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Your May 28- June 3 Getaway is Closer Than you Think!

May 27, 2015 by Hamilton County CVB

It may be a short week, but Hamilton County isn't going to be short on fun! The summer season is here and so are summer concerts, festivals and delicious strawberries. Read on to see what's coming up this weekend and next week and check out the Hamilton County Tourism online calendar for even more summer fun happenings.

Carmel Racquet ClubMidwest Clay Court Championships
May 28-31
Carmel, Indiana

The Carmel Racquet Club will host this annual tournament for skilled advanced tennis players on its many clay courts. Players age 35-80 will compete in singles and doubles within their age division all weekend long.


Community Concerts
May 28- on
Various Hamilton County Locations

Prepare your picnics, summer concert season is officially here. Check out the Noblesville Summer Concert Series that kicks off this Thursday, followed by Fishers Tuesday Summer Concert Series, Summer Concerts at the Carmel Gazebo and Kids Koncerts with Carmel Clay Parks. Find all of those options and more on the Hamilton County online calendar.

History on Tap Blurb
History on Tap
May 29
Fishers, Indiana

Craft beer meets history at this annual Conner Prairie event for those ages 21+. More than 20 local breweries will be on hand with samples and snacks will be available too. As for the history part, you'll be able to experience 1836 Prairietown minus kiddos, which means learning all about the history of beer and even getting a history sample. Cheers!
 

Richard Smith at the Hedgehog
May 29

NPA exhibit inside Arcadia, Indiana
Head up north for a night of amazing guitar music and learning with the famed Richard Smith. From classical to country, Richard is a master of all guitar styles and will play them all. He's a crowd favorite at the Hedgehog! For dinner before the show, try some Italian eats at DeLullo's Trattoria in nearby Atlanta.
 

Nickel Plate Arts Festival
June 1-30
Various Hamilton County Locations

6 towns, 1 month, a whole lotta art! Explore the growing local art scenes in 6 communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad: Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton. Highlights include the Old Mill Festival, art classes, art nights at 10 West and more. The schedule is far too packed to try to share all of the events, check out NickelPlateArts.org for a full schedule of artsy fun.

 Strawberry Blurb

Strawberry Season
Beginning June 1
Noblesville, Indiana

Spencer Farm will open for the first Indiana strawberry picking of the season. They are celebrating 33 years of offering you-pick strawberry crops! While you're there check out Spencer's store that's filled with other produce finds and sweet treats to take home.

 

 

Outdoor Concerts in Hamilton County, Indiana

May 26, 2015 by Sarah Buckner

I love music - country, pop, classic, new- just music. I especially love really great live shows where everyone is up from their seat, dancing and singing along. Summer in Hamilton County, Indiana ushers in festivals and farm markets, trails and park visits - but best of all, out door concerts. For me, there is nothing better on a warm summer night than throwing down a blanket in the grass and listening as the sounds fill the air. This summer offers another great year in music, from local favorites to the big names in today's tunes. 

Family Friendly ConcertsNickel Plate District Amp

Almost any night of the week, you can pack a picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy a concert happening in a local city.

On Tuesday nights, guests of all ages are invited to visit the Nickel Plate Amphitheatre in Fishers.
Each Wednesday take your families to Carmel for the annual, free concerts at the Carmel gazebo.
Spend your Thursday evenings with the Noblesville - where local parks in the city will offer free music from fun bands.
On the first and third Fridays of the month, Noblesville Main Street will present free music on the historic Noblesville Square.
Also on Fridays, The second Friday of June, July and August will be home to the Saxony Summer Concert Series.
Visit the Carmel Arts & Design District for the popular Jazz on the Monon concert series many Saturdays this summer. symphony on the prairie

Family-Friendly or Date Night Out

For the 34th year, one of my favorite summer events, the Symphony on the Prairie is back to Conner Prairie! Rent a table or relax in the lawn, and listen to great music. For an additional fee, experience the 1859 Balloon Voyage as it travels 350 feet into the air. For more information or to purchase concert tickets, click here.

