Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Top 4: Amanda

Top 4: Amanda

Aug 7, 2012

Here are Amanda’s Top 4 favorite columns: 1. Full Court Press leads to revitalizing Court Avenue  This was my very first Des Moines Is NOT Boring post and covered my favorite establishments in downtown Des Moines. The downtown scene has grown even more since I wrote this post with more businesses thriving in the East Village and the Western Gateway....

Des Moines Rakes in the Accolades

Des Moines Rakes in the Accolades

Oct 11, 2011

Last week, Des Moines‘ Gray’s Lake Park was named one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011 by the American Planning Association.  I, like many other Des Moines residents was excited and brimming with pride.  Not only because we at Des Moines is NOT Boring love to brag about the beautiful features of our city but also because I love...

5 Ways to Get in the Halloween Spirit

5 Ways to Get in the Halloween Spirit

Oct 4, 2011

My favorite season of the year is upon us and whether you’re rabid for Halloween or a casual devotee, there are a number of ways you can get yourself into the spirit of the spooky season.  Many businesses in the Metro participate in Halloween-themed events and some even celebrate the season all year long.  Here’s my list of the top 5 ways you can get into...

Do your best Clark W. Griswold impersonation at Oktoberfest!

Do your best Clark W. Griswold impersonation at Oktoberfest!

Sep 20, 2011

It’s time to dust off your pair of lederhosen that have been languishing in the back of your closet, clean off the Hefeweizen you spilled on them last year and strap them on for Oktoberfest!  The Des Moines Oktoberfest starts this Friday, September 23rd (my birthday!) and continues through September 24th in the Court Avenue district of downtown Des...

Support a piece of Des Moines history at the Gatsby Gala

Support a piece of Des Moines history at the Gatsby Gala

Sep 6, 2011

If you’re a fan of the 1920’s, Templeton Rye Whiskey and dressing as a flapper-inspired beauty, Foxtrot your way to the Gatsby Gala at the Salisbury House & Gardens at 4025 Tonawanda Drive in Des Moines on September 16th.  The annual fundraiser for the Salisbury House & Gardens Foundation draws on the rich history of the historic landmark...