Looking To Host Your Next Shower in Indy?

Looking for just the right place to host your engagement party, shower, or small gathering?  The heart of Broad Ripple holds the perfect gem for that purpose: 'Just Pop In!' . This place will make you oooh and ahh from the moment you walk in-- from the beautiful furniture to the reused bar back of the old house that once sat there to the decor and unique wallpaper all the way down to the bathrooms--you will be entranced! As you explore, be sure to check out the neon light wall that tells a story about Mandy & Carly's family through the old photos, including photos of their uncle's dog and their grandparents.


Now, let's get to the really good stuff!  The 'Over Flow' room upstairs is the perfect spot where you can host your next event! As you walk up the stairs, you are greeted by a gorgeous, antique bar where guests can receive either beer or wine throughout the event. As you go further into the room, you are welcomed by a large barn table and an attention-grabbing TV—for access to a slideshow, video, or the posting of a monogram. In addition, there is seating at plenty of small tables with  dazzling decor.  The connecting room has quaint sitting areas as well as pineapple wallpaper that welcomes and invites—we all know pineapples are a sign of hospitality! The rooms are appointed and decorated perfectly down to the tiniest of detail, and you won’t  need any  extra decor to spruce it up because is already stunning! The enchantment doesn't stop there, because you also have access to the balcony area. On the balcony, guests are able to enjoy some fresh air while looking out onto the Broad Ripple scene. 

Just Pop In! has an onsite kitchen, so you don't have to worry about you and your guests going hungry! Their staff is there to make sure you have food throughout the event and the drinks keep being poured!  

The owners, Mandy & Carly, brought this stunning California Farm House to life; they created the perfect setting by coordinating wallpaper, decor, and furniture, and then they added the ideal balance of service by mixing in drinks, small plates, food and an attentive staff to create just the right setting for your next event. So, the next time you are looking to host your small celebration contact Mary ( mary@justpopinonline.com );  you and your guests won't be disappointed! 


Thank You Cards

The other day I was meeting with a Bride, and she sits down and says, “I need to vent.”

"Why do people not write Thank You's anymore, is that a new trend or something?"

I was completely thrown off by the this comment. I, like most people, always enjoy some happy mail mixed in with the boring mail, and, as weird as it sounds, I enjoy writing them as well. (Of course, that may have to do with my mother making me sit down the day after I received any gift whatsoever and write one.. so, may be it’s a good habit now.) 

As the bride vented on how she hasn’t received one ‘Thank You’ note from any of the showers or weddings she has attended in the past six months, and if there was a ‘Thank you,’ it was an email out to everyone… what’s next a Facebook post?

After giving her time to vent,  I asked, “ So, how are you going to make sure you don’t fall into this same category with your other friends?” She proceeded to tell me her plan for when she and her fiancé would write out ‘Thank You’ notes after each shower, and then after the wedding, they planned to take turns and split the list between the two of them.

I get it.  Life gets busy during the preparation of the wedding and all the pre parties. Then, after the wedding you go on your honeymoon, and the last thing you want to do is come home and go straight to writing Thank You cards; therefore, they get pushed off further and further.  Keep in mind, it’s never too late to write a ‘Thank you.’

Here are THREE Ways to make sure you can get your ‘Thank You cards’ out!

  1. Order Thank You cards in advance, something you like and are excited about using. (  Check out - Noteworthy Expressions )

  2. During your showers/parties, make sure you have someone sitting there writing out what the present is and who it is from. This way, later when you want to start on those ‘Thank you’ notes, you don’t have to go searching for the card or present when you start writing out your cards.

  3. Split the list with your significant other, and maybe even make it a competition to see who can finish first!

 Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

 Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Make a Statement Before, During, & After!

 The day you walk down the aisle is the pinnacle of the wedding process, but why not also make a statement with your outfits before, during, and even after on that amazing honeymoon with your new honey!  This is where Laura Walters, the owner of Style Riot, comes into play ( literally with shopping and clothes).

Laura specializes in creating unique wardrobe collections for each of her clients. From doing closet assessments, personal shopping, personal styling, and making sure her clients know their outfits are meant to compliment their bodies and personalities. Ultimately, her services are aimed at maintaining confidence during day to day activities. Laura knows that wedding planning can be stressful, and it requires a lot of focus from the guest list, to the venue, to the vendors, to the invitations, to the decor, to honeymoon plans, to the wedding party, to the dress, and any extra details that combine the big day all together. Laura  noticed that something was always getting pushed to the last minute or added to the bottom of that 'TO DO' list. 

 Esther Boston Photography

Esther Boston Photography

THE OUTFITS, OF COURSE! NO ONE EVER forgets about wedding dress shopping even though it is sometimes hard to pick out that perfect dress. . .the one that really looks like you, flaunts what your mama gave you, and makes THAT statement you want for YOUR day. But, it doesn't stop there! You still have all the pre-celebration parties to attend that will need gorgeous outfits: from the engagement party, to the engagement photo sessions, that many guests will see, like showers and bachelor / bachelorette parties. 

As a result of this observation, Laura recently embarked on a new branch of her business . . . expanding her styling talent to assist brides in finding those key outfits! 

She has several package options. Her packages start with the 'Engagement Photos;' this package consists of styling, personal shopping, day-of assistance during your photos, and dry cleaning/returning clothing. Laura's  'Wedding Gown' package includes trend research, appointment coordination, dress shopping, accessories consultation, tailoring, and wedding day styling. Or, if you are completely lost in where to even start with an outfit, you can do the ' Wedding Events Package' that includes styling for four (4) of these six (6) events: engagement photos, engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon packing/shopping. If you aren't seeing the package that fits you, then no worries! Laura can customize a package to fit your needs and wants! 

 "Laura was such a big help with our engagement photos! She really understood how to create outfits that complimented each other and made our vision become a reality. Her spunk & fun personality made us so comfortable and willing to get out of our comfort zone!" Dina  Engagement Photo styling client

"Laura was such a big help with our engagement photos! She really understood how to create outfits that complimented each other and made our vision become a reality. Her spunk & fun personality made us so comfortable and willing to get out of our comfort zone!" Dina Engagement Photo styling client


So what are you waiting for contact Laura today for wardrobe assistance! info@mystyleriot.com


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