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THE SPEEDWAY LIGHTS UP 400 DISPLAYS STARTING NOV.
Lights at the Brickyard Nov. 18-20, Nov. 23–27 & Dec. 1–31 (times vary) The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its inaugural holiday event for race fans! Lights at the Brickyard is a 1.7-mile drive-through light display around the track with more than 2 million lights spanning more than 400 displays in roughly 40 scenes. No need to speed around this festival oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St.; (317) 481-8500; indianapolismotorspeedway.com
Holiday On The Square Nov. 19, 3:30-6:30 p.m. In Carmel, get in the spirit with a holiday lighting ceremony, Santa visits, live reindeer and other animals, holiday entertainment, children’s activities and the Holiday Farmers’ Market.
Country Christmas Nov. 19-Dec. 18, weekdays (2 p.m.- 6 p.m.) & weekends (10 a.m.- 6 p.m.) Visit Stonycreek Farm (pictured above) to take care of your Christmas tree-picking tradition. Climb aboard a hayride to cut your tree, sip hot cider and cocoa, and check out the gift shop with custommade wreaths, garlands and other holiday items. Stonycreek Farm, 11366 SR 38 East, Noblesville; (317) 773-3344; stonycreekfarm.net
1 Civic Square, Carmel; (317) 5712474; carmel.in.gov
Frosty Paws 5K
A Christmas Carol at the IRT Nov. 19-Dec. 24 (days/times vary) Ebenezer Scrooge learns the reason for the season in this holiday classic in downtown Indianapolis. Plus, check the IRT website to learn about the charitable Scrooge Gives Back program. In exchange for a donation, patrons have the opportunity to receive one free ticket! Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis; (317) 635-5252; irtlive.com
Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This doggy 5K starts and ends at Forest Park in Noblesville for a morning of fun with your furry best friend. The course includes dog-related activities and booths, as well as a doggy swag — T-shirt, race bib and medal. Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road, Noblesville; (317) 770-1818; fun-races.com/frosty
Hamilton Towne Center Annual Holiday Festival Nov. 19, 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a free concert from country music artist Jerrod Niemann and more live music during this year’s Annual Holiday Festival in Noblesville. Kids will love guest appearances from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer, as well as free face painting, airbrush tattoos and balloon artists. For the grown-ups, Sun King Brewery will offer their delicious craft beer. Hamilton Town Center, 13901 Towne Center Blvd., Noblesville; (317) 770-5996; visithamiltoncounty.com
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Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Stroll through an assortment of gingerbread creations inside Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village! These prizewinning pastries in the interactive history park will surely whet your appetite for Christmas decorating. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers; (317) 776-6000; connerprairie.org
Nov. 24, 9 a.m. Practice gratefulness and love during this ultimate teaching moment. Celebrate the lives of those battling cancer and support a great cause. Choose a 5K or 3K distance. There will also be a balloon lift at the start of the race in honor of friends and family members who have battled cancer.
Frost Fest in Fishers
Noblesville Downtown Square, 839 Conner St., Noblesville; michaeltreinenfoundation.com
Nickel Plate District, 6 Municipal Dr., Fishers; (317) 595-3150; fishers.in.us
Dec. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Embark on a new family tradition as the Nickel Plate District comes alive with winter wonders, including ice carving demonstrations, a photo booth and a reindeer petting zoo. Santa Claus will accompany the lighting of the holiday tree for a night of Christmas stories.
Circle of Lights Tree Lighting Nov. 25, 6 p.m. Kicking off the holiday season in Indianapolis, more than 100,000 people will gather on Monument Circle the Friday after Thanksgiving to celebrate the lighting of 4,784 bulbs strung from the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors monument. The 242-foot display, presented by IBEW 481, includes 52 garland strands. Along with the lighting, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra IPL Yuletide Celebration host Sandi Patty will play the role of host for live music, fireworks and other holiday festivities. Monument Circle, 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis; (317) 237-2222; downtownindy.org
Conner Prairie by Candlelight Dec. 2-17, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate the holiday traditions of Prairietown during this 90-minute walking tour that takes you back 175 years. Meet the variety of characters who simulate new settlers on Indiana’s frontier. Experience their family traditions and indulge in various stories of the night before Christmas — 175 years ago. Conner Prairie ,13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers; (317) 776-6000; connerprairie.org
Christmas Open House and Holiday Concert Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Santa brings his holiday cheer to downtown Franklin with music and refreshments. See a free holiday concert featuring the Franklin Community Band and Kickapoo Preschool. Enjoy festive, small-town charm during with this fun-filled Christmas event. Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., Franklin; (317) 736-3689; franklin.in.gov
Santa Hustle Indy 5K and Half Marathon Dec. 18, 9 a.m. Starting and ending at Lucas Oil Stadium, join the thousands of Santas holly-jollying through Indianapolis to benefit the American Red Cross. All that’s needed is the holiday spirit (Santa hats and beards provided at registration). Along with cookie and candy stations, music and other festivities, Santa Hustle awards and medals are given to winners. Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis; (847) 829-4536; santahustle.com/indianapolis
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The Nutcracker Dec. 16 (7:30 p.m.), 17 (2 p.m.) & 18 (3 p.m.) Don’t miss the first ever holiday collaboration between the Indianapolis School of Ballet and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This version of The Nutcracker will feature an ensemble of 45 musicians. The Murat at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis; (317) 955-7525: indyballet.org
Nov. 25-Dec. 30 The Indianapolis Zoo hosts its 48th annual holiday event, featuring Santa’s workshop, cookie decorating, carolers, a mistletoe challenge, holiday photos, carousel rides, a 4-D theater production and other festivities. Fun fact: The Indianapolis Zoo was the very first zoo in the United States to hold a holiday lights event. Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis; (317) 6302001; indianapoliszoo.com
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FALL M FACE RULES By Erica Sagon | Photos from retailers
We’re all about makeup and skincare gifts for the holidays. There’s something about a new lip color, nail polish or night cream that feels like such a treat. Here are our favorite picks at every price.
Some eye shadow palettes give us too many options and others, too few. This one is just right, with perfect everyday shades and a few bold ones to try on New Year’s Eve. Lorac eye shadow palette, $28 at Kohl’s, kohls.com
The balm squad
This set of 20 mini versions of Clinique’s fantastic Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms is the ultimate gift for the gal who can’t help but keep two or three lipsticks in every purse she owns. Or split up the set and toss a few in each stocking! Clinique Chubby Stick set, $89.50, clinique.com
Mistletoes & fingers
These rich hues of Taupe Notch, Red Cacao and Pine Dandy are a chic nod to the holidays, but all three will still look fab in the new year. Nail polish, $5.99 each at H&M, hm.com
From the haute homesteaders known as the Beekman Boys comes this trio of natural lip balms made with goat milk, shea butter and beeswax — no petroleum. A perfect splurge for the lip balm addict in your life, in winter flavors of Wondermint, Fresh Cream and Grapefruit. Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Lip Balms, $19.75, beekman1802.com
Always mask nicely
Nip the effects of winter in the bud with these paper face masks in detoxifying charcoal and ultra-hydrating coconut. One for her, one for you — plus a bottle of wine and Netflix makes for a fun girls’ night in. Yes To face masks, $3 at Target, target.com
H20 for the win
Refresh your skin care routine with mini sizes of Deep Sleep Recovery Cream, Renewing Youth Serum and Chin & Neck Firmer — all designed to treat the most telltale signs of aging both instantly and over time. H2O+ Moment of Youth Infinity+ mini favorites, $25 at H2Oplus.com
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WHAT STRESSES YOU OUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS? For me, it’s my desire to make the holiday special with limited time. When I was growing up, my mom always made the holidays magical. When I complain and tell her, “I just can’t do what you did,” she always tells me, “But I didn’t work.” For some reason, even though I have a job outside of the home, her words don’t help with the pressure I feel every year to make things special for everyone. The holidays for me were filled with all kinds of Christmas cookies — divinity, Mexican wedding rings, crumkakas, rosettes, cream cheese dainties, pecan rolls, ginger creams, spritz cookies, gingersnaps, Swedish butter cookies — and my mom made every single one of them. We always had a real tree and were made to stay home for a special night of decorating. I remember picking each ornament out of the box, unwrapping the tissue to discover which one I got. Some were handmade, some super fragile, and my siblings and I loved every single one. Mom always cooked a turkey (so I have never made one) and set a beautiful table. We didn’t have a lot of money, so she made due with whatever we had to make it all look special. Thinking about how I can possibly follow in her footsteps is overwhelming. The goal in this issue of Kit is to give you ideas to make the holiday season easier and magical. No. 1 on the list: what to buy and where to buy it. Buying as much as possible from locally owned shops is the way to go, so we included two gift guides with ideas from local stores all around the Indy area. Flip ahead to pages 13 and 55 for those. For from-scratch treats, pages 21-25 showcase shops with homemade pies, pastries and candy. If you’re like me, you’ll want to place an order with them and still make one or two of your favorites at home. If you’re brave enough to prepare the main entree, our cooking expert, Kate Costello, has a stepby-step turkey recipe on pages 61-64. Kate thinks everyone should experience making a turkey and said this recipe has never failed her. Last but not least, on pages 45-48, entertaining expert Becky Freimuth provides simple tablescape tips to dazzle your guests. Here’s to a magical, not-so-stressful season. Happy holidays!
