Page 1

LI FE S T Y LE & R E AL E S TAT E OKLAHOMA• EDITION 11


SOAK IN THE BEAUTY. A Note from the Publisher We are all in a constant state of transformation. In our natural environment, one season gives way to the next. Redbud blooms and a multitude of green hues shine against our brilliant blue Oklahoma sky. Storm season brings its own dark beauty, and powerful majesty. All of this parallels the Oklahoma spirit. Oklahomans are strong, beautiful and fierce, sometimes even when they are East Coast transplants, like this issue’s Woman of Influence, Martha Burger. She is dedicated to transforming the health of our citizens, caring for animals in our state and traveling the world, though not necessarily in that order. Our cover this issue was shot by Josh Welch, at Oklahoma Aviation. Sho Kassam, who took ownership of the business in 2011, has been a part of the company since 2004, and since then it has become Oklahoma’s premiere aircraft charter, flight training, management and sales company. As you will learn, his company transforms the experience of traveling by air into something gloriously relaxing. His story is inspirational, and starts on page 17. Optimal health and physical fitness are true luxuries that contribute to our well-being in very tangible ways. When we look and feel our best,

4

LUXIERE

when we are well rested and well nourished, we are more relaxed, more productive and better prepared to face whatever lies ahead. Our fashion feature this issue celebrates the beauty of physical strength, and the transformational power of Bailey Minihan. To call her simply a trainer is like calling the sun just another star. Her story begins on page 30, and we know you will be as fascinated by her personal journey which began in the small town of Chugiak, Alaska. She and husband Jeremy have transformed, and in some cases saved, the lives of hundreds of Oklahomans. Soak in the beauty of spring, my friends, and embrace the transformative power we each possess. It is one of life’s truest luxuries.

Until next time, Stacy D. Johnson

Founder/Publisher stacy@luxiere.com


CONTENTS Issue No. 11

HOMES: THE DESIGN DUO 12 30A Driven by the creative vision of Lisa Penton and Troy Wilson, the team

at 30A enjoys the challenge of creating unique, artful sanctuaries for its growing list of discerning clients.

AVIATION 17 OKLAHOMA The luxury of private air travel cannot be overstated. Sho Kassam and

Oklahoma Aviation bring his high standards, impeccable service, and no small amount of style to aircraft charter, sales, management and flight instruction.

CITY & SAN MIGUEL 22 MEXICO Mexico City is a city of history, majesty, modern amenities and

redemption. Join us as we explore the luxurious shopping of Presidente Masaryk Avenue, the historic birthplace of artist Frida Kahlo and the sights and delights of this resurging metropolis.

12

OF INFLUENCE: MARTHA BURGER 28 WOMAN Martha Burger left the corporate in world in 2013 and has never looked

back. She now divides her time among pursuing her passions: travel, mentoring and executive coaching and working to improve public health.

& FASHION: BAILEY MINIHAN 30 FITNESS Staying healthy and fit is a luxury many of us devotedly pursue, no one more beautifully than fitness coach and trainer Bailey Minihan, whose transformational program is saving lives.

REDEFINED 40 RUFFLES Channel your inner romantic in these runway worthy styles! Hit the beach or your next party with one of these pieces that will be your go-to all summer long!

17

30

SYMPHONY SHOW HOME 42 2017 The grande dame of philanthropic events founded in 1949, the Orchestra

League’s Symphony Show House makes its annual appearance in a magnificent, expansive home on a two beautifully wooded and manicured acres.

REAL ESTATE 47 LUXURY What does luxury mean to you? The beauty of true luxury is that it means different things to different people, and our carefully curated collection of properties speaks to all of them. Secluded acreages, understated elegance and decadent indulgence are all well-represented. Enjoy. Dream. Indulge.

22

42

LUXIERE OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE | Edition No. 11 | Year 2 | OWNER/PUBLISHER: Stacy D. Johnson CREATIVE: K&A Creative Welch

WRITERS: Christine Eddington, Sherry Dale, and Anglin PR

COVER PHOTO: Josh

COVER MODEL: Christine Burns ADVERTISING: 405.808.1332 Luxiere Oklahoma is published bimonthly, direct-mailed to a curated readership and distributed at select retail locations free of charge for

individual use. Additional copies are inserted and mailed to the subscribers of the Wall Street Journal. To request copies, please contact the publisher. Luxiere.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

6

LUXIERE


AROUND THE CITY

NICHOLS HILLS

TO U R 2 0 1 7 Saturday, June 3, 1017 10am - 4pm Rain Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 12pm - 4pm The Nichols Hills Garden Tour was founded in 1990 as a means of raising money for the 31 beautiful parks and greenways located throughout Nichols Hills and enjoyed by many throughout Central Oklahoma. This year’s theme of bringing the indoors, outdoors, is evident of Oklahoma’s growing interest of combining indoor/outdoor living spaces. The public is invited to share in this annual event that offers variety and surprise from Nichols Hills residents who generously open their backyards for viewing! Tickets are $20 day of tour and $15 in advance. Available at No Regrets, On A Whim, Bebe’s, CK and Co. , Mockingbird Manor, TLC, Trochtas, Wilshire Garden Market, Nichols Hills Drug and other local area merchants. For more information contact co-chairs Karen Smith 580-445-6910 or Erin Johnston 405-550-1027

on the tour Kristine & Pat Bates Gay & Ed Kirby Diane & Mike Liddell Lisa & Greg Love Lori & Bond Payne Charlotte & John Richels

10 LUXIERE

1400 Sherwood Lane 6723 Avondale Drive 6906 Avondale Drive 7201 Nichols Road 1301 Sherwood Lane 6910 Avondale Drive

photos | Steve Voelker


AROUND THE CITY

Nichols Hills Garden & Outdoor Living Tour 2017

LUXIERE

11


SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT ON 30A HOME THE DESIGN DUO

written by: Sherry Dale and Danielle Ezell - The Mettise Group Describe 30A Home design style.

What makes 30A Home distinct?

