__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

ALM

BE ACTIVE + LIVE WELL!

NOVEMBER 2017

MASTER OF THE HOME CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT

TOP COUNTRIES YOU NEED TO VISIT NEXT YEAR

VERDE MEXICAN

RESTAURANT

KEEPING IT GREEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS


THE NEW 2018 SUBARU

F O R E S T E R

NEW 2018

FORESTER

0

% 63 APR UP TO

MONTHS

$10,000 minimum to finance. Other rates and payment terms available. Cannot be combined with any other incentive. Financing for well-qualified applicants only. Length of contract is limited. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval and vehicle availability. No down payment required. WAC. See participating retailers for details. Must take delivery from retailer stock by 11/30/17

TomWoodSubaru.com 855.530.5631 3300 E 96th St Indianapolis, IN 46240

The Car You Want. The Way You Want.


Friday, December 1st 4:30 pm | 6:30 pm | 9:00 pm E j n 9n n F n z

n

n n

n

w

tti

w w .

n

2n

w

.

$60/Personnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

$50/Person

F

n

317.757.5913 Please Drink Responsibly


Nov 17 COVER STORY 22

Volume 10. Issue 11. (#122)

MASTER OF THE HOME Christopher Wright

ALM

Active Life

magazine

Editor-in-Chief / Co-Founder EDUARDO PEÑA

Executive Editor / Co-Founder JUSTYNA DORUCH

Account Executives JUSTYNA DORUCH

Senior Writer MATTHEW HUME

Contributing Writers PAUL BRODERICK VALERIE JONES JENNI MEYERS REBECCA SCOTT

Photography EDUARDO PEÑA

Art ROGER PEÑA

Marketing Director ISMAEL PEÑA

Circulation USPS & ACTIVE LIFE MAGAZINE

Contact Us INFO@ACTIVELIFEGUIDE.COM

Comments & Feedback

Departments

EDITORIAL@ACTIVELIFEGUIDE.COM

Subscriptions SUBSCRIBE@ACTIVELIFEGUIDE.COM

BEAUTY/COSMETIC HOME/REAL ESTATE _______________________ HEALTH/WELLNESS ____________________ _______________________ 10 HOLIDAY BEAUTY PRODUCTS PILE ON THE LUXURY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

18 WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? A LOOK AT HEMORRHOIDS AND CURRENT TREATMENTS

20 REFLECTION AND INTENTION

ISN’T IT TIME TO LIVE INTO YOUR BEST SELF?

FASHION/STYLE ___________________

EAT+DRINK ______________

14 HOLIDAY CHEER

28 ALM TOP TASTES: VERDE

LEATHER AND VELVET AND SPARKLES—OH MY!

6

GIVE YOUR TASTE PALATE A TOUR!

A C TIVE LIFE MAGA ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

32 KEEPING IT GREEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THERE’S MORE TO THE HOLIDAYS THAN HOLLY AND IVY!

TRAVEL/EXPLORE _____________________ 36 TOP COUNTRIES YOU NEED TO VISIT NEXT YEAR

Active Life Magazine is published monthly by Active Life Guide Corp. 597 Industrial Dr., Carmel, IN 46032; Copyright by Active Life Guide Corp. Active Life Magazine and Active Life Guide are registered trademarks of Active Life Guide Corp.

Active Life Magazine strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you follow these fitness tips, you agree to do so at your own risk and assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Active Life Magazine from any claims.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY IN 2018!

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Artfully crafted. Wonderfully waterproof. Carpets and hard surface flooring featuring LifeGuard™ offer protection for the entire product – from top to bottom. LifeGuard’s patented WATERPROOF carpet backing system reduces odors and stains, allowing easy and more effective cleanup.You can be confident your home will stay clean and fresh with LifeGuard carpets.

F LO O R I N G / C A B I N E T R Y / K I T C H E N & B AT H R E M O D E L

the-affordablecompanies.com

317.575.9540


THE JUICIEST EVENT DESTINATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS Our private dining spaces are perfect for any occasion. Our event planner will handle all of the details to make your celebration unforgettable. Make your reservation today.

760.341.3560 | 73-505 El Paseo | Palm Desert, CA | SullivansSteakhouse.com | Indianapolis, IN 3316 East 86th | SullivansSteakhouse.com Restrictions apply. ©2016 Sullivan’s Steakhouse 317.580.1280 ©2016 Sullivan’s Steakhouse


BEAUTY

Bling knows no limits.

