Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano

Black Beauties Update: So my sister, Marissa, my mom and I braved the cold and headed to David’s Bridal this eve. She tried on the bridesmaid dress and looked GREAT! Her post-pregnancy bod fit into a size smaller than she thought she’d be wearing for the wedding. I can only hope that I have a few of those genes in me too!

Listen up frugal brides, David’s Bridal has landed the gown guru, Vera Wang, to design a collection of dresses for their customers that is scheduled to hit select stores this upcoming February. While in the Des Moines location tonight I asked about when they’d expect a shipment, and the sales woman told me that as of now their store hadn’t been chosen to receive any of Vera’s dresses. Sad face for us Iowans, but here are a few of my fave looks from the upcoming (and I’m sure sold out) White by Vera Wang collection.

David's Bridal, White by Vera Wang Collection

‘Tis the season to get together with friends and enjoy good food…at least that is what’s on the to-do list for tomorrow evening. Marcus (my fiance) and I love to visit local restaurants as often as we possibly can, so we suggested a dinner outing with a few close friends. Our only problem is picking which restaurant we want to go to. With so many great “Des Moines only” joints, we often have a hard time choosing.

After much discussion, we have decided on Lucca in the East Village. We have dined there before, so I already know what to expect – exposed brick walls, great piano man up front, and de-lish italian food from chef and owner Steve Logsdon. Can’t wait to see what is on their seasonal menu this time around!

Lucca, 420 E. Locust

If you plan on dining at Lucca, hit up the East Village early and get in a little shopping before dinner at some of my favorite spots:

eden, 418 E. 6th

Domestica, 321 E. Walnut

AllSpice, 400 E. Locust

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