It was so much easier to keep my name off The Naughty List when I was a kid. My mom was there every year like clockwork to remind me that Santa was watching. This perennial prompting was more effective than even candy bribery to shape me into a please-and-thank-you, turn-taking, hand-raising model citizen. The Nice List was practically a lock….
Archives: November 2012
Bigger isn’t necessarily better, unless you’re talking about something that’s already among the best of its kind.
Free time is often in short supply as the holidays approach, but if you can make room in your busy schedule, give yourself a present and find the time to experience these delightful December treats – your future self will thank you for the memories.
In this group effort sponsored by Spain’s Ministry of Culture, many hands made for amazing work: 20 photographic collectives from across Europe and Latin America were instructed to create a visual essay about the environment.
Coffee is one of the country’s most ubiquitous beverages, but not all mugs are brewed equal. If you want a pick-me-up with personality, someplace with genuine taste and local flavor rather than a mere dispenser of hot brown liquid, you’re in luck – the metro has a strong set of heavily caffeinated gems.
As the third largest Rotary International Club in the world, the downtown Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (Club 29) might have had several female presidents in its 102-year history, yet Dr. Marion Paden is only the club’s second, the first having been the equally dynamic Meg Salyer.
For Christmas this year I am making red velvet waffles with maple cream and candied pecans – all the comforts of a traditional red velvet cake in a waffle form. And if you like warm chai on a cold day, then my hot buttered chai is perfect for your Christmas morning.
We asked some Oklahoma celebrities and local movers and shakers to ponder their favorite holiday memories, and here is what they recalled.
Nearly 20 years ago, six local women who were friends as well as talented creators decided to start an art studio. Thus, Studio Six was established in the Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma City, where it has become a pillar of the art community.
I have always been something of a speaker snob, constantly trading until I hit on the sound I’m looking for. So let’s talk about getting the best sound quality out of your speakers or headphones, whether you’re using an MP3 player or iPod, car stereo or home sound system.
For Norman couple Jim Helberg and Steve Skidmore, a lavishly decorated Christmas tree is only the beginning; every year their celebratory forest grows a little larger, and the time-honored customs involved a little more treasured.
for a Mind, Body and Spirit Overhaul
Hot springs, reiki healing, acupuncture, even hypnosis – the year’s end is an ideal time to explore some alternative therapies for mind, body and spirit overhaul that we can use to get ourselves on the road to living better.
In the acrobatic world of Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, balance is achieved… and disparate parts add up to a whole that is simply great.
A partridge in a pear tree is nice, but Kathryn Grubbs of Oklahoma City found these robins nestled in a snow-covered cedar even more pleasing. We can’t help but dream of a white Christmas. Categories: 405 Life, Last Look
Mike Turpen, Tom Love, Kirk Humphreys For more photos from Civic Center's 75th, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Janis Teegins, Carla Bryant, Susan Hansen For more photos from 12 x 12, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Patty Horn, Jon Owen For more photos from OKC Museum of Art’s Art on Tap, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Tommy Duvall, LaDonna and Paul Baroni For more photos from the Bike MS Finish Line Celebration, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Bryan and Jill Pearson, Joe Jacobi For more photos from the blu VIP Party, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Brittney Keating, Amy Bankhead, Kathy Bookman, Chip Keating For more photos from the Kitchen Tour Patron Party, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Dr. Kaylie Thresher, Dr. Kamal Sawan, Gayle Seidel For more photos from OU Physicians Ladies’ Night Out, click here. Categories: On The Scene
Kelli Hayward, Amy Parrish, Nicole Dobbins, Ashley Jackson For more photos from the Mistletoe Market Preview, click here.
A dash of this, a jigger of that – a brief collection of trivia, miscellany, current events, tidbits of popular culture and other ephemera that we think are cool.
Rearranging the furniture in my home just happens to be a way of life around here. Not surprisingly, the most popular time to do this is the holiday season.