January 2019 Around Town

Tulsa Town Hall: Lara Logan The Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series Presents On the Front Lines With Lara Logan on February 1, from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. THE ATKINS-PRITCHARD FOUNDATION SPEAKER Award-winning foreign affairs journalist Correspondent for 60 minutes Reported live during the … Continued

New Year Recipes for the New You

“Eating the right foods is half the part of living a healthy life,” says Jasmyn Walker, a registered and licensed dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa. She understands the importance of being nutritionally sound and encourages her patients and others to make it a priority.

Bring on the New Year

January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local animal shelter. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, recipes, and tips and tricks in this … Continued

Brain Research and the Healthy Mind

Mental health is a tough subject to talk about, let alone understand, and has become a more prominent subject in the news recently. The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) aims to shed more light on treatment options through research. Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President at LIBR shares some insight with Tulsa Lifestyle contributor Kristy White on what…

Winter in Telluride

 From Tulsa to Telluride     How hard could it be? I was joining Telluride Outside for a scenic snowmobile ride along groomed trails between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges to historic Dunton Hot Springs for a soak in ancient waters followed by a gourmet lunch. Well, two hours driving the snow machine, the roar of the engine masking my…

The Orange Zone

So what would it take to motivate you to move off of the couch and into the workout zone? Like most people who wish to get in better shape or lose a few extra pounds, it comes down to visible results. And not just the physical changes but mental ones as well must be a part of that pitch to…

Warm Up Your Winter Night

Spiced Butter: 8 oz Kerrygold Salted Butter 1/2 cup Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp freshly grated Nutmeg 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Tbsp Ground Clove 1 Tbsp Ground All Spice 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Allow ice cream to soften and butter to come to room temperature Add all ingredients to electric mixing bowl and…

Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why Santa Claus’ alter ego may just whack you with a stainless steel candy cane! Okay...that’s not true, but he will find the exaggeration funny as he does so many things. What is true though, is that he is the real Santa. I know that some…

Tis’ The Season to be You

I remember the anticipation on Christmas Eve for the excitement that was sure to come the following morning. There was an immeasurable amount of excitement with exclamations of joy and laughter as my siblings and I shredded wrapping paper tossing it about the room without a care where it landed. My father would then mill about the room shoving wrapping…

Gift Guide

One thing is undeniable, people love presents! The excitement and expression of a loved one as the gift is unwrapped and awe and amazement take over the moment is the gift for both the giver and receiver. The effort and thought put into a gift idea can enhance the holiday spirit like nothing else.

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Tulsa Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

LaFortune Park Par 3 Golf Course has a New Look LaFortune Park Par 3 Golf Course is now open after a six-month, $3 million renovation including new tee boxes, fairways, sand bunkers, putting green and new, brighter lights for the course and driving range. Pictured: Acting District 1 Tulsa County Commissioner, Michael Craddock; District 2 Tulsa County Commissioner … Continued

Holland Hall ARTWorks Gallery Opening on Oct. 23

Holland Hall featured local photographer Bob Sober in a unique residency/workshop program at its ARTworks Holliman Gallery Exhibit Oct.22-Nov. 20. Sober specializes in macro photography of insects.   

Helpful Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Seniors

It’s easy to forget the needs of our elders during the holidays. They may feel burdensome and not able to contribute to the festivities. Remind them of how important they are in your life with these easy tips.

The Ladies Night Out at Tulsa Stained Glass

We’ve been having a good time at Tulsa Stained Glass. Ladies Night Out is sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle and the events have been sold out. We are adding an afternoon event as well.  Join us! Events are listed on TulsaStainedGlass.com.

Put a Toy of Innovation Under the Tree This Year

Most everyone has probably heard of ‘The Land of Misfit Toys’ from the children’s classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, but what about the land of misfit toy stores? In this land, those toy stores are broken just like the toys in Misfit Land. In recent years, many big-box retail toy stores have found themselves in financial trouble with a dwindling…

Accessorizing Your Home

With the holidays coming up, many people are motivated to spruce up their home or make a few decorating improvements to get the house looking its best for company. This can be a simple fix by editing your current décor or by introducing a few new pieces to introduce color or texture. Luxe offers complimentary house calls and design services…

Entertaining during the Holidays?

If it seems like charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, that’s because they are. And what’s not to like? Cured and smoked meats, fancy cheeses, delectable add-ons…a charcuterie board is perfect with drinks after work, as a quick snack or even for a late-night dinner option. Needless to say, we’re firmly situated on the charcuterie bandwagon.