We like to blend rare and unusual pieces with vintage and antiques. This creates a visually interesting space that is sophisticated and livable for our clients. We focus on maximizing the functionality of the home and office by creating spaces that stand the test of time. We use antiques and classical pieces to create a look that reflects the client’s lifestyle, talents, and passions. Focusing on the things that comfort and please the soul.

The 30A Home brand is about unique simplicity. From the homes and offices we curate, to our showroom floor, we bring a minimalist yet artistic and imaginative style to each project. Driven by the creative vision of Lisa Penton and Troy Wilson, they enjoy creating sanctuaries for clients. Leading business operations and development, Michelle Carey, brings 30A Home’s vision into focus.

Tell us how the name 30A Home was chosen.

Describe the growth of the company over the past few years.

Tucked away in the scenic Panhandle of Northwest Florida, made up of a series of beach communities that offer a laid-back vibe with incredibly beautiful and natural surroundings you travel by highway 30A. After spending time there, our founder, Lisa, fell in love with the eclectic and thriving community.

30A Home has had the honor of designing for both residential and commercial projects for over 8 years. Our current 9,000-square foot warehouse at 115 NW 44th Street affords us a unique capability to serve our clients and design community. Our expansive resource library, lighting gallery, and design studio has positioned our company and space as a creative hub for OKC.

12 LUXIERE


SPOTLIGHT

Describe the customer experience at 30A.

The experience begins with a conversation about our client’s wishes, dreams, and goals for their project. Clients continue to receive a highly personalized experience, spending time to discover their unique style and help them unclutter in a meaningful way. We use this information to incorporate pieces into the home or office that have a story behind them. Our client concierge team is focused on making the entire project easy and seamless. They organize and facilitate installations. They oversee details from the smallest fabric order to an executive suite.

Tell us about the inventory lines you carry.

One of our favorite lines we carry is Verellen, an understated Belgian inspired American made company. Their unique silhouettes are hand-crafted in North Carolina and bring a nuance of elegance. Additionally, we offer several other green lines for people looking for eco-friendly, sustainable pieces. We also love to incorporate high quality antiques and original art that tell a story. Lisa and Troy are the creative team and design inspiration behind 30A Home.

LUXIERE 13


SPOTLIGHT

Tell us about a recent project:

The Medallion Group is a family-owned and operated development company involved with re-positioning and management of commercial real estate. Their new office is located in Tract 30, a building located in the Chisholm Creek and we had the honor of designing their space. This design plan incorporated a combination of private and shared offices and two conference rooms. In addition, the layout included a large kitchen as well as an emphasis on common meeting areas to encourage collaboration and relaxed engagement. The furnishings throughout the space are contemporary, yet comfortable and are complemented by warm, neutral fabrics and upholstery. Lofty interior walls were painted white with areas of light wood details to emphasis the architectural elements and enhance the natural light from large scale windows throughout the space. Floors are a polished concrete and a combination of rugs, art and decorative pillows provide color and texture as contrast against the clean, gallerylike setting. What are the highlights and challenges of a business like 30A Home?

The artistic, innovative team is amazing at solving challenges with their own dynamic and individual skill sets and personalities. There’s so much creativity and energy, which is really fun! However, like all teams, we sometimes stub our toes or have a breakdown in communication. These challenges create opportunities for growth and self-reflection individually and as a team. Describe the 30A Home culture.

Our team members are focused on making an impact in someone’s life. The projects we work on are distinctive and personal so each one is much more than a single sales transaction; each project is a journey

that we’re on with our clients. Our team members are the type of people who are obsessive about the smallest of details and devoted to ensuring that the environment they create for each client is absolutely unique and reflects the individual who will inhabit it. What are some of the books the team is currently reading?

“A Moveable Feast” by Earnest Hemingway and “Simple Numbers” by Greg Crabtree. Simple Numbers has helped define what facts and figures we track at 30A Home to ensure we provide great results for our clients on budget and on time. What is the company doing to ensure growth and development?

Our leadership is in a peer advisory group called The Posse, which is led by the Mettise Group. The feedback and support from other entrepreneurial women in this group is beyond words. Additionally, the Mettise Group has consultants that provide weekly feedback, accountability and expertise in strategic plan execution.

The Mettise Group (mettise.com) is a management consulting firm dedicated to helping high-growth entrepreneurial companies gain clarity and capacity around planning, execution, building high performance teams and financial resource management.

14 LUXIERE


A Lifestyle of Fine Living

We’re a true custom home builder with a focus on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

405.474.6630 IntegrityFineHomes.com | IntegrityFineHomes.com 405-474-6630


O

K

L

A

H

O

M

A

A

V

I

A

T

I

O

N

W H AT D REA M S A R E M A DE OF

JOSH WELCH

P H OTO G R A P H E R ST Y L I ST MAKEUP

SAMIA HARROZ

CHELSEY ANN WRITER

|

HAIR

FO R BA L L I E T S

ALI EARNHEART

CHRISTINE EDDINGTON

model

CHRISTINE BURNS

LUXIERE 17


Sho Kassam’s company, Oklahoma Aviation, has been calmly and steadily raising the bar, changing the face of the aviation industry in Oklahoma since its inception in 2004. He and his 17-member staff provide impeccable service in four areas: aircraft charter, sales, management and flight instruction. “Our incredibly high standards set us apart from others in the industry. Our customer service is second to none, our staff and crew are highly trained, our facilities are beautiful and our fleet of 18 aircraft range from 2002-2014 model years. Our oldest jet is a 2014 Cessna Citation M2.” Flying private rather than with commercial airlines means the client can literally drive into the hangar and walk from the car

to the aircraft. “That’s it. The hardest thing our charter clients have to do is get out of the car. We handle luggage, catering, ground transportation and there are no lines, or need to arrive early. We fly on our clients’ schedule. Upon arrival, the aircraft and crew are on standby. When it’s time to return, we are ready for them. It is a very calming experience.” Safety and security measures are taken well in advance. Nothing is left to chance. Aircraft management is another area of expertise for Kassam and his staff. Clients who own private aircraft enjoy incredible convenience, and Oklahoma Aviation ensures that the daily responsibilities involved in the upkeep of the aircraft are met, including leveraging downtime to create revenue by scheduling it for travel by charter clients.

