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The Bubble Lounge
Martha Jackson & Nellie Sciutto
A weekly podcast for women living in University Park or Highland Park Texas. Funny commentary and insights on what to see and do in the neighborhood.
3 days ago
Nellie is hanging out in the Hamptons while Martha is stuck at home
Summer is underway and things are heating up in Texas! Martha and Nellie compare and contrast their summer experiences. While Nellie is enjoying a nice cool ocean breeze in the Hamptons, Martha is in the heat of Texas hoping we don't loose power. While they are having very different experiences, they both have the same question, what the heck is Pickle Ball?!
Jun 10, 2021
How to raise a well behaved dog with Brad Bevill
Jun 3, 2021
Father's Day the Park Cities way!
Join Martha as she chats with her husband, Sean Jackson and Ryan Scripps about how to celebrate Father’s Day. We cover it all from who cried the most when they found out they were going to be a dad to what gifts dads really want this year.
May 27, 2021
Good times and a few crimes - it's the start of the summer in the Park Cities
Happy last day of school! We are so happy to see this school year end and are looking forward to a normal year in the fall. On this episode, we chat about what’s been happening in the Park Cities this past week. We cover it all from crimes to fun times and everything in between.
May 13, 2021
Is Highland Park Village Attracting the Wrong Crowd?
Highland Park Village opened in 1931 and is one of the most beloved destinations in the Park Cities. It has a rich history of serving as a town square to the Park Cities Community and all of the best restaurants and shops have graced this amazing property. It even holds the honor of being a National Historic Landmark and is also on the National Registry of Historic Places. But is all of this a thing of the past? If you have visited in recent months, you may have noticed that Park Cities residents no longer get the best seats in the house and have been replaced with a much younger and rowdy crowd. Join us as we weigh in on the most recent news of which business is closing and what’s next for Highland Park Village.
May 6, 2021
This Highland Park mom has dodged a lot of bullets and might be going to prison
Kicking a heroin addiction, surviving breast cancer, and spending the last seven years trying to stay out of prison, Highland Park mom, Amy Herrig has dodged a lot of bullets. Amy is the co-owner of The Gas Pipe and in 2014 the federal government raided their business which began a very long and difficult legal struggle that has her facing prison in the near future. Amy shares her compelling story of growth, change and perseverance and teaches us how to live each day as if was our last. For more information about Amy and to buy her book, “No More Dodging Bullets” visit https://amyherrig.com/
Apr 22, 2021
How Interabang Books came to The Bubble
Interabang Books had a head start on the concept of pivoting their business after a devastating tornado leveled most of the Preston Oaks Shopping Center in October of 2019. The day after the tornado the Interabang team was scouting locations for a new store and decided Lovers Lane would be their new home. We're so fortunate to have this amazing independent book store right here in our community. Inside you'll find a store full of expertly curated books with staff favorites, special editions and an extensive selection of unique gifts. This weekend, April 24 is Independent Bookstore Day which is the equivalent to Black Friday in the retail world. Interabang is going big with their celebration and making it a perfect way to spend your Saturday. To learn more about Interabang visit https://www.interabangbooks.com/ and be sure to visit the store this Saturday.
Apr 9, 2021
Interview with Doug Woodward and Kelli Macatee - Candidates for HPISD Board Of Trustees Place 1
This is the audio replay of the "Meet the Candidates" Event for HPISD Board of Trustees Place 1 with Kellie Macatee and Doug Woodward on April 8, 2021. Early voting is from April 19-27 and the election is on May 1, 2021. GO VOTE!!! #HPISD #vote #highlandpark #UniversityPark
Apr 1, 2021
A special rebroadcast of Stacy Kelly and Mike White of HPISD tell us what every Park Cities family must know about school funding
As Martha and Nellie prepare for their interview next week with the candidates for HPISD School Board, we wanted to share this previous episode from August 2019. In June 2019, Governor Abbott signed into law an $11.6 billion school finance measure known as House Bill 3. In this episode we talk with Mike White, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services of HPISD and Stacy Kelly, Trustee of HPISD. In this episode, they talk publicly for the first time about the impact this bill will have on our schools.
Mar 25, 2021
5 Things you need to know about college admissions with Holly O'Brien
Preparing for college admissions is a very strenuous process and can cause a lot of stress for families. There are so many moving parts and so much has changed since we went through the process. Joining The Bubble Lounge is one of the best college admissions counselors in the country, Holly O’Brien. Holly is going to share the top 5 things you need to do to prepare your child for the college application process. She is going to tell us what colleges are looking for as well as how to present yourself in the best possible way in order to stand out among the thousands of applications. This episode is packed with so much information, so be sure to share with others! To contact Holly, visit https://thecollegeconcept.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 214-535-4393
Mar 11, 2021
Comedian Heather McDonald gives us the JUICY SCOOP!
Today Martha talks with actor, comedian and host of JUICY SCOOP Podcast, Heather McDonald. She shares the juicy scoop on the Harry and Meghan interview, funny stories about volunteering at her kid’s school (yes, even celebrities have to do the work!) and what she thinks of the Real Housewives of Dallas this season. Please note there are a few bad words in the episode, so please don’t listen with young children around! Heather is currently on tour and is performing in Dallas at the Addison Improv Comedy Club, March 26 & 27. To purchase tickets (if you are viewing on your phone, you will need to type in the URL), https://heathermcdonald.net/ Please note, Heather says if the tickets say “Sold Out” to call the club directly and they can put you on an email list. Most likely more tickets will come available. Dallas - Addison Improv Comedy Club (972) 404-8501 For more information about Heather, visit heathermcdonald.net Be sure to listen to her hilarious podcast, JUICY SCOOP…
Mar 4, 2021
Newcomers Guide to the Park Cities - What every child should know
Today is Part III in our Newcomers Guide Series, what every child needs to know about living in the Park Cities. In this episode we take you through everything your child needs to know from elementary school to high school graduation, we cover it all! You’ll learn how to get your child into sports, how to get them involved in volunteering and how to prepare them for college. Text 313131 with the word BUBBLE to receive weekly updates on our podcast
Feb 25, 2021
Newcomers Guide to the Park Cities - What every dad needs to know
Today is Part II of The Newcomers Guide to the Park Cities and today we’re talking about what every dad needs to know. We brought in our friend, office neighbor, and all-around amazing dad, Ryan Scripps to give us the scoop on how to get involved, meet friends, and where to take your spouse for date night. Today’s episode is dedicated to one of the Park Cities’ most beloved fathers, Chris Murzin who lost his life on February 11. Chris was a dedicated father of three, husband to Christina, and a community leader whose influence on our community will be felt for years to come. Chris was a huge advocate for those with disabilities including his son, Jack. Because of his passion for helping those with disabilities, Chris made it his mission to make sure we had a park that was inclusive for all. Chris played an integral part in rebuilding Coffee Park as the first accessible park in the Park Cities. Because of this amazing accomplishment, Chris was awarded the Citizen of the Year Awa…
Feb 11, 2021
Newcomers Guide - Part I What every mom needs to know about living in the Park Cities
Do you know someone new to the Park Cities? Then please share this episode with them! Being a newcomer can be difficult to navigate and we know a lot of you are new to the Park Cities and we are here to help. We have created a three-part series for Newcomers to the Park Cities and today we’re talking about what every new mom needs to know about moving to the Park Cities. We cover everything from how to make friends, where to eat, where to find the perfect outfit and how to get involved with the schools. We have included links to the best restaurants and grocery and food markets to help you save time. Please see below for links. Be sure to join us next week when we cover what every dad needs to know about living in the Park Cities, and don’t forget to share with friends! And be sure to text 313131 with the word BUBBLE to receive weekly updates about our shows. YELP COLLECTIONS for the Park Cities. *Best* Restaurants *Best* Grocery & Food Markets
Feb 3, 2021
Sorority Recruitment Expert, Shay Sides, shares her tips for recruitment during Covid
If you have a daughter getting ready for sorority recruitment then you know there’s a lot of work ahead. There’s recruitment packets, recommendations, photos and so much paperwork and it can be extremely overwhelming. Joining us today is our neighborhood sorority recruitment expert, Shay Sides, who walks us through the entire process and gives us an update of what recruitment is like during the pandemic. Be sure to share with others because there is a lot of helpful information in this episode! To contact Shay Sides email email@example.com Another helpful resource is to follow @*thesororitystylists* ⠀⠀
Jan 28, 2021
How to be a better you on social media
Engaging in social media is a daily activity for most of us and we’ve all seen posts that stir up emotions and conjure up negative comments. Some of us respond immediately, some scroll on by and some sit and wonder if and when they should comment. We invited Alyssa Eubanks from Plug Public Relations to talk with us about how to present yourself online in a positive way. We talk about how to voice your opinion online without being offensive and when to post and when to take a break from social media. To learn more about Alyssa Eubank and Plug Public Relations visit https://www.plugpublicrelations.com/ and follow them on Instagram @plugpr
Jan 21, 2021
Starting 2021 on a high note with Jon Christopher Davis
Jon Christopher Davis is one of the most talented singer/songwriters living in North Texas. He has written songs for - and recorded with - musical legends such as Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), The Go-Go's, Billy Ray Cyrus to name a few. And while the pandemic has had a huge negative impact on the music industry, Jon keeps going - launching his "Backyard Tour" where families or small groups can hire him and his band for a live performance while maintaining proper safety protocols. In today's episode, Jon shares some great stories of how he started his music career, writing songs for Dolly Parton, opening for Eddie Money, how Don Henley named his band and tells us the story behind a song he wrote for his wife of 34 years that will melt your heart! If you love music, then you will want to listen to this special episode. And if you love Jon's music, then please consider hiring him for a private event...before he goes…
Jan 14, 2021
Catching Covid, street racing, and a broken jaw...welcome to 2021
Welcome to 2021 and a lot happened over the Christmas break for Martha & Nellie. In this hilarious episode, one of our hosts talks about catching Covid during Christmas, why "swingers" is not what you might think and who broke their jaw! We talk about Dr. Lowry, M.D. with Urgent Home M.D. in this episode as a resource for doing in home PCR testing for Covid. If you would like to contact him, his number is 214-766-6688
Dec 30, 2020
Looking at the bright side - 2020 is over!
