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I was born and raised right here in Noblesville. I grew up in a home without domestic violence or assault – it wasn’t something I saw, or even heard about. But when I was introduced to Prevail of Central Indiana, I was shocked by the number of individuals who are affected by domestic violence. In 2018 alone, Prevail helped more than 4,000 clients in Hamilton County. (Nearly 80 percent of clients are women and children.) Prevail is strictly confidential, and since their core values include integrity and respect, they provide their services at no charge. Domestic violence and abuse are hard topics to discuss, so you don’t often hear about them. But at Tom Wood Volkswagen in Noblesville, we’re breaking the taboo and raising awareness for Prevail, an organization that helps families in Hamilton County. – Mike Bragg, GM of Tom Wood Volkswagen in Noblesville

To help Hamilton County families affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse, you can donate the following items: • Art supplies (for children to journal and express their emotions)

• Bottled water (8 oz. bottles, preferably) • Individually packaged snacks • Gas cards (many women have no access

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to funds after fleeing their abuser) You can drop off items at Tom Wood Volkswagen in Noblesville, located at 14701 Tom Wood Way. You can also donate directly to Prevail of Central Indiana by visiting Prevailinc.org.

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You only have one heart It deserves some of the nation’s leading doctors You don’t need to go far from home to get comprehensive heart care. Ascension’s national network of cardiologists, nurses and care teams at St. Vincent can access best practices and leading technologies in heart care. By choosing a dedicated heart care team that takes the time to get to understand you, you know you’re getting the best care possible.

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DEPTS. the kit agenda: Winter 2019

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16 EVENTS TO FILL YOUR CALENDAR

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TOP PICKS FOR YOUR PLUS ONE

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RETRO WAYS TO PACKAGE GIFTS

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STACIA MATTHEWS’ PERSONAL STORY

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RACHEL RAE’S FIVE FAVORITE TREATS FOR STAYING IN ON VALENTINE’S DAY

FEATURES taking a leap of faith

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FOUR WOMEN WHO WENT FOR IT

2019 home Trends

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be your best self

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ADVICE YOU CAN FOLLOW FOR LIFE

jewelry: endless statements

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Crushing On February 14

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT IDEAS, RETRO WRAPPINGS & GORGEOUS SWEETS

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Ready to take a chance in 2019? MEET 4 WOMEN WHO TOOK LEAPS OF FAITH & LANDED ON THEIR FEET

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CALENDAR JANUARY + FEBRUARY

THE KIT AGENDA THE CITY HAS WAY TOO MUCH GOING ON TO BE STUCK INSIDE. BUNDLE UP & VENTURE OUT IN INDY!

FROM THOUGHTPROVOKING CONVERSATIONS AND THEATER, to puppets and princesses, your winter agenda is full of experiences for all ages.

Music & Entertainment

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 in Concert

February 8-23

Head to the Tarkington to see this iconic play, adapted from Harper Lee’s best-selling novel. Watch Scout, Jem, Atticus, and Calpurnia navigate their small, Southern town and the dramatic events that happen there.

January 4-5

Head to Hilbert Circle Theatre — one of downtown Indy’s most beloved historic sites — for the Harry Potter film concert series. The film will is projected on screen while the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays along with every note of the score. Tickets start $33. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis; (317) 639-4300; indianapolissymphony.org

Every Brilliant Thing

The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel; (317) 843-3800; thecenterpresents.org

January 8-February 10

What makes life worth living? The answers are both simple and profound in this off-Broadway hit. The witty one-man show shines light into the dark corners of the human condition. Tickets start $25. Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis; (317) 635-5252; irtlive.com

Winter Nights Film Series January 11-February 2

Get thee to Newfields for the annual Winter Nights Film Series. Twelve movies give you 12 starstudded reasons to visit. Flicks include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jane Eyre, Westworld, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Funny Face (pictured), Billy Elliot, Ballet 422, and more. Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis; (317) 923-1331; discovernewfields.org

Art & Soul February 2-28

Art & Soul is an annual celebration of AfricanAmerican art and artists in Indiana. The monthlong event features a diverse lineup of music, storytelling, dance and visual art. Save the date for the kick-off event at noon on February 2 at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

A Conversation with John Cusack & High Fidelity Screening February 7, 7:30 p.m.

Join John Cusack for a screening of High Fidelity, followed by a live conversation regarding his career and the making of the film. Fans will experience a moderated discussion, with Cusack answering a few audience questions as well. Tickets start $43.25 Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis; (317) 2310000; oldnationalcentre.com

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Cher: Here We Go Again Tour February 14, 7:30 p.m.

Cher is at it again. Following the global success and rave reviews for her role in Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again, the multi-award-winning singer and actress is touring the United States for the first time in five years. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic performer. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis; (800) 745-3000; bankerslifefieldhouse.com

Indianapolis Artsgarden, Washington and Illinois streets, Indianapolis; (317) 631-3301; indyarts.org


arts & family & culture education Museum Perks: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21

Plant Nite: Succulent Wine Bottle February 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Plants. Wine bottles. Metazoa Brewing Company. Need we say more? At this DIY workshop, you’ll receive everything you need to create a gorgeous wine bottle planter. (The ticket price includes the cost of materials.)

To honor Dr. King and the struggle for civil rights, several museums around the city are offering free admission or programming. Visit Conner Prairie, Eiteljorg Museum, The Children’s Museum, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Historical Society for special exhibitions and performances. visitindy.com

February 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with treats from the tropics. You and your sweetheart can tour the Garfield Park Conservatory while sampling chocolate and coffee from around the globe. Reserve your spot soon, as tickets to this candlelit, romantic event sell out early. Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis; (317) 327-7183; garfieldgardensconservatory.org

Museum by Moonlight February 23, 8 p.m.-midnight

The Children’s Museum is pulling out all the stops for this annual party. This “playdate” — exclusively for the 21-and-older crowd — features food, drink and access to both classic and new exhibits. Earlybird tickets cost $65, and all proceeds benefit The Children’s Museum Fund. The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis; (317) 334-4000; childrensmuseum.org

February 16, 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Your little one won’t forget this one-of-a-kind, all-day event from Dream Parties. They’ll be able to meet and greet their favorite princesses, dance, watch stage performances, and join other magical entertainment. General admission costs $32, with VIP tickets going for $47. Indianapolis Marriott East, 7702 E. 21st St., Indianapolis; bit.ly/2GbeECS

Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Ave., Indianapolis; bit.ly/2SO702R

Sweets for Your Sweetie

Indianapolis Royal Princess Ball

February 13-17

Hudson Vagabond Puppets January 26

This New York-based troupe of professional dancers and actors uses giant puppets to bring classic stories to life. The show incorporates the arts, sciences, social studies, and literacy, and is split into two parts: “Caps for Sale” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Tickets cost $20; showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel; (317) 843-3800; thecenterpresents.org

Bring your littlest sweethearts to this delightful Valentine’s Daythemed marionette show. Everyone will receive a sweet treat! Tickets cost $13, but children 2 and under are free. A postshow workshop is also available for just $3 per individual. Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis; (317) 232-1637; indianamuseum.org

Family Fun at The Palladium February 24, 3 p.m.

You’ve heard of a petting zoo … what about an instrument-petting zoo? This unique opportunity allows kids to get up close and personal with orchestral music. They can also sit among the orchestra as they listen to excerpts of the world’s greatest classics. A perfect event for those aspiring musicians.