THIS COMPANY IS MY CHILDHOOD DREAM AND MY

PASSION. MY LOVE OF AVIATION BROUGHT ME TO THE UNITED STATES, GAVE ME MY CAREER.

Racing Stripe Blazer, Striped Cropped Pants by SMYTHE, Leather Bag by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO B A L L I E T S

18 LUXIERE


“Oklahoma Aviation’s vision has always been to be a diverse aviation company. That was the mandate set forth by the company’s founder, Tom Kilpatrick, and it’s what we still strive for. Every aspect of our business is a big part of that vision,” Kassam said.

“This company is my childhood dream and my passion. My love of aviation brought me to the United States, and gave me my career. My customers are my friends, my mentors and I am inspired by them daily,” Kassam said. Learn more about Oklahoma Aviation at okav.co

The flight school uses the most modern curriculum available, and much of the work can be done online, at the client’s own pace. “We have quality flight instructors who have been with us for many years. At any given time, we are instructing some 40 clients. We own a full-motion simulator and our fleet of aircraft are late model, air conditioned and have modern glass cockpits, just like our jets. There are operators in the area that use aircraft that are 30 or 40 years old. We don’t see the value in that.” Oklahoma Aviation has carved out a very specialized niche in an already-specialized industry. His clients are among Oklahoma’s most prominent and successful business people. Complete discretion, excellent service and precision are all equally crucial. Kassam and his team diligently cater to their clients’ requests. “Our clients need safety, comfort and convenience,” he said. Kassam has been integral to the company long before he became its owner. His career with Oklahoma Aviation began as its first flight instructor in 2004. As the company added pilots, he was named Chief Instructor. Soon after that, he became the Director of Operations, and in 2011, he purchased the company. Armed with a dream, Kassam boldly left his family home in Mombasa, Kenya at 18, determined to learn to fly. He had learned of an established flight school in Norman, and he’s called Oklahoma home ever since. He met his wife Selma, a pharmacy owner, in Mustang. The couple has two children, a seven-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. In a beautiful coincidence, the year Kassam bought his company is also the year he attained another dream: United States citizenship, a process that took him 12 years.

LUXIERE 19


MY CUSTOMERS ARE THE CREAM OF

THE CROP. THEY ARE MY FRIENDS, MY MENTORS AND I AM INSPIRED BY THEM DAILY.

Palazzo White Pants by ZIMMERMANN, White Sleeveless mock by ACL, Veto 65 by JIMMY CHOO, Leather Bag by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO B A L L I E T S

20 LUXIERE


T R AV E L

“ I soaked in the colorful scenery, breathed in the fresh air, exhaled and reminisced on all that five friends had experienced in such a short time in these two storybook cities. We saw mexico in a different light, no beaches, no water, but found something even more magnificent and adventurous than trips past. �

22 LUXIERE


T R AV E L

MEXICO CITY & SAN MIGUEL AN EXTENDED WEEKEND STAY written by: Brian Bogert / photography: Josh Welch

As a young consultant fresh out of college, I was assigned to a communications project in Mexico City. Every Monday morning, I would hold my breath as we descended through the smog and landed in the massive city. The size of the city and the amount of pollution was breathtaking, literally. After collecting my baggage and fighting the airport crowds, I’d locate my driver, an armored car required by our company during those times, and settle in for our hour and a half, nine-mile, bumper to bumper journey to the hotel. Fast forward 15 years and this city that has undergone an unimaginable cultural renaissance has cleaned up its act. Public spaces and parks are flourishing once again, architecture and museums have been restored, and the cocktail and culinary scene is thriving. The streets have been cleaned up, police presence is expanded, crime is down and Mexico City has managed to distance itself from the drug war making the capital city one of the safest travel destinations in Mexico. We landed in Mexico City on a beautiful spring day and arrived at the stunning St. Regis Hotel along the Paseo de Reforma. A city that once was unsafe to travel by taxi now has UBERs readily available and various forms of public transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel, we ran into Conan O’Brien and his crew whom were walking the streets of the Reforma interviewing locals for his upcoming episode on the rebirth of the city. We decided to follow his lead and hit the streets to explore the city. The area was bustling with businessmen and women in their perfectly tailored suits as we strolled along the Reforma taking in the beautiful monuments and fountains such as the Angel de la Indepenencia. Next, we traveled to the vibrant Roma district, which is quickly becoming the SOHO of Mexico City. Its streets lined with art deco buildings, boutiques, bars and cafes make this one of the liveliest areas in the city. The innovative Mercado Roma is lined with food vendors and a modern beer hall, which serves as the district’s gathering place. After an extended lunch, we took to the streets again exploring the high-end shops along the Presidente Masaryk Avenue, Mexico City’s answer to Beverly Hills. Here we found Gucci, Hermes, John Varvatos, Goyard and other designers in this mile stretch of shopping paradise. Just off the avenue in the beautiful outdoor café lined streets you will find the highlights of Mexico City’s gastronomical

