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I’m a firm believer in how you begin the trip will determine the manner in which you enjoy the trip and ultimately end the trip. Which is why your time in-flight is of the utmost importance. And there are five things I MUST have in...

The post Pack This! My Top 5 Carry-On Travel Essentials appeared first on Urban Swank.

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Long before they made Allison Cook’s top 20 Houston restaurants list, Saltillo Mexican Kitchen in Bellaire (it’s near the Bellaire triangle) was winning customers over and a big hit with steak and authentic Mexican food lovers! It’s one of those restaurants that will win you over not...

The post Saltillo Mexican Kitchen: My Menu Favorites and Recommendations appeared first on Urban Swank.

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What’s the one beauty product that every girl needs and/or could benefit from in their everyday life? There are about two or three that come to mind immediately, but if I only get one it’s lipstick! Even a non-makeup lover can appreciate the beauty of...

The post You Mad Or Nah: Pat McGrath Labs Lipsticks appeared first on Urban Swank.

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Sometimes you need a quick getaway to clear your head or maybe just for a change of scenery. Then there are the times when you and your peeps jump in the car for no reason at all; except to have a fun time and experience...

The post Urban Swank Does: Glamping In North Shore Park appeared first on Urban Swank.

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Taking care of one’s self and lots of self- love is a requirement for our well-being. So kicking off the year with some spa time and pampering is a must! As the saying goes…”New Year, New You” falls right in line. One of my favorite...

The post Shop Talk: Hiatus Spa + Retreat appeared first on Urban Swank.

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Since I’m a person that gets a rush in the presence of art in many different forms and am drawn to creatives like a moth to a flame, going to Leipzig during their annual Designer’s Open was a treat, but finding out that it’s a...

The post Creative City: Leipzig’s Designer’s Open and Beyond appeared first on Urban Swank.

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Celebrating 25 years of partnership, Houston and Leipzig are two wonderful cities that share many similarities. Although both are unique in their own ways, what they do have in common is a passion for the arts, delicious food (plus great coffee), and a thriving community...

The post Exploring Houston’s Sister City: Leipzig appeared first on Urban Swank.

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So when the Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland came around for 2018, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to check Portland out for myself as well as seeing what the festival was all about! Over 20,000 attendees, 120 local and visiting chefs, as well as...

The post Will Travel For Food: Foodie Adventures in Portland appeared first on Urban Swank.

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After a quick check-in into the Four Seasons, we jumped in an Uber and were in route to our 4 p.m. reservations at Pujol. This critically acclaimed restaurant is run by chef Enrique Olvera and is in the snazzy Polanco neighborhood. Well in advance of...

The post How To Get Your Grub On In Mexico City in 48 Hours appeared first on Urban Swank.

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With one of my favorite BBQ events happening on April 15th (it would have happened by the time this is published), I decided to finally answer a question that I get asked all the time, “What do you order when you go to (insert a...

The post What I Order When Visiting These 5 Houston BBQ Festival Spots appeared first on Urban Swank.

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