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Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar Restaurant Review

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Petite Chou is a bistro-style restaurant in Clay Terrace, a spinoff of the popular Cafe Patachou. But while Patachou is a little more casual, Petite Chou has a classy, French-inspired style. Maybe it’s the “champagne bar” part that makes it feel so fancy. It actually felt like a little much for the girls’ night I […]

Mini-Mart US in Carmel Like a Tasty Visit to Russia

#CarmelIN — Maybe it’s the candy Babushkas. Maybe it’s the full-size herring in the deli-case. Or maybe it was the seed packets for homeopathic herbs found only in a part of the world I had to Google. But the “Mini-Mart US” at 1323 S Rangeline Rd in Carmel is anything but your typical small-scale American convenience store. […]

6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k to Benefit the Carmel Education Foundation

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#CarmelIN – If you’re looking for an active way to celebrate Halloween with your family, look no further than the 6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k & Wellness Fair. Families are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy the event together. There will be awards to the top finishers, as well as for the best […]

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room comes to The Carmel Arts District

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Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is quite unique among the many eateries in Carmel, Indiana. A British style tearoom, serving lunch and authentic English Afternoon Tea, Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is not only a memorable culinary experience but a delightful treat in service, decor and ambiance, resembling the British tearooms of the homeland of […]

Mr. Muffin’s Trains Opens Doors to the Public

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#CarmelIN – The city of Carmel has some fun museums and places of interest but the one that my kids love the most is Mr. Muffin’s Trains. The Muffin Family (also known as Liz and Steve Nelson) collects and sells miniature trains. This family doesn’t keep their beautiful collection hidden away in a basement or […]

Carmel Parks Awarded National Gold Medal, Favorite Features Stand Out

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#CarmelIN – Clay Parks & Recreation received a distinguished honor this week. The local parks department was honored by the American Academy Parks and Recreation Administration with a 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. In plain English, it distinguishes Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCP &R) as an outstanding parks […]

Carmel Laundromat is Frozen in Time

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#CarmelIN — Outside, it’s 2014. But inside the Kwik-Kleen Laundromat, it just might be 1960. City planners from around the world have looked to Carmel as the vanguard of development. It stands as proof that small towns can dream big. The city now has more roundabouts than London; and an entire world-class cultural center arose […]

3 Great Places to Grab a Craft Beer in Carmel

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#CarmelIN – Craft beer is an exploding industry across Indiana as well as the U.S. According to the Brewers Association, a organization dedicated to promoting the craft beer industry, craft beer commands 7.8 percent market share of beer bought in the U.S. as of 2013. In 2009, craft beer only made up 4.4 percent of the total market […]

Carmel Named Third Best Place to Live in the Nation

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#CarmelIN – Carmel has been ranked as the third best place to live in the United States according to a recent post by Money magazine. The bi-annual survey that ranks best places to live in the country ranked McKinney, Texas as the best place to live in the nation and Maple Grove, Minnesota ahead of Carmel […]

Big News for Big Families: Kids Eat Free at Earth Fare

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#CarmelIN – Thursday night is Earth Fare Kids Eat Free night, and this is huge news for our larger family! There are many restaurants in the Indianapolis area that offer free kids nights. Typically you get one, sometimes two, free kids meals for every adult meal purchased. At Earth Fare Kids Eat Free Night, you […]

International Festival Brings Art and Diversity to Carmel

Glass work by Mark Wagar who had a both at this year's International Arts Festival in Camrel

#CarmelIN – On a sun drenched weekend which welcomed a taste of the last remnants of summer weather, Carmel’s Arts & Design District was greeted with a picture perfect setting for its annual International Arts Festival. The 17 International Arts Festival to take place in Carmel, it hosts a plethora of art available for purchase while […]

Ted’s Montana Grill in Clay Terrace (Photos)

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#CarmelIN – On our anniversary, my husband and I decided to use a gift card we had received to enjoy a nice dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s ordinarily a little out of our price range, but it’s always worth it and makes for a fabulous special occasion meal. The service is always awesome, though […]

Last Chance Outdoor Concert at Coxhall Gardens

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#CarmelIN — Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana is a serene park operated by Hamilton County Parks & Recreation. It’s a great place to head when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But even quiet respites can surprise us sometimes. Between the park’s two matching clocktowers is The Centerpiece, […]

6 Photos that are Undeniably Carmel

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#CarmelIN – Carmel, Indiana is a unique city north of Indianapolis. Clay Terrace, the Art & Design District, West Clay — Carmel’s personality is really unmatched in the area, and we have the pictures to prove it. Here are some of my favorite Carmel Indiana photos: Even the water towers are fancy in Carmel. This […]