Top Ten Bachelorette Party Ideas in Des Moines

Bachelorette parties don’t have to be relegated to dark bars or even involve alcohol (though they are more fun with it). The following are some ideas on how to celebrate an impending marriage without having to leave the Des Moines area. Have a Spa night at Salon Spa W– located at 400 East Locust Street, Salon Spa W offers several…

Top Ten Places to Buy a Wedding/Formal Dance dress

Buying a formal dress doesn’t have to be difficult or having to turn to the internet to get what you want. With more and more pictures of shoddy products from online shops, the following give you the chance to shop local in and around Des Moines for the dress of your dreams. Stacey’s–located on Plum Drive…

Top Ten April Fool’s Day Pranks

April Fools is the one day of the year where you’re praised for being creatively evil to those you work with or your friends and family. The following are the best pranks to help you celebrate this holiday. Lamp Bugs- Find the most realistic drawings of scary bugs you can find to use as a…

Top Ten Reasons you should go to Ireland

Ireland lives up to and will probably exceed your expectations. I may not have liked Paris but I will gladly recommend Ireland as a vacation spot. The following are reasons why you should visit the Emerald Isle. It’s the kind of natural beauty that belongs more in a fairy tale than an actual place. The greens you’ll…

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a Global Pandemic

It was exactly one year ago on this date that Governor Kim Reynolds put Iowa on a lockdown. It has been a crazy, weird year and unfortunately the restrictions are still with us even with the new vaccine being out and being given as quickly as they can get to people. Even with the Des…

Top Ten Essentials to keep in your Desk at Work

Everyone has an emergency come up- whether it’s a fashion emergency or a need chocolate now emergency. The following should be kept at your desk to help you be prepared for anything. Tide To Go Stain remover stick– You will inevitably get coffee or food on your clothing during the course of the day no…

Top Memoirs Written by Women

Memoirs give readers an insight to the writer’s life that usually remains hidden or told amongst the writer’s close friends and family. The following are the best memoirs written by women in recent years. Hunger by Roxanne Gay- This book will be difficult to read at times with her very honest and brutal stories about…

Top Ten Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

Des Moines has a great tradition of Italian Restaurants.  The Steak De Burgo started here brought over from Italy after World War Two.  These local restaurants are doing a great job of keeping up that tradition. 1.Tursi’s Latin King– This is an eastside institution that offers consistently high quality food in a family- like setting….