April 2011

Articles

Reflecting On The Past

Reflecting On The Past

Sunnylands' New Visitor Center Mirrors The Feel Of The Original Estate
Nine acres of agave, cacti, and wild grasses hint at the sustainable practices found throughout the grounds of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.
Editor's Letter April 2011

Editor's Letter April 2011

Where Few Have Gone Before
If you think the “season” is winding down, take a vitamin and read on. This month, Palm Springs Life shows you to some fun, adventurous, and historic destinations within our mountain perimeter.
Wealth - Seeking Socially Conscious Returns

Wealth - Seeking Socially Conscious Returns

Expert advises caution: “Green” trend could fizzle like tech stocks
As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, investors may hear more about “green” investing. Listen to environmentalists if you will, but also listen to wealth managers and other financial advisers.
From the Top Down

From the Top Down

In the new desert architecture, style coexists with function and sustainability
You can learn much about Palm Springs architecture by simply driving around looking at rooftops.
Tequila Like No Other

Tequila Like No Other

Carl tasted through 30 barrels of reposado tequila, looking for the smoothest one he could find.
Sunday Night at the Chef Fights

Sunday Night at the Chef Fights

When the desert’s top chefs battle in Rancho Mirage, foodies win the bounty
Andrew Copley, owner and executive chef of Copley’s on Palm Canyon, against Matt Smith, executive chef of 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Palm Desert.
For the Love of Dog, Lori Weiner

For the Love of Dog, Lori Weiner

CAMEO
While many first pets are goldfish, hamsters, or turtles, Lori Weiner’s first pet was a decidedly sophisticated one: an Afghan hound named Rembrandt.
Horoscope - April 2011

Horoscope - April 2011

Amid Unrest, Some Could Enjoy Their Best Month
It’s a volatile month for the God of War. The red planet aligns with Uranus, squares Pluto, and opposes Saturn in the next weeks.
BowWOW!

BowWOW!

Beg if you want, but if you’re reading this, you can’t book yourself a suite at the desert’s new resort and wellness spa.
Making the Move

Making the Move

Positive thinking eases the transition to assisted-living facilities
The idea of also giving up a house to move into an assisted-living facility can be problematic, acknowledges Dr. Anthony Bassanelli.
First-Class Care With Resort Flair

First-Class Care With Resort Flair

Senior living communities offer luxury amenities and country club-style activities
Segovia in Palm Desert represents the nouveau continuing care retirement community that emphasizes the “life” in “lifestyle.”
The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Memories, in the corners of your mind, stay sharper with physical exercise. So, too, does cognitive function.
If you consider lapses in memory disconcerting, you won’t like what G. John Andersen has to say.
A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Toscana Country Club re-creates the timeless charm of the Italian countryside
It certainly looks and feels like a picturesque Italian hill town, but it’s not. You’ve just entered Toscana Country Club
Top Nursing Homes & Home Health Agencies

Top Nursing Homes & Home Health Agencies

HealthGrades rates the best residential environments in the Coachella Valley
Continuing its service of “best of” lists, Palm Springs Life partnered with Health Grades Inc. to identify the desert’s top nursing homes and home health agencies.
Embrace the Quirky

Embrace the Quirky

Some serious wines hide behind funny labels
Savvy wine drinkers, restaurateurs, retailers, and critics have proclaimed, “It’s what’s in the bottle that counts”
Art in the City

Art in the City

In Vancouver, a world-class public art exhibition inspires locals and lures jet-setting collectors
You need only walk out of the arrivals terminal at Vancouver International Airport to see one of the sculptures that punctuates the open-air museum known as the Vancouver Biennale
‘Nothing Held Us Back’

‘Nothing Held Us Back’

The legendary Stonemasters conquered grueling climbs at Tahquitz and Suicide rocks
Suicide and Tahquitz rocks — lies just outside the boundary of the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
Shooting for Preservation

Shooting for Preservation

Photography competition brings sustainability into focus
Earth Through a Lens, a national juried photography exhibition, returns to Palm Springs, promoting a sustainable environment in the month we celebrate Earth Day.
Design of the Times - Third in an eight-part series

Design of the Times - Third in an eight-part series

Beyond the pink walls denoting Sunnylands, a 21st century visitor center reflects the sensibilities of the estate’s former residents — Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Beyond the pink walls denoting Sunnylands, a 21st century visitor center reflects the sensibilities of the estate’s former residents — Walter and Leonore Annenberg
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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.