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SHOP AND YE SHALL GIVE c i t y g u i d e s

shopping guide PUBLISHER: Kevin McKinney ( EDITOR: Jim Poyser ( EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Troemner

It’s that time of year where the entire machine of our economy relies upon us being cajoled into injecting revenue into the system via the holiday gift-giving season. Ergo, don’t rage against the machine, but oil and grease the monster by buying local. That’s what we do. And that’s what we are: locally owned and operated since 1990 (i.e. our inception). So, delight in our format of a more visual display of gifts, and check out the information for these shops who were kind enough to lend us their wares for a couple of days.





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GO & GROOVE SWEATSHIRT Vardagen hoodie - $45

EYEWEAR Geek brand glasses - $139 Available at

Dr. Tavel,

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CHOCOLATE Chocolate bars, truffels and more - $4.95 Available at

HAIR STYLE Styled by Salon Du Jour - $55+

WATCH Archer - $175

Best Chocolate in Town 880 Mass Ave., Indy

Available at Silver in the City 434 Mass Ave., Indy

Available at Salon Du Jour 6935 Lake Plaza Dr.

MAKEUP Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - $25+

HEADPHONES Klipsch Image ONE stereo headphones - $150

Available at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 8395 E. 116th St., Fishers

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BEER Sun King Brewery $5 to $12 per growler Available at Sun King Brewery 135 N. College

SKATES & GEAR Laces - $4, Wheels - $100, Skates - $100+, Pads - $30+

RECORDS All the tunes you need to hear! - $15+

Available at

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Vital Skates 1022 Virginia Ave.

LUNA Music 5202 N. College



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GO & GROOVE … Best Chocolate in Town Wasabi ginger truffles? A tower of bon bons, caramels, English toffee and pecan turtles? Can it get any better? It can. White chocolate and raspberry popcorn and gourmet trail mix round out the offerings at this 12-year-old candy store on Mass Ave. Owner Elizabeth Garber parlays her fine-arts background into designing chocolates fit for Indy’s finest restaurants and jazz clubs, and her beautiful, edible art also benefits breast cancer research and helps in the fight against Lupus, so you’re sharing the love and giving back. It’s a delicious, unforgettable gift that’s all made fresh right in the heart of Indy’s art district. 880 Massachusetts Ave., 6362800, Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care Not all eye care centers are created equal. Dr. Tavel has been family owned and doctor-run since 1940, and that means it holds itself to a higher standard than most. The professional staff is as concerned about protecting vision as correcting it, and they know their stuff. When it comes to looking good, the staff can give excellent recommendations about which frames best suit the shape of your face, which are the most fashionable, and which best align with your personal hobbies. Currently there are 20 locations across central Indiana, so you’re sure to find one close by. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a favorite salon of musicians and other celebrities who visit Indy, and for good reason. It’s a place where punk rock meets hair fashion, where you go when you want to leave looking and feeling your best. Continuing education is a must for the stylists and apprentices, so you know your cut will be up-to-date with the latest styles and techniques. Looking for a local place to buy your cosmetics? They carry the exclusive line of “Youngblood” make-up. 8395 East 116th St., 915-0100, Klipsch For decades, Klipsch has been working to improve audio technology. These premium speakers use hornloaded technology in order to run as efficiently as possible, with little


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sound distortion and no unnatural tones, whether high, middle or low. The designs of the speakers also allow you to control its direction, making for effective surround sound. Klipsch has also taken strides to make their products and production plants less harmful to the environment.Klipsch is a homegrown audio company that’s been in Indianapolis since 1989 -- and in early 2011, our largest outdoor venue (formerly Verizon Wireless / Deer Creek) was renamed after the founders LUNA music Voted the city’s best source for music by NUVO readers the past handful of years, LUNA Music’s great location, groovy staff, outstanding selection and eclectic in-store programming seem to be the secret. Indy’s homegrown music store is located in SoBro, near where you likely hang out anyway, teeming with a large selection of new and old vinyl as well as CDs. A great source for discovering local music, as well as sporting a healthy dose of books and assorted rock memorabilia, LUNA is everything a great record store should be. 5202 N. College Ave., 283-5862, Salon Du Jour Salon Du Jour isn’t one of those places too busy to get to know you. It’s a small, privately owned salon on the Northside, and a perfect place to feel comfortable. But don’t let the size of the shop fool you. Salon Du Jour has a huge variety of stylists to cover all the hairrelated bases. Among them are stylists who specialize in cutting curly hair, which is a relative rarity in the industry. 6935 Lake Plaza Dr., 596-0508 Silver in the City See Page 22 for listing. Sun King Breweries Sun King is one of the best-known and loved local breweries in Central Indiana, and NUVO readers know that, because Sun King is consistently anointed “Best” locally made beer. Creations like Osiris Pale Ale, which is dry-hopped toward the end of fermentation to capture the lovely floral aroma and flavor, Sunlight Cream Ale and Wee Mac Scottish Ale (four-pack cans $10-

11, growlers $4, $6.50 fill) put Sun King on the map — and keeps them there. If you need a gift for a +21 friend, consider a growler of beer or a selection of beer swag. 135 N. College Ave., 602-3702, Vardegan What does ‘Vardegan’ mean? It’s Swedish for ‘everyday.’ What does Vardegan do? Sell you handprinted shirts, tanks and hoodies with unique designs. This winter, check out the Ugly Sweater line of shirts, a fusion of the famous tuxedo T-shirt and the ugliest sweater your grandma ever sent you. Everything is made with the most eco-friendly processes and materials they can get their hands on, like organic cotton, waterbased ink and soy-based chemicals. 8684 E. 116th St., Vital Skates “We know derby because we do derby” is the slogan at Vital Skates, and we can guess why. Vital Skates caters to all levels of skaters, but their major focus is on roller derby. They sell boots, plates, whole skates, along with pads, laces, shirts and Anti-Stank. And that’s just the

The Best Chocolate in Town combines fine arts with fine flavor. standard: with the staff’s expert know-how, you can build your own skates or convert any T-shirt into a one-of-a-kind scrimmage jersey. The staff’s experience with roller derby makes them among the best at helping you find the exact equipment you need. 1022 Virginia Ave., 638-5920,

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KNITTING GOODS Malabrigo Rasta yarn - $22 Serendipity needles - $22

IPAD COVER Protect your tech - $30 Available at Homespun: Modern Handmade 5624 E. Washington

Available at Mass Ave. Knit Shoppe 862 Virginia Ave.

