About Your Hosts
Taiye & Lola are Nigerian-American twin sisters and co-founders of The T.L. Hospitality Group, an award-winning Philadelphia-based Airbnb, 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, virtually. Urbanity Lush, a subsidiary of The T.L. Hospitality Group was born!
Guests, through community, are introduced to hospitality norms from the most hospitable cities, from the comfort of their own homes!
Urbanity Lush’s EP: Philosophy
Written and Performed By
Philadelphia Poet, Ms. Lettie Long
Why Urbanity Lush?
Through the art of hosting 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, lonely and looking to connect with one another and the cultures around them.
Our goal is to use curated digital 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.
Our goal is to give people permission to abandon their simplicity, and still feel like they aren’t going to get lost or overwhelmed.
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 and wine tastings, 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
Join Our Tribe
Book a single experience or join our tribe as a monthly guest for just $19.99 a month! Your membership gives you premium access to all of our catalog of cultural immersive experiences and access to our “clubhouse.”
Guests will find opportunities to engage in stimulating conversations, access giveaways, attend virtual interviews with world renowned travelists, cultural influencers, chefs and other artisans!
Our online community allows guests to make valuable connections with others. Ask questions, get answers and go deep on customs that you are curious about. Get out of your comfort zone – communicate, connect and engage with the world around you.
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 hosts’ love of cultural exchange, the arts, adventure, travel and home hosting, shines through to guests; real connections are made and lasting memories are formed. Our guests leave feeling like they’ve been hosted well.