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November 2016

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Phil Gulley: The Silver Lining

“Believe me when I tell you your life will be vastly improved if you wake up each morning assuming the worst will happen, so on the off chance it doesn’t, you’ll be pleased.”

Kirklin Street Savvy
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Street Savvy: Kirklin

A once-sleepy town on Old Michigan Road reinvents itself as a destination for antiquers—and pizza lovers.

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Petrov Frame is the Gold Standard

“All of the great cities have a museum-quality frame shop. You don’t have to go to New York for those services. They’re here.”

Lash Lounge
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A Trip to the Lash Lounge

It took a while for this coastal trend to take hold in Indiana, but locals desiring seductive eyes like Adele’s or flirtatious flutterers like Katy Perry’s are penciling in eyelash extensions at The Lash Lounge.

Turf Catering + Kitchen
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Small But Meaty: A Review of Turf Catering + Kitchen

Turf is the kind of off-the-grid place that puts foodies like us in an awkward place of wanting to shout its praises from the corrugated rooftops but also keep its hidden-secret status all to ourselves.

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Troubled Waters

The Tippecanoe River and its twin lakes provide a stream of revenue and recreation to residents—and a home to some of the world’s most endangered animals, freshwater mussels. The effort to save six species of threatened mollusks hasn’t come without cost or controversy.

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As Seen on TV in Washington Township

Made famous by an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters, this Washington Township Mediterranean-style beauty hit the market recently.

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What’s in That Open Society Dish?

Wooden skewers are marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to impart an added layer of flavor.

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Editor’s Note, November 2016: Worried Sick

I suffer from crippling bouts of anxiety. I’m also a procrastinator. This may explain why I haven’t visited a doctor in 15 years.

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Move Over: Deborah Paul on Staying Put

Our current house is no mansion, but it’s more than we need.

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On the Brand Wagon

Global brands like Airbnb and Under Armour are keeping an eye the progress of these three competing Indiana businesses.

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Meet Yogis at the IMA

With every new season at the IMA, amateur and accomplished yogis alike gather for a six-week session with hour-long classes on Saturday mornings located somewhere around the museum’s grounds, gardens, or galleries. One day, the space could be the art and nature park; the next, before a painting by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier.

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Cardinal Spirits Has the Perfect Holiday After-Dinner Drink

The potent green-walnut digestif is the product of a rich tradition of harvesting walnuts on June 24, the holy feast day of St. John the Baptist.

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Political Campaigning from 1888, Benjamin Harrison’s “Front Porch” Campaign

Before political campaigning was a big dollar national venture, Benjamin Harrison addressed more than 300,000 people in 80-plus speeches from his front porch.

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The Hoosierist: Name-Droppers

Given that places like Bray-zil, Mile-an, and Pay-roo were all founded by people who probably never heard an actual Brazilian, Milanese, or Peruvian say the words aloud, can they be faulted for not getting it exactly right?