All you need is love … and art

February is the month we focus on artistry including making, collecting, admiring and learning. We love art because it gives us a glimpse into someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. We like to look at and listen to art that makes … Continued

Seeing your way clear to achieving new goals in 2020

Five, four, three, two, one … go! It’s a new year. As we begin 2020, some of us may be setting goals for what we want our future selves to feel and look like. January is a time to cleanse, start fresh and create a plan for the year.   In the process of setting … Continued

The magic of tradition during the holidays

December in Tulsa is special. It’s the beginning of winter and a month full of celebrations with the sharing of gifts. It’s also the month we look back fondly over the past year and kiss the memories of yesterday goodbye in preparation for the new year. In anticipation of Christmas, many parents take their holiday-dressed … Continued

Finding the lightness of gratitude

Thanksgiving brings with it the reminder to thoughtfully count blessings and share appreciation for those we love. We find that in doing so, we feel uplifted and those we share our gratitude with feel the same way. Perhaps that’s why gatherings for Thanksgiving are so much fun. Everyone is lifted up by statements of thankfulness … Continued

Celebrating food, drink and life

The month of October brings cooler weather in Oklahoma and an array of outdoor festivals from the Tulsa State Fair to Oktoberfest. In each one of our celebrations with friends and family, good food and drink is a key element.   Recently, my family surprised me with a birthday dinner at Polo Grill in Utica … Continued

September is About Style

September is a transitional month signifying fresh starts and new beginnings. It is also one of the most anticipated times for fashion with a first look at style trends and predictions for the upcoming year. Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said, “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is … Continued

Focusing on Family

For many of us, August is a significant turning point in the calendar year. The freedom of summer is drawing to a close and school bells will be ringing very soon. While the relaxed days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued


Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16 but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

Wonderful Women

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration … Continued

Happy spring, Tulsa!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Tulsa Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on … 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

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

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

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


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

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

August: The Best of Both Worlds

There are a coupe of weeks left to enjoy family reunions, vacations, and road trips. The lazy days of summer are winding down as you check off the activities and places to go… or count the days left of not having homework, school activities and just relaxing. Then somehow there is a whirlwind of activity; new clothes, new … Continued

Travel or Staycation?

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –H. Jackson Brown, J I remember my mom packing up the big … Continued

We appreciate the Men of Tulsa

Man: One of the definitions on is “one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood (such as courage, strength, and vigor). I believe this along with other qualities is what most of us think about when we think of the men who have made a positive difference in our lives. In … Continued

Celebrating Women

MAY IS A TIME OF CELEBRATIONS. Graduations, weddings, festival season and warm weather bring out the best in food and drink, music, traditions, art, and sporting events and activities giving everyone a reason to get out and have fun. Check the local venues for concerts featuring the likes of Justin Timberlake and Loretta Lynn. Games … Continued

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

A worker at A New Leaf greets Marketing Director Kevin Harper in one of the non-profit's greenhouses.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

If You Can Read This, 
Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and all of our adventures and fun in July, this summer has already been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school…

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Dive into the pages of any good adventure book—or into the screen of a movie at the local theater—and you’ll quickly be immersed in captivating stories. You’ll be pulled into worlds of wizards fighting dark magic, pirates trying to seize control of ghost ships, a quest for revenge on a whale, a 1,100-mile hike for self-discovery and healing, the visit…

Fond Memories

I love June. Looking back, June was the month when school ended and summer happened. I always had these grand ideas of the great adventures that would take place over the next couple of months. It was as if time stopped and life began. Summers were the longest months and by the time school started up, I was ready to…

Here’s to Strong Women

Washington Irving, the 19th-century American author known for stories such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow once wrote: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,…

Spring in Tulsa

The weather is beautiful and blooming flowers and trees abound by homes, businesses and places of interest that are fun to visit like the Tulsa Botanic Garden, Philbrook, Gilcrease, Woodward Park and many of the other picturesque places in town.

Spring Fever

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective Spring Marches in on the 20th and there is something about it that…

The Facts of Love

Is falling in love based upon chance or is there a science to it? Research suggests that people at the same level of attractiveness are more likely to end up together. This theory, known as the Matching Hypothesis, says that people are more attracted to those that are equally socially desirable.

The 5 Second Rule

I am a collector of motivational sayings. Usually, these snippets of brilliance are found on Facebook or Instagram. I keep the collection on my computer desktop for quick and frequent viewing. Some of my favorites include:

Dear Santa,

It’s been a wonderful year. First I want to tell you what I’m thankful for. Then I’ll ask for some big presents to come our way on Christmas morning. I’m thankful for friends and family who keep a smile on my face every day. I’m happy to have celebrated their achievements this year including two graduations, three new jobs and…

The Joyfulness of November

I love this time of year. November is a magical month for many reasons. The beauty of the changing landscape with leaves blowing into jump-worthy piles. The cool, crisp air giving a lightness to the days and apricot-gold sunsets bringing on ever-longer nights. This is the time of sweet anticipation. The time we plan and prepare for holiday gatherings of…


Fall is always an exciting time in Tulsa as the weather cools down and the outdoors beckons us with football games, cool breezes, pumpkin patches and Oktoberfest. Memories are made when you embrace the events going on around town. Looking back it was always a big deal to load up the van and take the kids to pick out their…

Man’s Best Friend

I've had dogs my entire adult life and the first little Scotty led to the addition of another Scotty and then ohhh, that cute little puppy that someone brought to work just had to come home with me. It was a mix of brown lab and pit bull. Cocoa. Honestly I never heard of a pit until I moved to…

Put a Book in Your Hand and a Smile on Your Face

August brings a rush of excitement as children, teens and adults gear up for the season of going back to school. This may be the year that your student has a special teacher that will make a positive impact changing the way they see the world, view learning or decide on a career path. It could also be the year…

Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness covers a multitude of subjects. It is also a topic that nags in the back of your mind like the extra five pounds you have to loose or the craving for some extra calories that you can't shake. 

We've teamed up to bring you stories from the various sectors of life that affect your health and well…

Men of Tulsa

Men play a vital role in our lives. From building communities and important relationships to being role models for young people and
an inspiration to others, men can make positive things happen. The
Men of Tulsa are all around you; your brother, your co-worker, your
friend, your dad. Since Father’s Day is in June, we tend to reflect upon the men that have…


May is a busy month; finals, graduations, and end of school year parties. In the Tulsa area there are multiple festivals and activities to mark the beginning of summer with Mayfest, Hop Jam, Rooster Days, BBQ n’ Blues and even the Food Truck Festival to name a few. The days are busy and full of fun but it’s also nice…

Back to Nature

Spring is in the air and the outdoors beckons us to enjoy all that nature has to offer. The warmth of the sun encourages new plantings to sprout, mama birds are teaching their young to fly and we are encouraged to plant flowers, take walks, or adventurously take a road trip to visit a land of the unknown.  The April…

The Arts

This Tulsa Lifestyle art issue celebrates the incredible creative talent, artistic happenings and resources available in the Tulsa Metro area. As children, our imaginations soar and we are inspired with costumes for play acting, crayons and finger paints to create masterpieces, toy guitars and microphones for the making of a rock star and even building a fort in the living…

Enjoy the Season of February

Food and Romance. If you were to ask a number of people what romance was, you would receive a number a various replies. We all have our perception and all of them are correct. Romance defined is a 'feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love' or 'a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.' It's…

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

2016! In a personal finance class in college way back in the 70s, the teacher gave us the assignment of writing down our goals and where we would like to be in 10 years and 20 years along with the plan on how to achieve those goals. I made my goals, wrote down the plan and kept it visible like…