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…

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?

Kiwis and Kangaroos

 Article and Photography Nancy C. Hermann  When you’re imagining your ideal vacation, do pristine beaches and astonishing mountain scenery beckon in your dreams? Are you looking for a destination with exotic animals and welcoming people? Would you like to surf in the morning and attend opera at night?  New Zealand and Australia are half a world away, but flights from…

Travel or Staycation?

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –H. Jackson Brown, J I remember my mom packing up the big … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

2018 SENIOR SAFETY AND LIFESTYLE FAIR Join LIFE Senior Services and the Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for this free fair for older, independent adults and their families on July 24 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square.  The primary focus is health and safety, active aging and maintaining independence as long as possible. Enjoy activities including … Continued

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Be Fit for Life

 Article Dr. John Owens  About the Author: Dr. John Owens is a chiropractor with degrees in biomechanics, anatomy & physiology and health & wellness. He has been a certified personal trainer for more than 10 years and spent two years in California working with professional and Olympic athletes. Working with elite performers and their families has allowed Dr. Owens to…

Travis Bond and The Rebel Souls

 Article Debra Laizure | Photography Kelly Kurt Brown  Tulsa Lifestyle went backstage with singer/songwriter Travis Bond at the Wine Loft to learn more about him and his band, The Rebel Souls.   

A New Vision

 Article Tania Cartwright, Allied ASID, LS | Photography Kelly Brown    Remodeling or building? Visions tile and stone, inc. has a beautiful new showroom you must check out! They carry many exclusives lines you won’t see anywhere else in Tulsa, so you are sure to find a unique tile or natural stone to inspire, design or complete your project.

The Modern Man Cave

Article Tamara Noel, Luxe Furniture & Design | Photography Sarah Baker Photography

Tulsa’s Music Man: The Man You Didn’t Know You Knew

 Article C.L. Harmon | Photography Photos by Little Wing Productions  Oklahoma is full of amazing and incredible people. They are from all walks of life and though may have different ethnicities, backgrounds, religious and political affiliations, etc. they share a commonality… passion. One such person is the owner of Little Wing Productions Larry Shaeffer of Tulsa. Below are three excerpts,…

We appreciate the Men of Tulsa

Man: One of the definitions on merriam-webster.com is “one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood (such as courage, strength, and vigor). I believe this along with other qualities is what most of us think about when we think of the men who have made a positive difference in our lives. In … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

DENVER BRONCOS STAR CHRIS HARRIS, JR. SPEAKING AT ALL-WORLD AWARDS Super Bowl champion, Denver Broncos cornerback and Bixby alum, Chris Harris Jr., will deliver the keynote address at the All-World Awards. The event honoring high-school athletes and coaches will take place Saturday, June 23rd at the Marriott Southern Hills from 5-8 p.m.   The evening … Continued

Holland Hall School hosted Beam Signing Event on March 29

More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and donors wrote their name or encouraging words on a designated beam of the new A.R. & Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness center. “Knowing their name is on the beam that is a building block for the future of education and wellness…is something to be proud of,” said JP Culley, … Continued

Happy Hour “with Tom”

Tom’s Outdoor Living hosted a gathering at Tulsa Garden Center’s Linnaeus Gardens on May 3rd. Barry Jarvis grilled amazing appetizers, American Solera’s Chase Healey provided beverages and everyone had an enjoyable evening while guitarist Travis Kidd performed. Tom Butchko, Jr. says, “Our clients are family, and this is one way we strengthen community and encourage everyone … Continued

NichTech Has The Niche In Metal Roofing

 Article C.L. Harmon  Nichtech Roofing  Charles Nichols Provides Storm Proof Roofing To Tulsa

Movers & Shakers

 Article Louann Buhlinger  Clay Martin, NFL Official & Coach of Jenks High School Boys Basketball  As an NFL referee and head coach of the Jenks Boys Basketball team, Clay Martin is the ultimate sportsman. In 2018, Martin begins his fourth year as an NFL official and his 16th year working at Jenks High School including 14 years as the head…

Movers + Shakers

 Article Louann Buhlinger | Photography Kelly Brown & Sara Herrell  the resilience officer  DeVon Douglass

Celebrating Women

MAY IS A TIME OF CELEBRATIONS. Graduations, weddings, festival season and warm weather bring out the best in food and drink, music, traditions, art, and sporting events and activities giving everyone a reason to get out and have fun. Check the local venues for concerts featuring the likes of Justin Timberlake and Loretta Lynn. Games … Continued

All Aboard That’s Coming Aboard!

Article Lesa Deason Crowe, captain/owner of The Red Poney | Photography Brooklynn Vaughn

Mother’s Day Brunch

 Article Debra Laizure  Mom's Mojitos & Springtime Sangria  Ingredients

The Galley: Revolutionizing Today’s Kitchen

 Article Sarah Soon | Photography Kelly Brown & John Amatucci  Can a kitchen workstation transform your life? One Tulsa manufacturing company believes so and is revolutionizing the way we think about and use our kitchens.   Discover The Galley. With the remarkable progress in the kitchen, The Galley was created to make life more efficient and enjoyable in this part of the…

May 2018 Around Town

TULSA TOWN HALL SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Tulsa Town Hall’s 2018-19 season subscriptions are now available! The Oct. 5, 2018 speaker is Mexico’s former president and humanitarian Vicente Fox. The Nov. 16, 2018 speaker is american Neuroscientist specializing in Alzheimer issues, Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice. On Feb. 1, 2019, TTH speaker is CBS foreign affairs … Continued

Street School’s Street Party Raises $335K

Over 400 people were on hand participating in the live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull and dancing to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings.   Money raised supports Street School which provides therapeutic counseling and educational support for at-risk students in grades 9 through 12 wanting to overcome the odds … Continued

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala “Let’s Make Tomorrow’s Headlines Happen Today”

A “night dedicated to the hope that we can make tomorrow’s headlines happen today! Let’s celebrate our sponsors and their commitment to the Tulsa community… ” “By supporting the Association, we strike an important balance — supporting families at the local level…and simultaneously seeking a cure by supporting cutting-edge medical research.” Teri and Marc Maun, … Continued

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

A worker at A New Leaf greets Marketing Director Kevin Harper in one of the non-profit's greenhouses.

