Hot new Carmel restaurants!
Fork + Ale House
Fork plus ale is too simple of an equation to capture the complexity of this sports bar, plus brewery, plus food-fresh dining experience.
Located on the Monon in the prime spot next to Sun King Spirits in the heart of Carmel, ...
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.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find a live music ...
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 Cake Bake Shop
Think: Parisian mornings and storybook castles; shooting stars and royal weddings. These fantasies lie at the heart of Gwendolyn Roger’s new location of the Cake Bake Shop in Carmel City Center. The restaurant inspires whimsy long before the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 8, 2019 in Carmel
One-tank getaway: 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," Doghouse Hotel and Brewery boasts 32 beer-themed rooms on its 42-acre complex. Indulge the ultimate beer-lovers dream: sleep ...
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
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
Do you LOVE your friends?
People with rich social circles are said to live longer, have less stress in their lives, and be happier and more self-confident than individuals who try to fly through life solo. Is it any wonder then that you should be working to build strong ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 18, 2014 in Better living
Setting New Year's goals
Are you setting 2019 goals? If so, you might consider this: telling others your goals makes you LESS LIKELY to achieve them. Why is this true?
According to several psychologists, when you share your goals outloud, you get the psychological ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 27, 2011 in Goals