There’s Something Delicious For Everyone at Our Daily Brew

If you’re a tea or coffee lover, or know someone who is, then you should make a stop at Our Daily Brew!

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What time is it? Time for coffee and tea!

This quaint coffee and tea shop has been in Fort Wayne for over 30 years.  It is located in Times Corners on Jefferson Blvd, making it easy for employees at the nearby businesses to pop in and grab a drink throughout the day.

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Each time I walk through the door, I instantly feel better!  The scents of the various coffees and teas and the beautiful décor have lifted my spirits each time.

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During my past few visits, several customers stopped by on their way to and from doing some shopping at Jefferson Pointe, the shopping center just down the street.

I was impressed by the wide varieties of teas and coffees. 

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Our Daily Brew offers all types of international tea flavors and coffee grounds, and the store even lets customers sample teas before purchasing them.

When I purchased a hot drink, I signed up for the store’s mailing list.  In return, I received an offer for a free drink on my next visit. Clearly, Our Daily Brew understands hospitality!

This is an ideal place to purchase gifts, too.

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I like trying international foods and drinks, so I think these books would be interesting!

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For your own pleasurable experience, visit Our Daily Brew.

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Stop in at 5906 W. Jefferson Blvd., online here, or go to its Facebook page.

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Amanda Reusser

About

Amanda Reusser is a 2006 graduate from Taylor University-Upland. She has spent the past 6 years living and teaching Drama, English and ESOL in Florida, Indonesia and Austria. While it was fun and insightful, she is very glad to be back home in Indiana. Amanda loves traveling, trying new foods, and learning cultural dances. She enjoys getting to know new people, teaching teenagers, and being involved with her home church.

Wine and Canvas: Paint the Town!

Wine and Canvas is a great way to spend time with friends and family and you can find them throughout the area in the coming months!

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All Wine and Canvas events are $35 per person except for the Open Studio events. Artists can come to paint anything they wish for $25 on selected dates. They also host Wine and Canvas events at their studio at 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd in southwest Fort Wayne.

Wine and Canvas is a great way to spend time with friends and family! The artists are friendly and provide simple instruction at a brisk, but easy to follow pace. Their facility off Jefferson Boulevard has ample space for a party. I know painting can be intimidating for people who don’t think they are artistic, but Wine and Canvas creates a fun experience for all. Everyone at the event paints the same basic picture, but it could come out so many different ways. Every painting is wonderfully unique.

For those who want specific guidance, the artist stands on a stage and walks everyone through the steps to creating the painting. Essentially, the process was like a color-by-number puzzle from my youth. This time you have the advantage of a live person leading you through the steps.  If you feel like branching out, you can change the colors in your painting. Or you could add background, even characters to your painting! Enjoy wine, snacks, and conversation throughout the evening. Because the instruction is so easy to follow, it creates a relaxing atmosphere. You can chat and laugh and make jokes with those around you, without losing your place in the process.

Specifics: The easiest way to find out when events are scheduled and what days are open for private parties would be to check out the website: http://www.wineandcanvas.com/fort-wayne-in.html.

Holly Perry

About

Holly moved to the Fort Wayne area in 2012 and have enjoyed exploring all of the nifty "things-to-do" around the city! She is an aspiring writer and is currently working on her first novel. Holly lives with her husband, two crazy cats, a bearded dragon, and a ball python. She enjoys exercise in all forms and setting out on adventures during the day, then reads anything and everything she can get her hands on all night!

Beth Moore’s Living Proof Life–This Weekend!

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This weekend, on September 13th, Beth Moore will be in town for Living Proof Life. She is an author, a speaker, and an inspiration to Christian women all over the world.  While many have had the opportunity to read her books or participate in a Beth Moore bible study, Saturday is an opportunity to come together and experience her teachings live.

Living Proof Life is only taking place in 11 cities in this year.  Each location was intentionally chosen and prayed for in the planning for this event. There will be a unique message prepared for the women of our area, discussion about how the bible applies to our every day lives, and praise and worship with Travis Cottrell.

While this event is great for women who are already in the Fort Wayne Area, it’s not too late for a quick trip to The Summit City! General admission tickets are sold out, but Club Seats may still be purchased by calling The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum directly.  And don’t worry, many local hotels still have availability for this weekend!

If you are in need of fellowship with other women, a break from your busy schedule, and are ready to learn more about navigating the world we live in as a Christian woman, then Living Proof Life is for you.

Living Proof Life will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and the schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. Event Begins
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch Begins
  • 1:00 p.m. Event Resumes
  • 3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. Event Resumes
  • 4:15 p.m. Event Concludes

You’ll also want to have $5 cash handy for parking.

