• Parties, Etc.: Feb. 7: Helen Ford Wallace

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Winter Ball, Evening of Excellence, Architecture of Dance

  • 'Rundown' Nichols Hills homes draw readers' ire with 'ramshackle' tag

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    NICHOLS HILLS — “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning,” Mark Twain wrote in 1890. ‘Tis the difference between “rundown” and “ramshackle,” as well, and I confess that I misused the word “ramshackle” last week in a story about Tony Say's plans for the old cottages on Cumberland Drive. Say plans to tear down most of the houses, and give away some, to make room for an upscale addition of million-dollar-plus homes, Cumberland Court. First: Say paid above market price — well above market price — for most of the houses.

  • Nichols Hills houses available to be moved, clearing path for new development

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Energy executive Tony Say, who plans to turn rundown Cumberland Drive into upscale Cumberland Court, said "10 or 12" of his 23 rent houses are sound enough to be moved to new locations.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Spitting it out is 'sick,' 'yuck,' 'disgusting'

    By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette panel and guest say spitting in public is not OK.

  • 23 houses to be razed for new addition in Nichols Hills

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Energy executive Tony Say is leading an investor group that will turn a long-neglected street just north of Nichols Hills Plaza into a neighborhood called Cumberland Court. The blighted street, about 800 feet long, will give way to a tight enclave of million-dollar-plus homes.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 31

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Oklahoma County Medical Inaugural Dinner, Engagement Party, Junior League Celebration,

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Show audience should keep mum on cast criticism

    By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    The 20-40-60 crew, along with former Miss America Jane Jayroe, weigh in on theater etiquette rules.

  • Sweetheart Ball---American Heart Association---Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    [brightcove]4712083243001[/brightcove] Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite tell Parties Extra! viewers about the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association. Helen Ford Wallace, Terri Bailey, Debbie Hite.

  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center---ArtNow---Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid, Lori Brooks---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    [brightcove]4710532499001[/brightcove] Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid and Lori Brooks talk about ArtNow and the Contemporary Arts Center on Parties Extra! Helen Ford Wallace, Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid. (Photo by Lori Brooks).

  • Ex-student of retired Nichols Hills police chief to lead department

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 16, 2016

    Nichols Hills police chief Richard Mask retired last week. The department's deputy chief, who once was taught at UCO by Mask, will serve as chief.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 10, 2016

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Open House, Housewarming, Kiwanis Club, Hotel Associations Party, Pi Beta Phi

  • Should I look through the house? 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! QUESTION: I went to visit one of my aunts and she welcomed me at the door and wanted to show me her house. Is it good manners to offer to show your house to someone who didn't ask to see it? It was not a new house. I have also been to a couple of parties where guests toured the home of the people who were hosts. That seemed to me to be a huge breach of etiquette. Is there a rule about house tours? By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace CALLIE'S ANSWER: Each person is different; some people are very proud to show off their home. Some like to give tours or let people see it for themselves. I wouldn't think too much about it.

  • Bachelors Club of Oklahoma City presents 31 Debutantes

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

      Tyler Hagan, Nick Callaway, Carter Hood, Bill Johnston.  The 70th annual Bachelor’s Club Christmas Ball was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Thirty one young women were introduced as the 2015 debutantes and were escorted by members of the Bachelors Club of Oklahoma City. Before heading to the ball, the debutantes and escorts went to the annual holiday party at Alice and Phil Pippin’s home, along with the club’s past presidents and past Walter Powell alumni award recipients.  Floral walls at the Club were filled with white hydrangeas and were created by Fleuriste Florist. Platinum (a nod to the 70th anniversary) vases were filled with white roses and hydrangeas.

  • MacKellars celebrate 50th anniversary in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

      Bette and Jim MacKellar celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a fantastic party for family members and friends at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  At the event were many original wedding party members including Tommye Smith, Kathleen Trautman, Bob Neville, Terry Curtis, Kay Fryer, Ginger Parker, Janie Cull, Joe Bailey, John Ellis, Ken Hemry, Woody Young, Clyde Amyx.    The reception table was complete with a replica of the original wedding cake, raspberry punch in a silver punch bowl, pastel mints and two five- prong silver candelabras with tall white candles. The cake topper from the 1965 cake was a bride and groom and the forks were arranged fan -shaped, 60’s

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: January 3rd

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Bachelor's Club Christmas Charity Ball

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still working on the menu!---Vegan choices?

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I'm a vegan. What are the best ways to approach group meals? During the holidays I usually bring a dish that is vegan and that everyone is welcome to enjoy, but what is the best way to approach my family about including vegan options in what they bring? I think this question is also applicable to people who are vegetarian and gluten free.   CALLIE’S ANSWER: Is this a new thing for you to be vegan? If not, I am sure your family knows to incorporate a few vegan options. If not, ask the menu planner and decide if there are ways for some dishes to be vegan.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 27

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

    50th Anniversary, Christmas Party in Norman, Christmas Party in Tulsa, Kappas, Judy and Friends

  • Holidays lights twinkle across the Oklahoma City metro area

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Dec 26, 2015

    Several houses in Nichols Hills are among those decorated in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Teta Turner and Eric Smith---Sara Sara Cupcakes---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    [brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove][brightcove]4664327093001[/brightcove] Teta Turner and Eric Smith of Sara Sara Cupcakes talk about their business on Parties Extra!

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 13

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    Book Celebration, Holiday Party, Wedding Reception, Teacher's Event, Pi Phis




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