Bloom’s 11th Annual Wedding Guide – Pleasant Surprises! (photo gallery)

Jourdan Eastling (left) and Sarah Hugus share a quiet moment after their ceremony. Photo by Icarus Photography PLEASANT SURPRISES! Couples who have been together for years can still find ways to surprise each another — or be surprised. Such was the case for each of the four couples featured in our 11th Annual Wedding Guide. For Carolyn Chang and Chris Wells, that surprise came from a change of venue. While they had planned an outdoor ceremony at the Rose Well House, a special site where they shared a magical midnight kiss, showers forced the ceremony into Indiana Memorial Union’s Tudor Room. Jourdan Eastling and Sarah Hugus had an even bigger surprise — the fact that they could get married at [...]

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Direct from Detroit: Shinola Watches at Andrew Davis

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Slow down as you pass the window at Andrew Davis Clothiers at 101 W. Kirkwood, and a display of funky, distinctively American-looking watches is liable to catch your eye. Look closer at the brand name, Shinola, and it might ring a bell somewhere in the distant recesses of your mind. Ever hear the phrase, “You don’t know shit from Shinola”? Shinola was a popular shoe polish brand back in the 1940s — hence the phrase. Fast forward to 2011 and marketing genius Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil, bought the rights to the name and created a line of retro-looking watches, bicycles, and leather goods. Since its launch, Shinola has garnered considerable media attention, in no small […]

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