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Calling All Jazz and Golf Lovers

By Belle Du Chene If you’re a golfer, you’re no doubt suffering withdrawal from putting on the greens, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one last hurrah–even if it is in an auditorium and not on the course. A special composition that pays tribute to Waveland Golf Course, called “Waveland Suites,” will be performed […]

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Soft Seating

By Wini Moranville One of the first things I noticed in my recent preview of RōCA was the soft seating–that is, comfy divans and cushioned low chairs–in the front lounge area. It’s just so … sexy. Eschewing the hard-edged feel of high-top bar tables, these soft, low settees invite everyone to get a little more […]

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An Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

By Belle Du Chene Friends of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will present Celebrate Champagne and Chocolate Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive. Hundreds of holiday flowers, including amaryllis, paperwhites and hellebores, will set the scene for the second annual Holiday Exhibition. […]

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The Art of Hanging Art

Nervous about hanging that new work of art you just bought? Or moving some of your most beloved pieces to a different spot? Joe Domeier can put your mind at ease. Domeier, owner of Installation Arts, installs, moves and delivers artworks. The former owner of The Art Store, Domeier has 30 years of experience in […]

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Art Center Launches New Club

By Belle Du Chene There’s a new club in town we think you’ll want to join: Salon 4700, the Des Moines Art Center’s new member affiliate group. Learn about the group at a launch party Nov. 11 at the Art Center (4700 Grand Ave.) at 6 p.m. The event will include cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and […]

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Sunday Night Extravagence at Baru 66

  By Wini Moranville “Truffles are all about history, tradition–and luxury,” says Baru 66 chef-owner David Baruthio, explaining that although the rare fungi were originally discovered by cavemen in the southwest portion of France, over the centuries, they evolved into the food of royalty. “When Gaul was occupied by the Romans, truffles were often presented […]

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