Lemonade Day Indianapolis 2014


On Saturday, May 17 Lemonade Day will be happening across greater Indianapolis and as a sponsor for the event, Carmel City Center will be one of the many locations where young entrepreneurs will have their stands set up around the project! Children that will have a stand located at Carmel City Center will have their lemonade stands up from 1-3 p.m.

If your child is interested in setting up a stand at Carmel City Center, we are able to accommodate 5 lemonade stands. Please contact Caitlin Parten at 317-705-7985 to secure one of these spots.

About Lemonade Day

In late 2009, Houston entrepreneur and native Hoosier Michael Holthouse asked local entrepreneur Scott Jones (www.scottajones.com) to bring this great program that he founded – Lemonade Day — to the Indianapolis area. This unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand.  Kids viscerally learn about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, philanthropy and much more. Scott agreed without hesitation to spearhead Lemonade Day in Indianapolis and started a new foundation – The Think Forward Foundation – to do it.  It was a huge commitment but he didn’t hesitate. Here’s why…

Today fewer and fewer kids are engaging in entrepreneurial activities like mowing lawns or starting lemonade stands. And yet many entrepreneurs talk about their early childhood experiences starting lemonade stands, or selling golf balls to empty-handed golfers, as the moment when the “light bulb went off.” The moment when they knew they could control their own destinies and possibly even change the world with their ideas. A lemonade stand did that for Scott, and he wants other kids to have that “light bulb” moment.

The unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. More information can be found on the Lemonade Day website at http://www.indianpolis.lemonadeday.org

Knapsack Wine Tasting Event at Hubbard & Cravens


Join Hubbard & Cravens for a Wine Tasting Event featuring Knapsack Wines on Tuesday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m.

About Knapsack Wines

Taking the path less traveled, Knapsack Wines sources outstanding domestic and international wines for the Indiana restaurant and retail trade. We are not a retailer, and cannot sell our wines directly to the public. However, we will work closely with select retailers to ensure that orders for our products can be fulfilled within a reasonable time.

Surprisingly, even today, there are still probably more great wines not available in the Indiana market than are currently represented here. We at Knapsack Wines are doing our best to remedy this situation. With the explosion of nationally recognized chefs and restaurateurs in our state, along with the increasingly sophisticated palates of Hoosier food and wine lovers, more than ever a niche exists for wonderful, independently-produced wines.

In establishing our objectives, we have decided to only represent producers who adhere, where possible, to the principles of sustainable, organic or bio-dynamic viticulture. There are always going to be exceptional circumstances, when vintage conditions may force growers  to temporarily modify their methods, but this will be our general rule.

The wine tasting featuring Knapsack Wines will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Hubbard & Cravens location at Carmel City Center. Guests will taste an array of eight different bio-dynamic and sustainable red and white wines from farms located in France, New Zealand and Austria. Along with the wine tasting, Hubbard & Cravens will provide light hors d’oeuvres for guests to try with the each wine. Guests of the event will also have the opportunity to buy bottles of wine that will cost from $12-$20. The price per person for the event is $20 and reservations are required.

Call Hubbard & Cravens at Carmel City Center at 317-805-1888 or visit http://www.hubbardandcravens.com to reserve your spot.

Hubbard & Cravens Address: 703 Veterans Way, Carmel, Indiana 46032

Hubbard & Cravens is located on the interior of Carmel City Center, located on the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive (click here for map). Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive), in the underground garage (accessible from Range Line Road) and along Veterans Way located to the south of Carmel City Center.

2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Although we feel that Mother’s Day should be every day with how much each and everyone of our moms do for us, it’s fun to be able to celebrate the woman that loves us unconditionally.

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas from Carmel City Center retailers that we think mom will love to open up on Sunday, May 11. Don’t forget to make your Mother’s Day reservations at one of Carmel City Center’s great restaurants: Eggshell BistroHubbard & Cravens and Matt The Miller’s Tavern.

DSC_01191. 14 Districts Weekend – Calypso St. Barth Perfume

With six different scents available at 14 Districts Weekend, you’ll be sure to find a scent for mom that she’ll love to wear.

DSC_0103_22. Addendum Gallery – Michael Aram Ring Catcher

Spruce up mom’s jewelry collection by giving her a ring catcher to hold her favorite pieces. The daisy will be sure to put a smile on her face.

 Bath Junkie @ CCC Aug2013 (15)3. Bath Junkie – Exfoliating Salt Scrub

What do all mom’s need from time to time? A little pampering. The exfoliation salt scrub from Bath Junkie will make her feel like she brought the spa home with her. Even better, you can customize it with your favorite scents and color!

