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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 95,000+ listeners and 170+ plus episodes, Bubble Lounge co-host Martha Jackson and Nellie Sciutto discuss all the important topics that women need to know about living in the Park Cities - from who to know, where to go, and what to do.
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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 https://www.hplitfest.comThis episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/?team_id=760118&pg=team&fr_id=8804 Instagram @Peyton_For_Hearts This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www.uptexas.org/And 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.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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//leonardvolk.com/Dallas Historical Society “A Night with Leonard Volk" Interview https://youtu.be/ekqdJ6Pl6C8everyday by Leonard Volk https://leonardvolk.com/everyday/This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www.thelumendallas.com/To hear more from The Rev. Chris Girata visit www.saintmichael.org or follow on Instagram @smaadallas and @cgirataThis episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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. thelumendallas.com This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www.snowdaydallas.com/To learn more about Trademark Property Company visit https://trademarkproperty.com/Thank you to everyone who helped made our 4 year anniversary party so special.The Lumen 6101 Hillcrest Ave. thelumendallas.com Balloons by @startlingballoonsMusic by @sonny.steinbergThis episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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. This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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!This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org/ 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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www.dallaszoo.com/zootodoThis episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit www.clothescircuit.com 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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://fletcherscornydogs.com/ 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 www.clothescircuit.com 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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 www.thefarrahfawcettfoundation.orgThis episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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 https://www.cattlebaronsball.com/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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitClothes Circuit will have a Cattle Baron's Pop Up, so watch our feed for more details!Visit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
This Friday kicks off the 100th year of Highland Park Football and Captains Jay Cox, Luke Herring, Lawson Petty and Adam Rourke join us to share what we should expect this season. We talk about everything from how they prepare for a game, how they balance their busy schedules and what they do for fun in their downtime. This is a great episode for anyone who is interesting in getting their child into the football program and anyone who loves football as much as we do! Please save and share with friends.  Support HP Football by purchasing dinner tickets, t-shirts or select one of our underwriting options at the 9th Annual Highland Park Football Caniac Supper and Online AuctionRaising Cane's will provide their famous chicken tender meals.Friday, September 9th in the HPHS CafeteriaDine-in 5:00-6:30 pm OR Take-out 4:30-6:00 pmGo Scots!For tickets visit https://my.cheddarup.com/c/caniac22 To purchase game tickets visit https://hpquiktickets.com/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 www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
The award-winning Highland Belles are one of the most coveted dance teams in the country. With a rich history of commitment, integrity and sisterhood this amazing group of women have  dazzled the Park Cities community for 40 years. Although the Belles are very well known, not everyone knows the back story of how this team came about. In this episode two original members, Renee Randolph McKenney and Ann Conner Yarbrough  join us and share how this team was created, what it was like to be on the original team and how the fringe became the iconic uniform.This year’s theme, “40 Years of Fringe” celebrates  the 40-year tradition of the Annual Spaghetti Supper, which is the Belles’ only fundraiser and will take place before the first home football game on August 26 when the Scots take on Marcus.The Highland Belles Booster Club will serve spaghetti dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. in the HPHS Cafetorium. Alternatively, patrons can receive take-out orders delivered to their cars from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in front of the school on Emerson. Please see details below.Annual Spaghetti Supper and Online Auction/RaffleAuction opens  August 19thhttps://muradbid.com/bidapp/index.php?slug=highlandbellesSpaghetti SupperFriday August 26 Dine-In5-7 pm HPHSTake-Out4:30-6:30 pm drive thu on EmersonTo learn more about the Highland Belles visit https://www.highlandbelles.org and follow them on Instagram @highland.bellesThis episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. Turn items in your closet that you no longer wear into cash. To learn more visit www.clothescircuit.com and follow them on Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
Sorority recruitment has started for many schools and there is a lot of details to take care of. Preparing for recruitment can be very overwhelming for potential new members as well as their family. Joining us today is our neighborhood sorority expert, Shay Sides, as well as our summer intern, Lola Jahant who will be going though recruitment at the University of Missouri in a couple of weeks.Shay will give us all the information we need to have a successful recruitment experience. We’ll learn how to prepare a resume, how to talk and connect with current members and how to know which sorority is right for you.For more information about Shay Sides email shayesides@gmail.com (don’t forget the “e” after Shay!)This episode is sponsored by Clothes Circuit Upscale Resale. To learn more visit www.clothescircuit.com or Instagram @clothescircuitVisit www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and to check out our blog. This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
School will be starting soon and it’s time to buckle down and encourage our kids to stay on top of their school work and do their very best. We invited one of the BEST resources in town to join us this week to help us do just that. Katherine Herron of Hola HP joins Martha to share her tips for a successful school year. Be sure to share with friends as Katherine shares a lot of great information!This episode is sponsored by: Clinic Concierge - the health care experts that come to you. To learn more visit https://clinicconcierge.com Visit https://www.bubblelounge.net to listen to our podcast and check out blog.This episode is sponsored by The Lumen, a Dallas boutique hotel across from SMU. Please visit their website at https://www.thelumendallas.com/
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