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. […]

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

#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 […]

Cool Shoes for Back to School in Carmel

When school starts mid-August, mid-July is when I start to go back to school shopping. A lot things I can buy online or at a discount store with no trouble. School shoes, on the other hand, require some special planning. Earlier this week, my family paid a visit to Keen Children’s Shoes in Carmel. It’s […]

10 Photos That Prove My Mall Is Better Than Yours

When Clay Terrace opened in Carmel, Indiana, I was thrilled to have quality shopping right down the street. I had my concerns, of course. Shopping outdoors and a lack of department store anchors were my main issues. But, I’ve decided I actually love it for exactly those reasons — and more! Clay Terrace is gorgeous, […]

Fanboys Comic Book Store Opens in Carmel

Saturday was Free Comic Book Day. It’s an annual, nationwide event, held on the first Saturday in May, that my kids look forward to every year. This year, we had to squeeze it in between the 500 Festival 5K and an evening of roller derby. So, we needed something a little closer to home. Then […]

12 Reasons I Love Carmel’s Art & Design District

1. “Man-on-the-Street” Sculptures By J. Seward Johnson Jr., American realist Some people might find seeing a life-size statue along Main Street to be a bit bizarre, but I see it as endearing. There is something classic and iconic about the sculptures that makes me feel at home. “Unconditional Surrender” A soldier embraces a nurse with […]

Carmel City Center Announces Restaurant and Retail Lineup

Carmel, Indiana is in the midst of big developments. The Carmel City Center is an exciting new development in downtown Carmel. This new Carmel attraction presents a “pedestrian oriented city within a city” with the best in Carmel shopping and Carmel restaurants. With inventive architecture, gorgeous plazas, lush green areas and relaxing water features, the […]

Meridian Music in Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana has a vibrant arts and Carmel music scene that rivals the popular music scene in Indianapolis. Meridian Music is a staple in the Carmel music scene and is not just a popular Carmel store, but a resource for all musicians. Meridian Music is probably best known for it’s impeccable piano, organs, portable keyboards […]

Z Gallerie: Stylish Clay Terrace Mall Art Gallery and Store

Carmel, Indiana is known for it’s fashionable residents, unique eating establishments, art galleries and trendy stores such at the Z Gallerie in the Clay Terrace Mall. The Z Gallerie is part store and part art gallery where art and fashionable home decor collide. Founded by three siblings, Joe Zieden, Carole Malfatti and Mike Zieden, the […]

Vine & Table Gourmet Market in Carmel, Indiana

Vine & Table Gourmet Market is a local Carmel shopping option providing unique food an drink options to Carmel people. Vine & Table is not only a gourmet market, but also a deli serving fresh salads, sandwiches and dips. If you’re looking to wet your whistle, Vine & Table has dedicated a whole side of […]