Indy’s Odd Couple…Katelin Reeves and Molly Brickel Dominate the Downtown Club Scene!

In our attempt to focus on the truly positive assets Indianapolis has as a thriving, social metropolis, we are often intrigued by the way the bigger city living of Indy mixes so appropriately with a small town colloquial charm. No better example of this is the friendly interactions between the employees of the bars and clubs lining the southern end of Meridian. For the first time in many years, those bars and clubs are all working together, realizing their strengths while trying to enable each others’ success not impede on their strengths and challenge one another. (Well…maybe one or two bars are standing in their way, let’s be honest here.) And at the core of this success are the servers, doormen, security, bartenders and managers that are running these establishments. Most of them have known each other for quite some time; grown up together in this club arena. And they are friends. Most nights when we are out, we’ll see Dustin Worrell walk across from Blu to SENSU just to visit and say hi. Brandon Slate, the manager of Bartini’s and Cadillac Ranch can often be found walking down to Blu or SENSU to check in on his friends. But who’s respnsible for this pivotal turning of events where all of these bars are helping each other instead of challenging each other? Who is so wise and deliciously smart that they realize the power in appreciating differences and getting along as a business endeavor to further their own success. Who? A very, unlikely “Odd Couple” so to speak…Katelin Reeves, general manager of Blu and Hyde, and Molly Brickel, general manager of SENSU. Not only are these two, strong women literally running the downtown club scene only steps across Meridian from one another, but they are also old roommates…and most importantly, dear friends. So, we thought it would be interesting to interview the Dynamic Duo, but have them answer the questions for their counterpart. The first part of our interview will be Katelin answering for Molly. Damn girls…ain’t it great to share an empire!! We love these young women and admire their strength, their wisdom and their take no shit attitude…They’re good…and they know they’re good. They own it with humility and sexiness…and for that they deserve to be standing at the top! Together!

1. How long have you known each other and how did you meet?
We met a little after Blu opened in 2006. I was a bartender, she was a server…it was love!

2. Do you have nicknames for each other?
Molly has lots of nicknames, Mo, Mimi…but she’s always Molls to me.

3. What is one (safe)secret you know about the other person?
Haha. I already know which one she’ll spill of mine. Molly is a creepy dog person, with clothes, full conversations (where she does both her and their voice), and the like, but I’m equally creepy with my cat, so I find it acceptable. We are also both secret nerds for sure.

4. What is one trait that made them a horrible roommate but makes them an amazing bar manager? And vice versa?
Molly gets an idea in her head, and makes it happen. I’d want to go out; she’d be reorganizing her craft collection. I’d want to sleep; she’d be on a cleaning spree. But that focus is needed in positions like ours- the day gets away from you so quickly without focus. I’d say for both of us the vice versa is our dedication. We would do anything for anyone, and sometimes you get taken advantage of as a result. But as a roommate, it’s a great quality.

5. Five words that would describe the other person.
Fun, spontaneous, sexy, eclectic, loyal

6. What is your favorite moment you spent with the other person?

How do I choose? I love holidays with Molly. She’s from a huge family, and I was an only child, so it’s fun to share our different traditions. We had a blast decorating our Christmas tree last year when we got home from a night out at 2am.

7. How does it work to your advantage to be friends with each other and have bars directly across from each other?
Our clubs are very different, but really, at the core, every bar is the same. Just knowing you have support from the other, that they literally are across the street, is a great thing. We have bitch sessions that keep us healthy. We have great nights and bad nights. But we do experience very similar things day-to-day.

8. Do your husbands/boyfriends get along?
Yes. They love each other even though they are almost polar opposites. We are all family.

9. What is the next event you are promoting at your club?

Why, “A Night Fit for a Queen” with RadioNOW and the boys of Raannt, of course! The after party to Pride Day on June 11th with tons of giveaways each equaling $250 and special guest appearances!

10. In Indianapolis…What is the sexiest Bar? Hotel? Place to Kiss? Restaurant? Person? Couple?
Bar: I know I should say mine, but it’s way too much like being at home for me, though it is a sexy spot 🙂 I’d have to say Nicky Blaine’s…my husband, Matt, and I have had a lot of really amazing talks down there.

Hotel: I still haven’t been to the JW, but have heard great things. That aside, I love the Omni. It’s got Olives, one of my favorite spots in the city for a drink, and we had our honeymoon suite there. The view was incredible, and we really got taken care of.

Place to Kiss: Monument Circle. You’re in the very middle of the city!

Restaurant: Mo’s. It’s elegant and the food is fantastic. My husband and I had our post-wedding meal there, so I’m definitely partial. The chef did a special 4-course meal for the two of us, Jeremiah and Lisa made sure our names were printed on the menu, and we had the best seat in the house. Very sexy.

Person: My dude Matt Bourbeau! Any man that will put up with me is beyond sexy, and he’s been doing it for years.