Hearthside Suppers January 10-March 10

Join costumed interpreters for an evening of 19thcentury food and cooking technique. Churn butter and grind coffee while learning about proper etiquette. After helping prep the meal, dine by candlelight. Tickets for this family-friendly affair start at $65 for adults and $60 for youth ages 10 and up. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers; (317) 776-6000; connerprairie.org

The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel; (317) 843-3800; thecenterpresents.org

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New… It’s a sign of growth. A fresh start. And full of possibilities. There’s nothing like new.

Introducing the new Riverview Health Westfield Hospital. Featuring the area’s first combined ER and Urgent Care. Sometimes you don’t know whether you need to go to an ER or Urgent Care. At Riverview Health Westfield Hospital, our combined ER and Urgent Care will offer a single access point – where you’ll be guided to the level of care you need. The hospital will also house an inpatient unit, surgery suites, physician offices, drive-thru pharmacy and a walk-in orthopedic and sports medicine clinic. Now Open! To learn more, visit riverview.org/westfieldhospital

RIGHT SIZE. RIGHT CARE. RIGHT HERE. NOBLESVILLE / WESTFIELD / CARMEL / CICERO / FISHERS / SHERIDAN Riverview Health has hospitals in Noblesville and Westfield with advanced, 24/7 ER capabilities and doctor offices located throughout Hamilton County.


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Save the date

Join us at the 15th annual Women of Vision Luncheon Riverview Health Foundation invites you to save the date for the 15th annual Women of Vision Luncheon. Join us as we gather to celebrate, learn and reflect. This event provides support for women’s and children’s services, programs and equipment at Riverview Health. When: April 25, 2019 Where: Marriott Hotel at Keystone at the Crossing, 3645 River Crossing Pkwy., Indianapolis, IN Registration–11 a.m. Lunch and Program–12 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Joy Fitzgerald, chief diversity officer at Eli Lilly and author of The Journey to Joy. Ticket prices are $50 per individual and $1,000 for corporate tables. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Megan Wiles at 317.776.7317 or mwiles@riverview.org. For more information about the luncheon, please visit riverview.org/womenofvision2019.


FUN+FLIRTY 10 GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR PLUS ONE

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Pick up sweets for your favorite sweetie from DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Plus, you're shopping local! Cathy BrandBeere founded the company in Fort Wayne in 1987. These custom-made, fabric boxes are filled with timeless favorites. (Think luscious caramels and fruit creams bursting with flavor.) 8685 River Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis; debrand.com

TRUFFLE HEART BOX DEBRAND CHOCOLATES, $148 for 4.83 lb. of chocolate Chocolate is sexy, let’s be honest. No fewer than 19 truffles reside in this milk or dark chocolate box (your choice). Each piece is individually designed, and almost too good to eat. Almost. 8685 River Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis; debrand.com


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001-100 THE ESSENTIALS BRA & THONG UPLIFT INTIMATE APPAREL Fabienne Hansoul Creation Bra, $113; thong, $53

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'LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED' FOOTSIES R4 GALLERIA Faceplant Dreams, $16.25

Want to feel sexy but don’t want to lose support? Try this number from Belgian lingerie designer Fabienne Hansoul. The foam cups are light, but the sturdy back is designed for fit and comfort.

Playing footsie is always fun. With a sweet message on the front and “Love is All You Need” on the back, these cozy slippers are sure to cocoon her toes in love and comfort.

Complete your look with this fashionable cut. There’s a reason it’s sold in a halfdozen countries. Slip it on and you’ll feel unstoppable … and seductive

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4 EVER & EVER METAL HEART R4 GALLERIA Creative Co-Op, $25 Fill your home with reminders of your love. This 18-inch wall hanging is the perfect way to honor all the challenges and successes you’ve shared together.

AFTER DINNER AMUSEMENTS: TRUTH OR DARE FOR COUPLES Chronicle Books, $8.95

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This naughty, yet challenging, game comes with 100 playing cards. Do you risk telling the truth? Or do you dare? SPARK ROMANCE: 50 WAYS TO DEEPEN YOUR CONNECTION Chronicle Books, $12.95 Your perfect match is one in a million. (Re)kindle your flame with the prompts in this matchbox. It’s a surefire way to deepen your connection on Valentine’s Day … or any day! EVEN MORE THAN YESTERDAY Compendium, $12.95

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VOLCANO BUBBLEGUM JAR RUSTED WINDOW Capri Blue, $28

PLATINUM BOXER BRIEF UPLIFT INTIMATE APPAREL Saxx Underwear, $34.95

Inside this "millennial pink" jar candlemaker Capri Blue mixes up its iconic “Volcano” fragrance for a swoon-worthy burn time of 85 hours.

The Tesla of the underwear drawer. These boxer briefs are for the man who’d rather wear a premium pair of underwear than a Rolex watch. They’re uber-soft and offer all-day comfort.

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This charming book by M.H. Clark is one of heartfelt appreciation. It celebrates the mundane, the day-today, the everyday. Honor someone you love by gifting them this tender publication. ALL AVAILABLE AT SILVER IN THE CITY 111 W. Main St., Suite 150, Carmel; silverinthecity.com

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TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH HOW 4 WOMEN FOUND THEIR DESTINIES Taking matters into your own hands and grabbing your future by the horns can be a liberating but scary thought. But who among us has not fantasized about quitting our day jobs to open that shop or start that blog or found that nonprofit we always dreamed of? Kit set out to find women who’ve done just that. We wanted to know who these women were and just what made them strong enough to take the leap of faith to change their lives. And what we discovered was something we should have known all along: These women are all of us. With any risk comes fear and uncertainty. Making a decision to change your life without knowing for sure that things will work in your favor can be terrifying. But as these four women have shown us, with the right amount of courage, hard work and faith, anything is possible.

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JOSIE SANDERS GOING ALL IN ON SOCIAL As she prepared to begin second semester of her freshman year of college, 19-year-old Josie Sanders’ Instagram account had just hit 10,000 followers. Already enrolled in courses with plans to go into art direction after college, Josie had to choose: college or Instagram? “Being in school felt like I was just going through the motions,” Josie admits. “But I truly loved what I was doing on social media.”

With the support of her family, Josie took a huge leap of faith. She put school on hold so she could develop her business on Instagram, focusing on lifestyle, fashion and travel.

with blogger friends and we take photos for each other, or my boyfriend will take pictures for me, but a big part of it has been simply heading out with a tripod and doing it on my own.”

Josie didn’t miss a beat. By May, she’d hit 20,000 followers, and today she’s reached almost 60,000, a feat not achieved by simply posting pretty pictures.

A central Indiana native, Josie plans to keep her roots local as she continues to grow. Her biggest tips for someone hoping to expand their own social media business?

“A huge part of being successful is making connections and knowing how to work and negotiate with brands on the business side,” Josie says. “A lot of people are either really good at making content or at doing business, but being able to do both has been invaluable.”

“You have to have a real passion for your niche,” Josie says. “Create content often and try to come up with new ideas that nobody’s doing yet. If you can add value to someone’s day, even by just making them smile or laugh, you’re heading in the right direction. It might take a while to see results, and you’ll face rejection, but if you’re truly passionate about it, keep pushing forward. I wish there was a secret formula, but finding what works for you will help you in the end.”