achievement, Chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol and its more casual sister restaurant Quintonil. The next morning, we were back at it again, taking in the culture and art. Our first stop was the magnificent Casa Azul, the birthplace of Frida Kahlo and later home to her and husband Diego Rivera. Casa Azul now serves as a museum dedicated to the life, struggles and art of Frida and depicts the major events of her life in procession. Each of the ten rooms tells her story and displays the different mediums of art she used in that particular time period. Just down the road in San Angel we visited Diego Rivera’s home and studio where just across the street lies the hidden gem of Mexico’s past, The San Angel Inn. Built in the 17th century, it’s as if time stood still when entering this ornate hacienda. Designed in the original Mexican colonial style architecture, its dark wood, vast gardens and original stone fountains are reminiscent of a quieter time where deals were made over a lavish lunch or a cigar in the parlor room. The service was groomed to perfection as we dined on Mexican favorites including the most spectacular Chilaquiles I have ever tasted. After lunch, we explored the wonderful San Angel neighborhood and its cobblestone streets and historic homes. A quiet relaxing neighborhood just far enough from the city center to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of it all. Next stop was the Zocolo, the city center, where we took in the historic Spanish architecture of the cathedrals and hunted for the many Diego Rivera murals around the square. The over-sized flag of Mexico ripples to perfection in the sky at this picturesque square lined with rooftop cafes, French bistros and street-side coffee shops. We rounded out the day on the terrace of the St. Regis’ Ole King Cole Bar, which is as lively a spot as you can find on a Friday evening. Afterward, we ventured to Mexico City’s most famous cocktail bar Hanky Panky. In the speakeasy style, no address is listed and you arrive at this destination by word of mouth. We ended up at a tiny hole in the wall Fonda or taco joint that was nearly deserted like a ghost town. Beyond the beer fridge door however we were lead into a private room behind a curtain that couldn’t have looked any further from its unassuming entrance. The beautiful mirrored walls, tufted velvet booths and well-dressed staff crafting elegant cocktails made for the poshest of evening destinations. LUXIERE 23


“ Our first stop was the magnificent Casa Azul, the birthplace of Frida Kahlo and later home to her and husband Diego Rivera.”

“The St. Regis’ Ole King Cole Bar, which is as lively a spot as you can find on a Friday evening.”

“As the sun set on the terrace, we made our way to the award-winning restaurant Aperi where we were treated to dinner at the chef ’s table from Top Chef Mexico finalist Matteo Salas. “


“ The over-sized flag of Mexico ripples to perfection in the sky at this picturesque square lined with rooftop cafes, French bistros and street-side coffee shops. ”

T R AV E L

As hard as it was to leave The New York Times best travel destination for 2016, we were off to our next destination of San Miguel de Allende, and it too did not disappoint. The small town with a big personality, San Miguel de Allende is a colorful artist town in the mountains of central Mexico. This old silver mining town is now home to Expats, Europeans, local and international artists, authors and world-renowned chefs. You can get lost in the streets and still somehow end up back at the town square, El Jardin. Lined with its perfectly manicured Laurel trees, El Jardin is the perfect place to take in the sites of the city with its cornerstone La Parroquia, the city’s crown jewel. La Parroquia is synonymous with the image and culture of San Miguel. Its beauty is the focal point of postcards, books, paintings and serves as the meeting place for the community. The unique pink colored gothic columns and European inspired architecture make this the most photographed icon in the area. Heading any direction from La Parroquia you can explore the cobblestone streets and the many galleries and boutiques along the way. While perusing the lovely streets of San Miguel, you can locate Artisans by the colorful ribbons streaming above their entryways. We visited the unique furniture maker Casamidy and procured a beautiful steel and leather couch along with some Mexican style rugs. Nearby we discovered the extremely talented ceramist Fabricio Tome’s studio Lodo MX, whose quirky designs picked fun at politics and pop culture. As the sun set on the terrace, we made our way to the awardwinning restaurant Aperi where we were treated to dinner at the chef ’s table from Top Chef Mexico finalist Matteo Salas. Each dish more inventive than the next, Chef Matteo presented beautifully plated dishes and demonstrated his highly skilled culinary technique. Highlights were the Foie gras marinado with beets, carrot filet, and duck maracuya with apple. This was a dining experience we will never forget! On the final day, I walked down to the Jardin one last time to take in this charming city. I stopped at Lavanda Café for the best coffee in town where the baristas take special care and attention to every espresso drink they pull. I soaked in the colorful scenery, breathed in the fresh air, exhaled and reminisced on all that five friends had experienced in such a short time in these two storybook cities. We saw Mexico in a different light, no beaches, no water, but found something even more magnificent and adventurous than trips past. Until next time Mexico, you were wonderful.

LUXIERE 25


EVERYTHING TO OUTFIT YOUR RANCH, LODGE & URBAN RUSTIC HOME

Mon - Sat, 10 am - 7 pm, Sun, 11 am - 6 pm | 4111 W Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 | 405.948.0018 FIND US ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER

|

WWW.LORECRANCH.COM

LUXIERE 27


WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

WOMAN OF INFLUENCE MARTHA BURGER story: Christine Eddington / photography: Shevaun Williams

Retirement is the best thing that ever happened to Martha Burger. “Recently I was filling out a Russian visa application, and you have to list all of the countries you’ve been to since 2012, and the max was 30. I stopped after filling in my last three years.” She smiled and added a caveat. “I will say, though, that when you are on a cruise in the Caribbean, each island counts as a different country.”

health is her personal cause. “When I turned 50, I was in the best shape of my life. I was training for a triathlon, and was very active,” she said. She underwent a routine cardiac scan and was stunned to learn that she in fact had heart disease, caused by a high percentage of a specific protein in her blood which was a strong marker for a catastrophic heart event.

Her favorite place in the world is Africa. “I just love it. I’ve been four times and have seen Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda, Morocco, Tanzania and Kenya. Cape Town is my favorite city in the world,” she said.

Burger now serves on the boards of the Oklahoma Chapter and the regional affiliate of the American Heart Association, SSM Healthcare of Oklahoma, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. “I am a student of public health and want to learn about it from several perspectives.”

When Burger is not setting her sights on far-flung and exotic locales, she’s hyper-focused on the two action areas she’s most passionate about: public health and animal welfare. “When I retired in 2013, I really had to sit down and create a personal mission statement. I’d had many requests for my time, and I wanted to approach where I directed my energy in an intentional way,” Burger said.

Animal welfare service comes in the form of leadership on the board of OK Humane, involvement with an equine rescue organization and financial support of humane efforts globally including cheetah and rhino conservation. “I truly believe how we treat animals is a measure of our civilization,” she said.

She is the president of the Oklahoma State Board of Health. The organization’s mission is to protect and promote the health of Oklahomans and to engage the community in a conversation about good health. “I was appointed to the board by the governor for a partial term in 2011, and received a full appointment in 2015. It’s a nine-year commitment, and it is incredibly rewarding.”

