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Host your best 4th of July party, but keep it safe (and stylish!)

Planning a 4th of July gathering? Keep your guests and your family safe with these tips for a stylish event that checks the boxes without breaking the rules.

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“So what do you think about George Floyd?” and other awkward workplace questions

America is experiencing a moment. One in which racial equality is being discussed more openly than ever across all demographics. Having these conversations in the workplace can be tough. Here are a few tips to consider.

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3/5 of a Man? Imagine that!

There is a seemingly new awakening of the national conscience regarding race. This national conversation has been prompted by what seems to be “one injustice too many”. There have been tragic losses of life recently that have ignited an increase in both a universal cohesion as well as a brazen hatred not seen in decades.  […]

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2 Plates. 3 Questions. Part 1

If you could have lunch with three people that you currently have absolutely no chance of breaking bread with…Who would those three people be?  This is not a new question. Quite frankly, this is a topic that has been written about by better scribes than myself. But since I have this website and since I […]

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10 can’t-miss gifts for Father’s Day

Not sure what to buy for Father’s Day? Here are 10 suggestions you can buy for Dad online, and he’ll be glad you did!

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Vodka showdown, part 2

In our last vodka taste test, we compared Tito’s, Grey Goose, Stolichnaya and Ketel One. The results may have been predictable to some depending on your personal taste. We couldn’t wait to conduct part 2. Any guesses as to which brand won? The brands. For this latest vodka taste test we included Absolut, Belvedere, Ciroc […]

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Will we be okay without these 5 companies?

The unforeseen events of the beginning of 2020 have us readjusting our lives in so many ways. We have children that go to class without leaving their bedrooms. We have a brand new level of tension when we grocery shop. We have an uncertainty about the near future that is unprecedented. ”Will my college student […]

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Your throwback road trip playlist

No matter where you’re travelling the choice of a great soundtrack makes it more memorable. This is especially true for road trips. Urban Upscale has created a Spotify throwback playlist especially for our audience. Click and enjoy!

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Your best cookout menu

As we ease into summer and enjoy more time outside, the thought of cooking out is pretty appealing. That is, until you think about the work involved. While your guests are enjoying adult beverages on your back deck, you’re getting your steps in with multiple trips to the kitchen to prep food for the grill. […]

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All Hands on Deck

Let’s face it. This summer will not be one of carousing at a crowded bar while sipping a colorful aperitif right next to an affable stranger. But do not fret. You can have that beautiful yellow, red or even blue eye catching, yet still intoxicating cocktail. On your deck! All that you require are the […]

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