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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Brian Ihnat | Brian.Ihnat@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Heide Brandes

​To Strong Women

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Cindy Ritchie

THOUGH MAY IS TRADITIONALLY A TIME TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS, AT OKC LIFESTYLE, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE STRONG LADIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month's feature article, you’ll meet some of ​them and learn about the impact they have. ​You may even catch a few of them around town!​ Since May also brings the start of spring and, often, warmer weather, you’ll also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway to make the most out of bluer skies​. Round up the women who make life fun and hit the road. Our guide will help you plan the perfect trip and make sure you have fun—and plenty of things to do—while you're away.​ ​ ​We'll also bring you inside a ​local feminine space and share some favorite items from a local duo.

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So, when we’re celebrating the mothers in our lives, we’ll also raise a glass to all of the strong ​and influential​women ​who have ​guided our journey to where we are today. Will you join us? Happy Mother’s Day and happy May, OKC.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 12 Big Cedar Lodge Girlfriend Adventure in the Ozarks

16 Feminine and Functional Working Spaces Can Add Soft, Relaxing Touches to Boost Productivity

22 OKC’s Female Movers and Shakers Oklahoma Women Make Big Difference in City

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28 Back to the Classics Women’s Jewelry Goes Back to Basics with Elegance at BC Clark

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TRACEE STRONG, OWNER OF NUVO HOME AT 9235 N. Pennsylvania Ave., believes a working office space doesn’t have to be cold or impersonal. In fact, the odd and unique little items that are special to a woman can turn a home office into a space that is relaxing, pleasurable and functional. Tracee’s office in the modern farmhouse home she designed at 19708 Millstone Crossing Drive includes standout items from her store, like the juju hat and ox skull, but also items of sentimental value, like the vintage leather flask and gold briefcase that belonged to her father. “You should enjoy being where you live and work,” Tracee says. “I believe that if you have a beautiful space, you are more productive. As a designer, I’m driven by visual inspiration like Instagram and Pinterest. I just think about what makes me happy, and I created my style from that.” With delicate soft touches like the velvet Iris Chairs and the Moroccan poofs, the rough wood console table and rounded office items blend for a look that’s not just feminine, but functional as well. For more information, visit Nuvo Home, Nuvo-Home.MyShopify.com. CONTINUED >

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Rhonda Hooper has served for 11 years as president/ CEO of Jordan Advertising, a marketing, advertising and public relations agency that has been headquartered in Oklahoma City since 1961. “What drives me is the ability to work with others who have spark, drive and a can-do spirit,” she says. “Their attitude refuels my passion and enthusiasm. Ultimately, I love being involved because I can see the outcome of all of our hard work.” Rhonda is currently serving as chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the first female to head the organization since its founding 128 years ago, and as vice chair of the OKC Economic Development Trust. She also chaired the OKC Convention & Visitors

Tsinena Bruno-Thompson, president/CEO of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, left Oklahoma City to become a commercial yacht captain before dedicating her life to helping children who need legal representation. “Hope drives me. When people see that a person cares so much so that they are taking their time, or supporting a cause financially, they have hope for change, either in themselves or Tsinena is involved in the Oklahoma Bar Association, Girl Attorney Oklahoma, Festival of the Arts and Count Me In 4 Kids. “Every day, I see the lives of children, our future citizens of Oklahoma changed, families overcoming conditions that landed them in a bad way, but overcoming those issues,” she says. “Where those conditions cannot change, we create new families. Caring for children first is what we do.”

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“We are seeing the return of solid gold hoops, but they never go out of style,” she says. “But this season, they seem to be much bigger than before.” Layering of delicate necklaces is also a new trend inspired by the world’s most famous female celebrities. “You can layer three to four delicate pieces together. Another trend is stacking rings,” Courtney says. “Colored gemstones and colored diamonds are big, and some of these stacking rings pull in those colored gemstones.” Lariat necklaces are finally getting their season in the sun this spring, she adds. Although high-end jewelry stores have carried lariats for several seasons, the popularity of the style has finally gone mainstream. “You see this a lot on the red carpet,” she says.

