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 StittForGovernor.com

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. 

FastBraces®

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 TheMarketTulsa.com.

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 TAKES DRIVE TO SERVICE LUXURY

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

C
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. ParkhillSouthTulsa.com & ParkhillsLiquor.com 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…

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

As the bright and sparkling sunny days of summer transition into the cool and colorful days of fall, I look forward to getting ready for the holidays. One of stops is the annual Cascia Christmas Walk - a tour of four homes in Midtown Tulsa decorated for the holidays by local florists and designers.

A New Catering Option for Tulsa

Thank you to Jon Dittmer for the beautiful photo used for the Crushed Red story in the October 2017 issue. St. Louis based Crushed Red has just arrived on the scene in Tulsa with its exciting menu of chopped-to-order-salads and hand-stretched, whole grain pizzas. Equally exciting is Crushed Red’s Urban Crafted Catering which brings all their healthful, sustainable and craveable…

Animal Emergency Center

It’s late and you are preparing for bed. Then you realize that your best friend, who is always at your feet while you go through your nightly bedtime ritual, is missing. You call out your friend’s name but only silence returns. A slight curiosity quickly turns into concern as you know this is not normal. Walking through the house, your…

Umbria and All That Jazz

What traveler could resist falling in love with spectacular scenery, outrageously delicious food and warm-hearted people?

November 2017 Around Town

Outstanding philanthropic leaders were announced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Eastern Oklahoma Chapter. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Chair Michelle Reagor said, “It is a privilege to reveal the names of those who we will honor for making our community a better place to live, work, and play.” Honorees will be recognized on Friday, November 3, 2017, during AFP’s…

October 2017 Around Town

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play; Life is a Cabaret, old Chum, Come to the Cabaret! Join Oklahoma Alliance for Animals on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Southern Hills Country Club for a special evening with NYC MAC award winners, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler for the 12th annual Fur Ball Gala, “Tails…

Willkommen Bei Oktoberfest

Modeled after THE Munich Oktoberfest, Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa brings the best of Bavarian culture to Tulsa October 19-22 at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Named a Top Ten Oktoberfest by USA Today and Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, Linde Oktoberfest features 40,000 square feet of decorated entertainment and bier Zelts (tents), with more than 80 bier selections, authentic…

Are You A Frequent Smiler?

Are you a frequent smiler? People tell me I am! You may be one too! Smiling is simple. It’s innate. It’s universal. And it’s social. Smiling is something we can easily share with each other. According to a study conducted by one market research firm, only 30 percent of adults smile more than 20 times a day, while some people…

October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

The changing of the colors from vibrant, summery greens to autumnal yellows, rusty oranges and dark reds. The shorter days spent at school and outside and the cooled-off weather after those dreaded dog days of summer.

Revamp Your Home for the Holidays

It’s not too late to make easy changes before your Holiday guests arrive. These simple updates will make your home feel fresh without remodeling. Want to add life to your walls but not ready to completely repaint? Create an accent wall with paint or wallpaper. Bold navy or rich emerald green complement many color schemes but also add warmth and…

The Pure, Intense Color of John Hammer

When you first see a John Hammer painting, it’s normally the character in the piece that draws you in. After looking at it for a bit longer, you may realize it’s the bright, unconventional colors that makes the painting special. Hammer is a Pop Impressionist. His portraits of real and fictitious people run the gamut from Woody Guthrie, Will Rogers,…

The New, Modern Parkhill Liquor & Wines…

Thanks in part to Oklahoma’s evolving liquor laws, many of the area’s liquor stores are relatively young compared to other local businesses. Parkhill’s Liquor & Wines is a major exception to that trend. Since 1963, a loyal following has turned to the family’s business at the Fikes Shopping Center at 51st and Lewis for after-dinner cocktails and celebratory libations. It’s…

Crushed Red

Crushed Red, the restaurant that is known for chopped-to-order salads and artisan-crafted whole-grain pizzas, is opening its tenth location, and first in Oklahoma, on Friday, September 29, in Tulsa. The new restaurant will be situated at 1525 E 15th Street in the Cherry Street restaurant district.

It Makes Me A Jolly Good Fellow

Every year as the first twinge of Autumn slides in off the back of summer, that cool brisk air brings about a buzz of memories. Actually, now that I think about, it’s the buzz that I remember most from those early Fall evenings of my youth. And yes…I am talking about the buzz that beer lovers know all too well.…

Living On Tulsa Time Taste

From her beautiful, glowing, dancing body to her frosty demeanor that tickles our lips, she is a handful to be held. Perhaps she is dark and exotic with a twinge of boldness. Or maybe she is lite, blonde and smooth in her move with a flowing golden body. Whatever one’s taste may be, she is sought after by young and…

What’s Your Style?

As September comes and the change of weather approaches, so comes one of the essential issues of the season: the fashion issue. Fashion: a—a prevailing custom, usage or style; b (1)—the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time; (2)—a garment in such a style.

Biscuit Acres renamed Benjamin’s Biscuit Acres 
 to honor John Benjamin

In a surprise presentation at Saint Simeons, Fellow Southside Rotary Club members, the Biscuit Acres Volunteer Association and key members of the City of Tulsa Parks Department presented John Benjamin with a banner depicting the new sign to be placed at the entrance of the Biscuit Acres Dog Park renaming the Park in his honor.

September 2017 Around Town

Highly decorated American astronaut Captain Mark Kelly commanded the space shuttles Endeavor and Discovery and visited the International Space Station four times. He also partnered with his identical twin brother, astronaut Scott Kelly, in a historic yearlong NASA study on how space affects the human body. Mark Kelly is now a space and aviation contributor for NBC News and MSNBC.…

Oklahoma 
Fashion 
Initiative

“Our goal with Runway Tulsa is fairly simple,” says the show’s Executive Producer Jon Terry. “We’re bringing a fashion show to Tulsa meant to entertain, impress and inspire.” Terry is saying a lot in that short description. Runway Tulsa is the public face of Oklahoma Fashion Initiative, a nonprofit organization established to create, foster and promote Oklahoma's fashion industry. With…

A Modern Day Fountain of Youth

When discussing facial injectables with people who come in to our office, the conversation usually starts with two questions: What exactly are injectables, and, what are their uses? The two main groups of injectables are botulinum toxins and dermal fillers. The line between botulinum toxins (the most well-known brand is Botox) and dermal fillers can sometimes seem blurred, so here…

Weight Loss Secrets

We've all tried fad diets to lose weight. Maybe it's for a big event like a class reunion or a milestone birthday, or simply because the doctor says, "yes, it's time." Whether it's Atkins or Paleo, or even the lollipop or cabbage soup diet, each one promises a way to shed some extra pounds. And guess what? It works! For…