Date Night Music

One of the best outdoor venues in the country, Klipsch Music Center, is located in the county seat of Noblesville. Whether you score a ticket under the canopy, or secure a spot in the lawn under the stars, Klipsch is able to accommodate more than 24,000 fans. Showcasing the sounds from the big names in all genres, summer in Hamilton County just isn't the same without a visit to this incredible spot. For a full line up of the shows, visit the Klipsch Music Center page.

Klipsch Blog SizeStill want to hear great music, but want to stay indoors? For a truly unique musical night out, visit the Palladium, a state-of-the-art, acoustically perfect concert hall. This summer, the Palladium is presenting music from Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, and Harry Connick Jr. - but that is just naming a few of the great acts coming to the Carmel hall. To buy tickets or take a peak at the rest of the shows, visit The Center for the Performing Arts page.

Check out the online calendar more information on live music, and all the other fun summer events, in Hamilton County, Indiana.

 

Your May 21-27 Getaway is Closer Than you Think!

May 21, 2015 by Hamilton County CVB

Summer has officially arrived in Hamilton County, Indiana! It's the perfect time to wade into the water or check out a farmers market to see what produce is in season. Read on for Memorial Day Weekend events and check out the Visit Hamilton County online calendar for even more.

Waterpark Blurb

Time to Splash Around
May 23
Various Hamilton County Locations

‘Tis the season for pools to open! Check out the River Crossing water play area at Conner Prairie or The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center in Carmel, both opening Saturday. Or head to the brand new Aqua Adventure Park on Morse Reservoir, complete with slides and obstacle courses. For a list of splash pads and swimming options in Hamilton County, download our Outdoor Recreation App.

Saxony Market BlurbSaxony Market Opening Day
May 23
Fishers, Indiana

Check out the offerings at the first Saxony Market of the season this Saturday. From produce to handcrafted artisan items, there's plenty of local goodness for sale. Stick around in the evening to catch a free movie under the stars in Saxony's Witten Park. Check out our blog for a complete list of Hamilton County farmers markets.

Carmel main street blurbDrawn to the District in May
May 23-24
Carmel, Indiana

It's the second to last weekend to enjoy the new Drawn to the District event in the Carmel Arts & Design District! Artists will take to the streets of the district to create paintings, sculpture and more. Stroll along to see all of the art in action and stop into the galleries to see even more.

Give Hope Ride BlurbGive Hope Ride
May 25
Fishers, Indiana

Grab your bike and plan to ride for a great cause this Memorial Day in Fishers. Heritage Park will be the starting point of the annual Give Hope Ride that this year will benefit the Fishers YMCA. There are routes for all levels of cyclists including a ride just for families.

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Hamilton County’s Delectable Dining Scene

May 20, 2015 by Expedia

 

The treat counter at Rosie's Place in Nobelsville, Indiana 

Expedia Viewfinder partnered with Visit Hamilton County to deliver some of the tastiest joints in the middle of The Hoosier State.

At Expedia Viewfinder we love finding superb restaurants tucked in the nooks and crannies of the country. On the hunt for brag-worthy cuisine and alluring ambiences in the heart of Indiana, we turned to our friends at Visit Hamilton County. We joined efforts to serve up some of the must-visit restaurants in areas such as Cicero, Carmel, and Westfield, Indiana.

10 West

10 West

Located in the town of Cicero, 10 West is quickly becoming one of Hamilton County's must-try restaurants. With exposed brick walls and large timber tables, the eatery is the epitome of hipster cool, but it's the food by Chef Bill Wampler that steals the show. The menu features traditional dishes with an edge to keep the palate guessing. Try the twisted tacos, which include blackened fish, plum pork, or Thai peanut chicken, and indulge in the baby back ribs with added sweetness and heat from fresh ginger. If there's a wait to get in, start with a creative cocktail at the bar, relish the live piano music, or cozy up around the roaring fireplace.