& Cosmetic


11.17

BEAUTY & Cosmetic

HOLIDAY BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Get great gift ideas or treat yourself to some holiday glamour with our picks for this winter's best beauty products.

2.

1. The Limited Edition Beachwaver Pro 1.25" With Swarovski Crystals The Beachwaver Pro is getting a luxe upgrade with Swarovski crystals this season. Scoop one up in order to create effortless waves for all of those holiday parties and beyond. (Nordstrom.com)

2. Diorific Vernis Nail Liner

In one ultra-precise golden stroke, Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Liner delivers a clear varnish strewn with gold, platinum and silver glitter in various sizes, embellishing nails with the sparkling effect of countless little gems. (Nordstrom.com)

3. Oribe Dry Styling Set

Give the gift of salon-worthy hair with this dynamic duo from Oribe. It features two of the brand's cult favorites—Dry Texturizing Spray and Gold Lust Dry Shampoo—nestled inside an equally chic box. (Oribe.com)

4. NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set

3.

Velvet Lip Glide is an innovative hybrid lip formula that delivers highly saturated color with extraordinary comfort. Designed to glide like a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. (Ulta.com)

4.

5. Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Almond Coconut Milk Luxe Body Collection Treat yourself with this limited edition collection of Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath, Almond Coconut Milk Crème Body Wash, Almond Coconut Milk Souffle Body Crème and Almond Coconut Milk Eau de Toilette. The scent is part sensual, part sweet—perfect for decompressing after a long day. (LauraMercier.com)

6. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette These posh palettes from Charlotte Tilbury will inspire looks for every special occasion. From champagne gold hues to dreamy everyday browns, find the perfect foursome for anyone. (Nordstrom.com)

10

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E |N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

1.

6.

5. AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Dr. Jan Turkle is pleased to welcome dermatologist Dr. Matt Strausburg to the practice. Dr. Strausburg is a medical and surgical dermatologist. He will see both pediatric and adult patients. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for your plastic surgery and dermatology needs. Saturday appointments available.

11455 N. Meridian Street Suite 150 Carmel, IN 46032

www.turklemd.com 317.848.0001


HAMILTON SURGICAL ARTS no make up no mess-ups

perfect

eyebrows

everyday

317.773.6677 Full beautifully shaped brows for your face. Natural looking, long-lasting results.

EYEBROW MICROBLADING 9660 E 146th St. Suite 100 | Noblesville, IN 46060


FASHION

Turn up the sizzle this party season.

& Style


Holiday cheer

11.17

FASHION & Style

By Jenni Meyers, Owner of beauty+grace

Photography By Eduardo PeĂąa

The holidays are here! And with every new season comes a fresh calendar full of events to celebrate and parties to hit. Sure, a little black dress is always on par for the party scene, but who says holiday dressing should be so cut and dry? With the trends of velvet, sparkles and leather this winter, it’s easy to grab a few chic pieces and playfully mixand-match for each festivity. Let these outfits inspire you to kick it up a notch on your next night out with your besties or romantic dinner with your significant other.

All items are available at beauty + grace boutique Carmel City Center 14

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Buy a 30-Minute

Massage $2499 for

*

Get 30-Minutes Free

*In-store promotion valid at the Massage Heights Ironworks location only. Purchase of a 30-minute service at the introductory rate is required to receive the free 30-minute upgrade. Service times include up to 10 min. of prep time. Rates and services may vary by location. Additional local taxes and fees may apply. See retreat for details. Each Massage Heights Retreat is independently owned and operated. Franchise opportunities available. Š2017 Massage Heights. All rights reserved.

Ironworks 2721 E 86th St, Ste 160 Indianapolis, IN 46240

317.559.5910


HEALTH

In good times and in bad, ALM is here for you.

& Wellness


11.17

HEALTH & Wellness

By Paul Broderick, MD

What's Going on Down There? A look at hemorrhoids and current treatments

H

emorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, much like varicose veins.

They

may be located inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids), or they may develop under the

skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids).

Hemorrhoids are a common problem that affects women and men equally, usually impacting those between the ages of 45 and 65.