Josie’s life looks much different than that of the typical 19 year old. When many are getting up for a morning of classes, Josie is up answering business emails before heading out with her camera. “One thing that’s helped is not having to hire a photographer,” Josie explains. “I shoot a lot by myself using a tripod. Sometimes I get together

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BROOKE REYNOLDS COMMITTING TO CHANGE When Brooke Reynolds turned 30, she’d been in denial about her weight for years. But suddenly, as a certain reality of turning 30 set in, she felt desperate for a change. “I had always been active — I dance, take group fitness classes, and walk my dog — but I knew the real difference was in my diet,” Brooke says. “What I finally realized is that no matter how much you work out, weight loss is all about food intake. Period.” After trying and failing with diets before, Brooke took a leap of faith and turned to a friend after she saw her post about her own weight loss through a certain nutritional system. “I decided that desperate times call for desperate measures, so I humbled myself to ask her about it,” Brooke says. “That’s the first step towards lasting change: admitting to someone else that your weight has become unmanageable and you need help getting on track.” With a new nutritional system and the support of a friend in hand, Brooke buckled down. The health benefits of her new eating habits kept her motivated, as she continually reminded herself that a health journey is a marathon, not a sprint. “I try to follow the 80/20 rule and hold myself accountable to making healthy choices 80 percent of the time. Then I work on forgiving myself for the other 20,” Brooke reveals. Through her hard work and dedication, Brooke has lost and kept off 50 pounds, making her new habits a lifestyle. And while it’s been extremely rewarding to have people notice the changes in her outward appearance, Brooke has learned that so much of weight loss is mental. “There’s an internal change that needs to take place, too. Oftentimes I don’t see myself as thinner, even when the scale tells me otherwise. I still gravitate toward old clothing sizes and styles,” Brooke admits. “And with anything long term, it’s easy to get comfortable and stop pushing yourself. But several days and weeks of this mindset can add up and cause a backslide.” Brooke still has her challenging days, but her leap of faith has gotten her far, even making her an ambassador for healthy decisions and weight loss. Brooke is passionate about getting the people she cares about motivated about their health as well, creating an even larger network of accountability, support and happier lives.

Left: Brooke before she took the plunge and committed to a healthier lifestyle.

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LEADING LEADERS Lisa Hudson’s path towards becoming her own boss as a coach starts at Macy’s, where she worked on the corporate side for 25 years. “My job was to lead the leaders,” Lisa says. “The Macy’s at the Castleton location had over 400 employees and 26 executives. I met with the executives twice a month to look at objectives for employees, to see how they’re being promoted, compensated and incentivized. My role was to keep everyone doing their best and staying true to their store’s goals. That’s when I realized how much I really loved the coaching and mentoring aspect of my work.” While she enjoyed working for Macy’s, Lisa decided it was time to take things into her own hands and use her skills in a new way. She discovered the Growth Coach franchise, a company that builds and supports business coaches. With great materials and a solid support system, Lisa decided to take a leap of faith and transitioned into her very own franchise coaching career as The Growth Coach of Carmel.

“Part of my role is to help struggling business owners balance both their businesses and their lives,” Lisa says. “But my favorite thing to do is to help owners and teams discover what they already know, what they do best, what they might be better off delegating, and so on. If they can feel good about the things they do well instead of focusing on things they don’t do well, I see confidence and positivity come through. I love being able to help harness that.” Transitioning to business coaching was a tough move for Lisa, as she feared what being her own boss and working alone would mean. “Working for yourself is a give-and-take. I get energy from people, which is why I wanted a franchise around me. I like having the synergy of a team working towards a common goal,” Lisa says. “With the franchise, I’m able to do a lot of networking and bounce ideas off of other growth coaches while still running my own business.” Lisa will remind you that while she is not a life coach, she often sees tears in her work, but to Lisa, these tears aren’t a sign of weakness. Rather, they’re a sign of being vulnerable, building trust and breaking down walls. And once the (hypothetical) walls of a struggling business are broken down, it’s easier to look inside and see what else can be fixed.

CARLA MACKIE STAYING LIFTED Over 40 years ago, a young Carla Mackie left Indiana for Virginia, where she’d raise two sons and spend much of her life in Virginia Beach. Carla found joy in her job selling clothes at a local store and was eventually hired to manage a lingerie store, which she did happily for 12 years. “I learned everything about the business during those years,” Carla remembers. “I was very happy in my work and community in Virginia. I had great friends. I loved the beach and the weather. I just loved it there.” When the opportunity arose for her to move back to Indiana and open up her own lingerie shop, Carla was nervous. This meant leaving behind a strong community and happy life in Virginia Beach. And at an age when most people are starting to slow down, she was considering starting a business. With the support of her family, including her two sons who now lived in Indiana, Carla took a chance.

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“I have an amazing family. My brother and his wife housed me when I first arrived. My sister-in-law fixed me dinner. My sons and brothers spent many weekends building my shop. At 90 years old, my dad built the shop’s counter,” Carla marvels. “And when it was time to open, my daughters-inlaw and granddaughters helped me sort, tag and organize. They really all were my biggest cheerleaders.” Today, Carla runs Uplift Intimate Apparel in the Carmel City Center. A certified bra fitter, Carla takes great pride in finding women properly-fitted bras and sending women home feeling special and confident in their own skin. Taking the leap of faith to start something new wasn’t easy. While she had her family, she didn’t have the community that she’d had in Virginia Beach — at least not at first. Carla has since found great friends and community in central Indiana, joyfully serving those she can and using her business to support women-focused nonprofits as much as possible.

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WRAP IT UP WITH LOVE KIT PUBLISHER KELLY MCVEY SHARES TIPS FOR MAKING VALENTINE’S DAY PACKAGING AS SPECIAL AS THE GIFT INSIDE

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Back in 1975, my grandmother gave me a time-stamped box with my name painted on one side and Swedish rosemaling on top. The red box has stored my special keepsakes for over 45 years! Your own gifts of love can be just as enduring. So in vintage fashion, we thought it would be fun to find retro ways to wrap our special treats and gifts for Valentine’s Day. Photos by Chris Whonsetler

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TOP TINS

Give your kids their Valentine’s Day gifts and candy in very vintage cupid-covered tins. Prices vary on Ebay, about $8 per tin

HAT TRICKS

A vintage hat box is handsome, heavy duty and a great way to package that special gift. Prices vary, about $26

DIY: SUGAR RUSH

Make your own chocolates and give them to your loved one in a vintage candy box like this one from the 1970s. Prices vary on Ebay, about $14.89 for antique chocolate box

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Wrap that special gift in something luxurious for the same price as wrapping paper! Hobby Lobby, $4.44 per yard

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INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2019 A new year means the chance for a fresh start. What better way to ring in the new than to freshen up your home a bit? To guide us, Kit asked three experts from the Indiana Design Center to show us the home trends for 2019. From color palettes to fabrics to hardware, they lay out what they envision for home design in 2019. Forecast: bold and vivid. By Brooke Reynolds | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

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MEET OUR DESIGNERS Designers at Indiana Design Center are sought-after professionals for a reason — they’re great at what they do. So how do you know which designer is a right match for you? Before we jumped into trends, we asked three IDC design experts to share a few of their favorite things, with one stipulation: They couldn’t be design-related, so you get an idea of their vibes beyond the showroom.