Cafe Patachou (in Carmel and at Clay Terrace)

Cafe Patachou has five locations throughout the region, but the Carmel restaurant is a show-stopping eatery. The café is connected with the Patachou Foundation, and a part of the meal proceeds go toward feeding children in the local community. Dine in for breakfast and order something with eggs that are sourced from local Indiana farms. Dig into dishes like the smoked salmon omelet or a breakfast sandwich loaded with fresh avocado slices and cheddar cheese. The café also serves up vegan delicacies, such as the ensalada fresca and the Cuban breakfast.

Grand Junction Brewing Company

The Grand Junction Brewing Company in Westfield is the ultimate place to pair craft beers and cuisine. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the restaurant is closed while the brewery churns out oatmeal stouts, IPAs, and porters. From Wednesday to Sunday, hungry and thirsty guests can chow down on burgers and brews. Highlights from the food menu include classics like warm pretzel breadsticks with spicy cheese dip, and unexpected hits like the flatbread made with a Hefeweizen beer crust. As for the cold ones, sip on the Squirrel Stampede, a nut brown ale, or go for The Mulligan, a Scottish-style ale. 

Rosie's Place

Rosie's Place sits in the heart of Noblesville. It's a timeless restaurant with homemade food inspired by Grandma Rosie's recipes. The entire menu features local products from Indiana farms, and the cooks don't use artificial preservatives. Although plenty of regulars come in just for a hot cup of coffee and a sweet dessert, the homemade entrees are something that has foodies sticking around. Swing by for a taste of the warm bacon and spinach salad with red onion, the turkey sandwich with cranberry chutney, or some sugar cream pie.

The Local serves up craft cocktails and local brews

The Local Eatery and Pub

For a warm atmosphere, farm-to-table dining, and delicious classics on the menu, look no further than The Local Eatery and Pub in Westfield. Dedicated to having a low environmental impact, the restaurant serves up artisan dishes created using as many local and organic ingredients as possible. Along with local beers and tasty cocktails, menu favorites include the baked goat cheese appetizer, the bison and onion burger, and the pear and walnut salad.

Take a bite out of these scrumptious options on your next stop in Hamilton County, Indiana. With divine deserts, craft brews, and organic ingredients, there's seemingly no end to the culinary options that await in this Midwestern region.


Written by Expedia Staff Writer

Summer Outdoor Fun

May 19, 2015 by Sarah Buckner

Warm temperatures have finally arrived, and my little ones could not be more excited to get out and explore the great outdoors. Like most kiddos, Chris, 7, and Emmy, 4, love visiting parks, riding bikes along (very easy) trails, splashing at a pool or splash pad, and wandering along a tree lined path.

Chris on monon

We spend most of the summer outside, and we are always looking for fun, new activities to do as a family. HamiltonBillericay Splash Pad County, Indiana now offers a new, very cool, app that can guide us to the nearest park, trail, or fun place to run. This outdoor recreation app helps Hamilton County users locate trails and parks, where to swim, canoe and rent bikes or boats. The app also offers complete listings of amenities for each park, and a "near me" feature to find parks and trails close to your current location.

So the next time we are out to eat or running errands, and my kids want (and need!) to run off some energy, I can use the recreation app to find the closest place to go. This tool isn't just limited to families with little ones though. There are maps and trails for cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians of all ages. Now - go grab your phone, download the outdoor app, and start your Hamilton County, Indiana adventure!

For more information on the Hamilton County, Indiana Tourism apps, including details on how to download to your smart phone, visit VisitHamiltonCounty.com.

Your May 14-20 Getaway is Closer Than you Think!

