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We Were There: New York Fashion Week

By Belle Du Chene I had the opportunity to spend a week in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Upon returning to the comfort of a clean, nearly noiseless (in comparison) Des Moines, a few thoughts linger on what I saw at Lincoln Center: the lack of diversity on the runway, the crazily underdressed celebrities […]

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Eat Well, Do Well at the Bubble Ball

By Wini Moranville Some children are so fragile, you want to wrap them in Bubble Wrap…. According to Cheri Burns, ChildServe‘s director of development and community relations, that comment was a catalyst for Bubble Ball, the organization’s annual fundraising gala. Now in its fifth year, the event showcases the work of more than 60 local […]

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It’s All About You

Do you or someone you know have a great sense of style or a unique look? If so, please join dsmΒ and theΒ Des Moines Social Club Feb. 27 for a special casting for the Look section of dsm magazine. The event will take place at the Social Club (900 Mulberry St.) and will coincide with the […]

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Slow Down With Soup

By Wini Moranville “There’s a long stretch in the late winter, after Valentine’s Day and before spring, that can seem kind of bleak,” says Slow Food Des Moines board member Elisabeth McLaury Lewin. She and her fellow slow food-istas have just the cure for that: The Slow Food Des Moines Winter Soup Potluck. The potluck […]

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Calling All Chili Lovers

By Wini Moranville Now that winter is back, the Fifth Annual Chili Cook-Off Feb. 6 will undoubtedly hit the spot. Held in the Capital Square atrium in downtown Des Moines, the event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Ticket-holders can sample competing chilis, including entries in the professional, amateur and vegetarian categories, and sip beer samples […]

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

By Belle Du Chene It might be overcast and feel like 5 degrees below zero outside, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about sunscreen. Some 80 percent of damaging UV rays pass through clouds, and UV rays also can penetrate glass–meaning that being inside doesn’t totally protect you from sun damage. Also, if you’re […]

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