It's the last week of 2020 and most of us couldn’t be happier. It’s been a year of change, uncertainty and challenges to say the least. In this episode, we re-cap and look at the positive things that came from this unpredictable year and talk about what we look forward to in 2021. We're sending you a socially distanced toast as we celebrate the end of 2020. Hang in there, it’s almost over! We talked about the Jimmy Kimmel, Fauchi on a Couchi video and are sharing the link for you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1IHcnM7900
Dec 24, 2020
Looking great for the holidays with Dry Bar & Waverly Mouth Spa
Dallasites love to pamper themselves and look great and what better time of year to focus on ourselves than right now. In this episode, we introduce you to Park Cities mom, Shannon Williams owner of six Dry Bar locations in DFW. She shares her story of how she became the first franchisee with this incredible California concept. She also tells us how she picked the location of the best performing store in the chain, some funny stories from the salon and how you can get a special discount. We also welcome Nick DeBari who recently opened Waverly Mouth Spa in Uptown. Hear how this former investment banker left New York to revolutionize the dental care industry and make it a spa-like experience where you look forward to relaxing and getting pampered. To learn more about Dry Bar and to make an appointment visit https://www.thedrybar.com/ To learn more about Waverly and make an appointment visit https://getwaverly.com/
Dec 18, 2020
Real Housewives of Dallas visit The Ozone Bar
Today we talk with our friend, Laura Harbison, owner of The Ozone Bar, who recently hosted the Real Housewives of Dallas for a holiday pop up event. D’Andra Simmons of Hard Night Good Morning, Kameron Westcott of Sparkle Dog, Kary Brittingham of Kamo by Kary and Laura Harbison of Ozone Bar who share advice and tips for anyone interested in starting a new business in 2021.
Dec 17, 2020
What’s new with Peggy Sue's - an interview with Andrew Kelley
There have been many restaurants closing this year and the announcement of Peggy Sue’s BBQ was a big upset to many Dallas residents. The establishment was a staple in Snider Plaza for generations and the go to place for the best Texas Bar-B-Que. Joining us today is Park Cities dad, Andrew Kelley, chef-owner of New York Sub who recently brought back Peggy Sue’s in the form of a take out market. We’re so happy to talk about his plans for the future and how you can get your Peggy Sue’s fix just in time for the holidays! For more information follow Peggy Sue’s Market on Facebook and Instagram @PeggySuesMarket and to order, visit their website ps-bbq.com Peggy Sues Market Currently sharing space with New York Sub at 3411 Asbury 469-949-8469
Dec 10, 2020
Park Cities Chatter with Amy Genender & Jenni Scoggins
Park Cities Chatter joins The Bubble Lounge! Amy Genender and Amy Scoggins, our most requested guests of all time, work tirelessly to provide our community a resource that has become the go-to place for all things Park Cities. We’ve been through a lot together over the years, from coyotes to coleslaw recipes and everything in between and we talk about it all on this episode. On behalf of our community, we want to say thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making Park Cities Chatter such a wonderful place for all of us to keep up on all of the important stuff and also for providing lots of laughs. You are the best and we love what you’re doing, keep up the great work!
Dec 3, 2020
True Crime Reporter™ with Robert Riggs
Peabody Award winner, Robert Riggs of True Crime Reporter Podcast joins us today and takes us on a journey into darkness. Riggs created an original true crime genre podcast based on three decades of real-life stories ripped from his reporter’s notebooks. The True Crime Reporter™podcast tells the backstory of criminal cases using interviews with law enforcement. True Crime Reporter™ taps into Riggs’ network of criminal investigators from his career as an award-winning television news reporter and Congressional committee investigator. Please follow Robert on social media and Share with friends: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Click here to Subscribe to True Crime Reporter™ your favorite podcast channel. And he would like to invite you to subscribe to Justice Facts Podcast -- True Crime Cases Stranger Than Fiction It features true crime stories from the careers of Bill Johnston, the federal prosecutor featured in "Free To Kill" and Investigative Reporter Robert Riggs,…
Nov 19, 2020
The Bubble Lounge celebrates two years!
This week Ron Corning, Robert Riggs, Michael Molthan and Rachel Stacy join us as we celebrate two years of The Bubble Lounge Podcast. We cover many things from how to have a Covid friendly concert in your back yard to introducing you to some amazing people who do incredible things. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us over the past two years and we look forward to many great things for the future! We’re so thankful for everyone who joined us on this episode and we’re including links to each of them, so be sure to check them out. Ron Corning - https://cw33.com/author/ron-corning/ Robert Riggs, True Crime Reporter - https://www.truecrimereporter.com/about-true-crime-reporter/ Michael Molthan (M2 The Rock) - https://www.m2therock.com/ The Body Lounge Park Cities - https://www.bodyloungeparkcities.com/ Jon Christopher Davis, songwriter, musician and entertainer https://www.jonchristopherdavis.com/music-1 Rachel Stacy, songwriter, musician and entertainer - https://www…
Nov 5, 2020
How to thrive and survive in 2020 with Dr. Melanie Ross Mills
We are all on information overload right now. We’re spending a lot of time on zoom calls, we’re getting so much information through emails and we’re spending a lot more time on social media and news channels. How can we stay on top of things that are important while backing off of some of the things that are causing us stress? Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, who is a licensed Temperament Therapist and is certified and licensed in Clinical Counseling, recently joined the Highlander Chapter of NCL to talk about how to Thrive and Survive in 2020. Dr. Mel discusses courage, resiliency and contribution and how and she’s going to show us how there is light at the end of the tunnel and how we’re going to come out better on the other side of this situation. For more information on Dr. Mel visit https://www.melanierossmills.com and you can find her on Instagram @drmelaniermills and Facebook @melanierossmills
Oct 29, 2020
How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic
Grab your Quaranteam and join us as we talk about how to do Halloween during a pandemic! Everyone is grappling with how to make the most of Halloween this year. There is a spectrum of comfort levels and we'll share options for celebrating while staying safe. And we also reflect back on some of our favorite episodes as we celebrate our two-year anniversary! We wish all of you a safe and happy Halloween no matter how you plan to spend it!