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“They look great with plunging necklines.” Finally, mixing different metals together like sterling silver, gold and rose gold brings a bit of daring adventure to the season’s treasures. For more information, visit BCClark.com.

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OKC PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS BEN FOLDS

10TH ANNUAL PIECEWALK & 5K

Civic Center Music Hall

The PieceWalk & 5K is a day for Okla-

2018 BIG 12 CONFERENCE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one

homans to support the thousands of

The top six teams in the Big 12 will de-

of the major music influencers of our

local individuals and families impacted

scend on Oklahoma City and compete

generation. Throughout his career,

by autism. With more than 8,000 par-

in a combination of pool play format

Folds has created an enormous body

ticipants, it is the state’s largest autism

and bracket play. The championship

of genre-bending music. His most

event and AutismOklahoma’s largest

game is slated to begin at 4 p.m. Sat-

recent album is a blend of pop and

annual fundraising event. Event in-

urday, May 12. Adult all-session tickets

classical original works that soared to

cludes a resource fair, free 1-mile walk,

are $25 while single-day tickets are $14.

No. 1 on both the Billboard classical

USA Track & Field-sanctioned 5K and

Student, youth and senior tickets are

and classical crossover charts. 7:30

tons of food and fun. PieceWalk.org

$15 for all-session and $9 for daily ad-

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

p.m. OKCCivicCenter.com

4 FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE PASEO

National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum

mission. Big12Sports.com

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National Cowboy &

OKIE MADE MARKET

Paseo Arts District

Western Heritage Museum

Paramount Building Parking Lot

Each First Friday, the Paseo's galleries

Learn the fine art of cowboy cooking

on Historic Film Row

offer special themed exhibits, refresh-

in a special Dutch ovens class de-

Okie Made Market is an outdoor

ments, guest artists and a variety of

signed for parents and kids. Join for

market featuring vendors that car-

entertainment opportunities–all with-

an afternoon of family fun to prep,

ry products strictly made in Okla-

in walking distance. More than 80 art-

cook and eat some cowboy favorites

homa including handmade decor,

ists in 22 galleries participate. Three

and 21st-century treats. $30 per adult/

handmade

restaurants, two rotating food trucks

child pair. All materials provided. An

clothing, crafts, canned goods/

and a handful of shops round out

additional child may be added for $10.

packaged foods, fresh vegetables,

the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere.

All participants must be 9 or older.

wine, art and many other items

ThePaseo.org

NationalCowboyMuseum.org

made by Okies. OKC Tool Library

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Tickets are limited to 2,000 guests. Pur-

ing face painting, food trucks, vendors,

Bring any tools/power tools you

chase online at ZooFriends.org, by

touch the truck, stage performances,

wish to donate. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

phone at 405.425.0618 or in the ZooF-

inflatables and more! 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

riends membership office. Members:

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12 RUGGED MANIAC 5K OBSTACLE RACE

Lost Lakes Entertainment Complex

Climb towers of shipping con-

members: $15 (adults); children ($12). Children 2 and under: free

19 OKC WHITEWATER FESTIVAL

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Riversport Rapids

OKC’s second annual Whitewater

tainers, rocket down a massive

MOTHER'S DAY BUFFET

water slide, crawl through under-

National Cowboy &

of extreme racing and family fun.

ground tunnels, leap over fire and

Western Heritage Museum

You’ll never find a better weekend

experience some big new obsta-

Provided by The Petroleum Club,

to watch—or get in on the action!

cles! Before and after, party with

the buffet features carving sta-

RiversportOKC.org

thousands of others in a daylong

tions, a variety of vegetables, fresh

festival which includes mechan-

salads and other tempting side of-

ical bulls, adult bounce houses,

ferings. An extensive dessert buf-

and tons of games and activities!