DSC_01104. The Bike Line – Townie Electra Cruiser

You know how mom is always talking about wanting to become more active? Stop into The Bike Line and pick out a new cruiser she’ll love to ride around on!

DSC_01305. CLOTH – Handbags


Every mom loves having options when it comes to handbags. Have the ladies at CLOTH boutique help you pick a color she’s going to love wearing this spring!

DSC_00286. Rain Aveda Salon & Spa – Hand Relief Cream

We love this stuff and our mom’s love it too. Pick up a bottle of her favorite Hand Relief Cream by Aveda at Rain Aveda Salon to add to collection of products that she just can’t live without.

00697. Silver Door Boutique Spa – Day at the Spa Gift Ceritificate

A day of pampering might be just the thing that all our loving, hardworking mothers need. Set up a surprise day for mom at Silver Door Boutique Spa or pick up a certificate that she’ll be able to use on a day that is just right for her.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – 2014

Valentines Day is just seven days away and whether your valentine this year is a significant other, a best friend or just someone in your life you love, you’re looking for the perfect gift to show them that you care. Here’s a few of our favorite gift ideas:


For the Friend Valentine:

These playful “sweatheartz” bath fizzies from Bath Junkie are just the right gift that your best gal pal will love. They’ll totally win her over with their berries and cream aroma.




For Your Dear Mother Valentine:

Mom’s love the little things and she’s going to love this simple, but elegant set from Sorrelli available atAddendum. With a few other colors in stock, you’re bound to find one that will be her favorite.






For the Stylish Sister Valentine:

First, you’ve got to pick an item that she’s going to love and we have a feeling she’ll love this top by Plenty by Tracy Reese at CLOTH. Second, you’ve got to pick a color that’s going to be in all seasons and this one is already a winner. A new fabulous top with a color that pops? This year she’ll be happy to call you here sibling in public.








For Your “One and Only” Valentine:

There something to say how well you know your significant other if you’re able gift them a special gift like this Organic Cotton Lace Chemise by Only Hearts. You can pick this beauty up at 14 Districts Weekend along with more items from the collection.






For the “Good Lookin” Fella Valentine:

The man in your life deserves a little special treat and if he’s got style, he’s gonna love this tie fromJ.Benzal. It’s playful and stylish; you can’t go wrong with either one of those.


Chocolate & Wine Tasting Event at Hubbard & Cravens

Hubbard & Cravens - Wine GlassLove chocolate? Love wine? Here’s an event you won’t want to miss out on!

Hubbard & Cravens will be hosting a Wine & Chocolate Tasting on Thursday, December 19 from 7-8 p.m. Pairing four select wines with organic handmade chocolates the tasting will feature chocolates from Chocolatier Joann Hofer of XCHOCOL’ART, guests of the event will enjoy a night of learning the delightful pairings! The cost is $35 per person and space is limited.



RSVP by Friday, December 13th  by contacting  317 – 805 -1888. Cheers!

Annual Holiday Brunch at Matt The Miller’s Tavern

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Holiday Brunch at Matt The Miller’s Tavern

Matt the Miller’s Tavern at Carmel City Center will be hosting its annual Holiday Brunch on Sunday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Visitors to Matt the Miller’s will enjoy the restaurant’s traditional Sunday Brunch, a visit from Santa Claus and treats for the kids. Santa will be happy to pose for pictures, so don’t forget to bring the camera!


In addition to the holiday brunch, Matt The Miller’s Tavern will be hosting a toy drive to benefit the RTV6 Toy Drive and encourage guests to bring a new, unwrapped toy for kids ages newborn to 12 years of age. Guests will be given a gift certificate to use on a future visit to Matt the Miller’s Tavern for each new toy donated.

The Sunday Brunch is $16.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids 5 to 10, free for kids 4 and under with a paying adult. The brunch features traditional breakfast favorites consisting of a made-to-order omelet station, fresh Belgian waffles, salads, assorted Flatbreads, various Chef specialties, fresh fruit, pastries and more. Matt the Miller’s also offers a Bloody Mary Bar and Coffee Bar that guests might enjoy for an additional charge.

For more information contact Matt The Miller’s Tavern at 317-805-1860 or visit http://www.mtmtavern.com

Santa Claus is Coming to Carmel City Center


Santa Claus is coming to Carmel City Center!

During the month of December, Santa Claus will be at Hubbard & Cravens in Carmel City Center. Children of all ages are welcome to come see Santa and share their Christmas wishes during his time at Hubbard & Cravens. Candy canes will be given out to children as a treat after their visit while supplies last.

2013 Dates for Santa Claus:

Saturday, December 14: 12-2 p.m.

