Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Road Trip, continued

Growing up on the east side of Indianapolis, one of the biggest treats you could have was donuts from Hart Bakery.


Of course, nothing lives in reality the way it does in your memory.  Hart isn’t quite as cute as when I grew up, but it’s just as sweet.


PS.  This was Garance’s first EVER doughnut!!!  Welcome to America, baby!!!


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  1. Kate (Embarrassment of Riches)

    September 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I lived in Indianapolis for 8 years before moving to NYC, and my heart will forever belong to Long’s. Nothing comes close! My bet is their glazed yeast doughnuts are just as good as I remember.

  2. The Bohmerian

    September 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Welcome to American indeed. :-)


  3. Sebastian James

    September 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

    As an Indiana boy now in the big city of Chicago, it is nice to get back to where you grew up. You are right in that it’s never the way it was while growing up. But to get back, see some old sights, talk with old friends is therapeutic. And grounding.

  4. Lauren

    September 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

    OMG!! Garance’s first ever doughnut? Now that she’s living in New York, she must go to the Doughnut Plant for the best doughnuts in the world!

    The Styleseer

  5. Manding

    September 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

    wow, i am absolutely jealous of this hometown roadtrip. especially one that involves donut shops like this. unbelievabley american.

    so still the beans! what did Garance think of her first ever doughnut?

    ps, http://www.amandamantes.blogspot.com !

  6. commefraiche

    September 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

    poor Garance, she keeps trying to get in better shape ( more exercise, eating healthy foods) and you tempt her with doughnuts and pizzas

  7. Catherine

    September 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Naughty you! After her wonderful post about getting back in shape and finding her balance after having gained weight, and you take her out for pizza and doughnuts!

  8. Kate

    September 6, 2011 at 9:52 am

    awww its adorable. I love a good Mom&Pop

  9. Copper Etiquette

    September 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

  10. loubehr

    September 6, 2011 at 10:02 am

    SO NICE !

    I want to go :)


  11. PvdH

    September 6, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I’m really enjoying these little snaps Scott. Seems like Garance is being a good influence on your blog ;)

    Please keep them coming!



  12. Elisa Eymery

    September 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Great photo. This looks so American to me.


  13. thesecretcloset

    September 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I SOOOOOOOO want to eat a doughnut right now but I cant because Im lactose intollerant :-(((((((((((((((((( plus I would have to swim across the ‘pond’ xxx


  14. Ames

    September 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Just stick to the style shots, really.

  15. Dimitra

    September 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I love doughnuts.!! You can’t get theme here though :(


  16. beyourstyle.it

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Grate! Go Garance!

  17. Sarah

    September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Did you ever go to Taylor’s Bakery on Allisonville and 62nd? That’s my favorite. No bakery in NY compares.

  18. Kacie

    September 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    First donut ever!? Love all these photos of your trip. They are so different from your work!


  19. kcarleen

    September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    First time for a doughnut?! Not even a KrispyKreme?

  20. AET

    September 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Having lived above a mom+pop bakery in small town Minnesota for a year, I completely understand.

    Garance, eat the donut.
    I’m sure you won’t be road-tripping it to the midwest very often.
    Think of it as a way to say “I love you baby…even if you do like small-town donuts.”

  21. Huda

    September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    enjoying these profile on some of your favorite spots. Haven’t been to the Midwest, but looking forward to visiting them in the near future.

  22. Lindsay

    September 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Seriously making me so homesick! I love that place!

  23. blahblahbecky.co.uk

    September 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    How has Garance made her way through life donut-less until this moment?!

  24. talktomyshoes

    September 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I’m not a fan of doughuts (*Gasp*! I know…) but this for some reason really makes me want to eat one…

  25. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    What a great photo!

  26. Anna

    September 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love that you are still (somewhat) in touch with your hometown roots! I’m always happy to visit the house that I grew up in, despite my boyfriend in the passenger seat saying, “Did you just feel that? That’s the feeling of God turning his back on you,” as soon as we cross the Indiana state line!

  27. Becky

    September 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Scott, I teach at Warren Central and had no idea you’re an alum! Thank you for such a loving glimpse of the Eastside, on behalf of all those who call it home!

  28. Megan

    September 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Growing up in Indianapolis and now having lived Chicago for quite some time, I never thought Indianapolis would make The Satorialist, this made my day… even if it is a doughnut shop (fitting!). And very exciting to know you grew up on the East side of the city.

  29. Suzy

    September 7, 2011 at 2:33 am

    don’t worry Garance, even Gwyneth must have a doughnut sometimes

  30. nicholas

    September 7, 2011 at 5:08 am

    whats not cute about that place?? wanna go!

  31. thefashionguitar

    September 7, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Talking about donuts… I haven’t had one for ages. After work I need to go for it again, guilty pleasure…

    XO Charlotte

  32. gigi

    September 7, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I think that is my all time favorite post of yours…Hart Bakery looks fabulous!!!!!

  33. Kim

    September 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Wish I’d come into Verve when you were there–too busy with little kids.
    Such a beautiful blog you do.

  34. Style Dilettante

    September 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Great Scott – Garance has been chronicling her struggle with weight gain (although, I now find it hard to believe when I saw those thighs on the pictures of her on the bike and swing!) due to the fattening food she’s encountered state side and you are not helping by introducing her to yummy/naughty donuts!!!


  35. Heather in Arles

    September 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Makes me pretty happy that such a fine lady as Garance had her first doughnut in a proper small town, best of what America does (meaning small businesses) type o’place. I grew up in the Mid West and am loving your perspective. It’s your blog, Mr. Schuman, please do feel free to draw outside the lines when it strikes you!

  36. May

    September 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    You and Garance are too cute. Seriously

  37. Sue

    September 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Do they still make crispys? We used to get them there when I was a kid. They’re a cross between a cinnamon roll and a danish, flaky, sweet and full of candied pecans as I recall.

  38. AnthonyC

    September 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Memories of Indiana. Hanging out with my pilot Grandfather at Grissom Air Force Base and getting great surplus gear at the Base Exchange. Drag racing at Bunker Hill.
    Waterskiing Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver. And very good food – grilled meat and corn – grilled and dipped in butter at the Indiana State Fair. Much later I met Bill Blass at an event in NYC and was introduced as a former Hoosier. “Great place to leave!” he boomed. I disagree and still dream of the corn.

  39. Stacie

    September 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Oh my, I live in Indy– I also cannot believe you were here taking photos. Seriously made my day! Haha. :)

  40. Kristen

    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 am


    I appreciate this so much as I grew up on 11th street, just a short morning walk away from Hart Bakery. Ask for a key chain next time you enjoy your prefect morning snack!

  41. JACKIE

    September 9, 2011 at 10:36 am


  42. Kathleen

    September 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I looove how you call Garance ‘baby’. Aww, you two are so cute together!

  43. MEP

    September 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Right at 10th and Shadeland… I drive by it daily! For Pete’s sake don’t try to use a credit card there! One of my favorite things about your blog is that you are born in raised in Indianapolis, like me.

  44. Hatty

    September 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    So cool!

  45. Elizabeth

    September 11, 2011 at 3:52 am

    How lovely, I lived in Woodruff Place on the East Side! Indianapolis is a suprisingly great city

  46. Laura

    September 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm


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