GLOVES Namaste gloves - $24 Available at Global Gifts 446 Mass Ave.

BOOKS Kids books - $1 Paperback - $3 Hard Back - $6 Oversized coffee table book - $8 Available at Indy Reads 911 Mass Ave.

TOOL BELT Bicycle tool belt by Chrome - $40

HELMET Nutcase Street Sport Helmet - $60

Available at

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Joe’s Cycles 1060 Virginia Ave.

Bikes on Mass 643 Mass Ave.

ELECTRIC BIKE Pedego Electric Bikes City Commuter $2,395 Available at National Moto 5206 N. College

PANNIER People for Urban Progress pannier / bicycle bag - $195 Available at

PURSE / SIDE BAG Repurposed leather bag - $139+ Available at

BOOTS Wolverine 1000 mile - $450


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GO & BIKE … Bikes on Mass Ave Connected to the Cultural Trail, Mass Ave strives to be bicycle friendly — and what better way than to have its very own, relatively new, bike shop. The knowledgeable staff will work with you to find the perfect bike or to fix and upgrade the unit you have into the best bike it can be. They also stock tons of accessories for the bicycle enthusiast. 643 Massachusetts Ave., 622-7988, bikesonmassave. Global Gifts Partnering with more than 35 developing nations worldwide, Global Gifts brings Indy a mix of art and culture in the form of beautiful and affordable jewelry, home items, textiles, pottery and decorative art. Revenue from the fair trade store goes to help struggling artisans not only achieve a higher quality of life but also to reach a market that would otherwise be unavailable. 1468 W. 86th St., 879-9090 446 Massachusetts Ave., 423-3148, Homespun We recently heard someone describe this delightful store as a brick and mortar Etsy, and we couldn’t have said it better. Here’s where you will find some of the most inspiring and original arts and crafts made locally in one of the city’s finest neighborhoods. From jewelry to soaps, T-shirts to tea pots, as well as a revolving stock of clothing, this Irvington shop makes some of the coolest handmade items available

in a convenient retail setting. Stop by and see shopkeeper Amanda Taflinger to learn more or do the bulk of your shopping. We wager you’ll be back many times. 5624 E. Washington St., 3510280, Indy Reads Books When Indy Reads Books opened its doors in July, 2012, it saved downtown Indy from a dreary, bookstore-less existence. The inventory is donation-based and rotates quickly, so you’ll always find something new and interesting, usually for less than $10. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or you’re hoping for something brand new, the mostly-volunteer staff can order it for you straight from the publishers. Added bonus: all the profits from IRB support Indy Reads, to promote literacy and provide tutoring for their 1,500 adult students. 911 Massachusetts Ave., 384-1496, Joe’s Cycles A neighborhood bike shop in the heart of Fountain Square, Joe’s specializes in helping you build a custom bike to suit your individual needs. The cozy space features bikes for sale, and provides helpful and affordable repairs and maintenance. An avid cyclist himself, Joe knows how to service the needs of a full range of customers — from the pros to beginners. A great neighbor, no matter where you live. 1060 Virginia Ave., 602-3911,

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Mass Ave Knit Shop With what must be the best selection of fibers in town (including cashmere, silk and angora; as well as natural, organic and hemp), Mass Ave Knit Shop gives even the most timid knitter numerous options. In addition to the great merchandise, a variety of classes in knitting, crocheting and even lace-making are also held regularly. Stop in to browse or scout out your hangout. We guarantee you’ll be back, needles in hand. 862 Virginia Ave., 638-1833, National Moto National Moto+Cycle Co. draws inspiration as well as its name from the Indy-based National Motor & Vehicle Company (1900-1924). If you like bicycles and motorcycles, why not combine the best of both worlds? And if you want “an optional 48cc 2-stroke EPA engine racing up to 30 mph averaging 130+ mpg” getting you where you want to go, you gotta check out their small but bodacious showroom. These motorized boardtrack-style bicycles come with their own line of custom Moto Gear. 5206 N. College Ave., 698-2418, Pax4U When you’re out shopping, biking or doing whatever it is you do, the last thing you need is to have one hand tied up holding your purse. Pax4U bags sit comfortably on the hip or slung across the shoulder like a messenger bag, which leaves your hands free — while the earthfriendly history of the bag scrubs your conscience clean. Each bag is made of organic cotton or recycled leather and suede, along with repurposed seat belt straps. Almost all of the material

is locally sourced and manufactured before it’s sold in local shops throughout Carmel and Indianapolis. 1-888-MyPax4u, People for Urban Progress Years ago, when the RCA Dome was demolished, the work of People for Urban Progress was just getting started. These master repurpose-ers saved 13 acres of the dome material to use as shade structures in Indy’s parks and to make a bunch of kick-ass bags, wallets and purses. And watch what they’re doing with salvaged seats from Bush Stadium! (Hint, keep an eye on IndyGo bus stops.) PUP also advocates for stronger public transportation and good urban design to help Indianapolis become more sustainable, and is working to get a car-sharing program up and running to make not owning a car in Indy more possible. 1043 Virginia Ave., Stouts Stouts opened the doors of its Mass Ave location in 1886, and has been furnishing Hoosier feet ever since. It’s a great place to shop for someone with a sense of style and hard-to-find shoe sizes. They carry hundreds of styles — including those ultra-weird yet ultra-comfy toe shoes. Drop by the Mass Ave location to see the vintage décor and say hello to Ripley the resident macaw. 318 Massachusetts Ave., 632-7818; CARMEL: 13155 N. Old Meridian St., 848-5432; BROWNSBURG: 1430 N. Green St., 852-8300, For ongoing coverage of all things Indy, visit