Saturday, December 21: 12-2:30 p.m.

Along with Santa visiting, Christmas carolers will be strolling around Carmel City Center on Saturday, December 21 from 4-6 p.m. Bringing holiday cheer by singing a large range of classic holiday songs from “Silver bells” to “I’ll be home for Christmas”, this large caroling group of family members and friends will be singing A Capella for those to enjoy around Carmel City Center.

Hubbard & Cravens is located on the interior of Carmel City Center, located on the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive (click here for map). Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive), in the underground garage (accessible from Range Line Road) and along Veterans Way located to the south of Carmel City Center. For reservations, please contact Hubbard & Cravens at 317-805-1888.

Late Night Holiday Preview Shopping Event at Carmel City Center + Winter Window Wonderland

The holiday season is here and it’s time for a little shopping!

Carmel City Center will be hosting its second annual Winter Window Wonderland and Late Night Preview Shopping Event on Saturday, November 23.


The Carmel High School (CHS) Art Club will be painting many of the storefront windows in Carmel City Center in holiday themes to create a “Winter Window Wonderland.” A total of 20 storefront windows will be painted by 20 – 30 student members of the CHS Art Club. The painting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. This project was coordinated by the CHS Art Club teacher sponsors Anna Beelke and Jen Bubp. The public is invited to take a walking tour of the “Winter Window Wonderland” and return to Carmel City Center later for the Late Night Shopping Event.


Carmel City Center Bag

That evening from 6-10 p.m., Carmel City Center invites you to return and dine at one of the six unique restaurants, then shop late and enjoy the entertainment of holiday D.J. music on the interior plaza throughout the evening. Businesses will offer special in-store promotions, host trunk shows, offer product demonstrations and more. Visitors attending the event can enjoy free spiced Crimson Berry Tea provided by Hubbard & Cravens.


Carmel City Center is located on the southwest corner of Rangeline Road and City Center Drive. Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive), in the underground garage (accessible from Rangeline Road) and along Veterans Way located to the south of Carmel City Center.

Carmel Tailoring Annual Holiday Trunk Show

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Carmel Tailoring will be hosting its Annual Holiday Trunk Show on Wednesday, November 20 and you’re invited!

The event will be hosted at Matt The Miller’s Tavern from 6-9 p.m. with free drinks from 6-8 p.m., free appetizers, custom suiting, gift cards and event a dress shirt drawing.

During the trunk show, Carmel Tailoring will be offering samples of men’s & women’s custom suiting and shirts from Ready Made, Made to Measure and Bespoke shirts and suits. Zenith, Dormeuil, Loro Piana, Derbry are just a few examples of the featured fabrics that will be present at the trunk show as well as an assortment of Gladson ties!


Also during the event, guests will be able to put together a virtual suit design that will be built right before their eyes according to their preference.

For more information about the event and to RSVP please contact Amanda@CarmelTailoring.com or call 317-848-60-50.


Actors Theatre of Indiana Preview & a Night of Trick or Treating

Carmel City Center will be hosting a concert featuring the Actors Theatre of Indiana and an evening of ‘Trick or Treating’ for kids and adults on Wednesday, October 30.


Actors Theatre of Indiana will be performing a short preview of tunes from its upcoming performance of  “The Odd Couple” on Wednesday, October 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Hubbard & Cravens located in the interior of Carmel City Center. Seating will be available on a first come, first-served basis.  The public is invited to attend this free event.

The Odd Couple – Meet Oscar Madison, a divorced and carefree slob, whose greatest concern in life is making his alimony payments on time, give or take a few months. But Oscar’s life is about to turn upside-down with the arrival of his longtime friend and new roomie, Felix Ungar, an uptight neat-freak, whose wife has just kicked him out. Mix in two British sisters, a gang of poker boys, and a botched London Broil, and hilarity ensues.

A Night of ‘Trick or Treating’ – Kids and adults are welcomed to dress up for a night of ‘Trick or Treating’ at Carmel City Center. Participating retailers and restaurants will be handing out treats beginning at 5 p.m. until close. Adults in costume get a special treat from the retailers 14 Districts Weekend and Rain Aveda Salon and Spa. 14 Districts Weekend & Rain Aveda Salon and Spa will pass out 2 vouchers to each adult  for Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s concert “The Artistry of Di Wu” on  Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m.  Pianist Di Wu performs Gershwin and Liszt in this powerful program.

Hubbard & Cravens is located on the interior of Carmel City Center, located on the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive (click here for map). Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive), in the underground garage (accessible from Range Line Road) and along Veterans Way located to the south of Carmel City Center. For reservations, please contact Hubbard & Cravens at 317-805-1888