Letter from the Editor


March breezes, blooms and beauty provide a perfect time to look toward beautifying your home and garden … and your wardrobe, too. You’ll get inspiring ideas in both our home and garden and spring fashion features – everything you need to do a little springtime sprucing. We also bring you the gritty world of gang-related crime and a bit about Oklahoma’s sordid past in two features this month.

We have a panoply of splendid offerings in our State section for you to enjoy. Meet an Oklahoman whose book, adapted for the silver screen, nabbed four Academy Award nominations. Then read about birdwatching – the weather will soon be perfect to observe birds in their natural habitats. Meet a longtime University of Oklahoma coach with a stellar record and enjoy Oklahoma’s odd assortment of “state icons.”

In our Taste section, we bring you a meat-lover’s heaven in Edmond, an authentic Mandarin joint in Tulsa, and a chef working hard to bring two unique eateries to fruition at once.

We’ve brought you another amazing issue of Oklahoma Magazine, but don’t forget to visit okmag.com and vote for The Best of the Best. This annual July special section introduces you to the cream-of-the-crop in every Oklahoma business, but we need your vote to determine who deserves those honors. And make sure you don’t miss our annual 40 Under 40 feature in April – these picks will impress

Wendy King Burton
Managing Editor