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Unveiling Party

Mark your calendar–and then join us–for the next dsm unveiling event. We’ll gather on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to celebrate the publication of the September/October issue at Green & Main, 800 19th St. in Sherman Hill. Host Silent Rivers Design + Build, led by Chaden Halfhill, has renovated the property into an ecologically sustainable building. Come check […]

First Look: New Vivian’s

The downtown diner is already a winner, and dsm magazine was first to take you there with photos and this report.

2016 SAGES OVER 70

Once again, Greater Des Moines has shown us how fortunate we are to live in a community shaped and guided by generous mentors. Reviewing nominations for dsm’s annual Sages Over 70 honor never gets easier, but it’s a challenge we have come to welcome, with its opportunity to consider so many uplifting examples of selfless […]

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By Wini Moranville If you love big, splashy parties with great food and well-dressed people, but no one in your crowd feels like throwing such a bash, take a look at Flashdine Des Moines, this year Sept. 4. Now in its sixth year, this grand fête takes inspiration from the Paris-based Diner en Blanc (dinner […]

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By Wini Moranville At last Saturday night’s Gatsby Gala, the terrace and gardens of the Salisbury House sparkled with 220 partygoers decked in sequins and fringe, feathers and pearls, bow-ties and tux tails, all reveling underneath centuries-old trees that had seen it all before. The Gatsby theme paid homage to the history of the 42-room […]

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We’re looking forward to what promises to be an intriguing — and exceedingly provocative — exhibit opening this Friday, Aug. 26, at Moberg Gallery. Featuring the works of nine local and national female artists, “UpSpeak” focuses on the complex experience of being a woman today. The exhibit will undoubtedly jolt you out of your comfort […]

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Legendary actress and Des Moines native Cloris Leachman is back home this weekend. You can hear from her Saturday, Aug. 27, in a free public Q&A session at the State Historical Museum, starting at 11 a.m.  She will join Liz Gilman, the executive producer of Produce Iowa-State Office of Media Production, in a discussion of […]

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By Wini Moranville Restaurant Week starts Friday, Aug. 19. If you don’t have reservations, you’d better start nailing down your picks and making some calls — tables fill up fast for this dining extravaganza. Check out this list of participants. While some restaurants will showcase contemporary, on-trend food, Chef Matt Howard at Malo has chosen […]

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Visiting the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, you never know just whom you’ll run into. Or what. As we all know, the wild indigo duskywing butterfly has been a rarity anywhere in Iowa. But one of the little guys showed up here in the middle of the state last week, cooling his heels among the […]

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