Centro’s Friuli Region Dinner

Centro’s Friuli Region Dinner

I spent last Friday evening at one of Des Moines' most popular restaurants, Centro, for their Friuli Regional Italian Dinner. The event was the first of three in a spring dinner series from Executive Chef Derek Eidson, this one inspired by Italy's Triveneto region. The event, which was sold out, was $60/person and included six small courses [...]

City Guide: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

City Guide: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Hi everyone! As many of you are aware, my family recently spent time in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica for spring break. We love Costa Rica as a whole, but decided to spend the entire time in the Manuel Antonio area to enjoy the tropical weather and some much-needed sunshine. Manuel Antonio is a small ocean [...]

Midlife Friendships

Midlife Friendships

Life has a funny way of reminding us that we're not invincible. That we need others. That there's strength in numbers. In fact, it's during life's peaks and valleys that we're often reminded of the depth and strength of our tribe. The trusted few who share in whatever life throws our way, however large or [...]