Unveiling Party

Please join us as we celebrate the new year and unveil the January/February issue of dsm magazine on Jan. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. (comments and unveiling at 6 p.m.). Skin Iowa is hosting the event at the Des Moines Community Playhouse (831 42nd St.), and we’ve no doubt  the party will help make your winter bright–and […]

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Readers React: Where to Buy Gift Cards This Season

By Belle Du Chene Still have some shopping to do? Panicked over what to get Uncle Charlie or sister Sue? Gift cards may be the answer, and to help you (and us) out, we asked our Facebook fans for the best local places to buy them. Many of the suggestions centered on health and beauty. As […]

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Dance at Splash

By Wini Moranville    For one night only, the city’s premier seafood restaurant will morph into a tony nightclub known as SplashDance. On Dec. 21, Splash Seafood Bar & Grill’s main dining room will become a dance floor, with a disc jockey from BC Productions spinning the tunes. Sip sparkling wines selected by certified sommelier […]

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Sages Over 70 Recap

By Belle Du Chene Last Thursday, Business Publications Chairman Connie Wimer and Magazine Manager Kris Maggard presented a $6,000 check to the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to support the Sages Over 70 Fund. The money was raised through the 2014 Sages Over 70 event and represented a 20 percent increase over last year. “The Sages Over […]

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On the Scene: East Village

  By Belle Du Chene Some of us at dsm have been known to shop. A lot. So we like to stay in the know about the retail happenings in Greater Des Moines. Earlier this fall, we covered the opening of Nordstrom Rack in West Des Moines as well as Pink Print Co. in the […]

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Deck the (Dining) Halls

By Wini Moranville    Many longtime Des Moines residents fondly remember annual holiday visits to Younkers Tea Room to take in a lunch amid the majestic Christmas tree towering above the grand Edwardian room. With the Tea Room long gone, I looked for other restaurants that deck the halls in festive fashion. Few venues do it […]

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Warming Up, Part 1

By Wini Moranville Owing to the early arrival of winter, I recently posted a query on my Facebook page: What’s the coziest restaurant in Des Moines? Besides Noah’s Ark. I took Noah’s out of the running because, for me, this time-honored Ingersoll Avenue venue is the most obvious go-to spot for the kind of midcentury charm that […]

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