Monday, February 23, 2009

Soiree Spotlight-Exhale With Style Week

"Exhale With Style Cigar Company is hosting a week-long series of events for cigar connoisseurs, aficionados & individuals who enjoy affluent social gatherings. Each day a different taste for your palette, a different theme & venue so that you not only "Exhale With Style", but you indulge in it."

Monday Mar 2-"Invite Only Kick Off" Posh, 6-9pm
Tuesday Mar 3-"Habano 2000" Sol Lounge, 6-9pm
Wenesday Mar 4-"Connoisseurs of the CWE" Brennans, 6-9pm
Thursday Mar 5-"Maduro Collection" Bar Italia, 6-9pm
Friday Mar 6-"Cognac Infused" EXO, 6-9pm

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27th @ sales

Hosted by 26 year old cigar brand legend, Devin James, Sr., Keith Antone Willis, Sr. of Who's Who in Black St. Louis, and Charles Smith.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Urbanistas @ Mardi Gras Groove

On crisp Friday night the Urbanistas attended Mardi Gras Groove sponsored by Pamela Raymond with the Raymond Experience. And what an experience it was! Now just to give you a little history, Pamela is a native of New Orleans which inspired her to throw this party. She wanted to give St. Louisans the
opportunity to experience New Orleans culture. When we first walked in, we were given Lagniappe packs (goodie bags) filled with a praline from the French Quarter, a USB compliments of Blu City Spaces, a ticket for a free glass of Samuel Adams, and select bags had tickets to a Blues game. We won tickets for a free Mizzou game!

After entering, we went straight for the gumbo, which was to die for...unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to taste the King Cake, but heard it was yummy! In addition, Samuel Adams sponsored a beer tasting, and there was a tarot card reader. However, I was a little too chicken to check out the tarot card reader! This was yet another great networking opportunity as there were quite a few media representatives. We had a chance to meet Gilberto Pinela from STL-TV, Jeff Small with KSDK, Angela Tablac from St. Louis Post Dispatch, Kristen Cornett of KMOV and author of one of our favorite blogs "Kristen in the City," and Erica Byfield of KMOV, who I also found out was one of my Sorors.

Also in the house were Scott Lapp, founder of River City Professionals, Shane Cohn who I would like to mention is running for the 25th Ward Alderman, Tim Ezell from Fox 2, Debra Bass from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and Jason Nichols from Alive Magazine.
As always, the Urbanistas had a fab time, met great people, and supported our city!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Urbanistas @ Alive's Buzz List Party

The Urbanistas had a fab time at the Buzz List Party! There was definitely a "buzz" in the air and a host of socialites, local celebrities, fashionistas, and the "Who's Who" of St. Louis. We had a chance to chat with fellow Urbanistas Pamela Raymond of The Raymond Experience and Sheniqua Faulkner of Alive Magazine; Kelly Hamilton and Jason Nichols of Alive Magazine, and met some lovely Urbanistas recently transplanted from the East Coast!

It was a great fĂȘte, and we can't wait to attend the next Alive Magazine event!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Urbanistas Give Back

The 27th Ward Wine and Roses Ball is this weekend Sunday, 2/15 at the Hilton. Tickets are $65. This is a wonderful event to benefit the Paula J. Carter Foundation.

For more information on the Paula J. Carter Foundation visit:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Urbanistas @ Josephs HH Hosted by B. Free

After a long work week, the Urbanistas were ready to kick back so we headed to Joseph's downtown for a HH hosted by B. Free Paparazzi. There was a great turnout and we had the opportunity to meet a lot of great, interesting people...including Ma'at!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Soiree Spotlight-The Love Forum

Sponsored by B. Free Paparrazi, Suite STL, and The City Forum

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Urbanistas Development

Washington University’s Olin Business School Executive Programs invite you and a colleague to attend our networking series. Meet others who, like you, use their talent and energy to make an immediate, positive impact in the business world. Network, relax and learn about advancing your career through executive education at Washington University.

Women’s Networking Event

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

WHERE: Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference
Center on the campus of Washington University
(Forest Park Parkway and Throop Drive)
Call or email to RSVP today.

Soiree Calendar-February

The Urbanistas will be quite busy in the Love Month! Come out and meet us at the Buzz List Party or at the Mardi Gras Groove!

February 6-Happy Hour at Josephs hosted by B. Free Paparazzi
February 7-Alive Magazine Buzz List Party & The Love Forum hosted by B. Free Paparazzi, Suite STL, and The City Forum
February 13-Mardi Gras Groove hosted by Urbanista Pamela Raymond
February 21-Mardi Gras Partay hosted by Urbanista Alana Sutton*
February 28-Urbanista Dr. Jennifer McCleary's 30th Bday Party*

*Private Soiree

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Soiree Spotlight-Alive's Buzz List Party

Alive Magazine's Buzz List Party on Febrary 7th

Time: 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Secure your tickets now. This event will sell out! Tickets include free drinks and drink specials. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here:

Urbanista Sheniqua Faulkner works for Alive Magazine so lets come out and support her!

Soiree Spotlight-Mardi Gras Groove

Urbanista Pamela Raymond is hosting a Mardi Gras Groove on Friday, February 13, 2009

For more information email, or call (314) 223.2251

For those of you who don't know Pamela, she is a very successful African-American business owner. She owns, The Raymond Experience:

"The Raymond Experience is a niche firm that specializes in finding a better way to effectively reach your clients using brand strategy and marketplace touch points to harness the right message to the right people. The services that The Raymond Experience offers include public relations, event management, brand consulting and focus groups."

Urbanistas at Lucas Park Grille & EXO

The Urbanistas kicked off the new year with a private cocktail soiree at Lucas Park Grille. We noshed on delectable appetizers and sipped on decadent martinis. After we socialized, we headed to our private room for dinner. Each Urbanista discussed goals for the new year, gave an update on their career, and/or promoted their respective businesses. After dinner, we headed for EXO for FreeTime's weekly Groove Theory. Of course, in true Urbanista fashion, we were ready to get our pictures snapped up by B. Free Paparrazi! What a night!!