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10 Spots in Indy for Your Next Girls’ Night

Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town with the whole crew or an intimate evening with your bestie, here are the top spots in Indy, according to influencer City of Shay.

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Leslie Bailey

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Leslie is the woman behind everything you see here at Indy Maven. She has more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning writer, editor, and media consultant. She has been honored on the Forbes Next 1000 list and as one of Indiana’s 250 Most Influential Leaders by the Indianapolis Business Journal. 

Leslie has worked as the lifestyle editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine and as a columnist for The Indianapolis Star where she penned a popular column called “The Adventuress.”

She started Indy Maven because she saw a gap in the market when it came to storytelling and news for women…and because she really likes parties.

Originally from Michigan, Leslie lives in the heart of Indianapolis with her husband, sons, and one very large slobbering dog. She enjoys traveling, cooking (and eating) as well as connecting with women, and sharing recommendations for all Indianapolis has to offer.