A third area dear to her heart is organizational leadership and executive development. She mentors young professionals through Leadership Oklahoma’s LOYAL program, and loves working with college kids to help them intertwine their dreams of saving the world with a little bit of practical planning, while remaining your authentic self in a corporate environment.

It’s challenging, too, and not an endeavor for the faint of heart. “Generally speaking, the health rankings of our state are poor, and budget cuts are making our job even more challenging. In the short term, I think the best thing we can do for health and revenue is to raise the tax on cigarettes. Our goal is to raise the per-pack tax by $1.50, which will save lives and deter many new smokers from ever starting to smoke.”

Burger works with the Boathouse Foundation because of Aubrey McClendon, her former boss and dear friend of 18 years. “Rarely a day goes by that I don’t think of him. He was a great friend and a wonderful boss. Aubrey worked incredibly hard but he also knew how to have fun. I couldn’t ask for a better role model than that!”

While public health in general is extremely important to her, heart

28 LUXIERE

SPECIAL THANKS to the team behind the Women of Influence Campaign: Shevaun Williams - photography, Ali Earnheart - hair , Dalinda Cox - makeup, Samia Harroz of Balliets - styling, Physicans Optical - sunglesses, Christine Eddington - writer, Crossfirst Bank - Sponsor.


WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

LUXIERE 29


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

p h oto g r a p h y ST Y L I ST

JOSH WELCH

MEGHAN A. SPEARS A S S I S TA N T S T Y L I S T MAKEUP HAIR

FOR CONSORTIUM CLOTHING

DUSTY OPITZ

CHELSEY ANN

ALI EARNHEART

KYLA CAMPBELL

client since May 2014 Century Martial Arts wrist bands and gloves CENTURYMARTIALARTS.COM

30 LUXIERE

C A R O L I N E M AT H I A S

client since March 2015

JENNIFER SZYMANSKI

client since February 2014


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

BA I L E Y M I N I H A N M A RY A N N E T H O M AS

K E R RY G R A H A M

client since April 2015

client since April 2013 JENNIFER JOHNSTON

client since March 2013

LUXIERE 31


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

W R I T T E N BY

CHRISTINE EDDINGTON

ailey Minihan turns heads when she walks into a room. This woman is a strong, beautiful superhero who will gladly change, or even save, your life if you’ll let her. She’ll embrace you, flaws and all, and change you from the inside out. Her ability comes from having been exactly where her clients are starting from. Every dark place, every insecure moment, every feeling of shame and inadequacy you’ve had, she’s had, too. Minihan’s early years were spent in Chugiak, Alaska, about 20 miles northeast of Anchorage. Her weight and her family’s poor dietary choices began affecting her when she was just ten years old. Obesity affects multiple members of Minihan’s family, including her mother, the one woman Minihan wants the most to help.

32 LUXIERE

After Minihan moved to Oklahoma City in order to work for Jeremy, the latter’s long-term relationship ended and a few months later the pair determined that the feelings they had for one another and had blossomed from friends and collaborators into love. They married and are now the proud parents of their 11-month-old son, Stockton. “I started working, doing personal training with kids, because I never want another child to feel the way I did. And then I realized that to help the kids, I had to help the mothers. Because the one person who could have made a difference in my life was my mother,” Minihan says.

“I have memories from my childhood of migraine pain, fatigue, acne and the agony of being overweight, self-conscious and insecure,” she says. As she tells her story, her eyes fill with tears. “I never played sports in high school because I was the chubbiest of my friends. Instead, I focused on academics and was student body president.”

At this moment she pauses, her huge brown eyes filled with tears. “Obesity runs in my family. My mother is overweight, unhealthy and refuses to let me help her. I started with my first client thinking that maybe if I helped her, my mother would see that and let me help her. But she won’t. So I am helping as many other mothers as I possibly can, to make a difference in their lives, the lives of their children and the lives of their husbands. The whole family’s quality of life will change when you help a mother.”

Eventually, in her early 20s, Minihan decided she’s felt bad long enough and embarked on a robust, if unhealthy, plan to lose weight. “I cut out literally all carbs. And I did lose a lot of weight. Then, I added carbs back and gained weight immediately.” But that was the only method she knew of to slim down. “It was basically the ‘cardio and tuna plan,’ and it was not sustainable, or healthy.”

She credits Jeremy for empowering her to focus on attaining her dream of owning her own coaching business. “Early on, I was driving a broken down car, going from client to client, barely making any money and the doubt crept in. I told Jeremy that I was going to quit, and that I didn’t feel like I was contributing to our relationship.”

By 2006, she’d moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, had learned proper nutrition from a naturopath in Chouteau, and, in the summer of 2010, had begun training with the man whom she would eventually marry, Jeremy. Aside from being an incredibly compassionate personal coach and trainer, Bailey Minihan was the first International Federation of Body Building Women’s Physique Professional in the state of Oklahoma, after winning the Overall Trophy at the North American Body Building Championships only eleven months after first stepping on a competitive stage.

Jeremy asked her a crucial question. He said, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Minihan said, “I told him if I wasn’t so scared, I would keep working on my business.” She did, and with that one seemingly simple question, she also faced down her fear.


Dress by Marla Cook CONSORTIUM


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

She and Jeremy now transform lives together, along with their team of ten coaches. “The program I designed is for the people I wanted to reach; women. I help women understand that saying no is okay, that loving themselves is important. At this moment, more than 400 women have been through our program.” In 2012, it became clear that the Minihans needed a corollary program designed for men. “Jeremy works with the men, and the hardest part for both of us is helping people overcome their limiting beliefs. That’s one reason our program is six months long. Many programs are just a few weeks, but a six-month commitment takes some of the pressure off for people. They can absorb information at their own pace.”

