Favorite Things: The Little Ark
Treats for tots and parents
Photos by Don Risi
Charming hardly begins to describe the new, and beautifully put together, boutique The Little Ark. You’ll find yourself wanting to linger at this special place at 6425 Avondale in Nichols Hills Plaza for a while. Unique gifts, beautiful curated clothing and gifts for the “littles” that are whimsical, as well as practical, are definitely part of the equation. The other part is just the feeling of being there – it’s quiet and relaxed and everyone is more than willing to help while giving you space to explore.
“The idea came to me as I was interested and ready to make a commitment to something that I was passionate about,” says owner Nina Westbrook. That passion has paid off. “I loved the idea of having a boutique, and compiling a selective bunch of items that I loved, and I thought others would love, as well.”
Retail isn’t all The Little Ark has to offer: Classes and special events are also hosted in the beautiful space. “Each of the events and classes are held in hopes of educating, and provide a space for positive social experiences and development,” says Westbrook.
Whether you are there to find something for a friend or take a class with your child, you will feel a positive connection. “I think the most important thing about the way you do business is just to connect with your customers, and make sure you go out of your way to provide them with a happy and helpful shopping experience. If people can leave here feeling good, whether they purchased something, or not, I think we’ve done our job.” And a job well done it is.