Oct 22, 2020
An interview with the Mayor of Highland Park, Margo Goodwin
Today we welcome our first public official, Mayor of Highland Park, Margo Goodwin. We talk about her path to becoming the first female Mayor of HP, how she would like for you to address her when you see her in public and whether or not she has a bodyguard of secret service! We also address how Halloween and the holidays will look this year due to Covid.
Oct 8, 2020
Exclusive interview with Highland Park Quarterback, Brayden Schager
The Highland Park High School football season is finally kicking off this Friday against Coppell at Highlander Stadium after being delayed. The much anticipated season will also mark the beginning of a new era with Senior, Brayden Schager at the helm, serving as the Team Captain and starting Quarterback. We invited Brayden to join us on The Bubble Lounge to talk about what it takes to lead one of the best high school football teams in Texas. He shares stories of how he trained with Dallas Cowboys legend, Babe Laufenberg, how Coach Randy Allen has influenced him both on and off the field and what his parents did to encourage his love of football. To watch our video visit our Facebook page @BubbleLoungePodcast and to listen visit http://podcast.bubblelounge.club/
Oct 1, 2020
You won't believe what's going on in University Park - an interview with City Manager, Robbie Corder
University Park has long been known as one of the best neighborhoods in the country and joining us today is University Park City Manager, Robbie Corder who will share some interesting facts and history of this great community. We’ll learn what role a city manager plays and how University Park almost disincorporated and became part of Dallas. He dispels a lot of rumors and gives us all of the details on what’s going on behind the green wall at Caruth Park, new plans for the Miracle Mile and the future of Snider Plaza. To learn more about University Park visit https://www.uptexas.org/ Facebook @universityparktx Instagram @cityofuptx
Sep 2, 2020
How pandemic stress is affecting your health with Dr. Simal Patel, M.D.
New episode is live! To listen visit, http://podcast.bubblelounge.club/ *This is our first Parental Advisory, please wait to listen until your children are not with you as we cover more mature content than we normally do! * Today we talk with Dr. Simal Patel, MD, CEO and Founder of Strut Health, about the effects of stress from the pandemic and how it is affecting our physical appearance and sexual health. In this funny yet informative interview, Dr. Patel shares his advice on how to keep your mind, body and (you know what!) drive active. Strut Health is a newly launched telemedicine clinic is now available to help tackle life’s common, yet embarrassing problems. Strut aims to provide a high-quality digital experience with pharmaceutical treatments and customizable prescription solutions to sex, skin and hair conditions for both women and men. Dr. Patel is offering Bubble Lounge listeners 40% off of their telemedicine visit. And trust us, when you hear about the products and rem…
Aug 20, 2020
Not your average neighborhood boutique - live at TOOTSIES
We had the pleasure of recording live at one of our favorite neighborhood boutiques, Tootsies. We talked with Store Director, Nerissa von Helpenstill and Sales Director, Dustin Holcomb who share how they have made some quick changes in the personal service they offer their clients as well as what they are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy in their store during COVID. They also tell a few stories of in-store mishaps and visits from the Real Housewives of Dallas, so be sure to listen! PS They are having an amazing sale right now with 70% off full-price and sale styles and it ends this Saturday, August 22, so be sure to stop by! For more information about Tootsies, visit https://www.tootsies.com/
Aug 13, 2020
How to open a business during a pandemic - Emily Wickard of AVARA
Park Cities' mom, Emily Wickard, left the corporate world to open a clothing boutique from home. The boutique quickly became known as almost a speakeasy for shoppers because it was usually by word of mouth that news traveled about her pop-ups held in her home each week. When COVID-19 hit, Shop Avara pivoted to selling exclusively online. While e-commerce sales grew exponentially during the shutdown, Emily missed the in-person feedback and personal connections she developed with her “Avaraistas”. And so was born “The Shop”, set up in a charming bungalow on W. Lovers Lane. Shop Avara offers women affordable fashion that is chic, unique and won’t break the bank, with in-store pop-ups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the new location at 4239 W. Lovers Lane. For more information about Shop Avara, go to SHOPAVARA.COM or visit Shop Avara on Instagram @shop_avara
Aug 6, 2020
Introducing Dallas’ own TikTok doc - Dr. Tiffany Moon, M.D.
It's easy to dismiss TikTok as something for the kids. But did you know Dallas has its own TikTok doctor and she's joining us on The Bubble Lounge! Dr. Tiffany Moon is an accomplished doctor, professor, mother of two sets of twins, a hard-core fashionista, a wannabe comedian (her words!), and a famous TikTok star that has gone viral multiple times. Basically, she is an amazing woman! We’re going to talk about what it’s like working on the front lines during the pandemic, raising four kids, her tips on time management, and how her family immigrated to the US. You’re going to love this episode, Dr. Moon will have you laughing and will teach you how to be a good role model while also having a great time! And one more thing...if her last name sounds familiar, well that's not a surprise. Her husband's family owns Sam Moon - an iconic retail store that we are sure you have visited a time or two. To learn more about Dr. Moon visit https://www.tiffanymoonmd.com/ Instagram and Twitt…
Jul 30, 2020
Sports and the State Fair with Chris Yates and Amber Fletcher
There is so much uncertainty this fall with school, sports and events getting postponed or canceled. To help us navigate this unpredictable time, we brought in Park Cities father of four, Chris Yates and Amber Fletcher of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. We’re going to talk about what sports will look like, what happens now that the State Fair of Texas is canceled and the fate of the Red River Rivalry. For more information on Chris Yates visit www.huddleproductions.comand @chrisyates11 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook For booking information on Fletcher’s Corny Dogs visit https://fletcherscornydogs.com/ and @fletcherscornydogs on Instagram and Facebook
Jul 16, 2020
How this Park Cities mom pivoted during the pandemic with Kathy Fielder
Kathy Fielder is a remarkable Park Cities mom. She does it all from lifestyle blogger, style maven, business owner and mother of two. But like so many, Kathy's businesses were hit by the pandemic and she had to make a tough decision to keep her businesses running and her employees working. Join us today as we talk to Kathy and learn how she took a bad situation and turned it into an opportunity to help frontline workers and famlies in the Park Cities.
Jun 24, 2020
What's happening in the news with Ron Corning and Mitch West
Joining us today is Ron Corning, host of the popular podcast, Morning After, who also holds the title of the longest-running Bubble Lounge guest with four appearances and first-time guest, Mitch West, Regional Director of Sales at Next Star Media. This powerful duo shares what it’s like to work in the news business during a pandemic and how it’s affecting their jobs. From the loss of sales revenue to what local politician needs to up their Zoom game, they share it all. They also offer the perfect solution for shutting out all of the noise and clutter on the airways that are causing so many of us stress and anxiety. A new broadcast is coming September 1st that will present accurate, honest, and middle of the road information that isn’t left or right and will include actual stories with real people and not just talking heads! To listen to Ron Corning on Morning After visit, https://cw33.com/morning-after/ And be sure to check out CW33 at https://cw33.com/ and to learn more about…
Jun 18, 2020
Park Cities 4th of July - the celebration will go on!
