Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Wasabi Tao, the Downtown place for really good Sushi

Wasabi Tao, the Downtown place for really good Sushi

Sep 27, 2013

4th Street downtown has been one of my favorite places since moving to Des Moines and now there’s one more restaurant adding to the eclectic mix of venues that stretch from Walnut Street to the Science Center.  Since opening earlier this year, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Wasabi Tao, which sits in the Kirkwood Building at 4th &...

A Baker’s Dozen of Try Not To Miss Shows at Maximum Ames 2013

A Baker’s Dozen of Try Not To Miss Shows at Maximum Ames 2013

Sep 26, 2013

The third edition of the Maximum Ames Music Festival is another excellent chapter in what has become one of the premier events in the Midwest. Few events pull in this much contemporary, legendary and up and coming acts under the umbrella of one event. Somehow, this event does it, and we can say consistently does it, while also carrying the torch for our state....

Come on DSMove

Come on DSMove

Sep 25, 2013

DSMove is taking place this Sunday from 12-4pm on University Avenue between 23rd Street and 41st Street. University Avenue will be car-free for an afternoon so that we can enjoy biking, skating, strolling, hula hooping, playing, socializing, and even dancing in the street. The Des Moines Open Streets effort is spearheaded by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective....

Ballet Des Moines Opens 2013-14 Season with Celestial

Ballet Des Moines Opens 2013-14 Season with Celestial

Sep 24, 2013

Ballet Des Moines opens 2013-14 season with a triple bill of contemporary ballet at Hoyt Sherman on October 11, 2013.  Tickets go on sale today.   Ballet Des Moines’ triple bill is a great introduction to ballet showcasing different dance styles by three choreographers in three short ballets. Celestial will feature Ballet Des Moines’ resident dance...

Project Runway Q & A Jeremy Brandrick

Project Runway Q & A Jeremy Brandrick

Sep 23, 2013

I was able to reach out to a few of  Lifetime’s Project Runway contestants and asked them a variety of questions that I asked my fans to give me some suggestions as well as one’s I had of my own. Here are Jeremy Brandrick’s answers  What made you decide to apply for Project Runway? Complete spur of the moment?  Is the experience what you thought it...