GO & STUDY BEER T-SHIRT Haye’s and Taylor - $24 Available at

MISTLETOE It’s plastic, but it might still work - $12

CAMERA Nikon S9300 - $350 Available at Roberts 255 S. Meridian

Available at Bungalow Inc., 924 E. Westfield Blvd.

OTTOMAN Mailbag ottoman - $99

T-SHIRT United State of Indiana - $24

Available at Chatham Home 517 East Walnut

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SLIPPERS Critters to cover your feet - $32 Available at Global Gifts 446 Mass Ave.

JOURNAL Binding Bee - $18+ Available at Indy Swank 1043 Virgina Ave.

ICE CREAM Created by Lick $9 per pint Available at lickicecream.

BOOKS The original form of the internet - $10+ Available at Chelsea’s 902 E. Westfield Blvd.

HOCKEY JERSEY Indiana Ice replica - $95


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GO & STUDY … Bungalow Stylistically, The Bungalow is fullto-bursting with creative new takes on housewares, kitchen accessories and furniture. As a combined art gallery and housewares shop, you’ll find nothing inside these doors that couldn’t be classified as either classy or quirky. Check out old records that have been recycled into clocks, jewelry crafted by local artists, intricately decorated candles and so much more. 924 E. Westfield Blvd., 2535028, The-Bungalow-Inc

Chelsea’s Located in a Broad Ripple historic brick building built in 1877, Chelsea’s is a great place to buy a gift for pretty much anybody. Easily recognized by the collection of sun catchers glinting in the windows, find anything from home décor items like whimsical clocks to an eclectic blend of jewelry for both women and men. Unique stationery, mugs, pens, keepsake boxes or even a random bird statue may strike your fancy. No matter what, there’s always something to see. 902 E. Westfield Blvd., 251-0600

Chatham Home Funky-cool home furnishings, artistic home accessories and a selection of artwork fill this Mass Ave-area relative newcomer. It’s best to follow these guys on Facebook and/or Twitter as business hours tend to fluctuate based on who’s running the store or trips to market. But you’ll be treated with images of new merchandise and announcements of “secret” sales, so keep up. If you’re looking for lighted willow branches, heavy votive holders in jewel tones or custom fabrics, this is the place. They also have beautiful recoveredwood items, large stained glass pieces and art photography among their wares. Seriously chic items in a gorgeous space. 517 E. Walnut St., 917-8550,

Global Gifts See Page 12 for listing. Haye’s and Taylor Haye’s and Taylor combines sports, chic and comfort with an old-school flair. This company takes pride in its shirts and hoodies — and in the Indiana vibe that runs through every stitch. The shirts are made with soft, vintagestyle materials for optimum look and comfort. All the designs are inspired by the sports and culture of our Hoosier homeland. If football isn’t your thing, check out the craft beer drinker shirt or the truly epic Monument Circle design. Indiana Ice They skate fast, they check hard, they fight tough — what more can you ask? When it comes to sports, you can’t match the white-knuckled intensity,

hardboiled action and fierce competition of a live hockey game. The Ice skated the rink of the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for years, but recently moved downtown to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. After consecutively finishing 3rd or 4th in their division since 2005, the Ice won the Clark Cup Championships in 2009 and has been competitive ever since. Indy Swank Anchoring retail in Fountain Square, IndySwank is a vibrant space specializing in vintage women’s fashion. Each piece here is carefully selected for style, condition and funkyness. While not over the top, a lot of items here take a commitment to an overall fashion theme — most likely one rooted in the 1950s or 60s. In addition to great dresses, coats and skirts, hats are well represented here, as are fabulous handbags from several eras. And while the emphasis is on retro, there are new items (including jewelry and accessories) in the store made by local designers and artists. Just in!: IndySwank will have a holiday shop at Circle Center Mall through Jan. 30. Items include vintage-inspired new clothing along with locally made accessories and artwork. 1043 Virginia Ave., 632-6440; Third floor, Circle Center Mall, 423-3096, Lick Lick is unconventional, to put it mildly. Flavors like Chocolate Honey Goat Cheese, Balsamic Strawberry and Gingersnap Lemon Curd might sound a bit odd, but keep an open mind and give it a try. One taste will make a believer out of you. You

can find Lick ice cream at the Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market and served at MacNiven’s Restaurant and Bar. 979-0237, LickIceCreamIndy, Roberts Camera Roberts has come a long way since it opened its doors in 1957; today the famous camera shop sends top-ofthe-line cameras all over the country. If it’s camera-related, they’ve got it: equipment for video and panoramic photography, plus lighting and accessories, and more auxiliary items than you could dream up. And if you’re not camera savvy, there are even lessons to help you get started or improve your technique. For the cash-strapped or collectors, check out the used camera division, which restores and resells cameras and parts. Helpful, knowledgeable staff makes the visit complete. INDY: 255 S Meridian St., 636-5544; CARMEL: 12761 Old Meridian St. 818-9800, United State of Indiana A lot of people wouldn’t think of Indiana as being particularly inspirational — because those people haven’t heard of the United States of Indiana. This company is all about taking pride in your Hoosier heritage, staying connected to the vibrant Indy indie scene, and looking good while doing it. Their shirts are uber comfortable and emblazoned with patriotic love for the USA’s best state. (260) 820-0784 For ongoing coverage of all things Indy, visit

