Author: Mia Blake

Thanks for the Memories

I’ll cut straight to the chase: big changes are going on at the Slice House this month. You may recall from my previous musings that I started working here during the magazine’s previous incarnation nearly two decades ago – a…

In Tune With June

  We are in the season of weddings (and anniversaries – happy 12th, hubby!), vacations and all-around warm-weather fun. When I take a moment to review this issue’s slate of stories, I realize I have a touch of summer fever…

The Living is Easy

Happy days are here again! It’s time to banish those gray and rainy early spring days and get ready for one of Oklahoma’s most enjoyable outdoor months … ah, May. With our minds on leisurely pursuits in balmy (not yet…

The Thrill of Victory

Spring is no time to rest on our laurels, so it’s full speed ahead to reveal the results of our third annual Best of the City poll. I had a ball reading comments left by voters while I was compiling…

Embracing the High Points

IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR THIS TIME, and I’m woman enough to admit I am in full-blown denial. We cannot be on the cusp of a new season already. Especially that one that comes after my favorite, when flip-flops and shorts…

The Other Three Rs

I am a big believer in recycling. I remember being taught to “reduce, reuse and recycle” back when I was in elementary school, and being the rule-follower I am, I’ve diligently tried to apply those three principles ever since. When…

Simply the Best

We’ve looked forward to sharing the results of our annual Best of the City readers’ poll ever since the voting closed several weeks ago. Given the opportunity, you had a lot to say on a wide variety of topics ……

Eyes on the Skies

The genesis for this month’s “Weather Why?” feature came about last summer during a lull in activity at a photo shoot. I was visiting with a recent transplant to Oklahoma after a spate of bad weather events in the metro,…

Filled With Resolve

Are you big on making New Year’s resolutions? Clearing a blank slate? Turning over a new leaf? I will admit that I am not. I often think about it, usually sometime in late (late late!) December – around the same…

Thanks a Lot

Show of hands: Who thinks Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year? I do! It has all the ingredients of a good time … first, there’s the delicious food. Who doesn’t love traditional favorites like turkey, mashed potatoes and…

On the Rise

This month’s cover story, “Creative Visionaries,” profiles six amazing people who are leading the way toward a more vibrant, engaging, conscious and diverse existence for our citizens … exactly the type of insight that we love to share with our…