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…

Umbria and All That Jazz

What traveler could resist falling in love with spectacular scenery, outrageously delicious food and warm-hearted people? Venice, Florence and Rome are must-sees for any first-timer to Italy, but there is so much more. Equidistant from Florence and Rome is an extraordinary assortment of historic and enchanting hill towns in Italy’s “green heart” — Umbria.

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…

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…

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…

Pool House Project

The Tom’s Design team met with the Hurst family right before the Home and Garden Show this last March to discuss their need for a pool house in their back yard. The property already had a nice outdoor kitchen area and a nice large pool. The only thing missing was a pool house where guests could come and relax and…

Say It With Fashion

How it all began... Last year my husband, one of the founders of our company, wrote a “napkin note” in our son’s lunch box. Holden doesn’t get notes every day, because quite frankly I forget. But sometimes he gets lucky. That day his dad decided to take over, and hit it out of the park with this note. So much…

Making a Splash

It wasn’t long ago that the Thornton YMCA in Tulsa, Oklahoma wasn’t much to look at. Built in 1968, adjacent to a large county park located in the heart of residential Tulsa, the Thornton YMCA was once a thriving family fitness center. However, the many years of use and the changing nature of both fitness and family recreation over the…

Go Back to School

Summer is over and it's back to school for the kids. But what about us? Going back to school to learn a new skill could actually be fun. Luckily, continuing education and leisure classes abound in our town. Do you want to hone your cake decorating skills? Or finally learn to fly?

Prepare for a Successful School Year

So long summertime! It's time to get back to school. Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement. It's fun buying new clothes, picking out school supplies, and calling friends to see if they are in the same class. But it can also be a time of great anxiety. Ramping up for the hectic and fast…

Summer’s Almost Over

New shoes, new clothes or uniforms, notebooks, pens, pencils … what about the BEST confidence builder … A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILE! Nothing builds self-esteem like being able to smile with confidence. The wardrobe is important with the latest styles, but “the look” can be dashed with an unhealthy, unattractive smile.

The Changing Landscape of College Admissions

Something I’ve observed after two decades in education is that very little of a student’s time truly belongs to them. They are juggling assignments, extra-curricular activities, family time, community service, jobs … well you get the point. Add to that the pressure of preparing for and applying to college and you have the makings of a highly stressed household. The…

Take a Hike!

Caitlin Eversole is a lifelong nature lover. She loves to hike, kayak, and scuba dive. As a Naturalist, her career affords her the opportunity to travel the country advancing conservation and managing the demands on natural resources.

Fiberlicious Crafting

Ever get an itch to knit your own sweater or crochet your own blanket? That’s the question Lori Hall, the owner of Get Stitchin’, wants to facilitate. She welcomes crafters of all levels to her store, especially for fellowship and instruction. Hall became immersed in the crafting community after purchasing a craft store from a prior owner. She placed her…

Biscuit Acres

They work hard for you, after all -- guarding your house from squirrels, retrieving balls, enduring the affection of small children or just being there to cheer you up after a bad day. For most dogs there’s no such thing as a weekend getaway to escape from it all. But Biscuit Acres in south Tulsa is the next best thing.…

El Tequila Privado

"In Mexico, tequila is our passion," says Federico "Fede" Vaughan, co-owner of Código 1530. Vaughan, along with co-owner Ron Snyder, investor George Strait and wife Norma, and Creative Director Betsy Heneghan, recently introduced the brand to Tulsa at a private party in the home of Greg and Brandy Laird. What started as an idea on the golf course between friends…

The Sport of Kings

The sport of polo has been a part of Tulsa’s history since the 1930s. When Southern Hills Country Club was built, it included a polo field for private matches. Known as the “Sport of Kings” the fast-paced game caught the attention of well-known Tulsa business man John T. Oxley. At the age of 46, Mr. Oxley took up the sport…

Party with a Purpose

My wife, from time to time, starts a sentence with "I've been working on something." This is usually a good thing. In the past this has meant a trip to Maine to become a lobster fisherman for a day or driving a NASCAR at 165 miles an hour around the Texas Motor Speedway. But this time it was something totally…

