Quickly approaching is the 500 Festival’s favorite season; a time when the sun starts shining, the black and white take hold and we’re in full gear toward the month of May. Our love for this time of year is rooted in the racing, running, festivities and celebration, so to continue the spirit of sharing things that make us happy, the 33 500 Festival Princesses have rounded up 33 things that they are loving this spring!

BLOGS & INSTAGRAM INFLUENCERS:

  1. Lifestyle & Fashion Blog: Olivia Rink | Instagram: @oliviarink
  2. Lifestyle Blog: Seersucker + Saddles, Beth Chappo | Instagram: @seersuckerandsaddles
  3. Lifestyle & Fashion Blog: Trendy In Indy, Steph Weber | Instagram: @trendyinindy

“Since Steph’s from Indy and almost all of her looks and reviews for places are things I could actually do too!” – Lauren Bryant

  1. Lifestyle & Faith Website and Blog: SoulScripts by Jordan Lee Dooley | Instagram: @jordanleedooley
  2. Health Beauty and Fitness Blog: HBFIT, Hannah Bronfman | Instagram: @hbfit & @hannahbronfman

BOOKS:

  1. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  2. No Greatness without Goodness by Randy Lewis
  3. Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
  4. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  5. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

FOOD:

  1. Café Patachou Cinnamon Toast, Indy
  2. Anything Cone Palace, Kokomo
  3. Pad Kee Mao from My Thai, Bloomington

PODCASTS:

  1. News & Politics: Pod Save the People
  2. Comedy: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

“Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin have covered everything from the opioid addiction to snoring and wrinkles. I find it perfect for a longer drive, as most episodes are roughly 40 minutes long.” – Olga Vlashyn

  1. Personal Journals: S-Town
  2. News & Politics: True Crime Garage
  3. Food: Bite
  4. News & Politics: Serial

STARBUCKS ORDER:

  1. Blonde Vanilla Latte
  2. Medicine Ball Tea – “secret” menu item

“It’s the perfect pick-me-up during a rainy day or when I feel like I might be catching a cold… plus, it gives me a nice energy boost when I need to get a lot of studying done.” – Hallie Wright

  1. Pink Drink
  2. London Fog Latte

TV:

  1. This Is Us
  2. The Office
  3. Parks and Recreation

“Leslie Knope is my spirit animal and I loved that it was set in Indiana because there was so much Hoosier humor.” – Carolina Vogel

  1. Friends
  2. Black Mirror

ODDS & ENDS:

  1. Baseball Season
  2. Country Playlist on a Warm Day
  3. Vinyasa Yoga Class
  4. Best Buddies

“Also, I’m loving the support from Delaware County that Ball State Best Buddies is receiving this semester. More people than even are standing for inclusion, and breaking down barriers.” – Emma Haney

  1. HQ Trivia

 

The 500 Festival Princesses are down-to-earth and relatable, but they stand out! With over 120 community outreaches planned across Indiana, the Princesses are busy impacting the lives making their mark in the community. Through the 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD, the Princesses have had the opportunity to engage with Indianapolis leaders who help guide their passionate and ambitious goals.