The impact social media has on our everyday lives is undeniable.

Believe it or not, it’s not always enough to provide outstanding service to your clients. In the digital age we’re in, it’s important that your business is Instagrammable. Here’s a few spots in the Des Moines area that are doing it the right way:

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Hello, Marjorie

If you haven’t been to Hello, Marjorie yet…you’re missing out on lots of potential likes on Instagram. Hello, Marjorie is an experience-focused bar in the heart of downtown Des Moines. They serve cocktails, beer, and “damn fine times.” They are especially known for their vibrant pink neon sign that reads, “The prettiest girls in the world live in Des Moines.” If that’s not Instagram-worthy, I don’t know what is.

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St. Kilda

St. Kilda has perfected what the social media world refers to as “phone eats first.” Their dishes are so aesthetically pleasing, you won’t be able to dig in without snapping a photo first. St. Kilda now has three locations around the Des Moines Metro, so you have plenty of options. Don’t sleep on this place!

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St. Kilda Instagram feed

St. Kilda

St. Kilda has perfected what the social media world refers to as “phone eats first.” Their dishes are so aesthetically pleasing, you won’t be able to dig in without snapping a photo first. St. Kilda now has three locations around the Des Moines Metro, so you have plenty of options. Don’t sleep on this place!

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Art Terrarium

If you’re a plant mom/dad (or aspire to become one), you need to check out Art Terrarium. They have a gorgeous array of house plants to choose from and you can even create your own terrarium at their Potting Bar! Their Instagram feed is immaculate as well. They provide value to their followers by posting tips and tricks about caring for plants. Art Terrarium is a must if you’re looking to add some green to your feed and to your home!

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Rita’s Cantina

Rita’s Cantina is a new restaurant in the East Village that serves queso flights and margarita flights. Yes, you read that correctly. They’ve generated a lot of buzz recently with their new take on Mexican eats. If you haven’t been to Rita’s to take a selfie with your margarita flight on their trendy patio yet, you should consider clearing your calendar this weekend.

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Rita’s Cantina

Rita’s Cantina is a new restaurant in the East Village that serves queso flights and margarita flights. Yes, you read that correctly. They’ve generated a lot of buzz recently with their new take on Mexican eats. If you haven’t been to Rita’s to take a selfie with your margarita flight on their trendy patio yet, you should consider clearing your calendar this weekend.

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Bellhop

Bellhop is a neighborhood tropical bar in the Historical East Village. Bellhop is known for their bright and cheerful cocktails complete with fresh garnishes and swirly straws. Their space also features a tropical print accent wall that’s perfect for photo ops. You need to check this place out!

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Here’s a few tips to make your company’s office or shop more Instagrammable:

Light up the room

If your business has amazing natural light, take advantage of it! Ensure your most well-lit spaces are also carefully curated. Don’t crowd them with too many products or objects that will throw shadows around and make it hard to see (and photograph) details.

Eye-catching packaging or stationery

Packaging is another opportunity to shine. To-go containers, cups, business cards, etc. should have an appealing and distinct look to build brand recognition. People love to invest in products and services that are pleasant to look at.

Add an accent wall

Often, Instagrammers are looking for an ideal backdrop for their selfie. Give them what they want with an accent wall! Add some visual excitement with a mural or bright wallpaper. Your business’ Instagrammability is guaranteed to increase twofold.

Repost tagged photos

Reposting stories that your followers tag your business in is a great way to gain visibility on social media. Your followers will feel recognized and you’ll be able to show off your business, so it’s a win-win.