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.

& 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…

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. 

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.

March 2018 Artist’s Palette

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

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?

CMSA of Eastern Oklahoma Hosts Christmas 
Charity Fashion Show at Tulsa Country Club

The Case Management Society of Eastern Oklahoma (CMSA) raised $4,486 for The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges during its annual charity fashion show and Christmas luncheon in December. Over the past seven years CMSA of Eastern Oklahoma has raised more than $19,000 for nonprofits with the charity fashion show.

February 2018 Around Town

Native Juice Co., a new juice bar at 121st & Sheridan, is serving fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, oatmeal, and Cirque coffee. Owned and operated by father/son duo, Steve and Michael Area, their drinks are freshly prepared using whole fruits and vegetables, making a delicious snack or meal replacement. A beautiful and comfortable space designed by interior designer, Christen Heath, is complete…

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…

The Mystery and Beauty of the Natural World

Honored by the National Park Service and Photographer’s Forum magazine, Tulsa photographer Michael McRuiz combines nature and surrealism to create beautiful and mystical images. “I love shooting and creating art because it is magic,” said McRuiz. “The digital arts have opened a new vista for me, allowing me to create images and scenarios that were difficult or impossible in the…

the mansion at woodward park

Nestled in the gorgeous gardens of picturesque Woodward Park, a beautiful Italianate Villa sits facing the westward sunset. The Mansion, built in 1919, boasts ornate ceilings, Palladian style windows, and a stunning, original stained glass skylight. For over 50 years, the building has been home to Tulsa Garden Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of…

Made in Oklahoma

I love Oklahoma. I was raised in Tulsa and returned after graduate school to this beautiful state. I was made in Oklahoma and I’m going to raise my children here. I find it humorous when I visit the coasts and I tell people that I’m from Tulsa. There’s a mix of exclamation and surprise in their response, “Oklahoma?!” Apparently they’re…

Candy Castle

Nestled away in dreamland, children and most adults have an idea of what candyland looks like. It begins with a candy lined path to a beautiful, colorful castle made of … you guessed it, candy! Upon entering, there is candy of all kinds; bulk candy, gourmet chocolates, retro candy, gummi candy and an old-fashioned soda bar and ice cream parlor…

Modern Lifestyle for a Growing Family

I have always loved real estate and interior design, which led us to purchase Luxe Furniture & Design in 2013. We had been living in our home for a few years, which was built over 30 years ago, and had always hoped to one day update its 80’s style. After a seven month remodel last year led by Cobblestone Homes,…

Say it with a Sign

Gardenia Mercantile began as a manufacturing company and has since turned into a full blown creative outlet, creating artwork for the home, workspace, or any space with walls. Business partners Kayla Norris and Brent Nicholson started Gardenia Mercantile in 2017 over a casual date night with their spouses. The dinner turned into a brainstorming session and quickly turned into a…

A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Tulsa Lifestyle.

Kevin Stitt, Tulsa businessman and Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma

Friends and supporters gathered at Snug Harbor at Southern Hills to hear from mortgage company founder Kevin Stitt. Stitt is a political newcomer running as a conservative candidate in Oklahoma’s open governor’s race. To learn more about him visit

January 2018 Around Town

The Sparta Gala, raising money for Bixby Public Schools, teachers and students, is set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the River Spirit Casino.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

Welcome to 2018. The diets have begun, gym memberships are in full swing, and the focus is on health. But what about your skin? It’s the largest organ in your body and needs some TLC. Dr. Kesha Buster with VibrantSkin Dermatology and Laser offers the following tips to start the new year off right.

Summit Club’s Executive Chef William Lyle

Healthy eating is at the top of the list this new year for the Summit Club’s Executive Chef William Lyle, who unveils some of his secrets to cooking healthy and eating the right foods as part of an active lifestyle.

Get Revved Up For Fitness

“T here’s no place like home,” Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz said. Home is of course where the heart is; it’s the place we feel most comfortable. So during life, we are all always looking for homes away home where we can feel part of something and at ease. This is exactly the concept that Revved Fitness owners Kevin…

Four Fitness Trends to Ignite the New Year

It’s January and like every year, you write down your resolution to get fit. But how many years have gone by, yet you haven’t kept this resolution? Perhaps your answer lies in trying a specialized fitness trend. 


When you meet Dr. Mark Tiernan for the first time, you're sure to notice his enthusiasm for life in general and dentistry in particular. It's not just his vocation, it's his calling. This enthusiasm is especially true of his FastBraces® program.

Holland Hall Coaches Promote the Value of an Active Lifestyle

Tulsa’s Holland Hall School knows there’s much more to a good education than academics – and it involves staying active.

Mangiare e Passeggiando

If you want to stay active and burn some calories but also love food, consider visiting Venice, Italy.

The Spirit of the Season

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

Hillcrest South First Responders Appreciation Lunch

On Thursday, Oct. 19, Hillcrest South hosted a tailgate themed luncheon to honor local first responders. This second annual event was a fun gathering to show appreciation for first responders, including members of local fire and police departments and ambulance services.

