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Ansel Adams A Lifetime Portfolio opens in the main exhibition hall of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on March 1. The diverse collection on display celebrates the work of this renowned photographer. 6 March+ April 2014

Above: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942


Ansel Adams Now through Aug. 3 Make a trip downtown to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in White River State Park to see 80 iconic images selected by the late photographer himself to represent his life’s work. 500 W. Washington St., (317) 636-9378,

Women Welders Exhibit Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 22 The Nickel Plate Arts Campus hosts this free show celebrating the artistic output of some talented local ladies who work with molten metal. 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, (317) 452-3690,



Cats Now through March 30 Beef and Boards dinner theater showcases the imaginatively costumed Tony Award-winning musical based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot. 9301 Michigan Rd., (317) 872-9664,

Printing Partners Pops Series: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Barbra Streisand Songbook March 14 and 15 Renowned singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway visits the Hilbert Circle Theatre to put her own unique stamp on the timeless hits of Barbra Streisand. The show covers Broadway tunes and film soundtracks. 45 Monument Circle, (317) 639-4300, indianapolissymphony



Midwest Fashion Week March 17 through 23 Keep right in step with the latest trends during this weeklong line-up of fashion events and shows that highlight up-and-coming designers, models and photographers. Downtown Indianapolis, various locations, (317) 408-9186,

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Midwest Regional 2014 March 28 through 30 March Madness arrives at Lucas Oil Stadium as college hoops teams vie for a coveted spot in the Sweet Sixteen. Tickets range from $90 to $600. 500 S. Capitol Ave., (800) 745-3000,



The Center presents: Trisha Yearwood April 3, 7:30 p.m. The country music superstar, Grammy Award winner and Food Network personality dusts off her greatest hits for an unforgettable night of music and storytelling. Tickets range from $48 to $125. The Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, (317) 843-3800, thecenterfortheperforming


26 Earth Day Indiana April 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. White River State Park comes alive with 130 exhibitors, live music, kids’ activities and food vendors all working together to promote environmental awareness and conservation of the earth’s precious resources. 801 W. Washington St., (317) 767-3672,

Cher: Dressed to Kill Tour April 11, 8 p.m. The original diva comes to Indy for one night of music and pageantry at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tickets range from $27.50 to $133. 1 Bankers Life Ct., (800) 745-3000,

Blue Man Group April 11 through 13 Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus plays host to this quirky group of performers for a series of one-of-a-kind shows that encompass music, comedy and hightech fun. 4602 Sunset Ave., (317) 940-6444,

Les Miserables April 25 through May 10 Relive the magic of Les Mis through a fully staged production of one of the most memorable musicals to ever hit Broadway.

Below: Ansel Adams

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Carmel, (317) 923-4597,



Small but mighty THE BIG LOOK FOR NECKLACES THIS SPRING IS SMALL. With dainty charms and gems, this season’s delicate necklaces are the kind you’ll wear every day. They’re more personal and low-key than chunky statement-making necklaces (though we still love those, too). And, they’re perfect for spring’s lightened-up looks, like wispy blouses and femme eyelet. One of these subtle beauties just might become your new signature piece. TEXT BY ERICA SAGON + PHOTOS BY CHRIS WHONSETLER 1.


1. Simple and elegant, this is the kind of necklace you never have to take off. 14-karat white-gold infinity necklace with .15-carat diamonds, $530 at Smith’s Jewelers*

3. The perfect understated bohemian piece for breezy blouses and tunics. Amber Bryce lariat necklace with champagne quartz stones, $74 at Silver in the City**

2. Find a charm that suits you—maybe this sweet branch of coral, for ladies who love the beach. Sterling silver coral pendant, $70 at Silver in the City**

*Smith’s Jewelers: 98 N. 9th St., Noblesville;

**Silver in the City: 434 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis;

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG, AND ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME?? Don’t get me wrong. I love winter. No, really! I love seeing the snow on the ground and on the trees. I love the winter fog in the early morning. I think it’s all so beautiful. And what a winter we’ve had this year. Unlike most people I know, I still wasn’t yet tired of it, until one day in mid-February. Our Kit managing editor, Ashlie Hartgraves, had picked up some flowers at a local florist for our spring salad shoot, and she surprised me by putting some in a simple Ball jar on my desk. Oh my gosh, my heart skipped a beat. I couldn’t believe how much those flowers got me looking forward to spring and all the things I love about it. Here are just a few of the springtime activities and moments that take my breath away:



8 When my peony buds start to pop through the ground 8 That first day when it’s warm enough to take an outdoor walk with my husband 8 Driving down the road and seeing purple blossoms bursting from the dogwood trees 8 Lilac bushes in bloom (does anything smell better?) As I write this, it’s still mid-February and we’re deep in the process of putting our March/April issue together. But all I can think about is spring. Thanks, Ashlie!

KELLY MCVEY P.S. I’d like to dedicate this issue of Kit in loving memory of Julie Baker and Laura Rodgers Kelly, two dear friends who died of colon cancer this past year. Our health feature by Judy Burnett focuses on this deadly disease, and how you can prevent it by having regularly scheduled colonoscopies and health screenings.

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Ashley is a hairstylist and makeup artist at Sass Salon Studio at Salon Etc. in Fishers. She specializes in dimensional color, highlights and airbrush makeup.

