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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 36 – The Zone of Comfort, Life Balance Center

Posted at 9:11 pm on April 6, 2021

Today’s Friday Find is at The Zone of Comfort, Life Balance Center in Urbandale. Owner LaTonya Shook’s goal is to help to obtain and maintain Balance: Mentally, Physically and Spiritually. She offers a holistic way to improve your health. She offers so much more than just massages, although she is truly gifted as a massage therapist. […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 35 – Eden

Posted at 8:39 pm on April 3, 2021

Who else feels like they need some relaxation or wants to add some self-care to their routine? I highly recommending making a stop at Eden in the East Village for luxurious skin care products, make-up, and lotions, as well as beautiful candles, home goods, and laundry supplies. It’s also where I love to shop for […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 34 – Kathmandu

Posted at 9:57 am on March 3, 2021

You’ve GOT to check out one of my favorite places, Kathmandu Restaurant! This place is a hidden gem, formerly on the south side of Des Moines, and now in Windsor Heights. Serving Nepalese and Indian cuisine, this restaurant offers a delicious menu filled with fresh ingredients and exceptional flavor. The owner and chef, Thakur, and […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 33 – The Slow Down Coffee Co.

Posted at 9:52 am on

This week’s Friday Finds takes us to one of my favorite neighborhoods in Des Moines! You’ve got to head on over to Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhood and visit The Slow Down Coffee Co. This new specialty coffee shop opened in November in the former Highland Park Hardware building, and they’ve kept a lot of the architectural […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 32 – Leona Ruby

Posted at 8:39 am on December 23, 2020

Located in the Historic East Village of Downtown Des Moines, Leona Ruby is filled with all the pretties! They carry gorgeous earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, but it doesn’t end there. They offer a variety of accessories including hats, stockings, masks and even adorable mittens! This truly is your one stop shop for gifts for every […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 31 – Amanda Reynal Interiors

Posted at 9:46 am on December 15, 2020

Located in trendy Western Gateway, this gorgeous shop is a hidden treasure you will be so happy you stumbled upon. Amanda is an award winning interior designer who has a large national client base, but have you been to her shop right here in Des Moines? She creates customized spaces for each of her clients […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 30 – Fontenelle Supply Co

Posted at 9:49 am on December 7, 2020

This shop in the East Village is hands down the easiest place to find a gift for the guy in your life. Fontenelle Supply Co. may seem like it’s only geared towards the rugged outdoorsman, or as they call it- the modern frontier, but take a closer look. They carry big names in menswear and […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 29 – Hinge on 5th

Posted at 5:00 pm on November 23, 2020

For this weeks highlight we’re going back to Valley Junction where we found this ADORABLE shop Hinge on 5th. It has been around for 8 years helping fellow Iowans furnish their homes & elevate their wardrobes with unique pieces. They are on holiday hours currently so you can go in and shop Monday – Saturday […]


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Shop Local in Des Moines, IA

Posted at 6:46 pm on November 20, 2020

  This year has no doubt taken its toll on our small businesses. They need our support this holiday season, so I challenge you to consider shopping 100% local for all your holiday gifts. I promise you there are enough local shops to meet all your gifting needs this year! Here are a few ideas […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 28 – Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design

Posted at 3:26 pm on November 10, 2020

Today’s Friday Finds is highlighting Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design in the East Village. Before I met Liz, I thought art was out of my budget. But Liz helped me understand that art is truly for everyone and for any budget. She will help you find the right piece of art for your space, your […]


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