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THE NUVO CHRISTMAS ELVES: DJ Deanne local DJ, Victoria Duncan musician, Bill Levin activist, Andy D musician / performance artist, Kristin Knapp General Manager Tomlinson Top Room, Guinevere ado WHAT’S ON THEIR CHRISTMAS WISH LISTS: COFFEE TABLE: Upland Beer, Teapot/ Cup Saucer - Teapots and Treasures $39/ $12.99, Candy/ Soda- Rocket Fizz 15¢, Hoosier Mama - $4.99 and up, Bee Microphone/ Cable Arthur’s Music: Shure SM58 $99/ Peavey Mic Cable $20.70 • MANTLE: Hookah- Obediah’s $44.99, Christmas tree deco- Silver in the City $2-$40, Candles- Green Illuminations $7.98 and up, ON MELANIE: Dress/Necklace- Lucky B Boutique $48/$38, Apron- Bungalow $37, Cookies- Taylors Cookies $1.50 and up, Glass Tray- Artifacts $110 • CHRISTMAS TREE: Pre Lit Tree- Sullivans $549.99, Cork Mug/ Coffee- Hubbard & Cravens $14.95/ $12.05, Dog bowl - City Dog $9, Dog- Humane Society of Indianapolis adoption $125-$195, Area Rug- Chatham Home $223


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orable dog from Indy Humane Society, Melanie Perry Home-Buyer Support Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity, Joe Vuskovich Owner of YATS

Cookies - 4/$6.55 • TABLE: Flat 12 Pint Glass, Turntable - Indy Cd & Vinyl: Audio Techna $120 and up, Blanket- Crimson Tate: Sewing Classes, Menorah/ Candles- Artifacts $200/ $18, Stockings- White Dog $14-$18 • IN STOCKINGS: Gift Memberships to the Indianapolis Zoo and Indianapolis Children’s Museum , Cards rds $4 Garland- Homespun $28, Ornaments- Global Gifts $5 and up, Under the Tree: Skin Care- Nature’s Karma: Melissa’s Virgin Grapefruit Sugar Scrub and Pumpkin Masque $21 and Up, Coffee offee

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GO & CELEBRATE … Arthur’s Music Sixty years ago Arthur’s Music Store opened its doors in Fountain Square, and it’s been filling the neighborhood with music ever since. Arthur’s takes pride in stocking a huge assortment of instruments and music gear. Because it buys and trades used instruments and equipment, the inventory is always growing and changing. Other services include on-site repairs and private voice lessons, as well as music lessons for most of the instruments in the store. 931 Shelby St., 638-3524, Artifacts Here’s a gallery that features the art and crafts of artists and craftspeople from across the U.S, conveniently located in the heart of Broad Ripple! Since 1977, Artifacts has been seeking out the best artisans for your gift and interior decorating needs. Whether you’re looking for glass, woodwork or ceramics, you’ll find a wide variety here to choose from. Maybe it’s a crystalline porcelain vase by Satian Leksrisawat that strikes your fancy or maybe it’s a box elder bowl by Utah artist Mike Maholney. Maybe. But we guarantee that the sterling silver peace earrings by Heinz Brummel will knock your socks off. 6327 Guilford Ave., 255-1178, Bee Free Gluten-Free Bakery Bee Free’s mission statement begins: “We believe everyone has the right to life, liberty... and cake.” As a bakery that truly respects the power of cookies and chocolate, Bee Free is out to make sure that everyone can enjoy these treats, and thus was born a line of glutenand dairy-free treats. Among them are several types of cookies, serials, cake and pizza dough, as well as gluten-free all-purpose flour so you can make your own recipes at home. Added bonus: they deliver! 480-1095, City Dogs City Dogs is the neighborhood grocery for urban dogs with a discerning palate. Owner Susan Smith’s shops are well stocked in holistic and all-natural foods, and she’s always ready to make a recommendation. Inside, there’s a great selection of accessories, gift items and gourmet treats. City Dog has two locations — in Broad Ripple


and on Mass Ave — and both of them are open for your dog to come on inside and pick their own favorite new treat or toy. 5209 N. College Ave., 926-3647; 884 Massachusetts Ave., 635-2287, Crimson Tate Crimson Tate has carved out its niche as Indianapolis’ local supplier of fabrics, patterns and sewing supplies, and continues to go above and beyond. Owner Heather Givans and her fellow instructors offer a plethora of classes and workshops year-round to teach rookies the fine arts of sewing and quilting, and inspire practiced quilters to explore creative new designs. There’s never a lack of beautiful new fabrics to explore and get your imagination running. 845 Massachusetts Ave., 426-3300, Global Gifts See Page 12 for listing. Green Illuminations There are a lot of ways to recycle a beer or wine bottle, but none are quite as classy as the products found at Green Illuminations. These lanterns, tumblers and candles are all made from recycled bottles and other recycled materials. Each candle is hand-made and hand-poured with locally sourced soy wax and essential oils. These products can be found in local retailers all over Indianapolis, Crown Point and as far away as Louisville, Kentucky, and Tulsa, Oklahoma — or buy directly from the website Hoosier Momma alcohol Want a perfect Bloody Mary and want to feel good about supporting local businesses and using local products at the same time? Well, thanks to Hoosier Momma, now you can. They offer a variety of products, but we recommend just sticking with the “Bloody Mary Bar in a Bag.” For $24.99 you get a jar of Hoosier Momma’s Bloody Mary Maker, a jar of Momma’s Garden Dilly Beans, a bag of Hickory Smoked Spicy Bloody Mary Glass Garnish and a bottle of Hoosier Mommacita Spicy Red Jalapeno Hot Sauce. Of course, you’ll also want to pick up some Indiana Vodka ($19.99, 750 milliliters) to make the drink worthwhile. Check out for the spice

