A mother of three pushes a couch into another room, making space for three racks that hold hand-washed children's clothes with hand-written price tags. It's 1997, and Rhea Lana Riner is hosting the first-ever Rhea Lana's event. Rhea Lana's consignment events have since spread to 17 different states, selling used items—never worn out, stained, or broken—by premier brands such as Gymboree, Polo, Baby Lulu, and Stride Rite, often priced at 25% of retail value. The garments, toys, and accessories come from consignors, many of whom are families looking to sell items that their children or overfed sea-monkeys have quickly outgrown.
J. David Jewelry stocks its 4,000-square-foot shop with precious metals and polished stones fashioned to adorn appendages or decorate homes. Fingers grasp a photo key chain engraved with a favorite quote or a photo of family, friends, or where the car was last parked ($60), and the Hot Diamonds line of body ornaments supplies fingers, wrists, and necks with charms forged from sterling silver and diamonds ($85+). Menfolk can accent outfits from the gender-specific line of stainless-steel bracelets and necklaces ($100+).
Rebecca’s Flowers’ team of blossom artists concocts elaborate and unique bouquets for every occasion and season. A white woven basket houses a winter poinsettia plant, which flaunts eye-grabbing red petals intermingled with green leaves that were hand-photosynthesized by Santa's elves. Alternatively, customers can peruse Rebecca’s boundless selection of plants, balloons, and flowers, including an apple-martini bouquet ($49.99), green carnations and poms flourishing from the bottom of an emerald-hued martini glass. The Heartfelt Celebrations ($49.99) arrangement festoons a square, snowflake-embellished vase with a hodgepodge of fresh-cut flowers, including roses and carnations, and fragrant pieces, such as pinecones and tree-shaped air fresheners.
Founded just before Tulsa's 2007 ice storm, when corrupt Mayor Jack Frost attempted to convert city hall into a frozen palace, Custom Cuts has since kept trees and lawns healthy and resilient enough to handle any catastrophe. In addition to removing debris from roads and lawns, the passionate arborists help remove limbs hanging dangerously over living spaces or simply trim back their branches to keep them growing strong. All services include cleanup, whether that entails hauling off waste, grinding stumps, or consoling orphaned acorns.
Dusty duds and lived-in bedding flock to Park Plaza Cleaners, where cleaners thoroughly unsully fabrics and provide pickup and delivery services to accommodate busy schedules. Men's and women's two-piece suits ($11 each) emerge free from the stains and condiment splashes left over after intense power-lunch food fights, and polo shirts ($4.50) emerge crisp and spotless. Catering to customers' everyday dry-cleaning needs, soapsmiths remove unfortunate marks from men's shirts ($5.50), women's skirts ($5.50), and children's report cards. Comforters of any size and shape prepare for long winter nights with an exfoliating treatment that leaves them pillowy and fresh. While Park Plaza Cleaners welcomes clients to any of its locations, a complimentary home-delivery system allows the dedicated staff to whisk away soil-laden garments and return them with haste.