About Urbanity Lush
Urbanity Lush is curated hospitality! A travel, culturally immersive, lifestyle brand changing the world one guest at a time. We specialize in warm, welcoming Airbnb stays, travel guides/tips, and culturally immersive in-person and online experiences for the Gen Z and Millennial.
About Your Hosts
Taiye & Lola are Nigerian-American twin sisters and co-founders of The T.L. Hospitality Group, LLC DBA Urbanity Lush, an award-winning Philadelphia travel, experiences & hospitality-lifestyle brand.
At the start of the pandemic, they reimagined how to deliver the same warm, authentic and meaningful hospitality they have become known for as Airbnb hosts. Still, this time with a social purpose in mind–to use hospitality to help break down cultural and racial barriers that keep us from celebrating our diversity as individuals and producing the empathy, understanding, and kindness necessary to grow cultural allies we need to change our world for the better.
Urbanity Lush’s EP: Philosophy
Written and Performed By
Philadelphia Poet, Ms. Lettie Long
Why Urbanity Lush?
Through the art of hosting curated Airbnb stays, multi-cultural experiences, creating dialog
and learning from others – we find ourselves and the appreciation for differences.
We recognize that people are feeling increasingly disconnected, invisible, and looking to connect with the cultures and the people around them.
Our goal is to use curated Airbnb stays digital and online experiences to break down barriers and help people connect, understand and take delight in each other and the cultural norms and values of others.
We desire a community of shared experiences that live on for a lifetime. We want to open a door to understanding other cultures that builds a kinder and empathetic world.
We imagine our brand would be a gathering place for lovers of travel, hospitality and culture, but also a place for travel and cultural novels who are looking for a safe space to explore the other.
In creating such a space, we hope to birth what we call a third culture, rooted in shared stories that grow kinder and more caring people around the world. Ready to show up as race and cultural allies for one another.
Our goal is to give people a safe place to explore their racial and cultural bias without fear of judgment.
Lush Online Experiences
The world is a “lush” cultural garden begging to be explored. Guests are taken on virtual travel experiences that engage the senses through cooking classes, art décor experiences, wine tastings, etc., all while expanding hearts and minds.
I’ve been meaning to follow-up with you and say Thank You sooo much for bringing so much joy! It was pure delight to attend your zoom dinner party! I was actually a little blue after I got off because it was such a high!
– Susanna S. Mom, Wife and Working Professional
I always wanted to travel to Italy and thanks to Taiye & Lola this dream was accomplished despite this horrible pandemic! The Process was simple and the class itself was concise and so much fun for both me and my sister. Not only was everyone at the party acknowledged but we all got a chance to talk and ask questions throughout! I cannot wait to travel again with Taiye and Lola!
– Tamika J. Minister & Caretaker
I genuinely enjoyed the online zoom dinner party that Taiye and Lola hosted. It was a great way for everybody to chime in and get engaged. Chef Pietro was amazing, gave detailed instructions, and made it fun for everyone. It really was a good time celebrating, I actually hope to do it again very soon.
– Jahnessa A. Business Owner
My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Taiye and Lola‘s Italian dinner party. The instructor was actually from Italy, which gave it a very authentic feel. It was easy to follow and fun. After taking his Italian cooking class with Taiye and Lola I also have been cooking other dishes so I would say it was the beginning of something new for me and my family
– Ismaeal D. Graphic Designer, Husband and Father
The Italian dinner party was a very memorable experience for me. We laughed hard, ate good and truly felt like we traveled to Italy for the night. I would definitely do it again!
– Natasha H. Urban Planner
The most incredibly hospitable Airbnb hosts, offering unique experiences and boasting the finest standards. As a part of the Airbnb community, we offer unique high-quality lodgings and experiences that welcome travelers into local communities where anyone can belong anywhere.
The host’s love of cultural exchange, the arts, adventure travel and home hosting, shines through to guests; real connections are made and lasting memories are formed. Guests leave feeling like they have been hosted well.