Dr. Ray Stidd boasts several decades of experience in podiatric care. He practiced in podiatric medicine for more than 30 years, was president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and served as a medical triage officer for the Olympic marathon trials. He brings this wealth of knowledge and passion for healthcare to Sole Sensations, where he oversees all aspects of the store's operations.
Visitors find literal and physical comfort in the store's mission to help preserve customers' health by matching them with supportive footwear. Feet test-drive everything from orthopedic shoes and sandals to accessories such as sole supports, socks, and toe puppets.
As a child, Inga always looked forward to the delectable popcorn treats that her mother made using special family recipes. When she became a mom herself, Inga made the same treats for her children. Soon, however, friends, neighbors, teachers, and bus drivers were all clamoring for popcorn of their own, prompting Inga to open her first Inga's Popcorn in 2011.
You can order her certified organic, Indiana-grown kernels in time-tested flavors such as caramel and white cheddar. Once a month, though, she also experiments with different spices and coatings, resulting in specials such as pumpkin pie popcorn and snickerdoodle popcorn dipped in dark chocolate. She even crafts customized batches based on her client's flavor specifications, and assembles snack bags, sampler tins, party bags, and party troughs for special events.
Corinna Cosentino first discovered Pilates as a young dancer, seeking a way to simultaneously build her strength and flexibility. She fell in love with the distinctive exercise regimen and in 1998 decided to earn her Pilates certification. She then continued her studies in Chicago under the guidance of teachers who studied directly under Joseph and Clara Pilates, honing her core-building techniques and mastering Joseph's secret handshakes.
After several years spent teaching in Chicago, Cosentino opened her own studio, which boasts unobstructed space and pale hardwood floors speckled with Pilates reformers, towers, and chairs. She also provides supportive props for students to use during mat-based classes.
John Searcy started his battery business out of the back of his truck in spring 1950. He opened an official storefront in 1952, naming it Interstate Battery System after the new network of interstate highways that was under construction across the country. Over the next 60 years, his company expanded to all 50 states, as well as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Each Interstate All Battery Center location—as well as the company's online database—houses an extensive selection of batteries for cars, electronics, household items, and computers. They also collect power sources for security systems, medical equipment, and other niche devices. Many of their batteries come with a 45-day satisfaction warranty, though it doesn’t cover batteries stolen by siblings to power their Game Boys.
Spicing up sex lives since 1992, Cirilla’s stocks an impressive collection of lingerie, accessories, and adult toys that makes it easy to see how it’s ended up on Nuvo's "Best Of Indy" list two years in a row. Catered to both slim and plus-size clients, the shop's sensuous apparel encompasses everything from stockings and teddies to evocative costumes that fog monocles quicker than an illustrated D.H. Lawrence novel. For silken and scented kneads, lotions and oils sprinkle shoulders and backsides, as do sensual strokes and maneuvers gleaned from one of several instructional books.Grab bags for him, her, and couples award patrons with a surprise assemblage of products from the boutique, which can range from lotion samples to life-size chocolate replicas of famous bridges. A welcoming, open-minded staff happily helps guests explore a trove of body-safe adult toys, such as the waterproof and flexible We Vibe 3, which causes vibrations as good as those spawned from listening to the Beach Boys during an earthquake.