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My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 18, 2015

When I started thinking about seven things I love about Des Moines, I had a broader sense of all the great things about this city: the food, the scenery, the opportunities to get involved, the arts. I could go on about the great growth and changes we have seen over the years and how thankful I am for the opportunities we now have. But to save you from reading...

5 Ways to Enjoy the Des Moines Summer Heat

5 Ways to Enjoy the Des Moines Summer Heat

Jul 13, 2015

It’s that time of year when it’s so hot, you step outside and feel like you’ve entered a sauna. The mugginess and heat hit you like a thick fog, and I kind of love it. These are the days I long for during the long, cold winter months. Summer in Des Moines would not be complete without the hot days spent grilling, swimming, or cooling off with a...

Des Moines Arts Festival: My Date with Des Moines

Des Moines Arts Festival: My Date with Des Moines

Jul 1, 2015

Give me art, good food, beautiful weather and one of my favorite musicians and you’ve got the makings of a perfect evening. This past weekend I found myself on a date with our city, enjoying the sights, sounds and everything that I love about Des Moines during the summer. I am not one to typically go out on the town by myself, but a kid-free evening at my...

Who is a Young Professional?

Who is a Young Professional?

May 11, 2015

Des Moines, I have a question. How do you define a young professional? As Forbes’ best city for young professionals, we should likely have an answer to this question. When looking at organizations like Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Young Professionals Connection, I see people who are passionately seeking connections, challenges and growth in...

My Favorite Des Moines Patios

My Favorite Des Moines Patios

Apr 13, 2015

You guys, the greatest season of all is finally here. And no, I’m not talking about baseball for you sports fans. It’s finally the perfect time of year for Des Moines’ patios. From dining in my own backyard to enjoying a cool drink on a warm afternoon, I absolutely love patio season. I’ve got a few personal favorites, plus I know some other popular...