Posts Written OnNovember 2016

The ULTIMATE Indy Holiday Guide!

OK Team.. it is no secret that I am the Christmas queen. My tree goes up the day after Halloween (it’s worth looking at for longer than a month!!!), I have Christmas music in my car year round, and I watch Home Alone 2 about once a week.  I love love love Christmas time. I wanted to put together a guide of some of my favorite holiday events for you all to enjoy in Indy… with that being said.. I introduce to you… THE ULTIMATE INDY HOLIDAY GUIDE! Circle of Lights – The Monument Lighting – This is one of…

Yelp’s Get Handsy Event

You’ve heard me talk about it before.. if you aren’t on yelp.. GET ON IT!! I am always amazed at the incredible events that yelp puts together for our community. This event was no different! This was an event with 6 different pop-up classes. They were each 20 minutes long and quick moving! Candle Making with Onyx Candle Exchange: Oh I LOVED this one! The two founders of the company gave us the history of the candle company, explained the products they used, and explained about mixing different scents. Each chair in the classroom was labeled with a different scent.…

Vineyard Vines Grand Opening – Indianapolis!

I am thrilled to welcome Vineyard Vines to the Fashion Mall @ Keystone in Indianapolis! Vineyard Vines is a brand that I have been following for over 15 years. I remember when VV had a teeny tiny pop up shop on Nantucket – back when they only sold ties and belts. It has been absolutely wild to see how they have grown and the brand they have become! Thursday, November 17th 2016 marked the grand opening of Vineyard Vines in Indianapolis. The actual store has been open for quite some time. The two founders, Shep and Ian, flew in for…

Project American Made

First and foremost, I want to recognize and thank all of our veterans. Thank you for your service. In honor of Veterans Day, I wanted to highlight a very special project that my good friend Christian from Howl and Hide has created. Howl and Hide Howl and Hide is an Indiana based handcrafted leather goods business. I remember back when Christian was hand stitching a backpack in his basement a few years ago. Just for fun! How quickly time flies – I’m amazed at how far he has come. Quoting from their kickstarter: Howl & Hide Supply Co. has brought…

What’s Kate Cooking? – Honey Sriracha Chicken

I feel like part of being a foodie is finding ways to make a dish your own. Sadly, I knew nothing about cooking until I moved to California about 2 years ago. I was broke and didn’t have a choice but to learn! Little did I realize how relaxing cooking can be. Completing a task and tasting the deliciousness of a recipe is quite the reward. I’ll be posting recipes weekly so let me know what you think! PrintWhat’s Kate Cooking? – Honey Sriracha Chicken Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients4 chicken…

Hoosier Sister

You guys. I stumbled upon the cutest little vintage pop-up shop this weekend! I was lounging around (lazy Saturday morning) when I saw that Howl and Hide posted a photo of their beautiful leather accessories in for a pop-up event up in Zionsville. I quickly ran out the door to make it up there before they closed. It was a little off the beaten path (hello, country roads!) but totally worth the drive from downtown. I completely forgot to take a picture of the bonfire they had going on the other side of the barn – absolutely adorable. Inside the barn…

The ULTIMATE PACERS GAME Guide

Basketball is not just a sport in Indiana. It is a lifestyle! Did you know Indiana is home to 13 out of the 15 largest high school gymnasiums? New Castle Field house takes the cake with a capacity of 9,325. From youth basketball to high school, high school to college, college to the NBA – basketball is practically a religion here. Our collegiate teams – Butler, IU, Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana State, etc.. are known for making an appearance to compete for the National Title each year. I personally find following the players from high school, to college, to playing…