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Katja Geisler is a fully licensed stylist and the owner of her own space at Salon Lofts in Merchant Square. She has been a hairstylist for almost three years and enjoys the thrill of being creative every day. Katja enjoys meeting new people, getting to know her existing clients better and taking care of her customers’ hair-care needs.

In 2012, Carly graduated from the Aveda Fredrics Institute of Indianapolis. She then moved to Chicago to work under a highly accomplished hairstylist at Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa. Carly found her true passion when she was introduced to the editorial side of hair. Carly finds inspiration from the everyday person and loves taking something classic and morphing it into something contemporary. Currently Carly is at Bambu Salon in Broad Ripple and continues to develop personally and professionally.

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Birth order



here are you in the family lineup? Whether you’re the youngest, oldest or sandwiched in between, your birth order plays a part in your personality. While we all have innate traits, our position within the family (and our caregiver relationship) affects our development. According to Linda Elliott, LMHC at Living With Intention, much of our personalities is formed within the first five years of life. How we think, act and feel is set at an early age and is based in large part on our birth order.

Firstborn children

Research tells us firstborn children tend to be reliable, cautious, ambitious and sometimes controlling. They are natural leaders who tend to do well in school, as they seek admiration and respect from others. Firstborns have a strong desire to be the best at everything and have difficulty accepting failure.

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Middle children

Middle children are apt to be people-pleasers who thrive on friendships. They are peacemakers with a large social circle. While these children are easygoing, they may also have a rebellious streak. While oldest children strive to achieve to fulfill their need for approval, the middle child may rebel to get noticed.

Youngest children

The babies of the family have a tendency to be free spirits. They are fun-loving and laid-back with outgoing dispositions. Because parents are usually more relaxed by the time these children come along, a youngest child tends to be more self-centered and manipulative. As adults, these children are low-key, taking the ups and downs of life with a grain of salt.

Fabulous first-borns: Albert Einstein Sigmund Freud George Washington Oprah Winfrey Magnificent middle-borns: Abraham Lincoln Princess Diana Bill Gates Madonna Jay Leno Beautiful babies: Wayne Dyer Celine Dion Eddie Murphy Harriet Tubman Billy Crystal


Only children

Only children have personalities that mirror firstborns, but with a dash of grown-up attitude. These children interact well with other adults because they are mature for their age. They are conscientious and because they have perfectionist tendencies, they are often good leaders.


Common birth order characteristics Oldest: High-achieving Leader Responsible Perfectionist Middle: Introverted Peacemaker Flexible People-pleaser Youngest: Sociable Creative Absent-minded Follower Only: High-achieving Demanding Independent Confident

When it comes to birth order, there are as many exceptions as there are rules. Gender and spacing between children also play a role. If there is an age gap of five or more years, another family begins. Thus, if you have two teens and a fiveyear-old, your youngest may be considered an only child in regards to his birth order. In addition, if your first and second children are of opposite genders, both may exhibit firstborn characteristics. Death of a sibling, multiples and adoption also influence birth order traits.

Effects on marriage

When it comes to marriage, birth order matters. What makes for a good marital match? According to Dr. Kevin Leman, birth order expert and author of The Birth Order Book, opposites not only attract, they also make good marriage partners. Leman points to studies that show the best marital match is that of an only child married to a lastborn. The only teaches the lastborn to get things done, while the lastborn shows the only how to lighten up and have a good time. Elliott, however, disagrees. “The fact of the matter is, we are more compatible when we are more alike,” she says. “We then see the world more similarly.” One thing experts can agree on is that a number of dynamics influence marriage, birth order being just one factor. Elliott believes the functionality of a family is key. Depending on the family you grew up in, you may or may not heed the roles you were assigned as a child. “In a functional family, people are allowed to grow and change,” she notes. “In a dysfunctional family, they are not.” Is yours a blended family? If so, pay attention to the birth order amongst the kids. Characteristics are most likely set before blending occurs, yet children may still experience challenges. Two firstborns each used to being the leader of the pack will need to adjust. “It doesn’t quite work like the Brady Bunch,” laughs Elliott. “Communication and being proactive [in helping kids adjust] are important.”

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Birth order and parenting

Are you an easygoing youngest trying to parent a strong-willed firstborn? If so, chances are you’ve struggled to understand your child at some point. Knowing our children’s birth order characteristics helps us recognize behavior and foster their needs. As we learn to understand our child, Elliott says we’re reminded that our child is simply “being who he is designed to be.” Both oldest and only children thrive on open and unconditional love. For these kids, accepting failure can be difficult, and parental acceptance is key. Middle children benefit from one-onone attention. They tend to keep thoughts and feelings private. Parents may need to encourage conversation to reassure these children of their importance within the family. The baby of the family flourishes when given responsibility. Holding him accountable encourages him to become self-reliant. But beware—your youngest child’s natural charm may make giving in a little too easy. Most importantly, Elliott urges parents to recognize that all children need love and acceptance. Dr. Leman offers similar advice, though warns against over-identifying with a child in your own birth order position. Doing so can lead to spoiling or favoritism. Birth order traits play an important role in behavior, but the why behind the behavior isn’t an exact science. Experts agree birth order traits are not fixed; they’re just one piece of the personality puzzle. m


A Carmel native, Dr. Kathryn Copeland is a board-certified urogynecologist with Urology of Indiana. Her areas of expertise include treatment of pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic Floor Health Dr. Kathryn Copeland, a boardcertified urogynecologist with Urology of Indiana, answers some common questions about women’s pelvic floor health:

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What exactly does “pelvic floor” mean?


it depends on the type of incontinence. There are many successful and safe treatment options including physical therapy, vaginal pessaries, medications, nerve modulation, Botox injections and surgery.

