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.