A sense of place

There’s a French term that’s used to describe wines that express a distinctive character … "gout de terroir." A literal translation means the “taste of the earth.”

We are thankful

In this month of thanksgiving, we asked several Tulsa business owners what makes them grateful. The answers are both unique and universal ... in the end, it's people that make the difference. 

Gratitude guides

The Gratitude Diaries : How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

Mondo’s, a taste of Italy in Tulsa

Half a century is a long time to do something … well, do anything for that matter. In a world where so many things come and go fading away into our memories, what is it that makes some last and others not? To answer this question, why not ask a family that has done it? Perhaps it’s a secret but…

Goodness in every bite

With all the great holiday parties coming up at the end of the year, it’s good to have healthy options to offer your guests or to help you maintain the fantastic shape you’ve earned over the summer. A new restaurant called ah-Sigh-e will help you do both.

Oklahoma’s craft beer explosion

Not that long ago, the Oklahoma craft beer scene was small and almost non-existent. Revered pioneers including Choc Beer Company, Marshall Brewing and COOP helped to pave the way for the explosion of craft breweries we see today.

Cookies to make at home with the kids

Get ready to have fun with the kids while making these cute, custom-designed sugar cookies with candy decorations.

Fashion Trends

Fall fashion for 2019 transports us from more conceptual concepts to a style code paying homage to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Vogue magazine says that looks will include more refined silhouettes with skirt-cum-culottes, blazers, sharply pleated trousers, tailoring and trench coats. The key is creating coherent looks with precise cuts.

Fall Landscapes

A home landscape filled with magnificent and healthy trees is idyllic. Extended periods of extreme heat in Oklahoma can weaken trees making them more susceptible to infestations. There are steps you can take now through late fall to help your trees recover from the hot conditions, make them less susceptible to storm damage and protect their long-term health.

Tile and Stone in Your Home

Tile and stone flooring is a timeless classic. Stone flooring and walls in castles and mansions have set a standard for luxurious interior designs. The tile and stone industry has taken off in the last decade with new innovations and the latest in technology. The details with textures and color variations are remarkable.

Luxury Driving

The new and extraordinary BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design and elegance. It even allows you to prove voice commands and answers to “Hey BMW.”

Paw Patrol

Tulsa is the home to many service animals who make the lives of people better. We celebrate three very special animals who serve our community in unique ways from police work to fundraising. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or an animal is at stake,” and…

Joy for Children

As he sat there twisting an ink pen between his fingers, he began to tell the story of how enriching the lives of others is a job from which he will never retire. This Tulsa CEO is a model for business owners and leaders who strive for success beyond the bottom line. With a sense of brimming pride, this former numbers man,…

Scholarships Awarded to Children of Tulsa’s First Responders

In 2018, the members of the Tulsa Southside Rotary Club created the John Benjamin Memorial Golf tournament to honor their former member’s legacy and his dedication to the community. John was a very active Rotarian and Tulsan having served as a city councilor and founder of Langenheim Park Murrah Memorial Children's Playground at 47th Street and Harvard, and Benjamin’s Biscuit…

Family Portraits

Family portraits. Just the thought of it makes you break into a cold sweat. From figuring out what everyone will wear to getting the family jazzed about picture day.

Summer in the South

Whenever I visit adorable Beaufort, South Carolina I am quickly welcomed back into the fold. People there love the lowcountry, and are efficient with their time so that they can spend time near the water, watching sunsets and dreaming about what's possible. Many business owners, like the Lesesnes who own the gorgeous Anchorage 1770 Inn have run screaming from the…

A new STEM in Woodward Park

You have three nicely potted, thriving plants – a cactus, a marigold, and an azalea.  The question is posed to a curious group of grade school teachers, as they take in the expansive overlook of the Tulsa Rose Garden from our new vista Pavilion, “what happens if we play the shell game and replant them in each other’s pots? Live…

