Urban Bliss Life is…
- a celebration of real food, good wine, family travel and outdoor adventure travel
- a curious look at all things food, wine, travel that offer a delicious blend of modern urban sleek + suburban comfy cozy + country farm-to-fork chic
- authentically sharing an unapologetic journey to find the BLISS in everything, everywhere, all the time.
Welcome to my online corner of the world, friends!
[If you are a brand or PR firm, please visit my Work With UBL page for brand partnership opportunities, stats & rates]
Hello there! I’m Marlynn (pronounced Mar-Lynn), and I’m so happy you are here!
I started blogging in 2004, back when this blog was focused more on the trials & tribulations of being a new mom, and it was called Maternity to Madness. It now focuses on Food, Wine, and Travel — three of the best things in life!
This blog, Urban Bliss Life, is my celebration of all of the blissful things in life, shared with all of you. As an avid home cook who is constantly trying new recipes (and sometimes failing and trying again!), I love sharing my recipes with you. Since I’m a busy working mom of two, you will always find fast, easy, flavorful, delicious recipes your family will love as well as party dishes for holidays and entertaining guests here on the blog.
I live right at the edge of gorgeous Oregon wine country, and work as a social media manager and photographer for wineries. I also love sharing wine reviews, wine pairing and tasting tips, and winery features here on the blog.
My family and I absolutely ADORE traveling the globe, and do so whenever possible. Through this blog, I try scope out and share family travel adventure stories with helpful hotel, restaurant and attraction reviews. I always include a list of Where to Stay, What To Do, and Where to Eat & Drink in each city we visit.
I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read my blog. I especially LOVE all of your comments!
You can also shop my favorite food, wine, travel products at the Urban Bliss Life online shop.
Thank you for visiting this space. I hope you will come back often, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with me in the comments. I love making new friends and connecting with those who may be going through the same mad juggle of motherhood/wife/friend/boss/serial entrepreneur.
Marlynn Jayme Schotland
Writer and Photographer
Social Media Manager
Mom to 2 kids (ages 10 and 13) and Bliss Dog
FOOD, WINE, TRAVEL topics covered on Urban Bliss Life:
* Fast & easy recipes
* Family-friendly recipes
* Restaurant reviews
* Baked goods & sweets
* Family Travel & Outdoor Adventure Travel tips and stories
* Restaurant reviews
* Hotel reviews
* Car reviews
* Family Travel Attractions
* Outdoor Adventure Travel
* Wine reviews
* Wine tips
* Pacific Northwest wines
* Wine tours & tastings
* And Spirits too!
Please visit my Work With Urban Bliss Life page for full details on brand partnership opportunities.
You may also visit my social media marketing & photography business at www.UrbanBlissMedia.com, as well as my main professional site, www.MarlynnSchotland.com, for more about my extensive photography, social media marketing, public relations, entrepreneur coaching, and graphic design background.
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