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and for the spirits. Note: For more liquor options, check out 21st Amendment, which has a selection of more than 400 wines for under 10 bucks, as well as a hefty supply of spirits as well as local, foreign and domestic beers. With 19 locations across Central Indiana, you’re sure to find one near. Hubbard and Cravens With numerous neighborhood locations — Broad Ripple and Meridian-Kessler — and three locations on the Clarian campus in Downtown Indianapolis, this coffee shop serves more than customers — it serves friends and neighbors. Hubbard & Cravens cares about creating inviting environs to become the hub of communities, providing a community gathering place that customers can call their own. H&C also roasts its own beans, and distinctively smooth, rich coffee (in any variation) is the result. Indianapolis Humane Society Over the past few years, a change in management and significant systemic improvements at IHS have dramatically improved the save rates of unwanted animals while engaging the community in those life-saving efforts. Newly formed partnerships and improved collaborations with animal rescue and welfare groups create the nexus of the Humane Society’s recent success and NUVO readers continue to find it one of the most valuable places to donate your time and talents. 7929 Michigan Road, 872-5650, Indy CD and Vinyl Broad Ripple’s best music source is a small space taking big advantage of its prime location and its enthusiastic clientele to provide the Village with a comprehensive stock of vinyl and CDs appealing to a range of tastes that includes local artists. This is the place to find out who’s playing what and where. Great in-store performances supply the under-21 crowd with some of the best live music (and cheap) options available, as well as appealing to those old enough to drink beer. 806 Broad Ripple Ave., 259-1012, Lucky B Lucky B is a relatively new addition to the Broad Ripple fashion

STOCKING STUFFERS Can’t decide how to fill those stockings? Try these suggestions: • Art classes from Sullivan Munce Cultural Center: 205 W. Hawthorne St., 873-6862, • Season pass to the Indianapolis Zoo: 1200 W. Washington St., 630-2001, • Tickets to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: 32 E. Washington St., Suite 600, 639-4300, • Season pass to the Children’s Museum: 3000 N. Meridian St., 2085437, • Reserve a lane at Pinheads: 13825 Britton Park Road, 773-9988, • Tickets to Crackers Comedy Club: 247 S.Meridian St., 631-3536; 6281 N. College Ave., 255-4211, • Tickets to Movie Buff Theater: 3535 W. 86th St., 876-3331, • Jewelry from Reis Nichols: • Infusions from Artisano’s Oils and Spices: 1101 E. 86th St # B, 251-4100, • Jewelry from Aronstam Fine Jewelers: 8685 River Crossing Blvd., 817-9000,

community, having opened its doors in the fall of 2011, but it’s definitely making its mark as a purveyor of clothes, accessories and lingerie, with new items coming in weekly. You can book a private shopping party, complete with styling advice, for you and your friends, and there are discounts for groups of eight or more. 912. E. Westfield Blvd., 2537530, Nature’s Karma One of the new additions to Carmel City Center, this year’s Best Of winner relocated from Clay Terrace to provide an even larger selection of organic skincare products, soy candles, handmade jewelry, stationary and unique, sustainable gifts. If green has a scent, you’ll find it here. Whether it’s a grapefruit body scrub or a specialty-blend, fair-trade loose tea, the focus is on giving back to Mother Earth by only offering certified environmentally friendly products. They also have recycled school items, including notebooks and messenger bags. Local art is available, along with other unique products from around the

world. Guaranteed unique and guaranteed green. 711 Veteran’s Way, Suite 136, 843-9999, Obadiah’s Obadiah’s is your friendly neighborhood smoking accessory shop, but there’s plenty to see whether you’re an enthusiast or a non-smoker. Inside you’ll find everything from clothes to games to lamps, all presented by friendly staff who can always point you in the right direction. Check the website for discounts and specials, or come in and ask at any of the three locations around Indianapolis. 3429 S. East St., 784-4544; 4717 W. 34th St., 216-9855; 1225 S. High School Road, inside Festival Flea Market, Rocket Fizz Rocket Fizz gives us a unique blend of happy: it combines all the childhood glee of being in a candy store and the nostalgia of dropping by the local soda shop. Inside you’ll find hundreds of varieties of candy from all over the world, some of it inevitably draped across the arms of the resident, life-sized Spiderman mannequin. The sodas (or pop, or coke, depending on where you’re from) come in every flavor you can imagine — and a few you wouldn’t ever think up. 52 Monument Circle, 822-3499, Silver in the City See Page 22 for listing. Sullivan’s Hardware & Garden Sullivan’s offers a variety of services, ranging from lamp repair to UPS shipping to lock re-keying, but some of their best service is to the community. A winner of the Corporate Leadership Award in 2009, Sullivan’s is as much about building up the local as it is about helping you build your new deck. As a member of Do It Best Corp, a worldwide member-owned hardware distributor and co-op, it is able to maintain competitively low prices to keep its services on par with large chain stores without losing its connection with the community. 6955 N. Keystone Ave., 2559230; 4838 N. Pennsylvania Ave., 924-5040, TeaPots N Treasures Walking into this teashop is like wandering into a treasure trove run by your favorite grandmother. Every