In The Market

A lot of little girls like playing princess, tea parties with stuffed animals and dressing up. Emma Sitton liked to dress rooms. Emma, now General Manager of The Market at Walnut Creek at 81st and Harvard, has used her passion over the past year to bring designers, decorators and entrepreneurs together. The Market is home to over 100 locally-owned showrooms…

Trail Blazer

Wendy Drummond is a woman on a mission. Her single obstacle? There are only 24 hours in a day. Drummond has a diverse and busy professional life and wears several hats in many different businesses. As a principal owner of Blue Sky Bank, she has a heart for entrepreneurs, which led to a branch location at the Boxyard in downtown…

Urban Couture

Urban Couture is the kind of clothing store that you’ll want to visit again and again. It has a cool vibe that showcases the latest fun and casual clothing trends for women. The shop is managed by Abby Emmert and located in The Vineyard at 106th and Memorial.

Strong Women

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” This statement by philanthropist Melinda Gates aptly describes the following six individuals who are making a difference in the fabric of Tulsa. These strong women hold positions ranging from business owner to educator, community organizer to book author - and the impact of their work is staggering.

A Place of Hope

Tulsa is a wonderful place to grow up, but one out of 15 children are faced with abuse and neglect. The good people at the Child Abuse Network (CAN), led by Interim Executive Director Rose Turner, bring hope and intervention services to those children and their families. The organization was created to centralize services including forensic interviews, medical care and…

Architecture & Design and the Power of Film

Tulsa is perhaps most beautiful when late afternoon sun bathes the city in honeyed light. Every line and surface is elevated to something extraordinary. Or so it seems when you love a place. Rising dramatically along the gentle curve of a river, Tulsa possesses a power to draw an emotional response. Stories of fortunes, won and lost, are told by…

Pet Anesthesia Safety

Dr. McNamara graduated from Oklahoma State University Veterinary School in 1996 and began working for the Animal Emergency Center in Tulsa in the spring of 1997. He has served as the medical director since 1999. Dr. McNamara enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, but has a special love for trauma related surgery. He is an active member…

Updating Your Home Décor for Spring

Spring is a time to refresh and rejuvenate. No better way to feel recharged than to redecorate the environment you live in, sleep in, work in, or entertain in. Just like having a new wardrobe can make you feel like a whole new person, so can your surroundings. I would like to share some of my favorite recent projects and…

Where Kitchen and Bath Designer’s Go To Get Inspired

Many homeowners rely on HGTV for news on the latest trends and products, but have you ever wondered where the designers go? It’s KBIS, the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show which just recently wrapped up its 36th appearance this January in Orlando.

40 Years at Everyone’s Place

This month Tulsa marks four decades since “Fanfare for the Common Man,” performed on opening night at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, heralded a new era for the arts. In the years following, the PAC became an anchor attraction for downtown when there was little else to draw people to the city center at night or on weekends. Chapman Music…

Tips from the “Gardener Guy™”

Paul James is the television host of “In the Garden” which airs Saturday mornings on KJRH. Many of us know this hometown boy as “The Gardener Guy®” from the HGTV show called Gardening by the Yard which aired for 19 seasons. Scenes for his show were often filmed in his own backyard as well as Southwood Landscape and Garden Center…

Tulsa Violin Shop

When walking through the doors of Tulsa Violin shop you are immediately transported to another world full of warmly-hued maple and spruce stringed instruments. Basses and cellos are positioned in line like dutiful soldiers while violins and violas hang en masse from the ceiling. And, one-of-a-kind bows hang in the window just waiting for a musician to come in and…

Advancements with a Traditional Touch

Mark D. Tiernan, D.M.D., discovered a surprising passion for dentistry at an early age. He grew up in the small town of Noblesville, Indiana, where word of people’s achievements spread quickly through the community. AAA sponsored a contest that challenged students to create posters illustrating safety, and Tiernan won while he was in second grade. By the time he was…

Honey Farming & Bee Ranching

Five years ago, Michael Roark, Jr., was working as a project manager and bartender when he decided to make a change in his life. Ever the entrepreneur, Michael decided to become a honey farmer several years later and soon the rest of the family joined in creating Roark Acres Honey Farms.

