A writer (see her work in ELLE, Marie Claire, Allure, Self, and web-based publications) and podcaster
When I moved to Irvington in 2012, right after I left college, I hit the lowest point of my life emotionally, mentally, and financially. Getting back on my feet required the kind of love and support from friends, and sometimes strangers, that feels unique to this place. This city is where I figured out what kind of person I want to be.
I missed how easy it feels to find a little quiet outdoors here. I missed being able to participate in the lives of family members on a more consistent basis. I missed long drives to nowhere and short ones to a friend’s house.
I’m a big fan of The Legend restaurant in Irvington, and I’m looking for new places to carryout good food here. Devour Indy helped!
My husband Kelly and I love to dress a little nicer than usual, and go out for a slow romantic evening. That could look something like cocktails at a gorgeous bar like Plat 99, then dinner at a great restaurant, and a stroll around somewhere walkable with a great ice cream shop. Multiple locations with nowhere specific to be when we’re done.
So far, he’s just really loving having a yard! But we like to take him to Broad Ripple Park when it’s not too cold.
The ones I know off the top of my head are places like The Legend or Homespun [Modern Handmade], but there are so many more I still have to learn about.
I’d take them to a different park each day they were here.
I’ve been going to the Indiana State Fair since I was 13 years old, not every year, but enough of them, and I miss the Indiana State Fair.
Local Singer and Musician
As Seen in Broad Ripple Magazine
Founder of Howl + Hide
Owner of MOTW Coffee
VP of Curation and Education at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Assistant Professor at IUPUI
Executive Director of Indianapolis City Market
Illustrator & Digital Artist
Co-Founder of Be Nimble Foundation
Restaurant Owner and Chef
Blogger, Tales & Turbans
Writer and Journalist
Influencer and Entrepreneur
Designer and Owner of Union Western Clothing
Deputy Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Owner of THE TRAP
HGVT's "Good Bones" and Two Chicks District Co.
Handpoke Tattoo Artist
Chapati and Shani's Secret Chicken
Local artist and gallery owner
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative
Artist and Designer
Hotel Broad Ripple
Growing Places Indy
Pediatrician and Entrepreneur
Owner of James Dant
Local Historian and Author
Phoenix Theatre Dance Company
Saxophonist and Restaurant Manager
Salumist and Owner of Turchetti's Salumeria
Barber Shop Owner and Barista
Realtor and Fashion Expert
Music Club Owner and Promoter
Vinyl Record Collage Artist
Food and Drink Purveyors
Ice Cream Innovators
Illustrator and Educator
Painter and Biking Enthusiast
Manager, RUCKUS Makerspace, and Executive Director, Latinas Welding Guild
Food Bloggers and Authors
Artist and Illustrator
Magician and Illusionist
Public School Principal
DJ and Founder, Rad Summer
T-Shirt Shop Owners
Owner, The Smoking Goose and Goose the Market
Co-Founder, Sun King Brewing
Writer and Exhibit Designer
IndyCar Driver and Team Owner
Owner, Indy Eleven soccer club
Former Colt Linebacker and Owner, Brackett Restaurant Group
Blogger, Seersucker + Saddles
Fine Artist and Musician
News Anchor, WTHR
Executive Director, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Co-Founder of GangGang Culture
Executive Director, Pattern
Former WNBA Star, Indiana Fever
IndyCar Racer, Contestant on Dancing with the Stars
Chalk Artist and T-Shirt Shop Owner
Founder of Felege Hiywot Center
Owner, Manayunk Calligraphy
Owner, Like the Lettuce: Fitness + Health Coach