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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]