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Indianapolis 500 May 24, 12 p.m. Indy’s signature annual event, the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 is what it’s all about in the month of May. Don’t just listen to it on the radio this year. On race day, gates open at 6 a.m., and drivers start their engines for the 200-lap race just before noon, giving it their all until the checkered flag waves. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., (317) 492-8500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com


Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day and Rookie Run Make May and June months you and your family will remember for years to come. Embrace the race spirit and get out there! These early-summer picks are sure to please.

BE THEIR BIGGEST FAN: TRACK YOUR MINI RUNNERS USING THE OFFICIAL APP. GET IT ONLINE. OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 2, 7:45 a.m. The largest half-marathon in the country kicks off Indy’s month of May, stepping off from downtown Indianapolis and leading participants through a 13.1-mile course that includes a lap on foot around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. This year marks the 39th running of the popular 500 Festival event. Downtown Indianapolis, (317) 927-3378, 500festival.com/ mini-marathon

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis May 7-9 This new IndyCar Series event gives fans yet another excuse to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during May. Practices start May 7, culminating with the race on a 14-turn, reconfigured road course May 9. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., (317) 481-8500, gpofindianapolis.com

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May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The kids get their moment in the Indianapolis 500 spotlight during this free event. Activities include remote-controlled cars, a racing simulator, arts and crafts, and the chance to meet the 500 Festival Princesses. The Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run (10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) is just for little joggers ages 3-10; pre-registration is $16 and includes a commemorative T-shirt; $8 day of with $10 T-shirt sold separately. Monument Circle, Indianapolis; (317) 927-3378; 500festival.com/ KidsDay

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Kenny Chesney May 9, 5 p.m. The feisty country superstar fills Lucas Oil Stadium with rollicking tunes and good times when he stops in Indy on “The Big Revival Tour.” Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert open the show. Tickets range $29-$250. 500 S. Capitol Ave., ticketmaster.com

Broad Ripple Art Fair May 16 & 17 Creative types take over Broad Ripple for this twoday outdoor fair, giving attendees opportunities to browse and purchase original works from more than 225 artists. Live music, food vendors, beer gardens and kids activities round out the annual event. Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St.; (317) 255-2464; indplsartcenter.org/events/braf

500 Festival Memorial Service May 22, 12-1 p.m. Presented by Rolls-Royce, this moving tribute honors Hoosiers who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice with a color guard presentation, performances by the Capital City Chorus and the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a horsedrawn caisson. Indiana War Memorial, downtown Indianapolis; (317) 927-3378; 500festival.com/other-events/ memorial-service

500 Festival Parade May 23, 12-1:30 p.m. Everyone loves a parade, and perhaps no one more than the Indy 500 fans who line the streets to catch a glimpse of their favorite drivers, visiting celebs and spectacular floats. Fun for the whole family, the parade dates back to 1957 and is one of the 500 Festival’s most beloved annual offerings. Tickets range $35-$15, or bring a chair and grab a free spot along the route. Downtown Indianapolis, (317) 927-3378, 500festival.com/parade

Alice in Wonderland June 12-17, daily shows The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre presents a kidsonly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale about the adventures of curious Alice and her unusual friends, based on the 1951 Disney film. Tickets $15 for adults; $10 for students.

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Symphony on the Prairie: Disco Days and Boogie Nights: Music of the 70s June 19 & 20 Grab your best girlfriends and prepare to boogie. Conductor Jack Everly takes the Conner Prairie audience on a musical adventure that includes smash hits including “I Will Survive,” “American Pie” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 13400 Allisonville Road, (317) 639-4300, indianapolissymphony. org/season/marsh-symphony-onthe-prairie

Chalk Art Festival June 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The free second annual Chalk Art Festival colors Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville with temporary masterpieces worth oohing and aahing over. Come watch artists compete in amateur and professional categories, and make a day of it with face painting, balloon art and live music. 13902 Town Center Blvd., (317) 214-6956, simon.com/mall/ hamilton-town-center

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PUBLISHER Kelly McVey

ART DIRECTOR Amy McAdams-Gonzales

EDITORS Ashlie Hartgraves managing editor Casey Kenley guest editor

HOME AND FASHION Erica Sagon fashion feature stylist Cassandra Perry home/fashion contributor Dana Kalachnik fashion assistant Susan Beckwith fashion contributor

WRITERS Judy Burnett Amy Lynch Tracy Line Courtney Leach

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Whonsetler lead photographer Wil Foster illustrator Julie Taylor-Reed ad designer Sara Stellema ad designer Michelle Thompson ad designer

CONTRIBUTORS Ashley Fuson hair and makeup artist Hannah Barton helen wells agency model 14 Districts Weekend local boutique A&H Collection local boutique Dottie Couture local boutique Marigold local boutique Retro 101 local boutique

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500 Festival Kickoff to May 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monument Circle

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. 8:30 a.m., Indianapolis Motor Speedway

APRIL 30-MAY 1 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thurs 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fri Indiana Convention Center

MAY 2 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K 7:15 a.m., Downtown Indianapolis OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon 7:45 a.m., Downtown Indianapolis

MAY 22 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce Noon, Indiana War Memorial

MAY 23 IPL 500 Festival Parade Noon, Downtown Indianapolis KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball 6:00 p.m., Indiana Roof Ballroom

500 Festival Post Race Party 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Military Park

MAY 9 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monument Circle Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Downtown Indianapolis

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

BOUTIQUE CHIC? I love fashion, but you’d never know it. Something often happens between my admiring clothes and actually putting them on that doesn’t quite work. So when we decided to feature items and advice from five local boutiques (page 21) for this issue, I must admit, I was a bit nervous. It was going to be my job to work directly with these stylish shops and owners, and I always feel a little out of my element when I walk into a boutique. I glance down at my own clothes, shoes and accessories, and I feel inadequate and intimidated. Am I the only one who morphs into an insecure grade-school girl the second I walk into a trendy clothing store? Fortunately, this feature forced me out of my comfort zone. And that’s a good thing. I had the pleasure of working with women from five great boutiques for this issue, each shop with its own unique personality. What I enjoyed most was learning about these very different shops, and discovering items I could be comfortable in at all of them. I also allowed these women to do what they do best: make their customers look and feel great — even me. Allowing these knowledgeable fashionistas to help me try on clothes and offer feedback made me feel vulnerable. But the more I did it, the more I relaxed and learned what really looks good on my body. We also asked each boutique to give our readers advice on must-haves this season, personal favorites and items that work on all body types. It was comforting to find that many offered similar answers. Maxi dresses, white jeans, pastels — these are things every woman can, and should, pull off. A few other valuable tidbits I picked up on my boutique adventures: 1. Shop owners and employees are expert fashion resources in our own backyards — don’t be afraid to use them. 2. Celebrate the differences inside each boutique. Chances are, every shop stocks at least one great clothing item or accessory that will fit nicely into your wardrobe. 3. Don’t be shy. Let these women assist you in the dressing room. You won’t believe what a difference their suggestions and advice can make if you’re brave enough to ask for help. 4. Enjoy the experience! Don’t beat yourself up if something you thought you’d love doesn’t look fit perfectly or look right on your body. There’s probably something else out there that will look even better. Thanks to all the boutiques and owners who took the time to help us out for this issue!

