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Category - Shopping

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The perfect New Year's Eve includes a great group of friends, Auld Lang Syne , a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice), and of course the best atmosphere. We've put together a list of some of B-Town's best to help you get ready to ring in the new year. Where to Ring in the New Year If you... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Don't let holiday gift-giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. Don't forget to shop small on Small Business... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plans necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every whim. Rest & Relaxation It’s... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

You don't have to have a significant other to have fun. We've already rounded up all things Valentine's Day but if you and your girls want more, visit Bloomington and experience the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Popularized by a 2010 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation... Read More

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

There's enough love to go around for everyone in February. To help with your Valentine’s Day plans we’ve rounded up all things love for you: events, restaurant specials, and more. Celebrate with your sweetie, friends, or just have a #treatyoself day. Where to Eat Bloomington Bagel Company BBC is... Read More

Friday, December 14, 2018

For the Foodie at Heart: Everyone has that one person in their life who is a great cook (or at least thinks they are). This list is for the ones who love to cook, dine out, and enjoy new culinary experiences. Cardinal Spirits Bloomington’s distillery is selling Holiday Gift Boxes. It includes... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and self-care. In Bloomington, there’s no shortage of calming and beautiful spaces to help you unplug and rejuvenate your mind and body. Whether you’re into yoga, salt caves, meditation, or an essential oils workshop, we have it all. Yoga A post... Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We have no shortage of unique shops in Bloomington, especially when it comes to all things vintage. From high-end mid-century wares to affordable vinyl classics make sure to check out Bloomington's best vintage shops to score some one of a kind treasures. Fashion Cherry Canary - With vintage... Read More