Carmel Mayor Wins First Shout-Out Award Given

Indianapolis Real-Estate firm, m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC, launched it’s new monthly “Shout-Out” awards by honoring long-time, and popular, Carmel, Indiana Mayor: James Brainard. Managing Broker, Mike Woods says the award was conceived to “.. recognize those individuals or companies who have gone above and beyond to enhance the  lifestyles of those of us who live […]

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

#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

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 […]

Carmel Parks Awarded National Gold Medal, Favorite Features Stand Out

#CarmelINCarmel – 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

#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

#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

#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 […]

International Festival Brings Art and Diversity To Carmel

#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 […]

6 Photos that are Undeniably Carmel

#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 […]

Mellow Mushroom in Carmel: Delicious Pizza, Fun Decor

#CarmelIN – One of my favorite places to eat in Carmel, Indiana is Mellow Mushroom. It’s quirky, unusual decor creates a fun, light atmosphere for a casual lunch or family dinner. I’m fairly new to Mellow Mushroom, having missed the significance of this unassuming pizzeria, but I’ve quickly become a fan. The first time I […]

Little Free Libraries Offer Reading Fun in Carmel

Avid readers have a new source for free books in the city of Carmel. The Carmel Clay Public Library has installed three “Little Free Libraries” in high-traffic areas in the city. These little book boxes are just what their name indicates- they are small boxes, full of books for the taking. The motto is “Take […]

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 […]

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 […]

Royal Lunch for Mom’s at Carmel Dairy Queen

I’m always amused by quirky choices for special events. My high school yearbook lists McDonald’s as the #1 choice for pre-prom dinner. White Castle’s annual Valentine’s Day dinner cracks me up. Plus, now you can make special reservations to treat Mom like royalty at the Carmel Dairy Queen. They are currently taking reservations for Mother’s […]