surface is covered with an eclectic selection of jewelry, tea accessories and odds and ends beyond our ability to describe. Nestled between ornate antique tobacco pipes and handmade purses are more than 700 varieties of tea, and there’s always a collection of teapots full and ready for sampling, along with cookies. The Canturbury tea is always a hot seller, but one featured item is BrainBrew, a caffeine-free energizing tea made from South American mate, which comes in a variety of aromatic flavors. The friendly staff is always brimming with good advice, from helping you pick out the perfect tea, to giving tips on how to get the most brew for your buck. 7 E. Market St., White Dog In between College Ave. and the Interstate, along the Cultural Trail on Mass Ave is a cozy little shop packed to the gills with creative retro pieces. Inside you’ll find Pam Wishbow hand-painted home décor and kitchenware, candles from Paddywax and The Soi Company, Spartina scarves and unique retroinspired wrapping paper from Sweet Vintage, to give your gifts a touch of nostalgia. There’s a little bit of everything, and plenty of great finds. 845 Massachusetts Ave., 384-1494, Taylor’s Bakery Taylor’s Bakery has been family owned for four generations and will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in February of 2013. The bakery specializes in cakes, which are always made the day before or day of delivery for optimum freshness. In addition to the beautiful wedding, birthday and specialty cakes, you can always find a variety of cookies, fresh bread and famous “Butterflake” rolls. 6216 Allisonville Road, 2519575; 8395 E 116th St., 5962253, Tomlinson Tap Room Also check out Tomlinson Tap Room in the City Market, your one-stop shop for numerous Indiana-crafted beers. Climb atop a stoop and enjoy libations from Triton, Upland, Fountain Square and Flat 12, among many others. Tomlinson Tap Room reeks with local effort, from the beer to the logo. 222 East Market St., 423-2337, For ongoing coverage of all things Indy, visit

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GO & PLAY … BGI Often voted Indy’s Best Bicycle Shop by NUVO readers, and a winner of a NUVO Cultural Vision Award in 2011, Bicycle Garage Indy promotes a healthy lifestyle with its array of bikes, fitness machines and health and fitnessrelated products. They’ve got the largest selection of bicycles in the state, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Their fitness retail stores feature a wide array of products from free weights to spinning bikes. 4340 82nd St., 579-7920; 997 E. County Line Road, 885-7194; Indy Bike Hub YMCA @ City Market, 612-3099, CITYOGA At its heart, yoga is about relieving stress, centering the body and mind, and building strength and flexibility. But CITYOGA takes it a step further. Alongside its already extensive list of traditional yoga styles (among them, hot yoga, Ashtanga and power yoga), owner

Nikki Myers offers selections such as Yoga for HIV/AIDS, Hip Hop Yoga, Yoga for Families, for Nurses, and even for Detox. The door is open for people of all backgrounds and skill types. 2442 Central Ave., 920-9642, Hero House NUVO’s own Gadfly and Barfly cartoonist Wayne Bertsch and his buddy Mike Rittenhouse teamed up to open a store devoted to all things comic. Meant as a place for fans and budding creative types, Hero House buys, sells and trades comic books of all genres. They also carry a good deal of anime and manga. Even better, they’ve got a great selection of local and regional cartoonists books and ‘zines (including works by Bertsch and Rittenhouse). For the budding cartoonists, there is a line of art supplies available. 1112 Prospect St., 636-7990,

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Invoke Studio Once again, Invoke is the favorite (Best Of) choice of NUVO readers looking for a great yoga and Pilates studio. Expect affordable choices, friendly instructors and beautiful atmosphere. The beautiful old building, with its large windows and high ceilings, the variety of classes and the expert instructors give Invoke the perfect vibe for all levels of students. 970 Fort Wayne Ave., 631-9642, Mass Ave Toys A land of wonder, magic and fantasy, Mass Ave Toys almost seems like a wind-up toy itself with the frantic energy that is the trademark of a good toy store. Here you’ll find many favorites from yester-decade, but also collectibles and newfangled toys that never seem quite as good as the old, classic stuff. Spend some time and you’ll discover the perfect gift for kids of all ages, including a favorite adult. Stock always changes, so make several trips for maximum discovery. 409 Massachusetts Ave., 9558697, Nurpu River and Mountain Supply That log cabin you thought you saw on Highway 38? It’s your ticket to getting in touch with the outdoors. Nurpu River and Mountain Supply might not be the size of Dick’s, but it uses every inch to carry some of the best in kayaks, climbing gear, apparel and more, including a recently expanded room for footwear. Nurpu’s website has plenty of helpful links and information about paddling, kayaking and climbing in Indiana and across the country. 16907 Mystic Road, 773-1560, Noblesville, Nurture Originally started by Kristen Cohn of Silver in the City, Nurture was sold to Ashley Martz in August of 2011. A store for babies, with a hip and modern twist, Nurture stocks high-end kids clothes, gear and gift items with personality and, in many cases, eco-friendly materials. The new winter line features adorable leggings, pullovers and long-sleeve tees in a variety of price ranges. Sizes start