We all need to make more time for ourselves, so do something for your spiritual life this weekend!

Mallory Carter

About

Mallory Carter is a Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a degree in Organizational Leadership. In 2011, she and her husband made the move to Fort Wayne all the way from Nashville, Tennessee. Mallory is a newlywed, advocate for chronically ill patients, member of the Junior League of Fort Wayne, volunteer, Mad Ants fan, and lover of all things Fort Wayne. By day, she can be found working as an administrator turned marketing professional at Three Rivers Dermatology. In her spare time Mallory enjoys exploring the city and trying new restaurants with her husband, setting and achieving new fitness goals, writing, and cuddling with her sweet Chihuahua, Ellie. You can read more of her musings at www.chronically-inspired.com.

A Unique Dining Experience Awaits You at The Bean Café and Teahouse!

What do hula hoops, yoga lessons and a unique plethora of tea and coffee flavors have in common?  They can all be found at The Bean Café and Teahouse on Wells Street.

This is one of my new favorite places in Fort Wayne, and it’s definitely one of the most unique and fun coffee shops I’ve ever discovered!

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Choose a seat anywhere!

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Enjoy a cozy corner

I was immediately intrigued by the retro, funky décor; a Bob Marley painting and toy action figure hanging by the drink menus, and an assortment of vintage furniture creates seating nooks for customers.  I also enjoyed the friendly barista’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt – a throwback to my own childhood.

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Unfortunately, I had to order a drink to go and couldn’t stay to enjoy the funky ambiance.  I ordered a hot, Raspberry White Mocha to go, and it was delicious to the last drop!  I’ll have to return soon to sample other delicious coffee flavors on the menu, like Cupcake, Toasted Marshmallow, and Italian Eggnog.  (Bacon is even on the menu for adventurous coffee lovers!)

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Besides the welcoming, laid-back atmosphere and delicious tea and coffee drinks, guests can also engage in yoga lessons on Mondays (donations accepted) and hula hoop workshops on Tuesdays.  Open Mic nights are also on Tuesday evenings, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

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There is something for everyone to enjoy here, and I can’t wait to return!  For a savory drink in a memorable, bohemian atmosphere, The Bean Café and Teahouse is the place to be!

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Check out the Café’s Facebook page for current events.  Visit the Café in-person at 1008 N. Wells St.  (Beside the Wells Street Bridge)

Hours: 

Mon: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tue: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Wed – Thu: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fri: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Amanda Reusser

About

Amanda Reusser is a 2006 graduate from Taylor University-Upland. She has spent the past 6 years living and teaching Drama, English and ESOL in Florida, Indonesia and Austria. While it was fun and insightful, she is very glad to be back home in Indiana. Amanda loves traveling, trying new foods, and learning cultural dances. She enjoys getting to know new people, teaching teenagers, and being involved with her home church.

“In the Open Air” Cape Ann paintings at University of St Francis exhibit

The University of Saint Francis 2014 art season will open with a bang this year! The year will kick off on September 6 with the “Presidential Gala: Cape Ann Collection Connections.” Guests may explore the exhibit of historic paintings produced en plein air, or “in the open air.”

The Weatherhead Gallery in the Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communications will host a number of famous works by artists well known for their technique. Among the scenes of Cape Ann depicted in the work, there will be some picturing Gloucester and Rockport, Mass. Featured artists include Emile Gruppe, Aldro Hibbard, and Anthony Thieme.

As part of the exhibit, the Goldfish Gallery will display works by contemporary plein air painters of Cape Ann. Continuing the theme, the Artist Spotlight Gallery is hosting paintings inspired by visits to the Cape Ann region; a couple of Indiana artists will have work featured in this exhibit.

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The Presidential Gala will include food, beverages, and live music in a covered outdoor setting in front of the Rolland Center on Leesburg Road. The event is free of charge, but there will be a cash bar on site for those who are 21 years of age and wish to partake.

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, artists and collectors Douglas Runyan and Fred Doloresco will be offering a lecture titled, “Cape Ann Collections: a Closer Look.” The lecture, which will take place on Wednesday, September 10, at 7:30 pm, will address the historical context of the Cape Ann plein air paintings as well as their tremendous influence on the art community and on the contemporary plein air art form.

The event promises to be a great night for anyone who loves art. And, if you can’t make the Presidential Gala, you can still see the exhibit on your own. The exhibit will run through October 5, and the gallery is open Mondays-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5;00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Holley Taylor

About

Holley is a student at Albion College in Michigan studying English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and History. She is excited to be back in her hometown this summer working as a Marketing Intern for Visit Fort Wayne. Holley enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.