They can be the result of: • Excessive straining during

Over-the

counter-agents

can

swelling

or

prolapsed

internal

Outpatient surgery is used to treat hemorrhoids that do not respond

hemorrhoids.

movements

these products have established a

by an

• Low fiber diet • Increased pressure

role in preventing return flare-ups.

tube is inserted so the physician

My

Once

can

as

due

to

pregnancy

• Sitting

on the toilet for long

hemorrhoids

reach

a

This anoscopy, in

followed

soothe a sore bottom, but none of

bowel

determine

if

is

which a small the

internal

certain size, an office procedure

hemorrhoids are prolapsing and

or

treatment

may

be

practice recommends surgery a

final

solution

to

resolve

the symptoms that interfere with patient’s

day-to-day

activities.

if they can be reduced to their

a

periods of time

necessary. When visiting a specialist

original position.

The

• Chronic diarrhea or constipation • Obesity • Regularly lifting heavy objects,

for a hemorrhoid evaluation, the

diagnoses such as fissures, fistulas

better chance there is of avoiding

visit typically begins with a medical

or spasms can be located during

surgery.

history and physical exam.

this exam.

such as in construction jobs

surgical

to the non-surgical techniques.

Signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids are:

One Hemorrhoids

are more likely to

occur

aging

with

because

the

• Itching • A sensation

of

bulging in the rectum

rectum and anus can weaken and

• Fecal soiling • Prolapse, where

Once the hemorrhoid is enlarged, it no longer functions properly and can result in bleeding, pain, leakage and odor.

fullness

or

or pain is the rubber band ligation. With this procedure, a rubber band is inserted around the base of the

the hemorrhoid

hemorrhoid cutting of the blood supply so that it shrivels and dies.

protrude from the anal opening

This

treatment does not usually

require anesthesia.

Dr. Paul Broderick,

advanced symptoms include

begins

painful or painless bright red rectal

Infrared

behavioral

bleeding seen on the tissue or in

another technique performed in

modifications, including:

the toilet bowl.

the office, in which heat therapy

• Increasing fluid intake • Avoiding straining • Decreasing time on the commode

During

with

hemorrhoids

dietary

and

Photocoagulation

is

causes the hemorrhoid to shrink,

18

first

the exam, your physician

observes

sooner treatment begins, the

procedure

slips down the anus and may even

More Managing

office

common

used to treat persistent bleeding

tissues that support the veins in the stretch.

common

Other

the

outside

area

for any rashes, mucus, external

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

returning to its normal placement in the rectum.

This can only be used

on certain-sized hemorrhoids.

Paul Broderick, D.O., FAOCPr, is a board-certified proctologist with Central Indiana Proctology, a Franciscan Physician Network practice. For more information or to consult with Dr. Broderick in Carmel, call (800) 582-9218.

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Stop by any day in November and redeem this coupon for a


11.17

HEALTH & Wellness

By Valerie Jones, CPC

Reflection and

Intention Don’t wait for the New Year to get started on a more positive you.

W

ith the season’s change, there is so much excitement in the air! For some, a celebration is in order, with the kids back in school and life returning to some sense of order. It can also bring sadness at the thought of the fun and lightness of summer ending. Or perhaps it’s the first time your son or daughter is off to college, which can bring a multitude of emotions. And of course, many of us eagerly anticipate the cool morning air, breathtaking colors, warm soups, snuggly nights and holidays around the corner. Whatever this season means for you, it’s a great time for reflection. With

only a few months left in the year, think about all the positive things in your life, what goals you have met, and what you’ve learned along the way. Now look ahead. Does this season bring on new challenges that you would like to prepare for, to get a head start on? Do you love the holidays but find that the stress can take away some of the joy? Can you think of steps or milestones you would like to accomplish towards your goals? A springboard to the New Year? Design with Intention. Each of us is empowered to make changes, to live intentionally, focus on what’s important to us, and design a plan to get there. It’s a journey that we live, with twists

and turns along the way—allowing space for the unexpected and spontaneous. To get you started, think of one thing that is a priority for you. Why is this important to you? This question can give us clarity, reveal some underlying beliefs, and at times change what we thought was important. Based on that one thing you want to focus on, what do you want to experience differently? On a scale of 1-5, what is your level of satisfaction today? Where would you like that to be and in what timeframe? This helps us to envision a future state: what achieving that goal looks like or feels like.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

So, what’s next? You’ve set the goal, but how do you get there? Stay tuned as we turn goal into actions… with supporting structures and accountability… learning, awareness and growth… confidence, self-assurance and trust… inspiration… momentum… success.

20

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Give the Gift of LuXury

this Holiday Season!

