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Malena Lott

‘Poppins’ pops

Not even a too-grumpy lead can keep musical from tasting as sweet as a spoonful of sugar.

Performing Arts

Malena Lott
Mary Poppins
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Uncork that canvas

A little vino may unleash your inner van Gogh at classes taught by The Tipsy Artist.

Visual Arts

Malena Lott
The Tipsy Artist
6-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Gallery Grazioso
301 W. Oklahoma, Guthrie
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get fresh

With these spring-cleaning tips, domestic bliss is within reach.


Malena Lott
Spring cleaning is well and good, but why not aim higher by making what remains stylish? And while we’re at it, why not be nice to the earth as we scrub, store and shine?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Locks and loaded

Avoid hairy situations with salon etiquette.


Malena Lott
As Martin Luther once said, “The hair is the richest ornament of women,” and — with the amount of time and money we spend on it — he was right.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Picture this

OKC photographers snap up Instagram.


Malena Lott
Once upon a time, cameras were for the wealthy; and photography, as art, for professionals only. Thanks to smartphones and even smarter apps, photos and art have entered into a covenant for the masses at the altar of Instagram, which Apple named the 2011 App of the Year.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

State of play

When playing outdoors is not an option, keep the kiddos busy at these hot spots.


Malena Lott
The winter chill doesn’t have to hamper family fun, thanks to indoor entertainment options around the metro.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blades of glory

Marc Heitz Chevrolet sponsors Norman’s first holiday ice rink to raise money for Regional Food Bank.


Malena Lott
No matter what the weatherman says, Norman is getting ice over the holidays. Thanks to Marc Heitz Chevrolet, the first “holiday rink” benefiting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program has been established.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Day takeout

Go ahead: Get that Thanksgiving dinner to go. It’ll be our little secret.

Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
Some women (and more and more men) love to show off their culinary skills at the holidays — guaranteeing bragging rights for the best damn Thanksgiving feast until next year’s sitdown.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Going the distance

Running your first marathon may be easier than you think.


Malena Lott

Have you reached a certain age (or weight) and decided it’s time to hit the pavement in running shoes? Some take it a step further — and farther — and set a goal to participate in local charity runs and marathons. Five-km races, half marathons (13.1 miles) and full marathons (26.2 miles) become the yellow-brick road for new runners.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hostess with the mostess

Your holiday party how-to.


Malena Lott
I love to party.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Making an impact

A women-run organization votes yearly to help local nonprofits in a big way.


Malena Lott
Some women get together for bunko on Thursday nights. Others pool their money in a bigger pot and scream when someone else wins at the end of the night.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Down with downward dog

Don’t understand the difference between hatha and vinyasa? Here’s your yoga primer.


Malena Lott
According to the American Yoga Association, the classical yoga most often practiced today, ashtanga yoga, was developed sometime between the first or second century B.C. to as late as the fifth century A.D. Yoga centers on breathing and movements meant to bring peace of mind and flow.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meditation on the mind

‘Om’ your way to a happy place.


Malena Lott
When you hear the phrase “Go to your happy place,” do you think about McDonald’s? The bar during happy hour? A beach far, far away?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Mid-century modern architecture enthusiasts can’t get enough of its sleek design and creativity around the state.


Malena Lott
"Despite what many Americans might perceive as an oxymoron, there actually is a Modern Oklahoma,” wrote Rex and Jackie Brown at, where they bring awareness to midcentury architectural marvels around the Sooner State by documenting their finds.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fun unleashed

Dog parks abound in the metro.


Malena Lott
A dog may be a man’s best friend, but even our pawed pals like to get out and play with their own kind once in awhile. Thanks to area dog parks, a happening social scene means plenty of room to run, play and stay fit.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011