at infant and go up through 8, with a good selection in all sizes. 433 Massachusetts Ave., 423-1234, Sage Sage is what you find at the crossroads between classic and modern, contained within a sleek loft-style venue. Among the brands you’ll discover inside are Saint Grace and Susana Monaco, along with a variety of art and accessories. These pieces are made to last — which is good news, because they won’t go out of style anytime soon. 431 Massachusetts Ave., 423-2919, Silver in the City Voted the Best Gift Shop in our annual readers’ poll just about every dang year, is a shopper’s paradise — particularly during the holidays. The friendly staff can help you find a variety of gifts for men and women — including the eco-friendly category with a wide selection of reused and recycled items. When we aren’t there stocking up on cool stuff for home, we’re drooling over the amazing selection of jewelry that never seems to be depleted or common. 434 Massachusetts Ave., 9559925 Rusted Moon It’s hard to leave Rusted Moon without buying something simply because the staff’s enthusiasm for anything outdoors is utterly contagious. Suited in Patagonia, tan-skinned and full of endorphins, they’re all happy to answer questions about the array of outdoor toys and gear. Whether by land or by sea, the wood-paneled walls hold the appropriate kayak, sleeping bag, camping stove or anything else you may need to reunite with the wild frontier. Or, just rent a canoe for a day — it’s only $40 — and leave your inner-outdoorsman at the rental counter when you’re through. 6410 Cornell Ave., 253-4453,

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GO & GREEN … FACE This holiday season, give a new home to a dog or cat. The FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic isn’t a shelter, meaning it doesn’t take animals from the public, but it does house a number of rescued dogs and cats that need a loving place to live. The FACE clinic was established in 1999, and has since helped cut the number of Indiana dogs and cats that die in kill shelters by two thirds. Meet your new best friend here, get your pet fixed or vaccinated or just give a donation to a great cause. 1505 Massachusetts Ave., 638-3223, Good Earth Located just north of the Broad Ripple Canal, Good Earth has been one of the city’s best (and often, only) options for buying natural, organic and otherwise green products since opening its doors in 1971. Family-run and neighborhoodfriendly, the store has a wide range of food and health & wellness items. It is also a good source of gifts

with natural body care, cosmetic and clothing selections. Just as important, the staff is committed to providing helpful, often educational, information to help shoppers make the best selection. 6350 Guilford Ave., 253-3709, Green BEAN Delivery There’s no need to lug all your groceries home from the store; Green BEAN delivers fresh local and organic produce straight to your door, along with locally sourced meats, dairy, eggs and more. Sign up online, pick out a package and schedule that’s right for your household, and then customize what’s sent to you every week. There are about 40 seasonal fruits and veggies to choose from each week, so you can choose your family’s favorites. Green BEAN is now serving the greater Indianapolis area, Muncie and Fort Wayne, along with Kentucky and Ohio. 377-0470,

Indiana Humanities In 1972, the National Endowment for the Humanities brought together five Hoosiers to help draw federal grants to local grassroots initiatives. That tradition continues today, with the added goal of encouraging, cultivating and inspiring humanities in Indiana. Among its numerous efforts is Novel Conversations, a free lending library which spans the state, and Chew on This, a program which uses food and drink to provoke community and conversation about a variety of topics. 1500 N. Delaware, 638-1500, Karma Records Replete with the rock and roll lifestyle products and music, with an emphasis on hip-hop, Karma ain’t your hippie mom and dad’s record store (though of course there’s nothing wrong with hippies). They keep a catalog of older recordings not found in the store, but the new Mix and Burn kiosk is leaving catalogs in its dust. Just click on over to mixandburn. com, create your own custom mix and drive to Karma to pick up your disc. Whole albums can be burned and come with CD insert. 3532 W. 86th St., 876-9603; 4895 Kentucky Ave., 876-9603; 21 North Post Road, 898-4344; 3802 North High School Road, 291-9243, karmarecords.indianapolis The Loft Restaurant and Dairy Bar at Traders Point Creamery This eco-conscious eatery, located at Indiana’s only 100% grass-fed organic dairy farm, features a dairy bar with delicious ice cream selections made on-site. They are open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday for lunch, Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, and Sundays for brunch. All items are prepared with fresh, organic ingredients from Traders Point and other sustainable farms. Reservations recommended for brunch and groups of six or more. If you want, you can get yourself a tour of the farm — a real Indiana treat! 9101 Moore Road, 733-1700, PACT Short for imPACT, PACT has a creative take on making a difference: change your undies, change the world. Super-comfy, organic cotton underwear isn’t the only thing you’ll discover on their site. Look around and you’ll find shirts, socks and bottoms. Each sale helps fund charities to


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provide people around the world with sustainable food, clean water and affordable housing, And your new underwear will be clean in more ways than one: made with organic yarns, green manufacturing processes and nestled in environmentally friendly packaging, you’ll be feeling fine in your spiffiest pair of briefs. The Turntable Shoppe Even if you aren’t circa-1980s disc jockey or an owner of an old vinyl collection you’re dying to play, you’ll dig this store. Need to convert your old vinyl to digital MP3s? Love antique musical devices? This is the place. Vintage turntables can be repaired or purchased here, with a focus on machines made from the 1950s-90s. They can even specialorder needles and styli if that’s what you’re into. Speakers, amplifiers, virtually anything related to record players, and the hours are easy to remember: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2121 E. 10th St., 441-6528, Vibes Now nicely settled in their location at 54th and the Monon, Vibes carries a little bit of everything at prices just about everyone can afford. In addition to new releases every week (usually Tuesday), they’ve got an extensive used vinyl section that is browse-worthy; go forth and unearth a gem! If you’re feeling lucky, dig around in the $4.99 bin. And don’t miss a selection of T-shirts meant to fully complement that PBR you are frequently holding. 1051 E. 54th St., 726-0927, VIBES-MUSIC Village Experience A two-part approach to cultural education and empowerment, sisters Anne and Kelly Campbell use their store in Broad Ripple as a venue for micro-financing groups, women’s projects, local artisans and global cooperatives to develop fair trade products. The shop features handcrafted pieces in a variety of prices. We fell in love with knit scarves, gloves and hats from Kenya, and the line of colorful handmade aprons. The best gift the sisters offer, however, is a series of eco-tours in developing parts of the world meant to give travelers an off-the-beatenpath, true village experience. 6055 N. College Ave., 602-3696,