What are the most common pelvic floor issues that affect women?


The pelvic floor is the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that provide support for a woman’s internal organs including bladder, uterus, vagina and bowel/ rectum.


Urinary leakage (incontinence), bowel gas or stool leakage (incontinence), difficulty emptying the bladder, overactive bladder or constipation all can be symptoms of pelvic floor disorders. Prolapse of the walls of the vagina or the uterus can be felt as a bulge coming from the vagina. This is given different names depending on the anatomy— cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, uterine or vaginal vault prolapse.


What symptoms might indicate a pelvic floor issue?

In women, prolapse usually presents with feeling a bulge or pressure in the pelvic area. Other symptoms include incontinence of urine, gas or stool. A woman may have leakage of urine with or without the urge to urinate—these are very different causes of urinary incontinence and treated very differently. Prolapse and incontinence can occur together or separately. Pelvic floor muscles can also be a source of pain.


How are pelvic floor issues treated?


Prolapse can be left untreated, managed with a pessary (a device that fits in the vagina) or require surgery. Rarely is prolapse medically dangerous, so it’s usually the woman’s choice. For urinary incontinence,

What can women do to maintain their pelvic floor health?

We recommend maintaining a healthy weight as this puts less pressure on the pelvic floor. Don’t smoke; smoking can adversely affect tissue integrity and cause chronic coughing and straining. Patients should avoid constipation and unnecessary heavy lifting. Numerous studies suggest a genetic predisposition to many pelvic floor problems. Pregnancy and childbirth can play a role in pelvic floor health—there’s some debate about whether or not elective c-sections are protective, but more research is needed.


How effective are Kegel exercises in helping women maintain good pelvic floor health?


Strengthening the pelvic floor may protect against some further damage. In patients with mild symptoms, it may also control symptoms. However, many women don’t know how to perform these exercises correctly. A physical therapist who is specially trained in this area can teach you how to perform the exercises correctly.


Where can women go to get more information about pelvic floor health?

“Take the Floor—Voices for PFD” (Pelvic Floor Disorders) is an excellent web site for women from the American Urogynecologic Society and can be accessed at



There’s nothing quite like going into a fitting room armed with a fistful of swimsuits. Trying on swimsuits is a bad thing that we compare other bad things to. Swimsuits make jeans and bras seem like a breeze. Unless you know where to start. There are swimsuits out there for your body shape, and necklines and embellishments that can maximize (or minimize) your body features. Learn to decode these details, and you’ve got a fighting chance in the fitting room. Who knows, you might even find a swimsuit you really, truly love. 18 March+ April 2014


Cute, comfortable and universally flattering? Check, check, check!

RESTORING LOST HAIR New Technology Offers Natural Looking Hair Restoration for Men and Women


air loss is very common and occurs in women as well as in men. About half of all men and 40 percent of women have some hair loss by age fifty. Hair loss is primarily hereditary but can also be caused by stress, poor nutrition, hormonal changes, some medications and other factors. Male hair loss usually begins with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown and progresses over his lifetime. Female hair loss most often is a thinning of the hair across the top of the scalp. The most effective treatment for hair loss and baldness is hair transplantation. Unfortunately, until recently the results of a hair transplant were often not very aesthetically pleasing. The traditional technique involved a long incision made across the back of the scalp to remove a strip of skin containing hair follicles. The result was a wound that had to be stitched or stapled and left a permanent scar on the back of the head, which meant the patient could not have a short hair style after transplant. The follicles removed from that strip of skin were then placed into the area of thinning hair, often giving an appearance of “plugged” rows. Normal downtime with this procedure was about two weeks. In our practice, we have recently introduced a micro follicular unit extraction method assisted by the NeoGraft system. This approach is revolutionary compared to the traditional approach. When done well, NeoGraft results in a very natural “non-plugged” look and an increase in the thickness and fullness of the hair pattern. The NeoGraft device automates the harvest of small follicles from the back of the scalp, avoiding the aesthetically displeasing and often painful “back of the head” scar. The use of these hair grafts in the NeoGraft technique allows hair graft insertion at the frontal hairline and top of the scalp, avoiding using hair plug clumps. This technique, combined with the artistic and technical skills of a board certified plastic surgeon, offers the best possible outcome. The NeoGraft procedure is performed in our office on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Patients can comfortably relax, answer email, listen to music or nap during the procedure, which takes several hours. There are no scalpels, no sutures or staples and the patient can resume most activities almost immediately. Age is not a barrier to hair transplantation although the sooner treatment is begun the better. You should not wait until hair loss is extensive before beginning hair restoration. The ideal candidate should have dense growing hair at the back of the head and have realistic expectations of the results. Color, curl and coarseness can affect the density of transplanted hair. NeoGraft can sometimes be used to improve the appearance of older transplants that used traditional techniques.

