Monday, February 15, 2010

Urbanistas in the City-January

The Urbanistas hit up two of the most popular bridal events in St. Louis, Alive Bride and UNVEILED.  We first checked out Alive Bride held at Lumen.  As mentioned, I attended this event last year and had a fab time; this year I was not disappointed.

Upon arrival, we received goodie bags.  We then headed to the bar for a complimentary glass of Mirrasou Pinot Grigio, and sampled some of the delacacies at Mihalis Chop House and Bryan Young Catering.  After nibbling on all the free samples, we headed upstairs to the grooms' lounge where they had mini burgers and pizza and a cool lounge area for the grooms to be.  The event wrapped with a bridal gown viewing.

Spotted were Alive Magazine's Christy Miller, Attillio D'Agostino, Jason Nichols and Urbanista Sheniqua Faulkner.  I also spotted Jeanne Roberts Johnson, Danielle Hunt, Danielle Lee with Fete Society, Teddy "B Free" Blackett, and Urbanistas April McKinney and Coco the Photographer.   Click here for all the  pics!

After a lovely church service Jasonee and I headed down to UNVEILED at the Chase, compliments of St. Louis Magazine.  There were several bridal vendors in attendance, but what I most recall is the LAVISH dessert table!  After nibbling on just about every dessert they had, (and several mimosas) we headed to the fashion show.  The show was very traditional compared to Alive's trendy show, but I enjoyed seeing fashions for mothers of the bride.

 Spotted were STL Magazine's Megan Riley Frishe and Ms. Lee,  model and business exec Janet Jackson (yes, that is her REAL name) designer Paul Gibson, and my girl-fashion model Jade.  Click here for all the pics!

Last, but certainly not least, the Urbanistas headed to the Boulevard to catch the Cash and Carry Boutique Sale put on by Cheresse Ink; and caught some great deals on all things designer, just in time for Spring! All the fab fashion boutiques were in the house including Jule, Codi, Blush, and Ivy Hill.  I picked up this colorful pink and green flowing dress that I plan to rock during the AKA Boule' this summer!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Urbanistas Throughout the Year!

Hey Urbanistas!  As you all know February marks the Urbanistas 1 year anniversary, so as a tribute, I decided to post some pics of us out and about throughout the year...enjoy!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Soiree Calendar-February

Urbanistas, here we are one year later!  We have grown into such a powerful and supportive group and have continued to build strong bonds and relationships.  Our ever expanding network has created so many wonderful opportunities and I am so thankful to be apart of this!  With expanding networks comes more to add to our social calendars, so as always, we will be quite busy this month.  From hip parties to fashion shows and birthday gatherings, I'm sure you are bound to see us out and about spreading the love!

The Color Purple
Tuesday, February 2nd thru Sunday, February 7th
Fox Theatre 
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 

Just as the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel does, this nationally touring musical, presented by Oprah Winfrey, tugs at the heartstrings with the unforgettable and inspiring story of Celie, a poor and uneducated African-American woman in the 1930s who finds inner beauty despite a lifetime of tremendous odds.  Tickets on sale at

Fashion @ Byrd
Thursday, February 4th 
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Byrd Style Lounge
8117 Maryland Avenue 
Saint Louis, MO

Designer, Shelton Wilder will be hosting a chic fashion show, showcasing her line of Sheltini, elegant slips. View this incredible line on live models, and check out the Artillerie Handbag Trunk Show while sipping cocktails. The event benefits COCA. For more information please call 314.721.0766.

Alive Magazine's Buzz List Party
Friday, February 5th
9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 
Lucas Park Grille
1234 Washington Avenue
Downtown St. Louis

Join ALIVE at Lucas Park Grille as they toast the most talked-about newsmakers and influentials of 2010. Enjoy cocktails from Samuel Adams, 360 Vodka and Mirassou Winery and mingle with St. Louis' most buzz-worthy set. To purchase tickets, visit:

Midnight Masquearade
Ola Hawatmeh's birthday bash (invite only)
Friday, February 5th

My girl Ola will be hosting a fabulous birthday party in honor of her birthday.  Now I do realize that this is the same night as Buzz List, however, Ola's parties never disappoint so we will definitely be in the house with our Mardi Gras masks in hand to party New Orlean's style!  Always conscious of giving back, Ola will be accepting donations for her non-profit "Makeover for a Cause."

Fitness Studio's 2nd Annual Sexy Valentine's Bash
Friday, February 12th 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The Fitness Studio 
7642 Forsyth in the Lifestyle Center
Clayton, MO

Urbanistas, bring your girlfriends to the sexiest event of the spring! Learn a sexy lap dance and pole moves while enjoying bubbly refreshments & chocolate. Win prizes for “Best Dressed”, “Sexiest Stripper Walk” and “Best Pole Move."  This 2 hour event is only $20 for members & $30 for non-members. This event sells out quick, so call 314.863.4800 to reserve your spot.  A perfect prelude to Valentine's Day!!

YWCA Valentine Fashion Luncheon
Ruby Red Extravaganza
Saturday, February 13th
12:00 noon
Millennium Hotel St. Louis
200 South 4th St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
$50 ($25 is tax-deductible)

Join the YWCA as they celebrate the 40th Valentine Fashion Luncheon to benefit the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Transitional Housing Program for homeless women.  For tickets call 314.531.1115 or visit:
(everyone is invited to wear red)

Midwest Black & Hispanic Bridal Show
Sunday, February 21st
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Ameristar Casino Discovery Ballroom
1260 South Main Street
St. Louis, MO  63301

Beautiful brides of color...this is your chance to meet with top wedding professional in the St. Louis area that cater to you!  There will be several vendors including one of my faves, Exousia Productions.  All registered brides will be entered into a drawing for a free engagement portrait session from St. John Portraits, and a one night stay at the Majestic Hotel compliments of JM3DJs.  Cost $5 at the door. 

Urbanistas 1 Year Anniversary (invite only)
Thursday, February 25th (tentative)

I cannot believe it has been almost a year since the Urbanistas got together for our first networking event.  2009 was a great year, but I am expecting bigger and better things for 2010.  In true Urbanistas style, we will be hosting a networking/cocktail/dinner soiree at a fab locale, so be on the lookout for your personal invitation!

Dr. Jennifer McCleary's 31st Birthday Dinner-Feb 27th (invite only)

February is a big month for celebrations...and Urbanistas love to celebrate.  We will be checking out Jenn's birthday dinner at one of the swankiest places to nosh on sushi...maybe we'll see you there!