May 14, 2015 by Hamilton County CVB

Award winning chili, classic cars and... a re-enacted Civil War battle? Those things and more are all coming up in Hamilton County, Indiana! Craft your own getaway around one of these upcoming Hamilton County happenings and find even more ideas on our online calendar of events.
Sagamore Golf blurb

NCAA Men's Division I Golf Regional
May 14-16
Noblesville, Indiana

Who will take home the NCAA Men's Division national title? Head to the Sagamore Club in Noblesville to find out who will move on! Golf teams and individual golfers from around the region will compete in a 54-hole tournament and the winners will move on to the national level.

Annual Sample Sale at the Indiana Design Center
May 15-16
Carmel, Indiana

Spruce up for spring and summer with up to 50 percent off samples and more at participating businesses inside the Indiana Design Center. Discover furniture, fabrics, décor and more at amazing prices. Want to learn even more about interior design? Don't miss the free monthly Designer on Call workshops.
Lemonade Day Blurb

Lemonade Day 2015 and Sidewalk Sales
May 16
Carmel, Indiana

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit with lemonade and sales at local businesses. Kiddos will have good old-fashioned lemonade stands set up throughout the Carmel City Center for the Lemonade Day event that is used to teach children about starting their own business. Support local by buying a cup or two and stop in to shops around City Center and the Carmel Arts & Design District that will be having sidewalk sales.

Lady Antebellum at Klipsch Music Center Klipsch Blog Size
May 16
Noblesville, Indiana

It's time for the first show of the season at Klipsch Music Center, one of the best outdoor music venues in the nation. Lady Antebellum with guests Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt will light up the stage for an evening of country smash hits. Love the Klipsch Music Center experience? Vote for them in USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice contest for Best Outdoor Music Venue.

Arcadia May Fest Blurb
Arcadia May Festival
May 16-17
Arcadia, Indiana

The annual May Festival is this weekend in Arcadia! Browse the booths for arts and crafts and flea market finds or check out the classic car show. Be sure to stop on the Historic Depot Museum that has a wonderful collection of Arcadia Glass.

Civil War Days
May 16-17Civil War Youth-Credit Alan Simmons
Fishers, Indiana

Transport yourself back in time to the Civil War at Conner Prairie this weekend. Visit the outdoor historic areas to learn about battle tactics, battle camp life and much more. Don't miss the re-enactment battles at 2:30 p.m. each day.

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Outdoor Eats in Hamilton County

May 12, 2015 by Caroline Mosey

May is here! The return of warm temps means a lot of our daily activities get to move outdoors, including eating and shopping!

I gotta admit, I love grocery shopping. Not the frantic mid-week dash for more milk with my kids in tow, but the leisurely weekend haul by myself. I'm not loyal to any particular store, and its fun to cruise the aisles of several spots, seeing different produce as the months change and finding cool new local cheeses, breads and honeys I haven't tried before. Food is fun to me.

What's even more fun is moving the whole experience outside! This month, farmers markets are setting up camp in the Saturday sunshine and giving us a reason to roll out of bed earlier. We hit the Fishers Farmers Market (open Saturdays from 8am-noon) this week and filled our shopping bag and our bellies within a matter of minutes. Our kids danced around to live music at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater and munched on kettle corn while I stocked up on fresh bell peppers, Swiss chard and handmade pasta.

Fishers Farmers Market shoppingIngredients from the marketCaroline's pasta dish

*Side Note: If you see an impressive line at a vendor, it's safe to assume the item is delicious. This is how I found myself polishing off an order of Mathoo's egg rolls, despite having just eaten breakfast. It doesn't matter if you're full....eat them anyway, people!

Later in the weekend, the red peppers and chard were sautéed in olive oil with garlic and red chili flakes and tossed with chili-cilantro infused linguini for a spicy and super local supper!

Can't make it to the market? There are still plenty of places in Hamilton County to dine al fresco in this gorgeous weather! Some of my personal favorites are Bazbeaux Pizza and Bub's Burgers near the Monon Trail, divvy for its spacious, sunny patio and Upland Carmel Tap House (especially when there's live music).