Toyland Ball 2018

The Parent Child Center's Toyland Ball, held on January 20, 2018 at the Cox Business Center, was a huge success and fun was had by all. 
Photography by Francine's Photography.

PCCT Patron Party

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa's Patron Party is a celebration of the successes of the Toyland Ball. PCCT Board and staff members come together with style to thank the patrons and sponsors of the event. Photography by Francine’s Photography.

LIFE Senior Services’ gala event Puttin’ on the Dog (POD).

Held February 22 at the Cox Business Center, this premier event fuels the organization's mission of promoting and preserving independence for seniors. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Visit LifeSeniorServices.org to learn more about Live Senior Services, to find out how you can help and to view the 2018 Sponsors. Photography by John Bivens Images.

Night of Dreams Gala

The Night of Dreams gala was hosted on Thursday, February 22, to raise critical funds for the Tulsa Dream Center. The gala raised financial support for the L.I.F.E. (Literacy Is For Everyone) program which is an after school and summer reading program for at-risk youth in north Tulsa.

April 2018 Around Town

Celebrity Attractions is pleased to present the brand new national Broadway tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning…

good tools make gardening fun

There is nothing like digging in the dirt, planting seeds and watching your garden grow. Whether it’s a rock garden with wispy green ferns and wild flowers or a vegetable garden, when you’re ready to work in the garden, you want your tools to work. We researched some tools that gardeners recommend to make tending the garden a little easier.…

Kirin

Nestled away in South Tulsa on the north east corner of 81st and Mingo, Kirin serves delicious Asian Cuisine and Sushi. The plates are a delight to the eye as well as the palate as each one has been carefully crafted to perfection. Kirin offers a wide array of appetizers from egg rolls to chicken lettuce wraps. They serve traditional to…

BMW 
Driving Toward The Plug n Play Option

Who knew cars had a plug n play option? Well not all cars of course…but BMW does! It has a few with that option which technology seems to always bring forth with the newest and neatest innovations in our never ending quest to get from here to there and back to here again. It’s actually quite an amalgamation of mixing…

Tulsa’s Best Kept Horticultural Hidden Gem You Need To Know About

Imagine buying fresh produce or bountiful flowers while giving back to the community? Meet A New Leaf (ANL), a hidden gem, ready to be discovered.

planting the 
next generation

Many of us know about Up with Trees and the wonderful services they provide for our city.  Most would say Up With Trees is known for planting trees all along the roads of our city.  Which is true and just one of the wonderful things this organization does for our community.  Did you know Up With Trees offers Tree School?

Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

March 2018 Around Town

Northeastern State University will increase the number of President Leadership Class scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen each year. The President’s Leadership Class scholarship will be awarded to 20 incoming freshmen in the fall 2018 semester and will increase to 25 over the next two years. The expansion will allow for a more comprehensive scholarship experience for student leaders.

Oysters 
& Ale

Oysters & Ale is the perfect benefit for Tim Richards, Executive Chef of Doc’s Wine & Food, where oysters are the most popular items on the menu. Richards says they sell 1,000 to 1,500 cooked or raw-on-the-half-shell oysters at Doc’s every week. So, shucking the 3,500 oysters to fill the beds of ice at Oysters & Ale felt like a…

Making Beautiful Art Through Dentistry

If dentistry is an art form, then Dr. Jan Cobble at Masterpiece Smiles is a craftsman. Nearing forty-five years of practicing dentistry in Tulsa, he has not only transformed patient's smiles, but made many friends along the way. “I don't work on strangers; I work on friends.”  

Lavish South 
Tulsa Estate

Remarkable quality abounds throughout this opulent estate nestled on a cul-de-sac lot in South Tulsa’s exclusive, gated Belmont. Brimming with amenities this home, built by Julius Puma of LaBella Homes, was designed with living and entertaining in mind.

2018 Tulsa Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon

In our 26th year, founded by innovative women with a focus on the next generation, the Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 East 61st Street in Tulsa. 

March 2018 Artist’s Palette

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  
Michelangelo

Transforming a Home Into Art

Imagine walking into your home, after meeting deadlines, fighting traffic, and hauling kids to the fifth practice that week, you feel serene, inspired and even creative?

Chocolate Hop at the Candy Shop

Things really get hoppin’ this time of year at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Tulsa. 
It’s when bunnies abound.

February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

The Head And The Heart

It’s February, which means it’s Heart Health and Gum Disease Awareness Month. The reason we acknowledge these two diseases in the same month: heart health and periodontal (gum) disease are linked. Although we don’t have a definitive understanding as to exactly how one affects the other, we do know that gum disease can exacerbate existing heart conditions and increase the…

With Hope Life Tastes Better

It is with Hope that one can taste the sweet flavors and delicate textures that bring a warm smile to the palate and a fulfillment to all of the senses. Poetry…? Perhaps, but not in the way you might think. Behold, it is not the words of enlightened poets to which I refer but the desires within and actions of…