month : 04/2016 9 results

Homegrown: Olfactory Hue Bistro owner brings culinary expertise back to her roots

From cooking for hundreds of concertgoers in tailgate parties all over the country to working as the head chef of one of the country’s premier gastropubs, Daysha Amster’s path to success in the culinary world has taken her all over the country. Despite all her travels, Daysha’s eventual destination turned out to be right where she started — the City of Four Flags. In May, the chef will be celebrating the four-year anniversary of opening her very first restaurant, Olfactory Hue Bistro. ...

DIY: Indoor flower garden

The first hints of spring have made their way to Michiana but, unfortunately for nature-lovers itching to get outside, it could be awhile before the ground thaws and the first pops of color make their way through the soil. This project is perfect for those who are anxious to feel the dirt beneath their fingers, smell the flowers and brighten their day. Simply put, this project is designed to bring the outside in. My favorite part about this indoor jar garden is how much it can be customized ...

A new take on home school

For 70 years, thousands of St. Joseph residents spent their days in the tan two-story brick building near the Lake Michigan shore at 2214 S. State St. There, they learned to read and write, how to make new friends, the proper way to kick a soccer ball and countless other life lessons. The last set of children to make memories like these at Jefferson School are now young adults, but thanks to a development project that brought the building back to life, the memories made there won’t end ...

Proactive healing: Businesses offer unique and innovative health options

When we get sick, many of us schedule an appointment with our doctor. But what if you could play a more proactive role in your health? That’s exactly what three Michiana businesses hope to empower their clients to do. Each the only one of their kind in the area, these alternative methods of therapy are designed to help people better manage their body and relax their mind. Read all about: • Himalayan salt cave at Inner Journey Healing in Niles • Floating tank at Revive Spa in St. ...

Leader making leaders

We’ve all felt stuck in life. Or, as perspective might suggest, we’ve each earnestly wanted some sort of change that was proven extremely challenging. Sometimes careers don’t match our hopes, sometimes relationships don’t resemble our dreams. And often the difference we desire impacts the lives of those around us as much as our own. That’s where Justin Maust, founder of Leader Legacy and a motivational speaker and business coach — marked his own change by helping others meet the ...

Driving new business

A few Michiana business owners saw it coming — their enterprising drive and vision, suddenly here today and gone tomorrow. And driven right back the day after. For the owners of Luxe Wagon, Grateful Green Food Truck and Boho Pretty Mobile Boutique, it is exactly what they had in mind when beginning their mobile truck businesses. From fashion to food, each vendor has varying mileage in their experience catering to the local community, but they all share the belief that the business-on-wheels ...

Creating community

“Adults need to learn how to play. You don’t have to be good at it. You don’t have to be an expert. Just try and have fun.” With those words, Michelle Fitzgerald outlines the philosophy of the maker movement and that of her own personal pursuits. Michelle is the founder of Make South Bend, a co-working environment with the goal of sharing space and equipment as a way of giving people the opportunity to “make a mess and try new things.” Settings such as this are known as “mak...

Leaving a legacy: Notre Dame coach leads way on sidelines, beyond

Running late as always, I see Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw through the window at Nick’s Patio on Ironwood in South Bend, sitting in her usual booth. Patience is admittedly not one of Muffet’s greatest virtues, but she lets it slide as I fumble my way into the seat. Muffet and I met in 2004 when I began working as a sports reporter at FOX 28 in South Bend. Since then we have become friends and make it a priority to play golf together every summer. Our team even won ...

Finding the Game Changers in our communities

I love sports. I mean, I really love sports. Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m a huge basketball and football enthusiast, fanatical about my teams — Go Kentucky Wildcats! Big Blue Nation forever! — but also fascinated by the sporting world in general. My passion goes beyond just the contests on the courts or fields, though. I love the human element the most; the stories of personal triumphs over adversity, underdogs winning against all odds and the way individuals make the ...