Resturant Radar

5 Jul

While we definitely enjoy hitting up the farmer’s market and making most dinners at home, I’ll always have the urge to check out what’s new with Indy’s dining scene. I’m a huge fan of the local food movement and am always curious to try new places.  Before the end of the year, I’d like to make it, at least once, to each of the the restaurants listed below. If you’ve dined at any of these before, please leave a comment with a few recommendations, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Bon Appetit!

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Mountains are calling

29 Jun

Basically how I feel every day!

I saw @lydiology tweet this from Etsy and just had to share. The mountains are ALWAYS calling my name. I’ll get there soon enough!

Daydreaming of a Bedroom Makeover

27 Jun

If I had the funds to give my bedroom a makeover (which it desperately needs), here are a few items I’m dying to get my hands on. I also love the idea of a circle bed canopy with mix-matched curtains, but I’ve yet to find something I think would go with all this. One day, one day.

Low Blow

22 Jun

Venting.

I must admit the recent termination of Metromix Indy and the 60 + staff cuts at the Indy Star are extremely frustrating, especially for a PR professional. Indianapolis is already such a small media market (especially for being the 13th largest city in the United States) and I hate to see it shrink even more. Print media has encountered a rough few years, but I am confident many can be successful moving forward- especially if they spend time developing a strategic plan for dominating the digital landscape. I’ve noticed recent improvements with Indy Monthly and Indianapolis Woman, but some of those changes were long overdue. Staff has been cut and everyone has more on their plates now than ever before, but it is important to constantly stay one step ahead.

What also frustrates me is that another outlet in the city has decided to ridicule the loss of another media outlet, ahem, the latest edition of NUVO. Not only did NUVO post an article about the recent loss of Metromix, but they decided to print ‘RIP Metromix’ on this week’s cover with a graveyard image- I think that is taking it too far, and too soon. Is there nothing else going on this week worthy of the front page? I can certainly think of a few things. The article makes some good points, but the image and general tone might have been too much. What I also found to be interesting is that not one person wanted to have their name attached to the article, it says written by NUVO editors.I suppose NUVO is taking a united approach that they are thrilled Metromix is no longer invading in “their territory.”

I’ve worked with NUVO countless times for a number of clients so while I do appreciate the work they are doing, I think they should have handled this situation with a little more class. It could have easily been the other way around. This isn’t to say I am going to stop reading NUVO or pitching them my story ideas, I simply think they should be aware of their poor decision.

Finally, I would like to thank all the people at Metromix Indy and the Indy Star for their hard work and passion for the city of Indianapolis. I am a regular reader and will certainly miss you at the newsstands. Please find a way to break through the digital clutter; I need you, my clients need you, but more importantly- this city needs you.

Power Down and Unwind

21 Jun

With technology at our fingertips 24:7 it can be hard to realize when it’s time to power off and unwind. However, many studies have shown how important it is to do so, especially when it comes to getting enough rest and general wellness. I encourage everyone to take a look at their technology usage and see if where/when you can unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, i.e. a good book, a new record, conversation with a loved one, or much-needed exercise. If you don’t believe me… take a look…

“Unfortunately, cell phones and computers, which make our lives more productive and enjoyable, may be abused to the point that they contribute to getting less sleep at night leaving millions of Americans functioning poorly the next day,” Russell Rosenberg, the vice chairman of the Washington DC-based National Sleep Foundation (NSF), said in a statement.

Read the full article on Reuters here: Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology. 

Wish List: Life Seed Pendant

17 Jun

Aurora Lopez Mejia life seed pendant

I was flipping thru a recent issue of Vogue at the airport the other day and I came across this gorgeous Aurora Lopez Mejia life seed pendant. Totally on my wishlist, although the 18K Gold pendant is a little out of the budget; priced at $6,130. I may have to settle for a knock off.

Turning Tables

16 Jun

Rolling in the Deep may be all over the radio, but Turning Tables is one of my favorite songs from Adele’s latest album: 21. Enjoy!