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Eight Lake Trip Essentials

1. Lolo sunglasses case. $32. Be: The Boutique, 5607 N. Illinois St., 317-257-3826

2. Aruba Aloe, billed as the world’s oldest aloe treatment. $18 for 2 oz. Eva Maison, 912 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-964-0918

3. Sunnylife “Beach Sounds” waterproof radio and iPhone speaker. $49. Blue Peppermint, 8936 South St., Fishers, 317-436-7082

4. “Farmers Market” Basket. $14. Anthropologie, The Fashion Mall, 317-574-0803

5. 240 Sweet’s Salty Caramel Swirl marshmallows. $10 for a 10-pack of petite puffs. 240sweet.com

6. Folding chair with backpack straps. $58. Tommy Bahama, The Fashion Mall, 317-569-0866

7. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, a food memoir from bestselling author Kathleen Flinn with tales from her family’s Michigan farm. $21. amazon.com

8. Lilly Pulitzer insulated cooler. $38. Be: The Boutique


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 a contributing editor for Indianapolis Monthly, she lives in Garfield Park.

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