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Because doctors of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYNs) deal with such private matters (and parts), the thought of seeing this type of physician may be troubling. Let Dr. Meenu Goel, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, put you at ease by helping you understand why a regular OB-GYN visit is worth it.
To schedule an appointment or for more information: St. Vincent Medical Group 6620 Parkdale Place, Suite D Indianapolis, IN 46254 317.415.7373 1001 Broad Ripple Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220 317.338.4200 stvincent.org/taketime4u
Why is visiting an OB-GYN important?
OB-GYNs are physicians who specialize in their field and carry a thorough knowledge of problems related to women’s health. They stay up-to-date with all research and recent advances on workup and treatment in their specialty. They also have more clinical experience with women’s health.
What ages and milestones should prompt us to schedule appointments with an OB-GYN?
OB-GYNs see and treat women of all ages, from childhood to postmenopausal age. Here are some stages to note: Teenagers should schedule an appointment with an OB-GYN before becoming sexually active; screenings for Pap smears should start at age 21; consult an OB-GYN during the beginnings of family planning and menopause.
What’s the best way to prepare for an OB-GYN appointment?
Keep and bring all your past health records from other practices, including past Pap smear results, imaging or any other workup done by any physician. Please also avoid scheduling an appointment at the time of your menstrual cycle, as this might delay examination and treatment. Finally, it’s a good idea to write down all your questions so you can address them at the time of the appointment.
What can women do in between appointments to maintain good female health?
This answer varies based on the patient, but generally speaking, it’s a good idea to incorporate at least 30 minutes of cardio in your day three to five times a week, and limit alcohol, saturated fats and carbohydrates. Increasing lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and fibers enable women to maintain a healthy weight and have more energy.
What are some warning signs women should look for to know whether they’d need to visit an OB/GYN? There’s a huge list of warning signs, but some of the common issues are: abnormal vaginal bleeding/pain, excessive weight gain/weight loss, symptoms related to the female pelvic organs, and concerning family history.
What are the various types of services an OBGYN offers? Any lesser known services? We cater to all ages of women with services such as:
» Gynecology » Breast care, including a breast surgeon and state-of-the-art imaging center » Obstetrics, including high-risk pregnancy » State-of-art, minimally invasive surgery using the latest technology and da Vinci robot » Latest treatment for uterine fibroid with uterus preservation using recent advances » Management of menopause, hot flashes and hormone treatment » Surgery for prolapse and pelvic floor reconstruction » Preventative health seminars » Health boutique providing maternity supplies, nutritional supplements and wigs and bras for breast cancer patients Some of the lesser known services at our office include office-based procedures for treatment of heavy bleeding, office hysteroscopy and comprehensive management of female urinary incontinence (many women don’t even discuss this due to embarrassment).
What resources would you recommend to find out more about women’s health?
Visit stvincent.org/taketime4u or American college of OB-GYN’s website: http://www.acog. org/Patients
Dr. Meenu Goel is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship trained in minimal invasive/ robotic surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction.
HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA
Giftable Guide 2016
LOOKING FOR THE
Your search ends in Hamilton County, Indiana. Whether youâ€™re after handmade or high-end, rustic or refined, the perfect flavor or perfect fit, we have options for everyone on your list. Neither sophisticated malls nor chic boutiques have to compete for shelf space in Hamilton County. Those who prefer quirky over quotidian need not look further than our spread of local shops. Art seekers and antiquers can hunt for treasures throughout our arts and historic districts. Foodies and beer fiends will find Hamilton County to be a new frontier of flavors.
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Memorable THEATRE TICKETS Paper tickets transform into palpable excitement at The Center for the Performing Arts. The stages at the Palladium, Tarkington Theater and Studio Theater are busy all year round with well-known musicians, dance ensembles and theater performances. Find your seat and settle in for a gift impossible to forget! CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 1 Center Green, Carmel 317.843.3800 TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org
Experiences are the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Instead of another thing, why not give someone a gift that’s not a “thing” at all? You can’t wrap a standing ovation or high-speed finish. A trek through the treetops or a wander through history won’t fit in a gift bag. Hamilton County has tickets, daytrips and sensory experiences to choose from for the person on your list who would rather “do” than “receive.”
GO-KART RACING K1 SPEED 9998 E 121st St., Fishers 317.348.1176 K1Speed.com
MEMBERSHIP TO CONNER PRAIRIE CONNER PRAIRIE 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers 317.776.6000 ConnerPrairie.org
After all, the best things in life are intangible.
ADMISSION TO MORE THAN 60 OBSTACLES AND ZIPLINES KOTEEWI AERIAL ADVENTURE AND TREETOP TRAILS 11800 Koteewi Dr., Noblesville 317.770.8845 EdgeAdventureParks.com/ Koteewi-Aerial-Park
SHAREABLE HOOSIER TRAILS FUDGE CABELA’S 13725 Cabela Pkwy., Noblesville 317.565.6400 Cabelas.com
LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE, MUG AND “BULLET” BOTTLE SURE SHOT COFFEE (located inside Vardagen) 8684 E. 116th St., Fishers 317.572.5570 SureShotCoffee.com
Break off a piece and pass it around. The group gifts are always the toughest to buy. How do you “wow” an entire family of diverse ages? Gifts to pass around and share are often the best bet. And something sweet is always a plus. Treats like specialty fudge, Christmas cookie boxes and local restaurants gift cards are perfect to divvy up. For groups of three or more, a gift to share is quite suitable.
AWARD-WINNING TOFFEE LOVE: Small batch toffee covered in Swiss chocolate, fancy nuts and a touch of sea salt
FILL A GROWLER Legend has it, railroad workers that only used to lay track four days a week received this nickname. Now, Hamilton County’s newest craft brewery is celebrating Fishers’ railroad history and the “proverbial three-day weekend” all week long.
CHOCOLATE FOR THE SPIRIT 301 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel 317.518.8842 ChocolateForTheSpirit.com
FOUR DAY RAY BREWING 11671 Lantern Rd., Fishers Restaurant: 317.343.0200 Brewery: 317.343.0220 FourDayRay.com *Learn about other local brews at VisitHamiltonCounty.com/Brew
CRAZY CHARLIE’S SALSAS AND CHILI SAUCE C&G Salsa Company
MOUTH-WATERING PIES American Pie Council National Champion Lisa Sparks is a magician when it comes to her famous PIEIN-A-JAR. How does she cram an entire slice of pie in jar without the crust getting soggy? You’ll have to ask when you pick one (or five) up as a gift. Remember to bring cash!
LISA’S PIE SHOP 5995 US-31, Atlanta 317.758.6944 LisasPies.com
VINE & TABLE 313 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel 317.817.9473 CGSalsa.com
Treasurable “UNTITLED” BY HUNT SLONEM, 2014. OIL ON WOOD NYC-based artist Hunt Slonem is considered one of the greatest colorists of his time. Bunnies are among Slonem’s most iconic motifs. COATS-WRIGHT ART & DESIGN AT INDIANA DESIGN CENTER 200 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel 317.569.5980 IndianaDesignCenter.com
Even those who just “kind of” like Indiana craft beer will love the Indiana Beer Cap Display. Visually keep track of the brews you’ve sampled and plan your next hopventure. We suggest placing caps in the areas where the beers were brewed.
Treasures aren’t supposed to be buried. For those who enjoy the rarer things in life, Hamilton County is an untouched trove. Things aren’t built like they used to be, so something made to last forever is a foolproof gift option. Future family heirlooms adorn the shelves of our galleries and showrooms. With a one-of-akind treasure, your gift will be inimitable. These patterned and colorfully glazed ceramics are conversation pieces in every sense of the word. Young adults with disabilities make every item by hand as part of Urban Artisan Ceramics, a program designed to help student interns gain confidence and transferrable skills in an art-focused environment.
INDIANA BEER CAP DISPLAY
SILVER IN THE CITY 111 W. Main St., Carmel 317.993.3669 SilverInTheCity.com
URBAN ARTISANS CERAMICS FERN VASE by Dan Howell Pottery Dan Howell began his pottery career making sculptures on the banks of a creek when he was just a kid. Now, he brings 40 years of experience and passion to every piece.
