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Author: Martha Jackson & Nellie Sciutto

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The Bubble Lounge Podcast is the only weekly podcast show for women living in Highland Park and University Park Texas. With over 190 episodes and 109,000 listeners, we are the go-to source for all things in the neighborhood. The Bubble Lounge podcast is a refreshing and dynamic podcast designed for women living in the Highland Park area of Texas. The podcast provides a platform for women to connect with each other, share experiences, and discuss topics that are important to them.Hosted by two women, Martha Jackson and Nellie Sciutto, the Bubble Lounge Podcast is a weekly show that covers a wide range of topics, from philanthropy, beauty and fashion to health and wellness, relationships, and also current events.The podcast is unique in that it provides a local focus, catering specifically to the women of Highland Park, Texas. The hosts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the show, with Jackson being a marketing and public relations expert and Sciutto having a background in acting and writing. One of the things that sets the Bubble Lounge podcast apart is its engaging and conversational tone. The hosts are open and relatable, and they encourage their listeners to participate in the conversation. They often bring in guests who offer their own unique perspectives and insights, which helps to broaden the scope of the show and provide a more well-rounded discussion.The Bubble Lounge Podcast is also a great resource for women who are looking to connect with others in the Highland Park community. The show often highlights local businesses and events, which can be a great way for listeners to get involved and support the community.The Bubble Lounge is a podcast that is both informative and enjoyable. It provides a space for women to come together, share their stories, and learn from each other. If you're a woman living in Highland Park, Texas, or just interested in the topics covered by the podcast, the Bubble Lounge is definitely worth checking out.For more information and sponsorship inquiries for The Bubble Lounge Podcast, visit
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How amazing would it be to escape city life quickly and spend time at the lake? What if you could own a second home in a luxury community and only spend a little over an hour getting there?We're excited to introduce you to Long Cove, a luxury lake front community just one hour and 15 minutes away from Dallas. We were so fortunate to be able to experience lake living at its finest at this gorgeous development and also do what we love, introduce you to a new place that you may not know about.Join us as we talk with Kiki Pennington, Rob Crain and Kate Cutshall , who share how they spend time making memories and having fun with family and friends at Long Cove.  For more information and to set up your personal tour, visit or email and the team at Long Cove will be happy to help you. This episode sponsored by Long Cove, your 1200 acre back yard, only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Dallas. 
Today’s episode is going to be one of the best stories you’ve heard all year because it’s a story of a woman who went through one of the most humiliating and difficult situations that a mom could possibly go through and was able to turn it around and not only survive but thrive. She’s been on Oprah Winfrey, “What Pedophiles Don’t Want You to Know,” Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” 20/20 and now she’s sharing her story on The Bubble Lounge Podcast! Darlene Ellison, M.S. SVP/Veritex Community Bank, Community Bank Lender Motivational Speaker, Author and Founder of Women in Business joins us to talk about how she overcame a family trauma and used her experience to help other women.Darlene’s book, The Predator Next Door was released in February, 2009. Since that time, the book has been awarded two top national independent publishing book awards, a 2009 IPPY (True Crime) and a 2010 Indie Book Award (Autobiography).To learn more about Darlene, visit, and
The weather is beautiful and we're ready to celebrate spring is here! This week we discuss Women’s History Month, new restaurants and Nellie shares what it was like to work along side John Malkovich in her most recent film, Mind Cage.Join us on March 1st as we kick off Women's History Month at Kendra ScottMarch 1stKendra Scott 5-7PM8383 Preston Center Plaza Enjoy bubbles, sweets & shop the new Kendra Scott spring collection.Guests will enjoy 10% off all purchases and an additional 10% will be given to Highland Park Literary Festival.Sparkling wine provided by Courtney Bono, Founding Member Scout & CellarLinks to things we talked about it this episode:Au Troisieme Park Literary Festival Scott www.kendrascott.comLong Covehttps://www.longcovetx.comCheck out Nellie in Mind Cage Cellar, Courtney Bono, Founding
We just had a 6-day weekend, it’s been raining all week, and Valentine’s Day is here. Are you ready?  We’re here to help!Links to places we talked about:Kat Noelle Boutique5710 W. Lovers Lane Suite 102Instagram @ katnoelle_boutiqueGalentine’s Sip & Shop Saturday, February 11th from 3-5PM Be sure to tell them The Bubble Lounge sent you! Clothes Circuit6105 Sherry Sip & Shop event, Friday, February 10 3-6PMBaldwin Bred Boutique4811 W. Lovers Lane Park Literary Fest Lumen6101 Hillcrest Ave. https://www.thelumendallas.comSpecial Valentine’s MenuStarter, entrée, dessert and complimentary bottle of Benaccetto Prosecco$70 per coupleRed Stix Streetfood6501 Hillcrest Ave. 
