It’s been great, Tulsa!

October 23, 2014

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The rose vine outside of our house in Tulsa.

If you have been wondering why it’s been so quiet around here, it’s because our little family has been preparing for a huge move overseas. We got word about 3 months ago that my husband’s job is relocating us to Paris, France! We are, obviously, super excited! We knew when we moved here that it would be temporary, but I never expected to become so attached to this little city in the middle of America. 2 weeks ago, we packed up the rest of our house in Tulsa and watched as all of our (remaining) things were loaded onto a moving truck. Things were so busy and chaotic that day that I didn’t have time to really let it sink in that this was really happening. That when I drove out of Tulsa that evening, that was it. We made some really amazing friends in Tulsa that we will miss so much. There are also some favorite places we will miss. I wanted to take a minute to share a few of my favorite things/places in Tulsa.

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The Tavern – This has been our favorite restaurant in Tulsa. The food is locally sourced (mostly), and the dessert chef makes the best peach cobbler and baguette I have ever had. Also, the burger. I worked here for a few months when we first moved to Tulsa and I loved it.

Collages1Hodges Bend – Tulsa’s premier coffee/cocktail bar. We used to have our Friday happy hour dates here, and we were able to continue them throughout my pregnancy because they serve delicious ginger beer and mocktails.  Connor and I have had many life-planning conversations here.

Collages2Retro Den – Oh man! My heart! This is by far my favorite Tulsa business. I bought several vintage pieces from Retro Den over the past almost 3 years, and finally got the nerve to talk to the new owners, Ashley & Ashley one day. We have been friends since and I am so happy that I got the chance to know them!

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Bison & Bear – another Tulsa favorite. B&B specializes in selling mens and womens clothing, outdoor gear, vintage finds, skin care products, coffee supplies, locally made goods and so much more.

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Downtown Tulsa Architecture – Tulsa boasts some of the most beautiful and well kept Art Deco buildings in the country. TFA offers monthly walking tours downtown where you can learn all about the history behind Tulsa’s downtown architecture.

Collages7Dwelling Spaces – another downtown gift shop that sells locally made art from clothing and jewelry to music and screenprinted art.

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First Ward Studio – A new edition to Tulsa founded by two native Tulsans who returned after living in New York and Austin to root back down and open their own hair salon in a historical loft in the Blue Dome district. I love the vibe here!

Collages9And ofcourse, our house! We have a lot of memories here, specifically bringing home our newborn son to this house and starting the first  5 months of his life here. It was the perfect, 1050 sq ft space for us at this time in our lives, and we will always cherish it!

Tulsa, thank you for being so welcoming to us over the last 3 years. We have loved getting to know you and all you have to offer.

We are getting ready to fly to our new home in about 2 weeks! In the interim, we are in my hometown of Houston for the rest of October, enjoying some family and friend time before we hop over the pond. We cannot wait to start our new life in Paris, but we are enjoying getting to spend quality time with some very special people until then. As soon as we get settled, I will share more about our move and our new life over there. And, most importantly, finding and decorating an apartment in Paris! Needless to say I am beyond excited about it!!!!!

 

5 thoughts on “It’s been great, Tulsa!

    1. katycartland@gmail.com Post author

      I miss you ladies! I love watching your business evolve from afar – you guys are doing amazing work! XO

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