Vibrantly glazed and highly patterned clay works. GALLERY 116 8597 E. 116th St., Fishers 317.577.9730 Gallery116.com
NICKEL PLATE ARTS 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville 317.225.6547 NickelPlateArts.org
WEARABLE GIFT CARDS FROM AREA SIMON PROPERTIES HAMILTON TOWN CENTER 13901 Towne Center Blvd., Noblesville 317.770.5996 Simon.com CLAY TERRACE 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel 317.818.0725 Simon.com
‘Tis the season for wardrobe updates. Whether the preference is indie threads or designer ensembles, Hamilton County provides gift options guaranteed to fit…figure and budget. Our boutiques with abundant Instagram followings offer racks and stacks of trendy pieces. Hamilton County’s three Simon Malls house stores typically found in big city shopping districts. A handpicked outfit is sure to “wow” the fashionable.
THE FASHION MALL AT KEYSTONE 8702 Keystone Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis 317.574.4002 Simon.com
CABELA’S 13725 Cabela Pkwy., Noblesville 317.565.6400 Cabelas.com
HANDMADE SCARVES, TOWELS AND BASKET LINERS TABBY TREE WEAVER 269 W. Jackson St., Cicero 317.984.5475 TabbyTreeWeaver.com
PLAID BLANKET SCARF, LACE BOOT SOCKS AND HANDMADE EAR WARMER LITTLE GYPSIE BOUTIQUE 914 Maple Ave., Noblesville 317.750.8087 LittleGypsie.com
ORIGINAL, HAND-DRAWN ART ON T-SHIRTS, TANKS, AND SWEATSHIRTS Vardagen is cool, casual, everyday streetwear.
HIS AND HERS COORDINATING OUTDOOR WEAR
VARDAGEN 8684 E. 116th St., Fishers 317.572.5570 Shop.Vardagen.com
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UNIQUE CONNER PRAIRIEMADE GIFTS CONNER PRAIRIE GIFT SHOP 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers 317.214.4470 ConnerPrairie.org
HAND-CRAFTED LETTERPRESS DESIGNS JILLY JACK DESIGNS 254 1st Ave. SW, Carmel 317.414.5955 etsy.com/shop/JillyJackDesigns
Nothing says “thoughtful” like local. These days, it’s rare to find an item without a “made in” sticker. Not so when you buy a gift from a Hamilton County artisan. You’ll know when you buy exactly what it’s made of, where it came from and who made it – no matter what “it” is. From local pottery to letterpressed, we have ideas for gifts crafted with care rather than mass-produced. A gift made with expert hands is anything but forgettable.
WHEEL-THROWN BOWLS AND BRIE BAKER STRAWTOWN POTTERY 12738 Strawtown Ave., Noblesville 317.984.5080 facebook.com/Strawtown-PotteryAntiques
CUSTOMIZED BATH PRODUCTS BATH JUNKIE 741 Hanover Pl., Carmel 317.805.1850 BathJunkieCarmel.com
HAND PAINTED POTTERY KILN CREATIONS 60 N. 9th St., Noblesville 317.774.8982 KilnCreations.net
HAND STITCHED LEATHER WALLET WITH MAGNETIC MONEY CLIP “INDIANA GIRL” NECKLACES NICKEL PLATE ARTS 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville 317.452.3690 NickelPlateArts.org
MEN’S GROOMING PRODUCTS THE RUGGED COMPANY RuggedCompany.com
Delectable & DRIVABLE
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A Home for Hearty Meals Relaxing over a meal with family and friends is the perfect way to unwind after a day of serious shopping. From “special occasion” cuisine to comfort food favorites, Hamilton County is the perfect place for a meal out. If cooking your food and eating it too is more your style, prepare a meal using 19thcentury recipes at Conner Prairie. Make delectable dining in Hamilton County, Indiana part of your holiday tradition!
Located just minutes north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana, offers unique attractions and special events. Affordable accommodations in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield put you in the center of it all with easy access to each of the 8 great towns. Hamilton County is accessible from Highways 31, 32, 37, 38, I-69 and the Indianapolis beltway, I-465.
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HOLIDAY TREATS Story by Megan Neely | Photos by Chandler Nehrt
The time of year is here for trimming trees, wrapping up gifts and indulging our sweet tooth. For many of us, spending long hours in the kitchen is also part of the holiday package. Cut down on the cooking and take your family to visit some of the best treat shops in the state. Sample baked goods, buy edible gifts and revel in the atmosphere of four Indiana mom-and-pop shops. We're talking pies, chocolate, donuts and more to make your holiday season sweeter.
LISA'S PIE SHOP Lisa’s Pie Shop is the epitome of homegrown tradition. Eighteen years ago, Lisa Sparks and her husband launched their pie-making adventure in Atlanta, Ind. It was a grand champion title in a local orchard contest that made Lisa realize she had the talent to open her own shop. Starting with very little money, she began selling pies in local beauty salons, gradually moving up to grocery stores, farmer’s markets and eateries. The current shop opened in 2002 and has provided award-winning baked goods and recipes ever since. Although pies are her specialty, you will also find cookies, cupcakes, sweet breads, cinnamon rolls, quiches, pumpkin rolls and chicken potpies. For the holiday season, Lisa’s popular Thanksgiving creams include pumpkin, sugar cream, pecan and Dutch apple. Lisa says the most humbling thing about owning her pie shop is thinking about the number of people she has reached with her desserts. She loves to think about the number of pies on tables during Thanksgiving celebrations. If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday convenience, there’s nothing better than Lisa’s Pie in a Jar. This portable pleasure includes Lisa’s homemade creation in a jar, crust and all. With choices of apple, peach, blueberry, cherry and strawberry, a Pie in a Jar is the perfect gift for any sweetlover this holiday season. Visit lisaspies.com to learn more or place a pick up order. 317-758-6944 5995 S. US Highway 31 Atlanta, IN 46031 lisaspies.com
GENERAL AMERICAN DONUT CO.
GADCO is Indy’s top shop for handcrafted doughnuts and Stumptown espresso. The first craft doughnut shop in the city, GADCO has made Food and Wine’s list for America's Best Doughnuts and also serve up "hand pies" (think "pop tarts"). While everything is made from scratch, the most popular items include the crème brûlée and salted caramel doughnuts, and Bennies (a croissant-doughnut hybrid). When Kari Nickander was growing up, her grandmother was known far and wide for her doughnuts. Kari explained that if you were sitting at Grandma’s table, you were always eating a doughnut. She inherited her grandmother's passion, leading Kari and her husband to open GADCO. Visit generalamericandonutco.com for pickup and delivery services. Travel to GADCO for authentic, handmade doughnuts for your holiday tradition this year! 317-964-0744 827 S. East St. Indianapolis, IN 46225 generalamericandonutco.com
THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN TOWN
Indiana chocolate at its finest, the Best Chocolate in Town makes truffles, turtle squares, caramels, toffee, peanut butter crunch, truffle pie, salted turtle bark and much more. The shop is perhaps best known for its truffles, available in 40 flavors, but owner Elizabeth Garber says that many customers report it's her salted caramels and pie that keep them coming back. Elizabeth's childhood holiday traditions consisted of her grandparents' never-ending tins of Christmas cookies. With the love of cooking and baking in her blood, she found that her passion existed in all handmade things. She attended Alma College to study art and design, finding that her form of art was creating recipes and making chocolate by hand. While in college, Elizabeth started selling chocolate to make extra money. Her kitchen became her art studio, as she created little sculptures of chocolate. In 1998, her business expanded into selling the gourmet chocolates the entire city enjoys. Visit bestchocolateintown.com to place an online order. 317-636-2800 880 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204 bestchocolateintown.com
McCORD CANDIES McCord Candies, in business since 1912, holds Indiana’s sweet treat traditions in Lafayette. Best known for its chocolate “snappers” and homemade candy canes, McCord Candies also makes everything from toffee, peanut clusters, fudge balls and peanut butter balls, to other candies such as gummies and hard candy. Its best-selling “snappers” are giant milk chocolate turtles full of pecans and caramel (also available in white chocolate). Other local favorites include hand-dipped milkshakes, available in seasonal flavors. Currently, Manager Kirsten Pogue’s favorite is the butterscotch and cinnamon milkshake, explaining that it tastes like, “autumn in a cup!” Customers who have been coming in for over 50 years return regularly with stories about traveling many miles to get a candy cane and how they grew up visiting the shop. McCord Candies stays busy during the holiday season taking customers on its popular candy cane tours. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, a basic tour ($3) consists of experiencing the entire candy cane-making process. An additional tour ($4.50) also includes a hot chocolate and cookie when it’s finished. Lastly, a third tour ($6.50) includes all of the above, plus lunch afterwards. Half-hour, scheduled tours happen Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Check out open tours on weekend evenings for $2. Candy canes can be ordered for $1.85 apiece in any color or size. Be sure to take a visit to McCord Candies to get your favorite chocolate snapper or milk shake! Check out the website for more information on scheduling your candy cane tour today. 765-742-4441 536 Main St. Lafayette, IN 47901 mccordcandies.com
REINVENT THE TEAL Add a crystal statement necklace to a solid color, V-neck blouse to amp up the party power. The cut on this teal top brings balance to figures that are bigger on the top or in the middle. Bar III blouse, $59.50 at Macy's (macys.com). Lovoda necklace, $28 at Dottie Couture (dottiecouture.com).
