Intimate Elegance

Watch a behind-the-scenes peek at the lingerie photo shoot. Video by Matthew Mobley.

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Sages Over 70

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Have you signed up for the Reflections of Italy tour yet? Do so by Nov. 26 and you’ll save $200. Connie Wimer and Frank Fogarty are hosting the tour May 25-June 3 in partnership with Collette Travel. You’ll explore the beauty and wonders of Rome, Florence, Venice and other destinations in luxurious style. For more […]

2014 Sages Over 70

Please join dsm and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines as we congratulate this year’s Sages Over 70 at a special event Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m., at The Temple for Performing Arts.  We are pleased to honor Chuck Betts, J.C. “Buz” Brenton, Don Brush, Judy Conlin, Patty Cownie and Stan Reynolds for their significant contributions to the community over […]

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Civic Center to Host World Premier Dance Performance

By Belle Du Chene The Paul Taylor Dance Company will open its 2014 Diamond Anniversary Tour and debut a new work at the Des Moines Civic Center Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The company will perform “Arden Court,” “Company B” and the world premiere of Taylor’s 141st work, “Sea Lark.” Under the direction of the world-renowned […]

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Autumn in a Glass

By Wini Moranville In the issue of dsm being unveiled today, we feature five great drinks that showcase Des Moines’ flourishing craft cocktail movement. (Get a sneak peek of the article here.) Since that article went to print, however, I’ve caught wind of some enticing   autumn-perfect drinks to enjoy right now. At Table 128 […]

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Word-y Wisdom

The Wonder of Words Festival starts this weekend, so what better time to reread your favorite book? And we bet that, more than just providing an entertaining romp, that special story or poem contained words of wisdom that have stuck with you through the years. For our November/December issue, which will be unveiled later today, […]

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Trick or Treat? Definitely a Treat!

By Wini Moranville Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or you know some trick-or-treaters who deserve something out of the ordinary, you’ll want to check out these luscious caramel apples from Chocolate Storybook.     Each starts with a crisp, tart Granny Smith apple, which gets covered with caramel, chocolate and a variety of nuts, […]

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Ballet Des Moines’ New Season

By Belle Du Chene Ballet Des Moines’ season will open Oct. 24-26 with three performances of “3 + One: A Triple Bill” at Hoyt Sherman Place. Tickets are on sale now at the Hoyt Sherman Place box office (1501 Woodland Ave.) or online here. Tickets are $42.50 per person, $27.50 for students. The ballet’s artistic […]

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Memorable Memories

By Belle Du Chene Jazz vocalist Max Wellman will present five new productions throughout the 2014-2015 season at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center, including his annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. The shows will highlight legendary artists and memorable melodies from the Great American Songbook. As a special bonus, Wellman’s new big band album, “Just in […]

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