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Monday, November 23, 2015

My big sister always tells me that I'm easy to shop for, which is great because she buys me lots of presents. My wife says it's just because I'm easily impressed (what does that say about her?). But rest assured that I am a very picky shopper when it comes to buying presents for my loved ones, so... Read More

Monday, November 9, 2015

If you're looking for a restaurant to have your Thanksgiving feast at, we did the research for you. Here are all the restaurants in town that we know will be open on Thanksgiving. But be sure to call ahead to check about availability! And on Friday, head downtown for the Canopy of Lights when Santa... Read More

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Now it's officially fall, so we can officially get excited about apple cider and pumpkin candles. It's also time to dig out your favorite sweaters (if you need a new one that will last you for ages, check out J.L. Waters on the square) and try the new fall menus at local restaurants (I'm excited to... Read More

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In August of this year, Travel Media Showcase (TMS) took place right here in Bloomington. TMS connects travel writers with destinations from across the country, and even the globe, for three days of journalist/exhibitor appointment sessions, local and regional press tours, plus numerous networking... Read More

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Every year about this time, we start getting antsy. Winter has lost its snowy luster and is more like a heavy ice block weighing us down. So when March hits, we start thinking about spring, and spring break; a chance to take a little breather from the hum-drum that's been playing monotonously since... Read More

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's always nice when other people recognize how cool your city is. Luckily for us, 2014 was a banner year of accolades for Bloomington, Indiana! Here are some of the highlights. Top 8 Indiana Beaches - Indy Star Monroe Lake in Bloomington made this list of the state's top beaches from the... Read More

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For my birthday from my wife I received a wonderful Vega Stylista's Foxhole gift certificate for a shave and scalp massage. I easily made an appointment for the "Lock, Stock and Barrell" through their website, www.vegastylistasfoxhole.com . The LSB is described "for men who prefer a completely... Read More

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Maybe we don't have a blanket of fluffy white snow covering the ground just yet, but Bloomington is already covered in holiday beauty because our residents take pride in hanging holiday lights and decorations. I posted a question on our Facebook page asking for advice about the best places to see... Read More

Monday, November 10, 2014

Don't worry if you can't or don't want to cook a big Thanksgiving meal, because these Bloomington restaurants have got you covered! Each offers a delicious meal on Thanksgiving day, so turn off the oven and head on over. Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse will offer a traditional Thanksgiving buffet of... Read More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Bloomington, the leaves aren't the only things that change with the seasons. Many of our local restaurants change their menus to feature seasonal dishes with a Bloomington flair. We've gathered a sampling of some of the tastiest fall flavors from popular Bloomington restaurants, with tempting... Read More