party ready PAIRING TOPS AND ACCESSORIES TO SATISFY A FULL HOLIDAY CALENDAR
Don’t have a closet full of party clothes for the holidays? Don’t despair. Turning up the glam can be as easy as taking a basic blouse and making it beautiful with fun accessories — statement necklaces, drop earrings, chokers, cuffs, rings, purses and more. Nail your perfect party look, including the right accessories to go with different necklines. Don’t forget to add some pretty makeup, too. Pick a bright lipstick, false eyelashes or sparkly eyeshadow. Look in the mirror. Yes, it’s you!
LACE IT UP Dusty shades on boho blouses take a dressy turn with a statement necklace. Wear the romantic look with leggings or skirts. Andrew Blue blouse, $38; necklace by Lovado, $24; both at Dottie Couture (dottiecouture.com).
NAVY NAVIDAD A silky navy shell dresses up jeans or jackets and pairs well with black, cream or burgundy separates. Choose a couple delicate strands and a beaded clutch, and you're golden. Tahari shell, $59 at Macy's (macys.com). Rose Gold Nadir necklaces, $40 and $95; Nina beaded bag, $84; both at Von Maur (vonmaur.com).
HIP IN DOTS
SKIN IN THE GAME Show off a little shoulder in a ruffled shell as a standalone or under a jacket. Forego the necklace and slip on some rose gold crystal bracelets. INC blouse, $54.50 at Macy's (macys.com). Swarovski crystal bracelets by Givenchy; $78, $68 and $65 at Von Maur (vonmaur. com).
Be someone's arm candy in retro polka dots with sheer bell sleeves. Mix up your jewelry styles â€” a little elegant, a little sexy. All figure types can wear this universally flattering blouse. Rachel Roy blouse, $89; Tiered INC ring, $22.50; INC red drop earrings, $34; all at Macy's (macys. com).
PURE VANILLA A creamy, angelic shade gets off-the-shoulder sexy on a style that is perfect for women who are bigger on the bottom. Flowy Adrienne blouse, $38 at Dottie Couture (dottiecouture.com). Beaded necklace, $38 at Delaney's (delaneysshop.com).
FIRE HAZARD Don't be shy of the mistletoe. This Christmas-red bow blouse with flirty V-neck will get you noticed. Embellish with a just-as-bold necklace and more demure earrings. Rachel Roy blouse, $89; Inc gold/silver necklace, $39; both at Macy's (macys.com). Gold drop earrings, $24 at Delaney's (delaneysshop.com).
THRILL OF THE LACE A sweet black satin collar coupled with all-over lace make this blouse innocent and sexy! Add a colored cami underneath. Modcloth blouse, $59 at modcloth.com. Bow purse, $80 at Von Maur (vonmaur.com).
IN PEEK FORM Don't let the long sleeves fool you. This blouse proves the power of sophistication in showing just a little skin. Women with straight, pear and proportionate figures will find this top easy to wear. INC keyhole top, $39.50; INC cuff, $34.50; both at Macy's (macys.com).
PLEATS & THANK YOU A ruffled blouse with pleats is the ultimate feminine top. Pair it with one of this season's on-trend chokers. Jack blouse, $68 at Delaney's (delaneysshop.com). Choker, $24 at Von Maur (vonmaur.com).
HOLIDAY, HEAD TO TOE By Beth Divine | Photos by Chris Whonsetler
Putting together a festive ensemble for the holidays can be stressful. But we’re willing to bet a stocking full of candy canes that you don’t have to look much further than your closet. We all have a few staple items we haven’t worn in awhile. Paired with fun accessories, you can celebrate the season while feeling put together and on top of your party game.
Tis the season to shine. Threads of gold and drops of sequins or beading against a solid-color, jewel-tone skirt fit the bill.
EASY STREET STYLE
Swarovski drop earrings, $125; Nina beaded clutch, $84; both at Von Maur (vonmaur.com). Mason Juiles shell, $69.50; Lauren flounced skirt, $99.50; Calvin Klein coat, $159; all at Macy’s (macys.com). Lovoda bracelet, $36 at Dottie Couture (dottiecouture.com). Michael Michael Kors taupe pumps are from stylist Beth Divine’s closet.
A feminine blouse sweetens edgy leggings. Adding some bling to the shoes and necklace makes the outfit party ready. Wishlist blouse, $36; Cherish leggings, $18; both at Dottie Couture (dottiecouture.com). Badgley Mischka shoes, $147 at Macy’s (macys.com). Necklace, $42 at Von Maur (vonmaur.com)
Try a V-neck blouse in a traditional holiday color with black pants and patterned heels. Throwing in a bit of plaid and gold accessories feels wintry and pretty. INC mixed metal necklace, $34.50; INC gold cuff, $34; Michael Michael Kors top, $84; Alfani pants, $69.50; Nine West plaid shoes, $79; all at Macy’s (macys.com)
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Introducing: Craniosacral Therapy If you’ve never heard of Craniosacral Therapy, you’re not alone. But it’s not new at all. It’s been around for 30-40 years, in fact, and for many it’s been life-transforming. What is it? Like it’s name suggests, it’s a very gentle, hands-on technique that eliminates restrictions in the craniosacral system and fascia throughout the body. The craniosacral system involves the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, from the skull to the tail bone. Fascia is a microscopically thin layer of supportive tissue that covers and penetrates every muscle, blood vessel, nerve, bone, and organ of the body. Both the craniosacral system and fascia are designed to move freely, without restriction. But over time, life happens. We experience trauma. We have accidents. We get sick. We go through surgery. We experience stress. Our lives are filled with stress. And all those things, all those “life-happens” events, can cause dysfunction. The craniosacral system stops moving properly. Fascia freezes up and becomes restricted. And that’s precisely where craniosacral therapy fits in. With extremely light pressure (about the weight of a sheet of paper), a well-trained Craniosacral Therapist can release those restrictions, those blocks, and provide healing. Andrea McMath, our newest LWI team member, is a physical therapist with special training in Craniosacral Therapy. She received her training at Upledger Institute International, co-founded by the pioneer in Craniosacral Therapy, Dr. John E. Upledger.
Craniosacral Therapy can be used to treat: • Anxiety, Depression, and Stress • Chronic pain like fibromyalgia, neck pain, low back pain, & TMJ • Headaches, including migraines • Sports injuries • Range of Motion limitations • Acute Trauma Reaction and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) • Post-surgery pain No physician referral required. Self-referrals welcome!
The well woman's
checklist By Brooke Reynolds
Preventive care doesn't have to be complicated. Treat it like you would other to-do items in your life: Make a list and get it done. Women have different health needs at different ages, and with the help of Kitâ€™s simple health-screening checklist and sensible preventive measures you work out with your doctor, you can aim to keep avoidable concerns at bay. Enlist your obstetrics and gynecology doctor (OB-GYN) to help you watch for signs of problems that are common for women in your age group. If you need an easy way to talk to a daughter, mother or friend about her habits and wellness, share the checklist with her. She will appreciate your concern.
twenties ▢▢ Test for STDs
▢▢ Discuss HPV vaccination if not done previously. ▢▢ Counsel on lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise). ▢▢ Encourage and reinforce breast selfexams. ▢▢ First Pap test should be done in sexually active women at age 21. If negative, it should be repeated every 3 years. “Young women need to get the HPV vaccine if they didn’t get it as adolescents. Millions of people have gotten the HPV vaccine. It is safe and will reduce the risk of cervical, vaginal, oral/ throat cancers and genital warts.” DR. MARAM A. SAID, ST. VINCENT
▢▢ Counsel on lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise).
▢▢ E valuate for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and thyroid, so routine blood testing should be performed in addition to pelvic exam.
▢▢ Evaluate for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and thyroid. Routine blood testing should be performed in addition to pelvic exam.
▢▢ E ncourage and reinforce breast selfexams.
▢▢ Mammograms are recommended yearly at age 40 and older.