fet completes the menu. Adults:

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$35 per person includes tax, gra-

"WILD KRATTS LIVE1"

tuity and museum admission, chil-

Civic Center Music Hall

dren 5-10: $17.50, children 4 and

The Emmy-nominated Kratt Broth-

younger: free. For reservations,

ers activate some fan-favorite Crea-

call

ture Power Suits to confront a comic

12 32ND ANNUAL OSTRICH EGG BREAKFAST

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens

This unique family event includes allyou-can-eat smorgasbord of pancakes,

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$12 (adults), $10 (children 3-11); non-

the

Downtown

Festival, May 19-20, is a weekend

Petroleum

Club, 405.232.1184.

villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal wow facts, the

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sausage, bacon, scrambled hens’ eggs,

VILLAGE FAIR

waffles and, of course, omelets cooked

Casady Square Shopping Center

to order by the best volunteers in OKC.

Family fun and entertainment, featur-

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR artisan

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bandan-

live performers and musicians. The

stamping

food court will feature a variety of

with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail

food vendors, bringing traditional and

Leather Guild, live music, rope mak-

not-so-traditional festival treats, both

ing with Ward Family Trick Rop-

savory and sweet. ThePaseo.org

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JAMES TAYLOR AND HIS ALL-STAR BAND

demonstrations,

decorating,

leather

Chesapeake Energy Arena

ers, archery, Western re-enactors,

Legendary singer-songwriter James

face painting, children’s craft sta-

Taylor and his All-Star Band with

tions, square dancing, photos with

special guest Rock and Roll Hall

a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress

of Famer Bonnie Raitt and her

up areas, book signings and more!

band are coming to OKC for one

NationalCowboyMuseum.org

intimate

and

memorable

night!

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2018 ANNUAL CHUCK WAGON FESTIVAL

Paseo Arts District

May 26-28. More than 80 visual art-

National Cowboy &

ists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts

We are always accepting submissions

Western Heritage Museum

District, selling original artwork in a

for events you'd like to see included

This two-day (May 26-27), fun-filled

wide variety of media, from painting

in our Calendar section. Submissions

family weekend will showcase chuck

and photography to wood and jew-

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

wagon food samples, a petting zoo,

elry. The festival also hosts dozens of

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PARTING THOUGHTS

ARBOR IMAGE TREE CARE

JOSTLIN VANZANT DIDN’T PARTICULARLY LOVE TREES, EVEN THOUGH HER FATHER, KOREE VANZANT, OWNED AND OPERATED ARBOR IMAGE TREE CARE. All she knew was she didn’t want to work an indoor office job, and she loved the outdoors. But after five years as a nutritionist for the tree care company, she’s developed a love for all things trees. “I pretty much learned everything from my dad,” she says. “I loved being outdoors. I didn’t really care about trees before, but after working with trees and learning about them, I’ve developed a real passion for trees. I enjoy the science and learning about them and the twists they sometimes throw your way. Every day, I learn more and love trees more.” Now second in command, Jostlin follows in her dad’s footsteps to be a business owner and an expert on trees. As the primary tree nutritionist, Jostlin does everything from feeding trees the nutrition they need during the spring and fall to laying down dormant oils to help trees stay healthy in winter and treat for insects and fungus that harm trees in the summer. And she loves every second of it.  “If you do a comparison between trees in the forest and urban trees, you’ll find those environments are two different things,” she says. “We overwater and overfertilize, and trees aren’t getting the nutrition they usually get in a natural setting. What we do is put nutrition back into the soil that the trees need in order to thrive.” Arbor Image Tree Care began eight years ago in Oklahoma City and fills what Koree says is a void in the city. “There was a void in the market in tree health, nutrition and maintenance,” he says. “Everyone loves their trees, so we want to keep them healthy.” For more information, visit TheArborImage.com. 38

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