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Who is Urban Swank?
Urban Swank is a 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 multiple viewpoints. 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 awhile. 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 ten years and Shanna has owned her own travel agency for over ten years.
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.
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.
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Why don't I see a particular restaurant on Urban Swank that I know you have visited?
There are several reasons for that. For one, our editorial calendar depends on the time sensitive nature of the topic/content. Our articles are typically published with the following priority: events, restaurant reviews, then other features. Depending on our queue, a restaurant review may take up to 8 weeks to be published. On another note, if significant time has passed and we have not written about a restaurant, we probably had a bad meal or a bad experience and those reviews have no place on Urban Swank. We are all about sharing great meals and even better experiences!
Do you accept guest posts?
We do not accept guest posts, however, we do offer opportunities for sponsored content.
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.