From the editor: What I did for love
But as far as doing uncommon things for love, I’m actually in great company. Just look at our February issue.
As much as I adore all things high fashion and Natalie Portman, I can’t help but roll my eyes and mutter something irreverent in response to that particular ad for Miss Dior, a perfume I can only assume makes you smell like a stack of unread glossy fashion magazines (which would be pretty on-brand for me, to be honest).
Oh, what would I do for love? I’d put it in a cute planter and kill it through either over-watering or utter neglect. For love? I’d walk to the ends of the earth, so long as I could take a Lyft back home. For love? I’d write all my wishes and dreams on cute pink stationery, then fold it into an origami crane so you can shove it up your ... you get the idea.
But as it turns out, there’s an awful lot I would do for the sake of love.
Like, leave my hometown for the big city of Chicago. And in the intervening time, whatever I do is done from a place of love for Tulsa:
For my love of all things four-legged and furry, I’ve fostered an increasingly adorable string of pooches through Puppy Haven Rescue.
For my love of the arts and Tulsa’s creative scene, I’ve found myself going down long research rabbit holes and picking up odd new skills to develop a new work for the New Genre Arts Festival happening April 5-6.
For my enduring love of Elote, I’ll soon find myself literally on the ropes, masked-up and officially licensed to fight on Lunchatines, Feb. 16.
But as far as doing uncommon things for love, I’m actually in great company:
For the love of one another and their shared obsession, this adorably anachronistic couple waited until the timing was just right.
For the love of his profession, 83-year-old Harry Cramton keeps his salon chair occupied.
For the love of the great outdoors, Jeremy Buller takes his shop to new heights.
I hope you’ll find something to love in the issue. This magazine is something we work to create each and every month because we love our readers and our city.