Libby Burns can now solidly add ‘local Des Moines artist’ to her resume. Getting ‘local’ was a winding road for Burns, who was born and raised in the D.C. area, educated in Missouri, then landed in Iowa’s capital city by way of a graphic design job opportunity. Continue reading “West Elm in the East Village Features LOCAL Artists”
Drake Women’s basketball is a family. You feel that when you enter the Knapp Center. The team has made the Knapp an incredible atmosphere for not only sports fans but for the city of Des Moines.
There are many fun facts about the team, players, coaches that are well worth noting and talking about. Below will be several facts about the Drake Women’s Basketball program that will make you fall in love with them like I did! Continue reading “Fun Facts about Drake Women’s Basketball and Their Run to the NCAA Tournament”
One of my very favorite parts of Des Moines is a “little” neighborhood called the east village. It’s (as you’d imagine) east of the river and very near the state capitol building. It’s still considered downtown, but has a very different, eclectic feel to it. You can’t walk five steps without gazing into the windows of a beautiful storefront, or sweet coffee shop. I can spend hours there wandering around. (while stopping for coffee refills + snacks). Our dog even likes it; her favorite store is nestled in the midst of it all. So, I’ve compiled a list of everything you’d need in a neighborhood + where to find it in the east village. (if you like to walk, they’re all within walking distance). Continue reading “10 Amazing Stops to Make in the East Village!”
The best thrift stores in Des Moines are packed with potential. You may discover designer products at a fraction of the price, according to Juliana Weiss-Roessler of lifehack.org. “If you dig through the racks, you might be surprised by the quality brands you can purchase at a steep discount.” Continue reading “The 5 best thrift stores in Des Moines”
Many Des Moines citizens have noticed the World Food Prize’s Hall of Laureates building. However, many do not know it is more than just a beautiful wedding venue with magnificent gardens or a location to host important business meetings. The Hall of Laureates also tells the story of the World Food Prize journey, including their present state and what is to come. The are many reasons to visit the Hall (other than the fact that it is FREE admission); the 5 best reasons are below. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Experience the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates”