Archive for December, 2010

Wild.flower to Open in the Plaza District!

The Plaza District is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Plaza District, Wild.flower, a locally owned boutique filled with creative gifts, clothing, accessories and home décor. Owned by mother-daughter team Margo Connell & Kaleen Ezelle, Wild.flower offers an authentic and quaint shopping experience, as well as decorating services to help create your ideal look in your home.

The Plaza District is thrilled to have Wild.flower join our mix of retailers. We really feel their merchandise will compliment the handmade, artistic and vintage niche of our existing businesses, as well as bring in a new clientele to the district. Wild.flower will be yet another reason to visit the Plaza District to purchase unique merchandise with local flavor! We are looking forward to all they will add to the district and our events including LIVE on the Plaza and the Plaza District Festival.

Wild.flower will be located at 1751 NW 16th, and is set to open March 2011.

Additionally, the Plaza District will be announcing two more additions to the district in coming weeks, so be on the lookout as we begin to release even more exciting news!

Wild.Flower, LLC

Inspires.Romances.Beautifies.Your Home & Life

405-605-1754 /

December 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Gift Guide for the Fellas

Feeling like this about shopping for the ladies in your life?

Well, some gifts from the Plaza District might keep you from get this reaction…

I might be stepping out on a limb here, but I bet there are a few fellas out there who still need to buy some gifts for the ladies. Well, I’m a girl who happens to have a bit of taste, so here are some ideas of great gifts found in the plaza!

-Jewelry. I don’t think I need to explain this.

-Clothes. So, you’ve got yourself a laid back T shirt and hoody girl? We’ve got plenty of those too…

-Art. Original art by local artists, is one of the the best gifts you can give.

-Vintage. Timeless clothing, accessories make great gifts for gals who love unique and sentimental things. Think moms, sisters and grandmothers too!

-Gift cards. Let’s be honest, you  have to get her something to open…but add to that gift a Lyric Theatre gift card for future dates to shows, or a No Regrets Tattoo card for a more lasting gift, or just let her pick out her own gifts from any of our retailers.

Good luck! Images below!

December 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Toy Drive in the Plaza District

The Plaza District has partnered with the Latino Community Development Agency to collect toys for their much needed toy drive. Please help our friends out and bring a toy to LIVE on the Plaza this Friday, or anytime before Thursday, December 16th. Community and diversity is what makes the Plaza District such a great place, so please help us support those in our neighboring community. Toys can be dropped off at any Plaza District business.

Details for the drive and event below:

Latino Community
Christmas Party 2010

The LCDA Christmas Party is dedicated to celebrating Hispanic culture in
Oklahoma City. The event has been recognized by the City of Oklahoma City as one
of its warmest festivities. 110 volunteers and 22 participants/presenters from various
organizations throughout the city are committed to helping 42 LCDA Staff members
and Board of Directors organize and carry out the event.

The Latino Community Development Agency is committed to providing the following:


Representing the Hispanic/Latino culture through art, music, food, education and


Providing a secure, family-oriented atmosphere.


Providing an opportunity in which businesses of all levels may showcase and
introduce their products and services to the Hispanic community.


Participation in the event (as well as parking) will be free of charge.


Date: Saturday, December 18th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: COX Pavilion Center Oklahoma City (State Fair Grounds)
Expected Attendance: 770 children and 600 parents registered as of December 1,


As of December 1, 2010, LCDA has received 620 toys from toy drives from various
organizations and individuals around the city. This signifies that 150 children are still
in need of toys!

December 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping local this season is just the best thing to do. You know it. When you’re friend asks you wear you got the handmade gloves, or the tshirt, or the handmade jewelry, you won’t have to say “Oh I just got it at that store in the mall”…you can say “I got it at (Collected Thread, at DNA Galleries, Warpaint Clothing etc) in the Plaza District, that happening little district off 16th street”

You feel much prouder to say the latter. Shopping local is cool. Shopping local shows character. Shopping local supports your community. Shopping local is just good for everyone.

So, we’ve highlighted some goods from all our businesses to make that holiday shopping list alot easier to tackle. There are gifts for all in the Plaza District. Check em out!