(top) Century Martial Arts hand pads CENTURYMARTIALARTS.COM

(bottom) Philipp Plein backpack, Diesel Black Gold skirt, Moschino Bodysuit CONSORTIUM

(opposite page) Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini Dress

34 LUXIERE

CONSORTIUM


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN’T AFRAID?

LUXIERE 35


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

he Transformative Process begins with a deceptively simple question: what are four things you love? “Women never name themselves in answering that question,” she says. From that point, she says clients consistently want to know three things from her. “Do you care about me? Can you help me? And what do I need to do to change? If I can answer those questions for them, I can begin to change limiting beliefs and reduce their fear.” The initial phase of the Transformative Process is data collection. Minihan wants to know everything: food likes and dislikes, goals, clients’ travel plans and occupations, fears and what they have tried

36 LUXIERE

before. Then she guides them on a two-week cleanse, eliminating trigger foods and substances such as gluten, sugar, processed foods and corn. At that point, she will begin introducing cardio to the regimen. A strategic, customized eating plan is created for each client and is adjusted throughout the program to offset weight loss plateaus. “We work together to create a balanced lifestyle. It takes hard work at the beginning, and then, sort of like learning to play the piano, it starts to become more natural. And it works. The community my clients find with one another lasts a lifetime, and I am so proud of that.”


H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini Dress, Diesel Black Gold Vest

K E R RY G R A H A M

CONSORTIUM

LUXIERE 37


Not an actual patient.

CONFIDENCE IS BEAUTY BajajPlasticSurgery.com | 405.810.8448 8106 North May Avenue, Suite B | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120


S T Y L E W AT C H

RUFFLES REDEFINED Channel your inner romantic in these runway worthy styles! Ruffles are seen in a variety of daring materials from leather to lace. We cant get enough of the leathers, spring suedes, bold prints and soft fabrics. Attention to detail and proportion make the ruffle trend one of the most wanted ways to dress for warmer weather. Hit the beach or your next party with one of these pieces that will be your go to all summer long! |

S A M IA

HA R R O Z

the foodie

40 LUXIERE

|


S T Y L E W AT C H

where to buy Tanya Taylor Dress: BALLIETS $525 | Mercedes Castillo Sandals: BALLIETS $450 | Tanya Taylor Leather Top: BALLIETS $595 Jimmy Choo Clutch: BALLIETS $1,195 | Solani Dress: BALLIETS | Loeffler Randall Suede Sandal: BALLIETS $295

(Top left to bottom right)

photography / Shevaun Williams

LUXIERE 41


SHOW HOUSE

THE 2017 SYMPHONY SHOW HOUSE 4808 ROSE ROCK DRIVE photography: Steve Voelker

The 2017 Symphony Show House will open its doors from May 6-21, 2017. Located in the heart of the OKC Adventure District, this incredible home is a short walk from Lincoln Park golf course, the OKC Zoo, Remington Park Racing and Casino and five nearby museums. The home is located at 4808 Rose Rock Drive on more than two wooded acres and is on the market for $1,575,000. Built in 2007, the nearly 10,000 square foot home has been remodeled and expanded to include seven bedrooms, seven and a half baths and two kitchens. With a generous media room, two fire pits and a stunning indoor pool and cabana, there is plenty of adventure to be had without ever leaving the property. Now celebrating its 44th year, the Oklahoma City Orchestra League’s Symphony Show House is widely considered Oklahoma’s premier annual show house event and a part of the fabric of Oklahoma City, and generations of families have made it a part of their Mother’s Day tradition. Whether starting with the blank canvas of a new home or the character of a historic manor, the region’s top designers transform Oklahoma homes into the unexpected. More than

just a home tour, the Symphony Show House is a vital source of charitable fundraising, supporting the OKC Philharmonic and award-winning education programs that bring joy of music to tens of thousands each year. “The Orchestra League takes pride in its role in supporting symphonic music in Oklahoma. By showcasing designers’ artistry, we are making it possible for budding musicians to explore their talents and find their passion. Since its founding in 1949, the Orchestra League has contributed almost $5 million to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic,” said Orchestra League Executive Director, Lisa Reed. An exciting and decadent new feature awaits patrons this year: Dessert First Nights with Craft Beer and Chocolate on Saturdays, May 6, 13 and 20 from 5-7 p.m., sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City. “This house is made for entertaining, so we could not miss out on the chance to host a night out. Everyone deserves dessert first once in a while! And though women are not the only ones who like to tour beautiful houses, we are excited to have some elements at this Symphony Show House that especially appeal to men—including some luxury cars and outdoor living spaces,” Reed said.

2017 SYMPHONY SHOW HOUSE DESIGNERS Jo Meacham, Urban Kitchens, Design Chair Cindy Keeton, A Better Bloom Keven Calonkey Carl, ASID, NCIDQ David Couch, AAA Landscape, Inc. Rosinna Gies, Amini’s Gallaria Victor Goetz, Calvert’s Plant Interiors Caroline Romano, Caroline Romano Designs Crystal Carte, Carte’s Interiors Raul & Shara Castillo, Castle Rock Countertops Patti Williams, Enchanted Cottage Jonathan Kwee & Kyle Akins, Fabricologie Nora Johnson, Gold N Design Patty Tippit, Home Dazzle Andy Brewer & Steve Ancik, Horticulture Services, Inc.

