The First Session

In January, Oklahoma swore in its two new leaders in Gov. Kevin Stitt and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, starting a new phase for politics in Oklahoma.

Keep It Cool in Your Backyard Space

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, wine on the patio or just enjoying the warm nights, but bugs, mosquitos, sun and wind can dampen any outdoor party.

An Outdoor Oasis

When Shannon and Merl Kardokus moved into their Brent Gibson Classic Home Design English Tudor-style custom home seven years ago, they dreamed of adding an outdoor oasis that included a pool and a custom pool house. The couple wanted to wait until their three sons, Cooper, Creed and Carson, were a little older, but when they were ready to add…


OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Mabrey Bank Expands to OKC After serving Oklahomans for nearly 100 years, Mabrey Bank is expanding its presence to include a brand-new location in Oklahoma City. The family-owned and operated bank recently broke ground on a 10,250-square-foot facility located just west of the intersection of MacArthur and Memorial. It is projected to open in late 2019. Mabrey Bank has … Continued

IIDA’s Around the World Fashion Show for Focus on Home

The International Interior Design Association's Oklahoma-Texas Chapter hosted the Around the World in Fashion show in April to raise funds for Focus on Home, which helps families in need with home furnishings and goods. Industry experts teamed up with manufacturers to create unique fashion designs out of materials like carpet, tile, lighting and more. 

Heritage Hall’s Heart of Gold Gala

The Heritage Hall Board of Trustees hosted its annual gala and auction at the OKC Golf and Country Club April 6. Chaired by Brian Bogert '95, Jenny Gray Ferguson '96 and Heather Verity Showalter ’95, Gala 2019: Heart of Gold recognized Heritage Hall’s teachers and noted the school’s golden anniversary. The school, founded in 1969, is observing its 50th year.

A Price Too High

 In Oklahoma, 512 law enforcement officers have been killed.  Each one of those losses left behind family members, co-workers and loved ones who suffer every day from the loss of life in the line of duty. While death is always a tragic experience for families, the death of cops, troopers and others carries unique grief. Many times, the deaths are public and…

Drybar Opens Oklahoma City Location

Drybar opened its first Oklahoma location at Classen Curve on April 12 with 10 styling chairs and all the elements that define the Drybar experience. The shop offers all of Drybar’s services including The Straight Up, The Manhattan, The Cosmo, The Mai Tai, The Cosmo-Tai, Southern Comfort, Dirty Martini, The Uptini, Old Fashioned, Shirley Temple or The … Continued

C.O.P.S. Oklahoma’sThin Blue Line Run/Walk

The 2019 Thin Blue Line Run/Walk was held in Stillwater April 13. The Run/Walk for the Thin Blue Line is an event to raise funds for the Oklahoma Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (OKCOPS), a nonprofit organization that provides support services for families and co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of … Continued