Couple: Peyton and Ashley Manning. I’ve been their private bartender for a while, and they are so down-to-earth, so involved with charities, and so selfless with their time, it’s unbelievable. I was so happy to learn about their new additions; they’ll be amazing parents. Plus, she is absolutely GORGEOUS!

11. Your mantra to running a successful bar?
Don’t get caught up in the nightclub craziness. It can be very competitive, with long hours, and take over your life if you let it. Be yourself, be honest, treat people well, and take time off.

12. Give us three insider secrets?

You don’t really have to spend a lot of money to get the VIP treatment in most clubs. All you need to do is be nice, patient, frequent the bar, learn the who’s who of the staff, and tip well.

Don’t be intimidated by anyone who works at the bar. Everyone has their persona that they put on when they come to work, but most of us are very real people that are very different outside of our jobs.

Ladies, if you have a cute group of girls and you don’t want to pay cover, just call in advance. If it’s not super busy, you’ve probably got the in. Sorry guys!

13. Where will the other person be in their career in five years?

Molly will either be a mom or running a nightclub in Vegas. And I know that she’ll not only love, but be great at, either one.

14. What is the other person’s drink of choice?

Dirty Belvedere martini on the rocks, in a pint glass.

15. Boxers, briefs, jockstraps…or nothing at all? (Answer what you think the other person would say and why?)
Molly and I are both boxer-brief kind of girls, and that’s what I’m going with! Love you Molls!

Stay tuned for Molly’s responses about Katelin! Til then…

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ALERT!!!! Help Find Lauren Spierer!!!

We are attempting to just do our part. Lauren Spierer is a missing Indiana University student who has been missing since June 3rd.

We’re going to post the same information that was listed HERE on the Help Find Lauren Spierer Facebook Page! Please, do the same! We beg you…Tweet it! Share it on Facebook! Blog about it! Utilize your knowledge and your free minutes of social networking in a positive way or none of the rest of it is worth it! Twitter has been used to help find people during natural disasters and helped land a plane in Haiti. Facebook and Blogging have started revolutions and built fame and fortune. For once, let’s use it in a truly positive way. Let’s help find Lauren Spierer!

The information from the Facebook Page:
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Lauren Spierer is 4 feet, 11 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last wearing a white tank top with a light-colored shirt over it and black pants.
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Indiana Police Search for Missing College Student Lauren Spierer
Published June 06, 2011

Authorities in Indiana are searching for a missing college student who disappeared early Friday after a night out with friends.

Police say 20-year-old Lauren Spierer, a student at Indiana University, was last seen about three blocks from her apartment in Bloomington at around 4:15 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011.

Witnesses reportedly told investigators that the young woman was walking barefoot to her apartment. Video footage does not show her entering the apartment, according to the Indiana Daily Student.

Spierer, a 2009 graduate of Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, N.Y., had just completed her sophomore year at Indiana University. She is reportedly studying fashion merchandising and is a University Division scholar.

Spierer’s parents flew from their home in Westchester County, N.Y., to Bloomington on Saturday to assist in the search for their daughter.
“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” her father, Robbie Spierer, told the Journal News. “And it’s worse than what you can imagine.”

Spierer is 4 feet, 11 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last wearing a white tank top with a light-colored shirt over it and black pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts it being urged to call the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/06/indiana-police-search-for-missing-college-woman-lauren-spierer/#ixzz1OVWe5mQq

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A Summer Tease…

Hmmm…So what does everyone want to know from the boys who have all of the answers????

What is the biggest scandal in Indianapolis that no one is willing to talk about?

Who is going to be the NEXT biggest star from Indianapolis to hit the MAJOR big times?

What are the hidden secrets of Indy’s social scenesters that no one wants you to know?

What exactly DO people wonder if we have in our Burn Book?

A summer of fun!
And this summer…we promise not to disappoint!

Eyes Open, We’re Watching…

Indy’s Social Clout List…The Sequel!

A little over a year ago, to the tune of scandalous thunder, we posted our social clout list. We explained that if Indianapolis was a play, these were the characters who played vital roles in the social scene of Indianapolis. Well, a lot has changed and several people have moved. New roles have been appointed and new roles have been developed. Indianapolis is no longer at the playhouse. We’ve hit the Silver Screen and now, much like a blockbuster hit, the people who fill this ensemble cast are bringing Indianapolis to the next level!

Wanna know the cast list??? Stay tuned!

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Kim Kardashian’s Ring and Fave YouTube Vids of the Week!

Damn Girl!!!! 20.5 Carats?!!!! You might want to keep this man around! Yep, it’s true. Miss Kim Kardashian is finally off the market. Here boyfriend of six months, Kris Humphries, proposed with this amazing ring valued at $2 Million and of course, she said yes! Congrats Kimmie. We hope you’re enjoying engagement bliss…as are we! Oh…my…God…it’s kind of like we’re all brides now! Or…maybe not! We’ll invite you to our showers if you invite us to yours…or just let us plan your bachelorette party!!!