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GO & PARTY … Athena’s Fashion Boutique When you step inside, the hot pink walls, black accents and quirky accent pieces should tell you everything you need to know about the clothes you’ll find here. Athena’s Fashion Boutique strives to “make every woman feel like a fashionista,” regardless of her size or style. That’s why they carry a range of clothes, with sizes from small to 3XL, and they’re always on the lookout for something new and fun. To go with their selection of clothing is a wide variety of local handmade jewelry, as well as handbags, hats, gloves and more. 1024 Virginia Ave., 426-4499, Addendum Beautiful things for you or your home abound at Addendum, which has relocated from Carmel to Broad Ripple. From fine art to decorating accessories, as well as an eclectic and impressive array of small gift items, the carefully selected and high-quality variety of items makes this a wonderful shopping destination, particularly when you need the perfect gift. Local artisans are well represented, as are regional craftspersons making beautiful and original art and artifacts. 908 E. Westfield Blvd., 2533400, Easley Winery We were recently asked by a good friend about a local wine suggestion to give a red wine lover in her life. The first thing that came to mind is Easley Winery’s Governor’s Zinfandel Reserve ($24.75 per bottle). This wine is simply divine and luscious with the perfect balance of fruit and earth. All of Easley’s wine is produced and bottled i n Indianapolis with the addition of Chambourcin and Chancellor grapes from Southern Indiana, both French American hybrids. Take in a special winery visit and tasting and stock up this season! 205 N. College Ave., 636-4516, Got Sole? Yes, it’s women who typically get called shoe crazy, and for good reason. But the guys have a few fetishes of their own, and Got Sole? knows just how to cater to the athletic shoe junkie in all of us. These are the hottest kicks in town with names like Creative Rec, Nike, Jordan and

Clae Russell. There are plenty of clothing items to choose from as well. Friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to help, including special orders. 6243 N. College Ave., 466-1173, J Benzal For the local guy with a desire to become the quintessential sharpdressed man, J. Benzal on Mass Ave offers high-end suits, ties, outerwear and accessories with an emphasis on fine Italian menswear that is so often missing from other men’s retailers. Exquisite selection, knowledgeable staff and excellent location make this a popular stop for the most fashionable men in town. 739 Massachusetts Ave., 222-1216,





JP Parker Flowers Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, the life of a departed loved one or the beauty of the everyday, there’s no better way to brighten a moment than with fresh flowers. Owner Pam Parker opened JP Parker’s doors in 1986, having been inspired by the beautiful flowers of her family farm. That inspiration carries on today, channeled by floral designers who work with you to make sure the arrangements you buy reflect your unique style. 801 S. Meridian St., 624-0500, Kahn’s Fine Wines If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for in the wine, beer or spirit gift category, head over Kahn’s on Keystone and let them help. Voted the best liquor store in Indy by NUVO readers the past handful of years, it’s the undisputed best place in Indy for a bottle if you don’t know what you want before you walk in, go directly to an employee and ask for a recommendation. Kahn’s offers frequent tastings, classes and other events give ample opportunity to take full advantage of the outstanding selection. 5341 N. Keystone Ave., 2519463, Niche Boutique In the heart of Broad Ripple Village lies a boutique absolutely dripping with personality. The majority of the items are in the $20-$50 range and every piece is packing enough punch and style to knock 100% RECYCLED PAPER // NUVO // 2012 // shopping guide


If so, we want to know how your brain reacts to alcohol and the taste of your favorite drink. If you qualify, we will ask you to stay at the Indiana Clinical Research Center for 1 1/2 days to have 3 PET scans and 1 MRI scan of your brain while tasting your favorite drinks. For completing these procedures you will be compensated $500. You must be 21-35 to participate. We will ask you about your: drinking history, family history of trouble with alcohol, use of any drugs, sense of taste and smell, and general health. To see if you qualify, and for more detail, please call (317) 278-6771 for a phone interview:


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your lights out. These are definite conversation starters, whether you’re punk, princess, retro or into the beauty of the natural. Or break the mold and mix and match — and carve out your own niche. 916 Broad Ripple Ave., 2059680, Secret Ingredient Secret Ingredient was created in 1979 in Richmond and it’s been expanding ever since. You likely won’t see owner Jeanne Rush in the Illinois Street store, because she’s always on the prowl for new pieces that suit the style of the store: colorful, casual and most of all fun. Not to worry, though, because the staff will lend their fashion expertise to help you find just the right pieces to match your style. 5631 N. Illinois St., 253-6632, Snazzi If you were wondering about a place to take your Ladies’ Night Out, give Snazzi Boutique a ponder. It’s a swanky boutique that caters in fashion accessories and home décor, and features the work of several local artists whose handcrafted wares are

must-haves for the season. Also check out the selections of jewelry made of copper, sterling silver and semiprecious stones; purses; and hand-painted stemware. Online you’ll find a birthday club, which sends exclusive offers to your inbox. 6356 N. Guilford Ave., 721-7629, United Package Liquors United Package Liquors started out in Indiana, and has steadily grown over the course of almost 50 years to include 24 stores. The company has aged like a fine wine and now prides itself on reaching out to make communities better all over Central Indiana. To that end, it has created the United Hope Foundation, which assists other non-profits in serving families in need. Expect to find a huge variety of spirits including both local and exotic brews. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask the knowledgeable staff for a recommendation. For ongoing coverage of all things Indy, visit

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