Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I went to visit my honey in Indianapolis last weekend. I had never been there before and didn't know much about what the city had to offer, besides Colts football and the Indy 500. As usual, I did tons of research. I also asked a friend who used to live there. Between her recommendations and my findings, I had a wonderful time there! Here's a list of Lindsay Loves It All suggestions next time you swing through Indy!

This cute cafe, with locations all over the city, had the most amazing breakfast!

Loved the decor inside! Complete with self-serve coffee bar, where I had chocolate fudge coffee!! 

The Bon Vivant.*
Ham, Swiss, Grainy Mustard, and Onion. Best one I've had in a while!
The fresh sourdough bread was cinnamon toast, which was to die for!

Broad Ripple was my favorite area of Indy, with tons of cute shops, boutiques, vintage stores, and restaurants.

Our first stop in Broad Ripple.

Second stop: breakfast at Three Sisters Cafe.  I got the Florentine, scrambled eggs with spinach, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmesan. Served with multi-grain toast.

Chris's breakfast. Multi-grain pancakes w/fresh strawberries. Both pancakes came layered on top of each other! This was ONE order!

One of the many cute boutiques in Broad Ripple.

This sushi place came highly recommended....and it did not disappoint! We loved it! Most any city Chris or I visit, we have to find a great sushi place.

The Playboy Roll was set on fire so the bottom would caramelize... loved the texture it gave. 

(front) Toro Tuna - the best thing you will ever have at a sushi restaurant! 
(back) The Corona Roll... amazing, amazing roll covered with a lime sauce!

Playboy Roll

Ok, I must take a break with all the pictures to set up this next place... This is possibly the coolest place I've ever been, in regards to wine tasting. The first day I walked around downtown, I noticed a place called Tastings. I immediately knew I would be coming here at some point during my stay. (It's a wine place...come guys know how I feel about wine ;) ) This type of wine bar is a new concept in the U.S. Here's the skinny, according to their website...

Most bottles of wine can go bad or oxidize within a few days of opening.  However, with our innovative tasting machines we are able to preserve the condition of the wine for a much longer period of time. Our machines give you the customer the ability to sample a $10 award-winning bottle of wine or that $150 bottle you have heard about but never been able to taste.

Our unique method makes learning about a wine easy and fun.
Step 1:  Read the brief description of any of the wines at our tasting stations, noting varietal, aromas and flavors the winemaker feels you will experience.  When you find a wine that intrigues you...
Step 2:  Use our Tastings' Card to select for yourself a taste of that wine OR ask any of our Wine Hosts to help you with your selection.  Continue tasting until you find a wine you absolutely love.  Observe the letter and number associated with wine and then....
Step 3:  Learn more about your favorite wine in our Tastings' Wine Books.  We review the winery, winemakers, wine making methods, awards and recognitions, food pairings, etc.  You can choose to have any of the wines you sample by the bottle while you allow our Wine Hosts help you select the Perfect Food Pairing.

One of the many "tasting stations" where your card is inserted, deducting your total balance, and the machine gives you your pour of wine. GENIUS.

My favorite station.

Cheese plate w/special cheeses from all over the world!

That's all, picture wise. We also ate at St. Elmo Steak House, which was absolutely wonderful! We had Decoy Cabernet, which is made by the same people as my beloved Duckhorn Cab. Also, to good (and famous) not to mention is the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail. It is, by far, the best shrimp cocktail I've ever had! It comes with their homemade, very spicy horseradish sauce... you must try this if you go! Word on the street is that John Travolta has his jet stop in Indianapolis, anytime he's in or near the city, to get several orders of the shrimp cocktail! 

Hope you enjoyed the post with all my Indianapolis recommendations! Let me know if you go there and try any of these places out! Thanks for continuing to support my blog!! It means the world to me! xx

*bon vi·vant  n.  (bôɴ' vē-väɴ')  A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Great start to the week!

Hi guys! I was out of town all last week, in Indianapolis, visiting my honey. Today I was just browsing my favorite blogs, when I happened upon this!!! To say I am excited is an understatement... it's my very first blog award!!! It makes me so happy because I had no idea how my blog would be received. This is such positive affirmation, which I am so thankful for!

 Alicia over at Wholesome Fashion awarded me this blog award!! Hers is one of the most well-written and fun blogs I've found. I read it almost daily! Alicia supports other blogs and is so kind and personal when responding to a post or question. I love that about her and look forward to keeping up with her & her fabulous blog! Thank you so much Alicia! :) I appreciate it!

