We had the good fortune of connecting with Beth Lancaster and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Beth, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
When things get stressful and feel overwhelming, I always remind myself of one of my favorite quotes said by RuPaul: “Don’t take life too seriously and have fun.” He has so many great pieces of advice. Another favorite: “And If I fly or if I fall, at least I can say I gave it all.”

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Urban Float is a wellness center focused on floatation therapy. Each visitor gets his/her own suite with a float pod, shower and amenities. For 60 minutes. guests will float in 10 inches of water with 1,200 pounds of epsom salt which delivers mental, emotional and physical benefits. Floating helps guests disconnect with clinically proven results including stress and anxiety relief, workout recovery, pain reduction, and improved mental focus. People always ask who our typical guest is…we get all types of people from yogis to business professionals to athletes to doctors. The one thing they all have in common: they understand the importance of wellness…they believe in taking time for themselves to recover and recharge.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
DAY ONE: coffee and pastries at Common Bond; long walk along the Buffalo Bayou, with a stop at the bat bridge (plug your nose); lunch at The Dunlavy; shop at Rice Village, Dinner and margaritas at El Tiempo DAY TWO: Coffee and kolaches at home; early start to museum district. Museums to consider: Museum of Fine Arts, Natural Science, Holocaust, Contemporary, Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel (and many more); Lunch at Bistro Menil; more museums; dinner at Uchi DAY THREE: coffee and breakfast at Cavo; barre workout at Define (West U location) followed by a float at Urban Float West U; lunch at Tiny’s No 5; visit the McGovern Centennial Gardens and walk around Hermann Park; early casual bbq dinner at the Pit Room before the 6pm “Tour de Brewery” (visit local breweries and see fun parts of the city) DAY FOUR: Boomtown Coffee in the Heights for Milk & Honey latte and breakfast tacos; shop up and down ecletic 19th Street (consider another float at Urban Float Heights). Grab lunch at Local Foods. Visit Bayou Bend and walk the gardens. Stop by Central Market to pick up picnic dinner and wine for an evening of music at Miller Outdoor Theatre. DAY FIVE: Walk/run around Rice University path; stop at Salento for coffee and breakfast; visit museums you didn’t get to see OR lunch and massages at the Post Oak Hotel or the Trellis Spa. Get some Western gear at Pinto Ranch or Cavendars and celebrate your Houston trip by going to The Armadillo Palace for some good Texas fun…food, drinks and concerts. Other favorites of mine: Houston Ballet Astros Rodeo Dynamo/Dash Continental Club Fun kids outings: zoo, aquarium, Childrens Museum, Natural Science Museum, NASA. Arboretum, Discovery Green

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My number one shoutout goes to my husband, Ben. He is the power and drive behind our business. We’ve had many ups and downs with operating a small business, but he remains positive and always looks for creative solutions. He has an incredible analytical mind and his attention to detail is beyond normal. I’ve learned so many important lessons from him. A shoutout goes out to my girlfriends who have endured many, many business conversations. They are always there to listen and give great advice. A shoutout goes to my father-in-law, Jon. He is very business savvy and has helped us with numerous decisions. He is always willing to talk with us and poses the right questions that allow us to think through outcomes. We’ve learned so much from him.

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