City Chic with a Little Bit of Country

Lifestyle blogger Kristen Ray, better known as Miss Southern, writes about urban and southern style. “My blog follows the journey of my life as a southern belle, wife to Kyle and mom to our dog Haddock.” Her fall tips include:

Fashion Trends

Fall fashion for 2019 transports us from more conceptual concepts to a style code paying homage to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Vogue magazine says that looks will include more refined silhouettes with skirt-cum-culottes, blazers, sharply pleated trousers, tailoring and trench coats. The key is creating coherent looks with precise cuts.

Using Botox for TMJ

When you hear someone say they’ve had Botox®, you expect to see smooth eyes or maybe some frozen foreheads. While Botox is most popular for smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, it’s also widely used for pain management for an ailment that affects millions of people - temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMJ. If you’ve ever heard someone complain…

September is About Style

September is a transitional month signifying fresh starts and new beginnings. It is also one of the most anticipated times for fashion with a first look at style trends and predictions for the upcoming year. Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said, “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Reading and Book Signing with Local Author Andrea C. Neil Visit Esperance Bakery in Jenks, September 7, 9 a.m.-noon, for a book reading and signing by local author Andrea C. Neil. She will present excerpts from her latest book, Beverley Green Finds True North. Names will be drawn for prizes including Beverley Green books. Learn more at facebook.com/esperancejenks. … Continued

Fall Landscapes

A home landscape filled with magnificent and healthy trees is idyllic. Extended periods of extreme heat in Oklahoma can weaken trees making them more susceptible to infestations. There are steps you can take now through late fall to help your trees recover from the hot conditions, make them less susceptible to storm damage and protect their long-term health.

Tile and Stone in Your Home

Tile and stone flooring is a timeless classic. Stone flooring and walls in castles and mansions have set a standard for luxurious interior designs. The tile and stone industry has taken off in the last decade with new innovations and the latest in technology. The details with textures and color variations are remarkable.

Luxury Driving

The new and extraordinary BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design and elegance. It even allows you to prove voice commands and answers to “Hey BMW.”

Paw Patrol

Tulsa is the home to many service animals who make the lives of people better. We celebrate three very special animals who serve our community in unique ways from police work to fundraising. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or an animal is at stake,” and…

Joy for Children

As he sat there twisting an ink pen between his fingers, he began to tell the story of how enriching the lives of others is a job from which he will never retire. This Tulsa CEO is a model for business owners and leaders who strive for success beyond the bottom line. With a sense of brimming pride, this former numbers man,…

Focusing on Family

For many of us, August is a significant turning point in the calendar year. The freedom of summer is drawing to a close and school bells will be ringing very soon. While the relaxed days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

Lessons Learned on International Exchange

Annually, Rotary International sends high school students on exchange so that they may experience new cultures. This year, the Rotary Club of Tulsa hosted Lise Delafuys from Auray, France. She lived with three host families and experienced life as an American teenager attending Bishop Kelley High School where she made the honor roll and was a cheerleader.

August 2019 Around Town

Sixty-Six Years of Chamber Music Tulsa on Route 66 Chamber Music Tulsa announced its 2019-2020 season including the Sunday Afternoon Series. The Sunday Series provides a full-length performance in the relaxed atmosphere of the Williams Theatre at the PAC. There is a pre-concert lecture about the music you will hear during the performance and the … Continued

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma hosts Chef’s Club

Tulsa’s finest chefs presented a spectacular five-course dinner with wine pairings by Devre Jackson, wine steward. This year's chefs included: Ben Alexander of The Tavern, Devin Levine of the CEC-Cox and BOK Center, William Lyle of the Summit Club, Jeff Marlow of the Food Bank, and Tiffany Woodrell of The Club at Indian Springs. OKFoodBank.org

Scholarships Awarded to Children of Tulsa’s First Responders

In 2018, the members of the Tulsa Southside Rotary Club created the John Benjamin Memorial Golf tournament to honor their former member’s legacy and his dedication to the community. John was a very active Rotarian and Tulsan having served as a city councilor and founder of Langenheim Park Murrah Memorial Children's Playground at 47th Street and Harvard, and Benjamin’s Biscuit…

Family Portraits

Family portraits. Just the thought of it makes you break into a cold sweat. From figuring out what everyone will wear to getting the family jazzed about picture day.