Visit The Market at Walnut Creek for that special, 
last minute holiday treasure.

Looking for the perfect centerpiece for the table or wreath for the door? The Market at Walnut Creek, located at 81st and Harvard, invites you to visit their beautiful 28,000 square foot showroom decorated from head to toe in unique, one of a kind holiday decorations. For information 918.492.3500 or

Giving Spirits was held October 27 for the 
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Cain’s Ballroom was filled with Food Bank supporters who addressed the issue of hunger in our community. Honorary ambassadors were Mary and David Sherwood and Sid Smith. Patrons sampled over 80 whiskeys, attended seminars on whiskey making, enjoyed a whiskey inspired food menu prepared by Food Bank’s Executive Chef, Jeff Marlow, and desserts by Katy’s Pantry. 

December 2017 Around Town

Tulsa native, Kesha Buster, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, has launched VibrantSkin Dermatology and Laser, located at located at 11911 S. Oxford Ave. Suite 200 in Tulsa.

The Best Of Lux To You This Christmas

He makes toys. His face and voice light up when he talks about them. He wants every child to have one of those toys on Christmas morning. And he travels around delivering toys; most recently to the Toy Depot in Tulsa at 101st and Sheridan. No, I am not talking about Santa Claus at the North Pole but that would…

Introducing The Linden at Stonehaven Square

The Linden at Stonehaven Square, Tulsa’s newest assisted living and memory care community, is now open. Managed by Leisure Care, a company with more than 40 years leading the industry with its focus on hospitality, customer service, and fun, The Linden brings to the Tulsa and Broken Arrow communities a unique and refreshing approach to senior housing.

First Call

It is the holidays and you fly into Tulsa to visit your elderly mother living alone. Although you talk to her on a daily basis, you’re shocked to see how much she has declined since your last visit. But your options are limited since she is unwilling to leave Tulsa and her home as well. What can you do?

The 25th Tulsa Wedding Show

Oklahoma's largest and finest wedding show is coming to the Renaissance Hotel on Saturday, January 6th. This "Silver Anniversary" wedding show is an exciting bridal event showcasing bridal gowns, caterers, cakes, photographers, videographers, wedding venues and so much more. As you, your friends and relatives walk through the displays, you can taste the cakes and food delights from the caterers,…


It’s a feeling like no other. Something of a metamorphosis where you become part of the machine and it becomes part of you. Imagine Heaven with bucket seats, roaring yet smooth power at the tap of a pedal and the feeling of being engulfed by exquisite décor. It’s about the journey and not the destination when it comes to moving…

Sweet Tidings

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. The joyous gathering of family and friends—and food! Every family has their favorite recipes passed down from generation to generation. And every culture has its own unique traditional desserts to share during the holidays. Let's explore some sweets from around the world starting with our neighbors to the north.

Celebrate The Holidays Like A King

Oh, merry Knight, Lass, and Maiden, ye ole holidays are upon Castleton Village. The royal family has planned events for young and old alike in this season of festivities. The subjects of the king shall enjoy a medieval hayride through the castle grounds if dare partakes in the chilly December air. And for those who wish to view the thousands…

Pain Killers Don’t Always Come In A Bottle

Have you got a pain in the neck…and no not your in-laws or the next door neighbors? And yes, I know those can be real pains too. But I am talking about the actual physical pains that keep us up at night or take us away from the activities that we love doing. Most everyone out of childhood knows about…

The Warmth of a Small-Town Christmas

Families who are searching for a hometown feeling this holiday, where friends and neighbors share the spirit of the season, can find what they're looking for in the historic Victorian Village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Thankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close. And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of…

The Art of Accessorizing

The difference between an average room and an extraordinary room is all in the details! 
Accessorizing is what gives personality and soul to a home’s interior decor, yet it seems to be one of the most daunting tasks for some of our clients. People tend to have an easier time making the big decisions in interior design, such as choosing…

Inside Out Chiropractic

Tulsans looking to stay or get back on the road to good health have a new tool to help them achieve their goals. Inside Out Chiropractic, which opened June 26 at The Vineyard on Memorial, 7891 E. 108th St., offers practice members the latest in research-based chiropractic care in a caring, family-friendly environment.

Romantic Renaissance

reate your own timeless memories by hosting a romantic wedding celebration at the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion in Woodward Park. The historical beauty of the mansion will enchant your guests with opulent interiors, first class service, and beautiful rolling hills of meticulously manicured grounds. It’s the perfect setting for the couple wanting a sophisticated, traditional wedding experience.

As the Old Saying Goes …

These fine wines and many others can be found at Parkhill's Liquors & Wine South at 10018 S. Memorial and Parkhill's Warehouse Liquors & Wine at 51st and Lewis. & Fall has arrived and once again the holidays are on the horizon with entertaining for business and family to be planned. As a sommelier, it’s this time of…