▢▢ After 30, Pap test with high-risk HPV testing should be done. If negative, it should be repeated every 3-5 years.
▢▢ D iscuss diet and exercise as well as reinforce maintaining a healthy weight.
thirties ▢▢ Evaluate for risk of STDs and test if appropriate. ▢▢ Discuss family planning.
“Pap smears now include both cell check (Cytology) and HPV testing. This has allowed us to screen with more accuracy and have a better-quality test, and thus we can spread out the interval of Pap brush exam, but women still need an annual pelvic exam by their gynecologist.” DR. MARAM A. SAID, ST. VINCENT
Kit sourced this information from two experts in women’s health: Dr. Maram A. Said, an OB-GYN from St. Vincent Health, and Dr. Polly Trainer, an OB-GYN from Riverview Health Physicians. Above all, they both reinforced that it’s important to share with your OB-GYN any issues you may be having — without embarrassment. They can’t help if they don’t know the problem!
“Women should be aware of their breast health. I tell my patients they don’t need to do self-breast exams every month, but maybe every 2-3 months in the shower. That way their memory will alert them if they have any new bumps or lumps that weren’t felt before.” DR. MARAM A. SAID, ST. VINCENT
▢▢ M ammograms are still recommended yearly. ▢▢ Discuss diet and exercise as well as reinforce maintaining a healthy weight. ▢▢ C olonoscopy for colon cancer should be performed. If normal, this should be repeated every 10 years. ▢▢ M enopausal symptoms need to be discussed and addressed. If a woman has been menopausal for 5 years (or sooner if there are risk factors), a bone density exam should be done. If normal, this should be repeated every 5 years. “Women more commonly die from cardiac disease than from any other illness, so making sure they have a normal lipid profile and normal blood pressure is the most important thing a woman can do for her health.” DR. POLLY TRAINOR, RIVERVIEW HEALTH PHYSICIANS
The most wonderful time of year? Maybe not. TIPS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE HOLIDAYS
We all know what’s coming. We’ve been around the block a few times. Our days are getting shorter: Less sunlight. Fewer opportunities for physical activity and outdoor recreation. Our “TO DO” lists are getting longer: Holiday meals, grocery and gift shopping, end-of-year work demands… Our calendars are getting fuller: Family gatherings, travel, office parties, school and religious celebrations… It all piles up. “The most wonderful time of the year?” Really? Actually not. Not for many, in fact, and especially not for women. (See box.) For most of us, the holidays are the single most stressful time of the year. What should be a time of celebration and joy instead becomes a burden, something to survive, even something to be dreaded: Family conflict. Frenetic days. Lost sleep. Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, discouraged, depressed. In a word: STRESSED! It’s interesting to note that the concept of stress as a medical problem was completely unknown prior to the late 1800s. It wasn’t even a part of our vocabulary. But it’s very real, is it not? We may not be able to define it, but we know it when we see it and when we feel it. So there it is: Holiday Stress! What can we do to avoid it? What can we do to navigate the holidays? FIRST, budget your time. Prioritize. Learn to say NO. Only the most important events and activities go on your calendar and “to do” list. SECOND, budget your finances. Set a limit and stick to it. No exceptions. THIRD, sleep. Aim for 7-8 hours a night. Sleep is not a passive activity. Important things happen when we sleep. We regenerate, we recharge, we lose weight. Without sleep, we don’t hold up well. FOURTH, eat intentionally. Planning is paramount. Avoid fast food, convenience foods, and processed foods. Focus on REAL food, especially low-carb foods (carbs are physiologically stressful). Remember, there’s no such thing as junk food. It’s either real food, or it’s junk. FIFTH, stay active. Physical activity/exercise offers lots of benefits. It helps relieve stress. It improves sleep. It triggers the production of important neurotransmitters, like Serotonin, that boost mood. What’s not on the list? Things like Prozac, Wellbutrin, Xanax, and Ambien. Stress is not a Xanax deficiency. Depression is not a Prozac deficiency. This year, take the steps you need to minimize and manage your stress… naturally.
Stephen P. Elliott, M.D. Living with Intention, INC 11979 Fishers Crossing Drive Fishers, IN 46038 317-863-5888 LivingWithIntention.biz
THE MOST WONDERFUL STRESSFUL TIME OF YEAR • For women, according to Washington Post writer Brigid Schulte, the holidays are actually the most stressful time of the year. • According to Harris Interactive, 90% of Americans experience increased stress during the holidays. • While 69% of parents report that stress has minimal to zero impact on their children, 91% of children aged 8-17 say they can tell when their parents are stressed. • Top stressors include: Lack of time, lack of money, gift-giving demands, and credit card debt.
THE SNUGGLE IS REAL By Erica Sagon | Photos by retailers
Cozy is the name of the game this winter, and not just for curling up on the couch (though we did find the perfect pair of sweats for that, too). Comfy sweaters, soft scarves and luxe faux fur are the stylish upshot of chilly days ahead.
FAIR ISLE GAME
The nostalgic fair isle style is everywhere, but it can get frumpy fast. This sweater offers a fresh, modern take, with a wide neckline, just the right amount of slouch and a perfect neutral palette. Fair isle sweater, $49.99 at H&M, hm.com
TERRY TOO LONG
Come on in and stay awhile in loungewear with fun details! Wear these with cute sneakers for holiday shopping, or with a soft plaid shirt and moccasins for a chill breakfast at home with your house guests on Christmas morning.
Pops of pink and orange will brighten up a neutral coat now and into the new year. Mix and match with your grey or black gloves and hats. Flannel scarf, $22.94 at Old Navy, oldnavy.com
Sparkle French Terry Pant, $98 at Tommy Bahama, tommybahama.com
FILL THE CABLE BILL
PLAID ARM CANDY
Sonoma cable-knit poncho, $50 at Kohlâ€™s, kohls.com
Draper James wool-blend envelope clutch, $145 at draperjames.com
Cute with skinnies and a striped longsleeved T-shirt peeking out, a cable sweater is a must for winter! Add tall boots and youâ€™ve got the perfect outfit for holiday cocktails with the girls.
This much-needed dose of sweet plaid makes polished outfits more approachable and dresses up more casual ones. Carry it with a slouchy sweater, jeans and booties on the weekends.
VEST IN SHOW
A long vest looks spot-on this winter, and so chic over a black turtleneck. Dial up the glam for a holiday party with skinny printed pants and a long necklace. Long faux-fur vest, $149 at Talbots, talbots.com
reast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 279,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in 2015. Women choose to have breast augmentation for a number of reasons. Sometimes a woman’s breasts are simply are underdeveloped. In other cases, breast volume has diminished due to weight loss, child bearing or aging. Breast augmentation can be used to balance uneven breast sizes or to balance the contours of the body. In some cases a breast lift, or mastopexy, is needed in addition to augmentation to lift sagging or drooping breasts. The breasts are enhanced using implants to increase the size of the breast. There are three types of breast implants available: saline, silicone and cohesive gel, often called “gummy bears”. Saline implants, which have been available since the late 1960s, are the least expensive but are fairly easily discerned and do not work well for very thin patients. This implant is made of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants give a very natural appearance and feel. They were developed in the 1960s but the FDA limited their use for a period of time in the 1990s due to concerns about the risks associated with a rupture of the implant. They were made available again in 2006 after the FDA completed studies that showed no significant risk with silicone implants. Cohesive gel implants became available in the U.S. in 2001 requiring the patients to be enrolled in a ten year study. They are now available to all patients. Implant size and shape is a choice for a woman to make in consultation with her surgeon. It is not always easy for a woman to envision how she will look after breast augmentation. In our practice we use state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging to help our patients compare different implants. A patient can see how she will actually look with breast implants compared side-by-side with how she looks now. Recovery from breast augmentation is very quick. Many of our patients return to their normal activities within 24 hours of surgery and to work within a day or two after surgery. There is nothing wrong with taking more time off if you’d like but most patients find they can go out to dinner the night of their surgery.
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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.
Breast augmentation is a deeply personal choice. Like any surgery, there are certain risks. Only a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine if breast augmentation is right for you.
Dr. Jan Turkle Turkle & Associates
If you’d like to learn more about this or any of our other procedures, call 317-848-0001 to arrange a consultation.