Summer in the South

Whenever I visit adorable Beaufort, South Carolina I am quickly welcomed back into the fold. People there love the lowcountry, and are efficient with their time so that they can spend time near the water, watching sunsets and dreaming about what's possible. Many business owners, like the Lesesnes who own the gorgeous Anchorage 1770 Inn have run screaming from the…

July 2019 Around Town

Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair LIFE Senior Services and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Safety Unit are hosting the 2019 Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair, July 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. There is free parking and shuttles will be available. The event is free and open to the … Continued

Summer

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

The Route 66 Gurney Tourney Raised over $35,000 for Families in Need

“No Place like Home” was the theme of Hospitality House of Tulsa’s Route 66 Gurney Tourney race. Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care in Tulsa. Event Chairs for the 2019 Gurney Tourney were Michael and Angela Yelich, owners of Mattress … Continued

Hillcrest South Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Hillcrest South celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday, May 3, 2019. Gary Beatie has volunteered with Hillcrest South for 20 years and was the hospital's first patient. 

Summer Heat International Dance Festival

Choregus Productions seeks to bridge the gap between popular culture and the classical performing arts. Choregus Productions is known as one of the leading presenters of contemporary dance in the United States. In the summer of 2016 Choregus Productions began the Summer Heat International Dance Festival, an annual event highlighting contemporary dance companies in performances and educational opportunities for the community…

A new STEM in Woodward Park

You have three nicely potted, thriving plants – a cactus, a marigold, and an azalea.  The question is posed to a curious group of grade school teachers, as they take in the expansive overlook of the Tulsa Rose Garden from our new vista Pavilion, “what happens if we play the shell game and replant them in each other’s pots? Live…

Dentist creates awesome experience for children

One Tulsa dentist has made it his life’s mission to help children gain optimal dental health at an early age. Dr. Charles Keithline, owner of Pediatric Dental Group (PDG), knew at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a dentist. Several years after graduating from Emory University, he decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry because, “I realized that…

Movers & Shakers

Matt Pinnell is Oklahoma’s 17th Lieutenant Governor who has recently been appointed by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to serve as Secretary of Tourism and Branding. In his role, he is developing a unified brand for the state in order to make it a Top 10 tourism destination. This year, Pinnell will announce a new state image campaign to promote Oklahoma’s…

Life’s Little Hiccups

Life is hectic and an unplanned medical issue can throw your usual busy life into over drive. In-home nursing services for the elderly are available, but what about a spouse, child—or yourself? 

June 2019 Around Town

Lilly Pulitzer now at Donna’s Fashions You can now shop for Lilly Pulitzer exclusively at Donna’s Fashions, in The Shops of Seville at 101st & Yale,  the only Oklahoma boutique carrying Lilly Pulitzer.  For generations, Lilly Pulitzer has come to represent the resort lifestyle for women of all ages, stages and sunny destinations. Lilly Pulitzer is for you if your … Continued

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16 but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

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Reimagining the Traditional Recliner

Luxe Furniture & Design, a Tulsa-based, family-owned furniture and interior design store, opened the doors of its new showroom at 106th and Memorial on March 1. The beautifully designed space includes an abundance of natural light, tall ceilings, and -- you guessed it -- gorgeous, high quality furniture and accessories that have been carefully and artistically arranged with a designer’s…

Week of the Young Child

Holland Hall worked in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to host “Week of the Young Child,” a celebration of the youngest learners. The week-long event, held April 9-12, featured themed days spotlighting early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.

Mallets & Moonlight

We invite you to join us for Mallets & Moonlight at Mohawk Park on June 15. The event will include an Opening Ceremony featuring The Voice Contestants Alaska and Madi. The polo match set to start at 6:30 p.m., with Half-time ceremonies mid match, including a Divots and Diamonds contest sponsored by Moody’s Jewelry and traditional divot stomping. Following the…

Bringing New Growth to an Old Garden

The past is a breath exhaled into the future as a gentle breeze. It carries with it a time of yesterday yearning to be part of today. It’s as though it begs to be reborn in a new era experiencing the subtle nuances between then and now. Tulsa has many of these ragged breaths which have blown among the years and…

Summer Fashion Preview

 Bring on the Heat  1. Tommy Bahama: Donna’s is a Top 100 location for this stunning tropical collection featuring Tommy Bahama!   2. Karen Kane: A favorite designer for our Oklahoma climate, the effortless styles from this California designer are must-haves at Donna’s! 