Velvet Monkey Salon

Ladies and gents, I get my hairs did here so I can vouch. Quality hair service, massage, tanning and more.Many quality hair products and gift cards available in any amount! Also, a hidden gem of vintage glory is found in the back room. So, if you’re shopping for a vintage lover there are a wealth of tees, dresses, coats, shoes, accessories and more! Also a great place to find a holiday party dress!

Collected Thread

So many good things here for all ages! Collected Thread boasts handmade merchandise from across Oklahoma and the nation. I’ve picked a few favorites including sea salt candles, “Local is for Lovers” baseball tees, Kennedy prints unframed, and a fabulous red coat. Be sure to check out the cards and handmade ornaments as well!

The candles are Sydney Hale Candles and are 100% soy and burn for 50 hours. Available in Sandelwood+Tobacco, Fir + Blue Sage, Fig + Vanilla, and Sea Salt+ Bay Rum.
The local is for lovers baseball tees are unisex and designed by Collected Thread. Hand Printed by Tree and Leaf.
The Bird hood is a unisex hoodie and is the Collected Thread logo. Hand printed by Tree and Leaf.
The Kennedy Prints are letterpress prints printed by Amos Kennedy in Alabama. Each one is a different color combination.
The jacket is handmade by Little Houses in Canada. It comes in red and gray and runs small – large.

DNA Galleries

DNA Galleries is a fabulous place to find gifts for all ages. Artist made accessories, urban contemporary art, locally designed tshirts and even things for the little ones! Check out these wonderful finds! Image #4- Handmade owls by local artist Promise Edmunds, Handmade fingerless gloves by A&B Originals, Handmade animal hats come in kid and adult sizes from local and nationwide artists, Unconventional Holiday cards by Flytrap greetings

Gibson Essentials

Gibson Essentials offers merchandise designed to make the special day even more special. Bow ties, cake stands, clutches, suspenders, cake toppers all uniquely designed. Not to mention handmade caramels from 7000 ft sweets…which-are-to-die-for. Stop in on Fridays and Saturdays for all of the goodness!

Below: Vintage candy dishes filled with yummy hand made caramels are a great holiday hostess gift!  Priced right for everyone from $2.50-$50.00

Warpaint Clothing Co

Warpaint Clothing offers altered clothing printed by Warpaint right in the shop, as well as vintage shoes, accessories and jewelry. Even the little ones can sport Warpaint Clothing. Check out some highlights below!

Lyric Theatre

Gift Card, or season tickets. Valid for many dates in the future. Fellas, I’m telling you, dinner and a movie? So cliche. Dinner and Lyric show? Classy, smooth and cultured. With a lineup like this, who wouldn’t want a gift card? Always Patsy Cline, Boeing Boeing, Hair Spray, Ragtime, A Chorus Line, Altar Boyz, and A Christmas Carol!

Everything Goes Dance Studio

Maybe your wife’s been bugging you to take a salsa class with her, maybe your kiddo needs to exert some of that youthful energy on a dance floor. Whatever the case may be, Everything Goes Dance Studio truly has everything: Master teachers offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern, Flamenco, Latin &
Mexican Folkloric dance. Stop in before December 13th to enroll for spring classes, or a gift certificate!

Coffy’s Cafe

Gift certificates available! Or maybe you just need to stop in for some gluten free snacks and refreshing teas or coffees during your shopping time!

Curiouser & Curiouser

Antiques and curious finds galore. A great place to find a gift for the lover of old things! Many vintage clothes and beautiful glasswares can be found here!

Bad Granny’s Bazaar

Bad Granny’s is home to a plethora of vintage, retro and funky finds. From records to books, furniture to fashion..Bad Granny’s is where you will find a truly unique gift! Check out some highlights below!

No Regrets Tattoo

Give a gift that will truly last forever! No Regrets Tattoo boasts four artists ready to give you, your loved one or friend a quality custom tattoo. No Regrets has giftcards available, and through December artist Ashley Smith offers $40 Christmas themed tattoos! Stop in soon to talk with Ashley, Derek, Travis or Big Nate!

So there you have it. Plenty of great finds for the whole family and all of your friends! We hope to see you holiday shopping soon in the Plaza District!

