Christopher Scott Homeshas been in business since 2002, creating one-of-a-kind luxury homes in the Indianapolis area. The owners, Chris Carnell and Scott Bates, have partnered to provide unique home design with personalized service and top-of-the-line products and materials. The company prides itself as hands-on builders, offering meticulous oversight at building projects to maintain excellent quality control. 

Michelle Yager-French and Adam French are the owners of Carmel Tattoo Ink, a tattoo shop located in Downtown Carmel. Open since 2010, they recently moved to a new location in the Arts & Design District. This new space has allowed them to realize their dream of offering a comfortable, spa-like tattoo experience.

Le Peep at the IDC

Le Peep has opened its most recent dining location at the Indiana Design Center. The restaurant, serving a large selection of sweet and savory breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes, is located on the first floor of the design center and offers both indoor and year-round patio seating.

Le Peep is well known in central Indiana with several locations in the greater Indianapolis area; this is the fourth location in Hamilton county and the first in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. The popular brunch spot serves many breakfast and lunch favorites, from customizable omelettes and skillet bowl favorites to burgers, sandwiches and salads, with breakfast available all day. All dishes are made-to-order while the restaurant sources the freshest ingredients and also buys from local food purveyors.

Woman on the Run

Fine Wines from One of Sicily's Leading Wineries

Last spring I traveled to Sicily with a group of writers to visit wineries and attend the annual meeting of Assovini Sicilia, the association of Sicilian wine producers. 

One of the wineries we visited was Donnafugata, headquartered in Marsala, on the western tip of the island.  The city is known for its history (Garibaldi and his red-shirted rebels landed there in 1860) and for Marsala wine, a fortified beverage like Port and Sherry. 

Carmel City Center is excited to welcome three new businesses to its mix of offerings this summer. Magic Hat Barber Shop, 317Home, and Manelé Café will all be joining Carmel City Center.

Magic Hat Barber Shop, a luxury men’s grooming experience, will open at 885 Monon Green Blvd, Suite 101 this summer. Premium haircuts, beard trims, and straight razor shaves will be offered and expert barbers will focus on capturing the spirit of each guest while they enjoy complimentary beverages and abundant extras in an inviting, well-appointed environment. In addition to barbering services, Magic Hat will provide a curated selection of grooming products, fragrances, and gifts.

This home features a well-stocked lake, 7 car garage, indoor basketball and volleyball court and inground pool.

Incredible walk-out lower level with home theater with seating for 12, wet bar, game room and massive home gym.

Carmel City Center is excited to announce that Tucci’s, a fine-dining restaurant featuring wine, steaks, pasta, fresh fish and artisan pizzas, is coming soon to Carmel City Center. Located at 710 S. Rangeline Road, the restaurant will take over the former Langton’s Irish Pub space adjacent and connected to Matt the Miller’s Tavern. The Tucci’s Carmel restaurant will be the second location with the original location operating in Dublin, Ohio since 1998.

Reimagined Carey Grove Park

Carey Grove Park, a neighborhood park located at 14001 N. Carey Road, has received a complete refresh in order to meet the needs of the growing local community as part of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s Reimagining Parks initiative and the Clay Township Impact Program. The park features all new playground equipment, year-round bathrooms, basketball court, permanent outdoor exercise equipment, expanded parking lot, resurfaced trails, and picnic shelters.

Indianapolis homebuyer Mallory Lee is no stranger to the new build process. In fact, Mallory and her husband have built three new homes together. Their most recent move to build was sparked by the addition of their third son. The need for more space, plus a custom plan designed around their lifestyle, led them to Design Gallery Homes, a Build on Your Lot division of Drees Homes.

Explore. Pour. Enjoy.

‘Brews & Barrels Trail’ to celebrate local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries

With an impressive and growing list of more than a dozen independent craft breweries, wineries and distilleries, the City of Carmel is launching a new “Brews & Barrels Trail” to help visitors and residents find unique and crafty takes on their favorite adult beverages. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and crowd restrictions, the Trail will be launched over two weekends – September 19-20 and October 24-25. Adults 21 and over are encouraged to visit one or more of the establishments on the trail to learn more about each of them and have a chance at winning prizes.

Hotel Carmichael

Carmel celebrates new boutique Hotel Carmichael at Carmel City Center

Mayor Jim Brainard and the City of Carmel celebrate the historic grand opening of the Hotel Carmichael, an Autograph Hotel Collection that is part of Marriott International, managed by Coury Hospitality. This six-story, 122-room hotel with 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a new French restaurant and the soon-to-open Feinstein Cabaret, will continue to bring elegance to Carmel’s growing City Center. The opening brings to fruition a plan, more than 15 years in the making, to build a unique boutique hotel that serves tourists, business travelers and local residents seeking a one of a kind, original experience that is just steps away from the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel City Center, Midtown and the Arts & Design District.

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