Sheltered from the Storm

Each year, tornadoes and extreme windstorms endanger lives and cause millions of dollars of property damage. Most homes, even new ones constructed according to current building codes, do not provide adequate protection for families seeking cover from these events.

Women Movers & Shakers

 Teresa Knox  Entrepreneur  The restoration and renovation of Harwelden Mansion and The Church Studio is the current passion of Tulsa entrepreneur Teresa Knox. Her involvement in commercial property acquisition and historical preservation comes after many years in career and technical education. Knox is the founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. In…

May 2019 Around Town

Cope with Grief Seminar Scheduled Facing the loss of someone that is close to your heart is one of the hardest and most difficult challenges a person might face in their life.  Assistance from family-members and/or friends sometimes is just not enough for a person to be able to cope with the pain and the … Continued

Wonderful Women

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration … Continued

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Wine on the Weekends

Betsy Hendershot is a busy entrepreneur, wife, mother, local philanthropist, and Tulsa Ballet board member. She is also the proud founder of Oklahoma’s fastest growing boxed wine brand, Downward Dog Wine.

A Roof of a Lifetime

For more than 25 years, Charles Nichols, owner of Nichtech Roofing Systems, has been installing roofs which stand the test of time keeping homes warm and dry. With spring now in the air, and the high winds and hail it always brings with it, roof damage is a certainty. For those who may soon find themselves in the aftermath of Mother…

Tulsa Town Hall Celebrates its 85th Season

Since its founding in 1935, Tulsa Town Hall has hosted Oscar-, Nobel-, and Pulitzer Prize winners, scientists, composers, and former heads of State. Speakers hold the interest of an audience for a full hour of sharing that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Hungry for Change

Prairie Creek Farms is a regenerative, 80-acre farm providing grass fed beef, pastured Berkshire pork, pastured chicken, and pastured eggs to the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas. Owners, Jason Ketchum, Nate Beaulac, and Peter Prulhiere use animals to prune the pasture, heal the land, and rebuild the soil.

A Stellar Dessert Option

 Restaurante Delicatum     Tucked into the backstreets of Braga, Portugal, where only locals venture, you’ll find Delicatum. 

Eye Candy Eyewear

Glasses are a representation of your style. Your glasses should represent you in design, color, and feeling. Glasses are often made from Italian acetate, which is beautiful and soft, and titanium, which is strong and elegant. But artisans are using many natural elements as well; stainless steel, stone, granite, seashell, walnut, elm, pine cone, leather, and horn. These natural products…

The Septiano Train Is Always Homeward Bound

There are many ways to describe family and fun. But in these busy times, the two don't always seem to meet in the middle. There is one Tulsa family who has figured out how to merge the two and offer that same fun to other families. In fact, this family has mixed family, fun and business into one great adventure that…

Happy spring, Tulsa!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Tulsa Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on … Continued

Night of Dreams Gala

The second annual Night of Dreams gala was held on hosted on Thursday, February 21, to raise critical funds for the Tulsa Dream Center. The gala raised financial support for the LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) program, an after school and summer reading program for at-risk youth in north Tulsa.

The 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala

The Oklahoma Chapter touched 62,000 Oklahoma families last year with education, help and hope through their 24/7 Helpline, family counseling sessions and over 100 support groups. Premier Presenting Sponsors: The Biolchini Family, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Case & Associates, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Ruth Nelson Family Foundation, Herman G. Kaiser Foundation, Senior Star, The Anne & … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Hospice of Green Country’s 8th Annual Oysters & Ale Freshly shucked oysters, nestled in beds of ice – 3,500 of them, paired beautifully with finely crafted beer from Oklahoma breweries – this is the simple concept of Hospice of Green Country’s 8th Annual Oysters & Ale held in partnership with Executive Chef Tim Richards of Bin35Bistro.  This … Continued