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Are You There, Santa? It's me, The First Ward.

Seasons Greetings from The First Ward. Let's all drink rum. 

This month we share our favorite places to gift shop. Local, online, or with us, let us be your retail sherpa in the expedition that is the holiday season. Below are 4 spots that should cover most everyone on your list. 


The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Guide December 2014

1. Cross Timbers @ Dwelling Spaces - 119 S Detroit Ave
Our dear friend Paula curates this selection of locally-sourced vintage treasures. Whether you are looking for vintage Pendleton, the perfect Harley t-shirt, or an adorable set of ceramic mixing bowls, this is the best place to find those unique gifts that will never go out of style. Look out for tons of new jewelry going on sale this week. 

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Guide December 2014

3. The Commons - Charleston, SC
We have featured The Commons here before, and we will definitely be shopping there this season. The Commons carries "American made goods for the home." Nothing makes us happier than seeing a package from The Commons under the tree. 

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Guide December 2014

2. Edit - Center 1, S Peoria
"Useful well designed objects for everyday living." This is what they specialize in at Edit. Expect to find the coolest version of stuff you use all the time and some complete surprises that you might just grab for yourself.

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Guide December 2014

4. Spartan - Austin, TX
Jessica stumbled across this place years ago when she lived in Austin. They are another go-to online shop for gifts and all around beautiful things. The Kat and Roger ceramics are our absolute favorites right now. 


The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Certificates December 2014

We know how the holiday season can often leave people feeling a little drained, so we decided to do something special with our winter promotion for those giving the most. For two days only (December 19th and 20th) with every $100 purchased in gift cards receive $20 as a treat for yourself. 


The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Cocktail Bumbo December 2014

...and now the moment you have all been waiting for, our winter cocktail is the Bumbo! This ancient drink is perfect on a chilly day to warm your bones (but we tend to drink them regardless of weather). If you would like to try making these at home, our recipe is below.

2oz Flor De Cana 7 yr
1oz turbinado simple syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
Few dashes of ground cinnamon
Few dashes of nutmeg

Give a nice shake and garnish with nutmeg.

Good luck and Happy Holidays from The First Ward!

Payal Luthra Trunk Show

Join us for the Payal Luthra trunk show November 15.
 

Come by Saturday, November 15 between 3-7 for drinks and snacks, then shop for your new favorite scarf. 


We became fast friends with Payal a few years back, after bonding over a great conversation about our mutual obsessive attention to detail (Payal received her Masters in Design from Harvard University) and overwhelming love of all mammals. Then we fell in love with her cashmere neckware designs. We are very excited to share them with you all.

Below are a few shots Jessica was able to sneak in during Payal's lookbook photoshoot she worked on in NYC last weekend.

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Email info@thefirstwardstudio.com or call the salon at (918)770-8908 by November 8 to RSVP.


The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Gift Certificates November 2014

The holidays are quickly approaching and this year we had these beautiful gift cards made. Grab one for everyone on your list. You can even get a few extra for random strangers you meet. You could be the Oprah of haircuts!

The First Ward Hair Studio Tulsa Blog Brooklyn NYC Breakfast Pizza November 2014

Here is the Breakfast Pizza with spinach, ricotta, roasted garlic and lemon zest that Jessica won't stop talking about. If you find your way to Greenpoint, NY you should definitely check out Park Luncheonette