5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Our editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, shares some of the local finds on her mind at the moment.
5 Things I'm Loving

Before she founded Indy Maven, our editor-in-chief Leslie Bailey was a lifestyle reporter with her finger on the pulse on all that’s happening in our fair city. In fact, all her friends asking her where to go and what to do helped plant the seed that would one day become this website. Her job may have evolved, but her keen sense of what’s cool has not. So we figured it made sense to check in with her every once and while to see what she’s obsessing over at the moment. 


No offense to my husband, children, or friends but Chef Oya’s The Trap *might*  be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. We treated ourselves to her Trap@Home lobster kits over the weekend and it was everything I’d dreamed it would be. 

3355 N. Keystone Ave., (317) 762-6172, www.chefoya.com.


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Turn your volume up and Swwiiiiipppppeee—>>>> #LinkInBio

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Okay, admittedly I haven’t had these yet because…pregnancy, however I’ll be ready for these suckers (errrr ‘sicles) as soon as humanly possible. Available for carry out and curbside pick up from Mass Ave Wine Shoppe. 

878 Massachusetts Ave., (317) 972-7966, www.massavewine.com.


Yes, masks are still a thing. Yes, you should still be wearing one. Yes, there are a lot of great options out there now. Yes, I just got these in the mail from 14 Districts. 

Carmel City Center, 736 Hanover Place
Carmel, (317) 805-1857, www.14-districts.com.


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JOHNNY WAS —> find on website (link in bio) . . . #johnnywas #print #pattern

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I know “they” say that stretch marks are more genetic than anything and I definitely have a few here and there but as a woman in her last few days of her second pregnancy I *swear* to you Ambre Blends’ Skin Tonic has kept them at bay.

It contains sunflower oil, which the brand says helps protect your skin against harmful UV days from the sun and recommends putting on as a base before your SPF. 



We love bagels in our house (so much so our 2 year-old sings “It’s bagel time, it’s bagel time” most mornings). But good bagels are hard to find in the Indy area. I kept seeing mentions of Sidedoor Bagel pop up on my IG feed and finally snagged an order slot—it was well worth the wait.

Available via delivery only, email or DM to order, see IG bio for available dates, instagram.com/sidedoorbagel.

Leslie Bailey is Co-founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Indy Maven. She wrote this post while bouncing on an exercise ball to induce labor. 

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