CARYN O’SULLIVAN DRAPERY STREET

Caryn had a unique start for a design boutique owner. She began her entrepreneurial career while getting her MBA at Northwestern University. There she began using her background as a CPA to work with early-stage startup companies looking for financial and accounting leadership. Her combination of skills and passion for discovering new ideas and products brings clients the innovative products and expertise you can find at Drapery Street. Blend this with an amazing team of designers, artists and installers, and you have a studio bursting with creative ideas, always keeping an eye on cost, unparalleled quality and reliability.

A kaftan with a sexy pair of boots Sitting in her back gazebo in the summertime with a glass of Chardonnay and one of her favorite books, Lonesome Dove or To Kill A Mockingbird Her husband’s sense of humor and quick wit Binge-watching Downton Abbey on Netflix Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter on French bread Valentino Garavani kitten-heel shoes

DIANNE WRIGHT COATS WRIGHT ART & DESIGN

Dianne started her career in 1980 at a gallery featuring regional American art and antiques. Following a 15-year stay at Eckert Fine Art, she accepted the offer of artist C W Mundy to help launch his career. When a client of Mundy’s asked for assistance redecorating her 6,000-square-foot home in 1996, Dianne accepted and launched G. Dianne Wright Interiors. In 2011, Dianne joined forces with Jane Coats Eckert under the banner of Coats Wright Art & Design opened, which opened in May of that year. The pair sources Art (mostly modern) from artists around the country. Their design philosophy is to keep your environment simple, letting art have the loudest voice in the room. Start with art, and your color scheme will follow.

A pair of boots, worn-in jeans and a sweater Chunky jewelry, such as signet rings, stacked bracelets, vintage necklaces and earrings Her signature scent: Ambre Essence (Ambre Blends original essential oil) A fragrant bouquet of white lilies in her entry A glass of Cabernet and a mediumrare filet

JACOB GRIFFIN

FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY Jacob began his career in design rather by accident. In 2010, he and a friend renovated a house in the Herron-Morton Place neighborhood of Indianapolis. By default, he became the person tasked with laying out the new kitchen. Over the course of several years and numerous renovations, he learned how to design functional, aesthetically pleasing homes. A career was born. Originally from a small town in Alabama, Jacob is drawn to eclectic design featuring textures and colors you might find in a cabin in the woods, but he also enjoys ultramodern design with high contrasting colors and glossy surfaces.

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CATCH THE VISION FOR REINVENTING YOUR HOME Is your home ready for an overhaul? Come get a dose of inspiration at the Indiana Design Center, located in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. The IDC is the state’s premier destination for interior design showrooms and professionals who are ready to help you create a home you’ll love to come home to.

Whether you’re ready to build, remodel or redecorate your home, this is the one-stop shop for the best resources to do so. Drop in or make an appointment to visit the 15 showrooms featuring the latest trends in home furnishings, kitchen and bath, window coverings, lighting, beds and mattresses, fireplaces, tile, stone, art, and one-of-a-kind décor. Peruse the 40 kitchen displays that change constantly. Be sure to take advantage of the designer-on-call program, where you’ll get a complimentary 50-minute guided conversation with a design professional who will help you define your needs. The center also offers monthly workshops, where IDC designers host seminars for the public. Visit indianadesigncenter.com to view portfolios of the designers, find the events calendar, and plan your visit.

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“I love that color is coming back in 2019, along with personality and uniqueness.” DESIGN CHECKLIST DRAPED IN ART On a monochromatic background, Caryn loves brightly colored fabrics for drapes. They practically serve as artwork.

GREEN SCREEN This emerald shade of velvet is a former Pantone Color of the Year. The color with the rich texture give pillows a yin-yang effect.

STAY GOLDEN Caryn says gold hardware has been coming back the past few years and is a regular addition to a finished room.

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“Really, the only trend I love for any year is restraint and good taste. Those never go out of style.” DESIGN CHECKLIST START WITH ART The painting shown is “Last Words” by artist Juan Ramirez. Start with an art piece you love and build the rest of the room around it.

SHOP UBER-LOCAL First, shop in your own home for color and textiles you still appreciate. Dianne says it’s not her practice to suggest all new furnishings for a client.

RETHINK YOUR STUFFED STUFF If you own upholstered pieces that are well made and comfortable, consider reupholstering them, using them in a different location in the home or even repurposing them.

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JACOB GRIFFIN FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY INDIANA DESIGN CENTER

“My favorite new trend for 2019 is the use of bright, bold colors on walls and ceilings, rather than the white and gray we're all using now.” DESIGN CHECKLIST LUXE KITCHEN SPACES Jacob loves the Brizo Litze single-handle pulldown spray kitchen faucet in "luxe gold" paired with Dekton Countertops in their Trillium Tech finish. The brushed brass with the dark textured top give the space a warm, luxurious feel.

DARK STARS This cabinet door features a flat panel with applied molding, and it is finished in Black Fox paint. The small brass knobs add just enough color to add interest and functionality without distracting from the beautiful dark cabinetry.

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STROKES: KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS

It’s important to know the risks of heart disease and stroke, as they are both among the leading causes of death among women. Nancy Branyas, M.D. Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group Cardiology, is passionate about passing on what she knows about these health predators so she can give women the best chance possible at avoiding them. Dr. Branyas is the founder and director of the St. Vincent Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic at St. Vincent Carmel Women’s Center. Notably, since its opening in 1995, the clinic has made major strides in preventing heart disease in women, and with the collaboration of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Program, this endeavor has been instrumental in dropping women’s mortality rates nationwide. With a resume like that, it’s best we listen up, ladies. To schedule an appointment or for more information: St. Vincent Medical Group 317-415-6450 Visit one of our convenient locations or go online to schedule an appointment with a St. Vincent physician at getstvincentcare.com

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What is a stroke?

Stroke is a heart attack that involves the brain. It is caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain tissue. This can be caused by a cholesterol blockage in a cerebral artery to the brain, by a blood clot flying loose and lodging itself in a cerebral artery, or by a sudden bleed from a ruptured vessel into the brain. Strokes account for 16.8 percent of all deaths in the U.S., second only to cardiovascular disease. One stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. and is the primary cause of severe long-term disability in this country. Stroke care costs the U.S. $34 billion yearly.

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What are the warning signs for a stroke?

The primary warning sign of an impending stroke is sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs. Others are sudden confusion or difficulty speaking, sudden loss of balance or coordination or difficulty walking or standing upright, sudden visual changes in one or both eyes, and sudden onset severe headache.

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All of these signs indicate that one should immediately get to an ER and warrant an immediate call to 911. Limiting time to stroke treatment is the essential goal for preventing long term-disability or death. Strokes should be treated within the first 3 hours of onset of symptoms for potential resolution.

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Are warning signs different for men and women? Are the risks different?

A Stroke warning signs are about the same for men as for women, except that women may also experience fainting, behavioral changes, agitation, hallucinations, and nausea or vomiting. Stroke can also be caused by a rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation, which can cause blood clots to form in the heart and travel to the brain, resulting in a stroke. Atrial fibrillation is more common among older women and hence they are at higher risk for stroke. Younger women may also be at risk for stroke if they take birth control pills and concomitantly smoke or are diabetic. Pregnancy also raises stroke risk. Chronic migraine

sufferers are more likely to be women, and these patients have a 2.5-percent increased risk for stroke. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can also cause a stroke by precipitating an acute rupture of a brain blood vessel, resulting in a serious bleed and a stroke.