December 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

Hatty Holidays! Winter Hat Contest at LIVE!

It’s a holiday on the Plaza, and we have much in store! Don’t mind the cold. We will have plenty of cider, hot chocolate and local goodness to warm you up! To stay warm and have some Plaza fun…sport your favorite winter hat for our “Hatty Holiday” contest. Categories include:

Ugliest Hat

Cutest Hat

Best Handmade Hat

Cutest Kiddo Hat

Cutest Pup Hat

Stop in to Collected Thread to have your photo taken for the contest. Prizes include gift certificates to Plaza District businesses! While you’re at Collected Thread be sure to check out the installation by Lauren Miller and all the handmade holidays gifts!

Hatty Holidays!

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December 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

A Plaziful Holiday: LIVE on the Plaza Dec 10th

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza

DNA Galleries: Featured artist Josh Reynolds, holiday shopping

Collected Thread: installation by Lauren Miller, Hatty Holidays photo,

Velvet Monkey Salon: Featured artist Lee Jackson

Lyric at the Plaza: Cider, hot chocolate and December Divas ticket sales

Coffy’s Café: open mic, Christmas Karaoke,

Curiouser & Curiouser: Holiday Open house

Bad Granny’s Bazaar: Holiday savings throughout the store, Santa visit 8-10pm

Photo Art Studios: Holiday open house

Chaparney: Guest artist Morgan Robinson, furniture artist. Work by Don Narcomey

Midwest Media & Marketing: @1614 show featuring Annalisa Campbell

Plaza District Offices: Plaza District Art Exhibit and Membership Kickoff

No Regrets Tattoo: Holiday open house

Warpaint Clothing: featured artist Mark White

Paula & Co Realtors: Holiday open house

Outdoors: Christmas Carolers across from Lyric Theatre, cider, fire and songs!

Toy Drive: Drop off donated new toys for the Latino Agency Christmas Toy Drive at any Plaza District business!

It’s a holiday on the Plaza, and we have much in store! Don’t mind the cold. We will have plenty of cider, hot chocolate and local goodness to warm you up! Sport your favorite winter hat for our “Hatty Holiday” contest. Categories include:

Ugliest Hat

Cutest Hat

Best Handmade Hat

Cutest Kiddo Hat

Cutest Pup Hat

Stop in to Collected Thread to have your photo taken for the contest. Prizes include gift certificates to Plaza District businesses! While you’re at Collected Thread be sure to check out the installation by Lauren Miller and all the handmade holidays gifts!

The Plaza District has partnered with the Latino Community Development Agency in collecting toys for their Holiday Toy Drive. Please bring a new toy to any Plaza District business and help the many families the agency serves!

DNA Galleries will host work by artist Josh Reynolds, local and talented tattoo artist. Also stop in DNA for plenty of holiday shopping with artist made accessories, clothing and gifts.

Lyric Theatre will open up the lobby for a warm spot along the Plaza. Stop in for cider, hot chocolate and information about upcoming shows—especially next week’s show December Divas!

After warming up in Lyric, you will surely be ready for Christmas Karaoke at Coffy’s Café. Stop in for holiday tunes, and delicious vegetarian and gluten free treats!

Next head on to Curiouser & Curiouser for a holiday open house, then next door to Bad Granny’s Bazaar for holiday sales, funky finds, snacks and a visit from Santa Claus himself from 8-10pm!

Be sure to visit holiday open houses at PhotoArt Studios and No Regrets Tattoo. Warm up outside no Regrets with Christmas Carolers, a fire pit, and hot cider and then head into Chaparney for featured artist Morgan Robinson.

Down the way at Midwest Media, check out the @1614 exhibit for Annalist Campbell with a salsa bar and reception. Upstairs above Midwest Media visit the Plaza District Association’s new office gallery, with work from Plaza District artists and friends. This reception is the kickoff to the Plaza District Membership Drive, so view fabulous work and learn about the Plaza District Association.

Next head over to Warpaint Clothing for featured artist Mark White as well as holiday shopping. Also don’t miss Paula & Co Realtors for your final stop, with a teachers art exhibit.

So, be sure to don your best winter and warm up with the Plaza District for local holiday shopping and support local art!

December 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm Leave a comment


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