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

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To find out if you are a candidate for the NeoGraft procedure, call for a consultation at 317-848-0001 or email questions to

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Get your rear in gear


Five colorectal cancer myths Myth 1. Colorectal cancer is a man’s disease. Truth. Colorectal cancer is just as common in women, and there is some evidence that it is becoming more prevalent in women. Myth 2. Colorectal cancer cannot be prevented. Truth. Polyps found early can be removed and stop colon cancer before it starts.


Myth 3. African Americans are not at risk for colorectal cancer. Truth. AfricanAmerican men and women are diagnosed at higher rates than men and women of any other U.S. racial or ethnic group.


arch is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death among cancers that affect both men and women in the United States. The CDC reports that about 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are reported each year, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease annually. Sadly, the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that 40 percent or

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more of colorectal cancers could be prevented if we all followed the recommended screening colonoscopy guidelines. Some physicians believe that up to 90 percent of cases could be prevented with universal screening. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that grows in the colon or rectum. In the majority of cases, the cancer begins as a polyp, which can be detected and removed during a colonoscopy. Dr. Shekar Narayanan, a colorectal surgeon with Colon &

Myth 4. Age doesn’t matter. Truth. More than 90 percent of all colorectal cancers are found in people who are 50 and older. However, the disease can occur at any age. Even teenagers have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Myth 5. Screening for colorectal cancer is pointless because it’s deadly anyway. Truth. Colorectal cancer is often highly treatable. If found and treated early, the 5-year survival rate is about 90 percent.

Rectal Care, is part of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network affiliated with Community Hospital. Dr. Narayanan lost both his father and grandfather to colorectal cancer, and is a real advocate for screening. He encourages everyone age 50 and older to have a colonoscopy. “Colon cancer is preventable,” says Dr. Narayanan. “Unless you have a disease process such as ulcerative colitis or a genetic disease, you must have polyps to get colon cancer. If you don’t have one of those other conditions and you follow the screening guidelines, it is very hard to get colorectal cancer.” Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, which is why it’s important to be screened. However, blood in or on the stool; stomach pain, aches or cramps that don’t go away; and unexplained weight loss may indicate the presence of the disease. While these can also be symptoms of many other less-serious conditions, it’s important to bring them to the attention of your doctor immediately. The current recommendation is to get your first colonoscopy at age 50, and then have one every 10 years thereafter. If you have a family history or certain other risk factors, your physician may suggest you begin screening at a younger age and continue to have colonoscopies more frequently, perhaps every five to seven years. Colonoscopies can be done in a hospital outpatient department, in a clinic or in a physician’s office, and are usually performed by gastroenterologists or colorectal specialists. In some cases, general surgeons and family practice physicians may perform the procedure. The American Cancer Society estimates that only half of Americans age 50 and older are up to date with colorectal cancer screening. Many of us are reluctant to have a colonoscopy because we dread the procedure. We’ve heard horror stories about the prep, and we fear that the procedure itself will be uncomfortable or even painful. That may have been true in past decades, but Dr. Narayanan says that today’s colonoscopies entail easier preparation, more comfortable colonoscopes and better sedation. Patients used to have to drink four liters of a horrible-tasting liquid to clean out the colon, but a low-volume prep solution is now available. There are also pills one can take instead of drinking the liquid, or a combination preparation might be an option, which can be tailored to the patient. Additionally, the use of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists during the procedure has made the sedation options much better. The patient doesn’t remember the colonscopy afterward and doesn’t experience discomfort during the procedure. Finally, the colonoscopes used are smaller and more flexible than in the past, making discomfort less likely. If polyps are found during the colonoscopy, the physician will immediately remove them and send them to pathology for biopsy. Depending on the results, further treatment may or may not

IF COLORECTAL CANCER IS FOUND AND TREATED EARLY, THE FIVE-YEAR SURVIVAL RATE IS APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT. be indicated. More frequent screening may be recommended based on the number and type of polyps removed. In addition to heredity and polyps, several lifestyle-related risk factors may contribute to the development of colorectal cancer: 8 consuming diets high in red meat and processed meats 8 cooking meats at very high temperatures 8 physical inactivity 8 obesity 8 smoking 8 heavy alcohol use

The links between diet, weight and exercise and colorectal cancer risk are among the strongest for any type of cancer, so it’s beneficial to avoid these behaviors to reduce your risk. If you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, treatment options might include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. The type of treatment your oncologist recommends will depend upon the location of your cancer, its stage, your overall health, the likelihood of a cure, treatment side effects and other factors. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, there will be 97,000 new cases of colon cancer and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the U.S. The bottom line? Most of us don’t have to get to that point. The next time your primary care physician suggests you have a colonoscopy, get your rear in gear and do it. It just might save your life. m

Fact The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 97,000 new cases of colon cancer in 2014.


For the birds



es, yes, we know, it’s been a cold, harsh winter. But spring is coming. And that means it’s time to welcome our flying feathered friends back from the south. Why not give them the warmest of homecomings with a backyard makeover? Jeff Gatewood, owner of Allisonville Nursery, shows us how.

