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
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
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
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
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
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
Indianapolis holiday festivals, here we come!
Downtown Indianapolis has so much to offer during this holiday season, whether you’re venturing out with family or are looking for adult-only fun. Check out our curated list and stay tuned! We’ll catch you up to speed on Carmel and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 25, 2018 in Events
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
Holliday Farms - Zionsville's new country club community
With a unanimous vote on July 2, the Zionsville Town Council approved the rezoning of 597 rural acres at Michigan and Willow roads that will become a luxury community in the heart of Zionsville. And while Zionsville already has an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2018 in Zionsville
Convenience with a click: Indianapolis grocery delivery services
Hate grocery shopping and the amount of time it takes out of your already busy week? Grocery delivery services have proliferated in Indy over the past couple of years, making shopping easier and much more convenient. (What could be more convenient ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 3, 2018 in Better living
Offline chats: Connecting more deeply
Where do you have your most intimate conversations with those that you love, where your deepest emotions and most personal thoughts come spilling out?
For my husband AJ and I, it’s our swimming pool!
This habit of using the pool as a place to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 1, 2018 in Kristie Fun
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