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724 TM LLC Fashion and Home Contributor Ashley Fuson Hair & Makeup Stylist

Ashley kept the summer hair and makeup easy and cool in Summer’s Bright Side (page 54). A hairstylist and makeup artist at Sass Salon Studio at Salon Etc. in Fishers, Ashley specializes in dimensional color, highlights and airbrush makeup.

724TM LLC evolved in Naples, Florida, from a shared love of the beach between two long-time friends. Jennifer Cuniffe, a jewelry designer, and Lissa Schuessler, an engineer with a background in sales, share an edgy, chic style so similar that they work on designs as if they were of one creative mind. For them, designing clothing, jewelry and accessories is a passion. And now, with the launch of 724, it’s a lifestyle. You can find their stylish contributions in our boutique feature (page 21).

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Located in downtown Noblesville, The Ville boasts authentic New Orleans-style cuisine and American Classics including Louisiana crab boil, Chilean sea bass, jambalaya, crab cakes and filet. Chef Keith Brooks graduated from the Kendall College culinary program and interned with Chef Emeril Lagasse at the famed Commander’s Palace. Brooks also operated a successful home-based catering business for 10 years before opening The Ville, his first restaurant.


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We all participate in sports—or at least the game of life—in some way. Maybe you run, play in a soccer league or swing a badminton racket in the backyard. Some of us have jobs that require physical labor and others of us are just klutzy. Injuries can result from play, work or accidents. Here's a look at some common joint injuries, why we get them, and how to prevent and treat them. by Judy Burnett

A joint is a connection between two or more bones that allows us to bend, sit, stand, walk or run. Most sports and work-related injuries involve damage to the joints. Joint injuries can include harm to the bones, ligaments, tendons or other tissues. Unfortunately, you're likely familiar with at least one of these five common injuries.

1. Sprains and strains A sprain results when a ligament overstretches or tears. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon overstretches. Both can range from minor to severe and can involve ankles, wrists, knees and other joints.

2. Knee injuries A knee injury can involve ligaments, cartilage damage, fractures or dislocation. More than five million people visit orthopedic surgeons every year for knee-related injuries and problems.

3. Fractures Broken bones are common and usually caused by a one-time injury. Stress fractures are caused by repeated stress on a bone over time, such as in runners.

4. Dislocations The most commonly dislocated joints are shoulders, fingers, hips, knees and elbows. The dislocated bone can be put back into place but often ligament damage occurs because of the dislocation.

5. Shin splints Shin splints cause pain along the shinbone or tibia and are a repetitive overuse injury. It is common among runners from middle schoolers to adults but can also occur when someone spends long hours walking on a hard surface, such as when visiting a trade show.


Prevention Research shows that joint injuries result from accidents, poor training, failure to warm up before exercise, failure to stretch before exercising, using the wrong or ill-fitting equipment, or using improper body mechanics or techniques. To help prevent injuries follow these tips: »» Warm up and cool down, especially when you are participating in a sport that requires quick stops and starts. »» Use proper techniques and body mechanics. Whether you are playing sports, working out at the gym or lifting a box, do it the right way. Get the advice of a personal trainer, coach, physical therapist or a physician. »» Wear the right shoes. The importance of shoes can't be underestimated. You want the right support, the right tread and proper fit. The shoes you wear for aerobics class may not be the right shoes for walking. Ask an expert for advice.

»» Cross train. Mix up your exercise to work out different parts of your body. If you regularly ride a bike, for example, do exercises that build your core and upper body muscles as well. »» Stay strong. Anything you can do to build up strength in the muscles around your joints will go a long way toward preventing injury. »» Stay in shape. Cardio fitness is important so that you do not tire too easily. When you are tired, you are most likely to have an accident. »» Eat and live healthfully. A healthy diet will give your joints the nutrients needed for long-term stability. A tobacco-free lifestyle will ensure proper blood supply to the tissues and speed up healing when you are injured.

»» Never overdo it. If you haven't been walking, don't start out with a 13.1-mile mini-marathon. Start slowly and build up to avoid injury.

KNEE TECH Q ExactechGPS technology offers improved knee replacement outcomes. The Orthopedic Surgery department at Riverview Health answers questions about Exactech Guided Personalized Surgery.

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ExactechGPS (Guided Personalized Surgery) is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance in total knee surgery. This advanced platform combines surgeon expertise with a computer system to perform your knee surgery with a goal of advanced accuracy and precision. It allows for simple adjustments, minimally invasive techniques and implant alignment during surgery to personalize the implant to your unique anatomy.

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At this time ExactechGPS is only available for total knee arthroplasty. However, in the future, it will be available for other joint replacements.

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Currently Riverview Health is the only facility in the greater Indy area using ExactechGPS. Dr. Jeffrey R. Ginther was privileged to participate on the design team for this technology and has been using it for the last few years.

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When it comes to knee replacement, accurate placement and alignment of the implant components are critical to the longevity and function of the implant. Studies have shown the risk of implant failure increases substantially when the implant is outside of three degrees of alignment. Because ExactechGPS has been shown to be accurate within less than one degree, patients can expect excellent alignment and, therefore, longevity of their implant.


"With a lot of simple strains and sprains, the pain will go away, but that doesn't mean it is healed." Treatment The treatment of joint injuries depends on location, type and severity. »» Sprains and strains are usually treated with first aid techniques known as RICE. That's "Rest" to allow healing, "Ice" to reduce inflammation and pain, "Compression" (usually with an elastic bandage) to reduce swelling and "Elevation" to reduce swelling and increase blood flow. »» See your doctor for knee injuries before undertaking any treatment. Knees are complex joints. »» Broken bones will always require the attention of a physician. You may need a cast, brace or even surgery to allow the bones to knit back together. »» If you have a dislocated joint, seek medical attention immediately. Dislocations are treated by repositioning the bones and may include wearing a splint, sling or other device to help keep the joint in place. In some cases, rehabilitation is needed. »» Shin splints are best treated with rest. Use ice to help reduce pain and swelling. An over-the-counter drug such as ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. Severe shin splints may require medical attention.

Joshua Kluetz is an osteopath and sports medicine physician with Community Physician Network. He advises seeing a physician for any joint injury if the symptoms last more than three days or if you have enough pain that you find it very difficult to walk, have a limp, the pain is getting worse, or there is significant swelling or bruising. He cautions that pain going away does not necessarily mean there is a complete recovery. "With a lot of simple strains and sprains, the pain will go away but that doesn't mean it is healed." He gave the example of a simple ankle sprain. "If the person does not have appropriate rehabilitation of that joint, they are more prone to injuring that joint again in the future." Taking proper precautions to protect your bones, muscles and joints when working and playing is a lot easier than dealing with the effects of injuries. Community Sports Medicine offers a Walk-In Clinic at 8040 Clearvista Parkway, Monday-Saturday, 8-10 a.m. Staff there see a range of musculoskeletal injuries including sprains, strains and fractures among people of all ages. There is an x-ray machine on site, and casts and splints can be applied when needed. No appointment is required.

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SPIDER VEINS ARE TREATABLE Spider veins don’t increase in the winter but at the beginning of summer, our tans are gone and our spider veins are more obvious. As soon as we get into shorts, capris or swim suits, we become more aware of our spider veins.