42 LUXIERE

Renae Brady & Dr. Kari Lopez, LOREC Ranch Leslie Sipes, Luxurious Spaces by Leslie Sipes Nathan Hughes & Hillary Norman, Mathis Brothers Katelyn Calonkey & Steve Calonkey, Mister Robert Fine Furniture Ryan Johnson & Cindy Curley, Norwalk Furniture Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors Deb Johnson, Paint Inspirations Allison Griffith, Refunk My Junk Rachael Gruntmeir, The Black Scintilla Mark Taylor & Jessica Richey, Traditions Fine Furniture and Design UCO Interior Design Team, UCO Department of Design Carolyn Goldman, Uptown Kids Pam Smart, Vintage Gypsies


SHOW HOUSE

1

2

3

4

5

1. Katelyn Calonkey, Mister Robert Fine Furniture 2. Nathan Hughes, Mathis Brothers 3. Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors 4. Katelyn Calonkey, Mister Robert Fine Furniture 5. Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors

More information and tickets are available at www.okcorchestraleague.org LUXIERE 43


LUXURY R E A L

E S T A T E

O K L A H O M A’ S E XC LU S I V E P R O P E R T I E S

LUXIERE 47


GINGER JONES

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

Clear Brook O U T D O O R OA S I S

$1,675,000 19779 E. CLEAR BROOK RD. | OWASSO

Welcome to the sought-after and gated Clear Brook addition. Relax and retreat in this resort-style smart estate boasting almost 10,000 square feet. This property is positioned on a wooded acre overlooking your own personal Lazy River. Inside you will find 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, and 4 fireplaces along with a very expansive amenity list. Watch the video tour: https://vimeo.com/179037613

48 LUXIERE


JAC K I E S H I E L DS

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

Listed by: Ginger Jones and Jackie Shields 918-693-2344 or 918-798-5581 GingerJones@kw.com or JackieShields@kw.com

LUXIERE 49


K E L L E R W I L LI A M S E LIT E

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

Forest Creek Estates is the ideal place to build your dream home. We believe that where you build is as important as the home you build, and Forest Creek Estates provides you with the kind of picture-perfect layouts, natural beauty, and remarkable views that make any house a home. 1 to 2+ Acre Lots Gated Community Architectural Covenants 15 Acre Nature Preserve Approved Builders List Centennial Elementary School District Edmond, Oklahoma

www.ForestCreekEdmond.com

50 LUXIERE

Listed by: Wyatt Poindexter, Keller Williams Elite 405-417-5466 OKLuxuryHomes.com 5629 N. Classen Blvd | Oklahoma City, OK


K E L L E R W I L LI A M S E LIT E

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

$2,250,000 | www.5001WaterOakWay.com

$1,595,000 | www.325nw15.com

$1,295,000 | www.11016WatersWellingWay.com

$1,195,000 | www.4901Douglas.com

$995,000 | www.6817CaveCreek.com

$799,000 | www.22032Cricklewood.com

Listed by: Wyatt Poindexter, Keller Williams Elite 405-417-5466 OKLuxuryHomes.com 5629 N. Classen Blvd | Oklahoma City, OK

LUXIERE 51


F I R S T S O U R C E R E A L E S TAT E

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

T H E H I L L AT B R I C K T OW N

$1,100,000 | 400 NE 1St STREET | OKC No detail spared in this four bedroom three and a half bathroom executive home. Luxury and peace-of-mind are captured with the state of the art Control4 whole home smart system. This fantastic addition includes security controlled from your Control4 app on your smartphone, whole home integrated music system, TV@s on the main floor, climate control on all 3 floors, and lighting on the 3rd floor. Additional features present Hunter Douglas window treatments throughout the home, custom curtains in living area, upgraded light fixtures, and polished nickel door handles throughout the home. Spoil your senses in the elite designed bathrooms offering marble and polished nickel fixtures. The beautifully designed kitchen is riddled with alluring textures boasting cabinets to ceiling with LED lights in glass, 150 bottle wine fridge, and under counter beverage center. The exclusive master suite embraces relaxation with wood flooring, Turret extended to the ceiling, electronic blackout blinds, and royal spa-deluxe bathroom. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind townhome fit for royalty.

Visit 400NE1st.com for a 3D tour.

Listed by: Matt Marcacci 405-613-5303 okcurbanliving.com

52 LUXIERE


F I R S T S O U R C E R E A L E S TAT E

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

THE HILLOKC .COM

ER CT D A U NN T R CO

$810,000 | 416 NE 1st TERRACE

$645,000 | 423 NE 1st STREET

$540,000 | 206 RUSSELL M PERRY AVE

Situated on a corner lot, this spectacular home

This luxurious, chic townhome located in

This gorgeous townhouse is located in The

offers modern amenities and traditional charm.

Oklahoma City is quintessential downtown

Hill at Bricktown. Enjoy downtown living at its

You are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors,

living! As you enter, the open-floor plan

finest here! The open floorplan will astound

rich crown molding, and an open floor plan. A

downstairs will astound you, making it a perfect

you, it makes for easy entertaining! Hardwood

formal dining room, gorgeous elevator, and

place for entertaining guests! The Kitchen

floors throughout. The upper landing has two

chef’s kitchen offer the perfect first impression.

features sparkling counter-tops, a walk-in

bedrooms, including the spacious master suite,

The living room features amazing city views

pantry, and stainless steel appliances! The

which features a custom California Walk-In

and abundant natural light, making it an ideal

upstairs master bedroom is the perfect place

Closet and balcony with a view of downtown

entertaining space. Each bedroom is spacious

to relax and features a huge walk-in closet,

Oklahoma City. The entire unit is updated with

and bright! The attached 3 car garage is

this master bedroom has it all! There is even an

modern lighting fixtures. In the large two-car

accessible by the elevator and offers ample

attached balcony off the master bedroom with

garage, there is even an underground storm

storage plus an above ground tornado shelter.

breathtaking views!

shelter, for added security.

You don’t want to miss this exceptional home!

Visit 416NE1stTER.com for a 3D tour.

Visit 423NE1st.com for a 3D tour.

Visit 206RMP.com for a 3D tour.

Listed by: Matt Marcacci 405-613-5303 okcurbanliving.com

LUXIERE 53


L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

K E L L E R WI L LI A M S R E A LT Y

$1,175,000 | 6601 ACORN DRIVE | 15TH HOLE AT OAK TREE Edmond Schools

$759,900 | 6608 MYSTIC VALLEY DRIVE | GRAND TIMBER Edmond Schools

$674,900 | 3901 RED DEER CROSSING | AUGUSTA FARMS Edmond Schools

$645,000 | 1103 SAINT ANDREWS | OAK TREE Edmond Schools

$599,900 | 5804 COUNTRY CLUB TERRACE | OAK TREE Edmond Schools

$549,900 | 1300 IRVINE DRIVE | OAK TREE Edmond Schools Listed by: Brad Reeser Real Estate Team 405-330-2626 BradReeser.com 10 E. Campbell | Edmond, OK

54 LUXIERE


CO L DW E L L BA N K E R S E L E C T

L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

E S TAT E S O F WAT E R S T O N E $1,880,000 | 11415 S. LOUISVILLE PLACE | TULSA Estates of Waterstone. Double gated HILLTOP Manor framed by dense landscaping and arched gateways. Oasis living in the city, includes guest house, outdoor entertaining and pool.

