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Who is Urban Swank?

Urban Swank is an online lifestyle blog that focuses on food, fashion, beauty, travel, and entertainment. We are easily described as the merging of unique perspectives, bringing you the latest information from interesting view points. Urban Swank covers all possible angles when we bring information to you. We want everyone to experience something new; something they may not have been exposed to before.

We are not focused on covering news in the traditional sense. You will not find breaking stories and articles on politics will never make their way here. We want to provide options for our readers to step out of their box, explore the great city of Houston, and do something new every once in a while. Houston is a swanky city that has a diverse culture and we are shining our light on just what that means. In addition, we share details on travel and even fab product finds that you can find within the city or just as easy online. 

At Urban Swank, it is not just about the food. It’s the ambiance, the service, the appetizers, the drinks, the socializing, the experience, and everything in between. In addition, Urban Swank can separate good food from great food and we understand that great food must be able to stand alone. Simply put, we are two girls who love great food, great events, and great experiences. 

In regards to fashion and travel, Felice and Shanna have personal knowledge and experience in both industries. Felice has been a personal stylist for over seven years and Shanna has owned her own travel agency for over 10 years. 

Urban Swank was the recipient of the 2012 Houston Press "Best Food Blog" Award, a finalist in My Table's 2013 Houston Culinary Awards  for "Best Food Blog", winner of "Best Travel Blog" for the 2013 Black Weblog Awards, and finalist in the 2013 Black Weblog Awards for "Best Fashion Blog".

Do you accept product samples for review?

We do accept products for review, however, there is no guarantee we will post a review on your product or feature your product. If you would like to send a product sample, please submit a inquiry via our contact form here. Please ensure that products have a food, fashion, beauty, entertainment, or travel focus. We will not review products or services outside of these categories.

How can I get SWANKED?

Chef, Restaurant, Bartender, and Food Truck Features

If you own a restaurant, are a chef, run a catering company, own a food truck, are a mixologist/bartender, own a boutique, or are a fashion designer, we would love to hear from you! Urban Swank loves to check out new places. 

Product Features

Do you have a great product you want the world to know about? Urban Swank would like to review your product and if it is great, we would like to share it with our readers! If you are interested, please contact us.

Giveaways and Contests

Product giveaways are hosted in conjunction with reviews and are encouraged if you are seeking additional exposure for your brand. Sponsors are responsible for shipment of prize to the winner within a timely manner. Contest winners are selected randomly. 

Do you have a newsletter?

Yes, we sure do! Click here to sign up! Typically, we will send no more than one communication per month so we promise not to overwhelm you with a ton of emails! We will keep you up to date on the culinary and fashion scene in Houston including upcoming events, special dinners, and grand openings.

On which Social Networks can we find you?

That's easy...we are everywhere! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Stumbleupon. There are multiple ways to get in touch with us. Make sure you stay connected!

Where else is Urban Swank featured?

Check out our Online Recognition page for information and details on our awards and features.

Do you offer advertising?


Because we want to ensure all advertising reflects and aligns with our vision and goals, we review advertising opportunities on a case by case basis. Please feel free to contact us here with your inquiry.

You can also request a media kit, which include options such as banner ad placement, sponsored posts, or social media sharing of brand information. 

There are many ways to work with Urban Swank. You can find additional information here.

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