April 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to our Spring issue of Cleveland County Lifestyle.

We’ve pulled together an interesting, if eclectic, mix of features and columns this month for your reading pleasure.

Are you a golfer? If so, you’ll want to read about a country club and golf course in south Oklahoma City that’s been called one of the area’s best-kept secrets, though that’s not likely to remain the case for long. Hidden Trails Country Club offers members a beautiful golf course as well as a pro shop, but if your tastes run more to swimming or tennis, they’ve got that covered, too. The club also offers fine dining, a bar, and meeting spaces, among other amenities.

This month, we launch a Healthy Lifestyle series. We hope you enjoy hearing about the adventures of contributing writer Catherine Poslusny as she works toward her fitness goals over the next several months with the help of the expert staff at Pure Barre.

In another story, an area homeowner talks about how Outdoor Escapes helped turn her family’s so-so backyard into an exotic and beautiful oases, complete with spa and indoor cabana. Now, they don’t have to book their spring break or other vacation somewhere else; they can just open up the back door, kick off their shoes and let the fun begin.

These Norman “Farm Girls” just wanna have fun. After successfully launching their Farm Girl Fair, an upscale county and vintage fair, two years ago, the three longtime friends decided to spread the entertainment year-round. Today, they host one or two workshops a month covering a range of topics, including painting, calligraphy, chalkboard art, vintage snow globe crafting, and whiskey tasting.

You’ll also find stories on the Norman Philharmonic, which has three performances planned this month; the “wines of spring” (care for a glass of rose, anyone?); and the eight best financial practices to prepare for vacation. Of course, these are just some of the highlights.

Finally, in her “Giving Back” column this month, columnist Lindsey Davies asks our readers to remember the many worthy area nonprofits as spring cleaning season gets underway. All those clothes that no longer fit your or the kids? Those appliances you don’t use that are cluttering up your counter top? Don’t just toss them out, where they will add to the landfill problem; donate them to a nonprofit of your choice!

Hope you’re enjoying the spring. Keep sending us your feedback via the magazine’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ClevelandCountyLifestyle/.