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Discovery: Charleston Shoe Company

Be: The Boutique just began carrying Charleston Shoe Company sandals, designed for the inimitably stylish women of the eponymous Southern city who have to navigate uneven cobblestone streets without sacrificing fashion. The comfy-cute wedges and slip-ons have been a huge hit since debuting this week. We love the wide straps on the contemporary “Cannon” espadrille, shown here in orange and tan, for $135. 5607 N. Illinois St., 317-357-3826,

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.