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DIY STATIONERY By Mackenzie McGilvrey | Photo by Chris Whonsetler
Interested in creating your own Christmas cards this year? We’ve outlined a great DIY project: marbling holiday cards! It’s simple, inexpensive and a great way to add a personal touch. Reuse old cards or start fresh with a pack of blank cards. It’s marbelous!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Heavyweight paper, card stock or envelopes Electrical or masking tape Shaving cream Large tub or container (wide enough to fit your paper lying flat, with at least 1 inch of space around) Food coloring (liquid or gel) Rubber spatula or flat spoon Ruler Paper towels
STEPS: 1. Decide which areas you’d like to marble on your paper. Tape the edges of the backside of the paper you do not wish to marble so the coloring does not affect them. (For example, if you’re coloring the front of a postcard, frame the edges of the back of the card with masking tape.) 2. Spray enough shaving cream into the large container to reach a depth of at least 2 inches. Don’t be afraid to add a lot, the more the better. Create a square that will fit the size of your paper, big enough for the card to lie easily in the cream. 3. Now the fun part. Add as much food coloring as you’d like to the cream. About four or five drops is a happy medium. Using the spatula, fold the cream as it starts to create a marbling effect. Don’t be afraid to add more shaving cream if you feel you’ve folded too much and have lost the marbling effect.
4. After you’ve created your perfect swirls, place your paper face down into the shaving cream. Lightly press against the paper and count to 15 seconds. Make sure all areas of the card are being exposed to the shaving cream. Don’t let the paper sit in the shaving cream too long, as it will be too wet and damp. 5. Remove the card from the shaving cream and lay it flat on a paper towel. Use your plastic ruler to begin shaving or scraping the excess cream off the paper. Shave away from the card so the excess cream is on the paper towel. You’ll begin to notice the marbling effect on the card. 6. Take another paper towel and wipe off any wetness. Let your cards dry. Once cards are fully dry, place them under a large stack of magazines to keep them flat. Now you’re ready for round two!
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POWER OF MUSIC
We all know the impact a song can make. It can soothe the soul and brighten your mood. However, research shows it can do so much more than lift your spirits.
WALKING THE (MUSIC) LINE By Vicki Maynard, Executive Director, SarahCare of Indianapolis
“FUNNY HOW A MELODY, SOUNDS LIKE A MEMORY” – eric church, springsteen
The first record I owned was Meet the Beatles! It was my introduction to the Fab Four. I was too young to be part of Beatlemania with millions of Americans, but I was not too young to debate who was cuter: John or Paul? When I hear I Want to Hold Your Hand or All my Loving, I still see the living room of my childhood home and still can feel the emotions of hearing those songs for the first time as a young girl. My second album was Spinning Wheel. The lyric “Ride a painted pony, let the spinnin’ wheel turn,” immediately comes to mind from that Blood Sweat and Tears album. How do I remember the first and second albums I bought when I can’t remember so many other details of my childhood?
Researchers have found that music is a powerful mental stimulus. In the clinical study Your Brain on Music by neuroscientist and Alzheimer’s disease researcher Brandon Ally, the author concluded that music can affect learning, memory and other brain responses. The brain processes music in multiple areas, and the study found that those areas tend to be less damaged by Alzheimer’s. Mr. Roy, our first Alzheimer’s participant at SarahCare of Indianapolis, had been a fireman for many years and was married to his high school sweetheart. His wife brought him to the center and said he could no longer speak due to the late stages of Alzheimer’s. He would sit with us during activities, and his blue eyes would show an expression of appreciation from time to time. During one activity time, a staff member introduced the “name that tune” game and played songs from all musical genres. When Johnny Cash’s I Walk the Line came on, Mr. Roy’s face brightened, he sat up straight, and he sang every word in a beautiful voice. He sang it again for his wife later that day. It was a gift to watch the joy and love on both of their faces. We incorporate music daily at SarahCare of Indianapolis. Music is one way we can reminisce and build a communications bridge. Music brings a sense of calm and well-being to our participants; our days are filled with dancing to DJs, listening to oldies but goodies at lunch and watching (and singing along to) music videos. Music therapists perform soothing music on a dulcimer or coordinate a performance with rhythm instruments to involve everyone. We are grateful for all who participate in our music programs. As hard as I try, I still can’t remember the third album I bought. I’ll have to keep listening to music from my youth, and maybe it will help me remember. Of course, maybe it wasn’t a record at all; it might have been an 8-track tape! But that’s a story for another time for folks who might not know about that amazing piece of technology.
PERFECT HARMONY The healing power of music has become increasingly apparent in numerous studies. It can enliven the brain and bring joy to people of all abilities, even those with memory problems. According to such research, the greatest cognitive, social and emotional benefits from music therapy come from intentional engagement with music. “Music can trigger various emotional responses from the listener. Through research, we now know that music affects us on a deeper cognitive level,” says Maria Holmes, Care Consultant for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “Hearing your favorite song or a song associated with an important life event can trigger memory of the experience you connect with the music.” In 2015, The Great American Songbook Foundation invited local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to participate in Perfect Harmony. Grounded in music therapy, Perfect Harmony is designed to provide engaging musical experiences for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Care partners are encouraged to attend. “Perfect Harmony provides those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease the opportunity to engage with music that elicits joy and fond memories, while allowing them to socialize with others who are experiencing similar journeys with dementia,” Holmes says. Participants in the program are guided by docents and staff through an interactive gallery exhibit and engage in group singalongs, music-related fun and games, rhythm and movement activities, and facilitated discussions about songs that were written and recorded by some of the most cherished artists of all time. “The Great American Songbook Foundation does a great job,” says Barbara Wince, a current care partner and frequent attendee of Perfect Harmony. “You leave humming the songs and feeling uplifted.” This program is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. For more information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC Tests show that music helps the brain’s frontal lobe, the part of the brain associated with higher mental functions such as planning for the future, judgement, attention span and decision-making skills. Moderate noise level actually increases creativity and keeps you motivated even more than low noise levels. Research from Australia found that listening to 25 minutes of music every day for 10 days helps people with chronic back pain The University of Maryland found a link between music and heart health. Listening to joyful music is linked to the dilation of blood vessels. The University of Kansas Medical Center found people with the most musical training scored the highest on brain functioning tests as they aged.
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GATHER ROUND THE STATEMENT TABLE Story by Megan Neely | Photos by Chris Whonsetler
Holiday traditions are born around the dining room table. Whether you're planting the seeds of tradition or nurturing long-held customs, a beautiful tablescape can make a room glow with holiday spirit, bringing your loved ones back year after year. The two designs here by stylist Becky Freimuth are easy on your shopping-strapped purse and schedule. One key tip: The centerpiece can serve as the starting point for a beautiful tablescape around which everything is built. Working with your favorite local florist, share a container or two, provide inspirational photos and a color palette, and let them do the heavy lifting.
You don't have to compromise elegance to achieve a relaxed look. It's all about balance. Mismatched crystal, gold and neutral-colored candles give this table its sophistication, while more natural items keep the design casual. Use found and purchased items such as burlap fabric, pinecones, antlers and fresh sage to bring in the outdoors. Stylist Becky Freimuth collaborated with McNamara Florist in Fishers to provide the voluptuous centerpiece.
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GLASS HALF FULL Don't fret over matching stemware and flatware. Abiding by a color palette allows you to play it loose, alternating pieces between rustic and elegant, vintage and modern.
TAG, YOU'RE IT Your guests will love to see their names on the table. Use place cards to add a personal touch to their experience. Gift tags work beautifully.
UP TO 8 GUESTS Featured here is a place setting for four. For six or eight place settings, run the burlap from end to end in the other direction to expand the tablescape appearance.
ALL THE TRIMMINGS Use a stem of fresh sage to add texture, color and even a wonderful scent to the place setting. Look for pine sprigs, pinecones, rosemary or natural clippings. RUNAWAY HIT This runner could not be easier to make. Just cut burlap to fit your table, allowing it to fall a few inches over the edge. Give the sides of the fabric a feathered look by pulling threads away from the edges by about 1 inch.
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RUSTIC ELEGANCE Bring the outdoors inside and turn up the cozy vibes. With a plaid blanket and a few photos as inspiration, the team at McNamara Florist put together these three wintry arrangements. Becky designed this tablescape using several found objects, including the ornaments, pinecones and antlers. The birch candles, wooden cups and lanterns were purchased to give the table an extra natural, bucolic feel.
Flowers by McNamara Florist
LAYER IT ON Varying heights, textures and colors give your tablescape depth and richness on the plate. The consistent color palette unifies the overall look. STORM READY The candles in this arrangement are battery operated. Bring it on, Old Man Winter! THREE'S COMPANY Make sure you have a clear view of every loved one at your table. Using three medium-sized flower arrangements creates symmetry and the right height for starting conversations. WORK AN ANGLE The fringed blanket is arranged sideways to imbue the table with a more laid-back style.
