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Posts about things in Indiana’s Central region

A Taste of Zest! Exciting Food Creations

A few weeks ago I was able to visit one of my favorite restaurants in SoBro, Zest! Exciting Food Creations. Zest! was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2009 and is one of my favorite locally-owned restaurants in Indy. Read more >

Flavor by the Monon

This past weekend my boyfriend and I were looking for a place for date night. Wanting something nice, but still within our price range, we chose Fire by the Monon. We pulled up to the restaurant uncertain if there would Read more >

Little Nail Shop

Little Nail Shop

The Little Nail Shop is an adorable little salon on North Meridian Street and 96th Street. Whenever I’m feeling stressed I love to treat myself to a manicure or pedicure and the Little Nail shop was the perfect getaway! The Read more >


If you are traveling in Indianapolis and have the familiar hunger pangs but are craving something a little more sophisticated be sure to try Oh Yumm! Bistro. Located on 5615 N Illinois St, just five minutes from Butler’s campus, Oh Read more >

Adrian Orchards

Adrian Orchard

Adrian Orchards is located in the heart of Indianapolis- right off of 465- though being among the orchard and pumpkin patch, it definitely doesn’t feel like it! The Orchard, having opened its doors in 1925, is now celebrating its 88th Read more >

That Perfect Cup of Coffee

If you’re like me, you are always looking for the best coffee in town. No matter what city I am in, whether it be Indianapolis or visiting another city on vacation, I am always searching for that perfect cup of Read more >

Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they’re bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport’s world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children’s entertainment, ballroom Read more >

Indianapolis Zoo


I know when the weather turns colder most people start thinking about all there is to do indoors. I’m no exception to that rule. However, I think it is a good to be reminded about the many outdoor attractions that Read more >