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Our content is 100% unique, written just for Urbanette. Our editorial philosophy is one of positive self-image and empowerment. We respect our readers’ intelligence and strive to deliver articles that enrich their lives. We offer straight-forward solutions to modern urban living and the scoop on what’s hip in fashion, beauty, travel and luxury products.
Editor-in-Charge, Publisher (& Founder)
A lifelong entrepreneur, writer and designer, Hilary is the CEO and creative director behind Urbanette. Hilary has traveled extensively around the world writing travel articles and consulting through Pearls & Pocket Squares. She is always looking for new hot topics, destinations and brands to bring to Urbanette readers. In her spare time she goes on road trips across Europe with her hubby and two cats, and has (vegan) dinner with friends. Follow her personal accounts on Facebook and Twitter. More about Hilary.
Sania has been volunteering and working with charities that help girls since she was young. She great up in Orange County, spends much of her summers abroad in India, loves electronic and classical music, and is obsessed with her dog, Patch. Sania helps out with all sorts of things at Urbanette, including helping to schedule articles. She is super-organized and makes sure that everyone at Urbanette is too.
Angela (Angie) Davis:
Volunteer Staff Manager, Contributor
Originally from Denver and now living in New York City, Angie has been writing since she was small. She lives in the Flatiron district with her partner Tanya and their mutt Sparky (always adopt!) To earn a living, she is a fashion stylist and does personal shopping for wealthy women (and more than a few A-list celebs!) In her spare time she loves to paint (mostly abstract) and talk to random people on the street to find out what’s interesting to them.
Advertising & Partnerships
Samantha has been working in publishing since college. Living in Denver, she’s been besties with Angela since grade school. Sam manages her family’s impact-focused fund for half of the day, and helps out Urbanette for the other half. She loves coming up with creative sponsored post partnerships and helping Urbanette grow our roster of brands who advertise in our print issues.
Michael Pellman Rowland:
Mike is a writer, photographer, and amateur comedian. He’s also Hilary’s husband, founder of The Impact Bible, and columnist at Forbes. He’s vegan, loves birdwatching and snowboarding, and can somehow remember everyone he’s met since childhood (in amazing detail!) He’s been interviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Conscious Magazine, etc. Mike helps out by shooting beautiful photos and video, and occasionally contributes articles.
Dating & Trends Contributor
Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing and modeling while on the road. If she did have a home, it would be New York City, where she grew up. She infuses Urbanette with more than its fair dose of insight into the world of high-end living, and loves to show up in her latest Manolo’s (her obsession) and the newest comfy Edun release. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, Googles, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.
Rebecca Ariane Givens:
Beauty & Health Contributor
Rebecca’s passion for nutrition, fitness and beauty has taken her around the globe. As a nutritionist, she regularly works with celebrities and models. In fact, she is a part-time model herself. Constantly on a quest for inspiration all around her, in her spare time Rebecca takes relaxing breaks at top spas and shops the world endlessly for that “one of a kind” unique organic beauty item. Her mantra: “Moisturize moisturize moisturize and then… Moisturize some more!!!”
Ethics & Journalistic Integrity
Wade Rowland (yes, he is Hilary’s dad!) is ranked among Canada’s leading literary journalists. Publisher of the award-winning Rowland Travel Guides, he has written over a dozen books, has a column on Huffington Post and regularly writes for North America’s top magazines and newspapers (such as the New York Times). He has worked in senior editorial and management positions at both the CBC and CTV network news divisions, and in CBC television current affairs. Wade Rowland, PhD, has written more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from travel and culture, ethics, television journalism, philosophy, organized crime and international environmental law, communications technology, the philosophy of science and the sources of human values. He is a former Maclean Hunter Chair of Ethics in Media at Ryerson University, and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University in Toronto.