The Rules:

•Accept and thank the person who gave it to you!

•List 10 things about yourself

•List 5 additional things you DON'T like

•Then pick ten people to give this lovely award to!

10 Things About Me:

1. I live in Nashville, as you can tell from the header on my blog.
2. I work in the country music industry, as a "song plugger," working with songwriters everyday.
3. My fiance plays baseball.
4. I lived in NYC for 6 months, while in college.
5. I have an obsession with wearing multiple, big bracelets. That stems from my mom. :)
6. Besides fashion, my hobby is doing research on the great places to eat and shop in new cities. (I have emails that I send to people that contact me with all my recommendations! So if you need some, let me know!)
7. I love red wine so much that I want to own a vineyard someday.
8. I consider myself a city girl, but grew up in a very small town. (under 4,000 people) I will always, always be a small-town girl at heart.
9. I sang in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when I was 16 years old.
10. I want to have Kelly Ripa's job one day. (and be her friend)

5 Things I Don't Like:

1. People sneezing around me.
2. People who "pretend" they didn't get your text. Let's be honest, everyone is glued to their cell for 99% of the day.
3. Working out. Any type.
4. When people don't leave voicemails.
5. Clogs.

I am passing this award to the following lovely blogs:

Thanks so much you guys! xo

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fashion Obsession

It's officially the weekend....YAY!!!! Hope everyone has fun plans!

I read my fair share of style blogs, and one girl keeps popping up over and over. Her name is Miroslava Duma, and I absolutely adore her sense of style! This 25 year old Russing "It" Girl is an editor at Harper’s Bazaar Russia. She's always being talked about and photographed because of her amazing style. I love it and hope you enjoy these images... Happy weekend!

Love how she accessorizes this LBD!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Casual Friday.

When the weather is warm, my favorite outfit consists of throwing on a maxi dress, cute flip flops, and some great jewelry. It's so easy, not to mention comfy! Try it yourself! Hope you all had a good weekend!

Had to knot the dress, because it was a bit too long :)

Vintage necklace. Random stack of bracelets.

Dress from random NYC boutique. Shrug from ??.  Tory Burch sandals.

Reason #187 that I'm glad it's getting warmer: my bracelets aren't covered up by a jacket anymore!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lovely Spring Dinner.

Image from Pioneer Woman. Because hers was prettier than mine.

I have professed my love for The Pioneer Woman before, and today I am going to do it again. A while ago, I had saved this recipe for Baked Lemon Pasta. The promise of spring days was just around the corner, and I knew this recipe would be perfect to make on a warm night. Last night was just the night. I used whole wheat pasta and light sour cream, so the recipe was pretty healthy. For the record, I absolutely loved it! If you like lemons, this recipe is for you. Be sure to use fresh Parmesan cheese & parsley (which I didn't use because I always waste all but the 2-3 TBS the recipe calls for). It's all SO easy! Enjoy my friends!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I accumulate images from all over the web. You could say I am a hoarder of images. Anytime something inspires me - an image, an outfit, a certain part of an outfit, how something is put together, color combinations - I save it to my computer. I like to unload them on you guys every now and then, and I haven't done it in a while. So here goes.... Hope you guys enjoy! Have a great week!

No earthly idea where I got this image - sorry!

For the record - this is the ONE shoe I would die to own! I've loved these Pradas since they came out, and I saw them while shopping in Memphis last Sept. (image from Sea of Shoes)

LOVE EVA! Her style is one of my faves! Shoes, big bracelets on BOTH arms, feathers, hot hair = A+++

I dream of an armful of bracelets like this! It's my mission to re-create this look with pieces I already own! (this image + the following 4 images from Monica Rose's site)

Looove animal jewelry - esp. snake bracelets.

Wonder why I loved this image....? ;)

Nicholas Kirkwood. Spotted these in In Style a while ago, then promptly wiped drool off the page.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte (image from Life In Travel) Tres interesting...

My ideal summer dress. (image from ?)

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Hands down, my favorite place to go in Nashville is Rumours. It's a charming wine and art bar near Belmont University, that happens to also serve amazing food! It's nestled in a house with wooden floors, turquoise walls, and quirky art hanging on the walls. When it's warm, the front patio is the perfect place to have their yummy cheese plate and a glass of wine. I could go there every day!

I'm usually a red wine drinker, but the warm weather was a good reason to try a rose.

The best wine of the night...Two Angels Petit Sirah

Most Amazing Cheese Plate!

The menu changes daily...

Mindy Lam mesh cuff! Love!!

My dinner.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! xx