As a non-native Okie, I surprised even myself when I pushed to move back here after my husband finished his medical training in Virginia. This time instead of living on the south side of the metro we moved to Edmond. As a girl who previously thought Nichols Hills was pretty much as far north as I needed to venture, I knew I had a lot to learn about my new surroundings. Edmond has so much to offer. During this holiday season, I want to encourage everyone to shop local. This post is the first in my two part series highlighting some great local places to shop for the holidays and beyond. This post will showcase three of my favorite downtown Edmond shops Hello Love Salon and Boutique, Moore Home Interiors, and Urban Agrarian.
While these three business may seem like they are more different than they are alike, there are a few common threads that weave them together. Firstly, they all share retail space along Downtown Edmond’s iconic S. Broadway. Secondly, I am a patron and lover of all three. I would not write and share that of which I do not love. And finally, each of these fabulous businesses took a leap of faith. They saw in the community and within themselves, a calling. This is something that really hits home for me. I think so often we sell ourselves short of our dreams, but these businesses are out there working hard, hustling for what they believe in and what they think they can bring to the table here in Edmond. I just want to be a part of supporting that kind of a labor of love.
Hello Love Salon & Boutique
What is it all about? This darling salon owned by mom boss MacKenzie Edgeman, is a full service salon additionally housing boutique space featuring adorable housewares and gifts. More than just a salon, Hello Love, is a home for clients. MacKenzie’s character is so clear in her business model. Hello Love provides haircuts for the homeless, has a special program Beautiful You for women battling cancer, raises money for child abuse prevention and so much more. The salon is extremely family friendly making it an ideal place for moms to get pampered. Know a mom or MIL or sister that has everything? I have never met a lady that doesn’t like spa and beauty treatments. Especially from a salon with such integrity and passion. Let MacKenzie and her fabulous team make you or your gift recipient feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside!
Contact: (405) 285-2021 130 N. Broadway Ste. 140 helloloveok.com
Moore Home Interiors
What is it all about? Erin Moore created Moore Home Interiors as a way to harness her unique eye for blending vintage design with modern luxury. Erin grew up antiquing with her mother in Houston and when life gave this sweet southern bell the lemons to make lemonade she jumped right on it. Her original location is housed inside the Broadway Antique Market, a quintessential Edmond spot, if you haven’t had the pleasure of exploring its treasures. Erin’s wares range from the beautifully scented Lampe Berger oil diffusers to vintage furniture to art and everything in between. Her endeavors have been so successful that she is opening a second location at the Market at Quail Springs. In addition to her brick and mortar locations, Erin has also helped several clients with interior design consultation services and just started working with a builder on home staging. This girl knows her décor! Stop on in for the perfect gift that will surely win you points with your impossible to buy for cousin or just a little something for yourself.
Contact: (405) 340-8215 114. S Broadway moorehomeinteriors.com
What is it all about? Urban Agrarian is new to the Broadway, but not to the Edmond community as a whole. This landmark farmer’s market stand took on a major growth spurt this year opening two storefronts, one here in Edmond and one in OKC. With a cheese case and butcher on the horizon, as well as breakfast and coffee (every mamas dream come true), the store features locally sourced delicious and gorgeous food. Everything from produce to farm fresh egg to packaged locally sourced goods. An additional service that I know moms will drool over, is their grocery pick up. By reserving your online order by Tuesday, locally sourced items will be available for pick up the following weekend. I love how the store makes me feel both like I am in a big city and a small town at the same time. One of my favorite things to do for the toughest people on my holiday shopping list is to make small gift baskets. Urban Agrarian would be the PERFECT place to get your hands of some beautifully items for such a basket. Local honey, chocolate covered toffee…come to mama. Check out their website for online ordering and food sourcing information.
Contact: (405) 231-1919 1 E. Main St urbanagrarian.com
I hope you will consider shopping local this holiday season. My next post will feature several mom run businesses that I think are fantastic places to buy gifts this holiday season and beyond. If you are interested in a collaboration with Motherhood by Meredith and your business, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy shopping!!