Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Aug 14, 2015

I have had the privilege of writing for Des Moines is Not Boring for nearly two years. As part of the 7th year birthday celebration I’ve reviewed some of my posts over these last two years, and I realize that the things I love most about Des Moines fall into seven reasons I love Des Moines. Food. Des Moines has some tremendous food options. In my blogs, I...

Des Moines Free Winter Fun

Des Moines Free Winter Fun

Feb 9, 2015

Well, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, which means the prediction for six more weeks of winter. With how winter has been this year, this doesn’t surprise me. While I typically am not a fan of being cold and having a long winter, this year I am trying to appreciate the season and all that it has to offer. If you’ve missed my winter in Des Moines...

Domestica Turns 4

Domestica Turns 4

Apr 23, 2014

Domestica, one of my favorite stores in the East Village, is celebrating its fourth birthday on Friday night. To celebrate they’re having a party from 5-8pm which will have a DJ, drinks, and snacks. Domestica will also present Paper Jam Press’ new hand letter pressed rap inspired prints on Friday night. Chrissy Jensen opened Domestica on East Walnut...

The Minimalists: The Book Tour For A Better Life

The Minimalists: The Book Tour For A Better Life

Apr 21, 2014

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 22nd) in the East Village, The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, will be in Des Moines, touring for their latest book, ‘Everything That Remains’. If you would like to listen to them speak, read parts of their latest book and learn more about minimalism, get tickets here. They will be speaking at Plain...

We Are Village People

We Are Village People

Nov 26, 2013

I first figured out where the East Village was when I interviewed for a job at a company that was located there.  I had lived in central Iowa for six years at that point and had certainly heard “East Village” referred to, but I wasn’t really sure what part of Des Moines was considered the “East Village”, except that it was probably east of where I...