Holiday Getaway

The holidays are upon us. Cool breezes welcome family gatherings, house decorating, and baking sweet treats. Unfortunately, it also brings on financial stress, heavy traffic, and shopping for things that will soon be forgotten. Instead of a mountain of presents under the tree, pack up the family and create lasting memories by heading to the real mountains of southeast Oklahoma.

All Aboard, New Holiday Tradition In The Station

“It is our goal, our wish to start a new holiday tradition in South Tulsa," Lori Zeller said. She is one the organizers for the event and owner of Zeller Photography. To offer something special this holiday season to South Tulsa residents, a few business owners in the shopping center Shops of Seville have decided to bring something special to…

November 2018 Around Town

Cirque du Soleil Crystal-A Breakthrough Ice Experience Cirque du Soleil is coming to Tulsa November 7-11 at the BOK Center. SAVE $10 on tickets when you use link: bit.ly/2Orrs7g, Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil meets … Continued

November

As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued

Clarehouse, Where a Loved One is Always Home

There are songs, poems, paintings and plays which bring about images of love, angels and Heaven. These beautiful works of art come from the imaginations and talents of people who see the darkness of the world and hope to open a window and let in the light. But it is not from song lyrics and brush strokes that change the…

Orange Cardamom Scones (Gluten Free) & Parisian Hot Chocolate

 INGREDIENTS  220 grams almond flour  85 grams sugar

Handbags (not diamonds) are a Girl’s Best Friend

In September 2018, Crosstown Learning Center marked 49 years of educating children ages six weeks through pre-Kindergarten. Crosstown, which is a 3-star early care center licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), has been continuously accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2000—the first early childhood education center accredited in north Tulsa.

October 2018 Around Town

Ladies Night Out-Make & Take Sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle and Hosted by Tulsa Stained Glass. Bring a friend, meet new friends, and mingle with Lifestyle staff. Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres then learn how to work with stained glass. Choose your project; a whimsical bird using either traditional stained glass techniques OR glass mosaic on tiles. … Continued

F is for Foodie

F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. And this month at Tulsa Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks Tulsa has to … Continued

Dine at Mondo’s and You Dine with Family

When you walk through the doors of Mondo’s Ristorante Italiano, you enter a welcoming family environment. Photos of family, friends and celebrities cover the walls portraying the history of the Aloisio family who came to the U.S. from Abruzzo and Napoli, Italy.

Welcome To Oklahoma Liquor Laws 101

This lady of old has turned her lovers into both criminals and capitalists and caused many from church leaders to lawmakers attempt to drown her out, dry her up and lock her way. And though often successful for a while in keeping this intoxicating lady of taste under the table, her stirring appeal continues to flow through the ages unscathed…

The ROI of DIY

Although new construction is enticing, many people are choosing to save money and stay in their existing homes. But staying in an outdated home is less than thrilling. With earned equities, rising incomes, and continued low interest rates on home improvement loans, remodeling is making more sense to existing homeowners.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Wanting a change in your kitchen, but not sure where to start? The keen eye of an interior designer can help you discover ways to update your kitchen if you are unsure about moving forward with a full remodel. Into DIY? You can save money on the labor while working with a designer to give you tips to maximize your spaces' potential. …

A Tale of Two Boutiques

 Article Sarah Soon | Photography Amber Gregg  Donna's Fashions:  Nestled in the Shops of Seville at 101st and Yale, Donna’s Fashions, owned by Donna Brollier, celebrates twenty years. 

Why At-Home Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Sparkle!

 Article Dr. Mark Davis  Enter our drawing for a free professional whitening treatment by clicking the banner Ad when you visit TulsaLifestylePubs.com (valued at $99). Expires September 30th.    

September 2018 Around Town

Second Tuesday Ladies Night Out: Sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle! On the second Tuesday of each month, Tulsa Lifestyle will host an event for women who would enjoy learning about and working on a creative project. You can bring a friend or meet others and mingle with some of the staff from Tulsa Lifestyle. The first … Continued

Local Fashion and Style Influencers

 Article Kathy Slemp  “Do you know what blogs are? …. In the beginning, a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online .... you could talk about your daily life or share things you do. But, people saw an opportunity to communicate any information in a new way. So began the beautiful world of blogging,” according to FirstSiteGuide.com.  Instagram is a…

