All things summer 

We haven’t even officially gotten to the summer solstice yet and Oklahoma City residents are already trying to stay cool during 100-degree temperatures. You can beat the heat by setting up by the pool or finding an outfit that will keep you cool. If you want to embrace the sun by heading out on a camping adventure or tending the grill, there are plenty of local vendors that will help you chill.

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Lush Fashion Lounge

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14101 N. May Ave.
shop.lushfashionlounge.com
405-936-0680

This eclectic boutique is geared toward women, but there is more than clothes available.

 In the corner of the store is the leisure by Lush section that includes fun summer items like koozies and inflatable pool floats in fun shapes like doughnuts and pizza slices. The associates at Lush put together a fun summer outfit that includes a tassel necklace ($19), an embroidered white top ($29), a sea green tulip skirt ($35) and a women’s shoulder bag ($49) and represents a small variety of its ever-changing seasonal apparel.




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Everything Barbeque
13833 N. May Ave.
everythingbbq.com
405-463-3227

Kamado-style grills have been sold in the United States for over thirty years, according to Everything Barbeque manager David Parton, but they’ve increased in popularity in the last five. The ceramic kamado is one part smoker, one part grill and one part oven that is very versatile. While a brand like The Big Green Egg run over $1,000, it comes with a lifetime warranty. Everything Barbeque also carries a huge selection of Oklahoma-based barbecue spices, rubs and sauces.


Groomer A Go-Go Pet Market & Salon
4141 N. Western Ave.
samsbestbuys.com
405-605-4151

You aren’t the only ones suffering during the heat. Our furry friends must also do so without the benefit of being able to sweat to cool down. A visit to Groomer A Go-Go gives clients a chance to have their dog be cleaned and completely removed of its heavy undercoat or shaved down for the summer. Grooming services start at $65. The store offers a 10 percent discount for new customers, and there are no limits on sizes. An appointment, which includes grooming and towel-drying, takes about three hours. The store also sells dog treats and dog and cat food — including Oklahoma’s own EarthBorn Organics — and CBD that is used for pet anxiety and arthritis.

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Sam’s Best Buys
2409 S. Agnew Ave.
samsbestbuys.com
405-636-1486

In business since 1945, Sam’s Best Buys carries clothing from children’s sizes to men’s 10 XL and has prices that can’t be beat by online retailers, according to owner Gene Goldstein.
“We carry clothing from your nose to your toes for all seasons and all reasons,” said Goldstein.
With a large selection of hunting clothing, military surplus and camping gear, it is a one-stop shop if you’re looking for good prices.

Leisure Time Pools & Spas
4831 NW 39th St.
leisuretimeok.com
405-787-6502

With two locations, Leisure Time has served Oklahoma City since 1972. Whether you’re looking to add a completely new pool to your backyard this summer or simply looking for the products to get your pool in the best shape possible, they will have you covered.

Taylor of Oklahoma
5000 N. Santa Fe
taylor-oklahoma.com
405-840-6018

Although most of its products are marketed to a commercial environment, have you ever dreamed about having your own soft-serve machine, milkshake maker or ice cream maker? Taylor of Oklahoma will find a product at a reasonable price for the home with repair service that is offered seven days a week. Each purchase comes complete with training and preventative maintenance programs. 

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