July 4th is one of the most anticipated events in the Park Cities. Each year thousands of families line the streets to see decorated vehicles and floats in honor of showing love to our country. You see everything from government officials, to sports teams to neighborhood blocks participate in the parade. Just about everyone has fond memories of watching the parade and gathering in Goar Park afterward for snacks and visiting with friends. Unfortunately, as with so many things in 2020 the COVID virus has caused this annual festivity to be canceled. However, the Rotary Club of Park Cities has come up with a plan to make sure our community gets its celebration on! We invited the Rotary Club of Park Cities Parade Chair, Sarah Oliai to join us today. Sarah shares the history of the parade and all the details of their plans this year. Visit our Facebook page to watch the video and to listen visit http://podcast.bubblelounge.club/ For more information on the Rotary Club of Park Cities pleas…
Jun 17, 2020
What dads really want for Father's Day with Ryan Scripps & Scott Mallonee
In honor of Father’s Day, we invited Park Cities dads, Ryan Scripps and Scott Mallonee to join us. They share special memories of being a dad, how to have “the talk” with your kids and what dads really want for Father’s Day.
Jun 11, 2020
How The Family Place and Mimi's Pizzeria are helping victims of family violence
Jetmir "Mimi" Ahmedi and Heather Street join us in The Bubble Lounge to discuss the partnership between Mimi's Pizzeria and The Family Place. While many are experiencing a glimmer of hope with the shelter-in-place order expiring and businesses beginning to open back up, for victims of family violence their COVID-19 pandemic experience has been worse than most. Local family-owned pizzeria, Mimi’s Pizzeria, off of Northwest Highway is doing their part to help. Mimi’s Pizzeria is offering a heart-shaped “Community Pie” to support the Dallas community and victims of family violence during these trying times. The local pizzeria will be donating 10% of the proceeds from each Community Pie to The Family Place. Tune in to hear how you can give back to the Dallas community and enjoy hot, fresh, New York-style pizza at the same time. To watch visit https://www.facebook.com/BubbleLoungeClub and to listen visit http://podcast.bubblelounge.club/ For more information about Mimi’s Pizzeri…
Jun 8, 2020
Protests and the Park Cities
There has been so much going on this year and over the past week history is being made with protests across the world. Today we talk about the importance of this time, how you can talk to your kids about it and what we can all learn.
May 28, 2020
Not even a pandemic can stop the Highland Park PTA
Highland Park High School PTA President, Melissa Rieman, and Sr. Activities Co-chair, Kandi Tanner, join us on this episode. They share how a group of parents have worked together to create a very memorable end of high school experience for the Class of 2020. They have changed directions on their plans multiple times and you won’t believe everything they have accomplished, proving that anything is possible when you work together as a team. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
May 21, 2020
Everything you need to know about dining out in the Park Cities
Big news was announced this week in Texas by Governor Abbott. Starting May 22, restaurants will be able to go from 25% to 50% occupancy and bars can now open with 25% occupancy. But what does that mean for you and your family? To help answer our questions, we invited Kersten Rettig, Principal of Pret Marketing, and a restaurant expert who shares her insights on how restaurants are handling the changes, including those that are doing exceptionally well entertaining their guest during this challenging time. For more information on Kersten visit her blog https://thekickshawpapers.com/ and follow her on Instagram @kickshawpapers
May 14, 2020
Masking problems in the Park Cities
The topic of face masks in the Park Cities has been so big this week that it’s made national news not once, but twice. Between Hillstone Restaurant Group forbidding their employees to wear masks to work to the man who made verbal threats to employees of our local Whole Foods on social media. In this episode, we discuss this week's headlines, the pros and cons of quarantine, and how we’re feeling about Dallas slowly opening businesses.
May 5, 2020
Mother's Day Guide 2020
Mother’s Day is a special day to show your mother appreciation for all that she does for you. As with all special occasions, the coronavirus is having an effect on Mother’s Day and we are all figuring out ways to make the day special while also keeping a distance. With some creativity and preparation, you can give your mom a day she deserves during quarantine. This episode is full of recommendations from local merchants for gifts and treats to make the day special. Be sure to listen to receive Bubble Lounge discounts from select merchants. Watch our stories this week for more Mother’s Day recommendations. Featured local merchants: Marcia Zimmermann - masks https://www.smartmaskshop.com Kathy Fielder - masks https://kathyfielder.com/ Alto - gifts and food delivered to your front door https://www.ridealto.com/ Fox Trot Market – gifts, wine and food delivered in less than an hour to your door
May 1, 2020
CBS Survivor finalist, Missy Payne teaches us the skills to survive quarantine
Every one of us is learning how to survive quarantine and adapt to new norms and adjust to not having the freedoms we are used to. In this episode, we talk to the ultimate survivor, Missy Payne, CBS reality show Survivor, Season 29 Blood vs. Water finalist, and Park Cities mom. She gives us the skills to survive this crazy time and teaches us about gratitude, giving back, and how you can integrate the challenges from her book, The Invisible 7 into your family and your daily life to help you survive. For more information visit https://theinvisible7.com/ or email Missy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 27, 2020
Christine McKenny - Everything you need to know about buying and selling a home during the pandemic
In this episode, we talk to Christine McKenny of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, who will tell you everything you need to know about buying and selling a home during the pandemic. She’s going to talk to us about the ever-changing real estate market during COVID-19, what realtors are doing to make sure buyers are protected while looking at homes and how summer 2020 will be the new spring when it comes to real estate. Christine has many real estate awards including TOP Residential Real Estate Agent in DALLAS/Preston Hollow/Park Cities; AMERICA’S BEST AGENTS, TOP 10 Agents in TX; DBest 2011-19 and was just recognized as MODERN LUXURY Magazine’s Real Estate Award 2020 in the April issue. For more information visit Christine’s websites www.SellingDallas.com www.SellingParkCities.com www.SellingPrestonHollow.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram @christine_mckenney_dallas_agent and Facebook @christine.mckenney
Apr 23, 2020
How to make your stay at home life festive
In this interview we talk to Brenda Schoenfeld of Brenda Schoenfeld Now and Eric Sigmund, COO of Reddy Vineyards. Brenda will show us how to make our table beautiful and make this unusual time at home with our family special. While Eric will introduce us to Reddy Vineyards and will teach us what makes Texas wines so unique. If you would like to watch this episode, visit our Facebook page. For more information visit https://brendaschoenfeldnow.com and https://www.reddyvineyards.com/
Apr 17, 2020
Staying socially connected while social distancing - Dr. Melanie Mills
Today we’re talking about staying socially connected while we’re social distancing with Dr. Melanie Ross Mills. Dr. Mills shares so many positive stories and insights that will make you laugh while helping you stay centered.
Apr 13, 2020
Hollywood - how the show will go on during quarantine
Joining us from beautiful snow-covered Minnesota are Andy and Kristen Gura Fickman who between the two of them have done it all in Hollywood including producing, directing, acting and writing. We talk about what it was like for Andy to be in the middle of producing a Netflix show when the project was put on pause due to COVID-19 and much more. We know everyone is looking for ways to keep their family entertained at home and this power couple has us covered. Check out the links below for countless movies and television shows that are perfect for the family. Andy Fickman http://oopsdoughnuts.com/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0275698/ @herrdirektor Kristen Gura FIckman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3196797/ @kristenwritesthingsAndy & Kristin Fickman join the Bubble Lounge
Apr 13, 2020
What you need to know about homeschooling during Shelter In Place
Erika Hultsman of PCPH Tutors, joins us today on her birthday! She addresses the concerns many parents have about home schooling. Erika is a teacher & professional tutor in the Bubble and her insights will help you understand the best ways to manage your child's school work. For more information on how she can help your student be successful while participating in online school visit her website, https://www.pcphtutors.com
Apr 13, 2020
Churches are closed but Christ isn’t quarantined!
