• 1958 home in good hands for Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour

    By Tim Fall For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Sat, Oct 10, 2015

    The 24th annual Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour, organized by the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance, will showcase five kitchens.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: At the table, who passes what first?

    By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette columnists pass along reminders about what to do when food and condiments aren't making their way to diners in an orderly fashion. Hilarie Blaney has the guest answer.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 4

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Engagement Party, Girl Scout Tea, Junior League Sustainers, Allied Art Circle Club, Pi Phis,

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I try again?

    Helen Ford Wallace,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Callie Gordon | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Should I reschedule our Back-to-School Bash? Or leave it until next year? My daughters are in first and second grade, and we planned a back-to-school bash at the local park shelter. We were grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, providing drinks and fun stuff and had asked each family to bring their favorite side dish. Ten minutes before the start of the party, a lightning rainstorm broke out. The radar showed the storm would get worse and continue for a while. We made a last-minute decision to cancel the party. Though no families had arrived yet, 40 people were on their way with a side.

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Rain delay?


    What's a hostess to do when lightning storm forces picnic's cancellation while guests are on the way? The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 columnists weigh in with their thoughts. Devonne Carter has the guest answer.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 27, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Bridal Shower, Associates Gala, Pi Phi Award, Beaux Arts Deb Party, Town Hall Dinner

  • Junior League of Oklahoma City has first meeting

    Updated: Sun, Sep 20, 2015

        Brian Attebery, Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver, Rebekah Wheeler. (Photo provided)   Members of the Junior League of Oklahoma City held the first meeting at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Theme “Team JLOC” featured red and white tablecloths, centerpieces with JLOC pennants and pom poms. Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver is League president.  Mini hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, French fries and cookies were served. Brian Attebery, owner of Results Fitness and Nutrition, Edmond, was one of the guest speakers. He discussed top fitness myths and answered questions.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 20

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Sep 20, 2015

    Heart Ball Sweethearts, Junior League, Art Show

  • The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette: The Men Answer: Gametime for Children? How about obscenities?

    By Adam Kemp, Ford Sanger, Brad McNeill, Scott Kinnaird, Berry Tramel and Ron James | Published: Mon, Sep 14, 2015

    Oklahoma men columnists answer a question about taking children to a college football game where you know there will be an obnoxious fan cursing excessively nearby.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette ---Have I been ghosted?

    Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION:  After several months of dating a new guy, I never heard from him again. My friends told me I had been "ghosted." Is "ghosting" a new term for being dumped? It was somewhat abrupt. I just never heard from him again, even after I tried to get in contact with him. What did I do wrong?  CALLIE'S ANSWER: Ghosted is when someone abruptly stops the relationship and never speaks to you again. Blow him off; he sounds like he has issues. LILLIE-BETH'S ANSWER: I've seen two stories using this term recently, in The New York Times and on the Huffington Post.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---RSVP Please

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    To ask an etiquette, email Helen—hwallace@oklahoman.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I recently saw these wedding place cards attributed to theoverwhelmedbride on Facebook. "I didn't RSVP but I came anyways." There were at least four of them signifying the four people who did not RSVP for a seated wedding dinner. But, my husband and I recently were hosts for our daughter's wedding reception where 50 people did not RSVP. Luckily, the food was served buffet style, but we could not figure out the appropriate number to give to the caterer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I call when people don't RSVP?


    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 etiquette crew discuss whether it's OK to call when people haven't RSVP'ed for an event. Linda Miller has the guest answer.

  • If the shoe fits....Marion Parke at Balliet's

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Barbara Jansen, Marion Parke, Linda Garrett.   Luxury footwear designer Marion Parke brought her 2016 Spring/Summer shoe collection by the same name to Balliet's and friends dropped by to see her and the shoes. It was a pre-order event since the shoes are not yet in the stores and won't be for several months, but guests enjoyed seeing Parke and sipping champagne. "Balliets is the premier Oklahoma City retailer for luxury accessories. Bob, DeDe and Barbara (Jansen, Balliets footwear buyer) have a discerning eye and see luxury brands on a daily basis, so it’s a true honor to be invited into the store and to be in such good company," Parke, podiatric surgeon from Minneapolis, Minn., and a former Oklahoma resident,

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: That's snot funny


    What should you do if you have to sneeze or blow your nose while at the dining table? Yvette Walker has the guest answer.

  • Parties, Etc.: Aug. 23: Helen Ford Wallace

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Bridal Luncheon, Birthday, Reunion, Art Exhibit

  • Amy Bankhead and Natasha Newmann--- Medical Alliance- Kitchen Tour---Oklahoma City--- Parties Extra! Video

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    [brightcove][brightcove]4429940520001[/brightcove][/brightcove] Amy Bankhead and Natasha Neumann talk about Medical Alliance on Parties Extra! (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • Final summer concert set for Nichols Hills Band

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Nichols Hills Band's final concert of the summer will be Thursday in Kite Park.

  • Is it "High Tea" or "Aftenoon Tea?"---20-40-60 Etiquette in Oklahoma City

    Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! (Editor's note: Columnist Callie Gordon was married to Matthew Athey on Saturday at the Christ the King Catholic Church. Her new byline is Callie Athey.) By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am planning a tea for my mother's birthday. Is there a difference between calling it a "high tea" or an "afternoon tea"? Which is more appropriate?  CALLIE’S ANSWER: I googled this as I did not know. High tea is eaten at the table and usually around dinnertime. Afternoon tea is seen as a small meal between lunch and dinner, sitting around the sofa.

  • Art Show at The Carnegie Center with Judy Hatfield

    Updated: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

       Jerry Richardson, Linda Howell, Judy Hatfield, Ken Howell. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). Judy Hatfield was hostess for one of her bi-monthly art shows on the 4th floor of The Carnegie Center in the Art Stage Venue. The show features Oklahoma artists.  The Howell Gallery presented Joy Richardson’s excellent artwork.  Wine and sushi, goat cheese balls, jalapeno hummus, blond brownies and cookies were served as well as nut cheese provided by “Nourished”, one of The Carnegie’s tenants.  Among those attending the event were Vonda and Mike Henderson, Debbie and Jay Harper, Sandy and Art Cotton, Meg Salyer, Shelley Pruitt, Bob Meinders, David Graham,

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 16

    By HELEN FORD WALLACE Society Editor | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    HONORING LAURA Bridal shower/brunch: Laura Nauman was honored at a garden-themed bridal shower in the home of Kelly Pearson. Co-hostesses were Sally Boyd and Hannah Scandy. Menu: A mimosa bar featured juices and fresh fruits for mixing with Prosecco, and brunch was three varieties of quiche from the Plaza District’s Pie Junkie, fresh fruit and miniature cakes. Take-away treats: Party favors were miniature watering cans planted with tiny succulents in keeping with the bride’s wedding theme “Love Grows Here.” Gifts: The bride received many garden and kitchen-related gifts including a 6-foot garden art pole from her parents, Robin and Dennis Nauman. Guests:  Attendees included Robin Nauman, Andrea M.