Accessorizing Your Home

With the holidays coming up, many people are motivated to spruce up their home or make a few decorating improvements to get the house looking its best for company. This can be a simple fix by editing your current décor or by introducing a few new pieces to introduce color or texture. Luxe offers complimentary house calls and design services…

Entertaining during the Holidays?

If it seems like charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, that’s because they are. And what’s not to like? Cured and smoked meats, fancy cheeses, delectable add-ons…a charcuterie board is perfect with drinks after work, as a quick snack or even for a late-night dinner option. Needless to say, we’re firmly situated on the charcuterie bandwagon.

Holiday Getaway

The holidays are upon us. Cool breezes welcome family gatherings, house decorating, and baking sweet treats. Unfortunately, it also brings on financial stress, heavy traffic, and shopping for things that will soon be forgotten. Instead of a mountain of presents under the tree, pack up the family and create lasting memories by heading to the real mountains of southeast Oklahoma.

November

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

November 2018 Around Town

Cirque du Soleil Crystal-A Breakthrough Ice Experience Cirque du Soleil is coming to Tulsa November 7-11 at the BOK Center. SAVE $10 on tickets when you use link: bit.ly/2Orrs7g, Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil meets … Continued

All Aboard, New Holiday Tradition In The Station

“It is our goal, our wish to start a new holiday tradition in South Tulsa," Lori Zeller said. She is one the organizers for the event and owner of Zeller Photography. To offer something special this holiday season to South Tulsa residents, a few business owners in the shopping center Shops of Seville have decided to bring something special to…

Clarehouse, Where a Loved One is Always Home

There are songs, poems, paintings and plays which bring about images of love, angels and Heaven. These beautiful works of art come from the imaginations and talents of people who see the darkness of the world and hope to open a window and let in the light. But it is not from song lyrics and brush strokes that change the…

Orange Cardamom Scones (Gluten Free) & Parisian Hot Chocolate

 INGREDIENTS  220 grams almond flour  85 grams sugar

Handbags (not diamonds) are a Girl’s Best Friend

In September 2018, Crosstown Learning Center marked 49 years of educating children ages six weeks through pre-Kindergarten. Crosstown, which is a 3-star early care center licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), has been continuously accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2000—the first early childhood education center accredited in north Tulsa.

Dine at Mondo’s and You Dine with Family

When you walk through the doors of Mondo’s Ristorante Italiano, you enter a welcoming family environment. Photos of family, friends and celebrities cover the walls portraying the history of the Aloisio family who came to the U.S. from Abruzzo and Napoli, Italy.

Welcome To Oklahoma Liquor Laws 101

This lady of old has turned her lovers into both criminals and capitalists and caused many from church leaders to lawmakers attempt to drown her out, dry her up and lock her way. And though often successful for a while in keeping this intoxicating lady of taste under the table, her stirring appeal continues to flow through the ages unscathed…

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

October 2018 Around Town

Ladies Night Out-Make & Take Sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle and Hosted by Tulsa Stained Glass. Bring a friend, meet new friends, and mingle with Lifestyle staff. Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres then learn how to work with stained glass. Choose your project; a whimsical bird using either traditional stained glass techniques OR glass mosaic on tiles. … Continued

The ROI of DIY

Although new construction is enticing, many people are choosing to save money and stay in their existing homes. But staying in an outdated home is less than thrilling. With earned equities, rising incomes, and continued low interest rates on home improvement loans, remodeling is making more sense to existing homeowners.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Wanting a change in your kitchen, but not sure where to start? The keen eye of an interior designer can help you discover ways to update your kitchen if you are unsure about moving forward with a full remodel. Into DIY? You can save money on the labor while working with a designer to give you tips to maximize your spaces' potential. …

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…