Archives: August 2014

From the Editors

Mia Blake, Editor-in-Chief and Sara Gae Waters Editor-at-Large | Stylist One of our favorite parts of putting together this magazine is stepping into the spaces that will be featured within the pages. Seeing the myriad ways people surround themselves with comfort and style never fails to amaze and encourage us, and we are filled with a renewed sense of purpose….

Embracing the High Points

IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR THIS TIME, and I’m woman enough to admit I am in full-blown denial. We cannot be on the cusp of a new season already. Especially that one that comes after my favorite, when flip-flops and shorts are a semi-acceptable uniform, frizzy hair is given grace due to the relentless high humidity and water-cooler discussion turns us…

Wisdom of the Ages

I'M LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL OF A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH and amid the accompanying funk I’m in, lately I’ve been plagued by the kinds of questions and worries that only furrow my Botox-deprived brow even more. I’m not asking myself how I managed to get here so quickly – I know I must have been shot out of a…

Authors in Focus

Shevaun Williams, Terence Heckart, Vanessa Rudloff, and Simon Hurst   Photographer Simon Hurst shares some results from a decade of shooting premier authors for World Literature Today magazine. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

Urban Pioneer Awards

Chris Fleming, Bob Howard, and Mickey Clagg.   The visionaries at Midtown Renaissance take home the namesake honor at the Plaza District Association’s annual recognition of prime civic movers. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene

RED Rooftop

Kindt Myers, Lance McDaniel, Juliana Marin, and Chris Stinchcomb   The outdoor cocktail party on Automobile Alley lifts spirits and raises over $5,000 to benefit AIDS Walk OKC. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

Oklahoma City’s Thunder BOOM!

The OKC Thunder have struck the nation’s attention, and we in central Oklahoma are feeling the economic boom. With a fresh run at the NBA Championship about to tip off and the city gaining attention on the national stage, we take a look at the OKC Thunder’s arrival in, and continuing impact on, the state.

BRONCHO’s “Just Enough Hip to Be Woman”

Local Rockers Saddle Up for a Sophomore Album  Since hearing garage-punk enthusiasts BRONCHO’s fiery, feisty debut “Can’t Get Past the Lips,” we’ve been excited for them to get back on the recording horse. As of this month, that wait will be over thanks to the September 16 release of “Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.” Their second spin in the…

YWCA Purple Sash Gala

Derrick Deweber and Sunny Cearley   The YWCA of OKC celebrates the strength of survivors and works to eliminate domestic violence with funds raised at its elegant annual soiree. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene

Roping, Riding, Retweeting: Rodeo Kids

Timeless Silhouettes Encircle The Rodeo Arena: slim men atop fences, boot heels hooked on the rail below. Straight-backed cowgirls, gliding astride mounts with braided manes. Lassos flying up and out in the fading light as ropers work on their release. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •…

Upward Transitions Gala

Amberly and James Ward   Dinner, dancing, auction items and delight fill the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum as the nonprofit spends A Night Aboard the Orient Express. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene

Redbud Breakfast

Roe Simmons, Darci Oplotnik, Kyla Turner, and Patty Anthony.   It’s the most joyous meal of the day as Redbud Classic officials present a hefty donation from the 2014 event to the nonprofit Anna’s House Foundation. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene