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Yoga is Popping Up Everywhere

By Belle Du Chene There’s a new band of yogis setting out out to make yoga more accessible to the community. Emily Boyd and Julia Hogren created Pop Up Yoga to offer yoga classes that will pop up almost anywhere in Des Moines, such as in parks and galleries, on rooftops and even in front […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Fennel Pollen

By Wini Moranville I always appreciate a great “Wow! What is it?” ingredient–something that treats everyone at your table to a new taste sensation. Fennel pollen does just that. Collected from the blooms of wild fennel, the delicate spice recalls the subtle licorice tones of fennel, but in a sweeter, more ethereal way. I use […]

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Get Your Patio Party-Ready

  By Belle Du Chene  With summer approaching, it’s time to shift focus from entertaining indoors to creating a welcoming outdoor escape for guests. Interior designer Amanda Reynal of Reynal Interiors is a pro at creating an al fresco dining space with well-arranged seating. Here are her top suggestions to refresh any deck or patio […]

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We Were There: ‘The Lion King’

Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage at a production the size of Disney’s “The Lion King”?   How heavy are those costumes? How do Scar, Mufasa, Puma and all the other characters move their heads like that? Do the dancers in the giraffe stilts ever fall over? How do they get the body […]

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Fine Art for Kids

By Belle Du Chene  We labor to find just the right art piece to hang above our mantle or to complete a gallery wall installation, but what about purchasing fine art for our toddler or small child’s nursery or playroom? Sarah Ekstrand of Olson-Larsen Galleries is a fan of the idea that seems to be […]

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Charcuterie Goes Mainstream

By Wini Moranville Up-to-date restaurants and high-end gourmet shops around town have been showcasing charcuterie for the past few years. Now, with the opening of a bona fide charcuterie department at the Mills Civic Parkway Hy-Vee (555 S. 51st  St., West Des Moines), a wide selection of freshly sliced artisanal cured meats can be snagged […]

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