cheery, craft concoctions this holiday season! Many of our Alexan ALX apartment homes have gourmet kitchens and some are even equipped with built-in wine fridges, but a beautiful bar cart is still a necessity when it comes to being the host with the most.

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Tip 2 – Turn up the chic factor by trying an alternative version of a holiday wreath. Wreathes are also a great way to look festive without the hassle of a tree!

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Tip 3 – Attempting to save some apartment space for out-of-town visitors? Try a traditional or modern looking tabletop tree!

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Tip 4 – Utilize your coffee table for a festive display…don’t forget the season-inspired candles for some relaxing aroma therapy!

 

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Tip 5 – Make your home extra welcoming for your out-of-town visitors this season by adding thoughtful amenities like a hot cocoa station in your gourmet Alexan ALX kitchen, and a guestroom welcome kit.

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Looking to get out of the house to celebrate the winter season? Downtown San Diego is known for its beautiful light shows and holiday happenings. Here are a few of our favorite festive events in San Diego:

 

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: San Diego’s annual boat parade is a time-honored holiday tradition, and it’s one of the most magical holiday lights displays you’ll ever see. You can witness the boat parade from the water by booking with various local cruise lines, or you can take in the glowing views from your Alexan ALX floor-to-ceiling windows (many of our designer apartment homes have brag-worthy views of San Diego Bay and Coronado Bridge where the tour takes place).

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Balboa Park December Nights: This event is the heart of the holidays for thousands of locals and tourists, and it takes place in one of San Diego’s most amazing treasures, Balboa Park. December Nights features dazzling lights, dancers, music (choirs and bands), incredible food, amazing culture-rich attractions, and FREE admission. We suggest carpooling or utilizing a rideshare app to ease the stress out of parking. Not to worry if you can’t make the event date-Balboa Park is still the perfect place for a holiday stroll, as it’s beautifully decorated all month long.

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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade – Witness this fur-friendly festive affair on December 10th just blocks away from Alexan ALX! Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade. You can even register your pet for the parade by clicking here.

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Ice Skating at the Hotel Del Coronado – Take a short drive across the beautiful Coronado Bridge to experience Skating by the Sea at the gorgeous historic Hotel Del Coronado. The rink offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Beach.

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The entire Alexan ALX team hopes that these chic and cheerful tips add to your holiday merriment this season!

 

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