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HGTV’s Good Bones stars dish on their favorite spots in Indy!


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It’s no secret that mother-daughter duo, Mina and Karen, are a bundle of fun. When they’re not flipping houses and bringing neighborhoods back to life, you’ll find these kick-butt redheads enjoying all that Indy’s local business scene has to offer. When we asked Karen “What made you start writing reviews on Yelp back in 2013?” Her response: “I started using Yelp reviews, so I started writing Yelp reviews.  It seems only fair.”

Last meal on earth in Indianapolis: What would it be and where from?

Karen: “Bluebeard. Chess Pie.  Yes, I would make a meal of pie.  And a Moscow Mule.  If I’m dying, I don’t care about calories any more.”
Mina: “Grilled cheese with a sunny side up egg and truffled honey at Milktooth.”
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Who is your go-to salon in the Circle City?

Karen: “This is going to make everyone so sad.  I do all my hair care at home because I am so cheap.  But if I were to go to a salon, it would be Studio 2000.  They have worked magic with my hair in the past, and have a great waxing salon and spa.”

Mina: “Studio 2000
Who is your go-to local hardware store when you’re in a pinch on the project?
Karen: “Downtown Fuseks!  They know me by name, and if they don’t have what I need, they will order it.”
Mina: “Sudings on East Street”
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When you have a rare free weekend, what does it look like? How do you keep your sanity with such a busy schedule?
Karen: “We have some friends who do winter hikes, which take place all over Indy, and Indiana.  A massage from Jess at Lift on Virginia Avenue fixes everything.  I get all my treats from Wildwood Market.  Sanity?  What Sanity?  and who would want to keep something as mundane as sanity?”
Mina: “I try to work out regularly. It helps keep me sane.”
Lets talk about pups. 
Karen: “You can’t beat Furr for dog grooming or Indy Dog Hound for doggy day care (and adult therapy when needed).  I like the Fountain square animal clinic for veterinary care because they are so close and take such good care of my ancient toy poodle.”
Mina: “I love Indy Hound for doggie daycare!”
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When it comes to staging houses and finding one-of-a-kind furniture in the Circle City, where do you turn?
Karen: “Chatham Home.  Don’t even waste your time going anywhere else.  And make sure you go into the bargain basement.”
Mina: “I love Chatham Home.”
Any favorite fitness studios or forms of exercise around town? As if flipping houses is not enough exercise already… 
Karen: “Invoke for hot yoga, the YMCA for everything else.  I usually go to the City Way Y.”
Mina: “I go to the YMCA on South Street and regularly do Boot Camp and Body Pump. I love their Zumba class but it’s only in the evenings so is tricky to make it to after our days.”

Bookmark collection of Mina and Karen’s favorite spots around the Circle City found here.

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