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February 2018

While Valentine’s Day grabs the headlines this month, who says you can’t celebrate love the entire month even if there are only 28 days available to pull it off. From jewelry, dining and spa treatments to baking treats, overnight-hotel stays and expressing how you feel with more than just cards and flowers, it’s easier than ever with the ideas we’ve packed in this issue.
Photographer: Valerie Grant
Model: Cassie Carriger
Jewelry: Spexton

Features

Soul in the City

Located at the southern end of the IDL, the Cathedral District boasts a rich combination of faith, life, business, and culture while focusing on being collaborative and visionary.

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Sick of It

With no true cure for the common cold, there are ways to overcome the sore throat, fever, streaming nose and headaches quicker. But make sure you separate fact from fiction and keep the Kleenex close.

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Upping the Ante

With 454 hotel rooms and suites, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is small enough to give personalized service while providing guests with landmark casino and resort amenities.

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Rules of Attraction

While love can be complicated at times, saying the actual words can make some uncomfortable. But there are other ways to show how much you care or love without muttering a word or buying a card.

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Absolutely Spa-velous

Not only will the treatments, body wraps, laser services and rejuvenating body pods at spa810 have you relaxing, but you can succumb to a perfect array of massages.

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Q&A: Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera’s setlist balances material from both his solo albums and time in Chicago, while helping the audience put a “face” to the songs that probably jump-started plenty of relationships.

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Dine + Drink

Your Body on Booze

There's no clear evidence indicating the type of alcohol you drink affects your state of drunkenness. So what really happens inside your body when you imbibe?

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Sugar Thrill Gang

With an abundant selection of truffles, macarons, nuts, fudge and candies, the shipping-container world of Sweet Boutique is every bit as delicious as anything Willie Wonka could have envisioned.

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Eating Artfully

The next time you want to give a gift — whether it’s for a special occasion, a holiday celebration or a “just because” treat — remember the magic of Edible Arrangements.

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Pursuit of Perfection

Craig Baxter’s Interurban is his version of Field of Dreams, where his reimagined vision for contemporary American and Tex-Mex fare flourishes with personal interactions, teamwork and pride.

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Best Bets

Best Comfort Food

Comfort foods generally epitomize home cooking and are not likely to win any accolades from nutritionists and dietitians. But sometimes a salad just won’t cut it when you need to satisfy your belly in the winter months.

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Departments

Roxanne and Kevin Roark

Stops: Shiloh’s, Nouveau Atelier de Chocolat, Cinemark Broken Arrow, The Boxyard, STEMcell Science Shop

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Sweetheart Sweets

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. So why not hand out these adorable cakes, pies and pops to demonstrate that true love and appreciation comes in all shapes, sizes and calories.

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Take Me to the River

While winter trout typically aren't as jumpy as they are in the summer, it’s a great time of year to work on your technique for hitting the water in warmer months with more confidence.

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The SAD Truth

You may not be able to avoid seasonal depression, but you can warm up to the winter months by adding activities and habits for a positive outlook until spring.

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Advo-cats

Studies show that animals can improve mental health and lower stress levels. If true, maybe it’s time for you to visit StreetCats Inc. and provide a forever home for one of their furry felines.

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Pop’s Big Payoff

Indie rocker Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, continues to ride the success of 2017’s Masseduction while teaching a master class on overcoming the challenges of life and facing the future.

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Driving Growth

Darryl Starbird may not be producing his legendary hot rod and custom car show any more, but his legacy is in the very good hands of relatives who are not afraid to change things up and keep it fresh.

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Do you feel comfortable going to dinner or movies alone?

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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Precious Metal

Spexton is garnering serious attention with simple but sophisticated fabricated metallic jewelry pieces that appeal to the desire for something unique, individualized and thoughtful.

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Happy New You

A weight loss or fitness-related New Year's resolution is a powerful first step in the right direction, but remember that it's just that — a first step. Extra effort will be required to stay on track.

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Espresso Yourself

If you like your coffee with milk, you must have come across the fascinating patterns made in the foam topping your espresso drink. Ever wondered how to make latte art in your own kitchen?

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Flab Fight

With a goal to lose 30 pounds in 2018, one of our own writers is out to prove that health and happiness are for everyone, not just the manically self-disciplined with Benjamins to burn.

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Boards of Education

Unlike a steak or bottle of wine — where the higher the price point, the better it’s likelier to taste — you can get away with not forking over a wad of cash on a charcuterie or cheese spread.

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