C R OW N P O I N T E $775,000 | 9722 S. OSWEGO AVENUE | TULSA OVER $400K REMODEL! Vaulted entry, open SS & granite kitchen & family, hardwoods, formal, study & beautiful transitional master down. POND VIEW with fountains from inground pool, patio & all windows. Gated Jenks subdivision.

Listed by: Julie Tetsworth, CRS, Broker-Associate Coldwell Banker Select 918-633-0600 julie@tulsahomeview.com 8990 S. Sheridan | Tulsa, OK

LUXIERE 55


NELSON-MOERSCHELL GROUP Over 50 Years Combined Experience Selling Properties in Texas and Oklahoma

BUCK CREEK RANCH

1,940 +/- AC | Daisy, OK Only 2.5 hours from Oklahoma City $3,200,000

ANGIE NELSON

BRENDA MOERSCHELL

Vice President, Ranch & Land Division 214.794.8945 anelson@briggsfreeman.com

Vice President, Ranch & Land Division 214.957.9401 bmoerschell@briggsfreeman.com

ranch.briggsfreeman.com


L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

$3,975,000 | 5309 PULCHELLA DRIVE | GAILLARDIA A 10,000+ sq foot, 3-level, prairie contemporary dream come true! Located on the prestigious Gaillardia 18-hole golf course. One-of-a-kind architecture with golf course and water views in all directions! Open concept floor plan perfect for entertaining! Fully decorated. Five bed, 8 bath, oversized formal dining, formal study. Large kitchen with two islands, three stoves, two dishwashers, 60” freezer, fridge combo, two sinks. Four-car garage and portico. Car collectors dream with ten car capacity.

$3,650,000 | 11200 SORENTINO DRIVE | ARCADIA Immaculate Horse Property on 18 acres m/l. Includes main home, guest house and living cabana. Main home is over 5300sf with 5 bed, 5.1 bath, 2 dining, 2 living, office and 7 car garage. Guest home is over 2600 sf and fully handicap accessible. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 living, 2 car garage. Cabana is over 2000sf with commercial kitchen, full bar, living and dining space. Barn is 50 X 100 with 4 horse stables and fully insulated. Salt water pool and 4 miles of riding trails around addition & a stocked pond in front.

$2,200,000 | 1601 BEDFORD DRIVE | NICHOLS HILLS This gorgeous home is perfectly situated in the heart of Nichols Hills on a hilltop corner lot. Luxurious first floor master suite with adjacent office — positioned to be its own private master wing. This spacious home spans over a 1 acre lot and is complete with beautiful pool, indoor/outdoor 2nd living/gaming and 2nd kitchen, plus its own lighted tennis court! An amazing Chef’s Kitchen, large windows, and a four-car garage. All four upstairs bedrooms have large walk-in closets and bath access. 5 Bed, 4 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath, and over 7400 SF 58 LUXIERE

T H E G O O D M A N C O M PA N I E S

Listed by: Dave Goodman 405-414-7294 TheGoodmanCompanies.com

M E T R O F I R S T R E A LT Y

Listed by: Debra Wilson 405-919-6978 desertwillow21@sbcglobal.net

POT TE R & CO. - A METRO FIRST TE AM

Listed by: Kent Potter & Rebecca Hall West 405-202-6106 or 405-501-0695 Kentpotter@aol.com and Rebeccamichellewest@gmail.com


L U X U R Y R E A L E S TAT E

$1,250,000 | 2700 SW 130TH | RIVENDELL Honduran mahogany entry doors, 2 story great room with views of salt water pool, spa, Rivendell Lake and shooting fountain. 5,216 square feet of grandeur, 4 bedrooms plus office, 3 bathrooms, two 1/2 baths, theater room, game area, concession bar, mirrored fitness room, steam sauna, outdoor granite kitchen, gas grill, al fresco dining area. Stunning views.

$875,000 | 400 RANCH ROAD | ELK CITY Custom home like no other in Western Oklahoma. If you are looking for a new home or a get away home this is one you need to see. Enjoy the country life on 31+ acres with a pond that deer frequent. Home features designer touches inside and out, 3600 sq. ft., spacious upstairs bonus room, amazing master suite, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. In addition there is a separate guest house with office and shop. Take a tour of this home by visiting http://www.staceycarnes.com

$778,000 | 1211 E. 19TH STREET | TULSA Immaculate newer home in Maple Ridge Historic District. 1st floor master suite with luxury bath and double walk-in closets. 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, open kitchen and family room with fireplace. Formal living overlooks pool & pergola. Three bedrooms up.

P R I M E R E A LT Y L U X U R Y H O M E S

Listed by: Kathy & Steve Griffith 405-213-7839 or 405-613-4141 PrimeRealtyLuxuryHomes.com

U N I T E D C O U N T R Y W I L S O N R E A LT Y

Listed by: Stacey Carnes 580-821-4804 521 W. 3rd Street - Elk City, OK 73644 staceycarnes@yahoo.com

M C G R AW R E A LT O R S

Listed by: Gordon Shelton 918-697-2742 gshelton@mcgrawok.com

LUXIERE 59





photo: Shevaun Williams

Martha Burger

Co-Founder, Amethyst Investments

Proud Sponsors of the Women Of Influence Campaign 405-775-7080 | BobMooreMaserati.com 13010 N. Broadway Extension | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Luxiere edition11  

Lifestyle & Real Estate publication for Oklahoma.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you