April 2012

Articles

An Insider’s Guide to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

An Insider’s Guide to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

In the 12 years since the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument was founded, technology has tightened its grip on us all. Scientists say many of us can no longer see the flash of a bighorn sheep’s rump, hear the peep of a towhee, or count the receding ridges of the Santa Rosas — not because the rump, towhee, and ridges aren’t there, but because we can no longer perceive them. Tiny screens have stolen our senses. The 280,000 acres of monument just outside Palm Springs is the perfect place to reclaim them.
Solid Solutions

Solid Solutions

Kathy Ireland concentrates on simplifying life for women and their families
“I knew my customer was far too savvy to buy something simply because it had my name on it. If she does, it’s because I have worked hard to gain her trust…
PSST! Designed to Go

PSST! Designed to Go

Land Rover’s compact Evoque body style aims for hipper, tech-savvy drivers
April Horoscopes

April Horoscopes

Time to Reconsider Relationships
Mars is deer-in-the-headlights stationary all month. We will all experience its effects.
‘The Lime Grows on You’

‘The Lime Grows on You’

Gerald and Betty Ford’s Rancho Mirage house, sold in 11 days, mirrors the design of an era and the humble nature of its former residents
PSST! Shooting the Future

PSST! Shooting the Future

In ‘Earth Through a Lens,’ photographers mount a visual demonstration
The third annual earth through a lens — a juried photography contest and exhibition encouraging a sustainable living to preserve the environment — opens April 1 and continues through June at the Rancho Mirage Public Library.
PSST! Intelligencer

PSST! Intelligencer

Famous faces and names on stage at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference. Famous swimming pools in Palm Springs.
Chicks With Sticks

Chicks With Sticks

In a sport once dominated by men, two female equestrians are leaving their mark on the polo field. And, oh, how they play!
More than a sport, polo — especially in the desert — is a lifestyle. People in the game have known each other’s families for generations, and on match day, the play on the field accounts for only a fraction of the fun.
ABC as Simple as 1-2-3

ABC as Simple as 1-2-3

Visionary food lover Tara Lazar parlays the success of Cheeky’s restaurant into mod concepts for an adjoining bar and restaurant and boutique hotel
Clusters of hungry hipsters, scene makers, and snowbirds linger under the Spanish arches in front of Cheeky’s, waiting to be ushered to an umbrella-covered table with translucent orange chairs or into the small dining room with plain white walls and wood-beamed ceilings.
WEALTH - Seeing the Light

WEALTH - Seeing the Light

Investing successfully in renewable energy demands rigorous due diligence
CAMEO - What Drives You, Domenic Provenzano?

CAMEO - What Drives You, Domenic Provenzano?

Domenic Provenzano went from making golf clubs to making golfers. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he learned the tools of the game while constructing clubs in his family’s golf shop.
PSST! Word Association

PSST! Word Association

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