Gift Cards Available BUY 2 GET

1 FREE!

*

MassageLuXe.com

CALL NOW! 317-203-3303 • 11529 Spring Mill Rd., Suite 200 • Carmel, IN 46032

*See spa for details. Gift cards must total $200. Free massage or facial certificate ($100 value) must be redeemed at the location which it was purchased. Participating locations only. Expires 12/31/17.


ALM Cover Story

22

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Photography By CARRIE HETTLE

By MATTHEW HUME

Design By EDUARDO PEĂ‘A

WrightWorks, LLC, is an Indianapolis award-winning remodeling contractor. Get to know the man behind its success.

Master

of the

Home

Christopher

Wright Since 1998, Christopher Wright has renovated some of the finest homes in Indianapolis and Carmel. The

projects built by Chris and his team under the banner of WrightWorks have won dozens of awards over the ensuing years for quality, craftsmanship and design. As an industry leader, mentor and consultant, Chris regularly travels across the country to teach other business owners how to build healthy companies and beautiful homes. For that work he has also received numerous awards and accolades--from being named to the Remodeling Magazine Big50, to appearing on the cover of Professional Remodeling Magazine. But Chris doesn’t wear any of his story on his sleeve. His demeanor is one of unassuming, quiet confidence, and it takes a little effort to get to know the man behind his success.

A CTIV E LIF E MAGAZINE .COM

A C T I VE L I F E MAG AZ I N E | N OV E MBE R 2017

23


ALM Cover Story Three-Fold Inspiration I met up to talk with Chris one recent autumn morning over coffee at a small neighborhood From Chris’s blog at http:// café. Immediately, I sensed in Chris www.wrightworks.net/ a quiet and humble command blog/: “The first old house over his person. “I like to make I can remember was my greatpeople smile and not take the little grandmother’s. Her family came to Indianapolis from things too seriously--but when S icily in the 1890s and lived challenges arise, I am intense in the ‘Little Italy’ section and laser focused,” he says. This of town on Merrill Street. I may be a part of Chris’s inherent remember the hard candy she’d nature—but his attitude has surely slip my sister and me, and the fun we had exploring all of been influenced by the sway of the nooks and crannies of her several key influencers along his basement, closets and attic. way. Chris’s unfailing care for the The house was often filled exceptional quality of his work and with the heavenly aroma of his persevering nature is the story home-cooked Italian delights, of his parents’ love, a manager’s and the closets smelled like lessons in motivation, and a Romano cheese–and probably still do.” martial arts instructor’s dedicated mentorship. Growing up in the suburbs on the south side of Indianapolis, Chris cherishes the very positive relationship he had with his parents. “My interest in building things comes from my father,” he tells me. “My dad has always had a love for aviation, and as far back as I can remember, he was building and flying model airplanes. He would create these beautiful machines, and was so meticulous—a perfectionist.” Chris says it was that early exposure to such dedication, wrapped in the strong bond of a father and son, that set the stage for what was to come. “I credit him for instilling in me a desire to be exceptional in whatever I did,” Chris explains. “My father said many times, ‘I don’t care what you choose for a career, but whatever it is you need to strive to be the best at it.’” His mom instilled her own lessons as well, as she ran and grew her own business. “They were my first and best role models.” While studying at IU’s Kelley School of Business, Chris learned the insand-outs of business management.

24

“I knew I wanted to do something in the business world, but at the time I could never have anticipated where I am today,” he says. As is the story with many college students, Chris had a number of part time jobs and eventually landed a position with FedEx. “That was a very formative time for me,” Chris explains. “I had experienced a very suburban and very monochromatic environment growing up, and FedEx opened me to working with people from all walks of life.” It was also at FedEx that Chris found a new mentor, this time in a manager who was a Marine and former Indiana State Trooper. “He was an incredible leader,” Chris says. “I learned so much from him about how to approach and motivate others.” While working at FedEx, eventually climbing the ranks to supervisor himself, Chris also began exploring an interest in martial arts by taking a class in Greenwood. It was here he found yet another mentor in his martial arts instructor. “My teacher had been a Captain on the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

