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Luxe Objects opens a shop in Nichols Hills Plaza

I’ve gone on (and on) about my love for Mockingbird Manor vendor Luxe Objects in my ShopGirl column in Oklahoma Gazette. And now, the fabulous mother-daughter duo of Mary and Katharine Tabbytite has opened their own space. Swoon.

Luxe Objects just opened its doors in Nichols Hills Plaza last week, and it’s full of the absolutely gorgeous decor, furniture and gifts that made me fall in love with their space at Mockingbird. Just a note: Although they’ve downsized at Mockingbird, they’re still represented there.

The wares at Luxe Objects are eclectic — seriously, you’ll find styles ranging from botanical to Asian to French — but there’s a common thread to still make the space feel cohesive, not jumbled. Slick white and neutrals abound with pops of orange, blue, yellow and green. And, the shop has added some new lines (like jewelry and lotions).

As for me? I knew I’d love this space just as much at their Mockingbird space before I’d even set foot inside. Just outside the front door is an oversized, molded plastic chair styled to look like something you’d see at Versailles. Except, you know, in bright yellow plastic. So cool.

Look for more from this shop soon in my ShopGirl column.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 03.11.2011 3 years ago
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Barber brawl

Throwdown at the OK Salon?


Gazette staff
Look, we’ve all had bad experiences at the hair salon. You give a stylist a photo to emulate, they butcher it, you smile and say you love it, pay and go home to quietly weep.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Best in class

Green Bambino stocks an assortment of reusable lunch containers to take back to school.


Jenny Coon Peterson
Somehow, it’s already back-to-school time for kids. (That’s otherwise known as continue-to-work time for us sad, vacation-less adults.)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Around the world

Plenty of chic towels on the racks at Sabi.


Jenny Coon Peterson
Who didn’t get to take that fabulous foreign vacation this summer? I kept pushing for Montreal, but my best friend rudely insisted on getting married, gobbling up my vacation funds. (However, I did just return from a weekend visiting friends in New Jersey, which is almost like visiting another planet where you can’t pump your own gas.)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
beautiful dream bag

A beautiful bag

Bags at Isabella Boutique benefit a local organization.

I was wandering around Edmond today for my ShopGirl column (tough gig, right?) when I stepped inside Isabella, a fab local boutique. I was on the hunt for something else, but I was caught by a collection of really fantastic totes. Even better, I learned they benefit a local organization called A Beautiful Dream Society.

A Beautiful Dream Society is based here, but helps the victims of human trafficking with a shelter in the African country of Lesotho. The organization (which is working toward nonprofit status) is working in four key areas to try and prevent human trafficking: victim relief, accountability of the perpetrator, care for the victim, and structural/societal changes. I absolutely love being able to help others through how I spend my money, and this is seriously a great opportunity to do just that.

The bags at Isabella are all one-of-a-kind and made right here in the metro. All proceeds (that’s 100 percent) go back to A Beautiful Dream Society. The large totes are made using a block patchwork of some rally cool fabrics and range in styles from floral and girly to downtown chic. Best of all, I was happy to learn they’re selling really well. Go check them out for yourself.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.25.2011 2 years ago
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Weekend math

Shopping + music + food = a fantastic Friday and Saturday

It was only 70 degrees out this morning when I met a friend to go running (or, in my case, stumbling/lurching/whining). 70 degrees! I may or may not have sang a few snippets from “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on the way home, because nothing welcomes a lovely, cool morning like a song from a racist Disney cartoon.


So, the weekend. There’s a lot going on — hopefully the nice weather actually sticks around.

Local designer Annah Chakola Ramsey is debuting her new line of jewelry and purses at a trunk show tonight at A Date with Iris. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and will also coincide with a fabulous new window display from the Iris ladies (seriously, they create the coolest displays).

The new line was inspired by her travels in Asia, and the gorgeous bags are actually using hand-embroidered fabric she sourced from the Hmong people. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, Annah will also be around from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Tonight is also the kick-off of the Night Food Market, a really fantastic idea that brings together the growing contingent of food trucks in one location for a smorgasbord of late-night eats.

You can find the Night Food Market outside Elemental Coffee (that’s N.W. Eighth and Hudson) from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. today. Besides food trucks, look for drinks from Coop Ale Works and Elemental.

This is hopefully the start of a new foodie tradition that will set up the last Friday of every month. For more, follow it on Twitter.

Finally, Dustbowl Arts Market presents its fifth semi-annual arts and crafts show Saturday on Campus Corner in Norman.

Besides the regional arts-and-crafters lined up along Buchanan, there will also be a kids’ area and two stages (with 20 local bands set to perform). The market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bands will perform from noon to 2 a.m.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.26.2011 2 years ago
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Under there

Nikki Martin models P.J. Salvage at The Lingerie Store.


Jenny Coon Peterson
I’ve always kind of gone cheapo for swimsuits. No idea why, since I wear the hell out of them each summer and I (ahem) need things kept in place.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You’re getting colder

Fall clothes at the lime leopard.


Jenny Coon Peterson
Friends, we’ve done it: We’ve survived the summer.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Office mates

A lamp hangs next to a giant walking stick insect in a shadow box, at 30A Home.


Jenny Coon Peterson
My home office is what you’d call pathetic. It looks less like an office and more like a cluttered discount retailer, with stacks of books, discarded Christmas gifts (including an absurd number of “As Seen on TV” products) and garbage bags full of old clothes that I’ve been claiming I’ll take to Goodwill for about a year now. Classy.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The skin skinny

Jack Black products at Essentials.


Jenny Coon Peterson
I’ve had some big, stressful things going on lately. (I won’t bore you with the details, but it did lead me to demolish a pint of Blue Bell Banana Split ice cream.)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011