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They live and breathe fashion, bringing it home to Indianapolis-area shoppers at boutiques in our own backyard. No need to interpret high-fashion layouts. Our local experts keep you in step with this season’s freshest looks.

Anne White & Holly Kirsh

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White and Kirsh found their fashion footing doing trunk shows as makeup artists in 1994, later adding accessories and apparel. They opened their first boutique at Clay Terrace in 2008, a second store followed in 2011 at Hamilton Town Center; the Noblesville Square shop joined the mix in 2014. ahcollection.com Trends to wear now: “There’s a little bit of anything goes — 1970s revival and tornup boyfriend denim to wide-leg jeans and jogger pants. Other trends of the season are romantic lace and the open shoulder. This summer, the bare shoulder will be seen in dresses and tops.” Hot colors: “All white has been a big runway look, and of course, black and white. Blue and white, especially navy and white, is always fresh and classic. Pastels from blush to sky blue are in the summer forecast, and pop colors of coral and turquoise are flying out the door as well.” Two must-have accessories: “Sunglasses and light, colorful scarves are great ways to transition from spring as we await warm temps.” Black designer-inspired sunglasses, $24

Black and white strapless jumpsuit with rope belt, $79 Liquid gold lightweight scarf, $29 Pop-of-color coral fringed wrap, $49 Statement necklace with embellished crystals, $49 CZ gold post earrings, $10 Gold cuff bracelet with embellished crystals, $15 Liquid Lustre lip gloss in Showgirl, $17 Intense Rose lipstick, $15 Total Devotion lipstick, $15 AH Collection

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Heather Pirowski

Retro 101

Pirowski’s fun, funky Retro 101 mobile boutique, now 3 years old and the first of its kind in Indy, is expanding to add an online element this June. Bonus — Kit readers can receive 15 percent off their entire online purchase through June 30, 2015. shopretro101.com* What’s hot: “The boho/’70s look, especially lace detailing on tops and dresses, or layering lace over dresses.” Pirowski’s oh-so-now colors: “Mint green and peach — reminds me of sherbet!” Head-turning accessory: “Headbands are the perfect accessory to change up your look; great on long, short, curly or straight hair. We do a summer up-do that turns your ponytail from drab to fab.” One style for every body: “You can’t go wrong with a great maxi dress! So flattering, and so easy to wear.” Strawberry cream lace babydoll dress, $38 Lace headband, $15 Gold long fringe necklace, $22 Mint lace maxi dress, $44 Aztec flasks, $28 each Sherbet stripe scarf, $15 *Shop the retro101 looks online at shopretro101.com and receive 15% off entire purchase with online code KIT; offer expires Sept. 1, 2015.

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Linda Shikany

Marigold Clothing

Under Shikany’s direction, Marigold Clothing has been bringing contemporary wear to Broad Ripple for the past 25 years. Linda was born with the retail gene, often spending hours playing “store” as a girl. These days, she excels at helping each customer build a wardrobe that reflects her own personal sense of style. marigoldclothing.com Colors of note: “Coral, chartreuse and robin’s egg blue, along with the standbys of black, white and gray. Chocolate brown is evolving as an important color, especially late summer into fall.” Shikany’s on-trend accessories: “Scarves continue to be hot; and long stacked necklaces or short statement necklaces are big hits. It’s also great to show hometown love with a great, funky accessory by a local artist.” Can’t go wrong: “The ‘fit and flare’ look, whether in a top or dress, is always flattering. Also, anything with ruching (gathered pleats and ruffles) is a girl’s best friend.” If you only buy one thing: “A wonderful white blouse that works as a jacket over a sleeveless dress or tank. Or a fun pair of leggings to pair with a tunic.” Nakamol Chicago light blue flower necklace, $125 Nakamol Chicago long beaded necklace, $49 Red Heather Haase hand-woven necklace, $125 Asian Eye black and teal scarf, $29 Comfy USA white blouse, $139 Plume and Thread blue cutout tank top, $78 Cut Loose gray leggings, $47 Effie’s Heart red “Nantucket print” dress, $109 Flexx coral sandal, $135 ReFind Originals recycled leather flower pin, $36

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Rebecca Hanson

14 Districts Weekend & blue bar, stylestop and stylestop fashion truck

Hanson opened her first retail shop three years ago, bringing a breath of fresh California cool to Central Indiana. Specialty accessories are her forte; she often highlights pieces from local and international artists through fun trunk shows. Her innovative blue bar shows off seven brands and 20 styles of denim. Located in Carmel’s City Center Hot trends: “Tassels and fringe on everything from bags and jackets to necklaces. Head-to-toe white in mixed textures and layers, and fresh plaid shirts paired with white jeans or cutoff shorts — a very ‘Cali’ look!” Hanson’s must-have accessories: “A cute scarf that can be worn day or night — pair it with a maxi dress, tee or button down. Boho-chic handbags and straw Panama hats.” What looks good on everyone: “Whether you’re petite or tall, straight or curvy, a maxi dress always looks fresh. Also, printed cotton tunics are a summer staple, and a classic shape that works on every body type.” If you only buy one thing: “A crisp pair of white jeans.” Yerse pom pom scarf, $68 Yerse straw hat, $58 Rails plaid top, $138 April Marin blue maxi, $128 Genetic White Skinny jeans, $194 724 Crossbody with fringe, $168 Yosi Samra sandals, $58

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Brooke Magdzinski

Dottie Couture Boutique

Dottie Couture Boutique opened in 2010 and now boasts storefronts in Fishers, Greenwood and Indianapolis as well as a 6,000-squarefoot warehouse in Greenwood that houses an online inventory. dottiecouture.com What’s on trend: “Rompers, midi skirts, floral prints, delicate jewelry, destructed denim and smaller handbags.” Magdzinski’s gimme-those accessories: “A great floppy hat, lightweight scarves, aviator sunglasses with colored lenses, and long simple necklaces that go with everything.” What works for every body: “Spring trench coats, lightweight infinity scarves, floral blouses and versatile tunics that can be worn as dresses. The key is to know what’s wearable for you, and to buy the correct size that flatters your figure.” If you only buy one thing: “Neutral flats or wedges that you can easily dress up or down, and white skinny pants.” Taupe midi dress, $36 Embroidered fringe cardi, $46 Striped floppy hat, $16 Green/blue aviator sunglasses, $9

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EXPERT ADVICE Q+A

preventing joint injuries

Dr. Bree Simmons, with St. Vincent Sports Performance, answers your questions about women’s joint health and how to prevent injuries.

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A joint is a place in the body where bones come together. In every joint, smooth, protective cartilage covers the ends of the bones where they meet. A tough, fibrous layer of tissue called the joint capsule wraps around the joint, holding a small amount of fluid.

It is important to consider that some parents are comfortable educating their daughters about life changes, while others may not be. This is where my role comes into play.

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How are joint injuries usually treated?

The first task in successfully treating joint injuries is to determine what caused the injury. In most cases, recovery starts with a period of rest. A runner may be instructed to cross-train with stationary biking or swimming for a short time. The rehabilitation process usually begins immediately. Finally, the doctor and therapist will guide the patient gradually back to her previous activity level.

