If the month of November had an overarching theme, it would be “gratitude” – the waning of the year and presence of Thanksgiving tends to get people taking stock of their lives and reflecting on the positive elements therein. And while it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, there’s plenty happening in central Oklahoma that should prompt a few feelings of gratefulness. We certainly think so, even if our focus has been not on turkey and dressing, but rather on serving up the visual feast you’re investigating now.
This is the issue we’ve been working toward and patiently waiting to share with you. Well, semi-patiently. Slice had a great five-year ride, but as Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman and our community as a whole all continue to grow, we’re excited about going full steam ahead with the launch of 405 Magazine this month.
As you peruse the pages of this issue, you’ll see familiar sections enhanced with new elements. Why? Because you told us you wanted it, and we delivered.
While we’re still a city and lifestyle magazine, we plan on growing and evolving – you’ll find profiles on creative people around the city, explorations of potentially overlooked aspects of the community, film and music musts … and more of just about everything. Yes, we’ve got food covered, too.
A sampling of our new offerings includes a look at Chef Kurt Fleischfresser’s recommendations for an updated Thanksgiving feast (page 86) and a showcase of the Marion Hotel’s inspirational revival (page 72) – as well as the start of a new series from author/photographer MJ Alexander (page 40), with an initial installment that delves into the state’s telephonic past to discover just how the “405” designation came to be. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Thanks to a dedicated team filled with creative talent, this new and improved magazine will continue to provide what you, our loyal readers, want. And you know what we want? Your feedback! So please keep the letters and emails coming in; we read each and every one of them.
With all that said, I encourage you to sit back, relax, read on and feel inspired. We’re thankful for the opportunity to share highlights of this outstanding community with you. Welcome to 405 Magazine.