Forgive the dramatics, but these are the kind of days when it feels like the world’s crashing in on us. (Even if it isn’t.) And it’s compounded by seeing others who feel the same way, who validate our anxieties. Sometimes it’s easy to get all … Read moreBEAUTY OF THE STORM


Puffy jackets and lace-up boots one day, shirtdresses and sandals the next. The whiplash-worthy paradox of Indiana weather negates any need for a strict seasonal wardrobe, and although online memes that prey upon our pride to be unique may suggest otherwise, it’s not just a … Read moreWINTER GAMES

Donuts, redefined

Everyone, let me introduce you to my new favorite donut spot: Carmel’s Donut Refinery, a create-your-own donut bar that’s as kid-friendly as it is chic and Instagrammable. Think neon-pink lucite clipboards, signs that spell out wise witticisms like “I’ve got 99 donuts ’cause a friend … Read moreDonuts, redefined

Off to the Markt!

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt, that is. On a blustery December afternoon with highs in the 20s and Indy’s first snow of the season, the Christkindlmarkt felt like a snowglobe of tiny wooden cabins distracted by clouds of whirling ice skaters and floating snowflakes.  It was only … Read moreOff to the Markt!