Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353

Boesen the Florist

Win The Boesen The Florist Valentines Day Getaway!

February 3rd, 2012

Boesen the Florist is teaming up with Cafe di Scala and the Suites at 800 Locust to offer you the chance to be the doting hero (or heroine) this Valentine’s Day! Enter today to win a night of romance for you and your special Valentine!

Starting Wednesday February 1st, through Friday February 10th, visit and download theirFREE FloralApp™ for your smartphone.  With that download, your name is entered in a drawing to win an amazing Valentine’s Day prize package valued at over $450!

This package includes:

You can have the roses delivered to your sweetheart anywhere in central Iowa on Valentine’s Day, and then get ready for a wonderful weekend!

A table for two is reserved at Café di Scalafor 7:00 pm on Saturday February 18th,where you’ll be able to share a gourmet meal and the best wine in Des Moines.

Suites of 800 Locust will have a private whirlpool suite ready for your arrival.  This dreamy suite includes a whirlpool tub and wet bar for your enjoyment and relaxation, plus a full made-to-order hot breakfast in the morning.

With a fantastic, romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway package like this one, you’re bound to want better odds of winning!

Once you download the Free FloralApp™ and get your first entry to the drawing, be sure to use your new FloralApp™ to send flowers and gifts to everyone on your Valentine’s Day list – your mother, sister, daughter, mother-in-law, cousin – and get an additional drawing entry for EACH order made with your FloralApp™!

Everyone wins and YOU look like Superman!

*The winner will be notified by phone and email on February 12th, with an announcement on February 13th through Twitter, Facebook, and a blog post on

Reservations have been made for 7:00 pm, February 18th at Café di Scala and The Suites of 800 Locust, but the flowers can be delivered ON Valentine’s Day or picked up by the winner and delivered personally.

Thank you! And GOOD LUCK!!


Our Favorite Local Blogs: October

October 27th, 2010

Here at Cafe di Scala, we love social media and the people behind it.  As a result, we’re constantly monitoring some of the best blogs in the Des Moines area.  From time to time, we plan on showcasing some of the people behind some of our favorite blogs.  Keep in mind that we read lots of blogs, so just because yours isn’t on here doesn’t mean we won’t showcase it in the future.  If you want us to spread the word about your blog, let us know in the comments.

Here are some of our Favorite blogs this month in no particular order:

Michael and bird Kizzy Libbie

Michael Libbie’s Insight on Advertising. One of my favorite things to look forward to on Sunday Morning’s is the commentary and wit that is Michael Libbie of Insight Advertising’s Sunday Morning Coffee. Michael takes a look at the week in news and also observes what’s going on in the world of business – both locally and nationally.  He also hosts a very entertaining radio show on WebcastOneLive called Insight on Business that happens Monday-Friday at noon. Twitter: @michaellibbie

Living Downtown Des Moines. In 2008, when Larry Bradshaw moved downtown, he wanted to create a site that captured the essence of what is happening in the neighborhoods of downtown Des Moines.  One of our favorite pages on his site is the Sherman Hill Neighborhood tribute, though he’s constantly on top of things with downtown development and events. Twitter: @MulderDSM

Converstations … Mike Sansone could probably be called the “Blogfather” of Des Moines for good reason – he’s been blogging well before most knew what a blog was.  His business centers around, well… blogging.  It seems simple enough, right? Well unless it’s done in the right way, you could really find yourself either reaching out to the wrong audience or speaking to the wind.  He calls his passion “building community,” which explains his philosophy toward blogging. Twitter: @mikesansone

Boesen the Florist’s Flowers Des Moines:  This is an example of what happens when a company takes social media seriously.  Tom Boesen of Boesen the Florist puts a personal touch on his floral business, writing not only about what’s happening at his business, but also the helpful tips that make it necessary to take care of proper floral arrangements.  They do this with multi-media, Facebook, and Twitter, without being too “in your face” with advertising.  It’s a very valuable blog for any business to read.  Twitter: @boesenflorist

Papusa from The Pesky Diner

Frugal Playground: Frugal Playground is a nice spot for families to find out about great deals happening throughout the Des Moines Metro. Twitter: @frugalplaygroun

Socialize Events:  We’re always looking for ways to improve our private event atmosphere. Kelly Sparks writes about the best ways to plan a party, the things to avoid and the best way to make an otherwise average gathering a special one. Twitter: @socializeevents

The Pesky Diner: Jarad Bernstein talks about his experiences with local dining in Des Moines. My favorite post of his recently was his take on Salvadoran papusas. Nom! Twitter: @jaradb

Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353