Dentist creates awesome experience for children

One Tulsa dentist has made it his life’s mission to help children gain optimal dental health at an early age. Dr. Charles Keithline, owner of Pediatric Dental Group (PDG), knew at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a dentist. Several years after graduating from Emory University, he decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry because, “I realized that…

Movers & Shakers

Matt Pinnell is Oklahoma’s 17th Lieutenant Governor who has recently been appointed by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to serve as Secretary of Tourism and Branding. In his role, he is developing a unified brand for the state in order to make it a Top 10 tourism destination. This year, Pinnell will announce a new state image campaign to promote Oklahoma’s…

Reimagining the Traditional Recliner

Luxe Furniture & Design, a Tulsa-based, family-owned furniture and interior design store, opened the doors of its new showroom at 106th and Memorial on March 1. The beautifully designed space includes an abundance of natural light, tall ceilings, and -- you guessed it -- gorgeous, high quality furniture and accessories that have been carefully and artistically arranged with a designer’s…

Mallets & Moonlight

We invite you to join us for Mallets & Moonlight at Mohawk Park on June 15. The event will include an Opening Ceremony featuring The Voice Contestants Alaska and Madi. The polo match set to start at 6:30 p.m., with Half-time ceremonies mid match, including a Divots and Diamonds contest sponsored by Moody’s Jewelry and traditional divot stomping. Following the…

Bringing New Growth to an Old Garden

The past is a breath exhaled into the future as a gentle breeze. It carries with it a time of yesterday yearning to be part of today. It’s as though it begs to be reborn in a new era experiencing the subtle nuances between then and now. Tulsa has many of these ragged breaths which have blown among the years and…

Women Movers & Shakers

 Teresa Knox  Entrepreneur  The restoration and renovation of Harwelden Mansion and The Church Studio is the current passion of Tulsa entrepreneur Teresa Knox. Her involvement in commercial property acquisition and historical preservation comes after many years in career and technical education. Knox is the founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. In…

Wine on the Weekends

Betsy Hendershot is a busy entrepreneur, wife, mother, local philanthropist, and Tulsa Ballet board member. She is also the proud founder of Oklahoma’s fastest growing boxed wine brand, Downward Dog Wine.

A Roof of a Lifetime

For more than 25 years, Charles Nichols, owner of Nichtech Roofing Systems, has been installing roofs which stand the test of time keeping homes warm and dry. With spring now in the air, and the high winds and hail it always brings with it, roof damage is a certainty. For those who may soon find themselves in the aftermath of Mother…

Tulsa Town Hall Celebrates its 85th Season

Since its founding in 1935, Tulsa Town Hall has hosted Oscar-, Nobel-, and Pulitzer Prize winners, scientists, composers, and former heads of State. Speakers hold the interest of an audience for a full hour of sharing that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Hungry for Change

Prairie Creek Farms is a regenerative, 80-acre farm providing grass fed beef, pastured Berkshire pork, pastured chicken, and pastured eggs to the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas. Owners, Jason Ketchum, Nate Beaulac, and Peter Prulhiere use animals to prune the pasture, heal the land, and rebuild the soil.

The Septiano Train Is Always Homeward Bound

There are many ways to describe family and fun. But in these busy times, the two don't always seem to meet in the middle. There is one Tulsa family who has figured out how to merge the two and offer that same fun to other families. In fact, this family has mixed family, fun and business into one great adventure that…

Fetch Fido a Flight

I have heard of dogs who like to ride in cars with their heads out of the windows and standing in the beds of trucks, but buying a plane ticket for one was certainly a new one. But dogs on a plane are a real thing, and it’s for a great cause. For the price of airfare, one can save…

On the Hunt for the Perfect Easter Basket Toy?

According to WalletHub, 77 % of parents make or buy their children an Easter basket and 90% will contain chocolate or candy.  Around 18 billion is spent on Easter related items with 2.6 billion on candy and 2.9 billion on gifts. To spend your billions carefully, we asked Ryan McAdams, owner of the Tulsa Toy Depot & Rocky Mountain Chocolate…

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.

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,…

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 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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.