Letter from the Editor


February is a time to look toward our hearts – for both their physical and emotional health – and Oklahoma Magazine has done just that. Learn more about treating your heart well, and how important it is to start young taking steps to protect the hardest-working muscle in your body (page 30). Then read Try a Little Tenderness (page 58) and meet four “couples” proving age is no barrier to love, and relationships are a healthy tonic for everyone. We also discuss all things alcohol this month, not just where to find the choicest beverages and the hippest atmosphere, but also how to know when enough is enough and where to turn for help (page 68). Our State section is chock full of good reads about wonderful Oklahomans. Read about doctors who give their time freely to the medically underserved, venues helping Oklahoma performers become rising stars, an Oklahoma native who has returned home to teach her trade, and a pair of Native American artists featured at the Jacobson House Native Art Center in Norman. Don’t miss our Taste pages – featuring a chef and his delectable cuisine at the Summit Club, The Crown Room in Oklahoma City and its singular chef, and several other hot dining spots around the state. Visit okmag.com to nominate your choices for recognition in our 40 Under 40 special edition in April, or vote for your favorite businesses, shops, medical professionals, restaurants and more in our The Best of the Best feature in July. We value all of your input, and also hope you’ll share your ideas and thoughts with us anytime by emailing [email protected].

Happy February!

Wendy King Burton
Managing Editor