April 2009

Articles

BIGHORN Behind a Miracle

BIGHORN Behind a Miracle

Inspired to save lives of Coachella Valley’s cancer patients
“BIGHORN BAM was the largest single private fund raiser benefiting Eisenhower Medical Center this season,” says Betty Wolf, Foundation Executive Director, Eisenhower Medical Center.

Fashion Week El Paseo Videos

A collection of the videos taken during Fashion Week El Paseo March 23-29, 2009.
The hottest new styles hit the runway during the fourth annual Fashion Week El Paseo, presented by the City of Palm Desert, and organized by Palm Springs Life magazine. Designer of the Week” Fashion Show featured the collection of Juan Carlos Obando.
Intelligencer - April 2009

Intelligencer - April 2009

San Soucie Art Glass Studios in Palm Desert provided glass for three locations at the 55-story Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York, including a suspended ceiling in the lobby with 4,065 square feet of hand-carved glass. The company also carved the U.S. presidential seal on a glass panel for the USS George H.W. Bush, the final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.by Arcadia Press.
PSST - Word Association

PSST - Word Association

Moya Henderson, who has edited a historical calendar for the Palm Springs Historical Society for 30 years, has published a book of images in the historical society’s collection that cover Native Americans, pioneers, transportation, the early community, the beginning of tourism, and entertainment.
PSST -  Coachellathon: The Movies

PSST - Coachellathon: The Movies

Those who long for the days of double-feature movies should be in seventh heaven on April 22, when they can watch 35 films in a sitting (for free!) at Rancho Mirage Public Library.
PSST - Recipes for Success

PSST - Recipes for Success

Cooking well is a pleasurable pastime for many; cooking with class is an art. Jane Angwin and daughter Andie Hubka have created a multifaceted family business in La Quinta that has been very well received by the desert community.
PSST - The Gold Standard for Green

PSST - The Gold Standard for Green

One could easily mistake Rancho Mirage architect Narendra Patel’s building on Highway 111 as a prestigious museum or the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. But, no, the sophisticatedly organic structure that looks like it grew out of its surroundings rather than being built on them belongs to the City of Palm Desert.
PSST - Chefs in Wonderland

PSST - Chefs in Wonderland

Working in the world of larger-than-life sculptures, Karen and Tony Barone usually photograph their works with one or both of them beside it for scale. After finishing six food-related sculptures, the Rancho Mirage couple thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to photograph the food sculptures with chefs?”
Horoscope - April 2009

Horoscope - April 2009

Expect Conflicts, Nurture Relationships
Retrograde Venus threatens the peace and balance of all relationships this month. In open rebellion against the status quo, many will resort to aggressive tactics that attack the bedrock of agreements. Global rumblings should be held up to the light and true motivations uncovered. All partnerships are challenged. The development and maintenance of relationships is crucial.
Wealth - Rethinking for Retirement

Wealth - Rethinking for Retirement

A City of Palm Springs employee for almost 17 years, Phil Kaplan walked out of City Hall in September deciding the time was right to retire. He owned a classic Alexander house in Vista Las Palmas and had a healthy amount saved for retirement between personal retirement investments and work-related deferred compensation investments. A nice monthly pension check added to his security. Kaplan is one of the lucky ones.
Wheels - The Audi R8

Wheels - The Audi R8

Exotic charm meets precision And speed in the new audi r8
If you would be shocked to find the words “sensible” and “supercar” in the same sentence, sit for a moment. The Audi R8 is practical and comfortable, yet it outperforms most vehicles, proving itself as one of the fastest, best-handling production cars you can buy today.
InStore - Insiders’ Knowledge

InStore - Insiders’ Knowledge

Restraint is so 2008 — now’s the time for strong statements and extraordinary aesthetics.
For a Good Time, Click Here!

For a Good Time, Click Here!

Chalk up this column to shameless self-promotion: I have to tell you about the magazine’s new-look Web site, www.palmspringslife.com.
No-Nonsense Compassion

No-Nonsense Compassion

Judge Judy: ‘The most important thing we can do for childen is give them a sense of self-esteem.’ An off-camera conversation with Judy Sheindlin dramatically contrasts with an appearance in court before “Judge Judy.”
Inspired at Ironwood

Inspired at Ironwood

A labor of love three years in the making, this metaphysical design philosophy permeates the 7,691-square-foot residence that includes 10 fireplaces, a two-bedroom casita, separate pool pavilion, and nine-hole putting green spread over two lots. Cantera stone, travertine, and decorative wrought iron proliferate throughout the house; Ochoa sourced much of the material during trips to Mexico.
Curves Ahead

Curves Ahead

Libri Partners of San Diego developed this modern estate on two lots, and four separate structures wrap themselves like a giant apostrophe around a brick paver drive and front courtyard: a five-bedroom main house on three levels and a three-car attached garage, a nanny’s quarters with a bedroom and kitchenette, plus a two-bedroom guest house and its detached two-car garage. Each building’s exterior includes copper soffits and fascia that follow the curves of their rooflines.
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