Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Urbanistas in the City-Shecky's Girls Night Out

The Urbanistas had a great opportunity to attend Shecky's Girls Night Out, this past Friday at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre.  And what a night out!  Shecky's is based out of New York City and have hosted hundreds of Girls Night Out events in various cities like Chicago, Atlanta, LA, and of course the fashion capital NYC.  This is the first year they brought the fun to St. Louis.  The ladies at Shecky's were so gracious to offer me and a guest VIP access and 3 pairs of tickets to our faithful readers.  Since I did a little freelance work for them, I didn't really get a chance to experience the event like I would have liked, but did get a little taste of what Shecky's is all about. 

As you entered the Orpheum, there were paparazzi ready to snap up pics of all the ladies, then you could head downstairs for your "Famous Goodie Bag".  Let me tell you, that goodie bag was stuffed to capacity from everything from Essie nail polish, Aveeno lotion and Kotex samples, to a free Shick razor, personal lubricant, and hangover medicine which I'm sure some of the ladies needed after indulging in 5 hours of free cocktails.

There were several clothing boutique, makeup, jewelry, and beauty vendors offering guests up to 70% off their products, some even gave out freebies! After you got your shopping on, you could head up to the stage and try out some of the new alcohol products like Bud Light Wheat Beer, Bacardi Lemonade, and my fave X-rated, which is a sweet pink liquer they mixed up with who knows what, but had us feeling good! 

It was a great fete and we are definitely looking forward to hitting up Shecky's Girls Night Out when they come back to the Lou (hopefully soon)!

Ciao Urbanistas!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Entertaining Urbanistas-Brunch Time!

As an Urbanista, I am always trying to come up with fun ideas to entertain my girlfriends.  I spend countless hours fantasizing on what fabulous party I want to throw next.  A lot of my ideas are generated from either my fave entertaining book In Style parties (available at, David Tutera or Hostess with the Mostess If you are an entertaining junkie like me then you will love this event!

Tickets are now on sale for a special event with Gale Gand, expert pastry chef and former host of the Food Network dessert show, Sweet Dreams. The topic: brunch. Learn how to create a tablescape and pick out coffees – then watch Gand make some recipes from her cookbook, Gale Gand’s Brunch.
When:  Saturday, October 10th
Time:   10am – noon
Where:  Macy’s Saint Louis Galleria
Info: 866.607.4422 or

Info retrieved from Sauce Magazine website

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Professional Development-POW 12th Annual Professional Forum

On September 24, POW hosts a panel discussion with some of St. Louis’ most distinguished professionals. The forum will be moderated by KMOV News Channel 4 anchorwoman Vickie Newton, with local executives, politicians and entrepreneurs offering practical tips and strategies for career enrichment and advancement.

As a former member of POW I can truly say this is an event worth attending.  Not only is it a great networking opportunity, but you can learn so much by listening to the distiguished panel of professionals. 

This event will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the MO History Musuem.  To RSVP for this event visit:®ion=0&FUSEACTION=ShowEvent

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fab Fall Fashion Trends 2009

Floral Tshirts

Ruffle Blouses

Cocktail Rings

Long Cardigans

Opaque or Patterned Tights

This fall it's all about being feminine~from light airy blouses with ruffles, to soft muted tshirts with flowers, and statement necklaces adorned with baubles and bows.  Urbanistas are also pairing bright coats with neutrals to add a "pop" to their wardrobe.  For accessories they are opting for opaque or patterned tights, layered necklaces, shoe booties, and throwing in a pair of funky elbow length leather gloves. 

I am loving all the the flirty feminine pieces this fall so if you want to get your fall flirt on check out J. Crew or Anthropologie, or spend a lovely Saturday afternoon with your fave gal pals, grab some brunch and cruise into some of the chic boutiques in Clayton, Wash Ave., or the Loop.  For the Frugalista, I recommend TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or my fave Tar-jey (that's Target for those that don't know)!! For my Urbanistas with a limit-less budget, hit up the Neiman's Accessories Fashion Show October 3rd @ 2pm  where there will be a special presentation of fall trends for accessories, shoes, and handbags (Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac).

Ciao Urbanistas!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Urbanistas Soiree Spotlight-Shecky's Girls Night Out

Hey there all you Urbanistas!! I know, I know, I have been on hiatus.....but I am back and ready to kick it for the fall. You know fall is my favorite season; I met my husband in the fall, we got married in the fall and I just love the thought of pumpkins, mums, hot chocolate, bonfires, and Halloween bashes! I also love getting together with my girls, so what perfect way to kick off the fall than to attend a Shecky's Girls Night Out!!
If you register for the Urbanistas blog, I will enter you into a drawing to win a pair of Famous Goodie Bag tickets* for you and a friend to Shecky's Girls Night Out! Indulge in five hours of cocktails, beer pairings, amazing fashion deals, fab freebies in Shecky's Famous Goodie Bag, and the best time ever with your BFF's!

Click here for more information on Shecky's Girls Night Out coming to St. Louis on September 25th!!

*Tickets may not be redeemed for cash. Shecky's is not responsible for lostor stolen tickets. Duplicate or tampered tickets will not be honored. Mustbe 21 or older to attend. Proper ID will be required at the door. Contentsand value of individual Goodie Bags vary. Ticket valid for one time use only.