Boujee Picnic is a luxury picnic business located in Cedar Rapids, elevating the traditional picnic experience. New in 2023, Boujee Picnic is offering indoor picnics in Marion at the West End Diner.
Jolene Jungling is the lifestyle blogger behind itsjolene.com, which launched in 2020. “I write about all things lifestyle, motherhood, wellness, beauty and style. I’m a full-time working mom but absolutely love blogging as often as I can.”
Winterset-based The Iowa Theater is a historic, multi-use nonprofit movie theater and performance space, inviting visitors and locals alike to gather and be entertained. Marianne Fons discusses what the theater means to its community and the nonprofit’s upcoming Valentine’s Day gala.
Kahle Atherton-Boutte is a llama wrangler and owner of Prairie Patch Farm in Cedar Rapids. The private, 50-acre wildlife refuge and nature preserve hosts one-of-a-kind llama-centric experiences, including llama hikes!
Emily Salmonson is the owner of The Green House, a plant-themed cocktail lounge in Iowa City. “We are all about comfort and hospitality at The Green House and strive to become a place for everyone to enjoy greenery all year round.”
Des Moines-based Linda Tong is the CEO of Linda Tong Planners. “I started Linda Tong Planners in 2017 when I would create entirely handwritten planners for co-workers and friends. [The company] has expanded to more stationery such as notepads, notebooks/journals, stickers and more.”
Bridget Good is the owner of Iowa-based b.e.good mobile boutique. “As a clothing boutique, b.e.good carries affordable clothing for a classic, yet effortless look. I believe women at any age should feel happy, comfortable and stylish in the clothing they are in.”
Aesthetics nurse injector Lauren Lohse started LL Beauty, located at Valor & Violet Salon in Ames, in March 2022 after a career as an ER nurse. “I help others feel rejuvenated and refreshed.”
Nailah Abdullah is an Iowa-based model and dancer, who has danced professionally for four years. “I have been modeling and representing myself as a brand for about two years now.”
Fried Green Tomatoes, located in historic Galena, is an inviting restaurant serving up the finest steaks, seafood, pasta and an outstanding wine selection. The restaurant offers multi-level dining and has a number of accolades to its name, making Fried Green Tomatoes a must when visiting the Illinois city.