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One joint problem I see in many active women is something called patellofemoral syndrome, or PFS, commonly characterized by pain over the front of the knee with running, descending stairs and rising from a kneeling or seated position. Women who do a single type of exercise only or who initiate a vigorous exercise routine suddenly are most likely to develop the muscle imbalance. Fortunately, expert physical therapy goes a long way in alleviating pain in most patients with this condition.

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Women are more likely than men to develop osteoarthritis in the knees and hips. Knee arthritis also tends to be much more severe in women than in men. Interestingly, women are less likely than men to undergo joint replacement surgery for their osteoarthritis.

I do see a spike in injuries when the weather first warms up. Many patients have recently transitioned from indoor workouts to running outside. Others may have been relatively inactive during the winter months and are inspired by the balmy conditions to exercise again. Any sudden change in the intensity of activity or even a change in the surface on which someone exercises can put a patient at risk for injury. It’s always a good idea to begin new exercise routines gradually.

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Are there vitamins, minerals or supplements women can take to strengthen and maintain their joint health? Adult women should consume 1000 mg of calcium and 600 International Units of vitamin D daily to maintain good bone health. After the age of 50, women should increase their calcium intake to 1200 mg daily; and after the age of 70, women should increase their vitamin D intake to 800 IU of vitamin D daily. The best way to absorb these nutrients is through eating foods rich in calcium and getting plenty of sunlight exposure.

Weight-bearing exercise and exercises that involve resistance from weights or stretchy bands are important in maintaining good bone density. While endurance activity is a great way to build cardiovascular health and lose weight, it’s important to compliment this kind of workout with balance training and/or core strengthening exercises.

Introduce new physical activities slowly and gradually. Practice a variety of exercises that stress the body in different ways. Always allow for at least one day of physical rest each week. Maintain a healthy diet and meet your daily requirements for calcium and vitamin D consumption.


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EXPERT ADVICE HOME

Home reno 1o1 Taking on a home renovation project is a big commitment. You’re devoting your finances, time, and living space to a big project that will greatly alter your home. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are especially important because you’re renovating areas that the entire family uses on a daily basis. What are some things to consider before you start a project of this magnitude? I’ve put together a list of things you need to know before you jump in to a home renovation project.

1 Know Your Needs

Do you need extra lighting in the kitchen to make food preparation safer? More storage space? A bigger bathtub? These are all things you’ll want to consider before you start your renovation. The goal of a project like this is to improve your space, so making sure you address the needs of your home are incredibly important!

2 Know Your Wants

We all have preferences, and part of the fun of a renovation project is being able to incorporate your favorite features and design elements into your home. If there’s a style you’ve always loved, or an amenity you’ve always wanted, now is the time to add it. With this in mind, it’s also important to…

3 Know Your Budget

One of the biggest challenges of a kitchen or bathroom renovation is making your wants and needs work within your budget. Projects of this type are an investment, and while there are many affordable ways to renovate, you’ll still be devoting a considerable amount to your remodel. Working with skilled design professionals is the best way to get the most for your money. They can show you options at a variety of price points, and help you determine the best places to save and spend.

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When your kitchen or a bathroom is out of commission for a renovation, the whole family is affected. It’s important to know how long your project will take, so you can plan accordingly. Again, the help of a design professional is incredibly helpful. A professional can help you determine a timeline for your project, and help you determine the best time to schedule your renovation. A kitchen or bathroom renovation is a huge undertaking, but with proper planning and the right focus, it can be relatively low-stress. If you plan ahead and work with someone you trust, in a matter of a few weeks, you’ll have an improved space you can enjoy for years to come.


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20 WAYS TO BEAT THE ‘I’M BORED’ BLUES It happens every summer to moms of schoolaged children all across Central Indiana. Just days after school lets out, you hear the dreaded words: I’m bored. Banish the boredom with a day trip. The Hoosier state has plenty of attractions near and far. Here are Kit’s top 20 picks for fail-safe Indiana fun. All you have to do is fill up the tank, load the kids in the car and go!

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

One of the country’s best, this zoo offers an excellent petting area, rides and animal exhibits. Entrance fees are reasonable and parking is free.

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Edinburgh’s Blue’s Canoe Livery

Summer is all about getting wet. Blue’s Canoe Livery can help. Float down the Driftwood River by canoe, kayak or even a six-person raft.

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Baseball anyone?

Indiana has two great options. In Indianapolis, see the Indians at Victory Field, or road trip to Fort Wayne for a night with the TinCaps.

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100 Acres Art and Nature Park

Kids will love running around to see the quirky large-scale art behind the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Don’t miss Funky Bones, as featured in the Fault in Our Stars movie.

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Fair Oaks Farms

Escape to the country at this operational dairy farm. Tour the milking parlor, learn how cheese and ice cream are made, and watch a live birth in the birthing barn.

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Fort Wayne’s Science Central

Hands-on learning at its best. Kids can ride a high-rail bike, walk on the moon or play a giant keyboard. The Science on a Sphere exhibit is a must-see.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Find 15 miles of beautiful beaches right here in Indiana. Swim, bike, hike, picnic, camp or simply kick back and enjoy the sand in your toes.

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Kokomo’s Opalescent Glass Factory

Kids will love learning how glass is made at America’s oldest glass company. Excellent guides make the tour fun, and you can even try a glasspainting class.

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indy outdid itself with this 8-mile bike and pedestrian path. Trails wind through Fountain Square, Mass Ave and White River State Park. Bring your bikes or rent them when you arrive.

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Elkhart’s linton’s Enchanted Gardens

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Rhythm Discovery Center

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Marengo Cave

Here kids can grocery shop, climb a wall or sit in a huge flushable toilet. Afterwards, cross the street and hit the Commons playground.

This 9-acre garden center in Elkhart is more like an experience. Roam the whimsical gardens, play areas and petting zoo, and then grab lunch at the café. There’s no place else like it.

This is downtown Indy’s hidden secret for music lovers. Kids can play rare percussive instruments, bang gongs and learn all about rhythm in this hands-on museum.

Two of the best cave walks around are right in your backyard. You can also canoe, camp or mine gemstones at this national landmark in Marengo.

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Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum

Firefighter wannabes will love seeing the antique trucks, firefighter artifacts and even an iron lung (for polio victims) in this small but information-packed museum.

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Unseen Press Ghost Tours

Kids will have a scary fun time on a walking ghost tour in Noblesville and/ or Westfield. For kicks, try the Ghost Bus Tour.

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Indianapolis Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum See authentic cars from the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR and Formula One races. View the real Borg-Warner trophy and sit in an IndyCar for a photo op.

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Conner Prairie Balloon Ride

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Gondola at White River state Park

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

See the entire prairie from 350 feet up. This year’s new and improved balloon experience offers more interactive activities.

Where else in Indiana can you ride in an authentic Italian Gondola? Sit back and enjoy the view and Italian singing, courtesy of your gondolier.

This award-winning park in Santa Claus offers free parking, soft drinks, sunscreen and Wi-Fi. And the rides and shows are great for all ages. Need we say more?

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Carmel Water Park

You may already know it, but it’s worth repeating: This water park is great fun! With a Flowrider, AquaClimb, slides and a lazy river, kids love it.