GIVE SMART THIS HOLIDAY SEASON EXPERTS AND CHARITABLE WOMEN WEIGH IN ON MEANINGFUL GIVING
Amid the holiday rush of hosting, buying and celebrating, your thoughts may be turning to charitable giving. You are not alone. According to Network for Good, in 2015, 30 percent of all giving occurred in December, with 12 percent happening in the last three days of the year. In 2015, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — Giving Tuesday — Americans made donations equal to $116 million. If you are planning to join the ranks of Americans who donate to charitable organizations this holiday season, you can make the most of your generosity by being intentional, acting on your values and beliefs, setting goals, and developing a plan. In Hamilton County, Legacy Fund, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), works to connect donors with projects designed to make our community a more beautiful place to live, work and play. “Our mission is to guide the people we work with toward strategic giving to make their philanthropy more impactful and meaningful,” says Ruthie PurcellJones, director of philanthropic services at CICF. “Part of that effort involves helping them identify their values, focus areas and motivations.”
Purcell-Jones adds that when giving is focused and aligned with your interests, it will have more impact on the recipients, the community and you. CICF has outlined a few exercises to identify a focus for your charitable giving this holiday season:
1 START WITH A REFLECTION
Ask yourself, “Who is one of the most charitable people I know and why?” This helps identify characteristics of charitably minded people you respect. Similarly, asking, “How do I want my philanthropy remembered?” begins to explore your personal charitable characteristics.
2 CONSIDER YOUR MOTIVATION FOR GIVING
Life experiences form the lens with which we make decisions. Your family, heritage, traditions, experiences, faith or research of a problem may motivate your view of the world. Consider what motivates you to give back.
3 DETERMINE YOUR VALUES AND INTERESTS
By now, you have a better understanding of your motivation, but announcing a newfound desire to help animals, for instance, isn’t enough. Wildlife protection is vastly different than training animals as service pets, yet both are animal related. To achieve specificity, write down your top three values (such as respect, empathy, courage) and interests (such as literacy, equality, public art). The relationship that forms between your values and interests is your mission statement and the framework for your giving.
4 GET TO IT!
Whether your next step is researching an organization, writing a check or visiting a program to see it in action, you are now prepared to make the most of your charitable giving. CICF and its affiliates in Hamilton and Marion counties spend a lot of time with individual donors and families developing a strategic, mission-driven giving plan. If you’re interested in diving deeper this holiday season or would like to learn more about how CICF can even make your charitable contributions process easier, contact CICF at 317-634-2423 or visit cicf.org.
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DONOR ADVISED FUND: Legacy Fund, an affiliate of CICF Foundation
DONOR ADVISED FUND: Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a field of interest fund of CICF
DONOR ADVISED FUND: Legacy Fund, an affiliate of CICF
GIVING FOCUS: Children’s causes
GIVING FOCUS: I serve on numerous not-forprofit boards. My focus is related to the mission of the board that I am serving on.
GIVING FOCUS: Human services and basic needs.
MOTIVATION FOR GIVING: Every child has a soul and a future, and we cannot rob them of what they can become if given the opportunity to not only survive in bad situations, but also thrive. The children are our future.
MOTIVATION FOR GIVING: I enjoy being a part of what makes our city a great city. We are only as strong as our commitments. A strong community allows for strong families.
MOTIVATION FOR GIVING: I give to organizations with which I have a personal connection to their mission. I continue to be inspired by the success stories and how such organizations like Noble Inc. and Open Doors Food Panty make a difference in the lives of those they serve. I enjoy giving back and the message it sends to my children on the importance of understanding and the empowerment of getting involved in the community.
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Text by Megan Neely | Photos by Chris Whonsetler
Thereâ€™s nothing more rewarding than giving a gift. Being the one to bring smiles to their faces and warmth to their hearts is a real blessing. Become an expert gifter this year with our short list of delight-inducing ideas from Central Indiana shops. Find the reason for the season and get inspired to be generous.
KIT TO THE MOON AND BACK This leather bracelet makes for a meaningful gift for anyone with an eye for eclectic jewelry, delivering a message that connects relationships, goals and aspirations. Silver in the City, $25
STATE OF THE STATE This wooden Indiana cutout reminds them where they call home, even if they are hundreds of miles away. Comes with moveable heart to show your favorite city love. Karisma, $40
NO LOSE-IE WITH THIS KOOZIE No matter which Indiana team you cheer for, thereâ€™s a koozie for every game day. Your fanatic support (and ice cold beverage) will guarantee a win. Karisma, $12
LETTER DOWN EASY Your little one will rest well on these customizable pillows. Choose a monogram in a range of colors and patterns to make this the perfect gift for children (or moms) of all ages. Silver in the City, $45
TIPSY CHIRPER Although pouring wine is already fun, spice it up with this fun bird pourer. The family sommelier will enjoy this gadget as their winepouring experience gets a little chirpier. Gallery 116, $25 55
PICK YOUR POISON Let them mix and match their favorite scents to create a signature perfume! Blend together eight different scents in these roller-ball containers. Corner Cottage, $85 for the set
LOCALLY GROWN NOVELS Pick up three celebrated paperbacks by Noblesville authors for your book lovers. Kurt Meyer brings to life a fatal attraction between two young lovers entangled in time. In his young adult novel, Bill Kenley tells the coming-of-age story of a ninthgrade runner. Susan Crandallâ€™s latest work centers around a 9-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman, and embarks on a life-changing road trip. Buy them all and lots of handmade art at Nickel Plate Arts. Nickel Plate Arts, $17-$24.99
WANDERLUST IN STYLE Used for everyday wandering, or as a companion on workday adventures, this double-buckle satchel is handmade to order for your lifestyle excursions. The Rugged Company, $375
YOU NEED A DRINK Give your BFF a good reason to have another cup of coffee or G&T on ice. We love these mugs and glasses for their spunk! Karisma, $10
NIGHT AT THE DISCO Check out these contemporary, neon vases. The delicate shapes make a funkyto-modern impression to create a fun atmosphere â€” just like the person receiving it, perhaps? Houseworks $34- $56
MAGICAL REMINDER Creator Cheryl Finnegan’s passion for iconic, female goddesses influences her elegant pieces of jewelry. Her work represents the celebration of powerful goddesses, angels, virgins and mothers. The "virgins, saints and angels" one-of-a-kind cross necklace reflects the reason for the season and is infused with fashion-forward holiday spirit and a touch of female empowerment and faith. Delaney’s, $32
B. HAPPY, EAT PEANUT BUTTER This locally made peanut butter is undeniably addictive. Originating in Zionsville, B. Happy comes in a variety of flavors that you “just want to eat with a spoon!” Flavors include chocolate and peanut butter mixtures, and fruity and sweet combinations. Check out the new “Count Your Blessings, Chocolate Cherry," or original fan favorite and crunchy-smooth hybrid, "KeeP Smunchy." Delaney’s, $8.75
RECYCLED TREASURES Bags by Blue Q are 95 percent recycled with a percentage of sales going toward environmental initiatives. Strength and durability make for fun-filled bags for any occasion. Gallery 116, $10-$12
VERBAL TEE Vardagen’s original styles are hand-drawn for the casual comfort of everyday wear. Available in T-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts. Vardagen, $28-48
LIL’ PRAYER BUDDIES With a squeeze of the paw, each huggable, lovable stuffed animal in the Lil’ Prayer Buddy menagerie sings, prays or plays music. WeeBelievers.com, $21.99
DOUBLE-DUTY WARMTH Fighting off a chill this winter won’t be a problem with these fashion-forward blanket scarves! Available in many colors and patterns. A Corner Cottage, $22 57
JEAN WILDER Don’t let him wear a mundane pair. The 1823s jeans are customizable in length and width, with a relaxed, boot-cut finish. Paired with a custommade belt, the 1823s are a truly unique buy. The Rugged Company, $125 INGRAINED MEMORIES The natural wood finish and floral detail of JN Hardenbrook’s frames make for a perfect collection of holiday memories. Traditions won’t be forgotten as they sit on her mantel year after year. McNamara Florist, $29.99
YOUR STORY BEGINS Locally made journals make personal reflections more meaningful. Choose the pattern and colors that best represent her or his story. Nickel Plate Arts, $30
EXTREME BABY TALK These onesies are guaranteed to make you giggle. This collection is filled with baby jokes and puns to make your little one even cuter — is that even possible? Karisma, $18 WHISPERING WINTER WOODS Picture a snowy path through peaceful nature and towering trees. You can take her there with this Thymes Frasier Fir candle trio. Bonus points: For every product sold, Thymes plants a tree, creating a heartfelt gift to give or receive. Allisonville Nursery, $76.99
HOO-HOO GOES THERE? Imbued with whimsical features, these sculptures by Laura Benge represent artful characters that bring life to any room. Gallery 116, $22- $32
