Urban Swank Rebrand

After a 6 year run, Felice Sloan and Shanna Jones, editors of the Houston lifestyle blog,  Urban Swank, have updated their brand, website, and business verticals with a new look and feel. 

 

So without further ado...take a peek!

Ta Da!

                                           Left to Right:  Felice Sloan, Alyssa Evans, Megan Silianoff, Shanna Jones

                                         Left to Right: Felice Sloan, Alyssa Evans, Megan Silianoff, Shanna Jones

We were thrilled to have a part in the rebrand by consulting with the girls on the look and feel of the new site, some copywriting , their media kit, and over the next few weeks we'll be helping the girls obtain new sponsorships and collaborations for 2017. 

We're also super stoked about Urban Swank Soirees - a new addition to their brand. Shanna and Felice will host events at iconic Houston restaurants, bars, salons, etc., providing their readers with behind-the-scenes looks that the girls experience on a regular basis!! 

So enough of reading this blog already...hop on over to Urban Swank & hang with Shanna and Felice!

Artist Felipe Contreras Featured in Vida Social Magazine!

"'I have never really fit into a pre-defined mold,' Contreras notes. 'I wasn't
typically what you thought of when you pictured an artist.
I was a jock. I was an athlete, but at the same time I was an artist.'"

The talented artist behind the FURM collection, Felipe Contreras makes a statement wherever he goes. In the newest edition of bilingual magazine, Vida Social,  Mad Meg's favorite artist, Felipe, not only landed an entire spread, but also the cover!

Within his spread, Felipe explains his upbringing in both New Jersey and Columbia, and the balance between being a jock and an artist. Post high school, Felipe decided to join the Marines and college following his service. Because of this, Felipe found inspiration for his works and implemented it as his own outlet.

Felipe's focuses within his art include his Caution Series (see above), Word Paintings, Sculptures, Merica, Collage, Best of Life, and FURM

Felipe's work can currently be found in the Eperson Gallery. 
Congratulations, Felipe! 

iQurious + Kidbits Will Find Your Child's Perfect Fit

Kidbits is notorious for knowing all the cool spots and activities for kids in Houston, so its no surprise that  iQurious Kids ended up on their site!

iQurious Kids is a one stop shop website for locating kids camps, after school activities, and programs all searchable by age, interest, and neighborhood. As you can see in the article, iQurious offers more references than just the typical sports camp. If you have a little Houdini, then iQurious will "conjure" the best of the best magic programs located in your neighborhood! Abracadabra...the search for your child's perfect fit is solved! 

Mama Bear Dares and Parenting Coach Randi Rubenstein

Parenting coach rockstar Randi Rubenstein made her Mama Bear Dares podcast debut this week! Randi shares her tips and tricks to successful parenting and her advice on how to deal with the tricky moments that parents face with their kids.

In this podcast, the Mama Bear Dares ladies and Randi break down tag-team parenting, retraining the brain to reprogram old habits, and dealing with old wounds while parenting the next generation...just to  name a few! Be sure to listen and take note on her tips and tricks, and then book Randi for a 1 on 1 session to answer any question you have! 

Listen to her interview, here!

Dance with Me - Woodlands Influencer Salsa Class

Last Thursday, Dance with Me - Woodlands hosted a class for local press, media, bloggers, and influencers so they could get a sense of what the Dance with Me experience is all about. They twirled, shimmied, and learned to salsa as they picked up some new moves! 

Check out Elvira of Fashion Rowe and Ashley of Modishly Naturopathic bust a move!

Eric and Anton (not pictured) were the ultimate teachers. Step by step, they made learning to salsa a breeze! 

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After mastering the basics of salsa, the group learned a new dance that highlighted the Dance with Me culture of being a part of a community. 

Thank you Dance with Me Studios and this awesome group for a fun night to remember. Can't wait to show off some new moves and take more classes. Foxtrot anyone? 

Market Street- The Woodlands' Big Game Bash!

As the biggest sporting event takes place in our very own city this year, Market Street the Woodlands is ready to "kick off" the weekend with their first ever Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate on Saturday, February 4th from 11am-3pm!

How do you get in on the fun? Huddle in and listen closely!

Register your team on Market Street's blog (2 people per team; must be 14 or older to qualify ***Full Cornhole rules and regulations on the blog).

In addition to the tournament, hang out in the center and enjoy pre-game coverage, video games, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists, and the Woodlands' own Dance with Me Studios halftime performance + dance class at 1pm!

 Don't miss out on this opportunity to get the whole "team" out and about for a full day of activities, entertainment, prizes, and fun! Can't wait to see you all there!