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How can strokes be prevented?

We teach the ‘Life’s Simple Seven’ for prevention of both strokes and heart attacks. These are: 1. Don’t smoke 2.Keep physically active 3.Engage in healthy eating 4. Control your body weight (BMI<30) 5.Control your cholesterol 6.Control your blood sugar to prevent diabetes 7.Control your blood pressure (<140/80) It’s important to know your numbers, what normal is and how far off you may be. Ask your physician to assist you in bringing these numbers closer to normal. And know the warning signs of stroke for yourself and for your family members, so you know what to do when and if these occur.

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Are all strokes considered medical emergencies? How often are they fatal?

Yes, all strokes are medical emergencies and should result in a 911 call and an immediate transfer to the closest ER. Stroke kills one U.S. citizen every 3.75 seconds, and this incidence has risen by 21 percent in the past 10 years. It is only now starting to drop.

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What else should women know about strokes?

Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year, 55,000 more women have strokes than men in the U.S. In general, women live longer than men, so a stroke will have a more negative affect on their lives. More women tend to: 1. Live alone when they have a stroke, which delays their time to treatment 2. Have a worse recovery after their stroke 3.Be more likely to live in a long-term health facility after a stroke It behooves us to make lifestyle changes today for ourselves and our families to prevent potential future devastating neurological disability. Know your facts, your numbers and your warning signs. Prevent stroke NOW.


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A WARNING FOR WOMEN Stacia Matthews didn’t fit the profile for the typical stroke patient. Today, she uses her testimony as a cautionary tale for others who aren’t practicing prevention.

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"The next thing I knew, a month had passed, and I was looking at a reflection I hardly recognized."

For more than 20 years, Stacia Matthews was a news personality. She could have never imagined, six years into a new career, how one interview would resurface. “I did marathons,” Stacia recalled. “I was doing boot camp classes, but I wasn’t consistent. I’d lose momentum, the pounds would come on, then I’d get back into it. I had a lot of projects at work, and I was burning the candle at both ends.” On March 11, 2017, everything changed. “I went out for my birthday. Afterward, my sister, who was visiting from Phoenix, asked to go to the store. I remember checking out, but the next thing I knew a month had passed, and I was looking at a reflection I hardly recognized.” Stacia had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. “I was supposed to stay in a coma for a couple days but had difficulty coming out of it. The doctors prepared my family for the worst but said they’d give it one more day. That was the day I opened my eyes, and they stayed open. I figured I must have really needed that sleep!” The most lasting effects are on Stacia’s short-term memory. “I had a brain bleed, as opposed to a clot, which accounts for only 15 percent of strokes.”

A NEW NORMAL “I was determined to get back to work. I wasn’t putting it together that months had passed.” Stacia has since returned to her role as a public relations manager with Indiana Spine Group (ISG). “My goal was to get back to ‘me’, but a counselor in rehab explained I’d have a new normal. I’m just trying to relax and ease into it.”


CHANGING HER WAYS While a family history of hypertension was a primary culprit, Stacia believes her habits had a hand. “I love wine and soul food. I was on a mild medication. But then I became less active and started going out for drinks. Now, I’m different in every aspect — mind, body, soul. I changed my eating habits and haven’t had wine. I can live without it.” Stacia sticks to lean meats, veggies and fruit, though “I do treat myself to ice cream.”

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE “People think I’m nuts, but I thank God for the stroke. I’m at peace with it. It opened my eyes.” To multitasking, anxiety-ridden women everywhere, Stacia hopes they’ll see her experience as a cautionary tale. “When I came back, a coworker said I looked much calmer, that I used to run around like a chicken with my head cut off. To me, that was normal. "You have to take care of yourself. You’re no good to anyone if you’re disabled or gone. Your body will tell you when something’s not right. Pay attention. Women put everybody else first — their husband, kids — but you have to note when something’s wrong and take care of it. Period. If a doctor tells you to lose a few pounds, lose a few pounds.”

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SIGNS OF STROKE REMEMBER, IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, YOU’LL NEED TO ACT FAST:

FACE DROOPING

Is one side drooping or numb? Can you smile?

ARM WEAKNESS

Is your arm weak or numb? Can you lift it?

“I credit covering health as a reporter for saving my life. I did a piece on stroke, and the doctor said you’d have the worst headache ever and it would come on suddenly. I must have made that connection. My sister said I was calm, and I told everyone I was having a stroke. "After I returned to work, I was doing marketing for ISG, and I had to drop some things off at a neuro group. I walked up to the door and … It was him! The doctor I’d interviewed years ago. I wrote him a thank you note. He saved my life.”

SPEECH DIFFICULTY

Is your speech slurred? Can you repeat a simple sentence?

Today, Stacia’s eyes are focused on the road ahead, except for when she’s looking up, to give thanks for the hand she was dealt. “I’m not mad at God. I’m so grateful for his mercy and protection. If one person learns from my story, it’s all worth it.”

TIME TO CALL 911

If you notice any of these systems, or, as Stacia mentioned, an intense and sudden headache, seek medical assistance immediately.

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HEART HEALTH: It’s a Moving Thing, and a Thinking Thing The Moving Thing: Sedentary Is Deadly

You’ve heard it for years: Exercise helps prevent heart disease. And that’s true. But it’s not the end of it. It’s not just that exercise protects against heart disease. It’s also true that the lack of exercise actually contributes to and/or accelerates the progression of heart disease. In other words, being sedentary is deadly. And we live in an increasingly sedentary society. Compared to 1950, sedentary jobs have increased by more than 80%, and physically demanding jobs have dropped dramatically. Today, fewer than 1 job in 5 is classified as physically active, down from 1 in 2 just in 1960. But it’s not just what’s happening at work. Remember getting out of the car to open the garage door? Or walking across the room to change the TV channel? Or walking to school? Or playing outside on a warm summer day? Or playing ANYTHING without a screen. If you're old enough to answer, “yes,” to any of these, chances are your kids aren’t. So, if you’re exercising, that’s fantastic! But if you’re exercising BUT you’re also spending several hours a day sitting at a desk job, or in front of the TV or computer or cell phone screen, or just sitting period, you’re probably not helping yourself as much as you may think you are. Increasingly, enlightened workers today are requesting, and receiving, accommodations to make their jobs a little more active: like standing desks, or tread-desks, or opportunities to walk around the office several times a day. But if accommodations aren’t possible, you can still take matters into your own hands. Instead of sending an email, walk down the hall and deliver a message personally. Instead of catching up on Facebook or Instagram over break, walk, do some planks, or lunges, or squats, or push ups. The important point is to move. Frequently. Regularly. Throughout the day. Remember: Sedentary is deadly.

The Thinking Thing: The Cholesterol Question

Consider this: Why is it that a great many people who have heart disease (blockage in the coronary arteries) have very normal or even low cholesterol levels? And why is it that a great many people who have very high cholesterol levels (especially the ostensibly dangerous, LDL cholesterol) have no heart disease whatsoever? Given that information, it can’t come as much of a surprise that a growing number of patients, and — a bit more begrudgingly, perhaps — a growing number of physicians, are beginning to wonder about the importance, or even the wisdom, of taking (and prescribing) medications to lower cholesterol, especially if those medications can, and frequently do, have significant side effects.