Churches are closed but Christ isn’t quarantined! Unlike every other event, Holy Week is not canceled, however, it will look very different this year due to Shelter in Place. Today we invited Reverend Dr. Chris Girata, Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to join us to talk about worshipping online and how we can make this week special at home. For more information about Saint Michael and All Angels, please visit https://www.saintmichael.org/
Apr 9, 2020
The Bubble Lounge visits Bar Charles for a virtual happy hour
Chas Martin from Bar Charles joins Martha & Nellie for a Formal Friday Happy Hour. From the intricacies of Italian wine to how to spice up a so-so Italian dish, Chas brings fun and food tips that will bring a smile to your face. *THIS EPISODE IS A REBROADCAST from a Facebook Live event. Please follow Martha & Nellie and watch their live shows at **https://facebook.com/BubbleLoungeClub*
Apr 8, 2020
What every HP mom needs to know about home schooling during ShelterInPlace
*Erika Hultsman of PCPH Tutors, joins us today on her birthday to share what you need to know about Home Schooling during the lockdown!* * *THIS IS A REBROADCAST from a Facebook Live event. Please follow our page at https://facebook.com/BubbleLoungeClub to see LIVE episodes. She addresses the concerns many parents have about homeschooling. Erika is a teacher & professional tutor in the Bubble and her insights will help you understand the best ways to manage your child's schoolwork. For more information on how she can help your student be successful while participating in online school visit her website, https://www.pcphtutors.com
Apr 3, 2020
What every Park Cities family must know about COVID-19 testing
Dr. Nick Karr, MD, founder of Sinai Urgent Care in Snider Plaza joins the Bubble Lounge to talk about how they are handling COVID-19 testing and what you should know about staying safe in the Bubble. This episode is a rebroadcast from our Facebook Live event. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/BubbleLoungeClub
Mar 30, 2020
Quarantine and Tiger King - rebroadcast from Facebook LIVE Event
Martha & Nellie are still in quarantine but that doesn't keep them from providing commentary on what's going on. From Tiger King to phone stealing bandits to Nellie's deep desire to go to a restaurant - even if it's not open - this episode will keep you smiling as we #ShelterInPlace
Mar 27, 2020
The Bubble Lounge in Lockdown - rebroadcast from Facebook LIVE Event
Like most people in Dallas, Martha & Nellie are staying home. But that does not mean the show is on hold. In fact, they are going one step further. This episode is an audio-only broadcast of a Facebook LIVE video. Please join us at https://facebook.com/bubbleloungeclub every day to see the latest video updates. Martha and Nellie cover it all - from toilet paper hoarding to homeschooling to Tiger King obsessions. So while you #ShelterInPlace, please join Martha and Nellie online at https://facebook.com/bubbleloungeclub for a little bit of fun that will bring a smile. *Text 313131 with the word BUBBLE and receive weekly updates on our show.* *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text…
Mar 12, 2020
Champagne party on wheels is the latest party accessory in Dallas
After working in the dental field for many years, Dawn McKee decided to pursue something a little more fun, proving it’s never too late to start a new career that you love. Dawn discovered Bubble Tap Trailer and knew immediately it was the perfect party accessory for Dallasites. An Instagrammable, 1950’s camper trailer that provides the perfect environment for hanging out, taking photos and serving champagne from a tap has quickly become the talk of the town. Dawn shares some hilarious stories from her time bringing the trailer to a televised wedding reception when basically anything and everything that could have gone wrong did! Add whimsy and dazzle your guests with this vintage party on wheels and create one of the most memorable and fun events imaginable. Bubble Tap is the perfect addition to weddings, VIP experiences and corporate events. To contact Dawn for your next event email email@example.com or Insta @bubbletapdallas *Text 313131 with the word BUBBLE and receiv…
Mar 5, 2020
Park Cities mom goes from sorority girl to spy for the CIA
Imagine doing pit maneuvers, watching al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over your shoulder, negotiating with terrorists and going on covert operations via the trunk of a car in a foreign country. In today’s episode, we introduce you to Park Cities' mom, Tracy Walder who went from sorority girl to a spy for the CIA and FBI. She gives us a peek into two of the most *secretive *organizations in the US and fills us in on a world few of us know anything about. In her new book, The Unexpected Spy, she goes into much more detail despite having chapters redacted and having to go through the approval process three times with the CIA before it was published. It’s a perfect read for Spring Break, so order your copy today at https://www.tracywalder.com/preorder-book-retailers Guys, if you have never listened to an episode of The Bubble Lounge Podcast, this would be the one to jump in on! Her story is so interesting that a TV show at ABC produced by Ellen Pompeo is curre…
Feb 27, 2020
MR. DONAVAN LIVE - Secrets to raising confident kids
In this episode, we talk about “Secrets to Raising Confident Kids” with one of Dallas’ most sought after experts in child development, MR. DONAVAN! MR. DONAVAN has over 30 years of experience working with children of all ages and is known as the “Child Whisperer” because he has a remarkable way of connecting with children and building their confidence. He has worked with and consulted with schools and businesses such as Theraplay, Episcopal School of Dallas, Saint Michael and All Angels, The Housson Center and Brother Bills Helping Hand. Please share with friends!
Feb 20, 2020
Inspiring local women who started successful companies
Have you ever had a great idea and wanted to turn it into your own business? A lot of women have, however, feel intimidated, leave these great ideas behind and never pursue their dreams. We’re here to tell you it’s never too late and we want to encourage you to go for it! We have brought in three inspiring Dallas women who were brave and took a risk and created successful businesses. We talk about what motivated them to start their business, how they balance work and family and how they handle bumps in the road along the way. Please join us and meet Melissa Plaskoff of ON-AIR MEDIA, Rebecca Hallam of Harper Hallam Jewelry and Jodie Hastings of The Slate. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sig…
Feb 18, 2020
Special edition - Behind the scenes of the Oscars
Have you ever wanted a behind the scenes look at the Academy Awards? Well, Nellie has recently returned from the Oscars with a full report. She shares what it's like to be in attendance - from the kitchen to the red carpet. Plus, Nellie and Martha provide their honest opinions on Joaquin Phoenix's speech, the proper way to say Bong Joon-ho, and what they thought of the red carpet looks. If you love Hollywood, fashion and all things Oscars, then you will love this special episode of The Bubble Lounge. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Feb 13, 2020
Dr. Melanie Ross Mills - Female friendships
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invited Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, author, speaker, friendship expert and podcast host. Dr. Mel fills us in on her own personal friendship issues, why it’s important for women to celebrate their friendships and how to handle conflict with friends. To learn more about Dr. Mel go to https://www.melanierossmills.com/ and on Instagram @lifebondschannel and @drmelaniermills *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Feb 6, 2020
Kidd Kraddick’s legacy lives on with help from TONI&GUY
*Kidd Kraddick* and *TONI&GUY* are two names most people in Dallas know very well. One was a dearly loved radio personality who left a legacy of creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering or life-threatening conditions. And the other is a prestigious international icon and leader in hairdressing, the go-to hair salon for many Dallas women and the winner of the Professional Beauty Association NAHA award. TONI&GUY has teamed up with Kidd’s Kids to “Spread the Love” this Valentine’s season and this week we talk to them to find out how they are doing it and how we can get involved. For the past two years, TONI&GUY has been working closely with Kidd’s Kids and donated over $50,000 through various donation drives like Spread the Love but also with something called Glam Squad, where they bring the hair salon to kids who are in the hospital for a day of fun and pampering. And new this year is Rock the Runway: An Evening in Marfa. A night of fashion, fun…
Jan 30, 2020
Alto CEO, Will Coleman - how his crazy idea changed our expectations for ride share
A little over one year ago, Will Coleman and his friend (and Park Cities mom!), Alex Halbardier, launched Alto and redefined ride sharing as we know it. In this episode, we sit down with Will and find out how he feels about his start-up after one year behind him. He talks about the improvements they have made and what he has planned for the future. Be sure to check out Alto in the February issue of Texas Monthly on page 52. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Jan 23, 2020
Are you in the know of what's new in and around the Park Cities?
