2015 Paw-Parazzi winners

We love celebrating our Paw-Parazzi winner each month. As we end 2015 we wanted to remember all of our winners this year. #Dogsof2015

Think your pet is a star? Send a picture to TaccConcierge@bozzuto.com and your furry friend’s picture could be here in 2016!




Who’s up for Rooftop Bocce?

Warm weather and fantastic views are both great reasons to head to the roof of The Apartments at CityCenter – and our free rooftop bocce court is a great way to enjoy yourself once you’re there!

Have you ever played bocce? Just imagine a game almost anyone can play that combines the best of skee-ball, bowling, and shuffleboard.

According to the U.S. Bocce Federation, “bocce is a competitive and precision sport aimed at rolling or throwing balls down a long, rectangular court with the goal of trying to rest your ball(s) closer to the target ball (pallino) than your opponent’s ball.”

You can find a set of bocce balls at most variety or sports stores, or online, for a minimal investment. Try a game next time you decide to grill up a meal and we’ll bet you’ll become hooked on this international pastime!


Roof grill area



May’s PAW-PARAZZI is Not Your Standard Standard Poodle

Karbon, our newest member of our PAW-PARAZZI, is not your average city canine. In fact, Karbon sent in his own profile for The Apartments at CityCenter’s pet of the month club. From the pup’s mouth:

“Ruff ruff!  I’m the new standard poodle at City Center. I love it here – especially the great concierge service that stands ready to provide a treat or warm smile, and the sky bark with an elevator to the top just for me. I spent my first eight years in Loudoun County, which is a great place to grow up, but there’s nothing like the city. See you around the block. “

We’re happy to have you here, Karbon, as well as your “roommates” the Mayos!

Karbon - May 2015



April’s PAW-PARAZZI is a duo: meet Eleanor & Rigby

Rigby was only a one-year-old puppy when Eleanor was adopted from the Humane Society. Just a kitten herself, she took to Rigby on their first meeting and began to express her love by grooming the pup. Four years later she continues this loving tradition!

But these two aren’t always about the cuddles: when an epic game of tag breaks out you’ll be wise to stay out of their way! This dynamic duo has made their way into our hearts and we couldn’t be happier they found a home at The Apartments at CityCenter.

Should your pet be one of our PAW-PARAZZI? Let us know in an email to TACCconcierge@Bozzuto.com with a photo and “My Pet’s a Star” in the subject line.

Eleanor and Rigby - Apr 2015



The Concierges Around You – Continues

Sanovia Gross


Many of you know her smiling face, but how much do you know about Sanovia Gross? Here is some scoop on this Concierge and the reality is… it’s all good news.

While at Bozzuto, she wondered who would be the lucky ones to work at the brand new Apartments at CityCenter.  She still pinches herself as she comes to work each day. The hard working assistant to the Director of Resident Services considers herself the “House Mother” for the property. She selected the 3pm to 11pm shift to get the most contact with you, the residents. Her personal mission is to make sure you are comfortable.

Foodie: Sanovia confesses to love trying new foods and is enjoying all the restaurant options in the area. Need a recommendation for some new cuisine? Just ask.

Fitness: She loves getting in a run outside in nature, and recently discovered a passion for Pilates.

Pet lover: She is considered the resident “dog whisperer” and loves meeting all our furry residents. In fact, Sanovia organizes our PAW-PARAZZI – spotlighting a pet each month. On her own time, she volunteers at Coolidge Animal Hospital when she’s not at home, picking up the socks that her cat, Shadow, has left strewn across her home!

What does she want you to know? Positivity is truly her way of life. She feels blessed and wants to share that happiness. She really is happy all the time!



Get your shoes on for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

It might seem like the year just began, but one sure sign that warmer weather is around the corner is coming: the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon, kicking off on Thursday with a 2-day, Health & Fitness Expo.

Over 80 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Runners: lace up your shoes for either the marathon or half-marathon. There’s even a 5k for those not quite ready for a longer distance.