Stephen P. Elliott, M.D. Living with Intention, INC 11979 Fishers Crossing Drive Fishers, IN 46038 317-863-5888 LivingWithIntention.biz

Actually, that’s not quite true. For several years, there have been two groups of medical specialists — endocrinologists and neurologists — that have been raising that very question. Why? Because endocrinologists (hormone specialists) understand that without sufficient cholesterol, the body can’t effectively make important hormones like testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and aldosterone. And neurologists have long argued that cholesterol is an absolutely indispensable component of the fatty membranes surrounding every neuron in the body. And, increasingly of late, more and more neurologists are finding that those whose cholesterol levels are too LOW actually have a much greater risk of developing dementia. That’s right: Your body NEEDS cholesterol. Heart health is a thinking thing, too. Do your homework. Ask Questions.

Stephen P. Elliott M.D. practices Functional and Integrative Medicine at Living With Intention, Inc. For more information call 317-863-5888 or visit us at www.livingwithintention.biz and www.lwimedtherm.com.


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BEING YOUR BEST SELF

Forget new year’s resolutions — let’s vow to live our best lives, no matter what time of year it is. Making little adjustments each day keeps us out of the complacency trap and propels us into a life of growth and learning. Here, two Indy-based health and wellness businesses focus on helping you become your best self. Take it from these experts on becoming the best you can be. Illustrations by Jolene Harbach

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Intentionality in these areas will go a long way toward being your best self: LET GO OF PERFECTIONISM. Ours is a culture of immediate gratification and constant comparison. Our phones keep us up to date on the lives of our family and friends, as well as in our local and global communities — all good things. But this constant interface feeds our anxiety and exhaustion. In the words of author Brene Brown, “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” In most things, good enough truly is!

MAKE EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP A PRIORITY. The emotional and physical health benefits of a good night’s sleep are well documented. And every day feels more doable when you’ve rested well the night before.

PRIORITIZE A REASONABLE WORK/ LIFE BALANCE. Research has proven that productivity drops significantly after 50 hours of work per week. Additionally, relationships require time and effort. Be sure that the important people in your life know they are important because you make them a priority.

KEEP MOVING. Physical activity is essential to physical and emotional health. And wherever you are on this scale right now, don’t judge it. But do evaluate how it can be improved. The long-term quality and length of your life depends on it.


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The new year brings new beginnings, while also offering a time for reflection on what transpired throughout the past year, good and bad. Embrace the good and move forward with simple things you can do on your own this year to make the world around you a better place. Be kind, especially in the face of unkindness. Be grateful while showing grace to those who are less fortunate. Be willing to laugh at yourself and to laugh with others. Be vulnerable to those you trust. Make your neighbor your friend. Say something encouraging to someone every single day. Breathe deeper. These are simple things. Simple isn’t always easy to do, but it is rewarding to know you can make a difference all by yourself. Then, there are other things you may need some help with to feel vibrant and alive. Your good health is vitally important to those who care about you, those who depend on you and to you. It may be scary or embarrassing, but you can do it! By saying, “I deserve to be healthy,” and recognizing it is not just a resolution, you have taken the first step toward a healthy lifestyle. For some of us, it’s hard to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the thought of joining a “gym” may be daunting, it does not have to be. There is a hidden jewel on the Carmel/Westfield border that is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. At Motion 4 Life fitness, walking through the doors is enjoyable, each and every time. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by name, see familiar faces, hear laughter and words of encouragement, and depart feeling rejuvenated.

Carol Weesner, Owner/Medical Director (left) of Motion 4 Life, with members Diane Mayer, Amy Engels and Marilynn Walker

When you visit Motion 4 Life Fitness, you realize quickly it is not what comes to mind when you think of “gym” or “fitness facility.” This family business was started by Dr. Carol Weesner, an emergency physician. Her vision to create a welcoming environment for adults of all fitness abilities is ahead of its time. It is not unexpected, however. Her father, Dr. Gary Weesner, former Superintendent of Washington Township Schools, was the first president of the Ruth Lilly Center for Health Education. You may remember your grandchildren or children talking about their school field trip to the Center. As excited as they were, you will be as well when you visit this supportive, educational fitness facility. As one member said, it is my own personal “cheers.”

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ENDLESS STATEMENTS Through her studio, Jill Duzan Artisan Fine Jewelry based in McCordsville, the founder and namesake’s goal has always been to create jewelry that captures the natural beauty and individuality of every woman. Using beads made of natural stones and silver, charms and artifacts, no two pieces are the same. Her affinity for nature and global cultures has been influencing her work for more than 30 years. Jessica Borgo, who handles marketing for the designer, recently brought a few of her favorite pieces to our studio (and even modeled the looks) to demonstrate just how versatile and transformative the right combinations can be and discuss the fundamentals of building a collection. WHY WOULD I WANT TO INVEST IN JEWELRY?

There are very few art forms you can carry with you and share with others daily. Artisan jewelry is a portable form of self-expression, and if you invest in quality pieces, your jewelry will last for generations. HOW CAN I BUILD A WELL-ROUNDED COLLECTION?

Using nature as a color palette, many of the Jill Duzan pieces can be seamlessly mixed and matched, stacked and layered. As a rule of thumb, we encourage people to invest in three necklaces of various lengths, two or three bracelets, and two sets of earrings. Any combination of those 7-8 pieces could easily be worn with any outfit you have in your closet, from blue jeans to black tie. WHAT IS THE 'STATEMENT' IN 'STATEMENT PIECES' ALL ABOUT?

I think most women would agree that an outfit isn’t complete until their accessories are on. The right statement pieces, selected to enhance a woman’s natural beauty, add interest and personality to an otherwise basic look. I'M PRETTY CASUAL. HOW CAN JEWELRY ELEVATE MY LOW-KEY LOOK?

Slipping into a T-shirt and jeans everyday is comforting, but it can also get tired. There’s something about adding jewelry that makes you feel fresh. HOW CAN MIXING AND MATCHING HELP ME GET MORE OUT OF MY PIECES?

Dressed up or dressed down, the right statement jewelry can be the perfect way to punctuate your favorite looks.

It allows you to tell the world who you are in an instant. You can wear a single necklace and a bangle one day for a simple, minimalist look. The next day, add to those pieces a bold artisan design, some bracelets, and a long statement earring for a more artistic vibe.


cute+casual LONG NECKLACE

Jill Duzan Signature Collection, silver hematite with gray pyrite details, $325 (#A8052) PENDANT (ON NECKLACE)

Large Thai silver feather with Bali silver detail, $135 (#P116) ARTISAN NECKLACE

Artful.Ancient.Modern Collection, African bone saucer bead, pyrite, labradorite, dinosaur bone, Navajo pearls, Thai silver and gray moonstone details, $425 (#A8018) EARRINGS

Large smooth gray moonstone on long hammered tops, $135 (#E0213) BRACELET

Silver bangle with pave diamonds, $325 (#JD05) DRESS

Ruffle Dress at Blue Peppermint Boutique (Fishers)

SPARKLE STYLED (3 WAYS) The Jill Duzan tagline is “rugged elegance.” These three looks showcase how her jewelry, handmade and designed with care and artistry, transcends multiple styles.