NEED HELP PLANNING YOUR TRIP? Indiana’s visitors’ bureaus can answer questions and help with planning the details of your trip. Fort Wayne visitfortwayne.com or 1-800-767-7752 Columbus columbus.in.us or 1-800-468-6564 Indianapolis visitindy.com or 1-800-323-4639 Hamilton County hamiltoncountytourism.com or 1-800-776-8687

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Something small and bright will be your go-to for date nights and dinner with friends.

If your summer wardrobe centers on sporty, outdoorsy clothes, this rugged-chic backpack is spot on.

This weekend catch-all for your farmers’ market haul doubles as a fantastic vacation bag.

Flap & Tab purse, $129 at Talbots

Skagen “Frandsen” rucksack, $345 at skagen.com

Toms woven chevron straw tote, $98 at nordstrom.com

A work tote doesn’t have to be black to be professional. We love this structured bag in a sunny hue.

This crackled-leather pouch is perfect for summer weddings. It holds just the essentials, but still makes a statement.

This everyday bag has an eye-catching shape that makes it worthy for work and weekends.

Tignanello Preppy Classics leather tote, $149 at Macy’s

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EXPERT ADVICE SUMMER SUN SAFETY

Summer Sun Safety: Tips for Healthy Skin You’re all set. Bathing suit purchased? Check. Pool open? Check. Vacation plans finalized? Check. School days left? Ask your kids; they’ll know. Hours, too. So, you’re officially summer sun ready. One last question: Sunscreen? Check. Seriously, please check. Take a moment. Grab that sunscreen. Read the label. What’s in it? Lots of things you can’t pronounce, right?

Here’s a few tips to healthy sunning: 1. Don’t fall for the high SPF ratings (See Box). Anything over 50 may actually be harmful, and besides, SPF only indicates protection against UVB rays, not UVA. It may prevent sunburns, but has never been proven to prevent cancer. 2. Don’t fall for the “broad spectrum” protection claim. In most cases, it’s just not true. 3. Don’t use sunscreen to prolong your time in the sun. 4. Avoid Vitamin A. It may be fine in moisturizers, but in sunscreen it can be dangerous.

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5. Avoid sunscreen-insect repellent combos. Just do. 6. Avoid oxybenzone. It enters your blood and acts like estrogen. It’s not the only one that does this, but it’s the worst. 7. Check your skin. If something looks worrisome, see your doctor. 8. Know your Vitamin D status. Studies suggest that low Vitamin D increases your risk of melanoma. Aim for an optimal level of 60-100 ng/mL. 9. Avoid sprays and powder sunscreens. The aerosolized particles can be dangerous if inhaled. 10. Lastly, just be aware that most skin care products (not just sunscreen, but cosmetics, soaps, lotions, etc.) contain chemicals that can enter the blood stream and cause DNA changes that lead to cancer. Credit and thanks to EWG: Much of this information is based on research done by and/or reported through, the Environmental Working Group. To see their helpful guide to purchasing the right sunscreen for you, check out their website at www.ewg.org. Dr. Elliott practices Functional and Integrative Medicine at Living With Intention, Inc. For more information about him and the practice as a whole, call 317-863-5888 or check out www.livingwithintention.biz.

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LAST-MINUTE LESSONS:

NO-NONSENSE LIFE RULES FOR YOUR YOUNG ADULT By Tracy Line | Illustrations by Wil Foster

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First you held him in your arms, and then you held his hand. Now suddenly, or so it seems, it’s time to let go — forever. Raising a child goes that fast. You've loved him as much as a mother can, but as the time approaches for your young adult to move out, you may be wondering if you’ve prepared him well for life. If you’re unsure, Kit has you covered. Grab our list of lastminute lessons and start imparting a bit of worldly wisdom onto this next generation. 35


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LIFE 101:

MONEY WISDOM & TIPS FOR EVERY YOUNG ADULT

BASIC SKILLS TO PASS ON TO YOUR OFFSPRING

Life requires deposits: Whether it’s an apartment or car, you’ll need a nest egg to get started in life.

Cooking: From scrambled eggs to burgers to Grandma’s chicken casserole, pass on your recipes and maybe a couple pots and pans.

Check writing 101: For most things, a

Asking for help: Let your child know that

debit card will do, but there will come a time when you need to write a check; know how to fill in those blanks.

he should never be too proud or afraid to ask questions, whether it’s how to write an expense report or the best way to get promoted. People respect a desire to learn and love being able to help others.

Late fees or not, pay your bills on time: It’s a good habit to form and building good credit can do nothing but help you in the future.

Beware of credit card deals: It’s easy to be lured into retailer credit card discounts and minimum payments, but doing so isn’t smart: Stick with cash and use credit only when necessary. But loans are part of life: Be it a car loan, a mortgage or even a gym membership, make sure to read the fine print and know exactly what you’re paying.

Pay your taxes, on time: It may not seem fair, but it is a necessary part of life. Like exercise, you just do it. TurboTax is a lifesaver.

It’s never too early to save for retirement: Time passes quickly; you can grow your money fast by contributing to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan or personal IRA. Make saving a priority.

Car maintenance: Show your young adult how to jump-start a car, check tire pressure and follow a maintenance schedule. It will keep him safe in the long run. Making a positive impression: A thankyou note, a firm handshake, looking people in the eye when you speak: These are the necessities for presenting yourself well, and they do matter.

Going above and beyond: Doing more than your share shows people you care, and when done genuinely, people notice. Hard work leads to getting ahead.

Dealing with laundry (it's not difficult): Grab a box of detergent and stain remover and sort your clothes: whites with whites, and colors with like colors. Wash, dry, fold and you’re done.

Dealing with people (they can be difficult): You may not always be treated well by others, but it’s better to react with grace. You never know what the bank teller, the grocery store clerk or your coworker is going through.

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HEALTHY LIVING:

JUST THE ESSENTIALS Find health care: Google is good, but word of mouth is better. Find your doctor, dentist or neighborhood based on recommendations from friends or neighbors. Eat right, live better: Junk food may taste good, but it’s not good for you. Brain fog, anxiety and mood swings can result if you don’t eat right. Feed your body well and you’ll feel better and be able to maintain better focus.

Believe in yourself: The world is full of challenges, but we learn from our experiences. It’s OK if you fall down — everyone does. Just be sure to get up again. Deal with your stress: Knowing how to decompress is a huge life skill. Find what works for you and do it: exercise, call a friend, meditate or simply get some ZZZ's. Have fun today: Life gets busy. Don’t get so bogged down that you forget to enjoy it. Never borrow tomorrow’s worries. Manage your behavior: Being late, not following through, breaking promises — people remember how you treat them. Treat them well and they will be in your corner.

DON'T TAKE MOM'S WORD FOR IT:

EXPERT ADVICE FOR YOUNG ADULTS Think before you post: Linda Elliott, a licensed mental health counselor with Living with Intention, says this, “Make wise decisions with social media because what goes out there in a moment will follow you for a lifetime,” and, says Elliott, consider the impact of your words. “[Comments] can be hurtful in a way we didn’t ever imagine.”

Read before you sign: Young people often share an apartment or other bills in order to save money. Be aware of the risks with cosigning any contract. “If a young adult cosigns any contract such as an apartment lease or cable television contract with another person, he or she is responsible for paying 100 percent (unless the contract says otherwise) should the other person fail to pay his/her portion,” says Leslie Henderzahs, an attorney with Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim.