Bon Appetit. Just like us, birds gravitate to high-quality food. Gatewood recommends Cole’s Special Feeder Mix. “It’s the best mix to attract a variety of birds, “ he says. Priced at $11.99 per 5-lb. bag.

Jeff Gatewood, Self-Proclaimed Bird Enthusiast It started with a single feeder, and as the number of birds congregating in his yard grew, so did Gatewood’s fascination with the species. Over the years, he found himself spending more time observing various birds. “It’s peaceful,” he says. “truly wonderful.” Gatewood now has several feeders and can’t go anywhere in his home without first peeking outside to see who’s making a visit. Drawing birds to your yard is as simple as one, two, three. First, get a birdbath and, if you’re inclined, add a fountain. “Water attracts birds, and moving water will attract twice as many,” he notes. Next, get a couple good feeders, and finally, set out a high-quality seed (look for a mix that contains sunflower seeds).

Petite figurines. These adorable cast iron statuettes are the perfect addition to your patio. Top lifts open for storage. Available in a variety of colors; $10.99 each.

Gatewood’s passion has led to compassion as he has truly grown to love these tiny creatures. “I feel a responsibility for helping them get through the times when there isn’t much food,” he says. We’re quite sure his yard is full of regulars. m Every bird’s favorite. Cole’s Hot Meats is 100% sunflower meat infused with hot habanero chilies. Bonus—squirrels don’t like it (birds can’t taste the heat). Feed comes hulled, making it a nomess, no-waste feed. $26.99 per 5-lb. bag.

Copper feeder. This dark copperfinished feeder is both decorative and functional. Lower tray catches any dropped seed or hulls. Available in a variety of sizes with varying accessories; prices range from $80 to $100.

Glass feeder. This clear glass feeder with multiple footholds is a favorite among the birds. You’ll love it too, as it’s easy to fill and cleans up nicely. Feeder comes in multiple sizes, assorted attachments available. As shown, price is approximately $100.


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HNT offers a balanced medical approach to weight loss and maintenance that 60 years of research has shown works. HNT is about helping people change their lives.

Ready for results? Medically supervised weigh loss packs big results. Dawn Ayers, MD and Sheila Henson, RD answer some of your burning questions on how to make HNT work for you.

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Why is it so hard for me to lose weight and keep it off?

The problem with most weight loss attempts is that people make temporary changes to lose weight. To keep weight off, it is your lifestyle that needs to change. It requires learning new skills and practicing them long enough to make them habit.


Why do I always regain the weight I’ve lost?

I know this may sound elementary, but the reason people regain weight after they’ve lost it is because they stop doing the things they did to lose weight in the first place. In our program, as in many programs, these behaviors include record-keeping, meal planning and physical activity. I think there is power in this basic understanding. If you want to maintain weight loss, you can expect to continue your healthy behaviors for the long-term.


I’ve tried and failed on many diets. What approach do you recommend to patients like me?


What I have seen work the best for my patients is a comprehensive medicallysupervised weight management program like the one offered by HNT. The program should combine long-term group classes that help you learn and practice healthy skills along with a nutritionally complete meal plan and medical supervision.


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What would Jodi wear this spring? HELPFUL HINTS FROM JODI PIERROT, MIDDLE SISTER STYLE Anthropologie striped top

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ith all the crazy winter weather we’ve had this year, I can’t wait to start easing into my spring wardrobe. Transitional seasons can be tricky to dress for because the temperatures change so easily. It’s best to be prepared for both the cool and the warm days ahead. The answer? Layers! Bonus—I found some of the items pictured here at Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx. Who doesn’t love a good bargain? BY JODI PIERROT + PHOTOS BY CHRIS WHONSETLER 30 March+ April 2014

THE LOOK: THE PERFECT TRENCH The clothes: Banana Republic trench coat, Puella top from Anthropologie, Adriano Goldschmied jeans, Chanel shoes The accessory: necklace from Anthropologie Jodi says: “April showers are coming; to be prepared, we all need a great trench coat. The Burberry trench coat has been on my wish list for ages, but it’s over budget for me. I found this almost-exact replica at Banana Republic for a fraction of the price, and the detailed peplum hem gives it a sweet feminine twist. I’ve paired this trench with a striped top from Anthropologie for a look that’s comfortable and stylish at the same time. The stripes are so on trend; all you have to do is add a bit of sparkle with a great necklace to complete the look. I plan to incorporate this top into my work wardrobe as well.”

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THE LOOK: FAUX FUR FOR SPRING The clothes: BB Dakota faux-fur vest from, BCBG blouse, Adriano Goldschmied jeans The footwear: Chanel shoes Jodi says: “I adore faux-fur trim. I’ve looked high and low for a great faux-fur vest, and finally found this very affordable BB Dakota option at I wore it with a great blouse to the Justin Timberlake concert, and I’ve also worn it with a t-shirt and boots for a more casual look. What’s great about this vest is that you can wear it under your favorite coat to give your look a little extra style in the colder months. And during the warmer months, it provides just the right amount of warmth. This vest would also look great over my favorite Zara denim shirt.”

this vest rocks! leopard-print flats


THE LOOK: THE PONCHO The clothes: Trina Turk poncho from Nordstrom Rack, J. Jill white t-shirt, Vince leggings

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The footwear: Tory Burch moto boots Jodi says: “There’s nothing better than a great poncho to see you through the transitional weather months. I saw this one at Nordstrom Rack while doing some Christmas shopping for my husband, and I had to have it! I love anything in camel, and the bow gives it extra flair. I’ve worn this to work on warmer winter days, and plan on keeping it in my rotation all spring long. It’s just the right degree of comfy casual to wear to the movies or while running errands.”

