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. 

Why At-Home Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Sparkle!

 Article Dr. Mark Davis  Enter our drawing for a free professional whitening treatment by clicking the banner Ad when you visit TulsaLifestylePubs.com (valued at $99). Expires September 30th.    

September 2018 Around Town

Second Tuesday Ladies Night Out: Sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle! On the second Tuesday of each month, Tulsa Lifestyle will host an event for women who would enjoy learning about and working on a creative project. You can bring a friend or meet others and mingle with some of the staff from Tulsa Lifestyle. The first … Continued

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…

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…

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,…

Children’s bookstore favorites bring new animal friends to life

 Article and Photography Kelly Brown -Elly Photography  We often think of them as childhood friends, not just characters in our childhood books: Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, Charlotte and Wilbur. Beloved literary animals, after all, often showed us how to be better people. The 3,000-plus volumes at the Tulsa Toy Depot, 10114 S. Sheridan Road, feature plenty of other great animal…

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…

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

August 2018 Around Town

2019 BMW’s Now Available at BMW of Tulsa Test Drives are Free! Highlights: BMW introduces the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe. The coupe makes its return to the U.S. after 20 years and writes a new chapter in the luxury sports coupe’s story of outstanding performance, beautiful design and state of the art technology. … Continued

Broken Arrow Opens Rose West Dog Park

Broken Arrow has a beautiful new dog park with lots of room for our furry friends to play. The park is located at 4751 West New Orleans Street (101st & Garnett) and the hours are dawn to dusk and closed Wednesdays. The park includes; bathrooms for humans and poop bag stations for the pups, seating and tables, and … Continued

Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes was June 16-24 and featured over 150 homes. There was one beautiful home after another that were all sizes and prices presented by numerous builders in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. We toured 3 various priced homes in the Broken Arrow area. All had gorgeous detail, great layouts, and depending on what you're … Continued

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…

Living More Outdoors

 Article Kelly Brown | Photography Kelly Brown/Elly Photography  Creating the perfect space for backyard fun always starts with a basic question, says Tom’s Outdoor Living project manager Eric Hightower.  How do you want to use it?

Hot Spots for Cold Treats

 Article Kelly Brown | Photography Kelly Brown/Elly Photography  Not even the shade provides respite when July brings the heat in Tulsa. But when you can chill with these frozen treats, who cares? With gourmet popsicles, ice cream cakes, make-your-own ice cream sandwiches, shaved ice and rich gelato, these local shops offer some sweet ways to help you keep your cool all summer…

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

July 2018 Around Town

2018 SENIOR SAFETY AND LIFESTYLE FAIR Join LIFE Senior Services and the Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for this free fair for older, independent adults and their families on July 24 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square.  The primary focus is health and safety, active aging and maintaining independence as long as possible. Enjoy activities including … Continued

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.   

Best Wood-Fired Pizza in Town!

 Article Kirsten Holder  Upper Crust  9110 S Yale Ave

A New Vision

 Article Tania Cartwright, Allied ASID, LS | Photography Kelly Brown    Remodeling or building? Visions tile and stone, inc. has a beautiful new showroom you must check out! They carry many exclusives lines you won’t see anywhere else in Tulsa, so you are sure to find a unique tile or natural stone to inspire, design or complete your project.

The Modern Man Cave

Article Tamara Noel, Luxe Furniture & Design | Photography Sarah Baker Photography

Tulsa’s Music Man: The Man You Didn’t Know You Knew

 Article C.L. Harmon | Photography Photos by Little Wing Productions  Oklahoma is full of amazing and incredible people. They are from all walks of life and though may have different ethnicities, backgrounds, religious and political affiliations, etc. they share a commonality… passion. One such person is the owner of Little Wing Productions Larry Shaeffer of Tulsa. Below are three excerpts,…

We appreciate the Men of Tulsa

Man: One of the definitions on merriam-webster.com 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

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

Holland Hall School hosted Beam Signing Event on March 29

More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and donors wrote their name or encouraging words on a designated beam of the new A.R. & Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness center. “Knowing their name is on the beam that is a building block for the future of education and wellness…is something to be proud of,” said JP Culley, … Continued

NichTech Has The Niche In Metal Roofing

 Article C.L. Harmon  Nichtech Roofing  Charles Nichols Provides Storm Proof Roofing To Tulsa

Happy Hour “with Tom”

Tom’s Outdoor Living hosted a gathering at Tulsa Garden Center’s Linnaeus Gardens on May 3rd. Barry Jarvis grilled amazing appetizers, American Solera’s Chase Healey provided beverages and everyone had an enjoyable evening while guitarist Travis Kidd performed. Tom Butchko, Jr. says, “Our clients are family, and this is one way we strengthen community and encourage everyone … 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…

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

May 2018 Around Town

TULSA TOWN HALL SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Tulsa Town Hall’s 2018-19 season subscriptions are now available! The Oct. 5, 2018 speaker is Mexico’s former president and humanitarian Vicente Fox. The Nov. 16, 2018 speaker is american Neuroscientist specializing in Alzheimer issues, Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice. On Feb. 1, 2019, TTH speaker is CBS foreign affairs … Continued

Street School’s Street Party Raises $335K

Over 400 people were on hand participating in the live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull and dancing to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings.   Money raised supports Street School which provides therapeutic counseling and educational support for at-risk students in grades 9 through 12 wanting to overcome the odds … Continued

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala “Let’s Make Tomorrow’s Headlines Happen Today”

A “night dedicated to the hope that we can make tomorrow’s headlines happen today! Let’s celebrate our sponsors and their commitment to the Tulsa community… ” “By supporting the Association, we strike an important balance — supporting families at the local level…and simultaneously seeking a cure by supporting cutting-edge medical research.” Teri and Marc Maun, … Continued

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

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

LIFE Senior Services’ gala event Puttin’ on the Dog (POD).

Held February 22 at the Cox Business Center, this premier event fuels the organization's mission of promoting and preserving independence for seniors. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Visit LifeSeniorServices.org to learn more about Live Senior Services, to find out how you can help and to view the 2018 Sponsors. Photography by John Bivens Images.

Toyland Ball 2018

The Parent Child Center's Toyland Ball, held on January 20, 2018 at the Cox Business Center, was a huge success and fun was had by all. 
Photography by Francine's Photography.

PCCT Patron Party

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa's Patron Party is a celebration of the successes of the Toyland Ball. PCCT Board and staff members come together with style to thank the patrons and sponsors of the event. Photography by Francine’s Photography.

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…