3 rules for financial success: “Stay away from debt, live within your means and start saving now,” says Nancy Wilson, a financial advisor with Wilson Wealth Management. Form good habits early. “If young adults can do this right off the bat, they will be so far ahead of the game."

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SUSAN SAYS: Summer concerts are my favorite! For a concert look, I definitely channel my “Gypsy Soul” by piling on the accessories. Don’t worry about mixing silver and gold. I also like to add touches of turquoise. To score this same shirt, run— don’t walk—to AH Collection! Throw on a cropped jacket for cooler nights. Regarding my denim, I went with my distressed Else skinnies. I purchased these jeans for $8! I was styling a client at Macy’s when I spotted them. I didn’t want to interrupt our styling session so I purchased them without even trying them on. They were heavily discounted because Macy’s discontinued that line. You can still purchase this brand online from Dillard’s. Go with beachy boho hair and you’ll be ready for the music scene.

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SUSAN SAYS: Most people only use 20 percent of their closets 80 percent of the time. It’s critical to build a wardrobe that is full of high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Fill in the holes with trendier items you know will stick around for only a few seasons.

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BEACH WEDDINGS SUSAN SAYS: Generally, beach weddings are less formal than traditional weddings. A summer dress or maxi is a great option. Black is slimming, elongating and, of course, can be paired with lots of different accessories— from brights to neutrals. If you’re petite like me, don’t be afraid to go long. With proper tailoring, you can look thinner and more polished and your clothes can even look more expensive when they fit properly. To complete this look, I accessorized with a straw bag, summery silver and turquoise jewelry, and my Michael Kors wedges. (Wedges or chunkier heels are best for walking in sand.) When you’re back home in Indiana, wear this look again to an outdoor evening party.

CASUAL BRUNCHES & ERRANDS SUSAN SAYS: White denim is a summer staple. It’s fresh and looks amazing when paired with an all-white ensemble or bright splashes of color. The pair I’m wearing is from White House Black Market. Their denim is a little more structured, which contours the body nicely. For a breezy look, perfect for brunch or running around on a weekend, I love this flowy floral top from Corner Cottage. For comfort, I went with brown wedges. They are a good option if you’re looking for height and support. Weekends are precious and usually chockfull, so if I don’t have time to spend on my hair I like to throw it up in a fedora.

WORKDAYS SUSAN SAYS: Knit pencil skirts are super comfortable. I found this one at TJ Maxx. I love fashion for real women on real budgets. I’m a total Maxxinista and there is such a thrill in finding something fabulous for a steal! For those who travel for work, it’s easy to pack in a suitcase because the material is not prone to wrinkling. Stripes are hot this season and can be paired with solids, florals and even other stripes for something really unexpected. For some color, I chose this coral feminine bow blouse from Dry Goods and kept the accessories simple with a long gold tassel necklace.

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SUSAN SAYS: Sigh ... I was not fated to meet Simon Cowell when I tried out for American Idol in Orlando. However, I was meant to find this adorable retro Roxy one-piece swimsuit. Orlando has some amazing outlet malls. That alone was worth the trip. I try to maximize my closet by using some of my favorite kimonos as cover-ups. This one is from Lily & Sparrow in Fishers. For a great summer glow, save your skin and go with a spray tan. AirTan is the best because you can customize. For this shoot, I went with a level 4 on my body and level 3 on my face. Instant tan, instant confidence without the sun damage. For those in the market for a vintage-vibe swimsuit, check out Kortni Jeane’s suits at kortnijeane.com.

BACKYARD BARBECUES SUSAN SAYS: Sweet summertime wouldn’t be the same without backyard BBQs. Something casual and cute is my go-to for these sorts of soirées. I love this top from Corner Cottage because, let’s be honest, there is just something very Americana about gingham. This no-fuss look is complete with denim skinnies, a low ponytail, espadrille wedges and a bright bag.

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PRODUCT LOVE SUSAN SAYS: I love this uberfeminine, floral perfume by Stella. I was in the market for a coral polish that was more pink than orange. I spotted this one by OPI called Suzi’s Hungary Again!, and it was fate. I’m a firm believer you’re never fully dressed without lipstick. This hydrating balm by bareMinerals in Candy Pop is too fun. I equally love this to-die-for semi-matte fuchsia lipstick by NARS called Funny Face.

SUSAN SAYS: “Get fit, get healthy” has been my motto over the last few months. Rev up your workouts with neons. For those who want to give running a whirl for the first time, hit up BlueMile. They’ll take care of all your running needs like Body Glide, a running belt and reflection vest as seen above. This is the perfect season to get started. There are road races galore!

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SLIMMING & RESHAPING YOUR BODY WITH LIPOSUCTION Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Turkle explains how liposuction can give you a leaner look

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o matter how much you diet and exercise, there are sometimes areas of fat that diet and exercise alone won’t eliminate. One way to deal with this fat is liposuction. Liposuction slims and reshapes areas of your body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction may be used on the thighs, hips, buttock, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, inner knees, chest, cheeks, chin, neck, calves and ankles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Liposuction candidates should have firm, elastic skin with good muscle tone. Liposuction will not tighten loose or sagging skin. If you have lax skin, another surgical or non-surgical procedure may be more appropriate. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will make recommendations for the best procedure or procedures for your situation. If liposuction is chosen, the procedure is usually performed in a surgery center. Most patients have general anesthesia. Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. A thin hollow tube, called a cannula, is inserted into the fatty tissue to loosen the excess fat deposits. The excess fat is then suctioned out of the body. The results are immediate but will improve over time as any swelling dissipates. During recovery, you are asked to wear a compression garment to help control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. Another form of liposuction is Smartlipo™, a minimally invasive treatment performed by physicians in our office that permanently destroys fat cells. A small tube that contains a laser fiber is inserted into your skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells causing the fat to melt, which is gently removed with suction. Any area that is treatable with conventional liposuction is also treatable with Smartlipo. Some results can be seen immediately and will to continue to improve for up to six months. Neither traditional liposuction nor Smartlipo will eliminate cellulite. There are other procedures available to treat cellulite. The best candidate for any of these procedures is in good health and at a reasonable weight. None of these treatments is a substitute for healthy eating and exercise and are not treatments for obesity or weight loss. A consultation is required to determine which of these options is suitable for your situation.

Dr. Turkle offers an ongoing series of free webinars on various surgical and non-surgical enhancement topics. To view a webinar go to www.turklemd.com

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Summer is here and you know what that means: It’s time to party. But if you’re anything like me, just the thought of hosting an event in this post-Pinterest era can be intimidating. But lucky for us, Kit’s own Cassie Perry, a home and fashion guru and interior designer, is here to help. Cassie’s tips for keeping it simple and elegant make party planning a snap. So go ahead, host that graduation open house, invite old friends for dinner, or have girlfriends over for an evening in, instead of out. Life is short. Let us eat, drink and be merry!

1. START DAYS IN ADVANCE

“Plan ahead by doing little tasks each day,” Cassie says. Choose a color theme, set your table or buffet, and pre-mix special drinks for guests, all in advance. In this photo, premade drinks are poured into quaint mason jars and adorned with chalkboard labels. Guests can write their names on their drinks to avoid confusion.