The 27th Annual Highland Park Literary Festival is coming up and Renne Lokey and Amanda Morley are sharing everything you need to know.Flick Fest kicks off February 8th at the Angelika Theater with a screening of 12 Mighty Orphans which happens to have a local story line with local actor, Luke Wilson, with a certain high school football team being mentioned!On March 2, National Best-Selling author of The River, Peter Heller, will speak at an assembly during the school day for the students as well as in the evening for a free community event.March 3 LitFest hosts Student Workshops with 20+ novelist, journalists, poets, songwriters and playwrights from around the country in some 75 workshops.There’s something for everyone at this incredible LitFest and students will be highly engaged and are sure to walk away inspired and with more knowledge.For more information and to buy tickets visit
Mark your calendar for February 3rd when Peyton's campaign kicks off. She needs our help reaching her goal of raising $50K. Watch our posts for more details. 7-year-old Peyton Bono has been selected as a Teen of Impact by the American Heart Association and is 1 of 30 teens driving awareness for The American Heart Association. Peyton is the only teen who actually has a heart defect and has a goal of raising $50K and would like your help.  See below for details.Peyton and her mother, Courtney, share their story of what it was like finding out she was born with Tricuspid Atresia , under going open-heart surgery at 5 months old, and how they had to navigate the process on their own. How to support:Campaign Launches February 3 – April 6, 2023Feb 4th 12-2pm Kendra Scott Preston Center University Park Visit Peyton and check out Kendra Scott’s customized heart necklace. All sales during day and with special online code, will give 20% of sales back to Peyton’s AHA campaign. Feb 18th 9am Peyton’s Heart Walk at YMCA Park Cities Meet at YMCA, wear Red or purchase a Peyton for Hearts T-shirt ($30) and participate in an awareness walk around the community. All are welcome. March 4th 5-8pm Peyton for heARTs show at Zhen Music and Arts Studio Come purchase amazing and impressive art from well renowned artist in our community. 50-100% donated toward Peyton’s campaign Zhen Music and Arts Institute 4901 W Lovers Lane Dallas TX 75209 Opening Reception starts at 5pm with Complimentary Valet Parking and clean-crafted wine provided Artwork by: Terry Currington, David Rubin, Jennifer Olivier, Sarah Janece, Bruce Tinch and Zhen Wu To donate any amount and to follow Peyton’s journey, and her awareness campaign visit Instagram @Peyton_For_Hearts 
University Park Chief of Police, Bill Mathes, joins us to talk about what the past 26 years have been like working in our community. We talk about what it takes to advance up the ranks from patrol officer to Chief of Police, tips for staying safe and what goes on behind the scenes to make sure the police, are prepared for emergencies.To learn more about the City of University Park visit follow-on Instagram @cityofuptx and be sure to subscribe to the newsletter The Arbor via the website.A big thank you to all the men and women at the City of University Park for your part in making our community amazing and thank you to all members of law enforcement everywhere for your time and dedication in keeping us safe.