EARRINGS

Sliced diamond set in silver with silver details and pave ring, $725 (#EU005) NECKLACES

Jill Duzan Signature Collection, silver hematite with gray pyrite details, $325 (#A8052) Large Thai silver feather pendant with Bali silver detail, $135 (#P116) Mia Collection, hand-tied pyrite 39", $155 (#M039) BRACELETS

Urban pave diamond bracelet, 3.5ctw, $2,650, (#JD4) Pyrite rondelles with dotted Bali bead and gold hammered cross detail, $285 (#B611) Four flat-cut and pave diamonds bangle in silver, $1,650 (#RB24) Silver bangle with pave diamonds, $325 (#JD05)

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denim ABOUT JESSICA

Jessica Borgo began working for Jill Duzan nearly two years ago, assisting with social media. She now manages all areas of marketing and the company’s website. Jessica has a degree in art history, a background in nonprofit fundraising and a penchant for photography. With two young children, her main focus these days is her family. “I spend most of my days dressed very casually, but I almost always have jewelry on. Earrings are my everyday go-to because they add a little sparkle to the face, but big statement necklaces are my favorite way to dress up.”

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fit to be formal EARRINGS

Sliced diamond set in silver with silver details and pave ring, $725 (#EU005) BRACELETS

Urban flat-cut and pave diamond bracelet, 5.5ctw, $3,800 (#JD1) Urban pave diamond bracelet, 3.5ctw, $2,650 (#JD4) Four flat-cut and pave diamonds bangle in silver, $1,650 (#RB24) Urban flat-cut diamond bracelet, 1.5ctw, $2,350 (#JD2) DRESS

Black dress at Blue Peppermint Boutique (Fishers)

Jill Duzan Artisan Fine Jewelry is available at Reis-Nichols Jewelers, as well as at retailers in Colorado, New Jersey, Wyoming and Los Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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By Tessa Judge | Photos + Journaling by Becca Bonica + Photos by Wil Foster

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Because one journal does not fit all, Becca Bonica introduces us to lovingly personalized dot journals. When Becca began her freshman year at Indiana Wesleyan three years ago, her life suddenly became very busy. With years of hard work toward a double major in art education and music ministry ahead of her, Becca began searching for a way to get organized. Journals and planners certainly had their appeal, but Becca needed something more. Enter, dot journaling. Also called “bullet journaling,” this concept has become increasingly popular over the last few years, offering a way for people to have their to-do lists, general planner and daily journal all in one place. First learning about the concept on Pinterest, Becca became intrigued and set out to make her very own. “I couldn’t find the right journal with the kind of pages I wanted, so I decided to make one myself,” she says. “I found dot pages online, printed them out, found a good cover, and hand-bound it. I was determined to have one, so I started there and ran with it.”

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What started as a way to organize her schedule quickly became a way to organize her entire life. Becca now uses her dot journal not only to stay on top of her work, but also to track things like her mood, fitness, sleeping habits, social life and finances. Having a one-stop shop for all facets of her life has made her much more organized and provided her with a sense of accountability. “It’s not just my day-today schedule that’s gotten better,” says Becca. “For example, if I have to write down and see on paper that I only slept four hours the night before, it makes me want to do better.” Graduating in the fall of next year, Becca attributes much of her success so far to her love and habit of dot journaling. With hopes to head back home to Chicago and teach art in a local high school there, Becca plans to continue dot journaling, letting her journals evolve as her life does. For aspiring dot journalers, Becca has one key piece of advice: Don’t be intimidated. “It’s easy to see people’s perfectly laid-out journals and be intimidated, but don’t let that scare you away,” Becca advises. “The more you do it, the more you get a feel for what you like and what you don’t like, and the better your journals become. They don’t have to be Instagram perfect. Just make it your own and have fun with it!”

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BECCA’S TIPS

START WITH A PENCIL

Ready to try your hand at dot journaling? Here are some tips before you dabble. Happy journaling!

CREATE AN INDEX

“I like to begin by sketching with a pencil and reviewing my layout before going over it and making it permanent in ink.” “I add page numbers as I go and dedicate the first page of my journal to indexing everything in case I ever want to go back and find something.”

GET CREATIVE

“I enjoy doing hand lettering and illustrations, but for those who aren’t as into that, there are plenty of people who sell cool stickers that can be used instead.”

USE COLORS AND SYMBOLS

“Colors and symbols really help to map things out. For example, appointments can be marked with a triangle, tests with a circle, and general tasks with a star. Use whatever works for you.”

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SET GOALS

“Setting goals at the start of every year, month and week is super helpful. It’s easy to get caught up in the nitty-gritty details of the day-to-day, so it’s good to sometimes take a step back and look at the big picture.”

DON’T WORRY ABOUT MAKING MISTAKES

“Mistakes can be easily covered up with stickers or illustrations. When worse comes to worst, you can always cut it out and fill the space with something else.”

HAVE FUN!

“There’s really no pressure with dot journals. Just remember that it’s your own journal for personal use. Have fun with it, make it your own, and don’t stress out about it!”


Sketch your ideas on scrap paper before committing them to your journal pages. A straight edge and stencils can give your tables, lists and drawings a polished feel.

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It can be a struggle to come up with a gift for your fave valentine. Here to save you, Kit reached out to Noblesville home designer and blogger Rachel Rae for her top five gifts to give and receive. Spoiler alert: They aren’t over the top. A personal, kind gesture is sometimes the most well received.

sweet one SWEET SENTIMENTS

Instead of that heart-shaped box of candy, try a treat from your local pastry or doughnut shop, sprinkled with love. Plate cute doughnuts on a pretty dish or tray for the sweetest version of breakfast in bed — thoughtful and budget friendly. General American Donut Company; 827 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225; 317-964-0744

BURNIN’ LOVE

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There are so many scents, shapes and colors — you never have to buy the same candle twice. That said, when you find your favorite scent, or one that burns forever, you know it can be a go-to gift. Linneas Lights hand-poured “Winter” candle, linneaslights.com


BOWLED OVER

Anyone who knows me knows I have always had a candy bowl in my house, sometimes several at a time. Guests expect it, so I’m always looking for new bowls to display the candy of the week. Don’t forget to add in the sweets! Assorted Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, $9.99 for 12-ounce can, jellybelly.com

HEARTY MEAL

I love a good homemade gift because it shows you put more thought into it. My husband and I always stay in for Valentine’s Day, and I make a heart-shaped pizza or brownies. Don’t forget the wine! Various heart-shaped pans at amazon.com

THROW TOGETHER

I love to get and give blankets because they’re always needed. You, your valentine and a fire — now that sounds cozy. Berkshire Sweaterknit Blanket, $50 at Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com

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RACHEL RAE has a niche for entertaining and home decorating. She shares her tips and talents at goldenraezz.com.