Get all your food fixes outdoors this season!

Farm Fresh Youtube

 

Local area farmers markets:

Carmel Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 2- September 26
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Center Green, Carmel

Noblesville Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 9- October 17
8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Downtown Noblesville at Riverview Health

Fishers Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 2-September 26
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nickel Plate Amphitheater Lawn, Fishers

Saxony Market
Saturdays, May 23- September 12
8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Saxony Development, Fishers

Noblesville Main Street Thursday Market
Thursdays, June 4- September 17
5- 8 p.m.
South Alley, next to Noblesville Visitors Center on the Historic Courthouse Square

 

 

Must Play Golf in Hamilton County, Indiana

May 07, 2015 by Kara Baber

Purgatory Golf CourseJust a few minutes north of Indianapolis is Hamilton County - a community dedicated to golf. Beautifully manicured and affordable public courses are located within minutes of each other, bundled together is easy Stay & Play packages. In Golf Digest, seven of the 15 courses named the best courses in Indiana are located in or partnered with Hamilton County. With countless other endorsements from Golf Week, Golf Magazine, and more, it's no wonder that Hamilton County is Indiana's true premier golf destination!

Want to play more than one course? Our Stay & Play packages easily bundle together courses and overnight stays at hotels for a great golf getaway to Hamilton County, Indiana. Hamilton County golf offers the most discriminating player a reason to return again and again. Special rates for lodging and golf are provided to visitors and area hotels automatically setup tee times. All inclusive packages include accommodations with breakfast, confirmed tee times with cart, welcome gift upon check-in and a pro shop apparel discount. One call does it all! Plum Creek Country Club

The 19th Hole is as much a part of golf as the previous 18. Whether you're celebrating a hole in one, trying to ease the pain of your score or settling up, you'll find the perfect spot to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. From local breweries to tenderloins and steaks, Hamilton County serves up local neighborhood eateries featuring all of your traditional favorites. Or book a tour with BrewsLine and get ready to enjoy a premier craft beer experience.

Read about our favorite holes from Hamilton County's public access golf courses Par 5's:

Introducing Hamilton County's mythical 18 hole course made up from public access golf courses Par 5's!

Hole 1 | "Diabolical Dogleg" | 18th at Prairie View, Carmel
Off the tee there is a 90 degree corner to turn, but Sycamores left and bunker sand right guard the bend. Cut it too close and a good day's score is shot to...well, you know. A smart layup to the creek fronting the green can yield a closing birdie.

Hole 2 | "The Equalizer" | 15th at River Glen, Fishers
Two controlled shots are needed to an approach over a creek. A white knuckler, but a well-played second strike can offer a chance for an eagle. Leaving the green, one has an equal opportunity to surge ahead or get behind.

Hole 3 | "Saint Patrick" | 9th at Purgatory, Noblesville
The clubhouse chimneys provide the tee target for this best as 3-shot hole. A well bunkered green falls away. Playing patient along the left side can make opponents green with envy.

Hole 4 | "Classic Conclusion" | 18th at Wood Wind, Westfield
Heading home to a classic clubhouse backdrop, landing zone bunkers test the player's shots along the way (see green complex). Regardless of score, the end of the round is an unforgettable finish.Bear Slide 1

Hole 5 | "The Adventurer" | 12th at Bear Slide, Cicero
The tee shot has a large landing area and then offers two roads. The low runs along a lake with a better angle to the green. The high is dryer but tougher on the third shot. The road less traveled usually gets a birdie. But which one is it?

Hole 6 | "Most Unique" | 15th at Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis
Located at the heart of Indy car racing, Brickyard Crossing's signature feature is the four holes located inside the oval track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the 15th hole, the water hazard starts on the right side of the fairway and crosses the hole midway through before finishing on the left side of the hole. This Indianapolis golf course is included in the Hamilton County Stay & Play packages.

