indy scene

Being from the Midwest, Indiana born and raised, I have had to endure ridiculous winters, being years behind in big city fashion trends, and the occasional jab about my “Southern” accent.  None of the aforementioned circumstances have been enough for me to leave, so I guess Indiana is alright after all.  As I had mentioned on my “hello it’s me” page, I am from a small town in Southern Indiana, attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and now I reside in Indianapolis and have for the last 20+ years.  I really do love this city!  It’s full of things to do, beautiful buildings, lots of color, and of course…malls, malls, and concert halls!  YAY!  So enjoy your “tour”…

 

indianapolis

I put the “I” in Indy…

tool mural on building

Indianapolis has the right tools to help me survive the “boring” Midwest.

Lots of fun museums for adults and kiddos:

state museum sigh

The outer space, rock, and history filled Indiana State Museum

childrens museum of indianapolis

Gorgeous colors and fun kid things at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of art

We LOVE the Indianapolis Museum of Art!!

Did I mention the gorgeous colors around this fun city??

colored wall indianapolis

and then there’s the canal downtown.  What it lacks in restaurants and shops, it makes up for in beauty and gorgeous art and color…

colored squares tower  graffiti canal canal indianapolis

and there’s always ice cream, cupcakes, candy, and pop!! (yes, pop.  Not soda.  Not cola.  Pop. and for the record, I used to call EVERYTHING carbonated, Coke.  That stopped when I finally realized that even if I wanted a Sprite, I would be handed an actual Coke when that’s what I asked for… ;/)

ice cream shop

Wyliepalooza Ice Cream

cupcake shop

Gigi’s Cupcakes

candy store indianapolis

rocket fizz indianapolis

Rocket Fizz on the Circle Downtown Indy

One of my homes away from home (besides work and concerts) is my favorite mall. The Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing.  It houses J. Crew, Nordstrom, Saks, Madewell, Anthropologie, Sephora, MAC, Free People, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, and many, many, many others!!!

fashion mall indianapolis

Not only is Indy home of some freakin’ cool sights and malls, and such, let us not forget the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (and that’s where I saw the Rolling Stones)

indianpolis motor speedway

AND the time the city hosted the Superbowl!! Totally bad ass!!

indianapolis hosts superbowl

I had word from a reliable source that a Mr. Jon Bon Jovi (one of my loves) was at the Superbowl party for the Patriots at the IMS and left and stayed at the J.W. Marriott downtown.  And OF COURSE I did not get to see him.  So close, yet sooooo far away.  UGH.

Last but not least, Indy has some really fabulous venues for concerts.  I have been to all of them several times.  And I will return… (pictured below):  Rick Springfield at Old National Centre, Bruno Mars Conseco Fieldhouse, My friend Patti and me at Matchbox 20 at Klipsch Music Center

old national centre rick springfield Bruno Conseco Fieldhouse Klipsch concert

Told ya it was a pretty great place to live (with the BIG exception of the stupid winter time)!!  I haven’t even mentioned a fraction of the stuff there is to do here, but I don’t have tons of time to do that.  But the Indianapolis Zoo is pretty awesome and it’s fun to attend Pacers games, and if you’re into baseball, soccer, and hockey, well, we have those teams too, and much, much more.

So strike a pose, Indy,

vogue indianapolis

you are an exciting, beautiful city!!

beautiful building indy

Come visit and we can do some fun stuff while you’re here!

xoxo,

rachael

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