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December 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is officially here! Between the ever-changing trends and the gal/guy-who-has-it-all, holiday giving is always a challenge. In the past, you’ve braved the mall and clicked until your knuckles hurt shopping online. Take a breath, the Preview 918 family is here to cure that holiday headache. Our team has been working hard to put together a fabulous holiday gift guide and wrapped it all up in a pretty little bow, because this year (whether you’ve been naughty or nice) you deserve a stress-free shopping experience.
Photographer: Valerie Grant

Features

Positive Energy

Delivering high-energy messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential, John Mason has inspired thousands with his personal formulas for success and happiness.

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Holidangers

The holiday season can bring mixed emotions for many. For some, it’s their favorite time of year. For others, it brings feelings of sadness and loss.

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’Tis the Season to Shop

We’ve rounded up 60 of our favorite stocking stuffers, over-the-top splurges, and unique experiences from the 918’s best boutiques, stores, restaurants and entertainment destinations.

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A Reel Christmas

To help map out your holiday movie mega-marathon, we've put together a list of 80 Christmas movies that are considerably better than watching a video of a burning log on your television.

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The Woman of Steel

Duty and love for country were among the reasons Marina Metevelis answered the call to work defending the United States as one of the iconic bandanna-clad Rosie the Riveters.

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Q&A: LeAnn Rimes

Whether singing holiday classics or her country and pop hits, LeAnn Rimes will be helping fans get into the spirit as part of the “Today is Christmas” tour.

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Q&A: Roots and Boots

Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye are proving their boots still have plenty of “sole” as they deliver the hits that bolstered ‘90s country music to the top of the charts.

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Dine + Drink

Making Spirits Bright

Wrapping your fingers around one of these holiday cocktails will remind you why cold weather and the stressful holidays can be wonderful.

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First-Class Fare

A roster of blue crab cakes, chicken marsala, beef aged 21-65 days, and infused liquors showcases Bluestone Steak House & Seafood’s dazzling ability to bring fine-dining cuisine to contemporary life.

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Keeping it Meal

The Bistro at Seville under Brett Clark has developed some truly iconic dishes including a chokes and cheese appetizer, tender filets, decadent Pasta YaYa and a classic Monte Cristo.

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Best Bets

Best Coffee

The world is obsessed with the coffee bean, and those in the 918 are no different. From hand-roasted beans and scene-stealing décor to comfy seating and a plethora of power outlets, these 25 destinations are in a class of their own.

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Departments

Dashing to the Show

Whether totally tacky or spectacularly beautiful, light displays are a true sign of the holiday season. The entire family is sure to enjoy an evening viewing these lavish spectacles.

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Catch Some Zzzs

Lack of sleep can cause problems ranging from a lousy memory and weight gain to accidents and heart disease. The good news? There are effective ways to get the right kind of shut-eye.

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Road Warriors

A dozen years after forming and a decade past its initial CD release, the Turnpike Troubadours have climbed into the upper echelon of Red Dirt acts, building an ever-growing national audience.

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Torque of the Town

The largest event for micro sprint racing in the country, the Tulsa Shootout is a grand celebration of dirt track auto racing that draws over 1,000 entries from nearly 35 states and three countries.

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Real or fake Christmas tree?

Want to join the discussion? We post a question on our Facebook each month. Give us an answer and photo, and you might end up in the magazine or online.

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Sock-ing Stuffers

Historically, novelty socks were the ugly Christmas sweater of the feet. These days, if you don’t own decorated toe warmers, what the heck are you wearing on your feet that’s cooler?

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Annie Rau and Janet Wagner

Stops: Xtreme Racing, Savoy, Tulsa Stained Glass, Drysdales Western Wear, Tulsa Zoo, Freeway Cafe, Baskin-Robbins

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Pigskin Parlay

Being paralyzed may not define Emeka Nnaka, but it has led him to the place he occupies now in life as a speaker, a coach, a youth volunteer, and a firm believer in the power of hope.

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Grounds Rules

Because the quality of coffee is so important to specialty coffee shops, some may place restrictions on how creative customers are able to get with certain orders.

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Cheesy Does It

A cheese board is always a hit around the holidays, but why not take it a step further? This season, spice up your baking routine with the pleasures of cheese.

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