THE LOOK: OUT ON THE TOWN CHIC The clothes: Halston Heritage black blazer from T.J. Maxx, Halston Heritage blouse from T.J. Maxx, Adriano Goldschmied jeans from 8fifteen in Broad Ripple, Tory Burch shoes Learn about Jodi and get more fashion tips—“like” Middle Sister Style on Facebook, and look for more outfit pics on Instagram@jodipierrot.

The accessory: Kendra Scott necklace from Neiman Marcus Jodi says: “I’ve been on the lookout for a great black blazer for a long time—every woman needs one in her closet! Sadly, every version I tried on was too pricy… until I walked into the runway department at T.J. Maxx. When I glimpsed this Halston Heritage blazer, it was love at first sight. It fits like a glove and has great detailed lapels. Plus, the fabric lends itself perfectly to both dressy and casual looks. I love wearing this blazer with a pretty, colorful blouse like this one (also from T.J. Maxx), or over a basic tee. Dressed up or down, you can’t go wrong.”

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A vintAge shopping trip with the girls? Yes, pleAse.


e know a free Saturday doesn’t happen often, but the next time it does, go Etsy in Indy! Explore four of the Circle City’s favorite antiques and vintage shops with this fun-filled itinerary: 10 a.m. Start your morning at one of the region’s most popular antiques stores— Midland Arts & Antiques Market, a two-story former factory filled with 200 independent art and antiques dealers from throughout the Midwest. One of our favorite finds? An old-school pull-down map (think Pinterest-inspired wall décor). Take your time exploring the endless booths of books, furniture, art, albums and more, and don’t miss the room full of stunning chandeliers on the second floor. Midland Arts & Antiques Market Neighborhood: Downtown 907 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis (317) 267-9005

Noon Unwind with the soothing scents of Lilly’s Soap Kitchen, located in trendy Fletcher Place and featuring all-vegan handmade soaps and bath products. Sample seasonal scents, or try the yearround favorites—Love Spell and Lavender Chamomile. Lilly’s also carries a unique variety of home décor, furniture, jewelry and art. Lily’s Soap Kitchen Neighborhood: Fletcher Place 630 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis (317) 643-1179

2 p.m. Discover contemporary handmade goods at Homespun. This real-life Etsy shop boasts products from more than 200 artists, crafters and producers. The inventory ranges from jewelry, bath and body care and artisanal foods to stationery, housewares and apparel. With touches of Indy love throughout the store, you’ll find the perfect souvenir or gift for someone special. Homespun Neighborhood: Mass Ave. 869 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis (317) 351-0280

3:30 p.m. Head up to South Broad Ripple and explore the rediscovered, revamped and repurposed finds at Reclamation. Not your average antiques shop, Reclamation has over 40 vendors offering a sprinkling of everything–industrial furniture, quirky accessories, clothing, distinctive artwork and more. From within the shop’s location in an old upholstery workroom, Reclamation vendors even teach classes that can help you repurpose a vintage piece for yourself.

Giveaway: Go to KitIndyMag and click on the “giveaway” tab to enter to win a $100 gift card to Sullivan’s Steakhouse! Vintage Tip:

Starting in May, head to the Glendale Town Center on the first Saturday of each month for the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace featuring more than 100 vintage dealers and artists along with food trucks and a DJ. Admission is $5. For more information, visit indieartsvintage.

Reclamation Neighborhood: South Broad Ripple 5335 Winthrop Ave., Indianapolis (317) 602-8672

6 p.m. Cap off the day with a delicious dining experience at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. One lucky Kit reader will receive a $100 gift certificate by entering to win our OldSchool Indy giveway. For details and to enter, visit and click on the “Giveaway” tab. To map out more vintage shopping musts, log on to






VERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. WHAT BETTER way to spruce up your wardrobe or your home than with a few one-of-a-kind vintage items that offer a unique look and history all their own? Here, Kit introduces three colorful local ladies who own stores you can scour for vintage wear, accessories and so much more.

Stephanie Cater/Broad Ripple Vintage

STEPHANIE CATER SAYS SHE WAS BORN WITH a gene for vintage fashion, attributing her flair in part to a trickle-down effect from her mother’s love of art and antiques. “I’ve always loved to play dress-up, and vintage is a great way to experiment with style without breaking the bank,” Stephanie says. After coming across a building for rent in 1998, Stephanie decided to take a chance and open up her own store. Her gamble paid off. These days, Broad Ripple Vintage brims with all manner of fun, funky finds including jewelry, hats, shoes, buttons, lamps, posters, record albums, and, of course, all sorts of clothing (most in-store items carry price tags between $3 and $50). One of Stephanie’s most notable recent acquisitions is a batch of silver 1970s Indian jewelry with colored stones and intricate filigree work. Stephanie’s own personal style leans toward fun, yet comfortable with lots of bold prints and bright colors, a vibe that carries through to her business inventory. “Each vintage store has a different flavor based on the personality of the owner, and the fact that vintage by nature is unique,” she says. “I think our shop is different because of its rockand-roll atmosphere and the wide range of items for sale.” Broad Ripple Vintage: 824 E. 64th St., (317) 255-4135,

