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…

Summer

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

July 2019 Around Town

Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair LIFE Senior Services and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Safety Unit are hosting the 2019 Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair, July 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. There is free parking and shuttles will be available. The event is free and open to the … Continued

The Route 66 Gurney Tourney Raised over $35,000 for Families in Need

“No Place like Home” was the theme of Hospitality House of Tulsa’s Route 66 Gurney Tourney race. Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care in Tulsa. Event Chairs for the 2019 Gurney Tourney were Michael and Angela Yelich, owners of Mattress … Continued

Hillcrest South Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Hillcrest South celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday, May 3, 2019. Gary Beatie has volunteered with Hillcrest South for 20 years and was the hospital's first patient. 

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…

Summer Heat International Dance Festival

Choregus Productions seeks to bridge the gap between popular culture and the classical performing arts. Choregus Productions is known as one of the leading presenters of contemporary dance in the United States. In the summer of 2016 Choregus Productions began the Summer Heat International Dance Festival, an annual event highlighting contemporary dance companies in performances and educational opportunities for the community…

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…

Life’s Little Hiccups

Life is hectic and an unplanned medical issue can throw your usual busy life into over drive. In-home nursing services for the elderly are available, but what about a spouse, child—or yourself? 

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

June 2019 Around Town

Lilly Pulitzer now at Donna’s Fashions You can now shop for Lilly Pulitzer exclusively at Donna’s Fashions, in The Shops of Seville at 101st & Yale,  the only Oklahoma boutique carrying Lilly Pulitzer.  For generations, Lilly Pulitzer has come to represent the resort lifestyle for women of all ages, stages and sunny destinations. Lilly Pulitzer is for you if your … Continued

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Week of the Young Child

Holland Hall worked in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to host “Week of the Young Child,” a celebration of the youngest learners. The week-long event, held April 9-12, featured themed days spotlighting early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.

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…

Summer Fashion Preview

 Bring on the Heat  1. Tommy Bahama: Donna’s is a Top 100 location for this stunning tropical collection featuring Tommy Bahama!   2. Karen Kane: A favorite designer for our Oklahoma climate, the effortless styles from this California designer are must-haves at Donna’s! 

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…

Sheltered from the Storm

Each year, tornadoes and extreme windstorms endanger lives and cause millions of dollars of property damage. Most homes, even new ones constructed according to current building codes, do not provide adequate protection for families seeking cover from these events.

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

May 2019 Around Town

Cope with Grief Seminar Scheduled Facing the loss of someone that is close to your heart is one of the hardest and most difficult challenges a person might face in their life.  Assistance from family-members and/or friends sometimes is just not enough for a person to be able to cope with the pain and the … Continued

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.

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

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.

A Stellar Dessert Option

 Restaurante Delicatum     Tucked into the backstreets of Braga, Portugal, where only locals venture, you’ll find Delicatum. 

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…

Eye Candy Eyewear

Glasses are a representation of your style. Your glasses should represent you in design, color, and feeling. Glasses are often made from Italian acetate, which is beautiful and soft, and titanium, which is strong and elegant. But artisans are using many natural elements as well; stainless steel, stone, granite, seashell, walnut, elm, pine cone, leather, and horn. These natural products…

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

April 2019 Around Town

Hospice of Green Country’s 8th Annual Oysters & Ale Freshly shucked oysters, nestled in beds of ice – 3,500 of them, paired beautifully with finely crafted beer from Oklahoma breweries – this is the simple concept of Hospice of Green Country’s 8th Annual Oysters & Ale held in partnership with Executive Chef Tim Richards of Bin35Bistro.  This … Continued

Night of Dreams Gala

The second annual Night of Dreams gala was held on hosted on Thursday, February 21, to raise critical funds for the Tulsa Dream Center. The gala raised financial support for the LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) program, an after school and summer reading program for at-risk youth in north Tulsa.

The 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala

The Oklahoma Chapter touched 62,000 Oklahoma families last year with education, help and hope through their 24/7 Helpline, family counseling sessions and over 100 support groups. Premier Presenting Sponsors: The Biolchini Family, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Case & Associates, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Ruth Nelson Family Foundation, Herman G. Kaiser Foundation, Senior Star, The Anne & … Continued

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…

Spring Cleaning For Your Smile!

Spring is right around the corner which means you’re getting ready to clean out the junk drawers and give away everything that doesn’t spark joy. But are you ready for your teeth cleaning too? Spring is a great time to give your dental hygienist a visit.

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.

BOTANICAL!

With the arrival of spring and the opportunities to get outside more, the Tulsa Botanic Garden is a natural relief from our winter blues and cabin fever.  Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS, a celebration of the arrival spring offers one of the largest bulb displays in the region.  Over 100,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring bulbs are a must-see from mid-March…

“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

March 2019 Around Town

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon, Workshop & Book Signing The 27th annual Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon will present 13 Girl Scouts with college scholarships.   Our keynote speaker this  year is former Girl Scout, Meridith Rojas, co-founder and CEO of DigiTour Media and author of Selfie Made.   Event Details: 11:00 am., Thursday, April … Continued

Toyland Ball’s Painting a Brighter Future

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa hosted its annual Toyland Ball on January 19. This black tie gala offers an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, with a live auction. Toyland Ball is responsible for raising approximately 16% of the agency’s total operating budget each year. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the … Continued

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.

Oral Roberts University Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend

Attendees mingled with Hall of Famers, 1978 World Series baseball players, previous coaches Bernis Duke (tennis) and Bill Brogden (golf), and current ORU athletic staff. 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are Alex ‘Chi Chi’ Gonzalez for baseball, Kevi Luper for basketball, Buddy Slemp for baseball, and Jack Whitt for Track & Field.

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.

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…

More than a Building.

Enhancing Our Common Ground, The Campaign for Holland Hall, is a recently completed, $50 million fundraising campaign to promote and support student and faculty excellence, ensure the financial future of the school, and transform Holland Hall’s physical campus. The most visible of those achievements — the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center — recently opened at the south-Tulsa…

Art in Our City

Sometimes we have a need for adventure, to abandon our square mile, and go experience all that life has to offer. We begin searching the internet for exotic vacations, private beaches, Greek and Italian Islands, or even an African safari. But wait! Have you really seen and experienced all that your own community has to offer? I thought I would…

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