In this episode, you’ll discover the history of the Volk Family, developers of Volk Estates and the founders of Volk Department Store, the first suburban department store in Highland Park Village. Leonard Volk, the oldest member of the family (at 94 years of age) shares his family history dating back to 1889 and dazzles us with his book of photography, "everyday". "everyday" is a collection of photographs Leonard has taken over the past 70 years and includes rarely viewed photographs of Dallas over the decades. This rich visual history of Dallas is complimented with the advice and guidance from the author on how anyone can easily pursue their passion for photography.So whether you are new to the Park Cities or have been here for decades, you will love the stories Leonard shares from his nearly 100 years in Dallas.Historical Note: The Volk stores started as a shoe store (Volk Brothers) on Elm street and eventually grew into  Volk Department Stores. To learn more about Mr. Volk visit the links below: https:everyday// Historical Society “A Night with Leonard Volk" Interview by Leonard Volk
It's only a few days into 2023 and a lot has already happened! Join us for a special episode when Martha's daughter, Alexis fills in for Nellie and  explains how and why 40 Christmas trees ended up in our front yard this week!Martha talks to her daughter about all that has happened this senior year and more importantly, what she plans to do for the future.What better way to start off the year then with some Mother / Daughter chatter in the Bubble Lounge.
To celebrate Christmas (and our last show of 2022) we invited Reverend Dr. Chris Girata from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to join us and share his thoughts about this holiday season. Chris provides a refreshing insight into the role of religion in our daily life with an inspirational message that will help you truly appreciate Christmas this year.And as a bonus, he shares a great framework for how to structure the perfect prayer for Christmas dinner :)We hope you enjoy this special episode and we will be back in January 2023.Merry Christmas everyone!This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at hear more from The Rev. Chris Girata visit or follow on Instagram @smaadallas and @cgirata
One of us was feeling a little Grinchy this week and needs to get some things off her chest! Join us for some fun as we address holiday party etiquette, showers, snowflakes, Snoop Dog, and we share some insider tips for visiting New York this holiday season. Thank you to The Lumen for sponsoring this episode.  Be sure to stop by for dinner and drinks this holiday season, right across from SMU. The Lumen 6101 Hillcrest Ave. 
Just in time for the holidays, Chuck Steelman, VP of Customer Experience Trademark Property Company, joins us to talk about how he’s changing the retail shopping experience. It’s all about saving the customer time, streamlining the process while in the store and building a personal connection with a shopping center. We also talk about fun holiday events coming up around the country as well as right here in Dallas. Be sure to visit Snow Days at The Galleria this holiday season. To learn more and to purchase tickets visit learn more about Trademark Property Company visit you to everyone who helped made our 4 year anniversary party so special.The Lumen 6101 Hillcrest Ave. Balloons by @startlingballoonsMusic by @sonny.steinberg
Last week the regular football season wrapped up for Highland Park and this Friday will be the first playoff game.It was this time last year that we invited former Highland Park Football Captain, Jack Curtis and his parents, Taylor and Kesh to share with us what it's like being a part of one of the best football programs in Texas.We'll hear how players prepare for games, social and academic pressures, what it’s like getting offers from college recruiters and why the “Can Man” plays such an important role on The Scots team. This is a great episode for anyone thinking about going through the program because The Curtis family shares a lot of useful information. 
In this episode we reflect back on the past 4 years of doing our podcast. We pick up where we began with Halloween in the Park Cities. How much candy to buy and what you shouldn't wear!We also talk about the Park Cities Nail Bandit, charity events, colonoscopies, meeting Jaclyn Smith and much more.Be sure to join us on November 10 from 6-8PM, to celebrate our 4 year anniversary  at The Lumen. We would love to see you there!
Join us for a few laughs this week as we catch up on all sorts of things in the neighborhood and our lives - from zombies, new additions to Martha's family to what not to eat while serving on jury duty!Also, make sure to join us October 20th at 7PM at The Rustic for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation Tex-Mex Fiesta. Martha & Nellie will be on the red carpet with interviews of Sheryl Crow, George Hamilton, Jaclyn Smith, and Morgan Fairchild. Visit for more detailsThis episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.
