August 2015 Publisher's Letter

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective

Spring Marches in on the 20th and there is something about it that does cause a fever-you know, you want to clean or something. For many families, spring is school break time and the traditional drive to the mountains to enjoy a few days of skiing and fresh mountain air, or maybe it’s an adventure in the sun or a mission trip to help others. Wherever you go or whatever you do, you begin the month of March looking forward to a vacation, the sunshine and longer days, or new growth outside in the garden, and somehow you feel rejuvenated and want to do something…..

There are plenty of ideas in this month’s issue to keep you busy. We focused on new trends for the home so if you’re thinking of changing a light fixture for a new look, have decided to upgrade your 80’s style kitchen, or perhaps want to put a copper copula on the roof, there are a few articles you’ll enjoy. Maybe it’s time to sell your home and start a new adventure. There are tips for listing your home and for gardening too! Some of our partners will be at the Home and Garden Show, March 9th – 12th, so stop by and visit with them. This year’s Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Tulsa, has over 500 booths and the theme is “Tulsa’s Time” inspired to engage the community in all the great things happening in town so you are sure to find something there to cure your spring fever.

There is a beautiful story on the Tulsa Performing Arts Center covering the history, the 40th Anniversary celebration – which you won’t want to miss, special memories and events and much, much more. I want to thank Robert J. LaFortune who was mayor when the Tulsa Performing Arts Center opened in March of 1977 for taking the time to attend the photo shoot for this month’s cover.

Enjoy and happy spring.

In the January 2017 issue, Lifestyle Publications printed incorrect market data on page 31 under the 
Recently SOLD Tulsa County Properties heading. When we make a mistake we own it and do what we can to make it right. This error was wholly ours and had nothing to do with our trusted advertising partner, Brian Frere, whose ads were placed near the inaccurate data. We take great pride in the quality of our publications. We apologize for this oversight and thank Brian Frere for pointing it out to us.

On the Cover: PAC Director John Scott and former Tulsa mayor Robert J. LaFortune

Photography: Chris Humphrey