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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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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 27 – Cooper’s on 5th

Posted at 10:35 am on November 2, 2020

Today’s Friday Finds is highlighting my new favorite place to grab an elevated salad and cocktail! Cooper’s on 5th is located in the heart of Valley Junction. It was the perfect lunch stop after a girls day in Valley Junction. It has been a Des Moines staple for nine years. Known for their Reimagined Americana […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 26 – Rose Farm

Posted at 10:33 am on October 27, 2020

Today’s Friday Finds is showcasing the best place to get gorgeous flowers located in Norwalk! If you haven’t checked out Rose Farm yet, grab your bestie and head to their boutique flower farm to pick some beautiful flowers! They offer a wide variety of classes and host special events. They also partner with Power Life […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 25 – Gilroy’s

Posted at 3:46 pm on October 5, 2020

Today’s Friday Find is showcasing one of the best patios in our metro! If you haven’t checked out Gilroy’s yet, grab a friend and head to their patio to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather. Their menu offers a wide variety of “stylish American comfort food” so there really is something for everyone. They have an amazing […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 24 – Granny’s

Posted at 2:30 pm on September 18, 2020

An east side staple, Granny’s Sweet Freeze Shoppe is a small ice cream shop hidden in plain sight! You’ve likely driven down the frontage road, Hubbell Ave, dozens of time but if you’re not from the area it’s likely you don’t know what the cute building with the pink trim is. Having grown up on the […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 23 – Des Moines Mercantile

Posted at 1:47 pm on September 4, 2020

When was the last time you visited a general store? That’s what Des Moines Mercantile is (only a super cool 2020 version!), and you’ve got to check it out! There used to be hundreds of small general stores – also called local mercantiles – all around Des Moines. Owner Mallory Richardson wanted to open up a […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 22 – Union Park

Posted at 2:52 pm on August 28, 2020

The Union Park neighborhood holds a special place in my heart. My Grandma lived in the neighborhood and I spent my childhood at Union Park, otherwise known as “the rocket slide park.” You definitely lived a deprived childhood if you didn’t get to experience 3rd degree burns from that slide! Fortunately it’s been redone in […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 21 – Captain Roy’s

Posted at 10:36 am on July 30, 2020

Looking for a great place to enjoy an outdoor patio while practicing social distance? Captain Roy’s at Birdland Marina has one of the best scenes in town. This neighborhood spot offers cold beer, awesome food (their fish & chips are approved my British hubby) and gorgeous views overlooking the river. It’s an experience you won’t […]


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