TRENDS FOR A CAUSE The change-makers at People for Urban Progress recycle materials including the RCA Dome roof and seats from Bush Stadium to create bags, bus stop benches and more. Rock the stylish Spectator Clutch in support of keeping Mother Earth healthy. Silver in the City, $48
MINT CONDITION Send them to a state of calorie-free, candy cane bliss. This trio of scented candles, soaps and towels is the ultimate gift for peppermint lovers. Allisonville Nursery; candle $18.99, soap $13.99, towel $11.99
UNIQUELY HER Your mother, sister or best friend is one of a kind. Choose a style, size, pattern and monogram to build a bag just for her. These weekender "scout" bags include a zip top. Linden Tree, $52
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT Gorgeous photos whet appetites for vegetarian and glutenfree dishes. Feast features 140 recipes for meatless dishes, and has been called “a new classic” by Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farm. Alternative Baker offers more than 100 recipes featuring corn, oat, chestnut, almond, buckwheat, sorghum and other gluten-free flours. Silver in the City; Feast $21.99, Alternative Baker $24.99
KEEP ME POSTED Help her prepare for spring by sharing these beautiful market-themed notes. Better yet, pair them with a collection of cooking tools or reusable shopping bags. Silver in the City, $9.50
RELIVE, RELEARN & REJOICE Recreate the Christmas scene with 12 sturdy cardboard figures and a realistic trifold background. Make a crèche that kids are encouraged to play with and learn from. An educational insert sweetly tells the religious significance of each piece. WeeBelievers.com, $16.99
PILLOW TALK These pillows are immediate conversation starters. Create extra laughs with a personalized message. Houseworks, $69 and up
BINGE TREATING Can't decide on just one token of your affection? Rusted Window customizes gift baskets filled with local home décor items, floral design, bath supplies and more. Rusted Window, $25 HOMEGROWN APPAREL “Stay true to your roots” and “bloom where you were planted” with these Indiana T-shirts. Silver in the City, $28
NAUGHTY & NICE Twisted Ware’s tea towels are more than cheeky. They include a patent-pending loop design, so they’re completely practical (wink, wink). Karisma, $16
HOLIDAY WORLD This festive pillow is just one of the hundreds of holiday items found at the Christmas wonderland inside A Corner Cottage. Find and share the holiday spirit with collectable holiday items perfect for any household. A Corner Cottage, $25
SHAVE THE DAY Give him a new, improved 5 o’clock shadow with this custom-ordered “man kit.” With Rugged’s beard oils and soaps, maintain a clean, smooth, professional look to leave a forever impression. The Rugged Company, $50- $175
Task: Turkey 2 large pork tenderloins (about 2.5 pounds total) 5 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons chunky salt (maldon is my fav salt) 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons dried sage 3 tablespoons apple jelly or apricot jam 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon water 2 packages mini rolls, such as brioche or pretzel rolls (6- or 9-roll packages)
SEIZE THE DAY!
1| Brush the pork tenderloins with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Make four equally spaced slits about halfway through the top of the meat with a small knife and place a garlic clove in each slit, pushing it into the center of the loin. Combine the next four Photos + Recipes by Katherine Costello As the cook, you spend hours on and yoursage) feet into composing dry ingredients (pepper, salt, red pepper a small and And then thepork. turkey aroma bowl,anticipating mix together,the andfeast then to rubcome. and evenly coat the This article is dedicated to all those people who have not Allowstarts to sit to about 30 minutes in magic the refrigerator night. fill the air, and or the unfolds. over Those sleeping
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1 cup matchstick-sized cut or long-grated apple 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 /4 cup shredded radish 3 kale leaves, thinly sliced 1 /4 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon celery seeds 2 whole cloves (remove before serving) 1| Blend the above ingredients in a large bowl and add the dressing.
/4 teaspoon ground mustard /4 cup cider vinegar 3 /4 cup olive oil 1 /4 cup honey (preferably local) 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1
1| I prefer to use my immersion blender for this one, but you may want to whisk or use your blender. Combine all ingredients except for the olive oil, and then slowly add the oil in a steady stream, blending for 2 minutes on high. Pour the dressing over the apple slaw and toss. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, giving it a stir every few hours.
CHOOSING A TURKEY
There are a lot of options for selecting the bird. If you have the time to plan and your budget allows it, special-order a fresh, organic bird from your meat department. Similarly, look into trying a heritage bird. If you are endeavoring to make your first bird this holiday season, you will still need to plan ahead. Buy a frozen bird at the store, but keep in mind it’s two days for thawing and another one day for brining.
BRINING THE BIRD
YOU WILL NEED:
TIMING/EQUIPMENT ▢ 12-24 hours ▢ 1 large heavy-duty freezer bag ▢ 1 large cooler (or refrigerator) ▢ Ice (if using cooler) INGREDIENTS ▢ 1 cup sugar ▢ 1 cup apple cider vinegar ▢ 2 cups salt (per gallon of water) ▢ 2 oranges, sliced ▢ 1 lemon, sliced
THAWING AND PREP
Make sure your work space is clean. Wash your sink before and after working with the raw bird. Be mindful of crosscontamination. I put my turkey (still wrapped in plastic) in a cooler a little taller than the bird itself. Let it thaw for 24 hours, turning every six hours, adding ice as needed. Once the turkey has thawed, wash it well with cold water. Using kitchen shears, remove the plastic from the bird. You will need to reach in the cavity of the turkey and pull out the turkey neck and giblets (giblets should be in a bag)! It’s not fun, and many times I have not found the giblets until after the turkey was cooked. I typically discard those parts. Now your little turkey is ready to brine.
1| Place the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves; remove from heat. When the mixture is cool, add the orange and lemon slices. Place the thawed turkey in a large freezer bag and pour in the brine; add cold water until the turkey is fully immersed. (If more than 1 gallon of water is needed, add more salt; 2 cups per gallon.) Using an iced-down or refrigerator, chill the turkey for at least 12 hours (preferably 24 hours). Now it’s time for the real magic to unfold. 2| Remove the bird from the brine, discard the brining liquid and rinse well. Place the sliced fruit in the turkey cavity prior to placing it in the oven.
BIRD IN THE OVEN
EQUIPMENT 1 sheet parchment 1 large roasting pan, at least 3 inches deep (foil pan is fine) 1 sharp knife or kitchen shears 1 small saucepan 1 pastry brush 1 meat thermometer 1 heavy baking sheet (to support the roasting pan if foil) 2 small pieces foil
INGREDIENTS 1 medium-sized butternut squash 2 large onions 1 /4 stick (2 tablespoons) butter, softened Freshly ground black pepper 2 large pieces thick-cut bacon, cut in half 1 sprig fresh sage 8.5 ounces Adriatic Fig Spread
Fruits and greens (I like to use a pomegranate and fresh orange and apples slices) 1| Peel and remove seeds from butternut squash, cut into 1/4 -inch thick slices and arrange on parchment in the bottom of the roasting pan. See photo 5. 2| Using the knife or shears, make a 1-inch incision at the front and top of the turkey, along the side of the breast bone, or the top of the plumpest part of the breast. Follow along the bone and make another 1 inch incision about 2 inches apart. With your finger or the knife, make a path between the two incisions to reach in and slip the bacon through, leaving about 1/2 inch of bacon on the outside of the bird. Repeat with one more incision on the same side of the breast.
3| Repeat the whole procedure on the other breast. 4| With the breast side up, locate the tail flap at the bottom of the turkey; make a 1-inch vertical cut with knife or shears. Slip one of the drumstick leg parts into the incision, and then slip the other in, stretching the incision if needed, but be sure to secure both leg bones (no need to tie the legs). See photo 4. 5| Spread the butter all over the turkey surface. Dust with freshly ground pepper. 6| Place the prepared uncooked turkey on top of the squash and onions. Put the turkey on the lowest rack (you may have to remove the other rack to make room) in a preheated 325-degree oven. See table for cook times by weight. 7| Put all the fig spread in a small saucepan on low and melt the spread. You should check the turkey after about 1 hour to see if the skin is browning, also making sure the wings arenâ€™t getting too dark â€” if they are, slip a small piece of foil over each wing to make a cover. Continue to cook until you have about 1.5 hours of remaining cook time. Then, brush the bird evenly all over the skin with the melted fig spread; you can do this a few times to get an even coat throughout the remaining cooking time.
8| Remove from the oven and let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes. Place on a large serving platter. Garnish with greens and fruit! Carry proudly to your guests! You did it!
COOKING TIME BY WEIGHT 41/2 -7 lbs.
21/2 -3 hrs.
31/2 -4 hrs.
41/2 -5 hrs.
1. Be sure to thinly slice your squash. 2. Make way for the bacon strips. 3. The bacon and fig spread give the bird a sweet-salty kick. 4. The proper position for your turkey legs. 5. Line your pan for extra flavoring. 6. Baste regularly. 7. Slice and serve!
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