Jennifer Shirk/Queen Bee Vintage

FOR JENNIFER SHIRK, BORING RUN-OF-THE-MILL fashions just don’t hold any appeal. “It’s really easy to shop at the mall for your frocks, but I like to wear something no one else has,” she says. “My thoughts while shopping are ‘maybe it doesn’t fit me, but maybe it will fit you.’ ”Open just since November, Queen Bee Vintage has taken over the former Minx space in the downtown Penn Arts building just across from Herron High School on 16th Street. Jennifer

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also lives in the neighborhood, and is thrilled to be part of the renaissance that’s going on there thanks to an influx of new businesses. Queen Bee is the twinkle in Jennifer’s eye, a storefront she’s filling with an evolving collection of merchandise that changes from day to day. Customers come in to hunt for treasures among distinctive clothing, furniture, jewelry, posters, shoes, luggage, tiaras—even taxidermy. Prices range from $8 to $88, with most items averaging around the $35 mark. The most unusual item Jennifer’s seen come

Broad Ripple Vintage Stephanie Cater feels right at home.

Retro 101 Heather Pirowski keeps rolling right along.

through? “An elaborate 1880s Victorian wedding gown that went on to win a best-in-show award at the state fair,” she says. Personally, Jennifer admits to a fondness for leopard prints and any items that feature embroidered animals. “I just want to keep bringing vintage goodness to as many people as I can,” she says. “More little shops here and there would be fun.” Queen Bee Vintage: 111 E. 16th St. (317) 916-8125 Queen Bee Jennifer Shirk is sitting pretty.

Heather Pirowski/Retro 101

HEATHER PIROWSKI HAS ALWAYS APPRECIATED fashion from all decades and eras. “I was active in theater during high school, and I loved the different styles and trends from yesteryear,” she says. However, Heather’s biggest influence came from within her own family. Her grandmother, Ellie, gets credit for introducing Heather to the joys of shopping local thrift stores. “I found my high school formal dress at Salvation Army for $1,” Heather says. “It was a long, purple velvet dress; my grandma cut it off and made a caplet out of the bottom half. It was a very ‘Pretty in Pink’ moment!” While Indianapolis was hosting the Super Bowl in 2012, Heather teamed up with a friend to open a vintage pop-up shop at City Market. Seeing the success of local food trucks, she decided to launch her own mobile boutique, and Retro 101 was born. Since November 2012, customers have been tracking the location of Ellie (a converted 1978 Chevrolet bus named after Heather’s grandmother) to shop an inventory of new fashions and accessories with retro flair—think Aztec sweaters, floppy wool hats, mod dresses and flasks. “Right now, I’m loving the 1970’s trends of maxi dresses and long sweaters,” Heather says. “And for a fun date night, I love to mix it up with a sexy Mad Men-style dress and a knockout statement necklace.” Retro 101 tops usually run $25 to $35, dresses $35 to $45, and accessories $5 to $25. Look for Bella the bus, Ellie’s “little sister,” to make her street debut this spring. Retro 101


Spring hats like this cloche will give your outfit a Gatsbystyle flair. Trendy spring colors, such as mustard and navy, lend a modern edge to classic shapes. Cloche from Queen Bee Vintage; blouse from H&M; cuff and skirt from Retro 101

Credits: Photography assistant Jeremiah Nickerson; Model Brooke Taylor courtesy Helen Wells Agency; Makeup by Kathy Moberly and Kate Shawn for Faces by Kathy Moberly; Hair by Carly Phelps from Bambu Salon, with assistant Lindsay Rader Location: Special thanks to: Apartments at The Hinge, The Bureau at The Hinge and Rook for providing beautiful spaces for our photo shoot.

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Vertical stripes keep the silhouette long and draw the eye up. Pendant from Queen Bee Vintage; blouse and bracelet from Retro 101; skirt and shoes from private closet.


Pair surprising colors for great effect! Hot pink heels keep this look fresh. Wearing a vintage dressing gown as a spring jacket jazzes up a daytime look. A bright eyeliner adds glamour without seeming too heavy. Look for princess seams for an instant vintage air. Jewelry from H&M; shift dress and dressing gown from Queen Bee Vintage; shoes from private closet.