We thought it would be fun to post from time to time our current favorite YouTube videos or favorite YouTubers and some of the best moments. This week, we picked our current five people who inspire us to love ourselves a little bit more, laugh a little bit more and not take ourselves so seriously! Enjoy the videos and let us know what you think in the comments below. Tell us some YouTube videos you love..and get ready because tonight is the premiere of our new video on the boys of raannt channel!

http://youtu.be/se4Nh99sU2g

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Oprah Winfrey…The American Dream!

Today Oprah Winfrey will bow farewell for her final time…maybe! And in doing so what she will be remembered for most, next to her constant changes in weight or her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in The Color Purple, are her Favorite Things shows. In honor of Oprah, who we adore and respect partly because she continues to work endless hours and dispense wisdom while sporting a pair of hard earned Louboutins, we decided we would display a few of our favorite Oprah moments. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. And as we shed a few tears today as she closes her show, it is with fondness that we are reminded that behind all of the glamour the glitz, the Louboutins and the awards…Oprah is the definition of The American Dream! We’ll miss you girl!

http://youtu.be/s9fMmRv0CEQ

http://youtu.be/jcZjmF40GQs

Until then
Eyes Open…We’re Watching!

The Rapture!!!

Apparently, tomorrow a worldwide Earthquake starting in New Zealand at 6pm will initiate the beginning of THE END!!! Doomsday

So we were sitting here tonight and thought maybe it would be appropriate, just in case these predictions are true, to say our goodbyes, our love ya’s and hopefully we’ll see you on the other side…

We were also asking each other what we would do if tomorrow is actually THE END…or let’s just say for all practical purposes that this is the last weekend…What would we do? What would we eat? What things would be important for us to do one last time???

ALEX – “Spend it with my friends and family and people that I care about. I’d just enjoy it the same way I would if tomorrow were tomorrow like any other day. I wouldn’t change anything. I wouldn’t do anything different. I think that every day I live is unique and one of a kind anyway.”

PETER – “Not me. I’d take out a bunch of money and play the high stakes slots at the casino. I’d have sex…several times. I’d have continuous movies playing in the background…To Kill a Mockingbird, Smoky Mountain Christmas, Basic Instinct, Out of Africa…My Dog Skip. I’d buy a few things I never allow myself to buy. As a person in recovery, I always thought I might use one day if I knew it were the end. But I wouldn’t. I have no need or desire to drink or use drugs anymore. Maybe that’s the explanation for the sex, the gambling, the shopping…and the FOOD! I’d have Chinese buffet, warm Krispy Kreme donuts, mac and cheese, cheap Totino’s pizzas, lemonade and lots and lots of stuffing. And then I’d sneak over to my best friend Tonya’s house, sit on her patio and smoke cigarettes and laugh a few more times before heading home and spending the last few hours with Alex and the dogs…yep. That’s it!”

What would you do??? Anything special???
Leave us comments below and IF we don’t disappear tomorrow, our pick for the best response will win a doomsday souvenir surprise from us!

Til then…or up above…
Eyes Open, We’re Watching!

http://youtu.be/QHFK1yKfiGo

Brittany Mason…Will You Marry Me????

It’s OFFICIAL!!!! Our wedding plans are booked and at 6:30pm August 25th…our dear friend Brittany Mason, supermodel and former Miss Indiana USA 2008, will be marrying us at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas!!

The rest of the details…including the honeymoon…are secret…shhhhhh! So we can’t tell!

But….Brittany will be in town for 500 Weekend and we’ll be escorting her to The FANtasy 500 Race Party at The Columbia Club!

Eyes Open…We’re Watching!!!

Kimono A Go-Go…Asian Inspired Fashion Show at SENSU!

Tonight at SENSU…225 South Meridian…Maggie Connor of The Haute Hoosier and Lindsey Menner will be hosting an Asian Inspired Fashion Show starting at 9pm. The event is $5 or free with your SIN card! So we thought we’d give you a little preview from last year’s Fashion Week in China…

And if you didn’t already know, Indiana’s very own supermodel Brittany Mason was there for the entire season and walked in several of the shows…did you see her???

After the fashion show, world renown DJ Fashen will be spinning for SENSU’s regular Tuesday night S.I.N.(SENSU INDUSTRY NIGHT) Party!!!

the SEXY life…Advice!

Tomorrow will be the premiere of our new column…the SEXY life! Every Tuesday, we will be offering advice based on questions or comments sent to our email raannt@gmail.com or left as comments on our posts. Please feel free to ask us anything you would like advice on but remember…our focus is how to incorporate making positive changes in your life and being as SEXY as possible…Sexy being defined as:

sex-y -adjective 1. a genuine mix of physical beauty, confidence, attraction, compassion, star quality, character and authenticity. used in a sentence: “I made the sexy list!”

Anything related to relationships, personal growth, beauty, charisma and accomplishing your dreams!

So…we’re ready, pens in hand, to dish it out! Throw us your problems and questions!!!! Either email as at raannt@gmail.com or comment on our posts!

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