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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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2020 Graduation: Ideas to celebrate in style

Saturday’s #graduatetogether program reminds us that the Class of 2020 is resilient and prepared to go out into the world and make a difference. Here are some creative ways to celebrate them during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Summer Question: Gas vs Charcoal

There are the sounds right now. Birds are singing in the mornings. The drone of lawns being mowed permeates the afternoons. There are also the sights right now. Couples tooling around town in convertibles with their tops down. My kids in tank tops and their caramel brown skin that is soon to be chocolaty as […]

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Your checklist for a healthy summer (part 1): Let’s get physical

Urban Upscale has developed a 3-part checklist so you have the information you need to make this your best summer yet. Part 1, below, focuses on physical activity. Watch for parts 2 and 3, with lists for smart eating and mental fitness. You’ve probably heard the saying “summer bodies are made in the spring.” That […]

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Back to business

Whether you’re a corporate executive or entrepreneur, almost all businesses were impacted by the covid-19 epidemic that swept across the United States in 2020. Unless your industry is healthcare, grocery/essential retail or online shipping, it is very likely that your business slowed significantly during the first half of the year. In some cases, local or […]

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What my mom taught me

As Mother’s Day 2020 approaches, I naturally think about the role motherhood has played in my life. I became a mom nearly 20 years ago. Prior to that day, if you would have asked me if my mother loved me I would have said “sure” and not given it another thought. It was only after […]

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Vodka showdown, part 1

“Ketel One and tonic, extra lime.” That’s my usual drink order. Ketel One is my favorite vodka and has been for years. The first time I tried it was at a Ketel One tasting event and I was surprised by how smooth it was. Smooth enough to drink straight, which is not at all my […]

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What’s the deal with TikTok?

So I have to admit it. I was against TikTok. The last thing I needed was yet another video platform to show me useless information created by people that have too much time on their hands. Then the lockdown happened. “Stay home, stay safe” was the right thing to do, but after 4 weeks at […]

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