What does Dolph Lundgren, Nellie and a hotel that rents rooms by the hour in Thailand have to do with our neighborhood? Listen to this week’s episode to find out! There have been a lot of changes in and around the Park Cities and we have the details and are going to fill you in. From coffee shops to new restaurants to the secret to parking in Snider Plaza and a big change is coming for Hotel Lumen. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Jan 16, 2020
How Nancy and Ryan Scripps run a successful family business
This week we talk with Nancy and Ryan Scripps, owners of Texadelphia in Old Town. They’re going to tell us how they get through the long, stressful days of running a restaurant together as a married couple with two kids. Starting a business can pose many challenges, however starting one as a married couple can make it even more difficult. In the restaurant business, there are long hours, multiple employees to look after, food cost, safety, and accounting. Then factor in two people who are married with kids working together all day and you have a recipe for trouble! Tune in to hear how The Scripps make it work and how their whole family works together as a team to own a successful restaurant in Dallas. Texadelphia is a chain of restaurants in Texas and in Oklahoma that specializes in unique Lone Star-themed cheesesteak sandwiches. For more information on Texadelphia click here https://www.texadelphia.com/ To learn more about the Scripps story click here https://www.peoplenewspape…
Jan 9, 2020
The Body Lounge Park Cities helps us get healthy in 2020
Are you ready to look great and get healthy in 2020? The Bubble Lounge is here for you! This week we talk with Dr. Ed Le Cara and Copper Dallas, owners of The Body Lounge, Park Cities. They will offer advice, tips and the tools to be successful in our weight loss journey and what we can do to get rid of our trouble spots. To learn more about The Body Lounge Park Cities and their 30-Day Challenge go to https://www.bodyloungeparkcities.com/ Be sure to tell them The Bubble Lounge Podcast sent you! *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Dec 19, 2019
You won't believe what these teens are doing in Highland Park Village
Have you seen a group of teens at Royal Blue Grocery selling mistletoe and wondered what they were up to? Well, we have the scoop and you won't believe what they have accomplished. In this episode, we interview the #MistleCrew who started the Jingle Bell Mistletoe fundraiser when they were in 1st grade. After 8 years, they have raised more than $700,000 for charity and even broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people kissing under the mistletoe! For more information and to make a donation visit their website https://www.jinglebellmistletoe.org/ And be sure to go see them in Highland Park Village at Royal Blue Grocery December 20 1-4 PM December 21 1-4 PM December 22 1-4 PM December 23 1-4 PM *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your t…
Dec 11, 2019
Holiday stress - why does it happen?
Warning: We cover many aspects of the holidays, so you should wait until your younger children aren’t around to listen! We decided to add some testosterone to the show today and asked our producer, Sean, to join us to give a manly perspective on the holidays. Sean talks about his gift recommends, how to avoid parking at Northpark Mall, traditions he insists on and where the dads go to de-stress. We’ll also talk about fun things to do and see and what we really think of the Elf on the Shelf! *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - *voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com* Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. *Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, *send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE* and receive $25 off your first two rides.
Dec 3, 2019
What you need to know about eating disorders and how they can affect your teen
Did you know eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness with the death rate of anorexia nervosa being 12 times higher than the rate associated with all causes of death of females 15-24 years old? In this episode, we talk with Kimberly Martinez with Texas Eating Disorders Association, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, who serves on the Board of Directors for TEDA and Elizabeth Ward Creel who is hosting a give-back event to help raise money for eating disorders. We discuss what you must know about eating disorders including signs that someone is suffering and what you can do to help. Join us tonight (December 3) for a Holiday Shopping Party at the Elizabeth W Boutique! 10% of proceeds are donated to the Texas Eating Disorders Association (TEDA). Stop by for some shopping fun, jingling & mingling! 🤗 Elizabeth W 6-8 pm 4214 Oak Lawn Ave. For more information on TEDA click on this link http://texaseatingdisordersassociation.org/ To visit Elizabeth W click here ht…
Nov 26, 2019
Your cheat sheet to surviving Thanksgiving
It's time for Thanksgiving and that means family, friends and food. In this episode, we share our thoughts on turducken, canned cranberries and minced meat pie. We'll also help you with ideas on what to serve, how to keep your guests entertained and how to plan your exit strategy if you should need one. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Nov 19, 2019
How to look great in photos everytime with Sarah Blaze Photography
Everyone wants professional photos these days. Whether you need them for your business, family photos, graduation pictures or just your own social media account. We brought in Sarah Blaze who is a 3rd generation Highland Park graduate and a very talented photographer. She understands what it takes to make her clients look great and feel at ease during a photoshoot. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Nov 12, 2019
LIVE from Cattle Baron's Ball
LIVE from Cattle Baron's Ball 2019 - behind the scenes interviews with the rich & famous & the volunteers that make it happen. Join Nellie and Martha as they talk to everyone from Jean Prejean of My Sweet Charity, Dallas newscaster, Ron Corning and even Jackie Wynn, the lady who started the Cattle Baron’s Ball over 46 years ago! *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Oct 29, 2019
The essential guide to Halloween in the Park Cities - 2019
Exactly one year ago, Nellie and Martha started the Bubble Lounge podcast with their very first episode. Today's episode marks the 50th episode, Halloween the Re-boot! We are going back to where it all started and sharing our favorite things to do, what houses have the best candy as well as how to avoid getting swindled by kids! Happy Halloween!🎃🎃🎃 *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Oct 22, 2019
How to get accepted into college - with Diane Wilcox of Wings to Soar
Applying to and getting accepted into college is an intense and stressful experience for students and their families. There is so much to know about the requirements for getting into college—from getting good grades, writing the perfect essay and taking standardized tests. Getting into the college of your dreams doesn’t have to be so overwhelming, though. In this episode, we talk to Diane Wilcox, Education Consultant with Wings to Soar who will give us an insider's look and guide us through the entire process. She shares valuable information based on many years of helping students apply and get accepted into college. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with th…
Oct 15, 2019
Insider tips for one of Dallas' most phenominal parties - The 46th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball
This Saturday, October 19, the 46th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball will take place. The Cattle Baron's Ball is the world's largest single night event fundraiser for American Cancer Society research programs, with more than $81 million distributed in North Texas. This week we talk with Co-Chairs, Wendy Messman and Lisa Haddow Shirley about how the ball started, tips for having the best night ever, how to avoid wardrobe malfunctions and what really goes on during the after party! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.cattlebaronsball.com We are extremely excited to announce that we will be recording The Bubble Lounge live at the ball. Please come by and say hello! *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-dem…
Oct 8, 2019
Homecoming - tips for a fun and stress-free HOCO
This weekend is Highland Park High School’s Homecoming, so of course we wanted to do an episode about it! As moms of freshman going though it for the first time has been eye opening. Saying a lot has changed since we were in high school is an understatement! We’ll talk about everything from over the top parties to what we really think about mums! We hope everyone has a fun, memorable and safe homecoming weekend. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Oct 2, 2019
Labor and Delivery with Dr. Stephanie Byerly, M.D.
Not knowing what to expect during labor and delivery can be scary. There are lots of books about pregnancy, however, most people don’t talk about labor and delivery. This week we bring you Dr. Stephanie Byerly, M.D. at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Byerly is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and will dispel some commonly misunderstood myths about anesthesia, epidurals and we’ll talk about postpartum depression and much more. If you are currently pregnant or hoping to be, you won’t want to miss this episode Thursday. Please share with friends who would benefit from this information. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to…
Sep 26, 2019
State Fair tips and tricks from a Corny Dog Heiress!