Food Styling 101 With Bluestone Steakhouse & Seafood

 Article and Photography Kathy Slemp  A hidden gem, Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood owned by Bill & Sharon Tackett, is tucked into the corner of locally owned shops on the northwest side of 101st and Sheridan. The restaurant has been located there for 4 ½ years and offers an upscale, high-end menu catering to a casual elegance atmosphere. This is the…

Nationally acclaimed Oklahoma artist Jean Richardson to show in Tulsa

 Article Louann Buhlinger  Using a palette of jewel tones and warm earthen hues, artist Jean Richardson fuses the spiritual and abstract in her paintings of horses. “The image of the horse is the perfect vehicle to express my true subjects of motion and energy,” Richardson said.  “I see the horse as a metaphor for the human spirit – unbridled, striving,…

Children’s bookstore favorites bring new animal friends to life

 Article and Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  We often think of them as childhood friends, not just characters in our childhood books: Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, Charlotte and Wilbur. Beloved literary animals, after all, often showed us how to be better people. The 3,000-plus volumes at the Tulsa Toy Depot, 10114 S. Sheridan Road, feature plenty of other great animal…

Coconut Cran-pagne, Breakfast Calzones and More

 Article Kirsten Holder  Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza is where it’s at this summer for tasty and unique brunch options. Located at the corner of E 91st St. and Yale Ave., Upper Crust specializes in wood fired pizzas and recently added a variety of brunch options to their already extensive menu.   

Holding Onto Summer

 Article Gretchen Denslow | Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  As the summer dwindles and some of us prepare for back-to-school schedules and activities, let’s hang on to summer just a little bit longer. Lazier mornings, sunny afternoons, and later bedtimes are the gifts of summer. We still have time for popsicles, sunkissed skin, water shoes, and uncut hair. And sunglasses. Your…

Give Back by Adopting.

 Article Sarah Soon | Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  Cuddly, cute and a companion. Traits people look for when adopting a pet. Tulsa has several options and experts to help you adopt one of these furry creatures. Navigating the hairy world of pet adoption can be overwhelming (but so rewarding) with the volume of information, but knowing where to start and…

Tulsa’s Place For A Goody Two Shoes

 Article C.L. Harmon | Photography Kathy Slemp  If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, well you should have gone to Kicks for Kids where they custom measure the shoes for every child.  For over seven years, owner Amy James has been providing quality shoes for children in Tulsa at their location 81st & Harvard in the Walnut Creek…

August: The Best of Both Worlds

There are a coupe of weeks left to enjoy family reunions, vacations, and road trips. The lazy days of summer are winding down as you check off the activities and places to go… or count the days left of not having homework, school activities and just relaxing. Then somehow there is a whirlwind of activity; new clothes, new … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

2019 BMW’s Now Available at BMW of Tulsa Test Drives are Free! Highlights: BMW introduces the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe. The coupe makes its return to the U.S. after 20 years and writes a new chapter in the luxury sports coupe’s story of outstanding performance, beautiful design and state of the art technology. … Continued

Broken Arrow Opens Rose West Dog Park

Broken Arrow has a beautiful new dog park with lots of room for our furry friends to play. The park is located at 4751 West New Orleans Street (101st & Garnett) and the hours are dawn to dusk and closed Wednesdays. The park includes; bathrooms for humans and poop bag stations for the pups, seating and tables, and … Continued

Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes was June 16-24 and featured over 150 homes. There was one beautiful home after another that were all sizes and prices presented by numerous builders in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. We toured 3 various priced homes in the Broken Arrow area. All had gorgeous detail, great layouts, and depending on what you're … Continued

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

Hot Spots for Cold Treats

 Article Kelly Brown | Photography Kelly Brown/Elly Photography  Not even the shade provides respite when July brings the heat in Tulsa. But when you can chill with these frozen treats, who cares? With gourmet popsicles, ice cream cakes, make-your-own ice cream sandwiches, shaved ice and rich gelato, these local shops offer some sweet ways to help you keep your cool all summer…

Living More Outdoors

 Article Kelly Brown | Photography Kelly Brown/Elly Photography  Creating the perfect space for backyard fun always starts with a basic question, says Tom’s Outdoor Living project manager Eric Hightower.  How do you want to use it?

Paradise Found

 Article Debra Laizure | Photography Kelly Brown  Greg and Brandy Laird have an extremely busy life. Both lawyers, they have a grueling work schedule and full family life. When this power couple needs to unwind, they simply walk out their own back door.  The Laird’s extraordinary outdoor living space includes a custom pool with integrated fire pit, modern pool house, and designated…