Hole 7 | "Temptation" | 12th at Plum Creek, Carmel
Direction and discretion are needed off the tee with left and right trouble in view before a golfer even thinks about going for green in two. It is more of the same on the third shot to a small, water and bunker protected, undulating green.

Hole 8 | "The Gryphon" | 18th at Purgatory, Noblesville
It is a classic risk reward with a wishbone fairway. But go over its center valley, blistered with bunkers, and a down slope kicks your ball to just a mid iron from the green. Close attention to pin locations can yield a closing birdie.

Hole 9 | "Sneaky Seventh" | 7th at Prairie View, Carmel
After a generous open fairway, careful thought is required for the second shot. The hole deceptively waits for a pulled left or pushed right hit by a careless player. The golfer's final challenge is to a well bunkered, long narrow green tucked by the White River.The Fort Hole #18

Hole 10 | "Accuracy a Must" | 4th is at The Fort, Indianapolis
The demanding, long par four doesn't play as long as the 438-yard number on the scorecard but the drive lands in a blind, downhill area that generally slopes to the left. This Indianapolis golf course is included in the Hamilton County Stay & Play packages.

Hole 11 | "Risk-Reward" | 8th at Brookshire, Carmel
The prime real estate on this hole is the fairway's right side. Accurate and long tee shots have a chance to be on in two. Left is tree trouble and costly. As per usual in Carmel, it's location, location, location.

Hole 12 | "Albatross" | 5th on The Lakes at Ironwood, Fishers
A crossing creek is the first obstacle off the tee and then water bends down the right side of the hole. A sharp right turn of the fairway can present an angle for up-and-over-the-corner tee shot. What follows is a mid-iron chance for a duce and perhaps the two shot glory of an albatross.

Hole 13 | "Take It From The Top" | 1st at Forest Park, Noblesville
In 1927, it was the first hole ever played in the county. A scenic tee box encourages a fade to start this reachable dogleg. A miss left or right to a small saucer green is short sided in kidney bean traps.

Hole 14 | "Eagles Landing" | 4th at Gray Eagle, Fishers Prairie View Golf Course Blog
The best tee shots land adjacent to a unique wood carving of the American Eagle just off the fairway (see picture). The next ball flight should favor the left side, avoiding creek trouble on the right side of its two tier elevated green.

Hole 15 | "Dead Man's Curve" | 18th at Stony Creek, Noblesville 
The tee shot faces an avenue of trees and a blunt dead end that starts the 90 degree second shot uphill. Get the right distance off the tee and it's a clear but long shot to massive green. Go off this route and a battered 18th hole score is found in the wreckage.

Hole 16 | "Caveat Emptor" | 6th on The Ridge at Ironwood, Fishers 
This short Par 5 is reachable in two. But beware of buying into the thrill of a big tee shot too early. It can be costly if overlooking the second shot to a narrow, well bunkered green flanked by a tree and OB. Say, who knew there were Latin scholars at Ironwood?

Hole 17 | "Short-Not So Sweet" | 1st on The Central at Fox Prairie, Noblesville 
While benign in total yardage, a creek cuts the fairway halfway out and a hazard right can catch a tee shot. Up ahead, a cluster of thick trees seem out of play until a "thonk" is heard. A bogey or worse can sour golfer's start.

Hole 18 | "Loner" | 18th on The North at Pebble Brook, Noblesville 
The only par 5 on the back nine challenges a tee shot and a right side Lilly pond splashed up against the green makes slicers and faders jumpy as a box of frogs.

Your May 7-13 Getaway is Closer Than you Think!

May 06, 2015 by Hamilton County CVB

Celebrate Mom with a Mother's Day getaway to Hamilton County! Below you'll find ideas for sporty moms, moms who love art and gardening and even foodie moms. Discover even more things to do on our online calendar of events.