The State Fair of Texas opens tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited! Today Amber Fletcher of the world famous Fletcher Corny Dogs joins us and shares lots of great ways to save money and see more at the fair. In this interview, Amber also shares some funny stories about her grandfather and how he started the Fletcher’s empire. You won’t believe how old he was when he got his first job. If you plan to visit the State Fair of Texas this fall, you won’t want to miss this episode! Please share with anyone who will be attending the State Fair. T*he Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at http://kathylwall.com Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up, send a text message to 474747 with the word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Sep 19, 2019
How this Park Cities mom is drastically changing the way we get around Big D
Alex Halbardier left a promising corporate career to pursue what many would call a crazy idea - create a company that could fundamentally change the multi-billion dollar rideshare industry. But if you have ever ridden in an Alto - the luxury ridesharing service she co-founded with Will Coleman - you quickly realize that their idea is not so crazy after all. In fact, it may be the most enjoyable car ride you have ever had in your life. In this interview, Alex shares her personal story of why she left her corporate life behind to re-invent herself in the role of a startup founder. If you have ever considered creating a new company, Alex's story will inspire you as she and her team create a premier rideshare experience in Dallas. T*he Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors. * *Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** Alto, the new standard for ride-sharing. Reach your de…
Sep 12, 2019
Keana Meyer talks to us about the 35th Annual Care Breakfast
Joining us today is Keana Meyer, event co-chair and Park Cities mom, to talk about the 35th Annual CARE Breakfast on September 23 at the Dallas Country Club. CARE Dallas is a valuable community organization that provides education for families struggling with addiction; provides speakers for students, parents and educators; and serves as a no-cost, confidential referral resource for anyone who needs help with alcohol or drug dependence. CARE serves more than 20,000 individuals and/or families each year through its programs and services. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast would like to thank our two sponsors Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com** And Alto, the new standard for ride sharing. Reach your destination on your terms. Safe, clean, consistent on-demand rides. To sign up go to **https://ridealto.com/** and use key word BUBBLE and receive $25 off your first two rides. *
Sep 5, 2019
Crimes in the Park Cities and what we can do to prevent them
Although we live in a very safe neighborhood, crime can happen anywhere. Martha and Nellie address some of the crimes that happen in the Park Cities as well as how we can prevent them. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast is sponsored by Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com*
Aug 29, 2019
Celebrity sightings and pompous customers - what it's really like to work at Neiman Marcus
From the extravagant gifts in their Christmas catalog to their high profile clientele, Neiman Marcus has defined luxury the world over. But beyond the glitz and glamour, there is another side of Neiman Marcus that very few know about. In this episode, Cindy Kahn tells her story of her journey of working her way up in Neiman Marcus - from running into celebrities at the make-up counter to "sampling" the latest styles, including wearing a $1.2 million ring. If you love Neiman Marcus - or just appreciate style and luxury - you will enjoy this episode. *The Bubble Lounge Podcast is sponsored by Kathy Wall State Farm Agency - voted best insurance agent in DFW by D Magazine. Please visit her website at **http://kathylwall.com*
Aug 22, 2019
Got the Back to School Blues? The Bubble Lounge is here for you!
Most of us are getting back to school this week. Some of you are happy and some of you may be experiencing a lot of other emotions. This week Beth Reeder Johnson, family therapist, offers us advice and practical ways to work through the wide range of emotions you may be going through. Whether you have a child starting preschool or just sent one to college we created this episode for you! ⠀⠀
Aug 15, 2019
The Body Lounge visits the Bubble Lounge!
This week on The Bubble Lounge we talk to Park Cities residents and owners of Body Lounge Park Cities, Copper Dallas and Dr. Ed Le Cara. Body Lounge Park Cities is a boutique wellness clinic located right in Snider Plaza. They offer ways to optimize your athletic performance and an extensive menu of cutting-edge treatments to achieve optimal health and wellness. All this conveniently located in a very warm and welcoming setting.
Aug 8, 2019
Art, the cheapest therapy in town - with Tori Pendergrass, owner of Kid Art and Pigment
Do you want to fill your child’s life with more than sports and video games? Then consider broadening their views by taking them to museums and enrolling them in art programs. This week we talk to Tori Pendergrass, owner of Kid Art and Pigment Art Studios. She fills us in on her favorite museums around Dallas and teaches us why art is so important at all ages. PS It’s not just for kids, she also has moms night out events!
Aug 1, 2019
Stacy Kelly and Mike White of HPISD tell us what every Park Cities family must know about school funding
Last June, Governor Abbott signed into law an $11.6 billion school finance measure known as House Bill 3. This week we talk with Mike White, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services of HPISD and Stacy Kelly, Trustee of HPISD. In this episode, they talk publicly for the first time about the impact this bill will have on our schools.
Jul 25, 2019
How to keep your family financially protected with Kathy Wall
Kathy Wall from Kathy Wall State Farm Agency joins us to talk about smart ways to keep your family financially protected. Whether you have a teenager driving or wondering about whether your home is protected from major weather events (like the storm we just had in June), Kathy provides practical and interesting advice that you will want to know. FULL DISCLOSURE: Not only is Kathy a friend, she is also our show sponsor and paid advertiser for the show.
Jul 18, 2019
Mr. Gonzales from UP Elementary - superintendent, ghost buster and bartender!
Mr Gonzales - affectionately known as Mr. G - has been the superintendent of University Park Elementary for 25 years. He has a heart of gold, everyone loves him and there is nothing he won't do for the betterment of the school. There is no better word to describe him than "SUPER HERO"! In this episode Mr. G shares stories about crazy requests from moms, ghosts in the school and bartending for Nellie!
Jul 11, 2019
7 Things to do outside of "The Bubble" with Cynthia Smoot
Dallas lifestyle blogger, Cynthia Smoot, of Oh So Cynthia is considered THE go-to resource of all things Dallas. She describes her blog as her “love letter to Dallas” where she covers Dallas’ hottest events and coolest people! In this episode, Cynthia shares her recommendations on things to do and see as well as some fabulous places for your next Girls Night Out!
Jun 27, 2019
Newcomers guide to the Park Cities - how to get involved and make friends!
Moving to a new neighborhood can be intimidating and overwhelming. This week Martha and Nellie share tips and resources on how to get involved and make new friends in the Park Cities.
Jun 20, 2019
How and when to talk to your teen - advice from a licensed family therapist
This week we welcome Family Therapist, Beth Reeder Johnson of ERJ Counseling. We talk about how and when to talk to your teen and why it's important for them to make mistakes.
Jun 13, 2019
Mr. Donavan shares the ONE thing we need to do to raise a happy child
Mr. Donavan is well known in the Park Cities for building children's confidence and self esteem through physical development. In this episode, he shares his wisdom on how to keep structure during the summer through a summer blend of fun. And he divulges the one key thing parents need to be doing to raise a happy child.
Jun 6, 2019
How to have a fun and productive summer
Summer is officially here and you have 12 weeks to keep your family entertained and also be productive. Martha and Nellie are here to help as they share ideas on camps, volunteer work, where NOT to go to Vacation Bible School and even Malaria!
May 30, 2019
Dee Simmons, Bravo TV's "Momma Dee" visits the Bubble Lounge
This week we talk to Dee Simmons, Bravo TV’s “Momma Dee”. In the Bravo series, The Real Housewives of Dallas, Momma Dee is a sassy southern lady who started two multi million dollar companies. She tells us about her childhood, how she married the man of her dreams and teaches us some of her famous catchphrases.
May 23, 2019
How The Peticolas family created the number one beer in Texas
Meet your nationally known beer brewing neighbors this week on The Bubble Lounge! Michael and Melissa Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Company, join us to talk about all things beer. We find out what it takes to operate a brewery in Texas, what it’s like working together and why their taproom is a favorite destination of many families and out of town guests.
May 16, 2019
Everything you need to know BEFORE you send your child to summer camp
This week on The Bubble Lounge, we share tips on how to prepare your child (and yourself!) for summer camp. We talk about how to pick a camp that's right for you, what to pack and what to expect when they return.
May 9, 2019
The music festival that takes DFW by a storm - KAABOO
Looking for something cool and different to do this weekend (May 10-12, 2019)? Then be sure to check out KAABOO Texas as it makes it’s Texas debut. In this episode, we talk with Staci McNicholas, SVP of Marketing for KAABOO. She gives us the low down on what makes this multi-sensory event so special and why you should go. This three-day event will feature 6 stages with over 100 musicians, art, comedy, culinary and indulgences. Held at AT&T Stadium where it will be transformed beyond your wildest imagination. Stages will be both inside and outside of the stadium and there will even be a Las Vegas-style pool with live DJ’s throughout the day. For more information go to https://kaabootexas.com/ #KAABOO#KAABOOtexas#ATTstadium#dallasmusicscene #bubbleloungepodcast#highlandparktx#universityparktx
May 2, 2019
Ron Corning - Reveals funny moments from the news business and what he plans to do next
For 8 years Ron Corning engaged Dallas with his wit and charm as an anchor on Channel 8 (WFAA). In this special episode Ron shares humorous stories from behind the camera and including some of his most memorable gaffs on air. But that’s not all. Ron also shares what he has been up to and what the future may hold for him in this special episode of the Bubble Lounge.