The Dallas Zoo is one of the best in the country and their annual fundraising event is coming up November 5th. Meet this year's "Wild and Wonderful" chairs, Marena and Roger Gault.This duo shares their passion for supporting the Dallas Zoo as they walk us through this incredible night of fundraising and fun at the Zoo to Do 2022: Wild and Wonderful event.Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the nonprofit Dallas Zoo. Proceeds from the event help support the Zoo’s dedication to providing the best animal care, delivering unique education offerings, and strengthening its wildlife conservation efforts. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails near the Giants of the Savanna habitat, feed giraffes, enjoy delicious food from over 30 of Dallas' best restaurants and sample specialty dishes from guest chefs. After dinner, guests can bid on one of a kind zoo experiences during the live auction and dance the night away under the stars to the music of Manhattan. For more information and to purchase tickets visit episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitThis episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.
The State Fair of Texas opens tomorrow, and we invited Amber Fletcher of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs to join us to share all of her tips on how to have the best day ever at the fair. Amber has been attending the State Fair since she was 8 months old and knows all of the in’s and out’s. You’ll find out what the best days are to go, where to find the shortest line to get your Fletcher’s Corny Dog fix, how to save money and why the State Fair is a perfect date night destination. Not only will you find out how to navigate the State Fair, you’ll also learn how you can have your own Fletcher’s Corny Dog party and where you can find the famous corny dogs all year long!For more information about Fletcher's Corny Dogs visit This episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitThis episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of recording live from the 49th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball at Southfork Ranch along with our friend Ron Corning. We talked with Dallas Chef, Kent Rathbun, former event Chair, Olivia Kearney, and Dolce & Gabbana fashion show auction winner, Emberli Pridham. All shared their personal stories and passion for supporting cancer research and why Cattle Baron’s Ball holds a special place in their heart.Cattle Baron’s Ball is the premier fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in North Texas, and has raised more than $89 million since its inception in 1974. The ball is the largest single-night fundraising event for cancer research in the world.Congratulations to event Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson and the entire Cattle Baron's Ball committee who worked tirelessly to put on this incredible event. You all are an amazing group of women and continue to outdo yourself year after year. Don’t miss our episode with Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson on September 1, 2022 who share the history and what it takes to put on one of the best events of the year. This episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.
In today’s episode, we talk with President and CEO of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and Farrah's long-time friend, Alana Stewart. She shares how the foundation was started and how it benefits The American Cancer Society and Stand Up to Cancer. We also talk about their upcoming Tex-Mex Fiesta benefit at The Rustic on October 20th. “For the first time, we are celebrating the legacy of Farrah in her home state by bringing our Tex-Mex event to Dallas, instead of the traditional location in Beverly Hills. Farrah was a Texas girl so this would have meant so much to her,” said Alana Stewart.Alana will be co-hosting along with Farrah's former Charlie’s Angels co-star, Jaclyn Smith. George Hamilton will Emcee, Honorees include Linda Gray, (of TV’s Dallas) and a special acknowledgement to Ryan O’Neal for his continued support of the FFF. Special performance by Sheryl Crow. Friends of FFF coming in from LA include: Morgan Fairchild and Donna Mills.You don’t want to miss this amazing event on October 20th at the Rustic, for more info and to purchase tickets visit
The 49th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball is coming up on September 19th and Ball Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson join us to give us the low down.This year it’s back to Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas with the theme Lasso a Cure for Cancer Ranches, Rubies & Ropers. Performances by multi-platinum singer Chris Young at the VIP Party and Old Dominion as the headliner and Emerald City All Stars at the After Party.Cattle Baron’s Ball is an annual event that has raised over $89 million for cancer research over the past 49 years. This is the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and will be a night you’ll always remember.Guests can expect delicious food and cocktails, music, raffles, silent and live auctions and much more. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP Party and will end with an after-party complete with bull riding and breakfast. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.For more info and to purchase tickets visit episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitClothes Circuit will have a Cattle Baron's Pop Up, so watch our feed for more details!Visit to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.
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