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2. MANAGE TRAFFIC FLOW & TIMING

Set drinks on a separate bar cart with glasses so guests can pour their own. Not all the food needs be out at once. "Set out appetizers first, and then switch that out for the main entrĂŠe and desserts later," Cassie says. Stash away glasses, drinks and other items to be restocked in an accessible spot.

4. SHOWCASE YOUR INDIVIDUALITY

Your home is not an event venue, which is why people will love visiting. Celebrate your event's individuality with a personal message written on a mirror (with dry erase marker), ribbons tied around a vase of flowers or photographs of guests. Get creative.

5. OUTSOURCE WHAT YOU CAN

3. CREATE A BEAUTIFUL SETTING

Cassie suggests decorating around one main color, while also considering the height, flow and variability of table items. Flower vases, pillar candles or framed photos can be placed behind food and drinks. Blue and white dishes are accented with a colorful runner, towels and napkins.

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Focus on what you do best and outsource the rest. "Why make it when you can buy it?" Cassie says. If you don't enjoy baking, purchase desserts from a bakery. If you stink at floral design, use a florist. "Don’t feel like you have to make everything," Cassie says. "Stress-free is the goal." (Flowers for this story provided by McNamara Florist.)


6. USE WHAT YOU HAVE

Skip the shopping and use what's handy. Cassie repurposed an old flower box planter accented with napkins to display wine. "I’ve used this same box planter over and over again for different things," she notes. It could also hold jars filled with flatware or party game tools for a shower. Think outside the planter box.

7. EASE UP ON THE MATCHY-MATCHY

"We tend to want to have everything matchy-matchy, but you don't have to do that," Cassie says. Instead, blend colors and patterns that complement one another, use china dishes with colorful plastic utensils, and combine old and new items. The easy-breezy look creates an instantly welcoming atmosphere.

9. TAKE SHORTCUTS

Cassie’s keen on keeping it simple. "Don’t spend hours cleaning your entire home," she says. "Tidy up the main areas of use and close doors to other rooms." A cute sign hanging on the doorknob of an off-limits room points guests to the party area. Plastic utensils, recyclable cups for condiments and paper dessert napkins make cleanup go faster.

10. LAST BUT NOT LEAST,

DON’T STRESS

8. GO WITH CROWD-PLEASERS

Great food doesn’t need to be reinvented. It’s OK if your meal isn’t Pinterest-worthy. "Stick with what you know and like," Cassie says.

Cassie’s final piece of advice? "The most important ingredient for a successful event is a happy, stressfree host." So above all else, don’t sweat the details. Instead, make a vow to enjoy our own party. And then, everyone else will too.

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summer cilantro keeping it fresh Listen up. If ever there were a simple and simply amazing casual summer menu to impress your guests, this would be the one. As a bonus, many of the elements can be prepared in advance so you’re not sweating the small stuff when you should be enjoying the festivities. We pulled the former owners of Taco Lassi out of their new donut shop (Great American Donut Company, Indianapolis) and asked them to bring out an oldie-but-goodie for us. Their fish tacos will be of some of the best you’ve tasted. Pair them with a fresh corn and bean salsa, cilantro lime rice, citrusy lemon bars and a deliciously easy cocktail, and you have yourself a party! Stock up on cilantro—you’re going to need it. Photos by Chris Whonsetler | Food styling by Ashlie Hartgraves | Entrée recipe by Kari Perry

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1 Finely chop the cabbage into thin slices and place in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the cabbage.

w ce n ala is c itrus ds b n i f -packed menu 2 Heat enough oil to cover fish halfway. Once the oil is shimmery but not smoking, fry fish about 4 minutes on each side until fish is flaky. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

TO PLATE 1 package 4-inch flour or corn tortillas 3-4 cubes Fish (per taco) Slaw, to taste Hari Sauce, to taste Caper Sauce, to taste 2 mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced

2 Stir and set aside until ready to serve.

1 Brown the tortillas in an iron skillet on the stove.

HARI SAUCE

2 For each taco, add fish, slaw and sauces to taste. Top with a few mango slices and serve.

11/2-2 bunches cilantro, stems discarded 1 /2 cup lime juice 3 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon peeled, diced ginger root 1 /2 garlic clove, peeled 1 In a food processor or blender, blend together the cilantro and lime juice until the leaves are finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.

CAPER SAUCE /2 cup mayonnaise /2 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons chopped dill weed 2 teaspoons cumin 2 heaping teaspoons capers 1 teaspoon chopped oregano Juice from 1/2 lime 1 1

1 Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.

FISH 1 cup flour 1 /2 cup very cold water Salt and pepper, to taste 11/2 pounds cod, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 cups panko bread crumbs 1 /4 cup canola oil 1 Mix the flour, cold water, salt and pepper in a bowl. Coat the fish pieces in the flour mixture and then roll in bread crumbs.

lemon bars CRUST 1 cup butter, melted 21/2 cups flour, sifted 1 /2 cup powdered sugar 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients in a mixing bowl until well blended. 2 Press the raw crust into the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch pan and bake for 20 minutes. Set aside.

LEMON FILLING 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 4 teaspoons flour 3 /4 teaspoon baking powder 1 /4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons lemon juice Powdered sugar, to garnish 1 Combine all ingredients and pour on top of the baked crust. Bake entire dish for another 20 minutes until the top is slightly brown. 2 Let cool and then sprinkle powdered sugar. Cut and serve.

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cilantro lime rice 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups long-grain rice 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided Juice of 3 limes Zest of 2 limes 1 /2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only 1 In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook until onions are soft and translucent (3-4 minutes). 2 Reduce heat to low; add rice and salt. Cook for 3 minutes while stirring continuously. 3 Add 2 cups of the broth and the zest of 2 limes; bring to a boil. 4 Reduce heat to low and cover; simmer until the rice is tender and cooked through (10-15 minutes). Use the remaining broth as needed so that the rice is not sticky. 5 To serve, stir in the lime juice and fresh cilantro.

paloma 1 lime Salt, to rim glass 2 ounces blanco tequila 6 ounces grapefruit soda (such as Squirt) 1 Spread the salt on a flat plate, just wider than the perimeter of your glass. Cut the lime in half, and swipe around the perimeter of the glass. Dip in salt to rim the glass. 2 Fill halfway with ice. Add tequila, grapefruit soda and juice from half a lime. 3 Stir, add a lime twist as garnish and serve.

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WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FLATTERING V-NECK AND EXTRA COVERAGE ON THE SHOULDERS. SEE, NOT ALL MAXIS ARE STRAPPY!

Summer's

BRIGHT Bring on the brights. Pepper in some prints. Trust in whites. The rules for an effortlessly chic summer are few and simple — whew!

Robert Lee Morris Soho goldand silver-tone earrings, $32 at Macy’s Drawstring-waist maxi dress, $129 at White House Black Market

Just a handful of well-chosen pieces will refresh your closet for months to come. Here’s where to start. Styling and text by Erica Sagon | Photos by Chris Whonsetler Model: Hannah Barton of Helen Wells Agency

Robert Lee Morris necklaces (two shown, worn as wrap bracelets), $32 each at Macy’s

DRAWSTRING MAXI DRESS

A drawstring waist is a small but mighty detail that gives a maxi dress the perfect drape around your middle. The result: A long, lean silhouette.


