Welcome to Urban Bliss Life, an established expert food, wine, and travel blog! If you are a food, wine, and/or travel company looking for a brand partner, this is the place for you.
Urban Bliss Life is a well established (2004) food, wine, and travel blog, published by Marlynn Jayme Schotland. We work with high end food brands, restaurants, wineries, hotels, airlines, visitors bureaus, and more to help connect you with the right audience.
View my 2020 Food, Wine, Travel Media Kit here
Please e-mail info [at] urbanblisslife.com to discuss sponsorship ideas.
Work with our Food, Wine, Travel Blog
We work with food, wine, and travel brands in a variety of ways. For food and wine brands, we offer the following:
- Sponsored blog posts featuring our experience using food, wine, and travel products (samples are non-returnable).
- Sponsored recipe development & photography for feature on UrbanBlissLife.com.
- Recipe development and photography for brand websites and marketing materials.
- Sponsored social media campaigns.
- Brand ambassador positions for food, wine, and travel brands.
Sponsored Travel, Press Trips
All travel stories on Urban Bliss Life are first-hand experience stories gathered from press trips or sponsored media visits. I happily travel all around the globe, with a strong culinary travel story angle combined with family travel and adventure travel.
Please e-mail me for my day rates for sponsored press trips, as well as more information. I would love to work with you to help promote your fabulous destination!
About Food, Wine, Travel Blogger + Photographer, Marlynn Schotland
As a former broadcast journalist and public relations director, Urban Bliss Life editor Marlynn Schotland is a communications expert who understands how to boost buzz and elevate brands. Her work as a current freelance writer and former broadcast news anchor & reporter brings well-crafted, organic content and compelling photography to each post.
For the past 15 years, since 2004, her audience has come to rely on the Urban Bliss Life blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts as valuable resources for top food & wine, travel, and design tips, trends, products, and event information. She lives in Portland, Oregon technically (but geographically just outside of Portland in the suburbs – right next to Oregon wine country! Cheers!) with her college sweetheart husband (go Emerson College!), two kids ages 13 and 16, and furry dog child, Urban Bliss Dog.
Food, Wine, Travel Blog Stats
Site launch: 2004 as Maternity to Madness
Rebranded as Urban Bliss Life in 2012
Audience: Majority of readers are college-educated, professional women, ages 25-45, with school age and older children, residing in the United States. We have a readership that spans across the country, with the majority of our audience based out of major cities and large suburban neighborhoods in California, Oregon, Texas, Washington, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Stats as of May 1, 2020
180,000+ Monthly Page Views
150,000+ Monthly Sessions
Food, Wine, Travel Brands I Have Worked With
::: FOOD BRANDS :::
Finex Cookware // Daiya Foods // Draper Valley Farms // Kroger // Smithfield Foods // Franz Bakery // KitchenAid // OXO // Blue Diamond Almonds // Horizon Organic // Whole Foods Market // UDI’s Gluten Free Bakery // Minute Rice // Cape Cod Chips // Foster Farms // Grocery Outlet // McMenamins // KIND snacks // WearEver cookwear // Feast Portland // Tillamook // Pepperidge Farm // Pompeian Oils // Grocery Outlet // New Seasons Market // Graceland Fruit
PLUS: Many BLISSful restaurants
::: WINE BRANDS :::
Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance // Brooks Winery // Hazelfern Cellars // Rodney Strong Vineyards // Cameron Hughes Wines // Vovetti // McMenamins Distillery // Willamette Valley Vineyards // Dobbes Family Estate // Stoller Vineyards // Durant Vineyards // Argyle Winery // Gallo Family Wines // Columbia Crest Winery // 14 Hands Winery // The Wine Road – Sonoma Wine Country // Starbucks // Thirsty Girl // Snoqualmie Wines // Skinnygirl® Cocktails // Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch
::: TRAVEL BRANDS :::
Visit Japan // Tourism Ireland // Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland) // Visit Karpathos (Greece) // Hilton Athens // Kauai Visitors Bureau // Discover Atlanta // Port of Portland (#NextStopAMS – Amsterdam) // Outrigger Resorts – Hawaii // Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada // Hotel Europa – Sorico, Italy // Hawaii, the Big Island Visitor’s Bureau // Sonoma Wine Country // Travel Oregon // Visit Atlanta // New Orleans Visitors Bureau // Seattle Visitors Bureau // Idaho Visitors Bureau // Western Montana Visitors Bureau // Destination Missoula // Glacier County Visitors Bureau // Whitefish Mountain Resort // The Wine Road – Sonoma County // Yakima Craft Beverage Tour // Hyatt Regency Hotel
Oregon Coast Aquarium (Newport, OR) // Lava Hot Springs (ID) // The Oregon Coast // Visit Park City (UT) // Sunriver Resort // Visit Walla Walla // Yakima Valley Visitors Bureau
and many more BLISSful food, wine, and travel brands!
E-mail info [at] urbanblisslife.com to discuss sponsorships and brand partnerships.
“Marlynn was by far the best Influencer I’ve ever worked with! I worked with her on an Influencer Tour from Portland, Oregon to Amsterdam for Sparkloft’s Social Media Client – The Port of Portland. From the first out-reach to the follow-up blogs and deliverables post trip, Marlynn was easy-going, fun, savvy, and highly dependable. I would highly recommend Marlynn to any person looking to gain influencer and work with a professional.” – Alexandra, Sparkloft Media
“Marlynn is wonderful to work with. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Marlynn and working with her on a number of client campaigns (Macy’s, Whole Foods Market). She’s well-known and respected in the community, and always delivers great content. It’s been fun to collaborate, and Marlynn is so easy to work with, it makes the partnership a breeze.” -Chelsey, CuratorPR
“I would like to thank you for mentioning my business in your articles, because a family from the US read it and came here for a cooking class and guided tour in Olympos village! Thank you so much!!” – Euaggelia-Marina, Karpathos Ecotourism (Greece)
Q: Do you accept guest posts?
A: No, not currently, but thank you!
Q: Do you do product reviews?
A: In general, no. However, if you have a food, drink, and/or travel product that is of high quality and retail value of $150 or more, please contact me with a package proposal for a sponsored post and giveaway. Note: yes, I AM a mom, but I do not write about baby or toddler products.
Q: Do you do giveaways?
A: Not on the blog, but I do giveaways on Instagram, usually only in conjunction with sponsored posts (see starting rates above).
Q: Will you post my client’s recipe with our press photos?
A: No. All photos on Urban Bliss Life are original photos taken by me; I do not post stock or press photos, except for the rare occasion that it is required within a paid sponsored post. All recipes posted on the food blog/drink blog are recipes developed by me – or they are recipes of drinks or food from a restaurant or bar I have visited in person and have permission to post their recipes alongside my original photos.