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

February 2019 Around Town

Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series: Platon The Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series presents Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership with Platon. *Internationally acclaimed photographer *Produced more than 20 covers for Time magazine *Colorful storyteller and human rights activist If every picture tells a story, Platon has a treasure trove of tales to share with … Continued

Uncorking the Cure for MS was a huge success!

The National MS Society held Uncorking the Cure for MS at The Mayo Hotel. Uncorking the Cure has grown into a premier Society fundraising event featuring a wine and restaurant pull, jewelry pull, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, and live entertainment.  The event raised $190,000 and had approximately 300 attendees. 

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Date Night With The Arts

To help out with this holiday of love, we thought of a few fun and different ideas for sweethearts this traditional month of love. It is true that candy is sweet and flowers are fine but on such a special day, perhaps something different is in order for the one you call mine. From food to fun, there is something…

Art and Architecture Combine to Create a Unique Travel Destination

Architecture as an art form has its secured its place in Oklahoma and one of the most significant examples is the Price Tower, located 45 miles north of Tulsa in Bartlesville. Designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright his signature organic style, Price Tower attracts visitors from across the U.S. on a daily basis.

X-5 Sports All Geared Up for the Future

Isn't it time to be inspired by a look that you've never seen before? This year BMW is gearing up new inspiration for 2019. Make your world a little more exciting with more horsepower than the previous generation and improved suspension with Dynamic Damper Control included making it ready to travel any terrain.

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

January 2019 Around Town

Tulsa Town Hall: Lara Logan The Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series Presents On the Front Lines With Lara Logan on February 1, from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. THE ATKINS-PRITCHARD FOUNDATION SPEAKER Award-winning foreign affairs journalist Correspondent for 60 minutes Reported live during the … Continued

New Year Recipes for the New You

“Eating the right foods is half the part of living a healthy life,” says Jasmyn Walker, a registered and licensed dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa. She understands the importance of being nutritionally sound and encourages her patients and others to make it a priority.

Brain Research and the Healthy Mind

Mental health is a tough subject to talk about, let alone understand, and has become a more prominent subject in the news recently. The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) aims to shed more light on treatment options through research. Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President at LIBR shares some insight with Tulsa Lifestyle contributor Kristy White on what…

Winter in Telluride

 From Tulsa to Telluride     How hard could it be? I was joining Telluride Outside for a scenic snowmobile ride along groomed trails between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges to historic Dunton Hot Springs for a soak in ancient waters followed by a gourmet lunch. Well, two hours driving the snow machine, the roar of the engine masking my…

The Orange Zone

So what would it take to motivate you to move off of the couch and into the workout zone? Like most people who wish to get in better shape or lose a few extra pounds, it comes down to visible results. And not just the physical changes but mental ones as well must be a part of that pitch to…

Warm Up Your Winter Night

Spiced Butter: 8 oz Kerrygold Salted Butter 1/2 cup Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp freshly grated Nutmeg 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Tbsp Ground Clove 1 Tbsp Ground All Spice 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Allow ice cream to soften and butter to come to room temperature Add all ingredients to electric mixing bowl and…

Tis’ The Season to be You

I remember the anticipation on Christmas Eve for the excitement that was sure to come the following morning. There was an immeasurable amount of excitement with exclamations of joy and laughter as my siblings and I shredded wrapping paper tossing it about the room without a care where it landed. My father would then mill about the room shoving wrapping…

Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why Santa Claus’ alter ego may just whack you with a stainless steel candy cane! Okay...that’s not true, but he will find the exaggeration funny as he does so many things. What is true though, is that he is the real Santa. I know that some…

Gift Guide

One thing is undeniable, people love presents! The excitement and expression of a loved one as the gift is unwrapped and awe and amazement take over the moment is the gift for both the giver and receiver. The effort and thought put into a gift idea can enhance the holiday spirit like nothing else.

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