Apr 25, 2019
Dallas Society and Style - An interview with Will Kolb
Martha and Nellie sit down with ADVANCED STYLE DALLAS organizer, Will Kolb. They talk about how unique Dallas women are with their style and shares some hilarious stories of his experience in the fashion business.
Apr 18, 2019
What we need to do to keep our kids away from drugs - An interview with Michael Molthan, M2 The Rock
Michael Molthan has been arrested 27 times, spent several years in jail and is now a recovering drug and alcohol addict. He has turned his mess into a ministry by hosting a daily podcast where he discusses solutions to addiction, alcoholism and unmanageable habits.
Apr 11, 2019
Ways to outlive yourself - an inspirational interview with Tara Storch
Let's be honest, it's uncomfortable talking about organ donation. But when you become an organ donor, you are literally *signing up to save the lives of others*. On this episode, we interview Tara Storch, president of Outlive Yourself Foundation. She tells of her journey of finding hope and purpose after the loss of her daughter Taylor and shares her powerful “Outlive Yourself” message. Tara inspirational message has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen Show, People Magazine and other national and international media. You will be inspired as Tara dispels the myths about organ donation and even convinces Martha and Nellie to sign up as organ donors.
Apr 4, 2019
Clear the mental clutter and get out of your comfort zone - an interview with Tiffany Hendra
This week on The Bubble Lounge we talk to Tiffany Hendra and find out how she was able to turn her life around from Hollywood excesses to happiness and purpose in helping women find their calling.
Mar 28, 2019
The ultimate survival guide to sorority recruitment
This week on The Bubble Lounge, we talk to Shay Sides, Sorority Recruitment Expert on how to help your daughter prepare for recruitment. We talk about resumes, photos, and the single most important thing she will need during rush.
Mar 21, 2019
Interview with Kim Gatlin, author of Good Christian B!#@hes
If you are like many women who live in the Park Cities, you probably have read Kim Gatlin’s book, Good Christian B!#@hes, set in the “fictitious” suburb of Dallas called Hillside Park. But what you don’t know is the story behind the book and the TV show, *until now*. Kim joins Martha and Nellie and reveals the real story of her life in Highland Park and all the crazy experiences that surrounded the creation of her book and what it took to bring it to television. But that’s not all. Kim not only shares her opinions about the challenges and joys of raising a family in the Park Cities, *she also reveals her plans for a new book about the neighborhood! * You won’t want to miss this very special episode of the Bubble Lounge.
Mar 7, 2019
Spring break survival tips
Martha and Nellie share tips on how to save money on travel, ideas for a staycation and even how to fake a vacation!
Feb 28, 2019
D'Andra Simmons from the Real Housewives of Dallas
Join us on The Bubble Lounge with special guest, D’Andra Simmons. We’re going to get the scoop about being on the Real Housewives of Dallas, learn about her company, Hard Night Good Morning, talk about her charity, Mercury One and a lot more.
Feb 21, 2019
An interview with Sarah B Smith, author of Broken Beauty
Join us as we talk to Park Cities author, Sarah B. Smith about her new book, Broken Beauty. Sarah takes us on her journey of her mother’s Early Onset Alzheimer's and tells the story of how, through the grace of God’s love, she and her family have come to see the light in the darkness of her mom’s condition.
Feb 12, 2019
A man's perspective on how to have the best Valentine's Day ever!
Martha and Nellie are joined by their husbands and share their most intimate secrets about what it takes to sustain a long term marriage. This episode is filled with funny stories about how their spouses courted them and some of their most memorable moments of being married.
Feb 7, 2019
Love, how to find it and how to keep it - with Jennifer Styers
Looking for the best way to find and build meaningful relationships? Nellie and Martha interview Jennifer Styers - the nations 'go to girl' for love & relationships. She enjoys regular television appearances on various NBC, CBS and FOX Morning and Evening News Programs across the Nation. They cover it all - whether you are single and looking for the best ways to get a date, or married and looking to spice up your marriage.
Jan 31, 2019
You won't believe what they are doing at the UP Public Library! It's not as boring as you think.
The UP Public Library in Preston Center is a state-of-the-art complex that is offering a huge variety of programming for families in the Park Cities. Renne Lokey, President of the Friends of the UP Public Library, shares the inside story on all of the cool things they are doing for children of all ages.
Jan 24, 2019
Tennis Competitors of Dallas - It takes A lot of balls to play with these women
In today’s episode Martha and Nellie talk with tennis coach, Chris Molina from Royal Oaks Country Club. She coaches Nellie and has been involved with TCD for over 25 years. She talks about how much the organization has changed over time and what happens with the teams as they compete.
Jan 17, 2019
Want to be healthy in 2019? Then listen in as health and wellness expert reveals how.
Nellie and Martha bring in the New Year with a Yoga & wellness expert to help you cleanse your body from the all the parties and festivities of 2018.
Dec 31, 2018
A look back on the best and worst of 2018 in the Park Cities.
Martha and Nellie share their reflections on the best and worst events of 2018 - from crazy trips that did not turn out as planned to their hopes and goals for 2019.
Dec 20, 2018
Confessions of HP Football Moms
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the mother of a Highland Park Football player? Martha and Nellie interview two Highland Park moms as they prepare their boys to make their third trip to the Division 5A State Championship in 2018.
Dec 14, 2018
10 ways to keep your family entertained during the holiday break
Are you feeling stressed about how to keep the family entertained over the school break? Martha and Nellie share their tips and advice on the best things to do during the holidays - from day trips to bike rides to the best museums.
Dec 6, 2018
How to get into the Holiday spirit
With all the hustle and bustle of December it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit. On this episode, Martha and Nellie share some great activities that you and the family can do together around Dallas - from winter wonderlands to ice showcases to the best places to shop. So if you are looking for simple ways to get the whole family into the holiday season, then this episode if for you.
Nov 29, 2018
How to create the perfect Christmas card
Nellie and Martha share their ideas on how to create a unique Christmas card for you and your family. But the show doesn't stop there. They also provide some "interesting" commentary on cards they have received over the years. If you want a good laugh or just some great ideas, you will want to listen in.
Nov 20, 2018
How to survive Thanksgiving in the Park Cities
Thanksgiving is a great time for food, family...and stress! Nellie and Martha share a variety of tips on how to handle this hectic holiday, from simple ways to keep the family engaged to unique ideas for hosting an event.
Nov 15, 2018
Is Royal Blue Grocery worth the money?
A lot of people complained when Royal Blue Grocery took over the old Tom Thumb space in Highland Park Village. After all, why did we need to replace our neighborhood grocery store with a super expensive alternative? But if you have not had a chance to check it out, you should. It really does add to our neighborhood.
Nov 8, 2018
Raising a special needs child in the Park Cities
Raising a child with special needs or learning difficulties can be a challenge. Luckily, the Park Cities has numerous resources to help; and Nellie and Martha review them with you; from support groups to school programs.
Nov 1, 2018
Is your husband sporting the Dad Bod?
In this episode, we take a deep dive into explaining the Dad Bod phenomenon. Martha and Nellie discuss it all, providing humorous commentary on all the different variations you see in men, and of course, the best places to visit to beef them up.
Oct 17, 2018
Amazing Halloween ideas for you and your family
Halloween in the Park Cities is an amazing time of year; interesting decorations and tons of kids trick-or-treating. Nellie and Martha share their tips on how to spice up this autumn holiday with clever ideas for parties, how to handle the hordes of kids, and even a crazy idea for Halloween Caroling.