founded the department’s SWAT team,” Chris says. “He put himself through law school while working as an officer, in addition to opening a karate school.” As Chris advanced through the ranks and eventually gained his blackbelt, his instructor gave him the opportunity to become a lead instructor himself. “I loved the camaraderie of the martial arts,” he says, “and I loved teaching. It was the forging of discipline, character and the striving to reach our individual potential.” Falling in Love with History As much as Chris loved the martial arts world, it unfortunately did not provide enough income to raise a family. By this time, Chris had married and had a son, so to earn more money he joined forces with a cousin who was a master plumber. “The two of us had grown up like brothers,” he says, “and in our teenage years we’d worked various jobs in construction.” This time the two began working on general remodeling projects, including work for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) non-profits. “These non-profits hired us to remodel homes in near Eastside neighborhoods, making sure they were updated, functional and free of problems for at least five years,” Chris explains. “At the time, they weren’t great neighborhoods but the homes were architecturally beautiful.” It was while working on these HUD projects that Chris fell in love with remodeling. “There were times we’d go into a home and you couldn’t see the floor because of all the trash. The thought crossed our minds, ‘Why not burn it down and start over?’” Chris laughs. “But we’d move a dumpster in, get to work, and slowly we’d find the floor and eventually make the home beautiful again. It’s where I truly fell in love with working on old homes.” AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


And while he says his cousin didn’t have the patience for fine finish work, Chris, being “meticulous of nature,” decided to form his own remodeling company to pursue just that. With this, the company that would ultimately become WrightWorks was born. Understanding the Importance of Partnership Christopher Wright’s passion and integrity are hard to miss when he talks of his remodeling work. “I’m immensely proud that I’ve never left a project unfinished,” he says. “I’d rather lose money on a job than cut a corner. I simply sleep better at night knowing that everything behind the walls was done right, and if someone calls me five years from now to let me know something we did led to a failure, I go back and fix it.” Still, he understands there’s more to making his projects successful than just building them well. “In our work, craftsmanship is immensely important—but so is quality of design,” Chris says. “One of the HUD non-profits we’d worked for had a project manager whose life partner was an incredibly talented architect,” he tells me. “I’d seen his work and when given the opportunity to work with him, I saw first hand how much better my craftsmanship looked when paired with great design. Over the years I’ve built hundreds of his projects.” In fact, Chris tells me one of the secrets to ensuring his projects are exceptional is his collaborations with designers. “What I naturally gravitated toward was dedicating myself—and in some ways humbling myself—to investing my craftsmanship in work designed by professional architects and designers,” Chris explains. “It really wasn’t some grand scheme,” he goes on to say, “it’s just that I love building beautiful things and that A CTIV E LIF E MAGAZINE .COM

led to me getting to do more of that.” Over the years, Chris and his team have built projects alongside many of the area’s most talented designers. “The other layer to all this is the client’s experience during the project,” Chris says. “Every day, we strive to deliver the most positive, least stressful experience possible. Even though we all agreed on it, I’m still tearing the heart out of your home and there’s still an intense emotional impact from that. It’s important to me that my clients feel safe and secure in their homes, even amidst the noise, rubble and disruption of their routines. I choose team members and craftsmen who have that same commitment.” Life’s Just a Game… of Paintball? Over the course of the past two decades, Chris Wright has overseen countless recreations of architectural harmony. But of all he’s had a hand in creating, Chris says it’s his two sons he’s most proud of. “I got a divorce several years ago,” he says. “When we separated, my sons were 13 and 15 years old. Through that very hard time I did everything I could to support them and show them they had a mom and dad that loved them, and that that would never change.” One of the ways he found to bring him and his boys together was the sport of paintball. Now considering Chris’s natural desire to excel, it should come as no surprise that the sporting trio soon accumulated just the right equipment and put everything they had into making the most of each paintball outing. (If you’re curious, the venue is White River Paintball, and Chris highly recommends them.) “We were having so much fun,” he says. “We were outside, it’s physical, it’s active, and it’s competitive.” Over time, Chris and

his sons got better and better at the sport and grew closer together as a family. Through paintball, he’s been able to share with his sons those elements of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and intestinal fortitude that were so instrumental in his own maturational development. “Paintball has become an important shared experience with my sons,” Chris says. “Every match is a microcosm of lessons I remember from martial arts and from what my dad taught me. It’s about tenacity, being a leader, working together and fighting for each other, and not giving up even when the odds may be against you. Being able to experience all of that with them is amazing to me.” A Fierce Competence Looking back, Chris laughs when he recalls his first attempt at company branding. “My martial arts teacher was very patriotic and I carried some of that into my company—I was no graphic designer so the results were pretty cheesy,” Chris says. The original logo featured an American flag, with an eagle watermark on his stationery. Another effort featured a lion. “It was so so bad, but I was hoping the imagery would suggest a calm and quiet, yet fiercely competent brand.” While WrightWorks’ branding may have changed since then, those core qualities in its founder have not. Chris continually strives to embody them each and every day.