Throughout the course everyone can enjoy live music from local and national acts performing everything from alternative to punk to classic rock and soul. The concerts and race culminate at the finish line, with a Finish Line Festival featuring a concert from Better Than Ezra.

Grab your running shoes or your dancing shoes and enjoy the weekend!

More information available on the event website: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/dc

Rock n roll marathon



Are you getting enough sleep?

March 2 – 8 defines National Sleep Awareness Week, culminating on the start of Daylight Savings Time, when almost all Americans will lose an hour of sleep.  But, perhaps due to stress, diet, illness or environment, getting enough sleep every night may be a recurring problem for some.

How much is enough sleep? We will spend up to a third of our lives asleep. The recommended range for adults is between 7 and 9 hours per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Many can do fine with as few as 6 and as many as 10 hours per night. The key is to pay attention to how you feel upon waking up.

  • How is your energy level? Are you jumping or dragging yourself out of bed?
  • Do you depend on caffeine to get you through the day?
  • Are you falling asleep on the metro – or worse, behind the wheel?

If you are having trouble with getting enough sleep, the impact on your quality of life can be significant. For more information on improving your sleep, visit the National Sleep Foundation website: https://sleep.org/

photo credit: Sweet Dreams via photopin (license)



Celebrating Chinese New Year with a Party on the 25th

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These red lanterns are hung to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. Chinese New Year remains the most important holiday in China. Its celebration begins on the last day of the Chinese calendar and culminates on the 15th day of the new year with a lantern festival, making it the longest festival in the Chinese calendar.

It is celebrated throughout the world, in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations. The largest celebration outside of China is in San Francisco, CA.


Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.  Those born in sheep years are often artistic, charming, sensitive, and sweet. It is known as the most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac.

Residents are invited to our Chinese New Year Party on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 to 8:30 on the Mezzanine. We will enjoy traditional foods, drinks and music to welcome in the Year of the Sheep.

Thanking Asia Nine for what will be a delicious menu.





The Apartments at CityCenter is More than just ‘Pet Friendly’

Your pets are your family. At The Apartments at CityCenter, your pets are more than that – they are our four-legged residents, VIPs (Very Important Pets), and also candidates for our PAW-PARAZZI.

Each month, we select a resident pet as our Paw-Parazzi of the month from those nominated by their owners. They are featured in our Facebook, Twitter and Blog posts, as well as in a place of honor in a frame at the Concierge Desk.

With our rooftop SkyBark, complimentary dog treats at the Concierge Desk and Home Away From Home Services that can cover feeding your pets as you travel, we strive to make your family pets feel as important as you do.

Would you like to see your pet as PAW-PARAZZI of the month? Send an email with a photo TACCConcierge@bozzuto.com and let us know a little about what makes your pet special.

four pawparazzi



Charity Begins at Home – Supporting Our Community – Food & Friends DC

At The Apartments at CityCenter, we believe that supporting the community isn’t limited to the holiday season. We will be partnering with local charities throughout the year, making it easy for you, our residents, to give where you live and make this corner of your world feel like home.


Starting in February, we will be offering support to Food & Friends, the only DC-based charity that provides food, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Food & Friends’ staff of professional chefs and community dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses. These meals are delivered 6 days a week – every week – throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia at no cost to the recipients.

The impact of the work done at Food & Friends is best explained by some of their clients:

“I am extremely lucky to have Food & Friends in my life. I would never look or feel good without your help, care and support.”

“They are always kind and professional, even the little 12-year old boy who delivers to us. It gives you this sense of humanity, like you’re in contact with a larger community than yourself, and it just gives you this little pin prick happiness.”

“Since I have been dealing with Food & Friends, my health has been beautiful. I haven’t been in any hospital. My doctor says I am getting better.”

Look for special collection boxes at the Concierge Desk in each building and donate generously. $25 will provide one full day of meals for a child or adult living with a life-challenging illness. We are collecting cash and checks made to Food & Friends. The change in your pockets at the end of each day could make a huge difference to someone struggling in our community.

Food friends chef