Favorite Things: On A Whim
Make firm plans to explore this charming gift store
Photos by Carli Wentworth
On A Whim in Classen Curve does its best to live up to its slogan: “The Best of Everything for You and Your Home.” From floor to ceiling, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by beauty – the choices in everything from table top to fashion are abundant, and each one harder to turn down than the next.
“We want customers to be able to come by and get everything they need,” says co-owner Debbie Trachtenberg, “for themselves, as well as gifts for the other people in their lives.” With their friendly crew and two passionate women leading the way, there isn’t any way you come out of the store without a feeling of satisfaction mixed with happiness. On A Whim is a gift unto itself … wrapped up, no less, in signature pink.
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• Sydney Evan Love necklace, $1,600 “This is a special favorite of mine, I have worn the Love necklace for many years. I love the font and the look so much; it’s my go-to necklace for everything. I wear it with a plain tank and jeans and then also with a black dress and heels.”
• Little Giraffe blanket $82, blanky $40 and burpy $20 “My favorite baby gift. I monogram them and give them to every baby in town. They are so soft and beautiful.”
• Rebecca Minkoff tote bag, $345 “These bags are beautiful and stylish, and you see celebrities with them in all of the magazines – the styles are great, and I always have people stop me and ask where I got my bag.”
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Herend porcelain dog figurines, $445, $380, $385 “Herend is the perfect gift for someone who has everything, great to collect and display anywhere.
I love them in a bathroom in trios – so beautiful.”
Kate Spade frames, $50 turquoise, $40 glitter “These are great for birthday gifts, housewarming gifts, et cetera. I love to give a great-looking frame with a picture of my children in it to the grandparents for special occasions, especially Mother’s and Father’s Day.”
3-qt MacKenzie-Childs casserole dish, $165 “This is new this fall, and we can’t keep it in stock. MacKenzie-Childs customers love courtly check items, and this is a great one … so great to cook in, and it also looks great sitting out on the stove when not being used.”
Michael Aram Pear salt and pepper shakers, $100 “This is the classic wedding shower gift or wedding gift – super classy and beautiful on any table. What bride wouldn’t want to dress up her table with this gift?”