Social Distancing Holiday Ideas

2020 has definitely rained on all our parades, from the 4th of July to Labor Day weekend all of our plans have been seriously affected by the pandemic. But don’t let this year dampen your spirits! There are tons of fun activities for this holiday season. We introduce you to socially distant December. Here are…

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6 Cozy Ways to Decorate Your Apartment This Fall!

Fall is a time of year when many people spend cozy nights indoors, enjoying the company of their friends and loved ones. At the Monarch, some of our residents especially enjoy decorating their apartments for the long nights of winter! Making your own fall decorations makes everything a little more personal and meaningful. These fall…

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How to Set Up a Perfect Home Office Space

Life has changed drastically in the past several months, and many of us now work from home at least part of the time. In order to make working from home a success, it's important to have a dedicated workspace.  Even if you have a small or unconventional area to work with, having a functional and…

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Social Distancing? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities Near You

As the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing restrictions continue into their fourth month, it’s OK if you’re feeling a little stir-crazy. The team here at The Monarch Apartments understands the sentiment, and we want to help! Below you’ll find several suggestions for great outdoor activities that can be done while social distancing. Hopefully these…

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Time to Spare? Let’s Do Some Spring Cleaning!

Put Your Hunkered-Down Time to Good Use at The Monarch Apartments With Some Spring Cleaning Quarantine life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful, without question. It can also be downright tedious: You may well be going stir-crazy, overwhelmed by all the downtime and only willing to spend so much time binge-watching Netflix or Hulu.…

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Quarantine Boredom Busters

Stuck at home? Quarantine has been going on for a month now in the U.S., and it’s natural to be feeling a little stir crazy— especially if you have kids. In case you’re running out of ideas for how to pass the time, here are a few of our top suggestions, courtesy of your team…

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Best Places to Eat in Des Plaines in 2020

When it comes to checking out options for luxury living, there is always one thing on my mind: what’s good to eat nearby? From the perfect date night spot to local breakfast favorites, there is something for everyone near the Monarch. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite places to eat, so you…

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