Translation, please? Understanding Indy-speak
Like any city, Indianapolis has its own vernacular. We’ve compiled this glossary to help demystify this jargon for Indy newbies. Study and practice—in no time, you’ll sound like a local!
Boilermakers—The nickname for Purdue ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 13, 2023 in Relocation
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
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
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
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
New Thanksgiving traditions
Do you and your loved ones have special traditions for the Thanksgiving holiday beyond watching football, stuffing yourself and taking an afternoon nap? If you’re looking to shake up your routine or add more meaning to the holiday, all these ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 10, 2018 in Better living
Why we love fall in Indianapolis
OK, we know it’s been quite warm lately, but believe it or not, sweater and bonfire weather will soon be upon us, which means the best time in Indy is coming! Here are our four favorite things about fall in Indianapolis, and some events and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 19, 2018 in Indianapolis
Foodies, rejoice! Devour Indy is back
With both the Indiana State Fair and Devour Indy taking place, August is a tough time for Indy waistlines! But oh, the food! If you’re a foodie or just looking to contain your dining-out budget, Devour Indy is a can’t-miss event....
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 9, 2018 in Indianapolis
Home trend: Craftsman-style houses
A new construction Craftsman-style home
Craftsman-style homes are hot! So hot, in fact, that a recent study by RealEstate.com showed that entry-level homes with the word “craftsman” in the listing description fetched a 34-percent ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 25, 2018 in Buying a Home
Treat your dog: Indianapolis dog bakeries
We remember when Three Dog Bakery popped up on Broad Ripple Avenue in 2000 and what a novelty it was at the time. Times have certainly changed! Today, pet owners spend more on their pets than ever (upwards of $86 billion every year with that figure ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 18, 2018 in Dog Life
Pamper your pooch at an Indianapolis dog park!
Dog parks are good for doggies’ bodies and souls, allowing them to burn off excess energy, learn proper socialization with other dogs and humans, and gleefully run and play with their dog friends. Seriously, have you ever walked past a dog ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 19, 2018 in Dog Life
Live near the Monon Trail
Given the popularity of Central Indiana’s Monon Trail (more than 1.3 million people use it annually!), it’s hard to imagine that some homeowners in the mid ‘90s/early ‘00s were opposed to having the trail run along their ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 29, 2018 in Indianapolis
Dine well during Devour Indy, Jan. 22-Feb. 4!
One of our favorite Indianapolis events is quickly coming up—Devour Indy! The 2018 winter edition of this restaurant extravaganza begins Monday, January 22 and runs through February 4. If you haven’t experienced Devour Indy yet, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 17, 2018 in Events
Indianapolis is a seller’s market and your home is in demand!
If you’re a homeowner who’s been thinking about selling, NOW is the time! Demand for homes is high, and the Indianapolis real estate inventory is sparse—which means you’re in a good position to sell your home for a nice ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 27, 2017 in Selling a home
May chock-full of fun Indianapolis 500 events
With the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon run last weekend, the month of May in Indianapolis is officially under way. (Check out what celebrities have to say about May in Indy in the video below.) In addition to all the 500 events happening throughout ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 7, 2012 in Events