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.

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…

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.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Wanting a change in your kitchen, but not sure where to start? The keen eye of an interior designer can help you discover ways to update your kitchen if you are unsure about moving forward with a full remodel. Into DIY? You can save money on the labor while working with a designer to give you tips to maximize your spaces' potential. …

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.

A Tale of Two Boutiques

 Article Sarah Soon | Photography Amber Gregg  Donna's Fashions:  Nestled in the Shops of Seville at 101st and Yale, Donna’s Fashions, owned by Donna Brollier, celebrates twenty years. 

Local Fashion and Style Influencers

 Article Kathy Slemp  “Do you know what blogs are? …. In the beginning, a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online .... you could talk about your daily life or share things you do. But, people saw an opportunity to communicate any information in a new way. So began the beautiful world of blogging,” according to FirstSiteGuide.com.  Instagram is a…

Food Styling 101 With Bluestone Steakhouse & Seafood

 Article and Photography Kathy Slemp  A hidden gem, Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood owned by Bill & Sharon Tackett, is tucked into the corner of locally owned shops on the northwest side of 101st and Sheridan. The restaurant has been located there for 4 ½ years and offers an upscale, high-end menu catering to a casual elegance atmosphere. This is the…

Nationally acclaimed Oklahoma artist Jean Richardson to show in Tulsa

 Article Louann Buhlinger  Using a palette of jewel tones and warm earthen hues, artist Jean Richardson fuses the spiritual and abstract in her paintings of horses. “The image of the horse is the perfect vehicle to express my true subjects of motion and energy,” Richardson said.  “I see the horse as a metaphor for the human spirit – unbridled, striving,…

Holding Onto Summer

 Article Gretchen Denslow | Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  As the summer dwindles and some of us prepare for back-to-school schedules and activities, let’s hang on to summer just a little bit longer. Lazier mornings, sunny afternoons, and later bedtimes are the gifts of summer. We still have time for popsicles, sunkissed skin, water shoes, and uncut hair. And sunglasses. Your…

Give Back by Adopting.

 Article Sarah Soon | Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  Cuddly, cute and a companion. Traits people look for when adopting a pet. Tulsa has several options and experts to help you adopt one of these furry creatures. Navigating the hairy world of pet adoption can be overwhelming (but so rewarding) with the volume of information, but knowing where to start and…

Coconut Cran-pagne, Breakfast Calzones and More

 Article Kirsten Holder  Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza is where it’s at this summer for tasty and unique brunch options. Located at the corner of E 91st St. and Yale Ave., Upper Crust specializes in wood fired pizzas and recently added a variety of brunch options to their already extensive menu.   

Tulsa’s Place For A Goody Two Shoes

 Article C.L. Harmon | Photography Kathy Slemp  If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, well you should have gone to Kicks for Kids where they custom measure the shoes for every child.  For over seven years, owner Amy James has been providing quality shoes for children in Tulsa at their location 81st & Harvard in the Walnut Creek…

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

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…

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…

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.   

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.”  
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?

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…

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…

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,…

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. 

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?

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.

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…

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…