Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Events

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010

It’s hard to think about anything other than the 80/35 Music Festival today, mainly due to my excitement for the festival. I drove down Locust Street last night and saw the...

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Restaurants

Foodie Des Moines

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

I was back in San Francisco recently for business. It was one of those whirlwind trips, filled with non-stop meetings and a delayed adjustment to Pacific Time. Fortunately, I was...

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Feature

Do you Zoo?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012

I have a confession to make. I lived in the San Francisco Bay area for over a decade, and I neglected to do any of the following: go to Alcatraz, walk across the Golden Gate...

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Beats for the soul

Five Questions with Max Wellman

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Max Wellman is getting ready for his Home For The Holidays show on December 21st, which will be his 4th annual holiday concert featuring some our region’s top jazz...

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Recent Posts

Roots Down: Dan Tedesco is an Official Des Moines Transplant

Roots Down: Dan Tedesco is an Official Des Moines Transplant

Mar 26, 2015

Dan Tedesco is a traveler. A wanderer. A vagabond. His style of music fits the world weary traveler aesthetic: Earthy, rustic and full of the kinds of stories that speak to the kind of man who spends and has spent the bulk of his adult life in venues from Nashville to Asheville to, uh, Portland. Anyway, his songs are personal stories, American stories and human...

Black Friday for Baby, Kids Stuff

Black Friday for Baby, Kids Stuff

Mar 25, 2015

Sure, it’s March, but there’s a Black Friday-size shopping event going on this weekend. A massive consignment sale for all things maternity, baby and kid is taking place this Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 in West Des Moines. You’re sure to find gently used, awesome items at the Twice Blessed Consignment Sale at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran...

A New Dance Mom in Des Moines

A New Dance Mom in Des Moines

Mar 24, 2015

For the first time this year, one of my children is participating in an activity that is competitive in nature.  Okay, both of my older girls played soccer when they were 5, but you could hardly call their games competitive.  This year my eldest daughter has joined a competitive dance team with the Grimes Superstars dance studio.  Her first competition is...

Best Kept Secret? The Des Moines Women’s Club

Best Kept Secret? The Des Moines Women’s Club

Mar 20, 2015

Hidden in historical charm and amazing delights is The Des Moines Women’s Club. The History of Des Moines Women’s Club: “FOUNDED IN 1885 BY A SMALL GROUP OF COMMUNITY-MINDED WOMEN. IN APPRECIATION OF THE CLUB’S RICH HERITAGE, CURRENT MEMBERS SHARE THE CONTINUED COMMITMENT OF THE EARLY MEMBERS TO PRESERVE HOYT SHERMAN PLACE AND ITS VALUABLE...

The Vahnevants – Bum Out!

The Vahnevants – Bum Out!

Mar 19, 2015

The last album I reviewed was the heartbreaking, ethereal, expertly-produced, full length debut from Annalibera, Nevermind I Love You. All those adjectives I used to describe it are absolutely correct and also will not be used to describe The Vahnevants’ Bum Out! That’s not a bad thing, but whereas Annalibera have floated out of the ether on a chariot...

Leaving Des Moines

Leaving Des Moines

Mar 17, 2015

I love Des Moines.  I love living in Des Moines.  I love sending my kids to school here; I love shopping here, eating and drinking here, and exploring here.  I love that my best friends and family live here too.  The recent wonderful spring weather has me giddy with excitement thinking about the weeks and months ahead in Des Moines.  But even with all this...

Brunching in Des Moines

Brunching in Des Moines

Mar 11, 2015

Brunch. The best meal of the day. There’s something about bacon, eggs, cinnamon rolls, omelets, pastries and all things breakfast food that is fantastic. Add in a mimosa or bloody Mary and you’ve got yourself a party, or at least an excuse to drink before noon. This past weekend, I decided to celebrate my birthday with my family by going out to brunch. This...