Stay on Track

We all know how New Year’s Resolutions go. Come January 1, we’re all about it. We’re eating healthy, joining the mass quantities of gym-goers everyday after work and convince ourselves we’ll finally stick with it this time. As the months go by, it gets harder and harder to stay motivated, but this health and fitness gear is so cool you…

Tulsa’s New Mayor – G.T. Bynum

This year Tulsa welcomes a new mayor at the helm who is generating a fresh attitude of community spirit and cooperation. Mayor G.T. Bynum was sworn in as Tulsa’s 40th mayor this past December after serving more than eight years as a city councilor representing District #9. “Being Tulsa’s Mayor is my dream job,” says Major Bynum. “I ran because…

New Body for a New Year

Imagine knowing whether you’re burning calories or storing them? Whether you should eat more fruit or less? DNA testing enables SlimGENEration to map the exact percentage of carbs, fats, protein and nutrients your body requires.

What does it mean to be Gifted?

Imagine you have to run a race. 
But there are a few other things you have to know before you hear the shotgun start. This race is for endurance, not speed. There lies no track so you don't know the way. 
No one to tell you where to go....plus there are unidentified land mines you have to run around. Now,…

Meant to Be

Bixby couple Bobby Zigmont and Sharon Phillips Zigmont were always destined for each other. But it took 16 years to get there. obby, a Bixby police officer, and Sharon, a FOX23 news reporter, met in their teens. She was a senior at Jenks High School and he was the older college guy...who was dating her best friend.

Happy Hanukkah!

Often referred to as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight day celebration that begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (a date that falls anywhere from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar). This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 24th and lasts until January 1st.

Homes for the Holidays

The approaching holidays bring a special lightness and feeling of anticipation to Tulsans. You can see in their smiles that Christmas is coming. Soon, family and friends will be visiting and now is the time to decorate with festive holiday trimmings. For inspiration, many Tulsans participate in the annual Cascia Hall Christmas Walk – a tour of four homes in…

The Perfect Party Guest

‘Tis the season for falling leaves, warm sweaters, and festive gatherings. It’s officially party season. And whether it’s a birthday party, Thanksgiving dinner, or girls-night-out affair, the perfectly polite party guest always brings a small token of thanks.

A Dream Home for the Holidays

As the holidays near, many of us dream of the perfect family home that would welcome family and friends and embrace them with the warmth of the holidays. There is a luxurious home in south Tulsa that just might fit the bill. The exclusive gated neighborhood includes plenty to keep energetic family members busy with a putting green and basketball…

Booming Breweries

What’s a growler? A familiar sight at many breweries are the dark-brown glass jugs known as growlers. Though there’s conflicting reports of how growlers became a tradition, one oft-repeated possibility suggests the name came from the sound of carbonation escaping the lid.

Full Service for Four Seasons

Tom’s Outdoor Living is not your average lawn service. There is a reason their customers are proud to say, “I’m with Tom.” Keeping our outdoor spaces looking beautiful can be extremely time consuming. Tom’s offers total outdoor home or business maintenance, throughout all four seasons. Whether your space includes a pond, irrigation, or lighting, they take the headache out of…

Wunderbar Oktoberfest Tulsa

With the arrival of October’s clean, crisp breezes, you know it’s time to dust of your Tyrolean hat and dance your way over to Tulsa’s Linde Oktoberfest. This event attracts more than 55,000 visitors in four days. In fact, the festival is ranked as a Top 10 Oktoberfest in the US by USAToday.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Marks 40th Year

Welcome to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s 40th Anniversary Season! The year ahead is shaping up to provide a record number of events, and also offers an exceptional selection of arts and entertainment for every taste and age group.

Selecting The Best Dog For You

Author Julie L. Mueller, Owner of Aurora Kennel in Tulsa, has been a professional groomer for 50 years, along with breeding and showing top winning dogs, including rescue and human work. Pure-bred dog, mixed breed dog, rescue dog, shelter dog, or the one that finds you? Are you picking a dog from the looks, size, what the children want, or…

46 Years of Caring for Pets

The Dr. D.C. Smith Endowment Scholarship is awarded to two full-time veterinary students at OSU each year, with the recipients determined by a scholarship committee. In 2016 the award was $3,000 per student, however, the amount given varies each year based on how much money is available.