Grand Park Baseball Blurb

GLVC Men's Baseball Championships
May 7-10
Westfield, Indiana

The baseball fields of Grand Park will be filled with teams from the Great Lakes Valley Conference this weekend. This is the 36th annual championship that will have teams battling it out for a chance to represent the conference at the NCAA Division II National Championship. Play ball!

CP Plant Sale

Mother's Day at Conner Prairie

May 8-10

Fishers, Indiana

If you have a gardening mom, make plans to stop by the Mother's Day Heirloom Plant Sale at Conner Prairie. There will be a variety of heirloom flowers and vegetable plants up for grabs. Or make reservations to enjoy a nice brunch followed by a stroll around the historic areas. For even more Mother's Day brunch options, check the Hamilton County Tourism online calendar.

 

 

Carmel Arts Design Gallery Walk

Carmel Arts & Design Second Saturday Gallery Walk

May 9-10

Carmel, Indiana

A trip to the Carmel Arts & Design District is a must for art lovers. This special weekend brings the Second Saturday Gallery Walk complete with music, a photo booth and scavenger hunt. On both Saturday and Sunday the new event Drawn to the District continues where you can see artists creating right before your eyes.

 

 

Noblesville Farmers Market Blurb

Noblesville Farmers Market Opening Day

May 9

Noblesville, Indiana

Over 80 vendors will open up shop for the first Noblesville Farmers Market of the season this Saturday. Find everything from produce to locally made jewelry and soaps. Maybe you'll even find a last minute gift for mom! If shopping makes you hungry, don't worry. Many prepared breakfast and lunch dishes are available too.

 

 

 

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How to give a Mother’s Day gift that speaks her language

May 05, 2015 by Kate Burkhardt

If you speak German, you might call her "mutter." French, "meré," or Spanish, "madre." No matter what language is at the tip of your tongue, mothers are people to be cherished. So much so, the second Sunday in May is dedicated to officially appreciating everything they do.

"Translate" your love for mom into a thoughtful and unique gift based on what she loves most (besides you, of course). Hamilton County's art districts, chic boutiques and locally-loved treat shops offer items sure to speak mom's language.

Gallery 116 wine glassesIf mom is a "vino..."

Propose a toast to mom with a bottle of Napa-grown wine from Peace Water Winery. "Bliss," Peace Water's variety of sauvignon blanc or "Inspire" her with their North Coast rosé. Both varieties pair well with a fun and funky chalkboard wineglass or a "Rewined" soy candle, made from a recycled wine bottle, from Gallery 116 in Fishers!

If mom has a sweet tooth...

Show mom what a "treat" she is with something sweet like a macaroon tree from Union Macaroons Union Baking CoBaking Company in Westfield. Choose from flavors including vanilla, chocolate, caramel, lavender and coffee for the display of Union Baking Company's famous French confections! If something with crust and fruit filling is more her style, pick up an award-winning pie from Lisa's Pie Shop. Lisa's Dutch apple and blue raspberry pies are local favorites.

If mom is a fashionista...

Add some couture to mom's closet with spring clothing and jewelry sure to be the perfect fit. Check out Dottie Couture in Fishers, 14 Districts in Carmel or Karisma in Noblesville for unique boutique finds to deck mom out.

If mom is an experience extraordinaire...

Karisma shopGive the gift of a fun experience with great memories to follow. For an afternoon in elegance, treat mom to the Mother's Day Brunch at Conner Prairie on May 10, complete with a stroll across the grounds following the meal. If mom is a music maven, give mom a set of tickets to sing along to Lady Antebellum on May 16 or Rascal Flatts on May 30 at Klipsch Music Center. If mom is a fan of bath and beauty products, treat her to brunch at Eggshell Bistro at Carmel City Center before heading to Bath Junkie where she can create her own shower gel, lotion or salt scrub featuring all the fragrances she loves.

Great Mother's Day gifts are closer than you think!

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