A C T I VE L I F E MAG AZ I N E | N OV E MBE R 2017

25


C

hris may be one to remain quiet in his

confidence, but he has a fondness and respect for words that runs deep through his soul.

Here are

just two of his favorite quotes.

“For, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, not in its

gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.”

John Ruskin, 1849, The Seven Lamps of Architecture “We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much.

But we can hold

our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose,

that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.”

Col. Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War Officer


EAT “I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they're either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live.� Frank Bruni

& Drink


11.17

Verde Flavors of Mexico

Verde

Restaurant

redefines

prepared from authentic

More

than just a restaurant...

Mexican cuisine by proudly serving handcrafted, savory Mexican recipes in a vibrant, modern environment.

VERDE

is an experience.

VERDE

brings the flavors of

dishes

Mexico

to your table by providing mouthwatering dishes with a sophisticated spin that appeals to your senses through colorful presentations, complex aromas, delectable textures and incomparable flavors.

VERDE

coming in just for lunch or

28

Mexican dinner... You’ll be

promises to redefine your idea of

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

food in the

United States. “You

won’t be

here to give your taste palate a tour.”

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M

Top Tastes

ALM

EAT & Drink


SALADS | PASTA | SANDWICHES & WRAPS | FLATBREADS | DEEERTS | AAETIZERS | SOUPS | DRINKS | SALADS | PASTA | SANDWICHES & WRAPS | FLATBREADS | DEEERTS | AAETIZERS | SOUPS | DRINKS | SALADS | PASTA | deeerts SANDWICHES & WRAPS | FLATBREADS | sal DEEERTS | AAETIZERS | SOUPS | DRINKS | FL SALADS | PASTA | SANDWICHES & WRAPS | des INDIANAPOLIS

4705 East 96th Strrt | 317.571.0077

GRRNWWD

1691 West Cuuy Road | 317.881.0500


Whether you are going to have a business lunch, romantic candlelight dinner or just a drink after a busy day, VERDE Mexican Restaurant will always meet your needs.

11680 Commercial Dr. Fishers, IN 46038

1111 W. Main St. Carmel, IN 46032

317-578-7511

317-853-8208

verdeflavorsofmexico.com


HOME

As the saying goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.”

& Real Estate


By Rebecca Scott, Design Consultant At Arhaus

Keeping It

GREEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Who needs silver and gold when holiday plants abound with a magic all their own? together for an evening of fun and merry times to share. A good rule of thumb for the amount of décor is that for every one foot of tree, good décor requires 100 lights, 9 feet of garland and 20 bulbs. So, have fun creating your unique tree to blend with your beautiful home!

belief, the poinsettia is not poisonous, so have no fear with children and pets.

T

he holiday season is upon us! This means beginning to plan how we will accessorize our homes to look the part. One of the easiest and most natural ways to create the holiday spirit is to use plants. Holiday-themed plants add an aroma and living magic to our homes. The most recognized plant associated with the holidays has to be the poinsettia, introduced to the US from Mexico in the 1820s. Available in a variety of holidayappropriate colors, poinsettias are wonderful to display as a singular plant or in groupings of smaller sizes. Plus, contrary to popular

32

The succulent trend can carry into the holidays with the Christmas cactus. This easy-to-carefor plant can offer yearround green and a pop of amazing color during the holidays. These beauties can make a statement but are still low profile, so they are perfect for arranging down the center of your table. Holiday bulbs, such as paperwhites and amaryllis, have beautiful long, slender stems with blooms of amazingly fragrant flowers on top. These are perfect for arranging on fireplace mantles and kitchen islands. Bulbs can be stored in a cool, dark place after the holidays for use the next year. Rosemary is a tidy little herb that can be grown

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

outdoors until the weather cools and then brought in for the winter for holiday décor. It can be pruned into the shape of a Christmas tree, for example, and adds a wonderful scent to any space. It also serves as a fresh, fragrant, and delicious garnish to your turkey or ham!

When gathering your holiday ideas, don’t forget the beauty, scents and color plants can provide. Your family and friends will love the magic and style that plants will add to your holiday cheer.