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sweeteats Recipes & photos by Katherine Costello

LATE WINTER IN INDIANA HAS ITS CHALLENGES. This time of the year, when it’s cold and grey outside for weeks at a time, I need a little pick-me-up — so let’s bake. When I was a teenager, long before information was immediate, there was the thrill of the latest Bon Appétit arriving in the mail. One issue was the impetus for the first cake I ever made. It was in vogue in the ‘70s: the Black Forest Cake. Uncharted territory for me, the steps I learned with this first delicacy taught me so much about cake baking. I remember putting on the Heart album, Dreamboat Annie, and having a wonderful time in the kitchen following lots of small steps that all went together like a beautiful puzzle. For my first effort, I actually made a perfect cake. The Kirsch-soaked layers, the taste of sweetened whipped cream with the chocolate sponge — it was a life changer. I was going to be someone who made cakes, make them pretty and delicious, and doing so would fill my heart with joy. I feel a need to bring back this cake, with a lovely Luxardo, Amarena or bing upgrade of cherries. I’ve doubled the recipe for the height. You can even leave the sides naked for the current trend, but since whipped cream is such a forgiving coating, and always brings a freshness to a cake, I say cover those layers. I’ve added ganache in addition to the soaked layers, just a thin coat on each layer, and some for decoration on top. You can get as fancy as you want with this one. However, it’s the combination of these flavors and textures that keep you coming back to this classic cake.

BLACK FOREST CAKE RECIPE ON PAGE 64

In addition to the Black Forest Cake, I’m sharing my version of ma’amoul cookies, I first tried these cookies 10 years ago. I fell in love with them, but I didn’t know the name, and I was told they were too complicated to make. Ma’amoul are a little trying but well worth the effort. The Middle Eastern cookies are traditionally filled with dates and nuts, and flavored with rose and orangeblossom water. I filled some of mine with a citrus, cranberry-walnut mixture, and others with ground pistachio, but the combination of fillings are endless. I love these cookies because they are so pretty with the use of molds and the surprise inside. The last recipe — but by no means the least — is one of my favorite little sweets. They are referred to as “fairy cakes.” These are tiny little cupcakes that can be made up super fast. I love putting some beautiful fresh edible flowers on these babies and giving them as little valentines.

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FAIRY CAKES RECIPE ON PAGE 64

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MAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AMOUL COOKIES RECIPE ON PAGE 64

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Black Forest Cake One of the updates to this cake reflects the cherry brands readily available now. I love the Luxardo brand cherry and juice. The natural color and flavor in the juice make for a perfect pale pink color and a great cherry flavor. Morello cherries are darker, almost mahogany, and present a rich flavor. Be sure to reserve the cherry juice in those jars — you’ll need it.

CAKE (MAKES A 3-LAYER, 8-INCH CAKE) I’ve doubled this recipe from the standard cake recipe to make an extra tall cake. If you use this doubled recipe, you will need to increase the filling ingredients to about a 1/2 more ingredients.

3 8-inch cake rounds, sprayed with pan release and lined with parchment on the bottoms 7 eggs, room temperature 8 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/ cup self-rising flour 2 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1| Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs with a stand (or hand, if you’ve got the strength) mixer until they double in size. Then slowly add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until egg mixture is pale yellow (about 8 minutes). 2| Sift together the flour and cocoa powder mixture over the top of the egg mixture. Fold it in carefully until all of it is incorporated. 3| Divide the batter evenly among the 3 prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees until the cake is pulling away from the edges, checking and rotating if needed for even cooking (19-24 minutes). Remove from oven and cool on racks for about 5 minutes, and then invert and cool completely. (Layers can be frozen at this point.)

CHERRY FILLING 1 quart heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/ cup reserved cherry juice such as 3 Luxardo or Morello 1/ cup chopped cherries, plus 8 reserved 2 for decorations 1| Slowly whip the cream until soft. Sprinkle on the powdered sugar and whip to stiff peaks. Add cherry juice and fold in the chopped cherries. Place in the refrigerator until use.

GANACHE 1 cup heavy cream 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces 1| In a small saucepan, bring cream to a simmer; remove from heat and add the chocolate, stirring until smooth.

CAKE PREP & ASSEMBLY /4 cup reserved cherry juice

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1| Brush each cake layer with cherry juice. 2| Brush each layer with ganache, reserving 1/2 cup to pour over the top of the cake. 3| Top your bottom cake layer with the cherry filling. Stack your second cake layer and spread on filling; repeat with your top layer. Chill the cake. 4| Pour the remaining ganache over the top of the cake. Arrange cherries on top of the cake. Chill before serving.

Fairy Cakes I love the name and I love these sweet little cupcakes. I’m pretty sure this is a standard recipe, adapted from Mary Berry’s Fairy Cakes. It’s the only one I’ve ever used, and it’s easy to remember. I love to adorn these with fresh edible flowers, and fill them with some flavored whipped cream. These are so easy and quick to make, but these extra touches make them exceptional.

7 tablespoons butter, softened 1/ cup granulated sugar 2 2 farm fresh, cage-free eggs, room temperature 1/ cup self-rising flour 2 1 teaspoon baking powder 1| Line a 12-cup muffin/cupcake pan with baking cups. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2| Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside. Mix the remaining ingredients using a handheld or stand mixer until blended. Add the flour mixture and mix for 1 minute. 3| Scoop dough with a 1-ounce scoop and place into each lined cup. Bake at 350 degrees until golden on the top (about 12 minutes). Cool completely on racks.

Ma’amoul Cookies These Middle Eastern cookies are traditionally filled with dates, the delicious staple fruit of the region. My choice is filling them with cranberry and ground walnuts. Although there are recipes that use yeast, I prefer the short cookie. These make a great Valentine’s gift because they are a labor of love. The key is the moisture of the dough: It cannot be too wet or too dry, or it becomes more difficult to remove the dough from the molds. Amazon has a variety of molds for purchase; once you know how your molds and batter work best, it’ll be a snap.

1 cup cake flour 1 cup semolina flour 7 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into small pieces 1/ cup granulated sugar 3 2 tablespoons oil (I prefer olive or grapeseed oil) 1| Place the first 3 ingredients into a food processor and pulse several times. Add the sugar, and then add the oil in a slow stream and mix until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides. Do not over mix.

FILLING 1 cup water 1/ cup sugar 3 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup toasted nuts, finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated citrus peel (I used orange) 1| In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add dried cranberries and let them steep for several minutes, removing from the heat. Strain and reserve the liquid. Mix fruit, nuts and peel together, adding a little bit of the reserve syrup so the mixture will hold together in a ball.

FORMING THE COOKIES

FILLING

1| Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

If you want to fill them, I recommend using this sweetened whipped cream.

2| Depending on the size of the mold, use enough dough to press into and go up the sides of the mold. Press in the center to push to dough up the side and reserve a small well to place the nut mixture. Cover each well with the nut mixture, and press in to the mold. Firmly hit the top of the mold on your work surface and the cookie should fall out. Repeat until all are formed.

1 cup heavy cream 1/ cup powdered sugar 3 1/ teaspoon vanilla 2 1| Whip the cream until almost stiff. Sprinkle sugar over top and whip until stiff. Fold in the vanilla. 2| When cakes are cool, pipe the cream directly into the center of the cup cake.

ICING THE CAKES 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1-2 tablespoons warm milk A few drops of almond extract Edible flowers, to garnish* 1| Blend together the icing ingredients with a whisk, until smooth. Pour onto the top of the cakes and let dry. Decorate with edible flowers.

3| Bake cookies on a sheet pan at 350 degrees until they are golden on the outside (about 10 minutes). Cool on racks, and dust with powdered sugar before serving. *Thank you to Roka Farms for the edible flowers. The local hydroponic business serves many of Indiana’s finest restaurants. Costello lauds the beauty and quality of their blooms. For more, visit rokafarms.com.


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