LINEN IS WHAT MAKES THIS DRESS READY FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. ADD HEELS AND A CLUTCH, AND IT’S PERFECT FOR A SUMMER WEDDING. WITH FLAT SANDALS AND A TOTE, IT’S IDEAL FOR DINNER OUT WITH THE GIRLS.

Robert Lee Morris Soho gold-tone earrings, $28 at Macy’s Kenneth Cole short geometric bead necklace, $75 at Macy’s Lucky Brand long multi-chain necklace, $65 at Macy’s Linen dress, $110 at Banana Republic Nine West sun hat, $42 at Macy’s Nine West “Calypso” sandals, $59.99 at Nine West Outlet

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BLAZING SUN DRESS

A bright, solid dress with a relaxed shape will be your summer go-to. Pick one that falls just above or just below the knee, or try a pretty high-low hem that’s a tad longer in the back.

HOW FUN ARE THESE SANDALS? NEUTRAL SHOES AREN’T YOUR ONLY OPTION WITH A VIBRANT DRESS. SOMETIMES IT FEELS RIGHT TO PILE ON THE BRIGHTS!

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TYING THE ENDS OF A BUTTON DOWN LENDS A CUTE, CASUAL VIBE. NOT FEELING THE KNOT? SIMPLY TUCK IN A SHIRT TO DEFINE YOUR WAIST.

SWINGY SKIRT

Pair a light, airy skirt with everything from basic tees to dressy blouses. One that hits just below the knees is demure enough to easily transition to the office.

Sleeveless button-down top, $44.99 at Loft Outlet INC International Concepts beaded bracelet set, $29.50 at Macy’s Fossil "Sydney" printed cross-body bag, $98 at Macy’s Rachel by Rachel Roy pleated skirt, $99 at Macy’s Franco Sarto "Swerve" wedge sandals, $89 at Macy’s

WEARING WEDGES OR HEELS IN YOUR SKIN TONE WILL ELONGATE YOUR LEGS.

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THIS GORGEOUS TOP HAS THE EASE OF A T-SHIRT, BUT THE INTRICATE CUT-OUT PATTERN MAKES IT FEEL SPECIAL.

LASER CUT TOP

When it comes to what goes on top, a new shape to try this summer is a cropped, boxy silhouette. To balance out a short, wide hem, pair a top like this with slim pants that sit at your natural waist.

Laser cut top, $89.50 at Banana Republic Pendant necklace, $34.99 at Loft Outlet Robert Lee Morris Soho silver-tone hinged bracelet, $45 at Macy’s Tommy Hilfiger skinny jeans, $59.50 at Macy’s Nine West "Marisol" flat anklestrap sandals, $49.99 at Nine West Outlet Brahmin cross-body purse, $225 at Macy's

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GO FOR A SLIGHTLY SLOUCHY LOOK. THE DRAWSTRING WAIST ADDS DEFINITION TO YOUR MIDDLE.

PRINTED ROMPER

A romper seems like a tricky thing to pull off. But consider this: A romper with swingy shorts is practically a dress! It’s our favorite surprise hit for this summer. There are many wearable options out there, but we’re partial to those with pretty prints.

Tie-waist romper, $69.99 at Loft Outlet INC International Concepts beaded bracelet set, $29.50 at Macy’s DKNY large saffiano leather tote, $199.99 at DKNY Outlet Coach "Gayle" espadrille wedge sandals, $165 at Macy’s

THIS BOLD COBALT TOTE IS A FANTASTIC EVERYDAY BAG FOR SUMMER.

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Sheer blouse, $49.99 at Loft Outlet Lucky Brand leather cord necklace, $49 at Macy’s Shorts, $49.99 at Loft Outlet BCBG "Astoria" flat thong sandals, $89 at Macy’s Jacquard tote, $24.94 at Old Navy

BOHO BLOUSE

A modern boho blouse can be mixed and matched with shorts, pants and jeans all summer long. A striking necklace and flat sandals are easy details to finish the look.

IF YOU BUY JUST ONE PAIR OF SHORTS THIS SUMMER, MAKE THEM CHAMBRAY — A LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM THAT IS SO VERSATILE.

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Be the first to see Dottie Couture’s new Spring arrivals and Allisonville Nursery’s new line of HGTV HOME Plants Collection

Thursday, May 14th 6:30 – 8:30

Hosted by

Sarah Rolfes with HGTV HOME Plants Collection Susan Beckwith with Bell of the Midwest

-Admission $5-

All proceeds go to Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment Buy tickets online at fashioninbloom2015.eventbrite.com


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PLANT ONE ON ME Text by Courtney Leach | Illustrations by Wil Foster

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As the forecast flips from frigid to luminous, landscapers from every rung of the green-thumb scale are plotting their spring plants. Allisonville Nursery’s resident horticulturist, Jacques Schindler, helps prune back your options with his 10 standout suggestions for every yard.

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The full-mounding Burgundy Fire Weigela soaks up direct rays and shares color through the growing season, blooming pink flowers, exclusively, in the spring. This carefree option earns high marks for being low maintenance.

If you fancy flowers, a BloomStruck Hydrangea will deliver a purple and/or pink bouquet in snowball-shaped blooms. This shrub is disease-, pest- and heat-resistant and requires only a simple trim in early spring.  

Burgundy Fire Weigela, $36.99

BloomStruck Hydrangea, $39.99

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an annual affair

Dubbed a tiny petunia on steroids, Calibrachoa (Callie — Million Bells) blooms in white, pink, yellow, red and orange. The attractive annual is great for window boxes or hanging baskets in full or partial sun and requires rich, organic soil applied every 10-14 days to keep it fertile. Calibrachoa (Callie – Million Bells), $4.99

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water works

If your lot is prone to puddles, opt for a Red Twig Dogwood or Blue Arctic Willow. Both shrubs are easy to grow and thrive in wet areas. Prune to desired shape and size. Red Twig Dogwood, $39.99, Blue Arctic Willow, $39.99

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tough turf

When your soil is the strong, solid type, Viburnums are up to the task. These shrubs are indestructible and tolerate the toughest grounds. They even show a softer side, yielding fruit and flowers. Viburnums, $39.99-$49.99

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Schindler’s favorite shrub is Groundcover Roses. They are relatively disease- and insect-free, and yield repeating blooms when planted en masse. They come in a wide range of colors, so pick your palette. Groundcover Roses, $26.99-$39.99

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plant. enjoy. repeat.

Echinacea (Coneflowers) is the perfect perennial. Daisy-like flowers with a large cone-shaped center bloom in pink, purple, yellow or orange, and look beautiful freshly cut in a vase. Deadhead, as needed, to encourage reblooming. Echinacea (Coneflowers), $11.99-$15.99

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pest control

A lemony aroma makes the Scented Geranium a natural mosquito repellent. This compact plant is ideal for patios and terraces with afternoon sun, and shares small, fragrant flowers. Scented Geranium, $17.99

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From dirt to delicious, an exciting new plant popped up as the top edible option. Ketchup and Fries is a tomato plant grafted onto a potato plant for two plants in one. If only we had a burger bush. Ketchup and Fries, $24.99

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pretty shady

If your yard sits where the sun won’t shine, a Sike’s Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is the shade-loving shrub for you. You’ll enjoy white flowers in summer and purple in fall, with minimal pruning required. Sike’s Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea, $39.99$49.99


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