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a Christmas tree, and nothing can replace a fresh smelling tree in your home. Accessorizing your tree can bring the family

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M

For more information visit arhaus.com

11.17

HOME & Real Estate


Homeownership begins here

Race into Ruoff and let Greg help you take the checkered flag.

Apply online at www.ruoff.com/gregevans Greg Evans | VP, Branch Manager | NMLS: 138492 317.590.6546 | greg.evans@ruoff.com Ruoff Mortgage Company, Inc., d/b/a Ruoff Home Mortgage, is an Indiana corporation licensed by the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and operates with the following license: Indiana-DFI First Lien Mortgage Lending License #10994. This is not an offer for extension of credit or a commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information and pricing are subject to change at any time and without notice. Equal Housing Lender.


Holiday Memories

a tradition of creating lasting

a favorite holiday destination 11405 ALLISONVILLE RD FISHERS, IN 46038 317.849.4490 allisonvillegarden.com


TRAVEL

Can a suitcase ever be big enough?

& Explore


TRAVEL & Explore 11.17

TOP COUNTRIES

YOU NEED TO VISIT NEXT YEAR!

If you are seeking inspiration for the year ahead this holiday season, Lonely Planet just revealed its top countries to visit in 2018. Here are our picks from the list. South Africa Beaches and mountains, wildlife and wine—and let’s not forget vibrant culture and cosmopolitan Cape Town—South Africa has long been one of the world’s most alluring countries. This year, the country’s many attractions will be bolstered by “Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018: Be the Legacy,” an official program of events—some sporting, some educational, others devoted to the arts— all aimed at honoring the legendary leader. The theme is to inspire values-based societies, with exhibitions related to transparency, service, respect, passion and

integrity. So, with more to see than ever, and favorable exchange rates offering great value, 2018 is a phenomenal year to visit South Africa. Portugal Portugal has emerged from the long shadow cast by neighboring Spain, seizing the spotlight as a dynamic center for art, culture and cuisine. A spate of artfully designed museums has opened in the past two years; there’s now a celebrated microbrewery scene; and rock-star Portuguese chefs are creating culinary buzz from Lisbon to the glittering beaches of the Algarve (seven new restaurants received

Michelin stars in 2017). Heightening Portugal’s appeal are its incredible affordability and its natural wonders: in 2016, more than 300 beaches earned the coveted Blue Flag rating, and two new biosphere reserves were named. It’s no surprise everyone is talking about this small, seafaring nation. New Zealand Twenty-five years ago, long before it was retrofitted to resemble middle earth, New Zealand began actively attracting adventureseekers. A sweet suite of trails, the Great Walks, encouraged exploration of the country’s exquisite

topography, taking tramping travelers through some of the world’s most extraordinary wilderness. Now, for the first time since the nine-track network was launched, a new Great Walk is under construction. The Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track, which commemorates the 29 miners killed in 2010, will form a magnificent multiday trail through the South Island’s wild and wonderful west coast. Hikers can get a taste of the walk’s dramatic scenery on four existing trails.

Where will

adventure take you and your loved ones in 2018? 36

A CTIVE LIF E MAG A ZIN E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

AC TI V E L I FE M AGAZI NE . C O M


Dr. Anthony Feher, Joint Surgeon

JOINS OUR CARMEL TEAM Anthony Feher, MD, has joined Jeff Pierson, MD, in Carmel at Joint Replacement Surgeons, a Franciscan Physician Network practice.

ANTHONY W. FEHER, MD Joint Replacement Surgeon

He offers the following surgical procedures: Total hip replacement Total knee replacement Shoulder replacement Outpatient joint replacement surgery Revision hip and knee replacement Partial knee arthroplasty

Both physicians are part of the nationally acclaimed Franciscan Health Center for Hip & Knee Surgery. The center has performed more than 40,000 total joint replacements and has treated patients from all 92 Indiana counties and from around the nation.

To schedule an appointment, call (317) 706-2361. 12188-B N. Meridian Street, Suite 250 I Carmel, IN 46032 I (317) 706-2361

FranciscanDocs.org


HW t h i r t y + ye a r s

Comfort

Modern Timeless

HOUSEWORKS the way you live.

NEW ADDRESS

4905 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250 317.578.7000 Mon-Fri10AM–7PM Sat 10AM-6PM Sun12AM-5PM houseworks.biz

Profile for Absolute Living Magazine

ALM Nov 2017  

Active Life Magazine November 2017

ALM Nov 2017  

Active Life Magazine November 2017

Advertisement