Hot new Carmel restaurants!
Fork + Ale House
Fork + Ale is too simple of an equation to capture the complexity of this sports bar, plus brewery, plus food-fresh dining experience all in one. Located in the prime spot next to Sun King Spirits, Fork + Ale house has open ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 17, 2019 in Carmel
Dance the night away at the Zionsville Street Dance!
Looking for a family-friendly activity, or a great date idea? One of our favorite Zionsville summer fun events is coming up on Saturday, August 3—the Zionsville Street Dance, 2019.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find a live ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 11, 2019 in Zionsville
Round out your summer with Indy's August festivals, events and fun
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but summer will be over before we know it. (Sorry!) Be sure to round out the summer of 2019 with some of the season’s hottest events and festivals, including the Indiana State Fair, IndyFringe Festival, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 9, 2019 in Events
Now open: Carmel's new Cake Bake
Think: Parisian mornings and storybook castles; shooting stars and royal weddings. These fantasies lie at the heart of Gwendolyn Roger’s new location of Cake Bake in Carmel City Center. The restaurant inspires whimsy long before the first bite ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 8, 2019 in Carmel
One-tank getaway: The Doghouse Hotel and Brewery
Feeling thirsty? Embark on this one-tank getaway to the Doghouse Hotel and Brewery!
Welcome to the world's first brewery hotel, located right outside of Columbus, Ohio. Dubbed the "hoppiest place on earth," this unique hotel boasts 32 unique ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 2, 2019 in Travel
Indianapolis Fourth of July events kick off the month with a bang
The Fourth of July and all the festivities that go with it kick off the month of July in Indy. But after the last firework display fizzles out, you’ll find a variety of festivals and events to keep the summer fun going all month long. (By the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 19, 2019 in Events
Indianapolis 2019 outdoor concerts
Outdoor concerts top our favorite summer events in Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have amazing outdoor venues that draw in today’s hottest acts and the classic ones, too. Here’s the line up of outdoor concerts in the Indianapolis ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 7, 2019 in Events
Enjoy Indianapolis’ June events, festivals and fun!
While the month of May in Indianapolis is spectacular, June in Indy has its own delights. As summer takes hold, the festivals, cultural standbys and arts events are plentiful, and plenty fun! This list we compiled reflects just a fraction of all ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 3, 2019 in Events
IndyHomes creative writing contest!
With writing icons like Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) and John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) hailing from Indianapolis, writing has long been an important part of this city's cultural history. Here at Indy Homes, we want to seek ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Kids
Discover your local farmers market!
One of our favorite parts of summer in Indianapolis are the farmers markets that pop up all over the city. These farmers markets bring together communities while showcasing products from merchants who specialize in both niche and broad markets of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Better living
Make a dog evacuation plan in case of emergency
Most homeowners have never faced a life-threatening disaster, which increases the liklihood of chaos when it comes time to deal with an actual emergency. Whether it be a fire, a flood, a tornado, an earthquake--you name it--there should always be an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 7, 2019 in Dog Life
Skip race day traffic and bike to the 500!
Ditch your car and bike around traffic at this annual Bike to the 500 event!
Meet up with hundreds of bikers at 7:30 a.m. on the east plaza of City Market and enjoy music, drinks and food while all the other race-fans sit in stand-still ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 29, 2019 in Events
Mark your calendar: Zionsville events, festivals and fun
Time to get out and enjoy all that our Zionsville has to offer! Despite its relatively small size, Zionsville offers so much for its residents and visitors—everything from kid fun to cultural events to fitness competitions. With so many ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 26, 2019 in Events
Celebrate May with Indianapolis 500 events and more!
May and its springy warmth will soon be upon us, and that means the onset of racing season! Indianapolis will be festooned with not only new flora, but black and white checkerboards as well. Drive through a neighborhood or two—we bet ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 21, 2019 in Events
Mark your calendar: Carmel arts, events, festivities and fun
The city of Carmel has been voted the best place to live in the U.S. many times, and looking at its roster of upcoming events, it’s easy to see why Carmel’s citizens love living here. There is so much to do—from holiday ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 26, 2019 in Events
Our best home transformation hack: TayMac covers!
Before listing a house, I have a long list of things I recommend homeowners replace or update to attract the right buyers and sell the home faster.
Some things are basic but create an immediate ‘wow’ to potential buyers, such as ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 21, 2019 in Selling a home
Foodies, rejoice! Devour Indy is back
It's time to take a break from that New Year's diet—Devour Indy is back! If you’re a foodie or just looking to contain your dining-out budget, Devour Indy is a can’t-miss event. The 2019 winter edition of this restaurant ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 20, 2019 in Indianapolis
How to keep your 4-legged friends active this winter
Whoa! Indianapolis really got walloped this weekend—more than seven inches of snow! Our bet is that your dog is loving it—we’ve seen plenty of cute online videos of doggos enjoying the fresh snowfall. We humans, however, are bound ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 13, 2019 in Dog Life
A win-win for you and your pet: Doggie daycare in Indianapolis
Do you feel guilty about leaving your pup alone all day while you’re at work? Does he fill his alone time by chewing up your brand-new shoes or ripping apart your throw pillows? Does he have extra energy that can’t be burned up ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 16, 2018 in Dog Life
The best of Indy’s north suburban holiday festivals
If you live in or around Carmel, Whitestown, Westfield or Zionsville, you have lots of fun options this winter holiday season.
Some events are great for families, others are really just for adults. Some take place outside, and others, thankfully, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 28, 2018 in Events