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Caregiving 101

Part V











CICOA honors Caregivers of the Year finalists To honor local caregivers who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others, CICOA is proud to recognize its three Caregiver of the Year award finalists. In 2014, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions celebrates its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1974, this not-forprofit organization is the premier source of information and access to resources for older adults, people of any age with a disability and family caregivers living in Central Indiana. Through a network of agencies, service groups and volunteers, CICOA provides home care services, homedelivered meals, home health care, transportation, accessibility modifications, respite care and caregiver assistance. Annually, CICOA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center handles more than 100,000 calls from people seeking assistance with aging and disability issues. BY AMY LYNCH + PHOTOS BY WIL FOSTER


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It’s that time again… spring! One of our most welcome seasons has finally arrived, and as the world around us turns a little greener, it’s time to load up your plate with crisp greens as well. To that end, Kit brings you four fresh salads to nibble from restaurants in the region, each full of colors and flavors you’re sure to love and all perfect for a healthy lunch, dinner or snack. And follow our recommendations for perfect pairings from Oliver Winery. TEXT BY ASHLIE HARTGRAVES + PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS WHONSETLER

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SPRING MARKET SALAD from Rosie’s Place

68 N. 9th St., Noblesville (317) 770-3322 SALAD 1 /2 head of Romaine 1 /2 lb. asparagus 2 tomatoes,diced 1 c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 /2 c. ham, julienned 1 /2 c. Provolone, julienned 1 /2 c. spring peas 1 /2 c. black olives HERB VINAIGRETTE 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. lemon zest 3 T. minced fresh herbs (any combination you like or have on hand is fine—we used basil, tarragon and chives) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 /4 c. olive oil 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 /2 tsp. black pepper Whisk all ingredients well to combine and pour over salad.

WINE PAIRING: SHIRAZ Enhance this complex salad of earthy notes and fresh spring greens with the fruity, red berry flavors of Shiraz. Meaty ham and chickpeas add a little extra weight to simple greens, and a medium-bodied dry red provides the perfect support.


SALAD 1 head Boston Bibb or butter lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces 1 head red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces /4 red onion, thinly sliced 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into thin wedges 1

/2 c. dried cranberries 6 to 8 large strawberries, washed, greens removed and thinly sliced 1

STRAWBERRY THYME DRESSING 6 large strawberries, washed, greens removed 1 oz. white wine vinegar 1 oz. canola or olive oil 1 oz. Creekbend Chambourcin rose wine 1 T. granulated sugar 1 /2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until strawberries have been pureed and all ingredients are combined.

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1 c. fresh goat cheese, crumbled All ingredients can be tossed together in a large salad bowl or arranged in layers on individual plates. Drizzle lightly with dressing or serve on the side.

WINE PAIRING: CREEKBEND CHAMBOURCIN ROSÉ A little for the food, a little for the chef…You can’t go wrong with this guideline when cooking with wine. The fresh goat cheese and strawberries play nicely with the red fruit of this dry rose from Creekbend Vineyard. Oliver Winery’s Chambourcin Rose won Gold and Best of Class in the 2013 Jerry Mead’s New World International Wine Competition.

UPLAND BREWING COMPANY SALAD from Upland Brewing Company’s Carmel Tap House

820 E. 116th St., Carmel (317) 564-3400 SALAD 5 oz. mesclun spring mix 2 oz. pink lady apples, cut into small dice 2 oz. cucumber, cut into small julienne 1.5 oz. blue cheese crumbles

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. HORSERADISH DRESSING (makes 8 oz.) 4 oz. mayo 3 oz. sour cream 1 oz. buttermilk 1 oz. prepared horseradish 1 /16 tsp. granulated garlic salt and pepper to taste Combine dressing ingredients and pour approximately 2 oz. over salad to coat. :

WINE PAIRING: CREEKBEND TRAMINETTE As Indiana’s signature grape, Traminette’s floral aromas and notes of apple and melon seem perfectly tailored for this zingy salad. And if you haven’t sung the sweet and savory duet of sweet wines paired with blue cheese, it’s time to step up to the microphone. Oliver Winery’s Traminette won a gold medal in the 2013 MidAmerican Wine Competition. 61

WINE PAIRING: PINOT GRIGIO Bitter, earthy flavors rule this assembly of radicchio, white asparagus and delectable onion jus. Pinot Grigio’s citrus notes bring a little sunshine to the party, and its crisp acidity complements the tangy vinaigrette.

WARM ASPARAGUS AND RADICCHIO SALAD WITH SHERRY VINAIGRETTE AND ONION JUS from The Local Eatery and Pub 14655 N. Gray Rd., Westfield (317) 218-3786 ONION JUS 3 yellow onions 1 sprig of thyme 3 c. water Peel and chop onions, sweat in a saucepan for five minutes on medium heat. Add 1 sprig of thyme and 3 cups of water, simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Pour contents into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the jus and set aside. SHERRY VINAIGRETTE 1 /2 c. sherry vinegar 2 c. salad oil 2 T. honey 1 T. chopped parsley In a mixing bowl, add the sherry vinegar and oil. Whisk together until incorporated. Add the honey and parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. SALAD 1 head of radicchio 1 /2 lb. spinach 1 /2 lb. spring mix lettuces 1 bunch of white asparagus Blanch peeled asparagus for four minutes in boiling water. Place the asparagus in an ice water bath to cool and stop the cooking process. To plate: Cut the radicchio in half and remove the white root, peel the first few layers and set aside. Chop the rest of the radicchio and mix with the spinach and spring mix. Chop the asparagus into 1/4-inch pieces and mix with salad mix. Lightly dress the salad with the sherry vinaigrette. Line the center of a large bowl with the radicchio leaves, then fill the leaves with the salad mix. Pour the onion jus around the outer layer of the salad.

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A fashion/lifestyle magazine for women ages 30 to 60.

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A fashion/lifestyle magazine for women ages 30 to 60.