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The International Center Embraces and Celebrates Cultural Expression

The International Center was established in 1973 to welcome international visitors, support multicultural populations, and enhance awareness of global issues in Indiana. Celebrating fifty years of service in our community, today The International Center carries on its legacy as "the catalyst for a global Indiana," working to inform and connect Hoosiers to the world around us.  

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5 Women-Owned Businesses with Picks to Spruce Up Your Home

Looking to spice up your space or find some design-related holiday gift picks?  We asked five of Indianapolis’ most respected local design professionals — all affiliated with the Indiana Design Center in Carmel — to tell us their favorite women-owned businesses. 

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Why You Really Need a Realtor in 2023

The new year is coming, and you may be thinking of buying a home or putting yours on the market. While you might be tempted to navigate the transaction on your own, this is likely one of the biggest financial decisions of your life — so it’s important to reach out to a seasoned professional to help. Here are five reasons from The Dakich Team at Compass why you should hire an experienced realtor in 2023.

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"You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are." — Salma Hayek
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Get ready for some festive fun with a cocktail workshop at Maven Space with Mixo Indy on Dec. 21. You'll whip up some holiday-inspired cocktails using classic mixology techniques. The $75 class includes materials and ingredients to make two craft cocktails, a take-home recipe card, and a souvenir glass.
Sign up today — space is limited. 21+ only, please.
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The Barker Triplets Seated Outside

Originally known as "Barker A, B, and C" when they made their debut at Indiana University Hospital, these local triplets now go by Lindsey, Robin, and Mindy. In the nearly 40 years since that debut, they’ve been using their unique triplet bond as a solid foundation while pushing each other to excel. 
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The Te'Andra Tough Foundation Christmas Gala Flyer

After the passing of her 27-year-old daughter Te'Andra LaShae to appendix cancer in 2019, Tonya Adams founded the Te'Andra Tough Foundation to honor her daughter's legacy and help other cancer patients. The foundation is having its first Christmas gala on Dec. 18, so read this article by Schawayna Raie to find out more about the event and the organization.
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The Flying Cupcake Milk & Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Cupcake

Today is National Cupcake Day, so it's only fitting to treat yourself to one (if you're so inclined). Looking for a new flavor? The Flying Cupcake's seasonal "Milk & Cookie Sugar Cookie Dough Cupcake" is available to order online ($10.90 for two) with pickup at your favorite The Flying Cupcake location.
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Buying or selling a home? If you choose to work with The Dakich Team at Compass, you'll receive a $500 Williams Sonoma gift card at closing.

Created in partnership with The Dakich Team at Compass.

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Casey Cawthon

By day, you can find Casey Cawthon in the Salesforce Tower as the vice president of marketing and communications at Indy Chamber. In the evenings, she balances her time between teaching public speaking as an associate faculty member at IUPUI, supporting clients as CEO of her own business, CNC, or serving on the boards of PATTERN and the Indiana Fashion Foundation. Turning it over to you now, Casey!
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Widya Ukkas is the talented artisan and owner of Clay Sweet Clay  — and once you see her designs, you'll be hooked. These intricate poinsettia-inspired earrings are surprisingly lightweight and sure to brighten up any holiday look. 

Poinsettia large hoops, $22 at

A round-up of events to add to your calendar in the weeks ahead.
All the things you need to read this week.
  • Hanukkah begins this Sunday, Dec. 18, at sundown. (Almanac)
  • Here are Indianapolis Monthly's top picks for where to eat and drink. (Indianapolis Monthly)
  • Local author and fashion blogger, Beth Chappo, just released her second cookbook, "The Village Cookbook." (Beth Chappo)
  • Going to a holiday cookie swap? Make one of these no-fail recipes. (Better Homes & Gardens)
  • 7 ways to fight imposter syndrome. (Career Contessa)
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