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Tropical Twist

1: Greca bangle bracelets, Versace. 2: Eyelash ribbon tweed mini purse, Oscar de la Renta. 3: Gold chain link cuff, Alexis Bittar. 4: Yellow leather top handle tote, Gucci. 5: Hao Mule flat suede and leather sandal, Louboutin. 6: Antheia leaf sandals, Versace. 7: Gold long chain link post earrings, Alexis Bittar. 8: Matte hot pink lipstick, Gucci. 9:...

Scene March 2020

In one sense, Vinita embodies enchantment and make-believe, especially with get-away destinations nearby at Grand Lake. However, the Craig County seat is also a common-sense, down-home place. Vinita embraces both – illustrated by a Depression-era cafe with an international following and two Renaissance festivals that take visitors back to 1540s Scotland. Grant “Sweet Tator” Clanton opened the first Clanton’s Cafe in...

Preventive Maintenance

Like a motor vehicle, train or an airplane, your body must undergo preparation and maintenance before any fitness journey begins, be it a simple, twice-a-week gym routine or grueling, long-term training for a marathon. Proper warmups, hydration and nutrition are all part of any pre-workout plan. “I like to compare it to a car,” says John Jackson, a trainer at Tulsa’s...
When you find yourself eating juicy starfruit plucked from a tree after a midday rain has lulled you into a misty trance, you’ve embraced the pace of Costa Rica. Go during shoulder season – late September is often ideal – which is the temperate period between distinct dry and wet times of year. Following is a suggested itinerary for a...

Real Estate 101

The Renovation Debate You’ve decided to take the leap and sell your home. What’s next? If you’re considering major renovations or add-ons before putting it on the market – to increase the value and appeal – speak with experts before taking that major financial plunge. “What I tell people, buyers or sellers, depends on the house, the situation and the seller,” says...
Those with a passion for forging unique paths, taking risks or diving into new ventures go by many labels. Mavericks. Pioneers. Individualists. Gamblers. Perhaps the most common umbrella term is entrepreneur, which defines thousands of business owners in Oklahoma. Behind them are various resources to get their dreams off the ground. By utilizing courses and majors at universities, community...

Creating A Refuge

Home Eco-Consciousness Saving the earth and a few bucks can coexist with eco-friendly adjustments to your home. Brian L. Freese, principal of Freese Architecture, suggests several ways to make your home green. Install continuous insulation in walls, ceilings and the roof. This includes properly sealing the many openings in a home – windows, doors, light switches, power outlets and ceiling light fixtures. Replace...
If one renovation is good for a home, two must make it perfect. Carolyn Fielder Nierenberg, an interior designer with Campbell Designs, renovated this midtown, two-story Tulsa home eight years ago. Built in the 1930s, the house needed a master suite and a large utility-laundry room. That remodel included fresh paint on the stairway, enlarging the garage, and adding a...

Greenhouse Goodies

Perhaps you’ve gotten into a winter weather funk. After all, most Oklahomans know that the cold can extend far beyond the first day of spring on March 19.  If you’re yearning for warmth and the accompanying colorful plant life, a hidden gem at Tulsa’s Woodword Park, the Lord Burnham Conservatory, can help to transport you to a greenhouse wonderland.  The conservatory,...