Spring Cleaning For Your Smile!

Spring is right around the corner which means you’re getting ready to clean out the junk drawers and give away everything that doesn’t spark joy. But are you ready for your teeth cleaning too? Spring is a great time to give your dental hygienist a visit.

A Fresh Start

Governor Kevin Stitt took office January 14th, 2019. Since then, he’s hit the ground running separating the political wheat from the chaff and setting a clear vision for his cabinet members. Tulsa Lifestyle magazine caught up with him at the Capitol a few weeks into his office to discuss his plans to make Oklahoma a Top Ten state.

BOTANICAL!

With the arrival of spring and the opportunities to get outside more, the Tulsa Botanic Garden is a natural relief from our winter blues and cabin fever.  Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS, a celebration of the arrival spring offers one of the largest bulb displays in the region.  Over 100,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring bulbs are a must-see from mid-March…

Toyland Ball’s Painting a Brighter Future

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa hosted its annual Toyland Ball on January 19. This black tie gala offers an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, with a live auction. Toyland Ball is responsible for raising approximately 16% of the agency’s total operating budget each year. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon, Workshop & Book Signing The 27th annual Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon will present 13 Girl Scouts with college scholarships.   Our keynote speaker this  year is former Girl Scout, Meridith Rojas, co-founder and CEO of DigiTour Media and author of Selfie Made.   Event Details: 11:00 am., Thursday, April … Continued

“Home is where the heart is.”

It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized possessions. Home is also our community … Continued

Oral Roberts University Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend

Attendees mingled with Hall of Famers, 1978 World Series baseball players, previous coaches Bernis Duke (tennis) and Bill Brogden (golf), and current ORU athletic staff. 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are Alex ‘Chi Chi’ Gonzalez for baseball, Kevi Luper for basketball, Buddy Slemp for baseball, and Jack Whitt for Track & Field.

Lawn Health & Beauty

An outdoor maintenance plan tailored to your specific needs will give your home an inviting curb appeal that will last throughout the year. With the warmer weather and blooming spring flowers, now is the time to re-evaluate your lawns health and beauty plan.

Top Three 2019 Home Décor Trends

This is the year of going big, bold and beautiful. According to Luxe Interior Designer Michelle Harrison, 2019 is the year for trying new things in your home. Here are her top three interior design trends to try this year.

Holland Hall and Tulsa Public Schools Partner Together to Launch Tulsa Term

Tulsa Term is an immersive, experience-based high school semester in which a 12-student cohort of Holland Hall juniors and seniors and Tulsa Public Schools seniors use academic skills to explore the people and places of Tulsa and offer solutions to real problems in the city. Students were selected through an application process and will receive academic course credit in English,…

More than a Building.

Enhancing Our Common Ground, The Campaign for Holland Hall, is a recently completed, $50 million fundraising campaign to promote and support student and faculty excellence, ensure the financial future of the school, and transform Holland Hall’s physical campus. The most visible of those achievements — the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center — recently opened at the south-Tulsa…

Tulsa Stained Glass, Teaching How To Pick Up The Pieces And Put Them Together

For over 1,000 years stained glass art has been a part of the creative world. It is an art form that is like no other in the world; a decoration viewed in churches, restaurants, businesses and even some homes.  What is most interesting about stained glass is how it is used to convey a message or story. One such instance…

Art in Our City

Sometimes we have a need for adventure, to abandon our square mile, and go experience all that life has to offer. We begin searching the internet for exotic vacations, private beaches, Greek and Italian Islands, or even an African safari. But wait! Have you really seen and experienced all that your own community has to offer? I thought I would…

Uncorking the Cure for MS was a huge success!

The National MS Society held Uncorking the Cure for MS at The Mayo Hotel. Uncorking the Cure has grown into a premier Society fundraising event featuring a wine and restaurant pull, jewelry pull, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, and live entertainment.  The event raised $190,000 and had approximately 300 attendees. 

February 2019 Around Town

Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series: Platon The Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series presents Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership with Platon. *Internationally acclaimed photographer *Produced more than 20 covers for Time magazine *Colorful storyteller and human rights activist If every picture tells a story, Platon has a treasure trove of tales to share with … Continued

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Tulsa. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Tulsa area arts scene or … Continued

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Date Night With The Arts

To help out with this holiday of love, we thought of a few fun and different ideas for sweethearts this traditional month of love. It is true that candy is sweet and flowers are fine but on such a special day, perhaps something different is in order for the one you call mine. From food to fun, there is something…

Art and Architecture Combine to Create a Unique Travel Destination

Architecture as an art form has its secured its place in Oklahoma and one of the most significant examples is the Price Tower, located 45 miles north of Tulsa in Bartlesville. Designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright his signature organic style, Price Tower attracts visitors from across the U.S. on a daily basis.

X-5 Sports All Geared Up for the Future

Isn't it time to be inspired by a look that you've never seen before? This year BMW is gearing up new inspiration for 2019. Make your world a little more exciting with more horsepower than the previous generation and improved suspension with Dynamic Damper Control included making it ready to travel any terrain.

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…

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

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

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.

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…

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

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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

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…

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

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

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.