2018 Indianapolis home tours and garden walks
If you’re into watching the shows on HGTV, you probably love a great home and garden tour, too. You’re in luck, because Indianapolis offers a wide variety of tours all year long. Need home décor inspiration? Check. Have a green ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 3, 2018 in Indianapolis
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 Indianapolis
Tired of the Chicago grind? Give Indianapolis a look
We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we invite you to give Indianapolis a look. Indy offers a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Check our list of October festivals
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Well, never fear! October brings with it a diverse array of fun and festivals, whether you are into history, art, culture or just food and drink!
Watch for an upcoming blog that details fun Indianapolis ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 19, 2016 in Indianapolis
One-tank getaway: Story, Indiana
As you cruise west along Indiana State Road 135, taking in the rolling hills of Brown County and the occasional farm house, you suddenly seemingly cross an invisible line that jumps you back in time to the mid-1800s. You’ve arrived at the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 29, 2016 in Travel
Olive oil tasting tours around the world
Inhale the aromas of some of the world’s finest olive oils, and explore the varying tastes of different regions and the olives that are so deeply ingrained in so many exotic cultures worldwide. The use of olive oil began in 6000 BC and is used ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 30, 2016 in Travel
Indianapolis 2014 outdoor concerts
Outdoor concerts top our favorite summer things in Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have two amazing outdoor venues that draw in today’s hottest acts and the classic ones, too. Here’ the line up of outdoor concerts in the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 8, 2014 in Indianapolis
What do craft beer and real estate have in common?
Just over a year ago, I had a single conversation (over a couple of beers) that altered my seemingly predictable future. Who would have guessed that today I would be passing out business cards for Indy’s newest craft brewery, Tow Yard Brewing? ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 20, 2014 in Entrepreneurship
August 2013 events in Indianapolis
August in Indy is loaded with the hottest events that can help end your summer with a bang! Make memories galore by attending some of the best events that this fine city has to offer.
First on our recommendation list is Marsh Symphony ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 2, 2013 in Indianapolis
My adventures with WTHR Flat Chuck!
For those of you who live in Indianapolis, you know of the spoof on The Flat Stanley Project from WTHR’s morning weatherman, Chuck Lofton. Like with Flat Stanley, participants take a “flat” cut-out version of the weatherman on ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 23, 2013 in Kristie Fun
CNN ranks Carmel, Indiana top US small city to live
Great job, Carmel! CNN's Money magazine recently listed Carmel, Ind., the best small city to live in the U.S.! Now the rest of the country knows what we in Central Indiana have known for some time. Even though I don't personally live in Carmel, my ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 21, 2012 in Buying a Home
June brings fun events to Indianapolis!
This compiled list just reflects a fraction of all of the fun events happening in Indy this month! Get out and ENJOY!
Symphony on the Prairie: Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer—Sit back, relax with some wine and enjoy the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 8, 2012 in Indianapolis
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 Indianapolis
Thinking of cohabiting with your beau?
If you caught the April 29 episode of Mad Men, in one of the climatic scenes, Peggy’s very Catholic mother admonishes her daughter after Peggy announces that she’s moving in with her boyfriend, Abe. “You are selling yourself ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 1, 2012 in Buying a Home
Discover White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis
With the amazing, record-breaking weather we’ve had lately (nearly 80 degrees in March—unbelievable), AJ and I recently felt compelled to venture into Downtown Indianapolis in search of some outdoor fun. And we found it at White River ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 21, 2012 in Indianapolis
Should Indianapolis embrace Naptown?
I just came across this interesting Indianapolis Star article about Indianapolis and the history of its (in)famous nickname, Naptown. In the article, Duncan Schiedt, a well-known Indianapolis/Naptown photographer of jazz musicians, including those ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 18, 2012 in Indianapolis