Unveiling Party

Join us as we unveil the September/October issue of dsm magazine Aug. 26 at Silent Rivers Design + Build, 9205 Swanson Blvd. in Clive. The event gets underway at 5 p.m., with comments and the unveiling at 6 p.m. Plus, there will be valet parking, a car show, art—and plenty of inspiration. We hope to […]

Restaurant Week 2014

If you haven’t already started planning your dining adventure—and searching for looser-fitting pants—for Restaurant Week, you’d better start.This year’s event, Aug. 15-24, will include 32 of the city’s top restaurants offering two lunches or one three-course dinner for only $25. That gives you a perfect opportunity not only to revisit an old favorite but also […]

2014 Sages Over 70

dsm is pleased to announce this year’s Sages Over 70 honorees: Charles “Chuck” Betts, J.C. “Buz” Brenton, Donald “Don” Brush, Judy Conlin, Patty Cownie and Stan Reynolds. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, dsm will honor these leaders at a special Sages Over 70 event Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m., at The […]

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A Long Weekend in Texas Hill Country

By Wini Moranville Next time you start looking at fall or spring break getaways, and the sticker shock of airfares from Des Moines to Florida, California or Arizona get you down, consider a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. Last spring, while airfares to Florida were in the $700 range, flights to Austin, Texas, cost just under […]

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Winning Recipe

By Wini Moranville At this year’s Iowa State Fair, while my colleagues in the local food media found themselves judging the “Pork & Corn” and “Pie & Storytelling” competitions, I sat on the panel for—wait for it—the Soy Salad Dressing Competition, sponsored by the Soy Foods Council and the Iowa Restaurant Association.  Actually, it was […]

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Chasing Shadows

By Susan Hatten My pre-sunrise runs of late have brought me a sense of peace and serenity, along with the pure satisfaction of knowing that my 6.2 miles have been tackled before most people have hit their snooze button. These runs usually begin in the dark and end as the sun has just begun to […]

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In the Know

By Belle Du Chene Plan now to attend the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines’ (CFGDM) professional development and informational sessions during August and September: Learn how to take an idea from birth to fruition at “OnTrack – Kickstart!: A Workshop to Fast Track Your Innovative Idea” Aug. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Junior Achievement building, […]

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Mixin’ It Up

By Wini Moranville Congratulations to Chris Steele and Steve Kostianis from Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse on Fleur Drive for winning the top honor at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s regional mixology competition, held recently at Voodoo Lounge. They are joined by runners-up Amanda Schreiber from Crème Cupcake and Rex Schulze from Splash Seafood Bar & Grill. They all bested six other mixologists for slots at the statewide […]

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Art ‘Talk’

By Belle Du Chene Steven Vail Fine Arts will unveil a new exhibit, called “Dialogues,” at an opening reception Aug. 23from 5 to 8 p.m. Authentic African tribal art will be displayed in tandem with works from contemporary artists, including Mitchell Squire (Ames) and Phillip Chen (Des Moines). The title “Dialogues” comes from the way the modern works seem to play off […]

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